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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,216 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home That Is As Unique As Puako!

Our two bedroom, two bath home is a perfect getaway for couples and families! Just 400 feet from the beach, and with a beautiful view of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, our house offers two sides of Hawaii, both the ocean and the mountains. Enjoy breakfast in the morning, watching sunrise over Mauna Kea on the wrap-around deck. Take a leisurely stroll to the beach, picnic and beach chairs in hand, and enjoy the warm Pacific waters. Snorkel in Puako Bay or at nearby Waialea Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Swim with sea turtles, colorful fish, and perhaps even a moray eel! Afterward, relax in the screened-in lanai living space, while your meal is grilling out on the BBQ. And end your day by watching the spectacular sunset over the ocean before walking back to your Hawaiian escape.

E 'Aka 'Aka Mau House (aka Laugh Alot House) is uniquely set up to accommodate family and friends, but still afford privacy. The upstairs area is air conditioned for warmer days and has a spacious living room; the cathedral ceiling with two fans gives the space a light, airy feel. This same ambience carries over to the dining area, where koa trimmed windows and wooden floors show off the 'Hawaiian plantation' decor of the room. Open the large sliding glass doors and windows to allow in the breeze! The galley kitchen is well equipped with everything necessary to prepare any kind of meal, from a Thanksgiving turkey to Hawaiian and Asian fare. Granite-topped counters, hard-wood kitchen island, and a large, shelved pantry provide the ideal space to create meals for family and friends. And a Char-Broil radiant heat propane grill is readily accessible on the deck, perfect for grilling that special Hawaiian dish!

Downstairs, a second bedroom with sitting area and separate bath lends a 'studio setting' feel to the unit, and is perfect for teenage children or when two couples rent the house. It is accessed through its own separate door. For extra guests and/or small children, there is a fold-out sofa sleeper in the upstairs living room as well as a pullout futon in the downstairs sitting area. Finally, the screened in lanai is set up as an additional living space, with a double bed futon for those wanting to sleep outdoors.

High definition TV, DVD player, iPod dock, and a variety of movies and books are available to our guests. A full-sized washer and dryer are also on the premises for your use.

Our goal is to make E 'Aka 'Aka Mau House your home away from home - a place to relax, enjoy your surroundings, and laugh alot - with family and friends!

Hawaii tax ID W24030175-01

On-island contact information sent with Welcome Letter prior to arrival

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Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1216 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs bathroom adjacent to second bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower allows you to wash up after an ocean's swim!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , upstairs bathroom adjacent to master bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , upstairs, queen bed
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs, queen bed. Also have futon in the room
  • Gaze out the upstairs bedroom door and see Mauna Kea in the morning! Living room sofa sleeper can accommodate up to 2 additional people. Separate entrance into the downstairs bedroom. It has large sitting room with futon that folds out to sleep two. Ceiling fans and floor fans in bedrooms, dining room, living room, lanai, sitting room; window AC unit in bottom bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Cooler and beach chairs also available for guests. Also have some snorkeling gear, noodles, and other beach toys. Our on-island representatives, Max and Tony, are available in the event of unforeseen events (their contact information provided in welcome letter)


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average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful renovations upstairs especially the new full wall doors and a very well-equipped kitchen

  • 5 of 5

In the upstairs bedroom we woke up to Dawn over Maunakea every morning, it was beautiful. Lovely private setting.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5


