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WAIALEA BAY! Steps to the sand beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Aloha Guests, please note the rate of this lovely home is dependent on the number of people staying. Ulu Niu is a rare find: a beachfront three bedroom vacation property at an affordable rate. Lovingly hand constructed by the owner 20 years ago, this hideaway is set in a lush coconut grove that provides privacy and shade from the tropical sun. Yet just beyond the verdant plantings lies a white-sand beach on Waialea Bay: “perfect sand, gorgeous water, interesting shapes to photograph, a treasure trove of interesting shells and coral,” wrote one guest. This is one of the few natural sand beaches on the Big Island. Swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe on the beach right in front of the house—the perfect spot for children and adults alike.

Mature plantings, carefully situated, plus two-level design create a haven of comfort for enjoying beach living while capturing the best of the coastal breezes. Beautifully crafted with oak floors, redwood paneling and koa shelving, Ulu Niu is lovingly decorated with artwork by renowned local artists, all related to the owners. Casement windows with venetian blinds between the glass layers attest to the thoughtful design of this tropical home, carefully maintained by the original owner/builders.

The second floor contains the main living area with high beam ceiling, spacious open dining room and kitchen plus comfortable seating for reading or watching television. Just outside is the covered lanai, which offers open-air dining with cooling breezes, ocean views and Hawaii’s famed sunsets. The two bedrooms on this level include an oceanview bedroom and a full bath.

A large dorm-style bedroom on the ground floor, with a separate entrance, contains multiple beds for teens or younger children with a nanny. Also provided are a bathroom and shower plus a laundry room. The carport keeps your vehicles out of the sun for comfortable driving. GE and TA tax #053-720-4736-01

This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii.

Keywords: 3 bedroom house, oceanfront house, beach house, Puako house, Wailea Bay house

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Fox
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Mary Fox

Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a Waialea Bay resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise....

Guestbook comments from the manager

The home was clean and stocked beyond our expectations. We really appreciated how well stocked the house is. What we liked best of all was the beach, the geckos and the beautiful wood of the home. It was all amazing! Thank you for sharing this home with us!
Nov 2016
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Kamuela House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ocean View Master bedroom - 1 king , Oceanview bedroom has a king-size bed
    Second Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Garden view upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds
  • King size beds (1) Oceanview bedroom has a king-size bed, Queen size Beds (1) Garden view upstairs bedroom has a queen-size bed, Double Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) Downstairs bedroom has one full-size and two twin-size beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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WAIALEA BAY! Steps to the sand beach
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 32 reviews

Ulu Nui

  • 4 of 5

Hi Mary, We always enjoy being so close to the beach. The house is getting older and showing some wear, but doing great for its age. We will be back. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a lovely time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Ulu Niu property and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We toured around the island quite a lot and saw a great many wonderful things, but the beach we had access to was among the nicest we saw anywhere. The folks at 2 Papayas were great and we felt quite at home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ulu Niu

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. We were there for a week. Saw Manta Rays and turtles in the bay directly in front of the rental home. Clean,fun place to stay. Best spot on the beach. We will be back often

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO


  • 5 of 5

My family ( 2 daughters, son in law and two year old grandson) was on the big Island for a wedding. My daughter and her husband and toddler stayed in the lower apartment. The house was very clean and well stocked. We loved the house!! It was steps to the beach. The house had everything you would need to go to the beach, chairs etc. The property manager was very helpful. She had a few groceries delivered so we would be able to have breakfast in the morning. We will be definitely be coming back in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In love with this house and location!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very charming and the location is AMAZING! Steps to the beach! We stayed here as a family of 4 (2 adults, 11 year old and 14 year old) for 9 days. The house was very clean and had everything we needed including beach chairs, coolers, etc. The kitchen was fully equipped. We were here mid July - no AC - but, the breeze off the ocean was almost always enough air for us. The bathrooms could use updating but certainly weren't spending our time in the bathroom! When the guys would go diving, it was very safe and very easy for my daughter and I to just hang out on the beach and in the house. When our teenage son decided he would be lazy, he just stayed in the house and we were steps away loving the beach and water. We enjoyed the open concept kitchen and living area as a family and loved the lanai for meals and just relaxing. The location in Puako is amazing and the sandy beach was pretty quiet (on our end in front of the house) even though it is a public beach. Snorkeling and swimming, stand up paddle boarding were great right off the beach. The outdoor shower was a great feature, too. Parking, a clothes line for scuba stuff and towels, the list goes on with the details to make our life easy. I am a total snob about accommodations and I was in love with the charm of this house. It's not "fancy", but, it is awesome! I would stay here again in a heart beat! Also, the booking agent was beyond wonderful and friendly and helpful. If you get a chance to stay here, go for it!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Ilu Niu

  • 5 of 5

Since 1950 I have visited Hawaii many times. My favorite will always be Puaco. We have enjoyed Honu, Kolea, and Ulu Niu. These homes are comfortable; clean and well stocked with what a family needs. The privacy and quiet surroundings are very special. The beach is more crowded than earlier visits, but still very wonderful. My thanks for your care of these homes. Being able to live so peacefully in a popular place like Hawaii is a real privilege.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 19 (Queen Ka'ahumanu)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Under the Bodhi Tree
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Waialea Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rate varies from $575-$875 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 4 persons. Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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