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View of Hale Pōhaku front entry from back door As you walk in the front door, you will see porcelain tile throughout. The living room is directly ahead, off to the right in the photo is the kitchen, and to the left is the hallway leading to the bedrooms and baths.

The entire house is tiled with beautiful 18" diagonally laid Italian porcelain tile.

View of Hale Pōhaku as you enter the front door The back door, shown in this view from the front entry, leads to an exterior staircase which goes directly down one level to the pool area and the beach.
View of Hale Pōhaku living room towards lānai and ocean The living room opens directly out onto the lānai and provides a glorious view of the ocean and those magnificent Kona sunsets. The glass sliding doors and screen doors separating the lānai (veranda) from the living area can be completely slid back into a pocket on the right, so that the entire area is open to the lānai. This is a wonderful way to entertain guests or just to enjoy for yourselves.
View of the large lānai at Hale Pōhaku The large lānai is 9'6" x 25' (246 ft²) and has a large tempered glass dining table and comfortable chairs for dining, as well as two chaise lounges and a tea table.

There is nothing between you and the ocean except an occasional coconut palm.

View of Hale Pōhaku living room from lānai The living room cushions are upholstered with a cool tropical print. Hawaiian artwork by Varez decorates the walls, and other decorative tropical touches are found throughout the house.

The many screened, full-length louvers here and in all the other rooms provide cooling flow-through ventilation and fresh ocean breezes. But if the famous Kona tradewinds cease, there are also overhead ceiling fans to keep you cool — or you might prefer the pool for a cooling dip.

Tropical shelving and lamp stand in Hale Pōhaku living room The Hawaiian look is carried through with the shelving, a tropical lamp with telephone stand, and root and rattan table lamps. A color television and VCR with cable-TV hookup are provided for your enjoyment. Enjoy music on a compact stereo system with AM/FM radio and a Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone & CD playback.

Internet Broadband access is available via Ethernet cable modem (cable provided) or secure WI-FI.

View of Hale Pōhaku kitchen towards the lānai The kitchen opens directly onto the lānai, so is very convenient for entertaining or just having a lovely romantic dinner on the lānai. The lānai directly overlooks the ocean and you can sit and sip piña coladas or mai tais while watching the dolphins, turtles and whales. The morning sun hitting the ocean turns the water a lovely aqua and you can see many colorful fish in the waves.
Hand-crafted petroglyph tiles by David Seymour adorn the kitchen backsplash at Hale Pōhaku(680x680)

The kitchen was completely redone with Italian porcelain tile, with hand-crafted petroglyph accent tiles of honu, paddlers, surfers and other Hawaiian images created by David Seymour.

View of Hale Pōhaku guest bedroom with queen bed The guest bedroom contains a queen-size bed. Artwork by local Big Island artist Dietrich Varez adorns the walls.

Sliding wooden louver doors between the bedroom and hallway provide privacy, while still allowing flow-through ventilation. There is also a ceiling fan for additional cooling, if desired.

View of Hale Pōhaku guest bath and laundry area The quest bathroom is just around the corner from the guest bedroom, through the hallway. The guest bath shower has been retiled and a large mirror installed in the bath.

Behind the wooden louver doors to the right is the laundry area with a large capacity Maytag stacking washer and dryer.

View of Hale Pōhaku master bedroom The large master bedroom has a king-size bed. It has cooling flow-through ventilation on both sides and breezes also come in through the bathroom windows. There is also a ceiling fan for additional cooling, if desired.
View of Hale Pōhaku master bathroom The shower in the master bathroom includes a bench & large tile with decorative accent pieces. There is also a large walk-in closet with a built-in chest of drawers just to the right of the sink area.


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