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Special Offer! ONE NIGHT FREE w/ 7 Night Stay! $1950/Wk April 9 - September 30


Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 10 Sleeps

Honu Hale I - 3BR, 2 Bathroom, sleeps 10 Vacation Rental Mokuleia, Hawaii USA

Why stay in a rental when you can vacation like an owner in this authentic Hawaiian cottage with model furnishings? Experience all the tropical wonders of the North Shore; swim with the turtles, fish, snorkel, kayak, and surf. And if you are brave enough, skydive in your backyard!

Fall asleep to the soothing sound of the waves. Melt into world-class beds and comfortable amenities.

Honu Hale is an authentic Hawaiian beach/oceanfront single story vacation home on the North Shore of Oahu, next to the waters edge.

If you are looking to spend your Hawaiian vacation in a small picturesque town in a secluded area, only 35 minutes from Honolulu, this is the place for you! It has a variety of excellent restaurants and it is a great place for all water-sports, including snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kayaking.

Other favorite activities include walking on the beach, fishing, skydiving, horseback riding, tennis, golfing, biking, and hiking the nearby end of the North Shore Road.

Honu Hale is named after the numerous sea turtles that play in our waters. You can enjoy your dinner in the large backyard as the sunsets dazzle you and the cool ocean breezes gently caress you. Isn't this what a tropical paradise is supposed to be?

Honu Hale is situated on the ocean, with unobstructed ocean views and an unbeatably quiet and private location.

Come stay where the people of Oahu come to get away from the crowds. Mokuleia is on Oahu's North Shore, but is a secret to most. It is just 35 minutes from Honolulu, seven minutes from the town of Haleiwa, and 15 minutes from Hawaii's famous Waimea Bay and Pipeline.

There are no hotels in Mokuleia, and we have empty white sand beaches for miles and miles. This is the Hawaii you dreamed of and thought you could only find on the Outer Islands.

A great horseback riding and equestrian center is just across the street.

Enjoy the sunset every day in your backyard from the bubbling Jacuzzi or on the rooftop deck.

Our backyard is your beach - an amazingly beautiful and peaceful setting of nearly private uncrowded beaches. Mokule`ia provides some of Oahu's best and least crowded surfing. Most of our guests enjoy staying close to home and enjoying the ultimate Hawaiian Paradise. Within a 10 minute drive are fine restaurants, quaint shops, a marina for fishing and sightseeing, and North Shore's world famous surfing.

Just a short drive from the nearly private beaches and sets of both popular TV series Lost and Baywatch (Haleiwa). Honu Hale’s location is also a great home base if you are interested in sightseeing. Conveniently located 10 minutes from the H2 Hwy, you can get across the island within 20 minutes.

No events, parties, or weddings allowed.

Much more pictures and info on our personal website. Contact us for information.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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I have lived in Hawaii for five years now, but this has definitely been one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had on the island.

The house is a little out of the way from the busy surf scene in Haleiwa, adding to its appeal for me. I live in downtown Honolulu, so getting a reprieve from the city traffic was greatly appreciated. I never get tired of looking out to the ocean and seeing so many stars. I loved unwinding in the hot tub and basking in the stars and full moon.

I definitely recommend any local cuisine. The shrimp trucks are great and there’s a ton of delicious hole-in-the-wall spots in Haleiwa.

For a great time, I highly recommend visiting Pearl Harbor around noon/lunchtime for a minimal wait time. The Polynesian Cultural Center is an excellent way to spend a day. It’s interactive and fun, teaching you a ton about Polynesian Islands. Plus if you do the luau, you won’t be disappointed. They’ve got firedancers, lots of hula, and the food is FANTASTIC! It’s one of the best local food luau’s on the island. Diamond Head and La’ie are great places to hike. Take lots of water and wear good shoes.

Most of all I encourage you to enjoy the house itself. A huge part of Hawaiian lifestyle is just hanging loose and relaxing. This house is your opportunity to get away from things for a while… enjoy it. Don’t underestimate hanging out at the house, soaking up some sun, and taking a dip in the ocean.

PS. Say hello to the turtles for us! Watching the whales was awesome!
May 2011
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Authentic Upscale Beach-Oceanfront Home-Hot Tub & Sun Deck
-(800) 428-8865 (Toll Free)
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu

Great Family Home!!!

  • 5 of 5
My family had a great time!! All ten of us had an amazing time. Watched whales from the backyard and that was an awesome experience. We also spotted sea turtles from the sea wall. We BBQ and had dinner in the covered patio. This place is a true paradise. We enjoyed the shrimp truck, swimming with turtles, swap meet, pearl harbor, diamond head hike, and Waikiki beach.

Thank you for sharing your home with us! We will always remember this vacation. Hope we can come back!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Upscale Beach-Oceanfront Home-Hot Tub & Sun Deck
-(800) 428-8865 (Toll Free)
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu

Great Home & Location!

