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North Shore Plantation House***************************** Tax ID W51792723-01

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Sleeps 8 in beds, total occupancy 10

This island-style, 4800 square foot house is brand new as of October 2006.

Every room has it's own bathroom and huge deck. The kitchen is extra large with a great assortment of pots, pans and dishes, you truly can cook a gourmet meal in it.

Located on over one acre of lush landscape. Near Sharks Cove marine preserve for skin/SCUBA diving.

Walking distance to Waimea Bay, Pipeline and other world class surf breaks.

Short drive to historic Haleiwa town for shopping and fine restaurants.

On-Island contact Greg Gerstenberger 808 638 8229

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Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Michael

My wife and I built our dream house on the North Shore of Oahu because its location offered the perfect balance between beach, people, and things to do. Within steps from the house in one direction you can be diving in a marine sanctuary; in the other direction is the nearly always deserted Keiki Beach. The historic town of Haleiwa, ten minutes down the road, has great restaurants and many cute shops to explore. If golf is your bag, the world famous Turtle Bay Resort is also a very short drive.

Michael purchased this house in 2006

Why Michael chose Haleiwa

With just over an acre of land I was able to build a 4800 square foot house and still have plenty of garden for fruit trees and a expansive lawn.


Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(19 traveler reviews)

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North Shore Plantation House***************************** Tax ID W51792723-01
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

A little piece of of heaven in the heart of it all!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been to Oahu many times in the past. We typically visit the North Shore and stay on the other side of the island. We booked this trip as a family vacation for both sides of our family and wanted the full experience of relaxation and vacation. That being said we have a 15 month old and an almost 3 year old so vacation's can not only be difficult with travel but also finding a place that accommodates them as well as our parents. This property was the perfect fit for all. Not only was everything we needed at the house but it was close by to everything as well. We were a quick walk to the food trucks, Shark's Cove, and Foodland. The house was equipped with surf boards, snorkel gear, sheets, towels, and all cooking items. The layout was perfect for a big family but felt like we all had our own space. My mother (who can't typically survive without a/c) was perfectly comfortable in the house because of the great circulation and fans.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Michael and his wife he was there anytime we needed anything. He even brought us bananas from a tree on the property and coconut juice. This place was truly a dream...we felt like we were out in the middle of no where in a super quiet and peaceful environment. There was also an awesome fenced in lap pool we enjoyed when we didn't feel like going to the beach! I not only highly recommend this place I will be coming back every year to enjoy and experience the true Aloha!!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christy and family I think I enjoyed your say as much as you did.Your people were quite and respectful and I did notice how clean you left the house. Thank you for being such great guests. You make my hard work worth it. Michael
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Paradise on the North Shore.

  • 5 of 5

Paradise on the North Shore. Michael has done an amazing job preparing this property. The house is fully equipped with everything you need. We felt right at home and enjoyed every minute of our stay. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was immaculate. Grounds gorgeous and a perfect setting. The pool was always kept clean.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week in Michael's house. The house was everything as advertised and more. Every bedroom has its own bathroom and private deck with an added deck in the middle back and the large deck overlooking spectacular grounds and pool. We spent the better part at the house on the deck. The kitchen is oversized with everything required to cook all your meals as we cooked several. We barbecued a couple of times with some added family from the islands stopping by.

We had one set of lights that weren't working but Michael had them up and running by the time we returned back from the Polynesian Cultural Center. He's a great host. The house is located within one Mile from Sunset Beach, Bonsai Pipeline, Tidepools, Sharks Cove, Waimea Beach and Waimea Falls. You can't ask for much more than that.

We would give it 6 stars if we could. Again, Thank you for a wonderful house in a spectacular location.

The Sprankles Ohana....

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three families travelling together, and Michael's house worked out perfectly!

There was plenty of space. We ate dinner almost every night on the lanai. There was plenty of kitchen supplies for cooking large meals. The house felt very open.

The location was ideal. We walked across the street to watch the sunset on the beach most nights. The last day the waves were huge which formed a perfect kiddie pool on the beach that was live with local families. We walked to Pipeline everyday to watch the surf and tried many different food trucks in the neighborhood. There was a playground across the street from Pipeline where our kids liked to visit. The property is a short drive to Haleiwa town (super cute with shops and restaurants), a short drive (or moderate walk) to Waimea Bay, easy drive to Turtle Bay (great spot for sunset and cocktail). Pillbox hike was amazing and our 6 year old led the whole way. Surfers are everywhere.

Michael was incredibly accommodating and responsive to our questions/requests. We enjoyed hanging out with him as well, what a neat person.

Can't wait to return! Our new favorite spot in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Michael was so friendly & made sure we had everything we needed, the bikes & pool were fun, the location was perfect, amazing food trucks, Foodland & beach just across the road.

We loved Francis the peacock visiting every morning while we had a fruit breakfast from the garden.

Would definitely recommend Plantation House for a home away from home.

Thank you so much Michael.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic North Shore getaway home

  • 5 of 5

We just visited Mike's home in late June. I'll break my review up into several sections, but overall we had a wonderful experience.

Location: The location is really great. It's set back far enough from the road that you don't hear much traffic. It's a stone's throw from beaches, food trucks, and a grocery store. It's a very tranquil setting with all of the lush fruit trees and birds. It is just out of earshot of the beaches.

Beaches: Sharks cove is either a 1 minute drive or 5-7 minute walk. It's a little tricky with the busy road and no real walking path in that direction, but it's proximity is great. Snorkeling here was awesome and there is a kid friendly side near the tennis courts with great waiting pools if you have little ones. In the opposite direction of Sharks cove are some wonderful remote beaches. It's literally a 150 feet up the road and a really easy walk (you just need to cross Kamehameha Hwy - a two lane road). Since there isn't a plethora of public parking, the beaches were super empty. There is a really nice bike path set back from the road that goes up over 2 miles. The beaches here were great, nice surf, small waves (not pancakes) in the summer. Waimea bay is a 5 min drive and is awesome, parking can be tough.

Food: There is a great selection of food trucks right across from sharks cove. The Elephant Shack Thai truck was seriously awesome. There is also a really good Foodland right next door for your everyday groceries (was very reasonably priced).

Home: Mike has done a great job with this place. It has an abundance of outdoor decks that are great for lounging or eating on. Easily sat a family of 8. The kitchen was huge and well stocked with the essentials. The rooms were comfortable and the house was very nicely decorated. The house also has a great mostly private outdoor shower (there are giant rocks blocking views into it). There are really nice winds that pick up during the day and evenings. With all the windows down you get really good ventilation through the house. All that being said, if you're looking for AC there obviously isn't any. There is a great ping pong table and tons of outdoor space for the kids to run around. There is also a pool, it is shared with Mike, so it's not exclusively yours to use, but it was a wonderful reprieve from the ocean for the kids.

Lastly, I'll not Mike is a very gracious host. He was kind enough to cut us fresh fruit and answer all of our questions. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to host families here at my house.I meet interesting people from all over the world that are very often first time visitors to Hawaii. The look on the faces the last day of their stay here always tells the same story. Sad to be going but yet glad to have had the experience. Michael
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Keiki Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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