Secluded White Sandy Beach

Sleeping Accommodations: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Bedding Information: King Bed. Full Sleeper Futon Couch. King Air. 3 Futons

Yes!!! Just 30 steps from the condo to the powdery white sandy beach. I am proud to say that the unit is even better than the pictures, lots of upgrades and additions and truly is the best condo in the building. This is a TRUE one bedroom that sleeps four to six comfortably. It is not one of those studios with a small bed niche that others in the building try to pass off as a one bedroom. It has a Deluxe King bed with pillowtop mattress in the bedroom, a full size "top of the line" futon couch which is more comfortable than a bed, 2 single futons and even an extra full size king air mattress with pump and lots of extra linens. There is a Pentium 4 computer in the bedroom with unlimited high speed internet access and wireless signal for your personal laptop. The unit is stocked with quality snorkeling equipment, quality Boogie boards, movie video library and even books. There is a full kitchen with large refrigerator, stove/oven, pots, pans, dishes and silverware, paintings of ocean and ocean life, track lighting in both front and back rooms, acrylic glass set, microwave containers, knife set, comfortable patio set with cushions .....Also deluxe toaster oven w/rotisserie, automatic rice cooker, 2 color TVs, VCR, DVD Player, Panasonic microwave, coffee maker and grinder, Kenmore washer/dryer, remote phone, leather Recliner chair and clock radio/CD player in the bedroom.
You will enjoy visiting because part of the time you have the white sandy beach completely to yourself (Yes it is always safe). If you click this link Yahoo! Maps - Hauula, HI 96 Call / Email Owner , you will see that the area (Hauula) is on the opposite side of the island from the airport and Waikiki. About 45 minutes to an hour drive. It is not far from the Polynesian Cultural Center (about a 10 The city bus line picks up directly in front of the unit. Sunset Beach is about 15 minutes away.
Baywatch Hawaii was filmed about 25 minutes away in Haleiwa and North Shore on FOX was filmed 20 minutes away in the same direction. "Lost" is presently filming in Waialua past Haleiwa. Foodland Supermarket is a major chain in Hawaii and has one ten minutes away. The building is eight stories high. Avoid lengthy elevator waits on your vacation. This unit is the ground floor corner unit, the most preferred location. All visitors have agreed that this unit is the best located one. It is thirty steps to a white secluded sandy beach. The ocean is calm because of a reef 1/4 mile out which blocks the waves. It is perfect for kids to enjoy snorkeling and swimming. The building has amenities like professional Bar-b-que area, workout/weight gym with dry sauna, swimming pool next to your unit and sunning area behind your unit. There is a small convenience store across the street to your left which is connected to a Subway Sandwich Franchise. Your parking stall is included and located right in front of the unit.
Please check with any of my past guests below. None of the other rentals come close to this one in size or location. You are welcome to contact my past guests or the unit directly Call / Email Owner o ask candid questions. The unit extends from one end of the building to the other and measures approximately 850 sq. ft.
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Clubhouse
  • Deck
  • Dining Room
  • Full Kitchen
  • Internet Access
  • Lanai
  • Linens Incl
  • Onsite Security
  • Patio
  • Pool
  • Porch
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Answering Machine
  • Blender
  • Cassette Player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Computer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • DVD Player
  • Fax Machine
  • Freezer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer


  • Basketball Court
  • Bicycling
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals/Charters
  • Canoeing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Game Room
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jeep/Air Tours
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Park
  • Pool Table
  • Public Transportation
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Row Boat
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing-Water
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Tubing-Water
  • Volleyball Court
  • Whale Watching
  • Wind Surfing

Other Property Features & Appliances:

Sundeck, High speed internet, Pentium 4, wi-fi

Other Attractions:

