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Puako Condo 405 - First Class at the Top in Puako Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Fantastic panoramic ocean views. You can see the whales splashing their tales in the winter from the lanai!

You can see the white sand at Hapuna Beach!

Gorgeous sunsets, too! Watch the sunset while you BBQ and dine outdoors.

This fabulous 3 bedroom/2 bath condo has just been completely remodeled! Beautiful, modern and impeccably clean. Hawaiian plantation style! Brand new floors, bathrooms, kitchen. Everything is brand new and gorgeous!

A perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of beach going. The best white sand beaches on the island are just a few minutes away by car. You can even walk across the street to enjoy a quiet spot on the sand and watch the kids play in the tide pools.

Snorkeling, kayaking, walking & biking are some of the fun activities that you can do in Puako. Whale watching and surfing in the winter months.

Come enjoy this fabulous first class condo!

Amenities Include: High Quality Ceiling fans, Wireless High Speed Internet, TV, DVD-Blu Ray, Microwave, Brand new Washer-Dryer and Kitchen appliances, Dishwasher, Beach Towels & gas BBQ.

Sleeps 6 - Queen, Queen, Queen.

AC usage $20 per day

Keywords: near beach, ocean view, walk to ocean, snorkeling, diving

HAWAII TAX I.D. NO. W30308208-01

More Details

Property Manager
Marla or Jay
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Marla or Jay

Island Beach Rentals LLC RB-21967 manages this property on behalf of the owners. We have a team to service our guests and properties. We are here to assist you with the perfect island vacation and any requests during your stay. Marla is our Reservation Agent and Kirsten is the manager of Guest Services. Jay and Arlene are Owners and Carla Ellis is the Principal Broker.

Our staff oversees all of the day to day operations: repairs, communications, arrivals and guest requests. We are on call every day for any emergency or guest need. We have numerous repeat guests. We have been managing Vacation Rentals in Paradise for over 22 years and we have lived in the Islands for all of our lives. We are here to assist you with your dream vacation!

Professional, but personal and friendly “aloha” style. We have been around a long time and we have reputation that we are proud of. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you with your dream vacation!


Why Marla or Jay chose Puako

Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island located about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 22 miles north of the Kona airport. The island's largest white sand beach, Hapuna, is right next door.

Puako is conveniently located for visiting all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers is nearby at Kawaihae Center, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails. Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops. You are close to almost any activity you may choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive from Kohala.

Several fabulous beaches are minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding.

The neighborhood is called Puako, and it is conveniently located for touring all parts of the island. All homes in this neighborhood are on small acreage, so it is a very low density area. Driving time to the Kona airport is approx. 40 minutes, Kailua Kona 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.

What makes this condo unique

The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 150 feet from your doorstep with crystal blue water that is 72-76 degrees year round.

Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.

Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort.

The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Was the house (or condo) more or less than you expected?

It was more than expected. Wonderful!

Was the house (or condo) well equipped and well maintained?

Yes and the snorkel gear was a bonus!

Did you find everything you needed?

Yes. Everything was very well organized and pretty easy to find.

Were the directions adequate and the check in and check out instructions clear?

Yes very clear.

Was the staff at AlohaDebbie Properties friendly and professional?

Most helpful thank you. And the property manager on site was great too. We had a visit from a bunch of soldier beetles and she helped us out.

Were they responsive to your needs, concerns or special requests?


Do you have any comments about our confirmation policies?

No, all good.

Would you rent from us again?

Yes. I even recommended you to friends.

Do you like our website?

Yes works well.

How can we improve?

Any other comments?

Thank you for being so understanding when we had to leave early to be with my mom after her heart attack. We really appreciate the 6 day credit and are already looking at dates to use for next year. Mahalo!!
Mar 2015
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Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Everything is new! Tile, granite, sinks, fixtures, is impeccable!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roomy Master Bedroom with Ocean views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with a nice quiet ceiling fan to keep you cool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Brand new ceiling fan to keep you cool at night
  • Queen Size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Puako is a special place....a charming oceanfront community. One of a kind! Puako General Store is next door to the condos with everything you need...including sun glasses, sun screen, ice cream or whatever!


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Puako Condo 405 - First Class at the Top in Puako Beach!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 12 reviews
Modesto, California USA

Tip top on the top!

  • 5 of 5

We have been here before to this condo building. The unit we have rented in the past was booked so we found this one.

We really enjoyed our stay at this unit. We found it in very good condition. We were pleased with the wide assortment of kitchen items. We usually just "move in" and never buy any meals in restaurants other than the first day. Often we find we need something that wasn't in the condo. We bought one thing: a dish cloth. So was really well stocked.

None of us had ever used a microwave-convection combination unit so that was a learning curve. But was ok. The kitchen even has some nice large knives that cut up our pineapples very nicely.

The unit was decorated very nicely. The in unit washer and dryer was so convenient. We used the grill on the lanai and it was wonderful.

There was a nice selection of beach toys, chairs, and some snorkle gear. And beach towels in the closet. We felt right at home.

