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Beachfront Corner Unit With Panoramic Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The 270 Degree Beach And Mountain View Will Leave You Speechless!

The Short Version: A studio that has been converted to provide a more private 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, Full Kitchen, 1 Queen Sized bed in bedroom, 2 day beds in front room. Ridiculously amazing views from this 6th floor unit of both the ocean and the mountains.

There is no better place to recharge your biological battery than the Windward side of the island of Oahu – that’s the opposite side of the island from Honolulu. The pace on the windward side is slower, you might call it Hawaiian Country Living. You don’t need to send your son or daughter down to the beach to stake your claim to a 4 foot by 4 foot section of sand. You won’t find yourself discovering that your hotel room has a view of the hotel across the street. No vendors are going to hand you fliers for one of thousands of tourist traps. You won’t find shoulder to shoulder crowds virtually everywhere you try to go. On the windward side, you leave all that behind.

Over on this side of the island, you are going to find the kind of Hawaiian Experience that most people dream of. Soothing trade winds, the occasional tropical rain fall, clean and crowd free beaches all accompanied by the tune of the surf. After all, you are going to a tropical island. Why stay in what is basically the same city you left, just plopped down on the leeward side of Oahu? You want that tropical experience – and that is what this unit delivers!

The Beach : If you are going to visit a tropical island, you want the beach, right? Well, you got it. This property is located right on the water. All that there is between you and dipping your toes in the pacific is about 50 feet of lawn and sand and a 6 story ride in an elevator! We could have cut the time down by installing a zip line from your lanai to the beach, but the homeowners association would not allow it. Party poopers.

Protected Coastline : A mile or so offshore is a reef. This makes the beach nice and calm – perfect for swimming, snorkeling or just enjoying the warm tropical waters – particularly for younger children who might not be ready to take on the typical Hawaiian surf. You can swim out and observe the sea life that swims just feet from the beach.

The View : What about when it’s time to relax a little? Maybe you spent your first day enjoying a little too much sun and you need to get some relief for that nasty sun burn. That should not mean you cannot enjoy the reason you came to this tropical paradise – right? From this corner unit on the 6th floor – you have the widest and most sweeping view possible of not only the beach as it stretches off to the horizon to the north and the south, you also get a great view of those majestic Hawaiian mountain ranges. All from the comfort of your lanai (that’s what they call a balcony in Hawaii). So take a seat and continue to enjoy the view – right from the condo – all 270 degrees of it!

The Surf : Okay, so maybe you are not the kind of vacationer who likes to hang out in the room – or even stay in any one place too long. If you are the more active type, or an experienced surfer, you can enjoy all that Hawaiis North Shore has to offer. Yes, we are talking about THAT North Shore. You know, the one that has been immortalized and celebrated in movies, Beach Boys songs and professional surfing events for decades! You are just about 30 minutes away from the best the North Shore has to offer! Not an experienced surfer? No worries, there are some great locals who teach surfing classes near the North Shore – I can totally hook you up!

Accommodates 4 : Let’s take a second to talk about what “Accommodate” means. For me, that means being able to eat, sleep and relax in comfort. You are not going to find any futons or couches that unfold into a “bed”. There is one queen and two twin sized day beds. The two twin beds also serve as couches during the day, but in this case they are beds serving as couches, not couches serving as beds. Nothing finishes off a great day at Hanauma Bay or the Polynesian Cultural Center better than a good nights sleep – so I make sure you have comfortable beds to come home to.

The Layout : The condo was originally set up as a studio, but has been modified so that there is a bedroom area that is separated from the living room by the kitchen. It’s an open floor plan to allow for air flow, so there is no door separating the bedroom area. There is one bathroom. For your comfort, there are also two ceiling fans installed to help keep things cool.

Kitchen : The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your daily meals. There are two supermarkets near by where you can stock up on whatever you would like for your stay. It includes an electric cook top, oven, sink with garbage disposal, coffee maker, microwave oven, toaster, blender and all the cookware, glasses, plates and bowls you are likely to need. There is no dishwasher, so those you will need to wash by hand. There is also a dining table that accommodates 4 easily. The kitchen is a utilitarian affair – but it gets the job done!

