The house is oceanfront sitting on one of the most picturesque beaches along the North Shore--Ke Iki Beach. SUMMER 2017 the house features a NEW KITCHEN.. the entire kitchen has been updated...new appliances, new countertops, new cabinets, etc. The upstairs of the house features 2 bedrooms (one oceanfront bedroom with a queen bed, and one mountain facing bedroom with two single beds). Downstairs, there is also a large, separate, oceanfront studio with a queen-sized bed, a sitting area, kitchenette and full bathroom. The yard is large with a grassy lawn and tropical plant garden. Guests may walk right out the door, across the grass yard and onto the secluded beach. To provide privacy, the house is separated by some low vegetation at the yard's edge and a private path onto the beach sand. The house also has a fenced yard and gate for safety and added privacy.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
On Spectacular Ke Iki Beach- SLEEPS 2-6 PEOPLE
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
We live in Raleigh, NC but all of our extended family live on the North Shore so we regularly spend holidays and summer vacations there. Knowing the beauty of this beach, and the restorative affect of this location, we wanted to be able to share it with others.
Gretchen purchased this House in 2012
Why Gretchen chose Haleiwa
Our family lives right next door to this house so we are quite familiar with this secluded beach, the wide span of sand here, the gorgeous views from this property and the beauty of the area. When the house came on the market this recent summer, we knew that we wanted to have a place to call our own for the future.
What makes this House unique
The beach at this location is unique because, typically, only residents of Ke Iki Road use this beach. To be able to vacation on such a lovely spot with so few beach-goers is unique and rather restorative.
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Wonderful House and Location!
My family and friends stayed at Gretchen's house from April 27th to May 6th. Gretchen, her mom, and house manager were so helpful, and just really nice! Gretchen was always available to answer my questions and was very helpful! The house is beautiful and well equipped. She had beach toys, kayak, boogie boards and kiddie pool for my toddler, which was great because the ocean waves were a little high. The location is perfect, about a 5 min walk to sharks cove, the grocery store and amazing food trucks! We felt safe in the house, with the privacy gate! The yard is wonderful to relax on and the lanai is perfect for watching the sunsets and don't forget the beach steps away! I would recommend this house to anyone and look forward to coming back in the future!
Oh I’m so glad you had a great stay. Thank you for your kind comments.
Perfect beach house
This house is really what you want in a beach house. It is right on a great beach. You walk out the back and there is the beach. It is not crowded because there is not a lot of public access around there. We were there in summer, so no big waves, but the water was still a lot of fun to go into. Would be cool to see big waves and surfers in winter.
The lanai is perfect. We sat out there so much and played games, ate and drank, or just sat and looked out. The rest of the house is practically inconsequential compared to it.
The inside is just fine, though. Really about as nice as you would want in a beach house.
There are a lot of handy beach items available in the garage to use, as well as bikes, for riding on the path that is right there.
The location is excellent. Right down the road from Sharks Cove (Foodland, food trucks, surf shop) and its outstanding snorkeling. Other great beaches are a short stroll or bike ride away.
Haleiwa is also lovely. It can take a while to drive there because of the traffic, and you may prefer the just stay out of your car. However, we liked the town so much we did go in a few times.
This place really is great. Would love to come back sometime.
Best North Shore stay yet!
We love visiting the north shore, and this home was by far our favorite to date. I agree with all the other wonderful reviews, but wanted to add a couple touches that just made it our vacation rental champion. We had quite a few days of rain during our stay, so that will explain why a lot of my comments are from being inside...
The layout and window placement is perfect for catching breezes from every direction. Between that and the ceiling fans, the temperature was always comfortable. We were even cold a few nights.
With such an open space it was so nice to have a silent dishwasher! We had ample space in the refrigerator for our 10 day food supply from Costco. I love that everything is white. It made us feel so comfortable to be somewhere we KNEW was clean.
Maybe it’s our bad luck, but everywhere else we have stayed has horrible tasting water from the tap and we have had to purchase bottled water. This home did not have that problem! It tasted great!
We especially loved the yard and the lanai, the access to sharks cove and foodland, the setback from the noise of K Hwy. It was fun for our young kids to use the toys and our teenagers the puzzles and Hawaiian origami book. We wished the waves were a little smaller so we could have used the sea kayak. It looked fun! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us-we will be back!
Thank you for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you found the purified water a benefit as well as the new kitchen a bonus. Thank you also for commenting on the comfortable temperatures with the positioning of the house and the windows so the ocean breezes do keep the house wonderfully cool and comfortable even in the summer. Looking forward to having you back.
We had a wonderful time ! Relaxing very clean and comfortable. We were 5 Adults. Having the extra Studio downstairs was great. Enjoyed many walks on the track as well as bike rides. The house has everything you need for a day on the beach. Gretchen, Mandy and Family were extremely helpful. Thank-you for sharing your Wonderful Home Gretchen.
We had a great stay at the Haleiwa Beach house. Upstairs and downstairs studio made it easy to spread out (stairs on outside to upstairs and downstairs which makes it more private). Cooked dinners in house most evenings after watching sunset from the deck and ventured out during the day. We were there Dec 28-Jan 4 so beach had high waves and we could walk to Pipeline and watched great surfing. For our level of water experience we walked and snorkeled at Sharks Cove and drove to Kuilima Cove were you can park at Turtle Bay Resort. Roy's nice beach restaurant. Boogie Board at Castle beach left side of Malaekahana Beach campground and surf lessons at Waimea Bay Beach Park were you can boogie board too. Our young adult members liked walking down to the Food Trucks to get smoothies and fish tacos. Perfect weather and relaxing stay. We rode bikes (3) down to Sunset beach one afternoon too. We had football fans and went to Kemo'o Farms Pub in Wahiawa which is a great little hole in the wall with lots of TVs.
WIsh we could stay forever!
We’ve stayed on the North Shore many times, usually over the holidays, and this is our favorite property so far.
The location can’t be beat.
The sound of the crashing waves was fantastic (curious what it’s like in June?) We’re big music people and we never once thought of turning it on because of the sounds of the ocean.
The property is gorgeous, clean and cozy.
We hardly used the studio but it would be perfect for a young couple or even older kids.
Everything you need is available, and if not, it’s just a phone call away. We had unusually cold nights and had extra blankets delivered within an hour.
There are so many great things about this property, I could go on and on, but for us the location was perfect.
We definitely hope to return and we’d love to stay here again.
The North Shore offers numerous activities. You can be as active or relaxed as you want here. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, are all readily available and boat rentals, jet ski rentals, sunset sail cruises, massage therapists, spa offerings and more are all locally available.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
When renting just the upstairs house for 4 or fewer people the cleaning fee is $155. If renting the whole house for 4-6 people, the cleaning fee is $200. Discount rate for monthly rental is available.