This was a great location on the North Shore with access to the water steps away and beautiful sunrises and stars in the night sky. Lance was extremely helpful with suggestions for places to eat and very accommodating when we requested the grill. This rustic location was perfect for us because we were there to relax and unwind. The only thing we found difficult was parking due to traffic on the street outside (surprisingly once inside we rarely knew it was even there). Although the water was accessible if you have children it may be a bit difficult navigating some of the waves but for adults we found it very pleasant. Also we found that there was another rental upstairs and had a couple times where the renters made their way to the grassy area outside of our hideaway so please know if both places are rented you may see others outside enjoying the beautiful view.
We had an amazing experience at this VRBO in Hawaii. The location was absolutely unbeatable, with stunning ocean views and access right at our doorstep. The rental provided all the essential amenities, which was all we truly needed for a comfortable stay.
Wonderful stay! We loved the quaint apartment within steps of the ocean. Lance was very responsive and helpful. We really enjoyed our week here.
Jacquie Jean C.
This place is a lovely cottage that sits only a few meters from the ocean and provides a gorgeous, eastward facing living space that is refreshing to sit in whilst enjoying the wind and waves. The interior is rustic if a bit simple, but it has all the important things covered, with a two burner portable electric griddle for cooking and a window A/C unit in the bedroom for cooling (which we never used - it's more than enough to just open the windows, turn on the ceiling fans, and let the ocean breeze do its work).
The location is a little tricky to find unless you pay very close attention and look out for the building's sign; fortunately it's right on the Kamehama highway so it's very easy to get in and out of to head out to any of the area towns on the North shore. There are two grocery stores less than 10 minutes away, and the view will never get old whether you're looking out to sea or inward towards Oahu's towering mountainous interior.
Do yourself a favor when you check in and just sit and stare at the ocean waves for a bit from the back porch when you arrive - you'll immediately feel your stress and cares melt away, carried off by the pacific island breeze.
Amazing. Incredibly beautiful. Will come back and already recommended this to all my friends and family.
This was a wonderful home away from home for my husband and I. The ac in the bedroom was perfect and much needed! The location is beautiful and you just can’t beat the view!! We saw sea turtles swimming in the mornings and evenings. The place was very clean and Lance had everything we needed for the first couple of days like shampoo and coffee! :) Lance was also very quick to respond any time we had questions. Check in and check out we’re super easy. We highly recommend this place!!
We had a great relaxing 4 days.A little windy but that was not your fault.
House had all we needed. Loved morning coffee in the backyard right by the ocean.
We can’t wait to come back! It was an incredible stay!
Loved the locale, close to anything on the North Shore you would want. The owner was prompt to any inquiries from us.
A little getaway for just hubby and I. The most amazing view from this property. Perfect for us. We will be back.
We enjoyed our time here! The space is rustic but has everything you need and boy, you can't beat the view! A good place if you have kids, they can easily play in the water, the large waves break quite a ways out. 5 coconuts all the way around!
Location was absolutely wonderful. beautiful unobstructed ocean view, and fairly quiet.
Futon was a bit dingy and dated.
Bare bones for kitchen gear, toaster was scary to use.
needs more glass ware
Owner said there were beach chairs but we could not find them.
From the moment we arrived very satisfied. Beautiful view on the ocean. Sunrises are amazing from your back door. Walk into the water at low tide and see fish swimming. You can snorkel and there is a sandy beach just a 2 min walk. Had everything we needed for our stay. Quiet area grocery store, gas, local food within a few minute drive. Polynesian cultural center 10 min drive, north shore beaches 20 min drive. Beautiful drive from wikikki. Basic amenities, but everything we needed for morning coffee and breakfast. Lance was great, he made sure we had everything we needed. The place was clean.HIGHLY recommend. I wish we would have booked for 2 more days.
I absolutely loved waking up to the sunrise over the ocean, watching the geckos come out at night, and seeing the lizards eating their bug meals.
The ocean access was unbelievable and totally unforgettable.
Secluded. Basic essentials, don’t plan on cooking a meal…. Clean, could use a furniture update. For North shore seclusion, it’s great.
