BLUE GINGER BEACH HOUSE: GENTLE SURF/TRADEWINDS-LUSH BACKYARD

Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
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BLUE GINGER BEACH HOUSE: GENTLE SURF/TRADEWINDS-LUSH BACKYARD

Hauula House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you Kathy for a wonderful stay at the Punalu'u Guest House. We appreciate the toys you left for our son as well as the fresh fruit and flowers. We greatly enjoyed our stay on Oahu and felt quite at home here. Our son had fun exploring the backyard and was very excited by the fish and birds. The beach house has everything we need for a comfortable cozy stay. We hope to make it back here again soon.

Mahalo, Family with 2 year old from Emeryville, CA
Jun 2009
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Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins

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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!!

Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins purchased this house in 1987

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 BEACH!!!!

Gorgeous location!

Nice backyard to putter about.

Cozy house with lots of comfortable furniture.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
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Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229721vb
(808) 294-1921 (Hawaii, USA)
Hauula North Shore Oahu
5

Great Tropical Ocean Front Beach House

  • 5 of 5
Great house, great location, easy access to north shore, and easy access to south shore via quick routes to highways. Hated all the crowds in Honolulu and Waikiki. Loved the quiet peace of punaluu and north shore. Surfed at sunset beach, ate at sharks cove and hilawaia. Swam with sea turtles at laniakai. Defiantly great place to stay and wonderful person to deal with. Also on another note there was traffic on the highway but anywhere you stay on the island on the beach you are going to hear the traffic. It didn't bother us and the bushes and trees out front help keep the house more private and quiet.

Thanks again. Armas Family (Eugene, Oregon)
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229721vb
(808) 294-1921 (Hawaii, USA)
Hauula North Shore Oahu
Raleigh, NC
4

peace, sunshine, beach and ocean view each morning, noon and night

  • 4 of 5
We truly enjoyed the ocean view and country feeling, having been up this way before, we loved the fact that trees, ocean and sand, instead of fancy hotels, crowded streets (Waikiki = Tropical NYC). If you're not a city dweller, the traffic may be upsetting, but being an orig NYorker, it became my alarm clock in the a.m. to watch the sunrises without even leaving the house if you didn't want to. If you a country person, you will enjoy the tropical camper type atmosphere, frogs, snails, beetles and geckos, not to mention the occasional heron visitor to the gold fish pond in the back. Birds are abound and laying in bed listening to their songs, so different than home is wonderful for bird lovers. Perfectly located for trips to the North Shore and Western Shore, (go to Dillingham Airport and go on a glider, you will love it!!!-after all, you flew all this way, why not) Roads can be intimidating late at night, so be careful, remember you're not a local and don't know the roads like they do, so keep the speed down.The house is outfitted with everything you want, there's another local supermarket up in Huualu (?) right before the Polynesian Cultural Festival, where the people are super friendly., not to mention all the little places to stop on the road, If you get a chance and want a nice wood carving, right before you or after you pass the Macadamia Farm is a wood sculpturer who will make items to order and others are there for you to buy. Kathy is truly Ohana!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229721vb
(808) 294-1921 (Hawaii, USA)
Hauula North Shore Oahu
5

Best Value of Northshore

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229721vb
(808) 294-1921 (Hawaii, USA)
Hauula North Shore Oahu
Oregon
5

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229721vb
(808) 294-1921 (Hawaii, USA)
Hauula North Shore Oahu
Las Vegas
5

Beautiful Windward Side Beach HOuse

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Blue Ginger Beach House: Gentle Surf/Tradewinds-Lush Backyard
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p229721vb
(808) 294-1921 (Hawaii, USA)
Hauula North Shore Oahu
Fairbanks, AK
4

Great stay

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

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Map

Car: recommended

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

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Hauula House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $165
  • US Dollars
  • $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

Amenities

Amenities

Hauula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow-top mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 twin-size day beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
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

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