Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Marla or Jay
- english, mandarin, Tagalog, Fukienese
About Marla or Jay
Island Beach Rentals LLC RB-21967 manages this property on behalf of the owners. We have a team to service our guests and properties. We are here to assist you with the perfect island vacation and any requests during your stay. Marla is our Reservation Agent and Kirsten is the manager of Guest Services. Jay and Arlene are Owners and Carla Ellis is the Principal Broker. Our staff oversees all of the day to day operations: repairs, communications, arrivals and guest requests. We are on call every day for any emergency or guest need. We have numerous repeat guests. We have been managing Vacation Rentals in Paradise for over 22 years and we have lived in the Islands for all of our lives. We are here to assist you with your dream vacation! Professional, but personal and friendly “aloha” style. We have been around a long time and we have reputation that we are proud of. We look forward to speaking with you soon and helping you with your dream vacation! Aloha!
Why Marla or Jay chose Puako
Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island located about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 22 miles north of the Kona airport. The island's largest white sand beach, Hapuna, is right next door. Puako is conveniently located for visiting all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers is nearby at Kawaihae Center, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails. Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops. You are close to almost any activity you may choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive from Kohala. Several fabulous beaches are minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding. The neighborhood is called Puako, and it is conveniently located for touring all parts of the island. All homes in this neighborhood are on small acreage, so it is a very low density area. Driving time to the Kona airport is approx. 40 minutes, Kailua Kona 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.
What makes this Condo unique
The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 150 feet from your doorstep with crystal blue water that is 72-76 degrees year round. Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all. Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort. The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
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A dream come true!
Thank you so much for sharing this delightful home with us. Puako is beautiful, with several small beaches to choose from in easy walking distance. We saw seven turtles on one of our morning walks! It was a morning tradition for us to visit one sleeping turtle friend at the beach access so my daughter could sing him a lullaby (The turtles will stay on the beach with you for a long time as long as you stay a respectful distance away). Our kids, ages 6 and 8 were doted on by the lovely people at the condo and at the general store next door and felt special and loved the whole time we were there. Fresh fruit was amazing, bananas, mangos, and lines growing all over the property. We loved that there were snorkels to borrow, and children's life jackets. Several great beaches so nearby (beach 69 was my favorite, but my son loved boogie boarding at Hapuna). The condo had everything we needed and my son declared it to be the "best condo here" because of the two lanai and the AC. This place was a slice of peace and paradise. Don't forget to step outside at night and be amazed by the stars!
Glad to hear y ou folks enjoyed your stay at the Puako Condo 101. We hope to accommodate you folks again in the near future.
Nice quiet place.
The condo was basically as described. It is really two condos joined together. It is a little smaller than it seems in the pictures but not bad. Neither bathroom is joined to a master which was a little inconvenient. Access to snorkeling is one of the important things to us and there is great snorkeling there, but few if any ways to get into the water. The whole shoreline for miles is all lava. Also, be prepared for a lot of biting bugs. We went out the first night to watch the sunset and were all bit up for the rest of the trip and we were only out for about 15 minutes. Our timing was bad too as low tide was in the morning making it almost impossible to get into the water. Had we known that, we would not have chosen this location. Other than that, it was a nice place.
Condo was perfect.
The condo easily accommodated 3 couples. The location in Puako was perfect for access to beaches. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. The two decks provided a sun or shade place to sit or eat. Beach towels and beach chairs were available for our use. There is an electric barbecue that is easy to use. The decor was very nice.Right next door is a store that has everything you need.
Mahalo for staying with us and your kind comments! Our team is so pleased that you enjoyed the place and had a great time. We loved having you as our guest!
Perfect for us!
Quiet, great location, and a kitchen better stocked that most home kitchens. The off shore breezes flow right through the house providing a refreshing atmosphere. Easy access to the ocean for snorkeling.
Thank you so much for joining us! We hope to accommodate you folks again in the near future.
Great value in a gorgeous location
This condo is a great deal, and the Puako area is lovely. We really enjoyed our stay!
Well layed out and everything we needed
Great location and super clean property. Will come back.
Whale watching and other ocean activities