Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Puako reviews

  • Best Honu ever

    "My wife and I enjoyed the best vacation yet while staying in this cottage right on the beach. We have been to Hawaii 5 times and this accommodation tops the list. We had everything we needed in the kitchen, and were within walking distance of the general store. We had snorkeled all over the island and decided to finally snorkel in our backyard and for the first time encountered turtles. We really had diamonds in our backyard and did not know it. We would stay here again and again. Great neighborhood and wonderful and the cottage was perfect."
    Guest: Brad B. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 2014
    View listing
  • Perfect Hawaii Vacation

    "I've stayed at most of the luxury hotels on the Kohala coast (Mauna Kea, Hapuna Prince, Fairmont Orchid, Four Seasons Hualalai, Kona Village Resort back in the day) but my favorite vacation is renting a house in Puako. This four-bedroom home was not super luxurious, but was nearly perfect in every way for my group of four adults - It feels secluded. You have your own private beach. There are whales and snorkeling and birding right out the door. It's easy to take a great bike ride or run or walk or hike right from the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and there are staples in the cupboards and refrigerator. A new outdoor grill was perfect for cooking the freshest fish from the nearby Fish House in Kawaihae. The furniture for sitting in the living room or on the porch is beyond comfortable. The manager, Kalia, is very accommodating; she's there when you need her and stays out of your way when you don't. I really cannot say enough good about this house. I'd rent it again in an instant."
    Guest: Lynn P. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
    View listing
  • Lovely location & manager, house a bit tired

    "This is our second stay in the Kona side of this property. Still in love with the location, right on the water in Puako with turtles sunbathing on the rocks! It has a great 3 mile run to the surf spot & back, snorkeling if the weather allows, and a charming well-stocked general store an easy walk. Great rental company, always friendly & leave helpful info & tips. If you're concerned about privacy from the other condo, no worries - it's very thoughtfully screened & fenced so that you hardly notice that you have neighbors. The house itself is getting pretty tired in spots, definitely deteriorated from out last visit 2 years ago. The older bathroom is a bit grimey but the shower still has great hot water & great water pressure. The beds and sheets are soft & comfy (master is a good size, but the second bedroom is pretty tight - think Europe). The living room is average - furniture is worn and not too comfortable but has a great view of the water. The kitchen was our main complaint - it is sorely in need of an appliance & supply update. The dishwasher would not turn on (front panel was also missing), the little mini-range was probably just above the level of piece-of-junk brand new and now the temperature knob spins like the wheel-of-fortune leaving you guessing. The toaster burns one corner of your bread black and leaves the other corner raw. The knives cut about as well as a spoon & the silverware is pretty rusted. In short: if you're looking to spend very little time indoors, want to be on the water, and only care about the water pressure, the bed, and the view it's a perfect spot. If you're planning on spending any time lounging in the living room or cooking, look elsewhere."
    Guest: Kate Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
    View listing
  • Rustic beach cottage

    "This rental has the most beautiful location in Hawaii. The wrap-around view is truly spectacular. But the description given by the manager is more realistic than I anticipated. It is rustic. Bathrooms are "old cottage vintage". I was unprepared for the mosquitoes which were particularly abundant during the sunset. And at this price point a gas BBQ would be expected. However - the pictures of the ocean front location are real - it is truly a fabulous location."
    Guest: Sheila K. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 10, 2015
    View listing
Sponsored Advertisement