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Serene Ocean Front Hideaway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath, sleeps 5

Experience Hawaii like a native!

If you awaken before 7 am, walk down the beach to the right for 1/2 mile and see turtles sleeping on the sand. Mornings are also great for watching surfers on three reefs (Mokuleia) visible from the beach. The best times to swim and snorkel are during low tide, generally, before 10 am and after 5 pm. In the evenings, enjoy a colorful sunset over the ocean. During the winter, watch for whale spouts and jumping in front of the horizon. It's no exaggeration that Mokuleia is one of the best beaches on Oahu for natural beauty, wildlife and privacy.

The cottage is on Crozier Drive, which is an exclusive private one-lane road with multi-million dollar second homes mixed with primary residences on the oceanside and two-acre agricultural land on the mountain side. Locals consider Waialua "country."

Miles of quiet beaches for walking and shell collecting. This is truly a special area of the islands, remote yet only a short drive into the world famous surf town of Haleiwa, and just a 45-minute drive to the excitement of Honolulu and Waikiki.

This lovely guest cottage on a gated beachfront lot is shared with the owner's home. There is an enclosed outdoor hot shower and toilet (in addition to the 1-1/2 baths in the cottage). Comfortably furnished with beautiful landscaping, and only steps to the quiet, secluded, sandy beach in this very quiet neighborhood, away from the traffic and congestion of Sunset Beach.

More Details

Owner
Lori
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Lori

This is my family's private home. My parents live in the separate main house. Since I live in Texas, and use the 'Keiki Hale' (children's house) just a few weeks a year, we rent it out for short-term vacations. This property will always stay in my family as my husband and I plan to retire here and my kids love it.

Lori purchased this house in 1962

Why Lori chose North Shore Oahu

Our beach is exceptional for its beauty and privacy. You can sit on the beach for hours and not see another person. It's great for snorkeling and swimming because there's a reef that protects the beach. We live on a private residential street that is quiet (except for the occasional wild chicken).

Amenities

Waialua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , washer/dryer
    Bathroom 3 is outside - toilet , outdoor shower , outdoor hot shower with toilet and sink
  • Outdoor hot shower with sink and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 people
  • Bedroom 1 has a ceiling fan and 4-poster queen bed with beautiful mountain-view. Bedroom 2 has a ceiling fan with two antique 4-poster twin beds. Twin bed in living room sleeps 1.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Transient accommodations tax certificate of registration: TA-130-824-8064-01 General Excise tax license: GE-130-824-8064-01

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Serene Ocean Front Hideaway
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
4

Relaxing, friendly and pleasant rental.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had almost a week to enjoy by ourselves with no specific plans, just living in the moment. Our rental, the "Children's House" as it was referred to, was a nice, quiet place away from the main highway. Of course, we would hear roosters in the morning since they have free roam. The rental was nothing fancy (thus the 4 star rating), but it had what we needed and it was clean and bug free. We've stayed at other rentals with horrible bugs. Fans in the rooms kept us cool as well as trade winds. Lori was easy to get in touch with if needed. We shared the grounds with the main home, occupied by Lori's parents, Lillian and Mori. Both of whom were most pleasant, gave us our privacy and who would share in some nice conversation as we would see them from time to time. Access to the beach was through the back yard, beautiful at that, and the beach was literally steps outside the gate. It was a much more private and secluded beach than the busy beaches farther up the North Shore. There were several times we enjoyed just relaxing on the beach at this rental and on at least 2 or 3 occasions, we sat for a long time just watching two turtles who seemed to hang around as if to visit us!

It was inspiring to see Lillian on her way to or from her walk on the beach each morning. The outside shower/toilet area was a very nice private set up. They had plenty of beach toys, boards, snorkel gear, chairs, etc., for use. They also had a BBQ grill available, but we seemed to be on the go a lot that we didn't end up making use of that.

Sadly, we learned of a family tragedy a day after our arrival. Lillian provided a couple great suggestions for places to visit. We especially enjoyed the Benedictine Monastery. Without her, we would not have known about it, nor possibly had the opportunity without her connection. Thank you VERY MUCH Lillian for helping to make that visit possible! We even went back for a second visit a week later after our children arrived. It will be a special memory.

I inquired with them where we might find flowers or a lei to purchase. Mori suggested I make my own lei, he even went so far as to walk down the road with me to gather Plumeria flowers from nearby trees and Lillian provided needle and string! That was very nice!!

We would love to visit again in the future and look forward to seeing your parents again. We'll have fond memories of our visit. Thank you all for your hospitality and sharing your "Children's House" with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to get away and unwind!

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and clean. The hosts were really great - nicest people

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location for a quite retreat to the North Shore.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at the Waialua Cottage. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable location. Excellent protected beach access and swimming made it very easy for our 5 year old to enjoy himself without the fear of large waves.