This was the best place to listen to the waves and wind through the palms. Owners were wonderful and a pleasure to work with.
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and LOVED it! Amazing backyard that is right on the water with breathtaking view- quiet and peaceful. Lance was great to work with!
This place is the best hidden paradise tucked nicely in the country! Right on the ocean!! The best sunrise views!
This house was perfect for my husband and I who were on our honeymoon and wanted to stay away from the hustle and bustle of a crowded resort. Gorgeous sunrises every morning. Beach right out the door. We saw many sea turtles each morning.
My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at this property. The view is obviously one of the best parts in the backyard area. We saw sea turtles everyday and although we did not snorkel out back ourselves, one could do so. The house was also quiet at night and the neighbors are very respectful and not loud. There are so many things to explore on the island, and this house was perfectly situated in the middle of the North Shore and Honolulu. The host was also very communicative and easy to deal with when booking, checking in and out.
It was hard to leave. We are easy people who do t need alot. This is the place. We loved the ocean front but abell to cook our own food.
Super happy with this rental. The location was perfect. The views were INCREDIBLE. All necessities were there within the home. AC in the bedroom was a MAJOR PLUS. It did rain intermittently throughout our stay and have to shut the sliding door which does make the unit hot but this should be expected in Hawaii, not the fault of the owner. The surf was choppy not really a swimming beach but during low tide I did go in for a few dips. Beaches more suitable for swimming all within near distance. This place was meticulously clean! One thing I could recommend is a more comfortable bed, but this is everyone’s preference which may be different from mine. I really enjoyed my stay and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful rental. Mahalo!
We loved our stay at this property. Watching the sunrise every morning was amazing! Having the ocean so close was the best. It was fun to go out and walk on the wet sand when the tide was low, and we enjoyed watching the waves crash on the wall during high tide. One morning we even saw sea turtles out in the water while we were sitting on the porch enjoying the morning.
Check in was super easy. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well stocked for cooking meals (the hotplate was easy to use as well). It was nice to have a washer and dryer to use when we needed it. The bedroom is the only room that has A/C and it works great.
This property is super close to all North Shore areas, which made it easy to get to the places we wanted to visit. Getting to Honolulu was not difficult either.
Lance was very timely with a couple of things that we needed his help with. He even brought us two body boards for us to use, which saved us some money.
We would book this property again due to the location right on the ocean.
The property was perfect! The owner handled any concern we had very quickly. Location was so close to every where we wanted to go. We can't wait to return.
This place was very clean and a great location away from the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities. The AC in the bedroom was a godsend as the rest of the place has no AC. Very happy and would stay here again! Thnx for staying available Lance! Lance, the host, was great.
Beautiful location right on the water.
Such a clean house! Everything we needed for romantic holiday.
Landlord was very easy to contact.
Highly recommend! 😊
I stayed here with my husband for a week for our first time in Hawaii. The unit was incredibly comfortable, clean, and perfect for our trip. The view is unmatched, and we saw sea turtles swimming from the back yard several times! Our host Lance was communicative, accommodating, and has true aloha spirit. We had ZERO problems whatsoever. The unit was private, had easy parking, good water pressure, and NO bugs! We will definitely be staying here again! 10/10
The downstairs unit was exactly what my husband & I were looking for on our first adult vacation in 3 years. Listening to the waves & relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning was pure bliss. If you are looking for big city amenities this is not the place. Come here for the simple pleasure of watching the turtles & grabbing a take out meal from local food trucks.
Sunrise is amazing every morning, the bed is comfy, view is amazing and Lance was incredibly helpful.
