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$85 Buys You A Bit Of North Shore Fun !!!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath (2 Sleeps) Near All The North Shore Has To Offer

One bedroom unit attached to a large home. Private entrance and own parking spot. Fully equipped with everything you need to relax and enjoy lazy days on the North Shore. Quick drive to all of the North Shores famous beaches and surf breaks! Laniakea, Waimea Bay, Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and many more!!! Minutes to Haleiwa Town, restaurants, shave ice and shopping! Dillingham Airfield is also just minutes away.

Property Manager
Pura Stephen
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Pura Stephen

Owners live upstairs. Rental is downstairs. Owner has been in hospitality (hotels) business for over 20 years. Husband is a professional photographer. We have other units we have been renting for over 10 years.

Pura Stephen purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Pura Stephen chose Waialua

Very private and quiet location. Central to all the fun on the North Shore. If you're looking for a comfortable place to relax after fun in the sun, this is for you! This is where the locals live!

What makes this cottage unique

Live like the locals! We love our small community and everything it offers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We wanted to say thank you so much for this lovely week here in Waialua! We enjoyed it so much to have our own home for a week. You were great hosts and thank you very much. We hope to see you again.
Oct 2016
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Waialua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub and shower bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Comfortable bedroom with a Full-Size bed, 2 chest of drawers.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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$85 Buys You A Bit Of North Shore Fun !!!!
average rating of 4.173913 based on 28 reviews
Orlando, FL

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a little past check-in time and Pura was extremely gracious. The "in-law suite" was everything we expected and more. Everything was clean and organized. You also have your own parking spot and private entrance. On top of all the good things, you're walking distance to the beach and close proximity to town. This was our first time in Hawaii and we definitely enjoyed our stay. One thing we wish was brighter light bulbs such as LEDs for the lamps but that's an easy fix. Overall, five stars for impressive accommodations and Coco their dog is quite friendly. We love dogs and pets in general so it was nice to interact with Pura's.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! It was a pleasure to host you both at our home. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and our beautiful island. We are quite proud of our community and gglad to hear you felt welcomed. I thank you for the information regarding the light bulbs, I will get on that right away. We hope to see you again, and prayers for you as you ride out Irma in Florida.
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All in all was a good place to stay.

  • 3 of 5

The location of this cute little cottage was perfect. Just a few minutes away from everything we had planned to do. It was right in the middle if you wanted to do something on the east side of the island you were half way between Honolulu and that side. The property owners Pura and Hank were very friendly and nice people. They were willing to help with any issues at anytime through out the day. Another very positive side to this location is they have private access to a very beautiful beach just a block up from them. The pros certainly out weigh the cons but we did have a few issues.

1st issue we had was the minute we walked in, the place was 20 degrees warmer than the temp outside. Granted after doing research I found that many people out there don't have a/c but still it was frustrating being so hot all the time.

The biggest one was the ants. I understand it's hard to keep bugs out it such a tropical climate, but I had a issue with the ants it wasn't just a couple here and there. I had left my dessert from the night before in a bag on the counter and when I opened it in the morning there was hundreds of ants swarming my cookies. There was ants swarming the garbage can and ants swarming any dead moth that fell behind the toilet. No ants were in the bed we thoroughly checked multiple times. When we talked to pura about it she said they spray often so maybe there is nothing that can be done but it was frustrating none the less.

Pura offered us to stay longer than our check out time to accomadate us. She was very sweet and helpful. Honestly the three stars is for the bugs and the the heat. I can't sleep in heat and had a hard time sleeping at all. They have fans but they don't move alot of air.

All in all it was a nice place to stay and if they had an air conditioner or bigger fans I'd gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay on north shore

  • 5 of 5

Pura and Hanks place was just what we needed. The unit was clean and as described. Terrific location on north shore. Two blocks from a quiet beach.very easy access to all the natural wonders of the north shore. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quite country escape

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for our vacation. Clean and a quite neighborhood. Great place for us to return after a day of enjoying the North Shore. Close to the beach and minutes from multiple beaches. Waialua and Haleiwa are within minutes of the property. Easy access to the main roads. Private parking was great. The host are so welcoming and accommodating. They were helpful with local things going on. If you are looking for a quite place that is close to Haleiwa/Waialua, this is the place. Didn't use the kitchen except for the microwave and fridge. That was nice to have. Large bathroom with good water pressure. Comfortable bed with plenty of drawer space in the bedroom. Thanks Pura! You guys were great.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hosts, good price, nice unit.

  • 4 of 5

Hank, Pura and their son where very nice people, helping with whatever needed. They arranged so we could check in early on short notice.

The unit is small (for our family of 4), but more than enough for a couple. The standard was good, especially for a reasonable price. And it comes with a cozy backyard which we basically had for ourselves.

It's located about 2 minutes from the beach, which at times we had all to ourselves. Turtle sightings (in the water) on a daily basis. Descent beach for miles and miles, but limited swimming due to rocks in water. No surfing, but boogie boarding no problem.

But fear not, the unit is close (preferably by car) to cool North shore towns and great beaches for whatever activities one prefers.

Historic town of Haleiwa is right around the corner, with beach, restaurants, unique north shore stores and a great selection of various food trucks.

You get good value for what you pay, and the hosts are great. We all enjoyed our stay, and are happy we spent time in this part of the island for a different experience.


  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Frank and Family! You were all so sweet! We thank you for spending time with us! We are so thankful that you enjoyed the yard for the kids and the beach. We love this little corner of Oahu and are glad you did too!!!! Safe travels as you make your way home! Mahalo, Pura
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Not what we expected.

  • 2 of 5

For a pricey cleaning fee, the place should be better cleaned. If it had a deep cleaning, I would have felt more comfortable. Not exactly as it looks in the photos- needs some love. Disappointing, and not as private as we would have liked. The best feature of the place was our friendly host and his adorable son. They loaned us some of their personal snorkeling gear and we enjoyed their conversation immensely.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Haleiwa Joes
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kamehameha Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lui Buenos
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Haleiwa Alii Beach Park
Car: recommended

This is a private home in a quite area. The beach is just steps out the back gate. Central to all of the North Shore's famous beaches and surf spots.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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