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Hukilau Beachfront House with 2 cottages for extra guests or privacy. Turtles!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,237 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Sleeps 1-16. 5 bed 4 bath in house & 2 studio cottages. Turtles!

Sandy beachfront North Shore retreat located on the Hukilau Beach of Laie Bay! Our beautiful home is well known as the 'Laie Beach Retreat' or "Lofts of Laie," but could be called the Turtle House. Our home has an ideal location; the reef ends to the east of our house. We've seen up to 5 turtles, surfing, in front of our home.

The main house features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, and there are an additional two studio cottages for extra guests. Rent the main house, one or both of the cottages, or the entire property! View the ocean from our living room and enjoy cooking in our huge kitchen and dining area, with two cook tops and two refrigerators. Relax inside while still enjoying the ocean breeze and sounds while using our TV, Wi-Fi, and our private outside hot water shower!

If you would like more privacy or quiet time, you should request one or two of the studio cottages, in addition to the main house. Our main house is an authentic Hawaiian beach house with an open floor plan. The upstairs loft has the best ocean view, and the upstairs bedroom has a sliding door on one side, and a sliding wall on the other.

Foodland is 04 miles away at the Laie Shopping Center, and is open every day except Sunday. On Sundays, the Laie Shopping Center and the Polynesian Cultural Center are closed. Shopping is available at Tamura's and Longs/CVS Drugs in Hauula, which is 2.6 miles away, and at the Kahuku Superette, in Kahuku, which is 2.5 miles away.

Our guests for the last 13 years have consistently remarked that they have enjoyed an excellent and unforgettable stay on one of the best beaches on the island!

Hawaii Tax I.D. No. W40784896-01


Please note, we do not rent to separate parties at the same time

Keywords: Beachfront, spacious, modern large kitchen, sleeps 10 in the house, sleeps 16 on the property, renovated, wifi, sandy beach

More Details

Pam, Lesley & A.C.
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Pam, Lesley & A.C.

The Owners are a Kama'aina family, born and both raised in Honolulu. Always drawn to the north shore, we were finally able to acquire our dream vacation home in 2001 with the intent of having our families enjoy this spectacular beach. We immediately started a two-year complete renovation. We are now able to share our home and its oustanding location with you. The photo above shows a few of us (and three generations) relaxing at the Laie Beach Retreat.

Pam, Lesley & A.C. purchased this house in 2001

Why Pam, Lesley & A.C. chose Laie

We planned our renovations with families in mind and what they might need while vacationing at the beach. It's the small but important things - such as two refrigerators, two cooktops, a full size oven and microwave, a large gated yard for security and privacy. Having enough room for cooking, or enough fridge space for food and drinks, beach chairs to sit on the dune and enjoy the view, as well as peace of mind while your children enjoy playing on our grassy yard in a secure gated area - these are the type of details we have considered and hopefully you can enjoy our home as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! Laie Bay is gorgeous and our location is ideal due to its sandy area in front of our home which makes for the best entry point to swim, bodysurf, boogie board. Reef is located to the east which is also good for snorkeling, turtle watching or surfing. Proximity to the Laie Village Shopping Center - walk down the beach and cross the road with the kids for shave ice or an ice cream treat. Quick drive to Foodland for that one dinner item you may have forgotten.


Laie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Outside hot shower - outdoor shower , Outside hot shower, with redwood fence. Enjoy!
    Outside cold shower - outdoor shower , Outside cold shower, west side of the main house. Refresh!
    Makai bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom with shower that is part of the Makai studio
    Mauka bathroom - toilet , shower , Bathroom with shower that is part of the Mauka studio
    Palm bathroom in the main house - toilet , combination tub/shower , Our newest bathroom with tub for the kids
    Naupaka bathroom in the main house - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Huge ofuro type shower! Hot shower just outside
  • 2 bathrooms in the main house, and a bathroom in each of the 2 cottages. From the main house, enjoy the private outside hot shower, surrounded by a redwood fence, lilies, and a palm tree. The main house bathroom features an ofuro tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft - 1 queen , Opens to the house. Ocean view. Our favorite place!
    Mauka - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Studio unit with full kitchen, washer and dryer and bathroom
    Naupaka - 2 queen , Ground floor with its own bathroom, outside hot shower.
    Temple - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Upstairs with Temple view, ocean view and mountain view deck
    Makai - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Studio unit with kitchenette, and own bathroom with shower
  • There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, and there are also two studio cottages, attached to the main house by a covered patio. Total: queen size beds (6), twin beds (4), additional single mattresses (2), Pack & Play (2). If you need more privacy or quiet time, request one of the studio cottages, in addition to the main house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have a fantastic location on the Hukilau Beach of Laie Bay. Our house could be called the 'Turtle House' as there are 5 turtles frequently surfing in the ocean at the foot of our dunes. Monk seals (endangered - 1500 in the wild) are yearly visitors to Laie Bay. We are in between the Laie Point State Wayside and the Malaekahana State Park. Laie Point is a whale viewing spot from November through April, and a popular fishing and cliff jumping site. BYUH and the Mormon Temple are within walking distance. The Polynesian Cultural Center and the Turtle Bay Resort at Kuilima are within 5-15 minutes. Enjoy breakfast at the Hukilau Café. Take a short drive to the shrimp trucks in Kahuku, and the new Keana Farms zipline. Walk for miles along the beach! The city bus stops just outside our retreat, and is a wonderful way to see the island.


