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BEACHFRONT WALKOUT -on Quiet, Sandy Beach- OCEANFRONT-1 BR & Murphy Bed w/extras

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 828 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedoorm(King) + Queen Murphy Bed, Bath w/Tiled Shower, Free WiFi & Parking

'Our Piece Of Paradise' is a BEACHFRONT, GROUND FLOOR WALK-OUT with an unobstructed OCEANFRONT view. On a beautiful, quiet, sandy beach that is only 30 steps away. Our beach is reef protected, meaning the waves break offshore. So the ones coming onto the beach are calm. Making our part of the ocean good for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, and fishing. It's especially good for small children.

Please notice, we have 2 condos now! If this one is booked, look at listing #3777905, we just bought it a few months ago. We did some other remodeling on this one, too, the last time we were there. We just finished remodeling the bathroom. We took out the tub and replaced it with a beautiful tiled shower. We also took down the popcorn ceiling and replaced it with a nice flower petal design. That along with the new tile floor we put in the bedroom, are some of the minor updates we've put in that don't show up very well in the pictures. We want you to enjoy our vacation home, and come to love it as we do. Our goal is to have you walk in, take one look at the gorgeous ocean view, feel the Trade Winds blowing through, listen to the waves... and immediately relax & let all your stress start melting away. Close your eyes and imagine it now.... doesn't it sound wonderful?

We enjoy beautiful sunrises in the morning and moon rises at night. We have seen big Sea Turtles sleeping on the beach in the morning, and Whales spouting and breaching on the ocean(from November to April). We like to sit on the patio and watch the waves break on the reef, sometimes we even sleep on the Murphy bed in the living room just so the waves can lull us to sleep. Then, if we leave the curtains open a little, we can wake up to a gorgeous sunrise streaming in through the lanai window. It is truly our idea of Paradise! Hopefully, it will become yours, too!

Many people have told us we have the best location in the building because of our unobstructed ocean view, along with the convenience of being able to just walk right out to the beach. Which you will have practically all to yourself, because there is no public beach access. The pool area is also just for residents, you need a key FOB to enter (which helps to make it safer for kids).

You'll be happy to know there is no lock box to mess with. We are one of the few owners who employ an agent to welcome our guests personally. She will show you where everything is, how to use it, and be your on-island contact person while you are here to help with any questions you may have.

You will have ''No Worries'' as the locals say...only to decide if you are going to spend the day on the beautiful beach outside your lanai or go for a scenic drive along the coast to do some sightseeing.

We have a true 1-bedroom (not the small sleeping alcove some call a bedroom). We also have lots of dresser, closet, and cabinet space, so you will be able to empty your suitcases and make yourself at home. We know some of you like to fall asleep listening to the TV, so we have one in the bedroom and one in the living room. We have tried to stock our vacation home with all the things we enjoy when we are traveling. In fact, we've just added some things from reading our guests comments about some things they thought would be nice to have, that we didn't think of before.

One of my favorite things is the Murphy Bed. You will have the choice to sleep in the bedroom on the king size Sealy Plush bed, or in the front room listening to the waves and waking up to see the Sunrise from the queen size Serta Euro-Top Murphy Bed. When we remodeled, we purchased new SS appliances, cabinets, counter tops, rattan furniture, linens, dishes & silverware, cookware, beach towels & mats, beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, 2 coolers, 2 lounging chairs, binoculars, and much more.

There is almost always a nice breeze blowing thru the condo due to the trade winds, but for those who like a fan...we have 2 ceiling fans with remotes and a pedestal fan. We have a big assortment of books & DVDs for all ages. We have also prepared a binder showing nearby grocery stores, churches, restaurants, and doctor; along with sightseeing tips, coupon books, and shopping suggestions.

We purchased ''Our Piece Of Paradise'' in 2011 and spent 2 months remodeling it. The kitchen was the most time consuming, but it was worth it because it was a labor of love. We've hired the best cleaning person in the building so our guests can be assured the condo will be freshly cleaned and ready for you to enjoy. For those of you who like some added piece of mind, there is a security guard on duty from 8pm-6am Monday thru Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

More Details

Owner
Chris and Al Livingston
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Chris and Al Livingston

Al asked me one day what my favorite place of all was to go on vacation. I didn't hesitate for a minute, I said 'if I could afford it, I would go to Hawaii every year'. So he surprised me with a trip to Paradise for my birthday. He had never been there before, but he came to love it as much as I did. We had been engaged for over 3 years and just didn't have time to plan a wedding, or know where to do it since our families where spread out across the country. So one morning, not to long before we were supposed to go home, he surprised me with a trip to get a marriage license... and we were married at 'Sunset on the Beach' two days later! Needless to say....I have come to LOVE his surprises!! ;)

