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Stunning Oceanfront ~ Turtles Swimming Right in the Backyard

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath, sleeps 2

Tucked away on the most beautiful side of the Island, our spacious, 700 square ft., and comfortable country hideaway is located 45 minutes from Honolulu/Waikiki. Surrounded by the ocean and the mountains, you will experience the timeless beauty unique to this place in the islands. Whether it be enjoying the ocean sunrise from your living-room, taking a coffee break out on the deck, or drifting away from the real world amidst the dancing waves, you'll find yourself relaxed and feeling like you are truly in Paradise. Sea turtles can be seen swimming right in front of your eyes in the backyard.

We welcome you to experience our simple island living in this spaciously comfortable haven. Words are just not enough to describe what a wholesome Hawaiian experience is. Other than the natural beauty of the islands, the 'spirit of Aloha' is what truly made Hawaii so unique. As your hosts, we are committed to introduce you to this special spirit of Aloha so that your Hawaiian vacation will bring memories for a lifetime.

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Hauula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No pets allowed. No smoking indoor. No additional guests. No partying as we are in a residential area.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Air-conditioned bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Tides and currents bring and take away sand. This can affect the beach area at the back yard, meaning the beach can come and go. There is a beach one minute walking distance away.


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Stunning Oceanfront ~ Turtles Swimming Right in the Backyard
average rating of 4.767857 based on 56 reviews


  • 5 of 5

WOW! My (now) fiance and I just recently got back from our 10 day Hawaiian vacay and really cannot say enough about this spot and Tish. We were looking for somewhere romantic and private, and could not have picked a better spot. Aside from Tish's hospitality, the property was super clean, private, peaceful, and the VIEW!! Although we spent most of our time laying on the beach or out exploring the island, we loved being able to watch the beautiful sunsets right from patio and listen to the ocean at night. 5 stars just isn't enough for this place. This is where my fiance and I plan on getting married, and we will most definitely be renting from Tish again when we come back :)!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris & Nikki, Thank you for having stayed with and your kind words. When Nikki showed me the engagement ring, I feel so honored that you shared your special joyous moment with me. Let me know when you are coming back to get married! Much aloha from Tish
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Nice and quiet but close to the fun

  • 4 of 5

Spent a week at the lovely ocean front property. Being our first time on Oahu we weren't really sure what to expect. The suite itself was perfect for the two of us albeit a little lacking in kitchen knives (we cooked all our dinners so this was a somewhat important item - we even looked at the local stores for some better knives but made due with the single paring knife).

The property is steps to the ocean but we didn't do any swimming here as we just traveled to one of the many nearby beaches. The surf out front would break quite a ways out so the water is relatively placid out front.

The property is close to groceries and some local dining. But the main attraction we thought was the proximity to the surfing on the north shore. We didn't partake but there was a competition on during our stay it was great fun to watch. And we did lots of swimming off the north shore beaches as well. There is much to do outside but the unit was cozy for the one day that it rained.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don & Mimi, Thank you for having stayed with us. I have since put more knives in the unit. Aloha from Tish
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Perfect getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is set up very well. My wife commented multiple times on how clean and well kept the place was! We had everything we needed, got excellent sleep, and loved the views of the ocean. The location is fantastic. It was very quiet and peaceful. It is in a great spot on the island to be just a few minutes from the North Shore, The Polynesian Cultural Center, Kua Loa Ranch, and great beaches, snorkeling and surfing. The bed was great. My wife and I agreed if we were taking small children, we didn’t dare be that close to the water, but the view is incredible and we loved it.

The owner was very nice and accommodating, allowing us to check in a little early and out a little late, and even let us borrow snorkel gear. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the Eliasons for having stayed with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon! Aloha and mahalo from Tish
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Overall very nice

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this rental for the final 3 nights of our first Oahu trip. Overall we enjoyed this apartment. You won’t get closer to the water and the apartment/grounds were nice and very clean. Tish was very nice and responsive. It was nice to have AC but we didn’t need to use it. We found the temperatures in the rental to be very comfortable. We also appreciated having a washer/dryer - a nice touch! Waking up to the sound and sight of the ocean was lovely. For the price we felt the value was good.

However, couple things to note that we weren’t aware of before and I would have found helpful to know beforehand.

This rental is in a building with another 3 bedroom rental, and technically they have access to the back yard as well. We only saw the renters of this unit visit the back yard once, though, and otherwise they stayed on their own deck or were out and about. We also had no noise or privacy issues whatsoever with this other unit.

There is no stove and no gas bbq on site. Tish kindly volunteered to bring over a charcoal bbq, but we haven’t used charcoal before and didn’t want to mess around with it, so we made due with the hot plate, but did wish there was a more convenient an readily available alternative.

We were so excited to enjoy our own private beach here based on the pictures but upon showing up found that there was none. Tish explained that the rising water levels have washed away the sand, leaving only rocks/boulders below the grass. While this is mother nature’s doing and totally out of anyone’s control, I didn’t feel it was accurate with the ad and was disappointing. It was also VERY windy in this spot (at least while we were there) and found it hard to sit out and enjoy the back yard. Maybe just bad luck with the weather but we found once we left and went to other parts of the island we didn’t have this issue.

Finally, we weren’t crazy about the area. We enjoyed Lanikai and absolutely LOVED Haleiwa, but found this rental to be in “the middle of nowhere” a bit. We thought this would be a good thing but we felt like we spent a lot of time and gas driving to other locations. We just found this town a bit dreary/run down, and the beaches to not be as nice as other places.

All in all we had a nice stay and the positives were important and very positive :) just a couple of things from my honest point of view. If these things aren’t issues for you - definitely stay here! You will love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deanna and James, thank you for having stayed with us! Aloha from Tish
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was amazing! Everything is in great condition and it was so convenient to have the kitchen, washer and dryer. The owner is just lovely! Very helpful and available throughout our stay. There is a AC unit in the bedroom and ceiling fans. We didn’t ever turn the AC on, just kept the windows open with the fan on (November trip). We love the north shore and this is the perfect location.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank the Walkers for having stayed with us. Hope you will come back to visit again soon. This time bring the children. Mahalo from Tish
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We had a lovely relaxing weekend! Loved our view of the Full Moon!

  • 5 of 5

The place is very clean. We were close to eateries. We really enjoyed relaxing at the place and listening to the ocean. The bed was very comfortable. We could enjoy the view from the living room couches. We needed a quiet weekend and we got it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristine and Stephen, Thank you for having stayed with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! Mahalo from Tish
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Property Manager

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Car: recommended

We are located 45 minutes from the airport in the rural town of Hauula. Houses here were designed as beach homes for city folks who would enjoy spending time in the country to unwind their busy lives. Today, Hauula is still a popular getaway place for local people to come and relax themselves on the beaches all along this side of the island.

The Polynesian Cultural Center, the Mormon Temple and grocery stores are 6 minutes away. Kualoa Ranch to the south and Turtle Bay Resort to the north are 15 minutes from us. Sunset Beach, Waimea Beach, and Pipeline to the north and Valley of the Temples to the south are 25 minutes drive respectively.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.5%

Rate is based on 2 guests. $25.00 per night for each additional guest.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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