JULY/AUG $100/NIGHT SPECIAL---JUST MINUTES FROM THE BEACH...

Laura & Richard

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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JULY/AUG $100/NIGHT SPECIAL---JUST MINUTES FROM THE BEACH...

Puako Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Studio Ohana (sleeps 4) with full Kitchen

We are located in the quaint beach community of Puako. We are across the street from one of the best turtle spots in town. A typical day will see 10-15 turtles swimming around and/or sunning on the rocks depending on the tide. A little farther walk are the Petrogyphs and the coastal hiking trail for the more adventurous. Snorkeling and scuba diving is abundant and there are beautiful sandy beaches just minutes away. We provide beach towels, chairs, umbrella and cooler for your beach adventures. We also do scuba diving and snorkeling tours. We would be happy to give you info on those activities and others if you would like. Sunsets are beautiful from the beach located right across the street.

We are located 26 miles north of Kona International Airport (KOA). It's a beautiful drive up the Kohala Coast. On a clear day we have a great view of Maui! Just a few miles north of the airport, at mile marker 92 is a lava tube that you can walk down into. The scenic overlook is about at the half way point to our ohana. During whale season (Nov.- Apr.) this is a great place to pull off the road and watch them play.

South of the airport in Kona (3-5 miles) is shopping. Costco (which is the cheapest place to buy gas on the west side of the island), Target, Walmart and Safeway are among the national chains we have.

There are also plenty of local stores and restaurants to choose from in Kona as well as closer to 'home' at Waikoloa Beach at the King and Queen Shops or the Shops at Mauna Lani.

North of us is Kawaihae and Waimea where there are more good restaurants and farmer's markets to choose from. We are conveniently located upstairs from the Puako General Store in Puako. They carry many name brand items and local products at a reasonable price and the owners (Narand and Umi Patel) are some of the friendliest people we know. Don't worry, being upstairs from the store is only troublesome if you like ice cream because they sell plenty of that too!

Come check us out and let us introduce you to our piece of paradise!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thanks so much for a great place to rest our heads while beginning our Big Island adventure! You two are very good at what you do- being hosts. Thanks for the snorkeling and restaurant tips and all the little extras you provide. We will look you up if we get back this way and give good recommendations to any other Iowans coming this direction!
Jan 2013
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Laura & Richard

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Speaks english

We are a certified PADI Intructor (Richard) and Divemaster (Laura) and own our own Scuba Diving and Snorkeling business. Since we live here we know all the local critter 'hangouts' and can help make your vacation more affordable with these activities.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
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Puako Kohala Coast
Whidbey Island, WA
5

WHAT MORE COULD ONE ASK FOR?

  • 5 of 5
Laura and Richard have created an oasis at this little rental, away from the typical resort or city rentals. Well supplied with all the kitchen and beach items you will need, and available managers when you need anything (yet still private if desired). Less than a mile from little Waialea beach for great snorkeling. The other reviewers have already added their kudos and we second it! Many thanks to our new friends Richard and Laura for the best stay we had on the island.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha! So glad you enjoyed your stay in our rental. Hopefully we will see you on another visit!
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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
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Puako Kohala Coast
San Diego
5

PERFECT SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
We came here for a short getaway at our favorite place on the Big Island - Puako! The listing describes the place perfectly - close to the beach, all amenities we needed for a great stay were at our finger tips. Richard was awesome - he knew so much about the area and we knew if we needed something he was there for us. We are looking forward to coming back soooon and meeting Lauren! Thanks you two for sharing this space with everyone <3
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy to share our piece of paradise and are happy you enjoyed your stay! I look forward to meeting you too on your next visit.
Laura
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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
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Puako Kohala Coast
5

ECONOMICAL COMFORT.

  • 5 of 5
Owners living on the property is a real bonus. Well run and very clean. Location over a general store didn't pose a problem and enriched the experience. Richard and Laura are very helpful hosts. Being able to hire Richard for a snorkelling expedition proved to be a highlight of our trip. This central location in Puako to many public beaches and tidal pools within walking distance made for special daily viewing of turtles,whales and dolphins.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you back againagain.
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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
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Puako Kohala Coast
United States
5

LOVELY LOCATION WITH OCEAN VIEWS

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time at this rental, and it was even nicer than we expected. Not only was the apartment well-equipped in the kitchen to make complete meals, there were useful amenities like beach chairs, boogie board, snorkel equipment, and more. Hearing the surf at night was restful, watching the waves and sometimes whales from the deck was fun. Laura and Richard treated us like family and went out of their way to make our stay great. I would love to return for another visit sometime soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p431098vb
Puako Kohala Coast
5

JUST WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
Richard and Laura are the perfect hosts - they don't bother you, but they're available, whenever you need them. We also liked that they've put a lot of good thought into making our stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. This ranges from providing you with containers of different sizes to store your food (to keep it bug-free) and cooking basics like sugar, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to offering full beach equipment and snorkel gear to attaching a rewards card to your key ring that that saves you big money at the local Foodland store. (Note: the general store below the studio is well-assorted and not more expensive than the discounters.) Richard and Laura can also give you good advise on places to go to and places to avoid. Should we come back to the Big Island, we already know where we'll stay. The only caveat is that with so many enthusiastic reviews, it will be harder and harder to find a week where this place will be available :-)
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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July/Aug $100/night Special---Just Minutes from the Beach...
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Puako Kohala Coast
5

SÉJOUR PUAKO

  • 5 of 5
Excellent accueil de la part de Laura et Richard
Appartement très confortable
Mise à disposition de matériel pour les journées à la plage
Localisation géographique parfaite, plage très proche permettant le snorkel en toute sécurité
Cet endroit est à recommander.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport
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Availability & Rates

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Puako Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 2 2015
6 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes $65 Departure Cleaning fee required
$27 per/week AC use fee (payable at time of use)

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Puako Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), (1) Full size convertible Couch
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Privacy Curtain between Bedroom and Living Room areas. Movie rentals available downstairs at the store.
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