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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Waimea Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Capture the essence of authentic Puako, just steps away from the ocean while vacationing at artfully designed and decorated Hale ‘Oma’oma’o iki. A mere 200 feet from an amazing beach access, Hale ‘Oma’oma’o iki is located in the middle of Puako, a small vibrant beach community that welcomes guests and locals alike in a friendly, open and relaxed atmosphere.

This inviting, colorful and exceptionally clean cottage has been expertly renovated and restored with fun and playful décor. A simple and well thought out floor plan offers all the essentials needed for an intimate, comfortable, and harmonious dwelling. Filled with light, a rainbow of complimentary colors and new everything, one cannot help but enjoy themselves and delight in this home and setting.

Situated on a large private lot, this lovely cottage also has lush tropical landscaping, a welcoming outdoor shower and two wonderful lanais; one for viewing the sun rise over majestic Mauna Kea and the peaceful Puako kiawe forest, and another for enjoying a refreshing beverage and relishing the day’s adventures.

Come experience Puako's great beachcombing, magnificent sunsets, abundant tide pools, turtles, some of the island's best snorkeling, scuba diving, and favorite surf spots. One can choose between Paniau Beach at one end, Wailea Beach with its white pristine Hawaiian sand and aquamarine ocean at the other, or any of the many beach access points that dot scenic Puako Beach Drive in between.

Hapuna State Beach Park is also located nearby and is a prime spot for body boarding, sunbathing, sand castle making and one of the best beaches in the entire state.

This is undoubtedly a great spot to enjoy the beauty of the island, a tropical lifestyle, the sights, sounds and scents of Hawaii, only as Puako and the surrounding area can deliver, at an authentic vintage cottage.

Perfect for a couple or those with small children.

Hawaii Tax ID: TA-149-843-7632-01

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Gregg Erickson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

A slice of heavenly relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a couple's retreat. Quiet - except for the amazing birdlife... Partridge making the funniest noises and then the turkey's... Big turkey's, just like those back home. They would literally eat granola right out of the hand. Bed was comfortable - no need for A/C or heat, we were always comfortable. The house was well-appointed with everything you need and nothing that you don't. The beach across street was so picturesque, we took some great sunset pictures there. I can see it being excellent snorkeling there but never got around to it. (Not a sandy beach - very lava-rocky but beautiful with sand leading up to it... Really nice general store 1/2 mile away. It was close to some amazing beaches like Beach 69 and Hapuna beach. A nice mall not too far away, and some really good restaurants like the Lava Lava Beach club. I give this stay a perfect "10" and was a great way to end our full big-island tour that started in Kona, then to black sand beach, then Volcano Park, around through Hilo, up and over the mountain to this wonderful cottage (discovering Big Island Brewhaus along the way - best beer I ever tasted brewed on site!).

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jack for your kind words! It sounds like you had the most amazing vacation on the Big Island and fully took advantage of everything there is to do here!! Come back soon! Mahalo, Gregg
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The house has all the modern conveniences and we appreciated it's simplicity.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage. The neighborhood is sweet, safe and feels off grid, yet swimming, grocery and church are nearby. Unlimited restaurant options in Kamuela. The kitchen was the right size, the bed comfy and the outdoor shower sublime. The turkeys, and grey francolins were comical. It was a breezy week but nothing blew away!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Port Hadlock, WA

Charming cozy cottage in a fabulous setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Puako is a charming neighborhood. The cottage is across the street from the ocean and very close to amazing beaches for swimming and snorkeling. The backyard is quiet and serene, and we were even greeted by wild turkeys on our final morning! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little house on the landward side of Puako Beach Road. Easy access to the sea through walkways, but no view from the house. Very short drive to Hapuna beach - a postcard perfect beach with white soft sand, warm water, and waves rolling in to bob in or body board. Also a nice snorkeling beach even closer. House is very well appointed with a small over/under washer and dryer, hair dryer, outside (only) shower, very comfortable bed, futon in the living room, and a small kitchen as well. Back porch is great for sitting and reading or eating (serves as a dining room). Also has a TV and DVD if you want to watch a movie.

Gregg is very easy to work with. We recommend this place wholeheartedly - particularly if you do not want to be in a developed, resort-type vacation spot. This is just relaxed and pleasant.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alta Loma, California

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4 night stay at this perfect cottage. The property is well maintained and has beautiful yards. We enjoyed the backyard patio with the nice breeze everyday. Everything is so green and lush! The cottage had everything we needed, the kitchen was well stocked and there were plenty of towels for showering in the really awesome outdoor shower and the beach. The beach is a short 5 minute walk across the street and very easily accessible. There is a general store less than a mile away that carries a little bit of everything. There are a bunch of birds that hang out on the property and the wild pigs like to roam around behind the property at night. It was pretty cool to hear them and they were not a bother at all. I highly recommend this property as it was extremely clean, well stocked and a wonderful place to stay. Gregg was great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Pauko Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We signed on to stay for a week or so at Puako Beach Cottage, site unseen. We were delighted by everything the moment we arrived. Charming decor, beautiful gardens, totally clean, great access to the ocean across the road for watching sunsets, and lovely backyard sunrise watching. All we hoped for and more. Communications were prompt and friendly, everything was easy and fun about staying there. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waimea Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (2 pax) $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.42%

Personal checks are the preferred method of payment. When initializing "Book it Now" reservations, please select this option at check out.

Lovely private cottage located in the middle of Puako with amazing tide pools and beach access just across the street. Only dwelling on a large and well landscaped property. Island's best beaches all within easy reach. Come and Enjoy!

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Waimea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Eastern King, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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