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Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard

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Punaluu house description

Our beach house is located directly across from Punalu'u Beach Park. Watch sunrise with a cup of Hawaiian-grown coffee; walk along the sandy beach or take a swim to start your day. From the front area of the house you look out at gorgeous views of the beach and reef beyond. The beachfront is protected by the outer reef; so the waves are never big along the shore, there are long stretches of white sand in both directions. Two double kayaks, snorkel gear and other beach equipment are at the house for your use. The reef is approximately 1/2 mile out providing a very large safe area for exploring. If the BIG surf is of interest to you, you will find it just north (20 minutes)- mostly in the winter months.

The single-family home was built in the 1940's- she shines with her history as well as updates. The bedroom has a queen size bed and there are two large daybeds in the front section of the house. All the furniture was chosen with style as well as RELAXATION in mind. The kitchen and dining area is well equipped, but if you don't feel like cooking there are several restaurants nearby. Just down the road is Ching's Family Store with homemade local snacks, basic groceries, and a lunch wagon serving shrimp. The house has two bathrooms; the second one on the back porch is perfect for a warm shower when you come in from the beach. The backyard is lush with a goldfish pond, stream and the gardens are planted with unusual tropical plants and flowers. The back porch is a great spot to unwind, grill some dinner and plan your next day's activities.

We, the owners, live on our flower farm near Chinaman's Hat- so you will have arrangements of fresh tropical flowers in your rental. Also wanting to 'show off' some other Hawaiian grown products; you will find an array of locally grown fruits, coffee, sugar and even North Shore grown chocolate to greet you on arrival.

The house is on the windward side of Oahu so the Koolau Mountains surround you and there are hiking trails and many beautiful beaches to discover. Punalu'u is a small beach town, not a well known tourist spot, a special peaceful spot close enough to activities and tourist attractions. Kualoa Ranch is 15 minutes away offering a variety of fun activities and Polynesian Cultural Center is 15 minutes the other direction. We look forward to welcoming you to the beach house, 'E komo mai'!


Keywords: White sand beach, Single-family home in residential area, Windward Oahu,

Property Type

  • 900 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking outside is permitted...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Lots of counter space to prepare a grand meal. Full size refrigerator and ceramic stove top/oven. You will have a basket of fresh local fruits, Hawaiian grown coffee - (Kona 'French Roast' and 'Maui Moku' are current favorites), Maui grown sugar, Waialua (North Shore of Oahu) grown chocolate to sample....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The gourmet chef will find delight in the selection of cookware, dishes, glassware and pottery. For picnics there is a large basket filled with everything but your meal. A roll about cooler as well....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            I can recommend two local companies: Uncle Bobo's(808)291-1279 website: www.unclebobos.com Beaches & Backyards Catering (808)744-4149 website: www.BeachesAndBackyardsCatering.com...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Filtered cold water dispenser on door....moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Lots of fluffy cotton linens, beach towels too. Iron, hair dryer...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This location is suitable for a small outdoor beach wedding. We can make recommendations for photographer, fabulous hair/make-up person that can come to the house, and I would love to help with the flowers/decorations. Beaches & Backyards Catering can help you with other details website: www.BeachesAndBackyardsCatering.com...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Over 100 channels to choose from!!...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Covered porch with wood furniture, looks out into tranquil gardens. Additional patio table on lawn area for outdoor dining....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Adventure

              Location & View

              • Beach View:

                The house is across the road from the beach, however you have great views of the ocean and sand from the front of the house. There aren't any homes on the beach, for a long way in either direction, so you can enjoy the entire beachfront....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Looking out from the house you see the reef way offshore and the small surf inside....moreless

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing

                  Other Activities

                      • Paragliding. This is a popular area for the sport; you often see enthusiasts land at Kahana Bay. View the local Hawaii Paragliding Association website at: http://www.windlines.net...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Best Value of Northshore

                        Best Value of Northshore

                        • Guest Frequent North Shore Visitor
                        • Date of stay 05/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/05/13
                        I have to first apologize that it has taken me so long to add my review. Must be the snow we are experiencing now, that takes me to daydreaming of our last trip to Hawaii. The Blue Ginger House was our best find on the North Shore yet! All the comforts of home and then some. Missing our evenings on the porch and morning coffee in the lush backyard. Our family of 4 enjoyed ourselves so much, we've come home and told all our friends about this little gem. I also hope to get away again with just my husband & I. Kathy was great to work with and like many previous reviews, so understanding of all the possible things that could go wrong with travelling. Kathy and the Blue Ginger house are true ALOHA!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Wonderful experience!

