About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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 for swimmers and surfers.
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. We do our best to maintain the property and provided the highest level of luxurious amenities possible. The beach in front goes forever, it seems - great for walking on the beach, as well as the beach view from the house. The other side of the house is a bike path going along the best beaches in the world.
Keywords: Home w/ enclosed garage
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Pūpūkea
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. Also in season, whales can be seen in the distance. 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect Beach House for a Family Vacation!
We were looking for a beach house to rent for our family vacation. We hadn't taken a family vacation with our 3 children (ages 22, 27, 28) in 10 years. We finally found Rai's beach house that had 4 bedrooms. Perfect for us (even though one of our kids could not make it due to a new job). Our son and daughter who did travel with us brought their significant others. From the first day to the last we had a wonderful time. The house is in a great location. We felt like we had our own private beach in our backyard and watching the surfers was really fun! Having a hot tub in the backyard was also a plus! The house is very close to shark's cove where the kids snorkeled and other amazing beaches, like Waimea Bay beach and our favorite was Sunset Beach. We also liked the Giovanni shrimp truck and Matsumoto's Shave Ice in Haleiwa - both long lines but well worth it!!! We drove toTurtle Bay hung out at the beach and had a great dinner there. Another fun adventure was going to the Waimea Valley Park where the kids swam up to a waterfall and climbed a rock to jump into the water. We were at Food Land almost every single day, lol. The house had everything that you need. It is in a safe location, and Rai and her assistant Trish were very helpful and easily available via text and email. Overall, our vacation was so much fun!! We would definitely consider staying here again!!!
Mark & Gladys
Thank you Mark for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed our property as a home base to launch you adventures. We hope to host you again, soon. Rai
Great home in an incredible location! This house was perfect for our group of 6 adults (3 couples). Plenty of space, incredible view - just wonderful! My only issue was that our stay wasn't long enough- I'd love to come back and spend an entire month here. Walk out on the nice porch, soak in the hot tub, or take a few extra steps and you are on the beach! We watched incredible surfing and whales jumping right from the porch. Kitchen has everything you need to cook a great meal; pots, pans, dishes, cutlery and even some basic condiments and seasoning plus an incredible view to enjoy while cooking. Great water pressure in the shower; plenty of towels provided and washer/dryer available if needed. Also loved that beach chairs and umbrella were provided (and some other beach items too). We hope to be back very soon!
Exactly what we wxpectewd and hoped for
This house is just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We were here in the winter and the waves were much too big for our kids to get in the water, but we were minutes from a number of other beaches with smaller waves door snorkeling and boogie boarding.
The house itself was comfortable and slept our family of 8 easily. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this house.
Wonderful stay! Highly recommended and would...SHOULD...stay again!
Group consisted of five adults, one teen, and a toddler.
My tongue is firmly in cheek here when I say: the can opener didn't work very well. The point is that everything was so good that in preparing to write a review and thinking back about the pros and cons, the only remotely not-positive thing that I could come up with was something so insignificant and inconsequential that it didn't matter at all.
Pros? Oh, boy...that part, on the other hand, was easy!
The kitchen was fully equipped. And I mean fully. Coffee grinder? Check. Blender? Check. More than enough of everything to cater to seven adults and a baby? You bet.
Linens were nice, beds were comfortable, towels were ample, and there were a ton of beach towels. The washing machine and dryer were no joke; clean, new, and high efficiency/capacity. Lots of hidden finds around, and we ended up discovering something new every day. Snorkels, fins, and kids' sized boogie boards? Garage. Scrabble and other board games? Upstairs cabinets. I won't spoil any more. :)
The home itself was clean and the grounds were well-maintained. Water pressure was good and we didn't run out of hot water at any point during the stay. Between the AC in every bedroom, abundant fans, and comfy beds, sleep was pleasant and comfortable.
I could go on and on about the property itself, but just suffice it to say that it's a great house in a prime location and you should absolutely do it if you're thinking about it.
As far as the process and the people involved, totally painless. The owner, Rai, was a pleasure to work with in preparation for the rental and her property manager, Tricia, was amazing while we were there - quick to respond and absolutely on top of things when we needed help.
Rarely do you rent a vacation property
that is better than the advertised features ! Well, this house is a perfect example of
actually looking better in reality than
the picture is in the ad. It was clean and well
equipped with all the amenities you need to
set up a ‘home away from home’! The
furnishings were comfortable and cozy, making it a welcome home-base to a group of
people who just want to have a relaxing over-do vacation. This is truly deserving of a 5 star rating!
Great location and Vibe!
Stayed here with my family of 5 and my 82 year old mother in law and were completly happy with the choice! Excellent communication from the owmer and the property manager. Beds were comfortable, the house was clean and the ocean so close was wonderful! Only sanfu was the spa was not working, which they tried to fix but could not during the time we were there.
Thank you for your positive review. We have attempted to keep the traffic at the house within reasonable boundaries, and begging our guests to wash off so things do not wear out and break down, requiring constant maintenance.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
payments are non refundable unless the dates are re-rented, then 75% is refundable, plus expenses.