Chris and Al Livingston purchased this condo in 2011

Why Chris and Al Livingston chose Hauula

Since then, it was always a dream of ours to own our own 'Piece Of Paradise'. But we wanted to be away from all the traffic and congestion of Honolulu.Our favorite part of the island was the North Shore area, so we started looking there. We fell in love with this condo is soon as we walked in and looked thru it...to see the ocean right out the lanai! We also thought it was a sign that it should be ours because the condo's number is the date we got married!! :)

What makes this condo unique

We would love to share 'Our Piece Of Paradise' with you, so you can have the same wonderful experience in Paradise that we do. We especially love it when we have couples stay who are getting married or honeymooning on the island...it brings back some great memories! But we also really enjoy making any occasion you have...even more special!! Just like one of our favorite sayings, 'What happens in Hawaii... stays with you forever'!! :)

Amenities

Hauula Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 828 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full with new tiled shower - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Just remodeled with beautiful, new tiled shower.
  • New Tiled Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Other - 1 baby crib , Infant Pack-N-Play
    Front Room - 1 queen , Queen Serta EuroTop mattress on the Murphy Bed
    Large Bedroom - 1 king , King Size Sealy Plush mattress
    Third sleeping spot - 1 twin/ single , Single size foam throw down futon
  • King Size Bed with Sealy Plush Mattress in Bedroom. Murphy Bed in the living room with Serta Euro Top Queen Size Mattress that is mounted side ways so you can fall asleep listening to the ocean waves and wake up to the Sunrise(if you keep the curtain open a little). We also have 2 single size throw down futons for kids and an infant pack-n-play.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have tried to stock 'Our Piece Of Paradise' with everything that we have appreciated while on vacation ourselves in the past. We have beach chairs, towels & mats, at least 3 boogie boards, 4 snorkels & masks, and 2 pair of swim fins. There is also a pair of binoculars, 2 coolers, a hair dryer, clock radio, iron and ironing board. Our bathroom has a tub & shower for those who like both. There is almost always a nice breeze blowing thru the condo due to the trade winds, but for those who like a fan...we have 2 ceiling fans with remotes and a pedestal fan. We have a big assortment of books & DVD's for all ages. We have also prepared a binder showing nearby grocery stores, churches, restaurants, gear rental info, sightseeing tips, and shopping suggestions. The complex also has a fitness room for those who like to keep in shape while on vacation. There is also a security guard on duty from 8pm-6am Monday thru Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday, for those who like added piece of mind.

Reviews

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BEACHFRONT WALKOUT -on Quiet, Sandy Beach- OCEANFRONT-1 BR & Murphy Bed w/extras
average rating of 4.8431373 based on 51 reviews
Temecula, CA
4

Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

We had an absolute blast on this vacation. The condo had everything needed to make our stay wonderful

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had the priviledge staying at Chris and Al's place. We even got to meet Chris. She is a lovely woman and such a sweetheart. She made sure we had everything we needed and checked on us. Their place is beautiful and amazing. They do not have air conditioning in the condo but who needs it. There is a breeze when both doors are open and fans to keep you cool. There is plenty to keep you busy from the beach, sight seeing, tours, shopping, snorkeling,

Surfing, or relaxing in the condo. We had a wonderful time and we will be back every year. Thank you Chris and Al.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Mixed bag

  • 3 of 5

A mixed bag would be how I would describe this property. On the one hand the plus side is that you are literally at the beach. And it is a nice walkable beach which isn’t always easy to find on the islands. The unit itself is clean. The owners are honorable and responsive. Things work. And the view is wonderful.

On the other hand, know that you will be going to a large, 8 story apartment like building. You will be on the ground floor. While that can be a good thing, the problem is that you are located in the hub of all the activity of whomever is staying at this large complex. Some people who will be there will be people renting for the week like we were. You will have some people there who live there full time. But the mail is right by the bedroom where you sleep. So is the trash bin. For those who need key access it will be about fifteen feet away from where you are trying to sleep. And with no air conditioning (which you don’t necessarily need) you will have to have your windows open. Unless you are a real sound sleeper you will be awakened.

Now there are options. The living room has a Murphy bed. It’s actually a very comfortable bed. And that room affords quiet.I am a sound sleeper. My wife is not. So we didn’t get to sleep together for the week which is kind of a drag. Yes, we could have both slept together on the Murphy bed, but for us it was a bit too small for both of us. But I am thankful that there was the option of that Murphy bed.

