About the property
- Condo828 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
1 Bedoorm(King) + Queen Murphy Bed, Bath w/Tiled Shower, Free WiFi & Parking
'Our Piece Of Paradise' is a BEACHFRONT, GROUND FLOOR WALK-OUT with an unobstructed OCEANFRONT view. On a beautiful, quiet, sandy beach that is only 30 steps away. Our beach is reef protected, meaning the waves break offshore. So the ones coming onto the beach are calm. Making our part of the ocean good for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, and fishing. It's especially good for small children.
Please notice, we have 2 condos now! If this one is booked, look at listing #3777905, we just bought it a few months ago. We did some other remodeling on this one, too, the last time we were there. We just finished remodeling the bathroom. We took out the tub and replaced it with a beautiful tiled shower. We also took down the popcorn ceiling and replaced it with a nice flower petal design. That along with the new tile floor we put in the bedroom, are some of the minor updates we've put in that don't show up very well in the pictures. We want you to enjoy our vacation home, and come to love it as we do. Our goal is to have you walk in, take one look at the gorgeous ocean view, feel the Trade Winds blowing through, listen to the waves... and immediately relax & let all your stress start melting away. Close your eyes and imagine it now.... doesn't it sound wonderful?
We enjoy beautiful sunrises in the morning and moon rises at night. We have seen big Sea Turtles sleeping on the beach in the morning, and Whales spouting and breaching on the ocean(from November to April). We like to sit on the patio and watch the waves break on the reef, sometimes we even sleep on the Murphy bed in the living room just so the waves can lull us to sleep. Then, if we leave the curtains open a little, we can wake up to a gorgeous sunrise streaming in through the lanai window. It is truly our idea of Paradise! Hopefully, it will become yours, too!
Many people have told us we have the best location in the building because of our unobstructed ocean view, along with the convenience of being able to just walk right out to the beach. Which you will have practically all to yourself, because there is no public beach access. The pool area is also just for residents, you need a key FOB to enter (which helps to make it safer for kids).
You'll be happy to know there is no lock box to mess with. We are one of the few owners who employ an agent to welcome our guests personally. She will show you where everything is, how to use it, and be your on-island contact person while you are here to help with any questions you may have.
You will have ''No Worries'' as the locals say...only to decide if you are going to spend the day on the beautiful beach outside your lanai or go for a scenic drive along the coast to do some sightseeing.
We have a true 1-bedroom (not the small sleeping alcove some call a bedroom). We also have lots of dresser, closet, and cabinet space, so you will be able to empty your suitcases and make yourself at home. We know some of you like to fall asleep listening to the TV, so we have one in the bedroom and one in the living room. We have tried to stock our vacation home with all the things we enjoy when we are traveling. In fact, we've just added some things from reading our guests comments about some things they thought would be nice to have, that we didn't think of before.
One of my favorite things is the Murphy Bed. You will have the choice to sleep in the bedroom on the king size Sealy Plush bed, or in the front room listening to the waves and waking up to see the Sunrise from the queen size Serta Euro-Top Murphy Bed. When we remodeled, we purchased new SS appliances, cabinets, counter tops, rattan furniture, linens, dishes & silverware, cookware, beach towels & mats, beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, 2 coolers, 2 lounging chairs, binoculars, and much more.
There is almost always a nice breeze blowing thru the condo due to the trade winds, but for those who like a fan...we have 2 ceiling fans with remotes and a pedestal fan. We have a big assortment of books & DVDs for all ages. We have also prepared a binder showing nearby grocery stores, churches, restaurants, and doctor; along with sightseeing tips, coupon books, and shopping suggestions.
We purchased ''Our Piece Of Paradise'' in 2011 and spent 2 months remodeling it. The kitchen was the most time consuming, but it was worth it because it was a labor of love. We've hired the best cleaning person in the building so our guests can be assured the condo will be freshly cleaned and ready for you to enjoy. For those of you who like some added piece of mind, there is a security guard on duty from 8pm-6am Monday thru Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.
Chris and Al Livingston
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- May 25, 2018
About Chris and Al Livingston
Al asked me one day what my favorite place of all was to go on vacation. I didn't hesitate for a minute, I said 'if I could afford it, I would go to Hawaii every year'. So he surprised me with a trip to Paradise for my birthday. He had never been there before, but he came to love it as much as I did. We had been engaged for over 3 years and just didn't have time to plan a wedding, or know where to do it since our families where spread out across the country. So one morning, not to long before we were supposed to go home, he surprised me with a trip to get a marriage license... and we were married at 'Sunset on the Beach' two days later! Needless to say....I have come to LOVE his surprises!! ;)
Chris and Al Livingston purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Chris and Al Livingston chose Punaluu
Since then, it was always a dream of ours to own our own 'Piece Of Paradise'. But we wanted to be away from all the traffic and congestion of Honolulu.Our favorite part of the island was the North Shore area, so we started looking there. We fell in love with this condo is soon as we walked in and looked thru it...to see the ocean right out the lanai! We also thought it was a sign that it should be ours because the condo's number is the date we got married!! :)
What makes this Condo unique
We would love to share 'Our Piece Of Paradise' with you, so you can have the same wonderful experience in Paradise that we do. We especially love it when we have couples stay who are getting married or honeymooning on the island...it brings back some great memories! But we also really enjoy making any occasion you have...even more special!! Just like one of our favorite sayings, 'What happens in Hawaii... stays with you forever'!! :)
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing Week Spent at this Piece of Paradise
We just returned from an amazing week in this Beachfront Walkout Condo just down from Hauula. Waking up our first morning to a beautiful sunrise that we enjoyed with coffee and breakfast from our own patio and just beyond was the perfect start to our stay. Although early in the AM, we made sure to make this sunrise coffee a daily routine. The beach is literally steps from the patio with the pool even closer. Perfect for our 2 daughters to enjoy and always be within sight. Snorkeling on from the beach was great, with turtles being spotted almost daily.The atmosphere is more than friendly and makes for a very relaxing getaway. The unit itself was perfect for us... slept 4 no problem, new bathroom (especially shower) was a treat and the kitchen had all we needed (cooked most every meal ourselves).