10 minutes from Polynesian Cultural Center

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January 8, 2014 Jennie Maquoketa, IA
Wow! What can I say that hasn't already been said about Emmanuel's condo? Perfect location, beautiful beach and a condo with every amenity you could ask for! Every inch of this rental was exactly what we needed - and more! Beach equipment, full kitchen, washer/dryer, screened-in lanai... just perfect! We loved being able to sit on the lanai with our morning coffee and watch the sun rise - or have an afternoon cocktail and listen to the waves on the beach. It honestly felt like we were at a resort with our own private beach - it was uncrowded, yet included families and individuals who were there to relax, have fun and just get away from it all - just like us! A couple times we ventured to Honolulu, but the hustle and bustle of that city made us even MORE happy to come back to our lovely condo and the quiet of "country". This condo has it all...and we couldn't have asked for better accommodations...or a better person to rent from! ROCK..and you can be assured that we will be back!
September 14, 2013 Ed Stuehler Lake Oswego, Oregon
What can you say about Emmanuel? He is spot
on with his description of his condo! Great
communication, and no surprises. Steps from the
beach, comfortable, great neighbors. Very nice
sandy beach, grassy area or pool, choose your
spot to relax! Recommend Papa Ole's just north
or Keneke's a bit south. Follow the list of simple
rules for a stress free enjoyable stay. See you
next time Emmanuel!
July 10, 2013 Mike & Tammi Olympia, WA
First off, Emmanuel made this transaction very simple and easy. Second, the pics on the website are great but when you see this place you will truly see how much detail Emmanuel has put into this condo. The screened-in lanai was a wonderful with morning coffee and a great place for the kids to play boards games or just hang out with their visiting cousins. The tile work is beautiful as is the gorgeous counter tops in the kitchen. The appliances all look new and there were tons of utensil and cook ware, dishes and Tupperware for leftovers. The kids were happy with the futon and the sleigh bed in the master was very comfortable. There were lots of extras such as fins, masks, boogie boards and beach chairs. Everything we needed was there and I can’t thank Emmanuel enough for making it so “homey”. The location is close access to the pool and the beach. The morning sunrises were beautiful to watch from the lanai. We enjoyed 9 wonderful days and the staff (Alan, Don and Lisa) shared true Aloha during our stay and were so friendly. Mahalo Emmanuel…for making this stay such a great experience. Your recommendations of Papa Ole’s was on queue and the Longs Drug store and Tamura’s were great to shop at only a few minutes away. Much Aloha from Mike, Tammi, Noah and Jaiden. We will be back for sure!
May 8, 2013 Jacquie Utah
We enjoyed our stay in your wonderful condo. Being 50 feet from the beach was unbelievable, just a hop, skip and a jump away. The condo has everything anyone could ask for in supplies and accommodations. Very clean and kept up well. The king size bed is very comfy. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
April 9, 2013 Anonymous Sherwood Park, AB
We just recently returned from this property, and
all in all we were very pleased with the experience
with this property.. The condo has everything you
need and some. Mr. Chen is very detailed about
his property which we exactly knew what we are
getting into with no surprises. Thanks again for a
great stay..
April 6, 2013 Kelley Honolulu, Hawaii
Stayed at Emmanuel's condo, in order to relax and have a few days off from work. Live on Oahu and absolutely loved the condo because of its location, how quiet and peaceful it was, and the reef that keeps the water in front of the condo relatively calm for swimming, even in winter. The beach was very nice and the condo has a cute lanai where we ate breakfast each morning. The bed and couch were comfortable, the place was clean and Emmanuel was very friendly, helpful and prompt with his responses. Loved it and would go back again!
March 9, 2013 Jim and Marilynn Vanderkolk Bloomingdale, MI
We enjoyed our stay very much. We prefer to be away from the crowd, and explore the rural areas as well as the attractions. We liked being on the 1st floor with the view of the beach right in front of our condo. We toured the island in the first week and spent the second week going back to the spots where we wanted to spend more time. With the help of our GPS we could shoot over the mountain and get to anyplace we wanted to go. The traffic was not as bad as I expected. Drivers are more courteous than most cities as congested as Honolulu.
February 19, 2013 Sue Redding, CA
We had a perfect vacation! The condo worked out great, very comfortable and the location (corner,ground level) couldn't have been better. We loved sitting out in the screened in porch and hearing the waves, the ocean is RIGHT there! Thank you for providing the snorkel gear, we loved it, swam with a turtle! There are is one big bed, and a queen sleeper, we used the air beds out on the porch, that was the best place to sleep. We loved how we could adjust the windows to allow the tradewinds to come through, perfect temp all the time. Thank you so much!!
February 11, 2013 Marjory Hernandez Albuquerque NM
The condo was roomy, comfortable,airy, very well supplyed, and the location was perfect. We had such a wonderful time I can't even imagine staying anywhere else on my next visit. The people we met that work at the condo were very nice and helpful also. It really could not have been nicer time.
Marjory from Albuquerque
December 21, 2012 connie williams Decatur, GA
We come to various places in Hawaii every year. We
alternately stay in hotels or condos. This was our first
condo experience in Oahu. We have previously stayed
at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Turtle Bay, for a
reference. We absolutely loved the condo. The
location, couldn't be better. Steps from the beach,
shopping, restaurants, everything. I enjoyed the
walking factor.We drive everywhere back home. The
first few days, we had to get used to city traffic and
noise, but once over that, we got along nicely. The
condo has everything that you need for an extended
stay ( we stayed for three weeks). The onsite manager
was friendly and helpful, and Mr. Chen gave us a
great intro to the condo, and offered his native advice
for possible excursions and things to do. Wonderful
time. We will definitely be back.

Homeowner Response: Sorry I approved this comment before I realized it was for a different vacation Waikiki property.
November 20, 2012 John Pearce Clovis, CA
My wife and I had a fantastic time at the condo. It was the perfect 20 year anniversary get a way location. Mr Chenn has taken the time to make sure everything you may need is in the rental. These comments are my way of saying "Thank You"
October 10, 2012 jamie Ktn AK
LOVELY been to many many beaches this is NOW my Fav!!!!!!
really all the pics are EXACTLY what we got! This is for persons who like layed back and quiet!!
Furnishing were great! I love Mr. Chen's taste in dishs everything we needed was there!So nice!
I would love if the bath drained better, but i understand and it was not a huge deal, also face the fan in bedroom towards the window keeps bedroom cooler! Over all we will return for sure!!! YEAH! Oahu is now my fav beach Puunalu my fav town!!!!
September 25, 2012 Anonymous Idaho Falls, ID
We loved this condo! The location couldn't be better. It is literally steps from the beach. It was so nice to stay on the opposite side of the island from Honolulu. You could easily drive into the city if you wanted, but weren't forced to spend your entire vacation fighting the crowds. We felt that the windward side of the island truly showed us how the native islanders live. Very slow paced and no Gucci stores there! The condo is exactly as pictured. It's nice, comfortable, and we appreciated all the snorkeling gear and body boards he had available. If we make it to Hawaii again, we'll definitely stay here.
July 12, 2012 Kristy Riverside, California
For my son's graduation we planned a trip to Oahu since he had never been to Hawaii. We usually stay on the Big Island in a house on the beach so naturally our expectations were high. When we arrived we were pleased to see the condo so clean and exactly what was advertised on VRBO. The location was nice and quiet. Loved that it was on the beach and had a private enclosed patio to enjoy the mornings. I was a little apprehensive about unwanted guests (bugs) from other people's reviews on Pat's at Punalu'u. I can tell you this, we never saw one bug in this condo. Thank you for a nice visit. It was hard to go home!

