The 270 Degree Beach And Mountain View Will Leave You Speechless!
I am a California boy, but my sister has lived on Oahu since college and my parents and grandparents moved to the island in the late 1980s. They all lived at Pats - where this unit is. So our family has tended to spend a lot of time in Hawaii. I have never been able to find a way to live there myself. I finished college at San Jose State University and aside from a few periods - have lived in California all my life.
Robert purchased this Condo in 1988
Why Robert chose Hauula
When most of my family was living in Hawaii, they lived in the building where this unit is. It was great to have to travel to a place like this to visit the parents and grandparents! Eventually, most of them moved back, but as a family, we wanted to hold on to at least one place so that we could return as often as we could. Maybe I developed an odd attraction for this place, but I have been lucky enough to travel to some of the most amazing places in the world. But I still return to my little home on the beach in Punaluu! It only takes about 3 days for all the stress and weight of the world to melt away here. If you are like me, you love the tradewinds. My absolute favorite place is that corner of the lanai where you can see the mountains and the beach - when the trade winds blow, you get an amazing breeze in that spot - it feels like the wind is alive. It is impossible to describe, but completely engrossing. The sound of the surf is so soothing. If you are like me, you will end up sleeping outside on the Lanai or at least on one of the daybeds.
What makes this Condo unique
I suppose what makes this place so unique is the view and the higher elevation. End units are amazingly rare. It is even more rare for those to end up as vacation rentals! I am sure you will want to fill your vacation with all that there is to see and do. But I tell you, I just arrive, stock up at the grocery store and stay right there for weeks at a time if I can!
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We had a wonderful stay. I was worried about previous reviews about road noise and i didnt notice any. We left the slider open and were surrounded by the sounds of the ocean. The living room is a much better place to fall asleep than the bedroom. We will visit again
Thanks for the review! Could not agree more on sleeping in the front room! I do the same thing! Glad you had a good time!
Perfect little getaway
Arrived in the evening and Paul met us just as planned, went over the generals with us and we settled in. This small studio was perfect for the three of us, it had all the basics we needed and a beautiful wrap around lanai we couldn't get enough of. Nothing fancy here, just a great little place to get away from it all and enjoy. It was quiet, and private. The TV worked fine the one night we had a storm and stayed inside. All the appliances worked perfectly, and we never ran out of hot water. If you're looking for a low key, quiet, private studio this is it. The entire complex is low key, friendly people, the beach is fantastic, good snorkeling, not too many waves. Just nothing really to complain about. Check it out.
Just the right size!
The condo was clean and the view was to die for, we saw whales right off of the balcony. Condo had everything we needed, we had no internet or TV issues everything worked great. Plenty of towels, shower and beach, and basics provided toilet paper, paper toweling, dish soap etc. Stores are nearby and you can find anything you may have forgotten at home. The sunrises are beautiful and the wrap around view provided a ton on scenery. The beach is nice and sandy, and perfect for swimming or snorkeling with the provided snorkeling gear. We loved our stay and would do so again in a heartbeat.
Humble Quarters Perfectly Situated
The potential disappointment from seeing the dated fixtures and furnishings was immediately replaced by the beauty of the view, and the proximity to the ocean. The side balcony gives you a view the mountains to the north and east, and the back balcony welcomes the ocean and the incredible sea breeze.
The interior needs updating, but everything works, the pullout was comfortable and its quite roomy. We were able to manage without power for 6 hours (the entire island had an outage due to a serious wind storm) - candles, sterno for hot dogs and beans and lots of wine.
The set up and access to the bathroom is problematic at night.
Most importantly, walking out of the unit you are at the beach. And the beach is protected by a coral reef, so swimming is wonderful.
And the complex is located right on the main road, allowing for exploring the rest of the island, There is a bus, but a rental car was a big help.
Overall, a relaxing vacation, good value, and wonderful memories.
The unit was just right for our family.
The convenience of the booking process was excellent (immediate confirmation) and Paul (condo caretaker) was punctual and helpful. The condo had all the snorkel and water gear that all of us needed... including the beach and beautiful weather.
Could use a little bit of touch-up on some rusting metal. ( Note it is right on the ocean with saltwater spray so things do need to be looked after ).
Also the road noise did bother my wife. I was ok with it but I was sleeping on the day bed by the porch with the slider open and heard the surf all night.☺
The North shore is much quieter and slow paced than Waikiki. We enjoyed it.
Ideally located on the windward side of Oahu, this unit is just 5 minutes from the Polynesian Cultural Center. The famous North Shore and Kulima Golf Course are off to the north. Kaneohe and all its attractions are to the south. Kualoa Ranch is also located to the south with all its many activities!