Especially appreciated the fruit basket on our arrival

Thank you for sharing your home

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Vancouver, BC

Lovely, quiet vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two adults, two teenage boys) loved staying at this wonderfully quiet, clean and comfortable house in Puako. We walked across the street to sit by the water and watch the whales most mornings. There are some fantastic snorkelling locations nearby and it is a short drive to some great beaches for boogie-boarding and playing in the waves. There is a beautiful view of the volcano from the back deck. We loved the large, wraparound deck. We could always find a shady, comfortable spot to sit and read. Thank you for making this our favourite Hawaii trip ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVED this space!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fabulous place for two couples! I can’t say enough wonderful things about this spot - we never wanted for anything. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed in Marjie's house in Puako. The house was perfect for us. Our boys, ages 7 and 11, slept upstairs with us the first night. Then, they slept downstairs the rest of the trip. The house was well equipped with beach chairs, boogie boards, an umbrella, beach towels, etc. The views of Mauna Kea each morning were fantastic. We bought two little dip nets from the Puako General Store, and the boys had so much fun exploring the tidal pools. The General Store also has some good take out sandwiches, homemade hummus, etc. We loved seeing the wonderful resting Hawaiian Sea Turtles every day. Most restaurants are in and around Kona, unless you are going in to a resort. We brought a little Yeti cooler with us and packed it up each morning with lunch that we made. That meant more beach time. We really liked Hawii on the north side (check out Sushi Rock), and exploring the Kohala Coast. We took a sea kayaking trip out of Kona, went into the Dragon's Throat sea cave, and jumped off the "end of the world." The snorkeling on the west side of the Big Island is top notch! Some of the best snorkeling that I have ever done. We cooked meals at the house; and, the kitchen was fully stocked with kitchen utensils. While the upstairs can get hot during the day, the walls all open with screened doors and things cool off considerably once the sun goes down. We met one of the neighbors (contractor). He was very nice and even brought us some fresh Mangos off of his tree. We also met the landscaper. He was very nice to talk to as well. We had a great time and miss the Big Island a lot. But, that is why we say Mahalo (until we meet again!). Thank you Marjie!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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San Jose, CA

Renewed, refreshed

  • 5 of 5

After missing last year, it was a treat to stay here again. We feel it's our home away from home! From the wonderful bowl of welcoming fruit to the well stocked pantry to the great BBQ to the beach chairs & beach towels ...the list goes's truly a lovely place to call your own for a short time each year. We have stayed in Puako for years and so glad we found this home. Thanks to Marjie & Glenn for sharing it so the rest of us can enjoy a bit of Puako Paradise!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Marjie Heyman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Marjie Heyman

We have enjoyed coming to Hawaii over the past few years, and have particularly enjoyed the unique community of Puako. It's a great place for family and friends. We feel at home here in Hawaii, and want to share that with others who visit this amazing paradise.

Marjie Heyman purchased this house in 2013

Why Marjie Heyman chose Puako

Puako is a very special place. It is a unique community blending full-time residents, retirees, and short and long term renters. Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful, it is reminiscent of what Hawaii was like fifty years ago. Some of the best snorkeling is available literally within a stone's throw of our home. However, we are close to other activities - including Mauna Lani Resort for golf or to enjoy a nice dinner out, to Hawi and the Kohala Peninsula to visit galleries, whale watch, and swim, and to Waimea for its farmer's market, restaurants and unique Hawaiian Cowboy culture!


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Nearest Airport
25.5 Miles
Kona International Airport at Keahole
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Mauna Lani Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen Kaahumanu Hwy/HI-19
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
121 Metres
Puako Beach
Car: necessary

Puako Beach is the only non-gated community on the Kohala Coast. Unlike when visiting a resort, the visitor to Puako Beach gets the 'real feel' of living in a small Hawaiian town, complete with a multipurpose general store, local area churches, and local area events. Beautiful beaches are easily accessible within a few minutes walk. Yet Puako is close enough to larger towns and resort areas for people wishing to play golf, eat out, or visit art galleries.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable sec. deposit $200
End of stay cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

Hawaii tax ID W24030175-01

Mid-stay clean required for stays of 3 weeks or more for additional $150.
Standard rates are for the upstairs unit. If use of the downstairs is needed, there will be an extra $50.00/night or $300/week. The upstairs and downstairs are not rented out to separate parties.

Cleaning fee and Hawaii tax added to rental costs. Add'l cost $150 above 5 occupants (incl. increased cleaning fee).

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Last-minute and special in-fill rental rates available

Hawaii GE and TAT license number W24030175-01.

On-island contact information sent at time of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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