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New north shore home near Sunset Beach & Turtle Bay Ocean & Country views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

North Shore paradise! PRISTINE two story, 4 bedroom, 4 bath w/ 2 living areas.

This expansive, BRAND NEW, two story, 4 bedroom, 4 bath Hawaii ranch-style home sits perched on two and a half acres and is in a safe, gated neighborhood on the north shore of Oahu. It is the perfect OHANA (family) home, with something for everyone. This home is ideal for a multi-generational family or two families. Youngsters can enjoy the downstairs surf-themed bunk bedroom, ping pong table, basketball hoop & TV area; while adults relax on the second floor deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of rolling waves on the horizon.

The open concept kitchen area, with Bosch appliances, stunning views, and ample island seating provides the perfect gathering place for friends and family. While the home's design is reminiscent of old Hawaii, it still features all of the stylish, modern touches to create your ideal and comfortable home away from home.

Expansive wrap around decks and views from every window are what make this home extraordinary. Whether it is grazing horses, crashing blue waves, or lush mountainside-these views do not disappoint! It takes only minutes to WALK to the beach from the home. Snorkle, sunbathe, collect shells, then walk home to pick some fresh fruit from the many trees on property or relax in the hot tub with an ocean view. Enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water provides the perfect way to rinse off under blue, Hawaii skies after a day of exploring nearby beaches. Split A/C units in each bedroom deliver cool escape during warm, tropical evenings.

Property is just minutes away from famed north shore beaches like Sunset, Waimea, and Pipeline. If you are looking to get a taste of true Oahu north shore beauty and charm, look no further than "Kawela Ranch Paradise."

*Nightly rates may vary depending on time of stay, time of booking, occupancy, and any applied discounts.

Check in 4pm

Check out 11 am

TAT Tax ID: TA-200-438-5792-01

KEY WORDS: Newly-Built, North Shore, Sunset Beach, Kawela Bay, Turtle Bay, Wedding, Event, Hot Tub, Open Floor-Plan, Air-Conditioning, Modern Kitchen, 2 story, 2 Acres, Surf, Mult-Generational, Parking, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Outdoor Dining, Wrap Around Porch, Island Style, Plantation Style, Pristine, Pasture views, Paradise

More Details

Lise Krivatsy
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Lise Krivatsy

We are an active family of 5, living on the South Shore of Oahu. Raising our children in the islands has been a blessing. Kawela Ranch is a special place where we can get away to reconnect with one another and at the same time enjoy country surf, sun, beauty and charm. We have thoroughly enjoyed being able to share the "aloha spirit" and open our home to other families who are looking for a truly authentic north shore, Oahu experience.

Lise Krivatsy purchased this house in 2014

Why Lise Krivatsy chose Kahuku

Waikiki may be for some, but growing up on Oahu, we truly appreciate the peace and tranquility of the north shore. The minute we drive into the private subdivision, see the horses, and breathe in the country air we know we are HOME. If we want to head out to surf, dine, or adventure it is all just minutes away in either direction... but coming home to this oasis is what true island living is all about!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this piece of land the second we laid eyes on it. The views and country feel capture the essence of true Hawaii living. When we designed and built the home, we made sure it tied in with the natural landscape and took advantage of views in every direction. At night, the stars are crystal clear and the sounds of rolling waves create the perfect lullaby.

Lemons, limes, papayas and bananas are grown on property and free for our guest's enjoyment. Kawela Ranch is indeed a unique getaway in one of the most beautiful spots on Oahu.You won't regret staying a this home!


