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HOLIDAY in Hawaii, Cmas dates still open

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
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 with TV and DVD Player . 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 ocean view 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 (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

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:
October 16, 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!

What makes this apartment unique

Convenient location to explore the island, nicely priced with all you need for a relaxing island stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The best part is sitting on the lanai, listening to the ocean. Any time we had an issue, it was dealt with immediately. Such great people here! We love staying here!
Apr 2017
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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
Under the Bodhi Tree
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.


Puako Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • 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 ...
  • 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 immaculate bathroom with shower and fluffy towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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HOLIDAY in Hawaii, Cmas dates still open
average rating of 4.875 based on 10 reviews

Great Location. Nice people. Comfortable lodging.

  • 4 of 5

Great Location. Nice people. Comfortable lodging. We would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My stay at Puako at apartment located above General Store in Puako

  • 5 of 5

It is a very nice vacation rental for one or two people. It was very clean and homey. Good vibrations from folks around, and one can hear the ocean waves at night. I especially liked the water filter pitcher provided in the fridge.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This location is perfect. Everything is here: excellent snorkeling across the street in the reefs of Puako, a grocery store which meets all needs right beneath you, a support staff who responds to every need with pleasure! And, you're beyond the hotel crowds and crowds of Kona, with the sea to mauka and Mauna Kea volcano to the makai. dining on the balcony for breakfast is the perfect way to begin a day in Puako. This place can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tokyo, Japan


  • 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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Anacortes, Wa

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Departure Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

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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