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We have 50 Five star reviews!, Sunny, Puako Hawaii Luxury Condo W/ View and Ac

Puako, HI, USA
  • Condo
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay5 - 7 nights

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

Aloha! Here is your rare opportunity to experience a well-appointed luxury condominium in the quaint Hawaiian village of Puako! The master bedroom has a private lanai and oceanview. This room is equipped with a California King Size bed and a Designer Englander II mattress to make your resting space replete. Experience the gentle tropical breezes while sipping a cup of Kona coffee or enjoying a cool drink. Relax and enjoy the sunny splendor of Puako, the gem of the Big Island, where sounds of the surf or returning whales in the bay can lullaby you to sleep at night... The second bedroom is set with a Queen size bed of equal comfort and is nestled against the backside of the condo with its own private entry door. Full closets and a tropical decor create a theme of relaxation and flat screen TV/DVD player is available for your enjoyment. There are plenty of extra amenities that create the real ambience of Aloha in the Puako #303 condominium. This owner has traveled extensively and has brought into this lodging the 'small things' that make our time away from home either an 'okay' experience or an excellent one! Unexpected travel items such as soaps, shampoos, sunblock, bandaids, coffee, teas, beachmats, island cookbooks, or 'Big Island Revealed', books are often available for your enjoyment. High speed internet access, flat screen TV/DVDs, and outdoor dining on the lanai for breathtaking sunsets are all options that set this accommodation apart from others. The Paniolo Room doubles as an office when the queen size sofa bed is not in use. Give yourself a few private moments at the roomy desk to write a 'I wish you were here' postcard or 'you've got to come and join me!' to friends or loved ones... Hospitality abounds in this home as it has clean and beautiful appliances, kitchenware and linens including six fluffy beach towels and also a selection of beach books for your trip to the beach. This condo has a view of the surf and coastline which is more readily available than others in the complex due to its location on the third floor. Access to food and services are close by and without the Kona traffic jams! Five Star world-class resorts & hotels have chosen this region because it affords the proximity to some of the finest beaches in the world (Hapuna & Wailea). Activities on the island can also include a wealth of things; golfing, horse backriding, diving, surfing, birding, visiting botanical gardens, fishing, snorkeling, boutique shopping, spas, sailing, hiking in lush tropical forests, helicopter rides, fine dining, spiritual retreats, or beachcombing. You may also choose to explore the petroglyphs at the Archeological Reserve, discovering the volcano by helicopter, visiting for the Ironman Triathalon in October, humpback whale watching (Dec.-May), viewing the stars at the Mauna Kea observatory or slipping off on a sunset sail... A simple morning or evening stroll across the street from this Puako Condo #303 can afford you breathtaking sights of sea turtles in their natural habitat and an opportunity to snorkel or dive in pristine & protected waters and coral reefs. There is a swimming pool in the garden area of the complex for those who prefer exercising , sunning, or relaxing poolside. Pick a few seasonal oranges or bananas from the garden area and make a fresh juice smoothie to sip on while you relax! If you are in need of a vacation getaway, privacy, refuge or renewal, eventing or romance, this could be your place! Look no further for an exceptional lodging opportunity. The Big Island of Hawaii is listed as one of the '1000 Places To See Before You Die' in the New York Times #1 BestSeller's Book List. Sorry, no smoking nor pets allowed. Please call and ask for Puako Condo #303, or Sonja's Place! Contact information for your visit to the Big Island will be provided. Please note that interest for this property has been high, so please call and book your desired dates ahead (as soon as possible) Please scroll down if you are looking for photos and an email contact number Keywords: Condominium


Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie

  • Member Since 2006
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within one hour
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                View of Mauna Kea from entry door and walkways
              • Near The Ocean
                Multiple public access walking trails from right outside the front door of the lobby
              • Ocean View
                Partial view of Puako Bay, Kohala Coastline, community, tropical gardens and swimming pool
              • Resort
                Resort dining nearby, early bird specials at most five star hotels, Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani etc.
              • Village
                Puako has a quaint and authentic old Hawaii feel to it. Visit the local Puako General Store nearby to talk story with the locals!
              • Water View


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Elevator
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Kitchen bar & lanai dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                        Chess, checkers, cards
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys
                                        Boogie boards


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Bicycles
                                            For adult use only, please ask owner.
                                          • Boat
                                            Near launch
                                          • Golf
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Garden & condominium grounds
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Gas grill at pool area
                                          • Tennis
                                          • Water Sports Gear