The house was simple and clean. The bed was comfortable after a long day of sightseeing. The view is amazing and we enjoyed walking out into the ocean when the tide was low. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
Overall, my wife and I found the property and location very peaceful and relaxing. Steps away from the ocean. We went swimming and snorkeling. The sunrise is spectacular. The amenities are average, but we were really only looking for something no to get by. You are really paying for the proximity to the ocean, the view, and peace and quiet. With that being said, there were a couple of things not listed in the description that would be helpful. 1. Depending on the time of year, termites swarm at 7:30pm if there is little or no wind. During this time you have to keep the lights off, otherwise they swarm towards the light. Now, it was windy during our entire stay and so we didn’t encounter a swarm of termites. But still would have been nice to know this was a possibility before we booked. 2. The owner of this property also rents out a house which shares the beach access. This means you do see others walk past your lanai and become part of your view from time to time. Overall, this was a really nice stay for us. The owner was really nice and responsive. At one point the sliding screen door came off the track and needed to be repaired. He came quickly and took care of it. That was greatly appreciated.
Great location if you want to be in a smaller secluded town. Amazing sunrise every morning, with nice ocean views right in front of the place. The host was super accommodating, they would bring us everything that we had asked for, detergent, beach chairs, etc, and communication was great!
If I could give the place a 4.5 I would, the only drawbacks were the “beach” was a smaller rocky spot with about 3 feet of water, so you couldn’t really swim in it. I’m sure it would be a great snorkel spot, however, we just never tried it. The tide would rise in the afternoon making it very rough waters as well. It wasn’t a huge issue for us, and there is a swimmable beach within walking distance, but the pictures makes it seem as though you have a personal beach that you can walk right into from the backyard.
There is also no kitchen and only had one small hot plate, so if you’re looking to cook food this isn’t the place.
It does get very hot in the place if you don’t have windows and the sliding door open, just something to be aware of.
We stayed here for 3 nights which was perfect, I honestly can’t see anyone staying longer than that just because it is such a secluded spot, far from major attractions, and has no kitchen.
Overall fun spot for a couple of nights with some drawbacks!
My husband and I splurged when we booked this property. I justified it because we were right on the beach and we wouldn’t have to drive to one… or so I thought. I don’t know if we were just really unlucky, but every day of our 8-night stay was incredibly windy and overcast, and the water was SUPER rough. We decided to travel to a nicer beach… every single day. A few miles down the road it was beautiful all day every day. Again, I’m not sure if we were unlucky or if that’s just the way it always is in Hauula. The tide came in every afternoon, so even if the water wasn’t rough, we would’ve only had the morning to enjoy the beach. Reading older reviews, it looks like we were lucky to even get a beach at all. Call me dumb, but I expected a nicer beach for the price.
Beyond the beach, which the property owners obviously can’t control, the property is behind a shop that never appeared to be open so parking wasn’t an issue, but it was dated and musty. We had to wash the dishes after storing them in the cupboards because of the smell, even if we had just washed the dishes the day prior. The towels had to be washed prior to using them as well. Also the kitchen sink was full of ants one morning.
There is only a hot plate, microwave, and toaster - no stove or oven. There’s no place to put toiletries in the bathroom except on the floor. There’s a window AC unit but ONLY in the bedroom and it blows lukewarm air so the whole place is hot all of the time. The internet/WiFi kept going out randomly, was super slow, and had a very weak signal. The lock on the sliding glass doors was broken when we arrived. The property manager was responsive and came the next day to replace it, but he said it had broken a few times in the past as well.
Something else to know is the yard is shared with another unit, so if you’re looking for a private yard/property, you’ll need to look elsewhere. The neighbors weren’t noisy or bothersome at all and we only saw them a handful of times, it’s just something to consider.
Finally, the property is in Hauula, a good hour away from Honolulu… so if you book any excursions/tours, you’ll likely be driving a long time to get there. If you’re looking for a place out in the middle of nowhere where the shops are all closed on Sunday, this place is for you.
We appreciated the responsiveness of the hosts, but we would not return.
Quiet, peaceful sitting area in back of house to view ocean and relax. It is a common area shared with another rental unit. Plenty of privacy and overall a good little place to spend hours taking in the beauty of the island.
Great location! Property clean and well kept. Amazing ocean views. Gorgeous sunrises! Nearby parks, beaches, grocery, and dining. Property manager is very helpful and available. Highly recommend!!
