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view toward beach from back gate

view toward beach from back gate Leilani Suite Master's Suite/ The Jungle The Aquarium Suite Media Room w/ high-speed connections back yard Hawaiian Hot-Tub Beach out front looking to northeast 80' palms lining the perimeter Looking west down beach view from beach gate sunset looking west toward Mokuleia back yard in evening


Last updated: 03/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Haleiwa house description

Very private, tropical paradise, beachfront home rests on a secluded, expansive stretch of pristine, North Shore sand. This Hawaiian, seaside home welcomes you with a warm, inviting ocean and tempts you with some of the best surfing waves in the world. The sunsets here are truly breathtaking!

Just outside the tropical yard, dolphins, turtles, and whale watching are just a few highlights you will enjoy on your Hawaiian vacation. The water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving.

The home features a large, open lanai with a hot tub and barbecue, perfect for entertaining and sunset cocktails. Slow-paced and tranquil, the house is still less than an hour away from the nightlife and excitement of Waikiki. Located near Historic Haleiwa Town, with lots of shopping and great restaurants.

Keywords: Beachfront, House, waves, North Shore

Property Type

  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, toilet


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Pantry Items


          • Parking:

            2 cars...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer


          • Music Library
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television
          • VCR
          • CD Player


          • Wireless Internet
          • Telephone
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Boogie Boards, beach chairs, umbrella, varies snorkel gear that former guests leave/ owner does not supplied...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront


                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Surfing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Boating


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                  • Secluded and Wonderful!

                    Secluded and Wonderful!

                    • Guest Chuck
                    • Date of stay 03/15/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/25/14
                    If you want the experience on having a North Shore beachfront almost all to yourself, this is the place! From our standpoint, there were very few surprises about the accommodations. This is a basic beachhouse with 3 nice bedrooms and 3 king sized beds (plus a twin bonus bed). We spent a whole lot of time on the covered lanai where you are literally a few steps from the beach. It is so great to be able to see out, yet you would be hard pressed to see the property (or the path) from the beach itself. As with other guests who have commented, we spent time away visiting other places... but really found we had the most fun unwinding at this secluded slice of paradise. Now for some of the silly stuff. The entrance to this place is pretty hard to find, and it is located off a main highway that can be very busy. It didn't matter if it were dark or daylight, I managed to miss the entrance several times. After a few days and memorizing landmarks, it did get a lot better. Getting out on the road from the property actually proved a bit more difficult, especially in the late afternoons when traffic on the 2 lane road was especially heavy. My wife and I had the one room that opened to the lanai and beach. And it was truly wonderful. Our two teenage kids had the rooms facing the highway. They were OK with the road noise (it's really not an issue). But they did need more of an adjustment getting used to the roosters singing their morning doodles. This isn't a problem with the property itself moreso than it is simply rural Oahu living-- there seem to be chickens just about everywhere. In any case it was a very minor issue with the kids... and it might just seem like home if you lived on a farm! There are plenty of beach toys to play with out on the lanai, and everyone seemed to get a kick out of boogie boarding on five foot waves (the surfers had the big ones). The shore area in places can be a bit rocky and the waves a bit rough, but you don't need to go very far down the beach to find safer places. We had the pleasure of seeing a sea turtle make its way to land and hang out with us for a few hours. You will see many turtles out in the water as well. Overall, it was a very pleasant stay and just a fantastic place to unwind. This place had just about every of the basic necessities we wanted (a kitchen, a blender, a grill, a hot tub and Wi-Fi... who needs anything else) and is absolutely perfect for those who like the backyard patio life.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Relaxing beach cottage

                    Relaxing beach cottage

                    • Guest Ottawa Family (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
                    • Date of stay 03/05/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/18/14
                    We stayed here for the first part of our vacation, with the second part at a high-end resort on the West Shore. The days we spent here were very relaxing, and we found it hard to leave! In mid-March, the winter swell meant that the beach was for walking only - the undertow in front of the house made the water suitable only for the strongest swimmers, and we were actually warned off by a lifeguard on one particularly windy day. Still, we loved getting up early to explore the beach, and rarely saw more than a handful of people. The lanai is the best - we ate every meal but one out there! With the private yard, it's easy to live outside your whole stay. The abundance of lush plants and flowers increased the relaxed tropical feeling of the cottage. We had no problems with bugs during our stay, and often left the screen doors open - probably just the time of year. Road noise was a slight issue the first night, but not noticed after that. Roosters as well - consider it part of the charm! The location is fantastic, as it's an easy drive to most North Shore attractions (Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Valley & Beach Park, Shark's Cove, Sunset Beach, Dole Plantation...). Haleiwa Town is a very short drive away, and full of fantastic shops and restaurants. For groceries etc., we found Malama Market and Longs Drugs to be convenient and reasonably priced. We rented surfboards and took lessons at Haleiwa Beach Park, just 5 minutes from the house. While there, saw many turtles around us while we paddled, and some up on the beach. Had some wifi problems, but Mike was very responsive sorting them out. Cathy was great throughout the rental process, providing helpful and interesting information as we prepared for our stay. We would definitely do this again!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Can't wait to come back again!!

