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Recent North Shore Oahu reviews
"After having a Beautiful Wedding in Waikiki, we wanted to take advantage of having all of our friends in my new wife’s home state since we currently live in Chicago. We had eleven adults (including ourselves) who extended the festivities to spend a week on the North Shore to relax and unwind. First, setting up the rental was an enjoyable experience; we had other property managers feel a little overwhelmed by the multiple questions from 11 adults planning a vacation. Steffany was amazing. She responded to all of our inquiries in a timely and positive manner. Like most people, we had anxiety that when we arrived at the property, that it would not be what we expected. In this case, the property did not exactly match the photos on this site, but "wow" we were pleasantly surprised. The pictures do not do the views or the home justice. Additionally, the bathrooms are newly renovated and beautiful. As for the amenities, both kitchens are fully stocked with the needed materials to cook for eleven people. Additionally, we had two grilling gurus who were overly impressed with the well maintained Weber Genesis grill. We used it every night to cook and the owners provide extra propane in case you run out. The little extra amenities for the beach were a welcome find. They have every type of flotation device for the beach including boogie boards. Additionally, three of our friends spent hours snorkeling in the reef close to shore using the equipment that was easy to find. They even had enough beach chairs and a cooler for those who wanted to just enjoy the beach. The beach is right there so the cooler was only needed to avoid the 100 yard walk to the kitchen – but it is vacation! The location was perfect. You are an enjoyable morning walk from Ted’s bakery where people enjoyed breakfast and lunch many times during our stay! Additionally, through the Living Social website, friends were able to find deals on local adventures including paddle board and surf board lessons. Though my wife and I rarely left the beautiful accommodations since we were recovering from the wedding events the week before, our friends ventured out to explore the excellent local food at towns nearby and Turtle Bay. I highly recommend this beautiful location for a retreat that is not too far away from everything, but feels completely secluded. The amenities, customer service, price and accommodations make it the perfect North Shore get away."Guest: Honeymooners + Friends Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 31, 2014View listing
"Everything was so good and set up well for us. Thank you for thinking of so many extra details. We really appreciate it. We were satisfied a 5 out of 4. 4 because of an ant problem in the kitchen. We cleaned up everyday and they still came! Also, the 2nd bedroom desperately needs an AC unit!! My daughter and her husband were very hot!! Now for the worst problem: the sitting/lounging furniture inside and out is horribly uncomfortable!! When you come home from a long glorious day at the beach there is NOWHERE to get comfortable!! I'm not kidding-the furniture is the MOST awful we have ever sat on!! ALL sitting/lounging furniture gets a 0 (Zero) out of 5!! We would consider renting again for a month every year if you got better furniture. Thank you."Guest: Carrie A. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 18, 2014View listing
"We loved our stay at this house. The sound of the surf and the sunset views from the lanai were the highlights of each day. It is about 11 miles east of Haleiwa and a mile west of the Turtle Bay Resort; so, it is an easy drive to all of the great North Shore beaches. Dealing with Lenea and Lori during the information and booking process was a pleasure and they provided detailed directions and information about the area. The rooms were comfortably furnished and the individual room A/C units were extremely efficient. I would rent the house and again and would recommend it to my friends with one small caveat. The steps in the sea wall to get to the ocean are naturally formed so they are uneven and require good balance. We did not feel comfortable using them. However, you can access a public beach less than a 5-minute walk from the house. I walked back to the house from there and climbed up the steps but I did need to use my hands. If there had been a railing or a rope it would have been fine."Guest: Eva H. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 6, 2014View listing
"My sister-in-law stayed in this unit for a week while visiting O'ahu from Denver. She came because my husband and I, who are fortunate enough to rent a condo at the Hale'iwa Surf long-term were getting married that week. (Altogether, we rented 4 condos for various family members to stay here.) This condo was perfect for my sister-in-law, starting with its location. It is one of the few ground-floor condos for rent here, and it is also in the building that is closer to the beach, which truly IS just steps away, over a very well-kept green lawn. Since my sister-in-law has hip and knee problems, she really appreciated not having any steps. She also loved being able to sit for hours on her lanai and gaze at the beautiful beach. It is also so nice to have some trees on the edge of the grass because they create shade on the beach in the mornings and on the grass in the afternoon -- there is always somewhere shady to place your beach chair if you want to leave the lanai. The unit comes well-equipped with chairs and a table on the lanai (as well as inside), and beach chairs and equipment in a big deck bin. (By the way, there is a coral reef that extends out quite far from the beach and protects the shore from the brunt of big waves that are common on the North Shore during the winter. You can swim right off the beach all year round. In the summer, it was so calm and so warm that the six children that were here, ages 5-11, were in and out of the water all the time. They loved the snorkeling just off the shore, too.) The interior of the unit is very pleasantly decorated with pretty colors and a tropical vibe. It is also very clean. All the kitchen necessities are supplied. It is very nice to have a full kitchen so it is easy to have meals right there if you don't want to venture into town (a short walk away). The bedroom was comfortable. She enjoyed having a ceiling fan in both the bedroom and living area. It worked so well for our family to have various units with this one on the ground floor. It was often the meeting place -- not only because it was on the ground floor right by the beach but because she was almost always sitting on the lanai. She loved the relaxation and hearing the waves during the night as well as the day. If you want a low-key, relaxed place with spectacular sunsets and snorkeling right outside your door, this is the place for you!"Guest: Sally S. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 31, 2014View listing
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.