|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
Four generations of the island-based Black family have owned and loved this special oasis by the sea, presided over by the oldest and largest banyan tree in Puako. The family’s handiwork is present in the ocean-side groves of coconut palms soaring 15 to 35 feet high: on the right are palms named and planted by individual family members, many as young children, or in honor of special friends; on the left, special events are marked by a separate grove. Together, the palms frame sunsets and the neighboring island of Maui, dominated by the 10,000-foot-high mountain of Haleakala.
The property was chosen by the family matriarch in the early 1950s for its location along some of the best tidal pools in Puako, where children can swim, fish and play, protected by a perimeter of ancient lava flows. The adjacent “Big Rock” rises above the pools, setting the stage for social gatherings and sunset watching. Turtles come to call daily, feeding on the seaweed at the Big Rock’s edge. In the winter, humpback whales pass by, 100-plus yards offshore, cavorting with their young. With the constant sea breezes, the rustling coconut palms and waves provide a natural rhythm of music to this idyllic setting.
Keywords: Oceanfront house, seaside house, Puako vacation home, Puako vacation rental home
The home was sparkling clean and more well stocked than we expected. The best part of the experience was the privacy and tranquility. As well as the sound of the surf when falling asleep and the of course the Sea Turtles! This is our third stay at this home and we have already booked for next year!
We spent 10 days at Beach Banyan property - wonderful! House has everything you can think of including a natural alarm clock birds in the beautiful Banyan tree, waves and ocean breezes. Kitchen was well stocked, 3 bathrooms and sleeping arrangements worked great. Beautiful grounds, with lots of seating choices, turtles to watch and snorkel with. We used the barbeque several times and ate in. Looking forward to going back next year or the year after and we will definitely stay here. Reasonable drive time to other activities. Property was clean, a maintenance item came up while we were there and it was taken care of the next day. If you want to stay in a house in Hawaii, right on the water this property is a great option.
I celebrated my 75th Birthday with my family in the Banyan House. We stayed for 9 days. It was everything we expected. Clean, excellent well organized full kitchen, abundance of towels - simply, all one needed for a perfect stay. Most of all the location is superb, it could not have been more enjoyable. Every room had views of the ocean, lovely front lawn receding into the lava rocks and ocean. The children played happily in the tide pools which were safe. Shopping was easy and parks and snorkel places nearby.
All in all, a perfect stay. The Management of 2Papayas was most caring and attentive.
We learned about Beach Banyon from friends of the owners, so we were a bit biased from the start. But what we experienced was totally beyond all expectations, meaning near perfection. The position of the house under the commanding banyon tree was amazing. It was just two of us in the house, but six could be accommodated easily. Our days began taking our coffee down to the lava rocks and watching whales swim by. Then we searched the tidal pools counting turtles as they swam about. We walked endlessly up and down the lava beds, exploring all the nooks and crannies. We did venture out during the day, (Whale Watching, North Shore hikes, Volcanoes NP) but were reluctant to leave the setting to go out to dinner, so we loaded up on food (the Puako General Store is a gem) and ate at home. We wanted to soak up every moment of our time and the views to take home. The folks at Two Papayas we fabulous, always there if there was a need, but totally respectful of our privacy. We would return in a heartbeat, but for a longer stay, and maybe with grandkids! There's nothing not to love.
This house has a beautiful location and an absolutely dream master bedroom. The house was comfy, well equipped and clean.
The magic garden and the lanai with the Holiday lights were very pleasant.
There is not much sound privacy in the house as it open in all rooms to the cross breezes. Not an issue for us as it was just the two of us but a consideration for a couple of couples traveling together.
This was hands down the best rental I've ever had the pleasure to stay in. It's not just the location, which has a gorgeous view and is far enough from the resorts to be quiet but not inconvenient. The house itself is just lovely, with so many personal touches. It is stocked with everything you could possibly need, down to seasonings for cooking. There is a tidal pool out back with a sandy bottom, big enough for the children to swim in and do a bit of snorkeling with the fish and visiting turtles. Just perfect!
Our family stayed at this house for a week this July. Our two girls (9 and 7) loved having big black rocks to climb around and watch the fish. We all loved spacious, light, breathy house that felt comfortable and cozy. The house has everything family could possibly need. Most days we had breakfasts and dinners at the house and it was great cooking in the morning to the sound of waves and then eating outside.
It is very close to a beautiful 69 Beach that has perfect swimming water, great snorkeling and lots of trees to find shade on hot sunny days.
we would love to come back to Big Island and this house.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning fee||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Notes||14th is due upon booking. Balance is due on September 1 for all holiday bookings. Beach Banyan and Treehouse must be rented together during the holiday periord. We do not accept credit cards but do accept personal or business checks.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.