                        Wonderful experience!

                        • Guest Katie (Oregon)
                        • Date of stay 01/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/03/13
                        My boyfriend and I loved this house! And Kathy was exceptionally easy to work with. First, the house is beautiful, well stocked and the little details made all the difference. I enjoyed using Aveda products in the shower and we loved the chocolate, fruit and fresh flowers on arrival. The home included snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards and more, which was very impressive. It was very comfortable, I curled up on the day bed to hear the ocean at night. The traffic was of course present, but it didn't take away from our enjoyment of the home at all. The location of the home is perfect, you are in a great spot and mid-way between the North Shore and Kailua. This made beach trips to either easy. The beach outside the home was perfect for a morning stroll with our coffee and watching the sun go down. We only had 4 short days there, because our flight was canceled twice on the way over. Kathy was again easy to work with during this stressful time and we appreciated so much her willingness to help us recoup some of the financial loss from the trip. We were so happy we chose the Blue Ginger Beach House!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Beautiful Windward Side Beach HOuse

                        Beautiful Windward Side Beach HOuse

                        • Guest Kimberly (Las Vegas)
                        • Date of stay 07/19/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/04/12
                        This house in Punalu'u was wonderful. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our stay and the beach house. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that you could need to create nice, cozy meals, and even included a small pantry and many items that I didn't expect. The display of amenities upon arrival was top notch, including leis and fresh fruit and coffees. The backyard and lanai were perfect, and even came with citronella candles and torches. Sports equipment including surfboards, body boards, kayaks, volleyballs and a net along with all the necessary safety equipment was provided also. The hammock was a nice touch. :) We have recommended to to friends and family already, and are already talking about when our next "Adventure to Blue Ginger Beach House" can be arranged.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Great stay

                        Great stay

                        • Guest arcticmary (Fairbanks, AK)
                        • Date of stay 02/18/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/05/12
                        We had a very good stay in late Feb. The beds were comfortable, and the house was nicely laid out with plenty of nice touches like flower arrangements and a large fruit basket. If you don't feel like driving during your stay, or have multiple people wanting to go different places and only one rental car, there is a bus stop right by the house and TheBus runs frequently, easy to get to PCC or the North Shore with a short bus ride. There is a very beautiful sunrise view from the front room. We would stay here again if we have the chance.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Wonderful Stay in Punaluu!

                        Wonderful Stay in Punaluu!

                        • Guest Beth (Oregon)
                        • Date of stay 12/09/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/05/12
                        I've been to Oahu several times, and wanted to stay on part of an island that I never had been before. I was running the Honolulu Marathon, and especially wanted a place outside of the city, where I could be footsteps away from the beach. We found a perfect spot at the Punaluu Beach House. We had beautiful sunrises from a private beach. We had a blast walking on the beach and collecting shells. We made great use of the kayaks and snorkel gear, and the ocean in front of the house was perfect for these activities. The house was clean, charming, and had all of the necessities we needed. We cooked in a few nights, and it was great to have a kitchen that was so well stocked! We also made good use of the beautiful patio and yard, and we sat outside often. We had fun exploring the places to eat nearby – there were lots of local gems! The proximity to the North Shore was also great, as we made a couple trips up there to explore and watch the surfing. Huge THANK YOU to the owner Kathy, for the fresh fruit, chocolate, delicious coffee, and other treats! Kathy was terrific to work with!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Comfy Beach House with Great Amenities at Affordable Price

