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Beach Front Home - 'Hale Le'a Le'a II' - 'The House of Great Pleasure'

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Panoramic ocean front views, steps to the beach. 1 bedroom w/ Luxury king bed

The Hale Le'a Le'a, which in Hawaiian means the “HOUSE OF GREAT PLEASURE”, resides beach front on the famous shoreline of North Shore Oahu.

Just steps to the beach and you'll be digging your toes in the sand and hopefully see a Honu or two, (our resident Hawaiian green sea turtles), bobbing in the the ocean. Our beach is serene and semi private, but if you prefer we are also close to all the world renowned North Shore beaches, such as Ali'i Beach, Chuns, Lonis, Waiamea Bay, Banzai Pipeline and Sunset beach.

Waialua is a wonderful and very centralized location. Just 2 miles to historic Haleiwa town. There you will find many unique boutique and surf shops. There is a wide array of restaurants, ranging from fresh local seafood, Thai food, Mexican food, “Kua Aina” for burgers and sandwiches, the food trucks that specialize in shrimp plates and don't forget Matsumoto's for a shaved ice.

The activities available are endless, from Scuba dives, deep sea fishing, Shark adventure tours, whale watching (seasonal), or rent surf boards, paddle boards, jet skis, kayaks or snorkel gear.

And a short drive to Dillingham Airport offers skydives, ultra light flight tours and glider rides. Mokuleia Beach, the Polo fields, horseback riding and Kaena Point are also nearby. And don't forget the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Waimea falls, the Polynesian Cultural Center and Turtle Bay.

Easy day trips to Pearl Harbor Memorial, Diamond Head Crater, Waikiki, Makapu'u Lighthouse, and shopping at the swap meet at Aloha Stadium.

And of coarse remember to just relax at Hale Le'a Le'a, the “HOUSE OF GREAT PLEASURE”. Listen to the sound of the surf and the trade winds blowing through the coconut palms with a Mai Tai in hand at sunset.

Inquire if additional guest room needed.

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Owner
Dennis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2016

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Home - 'Hale Le'a Le'a II' - 'The House of Great Pleasure'
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to go to Oahu for a second honeymoon. this was the perfect place to stay, the views were incredible. The owners were out of town during our stay, and Jeanne was So helpful in giving us ideas of where to do the best snorkeling and hikes. We would not have changed a single thing about this stay it was Perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could be "Great"

  • 2 of 5

You'll notice from the listing that there is very little mentioned about the unit itself, almost everything described is about the fabulous locale. The truth is that this property has the potential to be all that you could want as the "House of Great Pleasure" to return to after taking in beautiful beaches, yummy food trucks and luscious north coast. Unfortunately, it falls short.

The unit is well worn and in need of everyday repairs. The impression we got was it hasn't been updated in many years. This includes stained and worn kitchen and bathroom surfaces; the metal kitchen sink which is water stained beyond cleaning; power window shades that don't work; an improvised patio screen door latch made from a peg board hook; drywall ceiling repairs which were never completed to match the rest of the stucco ceiling. The elliptical is worn also and has no arm handles.

We cleaned the kitchen floor, stove, microwave and toaster oven before using them. The carpets in the living area are stained and need a good cleaning. The massive patio doors were hazy from salt air and we cleaned them to see the beautiful ocean view from inside.

It appeared to us that minimal investment and maintenance has been made to this unit and it will ultimately require a big re-do.

In terms of responsiveness, Joanne was great. She proactively contacted us before we landed and was very clear on her directions about accessing the unit. Because it was Thanksgiving day when we arrived we actually didn't meet her face-to-face.

If you're looking for a pristine unit, then you might not like this unit. If you are ok with these things the ocean view and access are delightful.

Unfortunately we wouldn't recommend this venue to friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the last guest to stay before I returned. And the screen door and shades are now working, but no one told me those items were not working. Having a house right on the ocean, creates lots of maintenance issues that need to be addressed. I left the house in March. Things I was notified about, while I was traveling, I had repaired. It is true that the Kitchen cabinets, while functional, would not make the cut to be in a home decor magazine. the varnish on the doors and drawers is worn. It is on the list of things to update. And the counter top in the Master Bath is still formica, and is not Granite, and is on the upgrade list as well. The thing guests need to realize is that the Host, Joanne, is also the Housekeeper. So it is not acceptable that the floor was dirty, the Microwave was not clean etc. I make no excuses about clean. Things in the unit will be clean or I will replace them. Period. But please notify us on the first day, do not just live with something that should be fixed. That being said, if you want something totally Home and Garden, then like the reviewer said, try some place else.PS, the elliptical never had handles. The fact is that that model Precor does not have handles!! I think most guests swim in the Ocean or walk on the Beach :)
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5

