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Cozy Oceanfront Home on Secluded Beach, North of Sunset Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 720 sq ft
Property type house
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

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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
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

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 Kahuku

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
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Kahuku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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


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Cozy Oceanfront Home on Secluded Beach, North of Sunset Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 114 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: August 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: September 2007
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This place was pure paradise.

  • 5 of 5

The moment you walk in the door you are greeted with beautiful surroundings. The view of the ocean is amazing and the humpback whale sightings are even more so. The house is clean, comfortable and has everything you need to relax. Lenae and Lori are very easy with which to work and they care very much that you enjoy your stay. We really appreciate that they share their Kawela Kai with others.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view from covered lanai was breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

The North Shore was a beautiful place to be. From shopping, beach days, watching surfers, to dining out, this place was awesome in location. The house was comfy and easy access in and out. Washer/dryer saved us from over packing. The 6 Stairs leading into house may be a bit of an issue for older adults, but not enough not to stay here. Clean and well-kept. Great neighbors and great private parking spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed relaxing at Kawela Kai after our Hawaiian cruse.

The view from the porch/lanai for morning coffee, afternoon snacks, and evening sunsets is wonderful. We also enjoyed the changing tides and waves into the many tide pools below the bungalow. We could walk a 100 yards to sand on either side of the property but with water shoes on the flat stones sand does not fill them and we enjoyed the many tide pools with little fishes and crabs there. The secret to getting down for us 70 year olds is frontwards down the steps but climb down the rock part backwards. Also the fruit stand just down the road toward Turtle Bay has parking and an opening to Kawela Bay and its third largest Banyon tree in the world (according to our Maui guide) and its secluded sand beach. Ted's Bakery just a two minute drive in the other direction has breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals as well as its famous bakery and Chocolate haupia pie. We bought a whole one and enjoyed a piece for lunch desert every day while sitting on the deck. Two days we saw whales spouting and breaching in the distance beyond the reef. Do bring a roll of paper towels to use for napkins and cleaning as there are none.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Everything was perfect

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend. What you see is what you get

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Minimum Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 14.96%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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