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Living Room Area with convertible sofa

Living Room Area with convertible sofa The Puako General Store Lanai View from lanai

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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!

Property Type

  • On floor 2
  • Apartment
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Queen size Beds (1), (1) Full size convertible Couch

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            1 Assigned parking space available behind the Puako General Store....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach Towels also provided...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            coin operated available...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            coin operated available...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            $27 per week for AC use...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Privacy Curtain between Bedroom and Living Room areas. Movie rentals available downstairs at the store....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                ABC, CBS, NBC Network Channels available....moreless

              • Books
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Budget
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    View of the Kohala Mountains to the North....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Ocean and Mountain view from lanai....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Hiking
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Groceries
                  • Churches
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Ruins
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Restaurants
                  • Luaus
                  • Whale Watching
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Perfect spot!

                    Perfect spot!

                    • Guest Malani S. (San Diego)
                    • Date of stay 03/21/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/31/14
                    We came here for a short getaway at our favorite place on the Big Island - Puako! The listing describes the place perfectly - close to the beach, all amenities we needed for a great stay were at our finger tips. Richard was awesome - he knew so much about the area and we knew if we needed something he was there for us. We are looking forward to coming back soooon and meeting Lauren! Thanks you two for sharing this space with everyone <3

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: We are happy to share our piece of paradise and are happy you enjoyed your stay! I look forward to meeting you too on your next visit. Laura

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                  • Economical comfort.

                    Economical comfort.

                    • Guest Murray T.
                    • Date of stay 01/28/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/17/14
                    Owners living on the property is a real bonus. Well run and very clean. Location over a general store didn't pose a problem and enriched the experience. Richard and Laura are very helpful hosts. Being able to hire Richard for a snorkelling expedition proved to be a highlight of our trip. This central location in Puako to many public beaches and tidal pools within walking distance made for special daily viewing of turtles,whales and dolphins.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back againagain.

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                  • Lovely location with ocean views

                    Lovely location with ocean views

                    • Guest hill person (United States)
                    • Date of stay 01/22/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/05/14
                    We had a fantastic time at this rental, and it was even nicer than we expected. Not only was the apartment well-equipped in the kitchen to make complete meals, there were useful amenities like beach chairs, boogie board, snorkel equipment, and more. Hearing the surf at night was restful, watching the waves and sometimes whales from the deck was fun. Laura and Richard treated us like family and went out of their way to make our stay great. I would love to return for another visit sometime soon!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Just wonderful

                    Just wonderful

                    • Guest Andreas W.
                    • Date of stay 09/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/28/13
                    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 :-)

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Séjour Puako

                    Séjour Puako

                    • Guest aline G.
                    • Date of stay 08/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                    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.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

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                  • Affordable Awesomeness

                    Affordable Awesomeness

                    • Guest Jennifer S.
                    • Date of stay 05/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/12/13
                    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.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Nice

                    Nice

                    • Guest DDP (Scottsdale, Arizona)
                    • Date of stay 04/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/19/13
                    Location is perfect, close to several places to access beaches. The area is quiet.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                    Owner response: Mahalo Dennis! We are looking forward to your next visit!

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                  • Awesome Local Spot to Stay!

                    Awesome Local Spot to Stay!

                    • Guest Kelsey (San Francisco)
                    • Date of stay 03/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/14/13
                    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!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Owner response: We are glad that you and Mike had a great time! We look forward to your next visit!

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                  • All You Need

                    All You Need

                    • Guest Snow White (Vancouver)
                    • Date of stay 03/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/25/13
                    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.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                  • Great start to our Big Island Adventure!

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                    Great start to our Big Island Adventure!

                    • Guest Kevin & Leslie (booked thru AirBnB)
                    • Date of stay 01/27/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/01/13
                    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!

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas/New Years
                  Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $150
                  $900
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $125
                  $800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Departure Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 13.42%

                  Notes:

                  $65 Departure Cleaning fee required

                  $27 per/week AC use fee (payable at time of use)


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Kona International Airport at 26 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  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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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • Living Room Area with convertible sofa

                    Living Room Area with convertible sofa

                  • Lanai

                    Lanai

                  • The Puako General Store

                    The Puako General Store

                  • View from lanai

                    View from lanai

                  VRBO #431098

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

                  $125 - $150 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 04/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-6 nights
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