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Recent North Shore Oahu reviews
"We just returned from a fantastic stay. A couple of things I'd like to highlight: When Hurricane Ana caused our airline to cancel flights to Oahu, the property owner Kathy immediately agreed to let us change our dates at the last minute. No extra fees, no hassle. We had a minor issue during our stay. Kathy helped us out immediately and everything was fine. (We have not experienced this level of assistance with other VRBO rentals.) The house has a beautifully-landscaped yard, which is not apparent from the photos. The back yard backs up to a stream or some such body of water and there is also a koi pond. There are fish and flowers all over the place. It made a nice backdrop for some portraits of our little one. Others have mentioned the highway noise. The traffic is louder than the ocean, but most places this close to the water on Oahu are on the same highway so it's going to be an issue if you want to stay on the water. The beds were comfortable and there were loads of towels and linens. The washer and dryer on the back patio were full-size, worked well, and we used them daily. There is no A/C but it didn't feel uncomfortable. The windows are all screened, so we just kept them open with the fans on. My husband loved the food at the Shrimp Shack food truck down the street, but they close at 5pm, so try it out for lunch instead of dinner."Guest: Brooke Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 2014View listing
"An amazing beach house on my favorite beach on Oahu. The layout of the house takes full advantage of the spectacular views that the beachfront location affords, and the two adult bedrooms were quiet and comfortable as the house is situated farther from Kam Highway than many rentals that I've encountered. The lanai is superb. The roof overhang and a large umbrella provided shelter from island rains and we were able to enjoy an afternoon shower without moving inside. The kitchen is large and provides all the necessary gadgets and kitchenware to make cooking during vacation a treat. Master bedroom and bath is elegant. Nice snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards, and cruiser bikes are easy to access and in good condition."Guest: Molly B. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 28, 2014View listing
"Returned to this home 20yrs after our first visit, and it is still as breathtaking as it was 20yrs ago! The solitude, the view, the beach and surf... Wow! Swimming, SUP'ing, kayaking and even surfing with the turtles was fantastic and many many memories created with our young family."Guest: donnie Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014View listing
"Our 10 days flew by too fast. We were going all the time, but just hanging out on the deck during meals and early mornings and late evenings was one of the coolest things about this house. We cranked open the windows the whole time we were there and had breezes coming through all day long. It only rained a couple of times for a short time and we just had to catch those windows, but it was pretty comfortable for our mid-October stay. And if you had air conditioning, would you really shut the doors and windows and miss out on all those crashing waves and ocean breezes. No way! Each bedroom has a private bathroom and it worked great for our group. Two married children and their spouses and small children, my wife and I and my 87 year old mother who came along to revisit hear roots in Oahu. Everyone had their own space. It's a big house. Plenty of room. The custodians do a good job keeping the house clean. It's blasted by salt air 365 days a year, so alot of window fixtures and the back sliding door lock need some work, but it sounded like they were going to look at the back door at least soon. Either way, it wasn't a problem for us and the neighborhood seems safe. After all the traveling around the island we did, I think our favorite places were walking and snorkeling off the private beach down the stairs a few houses down the street on the south or riding the waves on the north side of the point with access just a block away by the road the heads to the Temple and up the beach to Hukilau Beach Park. Having the Temple and the PCC right across the street was great. Foodland is right across the street. And pick up a tour permit for the hike to Laie Falls in the strip mall by the grocery store. The trail head is up the road just on the North end of town. Gets a little slick and tricky right near the falls, but it's a beautiful hike! VR is very helpful in planning your stay. He was very accomodating and attentive to our questions. Thanks for sharing your house with us."Guest: Brian S. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 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.