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PUAKO Ocean views, short walk to beach and AC

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

Spacious One-Bedroom, Walk To Ocean

This cottage located over a three-car garage (Owner's storage) can be rented separately for a couple or in conjunction with the four-bedroom Hale Lihikai located on the same oceanfront Puako lot. Great ocean, mountain and views as well as the stunning bright orange royal ponciana when in season. Full kitchen, queen-size bed and full bath with a jacuzzi tub/shower combination. The covered lanai is a great spot to enjoy a tall, cool, beverage while you watch the Puako world go by. There is an outdoor shower, too, with hot and cold water to rinse off the salt and sand after a day of snorkeling on the Puako reefs.

Hawaii State GE & TA Tax number: W 00452730-01

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 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...

Guestbook comments from the manager

The home was very well stocked and furnished to our expectations. We loved the open floor plan and all the windows.
Jan 2017
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Puako Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
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 ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Indoor shower/tub combo and outdoor shower/hot & cold water
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom with comfy, queen-size bed. Large, screened windows for light, breezes and views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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PUAKO Ocean views, short walk to beach and AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
North Muskegon, MI

Decor was beautiful. Every comfort of home. Very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We came to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were not sure what we’d find since the place sits above a 3 stall garage. It was amazing. All the comforts of home. They even supply the laundry soap. The layout is very nice and everything is so clean. There are large windows that slide open and you can hear the ocean from anywhere. We will definately be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellingham, WA

Get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place, exactly as pictured, modern and clean. Puako is where you go when you want to get away from it all, but you will leave as friends. Excellent management staff, very helpful. Only caveat is the policy of asking renters of this unit not to walk through the yard when the front unit is rented. The shore in front of the house is an enormous expanse of rock perfect for exploring, sitting in quiet pools, and watching the waves. However, it is inaccessible at high tide if you don't walk through the yard. The nearby public access is a ramp into the water bounded by homeowners' walls, uncomfortable to cross at high tide. This is only a small thing. Otherwise, it is a very lovely unit in a fabulous private location.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Sunset are amazing. We really love our stay and 2papayas make us very feel confortable when we check in. You have everything for cookink or going out at the beach for the day with cooler, beach chair and umbrella. We really love our stay and the outside shower is so nice. Puako is also very quiet at night and great place to discover Big Island and Snockeling.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little place for a couple

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Puako. The studio is perfect for a couple. There is plenty of room, a fully equipped kitchen and a nice bathroom. There is also an outdoor shower and everything you need for the beach, towels, chairs, umbrella. The beach right in front of the house is a bit rocky but we did snorkel there and saw two turtles and a manta ray! Five minutes away by car is beach 69 which is a great beach with shade and excellent snorkeling. We also loved the location which is more of a neighborhood and not in one of the giant resorts. Very quite. We were a little worried about privacy as there are multiple units but the way things are set up the unit is very private with its own lanai. The folks at 2 Papayas were great. Marley met us at the unit and checked in on us during our stay and Mary was very accommodating in letting us check out a little later. Plus they gave us two delicious Papayas! Overall a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Puako!

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for any couple who wants a comfortable place to come home to after exploring Hawai'i all day! It's also perfect if you would like to spend a day or two just relaxing and enjoying the local scene. We are so glad we choose Puako and this lovely studio apartment for our very first visit to the Big Island! Puako is an amazing little coastal community! Away from the busy and more congested Kailua-Kona area (although nothing on this island seemed congested ever really during our stay). It was exactly what we were looking for! Very quiet, peaceful and friendly and with the most amazing access to the most amazing beaches on the island!!!! The sunsets from here are to die for! In fact, I think I took my best photo of our entire vacation from the Puako shores, just 20 steps from this apartment! I cannot say enough good things about this location and the apartment. Being on the second floor, you get these delicious breezes (I know, sounds cliche but delicious is really the best word to use). And....because the apartment has windows facing in every direction, you will not miss any ocean or mountain breeze ever! The location is perfect for enjoying the sun and sand of this area and the Kohala Coast, or taking a quick trip to the other side of the island using either the upper road through Waimea or the spectacularly new Saddle Road. The apartment is well stocked with everything you need to venture out for the day (coolers, beach chairs, beach mats, beach towels and an excellent supply of tupperware:), and then come home and stay in for dinner enjoying those evening breezes! We never needed to use the AC, although nice it is there if you need it. Plenty of closet space, hangers, dressers and extra anything you need (towels, TP etc. etc.). The apartment was extremely clean and beautifully furnished. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get. We even had to stay an extra three days due to wintry weather at our home destination and the 2Papayas staff were so accommodating and helpful in allowing us to extend our stay! I will not even think about staying someplace else the next time we come. This will be our go to place for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Puako Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my wife in the room above the garage. We woke each morning to the feel of living in a tree hose with a view of the ocean. Bay is one of the better snorkeling areas. Two turtles reside there. Nice area to stay. A bit remote in a good way. A market three houses down. Real store about 10 miles away along with some places to eat. I took my bike and did the 1/2 iron man. Good location for this. Found time to do some diving, snorkeling, helicopter trip, etc. Had a great time. Got back and got my friend interested in renting the house for his family.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot Malasadas Truck
Hapuna Beach State Park
Three Frogs Cafe
Hale Kai Restaurant
Brown's Beach House Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Cafe Hapuna
Hapuna Golf Course
Under the Bodhi Tree
Vegetarian Restaurant
The Blue Room Brasserie
French Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Juice 101
Juice Shop
Kimo Bean Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Bay Terrace
Buffet Restaurant
Ocean Bar & Grill
Lunch Restaurant
Number 3 Restaurant
Lunch Restaurant
Shiono at Mauna Lani
Sushi Restaurant
Napua at Mauna Lani Beach Club
Hawaiian Restaurant
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Dona & Toni's
Italian Restaurant
Waikoloa Restaurant & Bar
Waikoloa Coffee Co
Coffee Shop
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Island Fish & Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Kings' Shops
A-Bay's Island Grill
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Daylight Mind Coffee Company
Island Lava Java Waikoloa
Racha Thai
Thai Restaurant
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
Asian Restaurant
Ippy's Hawaiian BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Pueo's Osteria, LLC
Italian Restaurant
Paradise Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
al Vicolo
Italian Restaurant
Hawaiian Fish N Chips
Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Bar and Grill
Bar & Grill
Aloha Deli
Breakfast Restaurant
Charley's Thai Cuisine
Thai 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 Airport
22.5 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19 (Queen Ka'ahumanu)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Under the Bodhi Tree
Car: necessary

Puako is located near the world-famous Hapuna State Park Beach and Waialea Bay




Additional information about rental rates

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

Please call or email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.

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. Cmas/NYs differ

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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