#02 Kawela Kai 495


Rates: $552 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: QTT (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.60 (from 144 reviews)
LEGAL SHORT-TERM RENTAL! CERTIFICATE:1990/NUC-2056 LICENSE# 90/TVU-0003 TAX MAP KEY: 1-5-7-005:006This home is not affected by the new Honolulu County ban on vacation homes. Make sure when booking your vacation home the property that you are reserving has a Short-Term Rental License or TVU#

FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWDS, RELAX IN THIS VINTAGE, CHARMING UPDATED TWO-BEDROOM BEACHFRONT COTTAGE. ONE OF FOUR BEACHFRONT HOMES IDEAL FOR FAMILY REUNIONS OR SMALL WEDDINGS.*


This home features a master bedroom (Queen), second bedroom (2 Twins), full bath with tub/shower, full kitchen and living room / dining area opening onto a large covered lanai. Air conditioning units in both bedrooms and living room. Sit and dine on the shady deck and feel the tropical island breezes. This home includes an outside Hot/Cold shower, free WI-FI Internet access, cable sports channels and HI-Def Flat Screen TV.

Fire up the grill and sip your evening drink as you view spectacular sunsets from your outdoor dining area. Step down from your deck to a generous lawn area overlooking the beach.


Take stairs down to the small sandy beach with reef and tide pools to explore; walk east 100 yards to the right and find a swimming area protected by a barrier reef; continue walking east another 100 yards to the west end of beautiful Kawela Bay.

You won’t forget your experience on the North Shore with stunning ocean views; watching whales and giant surf in the winter, swimming and snorkeling in the summer, and soaking in beautiful sunsets year-round.

Conveniently located. A short drive to the east; Kawela Bay (swimming, walking trails), Turtle Bay Resort (golf, restaurants, eco tours, swimming, walking trails), Kahuku Town (9 hole beachfront public golf course, Food Trucks), Malaekahana Bay (swimming, shoreline walk, surfing), Polynesian Cultural Center and to the west; Velzyland, Ted’s Bakery, Sunset-Pipeline (surfing), Shark's Cove & Three Tables (snorkeling, Food Trucks), Waimea Bay (swim, dive rock, giant surf), Waimea Valley Falls Cultural Park and historic Haleiwa Town.

Click on rates and availability tab for a quote for your stay. Minimum stay of 5 nights; last minute shorter stays possible, inquire for details;

CANCELLATION AND CHANGES POLICY:
Cancellations and requests for changes must be submitted in writing to Team Real Estate, Inc.
Full Refund if cancelled at least 60 days prior to arrival date. Within 30 days prior to arrival: Full or Partial refund if scheduled days are rebooked.


*Events: Additional fees charged and contract required for events. Headcount limit: 9 additional people per house booked. Contact office for more details. Registration Number: 570050060002, GE-169-572-9664-01, TA-169-572-9664-01

#02 Kawela Kai 495 Reviews



June M.
March 2024
This beach house was such a treat. Being oceanfront with the sand, only a few steps away, whale watching every morning while drinking coffee, and the grass area for playing ball and sunny lounge chairs made it an extra wonderful. Be sure to bring your headlamps for night time tide pool exploring, we saw an eel! Thank you for the wonderful retreat. WE WILL BE BACK!


Lani P.
March 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A wonderful experience


Tracey K.
February 2024
LOCATION: Amazing! You can't beat the location. True beachfront. It's on a quieter stretch of the main highway, but close to the busy Sunset Beach/Waimea area. Other reviewers mentioned traffic noise, but we weren't bothered. Stunning views, especially at sunrise and sunset. At night we enjoyed listening to the crashing waves. There is a nice stretch of sand for relaxing and beachcombing. As other reviewers noted, the area immediately in front of the stairs is not ideal for swimming due to rocks, but there are several nearby swimming areas. MANAGEMENT: By coincidence, the owners were vacationing on the property for the majority of our stay. They were welcoming and kind. The management company was friendly and quick to respond to any questions. Guest manual was full of helpful information. HOME: Perfect set-up for our family of 4. Clean and organized. Comfortable beds and well-equipped kitchen. HUGE covered deck. Extra towels & linens. Beach chairs, beach towels, and gear provided. Outdoor shower was nice. It was a bonus having a washer & dryer and extra fridge. TIP: As mentioned above, there are three other larger rental homes on the property - great if you're vacationing with multiple families or hosting an event. However, if you are a solo renter and craving a quieter experience, you may want to check if the other houses are booked by one group. On our final night, a large party rented out the other houses and kind of took over the whole property.


