|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Our oceanfront home, Kawela Kai, is located on the North Shore of Oahu in between Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort. The stretch of beach where we are located is beautifully secluded and uncrowded. The beach is protected by a coral reef.
The house is an air conditioned, cozy, two-bedroom, single-family home with it's own yard. It is furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen and all linens. The house has been upgraded and includes; granite counters, new soft close cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, crown molding throughout, and plantation shutters. There is one queen and two single beds. For your convenience, we offer wireless internet access.
The house has a lovely covered lanai for protection from the sun or if you are a sun lover, there is a nice grassy area between the house and the ocean where you can soak up the sun. During the winter months and early spring, you may have the opportunity to see the humpback whales that migrate from Alaska. If the surf is not too high, you may see the whales breathing and breaching right from the lanai. Other wildlife may be seen from the lanai; such as birds, turtles, rays, Hawaiian monk seals, and the occasional surfer.
There is a washer and dryer available for your use during your stay. As with many oceanfront homes on the North Shore, we are located on the road that goes around the island, so the bedrooms may experience some traffic noise at different times of the day.
The house sits about 18' above the beach. Access to the beach is down steps in the sea wall. Directly in front of the house is a flat rocky/sandstone surface with sandy beach further away to the right and the left of the house. Access to the water directly in front of the house is over a sandstone surface, and a lava/coral shelf.
You may swim, snorkel, and surf in front of the house during the months from late spring through early fall, but because we are on the North Shore, when the surf is up it is not safe for inexperienced swimmers just about anywhere on the North Shore.
During the winter months, the powerful awesome large surf on the North Shore is tremendously exciting to watch. We are located two miles from Sunset Beach, three miles from Pipeline, and five miles from Waimea Bay. These three beaches are world famous for the large surf and surfing competitions. Even if you do not surf, it is exhilarating to watch!
We are located ten miles from historic Haleiwa town which offers a variety of shops and restaurants. We are about a mile from the championship golf courses at the Turtle Bay Resort.
In case you are not familiar with Hawaiian words, the 'w' in Kawela is pronounced as a 'v'.
Keywords: Oceanfront Home
We love Hawaii. One of us grew up in Hawaii, the other in San Diego. We were both teachers until one of us retired. Now there is one teacher and one Pickleball player! Our cocker spaniel's name is Lei Lei.
The Owner purchased this house in 2000
We love the North Shore and specifically the part where the house is located because it is away from the crowds. We are a couple of miles from Sunset Beach which is exactly what we wanted. From our house or lanai, if we see four or five people walk by on the beach, that is a very crowded day! We chose this property because it is directly oceanfront. Nothing blocks our view. We like that our house is not connected to any other dwelling and we that we have our own yard.
Our house is much more to us than a piece of real estate. The house is our pride and joy and we are so grateful for it. We love relaxing there while being surrounded by so much beauty. We love watching the turtles come up for air. We are filled with awe as we see the whales breathe, breach, and frolic during winter and spring months. We can see these things happening while sitting on our lanai, sitting at our dining room table, or washing dishes at the kitchen sink. Every meal at the house offers a table with a terrific view. Not many restaurants can compete with our view. Needless to say, we prefer to stay home for meals. Mahalo for taking a look.
Lori and Lenae,
Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this lovely
property. Truley one of the most beautiful pplaces
Red Wing, MN
My fiance and parents stayed at this relaxing North Shore beach house as a getaway and relaxation before they went back overseas. We had such a great time, it was such a rejuvenation being so close to the water and listening to the waves into the nights. Also the added bonus is seeing the many turtles that pop there heads up out of the water right at the beachfront.
The kitchen was very nice and new, great appliances and a good deck to sit on while having some Pupu's and drinks.
We would highly recommend anyone to stay here for a long weekend or a week, it was just perfect. Oh and the outdoor shower is great too!
Thanks again for letting us stay at your lovely beach home.