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool


                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • water parks

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • luaus
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • photography
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Swimming Pool, Air Conditioning (!), High Speed & wireless Internet, Local Cell phone Range to Mainland (for many providers), Ceiling Fans, Grill (BBQ), a 60 second walk to the shoreline! No Smoking, No Pets

                                                                    24 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    I Recomend This Property Absolutely

                                                                    This condo is perfectly located to explore all the Big Island has to offer. The condo unit itself is equipped with everything you will need. The general store next door is fantastic. The on site property manager is a super host. I look forward to staying here again. The third floor ocean view and breeze was amazing. If only I could take it home with me. The mattress on the hide a bed in the 3rd bedroom/den could use replacement but we found a mattress cover in the closet to improve it. Literally the only challenge we experienced. The owners were very easy to deal with and accommodating.
                                                                    Jan 27, 2018
                                                                    Jan 2018

                                                                    Clean, spacious, and well appointed

                                                                    A 60th birthday surprise, what a lovely experience!
                                                                    Dec 07, 2017
                                                                    Nov 2017

                                                                    Love Puako!

                                                                    We enjoyed our stay in condo 303. It had everything we need. Beach gear, kitchen extras like spices and books both for pleasure and about the island. We have been to the big Island several times but this has been our favorite. We love that Puako is away from the crowds but close to multiple great beaches.
                                                                    Feb 09, 2017
                                                                    Feb 2017
                                                                    Owner's Response:Aloha Margaret, Did you know that your review makes our 50th (total) five star review?Although only about half now show on the current vrbo website, our behind the scenes data has been collecting for several years; since before home away and vrbo had their merger. Thank you for taking the time to tell us that this was your favorite experience although you have been to Puako several times before! We appreciate your acknowledgment of our wide array of spices, beach supplies, and other amenities that made your stay with us so special. Please consider returning, we look forward to having you as our guests in Puako once again. Mahalos, and a hui ho!

                                                                    Perfect for Family

                                                                    The condo provided the perfect location and accomodations for our family's Spring Break vacation. The three bedrooms and two baths provided plenty of room for our teenagers, in a quiet location. From the third floor balcony, we enjoyed great views of the ocean, whale watching, and beautiful sunsets. There is a beautiful beach across the street, and you are only 5-15 minutes away from additional pristine beaches, hiking locations, and shopping centers. The General Store next door stocks your basic grocery items, as well as many fresh specialty items and friendly sales associates. We appreciated all of the comforts of home and recreational gear, with the well stocked inventory of boogey boards, beach chairs & towels, snorkel gear, cooler, kitchen appliances and dishes, linens, travel guides, and more. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves and waking up to the sounds of tropical birds. The pool is warm and clean and the grounds are well maintained and inviting, with a variety of tropical plants and flowers. The reserved parking space was a bonus, and the owners were a pleasure to work with. We would definitely recommend this condo, when visiting the Big Island.
                                                                    Mar 31, 2016
                                                                    Mar 2016
                                                                    Owner's Response:Thank you for your 5 star review! We take pride in making our condo feel like you get what you pay for! Boogie boards, coolers, beach chairs, beach books, a clean swimming pool, easy and quick acess to the beach and a comfortable place to sleep with ocean sounds wafting in while slumbering! Please visit us again in Puako, and thank you for your patronage!

                                                                    A wonderful get-away and home away from home - everything you need!

                                                                    We enjoyed our time at this spacious, comfortable, and relaxing condo with our toddler, and hope to stay there again! A great view, more than a complete kitchen, a very short walk to (and everything you need for) fun at the beach, and super clean. Appreciated the touches of home, the deck seating, washer and dryer, and air conditioning, as I got sick the day we arrived and had to stay there a lot while my husband and daughter went on jaunts to the beach, pool, and store next door, etc. Impressed and thankful for the many kitchen amenities, toaster, rice cooker, microwave, dishes, pots and pans, seasonings, etc., (far more than any other VRBO we've stayed at), since we eat in almost entirely, due to food allergies. The on-site property manager and her assistant were friendly and helpful as well. It was extra windy during our stay but everyone said it was unusually so.
                                                                    Apr 02, 2016
                                                                    Nov 2015
                                                                    Owner's Response:Thank you for your 5 Star review of our property (which makes 50 Five Star reviews on the owners side of this vrbo website)! Hooray! Thank you for letting us know that we are continuing to provide an exceptional lodging experience for our guests. We appreciate your comments that our unit has a great VIEW, has Air Conditioning, great lanai seating, and so many comforts of home such as a washer/dryer, kitchen appliances and a terrific supply of spices which are not commonly found in vacation rentals. We are pleased you enjoyed the cleanliness of our unit and also the hospitality that we provide from start to finish, including the amazing aloha of our dear property manager. Did you know that she puts fresh flowers in the elevator every morning? We are looking forward to having you as our guest again sometime in the future. Mahalos!

