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~PUAKO, Ocean Views, AC~ quick walk to beach access

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 14 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, one bath, full kitchen, ocean view

Conveniently located over the local Puako General Store, this one-bedroom, one-bath flat is perfect for a couple wanting the beach life on a budget. The flat has an oceanview from the covered lanai, the living room and the bedroom. The living area features a comfortable seating area (which can double as a second sleeping area) with TV and DVD Player (movies can be rented downstairs at the Puako Store). The full kitchen, has a four-burner electric stove, full-size fridge, microwave and all that you need to prepare your own meals using our Big Island fish and produce from nearby (20 minutes) farmer's markets. The oceanview bedroom features a new, comfy queen-size bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning, dresser, and large closet. Sunsets can be enjoyed from the lanai while BBQing on the electric George Foreman grill, or walk to Puako Bay (2 minutes) to enjoy sunset with your feet in the sand. The flat has beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler for beach days. For those who must work, or wish to communicate with family and friends; password protected, high-speed internet is available. State of Hawaii GE tax #W79878135-01

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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 apartment in 2014

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

I have worked and lived in Puako for years, just love it here. So will YOU!

Guestbook comments from the manager

The rental was VERY clean and was so well stocked and furnished beyond our expectations. There is nothing we can improve on as it is absolutely perfect. This rental is done right. Don't change a thing! Thank you!
Jul 2016
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~PUAKO, Ocean Views, AC~ quick walk to beach access
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Cleanness of the place I stay is always my priority, I was fully satisfied on this point with clean towels and dishes. The location is wonderful for beach lovers. There are variety of beaches in walking distance for watching turtles and whales, swimming, snorkeling and picking shells. The owner and her staff are very kind and helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the 1-bedroom flat above the Puako General Store. The apartment decor was artful and the furnishings comfortable and of good quality. The kitchen was well furnished for a small space. We enjoyed sitting on the deck in the morning and evening, listening to the surf and enjoying the breeze. In the morning, we often saw whales off shore. We appreciated the beach chairs, mats, cooler and boogie boards that were provided. All in all- lovely.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice roomy apartment conveniently located above a general store

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed there for a week, and it was exactly what we needed. The apartment was roomier than we thought; there's a bedroom, living room with kitchenette, and bathroom. The place was super clean and nicely furnished. There were even nice Hawaiian drinks waiting for us in the fridge when we got there! The staff was super friendly and made us feel welcome.

The store below is nicely stocked with snacks and groceries, so you can cook meals if you want.

Note that Puako is pretty quiet and residential, so you'll want a car if you plan on going anywhere.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Big Island Find!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 2 Papayas 1 bedroom condo in Puako above the Puako General Store and loved it!

Clean, well appointed, and a view of the ocean to boot.

Not to mention easy shopping for groceries right down stairs!

Puako is a quiet residential area that is perfect for those who want to avoid the big destination resorts along the Kohala coast of the Big Island.

We hope to come back next year

Pete & Linda S.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Arrived late at night, woke up the next morning, went out to the balcony and was immediately treated to a family of whales flopping and spouting out in the ocean. A great location and Mary & crew are a delight.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • 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

Dating back to ancient times, Puako was a fishing village that, until the 1950s, was accessible only by boat or by the Ala Kaha Kai (the ancient “shoreline trail” that is now partially restored as a National Historic Trail). One of Hawaii’s largest petroglyph fields is nearby.

Still a small beach community—fewer than 200 homes along a single road just 2 ½ miles long—Puako is blessed with a consistently sunny and gentle climate. An eclectic mix of residents, snowbirds and vacationers, the kids you see on bikes and the surfers at Paniau probably live here. As you cross paths with them, stop and “talk story” at the General Store, an informal community center as well as a convenient resource for supplies. Life in Puako—year-round and short-term—is relaxed, very relaxed, but never boring.

Rimmed by a protected marine preserve, the Puako reef offers endless sights for snorkeling, SCUBA diving, kayaking, swimming and tide pool wading. Join the “honu” (protected sea turtles—please enjoy them at a safe distance) for a swim or follow their lead and bask in the sun nearby. You’ll have a great vantage point for watching the wintertime display of whales and their young during their calving time in our warm waters.

If all this isn’t exciting enough, you can walk to the Mauna Lani or Fairmont Orchid Hotels for a sunset beverage, or visit the nearby Shops at Mauna Lani or the King’s Shops and Queen’s Marketplace just down the highway for shopping and a variety of restaurants and galleries. On the way upcountry to Waimea, home of Parker Ranch and the “paniolos” (cowboys), a stop at Kawaihae Harbor offers additional restaurants, galleries, and a fish market. Golfers have numerous options, and adventurers may head for the summit of Mauna Kea, the active volcano Kilauea or a trip to the Zipline in Kapa’au.


Rates & Availability

Waimea Apartment 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
Cmas/NY 2017
Dec 14 2017 - Jan 5 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Departure Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 14.17%

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

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.

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Waimea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full immaculate bathroom with shower and fluffy towels
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Ocean view bedroom with comfy new queen-size bed and larger sliding glass door and ceiling fan to enjoy the ocean breezes. There is also an AC unit that be used if necessary.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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
  • synagogues
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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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