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North Shore Oahu Beachfront Home on White Sand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdrm, 2 Baths (one in garage), Sleeps 6, Permit # 90/TVU-0375, Tax#01649442-01

Hale Moana, House of the Sea, is our ocean front home on the beautiful rural North Shore of Oahu. A flight of 10 sturdy steps takes you from our grassy lawn to the lovely beach. The ever-changing, half-mile-long beach is perfect for exploring, swimming, snorkeling and stand up paddling (SUP) in the summer. Hawaiian green sea turtles are often spotted swimming and sometimes sunning on the beach.

Humpback whales winter in Hawaii and are often spotted in the distance from our yard. Some of the world's best surfers also gather during this season to slide across the North Shore's amazing and famous waves. Popular Chun's Reef and Alligator's surf breaks are just steps away and you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch surfers backlit by beautiful sunsets right from our back yard.

At Hale Moana we are witness to the impressive and fascinating interaction of land and sea. The shoreline may dramatically change from summer to winter, year to year. The tides, currents, waves and wind are constantly rearranging the beach, and sand levels will vary significantly and unpredictably over time.

Our vacation rental home is licensed by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (since 1987). Second floor owner's room is always vacant and locked off during your stay.

All rooms have ocean views and are beautifully decorated Hawaiian style. The home sleeps four to six guests. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and two twin beds in the second bedroom can be converted into one king-sized bed. The den/TV room has a queen-sized sofa bed (queen size Aero-Bed also available). Main bathroom has separate shower and bathtub. An additional shower, toilet and basin is located in the garage. The garage shower is convenient when coming in from the beach. Cooking is a pleasure in the ocean view kitchen with glass cabinet doors, ceramic stove top and Corian countertops. Connect your laptop and mobile devices with our wireless broadband. For added relaxation the library provides many book choices. The flat screen TV has HD cable channels, including HBO, ESPN, an HD-DVR and a DVD player and library.

The beautifully landscaped yard is great for sunbathing, barbecuing, sunset watching and turtle spotting.

Nearby Historic Haleiwa town has surf and clothing shops, art galleries and wonderful restaurants. World famous Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach and Banzai Pipeline are nearby. Visit Hawaii's Number One visitor attraction, the Polynesian Cultural Center. Everything has been thought of to make your vacation stay at Hale Moana relaxing and memorable.

The North Shore is known world wide for its dramatic winter surf. Be aware that swimming in most places during big wave season is best left to experts and children should be closely supervised. In the winter, when the big waves are breaking, put your feet up on our wall and watch the spectacular surfing show.

Our fenced and tree lined property is set between the road and the sea. Our guests find that the sights and sounds of the ocean easily win their attention and hearts. Please check out many years of favorable guest comments at our website at beachhawaii.

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Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About The Owner

I lived in this lovely home, "Hale Moana" (house by the sea), for many years. Since moving away into Honolulu I'm able to offer you the amazing experience of living on this special beach. I'd love for you to have a delightful and comfortable vacation, and I strive to provide everything you need so you may enjoy your time together and the magic of Hawaii. My own "Hale Moana" website Guest Book comments from the last nine years will give you an idea of what to expect.

The Owner purchased this house in 1971


Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , in garage
  • 2nd bath is in garage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Incredible ocean view from master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 Twin beds may be converted into king bed
  • Den has TV and sofa bed which can be converted into queen sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Wireless Cable TV with HD DVR & HBO, Ceiling Fans in both Bedrooms, Living Room and Den/TV room, air conditioner in second bedroom. Weddings, large parties and events are not allowed at the home.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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North Shore Oahu Beachfront Home on White Sand Beach
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews
Bozeman, Mt


  • 5 of 5

This is the best place with the best location to stay at on the North Shore pipeline.

This is our third trip back to this house we love it so much.

The whole house has big sliding window doors that open up so even when your inside it feels like your right on the beach.

Sandi is very nice and accommodating, the housekeeping is impeccable, and the air conditioned king bedroom is a big plus for sleeping at night as well.

Cant recommend it enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay. House is right on the beach clean and well equipped. Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 7 nights in this lovely beach house. The house itself is just a basic house but the whole front opens up to make you feel at one with the ocean. The beds are comfortable and have lovely clean and comfortable bedding. One thing I was so impressed with were the white fluffy hotel grade bath towels. Everything supplied in this house is quality.

The ocean is a few steps away down a staircase at the end of the section. We were here in April and there were rocks in front of the house but plenty of swimming at either side. It was quite rough when we first got there but then settled and we had lovely swims in the little lagoon area to the right and a more vigorous swim to the left. Both were great fun.There are also beautiful beaches just up the road. We spent a lot of time checking them all out and also enjoyed spending the day on the beach at Turtle Bay Resort.

