2 BR For Up To 4 People Authentic Cottage With New Amenities
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 5
- Hawaii Vacation Rentals has 90 day / 100% refund cancellation policy.
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Puako Beach is a charming beach community nestled between the Mauna Lani Resort and Hapuna Beach on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Puako is still the only ocean front residential community along the Gold Coast/Kohala Coast of the Big Island nestled between the Mauna Lani Resort, Fairmont Orchid and Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resorts.
Hapuna Beach State Park, just a few minutes drive from here, has earned the reputation of being one of Hawaii Island's finest beaches. It is the largest White Sands Beach on The Big Island and consistently rates on Top Ten lists internationally. You can even drive the back road to Hapuna Beach and not get on the Highway. Local shore fisherman can be seen daily enjoying the great reef fishing. Hapuna Beach offers some wonderful opportunities for swimming during calm seas offering crystal clear water and beautiful scenery, bodysurfing, bodyboarding during periods of high surf with waves reaching 3 feet high for experts! During these high surf times there are dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks so those not familiar should stay out of the water. There are Lifeguard services. Sunbathing (and looking at all of the sunbathers) with limited shade, so if it's not windy, umbrellas can be seen lining the beach. Snorkeling is a favorite activity at Hapuna Beach and is just a mile from Puako. You can even drive the back road to Hapuna Beach and not get on the Highway. It is located off Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Highway 19, 2.3 miles south of Kawaihae Harbor and is open daily during daylight hours. There is a coastal trail called Ala Kahakai Trail that goes from Kawaihae-Anaehoomalu mostly along the coast. 61.8 acres with restrooms, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, showers, trash cans, drinking water, payphone and lifeguard services and lots of parking. In recent years there has been a beach hut cafe to purchased food.
Puako Beach Drive has no thorough thru access which keeps it virtually still undiscovered by many. Original beach shacks next to stately homes as well as charming beach cottages that some owner's have preserved. There are homes along the ocean side as well as across the street from the ocean. There are six separate 'beach' accesses along this stretch of beach. Although there is not a tremendous amount of sand, there are tide pools and the extensive protected reef is remarkable. During low tide, small pools dot the entire coastline and these pools are filled with small sea life that make excellent areas to explore for all ages. If you enjoy shore diving, kayaking and snorkeling you can find a spot along this stretch of shoreline to enter the water. Offshore the reef is home to a wide variety of fish and many days you will see dolphins playing right from the shore. Enjoy the Whales who return each year to mate and give birth in the tropical warm waters during the winter months.
Puako is a place of activity and rejuvenation. There is so much to do or nothing at all. Sunsets are celebrated by most who live and visit Puako every evening.
The views of Mauna Kea Mountain will take your breath away when you turn around to the East on a clear day. In the winter months you might have the opportunity to sit at the beach and see snow not the mountain.
Along the Kohala Coast, the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve features more than a thousand petroglyphs, or kii pohaku, lava rock carvings etched into stone centuries ago by Native Hawaiians. Although the true meanings of the petroglyphs are unknown, it is generally thought these carvings are records of births and other significant events in the lives of the people who lived on Hawaii Island long ago.
Just a short walk to the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, Holoholokai Beach (a well manicured beach-park with facilities) and the Mauna Lani Resort, or from the South end of Puako, start at Paniau Beach and walk along the coast to the Petroglyphs and you can see the carvings of human forms, canoes, turtles and others in the captivating petroglyphs fields of Puako. Take the kids on a petroglyph hunt and ask them what they think these ancient symbols could mean. On a full moon some of has have been known to walk to the petroglyph field from the South end of Puako where the lava is so lit up from the moon that we haven't needed a flashlight. It's been said that the ancient Hawiians walked at night as it was cooler.
Hapuna Beach offers some wonderful opportunities for swimming during calm seas offering crystal clear water and beautiful scenery, bodysurfing, bodyboarding during periods of high surf with waves reaching 3 feet high for experts! During these high surf times there are dangerous rip currents and pounding shore breaks so those not familiar should stay out of the water. There are Lifeguard services. Sunbathing (and looking at all of the sunbathers) with limited shade, so if it's not windy, umbrellas can be seen lining the beach.
Island Beach Rentals
About Island Beach 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 Island Beach Rentals chose Puako
Why Puako: The owner of this cottage purchased this home many years ago when he fell in love with Puako. He has since purchased others and updated this one to make it a charming vacation rental. There is an additional property next door which will be able to rent as well, so two families could have house side by side.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Situated right across the street from the ocean at the very end of Puako Beach Drive which is not a through street. This one level vintage cottage has a big grassy yard with many places to sit and relax and soak up the sun! Have the benefit of almost ocean front without paying the price of oceanfront! Privacy, views and quiet serene setting make this cottage a delightful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Kohala Coast on the Big Island.