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PUAKO! OCEAN VIEWS! Walk to the ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

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

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. A well-received addition to the beloved Beach Banyan compound, the Treehouse is a cheery upstairs studio cottage seemingly slung between the graceful banyan branches. Looking out to a mesmerizing scene of ancient lava rocks and ocean waves, the Treehouse provides a unique blend of timeless island lifestyle and modern-day creature comforts. It’s a perfect hideaway for couples looking for a dreamy oceanside retreat. Access to the ocean is next door at the public path rather than through the yard of the larger Beach Banyan on property, and easy half-minute walk.

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

Keywords: oceanfront cottage, puako rental, beach house, beach rental, studio cottage,

More Details

Property Manager
Mary and the Staff of 2Papaya Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Mary and the Staff of 2Papaya Vacation Rentals

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....

Why Mary and the Staff of 2Papaya Vacation Rentals chose Puako

You get the benefit of the ocean views and ocean breeze at an affordable price. The closest public access is next door, a gathering spot for some residents to watch the sunset each evening. If you like to snorkel or dive then walk 5 minutes to Paniau State Park for world-class underwater adventure.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I don't even know where to start on what I like best because I really like this little house. Maybe the waves and their sound; and then all the windows, the pitched ceiling, the airiness, the tree and the birds, furniture and cleanliness. I would definitely like to stay in Tree House again soon.
Jan 2016
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Puako Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • 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 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) in oceanview studio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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PUAKO! OCEAN VIEWS! Walk to the ocean
average rating of 4.766667 based on 31 reviews

Pictures did no justice, we had a wonderful time and will be back again.

  • 5 of 5

Staff was great, location was amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the home and location. We would love to have you back when you are in the area again. with aloha, Marley and the Staff of 2Papaya Vacation Rentals
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property on lovely beach with great reef and fabulous snorkeling. Property was clean, well appointed and maintained. Loved seeing the turtles sleep onshore every night!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place,bad rules

  • 3 of 5

Didn’t like not being able to access the ocean side of the property. I had to “ respect “ their privacy which meant never being able to walk thru the garden to the water or sit on a recliner that looked out on the Pacific Ocean. In fact, we had no reliner at all. After a few days, I felt I had really wasted my money on the “garage appt” which, while nice, has a small deck from

which you can see a slice of blue. Big house has the comfort, the view, the access, the bbq. I wouldn’t go again unless we can afford the front house. It’s all about the money. Public access path to the beach leads to volcanic rock beach where you’re lucky to find space to spread your towel.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool local neighborhood, well located, great experience

  • 5 of 5

My wife and stayed at the “tree house” for 5 nights. Great communication and met one of the property managers on site. Located in Puako which is a neighborhood in between resorts. We generally don’t like staying at resorts but like to visit them for their restaurants. We walked to the Fairmont via the fairly walkable coast and enjoyed their restaurants and views. The public beach access next to the home was pretty neat since you can walk along the water when the tide isn’t in. We met some of the locals during a sunset and chatted for a bit and learned about the island. This neighborhood is located 5-30 minutes from the best beaches on the island. The home itself is pretty neat. King bed was comfortable (I would suggest they get a few pillows that are a bit more substantial and firm though...). Mornings had birds chirping and the sounds of waves crashing. If you are a light sleeper, birds might annoy you but not sure if it’s because of the season. Kitchen was clean, there were a few resident geckos which were harmless and pretty hilarious since they just hung around. The garden setting and partial ocean view was pretty awesome. The natural wind ventilation was awesome. They provided beach towels, beach chairs, a small cooler and one snorkel set. It would be cool if they provided a boogie board but all good! We sat on the lanai in the mornings and enjoyed our breakfast which was a nice way to start the day. The shops at Mauna lani and the queens and kings shops were 15 min away so it was great to have amenities so close by. The harbour north of the home was 10 min away and had a few very good local restaurants. All in all, a great experience. Good value considering the resorts around here are all minimum 50% more expensive.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and service from 2 Papayas

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the Tree House. It was very thoughtfully stocked with everything we needed to enjoy our days by the ocean. Mary and Marley from 2 Papayas were super attentive and responsive to us during our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet location in a small neighborhood, short walk to a rocky beach for swimming/snorkeling in calm water. Not a lot to do other than relax, which is just the way we like it!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
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Hapuna Beach Park
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Waialea Bay
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Puako Boat Ramp
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Puako General Store
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Fairmont Orchid Hotel
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Foodland Farms
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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Insurance $59

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. Christmas and New Year balances are due by September 1st. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from an independent agent, such as

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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