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Gorgeous Pupukea Home, Minutes From Famous Surf Breaks & Sunset Ranch

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Country Property

A beautiful spacious 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom home on a 2 acre country lot. Just 2 minutes away from the most famous surf breaks and 1 minute from Sunset Ranch. Covered wrap around lanai. Enjoy your vacation in a open kitchen and great room. Plenty of room to enjoy. Let the Pupukea breezes take you away. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and sliding glass doors to the lanai. Master bedroom has a jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. The property is well maintained and the rental is immaculate, comfortable, with all the amenities one would want. The house sits far enough off the road that there is minimal road noise. This is a split level home, with two units. Each unit has a separate entrance. The bottom floor unit is occupied by a quiet family.

Events: Wedding Receptions, Baby Showers, Company Parties are welcome. Contact Christina for event pricing.

An hour away from Honolulu International Airport - only 20 minutes from historic Haleiwa Town, 15 minutes in the other direction, Turtle Bay Resort offers Spa amenities as well as golf, tennis, horseback riding and more. World class surfing beaches, including Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach minutes away.

Tax Id #W41587579-01

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Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Washer & Dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom: King size bed. His and Her closets. Master Bathroom: Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower Bedroom 2 & 3 Each bedroom has a bathroom which incudes bathtub and shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Gorgeous Pupukea Home, Minutes From Famous Surf Breaks & Sunset Ranch
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Only place for Family to stay on the NorthShore. Perfect weather; perfect mornings!

  • 5 of 5

We' stayed here 2 years in a row and will always and ONLY choose this option for our family of 8 when visiting our family on Oahu!

The best review is that I will recommend Christina's place to all friends and family who ask where to stay on Oahu. For us, the North Shore is HOME!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful house in a great area!

  • 5 of 5

This house is located in a great spot with easy access to many different activities. We enjoyed the quietness and the beauty of the area. The owner is a lovely person who really knows how to make a stay exceptional.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Augusta, SC USA

Awesome Country Retreat in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Aloha, our extended family of 8 stayed in Pupukea Home over Christmas for 3 nights so we could experience the sites in the North Shore Area. We absolutely loved the home! It's situated in a peaceful, residential area. The huge, airy home was immaculate, tastefully, decorated with local Hawaiian decor. Each of the 3 bedrooms had their own bathroom, which was nice for our family of 8 when getting ready. The wrap around porch was amazing. We spent a lot of time on the porch when at the house conversating or having our morning coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed the bag of Hawaiian coffee & box of chocolate covered macadamia nuts that Christina graciously left for us to sample. On Christmas day, she even brought us some cupcakes that she had baked for our kids to have. They were devoured in minutes!

We loved the North Shore area! We stayed during December when the waves can be massive, especially at Banzai Pipeline & were fortunate enough to see professional surfers wrangle those massive waves & ride those signature tube rides. Pupukea Home is conveniently located to many other North Shore tourist sites. During our stay, we visited the Polynesian Cultural Center & enjoyed the Luau, we hiked Waimea Valley & enjoyed the native Hawaiian History and waterfall, & we took a Catamaran excursion for whale-watching.

The home is conveniently located to a grocery & food truck area as well. We sampled our first Hawaiian Shaved ice at one of the food trucks in this area & we were hooked the rest of the trip. For the rest of our 11 day vacation, we had at least 1 (if not 2) shaved ices a day.

The talk of our North Shore trip was the random wandering chickens and roosters. They were everywhere in the North Shore area, including the grounds of Pupukea home. We were charmed & delighted by their presence. We admired the varying beauty of each and had to grab a hula, dashboard chicken (instead of girl) for our van as a memento from our trip. As warned in the house description, the roosters do start crowing very early, but it never bothered any of us. We slept with the doors & windows open. We always sleep with a noise cancelling machine anyway; which we brought, & it seemed to drown out the roosters quite nicely. We didn't have to use the provide earplugs for the roosters, but we thought we might have to from Grandma's snoring :-)

Christina, your home is an awesome country retreat in Paradise! Thanks again for your gracious hospitality! We LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton, New Zealand

Perfect holiday home!!!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location, home & hosts!!!!

We had the pleasure of spending 11 nights at Pupukea Retreat, and we would definitely stay here again without hesitation. Very clean, spacious and had all the amenities we was wonderful to have a large kitchen & laundry. We are a married couple who travelled with our 2 adult daughters, so the home was perfect, especially as the girls each had their own bathroom.We felt very relaxed here and it was a perfect base for our stay during the Pipeline Masters. No issues at all with roosters-didn't even use the earplugs our wonderful host supplied.

