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North Shore Cozy Stufio in Kuilima near Turtle bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 485 sq ft
Property type studio


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Gated resort community with security. Seconds from the world's most beautiful stretch of coast.

Surfing, golf, and the famous north shore beaches are just a few steps away. kid-friendly or perfect for snowbirds getting away from the cold.

This is a family-run rental. We are glad to open our doors to you and we hope you will enjoy and respect it as much as we do. Welcome to the Aloha State; Grumpy people are not welcome!

Transportation via public bus to all major attractions just outside the door.

Gated resort community with security. Seconds from the worlds most beautiful stretch of coast.

If you surf ,windsurf, bodyboard,golf or fish you have the best playing field in the world!

Within the Estates are five sparkling pools and four regulation tennis courts. You will find your room spacious and well equipped -small refrigerator, coffee maker microwave,wifi and cable TV. (full kitchen not applicable if you are renting only the lock out private studio).

More Details

Jason Bitzer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Jason Bitzer

Property Manager and North Shore Lifeguard

Jason Bitzer purchased this studio in 2013

Why Jason Bitzer chose Kahuku

North Shore of Oahu akin to the Turtle Bay


there is

- wifi

- full kitchen

- fridge

- private entrance

- pool and key

- private bath

- towers and linens

- parking for one car two can be requested

Parking Location

- walking distance to beach.

- swim,surf and snorkel equipment

- laundry and maid service available for a charge.

What makes this studio unique

Amazing views and resort living


Kahuku Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 485 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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North Shore Cozy Stufio in Kuilima near Turtle bay
average rating of 3.2142856 based on 14 reviews

An inconvenient experience

  • 1 of 5

As a professional adult, I found the unit to be clean but over-rated with all the promotional information posted.

I found the inconvenience as follows:

1- Repeatedly asking the owner for specific directions to access the property and found that to be time consuming.

2- Three times when I tried to go through the security gate, it connected to the owner and he wanted me to text him to get in? If it were not for the security guard, I would be lost to who to connect to to enter. He left no gate-pass card for entering without direct dialing.

3. The directions to enter the unit was without specific of having to turn the door nob as the lock was buzzing therefore, if I had not contacted him then, I would have been stranded until he returned my call.

4. When I emailed VBRO to find out when i would be receiving my deposit, there were no replies. Now I will revert to my credit card company to kook into this matter.

5. Because, I am not proficient using my phone or computer to download the information apps and feel it is not "user-friendly".

Nothing would probably happen to improve your format for us older travelers n therefore I don't plan to use your online booking service in the future.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All these issues are caused by the guest, you are required to print insturctions so if you arrive late or owner is sleeping you can still get it in . It is automated so knowing the codes to get in gate and room, it is not something you can blame the owner for. People really have lost their sense of responsibility and considering this is a unit for $89 a night vs $450 for a hotel room 1 min walk next store I am baffled buy this world of bad reviews for clearly advertised units. If you want a CLEAN, nice place to sleep on one of the nicest properties in the world the unit is for you. If you want to sit in your room all day in Hawaii, I suggest you go to waikiki and pay $500 plus a night. Get out enjoy and bring your check in instructions people. Also how can you fault the owner for a credit card servicing center. We really like our guests to enjoy Hawaii, I do not know what people are doing once they get off the plane like the idea of codes to get in a door escapes them and fob keys are so inconvenient .
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Buyer beware!

  • 1 of 5

This unit is just a bedroom. Jason has put in a frig and micro but unless you enjoy eating in bed what's the point? It is just a simple bedroom. Turtle Bay restaurants are expensive and Haliewa is 10 miles away. Parking is confusing. Since this bedroom has been partitioned off from the apartment there are two doors ,neither labeled, which is confusing.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its really not that confusing and it is a discount unit at Turtle Bay with AC, meant for budget exploring in the most expensive area in Hawaii.
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Hot, small studio

  • 2 of 5

When we got there, we were unable to get in, we didn't have the entry code to the gate and the owner didn't answer the phone. We got in because another owner happened to let us in. When we went to take a shower, there was no hot water. We asked the neighbors about it, and they let us know that this happened to the previous renters. Again, I made many calls to the owner until it finally got fixed. Not a great way to spend a vacation. The studio is very small, and it's hard to use the hot plate to make food, because there is no place to wash the dishes. The studio gets very hot, even in the winter. I won't stay here again. There are nicer properties for the money.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place in a great location, but we had a really bad experience with the owner and getting in.

