Use the Bose surround sound if you want to watch TV, a DVD, or listen to a CD. The channels in the 800s on the cable box
have music.It's a cozy space.
Duplex, Smaller Rm., N. Shore, Oahu
Hosted by Steve
Steve is the host.Steve is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
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We're right across Kam. Hwy. and down a short beach path to Ke Iki Bch. Everything you need is within walking distance! No second-hand reservations, please. Thank you.

The space

This is a small 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex in which you can rent two of the bedrooms that share a bathroom. It is across the street from beautiful Ke Iki Bch., made famous by Clark Little's iconic photography. It is right between the world-renowned beaches of Pipeline and Waimea. There is a bike path and bus stop across the street and free parking is also available.

There are dining, grocery, and shopping opportunities within walking distance, as well as great snorkeling/diving/caving and hiking. Did I mention the fantastic open beaches? Waimea Bay is about a mile away and has an amazing arboretum, waterfall, and Thursday farmer's market. There is a great little skate park, as well as basketball and tennis courts nearby.

Turtle Bay has an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, as well as a Tom Fazio-designed course, several restaurants and bars, horseback riding, surf lessons, helicopter and kayak tours, and a wonderful beach/cliff-side pool bar where you can sip Mai Tais while watching the surfing action and brilliant sunsets. If Mai Tais aren't your thing, I'd recommend the Monkey's Lunch, a delicious blended smoothie-type drink.

Kahuku also has a 9-hole course that is cheap and beachfront, as well as many other dining & shopping options. Laie has the Polynesian Cultural Center to take in a luau and some Hawaiian history and culture. Haleiwa is even closer, offering many more dining, drinking, and shopping outlets as well as the best shave ice. Mokuleia has an airport where they offer glider rides and skydiving and a polo field where they have Spring and Fall polo matches on Sundays, complete with beachfront tailgating and after-party with live music.

There is so much to do here, why spend a bunch of money on rooms you'll hardly ever be in? The two rooms share a bathroom and the kitchen and living room are for everyone. There is a washer and dryer for you to use and we have Wi-Fi, basic cable, and a DVD player.

Guest access

Everything in the living room, kitchen, outside: table, grill, shower, washer/dryer, one parking space, bathroom is shared with one other bedroom which may have one or two guests, as well.

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you like, pending my availability/work schedule. I can make suggestions for weather-appropriate activities etc.

We strongly recommend setting your AIRBNB ACCOUNT to send you a text, (or at the very least, an e-mail), when you receive messages on the website. We will probably not be around to help you check in, so this line of communication can be vital, not only to get you the door code, but also in case any other issues come up. This is especially true for our international guests. I don't have an international calling plan, so if I miss an international call, I can not call the number back. However, when I get your voicemail, I can respond via the website.

Other things to note

We make every effort to offer an extraordinary value to our guests. Part of doing so is accounting for cost differentials. Not to over-state the obvious, but the cleaning fee only pays for a certain amount of cleaning time. If, upon your departure, it takes more time to return the unit to its original condition, (when you checked in), than the cleaning fee allows, or if you take or permanently stain towels or washcloths, (or anything else), with make-up, etc., additional fees will apply.

We hereby disclaim liability for your use of any of our stuff. Use at your own discretion and risk.

The hall closet contains basketballs, (there is a needle in there, too, if they need to be pumped up), board games, candles, books, and arts and crafts-type stuff for your use. The basketball court is down at Sunset Elementary, (to the right out of our driveway and down the road about a mile).

The outside shed next to the front door contains BBQ stuff, football, volleyball, snorkeling gear, fishing gear, coolers, mats, and beach umbrellas.

Washer/dryer are out back.

Shower/hose are on the side by the umbrella table. Please use it before coming in from the beach.


Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $7 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $111 NZD
Security Deposit $296 NZD
Weekly Discount: 14%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

1. ALOHA:

1A. REMOVE YOUR SHOES before coming in the house.

1E. Thoroughly RINSE OR BRUSH OFF ALL SAND AND DRY OFF OUTSIDE before coming in from the beach, (don't forget to take a beach towel when you go). The sand is very sticky, so you have to physically remove the sand by hand, even while rinsing with the hose. There is a hose just around the corner from the front door. If you're already dry, you can use the small whisk broom to brush off the sand. Beach sand will clog the indoor shower and is very expensive to extract from our pipes! Moisture will do irreparable harm to our cheap laminate flooring! So please, you need to be completely sand-free and dry before coming into the house and especially before getting into the indoor shower.

1I. There is NO MAID SERVICE during your stay. Please be respectful of other guests and the house by cleaning up after yourselves promptly. Even if you are currently our only guests, others could show up at any time. So please, if you are cooking something that will splatter, use a lid or screen over the pan. Clean your hair out of the shower drain catch after each shower, as well as the sink after shaving, and do not leave wet floors or counters. We have a limited amount of kitchenware, so please do not keep dirty dishes in your room, nor take them off the property.

