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PUAKO! Immaculate home across the street from a beach access. AC in bedroom.

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Vintage Beach Cottage is an immaculate and well-maintained one-bedroom cottage just steps away from the shore in the enchanting neighborhood of Puako. Just cross the quiet road to watch turtles resting on the warm sand and dolphins and whales frolicking offshore, followed by vibrant beach sunsets each evening. Ideal for a couple or single looking for total relaxation, the cottage is delightfully decorated in vintage-look Hawaiian fabrics, Hawaiian art, shells and surfboards. A brief stroll away, the Puako General Store offers charming local hospitality. Meet the owners or talk story with neighbors while enjoying a cool beverage, a refreshing ice cream bar, or selecting a movie to watch after the sun goes down.

This cozy one bedroom/one bathroom home rests on grounds that are well-maintained, private and peaceful. The lush green lawn is fenced for undisturbed enjoyment of a hammock to nap or lounge with your favorite book. Shower off after the beach in a wonderful garden shower surrounded by the lovely scents of stephanotis and jasmine. Begin your mornings with a cup of coffee in the covered-lanai garden with ocean view. Dine indoors or out, at the shell-inlaid table in the dining nook or under the stars on the lanai. Drift off to a restful sleep with ocean breezes and the soft scent of pakalana flowing through the French doors of the master bedroom.

The living area, with adjacent kitchen and dining nook, is decorated with vintage rattan and custom-made furnishings, Hawaiian fabrics, Hawaiian art and resource library. Details throughout include koa wood cabinetry, vintage wood floors, custom wood paneling, live orchids and houseplants. The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, gourmet cookware, spices, tea and coffee and an assortment of picnic/beach gear.

This cottage boasts a comfortable, colorful bedroom with covered lanai (patio), king-size bed and the added advantage of air conditioning. A full bath with tub/shower combination is easily accessible midway between the bedroom and kitchen. The laundry room is conveniently located near the kitchen.

This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii. State of Hawaii GE and TA tax number #126-665-3184-01

Keywords: House, ocean cottage, Puako cottage, cottage, beach house, beach rental, one bedroom house, one bedroom cottage

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Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your wonderful property. This was the nicest place we have ever stayed and hope to be back soon. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower and outdoor space. Also, great privacy and wonderful kitchen.
Dec 2016
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen includes a full supply of spices and seasonings.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

PUAKO! Immaculate home across the street from a beach access. AC in bedroom.
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 59 reviews
Calabasas CA

Favorite Home-Away-From-Home

  • 5 of 5

The Vintage Beach Cottage is our favorite place to stay on the Big Island. We've been coming here for several years now. The outdoor shower, hammock, and various sitting areas are perfect for some R&R. Grab a yoga mat for an early morning stretch in the yard, or the foldable chairs to sit and watch the sunset at Hapuna Beach. The kitchen is fully stocked--so get some fresh fish from the local stand and throw it it on the barbecue. You will never want to leave this peaceful hideaway in paradise.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marin county California

A Special Place in Puako

  • 5 of 5

This is our new favorite spot in Puako! The cottage is a wonderful retreat, with everything you could imagine you would need to enjoy a get-away. The cottage was lovingly built by the owner's and every detail is near perfect. A full kitchen so eating in is a real pleasure. The outdoor shower is so nice when you come back from the beach, with sinks and hooks for cleaning up your gear. Laying out under the amazing tree in the hammock and watching the stars at night for a perfect end to every day.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, Oregon

Another relaxing visit....

  • 5 of 5

We first visited the Vintage Beach Cottage last fall, and there was an opportunity to grab the only week available (do to a cancellation) before the summer, so we came back. We have been all over the islands, and by far, the Vintage Beach Cottage has been our all around favorite. We usually stay in beach front condo's, but this place is PRIVATE, and QUIET. It is so easy to relax, and you can hear the ocean constantly even though you are not beach front. The ocean is right across the street, and you get a peak of it through the living room. Speaking of which, the accommodations are immaculate, impeccable, and the amenities are nothing like staying in a generic condo. As soon as you walk in the door, you know you are home. It is a very spacious one bedroom and has everything you need to have a fabulous time. The kitchen is better equipped then my own kitchen at home. We definitely will be back when we get the chance. Thank you Mary, Marley and Cynthia for another fab stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puako cottage

  • 3 of 5

Beautifully maintained home, well stocked and immaculate. Owner lives on site. Visitors, children , or entertaining of any kind is not reccomend/welcomed.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Kat. Reviews are very useful for future guests. We love and enjoy having children at our rentals. This home has a very strict 2 person maximum occupancy. Most of our guests are two adults but we have rented the home to an adult and a child several times and welcome children. Mahalo!
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Another happy visit.

  • 5 of 5

We’re just back from our third stay at Vintage Cottage, and it was another great visit. As we said in our previous review: ‘This is a spacious one bedroom, and thanks to Cynthia’s high standards, you will find it in impeccable condition. It’s very nicely furnished, including some nifty beautiful retro-rattan pieces, and extremely well kitted-out – the collection of pots, pans and implements in the kitchen will likely surpass anything you’ve ever found in a rental unit (and if you’re like us, surpass what you have in your kitchen at home!). There’s also lots of comfortable outside furniture too, and of course, like everyone, we loved the outdoor shower (there’s a very good indoor one, too). We really liked the fact that Puako road still seems to be home to many of ordinary Hawai’ins – the school buses roll by early in the morning.’ And of course, the location is terrific, with quick access to Hapuna, Beach 69, and the beach at Mauna Kea (for early risers), as well as nice walks to the tide pools, turtles and sunset viewing opportunities at the end of the several nearby public access paths. Thanks, Cynthia and John; you provide a wonderful base for exploring a very special place.’

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our stay on the big island and the vintage cottage. This cottage was immaculate and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. For those who like to cook in, the kitchen was supplied with everything, including spices, to cook a great meal. The pictures do not even do this cottage justice. It is even much nicer in person than the web shows. The outdoor shower was fantastic, the bed comfortable and the location perfect for what we were looking for. We experienced some of the best snorkeling across the street at the various beach access points. We saw at times six turtles at a time. Entry and exit from the water can be challenging here so it is best for intermediate-experienced snorkelers. We were so happy we chose to stay in Puako rather than the neighboring resort areas. I would recommend this rental to anybody and we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22.5 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous Resorts for golfing all within 5-15 minut
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
19 (Queen Kaahumanu)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
Shoreline Access 200 feet from the house/Puako
Car: necessary

Vintage Beach Cottage is kept immaculately clean and in pristine condition by the hard-working owners, John and Cynthia, who live next door. Many guests, at check-in have said 'it is even better then the photos'. The photos just do not do justice to the welcoming, Hawaiiana home. We, who live in Puako, are blessed with sunshine, abundant sealife, including turtles, manta rays, fishes, monk seals and in winter months, the magnficent humpback whales.


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.17%

Use of AC is $15 a day plus taxes

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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