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PUAKO, ocean views, AC~ short walk to beach access

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 14 nights

About the property

Studio with full kitchen and bath/oceanview

Stay in the heart of Puako at this newly renovated studio situated over the Puako General Store. Comfy, new king-size bed and furnishings. Full kitchen and bathroom. Lanai with oceanview, high-speed, password protected wireless internet. The ocean is an easy walk away to watch turtles, snorkeling, dive or sunbathe. The store closes at 7 pm so your evenings at home are quiet. Come morning, pop down to the store for coffee and a pastry. State of Hawaii GE tax #W79878135-01

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

I am a property manager in Puako who has just leased this flat for 10 years so that I can use my expertise to help my guests have a fantastic experience in Puako, at an affordable rate. My office, located downstairs is convenient if you have questions or problems or come time to print boarding passes

Mary A. Fox R (B) Active purchased this studio in 2014

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active chose Kohala Coast

Located next to the Puako General Store and above my offices, what could be more convenient?

What makes this studio unique

Convenient to the local general store, walk to the beach in Puako, above our office, so we are at your service with help or information

Guestbook comments from the manager

The best part (of the rental) was the lanai and view out to ocean. The unit was very nice and met all our needs.
Jan 2016
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5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

PUAKO, ocean views, AC~ short walk to beach access
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Centennial, CO

Lovely remodeled studio with A/C! Clean, quiet, and perfect for my husband and I!

  • 5 of 5

We called Mary at last minute looking for rental after discovering we made a wrong decision with a different management company (who rented us a 5 star VRBO cockroach infested place) . This place was immaculate, beautiful, remodeled, clean, quiet, and without cockroaches, at same price of other location! It was perfect home base for my husband, located close to Hapuna Beach and excellent snorkeling. Partial ocean view was a plus, and a quick, easy way to see whether seas were calm for snorkeling. Manager was kind and easy to work with. Well kept, nice furnishings, and comfy bed. Also appreciated the room darkening shades which let us sleep in. And of course the snorkel, fins, boogie boards, beach chairs which were included. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy to help and appreciate the nice review. Please come visit us again, Mary and staff
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the studio above the Puako general store. My wife & I were looking for place that was not part of the large hotels in the area. I was concerned about staying near a store, but it was quiet. We had great (partial) views of the ocean from the balcony. We saw quite a few whales from there. (tip, bring binoculars. We could see whales with the naked eye, but binoculars help make everything clearer.)

It was short walk to the beach, up the road and across the street. The amenities provided by the property (beach chairs, mini cooler, ice packs, etc) were a nice touch. It was also convent to stop by the general store for milk, beer or snacks. The 2 papayas office is near by, and they were very friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value at great location

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth stay on Puako Drive - our first time in the studio.

We love this area. It is away from the resorts on a quiet road. The houses on the ocean side naturally are more expensive. The two apartments above the General Store have good views across the parking lot and a low vegetation home to the ocean. You can hear and see whales from the apartments.

There is great snorkeling within easy walking distance. Many locals gather on the beach across the street for the evening sun downer. A beach 100 yards up the road has shady spots and protected shallow water perfect for children and novice snorkelers. Experienced snorkelers and get out to the reef at the beach across the street and at several other nearby locations, including Beach 69.

The studio was surprisingly quiet. The sound of the ocean obscures other noise. The sound of the whales breaching can actually wake you in the morning - this is no exaggeration! Sounds like a big "pop."

The studio was very bright - lots of windows - but it didn't get too warm as the sun does't hit it until the late afternoon and vegetation and the roof provides shade. Much cooler than other locations where we have stayed.

The studio is one of the best values on Puako.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Brunswick, Canada


  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place for 2 near the ocean in a community that is not a resort. The studio was perfect for us. There is a very comfortable king bed, a fully-equipped kitchen for making your own meals, and an electric grill on the balcony. The General Store downstairs is very handy for snacks and things you run out of - and they have some local food - but you should plan to do your main grocery shopping elsewhere. The weather was perfect so we had both balcony doors open whenever we were there, including at night so we could hear the surf across the street. There was a high-surf warning the four days we stayed in the studio but we found Puako beach great for snorkelling as there is a sheltered area on the reef shelf (turn right on the road, about 100 metres up for the beach entrance). We are runners and did Puako Beach Drive every morning, up to the highway and down to the end, very little traffic. Hapuna beach and Beach 69 are a few minutes away by car. Mary and the 2Papayas staff are very friendly and informative. We loved our stay there and highly recommend it for a couple looking for something off the beaten track.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

We rented this for 3 nights from the previous owner. It was . . . new. At least it seemed new. They had completely redone it very nicely. It has everything you could need which is really nice not to have to buy things you need very little of. The view is not spectacular, but you still wake up to see the ocean. The snorkeling was convenient and a detailed description of where to go in front of the studio was helpful. The beach about a mile up the road, Wialeaa, was really good snorkeling, nice beach and shade on the beach if you want it. Spent all day there. We needed the A/C the first day we were there, but were OK the rest of the time. It is an extra charge, so factor that in. The room faces sort of NW. Very nice balcony. The owner was welcoming and helpful. Really regretted not staying longer, but will next time because the location and convenience to beaches is really good. You are 10 min. from Hapuna beach, rated one of the best!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22.5 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Numerous courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 19 (Queen Ka'ahumanu)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Car: necessary

Conveniently located near Hapuna State Park. Swimming, snorkeling and diving right across and down the street in Puako Bay


Rates & Availability

Waimea Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
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

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Waimea Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom with clean and new shower. Plenty of hot water and towels provided
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Two twins beds w/ Cal King conversion kit for king or twins
  • This newly remodeled and redecorated studio has an oceanview and the convenience of the local Puako Store just below. Wardrobe, and dresser provided. There is also an air-conditioning unit in the rental.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Newly painted, renovated and furnished to be a comfortable, feels-like-home place in Puako.

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