The food shacks were incredible but we ate at home for most of our dinners as the house was so well equipped. You could not ask for more. Sandi has thought of everything from batterries and torches to beach chairs and snorkles. All the basics are supplied in the kitchen as well as every cleaning agent you could need.

There is ample outdoor furniture to lounge on the front lawn and sit and watch the ocean and sunsets.

There is a great walk to the left of Sunset Elementary School called Pillbox. Way less tourist like then Waimea Bay Falls and a beautiful view at the top.

All in all it was just fantatstic. When we first arrived I was concerned about being so close to the main road but the noise soon gets drowned out by the ocean and you don't even notice it.

Sandi was a great communicator and you felt like nothing was a problem.

Would definately stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest and detailed review. It is reviews like yours that really help potential guests know what our home and beach are like. I really appreciate your accurate assessment of Hale Moana and the helpful information you included about the area near our home. Mahalo nui loa, and please come again.
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Hale Moana

  • 5 of 5

I have read a lot of glowing reviews with touchy feely comments. I will not go that way with this review as I really want this review to matter.

This is a HOME. This is not a rental property you drift in and out of. When you open that door and see the view you immediately know that you have arrived at a very special place.

But it just gets better from there. Everything you need / want is included down to envelopes in the desk if you feel like writing a letter. There's even a spare phone in the desk if the power goes out! First aid kit. Drawer of tools. All the beach toys and chairs you could want. You feel like it's your place after a wander around.

Do not hesitate to book this place. It is fairly priced for the value.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very special review. We want to make sure our guests have everything they need. Whenever a guest lets us know there Is something lacking we get it up there. We just bought 2 alarm clocks with USB ports so guests can charge their phones and laptops next to their beds. We will upgrade our First Aid kit at the suggestion of a guest! We recently purchased additional flashlights, new smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. A new TV is in the living room so the guests in the third room with the other TV can sleep. We appreciate our guests and want their stay at our home to be as much like their own home as possible. We hope you return as you were wonderful guests.
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The perfect place to stay on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

From whales, surfers, fishermen and snorkelers in the morning to the beautiful sunset at night this is the perfect North Shore property. House has a wonderful beach just steps away and a perfect spot to snorkel and swim yards away. It is well stocked with everything you need for the beach and the kitchen is well furnished to do all your cooking right at home. The yard is also nicely landscaped which adds to the Hawaiian vibe. It is an easy 45 minute drive from the airport and there are many beaches and attractions close by for daytime outings. The owner makes you feel welcomed right away which adds to the comfort of the home.

It’s hard to say goodbye to this place at the end of a holiday.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm delighted you enjoyed the beach and were able to swim and snorkel in March. I'm glad you found everything you needed to cook at home. Thank you for your kind comments. I do try very hard to make my guests feel welcome. Please visit again. Mahalo nui loa, Sandi
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Orange County CA

We have, and will, return again and again!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about Sandi's lovely North Shore beach house. My husband and I have returned to this spot for many years and bring friends with us to share our most favorite place. In the Winter this is THE place to be if you are a surfer (which my husband is). I spend many hours photographing his waves from the beautiful grassy yard or swimming down the beach a little in the "cove" where the waves are not an issue. This year I was lucky enough to capture a picture of him with a breaching whale in the background!

The house is close to town for a day or two of shopping or eating out, but no matter what we do we try to be at "home" for sunset. The views of the sunset from the yard are amazing.

We are already counting down till our next stay. Mahalo Sandi!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm delighted both of you want to share Hale Moana with your friends year after year. It is your love of surfing, sunsets and our home that makes it all worthwhile. Our return guests are the reason we continue to offer our home. The photo with the whale breaching is just amazing! Mahalo nui loa, Sandi and Glenn
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Franklin, Tennessee (near Nashville)

Over. The. TOP

  • 5 of 5

I cannot overstate how wonderful our stay was at Sandi and Glenn's beachfront home was. The views are stunning; the sounds, amazing; the convenience to everything, stellar; the home, so welcoming and comfortable. We cannot wait to return. Stop what you're doing and book it right now!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful, positive review. We loved having you in our home, and thank you so much for the surfing photos and the videos of Hale Moana's beach in winter. Please do return, you would be very welcome! Mahalo, Sandi and Glenn
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Other Activities: turtle spotting




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.96%

Daily rate $415; Weekly rate $2695 ($385/night)
Full amount + security deposit & cleaning fee due 1 month prior to arrival
To reserve: 50% total fee & taxes
No refunds but dates may be changed up to 2 months prior to arrival
Travel insurance highly recommended

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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