Punahele Hale Retreat


Rates: $269 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KXX (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 131 reviews)
***WE ARE ON OAHU, AND CONTINUE TO WELCOME TOURISM***
Calling all visitors, sunbathers and adventurers, come to the North Shore of Oahu and enjoy our newly renovated condo. We call it the Punahele Hale, meaning “favorite house” in Hawaiian.
Registration #008-128-7680-1
This unit has 1 bedroom and 2 full baths, is on the ground level at Kuilima Estates East, and is a short walk from Turtle Bay Resort on the ocean. The kitchen is open to the living area, and has new stainless appliances, granite counters, and new cabinets. You can do as much cooking or as little as you like. The condo boasts a sunny living room with a queen size Murphy Bed that sleeps 2. The living area opens to a grassy area with a peaceful view of the exquisitely groomed acreage at Kuilima Estates. The bedroom has a comfortable king size bed with an air conditioning unit, and has its own private bathroom with shower. There is also AC in the living room.The hall bathroom has a tub and shower combined. The condo is close to the ocean, the community swimming pool, tennis courts, and 2 golf courses (George Fazio, and Arnold Palmer designs). The condo is also within walking distance to 3 nice restaurants, and a 10 minute drive to Foodland grocery stores. The stores are easy to find, whether you choose to wander right or left out of our community.

The North Shore of Oahu is endless fun. During the summer snorkeling at Turtle Bay and Shark’s Cove or swimming at Waimea Bay, top the lists of enjoyment for visitors. In the winter the waves at Sunset Beach and Pipeline are world renown for surfing. Old Haleiwa Town is a short distance, and has shops, restaurants, and loads of Hawaiian flavor. After a busy day exploring the area, walk down to the beach at Turtle Bay Resort for your favorite beverage, and catch the setting sun as it falls into the Pacific Ocean.

This unit has it all, and the North Shore of Oahu cannot be beat. Come and enjoy. Kuilima Estates East no ka ‘oi.






Keywords: Condo, golf, beach, newly remodeled Registration Number: 2211-CCH-0193 , TA-008-128-7680-01, 1570010270082, GE-008-128-7680-01

Punahele Hale Retreat Reviews



Nicole B.
February 2024
This is my second time in this property and when I come back to Oahu I’ll stay here again! We love the location, it’s so close to the beach for sunrise and sunset, and the condo is spacious and comfortable - the perfect place to relax.


Mary Z.
January 2024
The rental unit was very comfortable and had a great location. We ate at all of the restaurants at Turtle Bay. The pool across the road was very convenient and we enjoyed it almost every day. We loved walking to the beach area and just watching the surf. Very peaceful.



January 2024
My wife and I started our search in March 2023 and exchanged many property profiles. Which led to my oops. I accidentally booked the wrong property. So the first night I was mad at myself because two of the three beds were ‘pull outs’. A Murphy and a sofa bed. I was dreading the Murphy bed but it turned out to be comfortable. Access to the property is quirky: from the front gate you have to walk into the complex, access the condo via code, grab the card key for the gate and then walk back to your vehicle. Worked for us. But I’d suggest a little map because I must have looked like Sasquatch coming up over the mound of foliage to the kids that were playing in front as it was night time. There’s a corner path to the property that makes it easier. The kitchen is well equipped with pots, pans etc. and we made extensive use of the kitchen. You’re going to come across a Foodland from either part of the main road leading to Turtle Bay. Make sure you stop off, register for a card, tie it to your Hawaiian account. Because you’ll get discounts and food in Hawaii is expensive. The Hawaiian airline add will put miles onto your account from your purchases. We took advantage of the dining at Turtle Bay, walked the paths, hung out at the beach. I’d also recommend the coffee shop at Turtle Bay. It’s like Starbucks but better. There are two pools on the property. We took full advantage. You need the card key. The pools were always busy with local kids.


Marita T.
December 2023
We enjoyed our stay on Oahu's North Shore! Though similar to a number of places we looked at, this location had a king sized bed in the master bedroom, and a queen sized Murphy bed, allowing a better option than the typical sofa sleeper. The space was clean, had everything we needed for our stay, and was only a few minute's walk to the beach. This location is so much more enjoyable than all the hustle and bustle in Waikiki. We enjoyed shoping and eating in Haleiwa, the pies from Ted's Bakery, and even saw a monk seal on the beach. Great visit!


