|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
A large private cottage with full amenities located 2 miles above Waimea Bay, including an added outdoor shower area, beautiful acre of green lawn and a TV room with 50' Plasma TV/DVD.
Away from the crowds this is a beautiful serene, private retreat for the honeymooners or the feel like a honeymoon couple. Sleeps 1-2 adults maximum, no exceptions (one king size bed + one single bed). We just added a single bed located in the TV room for two singles traveling. So, you now have a King size bed and a single bed. The TV/Bed room can be private by closing the curtains. You will have to flip a coin to see who gets the big bed! To maintain the special nature and experience of your stay; sorry, not suitable for children and please, no smoking or visitors.
At the perfect elevation with cool Hawaiian breezes and away from noise and traffic this cottage gives you privacy with tinted glass windows, WiFi, cable, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher and of course, plenty of aloha!
For the mature at heart, non partying, private persons, you will find this to be a very special place to stay. Private and quiet for a total retreat and recharged vacation. You will feel at home and at peace in this beautiful, tropical paradise.
We like to think of our place as a retreat from the world. A place to recharge, a base to return to, a feeling of peace and beauty. It is a home, away from home. Of course, we want the cottage to reflects this and wish our guests this experience.
I am a practicing Doctor of Acupuncture.
My wife owns a gorgeous boutique, speaks Spanish, French, German and English.
We have lived in Hawaii for over 40 years.
Our favorite mottos:
Beauty is Love made manifest and To thine own Self be true.
The open floor plan gives you room to breathe. No small, boxy rooms, plenty of space and beautiful view. Large deluxe bed, additional bed in TV room, an acre and half of green lawn, no crowds or traffic passing by and cool Hawaiian breezes at night to refresh you and caress you.
This wonderful cottage is an absolute must-stay! I don't normally post any sort of reviews on line of any kind but this experience was so good I wanted to let others know of this excellent rental and the wonderful owners. My wife and I guarantee you that the cottage is even better in real life than the pictures, and my wife and I will always rent this cottage on any future trip to Oahu.
We met the owners as we arrived, and they were extremely nice, helpful and gracious hosts throughout our entire week-long stay. The cottage itself is a supremely clean and very high-end and well-outfitted place which had all the comforts of home and more. It has a great and very new kitchen and bathroom, full refrigerator and clothes washer and dryer, and very nice furniture and appliances throughout the cottage. My wife and I were blown away when we walked in the door and took a quick walk-around inside...the first impressions are "wow" and "this is an incredible place". This cottage could easily rent for two or three times more than we paid for it.
In addition to the outstanding privacy and security this cottage offers, there is a great view, an outside shower which we used frequently, and it is in a good neighborhood.
My wife and I stayed on Oahu for ten total days and had looked at numerous places to stay on the North Shore. We stayed at another place farther up the Shore for two nights, and ended up leaving that place one day early so we could get to this cottage, even though the early departure from the first place meant incurring an early departure fee - it was well worth it.
Advice to other travelers going to North Shore - what you see on line is not always what you get; our first location on this trip proved that. This cottage is exactly what is advertised and MUCH more. We HIGHLY recommend it for honeymooners, couples, and those who are seeking a very, very nice, clean, classy, secure and high-end place to stay on the North Shore. You will love it!
Stayed at Rick and Ingas beautiful "cottage" last week, and there are not enough good things that can be said. They call it a cottage, but it's so much more! Exceptionally nicely decorated, quiet, and comfortable. Everything you need is there. The owners are available, but only if you need them. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will most certainly be back!
My wife and I are on the last evening of a week long stay at Rick & Inga's lovely cottage, and the only word we can think to sum up our experience is "PERFECTION." The cottage is simply ideal and is obviously the product of a LOT of forethought by the owners. Everything you could possibly need is provided (be sure to try the amazingly comfortable beach chairs stored in the pantry, or the boogie boards, or the sand mats, or the... you get the idea :^). Everything is clean, modern, tidy, and just well thought out. The property is gated (we didn't even bother to lock our car or the front door at night), and in just minutes you can be at one of numerous amazing North Shore beaches. A grocery store at the bottom of the hill provides access to any food or supplies you may desire, and the provided WIFI provides excellent access to the internet (we spent a few minutes each night determining where we would venture the next day).
This is our first experience using VRBO/HomeAway, and we didn't know what to expect. After a perfectly blissful week at this lovely property, I realize I may never stay in a hotel again (we've stayed at Turtle Bay Resort before- and enjoyed it, but both of us agree we prefer the cottage hands down)! The only way to describe it is it's as if you have your own vacation home on Oahu! When we were done with each day's journey, my wife and I were happy to head "home." Rick & Inga have a wonderful gift of hospitality, and we are so happy to have enjoyed our best ever visit to Oahu. We definitely plan on returning!
This is my honest appraisal, based on a comparison to many vacation rentals we've stayed at while in Hawaii (8 this year alone).
From Positive to Negative:
Extremely comfortable king bed.
Night sky is bright and perfect for time-lapse photography, if you are into that kind of thing.
Beautiful short drive to the beach = away from traffic, parties and the pounding surf.
800’ elevation = cool temps on a hot day.
Extra large flat-screen TV with HDTV and HDMI inputs.
Nicer outdoor shower.
Stocked with good beach equipment.
Owner wants to be helpful.
High quality bed linens and towels.
New and modern kitchen and bathroom.
Country living = roosters crowing and neighbor’s dogs barking a little while every night, otherwise quiet and peaceful.
Lots and lots and lots of shabby-chic, modern and traditional furnishings.
Lots of seating (9 chairs and two full sofas) for two people!
Noisy ceiling exhaust fan (solar).
There is no view (other than owner's ordinary side-yard), no BBQ grill, and no lanai.
Advertised as 2-bedroom, actually a spacious studio with an alcove.
The owners do not like to kill ants and expect you to manage the problem which is significant, even for Hawaii. It is impossible to control the ants, as is, because kitchen garbage containers aren’t covered or sealed.
Owner told us not to leave a review unless it was a “5” and bugged us about it.
Although there was privacy from neighbors, owner’s residence is Right There, with a partial view into the rental, despite tinted windows.
Owner was in our rental 6 times in 11 days.
Drama from and between the owners.
My understanding is that this is the first season for this new rental, so the owners are new to the vacation rental world. Because they seem willing to make improvements, your experience will likely be better than ours.
My husband and I stayed at this absolutely perfect cottage for a week in January to celebrate our 2nd honeymoon. I was so surprised when we walked in, it's even better than I expected and I almost hugged the owners when I met them because it's such a nice place! They clearly take a lot of pride in creating a great experience for their guest, all the finishing touches, it feels like home. (I wish my home was this nicely laid out and decorated.) There are high quality finishes throughout from the kitchen to the bathroom and a very comfortable king-sized bed. This place is more spacious than I expected and there's even a separate TV room. The owners are very accommodating and nearby in case you need anything. We were super busy exploring all over the island while we were there but I wished I'd saved time to get to know them better, they seem like really wonderful people. I would absolutely stay here again the next time I have the chance to travel to Oahu and I am super picky about comfort, cleanliness and quiet. This place has everything we wanted and more so. I would highly recommend it to others. This is the first time I used VRBO to book a place to stay and I was a really cautious, some of the other places you find are not this nice. I'm just hoping I can manage to get a reservation for it in a few years when I can afford to travel to Oahu again, it's a really great find!
We had a great time at Beautiful Private Cottage. The place is beautiful, safe and quiet, ideal to relax during holidays. It has all the amenities of home, full kitchen, laundry... Rick is very kind and is always available to help with any question that you have. Great place for couples to relax and enjoy holidays in Oahu.
Located in the 7 mile surf mecca of the world. Legendary Waimea Bay, Pipeline, Sunset Beach are all minutes away. Premier North Shore snorkeling at Sharks Cove is minutes away.
You are on an acre and half gated quiet estate. Along with the best beaches in Hawaii you are also a couple of minutes from mountain trails for hiking. Foodland Grocery store is 5 minutes away, 2 miles (next to the Coffee Bean for you coffee lovers) and the North Shores most famous town Haleiwa is 9 miles away. Two 18 hole World class golf courses at Turtle Bay Resort is just a few miles down the road. Sunset beach and Banzai Pipeline is 3 miles down the road, Waimea Bay 2 miles away, Sharks Cove at bottom of hill!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
|One time cleaning fee||$150.00 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.