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North Shore beachfront - Available November & December 25 to January 2

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Haleiwa House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This prime beachfront home on the famous Banzai Pipeline is one of the deepest beaches in Hawaii, is privacy gated with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, two story home with beachfront decks on two levels. Built in 1992 by owner, its clean, light colored tiles and carpet is still one of the better homes on the North Shore offered for rent. The home allows more privacy having the second story with its own family room and 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The first floor has the living room, kitchen 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

From November through March, the North Shore's winter waves attracts world class surfers from around the world. While spectacular, caution is advised. The beach in front of the house extends a long way beyond Sunset Beach, with a high concentration of the world's greatest surf spots and ocean. A life guard stand is in front of our neighbor's house, providing guidance.

The nearby town of Haleiwa is most charming with innumerable art galleries, shave ice, shops and restaurants. In the other directions is the Turtle Bay Resort, with golf, tennis, restaurants and very nice beaches as well.

All 4 bedrooms are air conditioned by solar power. We also have a Jacuzzi hot tub in the yard.


Keywords: Home w/ enclosed garage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Rai Chu
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Rai Chu

You have heard about whining to a spouse saying 'when are you going to get me a spot on a number 10 beach' (rated from 1 to 10). Well we looked for many years and finally found the perfect spot on a high noll in front of Rock Piles. We then tore down the old house owned by a Hollywood movie writer, so we could build the nicest possible house on this lot. This house has been the spot for writers, photographers, surf industry and other surfing affcionados during the high surf season. Then the rest of the year from March to early November it is great for those who are more timid in the ocean. Anytime its great to sit on the deck and read a good book while watching and hearing the crashing waves.

Rai Chu purchased this house in 1992

Why Rai Chu chose North Shore Oahu

This has always been my favorite area of Hawaii - a great beach town with great restaurants, art galleries, interesting shops, great shaved ice and most of all great & beautiful beaches. These beaches have charisma. I wanted a # 10 (rated from 1-10) as far as beaches go and found my paradise here. It is a total get away, very quiet and serene, while during world class surfing events and big wave season, it is difficult to find parking or a place to hang your hat. You can be very satisfied that you have this place to rest and relax.

What makes this house unique

The beach from our house goes on forever for long walks and sight seeing, shelling, swimming or just watching the surfers, boats or other beach goers. Directly in front of our house is 'Rock Piles' where you can sit between the rocks and let the waves crash over you. The best time of day is the hour or two before sunset, when the sun is low in the sky and casts a golden glow on the beach. Then we stop everything to watch the sunset on the horizon ... just another perfect day in paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are having the time of our lives, not only having our family all together, but this is a perfect place and truly delightful and beautiful. We love this beach and will be back, most certainly.
Feb 2010
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based on 12 traveler reviews

North Shore beachfront - Available November & December 25 to January 2
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

Almost a great house

  • 3 of 5

There are a lot of great reviews for this house, however we found many things that were not well represented. On arrival, saw dead bugs in various areas, rodent droppings on the couch and upstairs bathroom sink, master bedroom is missing an outlet cover, and it was not as clean as I expected (ex: there was obvious dirt under one dining chair as if that spot was missed completely when mopping, crumbs on the kitchen counter, and candle wax spilled on the coffee table) Cell phones would not work well in the house (Verizon service) so it was difficult to communicate with Rai and Tricia. Eventually, we did get a reply were told it was probably gecko droppings and that we should not leave the doors open or they will come in the house. Tricia did not have any interest in coming to the house to check on our concerns as she had approved the condition of the house few days earlier. The windows were hard to open and we saw holes in a few areas around the edges of the windows, which would also allow gecko entry so we had to use the air conditioning instead. The landscaping between the house and beach is grown to a point that the view is somewhat obscured. The sliding doors to the two decks cannot be used making it impossible to use to upstairs deck where you have a better view of the beach. The path to the beach is overgrown and at the end of the steps, there is a steep bank of loose sand to walk down to get to the beach. It’s not easy to walk back up for someone with back or knee issues. The faucets leaked, the master toilet ran (had to jiggle the handle often). The deep master bathroom whirlpool tub can be difficult to step in and out of for a short person. We got tiny ants in the bathroom and the kitchen. The carpet is overdue for replacement (doesn’t look clean) as well as some bathroom fixtures and pots and pans, and many walls could use a coat of paint to cover dirt and scuff marks. The hot water becomes barely warm after about 3 showers. There are not enough cereal bowls or coffee cups (or just do dishes everyday). The deadbolts on the two usable exterior doors must be locked with the key from the inside, which made me question a fast escape in case of fire.

