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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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  • Amazing, beautiful, immaculately maintained oceanfront paradise!!

    "An amazing home on an amazing lot. Oceanfront, daily gorgeous sunsets right from the lawn and beach, sunbathing turtles right off the beach, this place is heaven! We were a group of 8, 4 couples, each with king size beds and private bathrooms. Bedrooms were spacious, and the master had a massive outdoor shower, which was hard to leave! We shared many cocktails at the private pool, many meals on the breezy lanai, it was fantastic. The home is close to the airport, close to shopping, and 5 minutes down the road from a gorgeous sandy beach, with private groves and crystal clear waters. My wife and her brother snorkeled right from the beach at the house every day and saw some amazing fish and turtles in the ocean. One night, on my wife's 50th birthday, we had a luau, complete with musicians, dancers, and great food. All going on as the sun set behind them, it felt like we were in a movie! I would so recommend this home to any family or group, we are going back to Home of the Hula Moon whenever possible!"
    Guest: Michael B. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 5, 2016
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  • Perfect, Cozy, Beautiful

    "This property is amazing. We stayed in the studio above the garage and it was well appointed. It had everything you could ever need and more. There was a beautiful ocean view from our bedroom! The beach was just a short walk across the lawn where we went snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing daily. There's plenty of chairs for hanging out on the beach and watching the sunset. It was very private. We hardly saw anyone on our beach and never saw the homeowners the whole time we were there. The unit had a beautiful large 2 sink vanity; it also had a walk in closet and plenty of towels for us to use. We felt so lucky to stay here, and all the neighboring homes were very high end (and quiet). The kitchen and dining area fit our needs perfectly. The King size bed is two twin beds pushed together so as long as you're not positioned in the center - it's very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again... and hope to be back soon."
    Guest: Todd C. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 31, 2016
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  • Best vacation ever!

    "Hi Pattie, I just wanted to thank you so much for the best vacation I have ever been on. The place was more than what I had expected. And the ocean was breathtaking. We had plans to hike, explore other beaches and shop a little, we ended up staying and enjoying the place we had and loving every minute. We had one person that was not an ocean. She wanted to go to a hotel pool and hang out. Well she is now an ocean lover. How could you not be? Right!! We met up with my nephew his wife and three kids who we had never met before. I can’t express how great the trip was. The house gave us the perfect location to just enjoy each other without having the hassle of going anywhere. The last day we cleaned up. Hopefully you were happy with how we left it. We did find the checkout procedures. We did everything we could to make it easy to clean. Once we were pretty close to being done my two boys and I took one last swim out to the rocks together. This is a memory I will never forget. This trip brought us all closer together which we all really needed. I can’t thank you enough for working with me on the house and making it possible. I wish we could have met up with you on this trip. Hopefully we will be able to come back next year and stay longer. Take Care Mahalo! Mary"
    Guest: Allen Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 5, 2016
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