Dennis D.
December 2023
Our stay at Punahele Hale worked out just as advertised. The condo was very clean and had everything needed for all our needs. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking accessories. May need to buy your favorite spices as they are getting pretty depleted. The location was great right outside Turtle Bay Resort and close to all the north shore beaches and food trucks. The 1 Bedroom 2 bath worked out great for my Wife and I along with our son and grandson. My son on the murphy bed that folds out of the wall and grandson on the couch.


amy d.
December 2023
This place is in a wonderful location. We took advantage of the beach and several restaurants at the resort. The trails are amazing. The property provided all we need and the manager Marlene was exceptionally nice and enjoyable to talk with. Bitsy was great and was very responsive. We will stay here again!


Eric G.
November 2023
I really enjoyed my stay here. It's better than what is represented in the pictures in terms of "vibe". I loved having two bathrooms. the bedroom was big and the bed was comfy. It has a nice location with a short walk to a beautiful beach and the resort. highly recommend!


Royal M.
October 2023
This property exceeded our expectations. Beautiful, quiet, relaxing. Nice short walk to the beach and resort. We had a minor issue with the coffee maker, but Bitsy was on it. She brought us another one in less than an hour. Mahalo Bitsy, for everything. Aloha


Calvin M.
October 2023
Very nice place to stay. I would highly recommend it and look forward to staying their again


Kim L.
October 2023
This was a perfect place for my family to enjoy our vacation!


Michele D.
October 2023
Loved the location. The Wi-Fi was too slow.


Rebecca D.
September 2023
The property was just as shown in the photos. It is a very nice unit that had everything we needed. We enjoyed the quiet mornings listening to the birds, the rain and gentle breezes. The provided beach chairs, cooler and floats were much appreciated. Communication with the owner was easy and Bitsy always responded promptly. We had a wonderful stay here!


Gary F.
September 2023
Bitsy was so helpful and super nice. I owned a home in Haleiwa for about 15 years, so I know the area, but really enjoyed staying up here because it’s centrally located, nice and quite, beautiful landscape, and walking distance to the restaurants and beach. The drive to Haleiwa is a short one as well.


anna m.
September 2023
Great little place with everything you need for a holiday. Stayed with husband and adult son room for all of us! Lovely location.


Steven A.
September 2023
Stayed for 5 nights. Communication before and during was clear. The agent (Bitsy) was professional, cheerful, and helpful.


Shannon H.
August 2023
The condo was the perfect size for the 4 of us. Having the full kitchen allowed us to make a few meals to save money. It was very convenient to wash clothes and beach towels using the washer and dryer there. The beds were both comfortable and the neighborhood was nice and quiet. We love the North Shore and had fun going to new beaches each day.


Patrick G.
August 2023
Everything was perfect.


Charles M.
June 2023
We stayed 4 nights and had a great time exploring the north shore. Beautiful grounds, gorgeous beaches, and spectacular sunsets.


Ryan S.
June 2023
Our second stay here and we will be back. Much aloha


Susan
June 2023
The place was very nice and well maintained. The staff were very helpful and had great communication. Overall a great stay. Only 2 things that were a drawback for us. The bed was very firm which is not our preference. The bedroom did not have black-out curtains and there was very bright lights just outside that were illuminated all night.


Pete S.
May 2023
Great stay. Location was awesome,. Place was super clean. The two bathrooms and AC were perfect for the 3 of us. Walk to the beaches at turtle bay. Best sunsets on the island. We will stay here again. Thanks again.


Teresa
April 2023
We had everything we needed and there was even beach supplies. Kitchen had everything. Last night there we got new upstairs neighbors at 5:30 a.m. and they stomped around and were very noisy for over an hour.


Dana B.
April 2023
Location location location. We absolutely loved our stay at this condo. It was perfect for our family of 4. Incredible location, all our favorite beaches just few minutes away. We loved morning walks around Turtle Bay Resort which is stunning. Recommend 100%. Property manager was extremely helpful and accomodating. Thank you!


Craig S.
March 2023
This was such a great place for my family of four. Having the Murphy bed, bed chesterfield and separate bedroom was so nice for us. Kitchen and all amenities were great and being so close to Turtle Bay resort and Kuhuku makes for a great base for a wonderful vacation. Thanks Bitsy, we are looking forward to our next visit!



March 2023
Comfortable, very well equipped, good location.


