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PUAKO OCEAN FRONT! March dates still available~

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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.

State of Hawaii GE and TA # 080-763-2896-01

Keywords: Oceanfront house, seaside house, Puako vacation home, Puako vacation rental home

More Details

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The house was definitely clean on arrival. We liked the location and cleanliness. Thanks for your responsiveness when we did need something
Mar 2017
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Waimea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom down the hall from bedroom two
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full bath adajcent to living area and day bed
  • All towels are provided as well as bath soap to get you started
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs master bedroom with oceanview
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs oceanfront/twins can be converted to king-size bed
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen size day bed in the living area
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

PUAKO OCEAN FRONT! March dates still available~
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

The Ideal Retreat for Our Three Generations of Family! We are in LOVE!

  • 5 of 5

"Wow...what a treasure we stumbled upon. From toddler to grandma EVERYone in our three generations of family simply adored this sweet Beach Banyan hideaway! We stayed a week and ended up throwing half our travel/adventure plans out the window preferring instead to rest, read, cook, eat, sunbathe, converse, play, explore, and snorkel all from the comfort of our private and beautiful home away from home! The beachfront property with lava rock tide pools and sand for little ones to play in was ideal. The birds, mongooses, geckos, coconut palms, flowers, fish, tide pool invertebrates, and sea turtles made it seem like our own private slice of untouched nature. Beach gear including toys, cooler, chairs, snorkel gear, towels, and umbrella were all provided. A constant gentle breeze through the screen doors and windows along with the ever present sound of crashing waves made for seven of the best nights of sleep we can remember. The breeze also kept the house nicely cool even during the hottest parts of the day.The house was clean, sweetly decorated, incredibly well stocked, and all communication and logistics were as smooth as we could have wished. We quite literally did not want to leave. So much gratitude to 2 Papayas and to the family for sharing their little piece of paradise. Mahalo! We'll be back!"

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Puako Banyan Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house. Amazing beach front. View from upper deck is spectacular, we got to watch whales breaching almost every night. Spotless house prestocked with necessities. Responsive rental manager--- delivered new coffee maker early in the morning when the old one broke.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kamuela, HI, USA

GREAT Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect equipped for the beach and ocean . Glorious sunsets,incredible ocean views ,perfect acess and pond for children to swim in are all features of the property. Papayas 's 2 were great people to work with... knowledegable,helpful and quick to respond to correct when a minor issue occured

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsdale , Ny

King Banyan Tree House

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous relaxing steady cooling breeze with wonderful snorkeling , no need to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, Ca

Perfect Big Island vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and its absolutely beautiful setting! The house was perfectly located, right on the ocean with lots of big lounge chairs on a big lawn leading to the ocean, a hammock, comfortable, attractive furnishingsinside, a very well-equipped kitchen, and beautiful, airy bedrooms overlooking the ocean. We rented the little house in the back, too, which was also really nice with a great view. No need to go any further than just out front for amazing snorkeling. The staff was very accommodating to our needs which was very much appreciated. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will return!

  • 5 of 5

We are not resort people and always prefer visiting Hawaii by renting a home in the less traveled areas. Having fallen in love with the Puako location on the Big Island, we began renting homes there. We will not look any further, as this one is exactly what we were looking for. We traveled with our son and his wife and toddler, and rented only the main house. The Treehouse (studio on same lot) was vacant while we were there and i believe they said that is their policy, but you may want to ask to verify. The house had everything a vacationer needs -- beach chairs, bbq, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, towels. The kitchen is equipped with everyone one needs (except a good toaster).

More importantly, the location was ideal! This home is located toward the end of the Puako Beach Drive on a small point where there is no need for a "sea wall" due to the lava beds that protect the home. Consequently, you can enjoy the sea from the lawn without looking over a wall. The lava beds provide great swimming holes for children and adults. Furthermore, the snorkeling directly out from the house is some of the best! We all ventured out beyond the lava beds to where the deep turquoise water begins at a huge drop off. It is stunning and the sea life amazing! We saw several snorkeling tour boats anchor directly out from Beach Banyan. When the tide goes out, the tide pools created by the lava beds are fun for kids also. If you are looking for a sandy beach, you need only drive 5 minutes to Beach 69 or Hapuna -- both incredibly beautiful!

The upstairs bedrooms open to a lovely deck with the welcoming trade winds . The bathrooms are large and airy. Although the indoor seating/living areas were very comfortable, we spent little time indoors. The outdoors has comfy lanai furniture as well as two dining areas and a hammock. The sunsets are out of this world.

2 Papayas were great to deal with, giving us a good tour of the home and some great local advice. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Keahole (Kona)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Seafood Bar/Kawaihae
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
numerous golf courses
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Kawaihae Blue Dragon
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Hapuna State Park
Car: necessary

Ziplining, Kiteboarding


Rates & Availability

Waimea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.17%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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