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Crown Jewel of Kawela Bay! Perfect for Corporate Retreats/Family Reunions!

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:10-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our home , Hale Keo Keo was built in 1910, and is the oldest home on the famous North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Our home sits right on the beach, on private and beautiful Kawela Bay, 1 mile from the Turtle Bay Resort.

This darling home is the crown jewel of Kawela Bay as it sits right in the middle of the crescent beach, and since it was built over 100 years ago, it is the only house closest to the water.

Kawela Bay is calm even in the winter months, as there is a protective reef at the entrance to the bay, although we also have a nice break outside the bay that is perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding and surfing. But inside the bay is wonderfully calm and safe for children.

The property consists of two homes, 3 separate living spaces, for your use. It is perfect for families to share, or as a corporate retreat, as it will sleep up to 16 people. Perfect for a family reunion! Cozy and cute, you will feel at home in paradise. And once through the gates of this private community, you will leave the world behind and feel immersed in the colors of the turquoise water and baby blue skies. The large sea turtles come onto the sand every nite, to sleep right in front of the house. Yes, it's paradise!

The original cottage is quaint and charming. When we moved here, I told the realtor that I wanted something that represented 'old Hawaii'. When he showed us this home, I knew it was the one. This home had been in the previous owner's family for years and years, and will be in our family for generations. It is the kind of home that is a treasure, and we feel blessed each morning when we watch the sun rise from our bedroom windows.

The main cottage has a master bedroom with a queen bed, another bedroom with two twin beds. The dining table seats 10 easily and we've pulled up chairs for many more. This is a comfortable and cozy family home.

About 30 feet from the original house is another cottage. This was built for our children and grandchildren when they come to visit. This cottage has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Two of those rooms have bunk beds. The upper floor of the cottage is where my art studio is located... and my large art table works well to sit around to play games. This living space is furnished with a sofa, chairs, a tv and a small refrigerator and microwave. This isn't a full kitchen as there is no stove or oven. This cottage is a great place for people to sleep and for children to play. When our extended family of 16 is here, we always have our meals together in the main cottage.

Below the main house is a studio living space that we call the "Surfer's Unit". It has a queen bed, living room area, kitchen, toilet, day bed and an outdoor hot & cold shower.

Kawela Bay is a private gated community. The North Shore is considered 'country' and on your drive to our home, you will pass black and white cows and sheep. When you enter the gate at Kawela Bay, you will turn down a country road and you will begin to feel like you have stepped back in time. Like you are coming home.

Kawela Bay is as perfect a bay as you would ever wish for! It is 1/2 a mile long, in a beautiful crescent shape. The bay is safe for swimming, year around ( even during the large surf in the winter time ) as it is protected by a reef. You can float on rafts and commune with the sea turtles that call our bay their home.
You can rent paddle boards in Haleiwa, which is about 20 minutes from us. This bay is a perfect place to paddle board. We have two kayaks with glass bottoms for your use and plenty of beach chairs and towels.

There is a fabulous forest of banyan trees just down the beach from the house that offers a beautiful walk to the Turtle Bay Resort, should you wish to have breakfast, lunch or dinner there...or play golf on their famous golf course. Many movies are filmed here. The latest being The Hunger Games.

It is not necessary to ever leave Kawela Bay, and you will find that the outside world just disappears when you are here, and only beauty and harmony exist.

Kawela Bay is located on the laid back north shore of Oahu, between Sunset Beach and Turtle Bay. Kawela Bay offers calm turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling and diving, and the only white sand beach on the North Shore open year round for swimming and sunbathing. Many consider it the North Shore's best beach, and it was used for the movie 'Joe vs. the Volcano,' and the 'Magnum P.I.' television series. Kawela Bay is also home to many giant sea turtles. It's often secluded, where one can walk for miles without seeing anyone else, except during winter weekends when the area does see a little more action during the World Surfing Championships. Most of the time, however, Kawela Bay remains an easy and laid back place to stay. You can walk the beach all the way to Turtle Bay, or drive to Sunset Beach to watch the surfers. The whole north shore provides lots of 'old Hawaii' flavor, yet also offers shopping and fine dining. Other recreational activities in the area include golf, hiking, biking, horseback riding, windsurfing and sailing. Haleiwa Town is just a 15-minute drive from Kawela, and Honolulu is approximately 48 miles away.