                                                                    Easy Family Spring Break Week

                                                                    Our party of five (parents, two college kids, and one of their friends) stayed at this Puako condo for a fun spring break trip that didn't break the bank. The condo decor is island style without being kitschy and was very clean and comfortable. We did not use the AC and were comfortable with the sea breezes and the fans moving air through. For a group with different abilities and interests, the location is perfect. My husband and I liked to get up early while it was still cool and go for a walk or an early snorkel (the snorkelling at the end of Puako Beach Drive was amazing -- we saw turtles, a manta ray, and a multitude of varieties of coral and tropical fish). We would come back to the condo for breakfast and pack up a picnic lunch and head out to a sandy beach where the younger set could boogie board, etc. (Puako Bay is mostly lined with lava tide pools.) Hapuna, Beach 69 and Mauna Kea Beach all within 5-15 minutes drive. Beach towels, four folding beach chairs, a small cooler, four boogie boards, two beach hats were all provided by the condo, stored in the study. Sometimes we picked up sandwiches from the general store next door, which also had a used book exchange and good rental DVDs. One morning we walked along the beach trail that starts at the end of Puako Beach Drive and in fifteen minutes were eating breakfast at the outdoor restaurant at the Fairmount Orchid resort. The trail to the Petroglyphs is close by the same resort. One nonbeach day we drove to Waimea for lunch at Pau restaurant and then north along the Kohalo ridgeline and on to the end of the north shore road to hike down into the beautiful Eden-like Pohulu Valley. Shaved ice in Hawi on the way home along the coast. One evening we drove 10 minutes south to wander around the ancient Hawaiian fishponds on the Mauna Lani resort grounds and had a big splurge dinner at the Napua restaurant overlooking the beach there. A week sped by. We liked the condo option over staying at a fancy resort; it was more affordable, we could do our own cooking when we wanted to, and it felt more "real" to be in a small beach community. The large front bedroom with access to the lanai and ocean view is the best. The condo is delightful and we highly recommend it. We rented snorkel gear for the week from Snorkel Bob's at the Mauna Lani shopping area and did our main food shopping at the Foodland there; take the turn off Hwy 19 toward the Mauna Lani resort (the last turn before the Puako exit).
                                                                    Apr 03, 2015
                                                                    Mar 2015
                                                                    Owner's Response:Aloha Anna Maria! Thank you for your five star review! We are so pleased to hear that you found our condo to be delightful, affordable, and well equipped for a family spring break getaway! We especially appreciate your attention to detail and sharing how great the view is from the lanai, and how much there is to do from Puako as your base. Examples such as where you had some great experiences with the beaches, snorkeling, tide-pooling, restaurants, walking, hiking, dining, exploring, and food shopping are so valuable! We recognize the abundance of things to do within walking distance from our condo, and this is one of the major reasons that we bought it. Puako is a highly desirable neighborhood due to its remarkable location, its aloha, and amazing island community. Thank you, also, for noticing how we take great care to ensure the condo's cleanliness and island style decor (without being kitschy). This is something we certainly pride ourselves in. The comfort and amenities you aptly described, such as beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, sun hats, beach books, and coolers are all extra touches we like to make sure our guests enjoy. One of our guests even mentioned we have an arsenal of spices in our kitchen! Mahalo and Aloha, Anna Maria, and we hope the next time your plans take you to the islands you will again return to Puako condo 303 as our guests. Until then, may you enjoy safe travels and gentle breezes...Sonja and Steve, Proprietors


                                                                    Puako, HI, USA

                                                                    Golfing, Beachcombing, Whalewatching, Birding, near world class spas, world class golfing We have a 5 night minimum stay requirement

                                                                    24 Reviews

                                                                    Exceptional 5/5

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