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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Spectacular set back Beachfront Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

Fabulous 4 BR set back Beachfront Villa in 40 acre enclave for privacy/security




HALE AOULI means 'Blue Vault of Heaven' in Hawaiian. This stunning 5,000 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath Lucky Bennett designed set back "beachfront" home sits on one full acre offering expansive views of the Pacific and the island of Maui in the distance. It's entry alone is several times as large, as beautiful and as inviting, with seemingly floating courtyard entry pools and waterfall, pano views of the seemingly endless expanse of common lawns and the Pacific to watch the surf while perched just enough above it to take your breach away. But that's just where the magic begins. It continues with your own deep, heated salt water pool and circular Jacuzzi on its 3,000sf lanai surrounded by gorgeous manicured tropical gardens and spectacular ocean and coastline views. This heavenly 40 acre enclave of custom homes built along the ocean with acres of open lawns and tropical plantings is nestled in between 2 large beachfront hotels where you will have access to both with their stunning white-sand beaches and all surrounded by Mauna Lani's 2 beautiful resort Golf Courses. The Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Lani Bay Hotels on either side of Hale Aouli's private enclave offers all guests at Hale Aouli a personal pass to enjoy these beaches and the thousands of acres of amenities like tennis and golf as well as all the hiking and biking trails that run along and in between the two resorts.... so exceptionally rare! Hale Aouli's guests also have free access to this home's own fabulous private Beach Club amenities that includes its 100 ft. long lap pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the beach, its 2,000 sf air-conditioned work-out facility overlooking the beach, its mens and womens locker room facilities that include more private Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, private outdoor massage pavilions to reserve and easy access to both hotels' beautiful, well-managed white-sand full-service beaches, their restaurants, spas, shops, golf, tennis, etc. most of which is located less than 50 yards from this property's own huge ocean view lanai and waiting for you to enjoy it all!!!

Welcome to the Best of the Best! The Best and most expansive view, the Best and closest location to view and access the Best of amenities and at the Best price! This villa is not only stunning to look at and experience, it is also the closest villa to the gorgeous white-sand, half-moon full-service (by next-door Fairmont Orchid Hotel) beach and private beach club, but both of these rare and much. sought after amenities are free of charge to all our guests while in-house. is also the most stunning and safe swim/snorkel/paddle-board/surf-friendly beaches on the Big Island where you can view and swim or snorkel with the local giant green sea turtles and lots of colorful fish, and all of these additional amenities are yours to enjoy free of charge and all are located just outside the home's secure oceanside gates and less than 50 yards away from Hale Aouli's huge 3,000 sq. ft. ocean view lanai.

As you enter this beautiful home you'll hardly notice the 18 ft. high open-beam ceilings and 10 ft. tall glass and screen Great Room doors that disappear into the walls because the imposing ocean view will command your gaze and lure you out to enjoy its 40 ft. long free-form heated, salt-water swimming pool and its circular jacuzzi spa, all of which commands the best of this home's views of the Pacific Ocean and the Island of Mauai in the distance. And both will coax you to stay right where you are, but this home's spectacular location will give you plenty to do without need of a car as most everything is either right there in front of you, right next to you or just a few min. stroll or easy bike ride from the property. Every room has its own climate controlled cooling systems so you can be cooled by fans, the island's breezes or A/C.... as you like it. Its full acre of exquisite home and manicured tropical gardens will delight you as does its circular lawn driveway and its courtyard entry walkways that appear to float above the shallow ponds beneath them.

This home is truly elegantly appointed with 4 generous bedroom suites - 3 with luxurious Tempurpedic or pillow-top king beds and 1 with two brand new Tempurpedic queen beds. The Master Bedroom suite commands a large footprint of the home's square footage. Views and breezes from the ocean and waves breaking can be seen, felt and heard right from your bed pillow and this suite includes its own office with partners desk, phone and copier/fax/printer/scanner for your use. Wifi runs throughout the entire home and lanai areas. This Master suite also houses its own full-size washer and dryer well hidden behind a pair of mahogany louvered doors. Its private bathroom with 8 ft. shower will entertain you with several choices of shower heads and it's own private walled-in outdoor garden of Eden that includes a soaking tub and an outdoor shower. All 3 Guest Bedroom suites include desks, seating areas, large walk-in closets and private bathrooms each with their own indoor as well as outdoor showers in private, walled-in outdoor garden settings.

The villa's 40x30 ft. Great Room is as comfortable as it is imposing with plenty of seating to enjoy the 70" flat-screen TV with Cable, Apple TV and/or stereo music with speakers everywhere so that you may choose to listen to music in one spot and watch TV in another anywhere in the main house or courtyard or on its large oceanside lanai area out by the pool and jacuzzi that overlooks expansive ocean views.

Relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on this home's beautiful 2,500 sq. ft. stone lanai with comfortable seating everywhere. The lanai's four luxurious chaises will be a favorite spot whether to enjoy the sun, a good book, view the whales or Surfer Joe, or to conclude each evening by star-gazing and marveling at the myriad of stars in the night sky above you. The outdoor wet-bar, complete with 4 comfortable armed chairs lined up along the bar area has all that is required to entertain you, including a flat-screen TV, drink fridge, ice maker, sink and of course built-in stereo speakers, that will make it a favorite spot to enjoy sports or listen to Hawaiian music while you sip mai tais and spear sashimi appetizers. The 6 ft. round stone outdoor dining table will seat up to 8 comfortably in arm chairs and is also a favorite spot to have breakfast, lunch or dinner under the stars. The large new Twin Eagle BBQ grill is always the most fun way to enjoy cooking fresh mahi mahi or thick steaks, chops or marinated chicken so easily purchased at our nearby Foodland, newly enlarged and a favorite spot to shop for absolutely everything you'll need and is just a 2 min. drive or 10 min. bike ride from the house. With their full-time butchers offering fabulous fresh fish daily, cut to order meats and hand-made sushi, great wines, fresh produce and delicious prepared foods always ready for pick-up all day and evening, as well a huge array of desserts from its bakery section, you're likely to become your own Hawaiian chef.... YUMMMM!

The home's huge gourmet kitchen with its long, curved bar that seats 5 has everything and more sporting the finest appliances, cookware and dinnerware as well as boasting one of the best views from the villa. So whether you cook yourself or call in one of our favorite in-home chefs we've personally enjoyed, the top-of-the-line accouterments as well as this beautiful space will make it a popular destination all hours of the day and night. And whether you choose to dine inside or out on the lanai, both offer an immensely enjoyable experience for you and your family and/or friends to entertain as casually or as elegantly as you wish.

Keywords: HALE AOULI means 'Blue Vault of Heaven' in Hawaiian. This fabulous 5,000 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath beachfront Lucky Bennett designed home built only 7 years ago is located in a new gated community at Pauoa Beach and is surrounded by beaches, the Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Lani Hotels and their several thousand acreas of 2 oceanfront golf courses and lots of fabulous amenities. Hale Aouli's guests have total access to its private Beach Club amenities as well the hotels' beautiful white-sand beaches, restaurants, spas, shops, golf, tennis, etc. etc.

Hale Aouli is the 2nd closest home to one of the most beautiful and pristine swim/snorkel/surf-friendly beaches on the Big Island (check us out on Google Earth). Both these amazing amenities (private beach club and full-service beach) are located right outside the home's secure gate about 100 yds. from the home's own 2,500 sq. ft. oceanside lanai with 40 ft. free-form vanishing edge, salt heated pool and jacuzzi spa. In other words, Hale Aouli = Paradise!

More Details

Joanne Cashin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Joanne Cashin

No matter where we have travelled, we always agree that nothing beats Hawaii. For 40 years we have loved it and never get enough of it. We built our own fabulous "dream home" on what we think is the Best island in the Hawaiian chain.... the Big Island, and we have never looked back. We got a little carried away, but we happily share it. Come spend a week or two there and we know you will want to come back again and again as most of our wonderful "guests" do.

Aloha nui loa, Joanne and Skip

Why Joanne Cashin chose Puako

This property is very special because it is extremely rare to ever find a high-end quality property for rent that offers both privacy and a beachfront setting. It's a perfect place, a perfect property and a perfect setting. And what makes this property even more rare, is that it's surrounded by most everything you'll want to do while in Hawaii. While there, you may never use your rental car, you may never use the bikes there or the snorkel gear there or tour the island or go to see the volcano or go shopping! Why? Because you will have it all right there.... the most perfect, relaxing, easy-going and fun-filled vacation! If that sounds like a dream vacation to you, then call us and we'll turn your dream vacation into a reality!

CAUTION TO ALL ON-LINE VACATION HOME RENTERS: Please be advised that there are so many on-line vacation rental SCAMMERS out there now. Be very careful who you respond to as these thieves copy all the photos and descriptions of legitimate properties very well, so all looks very legitimate. Protect yourself by only responding to our VRBO listing or call us directly at 650-245-4874. Thank you.

What makes this villa unique

Hands down, this property offers the BEST of everything you could ask for in a luxury vacation property. When renting a rare "beachfront" property, everyone can come and go as they please because almost everything you'll want to see and do is right there or just a few steps from your huge ocean view lanai. No fighting over cars or having to do what everyone else wants to do, you can stroll down to your beach chair and "disappear" for an hour or all day!


