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Spectacular Executive Beachfront Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

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

More Details

Property Manager
Jamie Sabatini
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

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 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.
Jan 2013
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Waialua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet renters only as property is in a quiet residential neighborhood.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 2 King size beds, 3 Twin/Single Beds, 2 singles can be converted to 3rd king bed, (1) Travel Crib available
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2-man Kayak, 2 1-man kayaks, life jackets, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, coolers, 2 bikes


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Spectacular Executive Beachfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Great location, private house for family of 6

  • 5 of 5

Writing this review 2 years later (sorry), but was back on North Shore recently at an "okay" place, but not as great as this house was. The diff motivated me to finally write, even if briefly. If I could retire at this house, I would be lucky.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waialua Retreat, Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 12 nights at this property and every minute of that stay was exceptional. I am sure I will not be able to convey the level of our joy and satisfaction, but in a word, it was total.

Our experience began with communications with Jamie and she was professional and friendly as we planned our vacation. She was quick to respond to our queries before we committed and remained extremely helpful throughout our stay.

We arrived to a spotless house that was more than the beautiful pictures conveyed. The three bedrooms were ideally set up for our party of seven - mom, dad, daughter, son and his wife and their two children – and the bedroom air conditioning was very welcome during the hottest period of this summer. Every bed was comfortable and the three full bathrooms a blessing. The large open space suited us perfectly, the kitchen was well equipped and we took most of our stay-at-home meals on the covered deck where we enjoyed the magnificent view and the soothing breeze. We made liberal use of the excellent barbecue, but also took advantage of the range of dining options available within a few minute’s drive. Our go to grocery store was Foodland Pupukea, a 20 minute drive, but great selection and fair prices with a super deli counter.

The beach behind the house is everything people have written about in reviews and we have never enjoyed the ocean so much. Our seven-year-old loved it and the surf was never too strong for her to handle. As we drove along the North Shore and saw the struggles others were having in finding parking close to a crowded beach we appreciated having paradise in our backyard even more. All of the beach equipment was as advertised and we wanted for nothing.

We read a lot about traffic on Oahu while we were arranging our trip, but with a little planning this property was well situated for every activity we wanted to experience, from the Polynesian Cultural Center to downtown Honolulu.

This property is in a quiet, safe, well maintained neighborhood with a beach in the backyard and views befitting a travel poster. Everything about it is first class and we can’t thank the owners enough for making it available to us. We loved Oahu and if we are lucky enough to return, this is the first property we will check out.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staying at Waialua Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Secret on the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seek Wailua Retreat and find the Aloha Spirit

  • 5 of 5

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!)

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kaimanu Pl
Car: recommended

Glider rides, skydiving @ Dillingham Airfield


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $350
Tax Rate 14.96%

There is a 4% processing fee(6% International) for credit card transactions, no fee for payment by check/money order.
For extended stays...
14+ nights = $575/night
21+ nights = $525/night
30+ nights = $500/night

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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