Dole Plantation
Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill
Ted's Bakery
Polynesian Cultural Center
Turtle Bay Resort
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay Beach Park
Matsumoto Shave Ice
Lei Lei's Bar & Grill
Gunstock Ranch
Banzai Sushi Bar
Kawela Bay
Hang Ten Beach Bar at Turtle Bay
Kua Aina Sandwich
Shark's Cove
Sharks Cove Grill
Waialua Bakery
Pupukea Grill
Cafe Haleiwa
Romy's Kahuku Prawns and Shrimp
Luibueno's Mexican Seafood & Fish Market
Laniakea Beach
Ehukai Beach Park
Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Waimea Falls Park
Kaena Point State Park
Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
Wyland Galleries
Seven Brothers
Crispy Grindz Food Truck
Coffee Gallery
CLIMB Works Keana Farms - Zipline Tour
The Elephant Truck
Opal Thai
wiamea falls
Banzai Pipeline Beach (Ehukai)
Waimea Valley Farmers Market Thursdays, 3:00-7:00 pm Beautiful Waimea Valley 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI
North Shore Marketplace Shopping Center
Kono's Restaurant
Storto's Deli & Sandwich Shop
Kualoa Ranch
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
honolulu international airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Roy's House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lei Leis
Nearest Beach
kawela bay
Car: recommended

Located on the North Shore of Oahu, between Sunset Beach and Turtle Bay, this newly built ranch style home offers a true Hawaii country experience. Charming Haleiwa town delivers wonderful dining and shopping options and is just a 15 minute drive from the property. Snorkeling, horseback riding, eco tours, surf lessons, and zip lining are just some of the activities offered nearby.

During the winter months, pack a picnic and head west a couple of miles to watch surfers from all over the world brave the spectacular and often monstrous waves. The 'Vans Triple Crown of Surfing' series is referred to as the jewel of professional surfing and attracts international media attention each year. With heavy waves and heavy wipeouts, these contests provide some serious and exciting spectator entertainment.

The Polynesian Cultural Center- a Polynesian themed theme park and living museum is also a 15 minute drive away. Plan an authentic luau experience and then head home to put your feet up on the deck and enjoy the serene views from the house.

Turtle Bay Resort is a few minutes by car down the road from the home. Dine at Lei Lei's Bar and Grill (our favorite family stop), organize a horseback riding tour, plan a spa day, or tee it up on one of the resort's two premier golf courses!

If you don't want to drive anywhere, you can WALK about 5 minutes to Waiale'e Beach and spend the day enjoying this less crowded north shore gem. With great tide pooling and snorkeling conditions, especially in the summer, this beach is a family favorite!

Kawela Ranch has access to all of the North Shore's surf, buzz, adventure, and excitement- but still offers the quiet, laid back escape that will allow you to fully relax on your vacation. You really can't beat this home's location, where Hawaii north shore adventure meets true country paradise!


Kahuku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Soaking Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Beautiful tile work and counter tops add a touch of luxury to each bathroom. Elegant upstairs master bath has a soaking tub and double sinks.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4/twin over full bunk - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • With two bedrooms on the upper floor and two bedrooms on the ground floor, this home allows everyone to have their own space, perfect for a multi generational family or two families. In the downstairs living room, we also have a a futon couch and chair that fold out into beds- so essentially the home has 5 sleeping areas. Each bedroom has a split air conditioning unit. A double futon mattress, pack and play crib & high chair are also available.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
This home has 2,518 square feet of interior living space, plus an additional 1,618 square feet of covered balcony/lanai space. Home has a large 535 square foot two car garage with ping pong table and basketball hoop on paved driveway for some serious family entertainment! Huge, enclosed outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing off the salt and sand after a full day of north shore beach adventures.


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New north shore home near Sunset Beach & Turtle Bay Ocean & Country views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed in this one! Everything from beginning to end was absolutely stellar! Lise was very responsive with arrival info and any additional details. The property was fabulous, coffee on the deck, beautiful breezes, great views, conversations with the horses and perfect location to all things North Shore! We all want to go back sooner rather than later!! For the outdoorsy lovers, bring your Eno...there are hooks on the upper and lower decks, one of my sons slept there every night! This house is special! So many thanks Lise for going above and beyond...Mahalo ❤️