Great Home & Location!
  • 5 of 5
As a travel agent, I researched a lot of homes looking for the perfect location to celebrate our 30th anniversary with our family. Great location, very comfortable, and clean. It was so much fun watching the skydivers, three from our family had to give it a try. Skydive Hawaii was wonderful. We drove over to Waimea several times especially loved the beach and waves over there. We rented Harleys and drove up and into the mountains. We even accepted the challenge of climbing Koko Head. Four of us succeeded and one make it half way. This was our third trip to Hawaii and from here on out this is the only way to stay. We truly enjoyed all of the comforts of home.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Authentic Upscale Beach-Oceanfront Home-Hot Tub & Sun Deck
-(800) 428-8865 (Toll Free)
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu
Where do you live?

Honu hale 1, my home away from home.

  • 4 of 5
What a great stay we had at Honu Hale I. Such a quaint home that is cozy and wonderful. The lanai made every morning worth getting up for. Haleiwa is where we spent most of our time. We attended a wedding at Turtle Bay, spent a day at the Polynesian Cultural Center and enjoyed the weather. We can’t wait for our next trip to the island. Honu Hale I, I hope you are ready when we are!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Authentic Upscale Beach-Oceanfront Home-Hot Tub & Sun Deck
-(800) 428-8865 (Toll Free)
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu
Seattle, WA

Not the "Ultra Luxury Beach House" we paid for

Not the "Ultra Luxury Beach House" we paid for
  • 1 of 5
We booked Honu Hale a year prior to our stay in Jan 2015. We got married 1/5 in Oahu & wanted to treat ourselves to an "Ultra luxury paradise beach house" with "gourmet kitchen." BUT THERE IS NO BEACH & NO GOURMET KITCHEN. There also isn't access 5 houses down; it was fenced off several months ago & the description wasn't changed until AFTER our complaint. It is a charming older property but it is not the ULTRA LUXURY we paid for based on the description. On HomeAway it said "no detail left unattended" but was also removed after our complaint. While the outward appearance was overall clean a closer look showed that the details were not (more below).

We contacted owners/property mgmt w/detailed feedback before leaving a review to give them the opportunity to resolve. The most upsetting part is their LACK OF INTEREST in making things right AND the hoops they jumped through to DECEIVE US. During the back & forth they updated descriptions & photos online & then tried to tell us that we “read it wrong”. BUT we had taken screenshots of the listings before the changes were made. When we pointed out specific changes, they stopped responding.

A few noticeable edits from after our feedback include: Removal of "Ultra luxury Hawaiian getaway. Paradise beach house." Replaced w/"Authentic Hawaiian getaway." Change from "Gourmet kitchen at home" to "Home cooked meal from fully stocked kitchen at home." Change from "beach directly behind Honu Hale" to "when ocean conditions permit." These edits suggest they completely agreed w/our feedback, yet their response was to offer $120 or 4% of what we paid. We rejected the offer because it was insulting.

The best advice I can provide is if you want beachfront access, RENT A DIFFERENT PROPERTY. If you want luxury, RENT A DIFFERENT PROPERTY. If you want a property company that doesn’t stop returning your messages or try to find a fair compromise, RENT A DIFFERENT PROPERTY.

OVERALL: The property needs some TLC & descriptions changed.
NO GOURMET KITCHEN - leftover food burning at bottom of oven filled kitchen with smoke immediately.
DUST: Looking for an outlet it was clear that a vacuum hadn't touched the areas behind furniture & most ledges.
BATH: Black mold & cracked tile on the dolphin shower ledge which is the only ledge you can place anything. Rusty shower rod & shower rings & dirty curtain.
FANS: Blue tape covering fan switches, probably due to the amount of rust / dust in the vent holes.
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Authentic Upscale Beach-Oceanfront Home-Hot Tub & Sun Deck
-(800) 428-8865 (Toll Free)
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu

No Beach = Disappointing Stay

  • 3 of 5
This is a nice, comfortable, older home on a quiet part of the island. It is a short drive to Haleiwa where you can find many shops & restaurants, but there is nothing within walking distance. You definitely need a car rental if you are staying here. The home is roomy enough & stocked with beds & could easily sleep 10 like the listing states.
The biggest issue we had with this property is the lack of beach. I think the listing & website should be changed so it is a more accurate description. Our main reason for renting this property was to have beachfront access with my small children. After some research I knew that because it was winter there may not be beach access in front of the home because of the water level. That was correct, the water remained quite high upon the sea wall during our entire stay. I was however assured that even if this was the case we would have very close beach access just a short walk away. That is no longer true. There is a large fence completely blocking off the path that was once public access. There is no way around it. After speaking with a local homeowner we realized that this fence was put up by the city after a storm washed away part of the beach. This was at least 6+ months ago & there is no plans to remove it. It looks permanent. There are many beaches on the island of course but you need to hop in the car & drive there. We had planned on close access without having to pack the kids, carseats, beach toys, stroller etc etc into the car & drive. It was certainly not convenient for us & had we known we could have rented a different property instead.

