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Summer Special ~1 Night Free for 7 Night Stay June Through September 2017

(39 Reviews)

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Plumeria Cottage appropriately named for the pink plumeria tree


Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-14 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    there are stairs and in this vintage house, narrow doorways and a step down into the kitchen and the bedroom...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Bedroom has queen-size bed. Twin air bed provided for child...moreless

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin-size airbed for one child, window AC unit in bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Full bathroom with shower and fluffy towels provided. There is also an outdoor shower...moreless


  • Books:

    good beach reads available...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Peak of the ocean, but a short walk to the shoreline for swimming and snorkeling...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Glass topped table indoors and outdoors for alfresco dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window AC unit in bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    yes and a clothes line...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality 100% cotton linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Sofa, chair, coffee table, TV, DVD player...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking right next to the door for ease of unloading luggage and grocerie...moreless

  • Telephone:

    House phone for all Big Island calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Fluffy cotton towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    yes and natural soap, too....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password protected wireless internet...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Step down kithcen is small but has good counter space, new cabinets, gas stove, and ceiling fan. All dishes and pots and pans are provided...moreless

  • Microwave:

    yes built in...moreless

  • Oven:

    gas overn...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    salt and pepper, soaps and paper goods to get you started...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    apartment size four-burner gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    yes two slice toaster, great breads available at nearby Farmer's Markets...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Can be rented nearby, great road for a bike ride...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available at nearby resorts...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available to rent nearby as well as stand up paddle boards...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lanai for dining and relaxing, part sun, part shade...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grassy lawn, colorful Royal Poinciana tree and fragrent plumeria...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal Weber grill, bring your own charcoal...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at nearby resorts...moreless



from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2018
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 14.166%


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. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.

Quotable rates are for planning only; they are NOT an exact quote due to limits in the vrbo program. We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Cmas/NYs differ

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Keahole (Kona)
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hapuna State Park

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.


Manager info

About: 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 Puako 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...

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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  • Plumeria Cottage appropriately named for the pink plumeria tree

    Plumeria Cottage appropriately named for the pink plumeria tree

  • Dining and living area

    Dining and living area

  • Comfortable open living area

    Comfortable open living area

  • Optional outdoor dining

    Optional outdoor dining

  • Nicely decorated bathroom

    Nicely decorated bathroom

  • Brand new queen-size bed

    Brand new queen-size bed

  • Indoor dining and cozy nook

    Indoor dining and cozy nook

  • Classic Puako cottage with upgraded kitchen and furnishings

    Classic Puako cottage with upgraded kitchen and furnishings

  • Walk from the cottage to this shoreline

    Walk from the cottage to this shoreline

  • More of the nearby Puako reef

    More of the nearby Puako reef

  • Down the street at the public beach access you can watch fisherman

    Down the street at the public beach access you can watch fisherman

  • Beautiful green front yard

    Beautiful green front yard

  • This sofa is also a queen-size sofa sleeper for the kids

    This sofa is also a queen-size sofa sleeper for the kids

  • Comfy chair for reading or movie watching

    Comfy chair for reading or movie watching

  • Grassy and shady front yard for the kids to play

    Grassy and shady front yard for the kids to play

  • Galley Kitchen has been remodeled

    Galley Kitchen has been remodeled

  • Public beach access a short walk down the road

    Public beach access a short walk down the road

  • Walking distance to this nearby shoreline

    Walking distance to this nearby shoreline

  • Colorful Hibiscus flower

    Colorful Hibiscus flower

  • Catch this beautiful sunset a short walk from the house

    Catch this beautiful sunset a short walk from the house

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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