Thank you Christina & Kevin.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, Ca

A wonderful rental in a beautiful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Pupukea home! It is in a neighborhood, and has a huge yard with a mango tree that we picked from every day! They were sweet and delicious! The owners live downstairs and are so nice and helpful if you need them. Other than that, they are very quiet and you hardly see them. Renters have the entire top level of this beautiful custom home. All wood floors and windows, it is gorgeous and very light. Ceiling fans all over to help air flow. There is no air conditioning but they provide fans in all the bedrooms in addition to the ceiling fans. The bedrooms all have their own bathrooms which is very nice. There are huge wooden dining tables both outside and inside so you can choose where to eat. It was so nice to eat outside in the evening. You can't beat the location!! It is close to Shark's Cove for excellent snorkeling, and just a short drive to the well known Sunset Beach, as well as Waimea Beach and Canyon. We spent one night driving a half hour up to have dinner at the food trucks! The only negative would be that yes there are roosters crowing at early hours. And since the windows are all open, you can hear them. But you do get more used to them as time goes on. All in all, I recommend this beautiful home and thank you Christina for all your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Gorgeous home in a beautiful part of Oahu

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 adults (2 parents and 3 adult 'kids') staying for 10 nights.

The house is gorgeous and huge. The photos accurately represent how it looks. It's conveniently located on the north shore, a 5 min drive up the mountain from Shark Cove. It's surrounded by vegetation and peaceful and tranquil.

Some people on this site complained about the roosters, but honestly they're not a big deal. We all thought they were a delightful, authentic addition and we'll never hear a rooster crow again without thinking of beautiful Hawaii.

The owners live downstairs, with a separate entrance to the house. Christina, the owner, is prompt in responding to emails and her directions to the house were spot on. She popped in on the day we arrived. Other than that, you have no contact with them and they’re super quiet.

We felt completely safe at the house, sleeping with the sliding doors open (there are fly screens).

There's about a dozen food trucks in Pupukea (like an open air food court with REALLY good food and views). Highly recommended.

We cooked at home most nights. There's a supermarket opposite Shark Cove which stocks everything you need (fruit, veg, groceries, beer, wine, spirits, and for the vegans, tofu and tofurky sausages). Join up by filling in a form as it will make it much cheaper.

Pupukea is on the NW coast and in July the surf is calm and it's not windy or unpleasant (compared to how we found the NE side); that may be seasonal though as the waves get big in the winter.

You need a car.


* Snorkel at Shark Cove

* Haleiwa: day trip, nice town, 15 min sth

* Best coffee: Coffee Gallery, North Shore Marketplace, Haleiwa (you're welcome)

* Waimea Falls: 5 min sth; gentle uphill walk through gardens, ending in a swimming hole & waterfall.

* Polynesian Cultural Center: on NW coast - a bit theme park-like, but good fun.

* Zip-lining: Climbworks (, 10 min nth of the Polynesian Cultural Center. Worth every cent!

* Diamond Head: steep uphill climb, but worth the effort. Gorgeous views over Waikiki. Go early to avoid crowds. The parking lot is tiny so, depending on when you arrive, you may have to wait for someone to leave before you can park. We got there at 8.30am and waited about 15 mins; not a problem, just an alert.

* Dole Pineapple Plantation: kind of boring and touristy. The maze was fun but not life-changing and we didn’t do the train ride because the queue was mental. Good for kids though.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christina 'Chris' Countryman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Christina 'Chris' Countryman

Aloha, We have lived on this property for over 20 years. We are very adventurous family! My husband is a avid hunter and enjoys raising his hunting dogs. We love to surf, paddleboard, ride dirtbikes, fish, hike, and everything else under the sun!

Christina 'Chris' Countryman purchased this house in 1994

What makes this house unique

The wonderful thing about the Pupukea Country Home is that it is 3 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches in the world, yet away from the traffic and road noise. We have fallen in love with our property and home because of the country living aspect. There is something to be said for waking up to North Shore Country Roosters! In the winter months when the waves are high, you can fall asleep to the beautiful sound of the big surf!


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Haleiwa Joes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Leis Leis
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sharks Cove & Three Tables
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $99

50% down to reserve reservation and remaining 50% due 30 days prior to check in.

Small Events Welcome, up to 50 people. Please contact by email for event pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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