Puako vacation rental

Rates: $430 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 165 reviews)

Kolea 15G -- Enhanced Cleaning -- Contactless Check In & Out -- Fast WiFi

Heads-up: for our new addition- a luxury home at Mauna Lani Resort with an access to the semi-private beach with an excellent snorkeling, please see the link at the end of this description.

Aloha and welcome to your home away from home in the paradise!
You will find there everything you need for your dream vacation: from very comfy beds to fully equipped kitchen and full set of beach gear and toys!

Sea turtles; beautiful and romantic sunsets on this beautiful property, sweet scent of Plumeria in the air; beaches for every taste, mood and color and bountiful sunshine is awaiting you! :-)

Kolea is a luxury condo complex located in the prime spot of Waikoloa Beach Resort on the sunny Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii; between Marriott and Hilton hotels, just steps away from Anaeho’omalu beach and King Shops. This is the only condo resort in Waikoloa that has a direct, walking access to the beach.
This is considered the sunniest spot in all of the Hawaiian Islands and the weather here is truly dreamy all year round!

This 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom ground floor condo situated in a great location: there is no building directly in front of the master bedroom and lanai so you enjoy an improved privacy.
Enjoy a spacious, (kid-friendly) grassy area your kids will love, far from the main road and away from busy traffic.
The condo is in building 15 which is very close to both: Anaehoomalu beach and shopping centers: King and Queen.

We have all beach gear you might want: beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, beach towels, cooler and an umbrella.

BOTH bedrooms offer comfortable sleeping arrangements with high-quality mattresses and furniture.
Have sweet dreams on Tommy Bahama King bed with Simmons Beautyrest Elite mattress :-)
The second bedroom has a queen size bed with Island Dreams mattress with luxurious, plush feel.
A portable 'pack-n-play' baby crib is also provided.

Enjoy fully equipped gourmet kitchen, which includes toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, tri-ply clad cookware and upscale appliances.

65" Roku TV in the living room; 40" Roku TVs in both bedrooms with free Netflix; Spectrum cable TV and many more free channels.

In-suite laundry: washer and dryer; detergent is provided

We've removed carpets from the bedrooms as they tend to accumulate dust. We do have a very nice area rug in the living room though.

Check-in and out are very easy (and contactless!), no matter how late you arrive: the entrance door is equipped with a keyless lock (keypad) — enter the number combination that we'll provide, and that's it, you're in! No need to go somewhere to pickup a key and then to return it after check-out.

Parking is FREE. You will NOT pay any additional fees upon arriving, such as resort fees; parking fees and so on.

A/C can be set to a minimum temperature of 70°F. The A/C works when all windows, entrance door and lanai door are closed. This ensures a comfortable sleep for overwhelming majority of people (please read reviews!) while being energy efficient.

Only 250 yards walking distance from our villa to the Beach Club, featuring an infinity pool, sandy pool with waterfall for kids, lava rock Jacuzzi and a fitness room. From there, there is another 180 yards to Anaeho’omalu beach, where you can swim and snorkel in calm water, go kayaking, water biking, surfing, take a glass-bottom boat tour or just relax on the beach enjoying the sun. Kolea is located in the most sunny area of the Big Island! Anaehoomalu beach is also a great place for watching sea turtles. Oh, do not miss sunsets on the A-bay, they are gorgeous!

Waikoloa Beach Golf Course is in about 0.5 mile away.

As an alternative accommodation at Mauna Lani Resort with an access to a calm semi-private beach with an excellent snorkeling, which is just 10 minutes driving from Waikoloa Beach Resort, please check listing of our new addition: luxury Fairways 1001 home: https://www.vrbo.com/4014020?dateless=true Registration Number: TA-107-700-8384-01, GE-107-700-8384-01

Puako vacation rental Reviews

Virginia t.
February 2024
Great trip. condo was great. Very clean and extremely well stocked. The location was great, close to beach and easily walkable to two nice shopping centers. Definitely recommend!

Sharon S.
February 2024
The unit was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We loved the location as it is a just a short walk to the beach and the shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Dmitri was wonderful and we would definitely return again in the future.

