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~SPECIAL RATE~fall 2016 dates ONLY

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 14 nights


Waimea Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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. A well-received addition to the beloved Beach Banyan compound, the Treehouse is a cheery upstairs studio cottage seemingly slung between the graceful banyan branches. Looking out to a mesmerizing scene of ancient lava rocks and ocean waves, the Treehouse provides a unique blend of timeless island lifestyle and modern-day creature comforts. It’s a perfect hideaway for couples looking for a dreamy oceanside retreat. Access to the ocean is next door at the public path rather than through the yard of the larger Beach Banyan on property, and easy half-minute walk.

State of Hawaii GE/TA tax number W 00666624-01

Keywords: oceanfront cottage, puako rental, beach house, beach rental, studio cottage,

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Mary A. Fox R (B) Active
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager

I don't even know where to start on what I like best because I really like this little house. Maybe the waves and their sound; and then all the windows, the pitched ceiling, the airiness, the tree and the birds, furniture and cleanliness. I would definitely like to stay in Tree House again soon.
Jan 2016
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~SPECIAL RATE~fall 2016 dates ONLY
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 24 reviews

Banyan tree house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience staying at this quaint cottage on the Banyan property. Small but had all the amenities we needed. Lovely views of the many beautiful trees and ocean beyond.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon

Tree House, Puako,

  • 4 of 5

Great location with nearby beaches to snorkel and sit in the sun or shade. Great walks every morning along the rugged shoreline watching the surf and whales. Comfortable studio. Very friendly neighborhood. The banyon tree made for a very comfortable place in the afternoons. 2 Papayas was easy to work with and responsive to our needs. The Wifi didn't work during our stay so nice break from the tech world.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mercer Island, WA

Quiet Ocean View Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Quiet neighborhood with peaceful ocean front. Spectacular snorkeling in clear water steps from the treehouse.

Yes, live in bright green gecko wandered around the kitchen in the mornings.

Nice size studio for 2 people, with frig, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, cooking supplies. Shower, hot water and plenty of draw and closet space. Coolers for food, spare snorkel gear and beach chairs were available from past tenants. Washer and Dryer located in the carport.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying at the Tree House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our week at the Tree House. Its perfectly sized for two people and one live-in gecko. I love the area and its so close to several beautiful beaches and it's a quite laid back neighborhood. Even though this was not the main house on the property we still had a view of the ocean and a big shady banyon tree and lovely breezes through the house. There was a couple renting the big house so we were not able to use the big yard, but the path to the beach was so close. We looked around the island for turtles but found the most encounters right on the beach outside our tree house. Amazing! We evens saw whales breaching from our beach, they were out a ways but still spectacular! I would highly recommend this to other renters. The birds sing early in the morning, so if you are not early risers suggest ear plugs unless you want to be up that early. Wish there was a little bit of the main yard allocated to the tree house, its the one thing that would have made this even more perfect! If we ever visit this island again, we will try to stay in the same place!! The folks handling the rental were excellent to work with too which made it smooth and easy. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the Puako area before, but always in larger places. As it was just going to be my boyfriend and myself, I was delighted to find a smaller, affordable place to stay. It was comfortable, well-appointed, and close to the water with easy beach access by the path adjacent to the house. We were very fortunate since the people in the other house on the property left the next day, so we had the front yard to ourselves, which made it very special. I will admit that without access to the front yard, it wouldn't have been quite as exceptional. But, that detail notwithstanding, it is a great place if there are only 2 of you. 2 Papayas couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. We had a wonderful stay in the "treehouse", and are looking forward to renting either the Treehouse or the larger house sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing but Relaxation (well plus turtles and the occasional whale)

  • 5 of 5

About this time of year sun starved Seattleites need a vacation - and I had been looking forward to this trip for months. I've been to all the Hawaiian islands - this being the fourth time to the Big Island - and I have to say this was the best accommodations yet!

What makes this place special? Location...Puako is laid back and quiet, just a small neighborhood that happens to have a great ocean view. If you need to go out to a restaurant every night then Kona might be better for you...but if you enjoy making your own meals, sitting on your own lanai and watching the sun set over the ocean, then this is the place. There is no road between you and the ocean, just a nice landscaped yard.

The Treehouse is also a great location for all sorts of outdoor activities. Fantastic snorkeling literally steps a way - great beaches such as Haupuna Beach or Beach 69 less than a 15 minute drive.

The Treehouse itself is spacious, light and airy - perfect for 2 people. Great natural ocean ventilation meant it was never too hot for sleeping once the sun went down. The kitchen is well stocked, plus there are beach accessories such as towels, chairs and a cooler for you to use when you venture out.

I can't wait for the next trip!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hapuna Prince Hotel
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Hapuna Beach Park
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Waialea Bay
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Puako Boat Ramp
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Puako General Store
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Fairmont Orchid Hotel
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Foodland Farms
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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel


Rates & Availability

Waimea Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July to September 2016
Jun 29 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Cmas/Holiday rate
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.17%

1/4th is due upon booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival. All payments are non-refundable upon receipt unless we can rebook the dates. Cmas holiday requires rental of Beach Banyan AND Treehouse, hence the high rate. Payment by checks only. Sorry but we do not accept credit cards.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Waimea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) in oceanview studio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
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  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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