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Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property


Discover the spirit of Aloha & Enjoy Country Living at Hale O Kaunala. On the family 6 acre property is full of tropical and exotic fruit trees and flowers. Our studio has a private entrance, kitchenette and bathroom. It is located between Sunset Beach and Velsyland on the NorthShore of Oahu.

Just few minutes stroll to the beach from our private studio is fully furnished. It has a queen sized bed and other necessities including a flat screen television and high speed internet service. We also have lots of parking, private road and a large yard for barbecuing or just kicking back and enjoying the tropical paradise.

We invite you to be our guest for a memorable Hawaiian vacation.

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Marie Rathburn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, TAGALOG & ILOCANO
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Marie Rathburn

I'm a sales representative by trade and I love to cook, eat and garden We're really enjoying our hosting and making new friends. We want our guest to experience the spirit of Aloha. We love Hawaii, especially the North Shore of Oahu, Sunset Beach. We a get kick out of visitors discovering the locals treasures, scenic spots and favorite's a great, unpretentious slice of Country Living...wonderful weather, pristine beaches, fresh fruits and produce, friendly people, and the simple pleasures of family. Come join us and you'll see what I'm talking about!

Marie Rathburn purchased this studio in 2012

Why Marie Rathburn chose North Shore Oahu

My husband and his family has has been on the North Shore since the early 1900. We recently acquired this property from his parents and transformed it into a working farm. Now it's flourished with Avocados, Mangoes, Papayas, Bananas trees and several citrus & exotic fruit trees.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed here for 9 days on a recent business/vacation trip. We opted to get out of the overcrowded downtown and stay on the north shore. We had a wonderful experience. Marie and Alec made us feel like part of their family. Even the neighbors welcomed us to their community. We felt so safe here that we left the sliding door open every night. The cross ventilation in the room along with the tropical breezes and ceiling fans kept us cool and comfortable. This is hands down the best place to stay in Oahu. When we arrived Marie greeted us with a fresh platter of papaya and lychee fruits. With the many fruit trees in their backyard we had fresh fruit for our entire stay. I really enjoyed the apple bananas and the lychee nuts right off the tree. Marie is quite an accomplished chef. She shared her recipes for her Kahlua pork and mango salsa which are to die for. The back porch was our favorite hangout. It has a nice granite topped table and comfortable chairs that look out on a green paradise filled with flowering plants and fruit trees. For hikers, there are many well maintained trails all around the area. For surfers and beach lovers, it doesn't get any better than here. The Pipeline and Sunset Beach are just minutes away. If you prefer more traditional tourist attractions the Dole Plantation, Polynesian Cultural Center, Green World Coffee Farm and several other smaller local attractions are all within a 15 mile radius of this property. We particularly enjoyed visiting one of the smaller, more private rocky beaches just 5 minutes away. The high speed Internet was easy to connect to with all our devices. The bandwidth was excellent measuring 20 MB down and 5 MB up indicating a good cable connection. I was able to open a VPN tunnel and access servers at my business in Florida with no issues at all. Ted's bakery is around the corner and offers a wide range of tasty items. If you prefer to cook, as we did, there is a Foodland supermarket just down the street. Foodland is a fully stocked supermarket and also offers a large selection of beer, wine and other spirits. There was a Foodland discount card attached to the room key. There is also a nice gas grill available which we used several times. Our suite was comfortable and we woke up every morning to the sounds of birds and other wildlife. It was much better than listening to cars and traffic noise. If you want to experience Hawaii like a local then look no further.

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Girls
May 2015
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Haleiwa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • STUDIO - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , suitable for a couple and a small child
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fan and fans only.


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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 82 reviews

Nice couple retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a small inexpensive clean and nicely appointed vacation rental, look no further. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay here and we are looking forword to our next visit already. Located in the heart of Oahu's North Shore, this unit is walking distance to Sunset Beach and Sharks Cove is very close. There is a well equipped kitchen with a full size refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and a portable induction cooker that we found very useful. The drawers are chock full of utensils. The bathroom is tiled beautifully and you there is a full size laundry machine in the unit. A dryer is available. The bed is firm and comfortable and the cable equipped Flat Panel TV is perfectly placed for couch or bed viewing. While the unit is small it is packed with all the amenities to make your Hawaiian vacation the best ever.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Marie and Alec are so generous and sweet. They welcomed us warmly and showed us around their garden, which is filled with all different kinds of plants and fruits. If you admire the simple things in gardening, you will get a kick out of their beautiful property.

We had an awesome room. Next to our room was another sweet family, from a different country. This was cool because you had the opportunity to meet other people who were traveling, but it was also secluded enough where you can do your own thing as well. Above us, on the top floor, was Marie and Alec. They are super mellow and are there to help with anything. They have awesome recommendations for food and places to visit. They also share their fruit from there garden. One evening, Marie made homemade salsa for us, which was deeelicious.

The room we stayed in was absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for two people. It had a little kitchen and living space with a big TV and some super comfy couches. It was perfect for my fiance and I. In our room, there were a perfect number of doors and windows, which really kept the place cool and comfortable during the day and night. We also had no problems with bugs because of the screen doors. The bathroom is absolutely stunning and is perfect for rinsing off after a day spent at the beach. The location is almost close to perfect. You are literally one main street away from the beach. You walk down the road, cross the main street.. into neighborhoods and have access to the beach. I am so grateful that we got to stay in such a great place for our time spent in Oahu. Next time I travel to Oahu, I will definitely be staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

GREAT! Overall, everything was more than what we had expected. The room was perfect for 2 and had everything we needed to feel at home. The location is prime for whatever you want to do and far away from all the chaos of the city area. From the beautiful views to the friendly host, we were very satisfied with our stay with Alec and Marie. Cant wait to come back!!! I highly reccomend to everyone looking for a great place to stay on Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, tropical place to feel very welcome

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Marie's and Alec's place was really nice. Only Alec was at home at that time - such a nice welcoming person. We enjoyed the peaceful location – only bird singing in the trees. The instructions and communication was great, we felt very comfortable during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great attention to anticipated events that might come up during your stay.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed fresh fruit from the garden, conversations with the landlord, and the peacefulness of the location. We always felt that we and our belongings were safe since the Landlord was present and visible during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great choice for us!

  • 5 of 5

Nicely designed little studio! Had everything we needed and close to great beaches. A bowl of fresh fruit was waiting for us when we arrived. Enjoyed conversations with the friendly owner!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Car: recommended

Welcome to the country living of the North Shore and world famous Sunset Beach, home of Triple Crown surfing.


Rates & Availability

Haleiwa Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 10 2017 - Jan 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.96%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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