If you have any questions, please send us an email, and we would be happy to send you more photos.
Until then, we send you sweet aloha breezes.

Keywords: beach front, ocean front,family reunion,charming, 2 houses on property
sleeps 16, corporate retreats


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Private Gated Commuity, Cooking Utensils, Gas Grille (BBQ) Linens Provided, Semi-Private & Safe Beach, Excellent for Children & Adults, Clean White Sand, Excellent Surf & Whale Watching from the Deck or Front Yard, Extremely Private & Very Special, Plenty of off-street parking, HOUSE IS BROAD BAND 'WIRELESS' FOR THOSE OF YOU TRAVELING WITH LAPTOPS, PETS NOT ALLOWED & NO SMOKING...moreless


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


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    We are right on the beach, on the sand, in the middle of a private bay....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill


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Nov 22 - Jan 3, 2016
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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Not included


We have an on-island manager to greet you when you arrive and answer any questions.

Her name is Irma Jimenez and her phone number is (808) 224-3308

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Last updated: 06/28/2015
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1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Turtle Bay Resort
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Turtle Bay Resort

Car: Recommended

1 Mile from World Famous Turtle Bay Golf and Tennis resort, Water Aerobics, Tai-Chi classes at the Turtle Bay (Full Spa and Gym), Polynesian Cultural Center less than 5 miles, World Famous Surfing Beaches, Sunset, Waimea Bay, Pipeline all within 5 minutes, Jet Ski Rentals Windsurfing, Fishing Boat Rentals, Whale Watching, Biking and Bike Trails, Beach Combing and 'sea glass' collecting, Shopping and Restaurants in famous Haleiwa Town (just like the 60's surf movies)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: About Us We have been married for 48 years. Marilyn is an artist and Gary is a consultant for green building. We have 3 grown daughters and 7 beautiful granddaughters. Two of our 3 grown daughters are Waldorf teachers and all of our 7 granddaughters attend the Waldorf schools.

Why the Owner Chose Kawela:
We have traveled the world and can honestly say that Kawela Bay is rare and magical! Once inside the gates, you feel held in the arms of heaven. The bay is beautiful and still, there are few people here, although for entertainment, the Turtle Bay Resort is only a mile away and a lovely walk through the ancient banyan forest. We love the quaint and authentic charm of this home. It is colorful and fun and speaks of the history of Hawaii.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have a on island manager of our house to assist you in answering your questions and greeting you upon your arrival. Her name is Irma Jimenez. Her phone number is: (808) 224-3308

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Speaks: english


  • Can you picture yourself here?

    Can you picture yourself here?

  • The North Shore, Kawela Bay on the far right side.

    The North Shore, Kawela Bay on the far right side.

  • Magical Kawela Bay from the air. We are right in the middle of the crescent.

    Magical Kawela Bay from the air. We are right in the middle of the crescent.

  • Arial view showing both houses.

    Arial view showing both houses.

  • Front gate

    Front gate

  • Colorful original house.

    Colorful original house.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • New kitchen

    New kitchen

  • This is the second house on the property.

    This is the second house on the property.

  • Paradise!  With a nice surfing break out to the left.

    Paradise! With a nice surfing break out to the left.

  • Swim with the turtles!

    Swim with the turtles!

  • House on Kawela Bay

    House on Kawela Bay

  • Imagine walking down the steps right onto the sand.

    Imagine walking down the steps right onto the sand.

  • We are right on the beach, with 2 glass bottom kayaks available to use.

    We are right on the beach, with 2 glass bottom kayaks available to use.

  • a beautiful private bay with our house right on the beach.

    a beautiful private bay with our house right on the beach.

  • Blue bird of Happiness....

    Blue bird of Happiness....

  • view out to the bay.

    view out to the bay.

  • Lots of books and a little table for children.

    Lots of books and a little table for children.

  • Master bedroom Queen bed

    Master bedroom Queen bed

  • Steps to the beach.

    Steps to the beach.

  • what a view!

    what a view!

  • Sunrise from the front deck.

    Sunrise from the front deck.

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Crown Jewel of Kawela Bay! Perfect for Corporate Retreats/Family reunions!

Kawela #43757

8 BR  3.75 BA  Sleeps 16

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