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Oceanfront Puako Cottage - Perfect for a quiet getaway

Puako, HI, USA
  • Cottage500 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 - 5 nights

Hale Aloha Cottage is an oceanfront guest house located in the magical neighborhood of Puako on the Big island of Hawaii. The Main house is also available for rental at VRBO674382.

Puako is one of the sunniest destinations in Hawaii with a unique blend of old Hawaii charm and one of the most pristine coastlines in the islands. Each day is filled with the sound of the sea, coconut trees swaying in the tropical breeze and the beauty of Hawaii. You share the ocean with sea turtles and play on an oceanfront rich with sea life. Your day ends with one of the most stunning sunsets in the world

Typical of the beachfront homes that have made Puako so beloved, Hale Aloha is ideal for a couple who appreciates a sense of place in a perfectly maintained Hawaiian-style beach house. This property is perfect for lounging and enjoying the sunshine and ocean air. Ocean access is adjacent to the Hale Aloha which offers an ideal location to go fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddling.

Hale Aloha was built in the 1950's, but was completely renovated without losing its Old Hawaiian charm in 2014. This colorful and exceptionally clean cottage has been expertly renovated and restored with fun and playful decor. Everything is new, cabinets, plantation doors, stainless steel appliances, wood louver windows, bedding, towels, kitchen accessories and utensils, plumbing fixtures, tile in bath and kitchen area, right down to new paint inside and out.

The warm ocean is your swimming pool. Protected and only 2-5 feet deep with a mostly sandy bottom, it is home to green sea turtles and colorful fish. Just beyond the reef-protected lagoon is the best snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking in Hawaii. In low tide the tidal pools will inspire, and in January through May, you can watch the 45 foot humpback whales play and breach. Morning walks along the two-lane Puako Beach Drive will find you at Puako's famous ancient Hawaiian rock carvings, the largest example of Petroglyphs in the world. There is also a grocery store in walking



Mike & Diane Prohoroff

Member Since 2015
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About Mike & Diane Prohoroff

We are residents of the Big Island living in Waimea. There is something magical about The Big Island and when you spend some time in Puako you will understand. We have many friends who have homes at Puako and have enjoyed spending time there over the years. We purchased Hale Aloha for a family retreat to be shared with our children, grandchildren and guests. The community retains its laid-back friendly atmosphere. Puako is a short drive to the world class amenities and resorts of the Kohala Coast, but offers a unique Hawaiian vacation. Our goal is to keep our rates reasonable and encourage our guests to return on a regular basis. Owner has a Hawaii State Real Estate license. Excise #W01915314-01, TA#009-610-4448-01

Mike & Diane Prohoroff purchased this Cottage in 2013


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


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Temper-Pedic California King


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              The backyard is your Beach
            • Ocean View
              See amazing sunsets every night from the lanai!
            • Oceanfront
              Right on the water!
            • Water View
            • Waterfront
              Right on the water!


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                      shared with Main House, based on availability
                    • Internet
                      high-speed wireless internet included
                    • Linens Provided
                      high quality linens
                    • Parking
                      parking on premises for 1 vehicle
                    • Towels Provided
                      high quality towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      shared with Main House, based on availability


                        • Coffee Maker
                          with coffee grinder
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          hot plate
                        • Toaster
                          toaster over and toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV with over 150 channels (including HBO, Starz, Showtime, Cinnemax & Choice), DVR, Apple TV, Comcast Bay Area Sports
                                • Stereo
                                  numerous music stations via Direct TV
                                • Television
                                  High definition, Flat screen TV


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      Adult Bicycles with helmets, shares with Guests in main house
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber stainless steel gas grill, with side burner


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • luaus
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • Additional amenities provided: snorkel & fins, beach chairs, beach toys

                                                              31 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Best place on the Big Island!

                                                              Patricia E.

                                                              Hale Aloha is a little slice of heaven on the Big Island. Quiet, intimate, cozy. Great snorkeling in the tide pools right outside, whales, turtles, dolphins. Open to the ocean breezes and the sound of the surf, the cottage couldn't be more relaxing. Thank you Mike and Diane for another year's visit to your lovely place. The countdown begins for next year!

                                                              Comfy digs on the shores of the beautiful Pacific

                                                              Peter R.

                                                              This listing is a delight to stay in. We enjoyed nearly every sunset and twilight on the spacious deck overlooking the tide pools and the surf in the distance. We would readily stay here again and recommend it to friends. We were disappointed upon our arrival due to not having read the listing's fine print closely enough. First, the washer/dryer belong to the other listing on the property and are available for use only with those guests' permission. I our case, the guest (a wizened crone) agreed very begrudgingly. Second, the unit has a kitchenette, not a kitchen. Although the refrigerator and dishwasher are in good shape, not much else is. There is no stove/oven. Instead, two single-burner hot plates are provided. Both are on their last legs and barely worked. Do not plan on cooking any big meals here, unless most of the prep is on the barbecue, which is in good shape. I expect the host will freshen up the kitchenette in light of this review, but consider checking with him first if it's important to you.

                                                              Communications with Mike, the host, went very smoothly. He seems like a very nice guy, although we never met him due to the use of a lock box for the key.


                                                              Carol B.Ft Worth, TX

                                                              I admit that I had unrealistic expectations of the cottage and had set myself for a huge disappointment. I mean, who hasn't seen pictures of something, taken from the most flattering view, and then when you see it in person it looks nothing like the pictures? Well - Hale Aloha was even better in person! Pictures simply can't do it justice. The location is perfect for a relaxing getaway - beautiful beaches and excellent snorkeling are just minutes away, or you can just laze away the day on the lanai counting the turtles (we saw 7 one evening!). The kitchen is tiny but well equipped with everything you need to prepare your meals, or there are plenty of good restaurants within a 15 min drive. We will definitely stay here the next time we visit the Big Island!

                                                              Peaceful retreat!

                                                              Dawn O.Otter Rock, Oregon

                                                              Our only complaint is that it is booked solid for a long time which will make it difficult to return.

                                                              Great stay

                                                              mark j.

                                                              It was like living in Hawaii we felt apart of the Pauko community! Would recommend to anyone who wants to get away from the same old Hawaiin vacation and enjoy the true spirit of hawaii

                                                              Such a beautiful setting...

                                                              JoAnn A.

                                                              Such a very disappointing stay. I hope ours was an isolated instance. The property owners and/or property manager need to stay on their game to keep this little gem comfortable for all visitors.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Bewildered. We have 29 reviews, , twenty-seven five star and one four star. Our guestbook in the Cottage has even more great reviews. Most of our guests are return visitors. Sorry we did not meet this guests expectations. Mike and Diane


                                                              Puako, HI, USA

                                                              This Property is Located on Puako Beach Drive Which Intersects the Bike Portion of the Kona Ironman Race Course Held Each October. This Property is Near Quality Yoga and Pilates Classes and Private Instruction. Puako is an Excellent Location for Morning and Evening Fitness Walks/Runs.

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                                                              OCCUPANCY: Please note additional charges may apply for more than 2 Guests. PAYMENT POLICY: Payment by check, echeck and credit card. SPECIAL HOLIDAY POLICY: Reservations for Christmas through New Years, December 15th - January 10th. At the time of confirmation 25% of the rental amount is due, balance due 120 days prior to arrival. Cancellation policy is 120 days prior to arrival. Rental rates and tax are subject to change.

                                                              31 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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