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A condo with 54 Five Star reviews! Sunny, Puako, Hawaii, Luxury Condo, View & AC

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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 Cable TV 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 Cable TV 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 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 Best Seller'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

More Details

Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Steve Sandvik or Sonja Rudie chose Puako

Puako is the gem of the islands, has the least rain, the most sun, the least traffic, vog, nor hustle bustle. It has a very special rythm that is very much old Hawaii, plus there are so many things to do! For example, within minutes you can be Beaching, shopping, swimming, golfing, horseback riding,

surfing, diving, beach combing, whale watching, birding, snorkeling, hiking, or fine dining!

What makes this condo unique

Unparalleled location and climate

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Sonja,

We have enjoyed every minute of our time here! We have visited several historical sites, Volcano National Park, the "black sand" beach, in the south, the Bamboo Restaurant in Hawi, the deep valleys on the east as well as the Botanical Garden,-then the visitor's center observatory on Mauna Kea, Waimea Coffee Shop several times, and of course the beaches! We've learned so much about the Big Island and its welcoming people. Thank you for introducing us to ALL of it. We now understand why you LOVE to come here. We are rich in God's blessings and your gift of those days in #303 in honor of our retirement will be a memory for a lifetime. Mahalo!!


Jinny & Dale S.

Mercer Island, WA
Oct 2010
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Puako Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • 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


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A condo with 54 Five Star reviews! Sunny, Puako, Hawaii, Luxury Condo, View & AC
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 54 reviews

Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

We had a last minute change of plans during our stay in Hawaii and so were so pleased to find Sonja’s condo at the last minute. She was very helpful and the condo was lovely. Everything you hope for a longer term stay: Very clean, a Well stocked kitchen, lovely balcony with a view, fans and comfy chairs. The condo is within minutes of two great beaches. The building itself is well maintained and quiet. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 Star Review! We take extra care to ensure cleanliness, comfort and modern conveniences without sacrificing hospitality. The beautiful view and well stocked kitchen are popular with our guests so we are glad to hear how you have also enjoyed them. We are especially grateful to have received over 54 Five Star reviews during course of our nearly 13 years as vacation rental by owners! World class beaches just two minutes away make our condo the perfect choice for discerning travelers. We are looking forward to you joining us (again) on the Big Island! Aloha!
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Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I truly enjoyed my stay in Puako in Condo #303. The owners, Steve and Sonja, were wonderful and easy to communicate with when I had questions. I never needed her, it was nice to know there was onsite help/support just down the hall in #301 w/ manager Sara (I did see her around and appreciated the lovely flowers she put out every day). The condo itself was perfect for me: cute, clean, comfy, well-stocked (kitchen, bath, laundry, beach, etc), and w/ a beautiful view from the balcony. Although mostly quiet, there were times when I could hear neighbors - Nothing that destroyed my relaxation and enjoyment, and most seemed to follow the guidelines of doors/windows closed when watching TV, listening to music, etc. What I loved the most was the location. Although big, new hotels can be nice, I grew up in a small beach town so I relished in being a bit “off the grid” and away from the larger developments. I loved all the beach access areas just across the street and/or down the road and I really enjoyed having the cute, friendly local store just next door. To me, this location and this condo were heaven and I’m sure I’ll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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I Recomend This Property Absolutely

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious, and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

A 60th birthday surprise, what a lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love Puako!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Seattle, WA

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Car: necessary

Golfing, Beachcombing, Whalewatching, Birding, near world class spas, world class golfing

We have a 5 night minimum stay requirement


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.41%

Please contact us as the owners and we will help walk you through the agreement and payment process. We are no longer offering AARP nor AAA discounts at this time. Please disregard if you see it anywhere in the posting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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