5-star rated = good hosts, beautiful property, and a sandy beach perfect for swimming and snorkeling at your doorstep. Grill & dine outdoors with ocean views, relax in our hammock on the upstairs lanai, or play on the rope swing on the public beach.
Considered the gateway to the North Shore, Punaluu is a part of the island that was favored by the monarchs in the old days because of its beautiful beaches and cool trade winds. We are close to Kahana Bay, Laie Point, and Turtle Bay.
This is a unique direct sandy beachfront 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex home on the North Shore of Oahu that is perfect for a couple, a couple of friends or a small family traveling together who want plenty of space with an amazing sandy swimming beach just outside their door. The property is updated with tile and natural stone floors, tropical island-style furnishings and decorations, full kitchen with granite counter tops, and a large bathroom with garden tub and double wash basin sink.
The second bedroom with queen pillow top bed is located downstairs and sits only 20 feet from the beach. Guests staying in this room can open the sliding glass doors and dream away to the sound of the surf all night. Also located downstairs is the kitchen with dining area and coffee nook/beach bar. This area opens to the beachfront decks via sliding glass doors. Outside on the deck you'll find a large table with seating for up to 6 people and sun umbrella, deck chairs, and a webber kettle grill. Upstairs is the main living area, bathroom, and master suite with covered lanai. This is an open floor plan so the living area side has been divided from the bedroom area by heavy mango-wood floor screens, however the open and airy "loft style" has been maintained. Please note that access to the only bathroom is upstairs.
Outside the upstairs sliding glass door you'll find an ample covered lanai overlooking the beautiful sandy beach with views all the way to Laie Point. The lanai has a teak table and chairs with seating for four, a bench, and a comfy hammock so you can truly enjoy beachside lounging.
This beach house is located on one of the best sandy bottom swimming beaches on the North East side of Oahu, Kaluanui Beach. Close to attractions like the Polynesian Cultural Center and famous North Shore surf spots but also not too far to drive into town if you wish.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Guests will have access to the entire home, upstairs and down, as well as a small garage with washer & dryer, and oceanfront decks and lanais.
In addition to the house amenities we provide two (2) soft-top surf boards, two (2) single person kayaks, two (2) double person kayaks, one (1) tommy bahama beach umbrella, four (4) tommy bahama backpack beach chairs, and a cooler with wheels so you can make the most of your beach vacation.
Atención a los huéspedes
We use a keyless entry system and will email you the access code instructions prior to your arrival. Once you're in we will not come by for daily housekeeping or towel exchanges (this is a self-catering rental), but we will be available by phone if you need anything or have questions. We value your privacy and do not require you to meet us, but if you want to just call and we can stop by.
Otros aspectos destacables
In Hawaii its customary to remove shoes before entering a home and we do ask that you do the same. A tub with water and hose are located by the back deck so you can wash off sand before returning to the home. We ask that you please wash off all sand before entering the home. You'll find that shaking the sand off towels and washing your feet before coming back from the beach will make the home much more enjoyable during your stay. Its the akamai (smart) thing to do.
You agree that only the number of guests you've specified are allowed to stay at the property. You agree to be held liable for your actions and the actions of your guests at all times and by doing so to hold harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all claims arising from you or your guest’s use of the property. We do not allow any parties or events. The home is intended to be used by the registered guest for the number of occupants specified in your reservation and for quiet enjoyment. Any parties or events will be a violation of our rules and you'll be asked to leave immediately without refund. You acknowledge that your host may stop by and inspect/visit the property to ensure compliance with this rule and that if you are discovered to be in violation of this rule you will be asked to leave immediately and without refund. Please note that this is a duplex property and our neighbors will notify us if there are parties/events being held.
You acknowledge that you are using the property for the purpose of a short term rental in “as is” condition at your own risk and agree to exercise caution when entering, using, or leaving the property, including common areas and beach access and to otherwise conduct yourself in a proper manner at all times during your stay. You are made aware that the property is accessed via a driveway on Kamehameha Highway. Kamehameha Highway is the only road that connects the North Shore of O’ahu with the rest of the island and as such may be busy at various times of the day. You agree to exercise caution when entering and leaving the property and agree to indemnify and hold harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all liability, negligence on the part of either party, loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from your ingress and egress of the property via its driveway onto Kamehameha Highway.
You acknowledge that you have been advised to consult a physician before using spas/hot tubs, if available, and that excessive and prolonged use of the spas/hot tubs may be hazardous to children, the elderly, or persons of poor health. Children under the age of 10 years are not allowed in spas/hot tubs at anytime. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all liability, negligence on the part of either party, loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from your use of Spas/Hot tubs, if applicable.
