The Puako – Waialea area is one of the most unique oceanfront enclaves in the State of Hawaii. Located midway between the Mauna Lani Resort and the Mauna Kea Resort, Puako Beach Drive is a 2 mile long cul de sac road with approximately 170 properties, half of which are oceanfront and the other half across the street from the ocean. There are public access right-of-ways all along the road providing beach access to everyone.
Until the mid to late 40’s, Puako was accessible only by boat or by walking trail. During WW II, the roadway was built and shortly after the war, the Territory of Hawaii began auctioning the lots to local residents for between $300 to $1,000.
Puako has great appeal for people wanting to live right on or close to the ocean in a small neighborhood enclave close to two major resorts; there are few places in Hawaii where one can live so close to the ocean. The large coral reef and tide pools that Puako is known for protect most of the oceanfront properties. Some of the best snorkeling and diving along the Kona-Kohala Coast can be found here.
Being such a small, stable market with limited availability, real estate prices in Puako have traditionally done quite well, even in down markets. Opportunities include newer single family homes, older beach style cottages and a very limited number of condominiums and vacant land parcels.
When purchasing oceanfront property in Hawaii, the buyer must be aware of special requirements, conditions and restrictions imposed by state and county governments. The principals at Mauna Kea Realty have sold, owned and developed more property in Puako than any other purported expert. We have our pulse on this unique market and know of opportunities that may not be listed in the Multiple Listing Service.
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Price: $23,900,000 Beds: 7 Baths: 7
The ultimate oceanfront compound and/or development opportunity. Nani Paniau is located adjacent to the Mauna Lani Resort and within walking distance….read more
Price: $17,499,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 7
Honuala’i Estate, a majestic oceanfront residence comprised of 1.16 acres with approx. 450 lineal feet of prime ocean frontage on the Kohala Coast. ….read more
Price: $7,695,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 5
This private, securely-gated oceanfront estate features completely unobstructed, commanding front row views of whitewater, sand, coastline and sunsets….read more
Price: $6,100,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 5
The dream of owning a white sand beach in Hawaii only steps from your oceanfront lanai, coupled with the best and easiest ocean access channel in Puak….read more
Price: $5,495,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 4
Kaiakea means “expansive view of the sea” which is exactly what you behold from this beloved, kamaina owned estate. Welcome to one of Puako’s finest o….read more
Price: $4,185,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 5
Big Island, small village tucked away on the shores of the Kohala Coast between Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani Resorts – a piece of history dating back to….read more
Price: $3,950,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 3
Right on the white sands of Puako! A rare opportunity to own a custom built Puako oceanfront home with access to the white sand beach directly in fro….read more
Price: $3,600,000 Beds: 5 Baths: 5
This is charming Puako at its best. Oceanfront living with your own sandy beach in front, including a tidepool that is perfect for lounging in. The ….read more
Price: $3,595,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 3
Vladimir Ossipoff designed this Mid Century Modern Hawaiian Asian fusion style home for his great friend, a beautiful collaboration, built with Aloha ….read more
Price: $3,100,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 1
There’s a reason that this oceanfront gem has only changed owners a couple of times in more than 60 years. Located at the most desirable southern en….read more
Price: $2,700,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Black sandy beachfront location for this two unit property is ideal for future development or current use as small residence or vacation rental. Ocean….read more
Price: $2,399,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 5
Have you been dreaming about owning and operating a Bed and Breakfast in Hawaii? Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a four bedroom, five bathro….read more
Price: $1,995,000 Beds: 0 Baths: 0
Lot 2-B is the least priced oceanfront lot in Puako Bay.
This parcel is over 85% larger than average Puako lots, but is offered at the price of an ….read more
Price: $1,650,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 3
PRICED BELOW RECENT APPRAISED VALUE! Puako Mauka side home of the highest construction quality; only 14 years old on a 14,000 sqft. lot. Seller purch….read more
Price: $1,500,000 Beds: 0 Baths: 0
Puako Lot 2 is a 1.62 acre parcel, over 4 times larger than the average lot in this tranquil sea side village. Situated near the Historical Hokuloa C….read more
Price: $1,299,000 Beds: 4 Baths: 2
Welcome to Puako, one of Hawaii Island’s most sought after neighborhoods on the Kohala Coast! This property boasts 2 separate homes located on a 14,00….read more
Price: $1,275,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 1
Looking for a quaint beach house in Hawaii?
Puako 35 was designed to be a fully functional 500 square foot “Guest House” enabling the owners to….read more
Price: $499,000 Beds: 3 Baths: 2
Opportunity to own the most affordable property in Puako!! Regarded by many as one of the most desirable beachfront communities on the Kohala Coast fo….read more