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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Puako house description

Plumeria Cottage is a charming early-era-Puako beach bungalow--set amid mature palms, Milo tree, spectacular spreading Royal Poinciana and, of course, plumerias. Newly remodeled yet preserving many original details, you’ll enjoy a special vacation steeped in the continuity of this enduring community. Walk across the one-lane road for beach access or visit nearby Waialea Bay and Hapuna Beach for spectacular swimming, snorkeling, sunning or wintertime whale watching. Stop at the quaint Puako General Store for an ice-cream treat or cold drink, or visit nearby resorts for shopping, dining and Hawaiian-style events. This appealing one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage is ideal for a couple, perhaps with a young child. THERE IS ANOTHER HOME ON THE PROPERTY.

Plumeria Cottage offers a vacation of ease indoors and out. Compact yet perfectly proportioned in the vintage beach style, it is a delightful combination of convenience and charm. And, with a roomy, sunny lanai and large shaded grassy yard, it becomes quite spacious. An outdoor-shower room with laundry and plenty of room for beach items and for drying wet towels and bathing suits keeps the indoors comfortable and relaxed.

House Design
Enter beside large plumerias into the living space, hang your keys just next to the door, step down to the kitchen on your right to put your market purchases away, or to the dining area followed by the sitting room. The bedroom, also a step down, is just beyond the kitchen and off the main living area. A sliding shoji-screen “window” provides cross ventilation as well as privacy. Across the front of the cottage is a roomy deck and around the corner is the large outdoor shower room, so there’s no need to track sand and dripping water into your living space. Built-in shelves hold linens and both bath towels and beach towels.
Vertical bead-board paneling, clerestory windows for ventilation and horizontal sliding windows set the vintage tone. Lauhala mats and rattan floor coverings enhance the original pine floorboards plus new bamboo flooring in the kitchen and bedroom. Décor includes new microfiber sofa, reupholstered vintage rattan dining table and chairs. Local art echoes the simplicity and sweetness of the cottage.
The kitchen is updated with new cabinets, granite-tile counters, microwave and refrigerator yet maintains the original painted-brick wall, inset corner shelves, jalousie windows and vintage-look Hotpoint stove and oven. The new sink plus coffee maker and grinder, toaster, linens, dishes, flatware, cooking pots and utensils all meet modern expectations.
The bathroom with roomy shower stall (and jalousie windows for ventilation and privacy) has painted-wood detailing, old-style wooden medicine cabinet and additional sliding window for that added touch of light and greenery.

This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii.

Keywords: 1 bedroom house, puako house, puako cottage, 1 bedroom cottage, beach house, Puako, beach cottage

Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome:

            House is small, so one child is welcome....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            We love our pets but the next guests might be allergic....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            there are stairs and in this vintage house, narrow doorways and a step down into the kitchen and the bedroom...moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1


          • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

            Bedroom has queen-size bed. Twin air bed provided for child...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), Twin-size airbed for one child

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Full bathroom with shower and fluffy towels provided. There is also an outdoor shower...moreless


          • Books:

            good beach reads available...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Luaus
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Peak of the ocean, but a short walk to the shoreline for swimming and snorkeling...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Dining:

                Glass topped table indoors and outdoors for alfresco dining...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people


              • Clothes Dryer:

                yes and a clothes line...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Quality 100% cotton linens provided...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Sofa, chair, coffee table, TV, DVD player...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Off street parking right next to the door for ease of unloading luggage and grocerie...moreless

              • Telephone:

                House phone for all Big Island calls...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Fluffy cotton towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                yes and natural soap, too....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Password protected wireless internet...moreless


              • Kitchen:

                Step down kithcen is small but has good counter space, new cabinets, gas stove, and ceiling fan. All dishes and pots and pans are provided...moreless

              • Microwave:

                yes built in...moreless

              • Oven:

                gas overn...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                salt and pepper, soaps and paper goods to get you started...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove:

                apartment size four-burner gas stove...moreless

              • Toaster:

                yes two slice toaster, great breads available at nearby Farmer's Markets...moreless


              • Bicycles:

                Can be rented nearby, great road for a bike ride...moreless

              • Golf:

                Available at nearby resorts...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Available to rent nearby as well as stand up paddle boards...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Lanai for dining and relaxing, part sun, part shade...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Grassy lawn, colorful Royal Poinciana tree and fragrent plumeria...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal Weber grill, bring your own charcoal...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Available at nearby resorts...moreless



              Write a review 4.8
              from 32 traveler reviews
              $195/night five night minimum stay
              Maximum Number of Guests is 2 adults and 2 children under 12
              State taxes, departure cleaning fee and refundable damage deposit are additional
              Christmas/NY holiday 25% higher rate and require a longer minimum stay
              GE and TAX number W20158760-01
              We are licensed Real Estate Company and accept checks only for payment
              We will never ask you for a credit card number or to wire funds

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              Last updated: 09/19/2014
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              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Keahole (Kona)
              6 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Kawaihae Blue Dragon
              2 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Hapuna State Park

              Car: Necessary

              The small neighborhood of Puako is conveniently located near shopping, dining, golf, and numerous beaches, including the shorelines right in the area. Puako Beaches are not long stretches of white sand, but a combination of lava, coral and sandy with tidal pools teaming with sealife. Tide pools are great for kids to explore.


              Manager info

              About: Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a Puako resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise...

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • Walk from the cottage to this shoreline

                Walk from the cottage to this shoreline

              • Dining and living area

                Dining and living area

              • Optional outdoor dining

                Optional outdoor dining

              • Galley Kitchen has been remodeled

                Galley Kitchen has been remodeled

              • Grassy and shady front yard for the kids to play

                Grassy and shady front yard for the kids to play

              • This sofa is also a queen-size sofa sleeper for the kids

                This sofa is also a queen-size sofa sleeper for the kids

              • Walking distance to this nearby shoreline

                Walking distance to this nearby shoreline

              • Plumeria Cottage appropriately named for the pink plumeria tree

                Plumeria Cottage appropriately named for the pink plumeria tree

              • Comfortable open living area

                Comfortable open living area

              • Brand new queen-size bed

                Brand new queen-size bed

              • Comfy chair for reading or movie watching

                Comfy chair for reading or movie watching

              • Classic Puako cottage with upgraded kitchen and furnishings

                Classic Puako cottage with upgraded kitchen and furnishings

              • Indoor dining and cozy nook

                Indoor dining and cozy nook

              VRBO #167084

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014


              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 3

              View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
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              Speaks: english
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