Julie H.
February 2024
The location was great, view priceless, service was amazing. Only thing is the furniture could be updated to more comfortable seating. I will stay again. Memories made


Chris M.
January 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great experience from start to finish. The property manager was great and helpful. The home was clean and well maintained. The view and location of the home are hard to beat. Especially the little tide pool right in front which is great for kids. Highly recommend.


Courtney A.
November 2023
The house is definitely older—probably from the 1940s, and in need of some TLC. Would be nice to have had some basic toiletries, laundry soap, scissors. Did have plenty of towels for the beach and even 2 chairs which is nice. Outside area is beautiful and right on the beach. I would definitely recommend it for a stay. Can also rent the houses next door if you have a big group and the yards connect. Close to Foodland, Ken’s Fish, food trucks. Also close to Turtle bay which my kids enjoyed because the beach is calmer there.


sharon o.
October 2023
We loved our stay!


Alan I.
October 2023
found the nearby highway loud all hours of day and night; especially, when the in-room A/C unit is off. It is best to leave on for white noise. Living area: We found the wicker furniture uncomfortable and stained. We used the wi-fi without issues and with speeds to allow our Apple TV to stream movies and sports. The standing lamp in the corner to light the room has an electrical short. Bathroom: We were disappointed that there was no shampoo or soap for use in the bathroom. We found the shower curtain stained pink with mold. We found and used many new body and beach towels, but no step cloth when exiting the stained shower. Outdoors: We enjoyed the covered deck. We experienced crowing rosters, barking dogs, and crying feral cats. The annoying feral cats overran the outside patio's deck begging for food to the point we discontinued eating outside because the cats insisted on being on our laps and tabletop. We were disappointed to learn the washer and dryer is shared with others on property and found our laundry placed in the outside sink and wet from rain. We were surprised our lawn furniture was used when we were away.


Frank O.
September 2023
Perfect


Spencer S.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The entire stay was fantastic. The house was clean, the backyard was scenic, the air conditioners worked well. Most importantly, this was a great central location on the North Shore- close to everything. Everything was as-described. Thank you!


Julie W.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The views and the outdoor area are perfect. House was very clean. Feels very secluded, short drive to Turtle Bay, Sharks cove and Foodland. Highly recommend, we will be back.


Jaime M.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The home was perfect! The view was spectacular! This was the perfect place for our family to get away and refresh. We hope to be back!


Vicki D.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is the second time I’ve stayed here and I was not disappointed. We had a wonderful time and I will stay here again when I revisit the North Shore.


Erica R.
June 2023
Loved the location and beach front property. AC units were so nice to have. Communication with owners was wonderful and helpful! It was a perfect little vacation home. Would stay there again!


Amy C.
May 2023
Cannot wait to return. This was the ultimate north shore, serene escape for us. Some highlights that made this a comfortable rental for 5+ days - RIGHT on the beach. It is rocky but perfect for small children to explore tide pools. 5 min walk on beach to a swimming/sandy area. We planned to explore north shore a lot more but the property was so great with beach access we barely left the place! Nice spacious kitchen, well stocked. Wine fridge! Great indoor and outdoor showers. Effective air conditioners in each bedroom. Comfortable beds. Lots of storage areas. Washer/dryer. easy parking in front of the home. You will be right beside 3 other rentals - safety/comfort in numbers but there are dense bushes lining each home for privacy if you're not feeling social. The resident rooster will wake you up at 4, 5 and 6 am but thats fine because you can head to Ted's bakery (5 min drive) to get the freshest pastries/breakfast each morning.


