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Authentic Beach-Oceanfront Home|Hot Tub|Sun Deck *ONE FREE NIGHT w/7 Night Stay!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 26, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

Honu Hale I - 3BR, 2 Bathroom, sleeps 8 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 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

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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55 Reviews

based on 55 traveler reviews


Best vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

We turned into little kids from the moment we walked in the front door to Honu Hale I! Pictures do not do it justice -- although Honu Hale I was EXACTLY as portrayed in the photos -- just better in person! We literally ran from room to room with excitement as we tried to convince ourselves that it was every bit as good as it looked. After staying in many vacation rentals, Honu Hale I far exceeded our expectations and was, without a doubt, the best stocked rental we have ever had. For the first time ever we did not have to make a run to the store for anything.

The views! Stunning!!! We could not get enough -- spent hours sitting in the backyard or in the jacuzzi while the waves crashed into the seawall; slept every night with the sliders open to both the master and guest bedroom to sleep and awake to the sound of the waves; The A/C was a bonus -- although wasn't even necessary. Honu Hale I had it all -- view, space, beautifully landscaped, oceanfront, privacy, washer/dryer, scuba gear, kayaks, surf boards, boogie boards, fishing poles, the list just goes on and on. There is no question that the owners and their caretaker, Linda, take great pride in Honu Hale I! We cannot thank them enough for their part in providing us with the vacation of a lifetime!! Now that we are home we feel like we're missing something and left our friends on the island! Looking forward to our next trip! Until then --- MAHALO - MAHALO - MAHALO!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was above and beyond what I expected!!

  • 5 of 5

I have been telling everyone about our stay. This place was so very comfortable. The beds were amazing and we had everything we needed to make our vacation a memorable one! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Jewel!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Hono Hale and what a joy it was! When we entered the house, Linda had everything set up! There were beautiful fresh flowers and herbs from her garden. The house can easily sleep 10 and after staying in numerous vacation rentals, I can say, I have never seen a better stocked kitchen. Located about 10 minutes from Haleiwa, there are many amenities close by, yet you can escape the touristy crowd. The house offers a full sized washer and dryer which is great after being at the beach all day. there are 2 full baths and a wonderful covered lanai that is great for watching the surf and drinking morning coffee. The immediate beach access is not good, but immediate access is about 1 mile down the street. The ocean rushes up to a retaining wall in the back and for those who do not wish to take a swim, this is perfect! Linda includes a supply of surf/paddle boards and swimming gear, such as snorkles. There is also a grill and hot tub that add to the island atmosphere. As for the linens, Linda has provided stacks of towels, blankets, and washcloths. Our family decided that due to all the added touches, Hono Hale was like staying in someone's home. I can highly recommend this wonderful hidden jewel. You will be happy you chose to stay there!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We’re back! We made it back for our second time. It may have taken 2 years but we did it. This time we just stayed at the house and didn’t go to a hotel. This place is such an amazing place to bring friends and family. Last time we were here it was our honeymoon, and this time we came back with our 9 month old baby boy. We played with him in the backyard while soaking up the rays. We did some regular stuff like our first night here. Our first night we had Jerrys Pizza which is an easy dinner before you hit up the grocery store. Try Uncle Bo’s in Haleiwa – really really good! But we really love to just grill in the backyard and end each night in the Jacuzzi. The highchair and pack’n’play were life savers with our little dude crawling around like crazy. Just like last time we saw turtles in the water out back, between 2 and 4 was the best time. We also saw so many whales! Can’t wait to be back again. LOVE LOVE LOVE Honu Hale!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is in a lovely location. Private,great access to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Location is great, private, 3 nice bedrooms. Bed in living room is not suitable for an adult, old mattress. It is a stretch to say it sleeps 10 . One of the bathrooms is shared between two of the bedrooms.

House is furnished with beautiful furniture, but the home itself needs to be updated, and maintained a little better. Broken fans, hole in carpet. Kitchen counter tiles are broken. Main bathroom door was noisy too close in the night you felt like you were waking people up.

Sun room is wonderful, and the deck above the sunroom is exceptional. Lovely Gardens,landscaped which is rare in Hawaii. All of the wanted and needed amenities for the ocean are there. Gear, boards and such. Chairs and umbrellas were broken however. Hot tub is wonderful, and in the perfect location, well-maintained and clean. This particular feature added an enormous benefit to our time, lounge chairs in the backyard were perfect although heavy to move off of the lawn for the nightly watering. Everything you need in the kitchen. Small appliances and such. Plenty of dishes and kitchen Ware. All in all not the standards most people are used to, but probably better standards than a lot of rentals in Hawaii provide.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Aloha! Our trip here was wonderful! Your hospitality was so over the top! Your house became our house! Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo!

We enjoyed diving with sharks (!!) swimming with the dolphins, snorkeling at Turtle Bay, and Teddie’s Best Burgers (awesome place, really friendly), and shaved ice was everywhere!

“Ha – the Breath of Life” at the Polynesian Cultural Center was really good, as well as Cholo’s Mexican food. We shopped a lot as well, and will definitely be back soon. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200
Equipment Fee $105
Tax Rate 16.95%

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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


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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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