Our hostess was very friendly and made sure we had what we needed in the cottage. We enjoyed spending time with her while lazing around the property.

We will definitely plan on staying at the cottage again on our next North Shore visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington Beach CA
5

Fantastic spot exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

The beach access and fire pit alone make this spot perfect. Listening to the ocean and birds each morning start the day off great. Grab a board or kayak and hit the water then swim with then turtles. Wonderful hospitality. If you want to be away from the crowds this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Quiet and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a resort style experience...this is not your place. However, if you enjoy the laid back lifestyle of living in quiet place with great beachfront access and maybe a total of 5 people on the beach, this is for you.

Nice and breezy cottage with two bedrooms. Fans vs a/c, but that's how you live aloha. Mokuleia is a quiet community with no services...you head into Waialua and Haleiwa for food and drink. Very functional place and incredibly nice people who live here on the property. Some of our best vacation highlights came from morning coffee and conversations with them ( you stay here, you will know their names..).

Daily snorkeling and swimming offshore, but remember that north shore waves are quite big in winter.

Highly recommend this spot to those who enjoy the aloha lifestyle and north shore vibe.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great cottage getaway

  • 4 of 5

Property was consisted with description/photographs/reviews. Think family/friends cottage on the ocean. Nothing fancy, but very clean and well maintained. Lori's parents are lovely Oahu long time residents who live in the cottage adjacent and can chat as much or as little as you like about the area and life in Hawaii. Location super - very quiet "country" area, with good running options down quiet country roads but only a short drive to Haleiwa, a fun little surf town. Cottage is about 150 feet back from ocean, you can see a peekaboo view of the water from the cottage deck, but better to walk across the lawn and sit on the common property outdoor deck area and look at the water over the hedge. Beach is accessed through a gate and you can walk for hours along the shorefront beach which starts with cottages and then fronts some parkland. We were there in late October - quite wavy at that time of year so we didn't really swim but super enjoyed the surf and atmosphere. You can drive 15-30 minutes to easier swimming/snorkeling beaches and the "big wave" surf beaches. Pretty much everything you would need in the cottage, including cooking utensils and beach gear although knives a bit on dull side (we always take one along so no big deal) and bathroom towels could do with an update. We are from Vancouver so super snobbish on sushi but gave a thumbs up for Banzai Sushi bar at the Marketplace mall in Haleiwa, Haleiwa Beach House on the main road out to beaches for good craft beer and appetizers at sunset, and Café Haleiwa a local spot for breakfast. Provisioned at the local health food store and Haleiwa supermarket in town as well as at Foodland out on the highway for more superstore type choice. Beer and wine store next to Cafe Haleiwa was superb - they opened up on request for us and had a great craft beer and fine wine selection. All in all, loved the Haleiwa vibe and this lovely little decompress beach getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
in Haleiwa
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Honolulu
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Turtle Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
in Haleiewa
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Mokuleia
Car: necessary

This property is located 5 miles from Historic Haleiwa town (the surfing capitol of the world). It is on a private residential road with minimal traffic, away from the congestion of Sunset Beach. The beach is protected by a reef that makes for wonderful swimming and snorkeling. We don't have the huge waves and undertow of Sunset Beach and we don't have jellyfish like at the beaches at Laie. Mokuleia is truly the best beach on Oahu.

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Rates & Availability

Waialua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.96%

There are two houses on the property. The rental house is closer to the road with an ocean view from the patio. My parents live in the main house closest to the beach. They are friendly and quiet people who putter in the yard and sometimes have friends over for dinner. The two houses are close together and some renters feel like they're "in" my parents' space when they use the "common" areas like the grill, outdoor shower, yard, etc. Please don't feel this way. My parents are used to having renters and it doesn't bother them so don't let it bother you. However, both my parents and my neighbors would appreciate quiet after 9:00 p.m. We do not allow parties, weddings or camping. Check-in is 4:00 PM, check-out is 11:00 AM.

The house will be reserved for you as soon as the $500 security deposit is received. The $500 deposit will be returned 14 days after you leave (minus any damage to the property or extra cleaning fee for excessive amount of sand left in the house). The "subtotal" (daily rate + taxes + cleaning fee) is due 30 days before your arrival date. If today's date is less than 30 days from your arrival, the "total" amount is due ($500 security deposit + subtotal). Once I receive your $500 security deposit, I will email a standard rental agreement. I ask that you sign and date the agreement and return it to me. After I received the signed agreement, I will email instructions on how to get the key for the house, general information letter about the house, restaurant and sightseeing suggestions, and directions to the house from the airport.

Let me know if you would like to see a copy of the rental agreement. Lori

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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