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Serene Oceanfront Puako, HOME of the HULA MOON, All Bedrooms have ocean views!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Large House, 4 Bedrooms + Office, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 9 or 10


Stately and serene, HULA MOON sits on one of the most beautiful oceanfront properties in Puako. Each bedroom has a perfect ocean view. Located near the end of the road, you will enjoy year-round sunsets and privacy.

We do not allow weddings or events at our home so please don't ask for an exception to this. Mahalo.

We have a 90 day cancellation policy. We do issue refunds prior to that time so see my attached contract for details. VRBO shows that we don't give any refunds after you book.

As you enter through the gates, lush tropical plantings enhance the large courtyard swimming pool and generous lanai. The pool is usually between 78 and 88 degrees depending on the season. Designed so that every room has a magnificent view of the ocean, you will love the open and airy feeling of this 5000 square foot contemporary home. Please view our VIRTUAL TOUR- just scroll down to find the link which is below the Rates and Calendar section.

We do not have Air Conditioning but the house is designed to catch the ocean breezes and all rooms have fans.

If you are getting married on the Big Island, congratulations, but please note that we Do Not Allow any Weddings or receptions, parties, retreats, or other types of group events on the property.

HULA MOON was designed for gracious living in a relaxed atmosphere. Including the covered lanais you have almost 7000 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space. The two-story Great Room is very inviting with wonderful views of the ocean. The beautiful oceanside lanai has a dining table for 8, seating for an additional 10 guests, and a built-in wet bar.

The home is cool and breezy due to the ocean and mountain breezes and the louvered windows.

Enjoy watching the humpback whales in season, spinner dolphins and green sea turtles from everywhere in the house. The Puako reef offers some of the best snorkeling and walk-in scuba diving on the Big Island.

We have four large bedrooms located at opposite ends of the house for maximum privacy. The Kona and Kohala suites are on the main floor and both have stunning ocean views and doors that open onto the lanai. Each suite has been beautifully appointed with brand new King mattresses and linens. Both have large bathrooms with a separate dressing area and a large open-air shower filled with tropical plants. These were remodeled in 2017.

The two spacious upstairs bedrooms have expansive ocean views and a private lanai that runs the length of the house. The Aloha suite has a new King bed and a punee (Hawaiian day bed) for relaxing. The Turtle suite has new Twin beds (that can be made into a KING Bed) and a daybed . The Turtle suite is a great room choice for the kids or for parents with a couple of children. Of course, it is also perfect for a couple or for several friends to share. Both upstairs bedrooms have private bathrooms with large walk-in showers. The bathrooms were completely remodeled in late 2015.

Each bedroom has a TV/DVD player and an iPod speaker dock. There are 5 televisions with premium cable channels throughout the house.

There are ceiling fans, portable fans and louvered windows in every room. If you leave the louvers and screened doors open it remains cool and comfortable and every bed has a blanket plus a quilt or comforter which guests often need at night.

If you have business to attend to, we have a great Wi-Fi connection, and several work stations. The upstairs double office has a printer that you are welcome to use. There is paper and spare ink in the drawer. There is a punee (Hawaiian lounging bed) for relaxing. This can sleep an adult.

Daily housekeeping, private yoga lessons, in-home massage, kayak rentals, and more can be arranged through our concierge. Just ask and we will do our best to help you make the arrangements for your perfect Puako experience!

HULA MOON is a welcoming home where visitors can feel like a local. Join our ohana of happy guests.

HULA MOON is professionally managed by the owner and her staff. This is our only vacation rental property and it shows in our attention to details.

This property is compliant with Hawaii Tax Act 326. We collect and pay our Hawaii GET and TAT taxes. Our tax ID numbers are: 25465279-01. GE 152-401-5104-01.

Please include your correct PHONE NUMBER when making an inquiry. This is very important to us as we cannot continue to respond to you without it. We can also look you up on Facebook if you wish. We are listed as the Home of the Hula Moon.

Welcome to the HOME OF THE HULA MOON.

Warmest Aloha

More Details

Gail (owner) Niki Christian (manager)
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Gail (owner) Niki Christian (manager)

I came to Puako 30 years ago. The homes are larger now, but the community retains its laid-back friendly atmosphere. There is something magical about the Big Island and if you spend a little while in Puako you will feel the 'mana' and aloha spirit of this special location.