                        Comfy Beach House with Great Amenities at Affordable Price

                        • Guest Jo (Honolulu, HI)
                        • Date of stay 12/18/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/02/12
                        My family of four spend a wonderful two days at the Blue Ginger, and were thrilled with the coziness of the beach house, the serenity of the spacious back yard, and thoughtfulness of the manager in the many generous hostess gifts she provided. The manager clearly has an eye for decorating, and has done a great job furnishing the beach house to give it a warm and cozy atmosphere, with a good variety of island and antique items. The kitchen is truly amazing. Never have I seen such a large kitchen with such well-stocked cabinets and shelves--nor such beautiful pottery serving pieces. There was not one item we lacked for in creating fairly elaborate meals--from cooking utensils and equipment to consumable items like baggies and paper towels. Plus, the manager had generously provided many gifts for our stay: local coffee, chocolate, fruit, and a coconut! Delightful. The back yard is equally amazing--quite large, with a covered lanai and BBQ overlooking the yard and fish pond. A washer and dryer are included, along with an outdoor shower and beach gear. I can't think of anything she missed. The house is across the street from the beach, giving the front room a wonderful beach view, and the bed is extremely comfortable (it appears the manager went to some expense to get a high-quality mattress). Other reviewers have commented on traffic noise. Clearly this (and likely any) beach house is going to have some traffic noise, since beach homes will have a road either in front or behind of their property. We didn't find the noise to be an issue, and would happily return (already considering plans).

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

                        The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 12/01/11
                        • Review Submitted 12/15/11
                        Let's start with the best. The owner is great to deal with and the house is one of the best equipped rentals I've ever been in. She provided lots of tips on where to shop and what was in the area. She had provided fruit, coffee, half-and-half, chocolate, and other treats when we arrived. Top-notch kitchen gear, a great grill, and lots of beach and sports equipment (although if you want to snorkel, take your own equipment as 1 size can't fit all...). The house is very comfortable and the covered patio in back is a great place to relax, except... The worst. The house is 36 feet off of the Kamehameha Highway, and it is a highway. The main drag up the coast and the traffic is very heavy during the day and constant through the night. Take some ear plugs so you can sleep (or there's an Ace Hardware up the road). There's an iPod dock in the house so you can cover up some of the traffic noise when sitting outside. The other annoying factor was the construction across the road. The bridge that's 100 yards or so up the road has been replaced and they are now in the process of removing the temporary bridge structures. Lots of large construction equipment starting at 7 most weekday mornings. The foreman told me he expected they would be done around the beginning of February.

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car.

                        Owner response: Our home is beach "view" with great views of the ocean from the front of the house. The vast majority of our guests have loved staying at our home, but I realize we can't please everyone. The new bridge down the highway from our house is complete; they are currently re-landscaping the areas on either side of the bridge. We do our best to provide our guests with the best experience possible; fortunately most are anxious to return.

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                      • Peaceful retreat

                        Peaceful retreat

                        • Guest John and Lynn (Pacifica, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/28/11
                        • Review Submitted 10/05/11
                        A wonderful beach house. So relaxing and comfortable. We really appreciated the care taken to make every detail perfect - from the tasteful decorations to the welcoming flowers and leis, fresh fruit and other treats. First Class all the way! Great location - walk across the street to swim in gentle rolling waves and search for shells and other treasures on the beach. Great starting point for exploring the north shore and eastern side of the island. Thank you Kathy for a wonderful escape.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Great location in the country.

                        Great location in the country.

                        • Guest Scott (Gilbert, AZ)
                        • Date of stay 09/03/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/11/11
                        My wife and I came for our 10 year anniversary and we wanted a laid back, local feeling vacation. This was my first time in Hawaii and my wife's 2nd. I didn't really know what to expect but I have a few friends that don't really like Hawaii because they feel it is crowded and too "touristy". We decided on this property due to the many comments talking about things we wanted to do. If you are looking for a luxurious vacation at one of the large resorts than go stay in Waikiki. If you want to live like a real Hawaiian, this property works great. Kathy paid attention to every detail with the amenities and extras like fruit and flowers when we arrived. There is a small shop named Ching's just a few hundred feet from the cottage that had everything we needed as far as groceries and supplies. In it's parking lot is the Shrimp Shack who had awesome food from 10-5. You just had to walk across the highway to the beach that is hardly used except for a few locals. Most beach properties along the North Shore are on the highway so we used earplugs at night to cancel out the road noise but it wasn't a big deal. The location was great and we were close drives from amazing things such as the Polynesian Cultural Center and remaining North Shore. We drove up to Ted's Bakery and Matsumoto's Shaved Ice every day. It all felt very genuine as most of the places we went there were mostly locals. Island life is not a nice shiny resort and we felt great getting to know some of the locals around us. Again, if you want a very relaxed and real Hawaii experience, including geckos, Kathy's place is the spot. If you want a very shiny, travel magazine experience and night life stay around Honolulu. What a great experience.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                      • Loved it!!

                        Loved it!!

                        • Guest Harvey & Kim (Phoenix, AZ)
                        • Date of stay 06/22/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/14/11
                        Our family stayed at this beachhouse and boy were we impressed with EVERYTHING... The pictures do not do it justice, it is so beautiful, clean and well stocked that we just thought wow, we did good renting this home! The reviews are all true and I do not think anyone could say a thing negative about this home. Kathy the owner thought of every need and desire and provided it. We go to hawaii at least once a year and usually stay with family or at a hotel. But this year we wanted to try something different and thanks to this home we had the time of our lives. We were able to have family over for a BBQ and do some entertaining. We were close to our favorite beaches and got to do hawaii local style. We definately recommend this property and plan to stay here again.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      $165/night (30 nights or more)
                      $170/night (23-29 nights), $180/night(14-21 nights)
                      $190/night(7-13 nights), $195/night(6 nights)
                      $200/night (5 nights), $220/night(4 nights)
                      $245/night(3 nights), $270/night (2 nights), $345 (1 night)
                      **$300 security/cleaning deposit (fully refundable)**
                      early check-in and late departure available $75
                      One night free for returning guests, with a stay of 7 nights or longer
                      

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


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                      Year Purchased: 1987

                      About the owner: Aloha Guests, My husband and I live 15 minutes towards Kaneohe from the Punalu'u House. I work for the University of Hawaii, as a research biologist and farm tropical flowers. My husband is a retired director of a marine laboratory and is now raising and selling numerous varieties of exotic goldfish. Our oldest son is at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the Architecture Program and our youngest son at University of Oregon in Human Physiology. Our sons and I paddle 6-person outrigger canoes for Lanikai Canoe Club and also compete on OC-1 canoes. This is a photo of us jumping off the BIG rock at Waimea Bay - try it if you are brave!!

                      Why the Owner Chose Punaluu:
                      I bought the house 25+ years ago as a residence. I have always loved the beach and Punalu'u, with Kahana Bay just down the road is one of the most beautiful areas on Oahu. Our family grew as well as our desire to be farmers so we moved to Hakipu'u which is 2.5 acres on the water.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The BEACH!!!! Gorgeous location! Nice backyard to putter about. Cozy house with lots of comfortable furniture.


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                      Photos

                      • A view from the livingroom

                        A view from the livingroom

                      • View from Punalu'u Beach Park looking back towards the house

                        View from Punalu'u Beach Park looking back towards the house

                      • Curl up with a good book and enjoy the ocean

                        Curl up with a good book and enjoy the ocean

                      • Dining Area with garden and ocean views

                        Dining Area with garden and ocean views

                      • Bedroom with garden view and queen size bed. Fresh flowers from our farm.

                        Bedroom with garden view and queen size bed. Fresh flowers from our farm.

                      • bathroom with large shower and lots of fluffy towels.

                        bathroom with large shower and lots of fluffy towels.

                      • Grill, washer/dryer, kayaks and beach gear for your use

                        Grill, washer/dryer, kayaks and beach gear for your use

                      • Looking south from Punalu'u Beach Park

                        Looking south from Punalu'u Beach Park

                      • Punalu'u Beach Park - grass area and white sand

                        Punalu'u Beach Park - grass area and white sand

                      • The front rooms look out at beautiful views of the ocean and reef

                        The front rooms look out at beautiful views of the ocean and reef

                      • The furniture was selected for style and comfort, perfect for a beach house

                        The furniture was selected for style and comfort, perfect for a beach house

                      • Full kitchen to satisfy even the gourmet chef

                        Full kitchen to satisfy even the gourmet chef

                      • You will find tropical flower arrangements, from our farm, to greet you.

                        You will find tropical flower arrangements, from our farm, to greet you.

                      • Kayak down to Kahana Bay and Valley - just 1 mile south

                        Kayak down to Kahana Bay and Valley - just 1 mile south

                      • Back patio looks out at goldfish pond, gardens and stream

                        Back patio looks out at goldfish pond, gardens and stream

                      • goldfish pond

                        goldfish pond

                      • Boys ready to paddle out to reef

                        Boys ready to paddle out to reef

                      • Come put your footprints in the sand at Punalu'u

                        Come put your footprints in the sand at Punalu'u

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