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
"Vanessa's apartment was the perfect place for our stay in Waialua! She had everything, from a wine opener to beach chairs - And lots more in her fully furnished apartment! The location can't be beat in terms of the town of Waialua ... Close to shops, restaurants and the grocery store! Don't miss the local Farmers Market; And stop by the Cup Cake Truck! Vanessa was great in hosting her property and was easily accessible from beginning to end during our stay with any questions we had. Her apartment is a definite "MUST" if you really want a "Home Away From Home!""Guest: Maria Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 9, 2015View listing
"This is not a new place - but it is very clean, comfortable and well stocked. Everyone at the condo is very friendly and it is a family friendly beach (safe swimming). We are a family of 4 (with 22-year and 17-year old girls). The view from the deck is great, the other visitors/residents at the complex (many have been coming back for years) were nice, and we loved the town of Haleiwa (albeit it was more crowded during the day than expected). There were snacks avail in refrigerator upon arrival, and kitchen was stocked with spices, etc. There were a few quirks - the blinds rattle in the wind at night, a few bugs, and some nearby construction - but overall the good far outweighed these minor issues."Guest: sg2010 Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 28, 2014View listing
"I put a lot of time and research into finding the best suitable rental home that was accessible to the beach and other amenities, and my family and I believe we hit the jackpot with Gary and Bev's place. When we arrived Gary was there to meet us and show us around the house. He explained everything and told us about places to see during our stay. The place was clean and the beach is just across the street. Gary provided the snorkeling gear, boogie boards, surf boards, and even a stand up paddle board for our use. The house was perfect for our two week stay. As with the other comments left, we slept with the windows open and had a built in alarm clock with the rooster. This was fine, because we did not want to waste our time sleeping in. One night Gary made a call and 15-minutes later we had fresh fish on the grill. The whole family loved it! We also got hooked on Gary's famous iced coffee, so much that I ordered an iced coffee maker and have a pot in the refrigerator all the time now. Gary and Bev's hospitality was second to none, and my family and I believe that we now have two new friends for life. They are great people and we enjoyed getting to know them. It was sad to leave when our time was done on Oahu, but know we will be back! Thank you again Gary and Bev for making our stay the best vacation ever!"Guest: RichardandShelly L. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 16, 2014View listing
"Basically there is no insulation between the floors of the house above you & we had a family with 5 kids under 5 years old staying above us. Luckily we are early risers and not on island to sleep in. I am not sure they ever left the house above us!! Aside from that accommodations were great for a couple. The place could use a humidifier and maybe a small table in the corner of the main room for when it rains. Only dining table is outside. Location was awesome and we would return."Guest: gbt Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 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.