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Cozy Oceanfront Home on Secluded Beach, North of Sunset Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps maximum of 4. Groups of no more than four.

Hawaii Tax I.D. No. 027-702-8864-01

Our oceanfront home, Kawela Kai, is located on the North Shore of Oahu in between Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort. The stretch of beach where we are located is beautifully secluded and uncrowded. The beach is protected by a coral reef.

The house is an air conditioned, cozy, two-bedroom, single-family home with it's own yard. It is furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen and all linens. The house has been upgraded and includes; granite counters, new soft close cabinets and drawers in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, crown molding throughout, and plantation shutters. There is one queen and two single beds. For your convenience, we offer wireless internet access.

The house has a lovely covered lanai for protection from the sun or if you are a sun lover, there is a nice grassy area between the house and the ocean where you can soak up the sun. During the winter months and early spring, you may have the opportunity to see the humpback whales that migrate from Alaska. If the surf is not too high, you may see the whales breathing and breaching right from the lanai. Other wildlife may be seen from the lanai; such as birds, turtles, rays, Hawaiian monk seals, and the occasional surfer.

There is a washer and dryer available for your use during your stay. As with many oceanfront homes on the North Shore, we are located on the road that goes around the island, so the bedrooms may experience some traffic noise at different times of the day.

The house sits about 18' above the beach. Access to the beach is down steps in the sea wall. Directly in front of the house is a flat rocky/sandstone surface with sandy beach further away to the right and the left of the house. Access to the water directly in front of the house is over a sandstone surface, and a lava/coral shelf.

You may swim, snorkel, and surf in front of the house during the months from late spring through early fall, but because we are on the North Shore, when the surf is up it is not safe for inexperienced swimmers just about anywhere on the North Shore.

During the winter months, the powerful awesome large surf on the North Shore is tremendously exciting to watch. We are located two miles from Sunset Beach, three miles from Pipeline, and five miles from Waimea Bay. These three beaches are world famous for the large surf and surfing competitions. Even if you do not surf, it is exhilarating to watch!

We are located ten miles from historic Haleiwa town which offers a variety of shops and restaurants. We are about a mile from the championship golf courses at the Turtle Bay Resort.

In case you are not familiar with Hawaiian words, the 'w' in Kawela is pronounced as a 'v'.


Hawaii Tax I.D. No. 027-702-8864-01

Keywords: Oceanfront Home

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About The Owner

We love Hawaii. One of us grew up in Hawaii, the other in San Diego. We were both teachers until one of us retired. Now there is one teacher and one Pickleball player! Our cocker spaniel's name is Lei Lei.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Hawaii

We love the North Shore and specifically the part where the house is located because it is away from the crowds. We are a couple of miles from Sunset Beach which is exactly what we wanted. From our house or lanai, if we see four or five people walk by on the beach, that is a very crowded day! We chose this property because it is directly oceanfront. Nothing blocks our view. We like that our house is not connected to any other dwelling and we that we have our own yard.

What makes this house unique

Our house is much more to us than a piece of real estate. The house is our pride and joy and we are so grateful for it. We love relaxing there while being surrounded by so much beauty. We love watching the turtles come up for air. We are filled with awe as we see the whales breathe, breach, and frolic during winter and spring months. We can see these things happening while sitting on our lanai, sitting at our dining room table, or washing dishes at the kitchen sink. Every meal at the house offers a table with a terrific view. Not many restaurants can compete with our view. Needless to say, we prefer to stay home for meals. Mahalo for taking a look.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lori and Lenae,

Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy this lovely

property. Truley one of the most beautiful pplaces

we've stayed.


The Brown's

Red Wing, MN
Dec 2004
  • 1 of 10


Kahuku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

Cozy Oceanfront Home on Secluded Beach, North of Sunset Beach
average rating of 4.8555555 based on 100 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and parents stayed at this relaxing North Shore beach house as a getaway and relaxation before they went back overseas. We had such a great time, it was such a rejuvenation being so close to the water and listening to the waves into the nights. Also the added bonus is seeing the many turtles that pop there heads up out of the water right at the beachfront.