Great place to enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was like promised. The view is spectacular. I'll never forget my sunrise beach walk. The appartment is amazing! Service was awesome, thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that my wife and I have stayed in this beach house, and it is our favorite place to vacation. We just returned from a week there to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, and it was a very relaxing, romantic stay. The house is even better than how it is described in the listing. It is right on the beach, and the beach is so quiet. There were many times that we had the whole beach to ourselves for hours at a time. Even on the weekend the nearest people to where we were laying on the beach were over 50 feet from us. We saw turtles swimming right in front of the house every single day we were there. The view of the ocean and the sound of the waves are always with you, even when you're in bed. It really is a little slice of heaven!

Dennis (the owner) was very responsive to our emails in booking and with a few special requests before we got there. He was out of town while we were there, and JoAnn (the housekeeper) took great care of us from check-in to check-out and beyond. I accidentally locked the keys in the house one day, and JoAnn was there within minutes to get us back in. When we got home I realized I left one of my favorite shirts there and she mailed it back to me. She really went above and beyond!

Just for perspective, the house is in Waialua, about a 40 minute drive from the airport (more in rush hour), and about an hour from Waikiki. It's 5 minutes from Hale'iwa where you'll find a grocery store, tons of cute shops, and lots of yummy local restaurants. It's 10 minutes from Turtle Beach and 15 minutes from Dillingham Airfield and Ka'ena Point trailhead. A car is a must.

If you want busyness, crowds, and lots of activity, stay in Waikiki. If you want a quiet, slow-paced town with a nearly-private beach, great restaurants (try the new Beachhouse!), and a romantic getaway, stay here!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of Positives but There are Things We Wish We Knew

  • 3 of 5

The unit is very nicely appointed. The bed is comfortable and the living room area is huge. Nice balcony looking over the ocean. Steps from the typical small beach that goes around Oahu. Very easy drive to the cute walkable community of Haleiwa, which has stores and restaurants. Waialua doesn't have much, but we knew that.

What we didn't know was the parking there is very tight....rent a small car! This unit comes with a driveway spot, but the driveway also has the owner's huge truck. We were glad our rental car had back-up sensors as that was needed exiting the drive. We were visiting with friends late Sunday night and the other renter parked on the street where it made it impossible to get through so we had to park further down the street. Everything worked out okay, but we weren't sure about the area where we parked.

The bedroom is a fish bowl, no window coverings and you could see in from the next door back yard. Couldn't see the mattress, but as far back as the head board. Although we don't have window coverings in our living room at home, it was a little uncomfortable with it being the bedroom. We couldn't figure out how to open the windows, so it was a little warm in there as well. The shower head took us awhile to figure out, which was a first for us. The bathroom has the wall dispensers of shampoo, conditioner and body soap, which was a nice surprise.

There is a balcony light that shines on the beach very brightly. My husband finally found a timer that turned it off. I think there could have been some basic instructions on how to do certain things there. The windows in the dining room were also impossible to open. It probably could use a little TLC.

Overall, I still think this is one of the better rental units in the Waialua area. But i wish we knew some things before we got there.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, quiet, with an amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a home away from home, with a million dollar view, this is where you want to be.

this was our first stay in Hawaii, and I will be back, the staff is friendly and accommodating. The house is very clean and quiet and steps away from the beach. I spent hours swimming out front with the occasional sea turtle stopping in to say hi.

There is a full kitchen, a huge bathroom. The bedroom is also large with a view that words can't describe, the sounds of the ocean at night were extremely relaxing, I haven't slept that well in years.

I've stayed in other rental units, but found this is the first that made me feel like I belonged there, not just another guest, this home embodies the "aloha" spirit.

I would recommend this property, and as for me, I'm already planning my return trip next year ;)

Cheers.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waialua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,450
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.96%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waialua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Guest bathroom has toilet and sink only.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large Master Bedroom with panoramic ocean front view. King size bed - Serta 'Waldorf Astoria Collection'. 50' Toshiba TV and exercise equipment.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
THERE ARE CEILING FANS.. THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING...LOTS OF WINDOWS AND DOORS THAT OPEN FOR THE TRADE WIND BREEZE.

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