Mary G.
March 2023
We enjoyed our stay in this well appointed, comfortable condominium. Nestled in a golf course next to the ocean, it’s a just a short walk along a tree lined path to the beach. Heaven!


Nicole B.
February 2023
Love the location and the property! Such a great walk to the beach for sunset and sunrise in the morning. The wall bed is a comfy option!


Allison P.
February 2023
Loved our stay here. Had everything we needed. The only thing we would’ve added would be a cheese grater, BBQ and outdoor furniture. Slept our family of 4 comfortably. Felt safe in the gated community. We loved the North Shore and would stay here again in a heartbeat. Snorkels, beach chairs and beach towels were nice to have here. Cooked many meals here and everything was here that we needed.


Kimberly G.
January 2023
Had a harder time rating this property because there were many things I loved and few things that were a bit challenging. Getting the key fob for gate was a big one. . Only because it was very very late and dark when we arrived. If I had stayed prior I would have had no problem. But due to how dark it was, tired and had grumpy husband that didn’t get he needed to stay with car while I ran and tried to find condo, unlock and return with gate fob. Not sure how you could make that better? Manager was very clear with instructions she typed out for me. It was just a bit challenging due to such a long flight, and drive. I think the location of place is wonderful. So easy to get around walking or driving. Loved north shore . First time staying north. We normally always stay elsewhere on island. Loved the hiking trails, pickelball, golf, and people in condo complex. I told manager it’s too bad this unit Doesn’t have back deck to hang out on to drink your coffee. Nothing can be done there. She explained they used that space to make living room larger. It’s an older , dated unit. But very well stocked with spices, oils, beach chairs, noodles, etc. manager wonderful and helpful.


Gillian G.
January 2023
Great condo, clean, everything you need! So comfy after camping for a week. We just loved it. Walk to lei leis, the hotel, the beach. Great pool. We’ll be back! Bitsy was so nice!


Lynnette H.
January 2023
Overall, our stay was good. The unit while updated could use some updating in the bathrooms. Kitchen was well stocked. Overall cleanliness left a little bit to be desired. The bed was comfortable. Air conditioning worked. The location can’t be beat with full access to the resort and all its amenities. was easy to get a hold of an answer to our questions quickly, I would definitely stay here again.


Anna M.
December 2022
This property is amazing! Our entire stay was great. The location of the condo is just perfect - even where it is in the complex allows for a lot of privacy in the back area. The unit was clean and had everything we could have wanted/needed for our family. Having a washer/dryer on-site was perfect and there is even a place to wash off feet, shoes, etc. right in front to keep the unit clean while you are there. We stayed for two weeks and loved every minute of it. Also, the location on the island near beaches, trails, food trucks, shopping, etc. is amazing! If we are ever in Oahu again, this is definitely where we would stay!


Rachel C.
November 2022
The property met our needs and we enjoyed our stay. We LOVED the location and will look to stay in the same area next time!


John P.
November 2022
You may want to talk to your cleaning person. The walls n doors were dirt and the towels needed to be cleaned better. They had a smell to them. another thought is to put some cheap tennis rackets or pickel ball equipment. You had t balls n no rackets. Otherwise everything was great.


Kathy B.
November 2022
This condo is located in a lovely area near Turtle Bay Beach. The condo itself is somewhat dated in it's furnishings and dark.


LaDonna S.
October 2022
This is a great place to stay. The property manager was very kind, informative and quick to reply. The pictures are accurate as posted. It was a nice, clean and comfortable stay. It is a bit of an inconvenience to get into the condo the first time, since it is a gated community. You have to park your car and walk to the condo to get the gate key. If you have any trouble walking, keep this in mind. It's not a far walk, but just be informed. I truly believe the property owners are trying their best to accommodate guests.


Tammy G.
October 2022
The condo is very clean & comfortable. Location is fantastic! I enjoyed going on early morning hikes through the trails on the Turtle Bay property. The close proximity and easy access to great snorkeling and surfing goes without saying.


Nagao Y.
October 2022
It was our fourth time visit to Turtle Bay Resorts. We played golf at Parmer Course five days. The property is somewhat old however, The owner renewed many points. We enjoyed our stay very much.


David K.
October 2022
Always a great stay at Turtle Bay Ku Ilima Estates.