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Hukilau Beachfront House with 2 cottages for extra guests or privacy. Turtles!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic Family Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and loved everything about the location. We had wonderful sunrises right out the back door every morning and loved watching the turtles swim in the ocean. The portion of beach behind the house was typically very secluded and perfect for the children we brought with us ranging from 1-14. The home was beautiful and had everything we needed for our two week stay. We would definitely come and stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic beach house in Laie

  • 5 of 5

I was highly impressed with this beach house located off of a quiet stretch of turtle beach. There is a dune that provides privacy from people passing by on the beach. The outdoor shower with hot water was greatly appreciated. There are many locations on the property to relax. We barbecued in the patio near the front of the house, and sat in rocking chairs on the back deck to watch the sunset. We were pleasantly surprised at the variety of cookware and appliances. The house has many floor and ceiling fans. One major benefit of staying here is the number of actual beds on the property. Most other listings use a lot of air mattresses. The spacious yard accommodated all of our cars with space left over for the kids to run around. Excellent customer service from the property manager. Will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise !!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing stay at the Laie Beach Retreat. The location of this property couldn’t be better. We loved that the backyard is steps away from the beach. There is a deck, a yard, and a knoll that all have spectacular views of the sea. We spent many hours enjoying the beautiful ocean views while drinking coffee in the morning, reading during the day, and then sipping beverages in the evening as the sun sets. The ocean issafe and super fun for young children and adults. It is perfect for bogie boarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming.The house is wonderful for big families or groups. It is large, roomy, and has everything that families of all sizes would need. There is a spacious living room with an ocean view,a dining room, a large kitchen, and amply eating space. There is a private upstairs bedroom with a loft. There is a downstairs bedroom with a bathroom. There are two separate cottages for individual families. There is also a large lawn area in the back of the house that can be used for parking, as well an area for children to play.The house is well stocked and clean. There are plenty of towels, bedding, board games,books, and a washer and dryer. There is a wonderful outside shower with warm water that is great after a swim in the ocean.We spent a lot of time relaxing, reading, spending time together, and enjoying the ocean. There are also outstanding local restaurants. We were able to go on challenging hikes that had varied degrees of intensity. It is a perfect way to spend a vacation. We loved everything about this family home and wouldn’t stay anywhere else!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Spot on the Beach and Great for a Large Group

  • 5 of 5

As you walk the beautiful Laie Bay, you come to realize that this house has the perfect spot - it is right on the Hukilau Beach, but is far enough away from the beach park for privacy. Our kids loved the body surfing. We loved sitting on the mound overlooking the beach and spotting the turtles. This was a favorite, especially with the morning sunrises. There is a main house which has a huge open living room, dining room and kitchen with two cooking areas, where all 16 of us could gather. There was a downstairs bedroom and bathroom, as well as a private upstairs bedroom, and a sleeping loft. The two separate studio cottages gave each of the three families their own private space. We loved it.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hale Ohana

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 16 just concluded our stay at this lovely beach retreat. Choosing to stay on the quieter side of the island is always a priority. We loved being able to walk out onto the beach with the little ones. It is a very quiet tranquil setting and in March the waves were just right for boogie boards, and little guys. Our grandchildren loved the water and we felt 'safe' as they played in the waves. The older guys loved snorkeling and 'chasing' the turtles.

The house fit our needs very well, and we loved having the extras like additional refrigerators, cook-tops and tables. The house is exactly as advertised. We are looking forward to returning again in a couple of years! Aloha and Mahalo

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time. This home was perfect for our family.

The location was great. We loved the open floor plan. It was great to walk out the patio doors for a jog on the beach, a swim and then an outdoor, private, warm or cold shower. There is a small knoll just out the back door where you can watch the sunrise and ocean waves.

There were plenty of games and books and toys for children. We never needed any towels. Plenty of beach and bath towels were provided.

Our favorite local dining spots were 7 Brothers for awesome burgers and Titas Grill for barbeque. The grilled banana bread at The Farm Cafe was amazing. Foodland for groceries was within walking distance.(Closed on Sundays)

Our girls went zip lining at Climb Works and enjoyed an unforgettable experience.

Our family of 7; 1 senior, 5 adults, 1 teenager and a baby all agreed Laie Beach Retreat should get 4 out of 5 stars.

Here are the reasons we didn't give it a 5.

1. The sliding doors on the beach side were very hard to operate.

2. Aside from the downstairs bedroom there is no privacy. We had 2 married couples in our family.

3. Everything in town closes on Sunday(Mormon temple is located here.)

4.Guests will need TP, laundry soap, consumable supplies such as paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, briquettes for BBQ.

5. Although the busy highway didn't bother us once we got inside, it was difficult to enter and exit the property due to the traffic. We scraped the front of our rental car more than once because of the steep incline.

We would come back and recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Today at 7:40 PM When I heard about the Anderson sliding doors, on the beach side of our property, I sent my husband to check them right away. He cleaned the sand and salt out of the tracks and lubricated them with a dry lubricant, and now they are fine, but his job is only guaranteed for a month. He can’t keep up with Mr. Salt and Mr. Wind, and the frequent storms that impact a house right on the beach on the windward side of the island. Our Laie beach house is a genuine Polynesian style home. When it was rebuilt in 1983, there were no interior walls, not even for the bathrooms! Don’t worry, a lot of walls have been added since them, but it still has an open floor plan. All the doors are ventilated, and one of the bedroom walls consists of sliding wooden shutters, that open up. If more privacy is needed we have two studio cottages. The Laie Shopping Center is closed on Sundays. But, CVS-Longs Pharmacy and Tamura’s Supermarket, are located in Hauula, 2 ½ miles away and are open on Sundays. The Kahuku Superette, 2.3 miles away in Kahuku, is also open on Sundays. When the Laie Shopping Center is closed, both the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Hukilau Beach Park are closed. The beach in front of our house is quite deserted. We recommend that guests bring their own supply of laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, foil, barbecue supplies, spices, food, etc. Our cleaning team services many homes on the north shore and doesn't stock these items. Kamehameha Highway is a two lane country road. The Laie speed limit is 25 miles per hour, and increases to 35 mph just past the Laie Elementary School, which is .4 miles from our house. With the popularity of the north shore, the highway is becoming more and more busy.
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.3 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Kahuku Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Hukilau Cafe open for breakfast and lunch Tues-Sat

BYU Hawaii, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie Point for whale watching in the winter and a view of the Tunnel Rock and locals cliff jumping. North Shore surf spots, Haleiwa Town, Kahuku Shrimp Trucks, Turtle Bay Resort and Golf, awesome local hiking, Malaekahana Bay, Goat Island.....

Food - Hukilau Cafe (about 100 yards away), Kahuku Grill, Titas Grill, Kahuku Superette, Papa Ole's, Shrimp Trucks, Kahuku Farm Cafe (delicious grilled banana bread), Haleiwa Town restaurants.

Keana Farms Zipline tour in Kahuku. Adventures at Kualoa Ranch.

The bus stops just outside our retreat. A 4 day pass is $25 and bus fare is $1 for those with a Medicare card. Take the bus around the island, or to downtown Honolulu or the Ala Moana Shopping Center.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning main house $300 + Tax
Cleaning cottage $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Standard rates: The main house, which has 3 bedrooms, and the two studio cottages, can be rented together, for $650/night for up to 12 people, or individually.
The main house is $500/night and $3500/week for up to 8 people. Cleaning is an additional $300. Tax on the rent and cleaning fee is 13.962%. Security deposit for the main house is $600.
Each cottage can be rented for an $150/night or $1050/week for up to 2 people. Cleaning is an additional $100. Tax on the rent and cleaning fee is 13.962%. Security deposit for each cottage is $200.
Additional guests (more than 8 in the main house or 2 in each of the cottages) are an additional $35/night + tax.
We can accommodate up to 16 people at our retreat. Contact us for last minute rentals with your proposals.
The above charges may be higher during the Summer and Winter holidays and Thanksgiving.

Payment by check, for the initial deposit,and subsequent payments. Checks are to be mailed to: PO Box 61159, Honolulu, Hi 96839.
The initial deposit of $600 to $1000 is required to hold your reservation, and is forfeited in the event of cancellation. Payment for the rental, tax and cleaning is due 2 months prior to arrival, and is forfeited in the event of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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