Puni Hele

Rates: $325 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KTTX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.70 (from 123 reviews)
***PLEASE NOTE - The complex will be refurbishing the pool from April 15th to May 3rd.***

This is a beautiful 2 Bedrooom / 2 Bath townhouse directly on the oceanfront at the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club. This is a gated community with 4 lighted pickleball/ 3 tennis courts, swimming pool, and community BBQ & picnic areas. There is no air conditioning in the unit. There is a nice breeze from the ocean with the windows open and each bedroom has a ceiling fan and a stand-up fan, if desired. At night it can be cool with the ceiling fan and you might need a blanket! Since it is located directly on the oceanfront there is the possibility of the lanai being closed off when the civil defense issues a high surf warning. The complex management will close up the lanai area to protect the townhouse from the surf.

In December 2022, the townhouse had a major renovation. The kitchen was entirely remodeled installing new cabinets and counters, new recessed lighting and new appliances. The laundry facilities are upstairs in the bathroom which has a large shower at the end of the room with a large window overlooking the ocean. The living room, kitchen, bathrooms and stairs have been tiled with travertine. New mattresses were installed in all the bedrooms in May 2019. The downstairs bathroom had a remodel of the shower in August 2019. Living room, dining room and stairwell were freshly painted in March 2021!

Let the soft breeze and ocean waves lull you to sleep in the Makai (toward the ocean) Master Bedroom, furnished with a King bed and cable TV. The tropical Mauka (mountain side) bedroom has two twin beds (easily converted to a King with kit provided), and teak and bamboo furnishings.

Keeping to our motto 'Just Say No to Rugs,' this townhouse sports bamboo hardwood flooring in the bedrooms and tile throughout the ground floor.

From the ground floor Lanai you can watch Spinner Dolphins swim the coastline daily, whales breaching during their migration and incomparable sunsets with the ocean waves literally breaking in front of you. If you were staying anywhere closer you'd be swimming!

Located in the upscale Keauhou area this is a highly desirable, quiet, family-friendly and gated 14 acre garden community featuring 3 lighted tennis courts (tennis pro available), a swimming pool that was fully refurbished in October 2016 and nicely done community BBQ and picnic areas.

Walk to Kahalu’u Beach Park (ranked among the best snorkeling reefs in the Islands) and to the nearby Keauhou shopping center for shops, dining, cinema, groceries, local Farmer's market and free Hula and local community entertainment weekly. Excellent golfing is available at the adjacent Kona Country Club Ocean Golf Course or take the day off and watch the local surfers “shred” a few waves.

This is an excellent and safe walking area with many sights, open expanses of coastline and minimal automobile traffic. The area is great for strolling and rich in historical landmarks and heiau (temples), one of which is adjacent to the unit. This area was once the home of the Ali'i (Hawaiian chiefs) and the waters were once reserved for use only by royalty!

This is a wonderful retreat you are sure to enjoy!

We also have a condo that sleeps four at https://www.vrbo.com/1020417


Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax identification number: TA-051-900-6208-01
Hawaii General Excise Tax identification number: GE-051-900-6208-
Short Term Vacation Rental Permit: STVR 19-377796. Registration Number: TA-051-900-6208-01, GE-051-900-6208-01

Puni Hele Reviews

Kirk J.
November 2023
Rooms were too hot. Needs AC Also, the silverware were “cheap” which lessens the experience….

Kristin K.
September 2023
Great Island hopping getaway for the weekend. Great amenities, loved listening to the musical waves at night, so peaceful good for the soul.

Dean C.
September 2023
Excellent property with good instructions and timely, responsive communication by the host. Property features were as advertised, the unit was clean, and the beach supplies were very welcome! I almost gave this 4 stars vs. 5 due to the temperature being difficult to regulate for sleeping. It was in the mid-70's overnight but our bedroom was 86 & 89 degrees and still 82 in the morning. A little more air movement would have been helpful, but overall this is an excellent property to rent for a short or long vacation.

Lawrence P.
August 2023
We had an an awesome time staying there. You can swim in a pool or the ocean. Close to convenience stores if you need anything. Looking forward to staying there in the future.

Chelsea A.
July 2023
Great location... had a fun, relaxing time with the family. Will definitely be back.

Glori B.
June 2023
I booked this place for my crew and they couldn't stop raving about it. Mahalo nui loa!

Muthukrishnan R.
May 2023
Morning and evening tea on the Lanai is awesome. Once we opened the window the sea breeze cooled down property well. Nice location for everything. Secure entry and safe Small ants near the entry so stored everything in the fridge. And no ant problem. Overall good place to stay for the view and location.

DeeJana E.
March 2023
After spending a majority of our stay on the Big Island in Pahoa (the jungle!), we had a fabulous last night on the island here. We enjoyed the magnificent sunset right out the back door of the condo and were lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves outside the bedrooms window. The kids didn't want to leave the pool right across from the condo. We loved our stay and are dreading heading home to the cold snow in Alaska! Mahalo!

