Hale Aloha Cottage - The House of Love
If you are looking for a fantastic romantic getaway in Hawaii...this is it!
Located at popular Puako Beach, Hale Aloha is situated near the water's edge with wide open views of the ocean. You can watch the whales in the winter and the dolphins and sea turtles all year long.
Slip on your flippers and go for a snorkel right out your front door. Have your morning breakfast overlooking the lapping waves and toast to the sunset from your private lanai. It doesn't get much better than this!
Relax in the evening watching the most gorgeous sunset and a big, flat screen TV.
Fully furnished and equipped with linens, towels and kitchenware. Galley kitchen; full fridge, microwave, 2 burner hot plate and toaster oven. Outdoor BBQ with extra burner.
King size bed sleeps two.
The main house on property is a 2 bedroom/1.5 bath vacation rental as well. Completely separate & private from the cottage. Please see listing# 64644 for more info.
Just wanted to give a little feedback on our experience at Hale Aloha.
In short, it was great! We have stayed in many tropical places (including a number of previous visits to Big Island, all of which included rentals found on VRBO), and this one was possibly the best yet. It is truly ideal for a couple on a getaway. The only downside on our visit to Hawai’i this time is that it was too short—we usually do three weeks or more, so 10 days seemed like it was over before it began. I will say that Karen and I are explorers and like to get out and about. But, Hale Aloha is so nicely situated that we spent a lot of time at the rental (with forays to snorkeling at the south end of the road, and Pole 120—both excellent spots) and walks to Brown’s Beach House for meals, when I wasn’t cooking. We usually don’t spend so much time at our rental house, so that is saying something. That brings me to a suggestion. I am an ardent cook, and love to have the fresh fish available at Kawaihae to work with. The kitchenette at the place is quite adequate for making a meal, but is really lacking in counter space. You could put a little, narrow table just to the left of the door as you enter (with the trash can underneath), and create some additional counter space. Just a suggestion. I will also say that the cooking utensils were just fine—I have been in other, ostensibly “fancier” rentals that had cooking gear that was far more abused!
It is cold here, and a blanket of snow lies over the mountains and glaciers across Kachemak Bay, so we really wish we had had three weeks!Wishing you all well, aloha and gunalcheesh.
AlohaDebbie Properties (R), manages this property on behalf of the owners. We are a mother-daughter team (Debbie & Leilani) and we are here to assist you with the perfect Big Island vacation. We are local residents and live within a few minutes of this property, ready to assist you with any requests during your stay. Deborah D. Sharp (R) has been a Hawaii licensed Real Estate Broker since 1985 and agent since 1981.
Puako (Pu-ah-ko) is a small, quaint oceanfront community on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island located about 30 miles north of Kailua-Kona and 22 miles north of the Kona airport. The island's largest white sand beach, Hapuna, is right next door.
Puako is conveniently located for visiting all the resort hotels and restaurants on the Kohala Coast. The Mauna Kea, the Fairmont Orchid, the Mauna Lani and Hilton Hotels are just minutes away with their beaches, first class restaurants, shops and world class golf courses. Kohala Divers is nearby at Kawaihae Center, and offers various ocean activities including scuba diving and sunset/afternoon sails. Kawaihae Center and Harbor are just 10 minutes by car, with several great restaurants and shops. You are close to almost any activity you may choose, with the exception of the volcano which is a 3 hour drive.
Puako Beach is a combination of tide pools and patches of coral sand, but there are several fabulous white sand beaches just a few minutes away. Hapuna Beach (voted best beach in Hawaii by Conde Nast Magazine) and Waialea Bay (Beach 69) both are wonderful for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding. There is great surfing spot called Paniau at the end of Puako Beach Drive. When the surf is not happening, fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving will entertain you with beautiful green sea turtle, eagle rays, brightly colored tropical fish and one of the most glorious coral reefs in the world.
The neighborhood is called Puako, and it is conveniently located for touring all parts of the island. All homes in this neighborhood are on small acreage, so it is a very low density area. Driving time to the Kona airport is approx. 30 minutes, Kailua Kona 50 minutes, Waimea 20 minutes, Hilo 1½ hours, Captain Cook, coffee country, 1¼ hours, Hawi and Polulu Valley 20-30 minutes.
The sun shines 355 days per year and the average temperature highs are in the 80's with low's in the 60's. The ocean's edge is about 150 feet from your doors
Puako offers ideal fishing, snorkeling, diving, surfing and kayaking. Walking and biking is a favorite, too! Sea turtles, dolphins and whales are some of the sea life you may see. Puako offers beach style living and a real sense of getting away from it all.
Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs. There are approximately 3,000 petroglyphs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. These pictures are etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts. Access to the Puako Petroglyph Park is through the adjacent Mauna Lani Resort.
The waters around Puako are extremely clear due to the fresh water run off and strong coastal currents. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy waters abundant in sea life along the shallow reef at Puako. The Puako Marine Preserve is a protected environment for endangered sea life. Green sea turtles are a protected species and should not be bothered, only enjoyed and admired. Watch the humpback whales play along the coast. Beyond Puako's reef shelf the whales play and breach during their migration to Hawaii from Alaska. It is quite a sight!