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Recent North Shore Oahu reviews

  • AMAZING experience for a family retreat.

    "Our family is local and resides in different areas throughout the island of Oahu. Our brother and his family came to visit from Texas so we decided to search for a vacation home that would fit us all where we could come together and enjoy a fews days. This beach house fulfilled more than what we imagined. Tania was AMAZING! She definitely went out of her way to accomodate us in every way. During our stay, she continued to make sure we were well satisfied. The caretaker was always so quick if we needed any attention and yet stayed completely out of site otherwise. We've been to many beaches around the state and the bay that Hale Kekela sits in is by far one of the best. Very clean and safe for all the keiki's. The best part...traffic free. We were practically the only ones on the beach most of our duration there. Anyway, the property fit our whole extended family with no issues. We have already been planning our next visit to Hale Kekela and will definitely offer high recommendations to our friends. Mahalo Nui Loa Tania for being so sweet to us and providing us with such a memorable week that we all will hold close to our hearts."
    Guest: Jere N Nicole Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 2, 2015
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  • Staying here is its own unique experience

    "Our family of 10 (siblings, kids, grandpa) chose to stay here for what seems like a trivial reason now: It had its own pool, which hardly any other houses for rent on the North Shore offer, and we wanted one for our littlest kids. The pool was indeed fun to hang out at and offered a nice respite from the beach (waves were unusually rough for summer), but the house has way more special qualities than that. The lush green setting is beautiful, with the ocean below and mountains above for constant scenery gazing. The papaya and starfish fruit trees were used for almost every meal. Our kids loved seeing the horses and cows on the ranch below and the wild pigs that frequently crossed the yard. I took a hike to the Kaena Point just up the road and loved that. Two in our party went skydiving at nearby Dillingham Airfield and raved about the experience, and each noticed how the house stood out in the landscape. We went back and forth to Haleiwa for assorted meals, supplies and shaved ice and never felt like it was a hassle (5-10 minutes). Our favorite beach for swimming was Waimea Bay (15-20 mins away), and we also loved hiking to the waterfall and strolling the gardens at Waimea Valley. Some of us were concerned about the lack of air-conditioning, and indeed the house was like an oven upon arrival. But once we opened up all the windows it was comfortable even in August. Why wouldn't you want the windows all open in such a beautiful natural setting? The beds were all comfortable, and we had everything we needed while there. We hope to return and use the house again in the not too distant future, not just for the things we didn't get around to doing during our stay but also to simply enjoy the house itself again."
    Guest: Love NOLA Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • A wonderful time

    "Great location on the North Shore close to, but far away enough from commercial activity. Five minutes away from Haleiwa, surf capitol of the world. Private and comfortable, with every amenity you will need. Plan to return soon."
    Guest: Phil Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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  • Awesome!!!

    "Me and my husband stayed here for 3 nights when we visited the north shore. Right from the get go, George and Kathy were so helpful and nice, George recommended places to eat, surf, snorkel and tour. The space was so clean and well taken care of, we loved the balcony to have our morning coffee on. They supply bikes, snorkel gear, boogie boards and beach chairs. It is in the perfect location, the beach is a 2 minute walk across the street, and very close to foodland, the coffee bean, and numerous food trucks. We spent a lot of time at sharks cove (5 min walk) and watched the sunset on sunset beach, which we drove to and it took 3 mins. Definitely will recommend this place, and will stay again when we visit!! mahalo george and kathy!!"
    Guest: Jenna B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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North Shore Oahu Travel Tips

Oahu's North Shore has been attracting visitors for years due to its beautiful beaches and panoramic views. The area that makes up the North Shore is between Ka'ena Point and Kahuku Point and is located 28 miles from Waikiki.

The weather in Oahu is warm so be sure to pack your summer clothes no matter what season you're visiting. Since it'll be cool in the evenings, you may want to consider bringing along a sweater or light jacket. The average temperature in Oahu is between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit when the summer air is warmer and drier. Although it cools down between December and March, the trade winds keep the temperatures comfortable throughout the year.

North Shore Attractions

The area is best known for its massive waves and surfers from all over the world flock there to test them out. If you want to find the best surfing spots on the North Shore, be sure to visit Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. However, the most notable surfing spot is Ehukai Beach, also known as Banzai Pipeline. Annual surfing competitions are held at the North Shore including the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the O'Neill World Cup of Surfing and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. These three competitions make up the Triple Crown of Surfing. Even if you've never been surfing, there are several surf schools on the North Shore that can help you get acquainted with a long board.

If you visit Oahu's North Shore during the summer months, you can expect to see calm waters that are perfect for snorkeling, diving and swimming. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, so spending a lot of time here during your trip is a must.

You'll want to check out Waimea Valley where there's a world class botanical garden at Waimea Falls. You can also visit ancient Hawaiian cultural sites and learn more about the islands. Waimea Valley offers a North Shore Eco Tour and the Hawaiian Hiking Company will take you off the beaten path on a privately guided hike through the Hawaiian rainforest. If you want to get a bird's eye view of the North Shore, take skydiving and glider rides at Dillingham Airfield.

Keana Point State Recreation Area features rare native plants and the opportunity to spot sunbathing seals. Although there is no shade or fresh water, the point is still a sight to see as there are picturesque views and the chance to see humpback whales spouting and breaching from November through March. Bringing along a camera to Keana Point State Recreation Area is a must due to the incredible views and wildlife.

Things to Do in North Shore

Haleiwa: Shopping and dining are just some of the many things you can enjoy in the town of Haleiwa. Women's clothing stores include Silver Moon Emporium, Island X Hawaii, Patagonia and Growing Keiki. There are also a number of surf shops including North Shore Boardriders Club, Tropical Rush and Strong Current where you can pick up your gear as you get ready for surfing lessons. If you want to grab a bite to eat in Haleiwa, be sure to stop by Opal Thai. This food truck is one of the best in town and offers a unique dining experience. You'll find what some may argue is the best shrimp on Oahu at Macky's Kahuku Sweet Shrimp Truck. Don't fight off the urge to sink your teeth into a delicious cupcake. Waialua Bakery offers delectable desserts as well as healthy sandwiches.

Mokuleia Beach Park: While in the North Shore, don't forget to check out Mokuleia Beach Park, the filming location for the popular television show "Lost." The park is located on a remote part of the island's northwest point and is 10 miles from the nearest store. This isolated area looks like a deserted island, and is surrounded by turquoise water and powder white sand. Expect to encounter sea turtles and other marine life. You can spend a whole day without seeing another individual at this picture-perfect secret find.

Puu O'Mahuka Heiau: This viewpoint and religious site offers panoramic views from a bluff located high over Waimea Bay. Puu O'Mahuka Heiau is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once the site of human sacrifices. The land of Puu O'Mahuka Heiau covers 2 acres and historians believe it may have been constructed as early as the 1600s. Today, there is a path that leads you to Heiau and the stone walls that outline it.

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