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Puako Pau Hana, A Restful, Private Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 113 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Located Just Steps From The Best Beach Access In Puako, With Amazing Sunsets!

Puako Pau Hana is a great place to escape from all your cares! Located in the heart of Puako, you are literally just a few steps to the most beautiful little beach in Puako!

Puako is known for it's magical old fashioned neighborhood feel and remarkable clear water, perfect for diving and snorkeling.

Puako Pau Hana has a great room design, which flows from kitchen to the dining & living room, then beyond to the expansive covered lanai.

The split floor plan features two spacious bedrooms, with a king bed in the master suite and a queen bed in bedroom 2. There are two bathrooms, all on the ground floor, no stairs!

The home is decorated with antiques, Balinese furniture and local artist painting and artwork.

The expansive covered lanai, with a BBQ & dining area also includes a comfortable pune'e, (daybed) to kick back and read or take a nap outside in the breezes~ this cannot also be a bed for the outdoor types!

Recently remodeled and upgraded, with new paint, kitchen counters, Stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker and cold water in the door, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and toaster oven, rice cooker, 2 Nu Wave Induction cook tops, Nu Wave Induction Oven, new large covered BBQ, , you have all you need to enjoy your Hawaii Life!

Designed for privacy and relaxation, Pau Hana, lives up to it's name, please come end your day here!

More Details

Jan Nores & Johnny Kemick
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Jan Nores & Johnny Kemick

Jan & Johnny have created this magical place in the sun, pouring love and energy in to their Puako home!

The creative process goes on as we find more ways to enhance the property and look forward to everyone's' feedback on ways to improve your experience.

Jan Nores & Johnny Kemick purchased this house in 2013

Why Jan Nores & Johnny Kemick chose Puako

Puako Pau Hana is a home, you will feel the attention to detail, clean and comfortable! Listen to the sounds of the ocean as you fall asleep and the trade winds toss the palm fronds! Relax after a day of exploring the island, on the covered lanai, que up the grill and kick back with a cool drink, aaah, this is what it is all about!

We love to walk to the waters edge, take a dip, watch the sun set, in the morning watch the sun rise over the mountains, gaze across the open land to majestic Mauna Kea! It is convenient to all the resorts, but supremely quiet and private.

Petroglyph park at the Mauna Lani resort is with in walking distance. The Top Ten in the world beaches, Mauna Kea Resort and Hapuna Beach are within 4 miles, along with world class diving, golf and tennis!

We fell in love with Puako and find it to be the best place to be on the planet, nothing compares to the friendliest neighborhood feel of Puako... ride a bike, walk to the General Store, stroll in the evening to watch sunsets that will be forever in your mind & memory!

We meet people everyday, that have been coming to Puako your decades with their families, there is such a great small world feel to being here. We always feel safe and our neighbors are the best!

What makes this house unique

Located in Puako, the best diving and snorkeling on the Island!

You can hear the ocean, feel trade winds and know you are in Hawaii!

The General Store is well stocked for most of your needs.

Safe & friendly neighborhood, great place to walk and ride bikes.

Walk along the beach path and in 10 minutes you are at the Orchid Hotel for lunch, dinner or pupus!

Puako is the place everyone wants to come back to!


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kailua Kona
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Orchid hotel or Hapuna Prince Hotel
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mauna Lani, Prince Hapuna and Mauna Kea Resorts
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Orchid Hotel, Mauna Kea Resort, Manta Restaurant
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Puako,Mauna Lani, 69's, Hapuna & Mauna Kea Beache
Car: recommended

Puako Pau Hana is just 10 minutes by car to the Hapuna Prince Hotel, the Mauna Kea Hotel and the Mauna Lani Resort, which includes the Orchid Hotel, all of which have golf, tennis, spas, beaches, restaurants, special events. Kawaihae Harbor is 15 minutes by car, where you can go deep sea fishing, sailing and scuba dive boats.

Waimea is just 25 minutes up the hill to find more restaurants, grocery stores, banks, hardware stores, and the best Famers Markets on Saturday morning!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Puako, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 113 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Master suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Bedroom number two is on the same hallway, so very private.
  • So fun to rinse of the sand and salt, when you come home from a day of snorkeling, surfing, hiking and exploring, in the outdoor tropical shower!!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , bedroom #2 has bathroom next door in hallway
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , outdoor sleeping bed or pune'e
    Master Bedroom suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master suite
  • Split floor plan for privacy, each bedroom has a bath and is at opposites sides of the great room, dining and kitchen. Both bedrooms are spacious, well appointed, master bedroom has a new king bed, so comfortable! The second bedroom has a queen bed, dressers and nightstands. Bedroom number two leads out to the covered lanai. There is a double bed outside on the lanai, for those who prefer outdoor sleeping or just an extra place to kick back and read a good book, take an afternoon nap~
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Puako Pau Hana is well positioned toward the end of Puako Beach Drive. You can be on the shoreline in 3 minutes, maybe less! If you crave the sound of the ocean, the pleasure of walking, swimming, snorkeling and just gazing off, this is the place to be! If you want adventure and sights to see, drive 5 miles, it all changes, with the 11 climates we have on the Big Island. You can be at the visitor center at Mauna Kea Mountain in less than an hour, Kona 30 minutes, barring the late afternoon Kona Krawl.


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Puako Pau Hana, A Restful, Private Retreat
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great Beach Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing, great house, didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 14/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and hope that you will come back for some more relaxation!! Many Mahalos, Jan and Johnny
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Relaxing in a cozy beach town

  • 4 of 5

Puako Pau Hana is in a quiet residential area but is very close to several great beaches and upscale ideal location in my mind. The house was clean and well equipped. Appliances worked well though the internet connection died for a day...then mysteriously started up again. The daybed was a nice spot for lounging and we ate all our meals on the large, shady lanai. It was very pleasant walking across the street to enjoy the sunsets and the turtles...who hauled out at dusk enmasse...counted 17 one evening! The residence is the bottom floor of a duplex but the folks above were quiet so that was not a problem. I had a very pleasant, relaxing stay and really enjoyed the location...quiet but central.

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for spending your vacation at Puako Pau Hana! I am sorry that the internet went down, does not happen very often, sometimes it goes if it is really windy and rainy! Hope to see you again!! Best, Jan & Johnny
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A slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Truly a small slice of Paradise. Jan & Johnny are warm, friendly & welcoming. Although our vacation was cut short due to an emergency at home, we however, in our time at Puako had a very relaxing time. We visited a different beach everyday to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. Our days were spent wandering the Island enjoying delicious food, fine wines and delightful scenery.

The beachside bungalow was all and more that we would ever need. A cool oasis when the temperatures were soaring outside, cool tiled interior, welcoming settees and a big day bed on the Lanai for the afternoon snooze.

Thanks guys, we look forward to coming back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 29/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to your next visit! Please come back and enjoy the rest of your stay! Best, Jan and Johnny
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Beautiful house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Puako Pau Hana. The outdoor space is wonderful, everything you need inside as well. The location is great for exploring the Kona side of the Big Island. A great snorkeling location right down the street!

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again in a heart beat. Great location (across from ocean access), well appointed (dishes, serving platters, BBQ), relaxing seating inside as well as outside. 2 bedroom 2 bath with plenty of room in between great for 2 couples. Thank you thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing space that allowed two couples to have their own private area. Right across from beach.

  • 5 of 5

This home was fully equipped with everything from kitchen supplies to beach toys.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mary, We are so happy that you enjoyed our home, love to have you back next year🏝 Best, Jan and Johnny
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Puako, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter spring
30 Nov 2017 - 25 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$655.25
Cleaning fee AU$196.57 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$262.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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