About the property
- Condo1 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 BR+1BA - Sleeps 1-2, Upstairs End Unit next to Golf Course
Honu Kai Hideaway is nestled among the trees and lush landscaping of the spectacular Turtle Bay Resort, an 880 acre tropical paradise. Our Hideaway is the perfect blend of tropical seclusion amidst all the amenities offered by a world class resort.
Honu Kai Hideaway is located along the renowned stretch of beaches that make up Oahu's North Shore. The North Shore is known for it's country living, relaxed lifestyle, beautiful surfing beaches, eclectic shopping and pleasurable restaurants.
Honu Kai Hideaway is remarkably more light and airy than other Kuilima Estate condos because additional large windows showcase our expansive view with a 'treetop' feel. The private Lanai is perfect for relaxing outdoors or enjoying meals al fresco.
The condo is fully furnished including flat screen HD TV, WIFI, and Cable TV. (However, it should be noted that Internet service and Wi Fi are often spotty and intermittent on the North Shore).
The kitchen is full-sized with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. (Barbecues are available poolside). A washer and dryer is included within the unit. The bedroom offers a Cal King bed with air conditioning in the bedroom.
Honu Kai Hideaway is located on the East side of Kuilima Estates and is surrounded by two championship golf courses. Some of the amenities available to guests include tennis courts and two swimming pools each of which includes a barbeque area. A short walk and you are at the Turtle Bay Hotel which has many terrific restaurants, a great pool bar, entertainment and magnificent beaches. There are many activities on the property that can be booked at either the Hotel concierge desk or the the Activities Center. One can choose from horseback riding, bicycle or moped rentals, surf lessons and helicopter rides. Golf can be booked at the golf pro shop which is also home to Lei Lei’s restaurant a favorite of locals.
Fabulous eating options abound within the Resort and on the North Shore; A scenic 15-30 minute drive in either direction offers a sumptuous variety of local, international or resort cuisine. Locally grown fruit and vegetable stands are just down the road. Ted's Bakery is less than 10 minutes away (Chocolate Haupia Pies!). We also have a delightful grocery store, Foodland which is just 20 minutes away.
Historic Haleiwa town, a 30 minute drive, is an old whaling village and has become a shopper's paradise and restaurant-lovers delight. Yet it still maintains it's old town charm.
Every conceivable water activity is easily available to you here at the Resort and on the North Shore: Surfing, Sunbathing, Diving, Snorkeling, Tide Pools, Whale Watching, Fishing, Jet Skiing and more. Lessons are available for anyone with a desire to learn.
In addition to all the activities and amenities of Turtle Bay Resort there are countless activities for the energetic visitor. Exploring the magnificent North Shore beaches as well as fabulous hiking trails including the trail to Waimea Falls. Other must-sees for the active visitor are Waimea Botanical Gardens, Polynesian Cultural Center and Haleiwa Town.
The winter months bring added excitement when the waves swell to huge proportions and pro surfers from all over the world assemble to compete in the Triple Crown of Surfing. This is a fabulous spectator sport not to be missed if you are fortunate enough to visit during this time. You can always find sheltered beaches and smaller waves to enjoy the water if the huge ones 'aren't your thing'.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Carol Kennedy
Our family loves the North Shore of Oahu! It is what Hawaii is all about . . . a magnificent tropical destination where you can immerse yourself in a warm culture, while experiencing a wide variety of island activities. Our family has lived on the islands of Hawaii for over 20 years. We love the uniqueness of each island, but we are especially fond of Oahu's North Shore. Here we experience an older 'laid back' vibe that is reminiscent of 'Old Hawaii.' Because we are a family of surfers we feel fortunate to live on these beaches that are the 'best in the world.' The North Shore offers so much to visitors and locals alike and we are delighted to share Honu Kai Hideaway with you.
Carol Kennedy purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Carol Kennedy chose Kawela Bay
The Turtle Bay Resort property is one of the most beautiful tropical destinations in the world. Numerous paths lead away from the center of the resort to beautiful sparkling beaches that are amazingly remote. We love watching the horses that graze around the property. We are regulars at the restaurants: Lei Leis for Barbecue Ribs, Caesar Salad with Ahi and Mai Tais. The beautiful Roy's Restaurant for Fresh Fish and romantic dinners. The Pool Bar for drinks at sunset and nightly entertainment. We love the friendly, relaxed vibe of Turtle Bay.
What makes this Condo unique
The location of Honu Kai Hideaway sets it apart from all the other condos on the property. We are the upper end unit furthest removed from the other condos around us. Once inside, you will feel like you are alone in your own treehouse.
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Amazing location and grounds impeccablecay managed.