A couple recommendations would be: a small ice chest to take to beaches, and a couple more small beach chairs as there was only one.
June 2, 2012 Alice Elliott San Jose, CA
The condo is in a nice location with all the comforts of home. The list of things to do in the area that the condo owner sends you if very helpful. Nice manager on site.
January 15, 2012 The Zadra Family Minden, Nevada
A wonderful condo, with all the comforts of home. We had our 4 and 6 year old grandsons with us, and they were thrilled with the constant swimming, boogie-boarding, and searching for sand crabs and lizards!Great location - went to Dole Plantation, SeaLife Park, North Shore, as well as local shrimp shack and bakery. Great to have the little convenience store across the road, too!
December 28, 2011 david bridges alpine, utah
Very nice place. Everything was as described. My family and I would go back in a heartbeat. Emmanuel was very well organized and informative. Everything was a pleasure all the way around
December 4, 2011 barry & angela raleigh nc
I've come to Oahu for the last 6 yrs and this I must say was the best time I ever had. the location was perfect 40 min to the city, waikiki and 15 further north. along the way either way was a beach to have a picnic and watch the waves. the home was perfect with every amenity u wanted and believe me, the night when u leave u'll find something else. a private beach, a new sunrise each morning what more could u ask for in the land of Hawai'i
December 1, 2011 Norma Conner Lakeside, Ca.
Mahalo My friend Emmanuel. It was everything you advertised and more. We have already told friends about your wonderful place. You are the nicest person and we feel like now, a friend. Thank you for providing the perfect place for us in Hawaii. God Bless You, Norma
September 30, 2011 The Hiatt's Escondido Ca.
We just wanted to let you know that our 8 days at your condo was absolutly perfect! the condo was fully equipt with EVERYTHING you could possibly need, it was clean and my favorite part was the beach! very private and so close to the unit. the snorkeling was amazing, the waters were perfect and our friend the turtle that we swam with was an extra treat. I also love that it is so low key on that side of the island, we made the mistake of going to Wikikii once and it was just like being in Los Angeles, I told my husband to get me back to our little piece of paradise. I would recommend your condo to everyone I know, and we will definitely be back!
Thanks Again
The Hiatt's
September 10, 2011 George Espinosa Austin, Texas
Emmanuel thanks for all you have done! Your place in Punaluu is fantastic! The little ones enjoyed all the extra beach equipment you provided. The computer and internet were handy when planning and reserving outings. Eateries, shopping, and dining were all within a short drive away. Overall my family was very impressed with Pat's at Punaluu, and when we return this will again be our place of choice! (Vacationed Sept 3-8th, 2011)
August 22, 2011 Sean and Nkao
We loved our stay at the beach-front condo. The walking distance to the beach as well as the view of the beautiful mountains just across the street were unmatched. The condo is perfectly located far away enough from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu but close enough to major highways that you can get there within 30 minutes if you like. There are so many amazing beaches within a short drive, you simply can't go wrong. Papa Ole's was one of if not the best eatery we visited while on the island. Ted's Bakery has pastries that will take your breath away. This was such an amazing experience. We would definitely recommend it to anyone! Thank you Emmanuel.
August 3, 2011 Roy Parisher La Porte, Texas
Our two sons are headed off to college
in about three weeks and we wanted a
great place to spend one more family
vacation, and we found it. Emmanuel's
condo was everything advertised. We
wanted something closer to the Banzai
Pipeline, Shark's Cove (better
snorkeling than Hanauma Bay), and the
shops at Hale'wia. My oldest son even
hiked to the two waterfalls on the Laie
trail. If you like massive crowds stay
in Waikiki, its like Times Square with a
beach. If you want something relaxing
and 'laid back', stay at Emmanuel's
place. It had everything we needed. Papa
Ole's has better and cheaper food than
any place in Honolulu anyway, and its
less than 10 minutes away.
Roy, Kathy, Joshua and Caleb
March 3, 2011 Darren and Deborah Alberta Canada
Our family of five just got back from 10 nights at this condo. It was very nice and had almost everything we needed. Foodland was less than 10 minutes away in Laie. We absolutely loved the beach that was just steps away. We used the boogie boards and snorkeling equipment provided. No crowds ever, and the sand was clean and beautiful. We liked being away from the crowds of Honolulu, but we did venture in for a few activities there including the swap meet at the stadium.

February 22, 2011 Anonymous Brentwood Bay BC
Thanks Emmanuel for a great place to stay! We really enjoyed the location of the condo and will plan to stay here again. This is a peaceful and quiet location and we really enjoyed relaxing and enjoying the ocean view every morning. Thanks again!
Dana and Family.
February 21, 2011 Heather Klassen Parksville, B.C. Canada
My husband and I just got home after spending 12 wonderful days in heaven. It was everything we had hoped for and more!! My daughter and her husband and two children joined us for a week. We all had an amazing time. Everything is provided for you, all you have to do is sit back and have a blast. Morning coffee on the patio, swimming with the sea turtles, walks on the beach. Wow, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you so much Emmanuel for giving us the opportunity to share your paradise,see you next year.........:o)
February 7, 2011 Mont Mahoney Big Lake, Alaska
Spent four nights at this condo. It was great! It is well equiped with about anything you would want including snorkling gear etc. Very clean and convenient. We just thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend this place! Emmanuel was very helpful in answering our questions. Thanks Emmanuel! We really enjoyed our stay!
January 17, 2011 John and Joanne Perillo Dingmans Ferry, Pa
We had a wonderful time at your beautiful condo.
Your condo exceeded our expectations in every way
and truly felt like a home away from home. The
kitchen was well stocked and you've done an
amazing job of updating the place. Quiet, but ever
within earshot of the waves. It truly is paradise
when you can sit on your lanai and see the water.
This is the closest unit to the beautiful beach - only
about 50 steps from your own tropical paradise
beach. We enjoyed sunrise every morning we were
there. An amazing location. We loved using the
boogie boards to just relax in the beautiful, warm
water. We look forward to finding a time to return
to this tropical paradise. Thank you for making our
trip to Oahu so memorable.
January 2, 2011 Gillian Vancouver BC
29/11/2010: Great location and very nice
apartment. To be able to walk out of the
apartment, a few steps across the grass and
we were on the beach was a big positive.
Protected waters for snorkelling and not very
many people on the beach. The polynesian
centre was very close and it was a good
location to explore the north shore. I would
definitely recommend this apartment and
Emmanuel was very helpful. Thank You.
December 30, 2010 Anonymous
We stayed for 13 days at this unit at Pats. When the owner said it was on the beach, he wasnt kidding! We had a great time. One of my favorite beaches on the island. The owner was very helpful and very nice and the unit was clean and comfortable...We plan on doing this every year!
December 20, 2010 Lynn Cottonwood, CA
Just got back from my 2nd stay & I am already checking the calendar for when I can go back. Really, this is the best beach on the island!
December 18, 2010 Susan Anchorage Alaska
We enjoyed our stay at the condo. The beach and water were great! Emmanuel is very helpful and kind. Great vacation.
November 14, 2010 Linda Rathdrum,ID
We stayed at the condo in July. It was a very wonderful experience for our family. The condo has everything you need. It was very very quiet and the beach is all your own. I liked the pool outside the condo makes it nice for the kids. We will be back! Thanks for a great place to stay. Linda
October 11, 2010 Sheree Fallbrook, CA
Well, it's all true. 30 steps from a basically deserted beach! This part of the Island is a great place for a relaxing Hawaiian vacation. You don't think of going to Hawaii for empty beaches, but that's what you get. The place has everything you need. (Maybe bring a few baggies and/or tupperwares for food storage...) Emmanuel has done a great job of stocking this very comfortable Condo. Thanks!!
September 15, 2010 Anonymous
Perfect location for the breathtaking beaches of the
North Shore. This place is perfectly clean, very well-
equipped, and comfortable. I felt guilty being there
without the rest of our family. Next time, we're all
coming. I love the view of the beach and the pool,
the screened lanai, the massage chair, and the
proximity to the most beautiful little quiet beaches
of North Oahu. Mahalo! We'll be back!
August 15, 2010 Anonymous
Stayed at this place for 4 nights and it
is an amazing place. Everything is clean
and ready to use. Woke up every morning
to watch the sunrise right at the back
of the condo. It was literally 40 steps
away and you are right on the beach.
Emmanuel is a really nice person. He
provided us with more than enough
information about where to go and what
he suggest we should go around the area.
I would def. stay here again.
June 23, 2010 Ambie Bangor, Maine
Quiet, clean, peaceful place in a rural, coastal setting. Hiking trails, breathtaking views, multiple non-hectic sandy gorgeous beaches, great swimmming.....are all right there. If you want the touristy shopping, the crowded beaches, fabulously expensive restaurants and the can-be-fun for a while can always drive back into Honolulu. Great vacation. Thanks.
May 21, 2010 cori cronk placerville california
Our family loved the location of the condo. The screened in patio was a plus. The gear saved us money and time. Our family had the most beautiful dinner over looking the beach for our last night. We hope to come back again.
Mahalo The Cronks
April 4, 2010 Anonymous
We stayed for a week during our spring break. We
left snow and came back to it so Hawaii was a
GREAT break! The condo was perfectly situated and
we enjoyed the beach and its beautiful water/view.
It was quite windy and the reef allowed us to
snorkel when the rest of the beaches on the north
shore had too many waves.
The condo was very comfortable and well equipped.
We look forward to coming back.

Brenda and Jeff Cooper
March 8, 2010 Anonymous Honolulu, HI
20 minute drive to Turtle Bay Resort, very nice buffet lunch. Excellent accommodations, very clean and well equipped.
February 25, 2010 Mike and Lynn Trenton, Michigan
Spent 11 days and had a great time. Condo has lots of space, snorkeling equipment and things to do. Love sipping my morning coffee on the screened in porch. Snorkeling in front was great with the reef protecting us from the huge winter surf. Swam with a large sea turtle once, what fun! Don't forget to visit Ted's Bakery while you are there, you won't regret it!
February 5, 2010 Marilyn Carlsbad, CA
My husband and I did a quick, long weekend
getaway and had the best time! The condo is very
well equipped and so nice to have lots of space and

The beach is beautiful and the waters are protected
by a reef so you can actually enjoy swimming. It
seemed to be the ideal place for a family to
vacation. No worries whatsoever!
October 19, 2009 Tena and Steven Gibbs Springfield, OR
Looking for someplace to really kick-back? This is just for you. Perfectly situated on the eastern side of the island, great for exploring all of Oahu and still have a quiet home base to return to. There's big waves and lots of surfing and shopping close by to the North (don't forget the Turtles, FANTASTIC!) and easy to make your way around the whole island from Punalu'u. Swim in the pool. We found the beach in our own back yard to be the BEST! Snorkel, swim, sunbath. Perfect water temperature. The condo is great and you really feel welcome, just home. Everything you need for cooking, relaxing, entertainment, even a washer and dryer (don't over pack like I did). We don't have kids but there seemed to be a more than ample supply of things for children and besides if your kids are anything like what ours used to be like they will never want to get out of the water. We spent hours there. The condo was wonderful and we are already planning our return visit.
October 9, 2009 Tracea Tateyama Elk Grove, Ca
Our family of 4 stayed in this beachfront condo for 6 days at the end of September and had a blast! The condo was well stocked with beach equipment and electronics for the kids. We dined on the screened-in lanai every night. It was extremely peaceful and very quiet. We felt like we had our own private beach, as we were the only people around most days. It was paradise! Emmanuel is very responsive and returned our deposit within days of leaving. Thanks for a great place to stay, Emmanuel!
October 4, 2009 Gil & Sally Horton Texas
My wife and I stayed at this property for 8 wonderful days and nights in September 09 while visiting our Navy daughter. You can't go wrong staying in this Condo. From the lanai in the morning, pool right out the door, sandy path to the ocean, just steps away we were delighted with this property. Be sure and visit Ted's Bakery up the coast. Oh the pie!!! We will stay with Emmanuel again next year, definitely.
September 2, 2009 Miki Washington
We really enjoyed our time in Oahu and that was because we had a great place to stay. All was how we expected. Just steps from the condo to the beach. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone interested in visiting Oahu. You will have a great time here!
August 13, 2009 Kim &Jim P. Phoenix AZ
Aloha! We stayed at this condo for 22 wonderful days. While we were originally cautious about booking such a long stay, sight unseen, I will say that his condo is exactly as described. Everything we could have needed or wanted. Beach gear and toys for all ages, lots of extra towels and sheets, huge paperback library, we borrowed 1 and left several of our own. Very well stocked kitchen.

Best of all... location location location. We could stay home at pool or beach, or be a short 20-30 minute drive from Kanehoe, Kailua, or Makapuu to the south or 20 min. north to the best snorkeling at Sharks Cove & 3 Tables (don't waste $$ or time on Hanuama Bay, too crowded), surfing at Chen's reef. Just the best. NOTE: shop at Foodland at Sharks Cove rather than Laie, much cheaper! Giovanni's Shrimp was GREAT.

Emmanuel checked in with us, more than once, to make sure all was well. We had one very small issue and he took care of it right away. I give this 2 thumbs up!! I don't think you will be disappointed. Feel free to request our phone number from him for additional information or references if you require.
July 20, 2009 Manuel & Sophie San Rafael Calif
No Regrets!! Aloha paradise everything you hear about this condo is true! and Emmanuel you are a very honest man with minutes away from broading our plane I called you (Emmanuel) with an issue that you immediate took action and helped us so thank you .. as far as the condo goes it is a best kept secret with its own private beach like feeling. My sister booked at Turtle Bay Resort and paid twice what we paid and the beach was a very crowded and a five minute walk ,as for Emmanuel condo the beach was only 30 steps away ..I enjoyed the massage chair and everything else .PCC was only minutes away . Hope to visit your condo again my friend. Mahalo
June 22, 2009 Norilda Garcia-Reed Houston, TX
We had a wonderful and comfortable stay in this unit. It's a corner first floor unit with the lanai fronting the pool and the ocean beyond. For us ex-kamaaina's it was good to be away from "concrete city" (Waikiki) and revisit island living. It was great to be so close to Turtle Bay for golfing/drinks; stop in at Crouching Lion for dinner/drinks; shop at Tamura's (cheaper than Foodland); and be sure to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center about 5 miles away. It's pricey but it is absolutely the best! Emmanuel is a really cool braddah that is easy to get a hold of and quick to respond!
May 30, 2009 Mike & Des Peirce County, Washington
This condo was perfect! Very clean and comfortable. The supply of boogie boards and snorkel gear was the best. We went 3 days to shark's cove. Don't pass by Ted's bakery YUM

The bed was comfy and having a washer and dryer great.

Dealing with Emmanuel was and still is a pleasure. He really cares that you have a good experience. Mahalo!
April 22, 2009 lisa rappleye silverthorne colorado
The beach access was great, but even better was the location to go to and from other great places!. The list of things to do in the area was so helpful. My husband was thrilled to take a few moments to catch up on some e-mails on the computer provided. Our only regret, is that we only had 3 nights to spend there. Aloha

April 20, 2009 Delcy New York
Imagine entering an adorable and niceley decorated apartment at night, wondering what the scenery might be once you wake up.
Well, the most beautiful ocean view and lush garden awaits you in the morning.
We enjoyed beauty and serenity, our daily come back to this little paradise after having explored all that Oahu has to offer.
It was just as described on the site. Our hosts Emmanuel was sure to check on us to be sure we were comfortable. We loved the privacy and the quiet, the warm breezes through the Palm trees, the lovely pool and the views of the ocean were stunning! It is a very private place super cozy and clean The bedding was soft and the towels smelled like the Waikiki sunshine!! Lots to see and do within a 10 mis. radius. Stop by the roadside shrimp stand and see what you get!! :) Mahalo to our gracious hosts!
April 12, 2009 Linda Michelle, and Mom, Ventura,
Can't say much about the place other than paradise. Cozy, comfortable, and simply adorable. We realy enjoyed the patio overlooking the beach every morning while we sipped on our coffee. Very relaxing. Literally steps away from the quiet beach and miles away from the busy city. If you are seeking a restful and secluded place for your future vacation then stay here!!! Accommodations were nothing but exceptional (they even had nail polisher remover and cotton balls!!!) We visited the Dole pineapple plantation and it was really fun and short. And great tasting pineapples!!!
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions for site seeing and shopping.
March 31, 2009 stephanie monterey,ca
Great experience. The beach was pristine and all to ourselves. The water was calm and very inviting.There was plenty of snorkel gear provided for us to use. The beaches on this part of the island were beautiful, calm and empty. The drive into waikiki was beautiful and easy, about 30 minutes.This side of the island is dar enough from waikiki to egt away, but close enough to drive into as we did. The condo itself was great, kitchen was fully stocked.
March 8, 2009 The Lemperle's San Diego, Ca.
We had a wonderful stress free vacation at Mr. Chen's Condo. The location was fabulous and the beach was empty. How can it get better than that? It was very close to the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Bonzai Pipeline. The Condo was very nice with many updates to make it very comfortable. We hope to return soon.
February 16, 2009 jim richards vista, ca
My wife and I spent 3 nights at this condo and really enjoyed it. Its in a perfect spot to really see all of the island and just far enough away from downtown to feel like you are away from the rat race. The beach is really nice although we were unlucky with the weather. The natives told us that the windy overcast weather we experienced was unusual but we were able to get one good day at the beach. This condo is a great value for anyone looking to get away from the crowds but not spend a fortune. The condo is decorated really nice and has everything you need.
February 12, 2009 Sasha San Diego, CA
First of all, Emmanuel is AWESOME!!!!! So friendly and sweet. I came to Oahu for a week with 4 of my girlfriends and we stayed at Emmanuels condo... Can I just say...BEAUTIFUL?!!! It's steps away from the beach. He has so much snorkeling equipment(fins, masks, snorkels)... You can snorkel right out in front of the property. There is a private beach, really peaceful... So one way you get an amazing view of the beach, and the other way, you get a view of the beautiful mountains... So PERFECT! The condo has internet access, tv, huge king sized bed, futon, enclosed patio(but the breeze just flows right through). Towels, laundry in the unit, pots, pans, cups, blankets, pillows... Seriously, everything you need is there! It's a very nicely decorated unit!!!! But also has that beachy, laid-back-Hawaiian feel to it. I am SOOOOOO glad I found this place! I loved it so much here, that I am seriously considering buying a unit in the complex. Stay here, you wont regret it! I give it tons of thumbs up!
February 10, 2009 Camilla Alberta, Canada
Excellent property, super clean, no bugs or wet or anything negative, lots of supplies, dishes etc. Excellent size, everything worked great, super great beach, quiet with excellent security, great people in building.But the best part is the owner, so honest,upstanding,and geniunely concerned about his guests.Don't be afraid to rent from this owner, he didn't get all these positive comments for nothing - didn't get to meet him but he felt like family via emails and the phone.Just a note, bring earplugs anywhere you stay because there are wild roosters all over the island and they do like to get up early!Go enjoy, you will really be glad to get away from waikiki and still be close to everything.
February 9, 2009 Shawna Mtn. Home ID
Had a great time! It was nice to have all the snorkel gear and boogie boards and not have to rent them! Beach was great and the condo has everthing.
January 31, 2009 Rebecca Petersen Seattle, WA
This was our first trip to Hawaii, and although we
only stayed here for 3 days, it was an absolutely
positive experience. The snorkeling equipment was
used every day, and it was so awesome to wake up
to the sound and view of the ocean. We were
experiencing Oahu as much as we could during our
short stay, so did not spend much time actually
being indoors, but it was a very relaxing and
calming place to return to at the end of our
adventures. Very clean and well supplied, it felt like
our home away from home. The gentlemen who
work there were also very helpful and friendly. This
made for an excellent first impression of Hawaii--
Thank you so much! (Punaluu is so charming!)
January 13, 2009 Raphael Holly & Joshua Gutierrez, Ho
Our little family lives in waikiki and it was so nice to get away from the city. It was so beautiful and relaxing, there's boogy boards which our one year old loved,snorkeling,fishing right off the beach,or just taking a tan at the beach which is steps away and also the pool right out the back lanai,internet in the condo,also the condo was beautifully furnished with a great breeze from the beach. There were so many games, movies,and music provided, that we never could run out of fun. Like marrio brothers(nintendo 64), or Hitman(x-box), fun for kids. We live here and we enjoyed ourselves on this-get-a-way it help bring us closer together and our child slept better. Don't beleive us try it! The beach is so calm and I really loved that is was not crowded and everyone was very freindly. There is Sunset Beach,polyenison cultural center, 7-11, and many places to eat, it is so beautiful at night with the full moon shining on the ocean as we were eating dinner on the outside lanai,the condo is well set up and has everthing you could want right at your fingertips, we rate it at a 10......Aloha
November 29, 2008 John & Elsie Christian Kagawong, ON, Canada
The unit is very well equipped, clean and bright. The screened lanai is a pleasant place to take a meal or just to sit and enjoy the sound of the surf and the view. The beach is quiet and safe to swim in even in the winter high surf conditions when we visited in November.