Lenae & Lori
Jonny and I had an awesome stay at your house ( 10 days in 2005). We highly recommend it. We both hope to come back one day and sit out on the patio / Lanai and look at the turtles swim by. We had some great sunsets, and perfect weather. Anyone looking for a relaxing get-a-way at a clean and functional house. This is the place to choose. Don´t forget to drive up the road and have some trutti frutti drinks at the Turtle Resort just a few minutes up the Road. Also shrimps at Giovanni´s is a must do ;0)
because then it might be booked up when I want to go back. This was my first vacation rental and now I think I will be spoiled. Very nice property, everything is exactly as advertised. 2 BR is perfect for a couple with one or two kids (or none). Owners are a pleasure to deal with providing excellent instructions, prompt communication, and great customer service. Sitting on the lanai watching the surf break against the reef was epic, even saw some whales during the day and a shooting star at night. Paradise. North Shore is a great vibe that is definitely different than the typical tourist bustle and Haleiwa is a cool town. Can't go wrong on this. If you go, take good care of the place because you are just using it until the next time we book it!
We loved our stay at this house. The sound of the surf and the sunset views from the lanai were the highlights of each day. It is about 11 miles east of Haleiwa and a mile west of the Turtle Bay Resort; so, it is an easy drive to all of the great North Shore beaches. Dealing with Lenea and Lori during the information and booking process was a pleasure and they provided detailed directions and information about the area. The rooms were comfortably furnished and the individual room A/C units were extremely efficient.
I would rent the house and again and would recommend it to my friends with one small caveat. The steps in the sea wall to get to the ocean are naturally formed so they are uneven and require good balance. We did not feel comfortable using them. However, you can access a public beach less than a 5-minute walk from the house. I walked back to the house from there and climbed up the steps but I did need to use my hands. If there had been a railing or a rope it would have been fine.
I live on Oahu and rented the house for part of the time my parents were in town visiting. It was the perfect getaway! I absolutely loved getting up in the mornings and enjoying my coffee on the lanai while watching the sea turtles just off shore. One morning my mom even got to see a monk seal from the lanai - which she was super excited about. The house was the perfect size for the 3 of us, and it was great having the kitchen to cook when we didn't want to go out to eat.
It was also very easy to work with Lenae and Lori. When the check I sent in the mail was taking too long to arrive, they willingly let me use a different form of payment and sent the check back when they finally received it. The directions to the house were very clear - although I would note that it is more difficult to spot at night when you drive up from Laie than when you do from Haleiwa. The reflector on the fence coming from the Haleiwa direction is a big help! I would definitely stay here again - even just for a long weekend on my own.
I stayed here with my parents and my brother. Right from the start... the directions to the house from the airport were completely detailed and perfect! The house is right on the water and there is an amazing view from the living room, kitchen, and lanai. It is in a perfect location. It's quiet and close to the Turtle Bay Resort, Sunset Beach, Pipeline, and Waimea Bay. It's also really close to a cute town, Haleiwa, where there are lots of great restaurants, shops, and bars. I felt totally at home and safe in this cute house right on the beach. I would most definitely stay here again... and plan to do just that very soon!
Our oceanfront home, Kawela Kai, is located on the north shore of Oahu in between Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort. It is 2 miles from Sunset Beach, 3 miles from Pipeline, and 5 miles from Waimea Bay. All of these beaches are famous for world class surfing.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Minimum Cleaning Fee||$125|
Hawaii Tax I.D. No. W 40309079-01
Rates may vary for the number in your group, length of stay, and time of year.
One to two guests - $250 - $275 per night (depending on time of year and length of stay)
Three to four guests - $275 - $300 per night (depending on time of year and length of stay)
Short stays - $350 per night
Maximum of four people may stay, this includes infants and toddlers.
We require a $500 security deposit that serves two purposes. It reserves the house for you and it acts as security if any damage occurs beyond normal wear and tear. After your stay, the cleaners go in and check and clean the house and your deposit is then returned to you. 30 days before your trip we require the full payment which includes, the nightly rate, taxes, and cleaning fee.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.