|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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BEACHFRONT VACATION Cottage located on a breath taking oceanfront property on the Windward side of Oahu. Our Beach Cottage is truly on the Beach, this cozy beachfront retreat is just for you, with the 'Majestic Koolau Mountains' on one side and a beautiful white sandy beach on the other side of this studio cottage.
A scenic 45-minute drive from Honolulu International Airport, A short 10-minute drive to Kualoa Ranch,10 min.-to the BYU-HAWAII CAMPUS and THE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER in LAIE, TURTLE BAY GOLF RESORT in KAHUKU is just a 15-minute drive, KANEOHE MARINE CORP AIR STATION is a short 40-minute drive,just a short 30-minute drive to Kaneohe & Windward Mall, and 'if you must go to Waikiki' this drive will take about an hour.
A safe beach for swimming, snorkeling, or you may just want to sunbath around the pool, sit under a coconut tree and do 'NOTHING', watch the sunrise as you sit at the dining table of this cozy cottage, sipping on your favorite morning drink, and in the winter months you can watch for
Humpback Whales frolicking beyond the reef. Punaluu Beach is a safe Beach for kids of all ages all year round.
This studio cottage is upstairs, this makes our cottage very private, if you want to sleep with the windows open you can! you can leave the windows open to enjoy our magnificent ocean view. Cottage can sleep up to 4-people comfortably, A queen bed in the sleeping area can be closed off from the living/dining room for privacy, a trundle bed(2-twin beds) in the living/dining room, a full size dining table that can sit up to 5-people.OTHER AMENITIES INCLUDE: free Wifi fast speed internet,phone with free local calls, cable TV,video & book library for all ages, fully equipped kitchen, microwave, 17cu .ft. refrigerator, linens, beach towels, sand chairs, free use of washer/dryer(shared) BBQ(shared) swimming pool(shared) and Free Reserved Parking.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY
'COME AND SEE THE REAL HAWAII'
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This is how Hawaii should be experienced..... A quiet North Shore retreat from the moment we pulled in the parking lot. The view, the gentle breeze and the rhythmic constancy of the waves enveloped us from the moment we opened the door. The cottage was very clean, well stocked and beautifully appointed. We snorkeled with beautiful tropical fish right from the beach just steps away. We didn't venture out far enough to find the Sea Turtles but it was amazing just the same. It's a short drive to the Polynesian Culture Center and the famous shrimp trucks of Kahuku and snorkeling at the public beach at theTurtle Bay Resort. This is an ideal location for everything that Honolulu isn't! I'm ready to go back and look forward to visiting this amazing Cottage again! Miss Henrietta was so easy to communicate with and so welcoming!
We enjoyed our stay in North Oahu. The unit was clean. I felt like I was at a country cottage. Nice grassy area next to the beach made for nice sitting out. 10 minutes max to grocery stores. A few restaurants and shrimp trucks. I found the North Shore very country and relaxed so this lodging fit the bill. Thank You Ms Loo
The location is great for those willing to explore Oahu outside of main tourist areas in the south of the island. The apartment is located on the second floor of a 2-storey cottage, which a part of a condo complex consisting of two multistorey buildings and four small 2-storey cottages. The cottage is located 20 meters from the ocean (15 meters of grass and 5 meters of white sandy beach). The beach is clean and has very small waves, because most of them break at a reef located several hundred meters off-shore. In addition, there is a lot of nice beaches around, e.g. Kahana Bay. There is also a few hiking trails nearby. The Polynesian Cultural Centre, where one can spend the whole day, is only 10 min. drive to the north.
The condo complex was built in 1974. The only parts of the apartment that seem to be upgraded after that are the kitchen and the vanity between the kitchen and the shower. The rest requires an urgent upgrade. Curtains in the bedroom, shutters in the living room, and the table cover should be thrown out immediately. I'd also paint the apartment in a less bright color. I'd also throw out one of the sofas, because the apartment can fit only a couple or a couple with one kid, and the second sofa only occupies space, which is limited.
The cleaning lady should also wash dishes, mugs, and glasses better, because we had to rewash those that we wanted to utilize by ourselves.
To summarize, the apartment has a very good potential but requires some work.
We went to the cottage with our son for my wife's 50th birthday for 2 weeks and were very delighted on our experience. Right from the time of booking Henrietta took great care to make sure we had everything we needed for a great vacation.
The cottage was very comfortable and the furnishings were in great shape. The kitchen has been renovated recently and was a pleasant surprise for us when we arrived. Beautiful job.
The location was great- away from the busy beach at Waikiki- but close enough to everything that it was not a great time to get anywhere. We walked on the beach for the glorious sunrises every morning. Great beach to swim on also. Close to all the great North Shore beaches - and the surfing was amazing to watch the 2 weeks there.
We were looking for a great alternative to the expensive, crowded and noisy spots in Honolulu and we are happy to say we have found it. Cannot wait to return.
Thanks to Henrietta for sharing her little piece of paradise with us!!
Chris, Laura and Alex
We found a GEM for our first time using VRBO. The cottage is right on the beach and we so enjoyed hearing the ocean at night and moonlight walks on the beach. The cottage is well equipped having everything we needed: Plates, cups, cookware, a barbeque area and laundry. It exceed our expectations to say the least. We were looking for a quiet, out of the city place, with a beach view (hotels in Waikiki ran over $350 a night for Ocean view and suites are over $1000 a night). This cottage, right on the beach is in a very quiet area and there is no fighting for a great spot on the beach. The beach is awesome, and unlike the North Shore, waves break far out and the water is calm and picturesque (bring an underwater camera!) We enjoyed going on excursions, found the best sunset at sunset beach 1/2 hour away. Hanauma Bay is 40 minutes (a must). Dole plantation is about an hour (try the pineapple ice cream) and Pearl Harbor is 45 minutes away. Plenty of shopping close by, but the best, by far is the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet. Keneke's has great pulled pork and is 3 minutes away. Expect lot's of traffic on the Weekend on the Kam Highway and you will only go about 30 MPH, so just drive with lot's of Aloha. When we got on the island, we stopped by the store and got sandwich meat, bread, condiments, sunscreen (SPF 1 million for us Pacific Northwest residents!), etc. Arriving at the cottage, we found that there was already condiments in the Fridge, but charcoal and started fluid and steaks would be a good bet to buy if you like grilling. Stargazing at night is totally awesome and there are lounge chairs by the beach. When you combine the view, the beach, the coziness and the location, this place is absolutely superb! You are on the 2nd floor and the parking is right by the steps and you have a reserved spot, so that is great! The foliage is spectacular here, with fragrant flowers and trees in abundance. Really, we couldn't have asked for a better place and we had a great Anniversary trip. Thanks for the Hospitality and the Aloha!
Cutest place ever! Super quiet area, a great beach for snorkelling and swimming - only steps away. Amazing view! Wake up and eat breakfast to the beautiful sunrise, take in the picturesque sunset cloud line at supper. Bed is SUPER comfy, the place is very cozy. Perfect for 2-3 people. The owners are very nice and accommodating :)
At Kualoa Ranch you will find tours and activities for all ages, 10-mins. South from the cottage.
BYU CAMPUS and POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER 10-mins. North from the cottage.
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3 night minimum stay
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