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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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  • Kathryn

    "Treadwell house and beach were absolutely perfect for our family of grandparents, adult children and young grandchildren. The spacious, casual house and beautiful beach were just what we hoped for."
    Guest: Kathryn L. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: March 31, 2016
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  • The Best!

    "There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Home of the Hula Moon. We've just returned after a wonderful 10-day family stay there. We could not have asked for a more lovely and accommodating home. We have stayed in many vacation rentals and never before have we found a home where the photos online do not do justice to the reality of the place. This home has to be seen to be believed. The furnishings are beautiful, comfortable and first class. The art work throughout the house is impressive. And everything is meticulously maintained. Before writing this review I reread the description of Hula Moon on the website. There is not a single misstatement or exaggeration in that description. In fact, if anything, it understates how much Hula Moon has to offer. The house lacks absolutely nothing: the kitchen is stocked with all the dishes, glassware, utensils, tools and appliances one could possibly need and the garage is filled with bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkel equipment, reef shoes and pool toys for everyone. And if you do somehow find there is something lacking, I'm quite sure Niki or Steve, the concierge/property managers would happily bring it to you. We did have a couple of minor equipment glitches early in our stay, but the owner, Niki and Steve all went out of their way to make sure everything was up and working properly. We loved lounging on the lanai or the back lawn watching the ocean, the turtles and the sunsets. At night, we floated in the pool gazing at the impressive night sky over the Big Island. (The only complaint we could possibly have is that we wished there was a way to turn off some of the outside lights around the pool to get an even clearer view of the sky.) Although we loved spending time at the local beaches and snorkeling, we found that we rarely wanted to leave the property. There is something magical and inviting about the place that makes it hard to leave. You never feel as if you're in a rental property. We felt as if we were in our own home -- it's just that welcoming. It's very clear that the owners and managers treat this home with love. If you have the chance, run, don't walk, to book some time at Home of the Hula Moon. You will not regret it. We're already trying to figure out when we'll be able to get back there. Annette & Mike"
    Guest: Mike C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 8, 2016
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  • Banyan tree house

    "We had a great experience staying at this quaint cottage on the Banyan property. Small but had all the amenities we needed. Lovely views of the many beautiful trees and ocean beyond."
    Guest: Barbara M. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
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