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NEWLY REMODELED GUEST HOUSE - STEPS FROM THE BEACH!

Daria Matza

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Daria Matza

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NEWLY REMODELED GUEST HOUSE - STEPS FROM THE BEACH!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Puako Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom plus a Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

This newly remodeled guest house is located in the magical neighborhood of Puako. You will awake to the sound of the ocean, the breeze of the palm trees and the smells of Hawaii. You will share the dry sandy beach in front of the home with sea turtles and the seas with abundant sea life and whales (winter season).

The guest house has wood flooring, stainless steel appliances, 2 full bathrooms, flat screen television, WiFi and Hawaiian furnishings.

Puako is a beautiful blend of old Hawaii charm and quietude. It is the sunniest place on the big island with only 8-10 inches of rainfall per year.

Enjoy morning walks the historic Petroglyph park along oceans trails of black lava and white corral. Or take the home's beach cruiser bikes for a ride to explore the many beaches along Puako. Spend your day relaxing on the shady lanai enjoying the trade winds.

The white sandy beaches and clear deep blue water are home to hundreds of sea turtles and tropical sea life. Puako has some of the best snorkeling and diving on the Big Island and is a wonderful spot to explore marine life for either a novice snorkeler or an advanced SCUBA diver. In winter months, you can watch mother whales training their calves; a truly miraculous sight!

Golf is available at many wonderful courses through the island (the closest courses is less than a 5 min drive from Puako.)

The guest house is close to wonderful spas, shopping and dining. This vacation spot truly has something for everyone.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Daria Matza (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for 10 nights in February 2010 and were 100%satisfied. The house is exquisite and immaculate with beautiful wood floors, comfortable furniture, comfortable beds, precise air conditioning,and a kitchen to die for! The counter tops are a work of art. We saw numerous whales right in front of the house every day and the tide pool had many large green turtles. The small village of Puako is great for walking or riding bike and the Puako store is handy. Sunsets are magnificent and peaceful. Wonderful beaches close by ( Hapuna, 69, Mauna Kea etc) but we most enjoyed sitting right out on the ocean front 25 feet in front of the house watching whales, reading, etc. with not another soul in sight. We have stayed at Hapuna, Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani but this is our favorite. We are going back next year.
Feb 2010
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews
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Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233553vb
+1 -(310) 922-8409
Puako Kohala Coast
Renton, WA
5

Can't wait to go back!

Can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
We just got home from 5 days at this awesome little guest house, and we wish we were still there! This house is beautifully maintained, and is situated on a secluded beach and turtle reserve. Make sure to wear water shoes though, as the lava rocks are rough on the feet! We came to the Big Island with our 4 year old and our 10 week old, and this rental was perfect for our little family. Peter, the local property manager, was on site our first full day there and he was so nice to us and gave us some really good tips for things to do and even recommended a great app for our space-loving preschooler. The employees at the Puako General Store were super friendly as well, and there were tons of healthy organic food options at this little store (we were pleasantly surprised by that!). Minutes away from one of the best beaches on the island (Hapuna Beach), but you can beat the crowds by hanging out on the beach in your backyard at this house and watch a ton of sea turtles while you are at it! All in all, we give this place two thumbs way up!
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233553vb
+1 -(310) 922-8409
Puako Kohala Coast
New york, USA
5

Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5
We were there for 9 days in April and I wish we were still there enjoying the sun, beach and all those turtles. As the previous reviewers said, this guest house is situated above a garage and behind the owner's house. From the Lanai, you can partly see the ocean but it is a decent size Lanai you can sit and relax and enjoy the breeze. Inside the house is immaculate and incredibly well kept. Two great bathrooms come in handy when there is more than two of you. Our daughter slept in the living room and she had no problems. The kitchen is well stocked and fully functional. We cooked quite a bit, getting fresh fresh from the Da Fish House. The owner Joe and the daughters who you need to contact for contract were there and they were incredibly nice, curteous and understanding.
The beach in front of the house is just great! Just sit there and listen to the waves and see all the sea turtles. Nightly sunset is incredible! I think I need to stop writing about this place as it's making me feel sad that I am not there! I would go back in a heart beat.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233553vb
+1 -(310) 922-8409
Puako Kohala Coast
Edmonton Alberta Canada
5

Puako Magic

  • 5 of 5
We stayed from March 13th to March 30th 2014.It was pristine accommodations with incredible frontage to turtle mecca.We have stayed in Puako 3 times now and this was by far the nicest place and unit.Great Lanai excellent interior and furnishings.Daria was excellent to deal with.We spent alot of time on property in beginning, met owners next door on either side.It was old Hawaii next door and the people were very friendly.Dogs were not
an issue for us as matter of fact Sandy ,Hilo and the other dogs were very friendly.Amazing property and the Saturday night jazz session was incredible to listen to.Owner Joe was very friendly as was Peter property manager.I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys being away from the resorts and hustle and bustle.The bikes were very handy for riding down Puako Drive.It was a great stay would rent again.
Mahalo
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It means a lot to us that the renters have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation ! Thank you for the lovely review.
business
Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233553vb
+1 -(310) 922-8409
Puako Kohala Coast
5

Puako: Above A Garage

  • 5 of 5
Great Place!
I only wrote the "Above A Garage" part because it is ironically true. There are no cars in and out, no garage doors opening and closing. In other words, one would never know they were above a garage. It is extremely QUIET!

This one bedroom is great. Extremely tasteful, nicely appointed. Two bathrooms is nice...

Location is so great. You are "right there" on the water. There were so many Turtles...and whales...and fish when snorkeling...amazing. Even saw a Monk Seal right out front there.

Excellent beaches with parking are fairly close (2 - 3 miles.)

So the apartment itself is tops, the location is tops, I can not rate this lower than 5 stars. I would not hesitate to recommend this place, and I would not hesitate to go back.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim ,
Thank you for your warm review. It makes us so happy to know you enjoyed your stay here at Hale Ama.
Mahalo ,
Tia
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Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233553vb
+1 -(310) 922-8409
Puako Kohala Coast
5

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5
I've been to Hawaii 4 times and this was by far the best experience! The guest house is beautiful, well maintained, comfortable, cozy, and steps away from the beach. We could hear the ocean from our place. Our "backyard" was a basically private beach with tide pools, fish, and turtles. The beach is a turtle reserve so we saw large turtles swimming in the ocean and resting on the rocks. It is a true gift to see turtles in their natural habitat!

The weather and water were perfect. The guest house has a lovely lanai (porch) that is perfect for relaxing. The place has a BBQ and equipment for many activities. This place is ideal for private time and/or family bonding time. I especially recommend this rental for romantic get aways or couples with small children. It's a safe and fun place for kids to learn about the ocean.

Before we arrived the owners provided us with a list of suggestions about "things to do" and places to eat and visit in the area. The suggestions were right on, and we did many of them. In addition, there is a local property manager who is very responsive and only few minutes away.

Puako Beach is very special because you get a genuine local experience. It is not touristy and spoiled. The beaches are lovely. Our favorite meals were from a food truck next to the local fresh fish market - the BEST fish we've ever had (the cook worked at a local top hotel for 20 years).

We were so sad to leave. This is the kind of place that you plan to return to in the future - it's that special! Best vacation EVER!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow ! We know how you feel :-) Thank you for the glowing review.

Mahalo,
Tia
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Newly Remodeled Guest House - Steps from the beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233553vb
+1 -(310) 922-8409
Puako Kohala Coast
Santa Rosa, CA
5

Fabulous Property, Great Location

  • 5 of 5
Excellent stay. Great sunsets, snorkeling right off the reef in front of the house spectacular. Nearby beaches excellent.

Nice to be able to use beach front as unit and its lanai are somewhat obscured by main house. Tune out neighboring junky property to south - it's mostly well screened. Nice diverse neighborhood ranging from 1960's shacks to very high-end vacation homes (this property being one of these).
Interior top notch and tastefully furnished - Tommy Bahama style. Kitchen well equipped though not much counter space for the self catering types. Enjoyed preparing local fish and island beef on the BBQ.

Property very well maintained with nice yard and interesting architectural detail

Property manager very responsive.

Three of us very comfortable here, could have stayed another week! Would not hesitate to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Puako is a true gem ( the street and the beaches) ! Cheers :-) we are so glad you had fun.

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona) at 25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Many golf courses to choose from
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Kawaihae Blue Dragon or Cafe Pesto
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waialea Bay (locally known as Beach 69) at Puako
Car: recommended

Our Puako guesthouse is tucked away from the main highway, on the ocean side of Puako. Walk across our grass to the beach to see the Green Sea Turtles year, explore the amazing Puako tide pools and watch the beautiful Puako sunsets. In the winter months the humpback whales can be seen off our beaches. Puako gives the feeling of the Old Hawaiian Beach Town, yet it is within driving distance to wonderful resorts, restaurants and golf courses. Puako is also known for its great snorkeling and scuba diving. Puako is ideal for a relaxing vacation.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Puako Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
6 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Holiday
Dec 7 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
High Season
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%
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Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Amenities

Puako Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two bathrooms with showers and vanity. The bathrooms are finished in tile and Koa.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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