The best part of all was the view from the lanai. We ate every meal out there so we could see or hear the ocean. We also like the view out the back that looks toward Mauna Kea. We were thrilled to see it have a snow cap.

The Puako General Store had a nice variety of things. Seemed nicer than last trip.

We were sad that there were no sea turtles this trip. We also saw so many other times. They must have been on vacation right now.

We like Beach 69, Hapuna, and the Mauna Kea Beaches. I feel they are some of the nicest in the islands.

We did our usual trip to Hilo and the falls. Stopped at the Volcanoes, watched the waves crash on the north shore and went to the Vanilla Farm for lunch and tour..... a must.

The people at the condo complex are always helpful. Sara was happy to see us again and keeps the place looking top top.

Everything was good overall. I was probably the least happy with the management folks. Didn't seem to have the warm Hawaiian Spirit. I never had a bad experience, just basically no experience with them. Guess that isnt quite correct. They had apparently placed a large pointsettia plant in the unit to make it festive. Make sure you give them lots of notice to call you back if you leave a message. I did find I like it better renting from the owners, rather than a property management company where you are just another customer.

There were three couples of us and we all would certainly return again to the Kohala Waikoloa area again.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkland, WA

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo. There was plenty of room for 6 adults. The condo was clean and well-kept. Would be happy to recommend this location to family and friends. The waether was a little warm at night but the property manager brought fans to help cool the unit. There were many things to do both locally - the beach was just a few minutes walk - as well as many activities on the island. We could easily have stayed for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Mellow location in Puako

  • 4 of 5

We loved this unit! For a low-key vacation the location is ideal, away from tourist areas and close to a local beach. The atmosphere in the complex is quiet, road noise is minimal, and you have the convenience of a general store right next door. The unit was very nicely decorated and well stocked with linens and kitchen essentials. Each of the bedrooms is large and has good closet space. The balcony is wide enough to eat on and the view is lovely. Beach gear included a lot of snorkel gear which saves the hassle and cost of renting it.

The location is remote and any nightlife requires a significant drive, so this is a good spot for those who like to cook at home. All in all, we were very happy with our stay and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We LOVE this condo, too! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable in our accommodations! We wished you had called us about night life! Our Welcome Book suggests activities and fun things to do nearby. There is dinner and dancing and music at the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae, about 4 miles away. There is night life at the Hapuna Prince, about 2 miles away...and the Mauna Lani, about 3 miles away. The 5 star resorts offer lots of activities and amenities and they are only 5-10 minutes by car. We hope you come back again and enjoy all of the nearby restaurants: Cafe Pesto, Seafood Bar, Blue Dragon and the Plantation Grill in Kawaihae, 4 miles away. There is also a food court and lots of restaurants at the Queen Shops, the King Shops and the Shops at Mauna Lani, as well as, the Hotel restaurants. Mahalo for staying with us!
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Nova Scotia Canada

Beautiful 4th floor Unit with ocean view

  • 5 of 5

Dear Ward and Jo,

Tonights is our last night and we are really reluctant to leave. Tomorrow we return to the cold and snow flurries in NOva Scotia, CAN. How strange it must be for you to share your home with people you may never meet. We have loved your condo. The renovations are wonderful. Really everything was perfect!! You are very thoughtful hosts and we appreciate all the special touches. We would love to return. My husband and I love Hawaii and last year discovered Puako. We stayed in Hale Aloha a little cottage on the ocean and were enchanted by this very special neighborhood. This year we decided to invite our son & daughter to experience the magic of Hawaii. Your 3 bedroom condo was just what we needed. Lost of space for everyone. We have had a wonderful two weeks together. We were very impressed with the cleaning staff who prepared the condo for our visit. it was immaculate. We will send a stellar review for the website & Trip advisor.

Thanks- wherever you are. Regards & Thanks Diana Maclean & Family

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you found our little corner of paradise. Puako Condo 405 is such a beautiful unit and I am glad that you had everything you needed for your family. We hope you come again!
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New Mexico


  • 4 of 5

The view from the 4th floor is spectacular. Photos accurate of condo size. Plenty of sitting room in living area. Property could have been cleaner, floors/carpet/couch. Kitchen is very small but equipped with the basics. The manager of condo is superb, very helpful, property exceptionally neat. Excellent location for walking next to ocean, sunsets, next door to fully stocked community grocery. Tenants and other visitors very friendly. Extras in condo for beach; chairs, snorkeling gear. Twin beds should be updated.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and recommendations. This condo has been completely remodeled and updated. We also changed cleaners! We hope you come again and enjoy all the new upgrades! Mahalo for staying with us!
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United States

A great value in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

For a group of people this is an ideal place to stay... plenty of space, close to beaches, centrally located on the kohala coast. Whenever we have friends visiting the islands we tell them to stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for staying with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little slice of paradise!
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hapuna Prince Hotel Bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Hapuna, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen K Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hapuna Beach and Beach 60
Car: recommended

Whale watching in the winter...November through April


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59


Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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