Vintage Beach Cottage is an immaculate and well-maintained one-bedroom cottage just steps away from the shore in the enchanting neighborhood of Puako. Just cross the quiet road to watch turtles resting on the warm sand and dolphins and whales frolicking offshore, followed by vibrant beach sunsets each evening. Ideal for a couple or single looking for total relaxation, the cottage is delightfully decorated in vintage-look Hawaiian fabrics, Hawaiian art, shells and surfboards. A brief stroll away, the Puako General Store offers charming local hospitality. Meet the owners or talk story with neighbors while enjoying a cool beverage, a refreshing ice cream bar, or selecting a movie to watch after the sun goes down.
This cozy one bedroom/one bathroom home rests on grounds that are well-maintained, private and peaceful. The lush green lawn is fenced for undisturbed enjoyment of a hammock to nap or lounge with your favorite book. Shower off after the beach in a wonderful garden shower surrounded by the lovely scents of stephanotis and jasmine. Begin your mornings with a cup of coffee in the covered-lanai garden with ocean view. Dine indoors or out, at the shell-inlaid table in the dining nook or under the stars on the lanai. Drift off to a restful sleep with ocean breezes and the soft scent of pakalana flowing through the French doors of the master bedroom.
The living area, with adjacent kitchen and dining nook, is decorated with vintage rattan and custom-made furnishings, Hawaiian fabrics, Hawaiian art and resource library. Details throughout include koa wood cabinetry, vintage wood floors, custom wood paneling, live orchids and houseplants. The kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, gourmet cookware, spices, tea and coffee and an assortment of picnic/beach gear.
This cottage boasts a comfortable, colorful bedroom with covered lanai (patio), king-size bed and the added advantage of air conditioning. A full bath with tub/shower combination is easily accessible midway between the bedroom and kitchen. The laundry room is conveniently located near the kitchen.
This home is managed on behalf of the owners, by Mary Fox, R(B) 2 Papayas, LLC. Mary holds an active real estate broker's license in the State of Hawaii.
Keywords: House, ocean cottage, Puako cottage, cottage, beach house, beach rental, one bedroom house, one bedroom cottage
Aloha, I am Mary Fox, R (B) and owner of 2 Papayas, LLC. I manage this wonderful Puako home on behalf of the Owners. I would love to help you and your family find the perfect home for your stay on the Big Island. I am a Puako resident, myself, so I am available to greet you upon arrival, answer any questions you may have, or attend to any concerns or requests that may arise during your stay. Until we meet in Paradise....
The house was stocked and furnished more than anyone could expect. The best things we liked about the house were the location, size, furniture, comfort, great bed, outdoor shower and excellent kitchen. We had another great stay.
Wonderful, relaxing, super clean, well maintained, well equipped, close to the beach!
This is a great little get away if you are looking for peace and quiet away from all the resorts. The cottage is perfect for 2 people and is of the highest standards. We enjoyed visiting with owner, Cynthia about a bit of history of the community. The cottage has every amenity you could hope for. The kitchen is very well equipped if cooking is your thing!
The cottage sits across the street from the beach and you can't see the water from there but the access to water is literally 50 feet away (maybe less!).
The outside living is very nice. Again - they thought of everything for comfort and relaxation whether inside or out! We would definitely stay again!
We’re just back from our second stay at Vintage Cottage, and it was another great visit. As we said in our previous review: ‘This is a spacious one bedroom, and thanks to Cynthia’s high standards, you will find it in impeccable condition. It’s very nicely furnished, including some nifty beautiful retro-rattan pieces, and extremely well kitted-out – the collection of pots, pans and implements in the kitchen will likely surpass anything you’ve ever found in a rental unit (and if you’re like us, surpass what you have in your kitchen at home!). There’s also lots of comfortable outside furniture too, and of course, like everyone, we loved the outdoor shower (there’s a very good indoor one, too). We really liked the fact that Puako road still seems to be home to many of ordinary Hawai’ins – the school buses roll by early in the morning.’ And of course, the location is terrific, with quick access to Hapuna, Beach 69, and the beach at Mauna Kea (for early risers), along with nice walks to the tide pools, turtles and sunset viewing opportunities reached via the several nearby public access paths. Thanks, Cynthia and John; you provide a wonderful base for exploring a very special place.
We really enjoyed our 2 weeks at this immaculately kept property. My wife really enjoyed the kitchen with top of the line appliances and stocked supplies. We both enjoyed the outdoor shower after our swim at the beach.
I was very happy to receive back our damage deposit in full! I would be very happy to rent again from the 2 Papayas who manage the property. They check up to see everything is going well and easy to get a hold of if needed.
This was our second visit to the Vintage Beach Cottage. My husband and I returned because our first stay three years ago was so relaxing. Everything was exactly as we remembered it. The owners, Cynthia and John, have thought of every possible detail to make for a completely relaxing getaway. We love to cook and the kitchen is a cook's dream. The outdoor table is light weight and can be moved around the private fenced yard for eating every meal outdoors. Don't miss hammock time. And the outdoor shower is fabulous. No need to venture far from this wonderful retreat.
We have returned to this amazing rental for the past five years & will continue to come at least once a year. This home is in the perfect location, FULLY appointed with everything that you would need, the bed is the most comfortable that I have ever slept in, the sound of the waves crashing are intoxicating, the grounds are completely private with outdoor shower & hammock, the furnishings are beautiful & the entire place is immaculate. The owners are amazing & so welcoming to us, you feel the real spirit of aloha here. I can't recommend this place enough. The only suggestion I would give is that they don't take credit cards. This is kind of a hassle, it would be nice if you could just call up & give your credit card for the deposit & then authorize them to debit your card when the balance is due. Definitely not a reason not to come but would be so much more convenient & far less of a hassle in this day & age.
Vintage Beach Cottage is kept immaculately clean and in pristine condition by the hard-working owners, John and Cynthia, who live next door. Many guests, at check-in have said 'it is even better then the photos'. The photos just do not do justice to the welcoming, Hawaiiana home. We, who live in Puako, are blessed with sunshine, abundant sealife, including turtles, manta rays, fishes, monk seals and in winter months, the magnficent humpback whales.