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Nestled in a beautiful country neighborhood, Sunset Hale is an enchanting place to enjoy your vacation. Lush mountains rise above the acre that surrounds you. Farm animals add to the rural landscape. In this beautifully rustic setting it's hard to imagine that the world's most beautiful and pristine beaches are, literally, just down the road. WORLD-RENOWNED SUNSET BEACH IS A THREE MINUTE WALK. And more than 20 other world premier surfing spots are just minutes away, including Banzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay. Spectacular and magnificent beaches abound on the North Shore . . . all awaiting your exploration.
Our cottage was lovingly built in 2008. This stand alone bungalow was designed for island living with an open floor plan and high beamed ceiling. A large central skylight allows you to watch the stars at night while lying in the comfort of your California King sized bed. Smooth and cool lava rock covers the floors. Stunning 'island style' furnishings help you to know you have arrived in Hawaii. One of our local artists has graced our hale with exquisite polynesian style carvings. Furniture is either handcrafted or imported from Southeast Asia.
After a day in the sun you can rinse off in one of our two rain showers: Our INDOOR marble & lava oversized walk in shower, or our large, private OUTDOOR shower. Evenings can be spent lounging on our covered lanai, barbecuing and dining alfresco or relaxing inside with our 46 inch flat screen TV. If you desire a more active nightlife, Haleiwa town offers restaurants, bars and entertainment.
Fabulous eating options abound on the North Shore: A scenic 15 minute drive in either direction offers a sumptuous variety of local, international or resort cuisine. Locally grown fruit and vegetable stands are just down the road. Ted's Bakery is just around the corner (Chocolate Haupia Pies!). We also have a delightful grocery store, Foodland (complete with Starbucks), which is just 10 minutes away.
The tree-lined bike and walking path across the street makes the Saturday's Farmers Market a fun and easy walk or ride. Luscious tropical fruits, flowers and local artwork are plentiful. Historic Haleiwa town, an old whaling village, has become a shopper's paradise and restaurant-lovers delight. Yet it still maintains it's old town charm.
Every conceivable water activity is easily available to you here: Surfing, Sunbathing, Diving, Snorkeling, Tide Pools, Whale Watching, Fishing, Jet Skiing and more. Lessons are available for anyone with a desire to learn.
In addition to exploring our magnificent beaches, there are countless activities for the energetic visitor. There are fabulous hiking trails including the trail to Waimea Falls. Other must-sees for the active visitor are Waimea Botanical Gardens, Polynesian Cultural Center, Haleiwa Town, Turtle Bay Resort with it's Arnold Palmer designed golf course, ocean view spa and horseback riding.
The winter months bring added excitement when the waves swell to huge proportions and pro surfers from all over the world assemble to compete in the Triple Crown of Surfing. This is a fabulous spectator sport not to be missed if you are fortunate enough to visit during this time. You can always find sheltered beaches and smaller waves to enjoy the water if the huge ones 'aren't your thing'.
Aloha and welcome to the North Shore!
The Kennedy Family
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005
Our family loves the North Shore of Oahu! It is what Hawaii is all about . . . a magnificent tropical destination where you can immerse yourself in a warm culture, while experiencing a wide variety of island activities.
Our family has lived on the islands of Hawaii for over 20 years. We love the uniqueness of each island, but we are especially fond of Oahu's North Shore. Here we experience an older 'laid back' vibe that is reminiscent of 'Old Hawaii.' Because we are a family of surfers we feel fortunate to live on these beaches that are the 'best in the world.'
The North Shore offers so much to visitors and locals alike and we are delighted to share our Hale with you. Our manager, Alia Kennedy, is a fourth generation born island girl (woman). She will be happy to answer any questions or give you tips from her knowledge and experience of the North Shore as well as the whole island of Oahu.
Awesome place directions were great for finding the place at night, it's close to a local store for groceries if you like to dine in, lots of local places to grab a bite and plenty of beaches to choose from in walking distance or short drive, it was very clean and comfortable, couple body boards stored there to play at the beach with was a lot of fun, 2 minute walk to the beach to watch amazing sunsets over a bottle of wine,,,definetly will be going back again.. our only regret was going to the city last portion of our stay, should have stayed at the hale..
The Sunset Hale was even more beautiful than I imagined, with complete privacy and so many amenities included. The location is ideal for a superb North Shore experience. Mahalo, Catherine
We have stayed here 3 times now and we absolutely love it! The Kennedy's are lovely people ..they take time to make this a perfect place to stay! I can't wait to return! Thank you again Alia!
Sunset Hale is a fantastic home base on Oahu! Very private and quiet and close to the best beaches, grocery store, food trucks, hikes, snorkeling etc. We hope to be back next year!
My girlfriend and I stayed at the sunset hale for 9 wonderful nights. I've stayed at many rentals on the north shore, from oceanfront homes, to homes up in Pupukea. This is one of the nices places I've stayed. It offers the privacy and relaxation many north shore homes can't because of the close proximity of the houses in most of the neighborhoods. The sunset hale is on a large private lot, with plenty of room. Your closet neighbors are the friendly goats. The house itself is beautiful and well appointed. We were very happy upon check in to find basically everything we needed. Making the usual foodland and Walmart trips for supplies not required. The walk to the beach is short, making it easy to catch the sunsets. Or to enjoy the many aquatic activities available on the north shore. It's a quick trip to teds bakery, and a short drive to Haleiwa for eating and shopping. Watching the stars through the skylight while in bed was a nice bonus. And waking up to the chorus of birdsong every morning was fantastic. It was relaxing to come home after a day's activities. We're looking forward to our next trip back to the sunset hale.
David and Bonnie
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3 night minimum stay
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