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Hawaiian Dreams - Kapulelehua

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

- Cozy and comfortable, perfect for a couple.

- Small studio with full-sized futon sofa bed and all the comforts of home.

- Only 27 girl steps to beautiful white sandy swimming beach.

- Perfect for tons of favorite beach activities.

- Enjoy fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boogie boarding, body surfing, swimming and surfing.

- On the ocean side of the main highway, we are tucked away in a private lane, 2 houses from a secluded pristine beach, no highways to cross.

- Located on the Northeast Shore of Oahu, you will be entranced with the local atmosphere.

- Less than 30 minutes to historic Haleiwa Town, Turtle Bay Golf Course and Spa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kualoa Ranch, Windward Mall Shopping Center.

- Across the street and walking distance from a mini mall, convenient to grocery shopping, eateries, post office, medical centers and restaurants.

- Our 'circle island' bus stops at the end of our road for travel convenience.

- Only an hour to Waikiki for more fun and excitement. For a truly authentic Hawaiian experience, reserve your perfect vacation spot today.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Owner
Geri
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Amenities

Hauula Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Our Studio unit has a full size futon sofa bed in living area, no separate bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Hawaiian Dreams - Kapulelehua
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
2

Not worth the price

  • 2 of 5

The good:

The unit sits only a short walk from a local beach offering snorkeling and body boarding away from the crowds. There is a shopping center only five minutes from the property, and a bus stop if you don’t have a rental car. The owners rent snorkels and body boards from the unit itself, which was both convenient and far cheaper than anywhere else on North Shore. We only met Ke’Alli, but he was friendly, helpful and thoughtful enough to bring us an emergency lantern during a storm.

The bad:

Several parts of the ad are downright false or misleading. The unit does not have WiFi, the owner’s home next door has low-speed Wifi that barely reaches into the unit. As we had no cell service in the area, we would often spend upwards of thirty minutes trying to load a simple Google search just to check the weather and felt very misled. The owners tried to dismiss these concerns saying that this was just “country living” and that the WiFi would go down when a helicopter passed overhead. While technically the unit was a studio as advertised, it felt instead as if we had just rented a room in the owner’s home and that the only amenities were whatever they had on hand.

The owners didn’t seem to put an effort into making the unit overly liveable. Amenities such as trash bags, toilet paper, and soap were either missing or were only adequately stocked for 3-4 days. The shower was absolutely covered in black mold when we arrived and no attempt had been made to clean it. The ice-maker didn’t work, the TV buttons were broken and covered in tape, and the unit didn’t contain a single coat rack or hanger. We ended up living out of a suitcase the entire time. The futon is horrible and easily the worst part of the stay. If you’re taller than 5’6’’ then you’ll be sleeping in a ball, and it’s only a thin pad over a creaky wooden couch. We could barely sleep five hours a night and were exhausted by the end of the trip.

The owners excused most problems by claiming that we were out in the country, but we were only five minutes from Laie, and I’ve stayed in multiple other properties in the area that did not suffer from these issues.The neighborhood was run down and lacked even a street sign, and the next door neighbor’s yard contained half a rusted car and a pile of 8+ trash bags the entire time.

There are certainly things that could be done to improve the unit, or at least accurately reflect it in the ad, but given the cost we were incredibly disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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alberta Canada
4

quiet in the country

  • 4 of 5

enjoyed our 2nd week in Oahu here(1st week was Waikiki)on our first visit to Hawaii. Was a nice change of pace and unit was centrally located to anything we wanted to do. Although market is close by and Polynesian Culture center 2 minutes away( driving) would recommend a car. The Bus stop is at the end of the lane if you didn't rent a car. Hosts were easy to talk and answered any questions we had Check in/out was easy. Beach is very close and not busy at all .My wife and I enjoyed walking the beach every morning and often had it to ourselves. On the busy day we seen 8 other people :) and yes did have a visit from a seal the one morning on our beach walk.. . Unit is small but has everything you need.My wife and I are small 5'6 and 5'4 and I could touch top and bottom on the futon that was our bed at night. Would have preferred a real bed ( knew there wasn't one going in though but did find we did not sleep comfortably on the futon). Shrimp trucks are close buy as well as a couple other beaches as the location really is quite central for anything you may want to do towards the north shore. Hosts mentioned Pappa Ole's which is in the same strip mall as the market and drug store ( 5 minute walk).. you should have at least 1 meal at this local place as people are friendly not just the staff customers too and food was fantastic (and reasonable).We did not make much use of the kitchen ( fridge excepted)

Unit is spotless clean which is important to us and appreciated. As long as you are okay with the futon I would recommend staying here again.

appreciated our time here

mahalo

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wasilla, Alaska
5

LOVED the stay!

  • 5 of 5

The room was perfect. The owners were extremely friendly. Upon arrival to the island, made sure we got there safely and knew the way to the place. They checked on us regularly, to make sure everything was good. Even suggested places to visit and eat.

This was our first time using VRBO and I really hope ALL experiences are like this. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location, location, location!!!

  • 4 of 5

Small but clean studio just steps away from a beautiful, almost private beach. Friendly owners and locals. Have already stayed here twice and plan on returning soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place. It was everything they described. It was a wonderful place to stay after a long day adventuring. The landlords were very nice and always checking in to make sure we were doing ok. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great and affordable place

  • 4 of 5

The studio is in one minute walking distance from a nice beach. It was wonderful to go there for a swim early in the morning when there was not a single soul yet. The studio itself is a bit small, but it's very clean and has a big fridge and all kitchen appliances you would need. Shops and nice places to eat are also in a very short walkable distance. The location is away from the most touristic places and big resorts, but everything is easily accessable by a car. You get a chance to experience the usual island life. Geri and Ke'Alii were very nice and helpful. We had some small problems at the unit, but they reacted promptly and made everything to make our stay pleasant.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hauula Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal
Sep 30 2016 - Sep 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$89
From
$99
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Seasonal
Sep 30 2017 - Sep 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
$89
From
$99
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$69
From
$79
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $69

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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