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Beautiful Bathtub Beach -- Clean, roomy beach house just steps from the ocean

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Private beach house is an island paradise. A 2 bedroom, 2 bath charmer.

Gorgeous oceanfront beach house with a large private yard directly across from the Polynesian Cultural Center. It's rare to find a home on the North Shore that offers a safe, private swimming beach right in front of the house. This property has it all. A single family 1500 square ft. beach house maintained to the owners' standards. Central air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, new refrigerator, granite countertops, travertine floors, plantation shutters, new Smart TV in living room and plasma TV with cable in 2nd bedroom, Wi-fi high-speed internet, new outdoor grill, microwave, and a full-size washer and dryer.

The home has a huge private, fenced yard for the kids to run and play. We are tucked away from the highway which makes for a quiet setting away from traffic noise. The back of the house faces east and rewards the early riser with spectacular sunrises. From our lanai you may spot sea turtles or monk seals anytime and whales in the winter. New steps installed in October 2015 allow for easy ocean access. This private, reef-protected beach makes it safe to swim right in front of the home, regardless of the season. The "bathtub" area is perfect for kids of all ages.

The roomy home has and two bedrooms, two full baths, a large living room with well-appointed furnishings, and a dining table which seats six. There are two queen beds, one futon and one day bed. Beach towels, boogie boards, and some beach toys are included. There are many public beaches located nearby if you want the bigger waves.

Laie is a quiet country town but convenient to Foodland (closed on Sunday), Tamura's (local market open 7-days a week that sells alcohol), and Long's Drug Store. In Laie there is a clean and friendly shopping center with fast food choices such as McDonald's, Taco Bell, Subway and even a small movie theater! The nearby town of Kahuku is famous for its many fun food trucks.

Simply walk across the street to the Polynesian Cultural Center. PCC is one of Oahu's favorite tourist stops, made famous by its fabulous luau and evening show. The free Hukilau Marketplace, with Pounder's Restaurant, several food trucks, live Hawaiian music, and convenient shopping, is great fun too. We are located just 10 minutes from Turtle Bay Resort and a 20-minute drive to Kualoa Ranch.

No need to fight the crowds in Waikiki or other parts of the island, Bathtub Beach offers the ultimate in tranquility on the North Shore.

Sorry, no weddings, private parties, or outdoor camping are allowed on the property.

This property was listed on VRBO in Dec. 2012.

More Details

Property Manager
Lata Sua
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Lata Sua

My husband I have lived in Alaska for the past 36 years. Business, and the desire for warm weather, brought us to Oahu 20 years ago. Since we first arrived we have met so many wonderful people who welcomed us with the true spirit of Aloha. After years of living part-time in Hononlulu we purchased this home in 2006 because of its gorgeous setting on the tranquil waters of Bathtub Beach. We still visit our island home throughout the year and always leave with a renewed sense of peace.

Lata Sua purchased this house in 2006

Why Lata Sua chose Laie

As owners and frequent visitors to this beach house, we maintain it as our own home. Once you enter the gate you are in your own private paradise. You will find this well-maintained island home a perfect spot for your Hawaii vacation.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of Bathtub Beach. The reef-protected beach makes for a quality Hawaiian vacation experience. Swimming is safe right in front of our home regardless of the season. The home required extensive remodeling which was completed in 2009. We love staying in quiet Laie during our frequent visits to Oahu. We are continually awed by the view as we walk in the private gate and are transported away from all worries. This is how we believe your vacation should be too. Laie is a quiet and safe place in which to visit. The local Foodland (closed on Sunday) is clean and friendly. Tamura's Market and Long's Drugstore in Hau'ula are so close too. Tamura's has a great selection of wine and spirits.


Laie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • TV in back bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Bathtub Beach -- Clean, roomy beach house just steps from the ocean
average rating of 4.852459 based on 61 reviews

Very clean with the beautiful beach as part of Your backyard.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoy the North Shore and the Polynesian Cultural Center across the street from this beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Mahalo a nui loa for staying with us and it was our pleasure to be of service. Thank you for your review and we are very glad that you had a great time on your vacation while staying with us also. We would like an opportunity to be of service again in the near future. Until then have a great 2018 and return and stay with us again. Mahalo a nui loa Laie Bathtub Beach LLC.
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Amazing Relaxing Spot

  • 5 of 5

This home is very comfortable. The AC units worked great. The view from the large slider in the living room is fantastic. Having the convenience of your own steps down to the beach was the best! No more packing up to go to the beach and lugging things there, you ARE there. It is very quiet and people we met so nice. This house is convenient to a grocery store, hardware store, some take-out places and of course the Polynesian cultural center is right across the street (never heard anything). This place is perfect if you want a nice relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!!! Beautiful house!!!

  • 5 of 5

House is just perfect!!!!Located across the street from Polynesian center and right on the beach. Whole family loved it!!!

Thank you Lata for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing holiday in Oahu! Lata was a welcoming host, kind and so very helpful. The location of this home was perfect for us - our young kids played at the beach for hours and we could easily explore other beaches nearby. The grassy area next to the house was perfect to burn off some steam for the kids. The house is also very well stocked. Mornings on the deck were my absolute favourite with kids playing, a coffee and book in hand while the sun gently rose through the cloud. Thank you so much! We will miss the beautiful sound of the ocean.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. With 3 teenagers, having the beach a few steps away was really convenient. The house was exactly what the website said and more. It had snorkeling gear that wasn't mentioned in the amenities and there was plenty of room for even Grandma to have her own space. The first morning before sunrise we sat on the patio and watched a whale breaching in the ocean. We also saw the monk seal up close that we had read about in some other reviews. On a smaller scale, we were also able to admire crabs and angel fish. The reef made the water perfect for the paddle boards that we rented no matter what time of day it was or how rough the waves were. We could also go about 100 yards down the beach if we wanted to play in the waves. There are great places to eat at the marketplace across the street at the Polynesian Cultural Center. And the house is set back far enough that we never heard any noise. The only problem is that we couln't stay longer. We will definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

The location on the beach is perfect, especially for kids. It was a beautiful setting and a sweet house. The setting was relaxing, quiet, and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Pounders at PCC
Car: necessary

The Polynesian Cultural Center and the new Hukilau Marketplace are located directly across the street from us. At PCC you can enjoy an authentic day-long Polynesian adventure capped off with their famous luau and evening show. The Hukilau Marketplace is a free and fun place to shop, eat, and listen to live local Hawaiian music. Pounder's Restaurant is a beautiful new restaurant and there are several local food trucks for a quick bite to eat -- all just a walk across the street. You can rent stand-up paddle boards and kayaks at North Shore Explorers and carry them back to Bathtub Beach -- it's that convenient!

Kualoa Ranch, a 20-minute drive from here, is a fantastic place to tour the movie locations from Lost and Jurassic Park, as well as enjoy a horseback or catamaran ride. Turtle Bay Resort is a 10-minute drive. The resort boasts world class golf and a relaxing spa. The North Shore has many shrimp trucks which are fun to try. Be sure to visit Kahuku Farms for simple farm to table freshness and a tour of their farmland. Of course winter brings the giant waves to areas outside Bathtub Beach. You can drive to watch the professional surfers near Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Bonzai Pipeline. No trip to the North Shore is complete without a stop in historic Hale'iwa. You can always take the one-hour drive to Waikiki, but honestly, why would leave this place when you have your own paradise right here at Bathtub Beach?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Weekday Rate $450.00 per night
Holiday Rate $600.00 per night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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