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Serendipitous Zen at the House of Sacred Circles ~ North Shore ~ Oahu

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Haleiwa House Rental Photos and Description

Our spacious 3 bedroom home offers a unique experience of living in the round.

Wood interiors, rock & stone, and natural fabrics combine in our custom home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1938 Jester house. Most rooms are entirely circular. The spacious interior is perfect for yoga, meditation, writing, acoustic music making. The elevated balconies lift the spirits with panoramic garden and ocean views. The property is 1.5 acres of environmentally friendly grounds with pockets of wilderness, tropical plantings and an orchid grotto nestled in the banyan tree. The BEDROOM SUITES have queen size round beds and private baths. Bathrooms are tiled in slate with open showers. In keeping with the natural elements of the house, all linens are of fine cotton quality. Plan to cook in and enjoy the warmth of our wooded DINING ROOM. The LIVING ROOM features a sweeping circular sofa where you can lounge and enjoy ocean views or watch a movie. Furnishings are mostly built in accented with mid century designer pieces and Asian antiques.

We strive to maintain an understated elegance defined by simplicity, mid century modernity and minimalism. Current guest reviews are featured on our web site at

We are a short walk to one of the most private beaches on the North Shore (500 feet to Keiki Beach) and a surf break away from world famous Pipeline. You will cross the bike path on the way to the beach. The bike path is safe for children and stretches from Waimea Bay to Sunset Beach.

Less than 5 miles away is Haleiwa town, a combination of Hawaiian country charm and regional arts and crafts. You will find Balinese goods, Brazilian bikinis, fresh leis, local art work, dress shops, black pearls, skateboard and surf shops representing the Hawaiian style and much more. Restaurants are casual and geared to early dining. The Coffee Gallery cafe serves fresh Hawaiian coffee and Celestial Foods is the place to find locally grown organics. You can also find fresh produce at The Country Market on Saturday mornings at Sunset Beach Elementary School (less than a mile away)....Our property is central to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Waimea Falls Park, across from the bay, is an 1800 acre nature park and you can swim in the water falls....At the top of the Park on the hill you will find Puu O Mahuka Heiau, Oahu's largest ancient temple ruin that covers nearly 2 acres. Today it is still recognized and protected as a historical landmark.

Concerning children: Due to the use of large panes of glass in the doors, concrete stairways, high balconies and stone ledges, the house may not be suitable for young children. However older children will find the garden delightful. On the property there are pockets of wilderness, wonderful for exploring; there is a sacred grove of gnarly old trees (beware of thorns), rocks and boulders for climbing, flowers for gazing, all alive for the imaginative. Layout of the bedrooms at the south (master suite) and north (blue suite and green room) poles of the house provides privacy. Additional photos at

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Somna

I am a composer/performer/harpist and have performed my works around New York City in such unlikely places as CBGB's (now gone, what a loss!), Mother, Arlene's Grocery, Slipper Room, the New York and Philadelphia Fringe Festivals, and more recently at the International Conferences for Deep Listening in Troy, NY. Co owner, Anthony, is a painter of landscapes and more abstract large works and restores antique motorcycles. He used to build custom bikes in Hawaii and has won some awards. He also built the house.

Hawaii was the perfect antidote to urban living and continues to be so. Many changes are happening on the North Shore and hopefully the area will retain some of its rural qualities. Presently I reside in rural Central Pennsylvania and share my home in Hawaii with the lucky ones.

Somna purchased this house in 1990

Why Somna chose North Shore Oahu

Our home is owner built, it is quirky and unique. Our guests find the harmony and peaceful atmosphere at welcome retreat. The house sites on an 1.5 acres provided privacy and seclusion. We are happy to share it with kindred minded, hearted guests.

What makes this house unique

An experience in the round!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday stay in your beautiful home! We found that it had all the comforts of our own home so we felt very relaxed.
Jun 2016
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Serendipitous Zen at the House of Sacred Circles ~ North Shore ~ Oahu
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews
Austin, TX


  • 5 of 5

A buddy of mine and I rented this place out for week surf trip to the North Shore.