My husband and I enjoyed a 3 night stay (wish we stayed longer) taking in amazing scenery, beaches, jogging trails and historic landmarks and sunrises. Honukai Hideaway is everything you need to stay tucked away or go on all day adventures and return in the evening to comfort. Doing our own cooking was nice as we were able to choose healthier options and we saved a lot of money not eating out for every meal. The condo was very clean with comfortable bed and the constant breeze was amazing. I would definitely recommend to anyone and hope to be back soon!!
Mahalo Karen and Tom. Guests like you are so delightful! We love sharing Honu Kai Hideaway with people who make the most of exploring our beautiful North Shore. Until next time...
Beautiful and quiet hideaway.
Loved our stay and would stay again. Just a couple of items kept us from rating this Five Stars. The bed was uncomfortable and there was no iron. A cloths steamer was provided but it didn’t work.
Perfect home in a nice quiet area. Right next to all of the Turtle Bay Resort amenities. Home has everything needed for a relaxing, Hawaiian vacation. Owner was very responsive and helpful.
The perfect home away from home to explore the North Shore!
This place gives a nice, clean, pleasant landing after a day of exploring the area. It's the very last condo by the gulf course, so it's nice and private. Big and bright. Lots of windows. Mostly a view of the foothills and palm trees, with golf course and a peak of the ocean. Close enough to hear the big waves at night. It's not new, but it's clean and just what you need! Kitchen has everything. Buy a few groceries and fresh fruit. We found that owners also left a small cooler in the cupboard, so you could pack some water and snacks for a day trip. Many good restaurants within just a very short walk. A little gap in the screen that the mosquitos can find a little too easy, but the many birds sing so beautifully each morning. And the beaches....wow! You can explore for hours.
I would much rather stay here than in a hotel room. Way more homey for a week long stay! Renting a car is the way to go, since you'll want to get out and explore the whole area.
And if you like to watch the waves (and the surfers), this is that place for you. The Turtle Bay Hotel (just 5 minute walk) has the greatest area where people watch the surfers and the sunset!
Eric and Eileen,
We appreciate this thoughtful and detailed review. Thank you!
We will check on that screen gap soon, (although those mosquitoes are sneaky).
Honu Kai Hideaway will have brand new flooring in June 2018, so an update is on the way!
We’re still trying to get our Association to trim the trees outside our windows to open up our view again, but they operate on Hawaii-time :)
Mahalo again. Hope to see you again!
Best Condo in kawela!
From the begining of getting my instructions emailed to me explaining directions, to opening doors to such a clean & comfortable condo space. My experience staying here was amazing!. I would consider renting this condo again in the future. Great responses from owners, and easy directions when finding your way to a beautiful oasis. Mahalo to Kennedy carol for such a beautiful experience.
Mahalo to you as well, Jay. It was a pleasure having you stay. 'Hope to see you again soon!
Perfect little getaway spot!
My husband and I stayed here for a week in early March and everything was just ideal for us. The kitchen is well equipped which is important for us since we like to mostly cook our own meals. Beautiful view of the golf course from the large living room windows and the lanai was nice although it was pretty breezy while we were there so we didn't sit out there much. Large super comfy bed with soft linens (I checked the label so I can get some for myself, lol!) and the trade winds coming through meant we didn't need ac at all. We also appreciated the washer and dryer to do up a bit of laundry.
Lots of walking trails all around Turtle Bay resort and we made good use of them. Kuilima Cove beside the resort is a nice safe place to swim and snorkeling was pretty good with lots of pretty fish to see. There was only one beach chair at the condo and we couldn't find an umbrella but were able to get some shade under trees at the beach. For more adventurous snorkeling we drove a little west to Shark's Cove and the tidepools. There was only one day that I could go in Shark's Cove as the waves are too big in winter but the amount of fish in there is amazing! Also recommend a hike in Waimea Valley, we really enjoyed that and had the best (and cheapest) fish and chips in the little restaurant there.
All in all we were very happy with our stay and the only thing we would mention is the living room furniture is a bit uncomfortable but that's a small thing and didn't detract from our overall experience. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet condo with us!
HonuKai Hideaway is located on the Turtle Bay Resort property on the North Shore of Oahu. Turtle Bay Resort is one of the most dramatically stunning in all of Hawaii.
The coastline around Kuilima Point offers endless opportunities for walking, relaxing, exploring, horseback riding, swimming, surfing, snorkeling and all other water activities. You can choose between beautiful, serene white sandy bays and beaches with breathtaking waves.
The resort also offers golf, tennis, horseback riding, shopping, fine dining, casual dining and entertainment.
Charming and historic Haleiwa town is only 30 minutes away. And Waikiki with its many attractions is only 1 hour away.
North Shore beaches offer world famous surfing and wind surfing at Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No smoking. No pets. Check-in 3:00pm. Check-out 11:00am.