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PUAKO Ocean views, short walk to beach and AC

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 14 nights

About the property

Spacious One-Bedroom, Walk To Ocean

This cottage located over a three-car garage 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 with dishwasher, 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

A lovely place in a lovely area. The location is absolutely key-convenient to beach, not in the middle of golf courses and resort attractions-but retaining a small town neighborhood ambiance that feels 'real'. We had a great time and hope to return ASAP!!
Jan 2015
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PUAKO Ocean views, short walk to beach and AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

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: Apr 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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Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Just Right For Two

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this lovely hideaway for almost a week in early February 2015. We found that it was everything which we had been hoping for: spacious, clean, airy, well appointed, and well maintained. The layout is very convenient for two people. The kitchen is plenty large and has most of the items that are needed. The bath is big enough to walk around in, and the shower is good.

The unit is located about 200 feet from the water, but there is a peek of the rolling surf from the lanai where we ate breakfast and enjoyed an afternoon cocktail. We came to realize that Puako was a terrific choice: close to the water, with a pleasant year-round feel to it (as opposed to a place catering to high-end tourists), close to two excellent beaches (Hapuna and Waialea), and reasonably convenient to the supermarket at Mauna Lani, several excellent golf courses, and plenty of hiking. We went for a walk down the one road in Puako every morning and saw not only a number of other residents walking or biking, but also many humpback whales rolling and breaching only a few hundred yards offshore. Also, the sunsets from anywhere in Puako are truly world class.

It was a pleasure dealing with Mary and Marley Fox. Their office is about 300 yards away next to the Puako General Store (which has all the basics one might need) and they were unfailingly responsive and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle River, Alaska, USA

Excellent studio vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is on a relatively quiet street with ocean view. It is above a garage, but no one is parking in the garage so we never had to hear the doors open below us. No ocean access on this lot because of the rental houses in front of you, but access 2 houses away. Very clean and well furnished. Actually a studio, not a 1 bedroom. Has everything you need: TV, bed, couch, full kitchen, etc. Beach chairs and towels; no other beach equipment. About 5 min from Hapuna beach/hotels. Great for a couple on vacation. We'd rent it again if we could ever return without the kids. Was much cheaper than staying at the resorts.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
5 Miles
Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Waimea Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.17%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Waimea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 , Tub/shower is a jetted tub. Outdoor shower/hot & cold water
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom with comfy, new queen-size bed. Large, screened windows for light, breezes and views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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