Elspeth D.
January 2024
We have been here many times over the years and we always enjoy it. This is a nice, clean and well equipped ground floor unit.

Brent B.
January 2024
Kolea 15G is situated in an amazing location within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. The Condo is very luxurious and comes equipped with island necessities such as beach chairs, coolers, and toys. The kitchen is stocked very well for all of your meals, and all beds are extremely comfortable. The lanai is perfect for morning coffee and grilling delicious dinners. We thoroughly enjoyed the infinity pool with ocean views and the private beach access. Dmitri is great to deal with, he is prompt on his replies and is happy to address any questions you may have. Our family is already looking at when we can come back!!

Mark K.
December 2023
This is a wonderful property. Very convenient location and wonderful having a private grill on our lanai

Larry S.
December 2023
We loved our stay at Kolea and condo 15G. The condo had everything we needed. Beautiful property.

Leah S.
December 2023
We were traveling with friends and it was our first time to the Big Island! The condo was so great and the beds were comfortable. There was plenty of towels, beach equipment, laundry detergent, dish soap etc for our stay which we really appreciated. (The kitchen could use a garlic press, carrot peeler and a few more stemmed wine glasses). Having the lanai with our own BBQ was a total bonus and we used it every night. D’Mitrie was very accommodating and easy to deal with! We will be back!

Cody N.
November 2023
Great place. Close to everything you need stores restaurants beach and pool. With all the amenities it’s a quiet laid back neighborhood. We were in town for a family wedding down the road and this place was perfect for us.

Jason M.
October 2023
Property fit the bill for two couples looking for relaxing visit to Big Island. Thoughtfully landscaped community, good options for both pool and beach, walking distance to Lava Lava Beach Club, short drive to market/dining/shopping. We visited the next-door Hilton for a luau (enjoyed), which reinforced our decision to stay at the more peaceful VRBO. The provided beach equipment supported our excursions to other beaches as well-- but really no need to go elsewhere.

Brandy W.
October 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the property. The condo was beautiful and spacious and had all the amenities you could possibly need. Wonderful pool and beach just a short walk away from the building location. Many shops and restaurants just down the road. Easily walkable location. It was hard to want to leave. We will be back!

Matt A.
September 2023
The condo is in a great location, very clean and very exactly like the description. Great host, that is quick to respond.

Amy R.
August 2023
This rental is nestled inside a lovely resort area. The property is clean, beautiful, and convenient. We loved it! 10/10 recommend and would definitely stay there again. The hosts are kind, helpful, and respond quickly.

Merritt P.
August 2023
We stayed for a week at Dmitri's with our two adult children. The accommodations were clean and had many nice items to use at the beach including a cooler, mats, mask/snorkel. etc. Nice beaches nearby to swim and snorkel at. The beach access is close and beaches are good for swimming, etc. I would recommend walking south for a little more privacy and good snorkeling. Dmitri was communicative and check-in check out was very easy and convenient. The pool at the beach club was also very nice and not busy. Overall had a very relaxing stay. Much nicer than larger resorts.

Brian S.
August 2023
The condo and the facility were first rate. The only suggestion that I would make to the owners is to provide a map to the building. We actually had to get out and walk around to find the building itself. The signs in the complex are incomplete/unclear. Other than that I highly recommend this condo. I have stayed many times in Waikoloa village and this condo was absolutely THE BEST.

Wendy B.
August 2023
When deciding to book this condo, we wondered how close is it really to the pool and beach? The answer is very close. It's a short walk through a parking lot and across a mellow street. From the condo, there is no view of the water, but it's easy to go and enjoy the scenery at the Beach Club and beach. The pool is an extremely pleasant spot to hang out, especially in the early evening. Property was clean and we enjoyed barbecuing on the lanai. The only suggestion I'd make is for there to be a screen or shading of some kind on the big patio doors/windows since there is a foldout bed right there so clearly sometimes someone will be sleeping there. Overall, this rental is a great choice if you are looking for something lower key than a full-fledged resort, but still want to enjoy some luxury.

