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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent North Shore Oahu reviews
wonderful retreat, conveniently located, great for families
"Our family of 6 (4 teenagers) loved our recent stay at Luana II and were sorry to leave. The house was spacious, clean and close to all that the north shore has to offer. Samuel gave us some helpful tips which added to our enjoyment. We managed to see some of the Banzai pipeline competition which was awesome! We had a couple of rainy days which didn't stop us from doing anything. Waimea Bay is beautiful but make sure you are surf aware before jumping in - the waves have a lot of power behind them (perhaps this is a winter thing though)! We went horseriding at Gunstock Ranch, swimming with the sharks through North Shore Shark Adventures, snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and shopping at Haleiwa and did our own amazing race around the maze at the Dole plantation. We had a few drives and had a great half day at the Polynesian Cultural Centre in Laie - more fun than I thought it was going to be. Make sure you try the food trucks (Souvaly at Haleiwa was stunning) and had a beautiful meal at Jameson's on our last evening. While we were there Samuel brought around new mattress toppers for the beds which made them even more comfortable. He cares about his visitors! I highly recommend this lovely house and can testify that the photos are accurate. We are dreaming of a return visit."
Guest: Jenny KDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 23, 2014
"Perfect location! About a 90-second walk to the beach, where sea turtles abound! Town is about a mile or two away, and there are tons of art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Attractions like Waimea Falls are about 20 minutes away, and the island is small enough that pretty much nothing is farther than a 40-minute drive away. The beds (both queen-sized, I believe, despite the property description) were super comfortable, fans kept us cool, and the apartment was just perfect for a relaxing father-daughter vacation. Only downside is that the chickens are a bit loud in the morning, but if chickens are the worst things that happen to you on vacation, I'd say you're doing pretty well! (The free-range chickens all over the island are pretty fun to watch, especially when they have their baby chicks with them!) The owner of the property is incredibly sweet and very committed to her guests enjoying themselves; she provides maps and recommendations for activities in the area and is just overall a fun, friendly lady. The next time we go to Hawaii, we will definitely book this rental again!"
Guest: Catherine J.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 26, 2015
"My wife and I wanted our family of 15, which includes 7 grandchildren ranging from 5 to 15 years old, to participate in a family trip that all would create great memories for the rest of their lives. Let me tell you, our plan was a great success! This beautiful home was amazing and it supplied us with everything we could ever need. There was more than enough space for all of us and we were all able to make it our home for the 9 days we spent there. Just as the other reviewers have mentioned, the home and grounds are absolutely beautiful! We mostly enjoyed how convenient and fun it was to be just a few steps from the bay. The bay is a perfect place for the kids to enjoy just about any water sport they wanted to participate in. It was a comfort to all the adults to be able to watch the kids from the beach or balcony. The kids were always in the water until dark.
Irma is absolutely one of the nicest and most patient persons we have ever met. We have a special needs 5 year old grandson who can eat only certain foods and needed to get access to the refrigerator before the house was ready for us. She went out of the way to greet us early in the day as they were cleaning and allowed us to supply the refrigerator and spend time at the beach while they finished in the home. Near the end of our vacation our 12 year old granddaughter had to have her appendix taken out. She spent the last 3 days on the couch watching t.v.. Irma came over and greeted her with a card and gift. Boy, did that make her day! Thank you for everything Irma.
Marilyn, the owner is absolutely correct when she says, "Kawela Bay is magical". She goes out of her way to keep you informed of the many things to experience in the area. As she mentioned, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a must see and all of us enjoyed it immensely. Kawela Bay truly is "magical" because my wife and I saw the "magic" in our families eyes the entire stay. Everyone was to the point of tears for the soul reason of having to end our wonderful vacation at such a beautiful property. We could not have asked for anything more to make our trip a dream come true.
A very special mahalo from all of us to Marilyn and Irma."
Guest: JohnDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 27, 2015
"Gary and Bev are AMAZING!!! This was my 2nd time staying there and can't wait till I return again. I brought my mother with me this trip whom is born and raised there and rather than staying with relatives or in hotel I wanted to surprise her and she absolutely loved it! As I knew she would, she really felt at home. The rental is clean, comfortable, spacious, parking, use of bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, surfboards....it's quiet...beach and bike path right across the main road steps away. AGAIN....Mahalo Gary and Bev!!! Until we meet again..ALOHA"
Guest: Melodie C.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 13, 2015