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“A truly beautiful piece of Hawaiian paradise”
Hale Moana, house of the sea
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Hale Moana, house of the sea
The backyard is the beach! Smooth washed in after winter swell. View from the living room sofa
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18 reviews
Hale Moana, house of the sea
The backyard is the beach! Smooth washed in after winter swell.
View from the living room sofa
Doors open wide
Comfy sofa and chairs
Living room looking toward bedrooms
Picture perfect view from master bedroom
Right on the ocean
Bathroom between bedrooms
Shower and tub
2nd bedroom made up with twins
2nd bedroom made up with king bed
From living room towards dining room and den
Winter ocean view from dining table
Summer view from dining table
Dining area and kitchen
Ocean view kitchen
Den with queen sofa bed
TV and view (dark blinds for tv watching)
Den with sofa bed open
Outdoor dining beachside
Fenced side yard
You have whole property to yourselves. Upstairs (owners) is vacant and locked off during your stay.
Tropical foliage in the front yard
Morning wedding on the beach
Summer swimming and snorkeling
Hawaiian 'Honu' green sea turtle
Perfect waves for surfing
Great backyard for lounging or barbeques
Front row seats!
Sunset from our back yard
Evenings can be great outside
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii

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Jocelyn B
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“A truly beautiful piece of Hawaiian paradise”
Reviewed 30 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We had a lovely stay at Hale Moana. Everything was as described and immaculate. With 3 children between 6 and 15, there was something for all of us. My only complaint was that there was not enough time to sit, relax and enjoy the sound of the waves. We all found the slower pace of the North Shore more restful and enjoyable and would love to spend more time in the area next time. Easy access to all the major Surfing spots, local restaurants and food markets. Super comfy beds and plenty of room. Thanks to a very thoughtful owner, it was a great holiday house.

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Liked best: Beautiful view and beach access
Liked least: Driveway access
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Virginia
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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California
Reviewed 9 October 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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peterbaer
Seattle
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“A memorable stay, but not everything we had hoped for”
Reviewed 24 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We chose this property based on the glowing reviews here. While we shared many of those positive impressions and had a good stay here, there are few aspects of this property that potential renters should be aware of that weren't mentioned in those reviews.

- The house is right next to Kamehameha Hwy. When you are sitting in the living room you are 40 feet away from cars going 35-40 mph down this very busy road. Because there is no A/C in the main part of the house, we kept the windows facing the road open in order to allow the breeze to ventilate through, which meant nearly constant traffic noise. When the surf is up, it tends to drown out the traffic noise. But when it's calm, the traffic is very noticeable and gives the experience more of a city vibe than you might expect.
- The garage has a short driveway and narrow entrance. Do not rent a large car. Due to the location on the highway, you will also need to be a fairly confident driver to make it into and out of traffic - the sight lines are not good and you need quickly dart into fast-moving traffic, or else be very patient as you wait for a large enough gap between cars. It can be a little nerve-wracking.
- As mentioned, and as is probably typical for North Shore houses, there is no air conditioning except in the second bedroom. That means the house heats up quickly unless all windows and sliding doors are opened, and even then it is obviously only as cool as the outside temperature. There are good ceiling fans in each room, and for most people this should be sufficient cooling. However, if you are sensitive to heat or are accustomed to A/C in hot weather this may be uncomfortable, especially in summer.
- The house is definitely of an older vintage. That does give it a "well-loved beach house" character, but it also means that some of the door/window screens are worn out, the sliding doors don't have proper locks (they are "locked" by putting long wooden dowels in their tracks), and several places in the house could use a fresh coat of paint.
- The sprinkler system activates every morning at 5am and it is loud. It woke us up nearly every time.
- The main bathroom is cramped and difficult for two people to maneuver around in at the same time. The other bathroom is, somewhat oddly, in the garage.
- The dryer is difficult to access when a car is parked in the garage, as the car prevents the the dryer door from opening all the way.
- The main beachfront sliding doors take some force to open and close (my pregnant wife was not able to do it by herself).
- As Sandi notes, the surf changes the sand condition of the beach in front of the house from year to year. Currently (summer 2012), much of the sand there has washed away and it is very rocky (it looks quite different from the pictures on the web site). However the beach at the swimming spot behind the reef to the north-east of the house (Leftovers) is in fine condition and only a short walk away.
- There many geckos that live outside the house, and a few inside the house. This is a typical and normal aspect of living in Hawaii, but if your sensibilities are such that you couldn't handle a little gecko climbing onto your dinner plate (yes, this happened!) then renting a house in Hawaii may not be for you. Our 3-year-old son absolutely loved the geckos (of course), but my wife could have done without the indoor variety.
- Along the same lines, insects are a fact of life in a tropical climate and it's impossible to seal off a house to keep them out. The house gets regular pest control, though in our case a few nasty ones got through and when we brought this to Sandi's attention it was dealt with quickly.

Overall we did have a good time and made lots of great memories on the North Shore and all around the island. Renting a house was definitely the right choice for our family as it gave us space and flexibility - it felt like home for 9 days. We got used to most of the house's quirks soon enough. Sandi and Issac (the caretaker) were very professional and responsive. The sunsets were spectacular.

However, the "deal-breaker" that will likely cause us to not return is the traffic noise - we like peace and quiet, and when staying at an ocean front home the only thing we want to hear is the waves lapping on the beach.

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Liked best: Sunsets
Liked least: Traffic noise
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Aug 2012
Peter, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the beach and the spectacular sunsets. As you know in the summer the surf is flat, there are many tourists then, and road noise can be heard. In fall, winter and spring the amazing surf drowns out road noise and the home is cool. Our many return guests love our home because it beachfront. Only one road circles the island and if you want to be right on the beach the road is behind you.
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Winston Salem
Reviewed 9 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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