Lorri H.
August 2022
We had a few frustrations, but overall it’s fine. We wouldn’t stay again. We stayed here for my sisters wedding, and many family members were also staying in nearby (nicer) condos. The main complaints: - It’s on the first floor and pretty dark. You can’t really open the drapes since you are then completely in view of anyone walking by (workers landscaping, other guests). - There are no blackout drapes in the bedroom. It’s hard to nap (especially for our toddler who then didn’t nap at all). Also at night when cars pull up their headlights light up the room. - The closet was filled with supplies for the beach which was nice but also filled with a vacuum and other cleaning supply so we couldn’t hang our wedding clothes. - Every time the upstairs separate condo toilet was used our bedroom toilet would also make noise. - The key fob for the car to get into the area was an absolute nightmare. First, when you arrive, you are told to park your car outside leaving the hazards on, and then walking all the way to the unit, getting into the unit to get the key fob, walking back to you car, then entering. I arrived at night with my toddler. I couldn’t leave him in the car. It was super frustrating. - And then when my husband arrived and we attended separate wedding events we would be stuck without the key fob and we were told not to call anyone to let us in bc the owner is charged $50. Again I was solo with my toddler and without the fob and couldn’t get in. - It’s just not that clean. And definitely hasn’t been renovated for a while. It’s fine for a budget stay but we wouldn’t come back.


Georges S.
August 2022
Well located, clean, will equipped. We enjoyed our stay


Michael P.
July 2022
So clean and they had everything we could have wanted. Didn’t realize when booking that the condo is at Turtle Bay. No access to their pols, but we had separate pools of our own. Had a great stay!


Cynthia M.
July 2022
A great experience. Very clean and well stocked. A nice quiet location. Would rent again.


marilyn h.
June 2022
Clean and very pretty


Ryan S.
June 2022
Really enjoyed our stay. Property has all you need and the location is fantastic. Thank you


Thomas C.
April 2022
Love this condo. Second time staying here. See ya next year.


Jamie B.
March 2022
I stayed with my husband and two children and we had the best stay ever! We will continue to stay here in the future. It was clean and well-kept.


Gelcys N.
March 2022
We just stayed at this North Shore gem last week. What a well appointed property! We are a family of four and we’re very comfortable in this apartment. It had everything we needed. In addition to the standard perks - washer/drier, 2 bathrooms, nice kitchen - this unit had so many other goodies. The unit comes with 4 beach chairs, snorkel equipment, pool noodles, a drinks cooler, a water spout right outside to clean off sand and a kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook a nice meal or heat up and store leftovers. The location is also ideal. We were an hour away from Kailua/Lanikai and the Waikiki area. We were a 10 minute drive to Sunset Beach and the Bonzai Pipeline. We were a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. The nearest supermarket is also 10 minutes away. Overall, we would and will stay here again. The host - Bitsy - was also a wonderfully kind person who helped us settle in quite nicely.


Denny I.
March 2022
We loved the location. Turtle bay is beautiful and the condo was perfect for the two of us.


Julia
February 2022
really great stay next to north shore ! Lots of amenities for activities as well as cooking a meal in if you’d like. Beach chairs, buckets, towels for a short walk down to turtle bay. Even games and binoculars. Would stay again for sure ! We spent most of our time down at the beach by the resort- but we also took a drive to kaena point and halewia. Highly recommend !


Diane P.
February 2022
Be careful if getting here in the dark. Gated access so you must park and run to your condo. Condo numbers are not lit (not very well lit anywhere but maybe it’s my old eyes) and they’re black. Have your phone so you can light door key pad. Initially the condo smells quite moldy but you can get used to it. Well appointed with everything you need to cook. Laundry is very nice to have there. Good internet. Paper thin walls but neighbors were usually pretty quiet.


Lizzie C.
January 2022
My fiancé and I had a wonderful stay at this condo. It is very well stocked, as others have mentioned in their reviews. There are beach towels, chairs, a snorkel set, a little cooler to take to the beach, a pack-n-play, a big kitchen with everything you have at home, and maybe even more! AC worked great, laundry in the unit is super convenient and having two baths was nice too. The bed could have been more comfortable, but there are lots of extra pillows in the closet which helped. The location is great. It’s a few minutes from Turtle Bay Resort, which just had a beautiful renovation. There’s a great swimming and snorkeling beach with public parking (but very walk-able from condo). I’d suggest water shoes because it’s pretty rocky and there’s lots of sharp coral, etc. You'll need to drive to the food options in the area. The options are all food trucks, or Foodland grocery store (great poke and sushi but don’t wait until evening for these because the fresh food counter closes down earlier than the store does). If you want to eat at the Turtle Bay resort restaurants, definitely get reservations in advance. The condo complex isn’t huge, and they take security very seriously. Almost overboard, and with rules that weren’t mentioned for the condo. We were in the pool at 9pm and were being so silent and still that the motion lights turned off. Still, a guard came around multiple times to check on us and made sure we weren’t drinking alcohol. There are signs saying you’re on camera, and they really are watching you (kind of weird). The complex seems like more locals than visitors and is very quiet. I’d definitely recommend staying here. Bitsy was a great host/manager and was super kind and helpful.


