|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
A large private cottage/home with full amenities located 2 miles above Waimea Bay, including an added outdoor shower area, beautiful acre of green lawn and a TV room with 50' Plasma TV/DVD.
Away from the crowds, this is a beautiful, serene, gated property for the honeymooners, couples or quiet individuals. Surrounded by tropical fruit trees and plants including Mango, Banana, Avocado, Star Fruit, Tangerine, Lychee, Jack Fruit, Lemon, Pomolo, Macadamia and Coconut trees.
Sleeps 1-2 adults maximum, no exceptions (one king size bed + one single bed). We added a single bed located in the TV room for two singles traveling. The TV/Bed room can be private by closing the curtains. To maintain the special nature and experience of your stay; sorry, not suitable for children and please, no smoking.
At the perfect elevation with cool Hawaiian breezes and away from noise and traffic this cottage/home gives you privacy with tinted glass windows, WiFi, cable, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher and of course, plenty of aloha!
For the quiet, private persons you will find this to be a very special place to stay for a total retreat and recharged vacation. You will feel at home and at peace in this beautiful, tropical paradise.
We like to think of our place as a retreat from the world. A place to recharge, a base to return to, a feeling of peace and beauty. It is a home, away from home. Of course, we want the cottage to reflects this and wish our guests this experience.
Tax ID W01675842-02
I am a practicing Doctor of Acupuncture.
My wife owns a gorgeous boutique, speaks Spanish, French, German and English.
We have lived in Hawaii for over 40 years.
Our favorite mottos:
Beauty is Love made manifest and To thine own Self be true.
The open floor plan gives you room to breathe. No small, boxy rooms, plenty of space and beautiful view. Large deluxe bed, additional bed in TV room, an acre and half of green lawn, no crowds or traffic passing by and cool Hawaiian breezes at night to refresh you and caress you.
Gated, private property with host on property for all your needs. Quiet neighborhood. Cool elevation. Very near to beaches, supermarket, coffee shop. Very close to hiking trails. Large, spacious layout. Private, tinted windows. You are on the North Shore!
This cottage is a lot bigger than it looks in pictures, it has a cozy TV room (you don't see the TV on the wall), the king bed is really comfortable, and the kitchen is as large a regular one at home. Rick is a great host, even helps you with your bags! The location is perfect, close to everything but far enough away to ensure a quiet haven. You want to go into Haleiwa and eat at Haleiwa Joe's, the Blackened Mahi Mahi is the best. The landscaping is beautiful and you will enjoy the outdoor private shower. The food trucks are an institution here and you have the largest concentration of them right down at the bottom of the hill. Ted's Bakery is just up the road, yum. At the bottom of the hill there is also a great beach with parking to watch the sunset. We would not even consider spending our next trip anywhere else.
My wife and I were looking for a quiet, private, and most importantly authenticate Hawaiian retreat well away from the big city and we found it in Inga and Rick's beautiful cottage. The location, right in the heart of the famous North Shore was ideal for day tripping locally and all over the island - a five minute drive took us to the Hawaiian pipeline where the best surfers in the world were riding 25'+ waves. A few minutes in the other direction you find any number of breathtaking white sand beaches with mild waves perfect for body surfing, SUP'ing, snorkeling, and every other water activity imaginable. A few minutes past that in and you're in a fun little tourist town full of restaurants and eclectic shops and galleries. Multiple hiking trails also dot the area, and Rick was an invaluable guide to the best of them.
The cottage itself is simply beautiful - it is bright, open, and masterfully decorated by Rick's wife Inga, a formidable artist in her own right. Every detail is accounted for - lights are labeled, high-end appliances (stove, dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer) are supplied as are cooking supplies and utensils of every stripe. Reading books abound, including local travel works as well as guilty-pleasure soft covers. All of the beach supplies you could ever want were also provided - a big beach umbrella, coolers, snorkeling gear, body surf boards, etc. - we were expecting to have to purchase or rent this type of thing so were delighted at the quality and scope of what was available.
The property is fully enclosed by mature native trees and tropical greenery, every plant lovingly cultivated by Inga over a lifetime. A secure electric gate ensures privacy - when you drive in through that gate, it feels like you are entering your own personal compound.
If you are looking for a quiet escape and a true sense for what it's like to live on Oahu's North Shore, we can't recommend this property highly enough!
Ian and Dani
Rick & Inga were truly amazing! We were in the green lush tropical oasis, 5 minutes up the road from Foodland! Near but far!!! We will be back!!!
We would return. Good vibes and kind hosts.
The grounds and cottage were simply beautiful. Up Pupukea above any noise and traffic the North Shore could occasionally bring, was literally a breath of fresh air to come home to every day and night. This was my wife's 1st time in Hawaii and while it'll never be debated that the place is amazing, this being my 4th, knew that while not bothersome, the sight of little bugs and geckos indoors are just part of the Aloha lifestyle. My wife being the city gal she is wasn't too fond of that idea, but boy is she spoiled now. There was actually not one little bug we seen, and believe me, my wife kept an eye out(hahah). Besides that, the space itself was wide open and modern with all the amenities(and more) anyone could hope for. The bed was as comfortable as mine at home, both indoor and outdoor showers were extremely clean and functional with excellent water pressure. Brand new laundry and kitchen appliances with granite countertops. There were wonderful beach chairs, coolers, and other beach necessities as well as private gated parking. As for Rick and Inga they could not have been anymore sweet, interesting, and non-intrusive. I could go on and on and haven't even touched on the actual place of the North Shore which believe me speaks for itself. The Foodland and food trucks at the bottom of the hill(a 5 min drive) can supply you with all your needs, i.e. food, alcohol, sunscreen- and Haliewa which is a cute little town with shopping, restaurants, and such as well as Turtle Bay with it's repertoire of such are only a 20 min drive away. Some of the best beaches in the world are less than 10 and there is no shortage of them. So why are you still reading this, go book with Rick and Inga(haha)-mahalo!!
We had such a wonderful time staying at this cottage! The hosts, Rick and Inge, have thought of every detail and have created a low-key, elegant environment to enjoy the best of Oahu. The cottage is nestled in a quiet neighborhood up the hill from Pupukea beach, with easy access to Waimea Bay, Haleiwa, and not too far from the freeway to town. They have everything you'd need - a full kitchen, beach supplies, cable TV, and books everywhere. There's also a grocery store at the bottom of the hill that's convenient for a quick stop. If you want to be in the center of the action, this may not be the place for you...but if your idea of a perfect vacation is a place where you can enjoy all the sights and sounds of the city, then retreat to quiet comfort, do yourself a favor and don't stay in town. Stay here instead. We'll be back for sure.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£240|
|One time cleaning fee||£120 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Located in the 7 mile surf mecca of the world. Legendary Waimea Bay, Pipeline, Sunset Beach are all minutes away. Premier North Shore snorkeling at Sharks Cove is minutes away.
You are on an acre and half gated quiet estate. Along with the best beaches in Hawaii you are also a couple of minutes from mountain trails for hiking. Foodland Grocery store is 5 minutes away, 2 miles (next to the Coffee Bean for you coffee lovers) and the North Shores most famous town Haleiwa is 9 miles away. Two 18 hole World class golf courses at Turtle Bay Resort is just a few miles down the road. Sunset beach and Banzai Pipeline is 3 miles down the road, Waimea Bay 2 miles away, Sharks Cove at bottom of hill!