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Puako Beach... Big Island, Hawaii!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Cottage Close To The Beach.

Our cottage is a lovely Hawaiian beach style home. We just completed a renovation which we know you will enjoy.

Fresh linens, beach chairs and umbrellas. cable TV and a outdoor shower, Just a few of the amenities we have provided.

Our comfortable, Hawaiian-style cottage is across the street from the tide pools and ocean access in the quiet community of Puako. Over the years, we have collected surfboards and other bits of old Hawaii to add charm and privacy to this cozy little place.

The cottage includes a fully stocked kitchen with comfortable seating and everything you need to prepare a lovely dinner for two. The bedroom has queen-size bed and quality linens. The bathroom is large, but incase you feel like more room or a bit of romance, there is also an outside shower enclosed by tropical plants and flowers.

This is very comfortable and affordable for two people.

We also have an apt below this bedroom, sm kitchen and living space.

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Puako Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Puako Beach... Big Island, Hawaii!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Lovely cottage, nicely decorated, friendly hosts and perfect location! Aloha

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage on Puako Beach Drive was perfect for our stay. It was nicely decorated with a lovely peaceful location surrounded by palm trees and flowering bushes. We did not get to meet Peg as she was out of town but Bud and his friend Greg could not have been nicer. The cottage is located close to the most beautiful beaches on the island, Hapuna, 69 and Mauna Kea for swimming. Just across and down the road a few feet is the Puako Bay beach where the sea turtles hang out. It is a gorgeous spot to take in the view and for sunset photos. The weather was sunny and warm every day. The location allowed us to explore many areas of the island within easy driving distance. We miss it already.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, thank you so much for the lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Puako. I personally, am very happy you enjoyed my dad's company. He is a great story teller and loves visiting with our guests. Please think of us again when you return to Hawaii, we love our repeat guests!
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Great vacation cottage in a relaxed & quiet area!

  • 4 of 5

This is a great cottage nestled along a dead end road than runs adjacent to the shore line. The apartment is located on the second floor of a 2-story cottage. We stayed here for 8 nights in January 2018. The photos posted on VRBO capture it perfectly – cozy, bright and airy. The building and its appliances are older but well maintained, and the unit is clean (The fridge door looks to be rusting and could use some TLC). The kitchen is very well equipped and the closets are stocked with an abundance of clean linens and towels. We enjoyed the delicious breeze that flowed through the apartment day & night and only required the bedroom air conditioner one night out of our 8 day stay. The screened sunroom with its comfy day beds was a favourite location to read or take a nap.

Peg and Bud are kind & lovely hosts who greeted us warmly. They reside in the main house located on the property.

The pace of Puako Beach is very much like a “summer village” – friendly, casual and laid back. When I booked this stay online, I was a little concerned with apartment’s location alongside Puako Road. However, my concerns were unwarranted. Trees & bushes alongside the cottage provided ample privacy. The road is local traffic and pretty well shuts down by 7PM. We slept with the windows open and the only sound we would hear in the morning was the francolins (birds) rather than any automobiles.

There are a number of beach access points within walking distance. The shoreline is rocky with an abundance of sea turtles. No need to take a whale watching boat tour – we would watch them from the shore –it was absolutely spectacular!

Peg and Bud’s Puako Tree House is a superb location to explore the Kohala coast and nearby resort areas. We truly enjoyed our stay here.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, fantastic, and no exaggeration

  • 5 of 5

Terrific place in all respects. Very private, spacious, very decorated and equipped. The owners, Peg and Bud, live in the main house and are great. They could not be nicer and more helpful. The location is ideal in Puako, a quiet residential beach community between the resorts of Mauna Kea and Mana Lani. Absolutely perfect for our one week stay on the Big Island.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Peg and Bud are wonderful hosts, and know the answers to anything you might want to ask. The cottage is on the 2nd floor, which helps keep it cool (there are plenty of fans, too). And Puako is the best place to stay on the Big Island if you like beautiful beaches, great snorkeling, peace and quiet, and consistently sunny weather. It was our first visit to the Big Island, so we drove around a lot, but I can see coming back here someday, shopping at the Puako General Store, eating in Kawaihae, and not needing to go anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

we loved our stay here - our hosts were very graceful and accommodating

the apartment was comfortable and spotless and very well equipped - we had everything we needed and more!

we will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous and relaxing home away from the fray

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely upstairs apartment for 9 days in December - it worked so well for us on so many levels. First, we were in Puako and not in Kona (we didn't really know what that meant until we went to Kona but it means it's peaceful, away from the fray but near some good restaurants (15 min drive), near some lovely beaches, and very quiet). Second, the house itself is very easy to be in - we were looking for an escape and the owners were super respectful of that - they helped us when we asked for help but left us alone otherwise. Their guide and suggestion book was so good - we ate at and visited most of the places in the booklet. The house is light, airy and has everything we needed for cooking and living. There are so many fans (4 ceiling fans and 3 floor fans) we never even thought about air conditioning and we are wusses with heat (being from the Pacific Northwest). Everything was very clean and comfortable. We borrowed beach gear - bamboo mats, bikes, boogie board, etc... - and enjoyed ourselves at multiple beaches near the house. Thirdly it was very convenient... We explored the rest of the Big Island from here - all the way to Hawaii Volcanoes via the Saddle Road, to Hawi up North, along the north coast towards Hilo, and down south to Captain Cooks Monument. But when we ate out we ate 10 minutes North of the house or at the Fairmount Orchid... all in all we felt we had easy access to things without having to fight ( or hear) the throngs. Our only regret is not realizing that when people say you should go snorkeling in the morning... they mean in the morning before 9 AM... it was always a bit rough by the time we got there (closer to 1030 or 11). We did snorkel but not in Puako, which I hear is great snorkeling. We loved being able to walk to the beach and meeting others out on the street. We would so recommend this - when we return we will try to stay here again. Thank you for the perfect week!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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About peg

We are retired now. raised our son and daughter on the Big Island and love to travel between the Islands and Colorado where we have family.

Puako is a very special place to us and our children who are finding their way back after college and work on the Mainland.

That makes us happy, especially now that we have a grandchild!

peg purchased this cottage in 1972

Why peg chose Puako

We fell in love with Puako in the early 70's when we spent a few weeks here. Found a real-estate agent and bought this property. moved a few years later and here we are.


Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Haupuna Prince, Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Mauna Lani Shops
Car: necessary

Puako is located 15 miles from the nearest town with medical services, groceries, restaurants. We have a small store in Puako where you can find items to hold you over until you do your grocery shopping. We are walking distance to the Mauna lani resort along the road and beach. About 25 mins. There you will find restaurants, shopping etc.

Our guest love to explore the Island and find Puako the perfect location to begin their adventure.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

1/2 of rental amount due at reservation time. Remaining 1/2 due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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