After usually visiting Maui this was our first time in a long time to Oahu and we were skeptical based on the hectic/busy reputation of Waikiki, however we fell in love with the east and north shores of this island. We ventured out often to many beaches, towns, amenities and experiences - often within 10 - 30 minutes in either direction of the condo. From Kahana Bay Beach Park (our kids favorite beach) to the Kualoa Ranch & Beach within less than 20 minutes to the south... to Sunset Beach, Pipeline, Waimea Bay (beach & falls) and Haleiwa all less then 35 minutes to the north. We relaxed, swam, surfed, snorkeled, hiked and just enjoy island life in paradise.
We have stayed in VRBO condos before and the owners of this unit are by far the most accommodating and hospitable we've encountered. Our only complaint would be that the pictures on the listing don't do the experience justice. We'll be back! Aloha. And Mahalo.
Definitely a Paradise
Dream vacation, definitely was a Paradise, Soo happy that we got to spend our family time at this clean, and remodeled condo. Of course the beach was heavenly, with breathtaking sunrise and sunset .
3.5 stars but partly my fault
I would characterize this as more of an apartment than a condo since the murphy bed (2nd bed) is in the kitchen/living room area. The furnishings are mid-range and could use some updating (a little rusty and the mattresses weren't the most comfortable). We were at the end of the year and it's my understanding that the owner's were coming to update and repair soon. The beach was a few feet away but very small, partially due to the strong surf eating away at the shoreline. We found the location a bit cloudy and rainy, and always seemed to find better weather on the south side of the island. A pretty good location for navigating to activities - anywhere on the island within an hour. Beware of a sewage smell if the wind is coming from the west and there is no air conditioner so it can get a little hot and stuffy, even with the fans. It was well outfitted with utensils, reference materials and beach items for visitors. Thanks for sharing your condo with us!
Great location on Oahu-easy to travel either way to Honolulu and close to great beaches
The condo had amazing ocean views and amazing sunrises.
It had everything for cooking and ample towels, sheets, comfortable pillows and beach supplies. The "Murphy" bed was so comfortable and you can hear the ocean waves. I will definitely stay again and highly recommend this condo.
Wonderful on the Beach Condo
Private Beach! So you walk out onto your lanai and literally 25 steps to the beach. A beach that has hardly anyone on it. You are on the windward side of the island so it was very breezy, almost too breezy to enjoy the water with little kids. That being said how often can you find a place where you are the only person taking a morning swim in the warm ocean? Not super great for snorkeling. Right by the pool, don't have to deal with an elevator, quiet, nicely decorated. We cooked a lot of breakfasts and a few dinners, but if you don't want to cook just walk across the street to the food trucks. OMG.....try each one...really...or head up the coast 10 minutes to the Polynesian Cultural Center... or Papa Ole's...it's a really central location on the North Coast. There's no AC so if you are OK with fans it's awesome when the trade winds are blowing. The septic system on the road side of the building was pretty off putting in the parking lot. It was not a problem on the beach side but we had to close the front door a few times. The owners of this condo are AWESOME and really helpful. I would stay here again just because they were so cool. The parking spot right next to the condo was a plus as well as visible security.
Very clean nice place and love the beach!
We are located on the North Shore, away from all the Honolulu traffic and congestion, but still just a beautiful 45 minute drive (thru the mountains and along the coastline) from the airport. We are centrally located for many of the popular tourist attractions. We're 10 minutes from the Polynesian Cultural Center, BYU campus, Laie Temple, and Kualoa Ranch; 15 minutes from Turtle Bay Golf Course; 20 minutes from the popular surfing beaches and Waimea Valley; 25 minutes from Kaneohe Bay and the Marine Corps Base; and 30 minutes from Kailua and Haleiwa.
We would love to help you make wonderful memories of your visit to Paradise! Just like one of our favorite sayings, 'What happens in Hawaii ............ stays with you forever'!!
Other Activities: boating, basketball court, minature golf, shopping, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing
Golf: Turtle Bay Golf Course
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
You get your 3rd person's stay for free with stays over a week. Plus additional discounts for stays longer than 10 days. Discounts for Back-To-Back stays, arriving and/or departing the same day as another guest. We have a minimum stay of 4 (or 5) nights unless you're looking for a shorter stay that fits perfectly between two longer stays. Special Last Minute Rate for openings within a month of your stay. We also offer a Military Discount for active duty personnel. Extra $25 cleaning fee for parties of 5. Your reservation will be confirmed when we receive your deposit payment & rental contract Hawaii Tax ID#: W54050685-01 On Island Agent to meet & greet you- Kathe CooperAdditional discounts on stays longer than 10 days.