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Aloha Sands...LUXURY Hawaii Beachfront Home/Villa + Spacious Guest Apartment

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)


This lofty and spacious Hawaiian villa lies on the Gold Coast of Hawaii, the sunniest spot in the state. Aloha Sands is also on the best sandy beach in Puako between the Mauna Kea and Mauni Lani Resorts. Most of Puako has no sandy beach and access to the water is over lava rocks. Because of this natural beach, and sandy bottom swimming lagoon, it is considered the best of the best of Puako by local realtors and rental agents. With 180 degree views of the ocean, bay, the island of Maui plus the Mauna Kea Volcano , this exclusive property has it all.

Built in 2007, this fully-screened tropical pole house construction is an award-winning architectural style, and offers 4 very spacious master bedroom suites ALL WITH OCEAN VIEWS and 4 1/2 baths. There are 3 large, beautifully appointed king masters and 3 1/2 baths in the main house PLUS an additional king master suite and bath in the unattached 2nd-story apartment. ALL BEDROOMS ARE AIR-CONDITIONED.



The spacious gourmet kitchen, a large and airy great room with media center, den, and grand lanai all have spectacular views of the ocean and are steps away from the beach. ALL BEDROOMS ARE AIR CONDITIONED. The up-scale apartment also boasts a fully-equipped kitchen and spectacular ocean and bay views, and lies within the beach villa's gates and walls.

Two outdoor hot showers in private gardens lead from the garden gates to the sandy beach. Your warm lagoons only steps away- one straight on and another to the right of the property- are only 2-5 feet deep with sandy bottoms and are home to green sea turtles and colorful juvenile fish. The ancient Hawaiians taught their children how to swim and fish in these tidal emerald lagoons, a total plus for this property. A few strokes beyond these reef-protected lagoons is the best snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking in Hawaii. In low tide the tidal pools will inspire, and in January through May, the 45 foot humpback whales will thrill. Morning walks along the two-lane Puako Beach Drive will find you at Puako's famous ancient Hawaiian rock carvings, the largest example of Petroglyphs in the world. There is also a Hawaiian grocery store in very short walking distance with supplies and essentials.

The owner provides a "meet and greet" in the spirit of aloha by a top professional island representative who will check guests in and out, introduce them to the villa, property and neighborhood, and answer any questions they may have.

Concierge service is available upon request.

At Aloha Sands, service is a top priority. The owner provides a professional team on the island - on call 24/7 - to handle any issues that may come up during one's stay so that every moment will be spent enjoying your Hawaiian holiday. Maid service and catering can be arranged at rentor's expense.

Keywords: House, Estate, Villa

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Marie

Profession people with a home also in California.

Marie purchased this villa in 2007

Why Marie chose Kohala Coast

Puako is a very special place on the Gold Coast of Hawaii between The Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani Resorts with many ammenties and choices for a fun-filled relaxing vacation.

What makes this villa unique

We are one of a very few properties on the only stretch of sandy beach in residential Puako. The beach is natural and rustic with a tidal-protected lagoon steps from our lanais with access to one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving on the island. Humback whales cruise our reef in front of our villa from January to April, and green sea turtles are common visitors to our lagoon. Our home is beautifully appointed with imported furniture and art. Our views from every room delight the senses all times of the day and all seasons of the year.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kona International Airport KOA
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mauna Kea, Hapuna and Mauna Lani Resorts
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mauna Kea, Hapuna, and Mauna Lani Resorts
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H 219
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mauna Kea, Hapuna and Mauna Lani Resorts and Shops
Car: necessary

Best snorkeling and sandy beach with tide pools. Swim with young green sea turtles. Whale Watching from December - April from house.


Puako Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double sinks, marble and tile, well appointed
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , double headed shower, marble and tile, views of gardens
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sinks, marble and tile, well appointed
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , single sink in apartment, marble and tile,well appointed
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , powder room, first floor main house
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Studio Apartment, fully equipped, air conditioned
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Suite with private bath, air conditioned, views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Suite with private bath, air conditioned, views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite with private bath, air conditioned, views
  • King size beds (4) Highest Comfort and Quality, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Comfortable Trundle Sofa Bed in one of the master suites (equivalent to 2 singles), One single sofa bed in den, Comfortable Polynesian easy fold out beds with special mattress pads and bedding - one single, one double in Studio
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Aloha Sands...LUXURY Hawaii Beachfront Home/Villa + Spacious Guest Apartment
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The best beach in Puako and the home was beautiful with 180 degree views of the ocean, bay, sailboats and neighboring island.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Forest, CA

Another awesome week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed another awesome week in paradise (Aloha Sands) The grounds, accomodations, owners and staff are simply the best. Over the last eight years we have stayed up and down the Kohala coast from small private homes to Hapuna Beach Prince and there is no better place to stay than Aloha Sands. The little bay (50 yards away) is excellent for kayaking, turtle watchers, swimming and just relaxing on the beautiful uncrowded beach.The owners and staff are as attentive as any 5 star hotel, we could not have enjoyed our stay more!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you enjoyed your Anniversary week, with us. Thank you for your review and for returning to see us this year. Best regards, Marie and Dom Owners
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Seattle, WA, USA