THE GOOD: We enjoyed the casual island decor, the large & super comfortable beds, the beatiful view of the ocean from the backyard, the sound of the waves, the outdoor hot tub, The property manager Linda is very nice & friendly although we did have a check-in issue because we were given a wrong key code.

THE BAD: The couch is not in great condition & very uncomfortable to sit on, parking is very limited with only room for 1 vehicle in the garage (any other vehicles must park on the grass beside the highway). There is a section of the floor where the kitchen floor meets the carpet that needs maintenance. There is a throw rug put over the area but on the side of it there are still many exposed sharp nails/pins from the carpet. I was glad that I stepped on it & my baby did not crawl over it first.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Authentic Upscale Beach-Oceanfront Home-Hot Tub & Sun Deck
-(800) 428-8865 (Toll Free)
Mokuleia North Shore Oahu

Most memorable trip ever!

  • 5 of 5
Such an amazing vacation, I brought my mom & kids, to Honu Hale it was a truly wonderful trip that will bring memories forever. We got to watch turtles swim, and a variety of other fish swimming right from the backyard. So wonderful we will always cherish forever!
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Honolulu International Airport at 28 Miles Car: recommended

Local Activities:

* walking

* fishing

* swimming

* water skiing

* cycling

* golf

* mountain biking

* tennis

* horseback riding

* scuba diving or snorkeling

* surfing

* sailing

* wind-surfing

Pool / Spa:

* outdoor hot tub

Onsite Equipment:

* beach chairs

* beach towels

* cooler small

* boat+paddles

* binoculars


* ATM/bank

* hospital

* museums

* caves

* churches

* library

* water parks

* marina

* theme parks

* playground

* pond

* equestrian events

* groceries

Leisure Activities:

* deepsea fishing

* beachcombing

* outlet shopping

* hiking

* snorkeling

* whale watching

* surf fishing

* jet skiing

* luaus

* paddle boating

* sight seeing

Nearby Attraction / Facility:

* zoo

* reefs

* restaurants

* volcano

* scenic drives

* waterfalls

Nearby Services:

* medical services

* massage therapist


From $350 Per night

Special Offer! ONE NIGHT FREE w/ 7 Night Stay! $1950/Wk

Special Offer From:
Dates Apr 9, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016

Stay 7 Nights and get one night free! Stay 14 Nights and get two nights free! Special rate of $325/night applies - Regular rate is $350/night! Hurry while dates last!

Weekly Rate Now $1,950.00 - Limited Time Only!

*Offer not valid during holidays: 12/19/1-1/2/16.

Rental rates

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Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Security Deposit $500.00
  • Cleaning Fee $200.00
  • Tax Rate 16.95%

* Special Rate: One Night Free with 7 Night Stay! $1950 per week. Limited time only.

* Holiday Rate: $3300/week: 12/12/14-1/2/15.

Regular rate: $2,275 per week. Regular holiday rate: $4,200 per week.

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Updated: May 24, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • General: * laundry soap * local activities guide * toilet paper * linens provided * towels provided * hair dryer * air-conditioning * ceiling fans * soaps basic * restaurant dining guide * jacuzzi * alarm clock * local maps * paper towels * hot tub * telephone * fax Kitchen: * refrigerator * freezer * clothes dryer * microwave * washing machine * blender * spices * oven * coffee maker * stove top burners * cooking utensils * toaster * dish washer * iron & board * ice maker * grill * 4 ring stove * lobster pot Dining: * dining room * seating for 12 people Bathrooms: * 2 Bathrooms * Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Combination Tub/Shower Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Bedrooms: * 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10 * Bedroom 1 - 1 King, Ocean View Bedroom 2 - 1 King, 1 Sleep Sofa /Futon, Ocean View Bedroom 3 - 2 Twin/ Single * The home sleeps ten. There is one king bed in the King Kameamea master bedroom, one king and one daybed/trundle in the Royal Palm Suite, two singles in the Aloha Room, and one daybed and trundle in the Ohana (family) room. Entertainment: * games adults * videogames * TV * stereo system * toys kids * radio * books * satellite or cable * DVD * VCR * CD * games kids Internet Access: * wireless broadband * broadband access * internet access Outside: * screened porch/lanai * outdoor grill * barbecue * garden * parking * garage * outdoor grill charcoal * patio stone/concrete * kayak * boat * porch/lanai * canoe Suitability: * wheelchair accessible * children welcome * long term renters welcome * suitable for elderly or infirm * pets not allowed * non smoking only

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