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Private 3 BR/2 BA Home on White Sand Year-Round Swimming Beach

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Aerial shot of Hale`Aha Kai showing the beach and ocean


Last updated: 07/09/2009

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Punaluu house description

More than anywhere else on Oahu, Punalu`u may be the most reminiscent of the Hawaii of the early to mid 20th century era. You will find that Punalu`u is a low-key, laid-back, friendly community.

Hale'Aha Kai... which means 'House of Gathering by the Sea,' is a beautiful artist's retreat that is located directly on Hale'Aha Beach in the tropical little town of Punalu'u, on the island of Oahu. This three bedroom, two bathroom Fully Air-Conditioned home is graciously decorated in a traditional Polynesian style with comfortable, over-sized bamboo furnishings throughout. Original art by the owner and other local artists decorate the home. The living and dining room are both oceanfront with views of the ocean, beach and Koolau Mountains, from Laie to Kaneohe. We offer free Wi-Fi Internet, a 40' HDTV with DVR and premium cable package(you'll never need to miss your favorite TV programs while out sightseeing!) and VOIP telephone service (free calling to the Mainland USA and Canada). We also have dozens of games to choose from.

All three bedrooms have air conditioning. The oceanfront, master bedroom has a king-size bed with comfortable plush-top mattress, 100% cotton linens, goose-down pillows, cable TV/VCR/DVD/DVR, and its own private bathroom. The additional bedrooms each have two twins, one in a trundle. These rooms share the second full bathroom. All three bedrooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning. In addition, there is an outdoor, after-swim shower.

Outside, the yard is fully landscaped and has a large beachfront deck with built-in seating and lanai furniture. Relax in our five comfortable outdoor rocking chairs. There is also a very unique, coconut log raft that is 'anchored' in the backyard. It is perfect for sunning during the day, a cocktail at sunset, and watching the moon rise over the ocean at night. The sunrises and moonrises at Hale'Aha Kai are spectacular.

Hale'Aha Kai sits directly on Hale'Aha Beach, which has soft-white sand and calm turquoise-blue ocean water. This is a year-round swimming beach that is perfect the entire family. Punalu`u is on the NE corner of Oahu, so there is close access to the North Shore if you want to attend a pro surf meet or visit Waimea Bay, Pipeline and Haleiwa. Punaluu does not have the dangerous beach currents, shore break and high surf that the beaches on the North Shore of Oahu experience during Spring, Winter and Fall. Our beach offers calmer, family-friendly swimming. The ocean conditions are also excellent for snorkeling and shore fishing. You will have a lot of privacy at Hale'Aha Kai. There are no attached dwellings or other structures on the property... only the house itself. Our property offers the BEST views of the beach, ocean, Punaluu Bay and surrounding mountains. We offer gated parking and the property is partially fenced for additional privacy.

Punalu'u is located only 40-45 minutes from Honolulu International Airport, downtown Honolulu, and Waikiki Beach, yet it seems worlds away in a beautiful country setting. There are two general stores within walking distance. Within a few minutes drive you will find a full-size grocery store, movie theater, fast food choices, and some interesting local restaurants. If you need to check-in with the rest of the world, Hale`Aha Kai provives free high-speed Wi-Fi cable internet access for your notebook computer. We also provide VOIP internet telephone service, with free calling to the continental USA and Canada.

For activities, there are Kahuku and Kualoa Ranches for horseback riding, the Polynesian Cultural Center with its Pacific Islander villages, luau, and shows, Pounder's Beach - famous for its great bodysurfing, Turtle Bay Resort with its two championship golf courses, the North Shore - famous for its wintertime big wave surfing, and many excellent hiking trails are located within a few minutes drive of the house. If you are a paraglider, Kahana Bay, one of the premier paragliding sites in the world, is within minutes of our home.

