03/19/13, Mel Santa Monica, CA
My husband and I returned a week ago from our stay on the north shore, and we couldn't be happier about the house! It felt like our own little retreat in Oahu. I loved having a full kitchen and washer and dryer at my convenience. The upstairs loft bedroom was perfect, and being able to BBQ toped it all off. My only complaint (besides the rain!) was the chainsaws from the landscapers next door cutting down trees. Other than that everything was incredible. ps: there was a small family pigs running around at night; a little unnerving at first, but after a couple of nights I hardly noticed them. Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
01/28/13, Abe, Santa Rosa, CA
We enjoy hiking as well as the beach and this property was perfect for both. At night the sounds were like staying in a jungle. We would definitely return. Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
01/31/12 Mark & Diane, NJ (NJ, USA)
We stayed at the A-frame for three nights in February when the waves on North Shore were huge. The house was perfect for us and the bed was SO comfortable---made us think about changing to a tempurpedic mattress at home! Clean, quiet and would love to return. Thank you Todd! Mark & Diane Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
07/21/11 Keith K. (San Pedro, CA)
Pupukea Palace: We absolutely loved this cottage in the hills. The attention to detail inside and outside the house was impeccable- all the furniture, appliances, bedding, etc. meshed perfectly with the architecture of the house. A great escape from the busy beach activity down the hill, you feel like you are in your own private peaceful jungle- banana and papaya trees, cooler temperatures, beautiful birds. Especially loved the surfboard rack in the living room, the outdoor shower, washer and dryer, louvered windows, Hawaiiana quilts and knick knacks, and basically everything else about this A-frame- especially Todd and his baby greeting us with a Papaya! Easy access to all famous North Shore beaches and breaks, Foodland, and, most importantly, Ted's Bakery! Would definitely recommend a stay here. Mahalo Todd! Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
11/20/10 Guest D (los angeles)
i was lucky enough to live here for 3 1/2 months and i was very very sad to leave. the property is lovely & peaceful and surrounded by fruit trees. just up the road from waimea bay and all the conveniences of town but tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood. my favorite part of the house was the bedroom...so cozy & quiet. the landlord is great and will provide you with whatever you need. the house is pretty stocked so you won't be asking for much, but it is nice to know that it is constantly maintained. great place to stay for a week or a month! Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
03/14/11 Kiki (Torrance, California, USA)
A frame cottage in the hills: Excellent place to stay for couples. Lovely property and extremely hospitable owner. Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
03/18/09 Michele , Santa Monica, CA
Weather permitting! We stayed in the "Big House," at the end of the property. It happened to be raining when we arrived, and I could not have been happier that it was, when we threw open the door to the Grand, open, yet cozy, room with two full walls of windows! Through which was our own, personal jungle full of foliage on which rain drops danced, a scene one only sees in epic movies and travel magazines! There are so many special touches to this place, from the hanging, lucite bubble chair, looking out, to the cedar closets (wow), to the outdoor shower(I felt so dirty getting clean)! Did I mention the bedzzz? Suffice it to say I LOVE this place!See you again!
01/27/09 Marlene , Brea, California
Thank you for offering such a relaxing escape. Adam and I needed to recharge and even though we were only there for a few days, we made many new memories and experienced some much needed peace.
12/10/08 mark elliot , edinburgh, scotland
I stayed in the owners other house, on the same plot of land, and then moved to this house for around 2 weeks. WOW. A perfect spot. THe wall of windows of the open plan lounge/kitchen/dining room, and of the main bedroom, look straight into what looks like rainforest. Really beautiful! Private. Grate decor. Great amenities and well stocked. Really felt at home here. Thank you again Todd. Mark
10/05/08 pacific palisades,ca, USA
This was the best idea to rent a house than stay in a stuffy hotel. this house was so beautiful waking up over looking a lush valley of trees. the memory foam beds were hard to leave. the house is set up on the hill with the most amazing views just far enough from all the beach traffic and noise. the style of this house has a cool eclectic look with everything new i felt like i was living the good life. i will definitely be back.
08/19/08 Carol Parks , Kirtland Ohio
We had a wonderful time at this home away from home on the Nortshore. The peacefulness and beauty is unsurpassed. The location and amenities are so perfect we didn't want to leave and we will be back!! The owners have put in all the special little things you would find in your own home, some better. There are endless choices for beaches,and plenty of restraunt choices within a short driving distance if you don't want to cook one night and a grocery store (and starbucks) at the bottom of the mountian if you do. Highly recommended. Go and enjoy....
08/18/08 Laura , Phoenix, AZ
What an incredible experience. You feel like you are in the middle of a jungle paradise. Just around the corner you have the most stunning ocean views and easy beach access. I will never stay anywhere else. This place is AMAZING! Thank you so much for everything and your outstanding hospiality. Thank you, thank you, thank you.