|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
A breathtaking ocean view strikes you immediately upon entering our tastefully decorated island style home. Brazilian koa hard wood floors impart a sense of luxurious living.
Entire living area and master bedroom (en suite) opens to large ocean front covered lanai. The smoke-free home is situated in the quiet countryside town of Laie, @ one hour from the Honolulu airport.
The house is on a narrow peninsula and has fabulous views of ocean, beach, and islands. A private beach access to a pristine beach is only a few steps down a quiet lane.
The tip of the peninsula is preserved as park. This is real Hawaii without high rise hotels. World famous surfing in front of house as well as Sunset, Pipeline, and Waimea surf beaches close by.
Cable TV and high speed wireless Internet are provided.
TAT # W40349416-01
Chick and Cookie are veterinarians that live in the wine country of California. They come to their home on the islands frequently for rest and recreation.
Chick Warner purchased this house in 2004
We have always loved Hawaii. We had an opportunity to buy a home on the north shore of Oahu and couldn't pass it up.
This is real Hawaii and situated in a quiet, safe community. Oodles of beaches and fun stuff to do. It is off the main highway on a mellow little street.
The house was wonderful! We loved getting up every morning and listening to the waves rolling in, not to mention, sitting on the lanai looking out at the gorgeous view. The hammock was well used and every night someone was asleep in it! We all enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and laid back feel being on the North Shore. We took day trips and explored the whole island over the course of the week and it was great to come back to the house and relax in the evening. The house was stocked with everything we needed and was a very comfortable place to hang out. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
We had a wonderful vacation in this lovely home overlooking the ocean. The home was spacious and well maintained and the owners were very responsive throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend this property for family groups---we had 6 adults and a 4 year old and there was plenty of room for everyone. Thank you so much Chick and Cookie!
Enjoyed our family Christmas vacation. Plenty of space and everything you need is there. Property manager was quick to resolve a small bathroom problem. A perfect spot if you are looking for a getaway on the North Shore. Would definitely recommend this property to others. Thanks for sharing this special place with our family.
This house was perfect for our family vacation. We was taking our daughter to drop her at BYUH, and wanted to stay somewhere that was close to where she will be living. The house was plenty big for us and we even had my mother along with my husband and two teenagers. There was three bedrooms total, but my son insisted on sleeping in the amazing hammock every night. We locked the front of the house every night, but felt very safe to leave the back doors open for the crosswinds each night to stay cooler. There was no air conditioner but we figured out how to make the breeze ways work. My kids loved riding the bikes down for ice cream, and they found enough gear in the garage to snorkel and boogie board. The private access to the beach threw us off because it is on the other side of the peninsula. However it is only a five minute walk and is very beautiful. We walked to the end on the peninsula almost every morning to watch the sun rise. We cooked several meals at the house and it was pretty stocked(might recommend a few mixing bowls). Breakfast on the laini was the best! Chick and Cookie was great at letting us extend our check out time a couple of hours which made it easier to get our daughter moved into her dorm. The house manager even let us drop off our luggage 3 hours before check in, which was very appreciated because we had zero room in the car to grocery shop. We really enjoyed the selection of books, and took advantage of them to learn about the island. Even though it freaked me out at first, we loved, loved, loved the lizards that you WILL find around the house. Locals say it is good luck to find a baby gecko, and we was lucky enough to come across two of them. They are apart of the island life, so please don't take this as a negative, and please don't hurt them if you stay at this gray house. I would definitely rent this house again. The drive way is very narrow and we had to rent a van, and it was challenging backing out of it, but can be done. It would be easier if you rent smaller vehicles, or a short walk to the street. We loved the tip book about shopping and dinning. Our favorite food truck was the Island Breeze. Stop and have the lobster tacoes... amazing! Thank you for sharing your home with us Chick and Cookie we had an awesome vacation! Mahalo
We were a group of friends and family on the north shore for a friends wedding- and this house was a DREAM. Enough space for each of us to "check out' or socialize depending on mood. The lanai is beautiful- the view out to the ocean is beyond words- and the hammock was everyone's favorite. Our visitors had "house envy".!
The double shower in the master was great too, and the kitchen / living room was nice and open. All the ceiling fans kept the air moving in the heat (a little stuffier in the smaller bedrooms but still fine considering the humidity). Floors were beautiful. Nice and close to the store (a walk) and the ocean... But we did find the beaches farther up the main road to have softer sand and be a bit better for swimming. Bring water shoes to the beach by the house. Great they had boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas etc. Also note parking can be challenging with a bigger car- don't rent an suv unless you totally need to.
We arrived at the property in the evening and it was difficult to find it due to it being located between two houses. Once we entered the house, it was well presented and the inside look identical on how it was described. The owners provided clear instructions and provide a how-to binder on eateries, things to do, and where to go, which made it helpful. The only drawback was how close the neighbors were. We were on vacation and we pretty much stayed up and hung out on the balcony every night but keep our voices down during the week. On Saturday late in the evening, we were asked to keep it down. I think due to the humid weather, everyone's window had to be left open to keep the houses cool but this allowed the neighbors to be distracted. It was too hot to be inside the house and we were on vacation.
The bikes we used were flat and needed to be pumped up and eventually went flat again. The agent was very helpful and wanted to purchase new tubes but we didn't ride them again so we declined. We attempted to go fishing with the one fishing pole that was left there but due to the salt corrosion, it was inoperable. This was a total bummer but we enjoyed the snorkeling kit that was probably left by other visitors. Also, the kitchen had enough kitchenware to use for cooking, this was very helpful.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the property. Being that it was our first time in Hawaii, adapting to the humid weather was a little difficult. The house had ceiling fans but not enough to cool the house down but hey, we are in Hawaii. I would have rated this a 4.5 star but couldn't so therefore I give it a 4 stars. I would recommend this place to anyone who has 3 or more visitors who would like a comfortable place to stay and out of the city.
This house was wonderful! What a great location, beautiful area. We loved getting up every morning and listening to the waves rolling in, not to mention, sitting on the lanai looking out at the gorgeous view. The hammock was well used and every night someone was asleep in it! We all enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and laid back feel being on the North Shore. We took day trips and explored the whole island over the course of the week and it was great to come back to the house and relax in the evening. Many of the suggestions noted in the house book we took advantage exploring. Great source of local information. The house was stocked with everything we needed and was a very comfortable place to hang out. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Deb and Bill Benedict
The Polynesian Cultural Center is situated in town as well as the Mormon Temple. The Kuilima Golf Course at Turtle Bay resort is ten minutes by car. This is Hawaii's only 36 hole golf facility featuring an 18 hole Arnold Palmer course.
Many free beach parks as well as hiking trails through the coastal mountains abound. The home has three bedrooms and two baths. Also, two single futon beds as well as foam pads for sleeping on the lanai. All services are only minutes from the house including groceries, video rental, pizza, medical, etc
Other Activities: Kite-boarding, wind surfing, snorkeling, SCUBA, surfing.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.