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Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, TAGALOG & ILOCANO
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 Haleiwa

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: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 4.9247313 based on 94 reviews

Great place!! Book now if you are wanting a vacation that you will remember forever.

  • 5 of 5

Marie and Alec were the greatest hosts you could ask for. Everything about the rental property was perfect. They have a beautiful property, and really cute cottage style studio that was perfect for my wife and I.

The hospitality that they showed us was amazing, and very memorable. If you are questioning staying here, think no longer and book, you won't regret it!

Located on the North Shore, you are very close to beautiful beaches like sunset beach and a snorkeling oasis at Sharks cove (Both walking distance, or a short drive)

Oh and they have 2 awesome little dogs Spartacus and Koa. Being a softy for dogs that was great to play with the pups when hanging out in the tropical back yard of Marie's.

We will definitely be back!!!

Thanks again Marie and Alec, you made our vacation one that we shall cherish forever!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for allowing us to host you and Viktoriya.
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Great Holiday Stay

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay. Marie is a wonderful host. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood but within walking distance of all the beauty all the North Shore.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing; so glad to get away from the Waikiki rush

  • 5 of 5

Extremely comfortable, clean, quiet, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. As a single traveler, I felt very safe.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

A perfect charmer of a getaway

  • 5 of 5

The space was very clean with a very well equipped kitchenette! It had everything we needed for our stay and we both love to cook for our vacations. The bathroom is great for 2 people and is VERY clean! We absolutely enjoyed our stay here and truly look forward to returning here soon! It is a little bit out of the hub, so, it is a very quiet and serene location. A half mile walk lands you at the beautiful sunset beach. It is just amazing to stay here. Marie, the owner, is extremly accommodating and very friendly. Right away you feel at home and relaxed. A perk we were not expecting at all. The atmosphere and closeness to nature is perfect for a couples retreat. Absolutley, get away from the busy Waikiki and stay here for a quiet few nights. You will be so happy you did!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesa, AZ

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Marie, and the family, are incredible gems! It was the fiancé and I’s first time in Hawaii, and it was a trip we will never forget. The hospitality provided by Marie was incredible. Would HIGHLY recommend. Great people, beautiful location, and positive vibes all around. Thank you Marie!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Clean, convenient and relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This studio retreat is awesome and the hosts are phenomenal! It’s clean and spacious and has every amenity you can think of needing. We enjoyed the yummy fruit platter, herbal iced tea, fresh guacamole and pineapple salsa provided. Extra fruit from their relaxing orchard was used to either blend smoothies or picnic on the beach (or both). When we arrived, we were told our reserved room had a maintenance issue so they upgraded us to the larger studio with jacuzzi tub — THANKS! The location is soooo convenient to everything yet so quiet. We cannot wait to visit our new friends Marie and Alec again very soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kukaniloko Birth Stones
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 14.96%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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