JULY/AUG $100/NIGHT SPECIAL---NEW LARGE 1BR, 5 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH

Laura & Richard

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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JULY/AUG $100/NIGHT SPECIAL---NEW LARGE 1BR, 5 MINUTES FROM THE BEACH

Puako Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Br With King Bed, Full Bath And Kitchen.

This unit has just been remodeled and just recently been listed here. We do have a similar property also in the same building if you would like to see reviews from there to see what are places are like. The listing is #431098.

It is on the mountain side of the building above the General store. It has a king size bed and a futon couch. So you can easily sleep 4. It has a full size stove/oven, refrigerator, and most other appliances. Fully equipped kitchen for your cooking needs. The bath is a full bath with window. Bedroom has windows on two sides and has great cross ventilation. Ceiling fans are in both bedroom and living room. We provide, beach towels, beach chairs and coolers for you during your stay.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
"Thank you so much for being such great hosts - you guys were great! The place was neat, clean and tidy. It was perfect for us. We really appreciate the opportunity to stay here. Blessings and Aloha." (comment from Ohana Guest Book)
May 2014
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Laura & Richard

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My husband Richard is a certified Padi Openwater Scuba Instructor and I am a Padi Divemaster/DSD leader and we are trying to build our business here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our passion is scuba diving and enjoying all that the beautiful island of Hawaii has to offer. Along with our vacation rentals we offer Padi certifications, guided shore and boat dives for certified divers and discover dives for those that are not but want to try it out. We can do snorkel tours as well. Come see us in our little piece of paradise. We would love to show you around the neighborhood!

Puako is a quiet little community off the beaten path. Once you have stayed here in our little town you won't want to stay anywhere else when you visit the Big Island. Definitely the low key place we were looking for.

We are close to some of the best beaches on the island. Since we are the 'desert' of the Big Island we see lots off sunshine. Definitely more than the East side of the island. You can stand on the beach and actually see snow on Mauna Kea in the winter. It's an amazing sight! We have some of the best snorkeling on the island with whale and dolphins sightings too. It's an amazing place to live!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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July/Aug $100/night Special---New Large 1BR, 5 Minutes From The Beach
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July/Aug $100/night Special---New Large 1BR, 5 Minutes From The Beach
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Puako Kohala Coast
Oregon
5

GREAT VALUE GREAT LOCATION

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This newly refurbished apartment is above the small general store on Puako Beach Drive - a small "country" road that winds between the houses on the beach side and the houses opposite that look up at the volcano. If you want to get away from Condos - Puako is an ideal location.

The family run small general store is the community hub for Puako. Everyone knows owner Naran. And everyone knows Richard and Laura, who manage the two rental apartments above the store.

The point being that you won't just be a "renter," you will be joining a small, intimate community. The locals and visitors all gather across the street at the public beach every night for a sun-downer to hang with the sea turtles and watch for whales. (Lots of whales. And most nights a turtle or two will join you on the beach - it's hard to avoid them if you snorkel the narrow channel that goes out to the deeper water.)

The snorkeling from the nearby public beach is superb (after you get the hang of navigating that narrow channel). Just grab your gear and walk over in the morning and you pretty much have it all to yourself. (You and the turtles - seriously - they float in that narrow channel and you kind of have to dodge around them as you make your way past.)

There are several other nearby beaches with great snorkeling - popular Beach 69 is about a half mile up the road. Just ask Richard. He is a diving instructor. (He'll give you a guided tour and instruction if you have never snorkeled - and for a very reasonable rate.)

The apartment itself is very nice. Richard and Laura take great pride in the maintenance - every aspect is ship-shape. It consists of two rooms - both fairly large - and a good sized bathroom.

The appliances were all new, the WiFi was solid, and the kitchen more than adequate for cooking meals. (We enjoyed going to the farmer's market in Waimea to stock the kitchen.)

The bed was large and comfortable, and the house cooled down at night thanks to many windows in the apartment. (There is no air conditioning - but we didn't miss it.)

The apartment is quiet with the exception that we could hear the General Store's ice machine when it kicked-in. That and the occasional early morning delivery. (We stayed for 10 days and heard the delivery trucks two or three times.)

In summary - if you won't miss not having a sauna or a hotel pool and you are on a budget - you can't do much better.

We have already booked for next whale season!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Michael and Louise,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It is great adding guests such as yourselves to our list of "Puako family." Looking forward to seeing you next year! Oh...and we just saw the last whale last week.
Laura and Richard
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
Hwy 19
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wailea Bay is a state beach, others across street
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kawaihae and Mauna Lani area Restaurants (N and S)
Car: necessary

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. (including the Manta Ray dive/snorkel) 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. Whalles can be seen from here during the season also!

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. Foodland is located at the Mauna Lani and in Waimea.

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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Availability & Rates

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Puako Apartment Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 13.42%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Puako Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom has window
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
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