|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
HALE MAHANA (a restful and hospitable home) is located at the geographical center of Oahu's idyllic North Shore. Experience a taste of 'Old Hawaii' flanked by the legendary shores of Waimea Bay, Banzai Pipeline, and Sunset Beach. This small section of coast with rock, sand, and coral outcrops, is so spectacular it has been protected by the State of Hawaii as a Marine Life Conservation Area. Find out more by navigating to the owner's website under 'Links' below.
THE HOUSE has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an elevated porch with sweeping ocean and sunset views. You will immediately relax in an open airy floorplan. Enjoy the stereo, and cable-equipped big screen TV with DVD. The fully appointed kitchen has granite countertops and facing barstools so you can talk with family and friends as you open a bottle of wine, prepare gourmet meals, or simply throw burgers on the BBQ. The master suite has a king size bed; second bedroom has a queen; and the third has two single beds.
CENTRALLY LOCATED. If you've been to the North Shore before, you'll know why return visitors want to stay in this neighborhood. Snorkeling at Shark's Cove is a 3 minute walk. Breathtaking Ke Iki beach is a 4 minute walk. We are at the south end of a 3 mile bike path which takes you past Pipeline (1 mi.), and Sunset Beach (2 mi.) In the morning, walk 2 blocks along the bike path to Starbucks, or stop at the adjacent Foodland Supermarket.
Drive south for 10 minutes and you find quaint and historic Haleiwa Town with its many restaurants, art galleries, and surf shops. Go north 10 minutes for world class golf at Turtle Bay Resort, or continue around the point to the windward side of the island and the Polynesian Cultural Center. As you explore this part of Oahu, you'll see why locals call the North Shore 'Country,' but driving time to Honolulu Airport is only 45 minutes, and Waikiki is 1 hour.
Hawaii Tax ID = W94589922-01 Local Contact: Connie Akao 808-692-2774
Aloha friends. Thanks for having a look and I think you'll really like the North Shore. I thought the beach where I grew up in San Clemente California was the best ever – that is until I came here. Now I make 2-3 trips per year. A typical day would be to walk to Starbucks, walk by Shark’s Cove; check snorkeling; walk, jog, or ride up the bike path; chores – lot’s of home maintenance when you’re by the ocean; go to the beach – biggest decision – which beach; relax at home; have a cocktail on the lanai and watch the sunset. Mahalo.
The Owner purchased this house in 2005
The reason I bought a home in Hawaii is largely attributed to my cousin who moved here when he became director of protected species for NOAA, and led conservation efforts for the Monk Seal and the Honu. All those years he was telling me about the magic of the North Shore. Then his son married a Hawaiian girl and they hosted a week's worth of festivities on the North Shore from Waimea Bay to Sunset Beach. After experiencing the beaches, beauty, and Aloha Spirit firsthand, I was hooked. Soon this home came available and my cousin went there and became my eyes and ears as we talked on the phone. After an hour of detailed communications, I made an offer and bought the house virtually sight unseen! It turned out to be the best move I've ever made and family, friends, and guests have been enjoying it ever since.
The best things about the property are the setting (quiet - set back off the highway); view of Shark’s Cove and Pupukea Marine Sanctuary; and perfect location – you can go to Shark’s Cove for snorkeling, walk to several beaches, or walk to Starbucks for coffee!
We stayed with 4 teenagers just before Christmas and they loved this house and location . So close to beaches and food trucks which served us for 5 days with a wide range of food . Also catered for our coeliac daughter which we were grateful for . The path that runs right along coast for miles was perfect for cycling , running and exploring . House had everything you needed plus more . Wet days were great for exploring further down the coast . Had a moments panic when back at Waikiki and realised passports still at house . After a stressful delay hearing from owner the lovely cleaner /caretaker was very helpful . Hope to come back one day .
My wife and four daughters stayed here for a week this Christmas. The home was perfect for a comfortable stay and very close to the beach. We were able to enjoy the sunset from the rooftop parlour every night we weren't up the road at Sunset Beach or Wai'lea. We rented surfboards two minutes away for the week. Almost everyday we took a 10 min drive to Ali'i Beach and surfed the inner brake which was perfect for us as beginners.
Bathrooms were clean and nicely appointed. There were a couple of boogie boards provided with the house for smaller kids. The mattresses were extremely comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed.
To get to the beach was simple. Just below the house was a volcanic beach. Sharks cove a 5-minute walk away was full of snorkelers every day. Many fish and things to see. Bonzai Pipeline was a 5 minute car ride. The Polynesian Cultural Center was a 20-minute car ride and great fun. There was so much to do in every direction.
We would happily come back in the future and stay her again. Thank you Nick for a great experience.
This house is absolutely beautiful!! You are right on the water close to the food truck/shopping/surf board rentals. I would give this place more than 5 stars. Lots of extras: snorkel gear , boogie boards , different sizes of water shoes, bikes, sand toys, coolers. All you have to bring is bathing suit and clothes. Can't wait for our next trip!!
We stayed at this great Sharks Cove property in late October 2016 for 3 nights. Have nothing but good things to say about our stay in the North Shore of Oahu. Nick was very helpful with emails prior to our stay, he also provides some extra "local" info about restaurants/beaches etc. The house is beautifully furnished, very clean and great kitchen, fully stocked with cooking utensils but also some extra cooking staples like oil, some herbs, salt/pepper etc. The lanai has a fantastic view of the sunset. The location is very short distance walking distance to Sharks cove, where there are plenty of food trucks + food land + coffee bean (we were told everything closes really early on the north shore, but the food places seemed to be open until 9-10 including foodland and coffee bean, i think people we more referring to other "shopping" shops in comparison to Waikiki shops which are open til 11pm!). In the other direction is a quick walk to Ke iki beach, one of our favourite beaches! Extra things handy to know, the house also has a huge bucket of reef shoes/flippers that you can use while you snorkel at Sharks cove. There is also some eskys, etc which came in handy!
Mahalo Nick! We can't wait to come back with the rest of our family
Home was in private neighborhood and very quite. Lots of windows and fans to keep cool. Property was well kept and Nick was very responsive in helping with our stay.
The house was comfortable, and perfectly situated for walking distance to the grocery store, good food trucks, different beaches (rocky, snorkely, and sandy). It was also nice to be away from the heavy traffic of the city! The city moves slowly, really forces you to relax! This location has beautiful sunsets, beautiful stars, beautiful beaches, AND it's close to the best spots! Hale'Iwa, Turtle Bay, and not to forget that it's right on Shark's Cove! There was plenty of snorkeling gear already there, boogie boards, water shoes, umbrellas, outdoor shower, a bbq grill, a nice terrace, and a great porch. i would recommend this place to anyone who just has to get away from daily life stress.
World Class Surfing, Body Surfing, Body Boarding, Scuba Diving, Deep Sea/Surf Fishing, Biking (rentals), Sky Diving, Glider Rides, Catamaran Tours, Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Adventure Park, Historic Haleiwa Town
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Minimum stay is 5 nights but will 3 or 4 to fill gaps in the schedule. Monthly rental is defined as 4 weeks and is available early Sept to end of May, excluding Christmas. Christmas Holiday has a one week minimum stay; or less to fill gaps in the schedule. Credit card service fee: 2% within US, 3% international.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.