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Large Affordable 1 Bedroom Apartment with Ocean View- Walk to Beach & Surf

Bedrooms 1
Space 432 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Secure large 1 bedroom 1 bath fully self contained apartment with ocean views

Awaken to the cheerful songs of birds, gentle trade winds, and views of the ocean.

This charming 1 bedroom apartment is nestled on a hill above the famed Velzyland surf break, a short walk to secluded beaches. This is the place for you to experience the country feel that the North Shore has to offer. Enjoy ocean views in a tropical setting cooled by the trade winds. This large, affordable, clean apartment is fully furnished with all the amenities of home for a hassle and worry free stay.

Unlike hotels and many rentals ALL the bedding is laundered after each guest; mattress pad, blankets, bed spread/quilt, the two pillow case protectors on each pillow and of course all the sheets and pillow cases.

The apartment is located downstairs from the owner’s upstairs residence and adjacent to vrbo 305977 and can be rented as 2 bedroom; a great option for families with teenagers or couples travelling together. Parking is off street up a private driveway in front of the unit providing extra convenience and security.

Bikes are available for you to explore the tropical bike path leading you to world-famous surf breaks, beaches and reefs. Along the way, enjoy outdoor restaurants, The Coffee Bean and deli at the nearby grocery store. You won't want to miss the short walk to famous Ted's Bakery for their delicious pies, cakes and pastries. Snorkel gear is available for you explore the underwater splendor of nearby reefs; Sharks Cove and Three Tables.

Shops, restaurants and artist galleries are located nearby in historic Haleiwa. Sailing and whale watching tours are available at Haleiwa Boat Harbor and for the more adventurous, diving with the sharks! Rent a kayak to explore the shoreline or learn to surf or paddle board. It's just a 5-minute drive to Turtle Bay Resort with the Arnold Palmer designed golf course and horseback riding. Visit the nearby Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Falls Botanical Gardens or try the new Zip Line just down the road or maybe the glider planes or tandem parachute jumping at nearby Dillingham Air Field. Whether you want to just relax at the beach or enjoy the many attractions available, staying on the North Shore provides a departure from crowded and hectic Honolulu/Waikiki, yet close enough to spend the day there. The affordability of this charming, clean apartment allows for extended stays to fully enjoy all that the North Shore and Oahu has to offer so you can splurge on shopping, dinning, and other activities.

Keywords: Large 1 bedroom 1 bath Apartment

More Details

Judy Knutson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Judy Knutson

The North Shore of Oahu seemed the perfect choice after 22 years of living aboard, raising two children and sailing a sailboat throughout Mexico, the South Pacific and the Pacific Northwest. My husband and son both avid surfers had to live in the "7 Mile Miracle" and be within walking distance to the surf. I myself love to hike, kayak, paddle outrigger canoe, ride bikes, snorkel and swim. The North Shore is the perfect playground for us to enjoy the ocean that we love.

Judy Knutson purchased this house in 2002

Why Judy Knutson chose Haleiwa

We decided to buy and settle on the North Shore to be close to the ocean and the surf. California was just to busy and hectic so in 1985 we set sail for a more quiet lifestyle. After first arriving in Hawaii we lived for many years in Honolulu but the city life was just not for us we had to get away from all the high rise hotels so we moved to the 'country'. We love the simple, quiet country living that the North Shore provides with no high raise hotels and big box stores. Life is good on the North Shore.

What makes this house unique

What I love most about our location is waking up to the sound of the birds and the falling asleep at night to the gentle trade winds and the sound of 'quiet'. I love the fragrant tropical flowers that I have grown and that are now abundant since we first bought the property. The fragrances of the puakenikeni, plumeria, gardenia, white ginger and trumpet flower are so intoxicating especially after a light tropical rain shower. The mornings and evenings just before sunset are my favorite times to be outside whether working in the yard, riding my bike or going for a refreshing swim at Sunset Beach or Waimea Bay. During the warmer times of the day I find a cool place to sit back with a book. It is so pleasant while reading to be cooled by the gentle trades and serenaded by the birds. I love that our bungalow home is on a safe quiet street perched on the hillside overlooking the ocean and away from the two lane highway and foot traffic that living at or on the beach can have, but yet it is just a short walk down our driveway and street to the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again for all the little things. We had a wonderful time here and hope to be back some day. You have a very clean and comfortable "inn" Mahalo
Mar 2010
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Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 432 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Water sports gear such as surf boards, kayaks, SUP and any other floating type devices on the property are not available for guests to use.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , newly remoldeled bathroom with toliet/sink/shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A convertible futon/couch is located in the main room
  • King size bed (1) located in the bedroom A full size convertible futon/couch located in the main room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All you need for a day at the beach; chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, ice chest, towels, and bikes to get you there. Cooled by Hawaii's gentle trade winds, ceiling and floor fans. Iron/Ironing board, blow dryer. FREE WIFI and safe off street parking.


