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House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults + children

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.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.642857 based on 28 reviews
Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
1 808 349 2968
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu
Ventrura, Ca


  • 5 of 5
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,
The Emery's
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
1 808 349 2968
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu


  • 5 of 5
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 Home
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
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?

The Beach
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.

The Host
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
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
1 808 349 2968
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu


  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
1 808 349 2968
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu


  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
1 808 349 2968
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu
Vancouver BC, Canada


  • 1 of 5
Great communication with the owner Tom via email and imessage. Price was on par with places on the north shore. Pics in the add are accurate. 50 foot walk out your patio door, to a beautiful sandy beach and ocean. Great place to tan and lay around as the palm tress give you both (shade or sun). The stretch of water at this beach has many pockets of coral. Lots of of sea life and turtles. Beach chairs, cooler, snorkel gear provided as well as a small table and 4 chairs near the beach by the foot path (We left 2 boogey boards and water shoes for the next guests). Quiet residential area, free wifi.

Cons. Privacy is limited as the owner Tom occupies the front part of this small house (closest to the roadway). The place is not that private as the walkways on both sides of the house are very narrow and the owner likes to get up very early and has to walk past your living quarters to get to the backyard or beach. Bec. the place has no A/C, the fans are on, all windows and patio doors (with bug screens) are thus open. You can hear a pin drop. Open concept as depicted. As such there are geckos living inside on the rafters. Cute yes, however every day we found poop on the kitchen counter, bedding, etc. As well, there were large cockroaches (about 2 inches) in the house. Its the tropics and we are not wooses. Seeing them on the floor and disappearing into walls when the lights came on was typical. But when you are sleeping in the night and having one crawl on your face was the deal breaker for us. Place only sleeps 2 NOT 4. My son and his g/f arrived a week later to stay with us. We were advised 1 person could sleep in small attached enclosed utility room, that has a separate entrance (this is where the washer/dryer is, surfboards, lawn mower, gas cans etc) on a dirty single bed off behind a sliding pocket door and the other person could sleep on the couch. Flights had already been booked and we did not know about this sleeping arrangement till we arrived. We paid in FULL as per VRBO. Near the end, owner stated we had a balance owing. I showed him the emails from VRBO that stated we had a zero balance. He stated VRBO charged him a fee and short changed him. I did not want to squabble and paid, leaving the place 2 days early bec of the cockroaches. Since arriving at home I complained to VRBO who stated I should not have paid anything extra to him. VRBO has sent the owner a email with no response.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that my guests were not satisfied with the property. I try very hard to accommodate everyone and satisfy their needs. I usually only rent to two adults. I can accommodate up to two children, but I do not rent to four adults. Shortly before their arrival I was told that they wanted to bring their son and his girlfriend. I told them I would try to find them something nearby but everything was booked. I explained what I could do and allowed them to use another small bedroom and bath that I do not usually rent, half of which is a separate, walled off utility room. I did my best to help them. As for the cockroaches and geckos, this is the sub-tropics. They live here. I do everything I can to mitigate any problem. I spray with organic pest spray, put out traps and have the property cleaned on a regular basis. In the six+ years I have been doing this, this is the only time a cockroach has landed on anyone. And that occurred in the extra bedroom that I do not rent but allowed these guests to use to accommodate the unexpected two guests. As to privacy, it has never been an issue before. I do live on the property when I am in Hawaii and I often have a trusted friend stay here when I am gone just to see that everything runs properly. I find that guests are glad someone else is here to answer questions and attend to any small issues that may arise. As to the charges. I explained that if you book through vrbo by cc there are expensive processing fees and foreign transaction fees that I will pass on. If you book through vrbo you can avoid these fees by using the echeck option. I can also run cc through my system for less without foreign transaction fees. They chose cc through vrbo and were charged 3% + foreign transaction fees. Once again I am sorry they were dissatisfied, but I did everything I could to accommodate them on short notice.
Beautiful Beachfront Cottage
1 808 349 2968
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Rhone-Alpes, France


  • 5 of 5
Toms Cottage was a great find in 'the country' North Shore Oahu. It is in a nice area of Waialua with direct access to Mokuleia Beach. The quaint town of Haleiwa is a short drive/ cycle away with all its shops and bars. Waialua village even closer with a great pizza restaurant and some other shops in the old mill.
The beach at the end of the pretty garden was great for a morning walk and we often sat in the morning with an early brew watching the turtles. It is possible to surf on the beach but the reefs looked a little tricky with the North swell so I chose to make a short drive between Haleiwa and Waimea Bay to surf at Chuns or Laniakea.
The apartment is tastefully decorated in an indonesian style and a great place to entertain. We had planned to eat out but the apartment was nice enough for us to want to stay in and cook. Tom was a perfect host with a great knowledge of surfing, so interesting in fact we invited him to dinner most nights. He will be a welcome guest on the south coast of England if he ever ventures to the UK.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates


Mokuleia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%
Notes Dates Available: Jan 1st-Dec 31st.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mokuleia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • I can take 4 people in certain situations.
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Books
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
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