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Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Capture the essence of authentic Puako, just steps away from the ocean while vacationing at artfully designed and decorated Hale ‘Oma’oma’o iki. A mere 200 feet from an amazing beach access, Hale ‘Oma’oma’o iki is located in the middle of Puako, a small vibrant beach community that welcomes guests and locals alike in a friendly, open and relaxed atmosphere.

This inviting, colorful and exceptionally clean cottage has been expertly renovated and restored with fun and playful décor. A simple and well thought out floor plan offers all the essentials needed for an intimate, comfortable, and harmonious dwelling. Filled with light, a rainbow of complimentary colors and new everything, one cannot help but enjoy themselves and delight in this home and setting.

Situated on a large private lot, this lovely cottage also has lush tropical landscaping, a welcoming outdoor shower and two wonderful lanais; one for viewing the sun rise over majestic Mauna Kea and the peaceful Puako kiawe forest, and another for enjoying a refreshing beverage and relishing the day’s adventures.

Come experience Puako's great beachcombing, magnificent sunsets, abundant tide pools, turtles, some of the island's best snorkeling, scuba diving, and favorite surf spots. One can choose between Paniau Beach at one end, Wailea Beach with its white pristine Hawaiian sand and aquamarine ocean at the other, or any of the many beach access points that dot scenic Puako Beach Drive in between.

Hapuna State Beach Park is also located nearby and is a prime spot for body boarding, sunbathing, sand castle making and one of the best beaches in the entire state.

This is undoubtedly a great spot to enjoy the beauty of the island, a tropical lifestyle, the sights, sounds and scents of Hawaii, only as Puako and the surrounding area can deliver, at an authentic vintage cottage.

Perfect for a couple or those with small children.

Hawaii Tax ID: TA-149-843-7632-01

90 day cancellation policy

More Details

Property Manager
Gregg Erickson
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Puako Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Outdoor Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Eastern King, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full Size Sofa Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming, Enchanating, Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Well maintained, restored cottage with comfortable bed and lovely yard. Wake up to breakfast in the backyard with snow capped Mauna Kea peeking over the purple bougainvilleaa. Greg was great to work with, and we enjoyed staying in a residential neighborhood, steps from the tidal pools and the coastal walk past turtles to the petroglyphs. Also very near Beach 69, Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, and more. Greg thoughtfully supplied lots of beach gear - chairs, boogie board, snorkel, towels.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

I could just say ditto to all the previous glowing reviews of this property. It is an inviting, clean, and thoughtfully laid out unit, perfect for a couple. We enjoyed settling in to a comfortable routine quickly, with mornings spent enjoying breakfast on the back patio, enjoying the lovely yard and various birds who came through to visit. Long walks, beach time at the most primo beaches on the Big Island - all were right at our fingertips. Even better to not have to spend much time driving! Gregg was very responsive and easy to work with. And everything in the house is easy to find / make work, so we really didn't need anything from him. Great vacation for us, and we will definitely try to come back to Puako 77!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All I could ask for

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. Clean, quiet, and well maintained. The pictures don't do it justice, it's way better in real life!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location, perfect little house

  • 5 of 5

Our three night stay at this one of a kind vacation house in Puako was all we could have asked for. Gregg was always responsive to our inquiries, and the cottage was immaculate with the greatest Hawaiian back yard you can imagine! We felt like we were in a private hideaway even though we were across the street from the ocean, a quick five minutes from great beaches and good dining. Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavanly Puako Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage certainly deserves the accolades already bestowed: peace and quiet, charm, comfort, cleanliness, hospitality, location, view (of Mauna Kea, especially, but also the fascinating "backyard" surroundings that are reminiscent of South Africa - one would not be surprised to see a giraffe wander by...). Other wildlife: wild boars, turkeys, all manner of tropical birds to serenade you (and awaken you with their amazing conversations). Yes, that was indeed a cardinal you just heard. Stroll across the street to the nearest ocean access where there are dolphins and turtles and if you are lucky at certain times of the year, whales. The snorkeling is also terrific and the tide pools fascinating.

Gregg and Laurel are wonderful hosts and readily available for any needs or queries, but, really, it is all provided for you. They have thought of everything (well, you might have to purchase your own toasted coconut ice cream at the handy nearby general store).

You will so enjoy the heavenly bed and the delightful outdoor shower, as others have mentioned - and just in case you just have to see that NBA playoff game or episode of Masterpiece Theater while on vacation (and why not?) , there is even an excellent tv for your use,

not to mention a toaster for your breakfast toast with mango preserves. They have thought of everything.

A favorite of this traveler (to Puako for many, many years) is an evening starlight stroll (no street lights or traffic) with the fragrance of tropical flowers all around.

Finally, be sure to visit Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for a cocktail and to watch the Manta Rays after dark - or perhaps for a lovely swim and snorkel The club sandwiches at the beach snack bar are excellent.


  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Puako Cottage Life : ) September 2017

  • 5 of 5

Just looking at the VRBO picture of this cottage makes me happy. I am still dreaming of showering under the stars and the mimosa tree in the outdoor shower. I understand that the small cottage began its life as a fishing shack and Gregg remodeled it. It is a lovely large + private property with birds (yes, wild turkeys among them) and trees on quiet lane across from public shore access. We were able to snorkel among the turtles right off the reef. The cottage is spotless, clean and uncluttered. The bed and linens: super comfortable. Kitchen well-equipped. Big grill with extra propane. Good proximity to some of the nicest sandy beaches. Good communication with owners. We were fortunate to meet Gregg, a perfect host. We look forward to our next visit to this oasis. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (2 pax) $135 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.42%

Personal checks are the preferred method of payment. When initializing "Book it Now" reservations, please select this option at check out.

Lovely private cottage located in the middle of Puako with amazing tide pools and beach access just across the street. Only dwelling on a large and well landscaped property. Island's best beaches all within easy reach. Come and Enjoy!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund