Vacation Rentals 501 to 1000

Properties $501 - $1000 per Night

Pueo Place

Rates from:
$450 – $750
per night depending on occupancy

If the drive through the ranch hasn’t calmed your senses, stepping into the home’s easeful courtyard entryway will. Tucked in among small trees, climbing vines, crotons, ferns, auspicious ti plants, rocks, and rain chains, the short stone path turns toward the front door, where a ceramic vase-fountain gently gurgles and echoes beside it.

Entering the home, you immediately feel its spaciousness, stepping down into the generous high-ceilinged living room opening to the lanai and pool, with the expanse of ocean beyond. This living space supports entertainment and leisure alike, with large-screen television, built-in sound system, soft lighting, and ample comfortable seating. To one side of the living room are the kitchen and dining areas, with countless cabinets, task and mood lighting, a massive built-in side-by-side refrigerator, double oven, cook top, and, of course, everything needed for casual or lavish cooking and dining…indoors or out.

Behind the kitchen is the first Master suite with king-size bed facing the lanai and ocean via screened slider. The bathroom features a tiled walk-in shower with etched glass featuring creatures of the sea and sky and a separate soaking tub. Down the hall is a bedroom with twin beds, perfect for children, with an alcove useful as a private office space.

On the opposite side of the house is the Grand Master suite, also featuring a sunken carpeted sleeping area with king-size bed and screened sliders to lanai, pool, and ocean view. A capacious walk-in closet will serve any length of stay, and the bathroom offers a large walk-in shower, “Whirl-Bath” jetted tub, companion sinks in quartz counters with bamboo cabinets.

Down the hall from this master suite is another bedroom with king-size bed, along with another bathroom-plus-shower suitable for use by guests as well as resident vacationers.

Outside, the lanai offers comfortable lounge furniture, a pool, soft grassy areas surrounded by lava-rock walls, and colorful hedges. A gas grill, sink and counter, as well as dining area and furniture will be a regular place for casual meals. This is the perfect place to watch majestic whales, who come to Hawaii for part of each year to mate, calve, and guide their young. Any time you visit, you’ll enjoy spectacular sunsets here, too.

Hale Wailani

Rates from:
$900 – $1200
per night depending on occupancy

Hale Wailani is an elegant home built with handcrafted quality and style, brilliantly designed for maximum outdoor living and gorgeous views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, the Kohala Mountains and Waialea Bay from nearly everywhere in the house. With 3,700-square-feet over two stories (plus an additional 2,000-square-feet of covered lanai), this spacious house has four bedrooms, three baths, and two living rooms, making it ideal for larger gatherings of families or friends.

Whales Tail

Rates from:
$850
per night

Nestled comfortably within the graceful curve of Puako Bay, this home site is protected by a whale’s tail-shaped lava outcropping. A light and airy house with cathedral ceilings, it offers peaceful comfort, spectacular views and the gentle sounds of water lapping on the shore. Set well back from Puako Beach Drive, next door to the tiny historic Hokuloa Church, the Whale’s Tail is a surprise delight: nothing from the street side prepares you for the landscaped yard, large and sunny patio, covered lanai…right next to the sandy beach and quiet waters of the Pacific Ocean. Configured to sleep eight in three bedrooms with three baths, the Whale’s Tail offers views of the bay, Maui and its volcanic mountain Haleakala, and our own Kohala Mountains.

Ulu Niu

Rates from:
$575 – 900
per night

Ulu Niu is a rare find: a beachfront vacation property at an affordable rate. Lovingly hand constructed by the owner 20 years ago, this hideaway is set in a lush coconut grove that provides privacy and shade from the tropical sun. Yet just beyond the verdant plantings lies a white-sand beach on Waialea Bay: “perfect sand, gorgeous water, interesting shapes to photograph, a treasure trove of interesting shells and coral,” wrote one guest. This is one of the few natural sand beaches on the Big Island. Swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe on the beach right in front of the house—the perfect spot for children and adults alike. Ulu Niu is a two-story home with two bedrooms, full bath, living area, dining room, covered ocean-view lanai and a fully equipped kitchen above a third dorm-style bedroom with full bath and carport for two vehicles .

