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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Puako reviews

  • Wonderful home, beautiful location

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We (3 couples) enjoyed a lovely week at Hale La'i in the Puako community. The home has plenty of places to hang out, so that everyone can do their own thing or gather together in the main kitchen/living area. Easy access on foot from there to multiple places along the shoreline to watch for whales, sunsets, turtles, and waves. Depending upon the conditions, some awesome snorkeling close by along Puako, or a longer walk away near the Orchid. Niki from Hawaii Life was super friendly and helpful; she checked in with us several times throughout the trip to make sure everything was okay. The house was clean and comfortable, and the photos really represented the property well (i.e. it was really as nice as the photos). We would definitely rent this home again!"
    Guest: A guest from Minneapolis, MN Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 16, 2017
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  • Best House on the Beach!

    "Best house on the beach! This is what a local person on the beach told one of the people staying in the house. A lot of the other homes had landscaping or were set further back to provide privacy. I enjoyed that we were able to have a view of the ocean through the trees. Sometimes people walking by would stop and stare, and we would smile and wave to each other. And it’s not like they were disruptive. The style of the house and view from the beach draws people in. As people have mentioned the pics don’t really do it justice. Snorkeling right off the beach in front of house and along the north side was very good. I stayed in the smaller house and I could really hear the ocean at night. It has a small kitchen and was well stocked with dishes and pans in good condition. The extra full size refrigerator came in handy due to our group size. The bed upstairs was comfortable and the bathroom had a tub/shower combination. The main house had the rest of the bedrooms and main living room and kitchen. There were two large cupboards filled with every pot and pan you could think of. Again all in good condition. The grill had been replaced and we used it several times. My boys stayed in the back bedroom which is separate from the main house and you walked down the porch to enter the main house. The design that went into the home was very thoughtful. All the doors were sliding glass with screened doors so they could all be opened to provide ventilation. Also, there were fans in every room if needed. While at the house we frequently hung out in the pavilion. It was nice to be outside but have some shade. The washer and dryer were in a separate building in the back of the property. We were provided more than enough beach towels for everyone. We didn’t have any issues with the neighbors, and we tried to abide by the house rules of not being too loud after 10PM. Of course with all with all the swimming and exploring most of us were pretty tired by the end of the evening. The description of the house doesn’t mention the 2 beach showers on the side of each house. They were great. Had hot water and good pressure. Good for washing off all the sand. We had the landscapers come by during our stay to remove the trash and fix a sprinkler. The only excitement were paramedics asking to come through the property to help someone on the beach. Fortunately they were okay. Bottom line is that we all loved the house and location. I hope to return."
    Guest: Terrie G. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 28, 2017
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  • Just what the doctor ordered!

    "Although I've enjoyed a few trips to Hawaii over the years, the week spent in this amazing home was exceptional.The house was open, clean, and beautifully furnished; the location a perfect distance to farmer's markets, sandy beaches, and other lovely sights/shopping. Whale watching and turtle sighting from the lanai is hard to beat, especially followed by vivid and consistent sunsets. Bedtime always promised the lullaby of the ocean while drifting off in very comfortable beds. This home is equipped with just about everything. Cooking our fresh produce and fish was simple with such a well-stocked kitchen - there wasn't a utensil missing! We will certainly book this home again, bringing good friends and taking home great memories! A giant "Thank You" to 2 Papayas and the property owners! Awesome!!"
    Guest: Diane M. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: December 14, 2016
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  • A Perfect Antidote/A Beautiful and Private Home

    "Hale Mana Kai was the perfect break and antidote to an otherwise busy summer. Ocean and sunset views on a classic lava rock beach in a secluded and lovely setting in Puako. This is not a beach shack; it is a luxury home with all the amenities – high-end stainless steel kitchen appliances, 6 burner Viking Stove, outdoor wet bar and built-in Bose speakers throughout the house. We booked the house looking for 6 day break over the August summer holidays. The house exceeded expectations in all respects. The house is spacious and is essentially on its own compound providing wonderful privacy. During our stay we didn’t see or hear neighbors and, because of its location at the very end of Puako Beach Road, there was absolutely no traffic and no one else exploring the magnificent tidal pools in front of the house. Although it feels very secluded, the property is still easily accessible to nearby Hapuna Beach for a swim, or the Shops at Mani Lani for groceries and supplies. The house was a delight with a fantastic vaulted great room and an open kitchen. The bedrooms were private en-suites. The house itself is situated in mature and classic Hawaii landscaping that includes a wonderful hammock in the yard to laze away the day. The back garden was also beautiful and it seemed a waste not to spend time under the mature Plumeria trees that clearly predated the property. We’ve rented on the Big Island before and the expansive lanai space, careful and elegant lighting made this a perfect venue for having a catered dinner party for 6 as the sun went down. The property is very well stocked with excellent water sports equipment including a sea kayak and paddle boards, plenty of snorkeling gear in a range of sizes, as well as beach chairs and umbrellas. We made a point to get up early. We’ve been avid divers and snorklers for 20 years and within two-minute swim were deep reefs and walls with turtles and a profusion of anemones. We canceled our scuba boat trip when we found out they were taking us to a location 50 feet from our front deck. Other highlights included: (i) great trade wind ventilation - we never had to turn on the air conditioning; (ii) it's a 10-minute talk down a beach path to the Fairmont Orchid for quick lunch; and (iii) there is an elegant and cozy media room with windows overlooking the garden that was perfect. We would recommend this rental to a couple or a family seeking privacy and a spacious area with a front row seat to the ocean."
    Guest: Jon G. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 24, 2016
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