Dedra R.
January 2022
We had a great stay. The property was nice and the host was very helpful and responsive. The location was perfect, short walk to the beach and lots of things to do in the area.


Amy C.
December 2021
I have stayed in many VRBO's. This was the cleanest, most well stocked, and accurate to posting one we have stayed in. The communication with the host was timely, effective, and so kind. The unit itself was fully stocked. We were there over Thanksgiving and were hoping to be able to make many of our traditional dishes depending on what was available. The kitchen had EVERYTHING I have at home minus my Bosch. There were many fun beach accessories that were so helpful. The beds were great, the supplies provided perfect. The location is beautiful. Directions were clear and easy to understand. The pools were enjoyed many times by our children. Parking was close and convenient, right in front of the unit. Have already shared this unit with friends going soon. Will definitely stay here if we return to this area.


Misty G.
December 2021
This was an amazingly well stocked accommodation, down to the full sewing kit when we needed to replace a button. Beds were comfortable, location was quiet, everything was clean and lovely. Location was great because it was about equal distance whether you wanted to go either direction on the island, which was great during the heavy rain storms. Thank you for sharing this home!


Annise P.
November 2021
We stayed for 9 nights and we were 4 adults, two in the bedroom and 2 on the Murphy bed. The beds were comfortable and the A/C was nice. It was great having 2 bathrooms and the condo was nicely stocked with necessities. Only a short walk to the beach and a short drive to the grocery store and Haliewa. We had a great trip and would recommend this listing to anyone. PS there are extra blankets in the drawers under the bed in the bedroom- we didn't figure this out until the 3rd night!


Joan P.
October 2021
Great time at Turtle Bay. Looked the area!


Jeff M.
October 2021
Very well appointed and in a great resort. We’ll return for sure


Barbara C.
October 2021
The condo was very clean and equipped with absolutely everything you could need. Gated community and very quiet and safe. It was the best place I've ever stayed in while on vacation. I was so sad to leave. I could stay there forever. The north shore is such a beautiful place to stay and far more peaceful than busy and loud Honolulu.


Matt K.
September 2021
Really nice and much easier and cheaper then the hotel. Property manager was great and very responsive.


David K.
September 2021
Great stay on the North shore, close to everything. Clean and comfortable


Becky P.
September 2021
We were so pleased with our stay at Kawela Bay. The check in process was easy and the gated parking gave us some peace of mind. Having two bathrooms for the 4 of us was lovely. The master bed is a nice king. We slept well. The Queen size Murphy bed was a big hit with our adult son. Our daughter chose to sleep on the couch instead of using the pull out bed and she was quite comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed and the air conditioning was so nice after the heat and humidity of Hawaii. Golf, beaches and hikes nearby made this a great location for everything we did. Near enough to Laie and also many food trucks. We had lots of food choices and shave ice! We walked across the parking lot to the pool a few times and it was really a nice temperature and set up. Bitsy was great to communicate with as well. We’d definitely stay again!


Leah R.
August 2021
There was water issue in the main bathroom during our stay but overall it’s a clean, spacious and nice condo.


Angelina S.
August 2021
Exactly what we were looking for. We stayed here for 17 nights. The beds were comfy, the kitchen had everything we needed, the neighbors were respectful and friendly. The condo was clean, comfortable, and tastefully furnished. The property is very well maintained. The proximity to Turtle Bay and all of the trails on the resort to explore Kuhuku Point and Kawela Bay are a huge bonus. Can’t wait to stay here again!



July 2021
The location was perfect. Right next to the beautiful Turtle Bay Beach on the North Shore. Whenever we contacted management, they were very responsive. Apartment was clean, but they probably should do more periodic deep cleaning as the standard cleaning did not pick up the cheetos and other minor foodstuff debris we found when we pulled out the sofa bed.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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