Ample living and kitchen area. Hapuna Beach (10min)
Peaceful Puako Beach: Surf, Sun & Sand:
Peaceful Puako Beach: Surf, Sun & Sand:

Entire home/flat

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

PUAKO BEACH is an eclectic, TRANQUIL and HISTORIC oceanfront community, famous for its white sand beaches and turquoise warm waters populated with whales, dolphins, turtles and reef fish. Water sports abound. If you are looking for a bucolic, peaceful & quiet place to stay practically on the water, then this is it! Yes, you can hear the waves, the wind and the birds. Green grass, fruit trees, palm trees, flowers, grace the grounds. Even the occasional wild turkey waltzes by.

The space

Your apartment is downstairs half of a two story residential home, located across the street from the turquoise clear waters of the Pacific ocean. This is our second Airbnb location. ( Please check our other listing on the other side of the Island on the Hamakua Coast, "Paauilo, Far From the Madding Crowd")
The apartment is on the ground floor with its own private entrance through a garden atmosphere into a large screened in porch with plants, table and couch. The apartment is 1000sf with a King size bed and air-conditioning in the bedroom. The King bed is made up with Bamboo Sheets, the ultimate in comfort.
The back door leads to an outdoor porch with a breakfast table, a small fenced in yard (pet friendly), a barbecue area and with beautiful views of adjacent wild State land and magnificent Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa beyond. Two casual lawn chairs are provided for sunning yourself or star gazing in the late evening. This is a must!
We provide our guests with snorkel gear, reef slippers, boogie boards, beach chairs and a wonderful breakfast spread (heavy on fresh fruit). With advance notice, we are happy to arrange rentals for any water equipment that we don't have, including kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards, and bicycles.
The large living/dining area includes a small island and has been remodeled with a new wood floor, paint and carpets. It is quite lovely, comfortable and inviting; a homey, cool and spacious environment with soft paint colors. The air-conditioning in the bedroom and fans in the other rooms takes care of heat problems.
There is another home on a separate lot in front of us. We share the driveway so care must be given to parking and noise, as there is a friendly working tenant in the other home. You will have your own covered parking stall in the shared car port.

Guest access

You have access to our 6000sf grassy tropical yard, a small fenced area with dining table and lounge chairs, barbecue, expansive lawn and natural plants. Additionally, our back yard opens onto thousands of acres of open and treed State land with a three mile walking fire break and unobstructed access to the land for any intrepid hiker. On occasion we have wild pigs, goats and the Hawaiian owl or "Pueo" soaring in the evening air and the ubiquitous flock of wild turkeys.
Covered parking provided.

Interaction with guests

Though we live upstairs, we are very quiet and with luck you won't hear a sound. We will be available to assist you with any and all issues including best beaches, best places to snorkel, best restaurants in the area and best luxury hotels to visit as well as our too-many-to-count visitor attractions. We enjoy the company of our guests and will be here to meet your needs.

Other things to note

Folks often ask about the whales and yes, they are in abundance during the winter months (late November to early April) and lovely to watch from the shore as they breech with frequency and often you can see them jumping from the ocean. Our weather is mostly sunny with the occasional rain shower, and temperatures ranging from the low 70s F (21 C) to mid 80s F (30 C) during the winter and 80s F (30 C) to 90s F (35 C) in the short summer months.
It is a comfortable 15 minute walk south along the ocean to the Fairmont Orchid hotel with its excellent restaurants (though access to
resort facilities are restricted to guests). A mile walk or drive north on Puako Beach road brings you to our small local grocery store which is open from 8am to 7pm daily.
Puako Beach road is about three miles long and dead ends at a County park. It is a popular three mile walking and biking area. There is Beach Access every 1/4 mile which makes for 12 beach/reef access points (with great snorkeling and turtle viewing) including the County park and County boat launch.
Close local beaches include: BEACH 69 aka WAIALEA BAY STATE PARK (10min)-our personal favorite with good snorkeling and boogie boarding, bathroom facilities and lots of shade, SPENCER BEACH (15min)-very kid friendly, MAUNA KEA beach (12min)-an amazing crescent of white sand in a clear calm cove, and HAPUNA BEACH STATE PARK (10min)-the Islands most famous and popular -white sand, great boogie boarding and picnic tables and BBQing facilities. (See pictures)
Nearby resorts, dining and shopping include: The Mauna Kea Hotel, the Hapuna Prince Hotel, the Mauna Lani Hotel, the Fairmont Orchid Hotel, the Waikoloa Hilton Hotel and the Waikoloa Marriott all within 25 minutes. Further south you will find the Four Seasons Hotel. There are many shops and great restaurants at the Mauna Lani Resort and two shopping complexes with great stores and restaurants at the Waikoloa Resorts.
With advance notice, we are happy to arrange rentals for any water equipment that we don't have, including kayaks, paddle boards, surf boards, and bicycles. If you are looking for Scuba gear check out nearby Kawaihae Harbor for rentals. There are also plenty of snorkel or scuba tours if you prefer going with a company.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 80
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Puako is a peaceful, quiet and tranquil community.
Main house rules are to please respect the nature of our peaceful community and the space of our neighbors while enjoying yourself to the fullest. We ask that you remove shoes once inside the screened in porch. We also request that you do your best to leave the apartment as you found it. Feel free to use the washer and dryer which are located on the back porch. There is no smoking allowed on the property.
Also, please note that you may, on occasion share the apartment with the occasional gecko, ant, or roach (as you would anywhere in the Islands). The gecko and ant are especially ubiquitous but far from intrusive.
Bottom line house rule: please kick back, relax, unwind and enjoy yourself on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii and in our very special one-of-a kind community, Puako Beach.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

24 Reviews

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Judy User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful place! Right by the ocean house was exceptional.

Pierson User Profile
June 2017
Out of 3 Airbnb stays, this was by far the nicest! The fruit platter was delicious! A big appreciation for good coffee and so well supplied with other food and amenities so that you didn't have to rush off to store! Loved waking up and drinking coffee on back porch listening to symphony of birds each morning! Close to wonderful beaches! So clean and lovely furnishings! Hard to leave this Paradise!

Xavier User Profile
June 2017
This was a wonderfully idyllic spot. Quiet and secluded. Bailey, the host was more than generous and helpful. The space was clean and full of all the amenditiea. I loved the welcome fruit plate from the hosts. I stayed for the Ironman, and quite enjoyed recuperating at such a peaceful place after the race. 20 min walk to the Fairmont Orchid was ideal for me. But more importantly the host was gracious and helpful. I would like to stay here again because it was so peaceful. Definitely on my come back again list.

Rika User Profile
May 2017
It was a fantastic place, well stocked, clean, peaceful. Definitely a superhost! We are already thinking about when to come back. Thanks Baki and Bailey.

Aaron User Profile
April 2017
We love staying here, it's a great beach rental. Close to beaches like Beach 69 and Hapuna Beach, well stocked with beach equipment like beach chairs and boogie boards, and nice open floorplan and decks. Baki & Bailey are very caring hosts and have done a lot to make sure each guest's stay is wonderful.

Helen User Profile
March 2017
Location, location, location - the best. Host left an amazing platter of cut tropical fruit, and his own Alaskan salmon. Very sweet, comfortable, private, relaxing.

Robert User Profile
November 2016
Our Airbnb motto is to leave a place better than we found it...not possible for this guest (URL HIDDEN) was perfect from the beginning. Our hosts were sensitive and private. The location was stellar for snorkeling and access to the best sunny beaches on the Kohola coast. The kitchen was outstanding. And the star gazing was spectacular. This guest apartment exceeded our expectations. Our highest rating is well deserved.

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Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Baki And Bailey User ProfileBaki And Bailey is a superhost.

We truly love meeting guests from all over the world and being able to share our unique and beautiful corner of the world, here in Hawaii. Our experience with Airbnb guest has been exceptional and the response gratifying.
We have been living in Hawaii for going on 20 years. We raised our four fabulous kids right here, in Paauilo. Bailey First came to Hawaii as Peace Corp volunteer in '69, going to Thailand.
My favorite vacation spot, is sailing in the British Virgin Islands, favorite city to eat is San Fran with Chicago tied and favorite city to visit NY. Arts aficionado, my wife a buff fitness nut and me a movie slouch.
I am Realtor in Hawaii and I also sell salted and smoked salmon from our fish days in Alaska (30yrs and counting) and spend way to much time volunteering for the arts and trying to raise $$, the bane of the arts world. Fascinated by the Universe thank you Keck and Canada France Observatories, a must stop when you visit.

Hosted 1 guest from United Kingdom
Languages: ภาษาไทย
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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