The owner has recently had ceiling fans installed which work very well at maintaing a comfortable temperature and airflow throughout the apartment.

The owner and the lady who does the cleaning are both very pleasant to deal with and add to the enjoyment of a visit to this vacation rental.

A minor problem with the wireless internet was dealt with immediately by phoning the owner who arranged for a very competent and very pleasant computer consultant.

Should we ever visit Oahu again we will certainly try to rent this unit again
October 5, 2008 David & Nancy Bennett Midlothian, Virginia
What a wonderful condo for us to enjoy on our very first trip to Hawaii in September this year. Very nicely decorated, very clean and within 30 steps to the beach, where the water was absolutely beautiful & calm. Everyday we practically had the beach to ourselves, where we made use of the snorkling equipment provided. We saw many different beautiful schools of fish, a morey eel & a sea turtle one day. We enjoyed sitting out on the lanai every morning to have our breakfast and enjoy the view. If you turn right out of the condos, you can enjoy a very nice 30 minuite drive to Sunset Beach and watch the surfers. Another 15 minutes or so to we were at Haleiwa with its cool atmosphere, plenty of nice restaurants and shops. We loved driving to Waikiki and shopping at the International Market.
There is just so much to do, but the best thing is you get to come home to such a great relaxing place.


David & Nancy Bennett
August 19, 2008 Patrick Vancouver, Washington
We stayed for a week in August and had a great time. The condo is exactly as advertised - the beach really is 30 steps away and totally secluded. If you're looking to get away from the frenzy of Waikiki and relax while you're in Hawaii I definitely recommend this condo!
August 12, 2008 Mirizzi Family Sugar Land, TX
Had a great time on vacation at Pat's in Unit #116. No surpises were encountered during the trip. Everything was handled very well and in a professional manner. Location of this unit was ideal.
July 31, 2008 Ron Northern CA
Our family had a wonderful seven day visit at the condo. Before arriving, we were a little concerned about finding comfortable accommodations for all six of us. Upon arriving we were pleased to find that there was plenty of room and bedding for all.
Everything was as described on the website. Boogie boards and snorkeling equipment were great and everyone was able to find equipment that fit! Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, spices and basics. Pool, patio area and beach were only steps away. (Great area for snorkeling and calm beach for the kids.) Computer with internet was a big help. Always felt safe on the beach and in the neighborhood.
We were a little apprehensive before arriving because we had found the condo on the internet. We are now totally thrilled with the rental. Emmanuel always responded quickly when we had questions or concerns prior to our arrival. He also checked in by phone during our stay to be sure all was ok. Feel free to call me if you have any concerns prior to renting. (530) 559-0105 Ron
July 14, 2008 Steele's Broomfield, CO
Beautiful location for your family to rest and relax. Condo has everything you need from cooking to playing on the beach. Never more then 10 people on the beach private and secluded. Would highly recommend this TROPICAL PARADISE for your next vacation. Thank you Mr Chen.
July 2, 2008 Donalee Honolulu, HI
Fantastic! This condo is right on the beach. I love the three dining tables with umbrellas adjacent to the swimming pool area. I didnt get a sunburn and I was out in the sun for 2 days on the beach. I had a nice glass of wine and some snacks at the tables as the sun set on the beautiful beach. The water is calmer early in the morning. I found the afternoon surf and undertow quite strong. I would recommend swimming in the morning if possible. The condo was great. Highly recommended.
May 28, 2008 Kathleen Allen Richmond, British Columbia
We just returned from a wonderful vacation at Mr. Chen's condo. As past guests have commented, we too were a little hesitant renting on line but you can rest assured, it is exactly as described in print and in pictures. This truly was THE BEST unit in the building. You cannot get any closer to the beach, which had no more than 6 people on it at any given time. The sunrises were amazing and Mr. Chen supplies you with everything you could possibly need for a really enjoyable holiday. The King size bed was sooo comfortable! This is definately the place to stay for a quiet, relaxing time. We look forward to our return next year. Mahalo!
The Allen Family
May 20, 2008 Mike
If you are looking for a quiet place to stay right next to the beach this is the place. Away from the busy Waikiki hustle and bustle it's like a home away from home. We love this place so much that we are definitely going to come back again.
April 28, 2008 Jill Bauman Portland Oregon
4-15-2008 Just got back from a wonderful week. Great beach,nice weather and cond, was everything Mr. Chen said it would be. Great place to spend time with family,this part of Oahu is nice and quiet with nice trade winds to keep you cool. Water is nice,we saw lots!! of turtles,fun to watch. Hope to be back,we had a great time!!!!Jill,Jim,and David
March 15, 2008 Sue Olympia, WA
We just got back from Hawaii and are making plans to go again. Mr. Chen's condo was extremely accomodating. We stayed there with our four kids. It was wonderful to have plenty of boogie boards, masks, snorkels, coolers, etc. to use. We also made use of the washer and dryer and DVD player. Anyone would be very comfortable staying here, and the beach is AWESOME. Thank you Mr. Chen. By the way, we did receive our full deposit back, which also was great.
February 25, 2008 sheila Central Valley, CA
My husband and I just got back from a glorious week at Emanuel's condo on the lovely windward coast. If you are looking for a quiet, empty, beautiful beachfront place,this is it. The condo is simple but very clean, and well-stocked. We have our own snorkeling gear, but he does stock the place with lots of stuff if you don't. There are beach chairs, boogie boards, and lots of videos, books, etc. (we never used those once!) The beach is safe for kids, because it's protected by the reef 1/2 mile (?) away, but it's also great for snorkeling. I saw a 400-500 lb. sea turtle a few hundred feet out toward the reef. There are plenty of fish and sealife! Many of the people are retired residents and very friendly. Even Ken, the caretaker/gardener, was super helpful with snorkel/travel tips. The north shore waves/ Haleiwa town is about 20-30 mins. north, and Kaneohe Bay about the same distance south. This is NOT the place if you like to party, drink, club and have Waikiki style beaches and fancy accomodations. We never saw more than 7-8 people at a time on the entire stretch of beach. Also, the washer/dryer is very convenient- you go home with clean laundry! I was worried renting off of craigslist, but it really worked out.
February 19, 2008 Anonymous
My wife and I stayed here in mid Jan 08. The condo turned out to be an excellent place to stay. Just minutes from the PCC, a must see in our book, and just a half-hour or so to the North Shore. The condo was clean and nicely furnished and we enjoyed the free internet access. Thanks Mr. Chen
February 8, 2008 Anonymous
I enjoyed the fact that the beach was literally 30
steps away. It is a beautiful location with the ocean
and waves rocking you to sleep.
January 1, 2008 Kellee Sacramento, CA
We just got home (12/31/07) from a one week stay at Mr. Chen's condo. Everything from start to finish was a wonderful experience!! He is very quick to respond to your emails and I was very impressed to get a personal phone call fomr him before our arrival.

