Hale Pikake Nalu (OceanWave Peacock House) is our vacation home located in Sea Village, an oceanfront complex. While there are many complexes that are listed as oceanfront, not all condos within those complexes are truly oceanfront. OUR condo is!
Sea Village is a small 4 building oceanfront complex, with great landscaping, a marvelous heated pool and hot tub, a grassy picnic area with multiple gas grills, and plenty of parking. This is a strictly non-smoking complex with enforced quiet hours 10pm to 8am.
Our unit is in building 4, closest to the ocean, farthest from the road, and exceptionally quiet. Hale Pikake Nalu is on the first floor (no stairs to climb with suitcases and groceries). Nalu is the Hawaiian word meaning ocean wave that breaks on shore. And the waves do literally break on the rocks right off the balcony. The neatest thing--watching the sunset. And did I say view? When you are sitting in the living room you feel as though you are on a cruise ship--all you see is the ever-changing sea. Speaking of sea, the beautiful aqua-marine colors of the ocean were the inspiration behind the peacock (pikake) colors in the condo as well as the plumage of the Big Island peacock.
Hale details-- brand new king size pillow top bed, luxury hotel linens, new bamboo flooring bedroom and living room, tiled kitchen and bath, new sofa and chairs, new Samsung TV with 50 cable channels, free wifi. There is a great ocean breeze--sleeping is the best with the bedroom window open to draw the breeze and sound of the waves from the open patio door though the hale into the bedroom-- no need for a noise machine! There are good ceiling fans throughout the house and balcony. Little warm in the late afternoon with the western exposure? No worries as we have one of the few units in the complex with an air conditioner for those few hours before sunset. Although it is not designed to 'refrigerate' the entire condo, it does provide a comfortable 74-degree environment.
This is our vacation home, and it is our pleasure to share it with you.
Aloha from Glenn and Mozela Dundas, Texas transplants to Hilo Hawaii, where we live and work. We visited the Big Island in 2011 and fell in love with the island and her people. It didn't take us long to decide to make it our home!
We absolutely love Hilo and our rainforest home on our own private river (check out our Hilo VRBO listing). But everyone needs a vacation home on the ocean, right? We love Sea Village, having stayed there in other units several times. When we saw our condo for sale, we just couldn't wait to update it and share it with others seeking a vacation hale!
Several times a week, a cruise ship anchors just offshore. We sit on the balcony with glasses of iced tea and try to think of one reason why we would rather be on the ship--our nicely appointed stateroom is just inside, our heated uncrowded pool is steps away, the Green Flash coffee shop and Aloha Nail shop are at the front gate, great restaurants and shops are just up the street, our great view is continuous, ocean activities are beneath our feet--still can't think of any reason to be on a ship, can you?