|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
Reef House Puako is a true old Hawaii getaway right on the blue Pacific Ocean. Snorkel with sea turtles from the sand and lava beach, explore tide pools, lounge in hammocks under the palms, watch for a green flash sunset, or just hang out at the two blue cottages with ocean and Maui views from almost every window. This will be a place you'll never want to leave.
In a grove of nine coconut palms, below spreading kamani and beach heliotrope, the original 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage accommodates a family of four (two adults, and 2 small children) who would sleep on small 'punees' in the living area).
This delightful, redwood-paneled beach house has Hawaiian and Asian art, a well-equipped kitchen, garden shower, dining area with an antique curly koa table seating, and sweeping ocean and Maui views from almost every window. The entire downstairs of the separate second cottage is a master suite, with bath and garden shower, for a second couple in your family. The suite is NEVER rented to another party during your stay. A private owner's apartment is upstairs but is rarely occupied.
Sorry but, no parties, weddings or large gatherings
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: beach house, Puako beach house, 2 bedroom house, oceanside house, Puako cottage, family house
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....
We booked this on a recommendation and it was perfect. The living space of the house is spacious and comfortable. Lots of light and windows and easy access to outside. Outside there are 2 hammocks, lounge chairs, regular chairs, a table. There is a nice lawn area that attracts a ton of birds and then the beach. It is nicer than the pics show. At high tide the snorkeling is incredible and at low tide the tide pools are great. Close to beach 69. Charcoal BBQ, and coin laundry for convenience. Mary was great at taking our calls when we had questions and resolving issues. The office is right down the street next to the general store. Easy access to many of the resorts as well as short drive to Hawi and Wiamea as well as Kona. Perfect location. But best of all, the sea turtles. We had them visit everyday. So if you want to relax, enjoy the surf, see turtles, fish and lots of birds, this is the spot for you.
My husband and I came to Hawaii to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we could not have been more pleased with our stay in the Puako area and the cottage. It was well equipped and clean with some nice personal touches. The management company we dealt with was courteous, personable, and friendly. We loved taking naps on the hammock and looked forward each night to the sounds of the waves and the views of the setting sun. The sea turtles came up on shore each day to sun themselves; this was a special treat.
THE BEST part of our week's vacation on The Big Island were the morning cups of coffee as we lavished ourselves in the splendid view of the rolling waves (from our ocean-front lawn)...and being in the same place with a margareta in our hands and watching the sunset for thirty minutes. We enjoyed all the other top rated "hot-spots" on the island, according to Trip Adviser, but the best moments of each day were at the beach at our home on the water. We are a fastidious user of Trip Adviser and this home on the beach was THE BEST. Ed and Jan from Seattle
This was our second stay at the Reef House. We absolutely love Puako and this house is one of our favorites. It has fabulous ocean views - turtles on the rocks all day, every day. It is a very comfortable home with plenty of amenities and a wonderful layout. Feels much bigger than many of the others in the neighborhood. Mary and Robbie are so very helpful with reservations and any needs while in town. The owners were in residence while we were there, but the property still felt very private and secluded. Our only suggestion to make the home perfect would be a gas grill to make cooking at the home easier.
Mary and the 2 papayas crew are the best ive rented through so far. The house was as advertised. No surprises. A very nice home. A tad bit noisy in the bedroom close to the road, and the shoreline access was busy at times til 3 a.m.. That being said, i live in the country with no neighbors and no noise so anything would be noise to me. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking for an escape from the resort hassle. Whales and turtles everywhere, no need to leave the yard.
Whales breaching in front of our eyes, turtles resting at our feet, nothing between us and the Pacific sunset. The house is simple but perfect. The venue is incomparable. I don't think we've ever been so relaxed as at the Reef House. If you prefer an outdoor shower to a resort hotel, this will feel like both home and paradise.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rate varies $295-$440 @ night based on the number of guests. Standard rate is cottage only w/ 2 adults/2 kids under 12. Please call/email manager directly for an exact quote for your group. We are a local, professional, real estate company licensed in the State of Hawaii, managing the home on behalf of the owners. We will not ask you to wire money nor do we accept credit cards due to high fees.
We're small, local company so sorry, but due to high fees, we do not accept credit cards. 1/4th rent due by check within 14 days of booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Each payment, once received, is non-refundable in the event of cancellation unless we can rebook dates. Checks/money orders accept in US funds. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Cmas/NY due dates vary.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.