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Zen Beach Retreat at Sunset Beach Ocean Front studio,

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio accommodates a single or couple. It is 6 or 7 steps down to the sand.

Zen Beach Retreat is a two-story, pristine home on a secluded, wide, sandy beach. . Breathtaking ocean views and stunning sunsets from the deck overlooking the beach. The studio has a private entrance, bathroom, queen size bed, kitchenette area with barbecue outside. Guests can park off the street. The house has WiFi. The studio adjoins the house. Lovely tropical garden setting with lush green lawns surrounding the house. It's a few minutes drive to the village of Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, and Turtle Bay Resort. Our house is located within minutes of three world-class surf breaks (Sunset, Pipeline, and Rocky Point). It's a short walk to our food market where there is also a coffee shop. The studio with queen-sized bed rents for $110 per night.

When I travel, I rent the whole house, which has two bedrooms, full kitchen, front room, dining room and lanai with table and chairs. The house accommodates 4 people and rents for $300 a night plus a cleaning fee.

Whether watching the humpback whales breaching, the Hawaiian spinner dolphins spinning, or napping/reading in the hammock or lounge chairs, this Hawaiian vacation will be unforgettable.

Keywords: House or Studio

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Kay DeWeee
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Kay DeWeee

I live here on the North Shore of Oahu and the beauty is so incomparable I enjoy sharing it with guests. When I built this house in 1999 I planned it to be able to share with others.

I frequently travel to Africa where I teach in a school for Maasai girls. When I am away, my home is available for rent. When I am at home the studio which adjoins the house is available. The photo is from a climb up Mt Fuji in 2008.

Kay DeWeee purchased this studio in 2000

Why Kay DeWeee chose Haleiwa

This is not a commercial vacation rental. It is my home which is available when I am traveling. It has all the comforts of home...because it is a home. I love living here at the beach, watching the sun sink into the ocean every night, watching the surf curl and flow onto the beach. In the winter we watch for whales blowing and breaching.

What makes this studio unique

Being able to walk out morning or evenings without a jacket or sweater is a delight. The bike path in front of the house invites good walking or biking and good health. Strolling the beach, looking for shell, snooze in the hammock, provide respites for a hurried life. It's a short drive to Turtle Bay Resort which offers golf, horseback riding, beach dining and fine dining. In the winter the world class surfing competitions are held here on the North Shore and a walk from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't tell you how much we enjoyed your beautiful piece of paradise. We snorkled at Three Tables and boogy-boarded at Sunset. it provided the perfect backdrop for our special celebration.
Sep 2009
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Haleiwa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No Garage access, No Pets, Beach Chairs, beach mats, boogie boards and snorkel gear are available. Short walk to the market and interesting food trucks.


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Zen Beach Retreat at Sunset Beach Ocean Front studio,
average rating of 4.888889 based on 28 reviews

Perfect paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay

Basic fit out but really that’s all we needed. Wonderful host!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the best spot on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Beach Retreat is perfectly located and has all the comforts of home and then some! In a prime place on Ke Iki Beach, just steps from the ocean, this spot also has a nice room and bed, bathroom and small kitchen area. It’s central to all sorts of north shore activities from surfing and snorkeling to skydiving and hiking. It’s only about 15 minutes from the Polynesian Cultural Center in one direction and the surf town of Haleiwa and all its awesome food and charm in the other. This is close to Waimea and the sea turtles and is also perfect if you just want to relax and have some down time.

Kay provides a charming place to stay with privacy and a mix of great conversation, if you like. She’s uplifting and has great life experiences to share. And she was particularly good at making me feel prepared for and at home during Hurricane Lane!

I have already told friends about this wonderful location and Kay and they plan to book. And I know I’ll be back. What a piece of heaven and it’s such a great deal!

Thanks so much. Kay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful relaxing sanctuary with hospitality to spare

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot to slow down and release the cares of our everyday world. A simple, efficient room with easy access to a glorious beach, which is was practically empty most of the time. A kind, gracious host who was thorough and caring but never too present. And that deck! Morning coffee, evening sunsets and stargazing! We are so glad we chose this retreat and hope to return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean. Very comfortable. Perfect location on the North Shore. Kay is warm and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful place to relax. Kay’s used overlooking the beach is gorgeous.

The surf on this beach is very raucous. Fun to watch the waves.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to meet you and John. I'm glad you enjoyed the deck that overlooks the beach. Best wishes for your trip back to Minnesota. Aloha, Kay
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Special spot, right on a quiet stretch of north shore beach.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a honeymoon accomodation as it was secluded enough and looked a little different than a normal hotel accomodation, more private and homely. Waking up after a good nights sleep in the comfy/ homely bed, we made a healthy breakfast to start our day and ate it on the little elevated balcony for 2 overlooking the quiet beach. We also enjoyed this spot for afternoon sessions with nibbles and drinks. Kay was a warm and accomodating host. The place is nicely located to be able to walk the coastal iconic north shore stretch or ride, to nearby beaches where you can enjoy a snorkel or surf. Thanks for having us! Mahalo

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Location and Host

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to meet Kay and spend some time at her place. It is a beautiful home and a stunning location. Great place to see what it is like to live like a local in the North Shore.

Thanks Kay!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ke Iki Beach

Polynesian Cultural Center, the most frequently visited tourist attraction on the island, is a 20 minute drive from the house. Waimea Valley, a must-see garden and park is a 5 minute drive away. There is a waterfall in the park where you can swim, but the garden is most excellent .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $40

During select months, for an additional $210 per night, the entire house is available.
Hawaii Tax ID #W01728336-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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