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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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Los Angeles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

So you can't decide where to stay on the "Big Island" and you are not in sync with big resorts for your entire vacation? Well agonize no more - Puakea Ranch will deliver all or part of a Big Island experience that you imagine in your best dreams. For years our family opted for the "wilds" of Panama, Belize, Costa... More 

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malibu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We honeymooned in Maui 37 years ago and have been to the islands many times since but after spending 4 days at the ranch this will be the only place we'd return. We stayed at Yoshi's House and enjoyed so many things the property has to offer (private black lava pool, incredible bathroom, fresh eggs every morning, fresh veggies from... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I wanted to say a big "Thank you" for having such a beautiful place for our family to take a vacation. Miles Away was so comfortable for our family of 3 and the pool could not have been more perfect for our 3 year old. Our daughter fell in love with Lola (the dog) and can not stop talking about... More 

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Piedmont, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

On past trips to the Big Island [our favorite island] we've done all the big Kona hotels, but for a family trip with our two adult sons and their families, we decided to try something different. Luckily, we found Puakea Ranch, rented three cottages, and are now in the 6th day of a 9-day stay. The place is simply wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I have to preface this review with the information that I had been going to Kona Village resort since 1977. It is now closed due to the tsunami and I needed to find a replacement. Not easy! Puakea Ranch fulfilled all my wishes. I stayed in their Miles Away house. I loved my little private submersion pool.Christie, the owner has... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Despite some confusion with the booking (not confirmed until payment is received), it was a great experience to have 4 nights here. We stayed in James Cottage, the highlight is the outdoor bath house! The hot tub is also great (we struggled a bit with the temperature settings), which overlooks Maui on a clear day. The kitchenette was pretty good,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Puakea Ranch is a way to experience living on a ranch without having all of the responsibilities and hard work. We stayed at the Yoshi House with our two kids and had an amazing time. You drive up the tree-lined driveway and find your own private oasis. I got out of the car and smelled the beautiful flowers that are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

We recently got married at Puakea Ranch and it was such a unique location for such a special occassion. We reserved each of the cottages at the ranch for our families and friends to participate in the weekend's festivities and in addition to the wedding, our stay will surely be something we'll always remember. The cottages were clean, the decor... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I stayed at Puakea Ranch in March, and I am still talking about how amazing it is many months later! It felt like we were in a fairytale- rainbows, whales, butterflies, horses, fields, fresh eggs, a garden, ocean views.... then outside of the ranch were the volcanoes, beaches, gorgeous scenery. The ranch is just perfect- rustic, relaxing, peaceful and beautiful!... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2011

PERFECT getaway! We loved staying here and plan to return yearly after our first stay in James Cottage! We highly recommend this place to friends/family!

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