                    Can't wait to come back again!!

                    • Guest Desmond M. (Peoria, Arizona)
                    • Date of stay 12/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/03/14
                    I'm a transplanted Hawaii Native born & raised in Waialua/Haleiwa, and I've lived in Phoenix, AZ for 23 years. Every chance I've had to bring my Ohana back home was done so with such high hopes and dakine minimal results (always thought we could do it better). FINALLY! We found a little patch of paradise that truly appealed to my wife & I. This beach house is perfect for those who want to truly getaway and wind down. We brought another couple with us. This was their 2nd Hawaii vacation and of course, they loved it, too! The first morning, we woke at the crack of dawn, and went straight for the ocean! It's right there...just beyond the backyard fence...private & perfect! The beach was a daily thing, especially at dusk...the sunsets were awesome! Breakfast at Haleiwa Joe's was always a winnah! And, OH MAN, Giovanni's for lunch???!!! Amazing!! Mokuleia, Ka'ena Pt., then shoot it up to town and play tourist...awesome!!! Next day, spend all day at Polynesian Cultural Center with a luau and a show! Next, we go to the Aloha Stadium Flea Market and then Liliha Bakery! Unreal! Playing the "tour guide" has always been my favorite thing to do and this spot allowed me to share some true Aloha Spirit with them. Next time we come back home, we will definitely pack out the house with another couple. In fact, whoever is reading this review right now...don't wait, just book it! This trip was a WINNAH and this house is top notch, too! Mahalo Nui Loa!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                  • Great beach house directly ON a walkable sandy beach!

                    Great beach house directly ON a walkable sandy beach!

                    • Guest Lynn (Chandler, AZ)
                    • Date of stay 11/08/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/26/13
                    We visited for a week on early November 2013 and had a wonderful time. The home is in a spectacular North Shore location on a quiet, secluded, walkable sandy beach. We seldom saw more than another two or three people on the beach. Loved the laid-back area, and Haleiwa Town was a lot of fun. One of the reasons we chose this home was the covered lanai. We enjoyed sitting out on the lanai rain or shine, and while some of the rain was truly wild, we were protected from the weather. While you can see the ocean from the lanai, the lanai is not visible from the beach. The beautiful, lush foliage makes this an extremely private location. The house has plenty of beach chairs, so we were able to sit right on the beach in the sun or shade depending upon our mood. We knew that November is the start of big wave season, so were not surprised to find that the ocean in front of the house ranged from choppy to wild. Definitely check the surf report before venturing out, whether or not you are a strong swimmer. There are three bedrooms, plus a media room with a twin bed off the master bedroom. The master suite does not have a connected bathroom. The room with the connected bathroom is the Aquarium Suite, one of the smaller bedrooms on the street-side of the house. Yes, the house is rustic, but it had everything we needed. Road noise in the back bedrooms was a little annoying the first night, but none of this would prevent us from returning. We only had one vehicle, so had no problem parking head first, then turning the car around so we could pull out head first. There was quite a bit of traffic (we were there during a surfing competition) so backing in or out was not a viable option. After the first day, though, we had it down pat and could open the gate as we were approaching the driveway and drive straight in. Cathy and Mike were both great from start to finish -- I wouldn't hesitate to rent from them again and have recommended this property to many people. Hope to return soon! Mahalo!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                  • North Shore visit

                    North Shore visit

                    • Guest Robie (Santa Cruz, Ca)
                    • Date of stay 11/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/03/13
                    Just wanted to take the time to say how much of a value this place is!!! I was a little worried about what we would get. But we were relieved when the family arrived, the pic's you see is what you get. The beach In front of this house is the best on the North Shore I promise. The second day we drove all over the north side of the island looking for the spot. But the kids always wanted to come back to the house. Mike was a great help with were to surf with the kids and were I could go out and get my time. The lanai, hot tub and lawn with palms just made it perfect ( we spent 95% of the time listing to the waves and cooking on the bbq ). Great place for family, couples or friends just looking for a great time. Want to come back SOON!!! All I would say is that it was hard to see traffic coming when pulling out of the driveway. Cut a few of the fern's and it should be fine. Had a few gecko's in the house but the kids thought that was awesome.. Extra note: Took my mom with us. This was her first time to Hawaii and she loved it. Thanks Cathy and Mike for a great time

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                  • "Rustic" beach house on a great, uncrowded beach!