Hawaiian Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

The four of us enjoyed our third annual stay at Aloha Sands, in our opinion it is the most beautiful and comfortable home in all of Puako and perhaps the whole Island. It offers a beautiful and relaxing space that is impeccably furnished and well-appointed for the whole family. The location is absolutely amazing! The home is right on a fine white sand beach and one of the best tidepools on the Kona-Kohala Coast. The home has a 180 degree view of the water and the Kohala coast and Puako is convenient to everything: shopping, restaurants, golf, hiking, diving, surfing and especially the magical beaches and tide pools teaming with tropical fish. It is less than a 1 minute walk to the beach for snorkel, wading, diving or a sunset drink. The beach and tide pools right out the back door are a perfect place to sit and contemplate life and there is no diving necessary to enjoy the beautiful underwater wildlife including many species of tropical fish and sea turtles. The owners Dom and Marie are wonderful and provide everything you need to have a spectacular vacation. We hope to return many times to enjoy this wonderful house and the surrounding areas. It is truly a Hawaiian paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paradise found is having guests like you. We love sharing our home, beach and tide pools with you and hope to see you back soon. With Aloha, Marie and Dom
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Unequivocal Endorsement

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 spent the week of 2/9-16 at Aloha Sands. It was a phenomenal vacation for us all. The pictures do not do justice to the home or the surroundings. What was highly impressive is how well provisioned the home was when we arrived. We were constantly and pleasantly surprised by the presence of items, whether for kitchen, bathroom, lanai or beach, that we thought we would have to purchase on arrival. On top of all that Marie, the owner, along every step of the way, did everything she could to create a great experience for us. She was highly responsive and gave us the benefit of the doubt on any issue that arose. We could not have asked for a more friendly and understanding owner to work with. Bottom line, this trip created wonderful memories for our family that will never be forgotten. There is no higher endorsement than that.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, We are so happy your stay with us was memorable. We try and make it the best vacation on every level for our clients, beginning with our check in and walk through so you can start enjoying the property and beach the moment you arrive. We thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation and for letting us share this precious piece of old Hawaii with its gentle waters and warm breezes. Come see us again. With aloha, Marie
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Beautiful Home, Beautiful Setting, Great Memories

  • 5 of 5

Our family and friends (group of 12) from South Dakota spent a wonderful 10 days at this lovely home on the beach in Puako in Feb 2016. The house and loft apartment combined had plenty of room for us all to be together and also to have private space when desired. The lanai

is very large and comfortable and the beach and ocean views are spectacular. We watched the whales, the waves and the stars from the lanai. The nearby beach is sandy and the slope is gradual and thus is very family friendly. Our snorkelers, paddle boarders and kayakers were constantly entertained. Every evening we made the short trek to the beach to watch the magnificent sunsets.

The views from inside the house are also lovely, especially from the kitchen, dining, living and master bedroom areas. The kitchen is panoramic and very well equipped with plenty of room for multiple cooks and guests around the island. The large dining room table and the lanai table combined provide plenty of dining seating for a big group.

The owner is very hands on in a good way and the local crew was very welcoming and great at follow-through with anything we asked about. The owner really is only a phone call or email away and responds very quickly and thoroughly (we only had a couple minor needs but they were dealt with immediatlely). Thank you Marie.

We had a wonderful time in this lovely setting and will definitely be back again.

Doneen H. Pierre, SD

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doneen, it is so gratifying to know that you and your family enjoyed our beach front home and neighborhood. Thank you for choosing Aloha Sands for your family group vacation. As you said, our home is very spacious and fits medium to large groups very well. We do take pride in our service and thank you for your kind comments. Please come back and see us again. You have been wonderful to work with. With aloha, Marie
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Lake Forest, CA


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in the Studio for our annual trek to the Big Isle and we were treated to a wonderful experience. The studio is perfect for a couple and very well appointed. The view from the lanai of the bay is outstanding. The owner is VERY attentive and responds quickly (thanks Marie). We kayaked every morning and saw at least 30 turtles during our week and a baby manta! Aloha Living Services delivered a kayak and beach cruisers (thanks Kevin) the latter used to cruise PB drive and get acquainted with the neighbors! A fabulous week at an awesome location!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dennis, we are delighted you enjoyed our beach and lagoons. Next time, come during whale season (Jan - April) and you will be wowed by the visiting humpback whales who glide through our underwater neighborhood with their new babies. We are also happy you enjoyed our guest apartment - it is really quite special with its sweeping views, lanai facing the ocean and spaciousness. Come see us again. Best regards Marie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Departure Cleaning Fee $750 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund