|Minimum Stay||7 - 14 nights|
Hale Puako has been owned and loved by the same family since 1978. It is not a fancy home, for those used to luxury accommodations, it may be a bit rustic for you, but for many families who return year-after-year, this is their favorites. Savor some time as they have, on this half acre of paradise, surrounded by a lush, green landscaped yard, numerous coconut palms, and a stunning view of Puako Bay. From the home and lanai you can watch the sailboats moored in the bay, or turtles basking on the lava rocks in front.
The original A-frame home includes a full kitchen, living area and ocean view loft with twin beds. A second bedroom just off the kitchen and nearby full bath has overhead skylights for moon and star gazing as you rest in the comfortable queen-sized bed. An addition to the home, added more recently, has a oceanfront dining and lounging lanai, plus a master bedroom with a brand new California-king bed and a second cozy oceanfront deck for relaxing with a tall, cool beverage. An upstairs office is available for those who must work while on vacation. Office includes high-speed internet access and a fax machine.
This unique piece of paradise is one of the original Puako seaside homes located just steps away from snorkeling, kayaking and swimming right in front of the home!
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: oceanfront house, beach cottage, Puako beach house, oceanfront cottage, 3 bedroom 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....
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active purchased this house in 1978
It was love at first sight when we saw the house that became Hale Puako on our first trip to Hawai’i Island in 1965. Then it took us 13 years to check out possibilities on the other Islands, find the cash – and - the courage to buy! Hale Puako has been a joy to us, our family and friends since 1978. We hope you will enjoy our piece of paradise.
This rental has the most beautiful location in Hawaii. The wrap-around view is truly spectacular. But the description given by the manager is more realistic than I anticipated. It is rustic. Bathrooms are "old cottage vintage". I was unprepared for the mosquitoes which were particularly abundant during the sunset. And at this price point a gas BBQ would be expected. However - the pictures of the ocean front location are real - it is truly a fabulous location.
My family enjoyed our visit at Hale Puako. It is a true island style home, with a perfect beach area for children, great reef for snorkeling, and amazing views. The staff at 2 Papayas was very helpful and friendly.
My family of fives (kids of 14, 13, 9) visited Hale Puako at the end of July. We had an excellent experience. The access to the different beaches--by foot and by car--was fantastic. The house was exactly as pictured, well maybe better. It doesn't get five starts because it is a "5 Star Resort" it gets five stars because of the excellent "as advertised" experience and the great service of the Two Papayas management. When we come back to the Big Island, we will certainly use Two Papayas again.
The pictures tell the story. Its two connected a-frames right on Puako Bay. The three bedroom house (one of the bedrooms is a loft over the kitchen) was perfect for our family of 5. Our kids are 9, 11, and 13. The master bedroom and bathroom are very private in the second a-frame. Note that the second a-frame is accessed from the outside sundeck area; there is no interior access to the other a-frame. That's what makes it nice an private.
The house is located down a driveway that leads behind the old church. Its a private setting.
There is good, but not great, snokeling directly in front of the house. If you walk about 150 yards down the beach and swim to the outer part of the reef, the snokeling is great. Its also great at the end of Puako Road, about 1 mile away. There is a little sandy cove two houses down for just playing in the water. This is not a wave beach. The beaches in Hawaii are public access so its easy to get to this little cove. Further, there are great sandy beaches, Hapuna and Beach 69, just a mile or two away.
I think the house is a great value. If you compare to many of the houses in the area or the beach front hotels, its a bargain.
The house is well stocked. We cooked at the for most of our dinners and found what we needed in the kitchen. When we were there, someone before us had left behind beach toys and boogie boards that Mary invited us to use.
All that being said, please look at any of the houses managed by 2Papayas. We typically rent a vacation house somewhere every year or two. Based on my experience I can say that Mary and Robbie are professional and good communicators. The house and financial details were as represented with no surprises or problems. Leave this house to us and rent another one:)
We recently spent a week at Hale Puako with our family of 6. We have 4 children and it fit us all perfectly. It was everything we expected and more. We loved the "Old Hawaiian Charm". Our kids had so much fun exploring the tide pools, and swimming with the turtles right out in front of the house. It was the perfect place for us, it will be a hard vacation to top. Thanks for sharing you piece of paradise with us!
If you are looking for the true Hawaiian experience, you will find it here. The house is older but maintained extremely well. We were also pleasantly surprised at how well stocked it was with everything you could need and more. Not always the case in a vacation rental. The most impressive aspect of this house though is location, location, location. Wow!!! We grew up on the big island and come back annually for vacation and to be as impressed as we were; awesome. You have two of the best beaches on island minutes away, a store within walking distance, and you have one of the best views right out your front door! Turtles, manta rays, and even dolphins were seen out front almost daily. And if that's not enough, night life and shopping are less than 15 minutes away. We've always known what a special place Puako is but this house and 2 Papayas really made it the special trip we'd hoped for. We will definitely return again.
Located on the Kohala Coast just minutes from casual and fine dining, golf, numerous beaches and shopping. Warm and sunny weather year-round with rainfall totals of about 9 inches a year.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 5 2016
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Quotable rates are for planning only; they are NOT an exact quote due to limits in the vrbo program. 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. Cmas/NYs differ
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.