Just Minutes from the Beach...
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- Minimum stay:3-6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Puako apartment description
We are located in the quaint beach community of Puako. We are across the street from one of the best turtle spots in town. A typical day will see 10-15 turtles swimming around and/or sunning on the rocks depending on the tide. A little farther walk are the Petrogyphs and the coastal hiking trail for the more adventurous. Snorkeling and scuba diving is abundant and there are beautiful sandy beaches just minutes away. We provide beach towels, chairs, umbrella and cooler for your beach adventures. We also do scuba diving and snorkeling tours. We would be happy to give you info on those activities and others if you would like. Sunsets are beautiful from the beach located right across the street.
We are located 26 miles north of Kona International Airport (KOA). It's a beautiful drive up the Kohala Coast. On a clear day we have a great view of Maui! Just a few miles north of the airport, at mile marker 92 is a lava tube that you can walk down into. The scenic overlook is about at the half way point to our ohana. During whale season (Nov.- Apr.) this is a great place to pull off the road and watch them play.
South of the airport in Kona (3-5 miles) is shopping. Costco (which is the cheapest place to buy gas on the west side of the island), Target, Walmart and Safeway are among the national chains we have.
There are also plenty of local stores and restaurants to choose from in Kona as well as closer to 'home' at Waikoloa Beach at the King and Queen Shops or the Shops at Mauna Lani.
North of us is Kawaihae and Waimea where there are more good restaurants and farmer's markets to choose from. We are conveniently located upstairs from the Puako General Store in Puako. They carry many name brand items and local products at a reasonable price and the owners (Narand and Umi Patel) are some of the friendliest people we know. Don't worry, being upstairs from the store is only troublesome if you like ice cream because they sell plenty of that too!
Come check us out and let us introduce you to our piece of paradise!
- On floor 2
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Beds (1), (1) Full size convertible Couch
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Shower only
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Botanical Garden
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Richard and Laura are the perfect hosts - they don't bother you, but they're available, whenever you need them. We also liked that they've put a lot of good thought into making our stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. This ranges from providing you with containers of different sizes to store your food (to keep it bug-free) and cooking basics like sugar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to offering full beach equipment and snorkel gear to attaching a rewards card to your key ring that that saves you big money at the local Foodland store. (Note: the general store below the studio is well-assorted and not more expensive than the discounters.) Richard and Laura can also give you good advise on places to go to and places to avoid. Should we come back to the Big Island, we already know where we'll stay. The only caveat is that with so many enthusiastic reviews, it will be harder and harder to find a week where this place will be available :-)
- Guest Andreas W.
- Date of stay 09/02/13
- Review Submitted 09/28/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
Excellent accueil de la part de Laura et Richard Appartement très confortable Mise à disposition de matériel pour les journées à la plage Localisation géographique parfaite, plage très proche permettant le snorkel en toute sécurité Cet endroit est à recommander.
- Guest aline G.
- Date of stay 08/07/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
We visited the Big Island in honor of our 1st anniversary, and decided to stay in Puako because of the great snorkeling. Our choice of this condo was perfect for us. It was within walking distance to beautiful coral/lava areas and within 5 minutes driving to our favorite state park. Laura and Richard were superb hosts, offering advice on snorkeling places and even helping out with a minor sea urchin wound. We were given EVERYTHING to borrow for our stay, including coolers, snorkeling gear, chairs... and what we lacked, they came through with. Staying above the store was beneficial too, as we got to people watch, borrow books, and take advantage of the well-stocked market. We would definitely stay there again.
- Guest Jennifer S.
- Date of stay 05/02/13
- Review Submitted 05/12/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Location is perfect, close to several places to access beaches. The area is quiet.
- Guest DDP (Scottsdale, Arizona)
- Date of stay 04/11/13
- Review Submitted 04/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Mahalo Dennis! We are looking forward to your next visit!
Awesome Local Spot to Stay!
Awesome Local Spot to Stay!
Laura and Richard were phenomenal hosts! Not only is the actual loft a perfect fir for an island get away -- all kitchen items, media viewing and beach gear included-- but they offer great dining and snorkeling tips. I highly recommend them and we'll definitely be back!
- Guest Kelsey (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 04/14/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
Owner response: We are glad that you and Mike had a great time! We look forward to your next visit!
All You Need
All You Need
We live on the island, and stay here regularly as a little get away near the white sandy beach. I think this place, while not fancy, is all you need. Well outfitted kitchen, comfy bed, clean, great location, great value. They even supply beach towels and beach chairs. Super accommodating hosts. I'm so glad places like this can still be found as it feels very local, which I like.
- Guest Snow White (Vancouver)
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Great start to our Big Island Adventure!Guest comment entered by owner
Great start to our Big Island Adventure!
Thanks so much for a great place to rest our heads while beginning our Big Island adventure! You two are very good at what you do- being hosts. Thanks for the snorkeling and restaurant tips and all the little extras you provide. We will look you up if we get back this way and give good recommendations to any other Iowans coming this direction!
- Guest Kevin & Leslie (booked thru AirBnB)
- Date of stay 01/27/13
- Review Submitted 02/01/13
Great Location!Guest comment entered by owner
Great location, sweet listing with everything you need. Kind hosts and the little store downstairs was a delight. I whole heatedly recommend!
- Guest Kristen (booked thru AirBnB)
- Date of stay 01/24/13
- Review Submitted 02/01/13
Apartment is Perfect for 2Guest comment entered by owner
Apartment is Perfect for 2
We loved our stay at the Ohana in Puako. Its actually less than a five minute walk to the beach...perhaps three! The apartment is perfect for two with lots of space and a fully equipped kitchen. Laura and Richard are great hosts and made available all the extras like masks, snorkels and fins, beach towels and chairs, etc. And...being located over the Puako General Store...food, cold beverages and even current DVDs are just a few seconds away. All you need is a few changes of clothes, and some sandals and you 're all set for a super vacation. We saw lots of turtles and even whales from the beach near the house and discovered other fantastic beaches just a few minutes drive away. We'll be back for sure. J&N.
- Guest Jack & Nancy (Booked through AirBnB)
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 02/01/13
Warm HospitalityGuest comment entered by owner
Thank you for your warm hospitality! This is such a wonderful place and you guys are great people. I look forward to visiting again and doing some snorkeling.
- Guest Dana
- Date of stay 12/05/12
- Review Submitted 01/02/13
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3 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $115 Nightly
Dec 21 - Jan 2
6 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $129 Nightly
Additional information about rental rates
$65 Departure Cleaning fee required
$27 per/week AC use fee (payable at time of use)
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Departure Cleaning Fee: $65 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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- Nearest Airport: Kona International Airport at 26 Miles
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We a certified PADI Intructor (Richard) and Divemaster (Laura) and own our own Scuba Diving and Snorkeling business. Since we live here we know all the local critter 'hangouts' and can help make your vacation more affordable with these activities.
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Living Room Area with convertible sofa
The Puako General Store
View from lanai
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Date last modified - Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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