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Lori

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Serene Ocean Front Hideaway

8 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

North Shore Oahu House Rental Photos and Description

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

Experience Hawaii like a native!

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.

Watch whales, turtles, reef fish, or go snorkeling in shallow water that covers the coral reefs. Watch the sun set over the ocean.

The cottage is on a private road, away from the traffic and congestion of Sunset Beach. The beach is one of the best on the island--very private and excellent for swimming and snorkeling.

I take personal checks or PayPal. A $500 security deposit will reserve your dates. Full payment is due 30 days in advance of your arrival date. Your security deposit will be return 14 days after you leave. I charge $225/night for the first two people and $25 per additional person ($250 for 3 people, $275 for 4, $300 for 5). There is also a $125 cleaning fee, 4.712% excise tax and 9.25% hotel tax (both of which you will pay at a hotel as well).

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lori (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Lori

This is my family's private home. My parents live in the main house. Since I live in Texas, and use the 'Keiki Hale' (children's house) just a few weeks a year, I rent my house 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 truly exceptional for its beauty and privacy. 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 wild chickens).

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

Serene Ocean Front Hideaway
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this home in Jan 2016 and it was great. It was quiet, relaxing, and the beach was only across the back yard.

Just bring a pair of goggles to the water and you will see loads of pretty fish and a few sea turtles. You can also watch surfers as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Hawaiian-Style Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We are former Hawaii residents and visit the Islands regularly. Preferring to stay in condos or cottages, this is one unit that definitely meets our desires.

Peace and quiet is the greatest attribute for this property. Located off the beaten path, on the beach in Waialua, the beauty and quiet is perfect for unwinding and relaxing. Sleeping in and then waking to the sound of the ocean waves and chirping birds will bring a smile to your face.

The unit itself is well-equipped with all of the owner-listed amenities. The grounds, like the unit itself, is maintained nicely. The outdoor hot shower and toilet are a nice touch, especially after time on the beach out back or swimming. Access to the beach is through a gate in the backyard. The beach is very nice...perfect for a nice walk by the water, swimming, or snorkeling. Of course, caution must be used if the surf is high.

Sunsets are easily and wondrously viewed while lounging on lawn chairs at the end of the day.

Local activities we did include snorkeling (on site and also at Shark's Cove), hiking, stand-up paddle boarding (Surf and Sea), and a biplane ride from nearby Dillingham airfield.

Haleiwa town is fun with various other activities. The farmers market on Saturday in Waialua is awesome.

Finally, the review would not be complete without acknowledgement of our on-site hosts who were very gracious and a pleasure to visit with. Aloha, until our next visit.

Kevin

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

Pure Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have imagined a better spot. The cottage is clean, comfortable and simply charming. The gorgeous beach is steps from the back door and is virtually private. The property is a peaceful haven yet conveniently located for shopping, restaurants and day trips.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and remote!

  • 5 of 5

I thought it might be challenging with the owners parents in the adjacent home, but it wasn't. They are sweet but unobtrusive and we had plenty of private time. The property is clean, updated and well-maintained. I love the location because it is very close to Haliewa, but almost seems like you have your own private beach. We saw only a handful of people on the beach, but when we wanted activity, Haliewa is five minutes away. Really perfect!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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5

FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to rave about this place so we can keep it to ourselves as a secret little gem. Lovely, peaceful, I don't have enough adjectives to describe how much we loved it. Clean, comfortable for 4 people (2 adults and 2 older teens). Beach feels like a private hideaway. The owners are wonderful as well.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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4

Excellent private beach

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was the perfect place for our family of 4 (including 2 teens) to spend our north shore vacation. The location is perfect, away from the congested areas in a quiet residential area, yet a very short drive to Haleiwa, sharks cove, and other popular beaches. If we didn't want to go anywhere, we had our own private beach that provided excellent swimming and snorkling. The sea turtles are plentiful and can be seen on the beach in the early morning about a 1/2 mile from the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed, including beach chairs, boogie boards, towels, and a grill. There was plenty of room for all of us. The only minor complaint is that the bed in the main bedroom was small, as advertised, and not very comfortable either. The owners parents are charming people who were gracious and helpful, without being intrusive. We felt very much at home. We would recommend the waialua area for anyone who wants to experience the real Oahu.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Owner's Response: The mattress in the main bedroom has been replaced and is now a queen bed.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
in Haleiwa
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Honolulu
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
in Haleiewa
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
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $125
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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Amenities

North Shore Oahu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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:
Hawaii Tax I.D. # W07504180-01

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