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Perfect Beach House! Swim, Kayak, Snorkel, Stand Up Paddle. White Sandy Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Outdoor shower, (Sleeps 6-7)

At Hale Ho’onanea, the House of Relaxation, discover your peaceful retreat, discover your kid inside, discover romance, and discover you. Set on 85 feet of private, pristine white sand beach, this clean, exceptionally well-appointed home offers classic, Hawaiian country living. This cozy and warm traditional Hawaiian beach cottage is centrally located in Punaluu, between Kailua Town and Historic Haleiwa Town, on the Windward side of Oahu. With its perfect location, Hale Ho’onanea offers a full compliment of diverse activities conveniently located nearby. Experience one of the island’s best kept secrets for yourself.

Wake up early to be rewarded with a perfect Hawaiian sunrise directly in front of your private beach. Comfortable trade winds and incredible coral reefs encourage you to take in a memorable snorkel or an easy swim in the warm and crystal clear water. Relax on the cozy lanai with your favorite book and enjoy the sounds of the exotic tropical birds and the trade winds blowing through the towering palm trees.

Just steps from the inviting Pacific Ocean, let the soothing sounds of the waves wash away any remaining stress. As the sun passes behind the majestic Ko’olau Mountains, just yards behind the house, relax along the beach in one of the comfortable chairs, with your favorite beverage, and toast to a perfect day at Hale Ho’onanea.

Many new upgrades abound throughout the interior of the house. Exotic, solid bamboo flooring, as well as improvements in the kitchen include: a new glass top range, refrigerator, washer and dryer and microwave. There are new remote controlled, split air conditioning units in each bedroom, as well as two remote controlled ceiling fans, one in the family room and one in the kitchen.

Each bathroom has newly installed toilets and sink fixtures. After a fun day of play in the surf and sand, rinse off in the outdoor shower. For entertainment there is a DVD home theater with surround sound in the Family Room.

Each bedroom in Hale Ho’onanea offers a spacious, peaceful environment to relax and get a restful night’s sleep. The Master Bedroom has a wonderfully comfortablel king bed, large dresser, hanging closet, alarm clock and a large picture window which looks directly out to the ocean. Slide the drapes open before you go to bed and let the morning sunrise be your wake-up call. Close the drapes in the afternoon, set your ideal temperature with the remote controlled A/C, place a soothing Hawaiian CD in the stereo and slip blissfully into a paradise nap.

Perfect for two little ones, the “Sky” bedroom, Ke Aouli, has two single beds, two large windows looking out to the ocean and up to the mountains as well as remote controlled air conditioning. The “Coral” bedroom, Ako’ako’a, has a queen size pillow-top bed, windows looking up to the majestic Ko’olau Mountains, remote controlled air conditioning and a half bath.

Let your friends and family know just how much fun you are having with access to high-speed, wireless internet throughout the house. Make reservations at a local restaurant or sign up for surfing lessons with the free, “local call” phone service. If quality time alone with the family is a must, then prepare a delicious meal in the fully stocked kitchen and eat outside on the backyard patio, just feet from the ocean. With a teak wood table and chairs, umbrella and a fire pit, enjoy a truly unique experience right along the beach.

Hale Ho’onanea sits on the northeastern side of the island of Oahu, in the rustic fishing village of Punaluu. It is centrally located just 50 minutes away from Honolulu International Airport, Waikiki and Kailua Town. Classic Hawaiian country living best describes this area of the island.

Hale Ho’onanea is a vacation escape that will provide you with the relaxing, fun, peaceful, romantic getaway of your dreams. The experience of a lifetime is awaiting your arrival.

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Kerry Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can finally write Aloha without feeling like a dork!!

Kerry we had such a wonderful time at your home in Hawaii - how did you ever leave???!! It was a fantastically well appointed space and far exceeded our expectations. I couldn't believe how many towels you had - hehe! It was perfect. The most wonderful experience was showering outdoors - the weirdest most exhilarating experience for people from Canada that are used to being covered 24/7.

