|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Waialua Retreat is your home away from home! Located on a quiet residential cul-de-sac, you will truly relax as you dine on the lanai of this spectacular, architecturally designed beachfront home, while taking in amazing sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy panoramic views of Oahu's beautiful North Shore as you spot whales and turtles right in your backyard!
Located on the quiet side of the North Shore, you will awaken to the sound of the birds & ocean lapping at the beach each morning. Experience an amazing ocean view from the master suite. With 3 large bedrooms and 3 full baths, this fully equipped home has all the space and toys your family will need to have the best Hawaiian vacation possible. Spacious outdoor lanais, numerous windows, high ceilings and an open floor plan bring the outdoors in. Take 20 steps down a private path to swim at your own uncrowded, white sandy beach. Very safe swimming beach during the big surf of winter.
Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, gas outdoor grill, outdoor beachfront dining area, hot tub and outdoor shower, wireless internet access throughout the house, new Dell computer/printer, HD flat-screen TV with digital cable and DVD player, A/C in all 3 bedrooms and ceiling fans in every room. Large laundry/storage room contains all the beach toys your family will need including a two-man kayak, life jackets, snorkel gear, umbrellas, sand toys, beach chairs and mats, etc.
You will be centrally located in the "Country" for all your family's North Shore activities. The historic and quaint Haleiwa Town is only two minutes away where you will find many shopping and dining options, such as Banzai Sushi Bar, Haleiwa Joe's and the famous Matsumoto Shave Ice. Haleiwa Harbor Offers boating, fishing, diving, shark tours and jet ski rentals. Dillingham Airfield & Ranch is a 5 minute drive for glider rides, skydiving and Sunday Polo. Turtle Bay Resort is only 20 minutes away for a game of golf and fine dining. The Honolulu Airport, Pearl Harbor and Honolulu are all only a 40 minute drive from Waialua Retreat.
Waialua Retreat welcomes you to the perfectly peaceful oceanfront vacation destination for you and your family.
Keywords: Beachfront, oceanfront, House
The pictures for this rental do not do the place justice. It is by far the best place we have stayed. The view and access to the beach is phenomenal and the view of the mountains in the front is awesome. I have never had access to all the extras this place provides...hot tub, kayaks, full range of beach supplies, and so much more. The house itself is beautiful and the open layout is perfect for a beach home. Definitely recommend it.
Gorgeous house - - very relaxing - - -quite - - -we enjoyed the hot tub - -kayaking - -BBQ - - -walks on the beach - - -sitting on the beach watching the turtles swim by - - -driving to see the Falls near by - -it was a wonderful vacation!!! - - -I will recommend it to all my friends!!!
This was our third trip to the North Shore and by far our favorite home to stay in. Jamie was both accommodating and made us feel assured that everything for our stay was taken care of. Waialua Retreat is a treasure. The perfect location to explore and relax. It's far enough from the crowds to have your own private family vacation but close enough to activities, great food and entertainment. The house is beautiful and when you walk out the back door your a handful of steps from the beach! We made good use of the kayaks, jacuzzi and beach supplies. There's everything a family needs to enjoy Oahu. Can't wait for our next stay.
Best secret on the north shore. Quit. Private and great location. Jaime makes sure everything is in order and runs a tight ship. Our Family has visited several times, as we always hate to leave, but can't wait to return. This place Rocks!
Waialua Retreat (WR) is exactly as advertised, from amenities to location, everything that is listed is available and in fine repair. If some thing is lacking, say a black toner ink cartridge for the printer to print your boarding passes, Jamie, the manager, will quickly resolve the issue. As much as the property is a gem, the same can be said for Jamie, always timely with communication and very attention to detail oriented. Mahalo, Jamie!
The beach, which you will largely have all to yourself, is good for snorkeling and kayaking, especailly earlier in the day before the winds and surf kick up. Seeing turtles, both in the water and basking on the beach, is a given-turtles were everywhere. We swam with 1-3 turtles in the same spot every morning. The spot is located a short walk up the beach by turning left at the beach and entering the water abeam the first street light pole you see. Swim out until the reef falls away to sand and get ready for turtles and plenty of tropical fish.
