About the property
- Condo1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Hawaiian-Style, Well Appointed Beach Condo. 2nd Floor Corner Unit for refreshing cross breeze and more light. Well equipped and remodeled kitchen with all appliances, great pots and pans, sharp knives and small appliances - everything a cook would desire. Boogie boards, Snorkel Gear, Small Coolers, Beach Chairs, Towels and Umbrellas make a day at nearby Hapuna or Beach 69 easy.
We love Puako!!! 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 ease in mind, with a flat screen TV, Roku, Netflix and Blu-ray player, great Broadband and WiFi, and beds that are firm but comfortable. We also have a second TV w/Roku box & Netflix in the master suite.
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 - an incredibly convenient place with supplies for everything from breakfast to dinner to cocktail fixings and Hawaiiana. You may want to do a stock-up trip or two 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 to explore, 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 love 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 short by-ways marked by "Beach Access" signs. Walks to the beach are typically less than 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 or snorkel.
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 - a great source for papaya, vegetables and sweet cane rice sticks. Sightly to the north 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 well-appointed kitchen to create whatever strikes your fancy.
There is an electric grill on the side lanai to expand your cooking options.
On the technical side, we are a registered Hawaii business, and our business number is W12347509-01. Our on-island caretaker/agent is Tiffany Wainwright 808 430-6190 , though we prefer all initial communications to come through us. She will take great care of you once your on property though! Please note that our rates vary by the number of guests.
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About Kimberley Lippman
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 a ten year old who grew up going to Hale Hanu and wants to return as often as she can (as do we...). The grandparents like to come along - and we love having multi-generational families use our condo. We very much enjoy sharing our home with friends and family.
Kimberley Lippman purchased this Condo in 2010
Why Kimberley Lippman chose Puako
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.
What makes this Condo unique
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.
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Very nice end unit with a very well equipped kitchen. Fit exact was our needs were
Very comfortable, well furnished condo
The Lippman's condo in Puako is perfect for a relaxing stay on the Big Is. We have never rented a condo with more usable equipment. It made our stay even more enjoyable. And Puako is minutes away for the best snorkeling beach (69) and waves (Hapuna). Even the road where the condo sits is so pleasant to walk. And the condo caretakers, Sara and Jackson, are the nicest and most interesting folks to talk to. We will be back!
We were very pleased with our stay at Puako. The condo was spotless and all the kitchen utensils, beach gear etc were wonderful. I would highly recommend this place to all my friends.
We are so happy when are our guests are happy. It is the whole reason we share Hale Honu with other families!
Can't wait to come back!
I brought my daughter and 2 grandchildren (aged 2 and 4) for 10 days the end of Jan and early Feb 2018. The location was awesome! The little beach across the street was so much fun! Lots of turtles and black crabs to entertain the kids. The entire time we were in Hawaii the waves were exceptionally high and on 2 occasions the beaches were closed due to high wave activity, so it made it made it difficult to get the kids into the ocean at times, but there was usually a small tide pool for them to play in and always the beautiful sandy beach at Hapuna or Spencer's. Those 2 beaches were so close and also close to the Harbor for lunch or ice cream on the way to or back from the beach! That little Taco place is the BEST!!!
We went to the beach daily and loved it! We went to Waimea to the huge playground one day and they also happened to be having a rodeo that day so we were able to enjoy that as well. We found a great health food store there and a good grocery store and pizza place- Luna!
We made 2 trips to Costco... ugh! The traffic due to construction and the people at Costco... well, it's like Costco everywhere--a necessary line up!
We enjoyed Mauna Lani shops and entertainment and loved Anaeho'omalu Bay beach next to Lava Lava restaurant which is also a must do especially with the kids!
The condo was great! Everything we needed. Helpful people at the condo and next door at the General Store! Susie at the General Store can tell you anything you need to know!
The whole thing was great...so much better than a big, expensive hotel/resort! I would love to come back and stay longer!
Thanks so much to Kimberley and Alan for their speedy and thorough responses to my emails! And thanks for having the condo so well stocked with beach chairs, umbrellas-both for rain and beach! Lots of water toys for the kids and coolers for beach snacks!
Great location right across the road from the beach. Well equipped and confortable
Great location to access close beaches, shopping and restaurants but also quiet and peaceful. Comfortable and well equipped. Beautiful flowers and fruit trees all well maintained on the property. Nice but chilly pool but a great area to enjoy the sun or cool off with a quick dip.
Quite, beautiful location with excellent amenities
Clean and quiet with a beautiful beach across the street this condo was perfect for a special getaway. All the amenities you need plus some you didn't expect. Fresh fruit laid out to enjoy around the property was a real bonus. I highly recommend this condo.
It's always lovely when guests come away with getting even more than they expected. We are so happy to provide access to all the lovely experiences Hawaii has to offer from a cozy, well-appointed home away from home, and it's great to hear others feel the same way we do!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
With permission, wee are happy to provide you with a late check-out if available for an additional half-day rate ($75.00).