Puako - Across from Ocean - Well Appointed, Comfortable & Kid Friendly Condo
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Hawaiian-Style, Well Appointed Beach Condo. This unit is equipped with all appliances, accoutrements and amenities. We Love Puako!!! - and we have tried to make it so this condo will enable you to have a great and easy stay here. It was chosen and remodeled with Kids and Parents in mind; with a flat screen TV and DVD player (and family DVD rentals right next door), great Broadband and WiFi, and beds that are firm, designed for people who have not been gentle to their backs. We recently added a Roku box to the media center with access to Netflix Included.
The waters around Puako are great - they are very clean, and three of the islands' largest and nicest white sand beaches (Waikoloa, Hapuna & Mauna Kea) are in adjacent coves within two miles of the condo. For those times in between visits to the beach, the condo has a nice, gated pair of pools. One is small and shallow, ideal for kids under 3. The other is larger but by no means a lap pool.
Puako is a relaxed, beachfront community, and this unit is ideally located to make your life easy and relaxed. We are next door to the quaint and funky Puako General Store - a reasonably priced and incredibly convenient place with supplies for everything from breakfast to dinner to cocktail fixings and a DVD for the kids. If you stay for a few weeks, you may want to do one stock-up trip into Kona (30 minute away with Costco, Safeway, etc...) or Waimea (western style town, home of the Parker Ranch, about 15-20 minutes away, and with a gigantic western style wooden play structure to make the trip fun) and you can spend the rest of the trip being mellow on the beach.
We have a map of all the best locations for activities ranging from a hand-built sheltered rock tide-pool for your toddler to play in, to romantic beaches on which to watch a sunset. Toss the cooler in the car, and enjoy a different sunset beach within a 5 minute drive each night. 3 large world class beaches and one that we don't like quite as much are all really near by. Pick the beach that has the combination of sand, surf & snorkeling that suits your fancy on each day. During the winter Hapuna has great body surfing - with regular nice sized waves every day. Wailea Bay has lots of trees right next to the ocean - it is a great beach to enjoy some shade but with your toes in the sand. It is hard to go wrong! There are also lots of smaller beaches directly off of Puako road, accessible through pretty well marked signs, with walks to the beach typically being less that 50 feet. The nearest access is a great one - it is just a block away (and fine to walk), with a sheltered lava-rock pool for the kids, and decent entry for a nice, early morning scuba dive.
If you want to go out for meals, both modest and fancy restaurants are within a 10-15 minute drive, ranging from the resorts of Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and the Hapuna Prince to the nearby town of Kawaihae, home of excellent shave ice and complete with an open-daily Farmer's Market - our best source for papaya, vegetables and sweet cane rice sticks. Slightly upcountry is Hawi, a lovely artist community with the best ice cream on the island. We have a list of restaurants we have personally tried, plus a list of other places that have been well recommended.
If you want to stay home, you can sit on the Lanai and enjoy the ocean breeze, and use the renovated kitchen (designed by me - someone who really likes to cook).
On the technical side, we are a registered Hawaii business, and our business number is W12347509-01. Our on-island caretaker/agent is Karen Medieros, 808 937-5595, though we prefer all initial communications to come through us. She will take great care of you once your on property though!
We welcome you to Hale Hanu (Turtle House) in our delightful little community here in Puako.
All the best, Kimberley and Alan
Keywords: Condo, Kids, Scuba, Hapuna, Puako
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(206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
Member since: 2010
- On floor 2
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We have had so many multi-generational families stay with us. We keep children's beach gear at the ready, and upon request can furnish a high chair, portable baby crib and umbrella stroller....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both baths have a full-size tub and nice shower head.
- Hale Honu was remodeled when we bought the unit in 2009/2010. Continual updates as needed since then. We completely re-did the kitchen with new Appliances, Kitchenware, etc. Coffeemaker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender, Hairdryer, Two Pools, Secure Pool for Adults and Toddler Wading Pool(shared), Grounds with grapefruit, citrus and banana (in Season), Beach chairs, mats & umbrella, Beach Towels and Cooler. Boogie board, Snorkel equipment, Electric BBQ, Private Lanai....moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
The glass table can seat between 4-6. We have two additional chairs in one of the bedroom closets, and there are four matching chairs around the main table. Upon request, we also have a highchair....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Cleaning Fee $135
- Tax Rate 13.416%
With permission, wee are happy to provide you with a late check-out if available for an additional half-day rate ($75.00).
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Fantastic Shore Diving & Body Surfing, Yet with beaches and pools gentle enough for toddlers! Nearby beach regularly voted #1 on the Big Island. Puako reef is one of the nicest in the islands, and this unit is within 200 yards of a good shore entry for scuba divers, and within 1 mile of one of the best shore dive locations on the Islands. Tank rental/refills, Gear Rental and Boat Dives available in nearby Kawaihae (10 minutes away). Fantastic Body Surfing at Hapuna Beach (mostly during the winter months), but still gentle enough for the little ones. Great Beaches within minutes for all ages. Our daughter loved these beaches from the time she could walk!
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: The owners live in Washington State, and enjoy the wonderful contrast of living in the Pacific Northwest coupled with having access to warmth and waves whenever we get away. We're both in technology - hence the high speed internet. We've got an eight year old who grew up going to Hale Hanu and wants to return as often as she can (as do we...). We very much enjoy sharing our home with friends and family.
Why the Owner Chose Waimea, Hawaii County, HI, USA:
We love it here - plain and simple. The people are lovely, the environment is quiet and unpretentious, and with the Puako General Store right next door you are never completely out of luck when cooking a meal and needing a surprise ingredient. The beaches are the best - and having a nearby option with lots of shade is great when you've got little kids. Nothing happens here. We like that a lot.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The quiet, the birds, the wild turkeys, quail and finches that abound, the fresh fruit from the garden, amazing beaches right across the street, tide pooling, turtles and a gentle breeze to keep things cool. Puako is a great location from which to get just about anywhere on the island - either upcountry or around the horn to Hilo. South is easy too.
- Primary: (206) 651-5117 (Washington, USA)
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Enjoying sunset time at the beach across the street
The open plan kitchen, dining and living room make it easy to have fun together.
Morning Kona coffee is just a quick grind and brew away.
The King bed in the master is nicely firm yet comfortable.
The lanai outside the master has comfortable seating - great for games or naps!
The twin bedroom is on the makua side of the condo and is very quiet.
Having two full baths making staying clean and comfortable easy.
There is both a swimming and a wading pool in the gated lounging area.
White and pink plumeria abound, for over-the-ear placement when going out!
Tide pooling across the street is fantastic. This is a Brittle Star.
Nearby Mauna Kea beach - amazingly fine sand and gentle surf.
Nearby Waipio Valley overlook - for a short day trip (steep hike down optional).
Green sea turtles are everywhere as Puako is a sanctuary for them.
We have a well appointed kitchen with small appliances and sharp knives!
The living room is very comfortable - and no sharp corners to hurt little ones!
Lovely koa wood dresser complements the paddle board bed in the Master.
Very comfortable queen bedroom on the makua (mountain) side of the condo.
The full bath closest to the master has a hotel-style shower curtain rod.
A full-size Whirlpool Duet washer-dryer is right next to the master bathroom.
The lush grounds have many fruit and flowering trees accessible to guests.
We have boogie boards, beach towels, coolers, chairs and umbrellas for you.
This beach walk is at the end of the road and goes to the Four Seasons Orchid.
Just up the road is Wailiea Bay - our favorite beach WITH SHADE!
The sunsets never, never disappoint.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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