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PUAKO! OCEAN VIEWS! Walk to the ocean

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

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 and TA # 080-763-2896-01

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

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:
October 23, 2017

About Mary A. Fox R (B) Active

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 local 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....

Why Mary A. Fox R (B) Active chose Kohala Coast

You get the benefit of the ocean views and ocean breeze at an affordable price. The closest public access is next door, a gathering spot for some residents to watch the sunset each evening. If you like to snorkel or dive then walk 5 minutes to Paniau State Park for world-class underwater adventure.

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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Puako Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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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PUAKO! OCEAN VIEWS! Walk to the ocean
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews

Best of Real Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Blacks' Puako home provided our family with a truly wonderful vacation. We surfed Paniau at dawn and dusk, floated blissfully in their perfect tide pool, and almost cried when it was time to leave. The excellent staff at 2Papayas ensured that every detail was attended to. The property was immaculate, perfectly outfitted and we were blessed with quiet neighbors, gentle trades, and scrumptious delicacies from the renowned Puako Store. Noah's ceviche is the bomb! Mahalo nui loa from a grateful family.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Point of Interest
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.42%

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. Christmas and New Year balances are due by September 1st. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from an independent agent, such as

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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