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The Best Secluded Swimming And Surfing Beach On The North Shore

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Beachfront 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 Bath True Rustic Hawaiian Style Home With Guest Cottage

Beachfront House. The Main house can accommodate 6 guest total. The adjacent guest unit, separately priced, can accommodate 2 guests for a total of 8 guests total for the property. White sand swimming area protected by reef. Surf break beyond. There is an amazing tropical grassy yard that wraps around the property and steps down to the sand out front. There is a beautiful reef protected sandy lagoon right in front of the house. Tide pools are just to the left on the beach towards Famous Waimea Bay. You can walk for miles in the sand towards Haleiwa town passed Chunns Beach and Laniakea Beach,famous for its surf and the sea turtles . The beach out front usually has turtles swimming or laying in the sun on the sand. House has WIFI,washer,dryer,microwave,TV,DVD,coffee maker,and everything you will need for a relaxing getaway to the Northshore.

The Blue Lagoon is an original single wall Hawaii home. Its an older home but with all the modern amenities you will need being on vacation. There is no better beach on the Northshore for a relaxing tropical getaway!!!!!!

More Details

Stephanie Wilson
Member since: 2013
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Stephanie Wilson

A getaway for Hollywood celebrities who want a private refuge. Some who have stayed here: Lucy Arnaz, Peewee Herman, Nell Carter, Taryn Manning.

Stephanie Wilson purchased this house in 1980

Why Stephanie Wilson chose Haleiwa

This house was used as a location for shots in the movies 'North Shore' and 'The Blue Lagoon'


Haleiwa 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
    guest unit - toilet , combination tub/shower
    master - toilet , shower
  • Vintage Hawaii Style
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mstr Bedroom - 1 king
    Thrd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Semi-Private room flanking dining area (perfect fror kids!)
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Interior closet and Half Bath.
    Guest Unit - 1 queen , selfcont Unit that can be rented with or wo the main house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
We do not allow any parties or events at the home. No more than 8 people on the property at any one time.


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The Best Secluded Swimming And Surfing Beach On The North Shore
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews

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  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Blue Lagoon. We chose the North Shore to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. The cottage has a lot of character and was very comfortable. We enjoyed snorkeling and inspecting the tide pools for little fish during low tide. It was nice to sit out in the yard and on the lanai for meals or to just enjoy the view. The only thing missing was a copy of the North Shore in the DVD collection!

Kelly, VA

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Have been staying here since 1996 just left and can't wait to get back

  • 5 of 5

This house is magical and Stephanie is a wonderful host. Great Surf during the season out front. You can do the surf report from looking at the window. Just an incredibly special place.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect beach house. Well stocked with everything we needed for a week long stay. The "private" beach setting in our back yard with the reef for snorkeling made every day a perfect Hawaii beach day. The sunsets were amazing. The one full bathroom situation was not a problem, especially with the half bath and the out door shower (with hot and cold water). Even without air-conditioning in most of the house, the fans and the breeze from the beach were all that was needed. We loved this place, and want to return with the entire family. This place is perfect for just adults or those with small children. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Sheer perfection! This truly is the best secluded beach ever ever ever! Our family had a better time there than we could have ever hoped for. The house sits on an amazing property, with billion dollar picturesque views. The house itself is a charming beach house that worked awesomely for our family. It's truly living like a local, in a space you never want or need to leave. Would love to stay here again one day. For now we will have the fondest memories of this dreamy beach house.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna, BC Canada

Blended family holiday - 8 adults

  • 4 of 5

Perfect place to kick off your shoes and relax right on the beach. Views are amazing! Not fancy but very practical and has everything you need. Swim towels, dishes, laundry and linens included. We had 6 adults kids altogether utilizing the home, and the little cottage for us (the parents) which was a perfect get away including air conditioning, bathroom and kitchen!!

The home feels like a surfer cottage with all the amenities necessary for a short or long stay. We pre-planned a menu for the week, and stopped at Costco to purchase all our food. However Foodland is also close - so last minute items were only a few miles away in either direction. (Make sure you sign up for a discount card at the till - well worth it!!) We had lots of room for dinner around the table indoors, or outdoors. There were plenty of places for everyone to do their own thing on the property.

The ocean out front was excellent on calm days for families, but I wouldn't have young kids unsupervised out front -- too much of a current on a windy day. Beach was excellent for a jog or walk. You can watch surfers from the yard on the days when the surf is perfect. BUT, NOT a beginner area. We took lessons from Uncle Brian's down towards Haleiwa and they had a perfect set up for beginner to intermediate. They have a van parked along the beach and you can sign up a day ahead.

We took a hike up to Manoa Falls - closer to Honolulu and it was perfect for all ages -- right through a bamboo forest up to the falls. The last part is a little steeper, but very doable for pretty much everyone with a good pair of runners. (approx. 2 hours round trip from parking lot to falls)

We all loved the Tuna Poke (pronounced poh-kay)Bowls and could purchase them from the Foodland Fish area for way cheaper than the food trucks - just ask for Poke Bowl with Rice.

We rented a van from Lucky OWL car rental (a bit farther from the airport) and they were extremely helpful with the rental of our 8 passenger van and drove us right to the airport when returning the van. Very friendly and affordable (non luxury) .... We drove around the whole island and enjoyed Kailua beach for an afternoon, which is excellent for smaller kids and families for a day outing. Try to get there early in the day. It's an absolutely gorgeous sand beach with calm aqua water -- always a great breeze.

Waimea and Haleiwa were a short 10 min drive in either direction from the Cottage.

Overall a great experience. Thank you Stephanie:)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Oahu and it exceeded our expectations. I don't think we could have found a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Turtle Bay resort
Car: recommended

This is a classic Hawaiian beachfront home, built in the forties. Most of these type houses have been torn down and replaced by McMansions along the North Shore. Many celebrities return to this home's laid back vibe.

It is right in front of the surf break called Leftovers and to the left is Chuns Reef, perfect for beginner surfers.

The home is a rustic North Shore home with an extraordinary beach out front.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $250

A guest unit is available for an added cost of $150. This private unit is self contained with bath, cooking area, private lanai and queen bed. It sleeps two.
The guest unit is $200. a night for winter rates between Dec. 1 - Jan. 2

Check-in is at 3:00 pm
Check-out is at 12:00pm

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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