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Serene Ocean Front Hideaway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Waialua 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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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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).


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Serene Ocean Front Hideaway
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

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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The property was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have imagined a better experience for me and my 2 boys

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property out of the way of traffic and right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Pros: On the beach (sea turtles were so great!), away from traffic, close to town. Con: No air conditioning

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It does get warm during the day in the summer so it's great to escape to the beach. Every room has a ceiling fan but Hawaii has tradewinds so most homes do not have A/C.
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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 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
in Haleiwa
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Waialua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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

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Waialua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Transient accommodations tax certificate of registration: TA-130-824-8064-01 General Excise tax license: GE-130-824-8064-01

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