Martin I.
August 2023
Excellent property for our family. We got locked out of the condo without the key code to get back in. Luckily the pool staff had Dmitry’s number and we used my son’s cell phone to call Dmitry. Dmitry saved the day and got us back in the condo!!

John D.
July 2023
First off, Dmitri is an excellent communicator and made everything perfect and no surprises. The condo is spacious and well appointed. The bed is heavenly and we slept well. Their pool and beach are a very easy walk. The location is really good for shopping and restaurants within a few minutes by car. We would definitely rent this unit again in the future.

John R.
June 2023
We stayed in this condo in June and absolutely loved it. Very clean. It's location in the Waikoloa area is fantastic. A short walk past beautiful landscaping leads you to the magnificent pool and hot tub. Pool water temp was perfect and the setting was great. You can sit in the pool and see the beach and bay. A short walk from the pool area puts you on the beach. Water was normally very calm and we saw turtles in the water every day. We even saw one on the beach one evening. Condo is also walkable distance to the Kings and Queen's shopping areas where there are shops, restaurants, and a market that has pre-made and made-to-order food. Prices are good and we ate there a lot. This is one of the nicest 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condos I've ever stayed in and I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Kristin A.
May 2023
Such a beautiful place to stay. Location is great. Nice and quiet. Had a wonderful time!!!

Ben S.
January 2023
Beautiful property! Thank you.

Anne B.
January 2023
Lovely unit in a great area. Pool was great the grounds are immaculate and beautiful.

Shawn P.
January 2023
Wonderful place and great location.

Gina S.
January 2023
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely condo. The kitchen was very nice and well equipped. A great location, walking distance to many great spots.

Joel R.
December 2022
What’s left to be said? We could not have been happier with our stay at this condo. What a beautiful spot with easy, walkable access to just about any amenity and activity we wanted. Such a well-appointed space, too. A truly fantastic kitchen with sharp knives and proper espresso machine. Beautiful pool and view of A-bay, along with evening glow of Mauna Loa over the hot tub! The only minor suggestions we can think of is a privacy screen for the living room door/window and perhaps shampoo/conditioner for the bathrooms. Dmitri’s communication was excellent, including a prompt heads up regarding the eruption when it occurred while we were there. Hope we have the opportunity to stay again!

Erin C.
November 2022
We love Kolea and this condo was superb- exactly as described. Dimitri was helpful and responsive throughout the process, the unit was clean and well stocked, and the location was wonderful. We will return!

Carla C.
November 2022
Gorgeous property in a very upscale private neighborhood. Every imaginable item for your comfort was provided. Dmitri was very helpful and took care of all the details. Not a single problem or concern during our 10 day stay. We will stay here again.

Laura K.
November 2022
Everything was wonderful, we can’t wait to go back.

Darren H.
November 2022
This is a beautifully finished unit in the Waikoloa area. Great access to the pool and the beach which are perfect for families. The unit itself was just as described, clean and spacious, and also well-equiped. There are stores nearby for everything you need while remaining a quiet area away where it’s easy to relax. Highly recommended.

Ken T.
October 2022

Jenny F.
October 2022
Great property and condo. A beautiful area of Hawaii.

Devin R.
October 2022
Wonderful experience! Condo was ideal for our family of 4. We will be back!!!

John B.
October 2022
We had a great stay with our in-laws at Dimitri’s condo! It was well equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay, including a full kitchen, beach towels, chairs, snorkeling gear, and other helpful gear. The condo itself is well located near the beach club and is just a short walk to the sandy beaches. Great for all ages! Looking forward to coming back soon!

peder d.
September 2022
The condo exceeded our expectations and was perfect for our anniversary celebration.

Kimberly M.
August 2022
We had an amazing time at the condo that was centrally located to very fun beaches. Relaxing and quiet location away from the bustle of town.

Amy J.
July 2022
Loved the pool and beach access! Close to shops! Loved Hawaii!

Ellie M.
July 2022
Had such a wonderful time here. Condo and community was perfect for our family of four…from the pool/hot tub to the beach to being able to BBQ at home and walk to dinner nearby. Saw so many turtles. Truly a stunning view even just from the pool! Highly recommend.

