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7H - Hawaiian Elegance – Luxurious Deluxe Ocean View Villa (6+)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Futon bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6+)

Aloha, e komo mai (welcome)!! Come experience our luxurious villa at the prestigious Hali’i Kai oceanfront gated community conveniently located on the sunny Kohala Coast on the Big Island’s Waikoloa Resort where we average 7” of rain a year (the driest in the state). Boasting 2 18-hole championship world-class golf courses and shopping, our hale (home) offers an opportunity to experience a true unmatched island retreat. Note:…you may quickly feel the affects or our ‘Polynesian paralysis’ before long.

AMENITIES: One of Hali'i Kai’s famous features is it's private ocean front club with a magnificent multi level free form pool with aqua loungers, waterfalls, sand bottom lava spa hot tub and attached Keiki pool. Adjacent is a café restaurant and fitness area with unobstructed views overlooking the blue Pacific. Adorned with balmy island breezes at oceans edge, our oceanfront club features spectacular views, BBQS available to enjoy with family and friends, an outdoor garden covered lounge area, luxurious bathroom facility, poolside cabanas, with a relaxing atmosphere. All year round, glorious sunsets are the norm and during our winter months, take pleasure in lots of whale watching and view of the incredible surf.

VILLA: Conveniently situated in the center of Hali’I Kai, less than 400 yards from the ocean, our villa is luxuriously furnished and decorated reflecting the understated Hawaiian elegance found amongst top notched world-class resorts and hotels. As original kama`aina (local) owners, we are fortunate to have this fabulous Villa that Centex (the developer) built with such style and elegance. Our lanai is the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or perhaps an ocean view sunset dinner while grilling on our new Weber grill complete with cooking utensils. Sunbathing or simply watching golfers on the adjacent lawn area on this ground floor unit without stairs makes for easy access. The Villa is primarily decorated and appointed with distinctive designer furnishings featuring Hawaiian elegance with a hint of an Asian flair. The Master bedroom has a Cal king bed (from which an ocean view may be enjoyed:), large private master bath with granite counter tops with dual sinks, large walk in shower with bench and a separate deep soaking tub. The guest bedroom has 2 xl twins (which can be converted to a full Cal King at your request), and the other guestroom features a queen size bed, detailed accents with views of the gorgeous Mauna Kea and Kohala Mountains with beautiful morning sunrises. The guest bathroom is complete with tub/shower, granite counter tops and sink. The attention to detail won’t be missed. The relaxing living area has a couch, chairs and ottoman, wall mounted LCD panel, blueray player, premium cable with HBO. Adjacent is an elegant dining area with seating for 6+ with a chandelier. The upgraded kitchen is complete and fully stocked with everything from an espresso maker with enough cooking utensils and gadgets to make a full scrumptious Thanksgiving meal. Equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops & bar stools, you’ll want for nothing. Our hale has a laundry room with washer/dryer and laundry supplies. We have complimentary High-speed wireless Internet, telephone for complimentary long distant calls to all Hawaiian Island, Canada, Mexico and all of USA. We have 2 bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, basketball, tennis racquets (courts are across the street).

RESORT: The Waikoloa Beach Resort has upscale shopping, gorgeous black, green & white sand beaches (ask us we'll tell you some well kept secrets), petroglyph sites (rock etchings used as the ancient form of Hawaiian communication), 2 golf courses. Our favorite restaurant is located in the Queens shops right on the resort, Sansei’s…..and not just because our son Justin works there. We'll include a complimentary certificate to ROY'S for their unmatched scrumptious Chocolate Soufflé. You haven't lived until you've experienced this!!! As our guest on the resort, you are entitled to special green fees at the Beach golf course and the Kings golf course.


While there are others, we have something unique to offer with our condo:

*We use Castle Resort, the only onsite rental management company. If you have any challenges or emergencies, they’re available 24/7.

*Ground floor unit (no stairs to climb-handicap accessible). New Weber grill on lanai, watch golfers tee off from the 14 hole tee box. The beautiful adjacent lawn area is perfect for sunbathing, family fun; how about a game of smash ball or croquet?

*Our local interior designer created a superb Tropical/Asian decor with luxury high-end furniture and art.

*Ready for an outdoor adventure? We got you covered! Two bicycles, tennis rackets, basketball, beach chairs, cooler and boogie boards.

*Tennis court and basketball courts are right across the street from our unit.

*Ocean view, the condo is only steps away from the ocean front Club House. Easy walking; 390 yards to be exact.

*All the comforts of home. Washer, dryer, refrigerator, 4 burner electric stove, oven, and dishwasher but, the unit also is equipped with a coffee/espresso machine, toaster oven, rice cooker, blender and wine glasses.

*The owner is a Certified Meeting Planner (for Destinations in Paradise) with extensive access and deals on island wide activities such as helicopter rides, fishing and snorkeling, ATV and horseback riding and much more. .

*The owners are kama`aina (local) born and residents of the Kohala Coast. They know what works and what doesn’t and are highly equipped to meet your needs.

*ROY'S - Complimentary Chocolate Soufflé

Keywords: Villa, Condo, town home, bed & breakfast,

More Details

Property Manager
Laurie Jo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Laurie Jo

OWNERS: I was born and raised in Hawaii (3rd generation), met my husband Paul in '78 and have been residing together on the Big Island since while working in luxury hotels, destination management and hospitality industry. We are committed to providing excellence. This means being creative, detailed, informed, and in synch with your objectives as a visitor and guest of our Hale. We are also focused on extending and sharing our cultural and spirit of aloha. This means ensuring you are treated to the warmth, generosity, diversity, and heritage of the island and it's people.

