Gillette Ohana Beach House

Price: $900 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QQTX (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.96 (from 50 reviews)
Our family style beachfront home was completed in January 2018. We purchased the property in 1998, and it was our family camp ground for almost two decades. Now, with a beautiful new home, it is truly the perfect get away! We spend most open weekends at the house; continually improving the landscaping and fine tuning details so that the house has everything you need to enjoy your stay.

The house is located on a spacious lot with many mature coconut and Milo trees (Native hardwood), royal palms and fragrant plumeria. Unlike many beachfront homes in Puako, we have a sand on the beach in front of the house and access to deeper water for swimming, surfing, snorkeling or kayaking. There is also a large "keiki pool" a protected tidal pool perfect for wading and for young children to swim and play in the water. The house is truly beachfront, with the sand and ocean at your doorstep.

Although technically all waterfront property in Hawaii below the highest wash of the waves is public property, our little beach is as private and secluded as you can find on any developed shoreline. Because it is difficult to walk to our property from the public access trails, it's almost a guarantee that you will see more turtles than people along our little stretch of beach. You may see an occasional throw net fisherman pass by, but it is unlikely you will see as many as six beach walkers on any given day.

The house is elevated eight feet above the ground which gives us unparalleled views of the ocean as you look across the channel toward Mt. Haleakalā on the island of Maui. We also have beautiful mountain views of the 4 major mountains on the Big Island; Kohala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai. The large open and shady space under the house is always cool and a pleasant space to relax. It is bordered by lush green lawns on both side of the house. There is an excellent Kitchen Aid propane bbq, a small drink refrigerator, picnic table, ping pong table and lounge chairs.

The interior has beautiful custom wood detailing throughout the house including natural wood flooring locally milled from coconut trees that were removed from the lot to make room for the construction of our house and beautiful oversized African Sapele wood baseboards. All the shelving, window and door trims are made from Milo, Koa and Eucalyptus trees from the Puako house lot and our mauka property above Kailua-Kona in Holualoa.

The Puako General Store is a half mile down the road. Mauna Lani and Hapuna Beach Resorts and restaurants are within a few minute's drive, bike ride or walk.

The interior of the house is thoughtfully detailed with wood accents and decorated with island style furniture and art. It is ideal for 2 to 4 people with a spacious master bedroom, a smaller second bedroom, and a den that can be used as a third bedroom. The master bedroom has a King size mattress and the second bedroom and den each have a queen mattress.

Both bathrooms have shower doors that open out to the deck, so sandy feet and dripping bodies can head straight from the beach into a warm shower. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water at ground level on the north side of the house.

The house is completely turn-key with a well appointed kitchen, molded sinks, corian countertops, stove, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave. It does not have a standard size oven but there is a large toaster oven. The washer and dryer are centrally located inside the house. TV and WiFi are also provided. There is no landline but cell phone reception is good.

Since the cessation of the volcanic eruption in the Puna area of the Big Island, beautiful clear skies have finally returned to our Island. A walk around the deck, on most mornings,  offers a panoramic view of Hawaii’s four highest peaks, Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Hualalai and Maui’s Haleakala as well as beautiful Kohala Mountain.

Please inquire if you have any questions, we are happy to serve as your hosts here in Hawaii!

Hawaii Tax ID Numbers:
Registration Number: TA-073-660-2112-02,+GE-073-660-2112-03

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