Larry R.
May 2022
Everything you'll need for a great stay on the Big Island - a high-end, very well-stocked unit within 20 minutes of the airport in a great development. Pool and beach is a 2 minute walk and Waikoloa Beach has restaurants, shopping and central access to all parts of the Island. We couldn't be happier with the unit's amenities, finishes and location and we would highly recommend this property.

Justin s.
May 2022

Brian I.
April 2022
Great place, felt like home. Everything you need to relax and enjoy your family or friends. B

Alison V.
April 2022
This is our second stay at this property. It could not be more perfectly appointed in every way. Thank you for a great stay.

Susan P.
April 2022
Came with my family for the Lavaman Triathlon which also overlapped with my kids' spring break, and this was the PERFECT rental. Walking distance to race start/finish on the beach, great family pool and facilities, and a well equipped rental. Comfy beds, easy to cook for my family of 4, and my kids loved the open space in front of the rental - was very safe, my 3 year old wasn't able to run into any roads, etc. Would definitely rent again.

Lia B.
April 2022
Loved Dmitri’s place! Easy access to pool, beach and amenities. The condo was better than described and made our stay so comfortable and wonderful. Looking forward to returning soon!

Kiran V.
March 2022
Dmitri’s place was great on so many levels. From a location standpoint it’s incredibly convenient to walk (2-3 min) to the beachclub/pool as well as the beach itself. The King and Queen restaurant/shops at Waikola are also a short drive away as well. The unit itself is well kept and has everything you need for cooking and pool/beach activities. We appreciated how quiet and private the space felt. The lanai and lawn made the unit feel even bigger. Dmitri was a great host and was easy to communicate with. We have no doubt that we will be coming back to stay at his place when we visit the Big Island again!

Linda R.
March 2022
Perfect location. Condo is large, welll equipped. Previous guests leave some condiments, spices, etc. Suggest checking before buying too much Condo close to a nice grocery store/ deli. Short walk to club and beach.

Sally G.
March 2022
We had a wonderful time at this condo. Very well appointed and stocked with everything you need. Beach club is so convenient and nice. Plus we enjoyed the proximity to restaurants and shops.

Robert R.
March 2022
This is a very clean and well appointed property well situated in Waikoloa. Two minutes to the pool, 3 minutes to the beach, and within an easy walking distance to Kings Shops, Queens Market, restaurants, the Luau, and the Lava Lava Beach Club. We will rent this unit again for our next family stay in Waikoloa.

Denise Z.
March 2022
One of the best condos we have stayed in! Perfect location and a beautifully appointed condo with everything we needed. Dmitri was the perfect host and responded promptly to all of our questions. We HIGHLY recommend staying at condo!! Thank you.

Larrie P.
February 2022
We had a great stay at 15G. The unit had everything we needed. Beach stuff, several items in the kitchen - spices, olive oil, salad dressings and someone had even left a few beers! The host, Dmitri, was quick to respond and checked on us. Don’t hesitate staying here if you are looking for a quiet place, close to the beach club and great host.

Phil R.
February 2022
the condo provided a convenient and nice space in the Kona coast area. We appreciated the ample Tupperware and freezer blocks and misc items in the kitchen that helped with storing food. Master bathroom was large and the kitchen and great room worked well. Easy 5 minute walk to the beach, tho no view from the condo on the main floor (would have a view in the condos above). We had a couple of questions and received quick and helpful responses.

Kevin L.
January 2022
This is a great rental property! Perfectly located and stocked with everything you need for a great vacation. The owner is super responsive and friendly, and the condo is very comfortable. The kitchen has all the things you will need, and there are many extras including lots of beach stuff (umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, masks/snorkels, etc.) We had a great stay and would definitely book this property again.

Jennifer B.
January 2022
Third time staying at Waikoloa and this condo was as expected and would stay again.

Jean D.
January 2022
Great condo in an amazing location that worked perfectly for our family.

Ny-Ying L.
December 2021
Wonderful property, just as advertised, with pool and Beach steps away. Enjoyed having a full kitchen to cook meals the entire week, laundry for the inevitable messes from our toddler and infant, and a peaceful garden level lanai.