                    "Rustic" beach house on a great, uncrowded beach!

                    • Guest Tim W. (Orange County, CA)
                    • Date of stay 09/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                    This was our 3rd time renting a beach house on the North Shore. Cathy was great to deal with by phone and email. She always responded quickly and answered all our questions. The whole rental process was very easy! The house is located on a great beach. We were there in September and the beach was basically empty every day. Even on Saturday there were only a few people scattered around. A short walk to the right and you will come to a small beach area next to some rocks where the waves were so small that you could just float for hours. We also saw turtles swimming around the rocks as we hung out in the water. This house was by far the most ‘rustic’ of all the houses we have rented. I use the term ‘rustic’ because it reminded us of a cabin on the beach. It was fine for a week but not a place you would want to live in full time (how many million dollar homes can you say that about??!!). The house was clean, but like any home on the beach, the maintenance is never-ending. There is nothing ‘fancy’ about this place and it is definitely in the need of some maintenance and updates. With that said, you are only renting the place for vacation, and not buying it! The back yard of the house is lushly planted giving you complete privacy from the beach and next door neighbors. Just a few steps from the back gate and you are on the sand! We never shut the windows during our entire stay. There is nothing like sleeping to the sounds of the crashing waves! We were awaken by the birds on the beach each morning as well, but most of the time we were so exhausted from our day of ‘relaxing’ that we just fell right back to sleep! I could tell as soon as we got there that it would be pretty much impossible to keep out the bugs. The house is surrounded by tropic plants and palm trees. It is very tropical and very lush! We did have a few critters around in the house and one lucky gecko in the bathroom. We never saw any ants which was a first for any rental we have stayed in over the past 15 years in Hawaii! One thing I would recommend for the house is some portable room fans. Certain times of the day the house did get warm inside and the trade winds outside did not seem to blow through the house. We ended up buying a fan at Walmart so we could get some air movement while we slept!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing.

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                  • A Slice of Heaven!

                    A Slice of Heaven!

                    • Guest Naka Family (Simi Valley, CA)
                    • Date of stay 05/15/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/02/13
                    We had a wonderful time at the cottage during our week-long stay in May 2013. The house itself is well maintained, and very well supplied with cooking, bathing and lounging equipment, including a fantastic, clean hot tub in which you can relax under the sun or stars and hear the sounds of the surf nearby. My wife (who is a neat freak), myself and my three sons, plus one girlfriend, were completely happy and comfortable in the North Shore Beach cottage, so much so that we immediately reserved it again for another occasion in 2014. The place is a real gem, sitting on a beautiful Hawaiian Beach that receives awesome huge surf in the winter, but turns into a calm diving pool in the summer - take your pick. This year we saw a few giant sea turtles swimming by. Another strong positive about this location is that the small towns close by; Haleiwa, Waimea and Waialua are charming places to shop, swim, walk, eat or just grab an ice cream or coffee. Everybody loved the location and the house, we had no complaints. Thank you Cathy & Mike for sharing your slice of Heaven with us!

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

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                  • Live In Paradise

                    Live In Paradise

                    • Guest RolexRider (California)
                    • Date of stay 08/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/23/13
                    This is a cute, roomy, house with everything you need in the kitchen and plenty of linens. We bar-b-qued a lot on the back lanai. The back yard is like a tropical garden with palm trees and lots of mature native plants. Go out the back thru a short walk and you are on the sandy beach which is like your own private beach. A few rocks in the water so lots of turtles to watch and swim with. Beautiful warm water and since our stay was summertime there were no big waves or currents to worry about. This is a 'do what you want to do' kind of place that makes you feel like you live on the north shore. No big hotel/high rise agenda to deal with. Haleiwa Town is just down the road and has great shopping, restaurants and stores. We liked the sushi place and there was live music next door. Don't miss the Clark Little Gallery...amazing! Or take the catamaran out of the bay to sail and snorkle. The house caught the trade winds nicely and was very comfortable. Had boogie boards, snorkle gear and kid toys. Of course I would go back...didn't want to leave! Highly recommend. Thank you Cathy! Mahalo

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Our tropical home away from home...

                    Our tropical home away from home...

