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Hale Olu- Olu - House of Happiness!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Charming, Remodeled 3 Bedroom Beach Home

Hale ʻOluʻolu

House of Happiness

Charming, remodeled beach home. You can rent it as a two bedroom/2 bath, or a three bedroom/3 bath. Large deck on the ocean side of the house has nice teak outdoor furniture and a big stainless gas grill. There is a ocean peek and more ocean views coming when the trees are trimmed!

There's a master suite upstairs which is very private with its own office; it's own deck, a walk-in closet, Air Conditioning, and a big flat-screen. There is no cable TV, but streaming WiFi for Netflix and a DVD player.

A private third bedroom with its own private bathroom and outdoor bamboo shower is separate and located off the back deck.

The backyard deck has outdoor dining also, and a herb garden!

Lots of pretty shade trees all around keep this home cool and comfortable.

The yard is lush and private.

Brand-new appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen.

Because this one is new in our rental pool, which means it is available for Christmas!

$279 a night for two people,

$289 a night for four people

$299 a night for six people

Plus tax and cleaning fee

More Details

Property Manager
Marla or Debbie
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Marla or Debbie

Island Beach Rentals LLC ® 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. Deborah D. Sharp ® (AlohaDebbie) has been a Hawaii licensed Real Estate Broker since 1985 and a Hawaii resident for 40 years.

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 21 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.

Marla or Debbie purchased this house in 2010

Why Marla or Debbie chose Kohala Coast

Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is the only small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. It is 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 enjoying 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, fine dining, shopping and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers and Ocean Sports 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 desire, with the exception of viewing the volcano which is a 3 hour drive.

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. 30 minutes, Kailua Kona 45 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.

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 60 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.

What makes this house unique

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

“Being able to experience real living in Puako neighbour at House of Happiness was fabulous and has left us with lifelong memories. It is over the lane from the beach and rock pools of Puako. We were able to enjoy morning walks and incredible evening sunsets - it was magical. The house is very very cute, and the kitchen was really well equipped with a great outside deck to bbq and relax in the evenings, with cosy outside lighting. An abundance of fluffy white towels and plenty of loo roll, plus all necessary washing products was great, as so many places don't supply them. ”
Aug 2016
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outdoor bamboo shower
  • Master bedroom has a full bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed can be converted into twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Separate Detached bedroom with a bathroom
  • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE UPSTAIRS Guest bedroom down stairs Third bedroom studio is outside and detached.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Swim and snorkel right across the street. Whale watching in the winter November - April. Safe neighborhood to walk, ride bikes, roller blade. General store down the street with DVDs to rent and ice cream!


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Hale Olu- Olu - House of Happiness!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Perfect and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Turned out to be our home away from home.. The owners have thought of every need! We grilled dinner 3 xs on the new charbroiller, will definitely be coming back!awesome.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoy your stay at the Hale Olu'olu! We look forward to accommodating you in the near future. Mahalo, Marla
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA

Real Hawaii, relaxing and beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

Nicely appointed...great location...quiet -fantastic sunsets! Definitely will return and recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect. Puako Beach Dr. is off the beaten path but still within walking distance to a little general store and right across from the beach. Hapuna Beach Park is only 3 miles away. Debbie and her staff were super responsive and a joy to work with. Highly recommend this property for families wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a quite relaxing stay on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Robert for those kind words and for staying at the so perfectly named House of Happiness Hale Olu'olu! We loved having you and hope to be able to host you again!
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Fair Oaks, California

Puako Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this cozy and private home last summer and we had a wonderful experience! The owners have thought of just about everything so all we had to do was shop for our food and drinks then sit back and enjoy the peaceful and picturesque surroundings. The ten minute walk to the end of the street for swimming/snorkeling at Paniau Beach was a daily treat. From there it is a pleasant beach walk to the Fairmont Orchid for morning coffee and bites. Be sure to take a drive (+/- 20 min) to Kawaihae in the morning and buy fresh catch from Da Fish House! Don't miss the sunsets right across the street!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Kona Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ocean Sea Food and Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Maunakea, Maunalani and Hapuna
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Neighbor hotel restaurants
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

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