1O. SMOKING is permitted only in the parking area and you are expected to properly dispose of your cigarette butts: there is a small can with sand in it, on the table out there.

1U. If you use the WASHER AND DRYER, please be sure to check the dryer lint filter and properly dispose of lint in the rubbish bin provided.

1H. Please TURN THINGS OFF when you no longer need them on.

1K. 10 PM is officially QUIET time, but the neighborhood usually gets quiet earlier. Please be considerate of neighbors and other guests by keeping volumes moderated and partying off the premises.

1L. Please do not put any of our stove burners on HIGH HEAT. The highest you should ever need is about medium heat, (5 or 6, at most). You will ruin our pans if you go higher. The only time high heat should ever be used is to boil water, and even then, you would not put an empty pot on a hot burner, you would have water in it.

1M. UPON DEPARTURE, please leave the keys back where you originally got them.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - six steps
Some spaces are shared - Bathroom, living room, kitchen, outside areas

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
84 nights minimum stay

95 Reviews

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Lizzie User Profile
November 2015
A perfect spot for a real north shore base experience. We had the benefit of a car so could reach further, however if your keen a bike can be hired but no gears apparently so good workout if your into it. Handy to beaches and shops. Nice simple duplex with all the necessities, comfortable and clean.
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
Response from Steve:
Thanks for the great review, Liz! Sorry I didn't get the chance to leave you a good review, as well.
November 2015

Roger User Profile
May 2014
Steve's place was the perfect North Shore getaway. Close to everything you need. The snorkelling was great, literally across the road and I saw turtles everyday and I even saw a Hawaiin Monk Seal! I met Steve and Wendy briefly and in this short time, I found them to be very friendly, outgoing and extremely helpful! Great value and I really felt at home here.
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
Response from Steve:
You got it, Roger! Good luck during your travels and hope to see you next winter!
May 2014

Gregg User Profile
September 2017
Location is incredible. Downsides: There's zero illumination outside from the parking to the building at night. And it's a walk up a staircase in utter darkness. It's completely black. Makes no sense. Towels are mildewey - - bring your own towels. Upside: The regular tenants are super chill, helpful, and full of Aloha.
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.
Response from Steve:
1st time this has happened with this cleaning crew that they did not make it to the N. Shore to clean for a guest. Refunded your cleaning fee and first night stay for the inconvenience, so I don't really understand the towel complaint when you knew you'd have to wash them yourself. Supposed to be solar powered night lights along the walk, but as described, they don't stay lit all night.
September 2017

Hannah User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay while up at the North Shore! The room was exactly as described and the house was located .2 from food trucks and sharks cove (which is exactly what I wanted out of my weekend stay). Thanks!

Yunjoo User Profile
July 2017
I couldn't find the key at once, but everything was perfect after that. Even modified Wi-Fi was correct and good. Two people were enough in a wide bed. The Extra towel is Fast ready. Food trucks in front of Pupukea Beach Park were nearby, and Food Land was near. Perfect!!

Sergio User Profile
May 2017
Lovely place to stay, clean, quiet, cosy and with super hosts! :) highly recommended!

Paul User Profile
April 2017
I stayed at Steve's for 3 months. 1.5 months without Steve and Wendy and 1.5 months with Steve and Wendy. Not only do you get an awesome place with everything you need in it, but if you get the chance and they are in Hawaii during your stay, you get two of the most amazing hosts I've ever had the pleasure of staying with. The location of their home is walking or biking distance to almost every possible thing you could need on the North Shore, including a supermarket and MANY fantastic food trucks. Their place has everything you need to make you feel right at home. There is literally not ONE thing I could say I wish they had while I was there that I thought was missing. From an outdoor shower and hose to rinse off, to a baking sheet, to a blender, to Wendy's awesome pineapple cutting contraption LOL, to shower/conditioner and body wash. They have everything you need to get you by in Hawaii and then some. Steve and Wendy are the chillest, kindest, most down to earth people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They are truly like "ohana" to me after my stay with them :). When they are not hard at work, Wendy and Steve go out of their way to make sure that you not only have everything you need and are having a good time, but also make sure your overall experience in Hawaii is excellent. Steve's house manual is a must read, not only to get a firm grasp of the house rules, which need to be followed, but also to get an inside scoop on some of the best locales Hawaii has to offer. I really could go on and on to tell you how awesome Steve and Wendy are, along with their place, but I'll just let you know it was such an amazing experience that I am planning to relocate to the island. Mahalo so much for everything Wendy and Steve. See you soon. Aloha!

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Haleiwa, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Steve User ProfileSteve is a superhost.

Arborist, Permaculturist, Environmentalist, occasionally lovingly accused of being a hedonist (I like my play time, but I do have a pretty strong work ethic), Surfer, Engineer, Florida transplant operating my tree service in several locations, nation-wide. Many and varied interests. Aspiring for continual improvement and excellence.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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