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"Wonderful place to get away from it all and relax with family and friends in a lovely, comfortable, private, open-to-the-breezes house just steps away from a glorious golden-white-sand beach offering generous shady areas as well as sun, small waves, gentle slope and interesting coral reef snorkeling. The house is a great comfy beach house, with a well-stocked kitchen open to the living room and lanai overlooking the keawe trees and ocean, with convenient outdoor hot water shower for those sandy after-beach moments. We filled the place, and the studio in the trees was especially delightful! It was the absolute best place for our family gathering, and the wonderful women at 2 Papaya were great, making sure all went well with much aloha. We have rented with them before, we will again, they are the best!!!"
Guest: Kathleen S.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 30, 2015
"We had a wonderful vacation. Perfect location, you can walk to the beach or drive just a few minutes to other beaches. Perfect for children... Great places to snorkel and the pool was lovely!!! Loved the cute place, and we had everything we needed. Definitely going back!"
Guest: Melanie F.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 21, 2015
Wonderful base to explore the northwest coast of the Big Island
"The Puako area is very special, has some of the best resorts because it has some of the best beaches, and you can easily get to them all from this great apartment! There's a small beach across the street, but some of the best resort beaches are a 20 minute walk down a trail along the water. Others are a short drive to get some variety.
Peg and Bud are wonderful hosts, and they have provided plenty of written information and books in the apartment that give the inside information on the best things to see and do in the area. The upstairs apartment is light and sunny, with all that you need in the kitchen, a great screened in reading/sitting area, and spacious living room and bedroom. Outside there's a gas grill that we used every night to barbecue fish from the local markets. We loved the outdoor shower for getting off the salt and sand before going into the apartment. We used the blender to make great drinks from the fruits we got at the farmers' markets. You're in a neighborhood so there's a bit of noise in the morning when the neighbors head off to work, but in general this location is off the beaten path and very quiet.
There's a small general store 5 minutes away, and a large grocery story about 15 minutes away. We hit many of the farmer's markets, particularly up in Waimea which is only about a 20 min. drive. There's a great fish market and trailer serving fresh fish lunches about 10 min. away. There are beach bikes, chairs, boogie boards, towels etc. to use during your stay so all you have to do is show up!
We also loved their cat, whom we fed when Peg and Bud had to leave for a few days.
From here we went on for about a week to see the volcano erupt and checked out the beaches, etc. around Kona and south. But Puako was by far the most restful, fun place to be, and this apartment couldn't have been a better place to stay."
Guest: Rob T.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: May 22, 2015
"My husband and I loved this cottage which was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves for our precious six days. The location is beautiful and there are wonderful beaches and hikes close by. You will have to drive a couple of hours to the Volcano National Park and some other tourist destinations but the location has much to offer and we enjoyed our experience thanks to the people connected to the cottage who helped us plan our days."
Guest: Nancy W.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 2, 2015