Team Duffner

Dallas, TX

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nikki and Family, We truly appreciate these kind words! How great that your son slept out under the stars and that you enjoyed all of the decks and country views. You were wonderful guests and we look forward to hosting you on your next trip to the north shore of Oahu! With Warm Aloha, The Krivatsy Ohana
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Spectacular home with a wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Even with how beautiful these pictures look, they don't do the home justice. The house itself is so clean and homey, with breathtaking views to offer at every point in the day. You can see the mountains and the beach all from the comfort of the patio. It easily and comfortably fit our very large group and provided us with very helpful amenities, such as the grill, outdoor shower, and basketball hoop, that made our stay even more enjoyable. Working with Lise made the stress of planning a vacation disappear. Not only did she save us from an overbooking disaster with the first house we booked, she openly offered various suggestions of things to do in the area and was so welcoming toward our family. Everything about our stay was absolutely fantastic. We hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really a pleasure hosting your amazing family! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an insightful and positive review. We look forward to your return visit to Oahu! Me Ke Aloha, The Krivatsy Ohana
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L.A., CA


  • 5 of 5

This place is a wonderful home! It's easy to settle right in. We stayed with another family and there was plenty of room. It is in a great location on the North Shore away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. We spent many evenings in Haleiwa and visited Turtle Bay on a rainy day. The beach is lovely (a bit rocky) that is close by so wear water shoes. Sunset beach is a 2 minute drive and it's all sand. They have plenty of ocean gear - no life vests or puddle jumpers while we were there but that can change. (We left an extra umbrella and a fishing pole :))

Lise leaves a great informational folder about the area - we highly recommend the Pillbox Hike.

This home is ALL Hawaii - Trade Winds and beach/ocean views. Beautiful mountains and the perk of waking up to horses grazing nearby. OH and speaking of perks...there are fruit trees that we picked and ate. Also the hot tub was nice after a day of swimming. Our kids are 4 and 5 and they LOVED everything about the home - it is a wonderful place for families!

Lise is amazing! Super responsive if you need anything or have any questions. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. I agree, Kawela Ranch is the ideal spot for gathering with loved ones to relax and truly experience Hawaii. Please let us know when you start to plan your next trip to the isles. We would love to host you again :) Mahalo Nui Loa, Lise
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*** 5 Star Vacation Home ***

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Kawela Ranch for 7 days (grandparents, parents, and 4 children) and we loved every minute of it!!! Unlike other beach houses we have rented, this one is owner operated. Lise began checking in with us a week prior to arrival, the day of arrival and all throughout the week. It was really helpful to have contact with her as we had never been to Oahu and she was able to point us to the best beaches, hiking spots and restaurants. We have a favorite family game that would have been hard to travel with so Lise made sure it was at the property when we arrived (this was above and beyond). The Ranch was truly amazing and I cannot say enough about it. The property is spacious with amazing views. We drank our morning coffee and ate breakfast from the second floor balcony every morning with views of the ocean and horses. Our boys ran and played on the grass, they loved it. Aside from the views, the owners have thought of everything to make your stay in this house just like being at home. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need for meals including a rice cooker, coffee maker, toaster, cooking spray, coffee filters, the list goes on. There is a washer and dryer stocked with laundry soap and fabric softener and even a laundry basket to carry your clothes around. This is not a hotel, this is a vacation home. The house is decorated tastefully and it is very warm. Each bedroom has an air conditioner to ensure a comfortable night's sleep, as you only need these at night. During the day the house remains cool from the constant breeze. The house is close to many local beaches (we loved Turtle Bay because we were able to rent Cabanas for $25 and they had restrooms and a bar & grill for lunch, also the waves weren't too intense for our little guys), restaurants (Kua Aina burgers are a must), the Dole Plantation, hiking spots (we did the Pillbox hike), and a zipline ranch (one of the many highlights of our trip). It is about an hour from Waikiki and Honolulu where there are many other activities. Lise was able to recommend a photographer and we took family photos on the property and on the beach across the street. The photographer was top notch and we could not be more pleased with our photos we will treasure them for a lifetime. If you are staying in Oahu and have any questions about whether this would be the right choice, the answer is YES! PS: 7 days isn't enough, I recommend 10-14 days.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your first trip to Oahu was filled with such fun and adventure! It definitely sounds like you created some special family memories on the beautiful north shore. Thanks for this wonderful review and we look forward to hosting you and your family again soon! Me Ke Aloha, The Krivatsy Ohana
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Fairfield, CA

Amazing home with views galore!

