For many years Hale Kai (formerly called Puako Kai) was a central part of a cozy weekend community, where folks stopped their yard work around 4 o’clock, put the rice cooker on, fired up the charcoal grill, and gathered for cocktails or a fish fry while watching the sunset. On dark, low-tide nights, families quietly waded out carrying torches and nets to scoop up the sleeping fish, then returning to shore to “cook ‘em up quick” or salt them to grill the next day.

House Design

Thanks to generations of fastidious owners, Hale Kai is immaculate inside and out, lovingly landscaped bit by bit with mature coconut palms, plumeria, and royal Poinciana trees, colorful croton, “pua-be-still” and hibiscus. A simple floor plan of living/kitchen/dining area with a bedroom on either side provides comfort, privacy and ocean views from everywhere in the home. The décor has been thoughtfully enhanced with local art, including a Mary Koski print, carved-wood seashell containing collected shells, tropical wall hangings, screen, and shell and monkey-pod wood mobiles. The enclosed lanai adds living space for quiet reading or simple tea times, with a mini-bar and fridge to keep everyone hydrated and fed just a step from the outdoors.

Hale Kai makes intelligent use of its site, with a grassy backyard with lounge chairs for relaxing and a seaside stone overlook perfect for enjoying a cool glass of limeade while watching turtles, whales, and sunsets. A more recent trip to Japan inspired a redesign of the front yard, creating a pleasing open mosaic of hibiscus hedges punctuated by the existing fragrant tiare gardenias, pikake and fruit-producing, grapefruit, mango, beach plum, and lime trees.

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Living Area

  • Prime seaside location, classic beach home
  • Easy, open, breezy common area
  • Matching rattan living-room upholstered sofa and chair
  • Flat screen-TV, dvd player
  • Glass-top dining table and chairs
  • Enclosed lanai with reading nook, mini-bar/fridge, tea-for-two table and chairs
  • Bathroom with full bath
  • Books, magazines
  • WiFi (Wireless Internet)
  • Sound system with tuner and iPod/CD player
  • Telephone


  • Breakfast bar with 4 covered stools
  • Electric glass top range with oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Well-stocked with electric appliances, pots/pans, utensils
  • Dishes, glassware for indoor and outdoor dining
  • Linens, serving pieces, trays
  • Double sink
  • Front window, as well as oceanside sliding windows, for cross breezes


  • Master bedroom with ocean view
  • Cal-king bed, full tiled bath
  • AC and ceiling fan
  • Sliding glass door to enclosed lanai
  • Closet, dresser
  • Clock radio, telephone
  • Second bedroom with ocean view
  • Queen-size bed
  • AC and ceiling fan
  • Clock radio, telephone
  • Closet


  • Oceanfront home
  • Rock wall for privacy, with stairs to beach
  • Deck sitting area with outdoor table and chairs
  • Grassy, private backyard with lounge chairs
  • Covered breezeway with table and chairs, gas and charcoal grills
  • Spacious front and side yards with soft grass, mature trees, fragrant shrubs
  • Fruit trees: lime, mango, grapefruit, beach plum
  • Enclosed outdoor shower
  • Bird feeder
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Clothes line
  • Off-street parking