On a positive note, the house is large enough for 8 with sufficient seating. The sheets were nice, the beds were firm, towels were good, great water pressure, tight but sufficient parking. We were able to get a late check out, which was greatly appreciated due to our late flights.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for two weeks for our wedding. We had 8 adults and one baby and there was more than enough room! Waking up and sitting on the lanai watching the ocean was the best feeling ever. The house was in perfect condition and VERY clean (thank you, Tricia). Everything worked well and there was plenty of seating for everyone. The communication with Rai was fast and easy! We would highly recommend staying here! The pictures didn't do the house justice! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent the 4th of July holiday at this beach bungalow. (5 adults, and 2 teens, 2 pre-teens) I can't say enough about this property! It was everything we wanted and more! We suggest taking the longer route (only 15 minutes further) to get to the house that is on the coast. It is a beautiful route! Don't forget to stop at Gionne's shrimp truck about 5 to 10 minutes from the house. We had garlic shrimp and also ordered the corn on a stick from another stand! This a must won't regret it!! We fell in love with the property the minute we pulled up! The owner was great to work with and as the keeper of the property. They even stopped by to clean the hot tub one day and gave us ideas of places to visit, etc. The house is on a quiet little street and close to a grocery store and food trucks. The Foodland down the street is great for quick stops, however, we preferred the Foodland 10 miles away for bigger selection on meat and fruit. There are several farmer's markets close to the house as well. Ted's café (2-3 miles away)has great coffee and pastries as well! We also loved the waffles at the food trucks by the house. The shaveice stand close to the house is awesome! We probably went back 6 times that week! The owners at North Shore surf shop are awesome. We paddle'd up the river (Manu Oke Kai) and let the kids jump off the bridge. We also snorkeled at shark's cove right by the house. There were a ton of great fish and we even got to see many turtles. All the kids working at this shop are fun and all the activities are wonderful. My daughter even lost her phone at a stand and they returned it to us the next day! We traveled to Waikiki for a day to the beach and wished that we would have just stayed at North Shore. We hiked up to the waterfall (Waimea) and it is a breathtaking walk! We also liked the beach at Waimea Bay Beach Park. The kids loved jumping off the cliffs, over and over. We literally grilled every day. The yard is great for entertaining....decks, hot tub, grill, table, etc. The beach is literally like your own private beach. Waves are big but so awesome to see, you can walk further down to calmer water. If you like exercise, you can run on the beach or there are great bike paths close. We loved the hot tub in the yard under the tree. What a relaxing way to spend your evening after the beach. The whole property, including Trish and Rai are FANTASTIC! It was a magical vacation!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much in providing all the wonderful things that you enjoyed. You've provided a travelogue for our visitors. We appreciate your enthusiasm and information.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to re live our 25th anniversary vacation to Oahu, that we shared with our kids and best friends. This though was my son and his wife's 5th Anniversary. Last time we stayed in Honalulu, and drove to the north shore every day, we wanted to stay right there this time. Just steps away from The rock pile, Off the wall, Back door and best of all Bonzai Pipeline.

Rai your house was perfect for the 10 of us, let me tell you the pictures do no do the house justice, we had plenty of room and I can not give Trish enough thanks for her help she gave us when it was needed.

We have a lot of great cooks in our family and the kitchen was well equipped and provided everything we needed. Foodland, Ted's Bakery and that fish-stand just down the road on the way to Turtle Bay provided the best fish we have ever had ,fresh marlin and ahi tuna at a great price.

We had plenty of linens and towels and it was great having the washer and dryer.

Thanks again Rai we all can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am happy that my helper Tricia treated you with TLC and provided a local's knowledge of places to go and things to do. That is Hawaii's way of welcoming visitors, always.
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Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed very comfortably in this beautifully furnished and comfortable home. From the moment you walk in the door, you will be impressed. It is clean, tidy, and attractively furnished. Everything you might need to cook is available and we were surprised at how generous previous guests had been by leaving their extra and unused spices, salad dressings as well as sunscreen, aloe vera gel, etc. Each room is equipped with working fans which were very much welcomed on the first day and then no longer absolutely necessary because the windows were opened to allow the constant ocean breezes to flow throughout the home. There were plenty of beach and bath towels and a brand new washer if needed. The upstairs is huge and the view from the bedroom is incredible! We loved hearing the waves at night. I can't say enough about the view from the porch! We spent a lot of time out there talking, eating, laughing, and enjoying the majestic ocean waves. The location of this home is ideal- close to Foodland, Ted's bakery (the best coffee on the island-truly), Shark's cove (snorkel) is within walking distance, eateries are near Foodland, and downtown Haleiwa isn't far. Sometimes the waves very strong directly outside the house but if we walked a little bit down the beach, it wasn't as rough. There is a lifeguard station very very close, too. The beach was NEVER crowded and we felt it was our own :) If there is anything ever needed, a quick text will answer your question as Tricia is very kind and responsive. All in all, this was a magical vacation- one that will forever live in our memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a dream vacation. The house accommodated 9 of us perfectly. We especially liked the kitchen/dining area, porch, and of course the wonderful location on the beach. The kids, body surfed, snorkeled, and found lots of sea glass. A week went by way to quick and we definitely want to come back. Thanks, Rai, you were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was apprehensive about sending money and dealing with someone she did not know. I assured her that my husband and I are long term residents and professionals contributing to the community and devoted to allowing every visitor to have an unforgettable experience.
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Dole Plantation
Wahiawa Botanical Garden
Poke Stop
dole plantation grille
Wheeler Army Air Field
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Car: necessary

Turtle Bay Hilton nearby with tennis, golf, horseback riding and great restaurants. Polynesian Cultural Center further on road about 15 minutes drive together with Brigham Young Univ. and Morman Church. They have really improved their shows and cultural displays as one of the foremost Polynesian entertainment in the Pacific.

The area has many dining opportunities with varied cuisine, as well as casual outdoor eating by the beach or by the country road.


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Haleiwa House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

departure cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.9%

payments are non refundable unless the dates are re-rented, then 75% is refundable, plus expenses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen futon bed in family room upstairs in addition to the 4 bedrooms All bedrooms have air conditioning.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This house is almost new construction, great yard facing beach, views of the beach for miles - shaded yard & picnic table, accessible deck area with reclining chairs to watch the waves or for relaxing or chatting with friends.

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