Gail (owner) Niki Christian (manager) purchased this estate in 2010

Why Gail (owner) Niki Christian (manager) chose Puako

This is a beautiful home. Every bedroom and living space has a fabulous ocean view and we have excellent cross ventilation throughout. The pool area is protected so it is warm and sunny. We are not located near a public beach access so our house is very private and more secure.

What makes this estate unique

Puako has the finest sunny and dry climate year round. The reef is healthy and wonderful.

Our home was built so that every bedroom has a gorgeous ocean view. The home is perfect for four couples or for a large family group. There is almost 7000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor living so you can always find a private place to relax. We enjoy year-round sunsets and quiet friendly neighbors.

We swim in front of the house with manta rays, and dolphins, and buy fresh fish directly from the fishermen at the nearby harbor. We get freshly baked bread and organic produce at the Waimea farmers' market and buy orchid plants and fresh papayas from a woman down the road.

Home of the Hula Moon will be your own private paradise during your visit to the Big Island. Join our ohana of happy guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We agree with all of the other comments in this book- a very special place in paradise! Just perfect for us and our two grandsons. Lots of magic in and around your lovely home. Best wishes to you-
Mar 2014
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Puako Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We have a 90 day cancellation policy, we do give refunds prior to 90 days. Don't move indoor furniture outdoors or vice versa it causes damage.
  • Don't flush anything but toilet paper. No wipes! Use garbage disposal sparingly. If you clog the wastewater system motors we'll charge you for it.
  • Use Brass Hook to keep the front door open. Respect our neighbors, be quiet after 9:30 PM. All damages to floors, counters, rugs, will be charged.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • All bathrooms have large walk-in showers. The upstairs bathrooms were remodeled in 2015. The two downstairs bathroom showers are very large tiled areas with sliding glass doors from the bedroom and with very tall arched screened ceilings.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Kohala bedroom - 1 king
    Kona Bedroom - 1 king
    Turtle Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 2 of the twins can be made into a King bed.
    Upstairs Office - 1 twin/ single , Office has no closing doors, but has a Hawaiian Punee bed
    Aloha Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , There is a "punee" sofa/twin bed in this room.
  • 3 bedrooms with new King mattresses. (2017) The 4th bedroom has two new twin mattresses and those can be made into a King bed. This bedroom also has a trundle bed. (best for kids) There is also a Hawaiian Punee (twin) in the Aloha suite. We have a punee in the upstairs office however, we prefer that guests only sleep in the 4 bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A large flat lawn that goes straight to the ocean, snorkeling fins and masks, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, pool toys, board games, DVD movies, full-sized pool in the private courtyard.


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Serene Oceanfront Puako, HOME of the HULA MOON, All Bedrooms have ocean views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 107 reviews

Hula Moon - Hawaii Oasis

  • 5 of 5

The owner was great to work with. The local contact was on top of everything and very helpful. We could tell this was someone's home and we were grateful to use it. The house was exactly as advertised. I particularly liked how far apart the rooms were making combined family living private with lots of gathering space.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We love having guests like you who appreciate our home. Thank you for taking such good care of it and please come back anytime. Welcome to our ohana of happy guests. Warmest aloha- Gail and Niki
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Hula Moon was breathtakingly beautiful. We were vacationing with our grown children and their families and the homes layout worked perfectly. The location, the pool and all the amenities were beyond wonderful. We will definitely be coming back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy, We are so happy that you loved our home and that Hula Moon worked out so well for your family. We hope that you will be able to join us in the near future. Welcome to our ohana of happy guests. Sent with aloha. Gail and Niki
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Perfection on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, immaculate, comfortable. We are already planning our return to Hula Moon estate. Beautiful weather too. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful! Beautiful quiet location and the home is amazing. Nikki was absolutely the best from giving us a warm welcome and always a quick response for any of our needs. We had a wonderful time in Puako! Thank you to the home owners for allowing us to make memories in your amazing home.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stacey- We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday at Home of the Hula Moon. Niki is the best - thank you for mentioning her. I saw the photo that you sent to her and you and your husband look so happy. Come back any time and welcome to our ohana! Sent with aloha. 🌺�
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What a way to welcome in the new year

