Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Your home away from home at our quiet condo in the award-winning Vistas

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

If you are looking for an ideal long-stay condo, then look no further. You will find our condo as the ideal resting place for a week or longer as the Big Island and Kohala Coast offer activities for the young and old alike.

We have a fully-stocked kitchen - perfect for gourmands. Ideal for long-term rentals. Vista Waikoloa is a very safe and secure community. Our unit has a large lanai for outside dining and relaxing. Guests are invited to use the equipment in the Lanai closet. Including snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella.

Kohala Coast is a golf-lovers paradise. Guests can walk to the Waikoloa Beach golf course and other world-renowned courses such as Mani Lani and Mauna Kea are just minutes away by car. Our guests receive a discount at the Beach and Kings courses at Waikoloa Beach resort.

Both the Queens and Kings shopping centers are a short walk from our house and have numerous dining options as well as a grocery store.

Explore the Kohala Coast with its numerous beaches and hiking opportunities. I would be happy to help you plan your stay with us.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details


Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds, can be made into a king-size (1) Roll-away bed and futon also available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All sheets and towels are available, including beach towels. Guests are welcome to use the equipment in the Lanai closet. Including snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach umbrella.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
5% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Your home away from home at our quiet condo in the award-winning Vistas
average rating of 4.85 based on 39 reviews

Amazing Apartment and Complex

  • 5 of 5

I had the good fortune of staying two weeks at the Villas Waikoloa. The location is great in relation to almost anything this side of the island. There's plenty of shopping, coffee bars, restaurants and not to mention that the Lava Lava Beach Club is just minutes away. , Also, you can just walk out the door, down the stairs and behind the building right over to the Tropics Ale House.

The apartment itself is very spacious with high ceilings. The lanai is large as well. You have everything you need to enjoy your stay. Grab some groceries from the Queen's Market around the corner and you're set. I'd stay here again for certain. The pool and two hot tubs are fantastic as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good things about this place. Beautiful condo, close to the beach, great furnishings. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

location, location , location

  • 5 of 5

we love the Vistas, and Joy (owner)... was well.. a joy to work with (pun intended)lol the unit was well stocked and what was REALLY nice... she did't rush us out on last day. Our flight wasn't until 9:30pm and we figured we would be roaming around town all day , but Joy let us linger a little longer and that was so wonderful. Thanks for a wonderful time in your condo, we will definitely comeback . Jay & Lori Schell , Hillsboro, Ore

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Spokane, WA

Great location in Waikoloa

  • 3 of 5

We love the look and the location of Vista Waikoloa, right between the Hilton and the Marriott with only a short walk to A-Bay. The condo is well-supplied and generously stocked with kitchen ware, beach "toys", towels, etc. But I had to give it only 3 stars for two reasons ... 1) there were avoidable problems with the unit and 2) though addressed with owner almost immediately, they were not corrected during our 9-night stay. I don't think I'm any more picky about my lodgings than the average person but the shower was mildewed badly when we arrived (I did some scrubbing myself to make it acceptable) and the dryer lint trap was falling apart and catching clothes against the baffles inside. Master bedroom ceiling fan made scary sounds, and we reported other small issues that were fixable. The whole place just needs a serious cleaning & updating! Also it sounds nice to be right on the golf course ( ... and it IS a very pretty view!) but when the mowers arrive at 4:30 AM, not so great! And the workers chattering next door at some gathering spot behind a hedge during the day wasn't the best either! All told, we will definitely consider Vista Waikoloa in the future, but probably not this unit again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you had these problems. I thank you for bringing these to my attention, and I did my best to try to rectify these ASAP. I did pass your comment about the cleanliness of the shower to the cleaning company and I hope that they are more diligent in the future. My previous handyman went AWOL on me, but I have hired a new one and he has fixed all of these issues and replaced the dryer lint catcher. I do understand that our unit has not been totally updated and therefore, the rental price reflects this. About the mowing in the morning – there is nothing I, or other Vista owners can do about this.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! The place was spacious and had everything we could have needed. It was exactly what we had been hoping for. Small touches like a dish sponges, soaps, and even laundry supplies made our stay most pleasant. The location was superb for our needs, had stores nearby, and was easy to get in and out of. I would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Palm Desert, Ca., USA

Great family location

  • 5 of 5

Great unit, fully stocked, has Everything you will need. Beautiful pool and jacuzzis. Huge lanai overlooking golf course with plenty of seating for relaxing or eating outside. Many items like snorkeling gear, bogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas etc. Kitchen fully stocked, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, microwave, coffee maker. We ate most of our meals here. Short walk to beach, hieroglyphics, 2 different shopping areas both with markets to buy anything you need and plenty of restaurants. Ideally located to adventure out to the north or south for sightseeing excursions. Highly recommend staying here. Very clean and quiet.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Joy Stevenson
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Joy Stevenson

We are an American family who has lived overseas for 26 years but now reside back in the states. Our family has enjoyed coming to our Hawaii house over the years as Hawaii is a wonderful mix of Asia and America.

Joy Stevenson purchased this condo in 2000

Why Joy Stevenson chose Puako

We like the Vistas because they are very quiet. The construction of the Vistas is superb and they are very well maintained. We deliberately picked a unit away from the street plus we have a lovely view of Mauna Kea.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! Joy, wonderful condo. The Big Island is great, so now for the adventures! Got to swim with the honos!

Wendy C.

Thanks for the tip about the book (The Big Island Revealed). Spent hours snorkeling at Hapuna and Mauna Kea Beach. Saw John Keane Slack Key Show at the King's Shops - fantastic. Great holiday.

Gae and Howard M.

Great place - all the comforts of home plus more - and the Big Island!! Amazing!

Vicki H.
Oct 2014
  • 1 of 19


Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposi $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

HI Tax ID W01044690-01

Cancellation Policy: Owner will refund guest 95% of deposit (5% for administrative costs) when: notice is provided more than 30 days prior to check in for reservations made less than three months in advance.
when notice is provided more than 60 days prior to check in for reservations made more than three months away

Owner'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.