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THE SUNSET BEACH HOUSE. Oahu's Favorite Beach Home Rental & Vacation Paradise!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)

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

Grocery Shopping

Attractions Information

Fishing Boat Rental Information

Massages/Spa/Salon Services

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!

Michel Rubini

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.

More Details

Owner
Michel Rubini
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Michel Rubini

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

Why Michel Rubini chose North Shore Oahu

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.

What makes this house unique

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. ------------

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Jan 2008
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Amenities

Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Outside: Outdoor Hot/Cold Shower - outdoor shower , Ocean View from Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ocean & Volleyball Court View. We Provide The Beach Towels!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Garden View. We Provide The Beach Towels!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ocean & Volleyball Court View. We Provide The Beach Towels!
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The Twin Beds can be made into a King upon request.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , The Twin Beds can be made into a King upon request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , We also have a Pack N Play for your toddler.
  • KING BED: (1) The master king bedroom upstairs looks out to the beach and ocean, and lush greenery and mountains behind the home. QUEEN BED (1): The downstairs queen master bedroom looks out to the volleyball court, the beach and ocean. TWIN BEDS (4): The other two bedrooms have 2 twin beds in them that can be made into Kings upon request. Both 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. We also have a Pack N Play for your toddler.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The custom crafted kitchen has every appliance you can think of. There is DSL Wireless Internet, washer/dryer, iron, and all the other items you would commonly find in your own home. Upstairs is a king-size bedroom; downstairs there is a queen-size bedroom, plus 2 additional bedrooms each with 2 twin beds in them (which can be made into kings on request). There is also a Pack n Play for your toddler if needed. In addition to the 3 inside baths there is a hot & cold 2 headed shower at the bottom of the deck that is hidden by foliage, and is everybody’s favorite place to rinse off after coming from the beach. The living room has a 46” Flatscreen HDTV with all the movie channels, stereo DVD, and Flatscreen TV/DVDs are in all the bedrooms. There is Digital Security and an electronic safe for your valuables. Additionally, we are a proud member of The HAWAII VISITORS AND CONVENTION BUREAU.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

THE SUNSET BEACH HOUSE. Oahu's Favorite Beach Home Rental & Vacation Paradise!
average rating of 4.8522725 based on 89 reviews
Los Angeles, California
5

Polynesian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family gathering on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

WOW – what a great time we had. The house is located on such a nice stretch of beach and the sunsets are spectacular. A short walk to snorkeling, food trucks, and a grocery store (Food Land) made life easier as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

words cannot express..

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad I found this property to rent for our first trip to Oahu. It was better than expected and so relaxing to be there. The caretaker Darryl was so nice and helpful and would do anything to make our stay enjoyable. There was plenty for our 2 grandchildren to do. Just 3 blocks away is a bike rental place and grocery store. We also were able to walk to Sharks Cove for snorkeling. The sunset is literally right outside the door and I was able to take photos each evening we were there. It was quiet and we met people from all places walking the beach. The chickens around the property was a joy to my grandson as he LOVES chickens and the geckos all over the place kept the kids busy exploring. We were able to place volley ball and badminton on the sand court every evening. I was leary of no air conditioning but the ocean breeze and ceiling fans were fine. It was a trip we will never forget and this property will never be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Total beach house experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! This is a great island house! The views and access to the beach are ANAZING!!! We loved visiting the food trucks down the road and the shaved ice with ice cream and sweetened condensed milk is as good, if not better than Matsumoto's!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

I had an Hawaii 5 0 Birthday, with my family, we traveled a long way from 'Ole Blighty! Perfect location on the North Shore. Excellent communication with Darryl who was a font of all knowledge for place to eat etc. Try Lei Lei's at Turtle Bay, The beach house for eats Haleiwa, Kualoa Ranch (Movie tour) Giovanni Shrimp truck (North Shore), Polynesian Culture Center, Dog the Bounty Hunter (If you can find him in Honoloulu) of course the poignant Pearl Harbour (get there at 7am for the first 1300 tickets are free! ) The House was perfect for our needs, we all enjoyed sitting on the deck listening and watching the waves and watching the magical experience of seeing whales playing only about 50 yards away. Thank you Michel for the massive tick off my bucket List - Aloaha

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Old Hawaiian Style house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a perfect week in this incredible home! The property sits adjacent to open space on one side, making the home feel surprisingly quiet. The home was of classic old hawaiian style, we loved the simple thatched walls and bamboo beams. It was very clean and orderly, although there no basic condiments like salt, cooking oil, dishwashing soap, etc provided. Besides that, we have absolutely no complaints, only compliments for this house.

Michel was a pleasure to deal with as our host. We loved this home and would certainly consider returning if we may again be so fortunate!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Turtle Bay Golf is only 5 miles away.
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Located on the sand of beautiful Sunset Beach.
Car: recommended

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.

******Please Note********

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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Rates & Availability

Haleiwa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 1st through August 31st
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
October
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
November
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Dec 1 through the 18th
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
December 18th through Jan 3rd
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
January-February-March
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
April
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
May
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
June 1st through August 31st
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
September
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
October
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
November
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
December 18th through Jan 3rd
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 3 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 13.96%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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