For added value, we have taken into consideration some of the hidden costs that might be overlooked by our vacationers, especially in Hawaii, where prices for staples can be overwhelming. Stocking your newly arrived to rental with 'basics' can really add up. For this reason, we supply our rental with lots of 'extras' that many rentals do not offer, such as paper goods (enough toilet paper and paper towels for the duration of your stay), trash bags, foil, plastic wrap, full-size soaps, laundry softener and detergent, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, a nice selection of herbs and spices, coffee filters, and many other essential every-day items that you would normally need to purchase on your own.

Please note that we only offer 'Specials' on last minute reservations for those traveling within two weeks of the requested reservation period requested. Please keep this in mind when making your reservation request, we thank you in advance. We feel that we offer a high value property for a great price. We do not respond to inquiries that do not include a full name or working telephone number so please include these with your inquiry.

Hale'Aha Kai is the perfect Hawaiian getaway. For additional photos, activities and information, please visit our website (listed below).

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


                  • Children Welcome:

                    We welcome families with children to our home. We think your children will love our shell garden, great selection of kid-friendly movie titles, kid-sized snorkeling gear and the great beach in front of our house....moreless

                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Smoking Allowed:

                    We do allow outdoor smoking but not indoor smoking....moreless

                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

                  • Bedroom 1


                  • Bedroom 2


                  • Bedroom 3


                  • King size beds (1) Plush-top king-size bed in ocean view Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twins in each of the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with memory foam mattress pads for extra comfort., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib, stroller, car seat and highchair available upon request....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Other Amenities

                      • Don't miss your favorite TV shows while you are at the beach or out sightseeing. We provide a premium cable package and DVR just for this reason. Air-conditioning in all rooms, VOIP telephone (unlimited free calling to all 50 states and Canada), Wi-Fi Network, 40' Wall-mounted HDTV in the living room (3 flat screen TVs in total), Library of Films and CDs, a Stereo CD Player, Well-stocked chef's Kitchen, Coffeebean Grinder, Regular, French Press, Espresso/Capuccino Coffee Makers, Blender, Cusinart, High-quality Cookware, Dishes and Cooking Utensils provided, 100% Cotton Linens provided, Ceiling Fans in all rooms, Ample Closet Space in All 3 Bedrooms, Port-a-crib, Highchair, Hairdryers, Iron/Ironing Board, Additional Outdoor Apres-swim Shower, Beach Chairs, Lounge Chairs & Towels, Outdoor Furniture including 5 comfortable outdoor rocking chairs, Oceanfront Deck with Built-in Seating and 5 outdoor rockers, Coconut Log Raft for Sunning & Relaxing....moreless


                      • Books
                      • CD Player
                      • DVD Player
                      • Games:

                        Adult and child games...moreless

                      • Music Library:

                        Extensive CD library with many Hawaiian selections....moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        DVR, DVD and deluxe cable package, including HBO, Cinemax, Starz and premium HD package....moreless

                      • Stereo
                      • Television
                      • Toys
                      • Video Library:

                        We maintain an extensive DVD library that is frequently updated to include current releases as well as foreign films, classics and Hawaiian themed offerings....moreless


                      • Adventure
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Historic
                      • Romantic
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions


                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Luaus
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Beachfront:

                            Of all the homes offered in the Punaluu area, our home offers the very BEST views of the beach, ocean, Punaluu Bay and beautiful mountains that backdrop the area. We have easy beach access from our yard. We are located directly ON a year-around, white sand swimming beach. Our beach does not disappear with the tides, it is a full sand, easy to access beach. Step out of our backyard, directly onto our beach, which is perfect for snorkeling or a swim. This is a year around swimming beach. We do not get the large dangerous winter surf that the North Shore is known for, as we are around the corner on the safer side of the island for swimming....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Paragliding
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Sailing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Spelunking
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Wind-Surfing


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people


                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Air-conditioning in all rooms....moreless

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Large capacity dryer, fabric softener is included. ...moreless

                          • Free Long Distance:

                            Free calling to all Hawaiian Islands, the continental USA, Canada and Puerto Rico with our VOIP telephone service....moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet:

                            secure wi-fi...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            We provide high quality 100% cotten linens and goose down pillows....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Ocean view living room...moreless

                          • Mobile Phone:

                            We have excellent cell phone reception, as the towers are located atop a condo building approximately 1/2 mile north of the house....moreless

                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Gated/fenced driveway parking for two cars....moreless

                          • Telephone:


                          • Towels Provided:

                            Plenty of bath and beach towels...moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Large capacity washer, laundry supplies included....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Unlike most hotels, we offer wi-fi at no additional cost to our guests....moreless


                          • Coffee Maker:

                            coffee and capuccino machine...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            High quality pots, pans, serving and dining necessities....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher:

                            Dishwasher with complimentary detergent....moreless

                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen:

                            A well-equipped kitchen that will satisfy the chef within you. ...moreless

                          • Microwave:

                            High powered, full size microwave....moreless

                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator:

                            Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with filtered water and ice maker...moreless

                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                          • Deck / Patio:

                            There is a large covered redwood deck with built-in seating and dining table. Guests will love our five comfortable outdoor lanai rocking chairs....moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            2-person ocean kayak with seats, paddles and life vests ...moreless

                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Gas and charcoal grills...moreless

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            Snorkeling equipment and boogie boards...moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


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                              from 44 traveler reviews
                              High season-December, June, July, August-some holidays higher- Low Season Sept-May
                              We offer monthly Rates - we max at 5 guests in total, including children.
                              Low Season from $350 per night - $10500 per month (starts at 350 per night)
                              High Season from $450 per night - $13500 per month (starts at 450 per night)
                              Couples Special from $9750 per month (starts at 325 per night, 2 guests max)
                              E-mail for availability, I do not use the calendar on this VRBO site
                              Cleaning rates vary depending on number of guests and length of stay
                              +13.97% Hawaii State tax. Contact Deborah Urban 808-266-0237 (HST); W30558954-01

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                              The property's calendar has not been updated in over 65 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability



                              Car: Recommended

                              On-site Beachcombing, Excellent Snorkeling/Diving on Miles of Ocean Reefs that Surround Punaluu, Bodysurfing, Luau, Farmer's Market, Championship Golf at Nearby Turtle Bay Resort (15 minutes away), Casual Golf at Kahuku Golf Course, nearby luau and entertainment at the Polynesian Cultural Center, movie set tours and horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch, full spa facilities at nearby Turtle Bay Resort, along with fine dining and other resort amenities. Whale watching in-season.


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                              Speaks: english


                              • Aerial shot of Hale`Aha Kai showing the beach and ocean

                                Aerial shot of Hale`Aha Kai showing the beach and ocean

                              • Punalu`u coastline with its beautiful reef system

                                Punalu`u coastline with its beautiful reef system

                              • Ocean views from the dining area

                                Ocean views from the dining area

                              • Our coconut log raft

                                Our coconut log raft

                              • Oceanfront master bedroom

                                Oceanfront master bedroom

                              • Aloha bedroom

                                Aloha bedroom

                              • back yard

                                back yard

                              • Wall mounted HD TV

                                Wall mounted HD TV

                              • View from Hale`Aha Kai's backyard, looking onto Hale`Aha Beach

                                View from Hale`Aha Kai's backyard, looking onto Hale`Aha Beach

                              • The view of Hale`Aha Kai from the ocean

                                The view of Hale`Aha Kai from the ocean

                              • Views of the ocean from Hale`Aha Kai's living room

                                Views of the ocean from Hale`Aha Kai's living room

                              • Two ocean kayaks exclusively for our guest's use

                                Two ocean kayaks exclusively for our guest's use

                              • Palm bedroom with trundle

                                Palm bedroom with trundle

                              • View from deck to beach

                                View from deck to beach

                              • sunrise from back yard

                                sunrise from back yard

                              • back yard

                                back yard

                              VRBO #22614

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                              This listing was first published here in 2003.

                              Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014


                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 5

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                              Member since: 2003
                              Speaks: english
                              • Response time: Within a few days
                              • Response rate: 10%
                              • Calendar last updated: 07/09/2009
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                              Private 3 BR/2 BA Home on White Sand Year-Round Swimming Beach

                              Punaluu #22614

                              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 5

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