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Pili Pono - Whale watch all winter!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Located on the pristine and perennially sunny shores of Puako, a quaint oceanfront community on the Big Island's Kohala Coast, Pili Pono is a newly completed 5,384 sq. ft. waterfront home which offers a truly private and luxurious experience.

The gourmet kitchen boasts all Miele appliances, granite countertops, and is complete with a built-in-convection oven, latter/espresso maker, range top, steam cooker, microwave, trash compactor and dishwasher. And if you'd rather watch someone else work his or her magic on your behalf, let us coordinate a private chef to prepare for you a culinary masterpiece.

Three of the four bedrooms are suites with king beds and private bathrooms featuring indoor/outdoor marble lined showers. The fourth bedroom, a perfect nest for the keiki (children), hosts two mahogany bunk beds and comfortable seating around a big screen HDTV. All rooms are equipped A/C and feature gorgeous ocean views with opportunities to witness beautiful evening sunsets.

After a day of fun in the sun, relax in one of several recreational areas. The upstairs living room features a pool table, a wet bar, a large HDTV with surrounding seating and huge pocket doors that open to the exterior lanais that offer more epic ocean views. The air conditioned media room hosts a digital home theatre system with a wall size HD projector screen and DVD player.

The outdoor perks at Pili Pono are boundless. Fit for outdoor lounging, there are two fabulous gazebos with daybeds on the lanai. The ocean front yard offers a shallow dipping pool for warm afternoons and a large hot tub for cool nights. With the water's edge right outside your door, snorkeling is as simple as making the decision to meander the 150 feet down to the shore. The waters around Puako are extremely clear and ideal for underwater visibility. Be sure to rinse off in the heated outdoor shower upon your return from your swim.

Located just a mile away, are two of Hawaii's top beaches—Hapuna Beach and Wailea Beach. Hapuna was voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast and both beaches offer ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding and witnessing a variety of sea life from green turtles to pods of dolphins to breaching humpback whales (seasonally). And when the waves are up, Paniau—a nearby surf spot at the end of Puako Beach Drive—offers some true Hawaiian wave riding. The property is within five minutes of five star resorts, restaurants and shopping

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Parties and Events: We do not allow weddings or events at this property. However, guests are welcome to invite friends to enjoy this beautiful property, however the limit is 10 guests and the maximum guest count cannot exceed 20 people at any one time.

More Details

Property Manager
Hawaii Life Vacations
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautifully appointed home. Has top quality kitchen equipment and dishes, glasses etc. The stove top was messed up from previous rental, so wasn't up to par compared to everything else in the home. Our (kids) family absolutely loved the hot tub and movie room. The views are gorgeous, looking out the doors are such a treat. The showers are especially wonderful. Great experience, we would definitely stay here again!
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 3 King beds, 4 Twin beds, 2 Bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Pili Pono - Whale watch all winter!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 22 reviews
San Carlos
5

Amazing Puako Property!

  • 5 of 5

We had our 5 teenagers and our closest friends (and their two teenagers) together for a week long reunion/vacation. The home was perfectly appointed, with every amenity you could think of. Outdoor showers, gorgeous outdoor lounge areas, plenty of toys, and sea turtles within 10 feet of the shoreline. We loved the hot tub, which was perfect for late afternoon conversations, or evening star gazing. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we grilled and cooked in on several evenings. The teens loved playing pool and card games late into the evening, followed my movies in the theater. We explored the island, found isolated waterfalls, hiked to the black sand beach, shopped in Waimea, had dinner at Roy's, and so much more. It was absolutely perfect. (and our property manager was superb--checked in on us and was so knowledgable and well versed...we totally appreciated the help and the care).

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring, TX
5

Gorgeous Property!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Puako is our favorite place to stay on the Big Island and Pili Pono was fabulous! The property was very well maintained and had everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful sunsets from the backyard. The two sets of washers and dryers made laundry time go quickly. We enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling out from the house. Great access from Puako to Waikaloa Village, Hapuna and Havi/North Kohala. Definitely a property we will enjoy again one day.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Hawaii Life Vacations
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Sun Valley, ID
5

Pauko Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Perfection on Puako Beach Road! The home was beautiful and perfectly stocked for 2 families. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! So happy to hear that everything was perfect for your two families! Mahalo for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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San Francisco Bay Area
5

Love, love this home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends had the privilege of renting this gorgeous property for the month of January 2017. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The home has fresh, flowering orchids in most rooms, along with every amenity: comfortable beds, quality linens, beach chairs and equipment. We lacked for nothing. Nikki, our local host, was extremely responsive and helpful with recommendations for local outings. The bedrooms all open to the water so we could hear the ocean every night as we fell asleep. We all enjoyed the pool table and entertainment area upstairs. We hope to return very soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Foothill Ranch, CA
5

Amazing Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We met for our small family reunion and the house met our every need. It was like staying at our own mini resort. Rooms were large and nicely appointed, location could not be beat with whales visible from the lounge chairs or jacuzzi, the amenities were top notch. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots and pans, the built in coffee maker was a hit with the adults! The TV room was a teenage boys dream with surf videos playing on the big screen daily and the view from the second story allowed us to watch sunsets while we played a round of pool. Puako is a special place on the Big Island, close to most everything on the Kona side but quiet enough to get away from the large resorts. So thankful to have had the opportunity to stay in this family friendly house that helped make great memories for my entire family. Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Hawaii Life Vacations
Owner's Response: Aloha, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the house met the needs of the whole family! It's great you were able to utilize the household amenities and create a memorable trip for everyone! Mahalo for the review and we look forward to hosting you and your family again in the near future!
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5

Family Getaway in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend our vacation. Everything far exceeded our expectations it's hard to sum it up. The house is huge, great for families or groups. There's 4 large bedrooms each with a full ball. It's spacious, comfortable and feels as if you are at a 5 star resort. Beautiful furniture, amazing open air showers, ac in every room. Awesome amenities like a huge movie room, surround sound indoors and out, big kitchen, tvs. We didn't leave for 3 days it had everything to offer.

Outdoors there's an infinity lounge pool and hot tub. With two sofa cabanas. Perfectly manicured lawn with views of the ocean and sunset every night. It's right on the water and easy to walk out to the ocean to snorkel or kayak. This place has every detail you could want without being too fancy. We had little kids and they would play for hours and we could lounge at the same time.

There's no better place you could stay.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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