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Early holiday? available until December 26!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled comfortably within the graceful curve of Puako Bay, this home site is protected by a whale’s tail-shaped lava outcropping. A light and airy house with cathedral ceilings, it offers peaceful comfort, spectacular views and the gentle sounds of water lapping on the shore. Located well back from Puako Beach Drive, next door to the tiny historic Hokuloa Church, the Whale’s Tail is a surprise delight: nothing from the street side prepares you for the landscaped yard, large and sunny patio, covered lanai…right next to the sandy beach and quiet waters of the Pacific Ocean. Configured to sleep eight in three bedrooms with three baths, the Whale’s Tail offers views of the bay, Maui and its volcanic mountain Haleakala, and our own Kohala Mountains

Combine the sandy beach next to your back yard with the thoughtfully placed windows that give you excellent views from nearly every spot in the house—upstairs and down—and you’ll love the Whale’s Tail for you Hawaii vacation. Not only is the entire ocean-facing wall built with windows, but also an additional row of large clerestory windows above them ensures that the second- floor loft space and bedrooms have ocean and sunset views. The décor throughout the home echoes the beach, ocean, sky and mountain environment: clean white walls, sandy shades of upholstery, blue-gray cabinetry and tiles of sand and sea colors. Original, local artwork—even in the bathrooms—adds to your sense of place in this very special corner of paradise. GE and TAX #097-892-3520-01

Keywords: 3 bedroom home, beach house, Puako beachfront home, oceanfront house, seaside house,

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

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 local 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....

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active chose Puako

Puako is a special place to spend your time. It is a quiet ocean front community nestled among some of the worlds best beaches and resorts. This particular home is located on one of the few sandy shorelines in Puako, giving you the perfect place to snorkel, paddle board or kayak.

What makes this house unique

Steps from the property is the sandy beach and easy ocean access.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was cleaned and well stocked upon our arrival. We liked the geckos running around-very colourful. Its a nice open house and location beach front
Jul 2017
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom attached to Master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Attached to second upstairs bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Attached to downstairs bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom off living room - toilet
  • There is also an outdoor shower to rinse off after a day on the beach
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs master bedroom - 1 king , with attached full bathroom
    Second upstairs bedroom - 2 queen , attached full bathroom
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Attached full bathroom
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Full rate 7+ day stays are offered one maid service a week courtesy of the owners


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Early holiday? available until December 26!
average rating of 4.92 based on 28 reviews

As nice as it looks

  • 5 of 5

I hate to say this because I would like to keep this place a secret, but it really is every bit as nice as it looks in the photos.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting right on a sandy beach at Puako Bay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property! The house is located in Puako, a little village right on Puako Bay. The rooms are all light and roomy. The kitchen is fully equipped, the mattresses are very comfortable and you have a gorgeous view at the bay and a real sand beach for your enjoyment.

Although the property is not located in the “thick of things” you are not very far from some good dining choices , but most of all you are at a very comfortable house in a beautifull setting just screaming at you to relax. However, if you have to do something you will find masks, snorkel and fins in the garage along with some beach toys that allow you to explore marine life right off your beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING home on a STUNNING beach

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The home had everything we needed and if there was anything we desired then the property management company quickly helped us. The beach in front of this house is nice and sandy and even seems more protected from the elements. I recommend this home for anyone interested in the Puako area.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time and the house was great (better then great)

  • 5 of 5

The house was laid out really well. The view from our bedroom was more then any one would have expected. We walked out to the beach (just a few steps) and watched the gentle wave hit the lava rock out in the bay.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Wonderful house, Fabulous Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Whale's Tail with our group of 6 adults and 2 children, ages 4 and 7. This is a fabulous location for families with young kids as the bay is protected allowing for easy access throughout the day. We also rented kayaks and a standup paddle board from Lat 20 which allowed us to enjoy the bay even more. The house itself if well cared for and has an incredibly well stocked kitchen. We cooked every night and everything we needed as available, including a brand new grill. We will definitely rent the Whale's Tail again -- it's worth it!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO, United States

Beautiful beach, spacious house, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our stay and well equipped. The air condition worked great for warm days and the bedrooms were spacious and clean. Beach access is as good as it gets with fantastic snorkeling out the front door. No complaints at all and would stay here again. The current construction next door wasn't a big deal with only some minor hammering and occasional sawing. For the price reduction they're currently offering due to the construction you can't beat this price and location!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Malasadas Truck
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Cafe Hapuna
Hapuna Golf Course
Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Kings' Shops
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Big Island Country Club
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Paniolo Country Inn
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Hapuna Prince hotel and golf course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 19
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Insurance $99

Quotable rates are for planning purposes only & are NOT AN EXACT QUOTE due to limitations in the vrbo programming & price differences for the number of people staying. Please call or email us for an exact quote. We are a local, professional real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the homeowner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund