Hawaii Vacation Rentals

Escape to Paradise

We are delighted that with advance and arrival negative Covid tests, Hawaii Island is now welcoming back visitors to Short Term Vacation Rentals (STVRs) without quarantining. Anyone without test results or with positive results must quarantine in a hotel or designated quarantine accommodations that do NOT include STVRS.


More information here https://hidot.hawaii.gov/coronavirus/

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Puako Oceanfront Vacation Home Rentals

Whether this is a once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation or a regular destination for you, we want this Hawaii vacation to outshine even your most memorable trips. We offer a variety of homes from cozy to magnificent to meet a wide range of needs. Choosing the Big Island and Puako or Waialea Bay is the first step toward realizing that dream. For the most relaxing stay, skip the resort hotels, their crowded pools and overpriced restaurants. Whether you are looking for laid back family fun or a luxury vacation experience, we have a home for you. Rent a home away from home…a Big Island vacation home.


Hawaii is known for its beautiful vistas, sunny weather, and spectacular beaches. But only the Island of Hawaii, the Big Island, offers most of the world’s climates and unrivaled natural wonders in the smallest geographical area anywhere on earth: from arid to alpine, from rain forest to one of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kilauea. We have the world’s tallest sea mountain – Mauna Kea, 32,000 feet from the ocean floor, nearly 14,000 feet above sea level, and its most massive mountain – Mauna Loa, as well as the largest park in the state – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. What you won’t find on the Big Island—urban sprawl, 6-lane highways or over-crowded beaches.


There is no more delightful home base for exploring the Big Island than the neighborhood of Puako and the homes of Waialea Bay and South Kohola. Still miraculously “undiscovered,” Puako is a long-time residential beach community rich in ancient Hawaiian history. Waialea Bay, just a stone’s throw from Puako, and midway to Hapuna Beach, one of the world’s most popular beaches, offers a sandy beach, sunny shore and shady privacy. There are only a small number of homes along Waialea Bay: here you will really get away from it all.


Choosing your Big Island location and finding the right vacation home are obviously important, but booking the place is only half the story. Once you get here, we make sure you have a wonderful experience. After all, we’re neighbors!

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