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Puako Oceanfront Villa And Guest House

Bedrooms 4
Space 6,100 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms with Guesthouse. 6 Bathrooms. Sleeps 8

Hale Ama is an oceanfront villa located in the magical neighborhood of Puako on the Big island of Hawaii. Puako is one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii with a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. Each day is filled with the sound of the sea, coconut trees swaying in the tropical breeze and the beauty of Hawaii. You share a sandy beach with sea turtles and play on an oceanfront rich with sea life. Your day ends with one of the most stunning sunsets in the world.

As you enter the gated property you are greeted by lush tropical landscape. Hale Ama has a two-story main house and a guesthouse. This unique property is designed for relaxed and luxurious Hawaii style living. There is almost 7000 square feet of beautifully crafted living space with over 2000 square feet of covered lanais.

The beautifully furnished main house includes a living room with 27 ft. of folding glass doors which open to a covered lanai. This expansive opening provides spectacular ocean views and an open air feeling throughout the house. The first floor includes a fully equipped, modern kitchen with an island/bar, a large and comfortably furnished entertainment room with a 50” flat screen TV, a queen bedroom with full bath and an additional guest bathroom which can be entered from the beach. The second floor has two spacious king bedrooms each with its own bath and amazing ocean views, one with its own private lanai. There is also an office with internet, computer and printer. The home has Wi-Fi and sound systems throughout the house. The main house sleeps six.

The guesthouse is separate from the main house and has 2 bathrooms, flat screen television, Wi-Fi and Hawaiian furnishings. The bedroom has a king sized bed and bathroom and the living room has a convertible queen sized bed with a joining bathroom. In addition, there is a dinning area and a modern kitchen. The guesthouse is located behind the main house with its own lanai and is just steps across the lawn to the beach. The guesthouse sleeps 4.

Enjoy a morning walk to Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, swim with the sea turtles in front of the house, go snorkeling, explore tide pools, or just relax on the lanai. Surfing and great golf courses are nearby. In winter months, you can watch the magnificent humpback whales from the lanais. At the end of the day enjoy Puako’s beautiful sunsets.

More Details

Joe Matza
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Joe Matza

The property was built as a family retreat with a passion for beautiful craftsmanship and an appreciation for Hawaii style living. The family's main residence is in Malibu California. Please be aware we do not accept event bookings where there are more than 10 people participating in the event.

Joe Matza purchased this villa in 2004

Why Joe Matza chose Kohala Coast

We chose Puako because it has a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. It’s also one of the one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii. We know you will enjoy this magical place as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

Pukao is a small oceanfront community on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. The town is one of Hawaii's best kept secrets, known for its crystal clear, cobalt blue waters, and top notch snorkeling and diving conditions. Hapuna Beach, one of the nicest white-sand beaches on the island, is a stone's throw away from Puako. Great dinning, golf, hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing and simply relaxing in a beautiful place are but a few unique qualities of Hale Ama located in the Heart of Puako.


Waimea Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Read the ADDENDUM A HOUSE RULES carefully in the Hale Puako, LLC Rental Agreement. Thank you!
  • Please, go Hawaii style with no shoes indoors. Also, please throughly wash the sand off your feet before entering the house. Thank you!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main house - 1st floor joins bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main house 2nd floor with ocean view.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main house second floor.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Main house 2nd floor.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Guest house joins bedroom.
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Guest house joins living room.
  • 6 Bathrooms All the bathrooms ante beautifully finished with slate floors, tile showers and custom teak and maple and large Koa framed mirrors.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with joining bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 Guest House - 1 king , Hawaiiana feel with joining bathroom.
    Covertible bed in guest house living room. - 1 queen , Hawaiiana feel with joining bathroom.
  • Bedrooms have a rich Hawaiiana feel and joining bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Puako Oceanfront Villa And Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Paradise come true

  • 5 of 5


We have been in this fantastic house for a week, in May 2017. Everything is perfect and works well. The house is decorated greatly and has everything you need. I fall in love with the kitchen’s marble, it’s like a Claude Monet impressionist picture. You can find many books in the owner’s library with lovely pictures of Hawaii, about the history, the petroglyphs of Hawaii, or about the beginning of surfing. You can even find even special shoes for the water, or canoes to go along the coast. If you want to have a barbecue, you will find a big one fully equipped. The house is in sea front line, so the sunsets, everyday different, are the nicest films you can see. You can admire and swim between the turtles, especially at sunset, when they come to rest. Don’t disturb them; they are protected.

The garden is perfect, with hammocks in the palm trees, balanced by the sweet Hawaiian breeze and with the singing of marvellous birds; it’s plenty of different kind of palm trees, primaries, mangos and bushes plenty of lovely flowers.

This house has been a perfect paradise that we’ll always remember!

Catherine and Miquel Serra

Gomis – 71

Barcelona- Spain

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine and Miguel, It was such a pleasure to share our home with you! Thank you for the wonderful review. Joe
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Great location . Loved having the general store nearby.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Beautiful view! Loved swimming with turtles!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had two families staying in the house the end of July. Between the main house and the guest house, we had plenty of room for all of us. Given the constant exposure to sea elements, the house is in excellent condition. Our favorite feature was the back deck overlooking the ocean. You get to enjoy stunning views throughout the day. We saw sea turtles every morning in the tide pool area by the house. You will find restaurants and other resorts a short drive, as well as Hapuna beach, which is a gorgeous white sandy beach. We found the house manager and the owner to be very responsive and accommodating. If you are going to the Big Island, and you want to be on the water, I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsborough, NC

Hale Ama is Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hale Ama is Paradise...a happy welcome to feeling calm and centered, this tranquil gorgeous home was like easing into a warm bath.