It was a plesant drive from Honolulu and I could do it like I lived there after a couple of days. The weather did not quite work in our favor to partake in all of the beach gear, but we definately want to try again when it is not Winter.

Everything was fabulous and it felt like home. Would never stay in a hotel when the beach is right outside the door. Who could ask for anything more! It made our first trip to Hawaii very enjoyable and much more relaxing with a 1 year old and his 8 year old sister!

December 31, 2007 Tom Bennett
What a great place to stay! We spent 11 days here. Washer/Dryer/Coffee Maker/Broadband access with a computer. Books/DVDs/Boogie Boards/ Snorkel equipment and a fabulous beach to use it. Kaya's little store within strolling distance. also a SubWay there. Very convenient to many attractions. We will be back :) Thanks Tom
December 14, 2007 Tess & Scott Pyrah Boise, ID
Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your condo for a couple days. We loved it! The beach access was unbeatable! We were very comfortable and felt right at home. Thanks so much for all the little extras. Mr. Chen was a pleasure to work with!
December 12, 2007 Mark and Kim Adams Bellingham, WA
This condo was everything the ad mentioned! Emmanuel Chen responded very promptly to all e-mails. I must admit that I was a bit nervous to book a condo on line, however, reserving this condo put all my fears aside, it had all the ammenities one could ever need! The beach truly is spectacular and secluded. And as other guests have mentioned, the bed was very comfortable and the unit very clean. I would highly recommend your next vacation on the North Shore of Oahu and staying at Mr. Chen's condo! PS: we received our damage deposit one week after we returned home! (Nice!)
November 3, 2007 Mark & Debbie Biggers Ramah, NM
Wow, what a great place. Thank you Emmanuel for a great vacation. The condo accomodated all 5 of us, 4 adults and 1 two year old. The condo was completely stocked with everything you need for a beach holiday, snorckles, boogy boards, even plenty of beach toys for the kids. Kitchen is fully stocked for creating a great meal. Beds are comfortable and linens are fresh and clean. It was good to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The location is perfect, just steps from the very secluded beautiful white sand beach. Never saw more than 2-4 people on the beach at a time. The pool, is also just outside the door. This place is great for sleeping, you can hear the ocean waves breaking all day and night. So nice to get up in the morning and have your coffee just steps from the beach. The time of year we went, October, the weather is perfect. The location to outside activities is perfect. The Polyesian Cultural Center is just minutes away. The North Shore to watch surfers is just a 10 minute drive. The super market is also just minutes away. The little store, Kaya's, just across the street and down a bit is a perfect spot to pick up small items and a lovely little walk. All the amenities of the big city in a small rural town. If you like a beach vacation, but don't like the city life, crowds and traffic, then this condo at Pat's at Punaluu is the perfect place. We will be back.
August 20, 2007 Dick and Bev Greene Bridgman, MI
I just wanted to say I really enjoyed my stay at the condo. It was a tough life. Getting up, drinking my coffee, walking 2 minutes to the small store down the way and buying the paper. Then a little walk on the beach, snorkeling and reading on the beach for the rest of the day. Being on the first floor and in the corner unit made everything convenient and noiseless. The weather was great and when it rained it was just brief spurts. This was the best way to visit Hawaii and your unit lacked for nothing. I'm so glad I found your place.

