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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:
November 20, 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 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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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.


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 4.9204545 based on 89 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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Stay with locals - stay with friends

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay with Marie and her husband Alec, they are very sympathetic people! They live at Oahu’s North Shore near Sunset Beach and rent three apartments on their property. We had the studio at the front of the house and spent there four days end of September. It is very clean, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you need. The bathroom has a backdoor to the garden with a washer and a dryer free to use just around the corner. The big garden offers a variety of fruits. It is a calm neighborhood only a few minutes walk from the beach, where you can watch an amazing sunset. Even several snorkel & surf spots are just around the corner. We suggest to try out Uncle Bryan’s Surf School at the Entrance of Haleiwa on the right side or have a dive with the sharks (booking in the surf shop Surf’n’Sea in Haleiwa). We had a great time and can totally recommend this wonderful place! We miss it already and are looking forward to our next stay! (Ariane and Arik from Germany)

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location for north shore activities.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful owners reside onsite for any needs. Perfect 1 bedroom for couple. Centrally located for all activities. Garden of fruits growing on property. Air conditioning would have easily made this a 5 Star.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time to Hawaii and I loved my experience. The first day we were in Waikiki and it was way to crowded for my liking. This little room on the North Shore was perfect. Marie was very kind and gave us great tips about the area including the location of a nice little beach that hardly had any people. When we arrived in our room we had a plate full of delicious fruit waiting for us in the fridge plus a pitcher of water and one of guava ice tea...YUM! Later in the week Marie brought us avocados and guacamole both very good. The room it self was great. There is no AC, but there are 3 ceiling fans and she also provided a standing rotating fan as well as a small one next to the bed. Beach chairs, boogey boards, towels umbrellas, coolers, and hand bags were also available. Thank you so much Marie for helping make our honeymoon memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kennewick, Washington

The property is peaceful and a delight. It's away from crowds yet close enough for easy access.

  • 5 of 5

Marie has done a wonderful job of making her home private for her guests and fully stocked with all the needs plus! Beach chairs, towels, ice chest, umbrella and even a few sarongs! Marie is familiar with the island and her directions were invaluable more than once. The stone and tiled shower in a bathroom with its own entrance was perfect for our many trips to the beach. Beautiful fruit from the gardens were delicious and arriving to homemade ice cream was AMAZING. The 2 little dogs were cute company as well. My daughter and I went for quiet time together and we received it. I loved the friendly talks with our host and just enjoying her home with her. Thank you so much Marie! The Lord gave us a special blessing getting to know you. I hope to return with my whole family.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!💕🙏💕🙏
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Columbia, MO

Then true spirit of aloha and ohana experienced here!

  • 5 of 5

From the day of reservation to the day of departure we felt welcomed and part of the family. Communication was always easy and prompt with Marie. After a long day of travel we were welcomed with a delicious and beautiful fruit platter from their property, cool fruit infused tea and a small vase of fragrant blossoms.

The apartment was exactly as we expected yet even better. The view out the kitchen window was the lush family property hillside (eastern facing for the morning sun), everthying needed to prepare a meal at home, and even a grocery saving card on the key chain. Everyday brought a new treat from our Hawaiian family such as homemade ice cream made with their farm fruit, fresh guacamole made that morning from avocados, a mango-banana-berry smoothie (the best I've ever had!) before surf lessons, or a coconut picked from the tree and opened in front of us so we could drink the milk with a straw. We followed them around their property and heard all about the plants and history. We loved Spartacus and Koa the family dogs and we sought them out for morning greetings daily. They are loving and well behaved.

On the day of departure we were leaving to visit my grandparents interred at Punch Bowl and were given a tropical bouquet of Bird of Paradise and other flowers from their farm to lay graveside; it looked like a colorful arrangement from a florist.

My daughter and I did not want to leave. As we pulled out of the driveway she was inquiring how soon we could return to the Rathburn's place. I can not say enough good things about them; helpful with what beaches for specific activities, recommendations for food and surf lessons, insight to Hawaiian culture, easy to talk with~ the Rathburn's are exceptional hosts.

We stayed over a week and spent the 2nd week in Honolulu. For me, I preferred the laid back life of the North Shore and will return again to the Rathburn's.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly are great full for the kind words but most of all your friendship. We look forward to seeing you folks again.❤️🤙�
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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