Jessica B.
May 2023
We came here for our kid's spring break and of all the places we've ever stayed (hotel and house rental), this is our favorite one by far. The dream landscape of having an oceanfront home in the beautiful North Shore, basically your own private beach and only being minutes from anywhere you'd want to go in the North Shore has it meeting every checkbox we could imagine. The privacy from the neighbors was also great. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We will absolutely be back and have recommended it to anyone who asks :)


Kirby J.
May 2023
This was an amazing stay. The communication with the real estate company was great as was the experience of living on this beachfront property. The place was clean and comfortable and we will definitely be recommending it to everyone.


Suzanne O.
April 2023
Awesome stay at our Kawela Kai unit. The home was the perfect size for our family of 3. The view was spectacular. Location was steps away from the beach, with a nice large deck to enjoy our meals at and loungers on the grassy area. There was one bedroom with a double sized bed and a second bedroom with 2 twin beds. My husband and I are both tall and larger so our daughter got the double bed and we took the room with the twin beds. The bathroom was a decent size with a convenient vanity and stool opposite the sink. Kitchen was the perfect size and had a full sized refrigerator and stove. The couch was a little uncomfortable and a second cushioned chair would have been nice, but that was a minor issue. The home had plenty of towels and beach towels and some beach chairs and foam floaties. The unit also had AC units in each bedroom and the dining/living room area that were all highly efficient and cooled the rooms super fast. However, the weather was so nice and the bedroom ceiling fans were effective in keeping the temperature in the rooms very comfortable. We originally considered one of the larger units for the second bathroom, but we didn’t need it. There was an outdoor shower that was great to wash off all the sand. In our 15 or so trips to the islands, this was hands down the best location and our favorite accommodations we watched whales from the deck, beautiful sunsets and even rainbows. Simply spectacular.


Julie J.
April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Nice location, beautiful views, loved the covered deck, the outside shower was very handy. For our needs the furniture was adequate, but if we were at the property for longer periods of time, more comfortable furniture would have been appreciated. We did struggle with finding the entrance to the property, especially at night, so a marker of some sort would have come in handy. The check in/out process instructions were very clear and easy to follow, we only set the alarm off once. :-) We loved the chickens and the kittens, but the sun rose multiple times each morning for the roosters. We would definitely stay here again as well as recommend it to others.


Pam C.
March 2023
We loved our little bungalow on the ocean and were sad to leave. Perfect for a family of four and had everything we needed for a pleasurable stay. We especially enjoyed whale watching from the lanai where we saw tons of activity and even a few whales breaching off in the distance. This place is a gem. Thank you!


Midge M.
March 2023
Great location


Carol A.
February 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: As below we were satisfied with our stay--great location, clean, did have basic spice condiments. Nice updated kitchen and openable window. Covered lanai is great for shade after too much sun. WiFi works well. We definitely will recommend to others.A few general condition comments: Other windows do not work well or open. Sliding patio door locks only by putting the stick in the track. Seems incongruous for a place that has an alarm system. No drape or curtain or shade on sliding glass door. Need brighter lighting in bath. One sofa type piece of furniture that is not very comfortable.


Katie L.
January 2023
We loved this house, area and overall experience. The beach below has little swimming spots if you walk about 500 feet. We felt at home and would come back! We were sad to leave.


Dennis F.
December 2022
We had a wonderful week at the beachside cottage. Very clean and welcoming. Well stocked with kitchen utensils. Comfortable beds. Didn’t need the AC due to cool night breezes. Previous renters left salt, pepper and olive oil which we gratefully used. Worked perfectly for 4 adults. Not a swimming beach but we loved easy access by stairs to beach level and wading in 2 foot deep pool at high tide. Friendly housekeepers at vacated cottage next door were a delight and offered many helpful tips of places to see, eat and enjoy. Loved those ladies! We would definitely come here again! Mahalo!


