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PUAKO! AC and a short walk to the ocean!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Plumeria Cottage is a charming early-era-Puako beach bungalow--set amid mature palms, Milo tree, spectacular spreading Royal Poinciana and, of course, plumerias. Newly remodeled yet preserving many original details, you’ll enjoy a special vacation steeped in the continuity of this enduring community. Walk across the one-lane road for beach access or visit nearby Waialea Bay and Hapuna Beach for spectacular swimming, snorkeling, sunning or wintertime whale watching. Stop at the quaint Puako General Store for an ice-cream treat or cold drink, or visit nearby resorts for shopping, dining and Hawaiian-style events. This appealing one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage is ideal for a couple, perhaps with a young child. THERE IS ANOTHER HOME ON THE PROPERTY with a quiet long term renter.

Plumeria Cottage offers a vacation of ease indoors and out. Compact yet perfectly proportioned in the vintage beach style, it is a delightful combination of convenience and charm. And, with a roomy, sunny lanai and large shaded grassy yard, it becomes quite spacious. An outdoor-shower room with laundry and plenty of room for beach items and for drying wet towels and bathing suits keeps the indoors comfortable and relaxed.

House Design

Enter beside large plumerias into the living space, hang your keys just next to the door, step down to the kitchen on your right to put your market purchases away, or to the dining area followed by the sitting room. The bedroom, also a step down, is just beyond the kitchen and off the main living area. A sliding shoji-screen “window” provides cross ventilation as well as privacy. Window AC unit provides extra cool air on still days. Across the front of the cottage is a roomy deck and around the corner is the large outdoor shower room, so there’s no need to track sand and dripping water into your living space. Built-in shelves hold linens and both bath towels and beach towels.

Vertical bead-board paneling, clerestory windows for ventilation and horizontal sliding windows set the vintage tone. Lauhala mats and rattan floor coverings enhance the original pine floorboards plus new bamboo flooring in the kitchen and bedroom. Décor includes new microfiber sofa, reupholstered vintage rattan dining table and chairs. Local art echoes the simplicity and sweetness of the cottage.

The kitchen is updated with new cabinets, granite-tile counters, microwave and refrigerator yet maintains the original painted-brick wall, inset corner shelves, jalousie windows and vintage-look Hotpoint stove and oven. The new sink plus coffee maker and grinder, toaster, linens, dishes, flatware, cooking pots and utensils all meet modern expectations.

The bathroom with roomy shower stall (and jalousie windows for ventilation and privacy) has painted-wood detailing, old-style wooden medicine cabinet and additional sliding window for that added touch of light and greenery.

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 #020-399-9232-01

Keywords: 1 bedroom house, puako house, puako cottage, 1 bedroom cottage, beach house, Puako, beach cottage, air conditioned

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a local resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise...

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed the Plumeria Cottage a lot. The great location across from the best snorkeling on the Island.

I loved the birds signing every morning. We will contact 2 Papayas again about an ocean front property in Puako when we return to the Big Island.

2 Papayas provided excellent customer service.
Nov 2017
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with shower and fluffy towels provided. There is also an outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Bedroom has queen-size bed. Twin air bed provided for child
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin-size airbed for one child, window AC unit in bedroom
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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PUAKO! AC and a short walk to the ocean!
average rating of 4.822222 based on 49 reviews

Lovely cottage & very close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Found this gem at the last minute for a five night stay. Had more than everything that we needed. Two minute walk to beach with great sunsets and resting turtles. Five minute walk to where the locals dive and snorkel. Excellent outdoor living space where we enjoyed all our meals. Super clean. Will definitely refer others.

I was disappointed with getting stuck in a loop on the vrbo site during booking that required me to pay an extra $59 for an insurance that I did not need and the homeowner also did not require. To top it off vrbo will not give me a refund! If this is how vrbo works all the time I will not be using them again.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cottage near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quiet street, close to beaches and activities! The turtle sanctuary just across the street was absolutely amazing! Watching the turtles and sunset was the best!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ferndale, Wa

The website photos were very accurate. Very comfortable and charming. Location is great!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin location on Puako Beach Drive is so tropical and quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special cottage

  • 4 of 5

we loved the studio and outdoor space in so many ways. It was quiet,comfortable, homey, sweet little kitchen was perfect for just the two of us. The location was great for whale watching, snorkeling and adventuring the walks and hikes and .in the area. Planning on returning to this cottage next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Puako cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely small cottage perfect for a couple and steps away from our favorite reef!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Charming cottage near the ocean

  • 5 of 5

We were pleased with our stay in Puako. The house was as described, with a very well supplied kitchen. Our only issue was with the cable package supplied and when we brought it up with the 2 Papayas staff it was taken care of right away. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Dragon Restaurant and Spa
Waialea Bay
Locally known as "Beach 69" this sandy beach is great for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathin...
Hapuna Beach State Park
Mauna Kea Beach
M's Puako General Store
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Under the Bodhi Tree
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Waialea Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Puako General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Car: necessary

The small neighborhood of Puako is conveniently located near shopping, dining, golf, and numerous beaches, including the shorelines right in the area. Puako Beaches are not long stretches of white sand, but a combination of lava, coral and sandy with tidal pools teaming with sealife. Tide pools are great for kids to explore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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