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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Dennis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Amenities

Waialua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
THERE ARE CEILING FANS.. THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING...LOTS OF WINDOWS AND DOORS THAT OPEN FOR THE TRADE WIND BREEZE.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Home - 'Hale Le'a Le'a II' - 'The House of Great Pleasure'
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 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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4

Fantastic view!!!!

  • 4 of 5

We were greeted with a warm and friendly Joanne. She was awesome in sharing the best places to eat, watch the sea turtles and snorkel. The house has a lovely view and the atosmphere is relaxing and comfortable. We were looking for a stress-free vacation with no rules or pressures. This home met the bill!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Can't get closer to the beach

  • 4 of 5

The property is beautiful! The views are amazing and the crashing waves lull you to sleep. The unit was very clean and has everything you need. Dennis the owner was very good at responding to questions prior to booking and Joann was the perfect host greeting us and leaving little treats. Only a few quirks, the parking was tight due to the owner's two vehicles and 2 other renters on the property. We had a quick meeting to decide how everyone was going to park, but consider renting a smaller vehicle, wish we had. There is a flight of stairs up to the 2nd floor and a few more steps to the unit, so maybe not the best choice for elderly or mobility challenged. Plan on spending 30 minutes figuring out the light switches, the shower and TV in the bedroom. A manual with instructions would be nice. There is a switch on the patio that will turn off the annoying light that shines into the bedroom at night. Bring a sleep mask if you want to sleep in, there are no windows coverings on the big windows in the bedroom, but we considered that a blessing since we didn't miss a spectacular sunrise. Other than that, kick back and enjoy the beach, you won't find any hotel room that would come close to this at double the price. It is quiet, romantic and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing Views & Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in January - wife, 5 year old daughter and myself. We had a wonderful time. The views from the property are amazing, and accentuated by wall to wall floor to ceiling windows. Location is literally right out on the beach, with turtles swimming in the waters right there. If you really want to see sea turtles, I recommend going about a mile up the beach because the turtles there are plentiful and the beach there is a lot less rocky. Downton Haleiwa is about a 5 minute drive away, with tremendous restaurants, food trucks and markets. Overall was a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: 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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Rates & Availability

Waialua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$205
$1,300
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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