Absolutely fantastic experience. The owners were extremely polite and accommodating. I would definitely go through them again for a return visit.

This house exuded ambiance and personality. The tranquility of the house has to be experienced to be appreciated. It is honestly unlike any other place I have stayed.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
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A sacred space in the beautiful north shore

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at the House of Sacred Circles and we were once again pleased with our accommodations and our host, Somna. If we needed anything while staying at the house she or her sister were only a phone call or email away with a resolution or helpful suggestion.

We stayed for over 10 days this trip and would gladly stay here again when we visit Oahu at the end of the year. This house is a special place, set up a private road off of Kamehameha Highway, tucked beneath lush greenery and big banyan and fruit trees. Guests enjoy homegrown coconuts and green mangos for breakfast on the beautiful porches and take in the sunrises and sunsets in comfort; there are great acoustics to amplify your tunes and good energies. Just a short drive, walk, or bus ride from some of the best beaches in the world, you have nearly everything you need to enjoy your stay here.

You can grocery shop at Foodland down the road if you like to cook for yourself as there is adequate fridge/freezer space and kitchen utensils, dining room and plateware, etc.. but there is also the option to just eat your way up the north shore at every single delicious food truck and pit stop restaurant along the way... :)

The north shore is the place to be if you want to escape to the country and still be on the beach in a few minutes; staying at the House of Sacred Circles will bring you back to nature and awaken your senses

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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California, USA

Above average beach house

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this home for 9 days on our trip to the North Shore of Hawaii. My review would be very long if I wrote it out in paragraph form, so I'm going to write a pro/con list so I can pack more info in.

Pros: The layout of the home is spectacular. Lots of open space and a great view from multiple rooms. Lots of extra linens. Check the cabinets before you hit the grocery store as previous tennants have left condimnets, spices, and such to make your life easier. Well decorated. only 4 streets from the local grocery store and a short walk to three or four great beaches with awesome snorkeling, scuba diving, or just tanning! Nice yard. Quiet neighbors (no idea if they are renters also). Beautiful, relaxing showers and a deep bathtub. Close to several restaurants. Within a half hour to most of the attractions we were drawn to. Overall a good experience.

Cons: The home itself seems to need a little sprucing up. It's a very nice layout, but it seemed to be just a glorified beach house. It was missing the "luxury" it advertises. There is no a/c which would have been fine, but there are only three fans kept in the house, one of which didn't work. There is plastic sheeting on the roof which decided to cave in on our stay causing part of the ceiling to fall to the floor. A couple of doors would not stay closed which was an issue as we were traveling with a child. The bar stools fell over every time you put your foot on the bottom rung. The drier was broken for the first half of our trip. The land lord came in to fix it while we were away, but we were unaware they would be coming.... The microwave didn't work. There are several loose tiles in the kitchen. No locks on any interior doors, not even on the bathrooms. the beds are a nice touch, but if you plan on sleeping two to a bed, be prepared for your legs to be half hanging off. There are geckos everywhere. there were at least 15 in the home while we were there.

I would definitely stay here again. I would just want to be better prepared for what it is really going to be like. Imagining you're going to be staying on your own private resort and staying in a 25 year old slightly run down beach home are two very different things. It was relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, and had a ton of space and privacy.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Understandably we all have different comfort levels. After residing many years in New York City our definition of luxury is relaxation, privacy, space, curves and natural elements where the patina of age is acceptable. The absence of locks on interior doors is mentioned in our guidelines with the helpful hint to politely 'knock'. Air conditioning is not necessary on the North Shore thanks to the cool breezy trade winds. The North Shore climate is naturally hospitable where fans or heating devices are rarely needed. The friendly gecko is a natural occurrence in Hawaiian households, they are harmless. The ceiling had been repaired the week before the mishap and perhaps was not done properly for an 8 inch section of plaster did crumble, the statement that the ceiling fell down is an exaggeration. We were lucky to have the dryer belt arrive so timely and had been granted permission to enter the house on the day of the repair. Our home has many custom features and idiosyncratic experiences that are well defined in our listing. It is regrettable that not everyone will enjoy it as much as we do.
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Pipeline Beach, North Shore, Oahu

Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

I have only visited there...