A perfectly serene place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
This is a place with the ocean about 50 feet from the living room. If that's all you need you are good! Some decent places to eat within 10 minutes drive. The area has no night life so if that's what you want stay else where.
With a private backyard and access to the ocean, this property is perfect if you're looking for a secluded getaway. Although there are neighbors on either side, the backyard felt very private and I did not hear any noise at all. The sunrises are truly incredible and made it feel like I was on my own private island!
This property is 25feet from the ocean. Absolutely fantastic sunrises. It was very quiet and made you really feel like you were on Hawaiian time.
Tish was a super welcoming host! We loved meeting her! The property was exactly as pictured, truly stunning! My only note is the north shore is about a 40 min drive. That’s where all the restaurants and little shops are so something to keep in mind if you book! Otherwise, we loved it and highly recommend! Mahalo, Tish!
Wonderful location & view. Enjoyed the sunrise each morning we were there. The condo was exactly as described and the owner wonderful to work with.
We had a great time in this house. It is a little spartan, and you should know there is no oven or regular stovetop. There is a microwave, and a small portable hot plate we could cook with. But the whole front room is glass looking at the ocean (not a sandy beach) and the owners are very nice and helpful! It’s not the Ritz, but it’s not priced that way either. Quiet location, on the ocean, worked well for us!
Really nice to have a different experience in the east side. Place is a little outdated but the location and experience was worth it.
We enjoyed our stay, small grass/sand back yard, stairs down into ocean. Large, comfortable living/dining/kitchen area, floor-to-ceiling ocean view. Microwave and hot-plate, no full stove.
I enjoyed my stay at this comfortable, very spacious place very much. It's the perfect place to explore the North Shore, but also to head to the Kailua/Lanikai area. Swim, snorkel or walk the beach right out front. And the view is simply amazing, beautiful sunrises and great sunsets. Hope to be able to come back some time!
Incredible front row seats to the windward side of Oahu. Very helpful owner and wonderful surf and palms
This place was perfect for our trip! The neighborhood is nestled in between gorgeous beach and mountain views, conveniently just a short drive from activities on the north and east shore. The backyard view is amazing, and we spent several lovely mornings enjoying our coffee while watching the sunrise over the ocean from the lounger chairs. The living area is very spacious - a wonderful spot to relax and wash our clothes after adventures on the island. Tish was a very helpful and attentive host.
The most beautiful view! Couldn’t ask for a better way to wake up each morning! The view is everything! The location in perfect away from the hustle. The host was great- they provided everything we needed and answered all questions quickly.
The property is exactly as described we loved tbr cottage vibe!
If you are looking for a simplistic, clean with magnificent view and shoreline 30 feet from your door, this is it.
We enjoyed our week stay.
You simply cannot be at the location, because waking up to sunrise over the Pacific was special every single morning of our stay. It is a pretty spartan bungalow, lacking few creature comforts, or lacking almost any for that matter. Blinds on some of the windows would be a nice cheap fix. The Wi-Fi was OK and there is a TV but it does not work and there is no radio or stereo, so if you're looking forward to a sporting event on TV as we were, you'll need to head into town or a hotel somewhere. There is no stove, only a one burner electric. So cooking on site really isn't going to work.
We knew going in what we were expecting. Overall, our experience was great and Tish is very accommodating and we would return. If you're looking for someplace to decompress, and unwind, this checks all the boxes. And the sun rises? Well, with the price of admission right there. Cheers and enjoy your stay!
Woke up to beautiful sunrises every morning. Swimming right out front door and a parade of crabs walking along the break wall every day. Amazing place!
It was a fantastic visit and would highly recommend it.
Right on the water, this apartment is the most perfect of all that we have stayed in along the windward/north shore for the last 20 years (1-3 times a year so we are expert visitors to this part of Hawaii), and all have been perfect! We have stayed in a total of 5 4 other places multiple times (each has gone off the market for various reasons) and this offers the most pleasure for the least effort.
Awesome view and incredible sunrise. Tish was most helpful. Quiet side of the island away from most tourists yet still close enough to get to popular destinations. Perfect vacation retreat.
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