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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 A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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....

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active 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 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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PUAKO! OCEAN VIEWS! Walk to the ocean
average rating of 4.814815 based on 28 reviews

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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Seattle, WA

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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Best of Real Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Blacks' Puako home provided our family with a truly wonderful vacation. We surfed Paniau at dawn and dusk, floated blissfully in their perfect tide pool, and almost cried when it was time to leave. The excellent staff at 2Papayas ensured that every detail was attended to. The property was immaculate, perfectly outfitted and we were blessed with quiet neighbors, gentle trades, and scrumptious delicacies from the renowned Puako Store. Noah's ceviche is the bomb! Mahalo nui loa from a grateful family.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Banyan tree house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this quaint cottage on the Banyan property. Small but had all the amenities we needed. Lovely views of the many beautiful trees and ocean beyond.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon

Tree House, Puako,

  • 4 of 5

Great location with nearby beaches to snorkel and sit in the sun or shade. Great walks every morning along the rugged shoreline watching the surf and whales. Comfortable studio. Very friendly neighborhood. The banyon tree made for a very comfortable place in the afternoons. 2 Papayas was easy to work with and responsive to our needs. The Wifi didn't work during our stay so nice break from the tech world.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Hot Malasadas Truck
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Cafe Hapuna
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Hapuna Golf Course
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Kings' Shops
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Cafe Pesto - Kawaihae
Family Restaurant
Anuenue Ice Cream & Shave Ice
Kawaihae Kitchen
Asian Restaurant
Kohala Burger & Taco
Hamburger Restaurant
Big Island Country Club
Pizza Restaurant
Merriman's Big Island
American Restaurant
Red Water Cafe
American Restaurant
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waimea Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
JoJo's Avenue - Shaved Ice & Treats
Hina Rae’s Sugarshack
Paniolo Country Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Hapuna Prince Hotel
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Hapuna Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Waialea Bay
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Puako Boat Ramp
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Puako General Store
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Fairmont Orchid Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Foodland Farms
Nearest Point of Interest
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.42%

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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