March 30, 2010

10 Ways to help the ocean here in Puako, Hawaii and around the world

Hawaii has a saying of taking care of your responsibility to the Aina (or Land).

“Kuliana” responsibility a must in today’s oceans.

In Hawaii we spend a lot of time around or near the beautiful ocean and the abundant sea life within. I was reading the Surfrider Foundation’s tips on protecting the ocean and beaches.
This is a great list.

1.Pick up your pet’s wastes. Pet waste that reaches the ocean can make both people and marine life sick.

2. Conserve energy. Switching to energy-efficient light bulbs and other energy saving activities helps to slow climate change.

3.Hold on to your butt. Make sure you dispose of your cigarettes in a proper waste container.

4. Don’t hose down your driveways. Not only will it waste water, but it causes oils and other pollutants to end up in our oceans. Please use a broom or dust pan instead.

  Posted by Hawaii Vacation Rentals a Luxury Real Estate Company at 2:09 pm | Conservation of Hawaii, Hawaiian Culture, Real Estate, Vacation Rentals | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 15, 2010

Amazing Vacation Home for sale in Puako

Puako Beach Drive Luxury Home for SaleWould you like to be the next Puako vacation rental homeowner? Hale Hali’a Aloha, ($5,395,000)

To illustrate this, let me tell you the story of Hale Hali’a Aloha…

Puako Pattie and I sit in our office meeting relaxed and interesting people coming to inquire about vacation homes for rent or sale. The rewarding part of this business is to see repeat guests coming year after year—thrilled to be back to Puako and their favorite vacation home.

It has been fascinating, over the years, to watch repeat vacation rental guests taking the big step to becoming homeowners…

It happened years ago when guests of ours showed up for the first time in Puako, just for the adventure! They had stayed at Luxury Resorts on the Kohala Coast, and then one day decided to drive down that small Puako Beach Drive and explore. They had no idea that a small piece of paradise was waiting for them. They immediately fell in love with the area and decided to rent an oceanfront property to experience the local life style!

I believe the first time they stayed with us they rented the beautiful Pua Lani property. The following year they were “hooked” and came back to the same rental. It was fun to see them year after year until they decided to become “unfaithful” to Pua Lani and build their own beautiful oceanfront property, Hale Hali’a Aloha (Home of Fond Memories). They  decided to share their home with others, just like the Pua Lani homeowners, and to put their property in our professional vacation rental program (we do have 15 years of experience).

Owning a home and vacation renting it through a management company like Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Inc. might be the best way to have a well cared for second home to share the warm Aloha spirit of Puako with people from all over the world.

Puako homes for sale—listed as low as $699,000 (when they are situated across the street from the ocean).