Treadwell House, Waialea Bay

Rates from:
$600 – $1050
per night

For some lucky people, the term “beach house” evokes childhood summers spent in a special oceanside place exploring sand and sea, playing barefoot on wooden decks warmed by the sun by day and by night falling into a sound sleep to the soothing rhythms of ocean waves and gentle breezes. In those days, “luxury” meant slowing down, relaxing with a book or just marveling at the beauty of the water and the nearby greenery and birds. Life was stripped down to basics: simple food, simple pleasures and simply spending time with family and friends.

The owners of Treadwell House count themselves among these lucky people. Their property, on the shore of Waialea Bay, has been in the family since the 1930s, when the sole structure was a small fisherman’s shack. Like many beach cottages, a few small bedrooms were attached and it became a vacation home, accessible only by boat from the port of Kawaihae. The rustic nature of the building was part of the charm for the family.

Although that house still exists, the current Treadwell House was built with all those summers in mind, keeping the simple and joyful spirit of that beach house while meeting a more modern standard. This delightful home will appeal to those who also had the luck to experience such childhood summers…or simply wish they had!

Ohana Hale

Rates from:
$725 – $1025
per night

Walking into this home, the first thing that greets you is the sight of the sea. The house is directly behind a short seawall with views from virtually every room. The designer-furnished home is two-stories with three oceanfront bedrooms, two on the ground floor and one on the second floor. Each room has been lovingly decorated with earth and island colors, art, and quilts. The great room featuring, kitchen, dining and living areas have hardwood floors, high ceilings, elegant fans and a stunning view of the ocean. The modern kitchen is a joy in which to prepare meals with plentiful counter space, utensils and kitchenware. There are bar stools to pull up alongside the chef, for family and friends who enjoy chatting and cooking together. An office with an additional sleeping area is conveniently located next to the kitchen. The office also has built-in desktops with room for a laptop or two. A printer/fax machine is available, with charges for long distance calls. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet is provided for your use.

Kolea

Rates from:
$650
per night

Kolea (the Hawaiian name for the Pacific Golden Plover) are believed to have been migrating between Alaska and Hawaii for at least 120,000 years, returning to the same spot year after year. Symbolizing the unbroken continuity of nature’s rhythms, the kolea is an “aumakua” or “protector spirit” and figures in many Hawaiian stories, songs, chants and hula. It is an apt name for this seaside home, whose owner first came to the site as a child in 1929. Now one of four homes in this family compound (see also Honu, Ehu Kai and Ulu Niu), Kolea itself represents continuity, with many families returning to it every year—for good reason: it is a rare find: a beachfront vacation home at an affordable rate. Set amid the cooling shade of a coconut palm collection that was once the largest in the state, Kolea’s grassy yard is nearly an acre in size—great for children. Steps away is the white sand beach of Waialea Bay, where you’ll swim, dive, snorkel and sunbathe while enjoying the honu (sea turtles), manta rays and wintertime whale activity.

The two-bedroom, two-bath, two-story home, built in 1969 and recently renovated, offers comfortable beach-side living with cool breezes, outdoor dining, ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Kolea is one of only a handful of vacation rentals available on Waialea Bay, a prized location for a Hawaii vacation.

Kaiakea

Rates from:
$900 – $1300
per night

“Kaiakea” means “expansive view of the sea.” This home provides exactly that. With palms indoors and out, views of ocean, Kohala Mountain and Maui, you’ll feel close to the sea everywhere in the house. Designed by the artistic hand of a resident architect to make the most of its seaside location, this home is kama’aina (child of the land, longtime resident) owned and loved for 30 years and now continuing under new, local ownership. It combines the essential beach-house views of ocean, honu (sea turtles), wintertime whales and striking sunsets with the best amenities that a luxury home offers. With two first-floor master bedroom suites, two upstairs “view suites” with private balconies, and a sleeping loft, you’ll find plenty of space for both solitude and community for your extended family or group.

Hale Lihikai “House at the Edge of the Sea”

Rates from:
$295
per night

This four-bedroom, three-bath home is located right on the water’s edge and offers the dual delight of Puako sunsets (which you’ll share with the honu—sea turtles—who sunbathe on the lava rocks) coupled with views of the summit of Mauna Kea. A well-loved home, where the owners raised their family, Hale Lihikai offers three options for a range of visitors: the Kona Side, the Kohala Side or the entire hosue, depending on your numbers and needs. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy your time spent amid unique surfing and Hawaiian décor, mature and lush landscaping lovingly planted over the years, and the shoreline of Puako Bay.