Puako Only ocean side community on the Kohala Coast~Walk across street to shore
Hawaii Vacation Rentals
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About Hawaii Vacation Rentals
Aloha! We are a small, family operated vacation rental business. We live and work here on Hawaii Island and pride ourselves on providing professional service to our guests and homeowners of vacation rental properties. Some of our owner's have been part of the HVR Ohana (family) for 20 plus years. We understand that you have many choices online and encourage you to consider our exceptional and friendly service to both the guests and homeowners. We have someone on island at all times to serve you and your needs. Thank you for considering Hawaii Vacation Rentals to host your upcoming vacation. We are here to assist you in order to make your visit to the Big Island an exceptional one. Are you familiar with the area and the Big Island in particular? Once you have booked directly via VRBO we would be happy to assist you further with any questions you may have about the residence or Hawaii Island. Please note, that to secure your final booking with Hawaii Vacation Rentals we do require a signed contract. Once you have confirmed and secured your booking and paid your deposit through VRBO - Homeaway we will email you a copy of our contract for you to sign and return for our approval. Mahalo! Island Beach Rentals & *Hawaii Vacation Rentals Island Beach Rentals, LLC Company License: RB21967 *Hawaii Vacation Rentals is a trade name of Island Beach Rentals LLC
Why Hawaii Vacation Rentals chose Puako
This property has been owned and enjoyed for many years by the same family. They come several times a year to enjoy all of the beautiful sights of the Big Island and also spend much of the time "fine tuning" their second home to make it a special place for themselves and the guests who enjoy renting it! -Partial Ocean View -Mountain views -Beach walk across the street to shoreline ~ great snorkeling -2nd Floor wrap around lanai with outdoor seating area -Beach Chairs -Outdoor dining area -Wireless High Speed Internet -Flat Screen TV's -DVD player -CD Player -Ceiling Fans -Coffee/Tea Maker -Coffee Grinder -Microwave -Dishwasher -1 Refrigerator -Full Service Kitchen -Washer/Dryer -Linens, Beach Towels -Hairdryers -Private Bathrooms -Non-smoking -Lei Greetings Available Golf, Tennis, Resorts, Lu`au`s Deep Sea Fishing, Dolphin and Whale Excursions, Sunset Cruises, Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayking, Horseback Riding, Botanical Gardens, Cultural/Historic Experiences, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Volcano Excursions, Helicopters, Parasailing, Zip Line in Rainforest, Mauna Kea Summit, Bicycle Rentals Available for rent nearby.
What makes this House unique
The ample size of this home with 6 bedrooms and a pool right across the street from the ocean is a rare find on the Kohala Coast.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Old beach house with lots of space
My initial thoughts when looking at this property was... lots of space to sprawl out but not much in the luxury department - and it was exactly that. If you are going with multiple families or groups it is perfect. All of the issues we had were in the first 24 hours so by our 8th day we were all open to coming back next year.
First the issues... we came over 4th of July week so it was HOT. To utilize the A/C units you have to pay $100/unit and you have to request them ahead of time. Check in is 3pm and I don’t think the house had been aired out or the machines on one minute before then. We were terrified the first night that it was going to stay just as blistering hot the entire week and were debating a motel. Eventually the machines started working and the second night the rooms actually got way too cold. So we considered that a win. However, if you don’t turn them off for a couple hours every 12 hours, they shut down and you have to drag the huge machine over to bathroom or patio to pour out the access water. Not fun at 2am after a wedding. But if the house is opened up it gets a great amount of circulation so it was about 74-76 according to my baby monitor without the AC ( and it was pretty much the hottest time of year to begin with). We got the hang of it by the end of the second day. Not a big deal.
Also, there are bugs. I personally saw 4 cockroaches. Geckos were entertaining for the kids.
Now for everything else- it not only had lots of space but was set up as multiple apartments so each room had its own bathroom AND living space. Very private to escape for quiet time. Pool was perfect. Backyard was huge and fenced in for the kids to run wild. Rooms were big and the outside patio is the only place all of us wanted to be the entire time. It was lovely.
Location was awesome. The local general store delivered groceries without a fee before we arrived and we walked there every morning for little extra things.
The best beach on the island is 10 min away and plenty of food and shopping was 10-15 min. There was a walkable black sand beach but we didn’t go bc it was too far for the kids to walk. Everyone was very happy overall especially because if we had to stay at a hotel the trip would have been half as long. As long as you rent a car, this place is perfect! The wedding was at the fairmont 10 min away too in case you are in a similar situation. Lastly, management team was available, checked in with us, etc. very on point. Aloha!
Mahalo for staying with us. We loved having you as our guests. Glad you were able to enjoy the house. We will be making sure that the A/C is turned on prior to arrivals we apologize for that. It has been above average temperatures this summer. Also, we would have helped with the water in the A/C units if you called us.
We do have pest control at the home and our team always sorts out bug issues prior to arrival. You may have seen large garden roaches which can come in during the evening attracted by the lights.
Jay and the team
Not as it is shown in pictures
Our family had planned long and hard for our perfect family vacation on the Big Island. Unfortunately, conditions of this are not near as nice as the pictures would lead you to believe. Perhaps going to Hawaii in July was not the best plan on our part. It was very warm and humid, which we are not used to and since the house does not have air conditioning, it was miserable most of the time. We were very thankful that portable air conditioning units were available for each of the bedrooms, otherwise it would have been unbearable. The pool was not clean when we arrived and there were wasps flying all around it so we could not use the pool at all during our week of vacation. The property managers were very helpful in responding to our concerns. However, the property is old and needs many upgrades to be rented out for the amount that we were charged for the week. Puako was a good location to stay as it is near many nice beaches and Wikaloa Village and Kona. We were just very disappointed!
We are so sorry that you were disappointed. The place is not perfect as with any 20+ year old beach home in the tropics during the summer we deal with many challenges including pest. The photos do not look different from the actual property. Some things were added or changed like linens and new items for guests. No one else has said that about the house.
The house does not have A/C but we provide some units if people want to pay to just cover the added electricity and setup cost. Our team was able to provide assistance just about everyday and some evenings during your stay which we love to do. We have taken all your comments and have made changes and improvements.
Many of the other guest enjoy the house as you can tell from review on this and other sites.
The next guest had this to say during their first day.
"Hi . Just settled in. The home is so beautiful!!! We want to live here forever. �
Jul 26, 2018"
The guest there now have similar comments which speaks to the value and privacy of this very large home which is a good option for people with large groups that need two houses or 3-4 hotel rooms. Owners have also, improved the home listening to the feedback from the property manager and our great guests.
Huge house. Great pool
We have a great time in this house. The pool was awesome! Lots of great outdoor yard space. Most rooms are large. A few are really small with small bathrooms. A few things didn’t work or were difficult to use, but overall we enjoyed our stay. We had 6 adults and 3 small kids and it was perfect for us. Lots of beach toys!
So happy you had a great time! We welcome you back anytime. When you do come back, please let us know right away of anything that is not working properly. We are located very nearby and have several ways and people who can assist with issues.
The house is amazing.
We loved the house, it had everything we needed. It was spacious and very clean. The wild turkeys in the backyard were a real treat. We all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms so it never seemed crowded. We would go back in a heart beat. It was the vacation trip of a lifetime, having the whole family together was priceless. Thanks so much!!
We welcome you back anytime!