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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Four generations of the island-based Black family have owned and loved this special oasis by the sea, presided over by the oldest and largest banyan tree in Puako. The family’s handiwork is present in the ocean-side groves of coconut palms soaring 15 to 35 feet high: on the right are palms named and planted by individual family members, many as young children, or in honor of special friends; on the left, special events are marked by a separate grove. Together, the palms frame sunsets and the neighboring island of Maui, dominated by the 10,000-foot-high mountain of Haleakala.

The property was chosen by the family matriarch in the early 1950s for its location along some of the best tidal pools in Puako, where children can swim, fish and play, protected by a perimeter of ancient lava flows. The adjacent “Big Rock” rises above the pools, setting the stage for social gatherings and sunset watching. Turtles come to call daily, feeding on the seaweed at the Big Rock’s edge. In the winter, humpback whales pass by, 100-plus yards offshore, cavorting with their young. With the constant sea breezes, the rustling coconut palms and waves provide a natural rhythm of music to this idyllic setting.

State of Hawaii GE and TA # 080-763-2896-01

Keywords: Oceanfront house, seaside house, Puako vacation home, Puako vacation rental home

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay and your assistance while at Beach Banyan. Our stay was wonderful. We loved the home. Beach Banyan seems to have perfect ventilation to capture the trade winds. We had no issue without air conditioning. Our only draw back was entry into the ocean from our yard. However, we certainly made do.

We enjoyed renting bikes one day. We absolutely loved going to Da Fish house for the fresh catch and grilling. The absolute best thing about this house is the balcony. Beautiful place to see a panoramic view of the ocean. Also, we had no problem with ants this time. That was great.

We will definitely be renting from you again in the future. Thanks for making our stay so easy.
Sep 2017
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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom down the hall from bedroom two
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full bath adajcent to living area and day bed
  • All towels are provided as well as bath soap to get you started
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom with oceanview
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs oceanfront/twins can be converted to king-size bed
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen size day bed in the living area
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
United States

Ten Days in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family (two couples and one two year old) just enjoyed ten days at Beach Banyan, truly a paradise house and location. First of all, the house has everything we needed and more, from kitchen and all household amenities, to needed beach items like chairs and boogie boards. Every room is oriented towards the million dollar view. Snorkeling is right off the rocks right in front. You can walk to nearby hotels. The large lawn is great for kids and adults too.

A huge new BBQ is steps from the kitchen. Puako is a great neighborhood, quiet but convenient, with a small nearby store for last minute needs and just a couple of miles from a large grocery store. It's our third time staying in Puako and we love it. Beach Banyan is about as perfect as it gets. The rental agents make everything easy too.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ideal Retreat for Our Three Generations of Family! We are in LOVE!

  • 5 of 5

"Wow...what a treasure we stumbled upon. From toddler to grandma EVERYone in our three generations of family simply adored this sweet Beach Banyan hideaway! We stayed a week and ended up throwing half our travel/adventure plans out the window preferring instead to rest, read, cook, eat, sunbathe, converse, play, explore, and snorkel all from the comfort of our private and beautiful home away from home! The beachfront property with lava rock tide pools and sand for little ones to play in was ideal. The birds, mongooses, geckos, coconut palms, flowers, fish, tide pool invertebrates, and sea turtles made it seem like our own private slice of untouched nature. Beach gear including toys, cooler, chairs, snorkel gear, towels, and umbrella were all provided. A constant gentle breeze through the screen doors and windows along with the ever present sound of crashing waves made for seven of the best nights of sleep we can remember. The breeze also kept the house nicely cool even during the hottest parts of the day.The house was clean, sweetly decorated, incredibly well stocked, and all communication and logistics were as smooth as we could have wished. We quite literally did not want to leave. So much gratitude to 2 Papayas and to the family for sharing their little piece of paradise. Mahalo! We'll be back!"

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puako Banyan Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house. Amazing beach front. View from upper deck is spectacular, we got to watch whales breaching almost every night. Spotless house prestocked with necessities. Responsive rental manager--- delivered new coffee maker early in the morning when the old one broke.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamuela, HI, USA

GREAT Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect equipped for the beach and ocean . Glorious sunsets,incredible ocean views ,perfect acess and pond for children to swim in are all features of the property. Papayas 's 2 were great people to work with... knowledegable,helpful and quick to respond to correct when a minor issue occured

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsdale , Ny

King Banyan Tree House

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous relaxing steady cooling breeze with wonderful snorkeling , no need to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, Ca

Perfect Big Island vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and its absolutely beautiful setting! The house was perfectly located, right on the ocean with lots of big lounge chairs on a big lawn leading to the ocean, a hammock, comfortable, attractive furnishingsinside, a very well-equipped kitchen, and beautiful, airy bedrooms overlooking the ocean. We rented the little house in the back, too, which was also really nice with a great view. No need to go any further than just out front for amazing snorkeling. The staff was very accommodating to our needs which was very much appreciated. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
numerous golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Car: necessary

Ziplining, Kiteboarding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rate varies from $495-$720 nightly, based on the number of guests. The standard rate is for 4 persons. 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.

1/4th rent is due now and is non-refundable unless we can rebook the dates to another party. The balance of rent, taxes, cleaning fee and refundable security deposit are due 60 days prior to your arrival. With the exception of the security deposit and cleaning fee, this payment is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook the dates to another party.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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