Whale Watch Way

United States / Hawaii / The Big Island

Welcome to Hale Nana Kohola or Whale Watch House located in the heart of Puako, Hawaii!

up to 4
up to 10
Min. Nights Upon Request


With secluded beaches and beautiful views, there is nowhere safer or more beautiful to spend your days.

Hale Nana Kohola (Whale Watch House) is located in the heart of Puako. Enjoy a romantic getaway or a family vacation in this versatile location. Puako is known for its beautiful weather, warm ocean water, and gorgeous views year round. The secluded community in Puako is a tropical paradise with only one access point. There are only a handful of luxury beachfront rentals, and Hale Nana Kohola is one of the few!

Wake each day in one of the spacious bedrooms. You can’t have a bad day when you awaken to the views of the Puako scenery. Each bedroom includes a king size bed, full bath, and beautiful ocean view. Our media room also includes a full bath and a pull out queen size bed. The high ceilings and Polynesian architecture will give you the feeling of old Hawaii while enjoying modern amenities. 

Spend your days swimming in the 360° infinity saltwater heated pool, lounging on one of the lanais, or playing on the sandy beach just steps from the home. Become one with nature as you explore the coral reef while snorkeling or swimming in the warm Hawaii waters. There are kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and snorkeling equipment available for use in the home. If you need any other outdoor equipment, you are just a short walk from the Puako General Store where you will find anything you need!

The swimming pool has direct access from the first floor. For children who are not water safe, it is recommended that they wear a life vest when in the vicinity of the pool. This home is one of the few in Puako with a sandy beach right in front complete with the protected ‘lava reef pools’ for your little ones. The ancient Hawaiians have named one of the pools in front of Hale Nana Kohola the “Queen's Bath.”

In addition to the spacious bedrooms, there is an open living space complete with a dining area and gourmet kitchen with cathedral ceilings that open to a huge covered lanai adjacent to the 60' 360-degree infinity pool. Each bedroom and the living and media rooms have a large flat-screen TV complete with an advanced audio system that can accept individual IPOD music selections. There is an IPOD and two IPADs loaded with music for your enjoyment. To top it off, this gorgeously designed home is complete with a 3rd story 'whale watch' retreat that offers a 360-degree view. Watch the majestic beauty of the Humpback Whales from this look out spot. Take in the scenery of Puako and don’t forget to watch the famous Hawaii sunsets!

This property is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodation Hawaii Tax TA-003-387-3920-01 And general excise tax GE-003-387-3920-01 and Short Term Vacation Rental Number STVR-STVR 19-368809


4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10 Guests

  • Each bedroom and the media room has its own air conditioner with individual climate control
  • Beachfront: Directly in front of a beautiful white sand beach
  • New Sony Vaio hooked up to printer and high-speed internet.
  • 360-degree infinity pool
  • Three kayaks and some snorkel gear
  • Washer/dryer
  • Towels
  • High quality linens
  • Garage
  • Gas/electric BBQ grill: built-in BBQ and kitchen in lanai/patio area
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Cable/satellite TV: High definition DVR in media room with a top of the line surround sound system
  • Multi-zone sound system in each room
  • Video and music libraries
  • Telephone: Free long distance


Bedroom Details

Each bedroom includes a king size bed, full bath, and beautiful ocean view
The media room also includes a full bath and a pull out queen size bed

Beach Details


Pool Details

Private heated infinity pool

Villa Notes

No pets allowed
Handicapped accessible: Bathrooms and showers are wheelchair accessible. The main entry is not.
Kid friendly: There is pool safety equipment
Smoking not allowed
All bookings are non-refundable
This property is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodation Hawaii Tax ID: W60876295-01

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Rates are based on 9 guests. Please add $150 per night, per additional guest. Please add 17.962% tax to all rates Please add a $850 cleaning fee to all rates.
Security Deposit Details


Accidental Damage Waiver
A $99 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details

7 Night minimum stay.  Holiday season has a 14 night minimum stay.

Exclusive Offers

Take your vacation to the next level, with 2 free airline tickets.* For a limited time, every reservation over $50,000 will receive an airline reimbursement worth up to $1,000 - any airline, any destination. Imagine flying in style to your handpicked villa located in one of the most beautiful destinations around the world, knowing that you've saved on the cost of your flights. This is your chance to experience the ultimate in luxury travel and indulge in the vacation of a lifetime.

*Free air promotion is valid new bookings only and cannot be applied to existing bookings. Valuation based on two round trip tickets using the bureau of Transportations U.S. average flight price for 2022. Receive up to a $1,000 reimbursement for flights upon presentation of a flight receipt. Minimum booking value of $50,000 applies. The booking value applies to the villa cost only and does not include any additional services or fees. This offer is valid for bookings made 2/20/2023 through 4/02/2023 for travel now through 12/31/2024. Bookings made outside of this period will not be eligible. The $1,000 air credit offer is non-transferable, has no cash value, and cannot be redeemed for any other service. The airline credit will be applied to your booking once your villa rental has been paid in full. The airline credit will be redeemed by providing a receipt of your booked flight and a check will be sent to you within 15 business days of providing flight documentation. All offers are subject to availability. We reserve the right to modify or cancel this promotion at any time without notice.


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