Sheri G.
July 2022
The condo was clean and uncluddered! The beds and furniture were comfortable as well as updated bathroom that were clean. It was super handy to have all the necessary beach items available along with a thorough "best places to visit and eat" from the owners. I booked this property several months ahead of travel and was pleasently surprised at how close the lanai was to the ocean and the pool was only a few steps away. The reality of how beautiful this spot is cannot be captured in the pictures. I would definitely stay here again and stay longer.

anthony s.
July 2022
Edgar made sure we were aware of the high surf warning and that the balcony would be boarded up due to this issue. Weather is out of all of our control but the view from upstairs was still beautiful and the boards came down toward the end of our trip and made it even more majestic. The sounds of the waves each night was soothing and the ocean breeze kept the home cool. We will come back to Kona and hope his home is available! Thank You, Anthony S.

mike c.
June 2022
`nice property, room for a family of 5, great pool and small beach nearby, food close, extra gear for everyone under the stairs. Both the owner and onsite manager where very responsive.

Kirk D.
May 2022
The owner was very responsive and helpful. The space worked really well for my group of 4, but it could accommodate more people. It was great watching the sunset in the evening off the back porch!

Stephanie A.
May 2022
The location and view is amazing! We were prepared for bugs, having visited HI before but, you never get used to seeing a 4 in cockroach on the wall. The mattresses really need to be upgraded, not comfortable at all. The lights and switches were another brain teaser. We never did find a switch for the main bedroom. We knew there was no A/C and had hoped being right on the ocean we’d get a nice breeze. We were wrong. It got hot and muggy. There are ceiling fans and standing fans but it was still uncomfortable until midnight/1am. The house was clean. We felt safe. Check in was easy and communication was great.

Rebecca R.
May 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. Beautiful view and great property!

Taylor S.
April 2022
Great location, great host, The rental provided good beach supplies. Ocean breeze cooled us down and the waves lolled us to sleep.

Steven V.
April 2022
We snorkeled right out the back door that looks out on the ocean. The beach right down the street was super accessible and the snorkeling was superb with sea turtles and tons of fish. Highly recommend this home for a stay.

susan h.
March 2022
We absolutely loved the location! The ocean was right there, just steps away and with no railing to obstruct your view. The condo was well stocked too.

February 2022
This condo is very well kept and clean. The property is lovely, and the property owners are friendly and helpful. The property does have to be protected with high surf, the owners made it right for us which we greatly appreciated. Kids loved the pool.

Ellen T.
January 2022
The property has the most beautiful view! The size was adequate for our family of 5, parents and 3 adult children. The property had everything we needed.

Kathleen M.
January 2022
Fantastic view. Spent most of our time just sitting and admiring the ocean and sunsets.

Sarah R.
January 2022
This home was absolutely perfect for our family of 4. Our two boys loved their room and we loved going to sleep at night to the sound of the ocean right outside the master. Having the pool right across from us was perfect for our energetic boys. My husband and I loved sitting on the lanai in the morning and evenings. The complex was quiet and Edgar was so easy to work with and quick to respond when I couldn’t find something. Can’t wait to stay here again. Thank you Edgar for sharing your piece of paradise with our family! Mahalo!

Todd M.
January 2022
My wife and I have stayed on this property 6 times and in this unit 3 times. Well maintained property. We believe the location is perfect.

Gail S.
December 2021
Enjoyed our 2-night stay at this property. Beautiful sunsets!! The property does show its age, but all in all, it served us well. Well equipped with everything you need, even some water fun gear. Pool is directly across along with propane grills. Neighborhood is very quiet and close to everything you would need when venturing out. Only downside was lack of AC, although it did cool down in the evenings and we were out and about during the day, so was not a big issue for us.

Aaron W.
November 2021
Clean and simple with all the essentials required for an exceptional experience. The view is amazing and the ocean provides the perfect soundtrack! The condo neighbors were very nice and discreet which allowed for our privacy.

Julia C.
November 2021
Good location, nice cement lanai right on the water. Minutes from a great snorkeling spot.

Cindy S.
September 2021
This two bedroom condo was perfect for my husband and me and my brother and his wife. Close to the airport and minutes from Kona. Edgar was great with providing us all of the information we needed for our stay. The pictures of the outdoor area doesn’t do it justice! You need to book this condo and experience it for yourselves. Although it was hot sitting on the patio in the afternoon, you can’t beat that ocean view that is just steps from the back door. Sunset was beautiful and cooled down quickly. The only thing I wish the condo would’ve had was AC, otherwise it was perfect.

Don F.
August 2021
Right on the ocean. A little outdated and could use a better pull out couch but really no complaints. Very reasonable for location and price

Liz W.
July 2021
It's a modest little property, but right on the waterfront! and near the pool! and near a wonderful seashore with tidepools. Also far enough away from Kona to be peaceful, but close enough to access the activities there. Edgar was very responsive to all our inquiries and was generous with supplying ideas for things to do. Kitchen was well-stocked and we enjoyed meals on the oceanfront lanai. We'd stay there again.

Navendu M.
June 2021
The location of this unit is amazing. You can fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. There was a bit of issue where the cleaners had somehow missed cleaning the unit so they were called late in the night to come and clean it was greatly appreciated. There is also no AC, it did not bother us much as we come from a hot area.

June 2020
Great location. Easy, reliable and friendly communication with the property owners.

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