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Recent Puako reviews

  • Great home base for a family vacation

    "This is a pleasant, functional, clean condo that is well equipped with everything needed for a family home base. It's not luxurious, and it's not big, but it's very pleasant with three bedrooms and a balcony so that there is plenty of room for everyone to have some time alone to read or relax with a drink if desired. We traveled with two adults and two teens, but it would have worked fine for the whole family with three kids when they were younger. The kitchen had everything necessary to cook and keep meals for several days, which is key for cost effective family travel. There's also the cool General Store right next door so you don't have to make more than one supermarket trip to stock up at the beginning of the trip. The location is great. Very close to Hapuna for body surfing and beach time, and Beach 69 for simple snorkeling. And there's a small calm beach right across the road perfect for smaller kids. Close to Kawaihae for amazing shaved ice and also Da Fish House, for fresh fish and poke. Get there early. We grilled mahi mahi as well as burgers on the BBQ, which is electric and small but worked fine. Also located close to the roads towards Hilo and the volcano, which was convenient since the drive is kind of long, and to Waimea and Hawi in north Kohala for zipline that was seriously fun. And there are some nice hotels very close for a cocktail and lunch by the pool if that's your thing. We did that once and it was great. And there was good some shopping for clothes and beach gear. We found a lot of really awesome snorkeling close by in Puako and just south by one of the hotels. It's pretty rocky along the coast, so it's not a bad idea to get some local help at least the first time, to find the best spots and then go back to them on your own later. There was a lot of snorkel gear at the condo in the closet, so we didn't have to rent much at all. And there's a lot of beach gear for smaller kids and some beach chairs etc. That was really helpful The condo was really easy to find coming north from the airport and there's a parking space. All the directions were easy to follow. Had one question for Kimberley who answered it straight away. And there's someone onsite to help if needed. We'd love to stay again in the future and would recommend this for family. We thought it was a good deal. Enjoy."
    Guest: Gavin L. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 27, 2016
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  • Perfect for Family

    "The condo provided the perfect location and accomodations for our family's Spring Break vacation. The three bedrooms and two baths provided plenty of room for our teenagers, in a quiet location. From the third floor balcony, we enjoyed great views of the ocean, whale watching, and beautiful sunsets. There is a beautiful beach across the street, and you are only 5-15 minutes away from additional pristine beaches, hiking locations, and shopping centers. The General Store next door stocks your basic grocery items, as well as many fresh specialty items and friendly sales associates. We appreciated all of the comforts of home and recreational gear, with the well stocked inventory of boogey boards, beach chairs & towels, snorkel gear, cooler, kitchen appliances and dishes, linens, travel guides, and more. We enjoyed falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves and waking up to the sounds of tropical birds. The pool is warm and clean and the grounds are well maintained and inviting, with a variety of tropical plants and flowers. The reserved parking space was a bonus, and the owners were a pleasure to work with. We would definitely recommend this condo, when visiting the Big Island."
    Guest: Tristy M. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 31, 2016
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  • A Special Place for R & R

    "I'm in love with this cute house. It had everything I needed as a solo traveler and for beach adventures. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. It's perfect for a relaxing getaway from the city and away from the busy tourists spots. I love that the ocean is just across the street; it's perfect for snorkeling, watching sunsets, swimming, or doing nothing and just sit back and enjoy the lovely beach. Puako is about 10 -15 mins drive to Hapuna beach and 20 mins drive to the farmer's market, grocery shop. There is also a General Store about a mile away where I get their locally made Kona Coffee Chocolate Cake. The best thing, however, is the warm and kind hospitality of Bud and Peg (and Shawn--their equally, wonderful neighbor who was helpful in the absence of the hosts the day I arrived as well as throughout my stay). I've definitely felt the local, Hawaiian Aloha spirit during my 5 day stay. Bud is full of stories and was gracious enough to walk with me and his dog, Sancho, to the coastal trail near the house. Highly recommend this hidden paradise. It's a great value for your money and time. Will look forward to stay here on my next visit to the Big Island! Mahalo Bud and Peg!"
    Guest: Ana N. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 24, 2016
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  • Spectacular view

    "The condo was perfect and we had more room than we needed. Clean, well-equipped and well maintained with a serviceable kitchen and updated bathrooms (3!) You might be tempted to bring various things but you don't need to. There were plenty of high quality beach towels, beach chairs, even a beach umbrella. Previous guests had left behind enough staples and condiments to make it easy to cook, and you can get groceries right next door, although the food land in Mauna Lani was cheaper. The building manager was lovely and put a small bouquet of flowers in the elevator every day. It's also super close to two of the best beaches we've ever experienced., Hapuna and Beach 69, and easy driving distance to charming farmers' markets in Waimea. But it's all about the view. We whale/sunset watched and star gazed on the balcony, then watched the sunrise from the back gallery. Just spectacular."
    Guest: Wendy H. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 24, 2016
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