About the property
- House900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + 1 large daybed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)
Our beach house is located directly across the road 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 kayaks, snorkel gear and other beach equipment is at the house for your use. The reef is approximately 1/2 mile out providing a very large safe area for exploring.
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 is large daybed in a front alcove of the house which can accommodate even a tall adult comfortably. 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 a few 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 guppy 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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins
Aloha Guests, My husband and I live 15 minutes towards Kaneohe from the Punalu'u House. I recently retired from the University of Hawaii, as a research biologist. My husband is a retired director of a marine laboratory and is now raising and selling numerous varieties of exotic goldfish. Our oldest son graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Architecture and our youngest son from 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
Why Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins chose Hauula
I bought the house 30+ 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. I will be glad to give you a tour of our farm during your stay.
What makes this House unique
The BEACH!!!! Gorgeous location! Nice backyard to putter about. Cozy house with lots of comfortable furniture.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Proper beach house
This is a nice solid house set up to accommodate a couple with one or two kids: full/queen master BR, and a futon in a pretty private LR. Nice big kitchen with coffee maker, blender, oven/stove, spice/coffee grinder, and microwave. Great backyard with gas grill, and cool overgrown tropical thicket forming back of yard, with duck pond where ducks often were. I saw a mongoose in the back yard one day.
The feel of the house is airy and open, an outdoorsy feel as befits a beach house. We appreciated the welcome gift of pineapple, papaya, coffee, half and half, etc.
There were plenty of beach amenities in the outdoor closet and two beach kayaks, though it was only sunny enough to take them out one day.
We found that the hot water ran out if one took a >10 min shower, but it rebounded quickly.
Garbage bins were on side of house.
We saw several holes in the beach and thought they were dug by mother turtles, until we saw a white crab go into one. They were actually crab holes.
Was a very nice stay.
The Blue Ginger beach house wowed me from the minute I walked in!! It was so beautiful and exactly as shown in pictures. The backyard was stunning and completely private and felt like our own tropical garden. The beach was directly across the street and perfect for swimming in although we did have a car and we're able to switch beaches up through the week. The house had absolutely everything you needed and more and we certainly appreciated the special touches, the beautiful floral display and the coffee, fruit and chocolates put there for our arrival. Unfortunately for us we had a week of pretty much cloudy weather and a couple days of all day rain but the cottage was cozy and we were able to curl up with books!!! Can't say enough about this beautiful rental except that communication with Kathleen was fabulous and she was easily accessible if needed. Mahalo Kathleen for sharing this beautiful cottage!!
The property and the view were gorgeous!
We fell in love with the house, and the view! From the fresh Hawaiian coffe and sugar, to the fresh fruit, this place was perfect for us! A perfect place to watch the gorgeaous Hawaiian sunrise is right across the road at the quaint, not busy, beach area! And there are several other beaches as well as stores and restaurants along the stretch of road that runs past the property. Most of the tourist sites are a bit of a drive, but the coziness of the place, makes the drives well worth it! Me and my family would like to say Mahalo to Kathy and her husband! We would definitely like to stay here on our next trip!
Charming and Delightful
Our party of four loved staying at Blue Ginger. First of all Kathy, the owner, was very helpful in addressing all my questions prior to and after our stay. She really does an outstanding job providing all you may need for your stay. We were welcomed by a lovely bowl of fruit (the apple bananas were delish!) and a basket with coffee, tea, chocolates, etc.) The house was clean and kitchen was fully stocked – even included zip lock bags, paper towels, OFF bug spray, and some seasonings. The flower arrangements were gorgeous. The décor was charming and beds comfortable. We did have an occasional gecko that crawled on the walls, and a frog seemed to be sitting at the back door waiting to be invited in, but that just added to the charm of staying in a tropical home. There were plenty of bath and beach towels. She even provided laundry soap to wash our clothes. We enjoyed the BBQ one evening (included all the nec. tools).
We left the windows open the entire time to allow the trade winds to flow through the house and it was wonderful. At night we did hear the traffic on the highway, but the sound of the waves crashing was so soothing it lullabied us to sleep. In the morning we could watch the sunrise from the windows in the front living room, but every morning I walked across the street sat on a picnic bench, or a rock on the beach to watch the sunrise. There are lots of crab holes and in the morning and when the sun came up, they would run out to the ocean!
The beach gear was helpful to have, especially the rolling cooler, and beach mats. We took one of the Kayaks out across the street. We went snorkeling at Turtle Bay (nice calm waters), the rip currents at Sharks Cove were strong but we got to see a dolphin jumping around, and a beached Monk Seal – she swam right passed us to get back into the ocean.
We ate at Uncle Bobo’s, a tiny little BBQ place up the road that was recommended by the owner and it was so good! We also ate at the Shrimp Truck which was a 3 minute walk to Ching’s Store (but I preferred the Shrimp Scampi plate we had a Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck which was about a 20 minute drive along the Hwy). North Shore Tacos was good and open late.
The home and the area was quiet, relaxing and beautiful. I would definitely stay again and recommend it to those who are not expecting that high-end resort vacation lifestyle but rather a nice quiet, relaxing tropical home away from home.
It was good
Nice place, owner gave great idea tours and very pleasant
A lovely family home away from home
I am appreciative of the careful attention paid to ensuring everything one could wish for was provided on this lovely property. Comfortable beds and beautiful linens, fluffy (and plentiful) towels; a well appointed kitchen stocked with gorgeous pottery, quality pots and pans and utensils; craftsman furniture (inside and out); and the best art and art objects ever.
Our family of four felt absolutely comfortable here and welcomed by the owner. The view is commanding and the location perfect to access the local sights. There is plenty to see and do. Too many to list but the highlights include the Polynesian Cultural Centre, watching the surfers (whoa ), visiting Haleiwa, the secret (not so secret) beach across from the excellent fruit stand etc.
Okay, there are some things to be aware of and accept when you book (yes I would book again!!!) - there are teeny tiny ants. Well, this is the country and one must expect critters and bugs. There is spray but we found that by keeping the kitchen tidy and food tucked away that the ants were not a big deal. Yes, there is a highway between that lovely view and the beach.....it can be noisy but don't let that hinder your decision. Our school age children slept on the day beds in the front and were NEVER disturbed. We heard the occasional big truck but after a big day of surf, sun, hikes and good food we sunk into the beds and slept well.
Finally, our son was stung by a jelly fish BUT it was 9 days after a full moon (google full moon and jelly fish) and it was quite windy that day. I spoke with some locals who said if the wind is noticeable pay attention. No matter - our boy was back in the water the next day. I add this last note not to deter you but to be frank about our experience.
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Hawaii Tax License: GE-142-285-6192-01 The damage deposit will be returned as long as the house is left in good order and only requires normal cleaning Guaranteed early check-in or late departure may be purchased for an additional $75