The kitchen was very nice and new, great appliances and a good deck to sit on while having some Pupu's and drinks.

We would highly recommend anyone to stay here for a long weekend or a week, it was just perfect. Oh and the outdoor shower is great too!

Thanks again for letting us stay at your lovely beach home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greve, Denmark

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Lenae & Lori

Jonny and I had an awesome stay at your house ( 10 days in 2005). We highly recommend it. We both hope to come back one day and sit out on the patio / Lanai and look at the turtles swim by. We had some great sunsets, and perfect weather. Anyone looking for a relaxing get-a-way at a clean and functional house. This is the place to choose. Don´t forget to drive up the road and have some trutti frutti drinks at the Turtle Resort just a few minutes up the Road. Also shrimps at Giovanni´s is a must do ;0)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hampshire, IL


  • 5 of 5

This little beach bungalow was absolutely perfect for our visit! Great location on the North Shore with everything that we needed! We loved having meals out on the lanai watching the surf. The rock wall down to the beach is a bit treacherous - although my sister and I did do it! There is an AWESOME and easily accessible beach right down the street where we loved to sit and look for shells. The house is well appointed with everything you'd need. There is a bit of street noise in the bedrooms - but none of us were bothered with it as we were always exhausted when we hit the pillows! We'd stay here again in a heartbeat! Thank you Lori and Lenae for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Fantastic find on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

This was a great find for our family of 4. We were looking for a low key, quiet spot on the North Shore and this place fit the bill perfectly. The house was well appointed, it had everything we needed in the kitchen, etc. And what can you say about a lanai that's about 50 feet from the water's edge. We had two amazing sunsets, plenty of beach walks, and it's only about 8-12 minutes to Sunset Beach and the food trucks, Foodland, etc. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, the house was very comfortable and had everything that we needed, the house was very clean upon arival. The lanai was especially nice because we could look out and watch the ocean waves at anytime, the view cannot be beat, the beach was something that we were not used to, but it doesn't take long to adjust to it, we picked up quite a lot of coral in our stay. It did rain about every day for a few minutes, but the rainbows can't be beat, they were absolutely gorgeous. We checked out the other beaches along the North Shore, and have to say they were beautiful as well. We did get to see the sea turtles, and one of our party got to see a see lion. The steps and beach was mostly coral, but that didn't bother us that much. If you have disabilities it would be a hard climb both down the steps and up the steps and along the beach at points, the sea wall that is built into the yard is absolutely beautiful and if gone it would take away the character of the area. The house is about an hour from Honolulu. Took lots of pictures and walks. I would stay there again if I every got another chance to visit Hawaii.Thanks again Lenae and Lori for allowing us to stay at your place.



  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was quite comfortable and had everything we could need. The view was spectacular. The stairs down to the water are fine for those who are physically capable but my elderly mother was unsteady on them because they are steep and there was nothing to hold onto. We loved the location- away from the big city with plenty of things to do in the area!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu 52 minutes away
Car: recommended

Our oceanfront home, Kawela Kai, is located on the north shore of Oahu in between Sunset Beach and the Turtle Bay Resort. It is 2 miles from Sunset Beach, 3 miles from Pipeline, and 5 miles from Waimea Bay. All of these beaches are famous for world class surfing.


Rates & Availability

Kahuku House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 13.96%

Hawaii Tax I.D. No. 027-702-8864-01
Rates may vary for the number in your group, length of stay, and time of year.
$500 is a security deposit that holds the reservation and used if any damage occurs beyond normal wear and tear.
One to two guests - $250 - $275 per night (depending on time of year and length of stay)
Three to four guests - $275 - $300 per night (depending on time of year and length of stay)
Short stays / Weekend stays - $350 - $400 per night
Minimum Cleaning Fee is $140 for stays of 13 days or less, $175 for stays 14 days or longer
Maximum of four people may stay, this includes infants and toddlers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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