April L.
December 2022
We loved the location. Quietness. Closeness to Haleiwa, shopping, surfing, & the best food trucks. View from the porch for Sunset was amazing!! Had all the amenities we needed.


Honor T.
November 2022
I would do it again!


Mary Jo B.
November 2022
Wonderful!


Shelly G.
November 2022
Beds were comfortable, home was clean and just as pictured. Location is absolutely perfect! Our only complaint is shortage of amenities supplied. Very little toilet paper (2 rolls), less than a roll of paper towels, and only 3 wash clothes were supplied for 4 people for a 7 night stay. Even a bar of soap would have been easy to supply. I strongly feel these simple ammenities being supplied would make the experience perfect. Thank you!


Thomas Matthias W.
November 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed in this beautiful house for a couple of days. There is all you need and enough space for 4 adults to have a relaxed vacation. All in all we would definitely come back.


Steve P.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great Place with all you need


Iva P.
October 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Second stay there. The views are amazing. The furniture inside the cottage could use a bit of an upgrade. The couch is not too comfortable in the living room. Also a year ago during our fist stay we noticed the bedroom closet door is broken and wobbly. We had put our daughter's crib right in front of the closet but we had to move it from there when we noticed this since we didn't think it is safe. During our second visit the door was still broken. Fans are old and noisy especially in the second bedroom. Living room AC didn't work. Kitchen supplies are not good quality, especially the forks, knifes and spoons. Never had such a poor silverware in a vacation rental. Overall great place for the views and location but I wish they did better upgrades inside. For the price we pay we would expect more. Thanks!


A guest from hubbard, Ohio
June 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Found this online because I wanted to stay at the North Shore and knew where it was location wise. My wife and I loved it! House was clean when we arrived and had everything we would need for our stay. The view is great, beds are comfy, and has just enough to enjoy your stay. We don't mind driving, but if you are looking to stay put, there is more than enough to do at the North Shore. The whole process, from deposit to leaving was the easiest experience you could have. Will stay again and am looking forward to it!


Brent B.
June 2022
This is a great updated older home on the North Shore. The location is ideal for spending time at lots of local beaches. If you prefer a more laid back setting vs the hustle and bustle of the big city then this is an ideal property. It's only an hour or so to Honolulu so it's not a big deal to get there. As long as you don't require a modern home and can deal with one bathroom it's a perfect North Shore rental.


Josie M.
May 2022
We are 3 older women so this place is really beautiful felt like we were home .


Paul B.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Loved the house! Cozy with an amazing view!


Kurt S.
April 2022
Quaint two bedroom, one bath beach cottage. It was very clean and updated. In a beautiful location in North Shore. We stayed for five nights and wanted to stay much longer. Hearing the waves crashing at night was so relaxing and rejuvenating.


Kristin S.
March 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved our stay here! The house is in a great location. There is not good access to a swimming beach but we stared at the ocean (and whales in the distance - bring binoculars!) for hours. The house is no frills but had everything we needed. I do wish tenants were encouraged to leave non perishable items (olive oil, spices, toilet paper) behind to share with the next guests - it costs a small fortune to buy all that if you plan on cooking. And then is so wasteful to throw it away! We gave it away to neighbors.


Susan O.
March 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was a perfect set up for all of us. We had our own space and our space together. We had a a couple of maintenance problems which were fixed in a timely fashion.The view was wonderful and many nice times where spent either on the lawn or the lanai. Folks could go and explore, go to beache, watch surfers. With a wide age just friends everyone seem to be happy. Loved food trucks were perfect for our dining needs and we took advantage of the grocery stores. Because of the size of our group we didn’t try to go out for dinner so sitting on the lanai at meal time was perfect. I would recommend this to people who like casual living and enjoy each other. Our age span was 2 to 86


Dennis C.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our family of four with two grade school boys spent 5 days here in February. This spot is absolutely delightful! The view is ridiculous and the beach is one staircase away. The beach is wildly different from one segment to the next with large, smooth rocks that create small tidal pools to jagged pumice stones. Lots of fish and crabs and birds to watch. Great swimming spots all along the beach. The house itself was clean and comfortable with window units in every room when needed. Washer and dryer came in handy. Minutes down the road from famous surf spots. Very relaxing and gorgeous place. My wife cried when we left. It was that good.