Stocking up on groceries before passing Mililani is the logical thing to do, but we just wanted to see the surf after a long and frustrating day of travel-avoid United! The closest grocery store is Malama market in Haleiwa. The Foodland by 3 Tables Beach has a better selection overall and fresh fish, try the tombo ahi, for grilling back at WR. For military, Schofield Barracks is 8 miles away and has a large commissary, BX, and ITT all in the same parking lot. The commissary is 100% ID check so if your dependent ID is out of date, we found Pass and ID to be most accomodating, even without an appointment.
We looked at properties from Laie to Waialua before selecting WR. Having experienced getting around the North Shore, I can say with confidience that Waialua was the most laid back, traffic free, authentic Hawaiian experience. I was greatly aided in this property selection by my sister would live on Oahu for five years. She mentioned experiencing the Aloha Spirit many times during the trip in large part due to WR. I would most certainly agree with her.
Activities abound but a few I have to mention:
Snorkling-3 tables (nice beach/shade trees) and sharks cove (no sharks/beach and lots of sharp rocks)
Water sport lessons (surfing/paddle board)-Surf n Sea
Fresh fruit-stand across from Waialua Elementary, Sat mornings, try the Waialua Sugar Mill (also stop for souveniers and locally grown coffee)
Bakery-Paalaa Kai (Sweet bread/malasadas)
Must see-Ka'ena Beach (sunset!)
We returned last night from a 2 week stay, starting the middle of July 2015. There were seven family members in all, which included 4 adult children. We had an awesome time!!! Our new home away from home in paradise! There was plenty of room in the house with 3 comfortable air conditioned bedrooms and yes, plenty of linens, pillows, blankets, beach towels and bath towels. The extra amenities throughout the house were plentiful and well thought out. Spices in the kitchen, lots of dishes and utensils. Plenty of outside gear for having fun at the beach. A great Weber grill on the lanai, a spectacular view of the ocean and beautiful sunrises and sunsets, with an occasional rainbow at the end of the day. Quiet & private location was convenient to many world famous beaches and places to explore. Kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing right outside the back gate was a wonderful surprise. Loved swimming with the turtles every morning! Would not hesitate to recommend to family and friends. We hope to get back again very soon.
We recently returned from our 2nd stay at this wonderful vacation home in paradise. And that is exactly how you feel when you're here...comfy at your own home in paradise! Our 1st vacation stay was in 2012, and this beautiful home still has all the conveniences you would want, and then some. Kayaks & life vests, snorkeling gear, a hot tub, hammocks, BBQ grill, a grassy back yard, comfy beds, plenty of pillows & blankets, air conditioning in the bedrooms, etc., etc., etc. This home is extremely clean, kept-up and cared for...and it shows inside and out. You would think that the owner lived here all the time.
Because the house is in a residential neighborhood, the beach (which is about 30 steps from the deck) is almost like your own private beach...you're not sharing it with hundreds of other people like when you stay at an expensive & tiny one bedroom hotel in Waikiki. The North Shore is quiet and clean, with plenty to do. Art galleries, restaurants, shrimp trucks, grocery & drug stores, souvenirs (sea shells, t-shirts, everything Hawaii), the Polynesian Cultural Center and more. The "Big Wave" shrimp truck (in town) was even featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives...don't miss their great garlic shrimp! We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the huge deck, watching the whales jump straight-up out of the water, followed by a huge splash...you didn't even need binoculars to see them. Hanging with the sea turtles as the lay on the beach, watching the surfers do their thing, and grilling fresh fish for dinner made for many wonderful days & evenings. There is even a little pizza place (with good pizza, pasta & salads) that has live entertainment on weekends (in the shopping area across from the Old Sugar Mill shopping area).
Don't hesitate to book this gem of a vacation spot...you'll love it here! The home is large enough for numerous friends or families to share...without being on top of each other. And a special thanks to Jamie for being there and having everything ready for our arrival. Now all we have to do is figure out when we can schedule our next stay. Mahalo!!!!!!!
Al & Deb Golden
Glider rides, skydiving @ Dillingham Airfield
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$250 + Tax|
14+ nights = $575/night
21+ nights = $525/night
30+ nights = $500/night