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The gorgeous sunrises will take your breath away.

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Gorgeous oceanfront beach house with a large private yard directly across from the Polynesian Cultural Center. It is 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 1800 square ft. beach house maintained to the owners' standards. New 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, 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 next 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, 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.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • TV in back bedroom

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    (2)...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few toys, miscellaneous snorkel gear, and lots of boogie boards are included. There are plenty of fresh beach towels. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The sunrises will take your breath away. What a wonderful way to begin each morning. The Ko'olau Mountains to the south make for stunning sunsets too. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are located directly on beautiful Bathtub Beach. This is a great place to swim for people of all ages. New steps are in place which allow you to step directly into the ocean from our property. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We have a gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean. In the winter you may see whales breaching. It's fun to snorkel either inside or outside of the reef. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    We are located just a few feet from the ocean. Sometimes you will see a monk seal sunning itself. Sea turtles love to eat just outside the reef especially in the mornings. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    We have air conditioning. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    A huge gated and fenced yard ensures total privacy....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Back and side lanai look out over the ocean and private yard. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Some snorkel gear and boogie boards are included. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn Special
Nov 1 - Dec 11, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
$2,500
Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 8, 2017
5 night min stay
$600
$3,800
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$450
$2,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $200
  • Tax Rate 13.962%

Notes:

Weekday Rate $450.00 per night

Holiday Rate $600.00 per night


Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Turtle Bay Resort
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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?

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: My husband I have lived in Alaska for the past 36 years. Business, and the desire for warm weather, brought us to Oahu 19 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 2008 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.

Why Laie, HI, USA:
As owners and frequent visitors to this beach house, we maintain it as if it were 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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Photos

  • The gorgeous sunrises will take your breath away.

    The gorgeous sunrises will take your breath away.

  • A single-family house on a safe swimming beach with a huge private yard.

    A single-family house on a safe swimming beach with a huge private yard.

  • New steps make entering the  ocean a breeze. Monk seals like to visit this area.

    New steps make entering the ocean a breeze. Monk seals like to visit this area.

  • This is the view as you enter the beach house.  The house is air conditioned.

    This is the view as you enter the beach house. The house is air conditioned.

  • The master bedroom is in the background. Close the doors for added privacy.

    The master bedroom is in the background. Close the doors for added privacy.

  • The dining room seats six with bar stools around the kitchen counter.

    The dining room seats six with bar stools around the kitchen counter.

  • The master bath has a new shower with a tiled rock floor.

    The master bath has a new shower with a tiled rock floor.

  • The 2nd bath is equipped like the master bath.

    The 2nd bath is equipped like the master bath.

  • It is as relaxing as it looks.

    It is as relaxing as it looks.

  • You never get tired of this this view.  The bathtub area is great for toddlers.

    You never get tired of this this view. The bathtub area is great for toddlers.

  • Hukilau Marketplace at the PCC is just across the street. It has great shopping.

    Hukilau Marketplace at the PCC is just across the street. It has great shopping.

  • It's hard to imagine the giant waves are just a few miles away!

    It's hard to imagine the giant waves are just a few miles away!

  • It doesn't get much better than Bathtub Beach.

    It doesn't get much better than Bathtub Beach.

  • Here is the back of the beach house -- you are just a few steps from the sand.

    Here is the back of the beach house -- you are just a few steps from the sand.

  • In the mornings look for sea turtles feeding just beyond the reef.

    In the mornings look for sea turtles feeding just beyond the reef.

  • The living room is comfortable and roomy. There is a day bed for extra sleeping.

    The living room is comfortable and roomy. There is a day bed for extra sleeping.

  • The kitchen has granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances.

    The kitchen has granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances.

  • The master bedroom has its own private bath. You can see the ocean from bed.

    The master bedroom has its own private bath. You can see the ocean from bed.

  • The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, a full pull-out futon and a TV.

    The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, a full pull-out futon and a TV.

  • There is new lanai furniture with eight comfortable chairs.

    There is new lanai furniture with eight comfortable chairs.

  • During low tide put on your reef shoes and explore the tidal pools.

    During low tide put on your reef shoes and explore the tidal pools.

  • Walk to the Polynesian Cultural Center.  This pic is taken from the driveway.

    Walk to the Polynesian Cultural Center. This pic is taken from the driveway.

  • Rent a kayak or SUP at the nearby North Shore Explorers.

    Rent a kayak or SUP at the nearby North Shore Explorers.

  • We hope you can visit Bathtub Beach and enjoy your own private paradise!

    We hope you can visit Bathtub Beach and enjoy your own private paradise!

VRBO #447376

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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