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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Hale Lihikai 'House at the Edge of the Sea' Four bedroom home, or two-2 bedroom duplexes. VRBO calendar may show blocked when one side is open, so call if you are interested in just two bedrooms as there may be availability.

This four-bedroom, three-bath home is located right on the water's edge and offers the dual delight of Puako sunsets (which you’ll share with the Honu—sea turtles—who sunbathe on the lava rocks) coupled with views of the summit of Mauna Kea. A well-loved home, where the owners raised their family, Hale Lihikai offers three options for a range of visitors: the Kona Side, the Kohala Side or the entire house, depending on your numbers and needs. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy your time spent amid unique surfing and Hawaiian décor, mature and lush landscaping lovingly planted over the years, and the shoreline of Puako Bay. If you need an additional bedroom for 5 rooms total there is a studio rental above the garage called Hale Lihikai in the Trees VRBO#624088 that can also be rented.

Enter this charming, private place via an arbor by a small pond festooned with water plants, including cabbage and heliotrope. Walk along a coral-lined path beside thick lau’ae ferns, tall bamboo, graceful palms, colorful crotons, huge bird-of-paradise plants and a giant flowering monkeypod tree. The tree is so large that the entire house is cooled by its majestic canopy, and the sea breezes and ceiling fans keep you comfortable whenever you choose to visit. The front porch offers a restful bench under trellises for viewing the plentiful gardens. This is the home’s main entrance, with a beautiful etched-glass door created by Gary Wagner.

The house is set well back from the street, with ample parking reached by passing through a porte-cochere of a separate structure that creates additional privacy from the road.

Hale Lihikai is the perfect vacation home for two families or a multi-generation extended family…with two kitchens (both with ocean views) and accommodations for eight. Rattan furniture throughout is designed for easy living and family life. This home provides quiet contemplation in the gardens, grassy yard, cozy spots for private breakfasts, sunny sand and shore, shaded hammocks, picnic tables on your personal beach …even a “lounging pool” (or wading pool for children) created by lava rocks in the shallows of the ocean!

You will be most likely to spend your time outside it! Hale Lihikai’s sandy “personal beach” is surrounded with Naupaka shrubs, on the other side of which lies the ocean with its lava-rock outcroppings—a favorite spot for Honu to sun themselves. You’ll be tempted to do the same in the natural ocean pool rimmed by rocks—with or without the kids. Your beach has a hammock and lounge chairs under tall, shady palms, picnic tables and a gas grill.

GE and TA tax number 186-467-1232-01

Need something smaller? You can rent each side of this duplex separately!

This home is managed on behalf of the owner by Mary Fox, R (B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Hawaii

Keywords: Oceanfront house, beach house, Puako vacation rental, 4 bedroom house, oceanfront house, 4 bedroom Puako house

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Fox
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Puako 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

Kudos to you for the ADA height toilet and shower with grab bars. We loved the views out the back windows . We appreciated that one bedroom was air-conditioned, access to the water, snorkeling and tide pools.
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 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
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bathroom is located near master bedroom on the Kohala side
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Attached to the second bedroom on the Kohala side
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located off the kitchen on the Kohala side
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The only bathroom on the Kona side
  • Several outdoor showers to rinse off after a day on the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ocean View Master bedroom - 1 king , Located on the Kohala side
    Bedroom 2 on Kohala side - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , The beds can be set up as two twin beds or a king bed.
    Bedroom 3 on the Kona side - 1 king , Garden view room on Kona side
    Bedroom 4 on Kona side - 1 double , AC unit in this bedroom
  • King size beds (2) One king size bed in Kona side and one king size bed in Kohala side, Double Beds (1) Double(Full Bed) on Kona side , Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twins in Kohala side room/can be converted to a king with advance request
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 42 reviews
4

Pure Hawaii

  • 4 of 5

Mahalo Nui Loa to Mary and Marley with 2 Papayas for their exceptional hospitality and care to detail. This is a beautiful place to unwind, snorkel, watch the ocean and sunsets.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Vivian, Mahalo for your note/review :-) I didn't see it until after I just emailed you that I would be processing your refund today and sending out the check. Take care and hope to see you again. Aloha, Robbie and the Papaya's :-)
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Campbell, CA
5

CLOSE to The Water & Waves!