Daniel
February 2022
The location was beautiful. The property was well managed. I would upgrade the bathroom lighting and tub.


Daniel T K.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Loved the place. We would stay again in a heartbeat. Adjacent properties look nice too. The lighting could be upgraded in the bathroom.


Christopher W.
January 2022
We really enjoyed staying here. Thanks!


Christa K.
December 2021
Great little beach cottage. Incredible sunsets. Perfect little vacation home, stocked with pretty much everything you could need. Laundry on site was a huge bonus. Sunsets and meals on the lanai were next level! Felt very safe with the alarm system in place, though safe location in general. Beach is so nice, though you do have to walk just a short way to find swimmable water, as there are rocks directly in front of the home. Great shells to be found! Can't wait to be back- ultimate relaxed vacation spot!


Jeff and Polly C.
December 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was everything we hoped for. We did not want to be afraid to spend some money on a place and at the same time we did not know what we were getting into.



November 2021
My husband and I absolutely love the place and it’s location!! The communication with property management was 10/10. We will be back!!


Karen M.
October 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Beautiful view, comfortable home, peaceful & felt safe with gate and alarms. Central to all we wanted to do.


laura h.
September 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful stay here. Beautiful view of the ocean from either your lanai or just from inside the house at the dining table or kitchen. The view faces the sunset so you can watch it evening as long as it's not too cloudy. The lawn is very well cared for and there are stairs down to the beach right in front of the property. It is a sandy beach but there are rocks between the sand and the water just out front so you just need to walk a short way down to the right for a better swimming spot or to Kawela bay which is a bit further. There is a shower head outside with hot water which is so nice when you've just come in from a swim! The kitchen is newly renovated, it was so fun to cook with a view of the waves and sky. It was relaxing and clean. The property management team were friendly and helpful. We are hoping to come back!


Richard B.
September 2021
This property is a great example of a beach house. View? Literally sitting on top of the beach. Steps away from the ocean. Small maintained yard with sheltered outdoor eating area. One of my favorite things to do is enjoy my breakfast and relax to the sound of waves lapping on the shore. The house itself is clean and practical. It has been recently painted and the kitchen and bathrooms are up to date and functional. The bedrooms have comfortable beds and along with the living room air conditioned. Fortunately we did not need to use the AC too often but when we did it worked well. Location was convenient as well. I hope to return someday soon.


Andrea T.
August 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a great experience staying at the Kawela Kai property.


Keith S.
July 2021
Private piece of paradise. Enjoyed the chickens. Charming with modern conveniences.



July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved the house we stayed in. The only thing that could have been better is the furniture, the cushions on the couch were very stained.


Fernanda C.
July 2021
We absolutely loved staying at this property! There was enough space for our party of 4. The house is very small yet cozy. The kitchen is very well equipped and we were able to cook for ourselves. The view is breathtaking! The bathroom did not feel as updated as the rest of the house but we had no problems (except for the giant cockroach we found in the bathtub one day... the joys of nature in Hawaii, yikes). The house feels secluded yet you have other homes on both sides, so it feels very safe. We loved this property and would definitely stay again.



July 2021
We’ve rented this bungalow before and it is our all time favorite location. The coral beach is steps away and you can hear the waves while in bed. The kitchen has been remodeled and updated and it’s beautiful. It could use a few more tools (no fry pan) but it’s totally workable with what’s there. The beds are clean and comfortable and the AC is a perk! It would be great if the outdoor shower had a privacy screen but as is it works great for rinsing off. I know we’ll be back!

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