Alison V.
December 2021
We had a wonderful stay at Kolea 15G! Everything was beyond expectation. Hosts Dmitri and Larissa were communicative throughout the process and have gone the extra lengths to make their condo welcoming and comfortable. We've stayed at various condos on all the islands and Kolea has by far been our favorite! The kitchen was perfectly appointed with great kitchen tools and gadgets - everything we needed to make the vast majority of our meals "at home". The unit's dedicated grill was probably one of the best features - we've never experienced that staying in condos on any of the islands! The bed was incredibly comfortable and each night, we all slept wonderfully. Having a toddler with us, we were especially grateful for the awesome beach toys in the closet that we were able to use - buckets and shovels a-plenty! Our little guy also loved being able to extend his play area onto the grassy lawn outside the unit, while mom and dad enjoyed a beverage on the table. Of course, the location can't be beat! It's an easy and fun five minute walk to stunning Anaeho'omalu Bay along the ancient fish ponds. If you extend your walk a little further, you walk past interesting archaeological sites. Again, having a little with us, the pools were great! We loved the sandy-bottom kiddie pool, infinity pool, and hot tub. I just can't say enough great things about this place. We'd love to come back! Thank you for everything!

Tami H.
October 2021
This is a spectacular property with a perfect location. The accessibility to A-Bay is second to none. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful experience.

Patti S.
October 2021
Villa was very comfortable and location great. Short walk to pool and beach. Since no towel service at pool now, there was a good supply of nice towels. Also lots of beach and pool toys for kids to enjoy.

Jason S.
September 2021
The two bedroom house is amazingly spacious, and a great floor plan with bedrooms at separate ends (great if you need to make one room a place to work). The bathrooms are huge. - Check-in is easy, with a numeric keypad at the front door - In the community, it’s one of the homes closest to the Beach Club. The Club is a short walk down the driveway, and has a great pool, chairs and umbrellas. People were very friendly. - Beds were super comfy. - Closets were stocked with any beach gear you could need. - Grocery store is within walking distance. - The three-pane patio door tucks away for indoor/outdoor living. - The lanai was great for breakfast and afternoon working.

Laurie V.
September 2021
Very happy with the owners quick responses to online questions or concerns. Will definitely be the location we would return to when visiting the island.

Rebecca B.
August 2021
Wonderful spot, conveniently located to beaches and Kona.

Dan M.
August 2021
This vacation and VRBO stay exceeded our expectations. Not only was house very clean and welcoming, it was all the little things that Dmitri and his family provided for us that help to ensure a wonderful vacation. Having access to beach chairs, snorkel gear, towels, sun screen etc meant that all the little things were provided which allowed us more time to focus on our vacation. We also loved the location which made access to the beach, the markets and the pool very easy. Lastly with Covid, it was very nice to have our own kitchen. Since many of the restaurants still have limited seating capacity, it can be difficult to get reservations in the area. This property also kept us away from the crowded pools at the hotel which was another bonus. We had no complaints with our stay and with Dmitri’s excellent communication before and during our stay, I would highly recommend this property. Enjoy!

Daniel H.
July 2021
Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay at the us condo. The check-in process was easy and we found the condo very clean and nicely appointed. The owner was attentive and communicated well. The location is perfect for families as it is just a short walk to the pool and beach and the shops and restaurants. Would highly recommend and would love to stay here again.

Chuck W.
July 2021
The owner did a great job setting expectations. The condo was even nicer than we had hoped! This is a very peaceful place with easy access to the beach and a nice pool. The owner checked on us several times to make sure everything was going well. I highly reccomend this place.

Josh H.
June 2021
We had stayed at another property in this area before, but we will definitely be returning to Kolea 15G! The unit itself is immaculate, and the amenities are amazing. Dmitri was a very responsive host and kept in contact throughout the stay to ensure our stay was going smoothly. We can't wait to return again--sooner rather than later!

