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Recent Puako reviews

  • My Favorite Place in the World.....

    "Full Disclosure..........I've known the owners almost all my life and have stayed at 82 many times. So, can I give a fair review? I think so. If I had one more trip in me before getting too old to travel it would be here. Why? A lot of reasons, but basically, location, location, location. The other reviews are all 5 stars and give many of the reasons why, all of which I agree with. It is always a joy to walk over the bridge across the pond behind the house and see one of the most majestic views you can imagine. You are literally one step away from what is essentially a private sandy beach. It's not private of course but, it is far away from the public beaches so there are no crowds of tourists. The only people you generally see are a few of the people staying in nearby homes and they are just walking by and not sitting down on your beach. From the big deck you step onto the beach where there are several coconut trees to provide shade, Adirondack chairs where you spend a lot of time enjoying the gorgeous weather, the awesome scenery and beautiful sunsets. Then there are the Green Turtles, lots of them laying around in the shallows feeding or sleeping. They have pretty much lost their fear of humans so you can get quite close to take great pictures. If you are lucky you can find yourself swimming along with them in the deeper water. It's awesome. Oh, then there are the Whales. Literally every day during the winter months the Whales can be seen swimming back and forth not far offshore. They often breach and trust me, that is spectacular and I have the pictures to prove it. There have been nights when it is quiet and the wind is not blowing and you can hear the Whales as they come out of the water and splash back down. Amazing to listen to. At night as you are lying in bed drifting off to sleep the sound of the waves gently rolling across the reef is something you won't find in many places because you are so close to the beach. So, all that being said, 82 is not for everyone. It is a small, old and rustic essentially one room house. There is a kitchen/living room, one full bath, one half bath and two bedrooms separated by the large bathroom, which are more alcoves than separate rooms so privacy is limited. Then there is a large covered deck and one step to the beach. Kitchen facilities are adequate. It works great for a family or two couples (especially if you are really good friends)."
    Guest: Lael Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
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  • Wonderful

    "Wonderful house, wonderful beach, wonderful time."
    Guest: BB Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 26, 2014
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  • Great find

    "I have stayed in the Puako area before, but always in larger places. As it was just going to be my boyfriend and myself, I was delighted to find a smaller, affordable place to stay. It was comfortable, well-appointed, and close to the water with easy beach access by the path adjacent to the house. We were very fortunate since the people in the other house on the property left the next day, so we had the front yard to ourselves, which made it very special. I will admit that without access to the front yard, it wouldn't have been quite as exceptional. But, that detail notwithstanding, it is a great place if there are only 2 of you. 2 Papayas couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. We had a wonderful stay in the "treehouse", and are looking forward to renting either the Treehouse or the larger house sometime in the future."
    Guest: Kimberly P. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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    "I walked into this home, and my jaw dropped--the same for all four members of my group. The pictures simply do not do it justice. The ocean is EVERYWHERE; it is mesmerizing. In over two decades of visiting Hawaii, and more than double that number of rentals, THIS home is now my absolute favorite--and I've stayed in everything from the Four Seasons Hualalai to the magical tidepool front homes in Kapoho. It is a beautiful old gracious Hawaiian home and its charm was not lost in a thoughtful remodel. The kitchen, with its original cabinets, was more functional and easier to use than any of the high-end modern units I have stayed in. All the furniture is beautiful, but not so fussy or new that we were afraid to put a glass down; the whole house has a cozy, lived-in feeling. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms spotless (kudos to Robin, the wonderful housekeeper!). There is a large TV, but we never once turned it on. We spent most of our time on the deck or walking the beach in front of the house. Turtles were sunning themselves everywhere! We counted a group of 11 clustered together one morning. The house is built so that the ocean breezes can blow through and we didn't even need fans at night. But if you must have air conditioning, there is one bedroom in an addition at the back of the house where the AC works spectacularly. I am already planning a trip back in 2015, hoping that the home will be available. There are so many people with whom I want to share this amazing place. The rental agent has told me the owners are remodeling it again. I sincerely hope that they don't do too much. This house is perfect as it is."
    Guest: Ruth Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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