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Halemaki Apartments/Point Loma Villas, San Diego, CA
paradise girl

Joined: Oct 09, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-10-09 2:06 pm   Permalink

Hi Tiki famliy,
I currently live at 4444 West Point Loma Blvd.
If anyone wants a private tour of the place let me know.
paradise girl

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 5088
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-10-10 9:41 pm   Permalink


On 2010-06-19 08:30, bigbrotiki wrote:
Aaaargh! Photos, who has photos !? Did it change owners? Anyone left there that was there in the heyday?


I came across this amazing postcard on flickr showing the original apartment grounds.

Painted storyboard A-Frames, a big Tiki mask on the wall and outrigger beams.

The incredible pool lobby.

The back of the card.


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A Frame
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 330
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2012-10-11 5:44 pm   Permalink

Truly a great postcard DC!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-10-12 01:19 am   Permalink

Indeed, what a find! I knew SOMETHING must exist of the glory days of this place. Ironically, Zulu Magoo had just found a copy of this card last week (turns out it's the same one). It is most gratifying to see proof of the PNG painted gables, and the outrigger beams. And that Moai mask on the building - and be wondering about some of the other details that are too hard to make out...

Oh to find good quality photos of this Tiki village in its original state! In size and A-frame multitude it surely was one of the most spectacular Polynesian apartment complexes ever built. I took the opportunity to visit when attending Tiki Oasis 12, and paradise girl showed me an original brochure she borrowed from one of the older tenants:

I also took some more photos of the building and rec room:

Imagine this A-frame face fully painted as in the postcard above!:

Side view of the rec room building:

Interior of rec room:

From the pool side:

From the 2nd level:

And of course, the last surviving outrigger (as shown on other buildings on the postcard):

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-10-12 01:23 am   Permalink

Now that's a proper A-Frame!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 331
Posted: 2012-10-12 8:59 pm   Permalink

DC amazing, I would have killed to have those for my SD talk, that building has/had so much potential.

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