  • 5 of 5

We did quite a bit of research before choosing this home for our family vacation, and it exceeded our lofty expectations. From the moment you enter off the street, you know the pictures don't quite do it justice. Immaculately clean, beautifully decorated, very organized and right on the ocean. We were able to relax quickly due to the homes layout, organization and structure. Everything is labeled well, so it is easy to find. The kitchen was fantastic and we gladly cooked most meals in, rather than dining out. Coffee on the back lanai each morning was punctuated with whale breaches and sightings. With four master bathrooms, all 4 families felt we had privacy and a beautiful view. Puako was great. We will hopefully be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott, we are so happy that your families enjoyed The Home of the Hula Moon. Thank you for your great review and we are glad that you were able to enjoy the kitchen and the oceanside lanai. Watching the whales while drinking a morning coffee is pretty great! You took great care of our house, thanks so much! Welcome to our ohana of happy guests. Warmest aloha
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A Return to Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Hula Moon before, and returning to it was as exquisite as the first time I visited. The home is so elegant and spacious. After passing through the beautiful courtyard with the pool, you enter the house, and the first thing that strikes you is the breathtaking view of the ocean. It is just beyond an emerald grass lawn -- the expanse of it just takes you in. I can sit on that Veranda for hours watching whales and the many turtles that sun themselves there every day.

It is such an airy and spacious house. The great room is two stories high, with a terrific kitchen and dining area on one end. The stunning hardwood floors make it feel so posh. And my family loves it that each of the beautiful bedrooms are so private -- they are at the far corners of the home away from everything else. My daughters loved having the privacy of the room. And you can enjoy the main area of the house without bothering anyone.

We've stayed at the house before, and it was great, but it is even better appointed now. A brand new grill, tons of appliances. The beds are great, and feel brand new. Everyone has their own bathroom (how nice!), and they are wonderful. The showers for some of the rooms are open to the sky, and it is just so cool to take a shower that way in the welcoming Hawaiian weather.

Just to say it, the Puako neighborhood the house is in has a great vibe. It is just one long street, with houses of old Hawaii mixed with newer luxury homes like Hula Moon, and it works together so great. There is a great general store down the street, and they do have about anything you could need, which is nice.

There is a little beach just a couple of blocks down that has about the best snorkeling I've ever seen. I found a turtle cleaning station. The turtles just hang there and let the fist clean them off. A magical moment in nature.

I guess it's pretty clear I love Hula Moon. This house just has it right. I wish I lived there!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for that glowing review! We are so happy to have return visitors to Hula Moon and I am glad that your family had a great time. Whale watching season is very special. Thank you so much and please return again if your holiday plans bring you to the Big Island. Sent with Aloha, Gail
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mauna Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Hapuna, or Mauna Lani
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Hapuna Prince, Mauna Lani, Mauna Kea, Fairmont
Nearest Point of Interest
Petroglyph Fields
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako General Store
Car: necessary

Puako is quite possibly the sunniest spot on the Big Island. Blessed with a dry climate and pristine water, Puako remains a top destination for travellers seeking a perfect beach location. The Puako reef is alive with fish, green sea turtles, eagle and manta rays, dolphins, and whales during the winter season. Early Polynesians considered it a spot with strong 'mana' or spirit, and carved numerous petroglyphs in the fields near our home. Surfers love the winter surf at nearby Paniau, a five minute walk from our home, and children will love the tide pools where the sea turtles rest each evening. Puako is a family neighborhood which was originally homesteaded in the 1950's. The Aloha Spirit is strong and you will love being part of this small friendly community. Puako is a short 25 minute drive north of the KONA Airport. Exclusive resorts with spas, restaurants, tennis and golf courses are a 10 minute drive from Puako. Relax or do everything!

Other Activities: Walk-in scuba diving is a 5 minute walk from our home.

Great snorkeling on the Puako Reef.

Hiking trails.

Lovely sandy beaches nearby.

Yoga/massage/spa services nearby.

Golf: Beautiful golf courses at the Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani and other nearby resorts that are a ten minute drive from here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $937.5
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $10,000 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

We have a 90 DAY CANCELLATION POLICY. Prior to that time, deposits will be refunded per my contract terms (attached to this website is a VRBO contract) All Rates are subject to change until your contract is signed. The number of guests on the signed contract cannot be exceeded without written permission from the owner. No events or gatherings of more than 13 people are allowed without written permission. Guests agree to let gardeners, maids, pool cleaners etc. do their work as scheduled, please do not turn them away from the property. Please do not take indoor furniture outdoors and Don't bring outdoor furniture indoors. No fireworks! If we detect smoke or smoking inside of the home will will take $1000.00 from your security deposit so please DO NOT SMOKE. Mahalo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund