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The Rockpiles Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Relaxing 1 Bedroom Cottage Close to the Beach

This spacious second floor cottage is nestled at the back of a 2 acre lot right across the street from the beach 'Rockpiles', which is just a couple breaks down from the world famous Banzai Pipeline. This 960 square foot cottage is a perfect couples getaway. The cottage has 1 bedroom with a queen size bed. It has a large bathroom and grand room that includes a dining area, kitchen and living space. Double french doors open out onto a large covered porch with a seating area, table and benches. The staircase empties out into a private yard which is fenced with a 6 foot wooden privacy fence. The cottage yard is equipped with a gas barbeque and picnic table for outside dining. A small laundry area houses a washer/dryer along with 2 beach chairs, snorkels, beach toys, and 2 bicycles.

There is a great bike path across the street that is over 2 1/2 miles long and takes you past all the amazing beaches the North Shore has to offer. It is a pleasant 1 mile ride to a large grocery store and several lunch wagon restaurants. In the opposite direction and a little over a mile away is Ted's Bakery, an island famous bakery.

The Kitchen is equipped with a:

- Full Size Refrigerator

- Microwave

- Large toaster/convection oven (no stove)

- Hot plate

- Coffee maker

- Blender

- Rice pot

- Cooking utensils & dishes

Sleeping Accommodations are:

- Queen Size Bed in the Bedroom

- Full Size Pullout Couch

- Twin Size Day Bed

More Details

Mele Sheridan
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Haleiwa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Day bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(97 traveler reviews)

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The Rockpiles Cottage
average rating of 4.8350515 based on 97 reviews

Super clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Rockpiles cottage was ideal . We loved how spacious and bright it was. There was plenty of room for the four of us despite having only 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Loved the outdoor shower and large deck where we spent a lot of time. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quiet and private place to stay on north shore. Walking or biking distance to the best beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Leandro, CA USA

classic hawaiian cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property had it all: spacious feel, cleanliness and elegance, convenient location to everything yet quiet enough to feel "apart". On this beautiful second floor getaway, apart from the main house, the visitor will celebrate daily the easy access to a beautiful beach and possibilities for total relaxation on the huge deck surrounded by grass, trees, birds and other animals. We can't wait to return. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great in every way

  • 5 of 5

Really great property in a great location. We loved our time there, from sunset walks on the beach to a short drive to Waimea to hanging out in the cottage in the evenings enjoying the lanai.

Mahalo to our great hosts--we hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warrenville, IL

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights in May. It was a great location on the north shore. On a Saturday and Sunday, traffic wasn't great - so having the bikes was nice. It was an easy ride to Shark's Cove or Sunset Beach. Plenty of things to do in the area. Air conditioning was only in the bedroom - but it was nice enough when we were there to just have the windows open. I wish there would have a been a screen on the door! We LOVED the goats coming and going. Would stay again if ever in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location - Private - Live like a local

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay here. It's a pretty basic rental. Its clean, big and though on the owners property you have your own entrance. It's exactly as advertised. The pictures are realistic to the property. Having the bikes there was awesome for me. I biked every morning. Foodland is so close and they have the basic things you need to cook your own food. I was here for a business trip that lasted over a weekend. So it was great to escape the Waikiki mess and live like a local on the North Shore. I did my own cooking and just escaped and relaxed. This was the perfect place to do it. I'll hopefully be back.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location / Stay Not As Expected

  • 3 of 5

easy access to the North Shore, a good location, don’t count on sleeping in. chose the location because of the many reviewers that raved about the location and how friendly Mele (and fam) were. place where we could interact more with the locals and someone who would be willing to offer us direction reality wasn’t quite what we’d hoped. Approached the home to check in, greeted by the family barking burglar alarm (aka the porch dog) purpose in life was to bark at the wind. The owner (assuming it was Mele) greeted me at the steps of the home and firmly told me that I needed to go back out through the front gate (about 100 yards) and around the outside of their fenced-in portion of the property (i.e. the message we are not allowed to venture near their home). object lesson because about 20 feet from the car was another “open” gate that would have made the task much easier. the chore of exiting their portion of the property proved easier said than done. turn out of the yard was so tight, I was forced to exit the property completely and go up the street for the U-Turn. Raving reviews claimed that the owners (Mele & fam) were friendly and accessible, but the owners never came over and introduced themselves nor left us with the impression that they were even the slight bit interested in their next-door tenants. Rental was spacious, clean, and well stocked with everything needed for our stay (impressive). Side bar…. you pay a cleaning deposit, but are required to strip the bed, pile up the towels and take out the garbage before you leave (by the way, the bed seemed pretty small to be a Queen as advertised. I should have measured it to know for sure.) Morning starts at 4 am, woke to the sound of a local rooster (maybe more than one) doing his best to wake everyone within earshot. after an hour (maybe two) of listening to his constant crowing, you’d fall back to sleep just in time for our property owners to start their morning ritual. 6:30 am, the fun starts again with a series of starting cars, idling motors, slamming doors and the bustle of people hurriedly preparing to start their daily routines. somewhere in there, the porch hound would manage to bellow a bark or two. Thus, you forcibly start your day! On one particular morning -about 6 am - to the sound of someone dragging (instead of carrying) garbage cans from the street down to their usual resting place near the house. Consequently no r&r. Owners were not considerate. Nextime a hotel would be better

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed description of your stay here at our cottage. Please allow me to clarify a few of the points you mentioned: 1)Your “firm” greeting was delivered by a friend (Mele was actually at work) who decided to stop by unannounced & hang out with our teenage son who was home sick from school. It appears she did not do a good job in greeting you & we apologize for this inhospitable welcome. 2)This visiting friend left our front gate open which obviously caused you some confusion on how to enter the property. However, I must state, I emailed you detailed instructions & posted signs marking the way. So yes, having to retrace your missteps probably was difficult since that was not the way we intend our guests to enter. 3)Your description of our yard being “Fort Knox” has to do with the fact that our beloved Border Collie was hit & killed on the highway in front of the cottage due to someone negligently leaving a gate open. Since then we have configured our yard in a way that renters are not required to open any gates & our beloved dog is safely nestled in a secure yard. 4)The “cleaning” deposit you referred to is not a cleaning deposit but a service charge that VRBO charges you the guests to use their website. We do not charge a cleaning fee. We ask our guests to do a couple housekeeping tasks due to 1 guest leaving a trashcan full of gross trash and maggots. I assumed it was common sense to empty the trashcan during ones stay - but this experience proved otherwise. 5)Our unspoken rule of thumb with our guests is to allow them to dictate how much interaction they would like. The friendly reviews you read about were due to guests approaching us. We have noticed about 50% of our guests do not want to interact with us & so we like to respect their privacy. We left a welcome book with our phone numbers along with a note to “wave” us down in the yard should you need anything. 6)Roosters crowing & dogs barking are part of staying on the NS & also beyond our control. However, we do provide a portable AC in the bedroom to help drown out some of the noise. 7)The morning noise is the final thing I’d like to address. We normally try to be as quiet as possible in the wee hours of the morning and have never had a complaint about this before. We apologize for any undue noise and will take extra efforts to tiptoe around. Finally, we would like to agree that a vacation rental is very different than a hotel and not always the best fit for some.
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Car: recommended

We are located just over one mile past Waimea bay, continuing past our house is Pipeline (1/4 mile) and Sunset beach (1 mile).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Standard Rate: $175 for 1-2 guests per night; $25 per additional guest per night
Maximum Occupancy = 4


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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