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Puako 1940's Vintage Beach Cottage - Now with Air Conditioning as a Option

(57 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath w/shower plus Garden Full Body Shower Ocean Access

Immerse yourself in paradise at our tranquil completely restored vintage beach cottage. We're located in Puako, the only beachfront community on the Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Puako was an ancient fishing village and is now known for its green sea turtles, colorful tropical fish and spectacular sunsets. If you're vacationing during the winter months, watch for the humpback whales that return every year to romp and play.

The weather here is sunny year-round. There's easy access to ocean beaches, ancient petroglyphs, spectacular golf courses, shopping, world-class resorts and fine dining.

Private parking and entry to property, surrounded by lush greenery and private yard setting.
2 bedrooms (2 Queen-sized beds) View Photos. The second bedroom is shared with the open living area which makes a comfortable living space.

1 bathroom with shower
and a private garden full body shower and foot wash(for beach sand)
dining room
spacious fully equipped kitchen
living room with TV/Cable/Stereo-Dish radio station
Internet connection
2 lovely lanai (front deck and back lanai)
directly across the street from the ocean
easy access to the shoreline
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Any and all service animals must be preregistered and approved by owner prior to rental, and a rate of $25 a day per service animal applies......moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    totally comfy and fresh...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    great bed,, comfy and fresh...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) The 2 Queen bed are fairly new and in great shape and quite comfy!, Baby Gear Rental Near By...Ask for Link...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • indoor bathroom with a shower, and there is a enclosed outdoor shower and changing room (open to the stars)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • NOTE: Air Conditioning Upgrade, cottage now has AC for your comfort, available as an option at $30.00 a night additional fee,, you may decide after you arrive if you like and pay then,,,,or add it in at time of booking, let us know,,,,,,,,Enjoy a beach bike Cruz,,,(when available) got a couple of beach bikes , you can kick it down to the beach of over to the resort for pupu's and a drink or for sunset or,or, or!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite for the TV and cable for the Internet...moreless

  • Television:

    New Flat Screen...moreless

  • Toys:

    Adult toys, hahah beach gear galore, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach noodle, beach cooler, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, and more snorkel gear, as well as some beach toys for the children...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    And you can dine on the back or front lanai,...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Upgrade!!! Air Conditioning installed for your comfort, $30 a night extra fee. cottage has a insulated passage solar roof to help cool should you choose not to use the AC, Local style w/ceiling fans...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    and a clothes line for that fresh smell...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels and in house towels and linens ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    and the cottage has a hard wire to the router.. WiFi works !...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    A drip and a small expresso machine ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All Stainless Steel and or Glass...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Kitchen is ready to go with just about everything you will need for your stay......moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    comfy quite...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Ready to go!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric glass top stove and oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Beach bicycle are here for you to use free, flats are cost plus,,watch those thorns....Mahalo...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There are local rentals usually available ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Back Lanai is great place to kick back...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    big grassy yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 57 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Nov 15 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Post cleaning fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.5%


NOTE: Cottage now has Air Conditioning for your comfort ,,for an additional fee of $30.00 a night, you may decide at any time to add the AC,,,, , Rates for the cottage are subject to change until time of booking!

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/16/2017
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kona Keahole
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Dragon
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mauna Kea Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cafe Pesto
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hapuna State Park - Beach 69 - Spencer Beach Park

Car: Necessary

Puako is the only ocean side residential community on the Kohala Coast. It is still a well kept secret of original cottages and large estate homes nestled on the coastline where all of the major 5 star resorts have been built. Small beaches and petroglyph field within walking distance. Sheltered reef for snorkeling, shore diving, swimming, under water photography.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

Why the Owner Chose Waimea, Hawaii County, HI, USA:
It's just that Puako is such a rare and special place and to have a chance to Live Work and Play in this area for many years now, We count our blessings, Mahalo David & Kim

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Other than LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, I would say;The fact that the property had an original !940's Beach cottage which was worth saving and we wanted to continue giving folks a chance to enjoy this incredible area and in the style of an earlier Hawaii that helped to make this a special choice for us Mahalo David & Kim

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/16/2017

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  • Back Lanai quite comfy and private

    Back Lanai quite comfy and private

  • Nice clean and ready to go

    Nice clean and ready to go

  • Dining, what got papaya?

    Dining, what got papaya?

  • Yes the 2ND bed is quite comfy

    Yes the 2ND bed is quite comfy

  • Cute bath

    Cute bath

  • Back Lanai entry to cottage, deep sink,washer,dryer and to outside privy shower

    Back Lanai entry to cottage, deep sink,washer,dryer and to outside privy shower

  • Ah! Now just to relax and take a swim at Paniau Beach just down the road!

    Ah! Now just to relax and take a swim at Paniau Beach just down the road!

  • Puako Beach Drive in Bloom

    Puako Beach Drive in Bloom

  • Another just increadibal Puako sunset,,

    Another just increadibal Puako sunset,,

  • Back Lanai

    Back Lanai

  • Dining and rear entry also entry to Bath

    Dining and rear entry also entry to Bath

  • Looking out onto back lanai

    Looking out onto back lanai

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Cozy 1ST bed room

    Cozy 1ST bed room

  • another view of bath

    another view of bath

  • Out door privy shower, changing area and not shown entry to bath.

    Out door privy shower, changing area and not shown entry to bath.

  • Hawaii's Bounty

    Hawaii's Bounty

  • One beautiful sunset watercolor after another..

    One beautiful sunset watercolor after another..

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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