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Recent Puako reviews

  • Hui Pu is a fabulous vacation home on the best beach on the Big Island!!

    "I loved Hui Pu and would definitely stay there again. Five of us stayed there to celebrate my birthday. The property was spotlessly clean when we arrived, and we managed to keep it that way. The listing description does not really do it justice, as the ambience is difficult to capture in photographs. I really felt like I was in Hawaii, as the house is very authentic Hawaiian in its architecture and furnishings. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and had everything we needed. We grilled fresh fish that we bought at the fish market nearby in Kawaihae Harbor. We ate dinner one night at the large round table under the gazebo, and another night we ate at the small table outside. When it was windy, we ate at the dining room table. We spent most of our time beachcombing on Wailea Beach and snorkeling and swimming in Wailea Bay. The snorkeling was fantastic, and we saw lots of colorful reef fish and green sea turtles every day. We also hiked on the Kahalui trail up to a point where we watched whales breach and enjoyed the spectacular scenery. In my opinion, there is no more perfect location anywhere on the island. I even invented a cocktail made with POG that we named the Hui Pui in honor of Hui Pu! The house is conveniently located near Kawaihae Harbor where we bought our fish and went on a snorkeling trip with Kohala Divers. it is also near the Mauna Kea Hotel, where we went for cocktails and to watch the sunset, and the Mauna Lani and Waikaloa Beach shopping centers, where we did our grocery shopping at Foodland and Island Gourmet Market. We did have plumbing problems in the downstairs bathroom in the main house, but the management company was extremely responsive and made arrangements to have repairs made as quickly as possible. It is an older home, so the plumbing could use some work, but that was the only negative thing about the house except for something loose that banged against the roof above the master bedroom when it was extremely windy. Once these two issues are addressed, I will be back again to Hui Pu!"
    Guest: Margaret L. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 17, 2016
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  • Cozy Condo

    "We had a great experience at this Puako condo during our five week stay. The condo was spacious and very comfortable. While air-conditioning was available, we found we did not need it as there were ceiling fans in every room and we were able to open the sliders in living room and master bedroom which provided a fabulous cross breeze throughout the condo. We loved the lanai from which we had an ocean view and spent much time out there relaxing as well as watching the beautiful sunsets. Dining out there was a real treat. The condo was so well stocked that we did not have to buy a thing or do without. We found everything in the kitchen we needed to prep and cook, including a great set of knives. We also found snorkeling gear, beach chairs, a beach umbrella, bogey boards, coolers, back packs, first aid supplies, a sewing kit, and many other items as well. Mary Fox and the staff at 2 Papayas were wonderful! They were accommodating and very friendly!"
    Guest: Charlotte J. Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: March 23, 2016
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  • Another relaxing visit....

    "We first visited the Vintage Beach Cottage last fall, and there was an opportunity to grab the only week available (do to a cancellation) before the summer, so we came back. We have been all over the islands, and by far, the Vintage Beach Cottage has been our all around favorite. We usually stay in beach front condo's, but this place is PRIVATE, and QUIET. It is so easy to relax, and you can hear the ocean constantly even though you are not beach front. The ocean is right across the street, and you get a peak of it through the living room. Speaking of which, the accommodations are immaculate, impeccable, and the amenities are nothing like staying in a generic condo. As soon as you walk in the door, you know you are home. It is a very spacious one bedroom and has everything you need to have a fabulous time. The kitchen is better equipped then my own kitchen at home. We definitely will be back when we get the chance. Thank you Mary, Marley and Cynthia for another fab stay!"
    Guest: Tim & Anne M. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 28, 2016
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  • Another awesome week in paradise

    "My wife and I enjoyed another awesome week in paradise (Aloha Sands) The grounds, accomodations, owners and staff are simply the best. Over the last eight years we have stayed up and down the Kohala coast from small private homes to Hapuna Beach Prince and there is no better place to stay than Aloha Sands. The little bay (50 yards away) is excellent for kayaking, turtle watchers, swimming and just relaxing on the beautiful uncrowded beach.The owners and staff are as attentive as any 5 star hotel, we could not have enjoyed our stay more!"
    Guest: DBro Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: August 13, 2016
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