E Komo Mai. Welcome to the Vintage Beach Cottage! B.M. says, "The vintage Beach Cottage is our favorite place to stay on the Big Island. "A.M. says, "Private and quiet." J.S. says, "when I first walked into the cottage, I felt like I'd just entered my dream vacation." Indeed, we offer a unique one-of-a-kind vacation destination for travelers to Puako. Our 7,000 sq. ft. turn-key property is an immaculate, well-maintained, and well-stocked one-bedroom cottage located just across the road from one of the best fingerling reef in Hawaii. Explore inviting near-shore tide pools for ocean treasures. Enjoy a swim in the tropical waters, a walk along the shoreline, sea shelling and watching dolphins, turtles, manta rays, whales, occasional monk seals, and green flash sunsets.
The open floor plan of the interior includes a well-equipped gourmet kitchen, dinning room, living room, laundry/service area, and bathroom. A comfortable king-size bed awaits you in the bedroom, with custom bed dressings and French doors that offer a view of the grounds and ocean beyond. Ocean breezes and the soft scent of stephanotis flow through the French doors where you will drift to a restful sleep under the ceiling fan. Summer in sub-tropical Hawaii is warm because we are located near the Tropic of Cancer. Do not expect our Hawaii sea level property to have the same climate as your home. We offer optional air conditioning use for a fee. The "bedroom window" A/C unit is not ducted whole house central air-conditioning . Guest may choose to option out on A/C use and save the fee.
Preparing an island-style meal is made easy in the fully equipped kitchen, complete with spices, cookbooks, and any pots and pans or serving dishes you will need. The gas BBQ outside is a great way to grill the local catch of the day. Dinning under the stars or in the comfortable dinning nook is a perfect way to enjoy your island meals. Alternately, you can visit several wonderful restaurants nearby.
Additionally, orchids and houseplants located throughout the house ad a feeling of home. The living and dinning areas are decorated with a mixture of restored vintage rattan furnishings, custom Hawaiian island decor, and art. Craftsman details in this home include vintage wood floors, koi-wood cabinetry, wood paneling, tile floors and counters. These furnishings are combined with provisions, picnic gear, Hawaiian books, novels, games, an entertainment center, and other resources to provide guests a truly relaxing environment.
Park your car in the shade of the garage, which allows you easy access to a beach-equipment box complete with flippers, snorkels, masks, beach mats, chairs, and a beach umbrella. Grab a beach towel, equipment from the box or picnic gear and go to one of the award-winning beaches just a few minutes drive away. Later grab a beach chair and watch the sunset over the ocean just steps from the house.
Relaxing outdoors is easy in our privacy-fenced grounds. Outdoor spaces surround you with tropical landscaping, grass and custom art glass. E.W. says, "The outdoor shower is so nice when you come back from the beach." Landscape lighting creates a tropical evening scape. Puako nights and stargazing is another wonderful experience. Don't miss the spectacular rising full moon whit Mauna Kea in the foreground, or watch Mauna Kea turn purple at sunset!
Vintage Beach Cottage awaits you! Picture yourself resting in the hammock under cool shady trees, grilling the local catch of the day, dinning on the patio under the stars, reading a book under shady trees on the lawn chairs, refreshing after a swim in the outside shower surrounded by scented ginger, fragrant jasmine, and stephanotis vines, or enjoying the tropical garden with morning coffee and a newspaper under the covered lani.
whatever you do, it will be a very special experience-one you will remember for a long time
Homeowners are extremely respectful of their guests privacy and live on a property next door. Having quick response for guests comfort, resources information, and emergencies is a benefit service for guests.
There are many activities in Puako for guests to enjoy without going back on the main highway. Take a walk in our picturesque neighborhood, listen to birds wake up in the morning, jog, explore the Puako petroglyph fields, hike to Waialea Bay (beach69) on the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail , bike jog or walk on Old Puako Road to Hapuna Beach and take a swim in this award winning beach. Head south and access the Mauna Lani Resort's historic fish ponds. Whatever you choose, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, diving, turtle, dolphin or whale watching, you don't have to leave the Puako area to have all this fun!
Nearby resorts offer world class golf, tennis, fine dinning, and shopping.
Vintage Beach Cottage guests volunteer for Keep Puako Beautiful and South Kohala Reef Alliance's(501c3) programs and keep us sustainable. Funds are used to continue beach cleanups and Keep Puako Beautiful's Ocean Environment and Education Station projects for marine conservation. We offer guests information on activities related to conservation in West Hawaii like beach cleanups, recycling, and reducing plastics in our ocean environment to help them understand how valuable these conservation activities are to maintaining a clean and healthy Hawaii.
We were blessed with 800 Volunteers and partners and from 4 to 78 years old attended our beach cleanups, workshops in 2017.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, all house rules, rates and fees are subject to change without notice. We have a strict refund policy.