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Haleiwa Surf - Recently Remodeled Condo on the Beach

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Property type condo



About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Ocean front unit that is maintained continually. It is an end unit of a 3 story building walk up with no elevator. The location is right on the beach with great surfing, swimming, and snorkeling right out the door.

Ocean equipment such as surfboard, and stand Up paddle board is available for reasonable fee. The use of beach chairs and snorkeling equipment is free.

The Haleiwa Surf is an ocean front building and I have an an end unit receiving common trade winds year round. I have an air conditioner in the bedroom for comfortable sleeping.

You are very likely to see one or more of the following from the lanai; Turtles,Dolphins,Whales, or Monk Seals. Despite being on the North Shore which is famous for it's large waves the bulding is on an extremely safe beach with swimming and snorkeling right out front. Free usage of 1 surfboard and 1 boogie board. Snorkeling equipment is also available for guests to use.

For an up close Internet streaming of world famous Alii Beach Park please visit surfnewsnetwork on the world wide web and click on the Haleiwa Cam .

Keywords: Ocean Front and Ocean View-

Clean ,Comfortable,and Cozy for a few!!


More Details

Craig Knohl
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017

About Craig Knohl

I am a retired school teacher at a local Middle and High school on the North Shore of Oahu.

I have been a resident of Hawaii since 1978. I have spent all my time living on the Island of Oahu.

I am an avid runner and ocean minded athlete. I do provide ocean equipment for use.

Craig Knohl purchased this condo in 2002

Why Craig Knohl chose North Shore Oahu

Its proximity to Honolulu and North Shore.

What makes this condo unique

The running trails and ocean environment that makes up my lively hood in regard to recreation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo was very clean and comfortable, the view from the lanai was spectacular and the location right on the beach was unbeatable - we loved sitting on the deck drinking in the ocean, walking on the beach, and swimming and snorkeling in the water right out front ... and the personal encounters with the sea turtles were the highlight of our visit!
Mar 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Haleiwa Surf - Recently Remodeled Condo on the Beach
average rating of 4.882883 based on 113 reviews

Haleiwa Surf Holiday Stay

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I stayed for three nights over the Christmas holiday and were looking for a nice place on the north with a view to relax. This place delivered and was exactly as advertised. We spent a lot of time on the balcony which has a great view and very close to the bench. There were lots of beach chairs and equipment in the unit which was appreciated. The kitchen had everything we needed as we did not plan to eat out much. The unit and the property were clean and well maintained. We used the community grills two of the nights and found it as a great place to meet people as well.

Craig was a wonderful host and provided insight on where/when to grocery shop and even suggested where to go to watch some surfing Christmas morning.

Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend this unit to others.


  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another fantastic stay at Haleiwa Surf!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Craig's condo and we couldn't ask for a better place in the North Shore. The condo is clean, comfortable and you are right on the beach. It's well stocked for cooking so you won't need to eat every meal out. Being on the top floor means it's quiet (but do note that there is no elevator) and having the end unit means you get the trade winds in both the living room and the bedroom. The sea turtles were out on the beach every day and it was fun to be able to walk into Haleiwa and watch the surf competition. Craig is super easy to work with, responds quickly to questions and has lived in the area for years so he can fill you in on great things to do and good places to eat. Stayed for 10 days this time and it was still hard to leave when the time came...we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

just got home from spending 12 days on Oahu and the 7 days i spent at this condo were by far the best. in hindsight i would not have spent any time in Waikiki but would have came straight here. Snorkeled with sea turtles everyday on this great and almost private beach. Thanks for everything Craig. if we make it back to the north shore we will stay here again for sure

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at this location for two weeks in August. We could not have had a better experience. Craig was very available, as many people have mentioned. If you needed something, he took care of it. He was pleasant to talk to you, and just had lots of information to share.

The unit itself is stocked with everything you would need to cook, clean, and just live. The pots and pans were great, he had Tupperware for storage, a cooler for day trips, spices, and even a few condiments. For outdoor activities, he had boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, sand toys, beach chairs, and the list went on and on.

We were a family of five, with three boys ages 13, 13, and 11. It was a little bit tight sleeping, but that was made aware to us well in advance. Two of the boys slept on the futon, and the other one on the foldout mattress on the floor. All were very comfortable. There is an air conditioner in the bedroom, which was nice during our visit, as the heat and humidity were very high. We did not need it every night though.

The location of the unit is great, right on the North Shore. It is a no-frills type building. You get a prime location, at a great rate. There are two televisions, for those that need it. We were there during the Olympics, so that was nice to be able to watch that at bedtime. Our kids loved watching the geckos and lizards that are all around the property. Really a neat little addition. Having laundry facilities about 100 feet away was great for doing laundry during our extended stay.

If you like staying at the four seasons, the Ritz Carlton, or fancy hotels, this is not for you. This is true island living.

Thank you again Craig for being so hospitable, and making for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - Very Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Great might not be strong enough to describe the location of this unit. You are only feet from the beach, a beach where we were able to snorkel daily with sea turtles, rays, eels, and apparently we missed a Monk Seal by one day. You are a short trip to the main road through Haleiwa and all of the dining and shopping that entails. You are not far from many of the scenic beaches along the North Shore and the Waimea Valley, we probably enjoyed Sharks Cove the most of any place we visited on the North Shore.

The unit itself is comfortable, and it accommodated all of our limited cooking needs. Comfortable bed, plenty of towels and a ton of beach gear. The lanai is the place to be, comfortable furniture to take in the sights and sounds.

The complex has a very laid back and family friendly vibe. Many folks will gather as the afternoon fades to take in the stunning sunset. Everyone was very hospitable and shared the Aloha spirit.

The owner is extremely responsive via email and will do everything he can to make your stay a pleasant one. We would highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haleiwa Surf- Amazing Unit!

  • 5 of 5

This unit has an incredible view! The sound of the surf and the cool ocean breeze was

very calming and tranquil! A great place to relax after our days of adventure and sightseeing! Also, this unit was very clean and comfortable. Craig made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay memorable! I would highly recommend this unit! Wish we could have stayed longer!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Special Services and assistance provided for fee at request of guest--Ex. Tours, lessons, airport pick up and drop off.

I am a certified Red Cross Instructor that would provide training and other lessons for many different types of activities.

If interested in learning to surf, kitesurf, windsurf, snorkel, scuba dive, or just swim I could provide instruction, training, and tips, If interested in running routes along trails, beaches, private roads, and hills I can escort you.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

additional guests +2 $25
Cleaning and Tax $150

The rate for 3 nights or less is $170.00 per night. If wishing to reserve just 2 nights or less I might not be able to reserve condo until 2 weeks before arrival date.
Please understand their is a cleaning and tax fee of $100.00-$150.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Haleiwa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) In bed room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In the living room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This unit is among very few in the building that is an end unit in the ocean front building. This adds to the comfort of the usual trade winds as well as the direct view of the ocean. It is not unusual to see whales,dolphins,turtles and occasionally a Monk seal right off the lanai.

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