MAUKA BEACH BUNGALOW IN PUAKO $275/NIGHT FOR 2 PEOPLE OR $295/NIGHT FOR 4

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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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MAUKA BEACH BUNGALOW IN PUAKO $275/NIGHT FOR 2 PEOPLE OR $295/NIGHT FOR 4

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House, 2 Bedr, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) $275.00 1-2 guests, $295.00 3-4 guests.

Welcome to our Mauka Beach Bungalow. The house is located at the south end of the Puako Beach community road and is situated on the Mauka or mountain side adjacent to state owned 'open space' with direct beach access across the road. There is a sweeping view of Mt. Mauna Kea to the east as well as views of the Kohala Mountains to the north and Mt. Mauna Loa to the south. The mauka side desert nature preserve provides a wonderful refuge for many birds including the Francolin which is similar to a partridge. And just across the road, the sandy edge of the lava tide pools provides a protected napping destination for many of the sea turtles in the area. Enjoy an evening stroll across Old Puako Beach Road joining neighbors and friends at the waters edge for another beautiful Puako sunset.

The bungalow is designed with two bedrooms, each with a bathroom located at opposite ends of the building. The open kitchen/dining and living rooms are located in the center of the structure and combined with the covered lanai offer a variety of dining and entertaining options. Framed sepia toned photographs of palm trees, an antique Indonesian punee and wood pegged Indonesian dining table, rustic Oaxacan cabinets, and clay pottery from Crete and Tunisia complete the eclectic island interior.

Puako Beach Road is two and a half miles long and perfect for walking and jogging. Direct water access is convenient for snorkeling, ocean kayaking, or spending an afternoon on the beach with the turtles. The south end of the road leads to a path along the ocean's edge where you may watch the surfers, picnic at Holoholokai Beach Park, explore island history from the Malama Petroglyph Trail, or walk on to the shops and restaurants at the Fairmont Orchid (Mauna Lani Hotel). You will find the Puako General Store at the north end of the community along with the picturesque 1859 white stucco Hokuloa Church. The white sands of Waialea Bay as well as Hapuna Beach Park are located on a side road near the north entrance to our community.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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We first visited the Puako neighborhood nearly fifteen years ago renting a cottage on the water. We have always been intrigued by the desert climate in an otherwise 'tropical' setting and the concept of a place in the desert but by water.

We were delighted a few years ago when we found our own bungalow located adjacent to state owned 'open space' and just across the road from the ocean. Here we are enjoying another Puako sunset and invite you to share our vision of a bungalow on a desert by the sea. Owners: MBB

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

After spending many holidays at various hotels and private residences on the Kohala Coast, the Puako neighborhood remains the destination of choice. Puako, rich in ancient history, and located on the Big Island's Gold Coast among world class hotels, still evokes the character of early days in old Hawaii. Although newer residences have been added, these co-exist nicely with the simple bungalows of an earlier era, thereby maintaining the character of this special island community.

Located just across old Puako Beach Road from the ocean, this proximity allows for morning coffee and evening beverages at the water's edge. Following the sunrise over Mt. Mauna Kea to the east, we generally stroll over to see turtles swimming through the black lava tide pools for a day of basking in the sun on the beach. We quite often return for sunset and visit with neighbors and visitors staying in the community. Snorkeling just off the lava tide pools and spending a day at Wailea Bay beach just five minutes up the road remain favorite activities when we visit Puako.

We sometimes entertain friends for lunch or evening 'umbrella drinks' at the nearby Fairmont Orchid beach bar located within walking distance along a beach path from Puako Beach Road. A favorite and close-by excursion includes a visit to the two Saturday markets in Waimea (Kamuela) located at the 2200 ft. level (bring a sweater) about a 30 minute drive in to green hills and near Parker Ranch land. We then continue our drive over the Kohala Mountain ridge to the western store front towns of Hawi and Kapa'au for lunch and loop back along the coast through Kawaihae to our community. As you enter the port of Kawaihae, there are several restaurants which are good destinations for lunch or dinner as well as the local dive shop. As you proceed farther south you will find Spencer's Beach Park, the beautiful crescent shaped white sands beach at the Mauna Kea Hotel and Hapuna Beach Park for big wave action: all open and for public use. As you continue over the next hill you have returned to the Puako neighborhood and have enjoyed one of many island day trip adventures.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Mauka Beach Bungalow in Puako $275/night for 2 people or $295/night for 4
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews
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Mauka Beach Bungalow in Puako $275/night for 2 people or $295/night for 4
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Puako Kohala Coast
5

4 Friends from San Francisco

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We all absolutely loved the house and the location. In a neighborhood but felt private and was quiet. Great seashore access a minute walk away. Loved that it backed up to a reserve - lots of bird songs every morning. Saw plenty of sea turtles and more whales from the shore than we ever would have hoped for. Mary gave us a warm and welcoming greeting when we arrived and everyone at 2Papayas I communicated with was very responsive.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Mauka Beach Bungalow in Puako $275/night for 2 people or $295/night for 4
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+1 808-882-1366 HAWAII, USA
Puako Kohala Coast
5

Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our stay at Mauka cottage was sublime. We have been to Puako before, it is a favourite spot for us and so when we decided to elope to Hawaii we decided that it should be Puako. Mauka cottage was a great decision for us. We were so comfortable there as it was private and relaxing. The description and photos are very accurate. We have stayed at a number of home rentals and feel that this cottage has the best stocked kitchen we have ever seen (one thing that could be added was a teakettle) and provided things that we always felt were missing from other rentals. Items such as two suitcase stands per bedroom, nightlights in the bathrooms (it gets very dark at night), and a clothesline (out of sight). It was great having a washer and dryer too.
It felt like you were always connected to the outdoors with the number of windows/sliding doors and the vaulted ceiling in the living/dining area providing such an open airy space. The international rustic casual décor was definitely my taste as well making for a very relaxing atmosphere.
We loved the view out the back lanai of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Kohala Mountains. We sat there in the morning enjoying our breakfast in the sun and in the evening watching the moon rise.
The beach access is conveniently close, we walked down almost every evening to enjoy the sunset and could walk the kayak we rented there easily as well.
Mary contacted us after we had gotten settled to ensure we were comfortable with everything. Being that we were in the tropics we did have a couple of pest problems, which were taken care of promptly.
We had great meals at both the Fairmont Orchid’s, Brown’s Beach house, for our wedding supper and at the ‘Ulu Restaurant Four Seasons, for my birthday. The later has a great menu that caters to different diets which is important for me being gluten sensitive. The local grocery store in Puako has a great variety of items which is great for last minute needs. There is an organic market in Waimea (Kameula) up the hill, about a half hour drive, and a farmers market in Waimea on Saturdays where we head to pick up great goat cheese. There are many other fabulous things to see and do, a great area to explore.
We would highly recommend this property for those who like a place in a small community that feels like home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mauka Beach Bungalow in Puako $275/night for 2 people or $295/night for 4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143372vbi
+1 808-882-1366 HAWAII, USA
Puako Kohala Coast
SF, CA
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
we came in not knowing Puako - great location - close to many great beaches. the house was very nicely kept, and was perfect size for our family of 4. highly recommended!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Mauka Beach Bungalow in Puako $275/night for 2 people or $295/night for 4
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143372vbi
+1 808-882-1366 HAWAII, USA
Puako Kohala Coast
Evansville, Indiana
5

Charm of Old Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Consensus opinion...a hidden gem......very confortable accomodation for two adult couples.. nicely furnished....one street from beach access....private....also excellent management.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Mauka Beach Bungalow in Puako $275/night for 2 people or $295/night for 4
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+1 808-882-1366 HAWAII, USA
Puako Kohala Coast
Portland, OR
5

Exceeded My Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
First, I have to make a confession. This was my first trip to the Big Island. I discovered Puako upon conducting a Google Map search. I looked for the most promising beaches and then zeroed in on a bedroom community that was in close proximity to them and the resorts. Voila, I discovered Puako.

My family of four stayed at the Mauka Beach Bungalow the week after Christmas. At our arrival, we were tired, sunshine deprived, and a bit cranky. [If you are the parent of teenagers, you understand that goes with the territory.] A delightful representative of the property management company presented a welcome basket that included macademia nuts and two delicious papayas (of course!). Within a couple of hours, our worries and cares dissipated. I guess the sight of eight honu (sea turtles) basking in the sun on lava beds across the street will do that to you.

The house lived up to its billing. It was clean, well stocked with linens, cooking utensils and fans. My wife and I occupied one bedroom. Our 18 year old daughter slept in the other bedroom. Our 12-year-old son slept on a day bed in the living room.

As newcomers to the Big Island, we were not very saavy about the restaurant scene. So, we cooked most of our meals at home taking full advantage of the affordable and great quality local fruit that was in season - especially papaya, apple bananas, ugly but juicy navel oranges, and pineapple. We also found some very good quality and affordable fish at the grocery store in Waimea that we cooked on the barbecue.

My family has visited each of the major Hawaiian islands. This was our favorite. Great beaches. Varied topography. Interesting people and communities. Amazing boogie boarding action - especially during the High Surf Warning days that arrive with regularity during the winter. Fabulous snorkeling in Keelakekua Bay (requires a boat excursion). Great jogging. Just watch out for those feral turkeys.

Be forewarned that the NW side of the island is subject to trade winds that can be hair raising to the uninitiated. However, that's a small price to pay for the copious sunshine, 80 degree high temperatures, 76 degree water temperatures, and the frequent sightings of gold dust day geckos.

I had only two regrets. First, we waited too long to reserve a rental car. Snooze and your wallet will feel the pain. Second, we should have booked a two week vacation.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Identify the many birds of Hawaii from the lanai which looks on to a State owned preserve. This is a bird watchers paradise and we are still on the look out for the red cheeked Cordon Bleu. Explore the nearby petroglyph park, enjoy two Saturday morning markets in Waimea, horseback riding near the Parker Ranch, the white sands of Wailea Bay and the mysteries of the Queen's Bath at the Ponds.

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Puako House Rental Rates

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$8,850
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Please contact owner for specific rate: afa@comcast.net
Rate for two people are $275/night
Rate for 2 or more people is $295/night
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Amenities

Puako House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Kitchen appliances including dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker, coffee grinder, French press, all kitchen utensils. Iron, ironing board, alarm clocks, hairdryers, ceiling fans (living/dining/each bedroom) + table fans. For the beach: towels and beach chairs.
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