However - in the world of North Shore 'get-aways' this home ranks at the top!

Wonderful garden-like setting with pleasant views out over the treetops to the sunsets and ocean.

The round-room architecture is also unique and quite an experience.

Top Notch



  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
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Yakima, WA, America


  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience with this rental. The house is wonderful. The location is excellent. The owner was awesome to work with. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to enjoy the North Shore.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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Retreat for calming the nerves...

  • 4 of 5

Zen-like is an accurate description of what its like to stay at the House of Sacred Circles. Its curved walls and inter-connected rooms have a calming effect and seem to slow down time. The beds are super comfortable and newly remodeled bathrooms and carpeting make the house easy to live in.

The house is a short walk to a beautiful beach and has a great location between town and Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore, by far the nicest area of Oahu. Since its near the Pipeline, reservations may be tough to get in the winter.... so book it early!

J. from Colorado

  • Submitted: May 27, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: necessary

The House of Sacred Circles is on the Sunset Beach side of Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore. Located mauka (mountain side) across from Keiki Beach and Log Cabin's surf break the property is less than 500 feet to the beach and bike path. It is a short beach walk to Pipeline. We are centrally located to world famous Waimea Bay, Pipeline and Sunset Beach. Enjoy beautiful uncrowded beaches in summer and world class surf in winter. * Old Hawaiian charm characterizes Haleiwa town which is a scenic 5 mile drive to casual dining and shops. Also within five miles is the Turtle Bay resort where you will find tennis, golf and fine dining.

Other Activities: skateboard park nearby

Golf: Closest Golf course is the Turtle Bay Fazio Course

18 holes, par 72, 6535 yards. All prices per person and include golf cart rental, bag tag, yardage book, bottled water & one bucket of practice balls.

Located on Oahu's scenic North Shore about 70 minutes from Waikiki, The George Fazio Course features generous fairways, deep bunkers, and incredible ocean views. (price includes free bucket of range balls)

Poised on the northernmost tip of Oahu, Turtle Bay Golf is the perfect choice for the golfer who wants to escape Honolulu and Waikiki. This secluded North Shore resort is named after the bay it overlooks, which is visited each year by green sea turtles that come to nest in Turtle Bay's pristine waters. The George Fazio Course has hosted the LPGA Tour's Hawaiian Open and was the site of the first Senior Skins Game and Big Break V. George Fazio's only golf course in Hawaii was re-opened in the spring of 2002 and is known to have some of the best greens on the island of Oahu. Holes #6,7,11,12 are all situated near the Ocean. Don't forget to also play the Turtle Bay Palmer Course.


Rates & Availability

Haleiwa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 13.95%

We are happy to accommodate long term rentals. Please contact us for long term rental rates. We will be happy to hear from you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Haleiwa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Bathing rooms are sculptural settings in wood and stone. Paper products are supplied as a one time set up, additional service is available on request. The MASTER bath has a deep tub with a handheld shower and an alabaster bowl sink. The BLUE AND GREEN baths have floor to ceiling slate showers and waterfall sink faucets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All 3 bedrooms feature round beds that are approximately queen size. The MASTER suite has a private bath and a private balcony. The BLUE bedroom suite has a connecting bathroom. The GREEN bedroom has a walk-in closet and is directly next to the third bathroom. We have switched to light weight 100% cotton bed linens for coolness and quicker drying time on the line and in the dryer. We continue to provide waffle weave bath linens. Linens are provided as a one time set up. For additional service please inquire. Light weight down comforters are the bed coverings.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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