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Recent Puako reviews

  • Beautiful place, not a big resort community

    "This was our 1st trip to the Big Island and couldn't have chosen a better spot. The cottage is the perfect size for 2 people and had everything needed. We loved having the beach chairs etc. for the beach trips and couldn't think of anything we would have added to the kitchen utensils or supplies. The decor of the cottage was apprioate for its location and loved the linen sheets. The biggest plus besides the what was already mentioned above was the friendly neiborhood, away from the big resorts but close enough to go for dinner if you wanted. 2 Papayas level of service was great and we loved finding the 2 papayas in the frig to enjoy later. It was a wonderful 2 weeks"
    Guest: Clearwater 123 Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 21, 2015
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wonderful house in the most private and quiet area

    "Nothing to add to the other wonderful reviews, except that Scott accommodated our every need and wish, including a high chair, and a ping pong table! Such a relaxing place to be, with no bustle of tourism."
    Guest: rb Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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