                    • Guest Wendy P. (Bellevue, WA)
                    • Date of stay 06/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                    For 8 years in a row, we have claimed this hidden spot on the North Shore as our very own paradise. Our boys started coming when they were 5 and are now 13. It's the best beach in the world for building sand castles! While we have always seen turtles, this year was amazing. We literally swam with them right in front of the house. The house isn't fancy - but it is a true ohana experience. It isn't for you if you want luxury resort accommodations - but if you want to relax, unwind, stick your toes in the sand and feel a million miles away from it all - you'll love it, especially for the price. For us, with 2 boys, the casualness of the house is a major plus. We all have our own space, there is no worrying about the kids being too noisy, and there is plenty for the kids to do right there. The location is great - half way between Haleiwa (shops, restaurants) and Waimea Bay/Pupukea/Shark's Cove (grocery, swimming & snorkeling). The house is literally steps from the beach, but the landscaping is so private that you can be on the lanai and no one can see you. And, you can be on the beach and be one of the only people there - for a good portion of the day. It is in a natural setting, and you'll have geckos, a few bugs here and there and all that comes with being in the tropics. Again, if you want fancy, stay at a resort. But, you can't beat lounging in the hot tub overlooking the ocean or barbequing fresh fish and dining on the lanai watching the sunset. If you have young kids, I wouldn't recommend it in the winter months - the waves are too high. But from May - October - it would be perfect. In fact, originally, when our boys were 5, we ended up at the house because Cathy was so honest with us about the level of the waves. We were looking at going in February and she called and actually told us not to come. We were so impressed that she would give up a potential booking that we ended up staying in May and have been back every year since. We consider the house our home away from home. Cathy and Mike have been wonderful hosts for all of our years. We look forward to many more.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

                    Owner response: Mahalo Nui Loa Wendy! We are so very appreciative and grateful for you and your wonderful family. We always look forward to your next visit- Cathy

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                  • Location! Location! Location!

                    Location! Location! Location!

                    • Guest Diedre Turner (Helena, MT)
                    • Date of stay 06/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/26/13
                    Six of us over-60 women friends spent 8 days here. The location is absolutely the best in terms of access to a very private beach and to the towns of Haleiwa and Waimea Bay. It's difficult to rate the house because there are so many things annoying about it. Very poor cleaning effort before our arrival--carpeting really filthy, counters and all surfaces really, were barely acceptable even by low standards, old kitchenware and furniture--everything is dingy and dirty. The place needs significant maintenance, if not a complete renovation. Traffic noise in the 2 back bedrooms is really loud--bring your earplugs. The nesting bird under the deck moaned all night, every night. The beach toys were dirty and in poor shape, broken goggles and flippers. That being said, we had a great time!! After bringing in our own beach sand and dirt, having many cocktails and wearing earplugs, we tolerated the condition of the place with a sense of humor and got into the laid back lifestyle of Hawaii. This place has such great potential, it's too bad it's been neglected. If you're really fussy, this is not the place for you. If you're not going to spend a lot of time in the house, you'll be ok.

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you for coming to stay at the beach house. I truly apologize for the lack of cleanliness as the customer is always right. I have had issues with my cleaning crew and a lot of these issues may have gone unnoticed if not for your attention. I do have new personnel and do have a late model Hawaiian beach house that I strive to keep updated and maintained. I am situated on the only road that circles the perimeter of the island and yes at times it does get busy. The birds you spoke of, do not live under the deck. They are Wedge tailed shear-water birds, an environmentally protected species whose numbers are dangerously low and they do nest out front on the beach. Haleiwa in English means home of the Iwa bird. I do not supply snorkel gear as I am not there to regulate or clean them, I do have a variety of equipment that is all left by former guests. I will make sure to toss the broken ones. Again thank you. Thank you for adding in the fun had by all. Very much appreciated for everything. - Cathy

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                  • Cleaning Fee $175
                  • Tax Rate 13.96%


                  Except where needed, with permission from Owner, check-in time is 3:00 P.M., with check-out by 11:00 A.M. on the day of departure. Additional guest may be subject to a per person, per day charge. All rates are subject to change without notice. The home comes fully equipped with stereo, television, linens, dishes, utensils and an initial soap and paper goods.

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                  • view toward beach from back gate

                    view toward beach from back gate

                  • Leilani Suite

                    Leilani Suite

                  • The Aquarium Suite

                    The Aquarium Suite

                  • Hawaiian Hot-Tub

                    Hawaiian Hot-Tub

                  • 80' palms lining the perimeter

                    80' palms lining the perimeter

                  • view from beach gate

                    view from beach gate

                  • sunset looking west toward Mokuleia

                    sunset looking west toward Mokuleia

                  • Master's Suite/ The Jungle

                    Master's Suite/ The Jungle

                  • Media Room w/ high-speed connections

                    Media Room w/ high-speed connections

                  • back yard

                    back yard

                  • Beach out front looking to northeast

                    Beach out front looking to northeast

                  • Looking west down beach

                    Looking west down beach

                  • back yard in evening

                    back yard in evening

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

                  $350 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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