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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
"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
"My family ( 2 daughters, son in law and two year old grandson) was on the big Island for a wedding. My daughter and her husband and toddler stayed in the lower apartment. The house was very clean and well stocked. We loved the house!! It was steps to the beach. The house had everything you would need to go to the beach, chairs etc. The property manager was very helpful. She had a few groceries delivered so we would be able to have breakfast in the morning. We will be definitely be coming back in the future!"
Guest: BBDate of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 26, 2015
"We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to go back to our Puako hideaway. The home is well maintained, stocked with plenty of Kitchen utensils, and beautifully designed. Nothing negative to say about any portion of our stay or booking process. Thank you !!!"
Guest: AlexDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 9, 2015