I wanna be Hawaiian when I grow up!! All of us were scanning the newspapers to see if we could find jobs there. The locals were fantastic. Just down the street we were taking to the people who owned the market and they heard we were from Canada. Turns out they visited the Rocky Mountains situated 2 hours from where we live! Small world. Can't say enough. about the locals - they were awesome!!

Really weird how some gas stations didn't have bathrooms. Another cool thing was how they served rice at Mcdonalds - being filipino it was very appreciated but odd nonetheless. LOVED LnL Drive Inn - food was fabulous. Favorite beach close to the house was Wamanea Beach (I think I spelled it right.......)

Took some getting used to the pace of life the locals had. I've already referred a couple of people to your house and I strongly discourage people from resorting it in Waikiki - this was definitely the way to go. We will absolutely book you again next time.

Many mahalos!!!

Gerry Liggayu
Oct 2007
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Perfect Beach House! Swim, Kayak, Snorkel, Stand Up Paddle. White Sandy Beach.
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 25 reviews
La Canada Flintridge

WOW! Great place for families

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to hawaii and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Property was clean and cozy. Beds were comfy. We used the kayak and watched the sunrise each morning from our bed. The kids ran out each morning in pj's to play in their ocean back yard. Cottage neighbors are other residential homes, so location was nice and quiet. We had a wonderful private beach to swim in, gentle enough for the kids. Found a few fish swimming around. It was great. I would highly recommend this place for families. BBQ'd outside once, but got a bit too windy in the evening to use the fire pit. Locals told us summer winds are much calmer. Overall really great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2007
  • Stayed: Feb 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome beach cottage but dirty

  • 4 of 5


On the beach

Surrounding area is rural and quiet

Awesome shaved ice within walking distance

Good WiFi

Stocked with most essentials (paper towel, toilet paper, towels, vacuum cleaner, cookware, utensils)

Has body boards but snorkel gear is broken

Security system

Beds are comfortable

All communication with the owner/manager was great


Not well kept. The railing on the porch and deck are falling apart and are a bit dangerous

Slow plumbing

Very dirty like yucky...the baseboards are gross and in the bathroom I never felt like I got clean because the shower smelled of mildew so badly

On a busy road

I would only recommend this beach cottage if you contacted the owner and made sure it would be clean before you arrive. I gave it a 4 star because the only downside (that I cared about) was the cleanliness.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Misleading photos and discription

  • 1 of 5

First off we loved our time in Hawaii! This home is away from the hustle and bustle and yet close enough to the north shore that you're in close proximity to great snorkeling.

Our frustrations were that the pictures are very misleading. This home is in dire need of attention. We emailed the owner directly on two separate occasions (including all of the details below) while we were there, but never heard back. Before renting this home we had 3 others we were considering...we chose this one because our kids saw the loft area and thought it would be fun to have their own area...however, the loft isn't included in the rental and there's no access to it. If we had to do it over, we would not rent this home again.

First off the discrepancies in the listing...

- there's no DVD player as advertised

- the master bed is a queen size, not a king (it's comfy, but not what they advertised)

- there was no paddle board or sea kayak as advertised

- there were no lounge chairs as advertised

Now the condition items:

- the half bath toilet smells really bad and looks to have been actively leaking.

- the flooring near the entrance to the bunk room is broken as the home appears to have foundation problems. (There are lots of cracks along the interior walls)

- the shower walls are bubbling and the caulk coming lose

- the paneling walls in the bathroom are coming lose.

- the window seal has ( or had termites) and is falling apart

- The flooring at the base of the shower is rotted due to sustained exposure to water

- the island counter top is loose and moves with a slight nudge

- at least one of the cabinet doors is broken and out of alignment

- the outside deck is rotted with sheets of paneling being put down to remedy the worst areas. (At least one of those sheets is now breaking though)

- the sliding glass door doesn't lock and requires a dowel to keep it secure.

