4 Bedrooms + 2 Futons, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)
Retired and wanted to have a special place in paradise!
Tara purchased this House in 2005
Why Tara chose Haleiwa
This home is so special as it is right between Rocky Point and Sunset Beach where it feels private yet close to surf action on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The way the rooms are situated, there is privacy in each one which is nice! Super close to the tropical bike path but tucked away so it feels like a private oasis..
Minimum age of primary renter:25
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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Of all the vacation rentals we have stayed in over many years, this one was the best of all of them! Everything about it was superb. The location between Rocky Pt and Sunset Beach allowed us to watch the surfers in both directions. The house was roomy yet very cozy. The beach out front we had all to ourselves. A wonderful stay!
Disappointed there were no handrails on any of the stairs
Half of the closet space was boarded up and the door was locked
No air conditioning
Almost half the drawers in the bathroom were locked Plus there was no soap or wash cloths to shower with
No safe access to the beach
The kitchen and the living room or adequate
Drive way access was extremely difficult
This review is very confusing as most statements are false and we would be happy to provide photos of anything mentioned at the home. I would say read the rest of our reviews. We always try and keep every guest happy!
1. There are handrails on the stairs both in the home and at the beach. Our contractor is our neighbor and ensures the beach stairs / railing is stable as some homes lose their stairs to waves during some Winters. In fact, this guest was seen going up and down the stairs all week just fine by our neighbors. We even had it double checked during their stay for them.
2. We provide 1/2 of a full size closet plus dresser space and multiple cabinet end tables in each bedroom - enough space for an entire month.
3. The bathrooms have about 10 drawers plus cabinets (which the guest didn't mention) in each vanity and we do lock a few for our private items, ensuring the guest has plenty of space for theirs.
4. There is a starter of shampoo/cond./body soap in each bathroom plus the full size liquid hand soap (as stated in our rent. agreement and ad). I am not sure how they could have been missed.
5. There are washcloths in each cabinet of each bathroom.
6. A/C is provided in each bedroom during hot Summer months and is also offered at an additional fee during Winter months (as stated in the ad). The guest never asked for AC nor mentioned wanting it while at the home.
7. Driveway and entry is exactly as photographed and there is plenty of room for 3 cars. We pull large trucks in all the time.
Please let me know if you have any concerns or questions.
70th Birthday celebration
I would have given this 5 stars if the beach access had been easier and less dangerous- now remember this was my 70th and I'm active and in good shape bit even my 19 yo grandson had trouble. Tara was responsive and took immediate action to solve an a/c issue. The water was amazing and we spent hours snorkeling right in front of the home. The house was well stocked with beach toys, water shoes and beach towels. Outside showers were a nice amenity. My only recommendation would be to fix the ice maker and water filter/dispenser. Overall, you can't go wrong with this vrbo. I would definitely rent this home again.
Regarding beach access- this is the beach and ocean. We can never know exactly how much sand and such would be around our steps or rocks. Regardless, our contractor that lives nearby did double check to make sure all was stable and secure and he said it was fine. When the sand is low, our stairs are built down low into the sand.
For the elderly or others that may want an easier access for whatever reason, we do have a right of way passage outside our driveway gate with no steps that everyone uses on our little road.
Ocean front vacation
This is the second time I have stayed at this house, and we had a wonderful time. Staying right on the ocean front is what it’s all about. Quiet mornings and beautiful sunsets every day. Thank you, Tara, for letting us stay in your home away from home! Aloha!
Location, Location, Location!
Have had several family vacations on Oahu and the North Shore area, primarily in the Laie surrounds. This property is located in Sunset Beach which gives you privacy from the crowds but is only minutes away from Haleiwa, where almost all the most popular activities occur, saving one a lot of time driving.
This house comes with so many goodies from surf boards to bicycles -- something for everyone, including a very well stocked kitchen. And the sunsets are simply gorgeous. Be sure to have dinner out on the patio where the whole family can sit and watch it all happen.
Lastly, enough cannot be said about Tara, the property owner/operator. Had a few problems that when reported were handled immediately.
Mahalo nui loa for an unforgettable 2 weeks.
Paniolo Bill & family
Best Trip Ever!!!
This house was fantastic in every way. There were 4 couples on this trip and this house was perfect with 4 excellent very private Rooms with their own private bathroom. The beds were comfortable. Every room had its own AC unit and fans to keep it the temp each couple wanted. The location of the house and the views from the house make for a very relaxing and beautiful vacation.
The deck out front was perfect to hang out, chat, and eat all while enjoying the waves, surfers, and sunsets. The beach was literally steps away and no one was on the beach in front of the house or really even near the house.
We never really used the TV but there is a large TV in the living room with cable TV, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Every room had a TV and DVD player but again we never used these. It was too much fun playing on the beach, in the water, or sitting on the deck.
The kitchen was fully stocked and made making the few meals we ate there easy.
The house has beach chairs, towels, beach mats, snorkel stuff, fins, water shoes, 6-8 boogie boards, a surf board, 3 beach umbrellas, 3 inflatable tubes, an inflatable mattress to float on the waves, and an inflatable chair. There were also 4 bikes and helmets.
The hot outdoor shower was so nice to wash off the sand from the beach.
The washing machine was new and worked great. They have detergent and Bounce.
Food: There are Acai Bowls across the street from the house. There are great food trucks down the bike path from the house. Haleiwa has plenty of great restaurants and shave ice spots.
Parking: There was plenty of parking for our 2 Jeeps and a 4 door truck.
The Grill was large and easy to use, and made a great Rib eye and grilled Pineapple!
Body boarding, whale watching, Stand up paddle boarding