Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Puako Oceanfront 2BR/studio

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

$150 is for the Studio $250 for the 2br This 3 bedroom 3 full bath fully furnished beachfront house comfortably accommodates a couple or families. It includes all amenities. Easy access to the beach invites both the playful children and the adults who wants to relax with an ocean view.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, and the second room has a queen-size bed. There is a 3rd bed situated in the living room that overlooks the ocean. We also have a lot of futons (Japanese folding beds) for additional guests.

The living room area has ceiling fans, TV & a DVD player. The kitchen has everything you need including a microwave. In addition, there is a barbecue grill on the front lanai and a washing machine under the garage area.

Keywords: House

More Details


Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower, outdoor furniture


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

93% Complete
4% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
Puako Oceanfront 2BR/studio
average rating of 4.888889 based on 63 reviews
Pueblo West, CO

Delightful, charming home on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 greatly enjoyed staying at Duke's delightful, charming home right on the water! We found the home to be clean, comfy and filled with a nice cool ocean breeze upon our arrival. The beds were super comfy and we were surprised at how much room there was in the home.

Our favorite part of staying here was browsing the tide pools right out front each morning and evening, seeing turtles resting on the lava rocks, laying in the hammock and on the beach chairs watching the waves, spotting whales, watching stunning sunsets under the coconut trees, visiting nearby beaches (Hapuna is 5 minutes away, beach 69 is cool, and Kukio is fantastic as well), and just relaxing. We loved that it is close to all the nice beaches, but far enough away from the "touristy" feel of other places. We love getting off the beaten path and away from the resorts.

Duke was quick to respond to any questions and is available on the property if needed. Very nice man. Would definitely recommend his place for anyone wanting a reasonable place to stay and wanting to explore this area. There is a reason this home gets 62+ five star reviews!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

location location location

  • 5 of 5

Duke and Tomachu's (sp?) (trusty sidekick dog) place was great! We had spent 4 weeks on the island and was so glad that the last week was at Dukes. The reef area is great to wander around to see turtles and colorful eels and ocean life. Then just down the road 5 min walk, is a great little spot for some sand in the toes and not too many people. or you could go to Beach 69 or Hapuna.... all 5 min drive from here. When we were there the waves and wind had whipped up and all public beaches were closed. The hammock at Duke's was fantastic and the location was protected so we got to lay down and totally relax watching waves coming in and thinking about nothing..... The place is not flashy but it is clean and comfortable and the view is Hawaii !!! We would not hesitate to stay there again and again. Duke is a great guy and is there when you need him and not when you don't, a real pleasure getting to know him.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Chicago, il

The Perfect Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Duke's beach home! We arrived after dark and Duke had everything ready for us. We made good use of the great yard and grill right away and had the best sleep ever listening to the waves crashing on the reef at night. We saw whales and rainbows from the front yard during the day and saw turtles and the best sunsets every dusk. Everyone walks from the nearby hotel to see the amazing sunset that we got to see right from the hammock! You can hop in and snorkel right in front of the house or you have 3 of the most amazing beaches on the island all within a 5 minute drive of the house (we made good use of the boogie boards :-). Duke was only around when we needed him and he was quick to respond to every email. We rented the studio and it was plenty spacious for the two of us; a comfy bed, plenty of towels, a full kitchen and a huge front porch. It was everything that we needed and the location couldn't be beat, the only bad part about it was that we eventually had to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

The Heart of the Big Island

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Duke's lovely home in Puako Beach. We were so stoked when we pulled into the place. Not only was it spacious and very clean, but it was literally right on the reef. The sliding door opens to a small lawned area, where you can walk without flip-flops, but just beyond that is a reefy area, where sea urchins, sea turtles and other sea creatures abound. Our kids were thrilled. And not far north of here are some of the best beaches on the island.

Regarding the place, it was incredibly roomy and comfortable. There were 7 of us, including a 2--month-old baby, and we had no problem spreading out, sleeping in all of the comfy beds, and enjoying our home-cooked meals. I loved falling asleep with the sound of the ocean. The seabreeze is an ever-present reminder you are only feet away from the water.

Our hosts really kept to themselves, giving us all the privacy we wanted. But when we did run into them, we were stoked to do so. Duke and his wife were very kind and easy to talk to. Duke and his family go many generations back in Hawaii. We felt very fortunate to be able to stay in their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cooper City, Florida

Another fabulous stay at Duke and Miriam's

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at this incredible and unique property. There is nowhere else on the islands like it. The ocean-front surroundings are jaw-dropping. Gorgeous sunsets, sunrises, fantastic views up and down the coast (and even of Maui sometimes). Beach 69 (shady and great snorkeling) and Hapuna (sun, surf, soft sand and facilities) are a short drive away. The snorkeling right on the property is the best in all the islands, in our opinion. Extensive reef, marine life and corals, and you have it all to yourself every time. The accomodations are spacious, very clean and well-stocked. The beds are comfortable. There's plenty of towels, pots and pans, etc. The home is charming! "Vintage" is the word another reviewer used, and that sounds about right. Duke and Miriam are gracious hosts and an absolute pleasure to do business with. They make everything easy. They are around if you need anything, yet they give their guests total privacy. Best of all is the affordability. Nothing else Ocean-front in Puako can touch it. Puako itself is the perfect location for anyone wanting "authentic Hawaii", within a reasonable driving distance to shopping, restaurants and activities. Our family of 6 will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Waikoloa and Honokaa

Best rental in Puako

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Duke's for 12 nights and we wanted to never leave! We live here in Hawaii, and it was the perfect place to take the kids for their week out of school during spring break. The house is clean and comfortable, with plenty of room for the whole family. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked with equipment, and the yard has a great barbecue and plenty of beach chairs for everyone. The location is just amazing, a quick walk to the General Store, and a short bike ride to the park or the boat launch, which is perfect for kayaking. The property is beautiful oceanfront, with tide pools for the kids to play. Duke and Miriam were perfect hosts. We could not have been happier with our stay at Duke's in Puako.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties