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Hale Nalu (surf house)

Puako, HI, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

License #14367

Our comfortable, Hawaiian-style apartment is across the street from the tide pools and ocean access in the quiet community of Puako. Over the years, we have collected surfboards and other bits of old Hawaii to add charm and privacy to this cozy little place.

The apartment includes a fully stocked kitchen with comfortable seating and everything you need to prepare a lovely dinner for two. The bedroom has queen-size bed and quality linens. The bathroom is large, but incase you feel like more room or a bit of romance, there is also an outside shower enclosed by tropical plants and flowers.

This is very comfortable and affordable for one to two people.

This apartment is garden level. For your information there is an apartment above that is also on vrbo.

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Chelsea

After traveling and living in different parts of Hawaii, Colorado and California we found this beautiful place to be the best suited for our quiet lifestyle. My husband and I raised our family on this lovely property.

Why Chelsea chose Puako

You should chose to stay with us because of the convenient location to the peaceful ocean, bustling options of the nearby resorts, and quiet relaxing seclusion of Puako itself.

What makes this Apartment unique

The Puako reef is one of the most sought after diving locations in Hawaii. The features of the South Kolaha coast keep the reefs free of debris and cloudy sand. This means great diving and snorkeling. There are amazing coral structures just past the safety of the tide pools. If the deeper water expiration isn't your thing, Puako beach is protected by a barrier of smooth lava rocks that create a calm and gentle place to float and relax in the gentle warm water. There are lovely creatures to keep you occupied in finding all day in the nooks and crannies of the rocks.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1)


        • 1 Bathroom
          • roomy and simple with a comfortable shower. There is also a magical outdoor shower surrounded by ginger flowers and orchids. We call it the waterfall.

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean


                • Away From It All


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Shared with upstairs renter
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                          After entering driveway, parking area on right
                        • Parking Off Street
                          After entering driveway, parking area on right
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Shared with upstairs renter
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              The kitchen is small. Two burner stove, medium size refrige and convection/microwave available.
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                              medium size refrigerator


                                • Dining
                                  A lovely outside seating area suites your dining and afternoon book time needs. Its shaded and open air.
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Small Microwave/Convection Oven, Hair dryer, Shampoo and conditioner, beach chairs and towels Outdoor shower Kayaks are available only with Bud

                                                              37 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Just perfect!

                                                              Cali S.Colorado Springs

                                                              My husband, baby and I spent Christmas here and we loved it! Puako is such a gem and this rental has everything you need! We felt the location was great and really enjoyed being able to use Bud and Peg's beach chairs, laundry, outdoor shower etc. during our stay. They are also the nicest people which was an added bonus! Thanks for having us, we hope to be back next year!

                                                              Amazing little getaway in Puako!!

                                                              Jan N.Hawaii, USA

                                                              This is the perfect hide away in the sweet little hamlet of Puako!


                                                              Beautiful, clean, quiet, close to great snorkeling beaches!

                                                              Linda M.

                                                              My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed our week at this quaint downstairs home for two. Everything we needed was there. Owner recommended shopping for food at Costco so we could save money. Appreciated the advice :) Would definitely stay here again!

                                                              A Special Place for R & R

                                                              Ana N.

                                                              I'm in love with this cute house. It had everything I needed as a solo traveler and for beach adventures. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. It's perfect for a relaxing getaway from the city and away from the busy tourists spots. I love that the ocean is just across the street; it's perfect for snorkeling, watching sunsets, swimming, or doing nothing and just sit back and enjoy the lovely beach. Puako is about 10 -15 mins drive to Hapuna beach and 20 mins drive to the farmer's market, grocery shop. There is also a General Store about a mile away where I get their locally made Kona Coffee Chocolate Cake.

                                                              The best thing, however, is the warm and kind hospitality of Bud and Peg (and Shawn--their equally, wonderful neighbor who was helpful in the absence of the hosts the day I arrived as well as throughout my stay). I've definitely felt the local, Hawaiian Aloha spirit during my 5 day stay. Bud is full of stories and was gracious enough to walk with me and his dog, Sancho, to the coastal trail near the house. Highly recommend this hidden paradise. It's a great value for your money and time. Will look forward to stay here on my next visit to the Big Island!

                                                              Mahalo Bud and Peg!

                                                              Our special paradise.

                                                              Diana H.Iowa

                                                              We absolutely love this place! In 2009 we were lucky enough to rent this little apartment from Bud and Peg. We stayed one week and enjoyed every minute of it. We have been coming every year since then to stay longer and longer. In fact, next year we will be staying 7 weeks. That pretty much says it all. It's clean, comfortable, and has everything you need to make beautiful Hawaiian memories. Bud and Peg are great hosts and have become great friends. We are so thankful to have found this little piece of paradise.

                                                              Wonderful base to explore the northwest coast of the Big Island

                                                              Rob T.

                                                              The Puako area is very special, has some of the best resorts because it has some of the best beaches, and you can easily get to them all from this great apartment! There's a small beach across the street, but some of the best resort beaches are a 20 minute walk down a trail along the water. Others are a short drive to get some variety.

                                                              Peg and Bud are wonderful hosts, and they have provided plenty of written information and books in the apartment that give the inside information on the best things to see and do in the area. The upstairs apartment is light and sunny, with all that you need in the kitchen, a great screened in reading/sitting area, and spacious living room and bedroom. Outside there's a gas grill that we used every night to barbecue fish from the local markets. We loved the outdoor shower for getting off the salt and sand before going into the apartment. We used the blender to make great drinks from the fruits we got at the farmers' markets. You're in a neighborhood so there's a bit of noise in the morning when the neighbors head off to work, but in general this location is off the beaten path and very quiet.

                                                              There's a small general store 5 minutes away, and a large grocery story about 15 minutes away. We hit many of the farmer's markets, particularly up in Waimea which is only about a 20 min. drive. There's a great fish market and trailer serving fresh fish lunches about 10 min. away. There are beach bikes, chairs, boogie boards, towels etc. to use during your stay so all you have to do is show up!

                                                              We also loved their cat, whom we fed when Peg and Bud had to leave for a few days.

                                                              From here we went on for about a week to see the volcano erupt and checked out the beaches, etc. around Kona and south. But Puako was by far the most restful, fun place to be, and this apartment couldn't have been a better place to stay.


                                                              Puako, HI, USA

                                                              Beach access

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              1/2 the total reservation fee is due at the time of booking to secure the reservation. The remaining 1/2 is due 30 days prior to arrival. Cleaning fee is due at the time of checkout.

                                                              37 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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