|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This beautiful beachfront cottage is located on a spectacular beach. The beach is not private but few people other than owners along this private road use it. A lagoon that stretches the length of the beach is perfect for snorkeling. There is surfing on the reefs on the outside of the lagoon.
There are elegant gardens around the house that feature many native plants. The house itself is recently remodeled and furnished with hand made furniture and accent pieces from Indonesia and Asia. You can enjoy the quiet of the house and beach or within minutes be in the town of Haleiwa and the beaches along the North Shore. There is spectacular hiking, sailing, gliding and fishing (Ono, Mahi Mahi, Marlin etc.) This is truly paradise.
We recently spent a week at this amazing location. This is my second time to the island, and my girlfriend’s fifth. Tom was readily available, and accommodating when setting up the arrangements. He also gave us some great tips on how to experience his little slice of heaven that proved their worth.
Upon arrival, we were amazed at the peacefulness of the street. As we walked through the gate, we were met with a wide array of tropical flowers and plumeria trees. Walking around to our side of the house, we glimpsed green anoles skittering away... we had found paradise!
Entering the house, we found it to be well stocked with all the amenities and the furnishings clean and in good condition. There are some books on local topics, and a few dvds, but I promise, you won't turn on the tv for your whole stay.
As you walk out the back of the house, through a beautiful wooden, sliding-glass, door, you are met with a small glimpse of the ocean, just a hundred steps, at most, from the house. As you wind through a well-kept path through the bushes, you are soon met with an incredible sight of the breaking against the reef a couple of hundred yards off the beach. There is a small table, adjacent to the beach, perfect for a drink as you unwind after a day of discovery… this is where we spent every evening, watching the sun fall.
The neighbors were all quite friendly, but to be honest, we only saw a handful during the seven days we stayed. Being December, we were able to see some of the largest waves the North Shore has to offer, and caught a bit of the Van's Tour at Sunset Beach, and Pipeline. We also explored Haleiwa to our heart's content. All of the places mentioned were just a very short drive from the house.
If you want to experience Oahu, and the North Shore, as it is supposed to be experienced, and want to stay away from the hustle and crowds of Honolulu, come visit Tom's house and relax in tranquil paradise!
Thank you, Tom, for giving me the perfect backdrop to propose... she said yes!
This place was more than what I dreamed it would be! The place is clean, comfortable and very cozy...a great place to kick back and relax, cook your own meals, BBQ or bring in some take out. All the cookware, dinnerware and utensils are ready for use. Breakfast by the beach?....no problem...there is a table and chairs at sand side with a fantastic view of the waves. BBQ?....no problem, charcoal grill on site. So, you don't wanna sit around all day watching the ocean, the sea turtles, the geckos or smell the flowers or listen for the tropical birds or bask in the quiet beauty of it all? No problem...go snorkeling, head to town for a meal at the food trucks, get a shaved ice, shop, eat some pineapple, go sightseeing....enjoy yourselves! Really, this a great place to do all of that and more. Making arrangements to visit this slice of heaven? No problem! Tom is great to work with. We will most definitely return! Thanks Tom!
My family and I spent 10 beautiful days relaxing in this perfect little hidaway. The house was perfectly tropical and accomadating. It was stocked with all the essentials you could need. All of the personal touches and thoughtfulness made it feel just like home. You feel like you are sitting right in the middle of a tropical garden when you're inside. When you walk down the path to the beach and come to the opening its just awe inspiring. We had the beach pretty much to ourselves. There were turtles and so many fish. We have traveled to Kauai many times and this time we decided to go to Oahu. It did not dissappoint. The coral there is just vibrant with color I have never seen that before on the other island. We had are two young boys with us and they just loved it. There's a reef that is out front that makes it a great wading pool. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing get away this is place for you. Thank you Tom for sharing your piece of paradise with us. It is truely one of the most beautiful places I've seen
Thank You isn't enough,
We recently spent a week at this beautiful paradise on the North Shore of Oahu.