The entire residence is one with the magnificent ocean and nature's surroundings ; every room is beautifully and comfortably appointed incorporating the outdoors within- its great windows and large glass doors open the house to the light and sounds of the ocean landscape. The floor plan is smartly​ designed to accommodate large or small groups , with many indoor and outdoor "nooks" for private escapes .

Just a few of the things that stood out for me:

Hale Ama’s serene ocean views and its constant breezes , the peaceful quiet bedrooms with very comfortable beds/mattresses , each having their own attached modern bathrooms , screened windows if you choose to sleep with the sea breeze , ceiling fans galore, a fabulous cooks' kitchen and large counter/bar, a wonderful outdoor grill....the surrounding outside deck with its loungers and charming picnic table -- it was our favorite place to dine morning, noon and night ) the kayaks , bikes and many other beach toys provided us with many a memorable experience.... snorkeling side by side with the patient wise old sea turtles whom arrived daily on "our" beach like clockwork, to take in their morning nap in the sun ...biking 10-15 minutes to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world , the delicious morning smoothies and afternoon margaritas compliments of our own giving mango tree, an incredible massage done outside in a private corner of the deck overlooking the sea , and then especially meeting the kind and helpful caretaker and his wife along with the many new lovely local friends we met .... the Puako General Store, the Waimea fish market called Hale l'a Da Fish House , and oh my... the shaved ice!!! , dancing on the roof top of the Blue Dragon , lunches at ​Cafe Pesto ....and most of all , the spectacular ocean sunrises and sunsets with best friends on the deck of Hale Ama !

This home and location are the absolute perfect environment for a fun , inspiring and rejuvenating get-away... It is simply remarkable and I didn't want to leave...I highly recommend ! Thanks for the sweet memories !

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly spectacular home in a beautiful setting!!!

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the prettiest homes on the island. It is in a very special setting right on the water with a natural turtle habitat right in front of the house. The main living area and kitchen opens up to a large lanai that runs the length of the home. Three beautifully appointed bedrooms each with lovely bathrooms. Spectacular custom woodwork in every room. It is a home that is warm, very relaxing and a place you will not want to leave, ever. I can not recommended it any higher.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My experience

  • 5 of 5

I’d been to Kauai many times,…the lush dramatic jungle isle of the Hawaiian chain.I didn’t know what to expect coming to the Big island, just hoping our booking would be all that it seemed from ‘the Pictures’ and list of things that sounded pretty awesome. Wanting a new Hawaiian adventure, we went for it.

After a convenient stop at COSTCO right there by the Kona airport (super convenient!) we were on our way to Hale Ama along the straight lava flanked road a coté de la mer.

We were definitely on an island of molten history. You could FeeL it.

In 1/2 hour or so we drove off the main highway to Puako. the view gorgeous as we circled in closer and closer to the ocean, our rented home to be. We pull into driveway, begin the unloading. Upon opening the front door the view and the tradewinds had us all dropping our ‘loads’ and going straight to the large inviting deck at the ocean’s edge. pretty much jaw dropping. I suggest arriving in the afternoon if you can!) the caretaker has things open for your arrival.

I’ll Try make this short!

This house is built with great love and attention to detail. The choices of wood,mostly from the island, are gorgeous. the choices of artists…depicting native JoY, carved hieroglyphs in unexpected places, every dish, cooking utensils, knives, wine glasses, platters you’d need, and more. even spices! a ’temporary' home in every sense.

Look forward to turtl love in your front yard! You are in Hono Bay, so will see many…often greeting you in your front yard :-) and we saw the sprays of migrating whales when we were there. The reef out front of the house is full of colorful fish,…in a calm protected area safe for children too, and us older folk. Do bring water shoes, as you will need then to take walks on the lava. You can get them easily there or wherever you are coming from. got mine at CVS!

Home is close to fun restaurants, markets, And farmer’s markets, and galleries….lots of hiking and seafaring opportunities of course! Yet the beauty for me, was that you are off the main drag of hotels and lots of folks vying for a place to sit or take in this paradise. call me selfish,…but sharing this with your loved ones is something you won’t forget.

At Hale Ama there is one surprise after another. Just GO !!!

ohhhhhh yeahhhhh. Unbelievable. this renter throws in an amazing masseuse gift.there at the house,...on the deck. And she’s excellent,... you will want her back! crazy good stufffffff.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport (KOA)
Nearest Barpub
5.4 Miles
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Hapuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
4.3 Miles
Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
Beach 69 at Waialea Bay Beach
Car: necessary

Hale Ama is an oceanfront private estate located in the magical neighborhood of Puako on the Big island of Hawaii. Puako is one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii with a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. Each day is filled with the sound of the sea, coconut trees swaying in the tropical breeze and the beauty of Hawaii. You share a sandy beach with sea turtles and play on an oceanfront rich with sea life. Your day ends with one of the most stunning sunsets in the world.


Rates & Availability

Waimea Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
December Low Season 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
6 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
Winter Peak 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Apr 18 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $875
Damage Deposit $3,500

Please note, The Cancellation Policy in The Rental Agreement takes priority over The Cancellation Policy on the HomeAway/VRBO web site. Policy available by contacting owner when bookingRates are subject to change until 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 8 people are allowed without written permission. Guests agree to let gardeners, maids, pool cleaners etc. do their work as scheduled, you may not turn them away from the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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