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Large Affordable 1 Bedroom Apartment with Ocean View- Walk to Beach & Surf
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful, cozy spot

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. Location is great and it’s a nice cozy space. Would definitely come here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply delightful

  • 5 of 5

Our family visited Oahu for the beach wedding of our niece. We stayed at Judy and Mark's for a week and found it to be a fabulous home base for our adventures. Mark and Judy were warm, friendly, and accommodating hosts. We found the apartment to be clean, comfortable, and well-stocked. Especially appreciated the washer/dryer and the kitchenette. We borrowed the snorkeling equipment, cooler, beach towels, and chairs. Had a great time snorkeling at Shark's Cove, Aweoweo Beach and Research Pier. Walked along Velzyland Beach in the mornings. Visited the botanical garden and played in the waterfall and pool at Waimea Valley. Ate at several local places with great food. Explored the whole island and discovered distinctly different climates and landscapes. Learned to surf at White Plains Beach. Highlight was snorkeling with sea turtles and bright schools of fish over the reef. Truly a magical time. I would highly recommend Judy and Mark's bungalow to others who would like to make the North Shore their home base on Oahu.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: OOPS! This review is for our other property located 5 minutes down the road at Turtle Bay. My error as I sent the request to Barbara for a review from this listing verses 916082. Thanks so much Barbara and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Swaying Palms Kuilima Estates West.
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There is no way to describe how perfect this place is!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived to celebrate our anniversary expecting this to be a place to sleep and eat. We were very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful views right from the living room/kitchen and the front porch as well as the warm, comfortable and clean living area.

We spent 11 days exploring the North Shore area. We went on several hikes, swims and adventures that were suggested by Judy and Mark. It was like having a tour guide available for the whole vacation. Every amenity worked great. We rode the bikes, used the snorkel equipment, used the washer/dryer several times, used the beach chairs/umbrella several times and even asked if there was a guitar, which Mark loaned me his personal acoustic for the entire stay. Judy and Mark are wonderful. They are always available to chat but never intrude. We felt welcome and pampered. The kitchen was clean, well stocked and had everything we wanted. We ate at several local food trucks and restaurants suggested by Judy. They were great and we were able to find a variety of places without breaking the bank. We also bought groceries at Food Town just down the road and found their prices very fair. We found this area of Oahu very friendly and never experienced theft or felt threatened in any way. There are so many things to do within 20 minutes of this place that we only left the immediate area to visit Pearl Harbor and hike Diamondhead.

Overall, we can't say enough good about this place and Mark and Judy. We have already recommended it to co-workers who are trying to book it soon. We would not ever stay anywhere else on the North Shore/Oahu.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Judy and mark were so hospitable and easy going, made you feel really at home and comfortable.

They were very knowledgeable about the local seen and gave some really good recommendations for food and exploring, we have been to the North Shore several times and were able to try some new things, I really like that. The apartment was cozy with all you need for a beach vacation, you could cook many meals which I did, I appreciated the full size refrigerator. There is no air but plenty of fans and we slept well at night. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hermosa Beach, Ca USA

Home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

Whenever we will be going back to Oahu, I don't believe we are going to be stay anywhere else. Not only is the location perfect for being just a few minutes away from some of the world's most famous beaches, but having Judy and her husband as our hosts were absolutely heaven sent. Judy let's you know everything going on around you in regards to events, best places to shop for souvenirs, and best food trucks to visit. The hospitality is so welcoming and warming and their property really makes you feel like you're HOME. The BBQ area and the tiki torches are definitely my favorite. We are so happy that we found this location and met the people we did. Ohana is really everything here and we felt like we were welcomed as one of their own. The unit itself is fully furnished with everything you can possibly imagine. There were snorkels, fins, bikes, literally everything. The view was great and again the location and price were unmatched. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bergen County, NJ

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this bungalow apartment and absolutely loved our time there. This was our first time to Hawaii and we wanted to spend it in a quiet part of Oahu before taking the cruise to the other Hawaiian islands. This apartment met all our needs. It was very clean and neat and includes everything you might need for cooking as well as sand chairs, snorkel gear, cooler, etc.) Judy was very helpful with recommendations for beaches, restaurants and sightseeing. It is was short walk to a lovely beach and then in the evening you can catch pretty sunsets. It was wonderful falling asleep hearing the waves. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. We hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kite surfing. diving with sharks, Whale watching-seasonal (December - March) , sky diving.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 15.0%

The State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) and General Excise Tax will be applied to stays less 180 nights of 15%. Stays of 180+ pay 4.712% tax (GET) only. THE TAT WILL INCREASE TO 15% AS OF JANUARY 1 2018 Agreements are 30 days regardless of stay.
Rate is based on two persons. Additional 10.00 per night applied to rate for third person this includes children. Maximum occupancy is limited to 3 persons. Maximum stay 3 months.
Property owners are not responsible for loss of personal belongings or valuables.
By accepting the reservation it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises and equipment or others whom they invite to use the premises and equipment. The renter(s), their guests assume all liability and responsibility for their actions. Renter(s) agree to indemnify property owners of all liability while using the premises.
Owners reside upstairs. In case of allergies; there are four cats on the property, they are not allowed in the rental units.
There are stairs without handrails from the parking area to the apartment and inside. The walkways and driveway are slippery when wet, the driveway has an incline and requires a degree of fitness ability when walking up or down. This property is located hillside and the terrain includes grass, stepping stones, gravel, brick, steps-cement and wood, walkways lit by ambient solar lights only thus pathways can be dark at night.
Property is not suited for people with any orthopedic or balance issues.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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