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Recent Puako reviews

  • A special place and taste of old Hawaii (and maybe not for everyone)

    "If this 1930s beach cottage was any closer to the water, it would be a house boat. It's within the confines of a state park, part of a small cluster of bungalows, so we assume it is grandfathered in. The location is remarkable -- I'm sure no one would be allowed to build here today. One steps out and is in the water. What works? Location, location, location. We were utterly charmed by the authentic, 1930s old Hawaii feel of the place. It is well cared for, well stocked, clean, has good wifi, and comfortable in a cozy way. Leilani was responsive and helpful whenever needed. Puako is a nice location -- out of the touristy buzz of Kona (unless that's what you are seeking) and close enough to Waimea for great eating (get yourself to the extraordinary Merriman's while here). It's about escape, not a party-time location. What you need to accept: Bring earplugs -- the surf is incessant and while no AC is needed, the open windows means pounding surf all night long. Authentic 1930s can look a bit funky to some people. The bedrooms are very small (and separated by thin walls), the bathroom is in an adjacent structure (absolutely workable), there is a rodent problem all over the island, so traps here and there (we disposed of a dead mouse -- no big deal). The beach is utterly swimmable, but if you have kids you'd want to keep an eye on them -- the surf can be powerful and there is no lifeguard. Beaches are public and the bungalow sits at the end of a state park beach, so while it feels secluded, there was also a lot of people just outside the bungalow most days until the park closed at 7PM -- it was never a problem, but its not total seclusion if that is what one seeks. We loved it and would stay here again in a heartbeat. it's really a special place and a world away from the hotel resort options that dot the island and that we avoid."
    Guest: Paul L. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 16, 2017
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  • Love the Mauna Kea view out the back lanai and the kitchen window and the short walk to the beach

    "My husband and I spent 3 weeks her including one week with our daughter and husband. We found this property to be comfortable, clean, and with all of the amenities. Close to beaches, DA Fish market, and any area of the island easily accessible. Beautiful sunsets with green sea turtles and then watching the whales and surfers. Good for snorklers, kayaks, paddle boards, scube, fishing activities"
    Guest: RasRJS Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 10, 2017
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  • The best 7 nights!

    "This was a perfect house for my husband and me. The property is perfectly maintained, the house is really nice (and well equipped) and the piece of property could not be nicer! There is no place quite like Puako, and this house was absolutely perfect for our vacation. I hope we can come back soon! Thank you for such a wonderful stay, I would not change a thing!"
    Guest: Mia O. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 10, 2017
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  • Love, love this home!

    "My family and friends had the privilege of renting this gorgeous property for the month of January 2017. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The home has fresh, flowering orchids in most rooms, along with every amenity: comfortable beds, quality linens, beach chairs and equipment. We lacked for nothing. Nikki, our local host, was extremely responsive and helpful with recommendations for local outings. The bedrooms all open to the water so we could hear the ocean every night as we fell asleep. We all enjoyed the pool table and entertainment area upstairs. We hope to return very soon!"
    Guest: Sue Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: February 3, 2017
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