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The entrance to Hale Pōhaku from Aliʻi Drive The street or mountain (mauka in Hawaiian) side of the building and the carport are shown from Aliʻi Drive facing the ocean (makai in Hawaiian). The complex consists of two buildings, joined on the top (third) floor. Both the south and north buildings contain three apartments, each on its own floor (there are no common walls). Our unit is on the right (north) side on the first level. The paddle tennis court is above the carport, which has a reserved parking spot for each unit. Parking is also usually available on the street.

View of Hale Pōhaku from the ocean This is a kayak's eye view of the front of the condo from the ocean. There is a nice sandy beach just to the left of the seawall gate and tide pools just offshore. To our left on the north is a private residence and to the south is another small condominium complex.

Also to the left (north) is the Turtle Lagoon, an enclosed reef with a larger sandy beach & tide pools that is home to several Green Sea Turtles (honu).

Walkway to entrance and breezeway at Hale Pōhaku The walkway up from the parking structure off Aliʻi Drive presents a breathtaking view of the ocean through the breezeway. Lovely rhapis palms grace each side of the walk, which is composed of hand-set lava rocks. Our unit is just to the right, on the first floor. The entrance is on the ground level, so you don't have to navigate a staircase when hauling in those groceries or cherished souvenirs of your stay on the Big Island.

Pool entertainment area at Hale Pōhaku The oversize pool is down one level at ocean level. Our lānai is the one on the left, on the first level above the pool. Our unit is very accessible to both the pool and the ocean. You can reach the pool from the left staircase outside our back door, or through the front door to the breezeway and then down the center stairwell.

There is a large entertainment area surrounding the pool with a sink and counters, as well as tables and chairs. A convenient shower and restroom are located in the pool area, to the right of the center stairwell on the south side.

 [Ocean from pool area at Hale Pōhaku] The pool area is on the same level as the ocean. The gate to the beach is at the far end of the seawall to the left (north) in this photo. Chaise lounges are also available for sunbathing.

An outdoor shower was recently installed (2012) so you can wash the beach sand off your feet before entering the pool or the building.

Side view of Hale Pōhaku from the carport Our unit is on the north side of the building. Outside our windows, the area is landscaped with lovely tropical ginger, hibiscus and other tropical plants. The stairs lead out from our back door and right down to the pool area, providing easy access to the beach and pool. This view is from the carport looking toward the ocean.

On the lot immediately north of Hale Pōhaku are two vintage Hawaiian private homes with lots of native plants and trees, built back in the 1940's. This is the view you see from our bedrooms and is a view of lovely old HawaiĘ»i.


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View from the beach at Hale Pōhaku Ocean view from beach gate at Hale Pōhaku Rhapis palms at the entrance to the breezeway at Hale Pōhaku Ocean view from northern reef at Hale Pōhaku Anthuriums at the entrance to the breezeway at Hale Pōhaku Our lānai on north side of building at Hale Pōhaku Inland toward tennis court from 2nd floor at Hale Pōhaku North corner of our lānai at Hale Pōhaku Our lānai over the pool at Hale Pōhaku Foilage and staircase along northern side at Hale Pōhaku Pool and entertainment area at Hale Pōhaku View from the reef to the south at Hale Pōhaku View to the south from Hale Pōhaku Hale Pōhaku pool area from the south Ginger along north side of Hale Pōhaku, outside our windows Ocean view from the reef at Hale Pōhaku