About the property
- House720 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps maximum of 4. Groups of no more than four
Hawaii Tax I.D. No. 027-702-8864-01
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Our oceanfront home, Kawela Kai, is located on the North Shore of Oahu in between Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort. The stretch of beach where we are located is beautifully secluded and uncrowded. The beach is protected by a coral reef.
The house is an air conditioned, cozy, two-bedroom, single-family home with it's own yard. It is furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen and all linens. The house has been upgraded and includes; granite counters, new soft close cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, crown molding throughout, and plantation shutters. There is one queen and two single beds. For your convenience, we offer wireless internet access.
The house has a lovely covered lanai for protection from the sun or if you are a sun lover, there is a nice grassy area between the house and the ocean where you can soak up the sun. During the winter months and early spring, you may have the opportunity to see the humpback whales that migrate from Alaska. If the surf is not too high, you may see the whales breathing and breaching right from the lanai. Other wildlife may be seen from the lanai; such as birds, turtles, rays, Hawaiian monk seals, and the occasional surfer.
There is a washer and dryer available for your use during your stay. As with many oceanfront homes on the North Shore, we are located on the road that goes around the island, so the bedrooms may experience some traffic noise at different times of the day.
The house sits about 18 feet above the beach. Access to the beach is via steps in the sea wall. Good mobility is required for those steps. Other access to the beach from the house is two to three houses down the road by the beach park. Directly in front of the house is a flat rocky/sandstone surface with sandy beach further away to the right and the left of the house. Access to the water directly in front of the house is over a sandstone surface, and a lava/coral shelf.
It is recommended that only those very comfortable in the ocean access the water in front of the house. Experienced ocean swimmers may swim, snorkel, and surf in front of the house during the months from late spring through early fall, but because we are on the North Shore, when the surf is up it is not safe for inexperienced swimmers just about anywhere on the North Shore.
During the winter months, the powerful awesome large surf on the North Shore is tremendously exciting to watch. We are located two miles from Sunset Beach, three miles from Pipeline, and five miles from Waimea Bay. These three beaches are world famous for the large surf and surfing competitions. Even if you do not surf, it is exhilarating to watch!
We are located ten miles from historic Haleiwa town which offers a variety of shops and restaurants. We are about a mile from the championship golf courses at the Turtle Bay Resort.
In case you are not familiar with Hawaiian words, the 'w' in Kawela is pronounced as a 'v'.
Keywords: Oceanfront Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
We love Hawaii. One of us grew up in Hawaii, the other in San Diego. We were both teachers until one of us retired. Now there is one teacher and one Pickleball player! Our cocker spaniel's name is Lei Lei.
Owner purchased this House in 2000
Why Owner chose Kawela Bay
We love the North Shore and specifically the part where the house is located because it is away from the crowds. We are a couple of miles from Sunset Beach which is exactly what we wanted. From our house or lanai, if we see four or five people walk by on the beach, that is a very crowded day! We chose this property because it is directly oceanfront. Nothing blocks our view. We like that our house is not connected to any other dwelling and we that we have our own yard.
What makes this House unique
Our house is much more to us than a piece of real estate. The house is our pride and joy and we are so grateful for it. We love relaxing there while being surrounded by so much beauty. We love watching the turtles come up for air. We are filled with awe as we see the whales breathe, breach, and frolic during winter and spring months. We can see these things happening while sitting on our lanai, sitting at our dining room table, or washing dishes at the kitchen sink. Every meal at the house offers a table with a terrific view. Not many restaurants can compete with our view. Needless to say, we prefer to stay home for meals. Mahalo for taking a look.
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Check-in: 3:00 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.
The home was everything that it was advertised to be and much more! Stunning view of the ocean! Very clean, had everything we needed. The owners were very easy to work with and very prompt to reply to any questions that we had. We enjoyed sitting out on the lanai every morning with our coffee, watching and listening to the surf. Never heard a peep out of the neighbors, the only small downside that we could come up with is that you can hear the traffic, the bedrooms are close to the main road. But we would stay there again and highly recommend this property! Mahalo Lenae and Lori!
This place was pure paradise.
The moment you walk in the door you are greeted with beautiful surroundings. The view of the ocean is amazing and the humpback whale sightings are even more so. The house is clean, comfortable and has everything you need to relax. Lenae and Lori are very easy with which to work and they care very much that you enjoy your stay. We really appreciate that they share their Kawela Kai with others.
The view from covered lanai was breathtaking
The North Shore was a beautiful place to be. From shopping, beach days, watching surfers, to dining out, this place was awesome in location. The house was comfy and easy access in and out. Washer/dryer saved us from over packing. The 6 Stairs leading into house may be a bit of an issue for older adults, but not enough not to stay here. Clean and well-kept. Great neighbors and great private parking spot.
My wife and I really enjoyed relaxing at Kawela Kai after our Hawaiian cruse.
The view from the porch/lanai for morning coffee, afternoon snacks, and evening sunsets is wonderful. We also enjoyed the changing tides and waves into the many tide pools below the bungalow. We could walk a 100 yards to sand on either side of the property but with water shoes on the flat stones sand does not fill them and we enjoyed the many tide pools with little fishes and crabs there. The secret to getting down for us 70 year olds is frontwards down the steps but climb down the rock part backwards. Also the fruit stand just down the road toward Turtle Bay has parking and an opening to Kawela Bay and its third largest Banyon tree in the world (according to our Maui guide) and its secluded sand beach. Ted's Bakery just a two minute drive in the other direction has breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals as well as its famous bakery and Chocolate haupia pie. We bought a whole one and enjoyed a piece for lunch desert every day while sitting on the deck. Two days we saw whales spouting and breaching in the distance beyond the reef. Do bring a roll of paper towels to use for napkins and cleaning as there are none.
Everything was perfect
Highly recommend. What you see is what you get
Beautiful home with an amazing view
Our family of four really enjoyed our stay, every morning we sat out on the deck listening to the beautiful ocean. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated and so comfortable. The location was great with many restaurants and places to visit.
We will definitely be back to enjoy another family holiday in Honolulu Hawaii.
Thank you so much for opening your home to our family. Lenae is a very helpful, attentive and amazing host.
Our oceanfront home, Kawela Kai, is located on the north shore of Oahu in between Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort. It is 2 miles from Sunset Beach, 3 miles from Pipeline, and 5 miles from Waimea Bay. All of these beaches are famous for world class surfing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Hawaii Tax I.D. No. 027-702-8864-01 Rates may vary for the number in your group, length of stay, and time of year. $500 is a security deposit that holds the reservation and used if any damage occurs beyond normal wear and tear. One to two guests - $250 - $275 per night (depending on time of year and length of stay) Three to four guests - $275 - $300 per night (depending on time of year and length of stay) Short stays / Weekend stays - $350 - $400 per night Minimum Cleaning Fee is $140 for stays of 13 days or less, $175 for stays 14 days or longer Maximum of four people may stay, this includes infants and toddlers.