  • 5 of 5

2 of us stayed for 5 nights on the Kohala side of Hale Lihikai. House was well appointed for the beach, the kitchen was well stocked with all cooking utensils that you would need. We ate in 2 or 3 nights. Nice patio area to sit with your coffee in the morning to a cocktail to watch the sunset. Honestly, you can't get much closer to the beach from this house. We would absolutely stay here again. We love Puako and found this house as charming as expected.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group here: 7 adults and an infant. Plenty of room, gorgeous views, wonderful decorations. the house was very clean with all the equipment needed for making most of our own meals. The weather was hotter than normal so the evenings were a little on the hot side for sleeping but with plenty of fans and an ocean breeze, even that did not deter from the lovely time we had. I would return in a heart beat. Snorkeling is wonderful, although a bit tricky getting out. We all enjoyed the tide pools. There is a small protected pool right in front of the house, nice for my granddaughter.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay, CA
5

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our group of seven in this beautifully located beach house - and hope to return again. The beds were comfortable, the kitchens were well stocked, and the appliances worked just fine. We mostly ate "at home" and had everything we needed to do that. The furniture was completely fine for a beach house. It was warm during our visit- but the ceiling fans (and extra fans) kept us basically comfortable. It's Hawaii. The property managers were very attentive to our requests. It is true that the property needs some "upkeep" - there were some issues with the ceiling and the house could use a real "spring cleaning" - not just "ready for the next renters" - maybe even fresh paint to cover some of the bug stains. But we thought the house was a great value and a terrific vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location but hot as h--- for our stay.

  • 2 of 5

Would heartily agree that the "Kona" side is getting dated and in need of a refurb....including a window ac in the small "garden" bedroom" with a view of a fishnet draped wall and no ventilation is a needed improvement. Had to spend a night sleeping on a lawnchair where I was devoured by mosquitoes, then 2 nights on the sofa because it was too hot to sleep in the tiny airless Kona br. With the addition of bedroom acs for those hot nights in July this could be a delightful place.We offered to buy a window unit at Costco but were only offered a fan and no response from the rental agent. Ultimately we had to move into an ac hotel for the rest of our stay. The rest of the family toughed out a family reunion in the nicer and airier Kohala side. There was a wedding tent city erected in the adjacent property with some 20 vehicles, though they were not unduly loud. Overall would not return in July.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Tisbury, MA
4

Lovely location & manager, house a bit tired

  • 4 of 5

This is our second stay in the Kona side of this property. Still in love with the location, right on the water in Puako with turtles sunbathing on the rocks! It has a great 3 mile run to the surf spot & back, snorkeling if the weather allows, and a charming well-stocked general store an easy walk. Great rental company, always friendly & leave helpful info & tips. If you're concerned about privacy from the other condo, no worries - it's very thoughtfully screened & fenced so that you hardly notice that you have neighbors.

The house itself is getting pretty tired in spots, definitely deteriorated from out last visit 2 years ago. The older bathroom is a bit grimey but the shower still has great hot water & great water pressure. The beds and sheets are soft & comfy (master is a good size, but the second bedroom is pretty tight - think Europe). The living room is average - furniture is worn and not too comfortable but has a great view of the water. The kitchen was our main complaint - it is sorely in need of an appliance & supply update. The dishwasher would not turn on (front panel was also missing), the little mini-range was probably just above the level of piece-of-junk brand new and now the temperature knob spins like the wheel-of-fortune leaving you guessing. The toaster burns one corner of your bread black and leaves the other corner raw. The knives cut about as well as a spoon & the silverware is pretty rusted.

In short: if you're looking to spend very little time indoors, want to be on the water, and only care about the water pressure, the bed, and the view it's a perfect spot. If you're planning on spending any time lounging in the living room or cooking, look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
19 (Queen Ka'ahumanu)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hapuna State Park
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
Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Paniau
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

Rate varies from $275- $600 @ night based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for a full house of 8 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. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund