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Puakea Ranch

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56-2864 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
Puakea Ranch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lummi Island, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We arrived in Hawi and decided we wanted to extend our stay. Scrambling to find a place, we found "Wally" at Puakea Ranch had two nights available. Having been pioneers of the Glampering movement (we once restored a 1950's Willys truck that towed our handcrafted gypsy wagon), we took to Wally like peas and carrots. Sweet, tiny home living at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

In a comical episode during our delightful stay, we were accosted on our way into the complex by a couple of horses, who persisted in licking our hood and windshield - a wonderful reminder, that, yes, you are on a ranch here. We stayed in the James Cottage, which is a perfect size for a couple and pleasing in every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My stay was purely magical! I didn't care about the weather as I was really coming there to rest and rejuvenate. I absolutely loved the cottage and will certainly return! It was fabulous to just sit outside and watch the butterflies, birds and animals roaming around. Harry was great and Amanda even lent me her waterproof shell coat for the... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our visit got off to a bad start when we arrived after a 12-hour trip with an exhausted baby to find the caretaker and others staying in the cottage we rented and no record of our prepaid reservation. Eventually they found the reservation and cleaned the cottage and after about an hour we were let in. But over the next... More 

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kailua-kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Completely restored historic Plantation Era Ranch. Individual cabins. Sustainable gardens, horseback riding, swimming pools. A quiet respite from Kohala Coast mega resorts. Great for families and the perfect romantic hideaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stayed in Yoshi's house and on arrival was taken back by the sheer beauty of the Ranch. On driving up the gravel drive you could see how well the grounds were maintained and we were met by Christie and the groundsman who were very welcoming. Yoshis house was immaculate, clean and stunning. The separate shower room was large and... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We are a three generation family with grandparents on the East Coast meeting children and grandchildren living in Australia. Our six-year-old granddaughter loves animals. It did not take her long to declare, "I do not like Puakea Ranch, I LOVE Puakea Ranch". She had free roam of the place, and we had to reminder her to be home before the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My daughter and I recently stayed in the Cowboy cottage. We instantly fell in love with this place! First of all, some reviewers comment on the location being too remote... not at all!!! I have traveled to the Big Island many many times and this is by far one of the best locations on the island if you like to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've never been on a honeymoon before, but staying at the Puakea Ranch felt like one. We stayed in the James Cottage and loved the interiors, the comfortable beds, the steaming hot tub and private terrace. The starry nighttime sky hypnotized us. DEFINITELY STAY HERE.

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Wally on Puakea Ranch for 3 nights. It was one of the most memorable places to stay ever, and our favorite places to stay on our whole trip around the Big Island because it was so unique, charming and surrounded by nature. This was our honeymoon and it was the perfect place to be... More 

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