- the exterior of the home has lots of rotted wood and is in need of a paint job

- several of the Adirondack chairs are broken

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family November Trip 2016

  • 5 of 5

I must say, as I have never rented a vacation home before, I was a bit nervous as to what we would walk into. We were very pleased with the home! It was just as shown in the photo's of the listing. It was a wonderful stay! My husband, two adult children and myself had a wonderful time.The house is right on the beach and we watched the sunrise each morning with our coffee. From the master bedroom you can hear the waves crashing. Our children ran every morning on the two way highway without incident. All the supplies we needed for cooking were supplied. We bought groceries from Foodland down the street about 15 minutes away. The towels provided for showers and the beach were heavy and better quality then most hotels we have stayed in. Having the washer/dryer made it easy to do laundry and leave the house just as we found it. The laundry soap and directions were there already! I would suggest you bring snorkel gear and fins for the ocean. Being on the North Shore most beach required fins. We drove to Matsumoto's for shaved ice three times as well as Ted's Bakery for hot and fresh donuts. For early dinners we visited the many food trucks off the highway. Having cash is best as some did not take a credit card. The nearest restaurant's were in the Polynesia Cultural Center area. Pounders was yummy. We made breakfast at the house and ventured out for the day making it back to use the beach in front of the house. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just want to thank you for an awesome vacation. It was truly great!! The house is definitely on the relaxed side of the island and really appreciated it after driving back from Honalulu one afternoon!!! I enjoyed the markets close to house and a couple of the resturaunts.

It was nice having a place to cook and do laundry and clean I know vacation isn't all that but it's what I like so I enjoyed it.

We did a few hikes Koko head stairs and Laie waterfalls! Omg it was awesome ,muddy and slick but so glad we did both of them. Lots of walks on the beach and. We accidentally came upon them filming Hawaii Five O at the blow hole. So cool!!! Tha boys did the Spartan Race and had a blast. We Loved the daily rain and lots of sun and always a breeze. It left us desiring to return!!! Thanks again. Or shall I say! 🌴󝀼󞬺 Mahalo

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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New York

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 weeks here, with our families coming all the way from Europe. Kerry (the owner) and Billy (manager) were really pleasant and easy to work with. The house is a perfect beach home, in the most beautiful part of the island. We've been in Hawaii before, but only stayed in hotels and this house was a real treat for us - having everything that you need (just like home) and a perfect beach, right in the front of the house. Breakfast in the morning and dinner at the sunset, sipping coffee on the porch, right next to the ocean - what else you can ask for.

The beds were really comfortable. We had enough towels; there were some amazing books in the drawers, TV that we didn't turn on once (no need), AC available in each room, coffee machine, even a slow cooker (wow), washer, dryer, a lot of board games, toys for kids etc.

Once again, I want to thank Kerry for having us, and we will definitely come back.


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Beach
One step down from our beautiful backyard

Historic Haleiwa Town is a 30 minute drive up and through the North Shore, the most famous surfing destination in the world. Kualoa Ranch, the location of several Hollywood movies, is a scenic 15 minute drive down Kamehameha Highway, which runs along the ocean. Kualoa Ranch offers hiking, horse back riding and ATV tours throughout the year. Turtle Bay Resort and Spa is a 15 minute drive up the coast; here you will find two Champions Tour Golf Courses and a Five Star Spa. In addition, the Polynesian Cultural Center is located just five minutes from the house. Famous for its interactive educational exhibits as well as one of the best Luau’s on the island; it is a must see. If you prefer to stay close to home and go by foot, there are several breathtaking hiking trails to enjoy.


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Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 23 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 13.95%

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Hauula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is also a wonderful outside shower to rinse off all the salt and sand from your play time in the Pacific blue.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Coral bedroom has it's own half bath with breathtaking views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Blue room has views of both the ocean and mountains
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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