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Serene Ocean Front Hideaway

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


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.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Waialua

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).


Waialua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • 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
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 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
  • 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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Serene Ocean Front Hideaway
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
United States

Second time here. Just as quiet and serene as last time!

  • 4 of 5

This is a quiet and somewhat remote beachfront location. More of a beach cottage than full fledged house, but great setting and flow through ventilation. (No a/c).

Bring your own beach gear, relax with the casual North Shore vibe.

Malama market is good for food and fresh poke. New restaurant Stormys is great, or the Thai restaurant across the street.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful, blissful, serene are just some of the ways to describe this piece of paradise. The North Shore of Oahu is a place where time seems to stand still and this beach front cottage fits right in. If you look north, you have the beach. If you look south, you have the mountains. The house is simple but accommodating. Everything you need for your escape to paradise. Our host Lillian could not have been more friendly and hospitable.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Charles, Illinois

North Shore Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful rental house! My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the North Shore, but our experience while staying at this property made it all that much better.

The house is located on a very quiet street. The Keiki House, where guests stay, is set back from the main house. Lillian resides at the main house and she is an absolute gem. Simply delightful to talk to. The garden she maintains in her yard is beautiful. The property overlooks the water, however, guests must walk a few yards to actually get to the water. We made coffee and sat out by the water each morning. We were not able to walk the beach much or swim, because of the winter weather brought in big waves (bring a sweatshirt and jeans if you visit in December!), but just watching the surf for a couple hours in the morning was so relaxing. I bet in the summer it would be a nice little swimming beach.

Lillian and her friends shared some of her tropical fruit with us. We were delighted with the papaya and coconut -fresh off the tree! She is a warm and generous woman.

The house itself is very cute and clean. Large enough to easily accommodate 5-6 people. We felt right at home. Definitely purchase breakfast and lunch items before you get there - to get to restaurants you must drive, but it's only a 5-10 minute drive to Haleiwa where there are many restaurant options. (We loved Haleiwa Joe's.)

We enjoyed our hike to Kaena Point - it will take you at least a couple of hours. Bring water and maybe a power bar or granola bar. And don't forget your camera.

On our way back to Honolulu we stopped at the Dole Plantation, which was definitely touristy, but I enjoyed it just the same.

The owners left a binder with tips about the area and suggestions of things to do - they were pretty spot on. It was really interesting to see the North Shore - very different than Honolulu/Waikiki - definitely worth the trip.

I recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay area, CA

Perfect location for exploring the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Amazing private location right on a gorgeous North Shore beach. Quick drive to either Honolulu or the beaches further north. Highly recommend! We will certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the amazing view from this property. Sea turtles swim in the water right behind the house. Be prepared during the winter for windy and rainy days. It is a short drive to the south and west shores for better snorkeling.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as was described!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 4 loved our time. Facilities were as described. Could not believe we were blessed with such a wonderful home & space to unwind. Beach was awesome & wild! No crowds AT ALL. Drove 10 mins away to Haleiwa for some bumper to bumper tourist action, awesome food & fun . But mostly just kicked back & enjoyed the space & home to cook, play & bond. Much love on this property & big mana. Mahalo!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Old Sugar Mill Brand Waialua Coffee
Coffee Shop
La Cosecha Hawaii
Mexican Restaurant
Island X Hawaii
Coffee Shop
Nui's Thai Food
Thai Restaurant
Jerry's Pizza Mill
Pizza Restaurant
Mokuleia Beach Park
Mayjah Grinds
Hawaiian Restaurant
Paradise Fresh Food
Malai Thai
Thai Restaurant
Korean Restaurant
Laura's korean BBQ
Korean Restaurant
Surf N Salsa
Mexican Restaurant
Big Wave Shrimp
Hawaiian Restaurant
Barbecue Restaurant
Sprout Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop
Killer Tacos Inc
Mexican Restaurant
Haleiwa Juice Works
The Beet Box Cafe
Organic Restaurant
VJ's North Shore Dogs & Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Polynesian Tattoo Factory
Dat Cajun Guy
Lunch Restaurant
Zane's Simply Shrimp
Cafe Haleiwa
Delice Crepes haleiwa
HONO'S Shrimp Truck
Korean Restaurant
Okina Cafe
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Seafood Restaurant
Barbecue Restaurant
Breakers Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Thai Bo
Thai Restaurant
Hapa Tacos
V Land Tacos
Storto's Deli & Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop
Camaronshrimp Shrimp Truck
Hawaiian Restaurant
Crispy Grindz Pastelaria
Camaron Shrimp Truck
L & L Drive-Inn
Barbecue Restaurant
Banzai Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant
IL Gelato Cafe Haleiwa
The Elephant Truck
Thai Restaurant
Cholo's Homestyle Mexican
Mexican Restaurant
The Elephant Shack
Thai Restaurant
CRISPY GRINDZ ACAI BOWLS and brazilian food
Advance Restaurant Management
Pizza Restaurant
Haleiwa Joe's Seafood Grill
Ray's Kiawe Broiled Chicken
Chicken Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Kua Aina Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
in Haleiwa
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Turtle Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 99
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
in Haleiewa
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.96%

There are two houses on the property. The rental house is closer to the road with an ocean view from the patio. My mother lives in the main house closest to the beach. The two houses are close together and some renters feel like they're "in" my mother's space when they use the "common" areas like the grill, outdoor shower, yard, etc. Please don't feel this way. My mother is used to having renters and it doesn't bother her so please don't let it bother you. However, both my mom 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 receives your $500 security deposit, you will receive a standard rental agreement. You will need to download the HomeAway app to your cell phone to receive instructions about 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.