  • 1 of 5

This is why I am giving this nice, clean condo in a great location, walking distance to Turtle Bay a low review score. First, there were never any arrival instructions sent to us, which are actually important for this place because it has a main gate that you cant even drive your car through without a key fob. There is also a key pad built into the door of the room itself so you need this code to enter the room. Neither of this was explained before our arrival and we did not get this information until 7 hours AFTER the check in time of 3 pm. In fact, in order to even get a hold of the owner, we got another number from our neighbor that was also renting from him. They also had issues getting into their place a few days before us. Apparently the owner didn’t get back to them for 2 days! You see this single condo is separated into 2 units by the owner so he can rent both.

I actually texted Jason the day before I arrived and he answered. He was aware we were arriving on time. The day we arrived I texted him numerous times and sent the same messages through the VRBO app. When we finally got a hold of Jason on this other phone line, he told us that his phone had been stolen and the VRBO messages were “now suddenly getting through to him”. I may have believed him if it weren’t for the neighbors having the same issue and him responding to my text the day before. Luckily we had a dinner to attend and were able to kill time during this whole experience, but this was completely unacceptable. Not all renters are going to be the best and I know that, but at the very least you need to make sure your guests can get in and HAVE GOTTEN into the room at check in without any issues. He knew when we were arriving and he had my contact info by phone and VRBO.

We wanted to rent the portable AC unit he offers for $10 a day and he said he would be there upon arrival to handle the money transaction. But the unit wasn’t there and neither was he. The main gate key fob was also NOT in the room so we didn’t even get that until the next day. To give him some credit, he dropped off the fob and AC unit and did not charge us for the AC unit the next day, but of course there was no interaction with us in person to apologize. He seems like the type of renter that just is making some side money with his two units and doesn’t care much about the guest experience. I would advise finding a different renter than Jason to rent from.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: all of this is false , the guest did not print the instructions and thus created problems.
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9 0

Clean and basic

  • 3 of 5

This one room property is located in the beautiful area of Turtle Bay. Both the bedroom and bathroom were clean. The bed is queen-size and very comfortable. The drawbacks for this property are that the bathroom, although clean, has no toiletries provided, no shampoo or soap, not even soap at the sink; there are towels and a blow dryer, but nothing else is provided. If you want to wash your hands after using the toilet, you need to bring your own soap. Although there is a room-size air conditioner available for a $15 per day fee, it was broken. There is a fan provided; but there is no cross-ventilation, so it took quite a while to cool the room but the fan was adequate for all but one extra-hot night (we were here in January, the coolest time of year). The only other drawback is that no key-fob is provided with this accommodation, so every time you need to enter the property, the machine at the gate automatically calls the owner and he unlocks the gate remotely. This system works well except for the times he doesn't answer the call. The default for when the gate isn't opened remotely by the owner is for the on-site office to unlock the gate. Every time we called the office to unlock the gate they didn't answer either, so we had to just wait at the gate until someone who lived there came along and unlocked it for us using their fob. This was annoying and happened to us several times; we wasted a lot of time waiting for someone with a fob to come along and help us out. If the key fob, AC, and toiletry issues were corrected, this property would be on par with hotels in the area.

The Turtle Bay area has many good places to eat close by and several beaches are very close to this property; more than one beach is within walking distance and the golf course is very close. There is a grocery store in Liea if you want to provide your own food, although the room has just a small little refrigerator and a microwave, so you can't keep much food that requires refrigeration. There are a couple of plates and glasses in the closet that can be used for eating, but again, no soap to wash them with when you are finished using them.

Overall, this is a good place to stay for the money: good location, comfy bed, quiet, clean and basic.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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8 0

Pretty nice stay!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed 7 days at the property and enjoyed a lot. The studio is beautiful, confortable and clean, and make my vacation wonderful!

I recommend !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Turtle Bay Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kuilima Point
Car: not necessary

Amazing condo in the heart of it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200

This Rental Agreement and Contract (the “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement made and entered into as of the Reservation Date written below by and between the undersigned person(s) or company (the “Guest”) and the undersigned owner, manager or agent (“Rental Agent”), pursuant to which the Guest has agreed to rent the residence described below (the “Property”), for the duration of the Rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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