Prior to staying, we read others glowing reviews and we saw the impressive photos on VRBO, but neither came close to capturing this wonderful escape. The home, gardens, beach and the host, and Oahu’s North Shore completely exceeded our expectations!
The spotlessly clean home is located on a very quiet road a few minutes west of Haleiwa Town, and is nestled between other private residences.
The home and its comfortable furnishings are beautifully designed and have a gracious flow. With the exposed ceilings and open floor plan you feel like you are staying in true Polynesian – South East Asian estate.
The home is equipped with all the conveniences and amenities you could need for a perfect holiday.
The grounds are meticulously designed and laid out. Elegant water features, and Hindu and Buddha statues grace the grounds with tranquility.
The Plumeria trees – yellow, orange and red blossomed fill the air with the sweet smell of the tropics. The home is surrounded with lush landscaping and stone walkways.
Each morning you wake to the sound of the ocean and the chirping birds. Who could ask for more?
Just past a huge Plumeria Tree end of the garden, lies a magnificent stretch of beach and the open ocean.
The coral reel protects the beach and serves as your private aquarium. Filled with bright tropical fish and sea turtles, you can easily spend hours snorkeling and exploring.
The beach is pristine and during the course of a week we saw just a few friendly neighbors. You feel like you own the whole island.
Each evening, just before sunset watching a stunning Hawaiian sunset, a handful of surfers would dance on the waves just beyond the coral reef.
Tom was a wonderful host and incredibly accommodating.
Even though Tom lives in his private residence on the property, your privacy is completely respected.
Having lived in the area for nearly 20 years, Tom is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of life on Oahu, from snorkeling spots, to restaurants, to local markets and events.
Tom designed all aspects of the home and gardens. His vision for this escape is breathtaking. We felt so honored to have been able to stay in his home and look forward to returning to this paradise on Oahu’s North Shore.
John and Rodrigo
Los Angeles, CA
We stayed at Tom's cottage for 3 nights, and absolutely adored the property and location. It was a welcomed change from bustling Honolulu, nestled in a quiet neighborhood. Every morning, we awoke to sea turtles feeding off of the coral while drinking coffee. We also saw whales pretty late in the season further out beyond the protected lagoon. We enjoyed walks down the beach in either direction, often passing only a local neighbor or two. The location gives you immediate access by car to all of the north shore beaches and sites. Haleiwa was a short 10 minute drive to great restaurants, shopping, food trucks, and activities. If you are looking for a cookie-cutter resort, Tom's place isn't for you. We wanted to experience the quiet, local side of the north Shore, and Tom has a
little piece of paradise with this gem. On our last evening, we were fortunate enough to witness a sea turtle coming to shore to rest on the tranquil shore in front of the cottage. What a majestic and revered creature! We did have a gecko or two that appeared high on the walls. However, with an open style home, this wasn't a surprise and we were glad to see him. Home owners in tropical regions understand that they help control bugs and such...Tom was great with communication from start to finish, answering all of our questions, and giving us personal insight into the area. Thanks for a wonderful time, Tom!
If you want a quiet relaxing vacation, this is the place. Walk out the door through the yard and you are on a very secluded beach. Although there is public access nearby, there are few people on this beautiful beach. There is a reef offshore, so the waves are small at the beach. We enjoyed great snorkeling and saw several sea turtles there, both in the water and on the beach. We also saw the spouts of whales far offshore.
Tom, the owner, is extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to be helpful in any way. He recommended that we visit the famers' market across from Waimea Bay. It was great, with local food and crafts.
Whatever you need is available in Haleiwa which is a 10 minute drive. Starting in Haleiwa, all the famous surf spots on the North Shore are within the next seven miles.
My wife and I enjoyed the unique south seas design of both the cottage and the grounds. You can see that the owner has put in a lot of time and effort to make the place beautiful. It was clean and quiet and very comfortable. Contrary to a review from a vacationer the month before our arrival, we did not see any cockroaches. There are a couple of geckos, which we saw as a plus.
We would recommend this rental to any couple and would return ourselves.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$150 + Tax|
|Notes||Dates Available: Jan 1st-Dec 31st.|
* 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.