You acknowledge that you have been made aware that the house was built prior to 1978 and that, as such, hazardous materials and/or substances such as lead based paint and asbestos may be present in or on the property. Your host and/or the property owner are unaware of the presence of any such materials and/or substances and has not conducted testing to determine if they exist. You are made aware that mold and/or other microscopic organisms may exist on the property. Molds are simple, microscopic organisms present everywhere. Mold spores may cause health problems. Mold will grow and multiply whenever sufficient moisture, temperature and organic material are present. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all liability, negligence on the part of either party, loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from the use and/or presence of any hazardous materials on the property.
You acknowledge that you have been advised of the dangers of ocean sports, such as the risk of capsizing on wave breaks, and the existence of coral heads and/or rocks beneath the water’s surface. You further acknowledge that you have been advised to wear the personal flotation devices (life vests) provided by your host and agree to wear them at all times while using the ocean equipment. You are also advised that if you consider the weather or surf conditions to be dangerous you should not use the ocean equipment. There are no lifeguards on duty at the property. You acknowledge that ocean sports may be dangerous and physically demanding. You understand that participating in ocean sports may involve serious injury or death. You agree to observe the following safety standards whenever using the ocean equipment (kayaks, stand up paddle boards, surf boards, snorkel equipment, boogie boards, etc.), if applicable.
You acknowledge that your host and/or the property owner does NOT provide paddle sport or surf instruction. You agree that you are using the ocean equipment “as is” and at your own risk. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all liability, negligence on the part of either party, loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from your use of the ocean equipment.
You are advised to close all windows and lock the doors when you are away from the property for any amount of time. You acknowledge that your host and/or the property owner are not responsible in any way for acts of vandalism or theft that may occur on or to your personal property during your stay. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all liability, negligence on the part of either party, loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from the use of the property.
You are advised that you should lock your vehicle and remove all valuables when parked at the property. You acknowledge that your host and/or the property owner are not responsible in any way for acts of vandalism or theft that may occur on or to your vehicle during their stay. You agree to indemnify and save harmless your host and/or the property owner from any and all liability, negligence on the part of either party, loss, damage, injury, or death resulting from the use of the property’s parking area.
You acknowledge that this is a self-catering property. The rent does not include laundry or maid services. You agree to return the property in tidy condition which means clean dishes returned to the cupboards, clean stove(s)/oven(s), and the floors broom swept of any sand. If the property is left with dirty dishes and appliances then you agree to be charged an excessive cleaning fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) to be deducted from your security deposit.
You agree to be responsible for placing the trash and recycling bins on the curb for pick-up and bringing them in afterwards. Instructions on the days for the trash & recycling collection are posted in the rental. Please do not leave bags of garbage inside the kitchen, garage, or on the lanais. This is a tropical environment and trash no placed inside the refuse bins will attract rodents and insects. Please ensure all trash is bagged and the bags are tied. Please do not place loose trash into the refuse bins as it causes odors and attracts insects.
You acknowledge that the property is strictly a no-smoking property and that smoking should only be done outdoors away from open windows and doors. If you are found to have been smoking inside the property then you agree that your host may charge a one hundred dollar ($100.00) smoke abatement fee to be deducted against the security deposit.
The property will be stocked with one set of complete bed linen for each bed as well as four (4) kitchen towels, eight (8) bath towels, four (4) hand towels, four (4) wash cloths, and four (4) beach towels. You agree to be responsible for the maintenance and care of this linen and to be charged an appropriate amount for the replacement of any linen which is missing and/or disfigured after your use of the property.
You acknowledge that beach erosion is a serious problem affecting many coastal areas and islands worldwide, including all the Hawaiian Islands. Beach erosion may occur overnight or during a few days of unusual ocean swells and cannot be predicted. The amount of sand lost varies and it may take a few months or more for the sand to be returned to the beach via normal ocean activity/currents. You are informed of this potential and that beach erosion will not be grounds for any discounts, cancellations, or refunds.
We ask all guests to treat the property respectfully and to refrain from loud music/noise after 8pm and before 8am. This is a duplex home so please do not create excessive noise that would disturb your neighbor.
The property has been set up for keyless entry via the door connecting from the garage. The garage has an automatic garage door opener with control pad located on the side of the door. The access code will be provided to you prior to arrival. No controller will be issued/provided nor will any keys be provided. The property is strictly keyless entry. In the event that the garage door should malfunction or cannot be opened, please contact your host.
Aloha...I'm a Brazilian who married a local from North Shore.
We do speak Portuguese at home (we lived in Sao Paulo for 7 years). We live in the area with my father-in-law, our mini yorkie, Monalisa, and our cat, Gypsi. When we're not working you can find us at one of our favorite beaches with a cooler full of beer, a hibachi, tunes, and friends. We're very down to earth and casual people who enjoy the simple beach life and what North Shore is all about.