  • 5 of 5

Kawela Ranch is a piece of paradise. My family didn't want me to review because they want it to be our secret place, but then that wouldn't be fair to ya'll. We're from the Bay Area and vacation in the islands every year. We've tried different houses and they've all been great, but this one tops them all. From the small stuff like towels, beach necessities, cookware, kitchen and dinner utensils to the big stuff like cleanliness, everything operable, comfort and contact person, Kawela Ranch scores 5⭐️.

The place is amazing! Practically brand new with a wrap around lanai where we gathered every morning and night. The rest of the time, we were at our favorite beaches which are close by. There's a basketball hoop that our kids and grandkids enjoyed as well as the spa that was used nightly, The wind keeps the house cool upstairs, never mind there's a/c in every bedroom.

The kitchen opens to the family room and it has this huge island with plenty of seats. Then there's also the dining table that seats 6-8 so everyone sat for dinner. The bathrooms are nice, water flow in the showers was great. Beds are comfy, linen and towels too. Lots of closet space, especially in the master bedroom and bath.

Most spectacular were the views. From the kitchen, there's the ocean with sunsets every night. From the front lanai is the neighbor's ranch with many beautiful horses. And from the side lanai is mountain views and my kids playing basketball. The place is spacious, plenty of room for the kids to be kids.

Lise, the owner/manager was on top of things from booking to checkout. Just corresponding with her in the beginning gave me the confidence to book with her. And during our stay, she text me to make sure everything was going well. It really felt like she wanted us to have a very nice experience not only in her home but also in Oahu. Thanks to her and her beautiful home, we made lasting memories. We will return...

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Ana for choosing to stay with us at Kawela Ranch and for treating our special corner of paradise like your own. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write us such a complimentary review! Do let us know when you book your next visit out to the islands! MUCH aloha from our ohana to yours, Lise
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Beautiful Home & Incredible Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent several days at this house and it couldn't have been better.

The location is truly incredible. The property itself is pretty stunning. A couple of the neighboring properties, which all look beautiful, have horses grazing and we thought it was really neat to be out in the "country" and away from all the normal Oahu tourist buzz around Waikiki. I woke up early on several mornings to catch up on work with my colleagues on the east coast and the front deck couldn't have been a better place to sit and get things done while the family was still asleep -- I couldn't help but send my colleagues back at the office a daily photo of that view at dawn (pasture with grazing horses in the foreground then treeline and ocean in the background) it was really beautiful.

The house is a very short drive (less than 2 miles) from the Turtle Bay Resort, which was awesome when we wanted to go out for a nice meal or go to the kid friendly beach there. Ted's bakery is a short drive for delicious chocolate haupia cream pies or Hawaiian style plate lunch. There is also a Foodland grocery store nearby to stock up on anything for making your own meals at the house.

I can't say enough how great the location is, especially for families. There is so much to do: Polynesian Cultural Center; so many amazing beaches but Waimea Bay was a favorite; hiking to the waterfall in Waimea Valley; Matsumoto's shave ice in Haleiwa, and much more. Even if you don't want to drive anywhere you could do meals at the house and walk out to Waiale'e Beach right in front of the property.

The house itself was beautiful. Everything was very clean and thoughtfully decorated. It was obvious that the owners take pride in creating and maintaining a lovely home rather than just a house with the bare minimum to be a vacation rental. They were very easy to communicate with for getting settled and answering any questions we had before our stay.

I would absolutely recommend this home to everyone I know -- it's kind of easy to say I'd recommend it to friends, family, or strangers reading this review on the internet but I'd also recommend it to clients or Partners at my firm or literally anyone I know that is looking for a great place to stay in Hawaii. I can't imagine anyone spending time here and not being really impressed.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so touched by this wonderful review! It sounds like you definitely made the most out of your north shore Oahu experience and took advantage of the home's proximity to so many awesome activities and adventures (many of our favorites too!). Do come back and visit us again :) Me Ke Aloha, The Krivatsy Ohana
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.97%

Special holiday and event rates may apply. Shorter stays considered- please contact owner for details.

Please note- VRBO recently added an additional service fee- this fee does not come from us and we do not collect any portion of it.

Additional charge of $35 per night/per guest for guests over 8

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.