House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Local Contact: On site property manager Alexis Bilderback 808-389-4000 Property Certificate of Registration/Tax ID number TA-197-872-8448-01
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
North Shore Family Getaway
Overall this property was nice. It was in a great location - both for the beaches, Ted's Bakery, and access to Haleiwa if we wanted to go to town. The beach directly in front of the area (about a 5 minute walk) is fantastic and nearly deserted. However, with kids, we really liked Waimea and Sunset.
The house itself is quite dated and felt as though it hadn't been cleaned before we arrived, but rather long ago. It was quite dusty under/behind furniture and my kid's asthma really kicked up. Unfortunately, summer has become too hot to open everything up and get a cool breeze, which would have been amazing if it dropped below 80F at night. Thankfully there was a/c in all the rooms and it all worked very well. The place is spacious and had most of what we needed. My only complaint were the teflon pots and pans which were so badly scratched, I couldn't use them, as that poses a significant health hazard. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay. I do hope a few of the features can be updated because we'd like to stay again.
Great vacation home with A/C on North Shore
Communication was excellent with the owner and there were lots of supplies available (beach towels, chairs, cooler). There was plenty of space for the five of us and, as people used to cooler temps, I can’t express how valued the A/C was to us for sleeping comfortably in both bedrooms and the living room. The shower water pressure was amazing and the outside area to wash off sand was a great bonus. The only disadvantage for us was that the house was 8 miles north of the main area of Haleiwa and with seasonal traffic it took us 30+ minutes each way to get there. There just wasn’t a lot to eat around us. We actually went to Pounders at PCC and it was great! Overall very enjoyable stay!!!
Great Place to Stay
We were 2 retirees, 2 working professionals and 1 10-year old staying for one week. This place was perfect for a relaxing vacation with plenty of activities within easy reach. including a short walk to the beach, The house itself is spacious. even for five, the kitchen well equipped, and the A/C was a blessing! All the amenities a43 provided. The management was extremely plesant, available in minutes and responsive to our needs. The microwave blew out one morning, and we had a replacement in a matter of hours. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there, and all were in agreement we would stay there again if we have a next trip. The owner even provided extensive information regarding the premises and the surrounding areas, including where to shop, closest beaches, etc. which was extremely useful. I would highly recommend "Home Sweet Home" for vacationers of any age. for any length of time ! Honestly, I cannot say enough good things about the property or the way it is managed!!
Great Location but needs Attention
This is a nice property in a great location. It had plenty of space for 2 couples. The check-in was smooth and the owner was kind enough to let us leave our luggage after check-out due to our late flight. There are however a few issues that one should be aware of before deciding to rent this property. The biggest issue is the house needs deep cleaning. There is mold growing in showers, on the shower curtains and in the grout. There is also a thick layer of dust on the ceiling fans and the blinds. While the house is advertised as being 3 doors from the beach, it may be 3 houses away by aerial view, but you cannot see the beach from the house and it’s 5-10 min walk away. It is still in a great convenient location for North Shore activities. Also be aware that there are large clear glass windows in the showers. I’m 5’9” and the bottom of the window opening was just below my shoulder. Another thing to be aware of is there is a door located at the bottom of the stairs that leads into the bottom half of the house. This door is located inside the main access door to the home. This door locks from the other side so there is no way for the renter to lock it. We didn’t have any issues with the people living downstairs but it was a little unsettling and unexpected.
Home Sweet Home is one block from the beach, as advertised, on a private road. ("This two bedroom, two bath home, is one block from the beach, located at Backyards.") It typically takes less than 5 minutes from our gate to Backyard beach. Multiple reviews, including this one, note how convenient our location is.
Per this traveler's request, the shower curtain was replaced immediately, while the tenant was present. Maids have been told to clean the fan blades regularly. A special brush will be purchased for that purpose. We will replace any tiles or grout that cannot be cleaned. Old grout darkens and is not necessarily moldy.
Aris Sophocles,. MD
Wonderful location for Spring Break for swimming family
We had a great time exploring the North Shore beaches. Really great place to walk and swim in parts of North Shore waters. Went many times to Waimea bay for shore break and clear water swimming. Found two places right out side rental where waves were calmer to swim. Nice, unexpected coral and fish. Hiked up Sunset Elementary School trail and visited some beaches along East Oahu. Overall, very happy stay.
A little surprise in the house
The house is very spacious, in a great location and close to the beaches (surf spots specially). The owners were very kind with us all the time and gave us all the help we needed.
However we had two problems: 1) the house wasn’t very clean, with dirty rooms and bathrooms and with mouse feces in some places; 2) we suspected there was a mouse in the house. Every night we had left food in the kitchen it was eaten by some “animal” (mouse we suspect, but we didn’t see it to confirm).
The owners were noticed about it and they bought mouse poison, however the problem insisted.
Unfortunately I won’t stay again in this house, but I think the owners can fixed it.
If you choose not to rent a car and need a ride from the airport, contact Scottie at (619) 324-3030. He charges $75 plus tip.