Hale'Aha Kai... which means 'House of Gathering by the Sea,' is a beautiful artist's retreat that is located directly on Hale'Aha Beach in the tropical little town of Punalu'u, on the island of Oahu. This three bedroom, two bathroom Fully Air-Conditioned home is graciously decorated in a traditional Polynesian style with comfortable, over-sized bamboo furnishings throughout. Original art by the owner and other local artists decorate the home. The living and dining room are both oceanfront with views of the ocean, beach and Koolau Mountains, from Laie to Kaneohe. We offer free Wi-Fi Internet, a 42'' plasma HDTV with DVR and premium cable package(you'll never need to miss your favorite TV programs while out sightseeing!) and VOIP telephone service (free calling to the Mainland USA and Canada). We also have dozens of games to choose from.
More than anywhere else on Oahu, Punalu`u may be the most reminiscent of the Hawaii of the early to mid 20th century era. You will find that Punalu`u is a low-key, laid-back, friendly community.
Outside, the yard is fully landscaped and has a large beachfront deck with built-in seating and lanai furniture. Relax in our five comfortable outdoor rocking chairs. There is also a very unique, coconut log raft that is 'anchored' in the backyard. It is perfect for sunning during the day, a cocktail at sunset, and watching the moon rise over the ocean at night. The sunrises and moonrises at Hale'Aha Kai are spectacular.
Hale'Aha Kai sits directly on Hale'Aha Beach, which has soft-white sand and calm, clean, clear, turquoise-blue, ocean water. This is a year-round swimming beach that is perfect the entire family. Punalu`u is on the NE corner of Oahu, so there is close access to the North Shore if you want to attend a pro surf meet or visit Waimea Bay, Pipeline and Haleiwa. Punaluu does not have the dangerous beach currents, shore break and high surf that the beaches on the North Shore of Oahu experience during Spring, Winter and Fall. Our beach offers calmer, family-friendly swimming. The ocean conditions are also excellent for snorkeling and shore fishing. You will have a lot of privacy at Hale'Aha Kai. There are no attached dwellings or other structures on the property... only the house itself. Our property offers the BEST views of the beach, ocean, Punaluu Bay and surrounding mountains. We offer gated parking and the property is fenced for additional privacy.
Punalu'u is located only 40-45 minutes from Honolulu International Airport, downtown Honolulu, and Waikiki Beach, yet it seems worlds away in a beautiful country setting. There are two general stores within walking distance. Within a few minutes drive you will find a full-size grocery store, movie theater, fast food choices, and some interesting local restaurants. If you need to check-in with the rest of the world, Hale`Aha Kai provides high-speed Wi-Fi cable internet access for your notebook computer. We also provide VOIP internet telephone service, with free calling to the continental USA and Canada.
Please note that we only offer 'Specials' on last minute reservations for those traveling within two weeks of the requested reservation period requested. Please keep this in mind when making your reservation request, we thank you in advance. We feel that we offer a high value property for a great price.
Punaluu, North Oahu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA (About 40-45 minutes from Waikiki, Honolulu & the Airport) --- More than anywhere else on Oahu, Punalu`u may be the most reminiscent of the Hawaii of the early to mid 20th century era. You will find that Punalu`u is a low-key, laid-back, friendly community.
On-site Kayaking, Beachcombing, Excellent Snorkeling/Diving on Miles of Ocean Reefs that Surround Punaluu, Bodysurfing, Luau, Farmer's Market, Championship Golf at Nearby Turtle Bay Resort (15 minutes away), Casual Golf at Kahuku Golf Course, nearby luau and entertainment at the Polynesian Cultural Center, movie set tours and horseback riding at Kualoa Ranch, full spa facilities at nearby Turtle Bay Resort, along with fine dining and other resort amenities. Whale watching in-season.
Other Activities: shopping, health/beauty spa, boating, kayaking, parasailing, rock climbing, wildlife viewing