Puako Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Shared Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (3) 3 bedroom suites have luxurious king pillow-top beds in them, including the master bedroom suite., Queen size Beds (2) 1 bedroom has 2 luxurious queen pillow-top beds in it., Child Beds (2) 2 bedrooms have accommodations to fit a small child in each. One is in the master bedroom and the other is a window seat in the king guest bedroom suite., Baby Cribs (1) Cribs may be rented by calling Aloha Kona Kids at 808-329-3621. They offer the highest end baby/child cribs, etc. and will deliver and pick up at your request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Spectacular set back Beachfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Truly Magical

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had such a marvelous time here! We loved eating breakfast outside while watching the sun come up, and the view was simply gorgeous. We could tell that there has been so much care and attention paid to the design of the house. My daughter and son-in-law have many wonderful pictures of them and my grandson in that beautiful pool, and we had fun cooking together in the kitchen. My youngest daughter and I have always wanted to try a Wolf range, so we were excited to get the opportunity. I realized it was probably time to leave when I started to imagine living here full time! I am already thinking about when we might return. Thank you for providing such a relaxing oasis for our family - we have so many wonderful memories that we will cherish for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aloha spirit

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous. The pictures don't do this place justice. From the driveway to the lanai and on to the beach - all are breathtaking. Our family and friends felt at home and relaxed. This house is a well oiled machine. The people that take care of this property are delightful. The house is clean, the beds are comfortable, the plants, flowers all are tropical. So much more...There are many amenities that are just a few steps away. If you choose not to cook and use the well stock gourmet kitchen or hire a chef (we recommend Stavros), the Fairmont Orchid which is next door houses great restaurants. The beach is a few steps away. We saw tons of sea turtles basting in the sun with our daily walks. We definitely felt the Aloha spirit from the beginning to the end. Respect the property, the people and what comes with it - and you will have great memories in return.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York

Amazing getaway for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a magical 3 weeks at Hale Aouli this summer. The house and grounds are truly spectacular - we spent many hours lounging by the pool, taking in the unbeatable view, and watching our little ones enjoy the water. The interior furnishings are also of the highest quality and very well put together - visiting Hale Aouli is like coming home to vacation property you've always dreamt of having - no detail has been overlooked.

While the house itself is truly breathtaking, what really put the icing on the cake for us was the easy access to the grounds of the Fairmont Orchid right next door. Being able to walk down to the beach and order drinks and food by the water was a terrific benefit, especially since we had our little kids with us.

The house management staff, the daily cleaning staff, and everyone associated with this property were complete professionals - we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

We can't wait to be able to go back and spend some more time in this true Hawaiian paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

truly a piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is a magnificent home. The home itself is stunning, the amenities are incomparable and the setting is phenomenal. We enjoyed a week of gracious living and relaxation at Hale Aouli. The owners are kind and accommodating and the management staff bent over backwards to make our stay so memorable. They came everyday to clean and replenish supplies which were generously offered.

The house has a beautiful pool which was enjoyed by everyone in our multi-generational group. A beautiful white-sand beach was a short walk from the home. We love to snorkle and though we brought our own equipment, there was plenty of snorkle gear in the garage to borrow. And the snorkling did not disappoint: especially the sea turtles we were able to see each day.

We decided to hire one of the in-home chefs the owner recommended. What a joy to sit on the gorgeous patio watching the sunset without shopping, cooking or cleaning up! This was the way to go for complete relaxation. The meals we did prepare were in the fabulous kitchen which was well equipped with everything we needed, including spices! The market is less than a five-minute drive from the house.

A drawback: though we came with a list of sights we wanted to see, it was very hard to leave this place! We definitely opted to forfeit several day trips in favor of taking advantage of the grounds and comforts of Hale Aouli. Football games on the lawn, cards on the patio, hours of fun in the pool and on the beach were a slice of heaven. This was the perfect place for a family gathering.

You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay in this exceptional home. The view from the patio is imprinted in our mind's eye--a real highlight! We hope to return to this little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wow class act!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly designed, from robes to sheets to mattress, with no expense spared. The house is perfectly situated between the mauna lani and the fairmont, with several surfing spots within walking distance. The pool, spa, fountain and the award winning landscape were amazing... outdoor shower and bath were beautiful... the front of the house gardens i spent alot of times chasing anoles or taking pics of the flowers.... the fragrance... the tradewinds, the turtles...The kitchen is amazing,

i would not have wanted to stay anywhere else! the air conditioners the music the open space, the privacy! the club is nice but the home is hard to leave... the staff is first rate, professional, and were an added plus! (they clean every day) The owners have put together a masterpiece, in aesthetics and in feel... anyone lucky enough to find themselves here will truly not be disappointed. Thank You for sharing your Hale with us, Aloha Chris L

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Out-Cleaning Fee $950 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $5,000
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates for the Christmas Holiday (Dec. 16 to Dec. 26), is $7,500/night for a small party of up to 4 persons and may increase with the size of the party for 10 night minimum. Owner personally uses the property from December 27 thru January 31. Rent is payable in full at signing and no refunds

for Christmas Holidays due to the difficulty in re-renting such a large and specialized property. We recommend obtaining trip insurance (CSA Travel Protection for example) or other qualified insurer as trip insurance has become much more available and affordable. Thank you.
We look forward to having the opportunity to share our glorious set-back beachfront property with you soon.
Aloha, Joanne & Skip Cashin

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.