Karen L.
June 2021
This condo was everything we expected it to be. It was clean and spacious. The pool area exceeded our expectations. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed the area very much. Dmitri was a great host, very responsive and helpful. I would not hesitate to stay here again, or suggest it to others.

Christopher H.
June 2021
Me and my wife stayed here and we loved it. The property was clean and the owners were great! They quickly responded to any questions we had and were very nice. The beach is just a short walk away and made it very convenient.

Duane H.
June 2017
This was a fantastic place for our family. We spent tons of time on the patio taking in the environment. Very comfortable! Very quick walk to the beach for the amazing sunsets. Also the kids loved having the pool to themselves almost every night.

Anna N.
May 2017
The condo at Kolea was a great home-base for our week on the Big Island. We were there to get married, and having the extra room in the condo helped us stay organised. The condo was spacious and we liked being on the ground floor, making it easier for our friends staying in Kolea to come visit. The kitchen was great and the grill was used often! Definitely recommend the condo, and Kolea as a whole.

Mark R.
May 2017
This unit is great! The complex it is in is fantastic - especially the pool, exercise area and quick access to the beach. The unit is great and well stocked. Our hosts were great as well. If you are looking to stay - especially with kids - in Waikoloa - this is the place for you.

Vineisha S.
April 2017
My husband, 1 year old daughter, parents, and I stayed in Dmitri and Larissa's unit for a week...we had a fantastic time! The condo is clean and well kept and there's lots of beach toys and beach equipment that's there for guests to use. We enjoyed the beach club access and the beach was quite lovely. We found the location to be perfect and very convenient! Dmitri was great at responding to emails and easy to work with! He even sent a list of things that we could do with our Little One while on the Island...so thoughtful! It was a perfect family vacation! Thank you!!!!

Nick B.
April 2017
We had an amazing time and the owners took great care of us from start to finish! Close to everything, very clean and well maintained, and loved having the BBQ on the 1st floor balcony so our kids could run around on the grassy area and play. Top notch!

chad c.
April 2017
We loved our two week stay at unit 15G in Kolea. The condo was nicely furnished and was very clean. Excellent lania with private BBQ where we spent every evening preparing dinner. The unit is set in the back corner of he complex making it seem much more private than some of the other units we have stayed at in Kolea. Owners were very quick to respond to our initial rental request and even accommodated an early check in which was fantastic. We will definitely come back to this unit again and would highly recommend it to anyone entertaining the idea of staying here.

Lori D.
February 2017
We absolutely loved the location and amenities of this condo! Beautiful grounds, location to beach, shopping, etc. Very comfortable beds, lovely kitchen, boogie boards and snorkeling supplies...you will not be disappointed! We hope to return! This was our first time to the Big Island and we loved it. We spent two days in Oahu - only because our teenage son wanted to see Pearl Harbor (we had already been there)...wish we would have stayed here at this condo longer! We really liked the quietness of the Big Island.

jeanine r.
January 2017
Spent a week, and we wished it was more. Condo is everything advertised, well maintained and quiet. While you don't have an ocean view, I've had the walk farther in fancy hotels to get to the beach, and paid 2x as much. The WiFi worked great as there were 3 of us needing to do work at various times, and never had an issue. Will definitely consider this for future vacations.

Kathleen B.
January 2017
The condo is beautiful and spacious, with everything we needed. The lanai is cozy and includes a grill. The beach, within walking distance is a bit rocky and the water somewhat cloudy/murky, so not ideal for snorkeling or swimming. The pool is beautiful (although unheated so chilly in December), and the jacuzzi is wonderful! The condo is not far from the Kona airport and is also within a few minutes' drive of Hapuna or Mauna Kea beach, both of which are beautiful. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

Grace Z.
January 2017
My family consisting of five persons had a really excellent time staying in the apartment! The rooms are large and quiet and neat! The location is very good, walking distance from the beautiful beach. The swimming pool is very beautiful and when you swim, you can also see the mountain view many miles away. The owner is very thoughtful and we followed the tips to do groceries shopping at the Walmart. Driving from the house to the airport, the famous sites are all very convenient! Really like this place, thanks a lot again! Five stars for sure!

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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