Judy Namanny
Campbell, California
August 15, 2007 Jackson Family Lindon, UT
We stayed Aug 5-12, 2007. We arrived very late at night but had no
problems finding it or getting in. As was stated in ad it was very stocked with supplies.
Kids loved the boogie boards. The beach was right there, perfect location. We
never went to another beach for swimming, too convenient. Loved being away from
Waikiki. The price was great too. Mr. Chen was very accommodating with our extra
day also. We would recommend this condo to anyone.
July 28, 2007 The Hunt Family Vancouver, WA
We stayed at the condo from 7/16 thru 7/23 2007.
The condo was very clean, airy and extremely
comfortable. It was also stocked with all sorts of
swim equipment; fins, goggles, masks and boogie
boards. It made a huge difference to have a
turnkey furnished apartment to come home to at
the end of a busy day instead of a cramped hotel

I was a little nervous about renting over the
internet, but Mr. Chen made the process a very
positive experience. He was professional,
communicative and friendly. I must say, that the
level of service and customer care he provided is
very hard to find these days. When we had
problems with the microwave, Mr. Chen arranged
for a replacement within 2 hours. My son still is
talking about his new friend Emmanuel who took
such good care of us.

The beach is literally 80 feet from the condo's front
door. It is also very calm water. We were able to
swim here when the current at some of the North
Shore beaches was too rough. We never had to
share the beach with more than three of four
people and the gorgeous mountain backdrop was
way more impressive than the Waikiki hotel skyline.

I highly recommend this condo. The price is hard
to beat and you definitely get well beyond your
money's worth. We will be back next summer, if
not sooner.

Thanks so much for a great week!
March 26, 2007 Anonymous Las Vegas, NV
We had a great time at the condo! We were fairly busy during our stay, but it was so relaxing to come home to a quiet and beautiful condo on the beach. The neighbors were friendly and extremely helpful. We would definitely stay there again.
March 8, 2007 Anonymous
We rented the unit in Hauula, Oahu February 21 - March 1, 2007 and had a wonderful time. The unit was fine for all of us and the beach was absolutely beautiful for adults and children alike. It was convenient being located on the ground floor with access to the pool and shower nearby, not to mention being 100 feet from the beach! The two grocery stores in Laie were just a few minutes drive away and had a good selection. We particularily enjoyed the variety of poke available! All we read and the pictures we saw on the website are accurate - a real gem!

Hopefully, we'll be able to travel to Hawaii again soon!

The Duda family
Ontario, Canada
January 21, 2007 Neil & Marilyn Litzenberger Phoenix, AZ
We wanted a week of relaxation and found it at Mr. Chen's condo. It was very nicely furnished and well supplied with gear for the ocean. We would definitely go again!
January 14, 2007 Michael Pasadena, California
My wife & I had a wondeful time in here!!! We snorkeled just about every day, (equipment supplied) & saw lots of marine life!!! We were able to see most of the Island & we were close to the infamous North Shores' spectacular waves!! It was nice to have a quiet relaxing place where we could make our own meals & then get ready to enjoy Hawaii's natural beauty!! We are looking foward to coming back!!! We highhly recommend this place!!!
October 17, 2006 Manzanares Family Corona, CA
The condo was great! For a family of 6, we were all very comfortable. Mr. Chen has thought of it all, by suppling everthing you need for a fun vacation. Lisa (the cleaning lady) was very helpful in showing us around the condo when we got there. Just steps from the pool and beach (almost private), my boys had a great time. I would definitely recommend renting this condo.
October 15, 2006 Paul & Joyce Allen Aiken, SC
The condo was everything Mr Chen said it would be. From the fully equipped kitchen to the swimming gear we couldn't have asked for more. Having a computer made it easy to stay in touch with family. We had the beach to ourselves 99% of the time and it truly was close. Highly recommended for a relaxing vacation.
August 21, 2006 Anonymous Mililani, HI
The condo was very nice, clean, and well equipt with everything from kitchen supplies to beach towels and snorkels. The beach and pool are just steps away and it is so wonderful and relaxing to listen to the ocean waves from the lanai. We really enjoyed our short stay there. It is really a wonderful place and when the construction on the building is complete it will be even better. We look forward to going back and staying there again someday.
August 20, 2006 David C Moyers St Joseph, MO 64506
The accommodations were very nice and I recommend these to anyone. We stayed 2 days in Waikiki and the seclusion of North Shore was a welcome change. We had easy access to other locations on the island and the condo provided adequate room for 4 adults and a teenager. Thanks Mr. Chen for your gracious hospitality. We look forward to a return visit.
March 29, 2006 Rose Rutherford Richmond,VA
I would highly recommend this vac home to anyone visiting Oahu. It was just far enought away to avoid the hussle and bussle of town but close enough to make the trip at anytime. We appreciated the solitude after very busy days of trying to see and do everything in one week. The washer/dryer and kitchen were a big plus and helped make our vacation great. The only thing I regret is not being able to stay longer. One week is not enough time. Next time we will stay two weeks and most certainly stay at Mr. Chen's place.
January 9, 2006 The Timmen Family Seattle,WA

We just spent 2 weeks at Emmanuel’s condominium in Punalu’u . It is the perfect place! Swimming and snorkeling was fantastic and Emmanuel has thoughtfully provided a closet full of fins, masks, and various ocean sports equipment for your use.

It was a very homey atmosphere and we had everything we needed at hand. The kitchen has every cooking implement you need; the local foodland is just a few minutes up the road. We also found the neighbors in the building to be very friendly and helpful. There is a little store in the condominium complex that carries necessities and is run by Lillian and Robert, two of the nicest people you will ever meet! The pool is very clean and well maintained as is the condo and you won’t find a better rental agent then Emmanuel!. We would walk the beach at 4:00 am and felt completely safe.

If your looking for the true spirit of aloha, beautiful beaches, very few tourists, then I would not stay anywhere else! We are already planning our next stay and will be staying for a month in what we found was paradise.

I also would like to add, that this was the first time we used vrbo, so I was a little nervous but Emmanuel put me right at ease and supplied all the information I needed and to my surprise our cleaning deposit was here within days of returning home. If you have any questions regarding this condominium rental please feel free to e-mail me.
September 11, 2005 Mindi Estrada San Diego, CA
My family & I just got back from Hawaii and Mr. Chen's condo. I wanted to thank you, Emmanuel, for giving us a chance to create many wonderful memories. Our first night at the condo we ran into problems with the computer and there was a tech there within a half hour. What service!
I have to say that at first, I was beginning to think that I had made a mistake renting the condo in the secluded area...then we made the mistake of going into Waikiki for some "excitement". