|Minimum Stay||6 - 8 nights|
ALOHA FROM THE SUNSET BEACH HOUSE!!
Perfect for 2 to 8 people, located on the sand at Sunset Beach (on the main island of Oahu), this exotic, Polynesian-style house is one of the best values for a relaxing, exciting vacation in one of the most beautiful, natural settings the islands have to offer. The home has 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, and sleeps up to 8 persons with comfort & ease.
My home is located right on the sand at Sunset Beach, on the main island of Oahu, about 1000 feet down from Pipeline, one of the world's most famous surfing spots. The beach in front of my house is gorgeous and is hardly used as there is no public access to it close to my home. The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a Jacuzzi on the deck overlooking the beach and my own private volleyball/badminton court is right along side of the house, as you can see in the aerial photo on my website.
The house is less than ten minutes from the historic whaling town of Haleiwa, which is the main town on the north shore of Oahu. It has lots of restaurants, shopping, a marina (in case you would like to go deep sea fishing), and live entertainment nightly in some of the restaurants. The Turtle Bay Hilton is about five miles away from the house in the other direction, and they feature two championship GOLF courses, horseback riding, and a disco.
For your viewing pleasure the living room has a 46” Flatscreen HDTV featuring all the movie channels with stereo DVD, and there are Flatscreen TV/DVDs in all the bedrooms.
The home also has digital security and an electronic safe for your valuables.
In addition to the 3 inside baths there is a hot and cold 2 headed shower at the bottom of
the deck which is hidden by foliage, and is everybody's favorite place to shower and refresh after coming off the beach or after a long soak in the spa.
The kitchen is custom crafted in local island Koa hardwood and of course there is a Telephone, Cable, Wireless Internet (WiFi), iron, and all the other items you would commonly find in your own home.
There is a wonderful Foodland Supermarket about a half mile from the house which also sports a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (formerly Starbucks). All the Island activities, from hangliding to scuba diving, from polo matches to jet-skis are all just minutes away from my tropical retreat. The water is crystal clear and the snorkeling is great. SCUBA diving is also a major attraction on the north shore with both boat and shore dives available. Waimea Falls is only a mile away, and hiking at Waimea Valley and visiting the falls is an unforgettable experience.
There are 4 bedrooms, and sleeps a maximum of 8 people.
Bedroom 1 - 1 King
Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen
Bedroom 3 - 2 Twins (can be made into a king upon request)
Bedroom 4 - 2 Twins (can be made into a king upon request)
Each bedroom is like a master bedroom. The master king bedroom upstairs looks out
to the beach and ocean. The downstairs queen master bedroom looks out to the
volleyball court and beach and ocean. Both of the other bedrooms feature views of
the lush greenery and mountains behind the home. The jungle like foliage comes down from the mountains and surrounds the home creating a unique feeling of privacy while looking out at the spectacular vistas of Sunset Beach, which is one of the most famous and
romantic beaches on Oahu, and certainly in all of Hawaii.
The house is my own personal residence and is beautifully furnished in rattan and antiques. You'll see pictures on the walls of stars like Suzanne Somers and David Carradine who have stayed and relaxed here.
Lush foliage surrounds the house and the sound of the wind and the waves will remain in your memories for years to come.
Air Conditioning: Please be aware that our home is not air conditioned. Being on the beach, the trade winds that blow through our home provide all the air flow we need and perfect temperature most of the year. If you have questions please contact me anytime for more details.
GUEST SERVICES: Our main endeavor to you is to make sure your stay with us is the best it can possibly be. Our property manager is always on call for you and lives nearby. We will happily provide you with any information or help that you need with securing any outside reservations or services that you may desire such as tours or activities, whale watching or snorkeling, etc.
If you have a special need, just call us and we will do everything in our power to see that you have everything that you need;
Restaurants & Night Spot Information
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YOU WON'T HAVE TO bring anything except your Swimsuit and a Smile to have a GREAT TIME!
(Because We Provide The Beach Towels!!!.......)
Aloha from Your Owner!
PS: We are also a proud member of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.
We are legally licensed by the State of Hawaii as a Vacation Rental.
State Of Hawaii License: 90/TVU-0224
Hawaii Tax ID# W01487064-01
*A Note about Cancellations and Refunds:
As the owner I always recommend to all of my guests that they buy trip insurance. I always buy it myself and is very inexpensive and will take care of any and all expenses you might incur if you have to cancel your trip. VRBO can sell it to you or you can buy it online, and you also should check with your credit card company because you may already have it as one of the perks that some credit cards give you when you take out their credit cards. For a detailed description of my cancellation policy please read below. Aside from the legalese used it means mainly that I will give you your money back for whichever days I can re-rent minus a 15% service fee. Here is the actual clause:
**Cancellation of booking at any time after the Confirmation has been issued may result in forfeiture of deposit(s). Refund of moneys paid for rental and services (deposits) will be made only under the following circumstances:
1) The home becomes unfit for habitation and no equivalent substitute can be obtained by owner; or
2) The home is re-booked for the period of the initial booking for an amount equal to or greater than the initial booking under this agreement. If the home is re-booked for a portion of the term of this agreement, a pro-rata refund will be made based on the difference between the daily rental under this agreement and the daily rental on re-booking of the home.
All cancellations shall be subject to a service fee equal to 15% of the Total Rental Amount. This service fee shall be assessed whether or not the home is re-booked.
HI, I'M MICHEL RUBINI. the very happy owner of The Sunset Beach House. I am a musician by trade, and I have been playing piano since I was 3 years old. I came to Hawaii with my father for the first time when I was 18 and have had a mad love affair with the islands ever since. I told my father at the time, 'Dad, one day I am going to live here', and he answered with a little chuckle, 'Yes son, of course you will'. He didn't believe me at the time and thought it was just a young man's fantasy so he humored me because he was a great dad, but several years later when I was a little more grown up, I came back and bought my wonderful home on Sunset Beach and I have been coming to the islands ever since. To be able to sit on my deck and view the beach and ocean, listen to the sound of the birds and waves is a wonderfully relaxing experience that I look forward to every morning that I am here. I am very happy to be able to share my little piece of Heaven with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Aloha, Michel
Michel Rubini purchased this house in 1975
WHEN I WAS first looking for a home to buy in Hawaii I was not familiar with the islands, so I decided to travel to all of them to learn about them and to see what each of them offered. I discovered after visiting the outer islands that Oahu was the very best of all of them. The best part of course was that I found the best beach in all of the islands, Sunset Beach, which was the best kept secret in all the islands. Nobody knew it existed there on the North Shore except for the local islanders, and they were not telling anybody. I was taken there by a very friendly local, and when I saw the beautiful, white pearly sand beach in front of my house and the exotic, secluded location, and also being only 1 mile from the biggest waterfall on the island, Waimea Falls, I fell in love immediately.
MY HOME HAS the unique advantage of being the very last home on a frontage road, and because of that I have only one neighboring house on my left side, which is hidden from view by a 30' hedge of island vegetation. On the right side of my home I have my private volleyball and badminton court, and then there is just state land for about 300 yards before the start of the next frontage road. For that reason, my home has a great feeling of privacy and tranquility with unsurpassed views of the beach and ocean. I never feel 'boxed in' like the other beach houses. ********************* I Found Out that I could be just as secluded as I wanted on the most beautiful beach in all of Hawaii, or I could enjoy a bounty of cultural and ethnic delights not found anywhere else in the islands. It was just up to me to decide what I would do on any given day, be a sun worshiper on the beach, or join in the party that is always going on around the rest of the island. *********** The Ancient Hawaiians considered this location to be a spiritual spot on the island and held many ceremonies here on the beach, and also carved hieroglyphics into the beach rocks (which you can see at certain times of the year when the tide is low). It is considered to be a location of considerable archaeological significance and is also believed to be a very spiritual place by the Hawaiians. *********************** Oahu Is as beautiful and varied as any of the other islands, but also has the advantage of being able to go to wonderful restaurants, movies, nightclubs and concerts. The main history of Hawaii plays out on Oahu, and the Bishop Museum, the USS Arizona Memorial, the 'Iolani Palace, which is the only true royal palace in the United States and the last official residence of the kings and queens who ruled Hawaii, King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani, are all must sees during your visit here to Oahu. ------------
Christmas 2007 at the Sunset Beach House
Harkins, Lakewood, Colorado.
Date Submitted: Jan 02, 2008 Date of Stay: Dec 2007
Christmas 2007 at the Sunset Beach House!
Incredible!! From the moment we walked in we were in love with the house,
large deck overlooking the ocean, and a few steps and we were on the
beach. The house was everything we had hoped it to be and more. Fully
equipped and set up for our every need. The sunsets were incredible, the
hot tub relaxing and it was easy travel to anyplace we wanted to go. Had
Christmas Eve dinner at Haleiwa Joes Seafood Grill on the outside patio (
wonderful)and church following dinner. Ted's bakery down the road is
wonderful and the grocery store very convenient. Visited Pearl Harbor, Dole
Pinapple, and snorkeled at Sharks Cove. Spent Christmas day laying on the
beach and collecting sea shells. Doesn't get any better. We highly
recommend this home to other travelers looking for an awesome vacations. I
know we plan to return in the future. Aloha! S
Being from Oahu, I've stayed in many homes over the years. But The Sunset Beach House is truly magical and special. It feels like you've stepped into a Polynesian Paradise. Michel's home is beautifully furnished and decorated, and is walking distance to the best snorkeling on the island. The lanai that overlooks the ocean was where we spent every morning and evening. The house is next to a great bike/runner's path and walking distance to the 'Ehukai Pillbox Hike, which has panoramic views of the North Shore.
Everything about The Sunset Beach House is just PERFECT from beginning to end.
Mahalo Michel and Sid for a truly wonderful stay!
We had an absolutely fabulous time with our family at your house - so many memories made at such a beautiful location.
My wife would love to live there year round so if you ever consider selling……..
Thanks for your hospitality and attention to everything. Hopefully there will be another visit to Sunset Beach in the future.
Incredible location. Beach is beautiful although surf (we were there at the end of November) can be a bit challenging for swimming. Sunsets are too amazing to describe! Easy walking distance to some local shops and great food trucks. Home is spacious and as advertised.....plenty of room for 7 adults and a 2 year old. Michel is easy to get in touch with and responds immediately to any questions. Thank you for a wonderful family vacation.
Thank you Michel for the use your home, it is an awesome location and lived up to expectations. We brought 8 people and didn't feel crowded in any way. A lot of thought went into this place and we couldn't have asked for more.
Michel, I can’t tell you what a great time we had! We have stayed at many houses on Sunset Beach, and I have to say we loved yours the best. Your house has such charm, nothing too fancy, but beautiful, comfortable, and everything you could possibly need for a great vacation. We barely left the house to be honest! The views were beautiful, the outdoor shower was perfect for us, and the fact that there was no one really around on the beach was exactly what we needed! The only bummer was that I could not figure out how to get the CD player to work, so I didn’t get to listen to your CD’s! The location to the store and shops was also a plus. It was the perfect vacation for us, and I can tell you, we plan on coming back next summer, and again in October. We have found our vacation rental, and we thank you dearly for everything! Take good care - your hospitality is much appreciated! "
Just spent a week at Michel's great beach house with my wife and two friends. Michel was very friendly and easy to deal from the outset. The house is a classic old A frame which is very clean, spacious and well maintained. The front verandah facing the sand has a great view and a private outdoor shower for washing off the salt water. Depending upon the size of the surf you may have to swim elsewhere although we swam right out front on several occasions. The road behind is a little noisy at times but we had no trouble sleeping. The spot is close to lots of other sights and amenities, some within walking distance but you will need a car.
Overall, a great place to experience the true north shore and unwind and good value if there are a few of you.
All of the Island activities, including Swimming, SCUBA, Water-skiing & Shelling are all major attractions on the North Shore of Oahu, Waimea Falls, which is only 1 mile from my home features Hiking, & Swimming in the falls themselves, Many wonderful Restaurants, & Horseback Riding are all nearby.
We accept reservations of no more than 8 people, and the home is not available for parties, large gatherings, events or other types of social activities. Additionally, there is a 7 day minimum stay requirement unless there are smaller time slots between existing bookings.
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7 NIGHT MINIMUM. FOR STAYS OF LESS THAN 7 NIGHTS PLEASE CONTACT OWNER BY PHONE OR EMAIL. ALOHA.
State Of Hawaii License: 90/TVU-0224