Laurie Jo purchased this villa in 2014

Why Laurie Jo chose Puako

Location, location, location!! Because we are established here on island and in the luxury hospitality industry, it didn't take long to realize how special this complex and unit really are. There's a sense of warmth and Aloha spirit every time we step foot in our Hale. We know the area very well and had lots to choose from, but something magical about this place sets it apart from all others. This is our second HK property and our dream villa. We hand't planned on buying another but this was the only other unit we would have ever wanted and it became available when our good friends put it on the market.

What makes this villa unique

There is such a peaceful, serene and tranquil feeling within the Hale and complex yet one can be moments from action, restaurants, shopping, cultural activities, golf and much much more. Although we live on island, we love our mini vacations at the beach!!


Puako Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 (Master) - toilet , tub , shower , Separate Shower & Tub, Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , Ocean View from California King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bedding can be configured to a King upon request
    Additional Sleeping Accommodations - Upon request, 2 floor futons can be provided
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1) , XLTwin or Single Beds (2) (xl twins converted to a king at your request). We have 2 adtl twin portable futons (or a queen size air mattress can be requested). We can provide a pack and play crib also if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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7H - Hawaiian Elegance – Luxurious Deluxe Ocean View Villa (6+)
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Very clean and well kept within a very high end gated and private complex. Owner was very responsive to all questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo. Come back soon.
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Delta, BC Canada

Forget the Rest, This One is the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at five other Halii Kai units, this one easily tops them. It's got it all, location (view, pool close, courts close, quiet), totally equipped kitchen, first class entertainment equipment, art work, super comfy furniture(beds), all sports stuff, very good beach furniture and toys, and our favourite four excellent bikes. But the thing that makes this one so good is the property owner/manager. Laurie Jo sincerely wants you to have the best vacation ever, by giving kind immediate service. Mahalo and can't wait until next time. The Adams

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, you are so kind. Mahalo for your wonderful support and Kokua. Can't wait to welcome you back!! Have a wonderful 2018!!
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Seattle, WA

Another amazing visit!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our sixth stay with Laurie Jo and Paul and have booked our seventh for 2018. Until we move to the Island ourselves (big smile), we cannot imagine staying anywhere else! The condo is perfectly located at Hali'i Kai with a lovely view of the ocean from the relaxing patio.

We really enjoy the use of the sports and water equipment, the open and fully equipped (we should say "beyond fully equipped") kitchen, convenience to the tennis court, and easy access parking. Bedrooms are spacious and offer large closets and very nice dressers for clothing. The condo is always extremely clean and with the full size washer and dryer in the unit, anything that needs to be washed can be done so quickly and easily. The onsite property management company is thoughtful, quick to answer questions, and sincerely cares about the guest experience.

The pool, outdoor exercise area, bar and restaurant (wonderful food) is so convenient and the staff is amazing! Sunsets are spectacular from the pool, but the fact is, we can also see them from the patio area at the condo.

My husband plays golf and there are two 18-hole championship courses within five minutes, truly! And the views of Mauna Kea, Hualalai, and when we were there, Mauna Loa are of course, beautiful to see.

This condo is very peaceful and relaxing. Hali'i Kai is not overcrowded, and is within minutes of several grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping. Absolutely the very best in accommodations, location, and kindness/hospitality from Laurie Jo and Paul.

We think this is THE place to be on the Big Island and staying here is an absolute ‘must’ if you want to have the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha K & D, Mahalo for the fabulous review and of course your continued support. We love it when you stay, we feel so blessed and fortunate to have you as our friends. Can wait to see you back in 2018. We'll be counting the days.
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Like paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and view. Best apartment we ever had!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Hawaiian Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at Hali'i Kai, and particularly this unit. Very spacious and full of light during the day, and, from the lanai, a great place to watch the evening sunset. A short walk to the west is a wonderful restaurant, bar, pool and exercise facility right on the property which offers the feeling of a resort. The unit itself was very clean, well decorated and appointed with everything you need for an at home experience. Sleeping accommodations were very comfortable. Additionally, the management was exceedingly responsive to our needs throughout our stay. We'll be back for sure. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha. We certainly appreciate the lovely comments and your support and Kokua. Enjoyed meeting your family and so glad you had a good vacation. Please come back and visit us soon, the pleasure would be ours. A hui ho
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Fantastic and convenient accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the sunsets from the porch are phenomenal, very well stocked kitchen and great beach equipment!! We were very happy to see the boogie boards, snorkeling, umbrellas and chairs- these made all the difference in enjoying the wonderful beaches. Great accommodations to come home to each day, definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We're hopeful for the opportunity to welcome you and your family back in the near future. Mahalo again.
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Helicopter, Zipline, ATV, Penztrek, Hang Gliding, swim with dolphins, zodiac, glass bottom boat, wind surfing, surf lessons, stand up paddle, body surfing, ocean swimming, ocean kayak, canoe lessons, scuba diving, Snow Skiing (bring your own ski's.....on a good year we've enjoyed incredible conditions. You'll need to rent a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to the top and take turns driving.....13,000' ++ but really a rush.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.9%

RESORT FEES: An additional $20 PER DAY TO BE PAID ON ARRIVAL UPON CHECK IN (30 DAY STAY MAXIMUM CHARGE). Base rate is set for 2 guest. Cancellation for Christmas is 60 days.

CONVENIENCE FEE: Add a 3% service processing fee for credit card use

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.