So again to reiterate it, it was a mixed bag. I would not want this review to be interpreted as “stay away”. I only mean to give you a full picture of where you are going.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Week Spent at this Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from an amazing week in this Beachfront Walkout Condo just down from Hauula. Waking up our first morning to a beautiful sunrise that we enjoyed with coffee and breakfast from our own patio and just beyond was the perfect start to our stay. Although early in the AM, we made sure to make this sunrise coffee a daily routine. The beach is literally steps from the patio with the pool even closer. Perfect for our 2 daughters to enjoy and always be within sight. Snorkeling on from the beach was great, with turtles being spotted almost daily.The atmosphere is more than friendly and makes for a very relaxing getaway. The unit itself was perfect for us... slept 4 no problem, new bathroom (especially shower) was a treat and the kitchen had all we needed (cooked most every meal ourselves).

After usually visiting Maui this was our first time in a long time to Oahu and we were skeptical based on the hectic/busy reputation of Waikiki, however we fell in love with the east and north shores of this island. We ventured out often to many beaches, towns, amenities and experiences - often within 10 - 30 minutes in either direction of the condo. From Kahana Bay Beach Park (our kids favorite beach) to the Kualoa Ranch & Beach within less than 20 minutes to the south... to Sunset Beach, Pipeline, Waimea Bay (beach & falls) and Haleiwa all less then 35 minutes to the north. We relaxed, swam, surfed, snorkeled, hiked and just enjoy island life in paradise.

We have stayed in VRBO condos before and the owners of this unit are by far the most accommodating and hospitable we've encountered. Our only complaint would be that the pictures on the listing don't do the experience justice. We'll be back! Aloha. And Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento California
5

Definitely a Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Dream vacation, definitely was a Paradise, Soo happy that we got to spend our family time at this clean, and remodeled condo. Of course the beach was heavenly, with breathtaking sunrise and sunset .

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raymore, Missouri
3

3.5 stars but partly my fault

  • 3 of 5

I would characterize this as more of an apartment than a condo since the murphy bed (2nd bed) is in the kitchen/living room area. The furnishings are mid-range and could use some updating (a little rusty and the mattresses weren't the most comfortable). We were at the end of the year and it's my understanding that the owner's were coming to update and repair soon. The beach was a few feet away but very small, partially due to the strong surf eating away at the shoreline. We found the location a bit cloudy and rainy, and always seemed to find better weather on the south side of the island. A pretty good location for navigating to activities - anywhere on the island within an hour. Beware of a sewage smell if the wind is coming from the west and there is no air conditioner so it can get a little hot and stuffy, even with the fans. It was well outfitted with utensils, reference materials and beach items for visitors. Thanks for sharing your condo with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
HONOLULU
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
CROUCHING LION
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
TURTLE BAY GOLF COURSE
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
KAYA'S
Nearest Beach
PUNALUU
Car: recommended

We are located on the North Shore, away from all the Honolulu traffic and congestion, but still just a beautiful 45 minute drive (thru the mountains and along the coastline) from the airport. We are centrally located for many of the popular tourist attractions. We're 10 minutes from the Polynesian Cultural Center, BYU campus, Laie Temple, and Kualoa Ranch; 15 minutes from Turtle Bay Golf Course; 20 minutes from the popular surfing beaches and Waimea Valley; 25 minutes from Kaneohe Bay and the Marine Corps Base; and 30 minutes from Kailua and Haleiwa.

We would love to help you make wonderful memories of your visit to Paradise! Just like one of our favorite sayings, 'What happens in Hawaii ............ stays with you forever'!!

Other Activities: boating, basketball court, minature golf, shopping, kayaking, shelling, wildlife viewing

Golf: Turtle Bay Golf Course

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

You get your 3rd person's stay for free with stays over a week.
Plus additional discounts for stays longer than 10 days.
Discounts for Back-To-Back stays, arriving and/or departing the same day as another guest.
We have a minimum stay of 4 (or 5) nights unless you're looking for a shorter stay that fits perfectly between two longer stays.
Special Last Minute Rate for openings within a month of your stay.
We also offer a Military Discount for active duty personnel.
Extra $25 cleaning fee for parties of 5.
Your reservation will be confirmed when we receive your deposit payment & rental contract
Hawaii Tax ID#: W54050685-01 On Island Agent to meet & greet you- Kathe CooperAdditional discounts on stays longer than 10 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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