Television and DVD player : A television with basic local cable is provided, including a DVD player for you to play any movies you may have brought along. If you have children, you know how handy this will be during your down time.

Some gear for the fun! : I try to keep a decent selection of useful items for your visits to the beach. This includes fins, snorkels, masks, sand chairs, buckets and shovels for sand castles – maybe even a boogie board or two. For any other gear you might want to acquire, there are stores nearby where you will be able to find what you need. UPDATE: After about a year now, I am finding that more items go missing than I expected. So I cannot guarantee the availability of any of the gear. I restock whenever I visit, but I cannot guarantee how long the items remain available.

Destinations to choose from! : Oahu has a great deal to offer. You can visit the Polynesian Cultural Center located just a few minutes up the road to the north. Turn toward the south and you can visit Kualoa Ranch for horse back riding, zip lining, ATV riding, nature tours and tons more – they also made Jurassic Park and other movies on their 4000 acre property. If you really want to at least sample the crowded and more tourist focused side of the island, Waikiki is just about an hours drive away. There really are tons of options. I do my best to keep a useful list at the condo for you.

Washer/Dryer : A washer and dryer are included so that you can visit with a minimum of luggage! When I am visiting, I usually just bring a single carry on with only 2 or 3 days worth of what I need. Being able to do the laundry while you are there just makes traveling that much easier!

Secured Building : The building where this condo is located provides key pass access only. So if you want to use the elevators or access the stair wells, you have to have the security dongle to do so. This gives an added level of security and provides some peace of mind.

What This Unit Is Not: The photos and description make it clear what this unit is, but I want to make sure you know what it is not. You are not going to find granite counter tops or cabinets made from the rarest teak woods and the finest flooring. Everything works, but the unit is utilitarian.

I started offering this as a vacation rental in July of 2015 and I have met some great folks over that time who have appreciated this unique getaway as much as I have! Since that first rental, I have taken feedback from guests and updated the flooring by removing the carpeting and installing tile. I would love to do some kitchen upgrades next, but that will take some time since I am continuing to try and keep that rental rate reasonable. I want to thank those of you who have chosen to vacation at my place - particularly those that have done it more than once over the relatively short time it has been available!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Robert

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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

When my husband and i decided to go to hawaii, we knew we wanted to stay as close to the water as we could. This place is right there! No streets to cross and there is nothing blocking the view from the balcony! We not only had a great time using it as our jump off point to see the rest of the island, but we saved a ton by making our own meals in the kitchen.
Jun 2015
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Hauula Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with standing shower. No bathtub is available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • This unit was a studio that was converted to provide a more private bedroom area. There is no door between the bedroom and the rest of the unit to allow for better air flow, but the bedroom does provide more privacy. I have included as one of the unit photos a plan for the layout of the unit so you can see exactly how it is set up.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beachfront Corner Unit With Panoramic Views!
average rating of 4.25 based on 29 reviews
Big Island, Hawaii

Corner Unit!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay in this condo. My favorite th8 g about it was the fact that it was a corner unit with lovely cross breezes. I chose to sleep in the living room on the very comfortable day bed each night. I was here to recover from a surgery and it was the perfect peaceful place to be. Both Robert, the owner, and Paul, the greeter were very nice too. I did not care that it did not have fancy finishing! The price was right and the view was worth a million bucks! It was clean and had just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! I am glad you had a good time and were able to enjoy all that the unit has to offer!
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Amazing views! Quiet...except for ocean waves but, that’s what it’s all about!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Nice, security, everything you might need in a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the place! There is no better way to fall asleep than to the sound of the surf! I also see you stayed in November. Winter on the windward side of Oahu is just awesome! Cheers!
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Great value, even better views!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The views of the sunrise and the moonrise and the ocean are absolutely amazing. Definitely a great escape from the madness and busyness on the other side of the island. A bit of a drive to get there so BE prepared and plan your time accordingly. Its about a 30 minute drive to Kaneohe and an hour to the downtown Waikiki and the road is only 1 lane each way and full of curves but I loved the peaceful tranquility it offers. Although like a lot of the reviews state, the decor is outdated but was clean and comfortable and the point of being in Hawaii or on vacation is to get out and explore not sit around and do nothing. Outdated or not it served its purpose well and was perfect for our little mini vacation. All we heard while falling asleep was the sound of the waves crashing on shore which was serene and peaceful. Would definetly recommend it if you don't mind being away from city. Only suggestion would be a large stand up fan to put in the hallway between the living room and bedroom to help circulate the cool night breeze from the living room to the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! I like to think that the place emphasizes the reasons to be in Hawaii... particularly on the windward side of the island of Oahu! If folks really do want the latest decor, I can suggest other units that have less of a view and cost quite a bit more! I also want to thank you for your suggestions. I will absolutely include a standing fan as you mentioned. I think I don't normally notice the need for one since I sleep in the front of the unit.
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Quiet scenic condo that was perfect for our girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Amazingly well stocked! The bedroom was very warm but we stayed in the daybeds in the living room. Woke up and fell asleep to the sound of ocean waves. Saw a turtle and a sea lion from our balcony. Paul has been very nice and extremely helpful! Perfect vacation...thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! It is amazing what you can spot out in the water when you are so up close and personal with it! It is also satisfying to hear that you had a great experience with my greeter Paul. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Great Location!!!

  • 3 of 5

Property is on corner unit as described. The views and the surrounding area was great. The condo has a functional kitchen. The living areas were in need of paint and some updates. The bedroom was again functional with all the linens needed. This was our third trip to Pats. Not sure we would rent this unit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can't beat the view for this price!

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat the view for this price! The location of the condo is private enough that you don't have to deal with crowds but within a few minutes drive to dining, shopping and the Polynesian Cultural Center. The grounds are well maintained - staff straighten up the lawn, chairs and barbeque area in the evening, the landscaping was very nice. I appreciated that there was onsite security so only owners/guests were on the property.

Other reviewers mentioned the smell which is noticeable, unfortunately I don't know if anything can be done to correct it as the septic system is onsite and needs to handle the entire condo facility. I had also seen some comments about the condition of the building. If you've ever rented a place next to the ocean (we have in NJ and DE) there is a certain amount of corrosion that naturally occurs which can't be prevented. Taking these things into consideration I don't think the condo building deserves these bad reviews. The pool was clean, the grill area was well maintained and the elevators were fast and nicely kept.

The unit itself was well stocked. Without air conditioning the back part of the condo was hot so we had to sleep on the couches in the living room. This was no hardship - the mattresses were very comfortable and it only took two minutes to set up - and we fell asleep listening to the ocean and woke up every morning to sunrise. Being able to see both the ocean and mountains from this corner balcony was wonderful. The only issue we could have run into is there was no place to put our clothes other than hanging them in the closet. Since we didn't use the bed to sleep, it became our dresser for the week.

We will definitely return to this unit if our travels bring us back to Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review! It sounds like you love the place for the same reasons I do. You are absolutely right about properties right on the water. It is a constant struggle to say ahead of the elements! The salt air just chews away at everything! I am hoping to get back out there sometime in the next couple of months and I will see if I can come up with a better way for you to store your clothes! I usually bring so little with me I never even notice!
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
Pat's At Punaluu Beach - On the beach!
Car: recommended

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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $100

HI Tax ID: W05496951-01

* Must park in designated BHL spots and display parking permit at all times. Any tickets issued by not doing so will be charged to the guest.
* Unreturned parking permit fee: $75
* Unreturned room key/security dongle fee: $125
* Furniture should NOT be moved, other than to allow use of the second daybed. Furniture not left in its original position will result in forfeiture of your security deposit.
* Please use shower and hoses available near beach to wash off all sand before returning to the unit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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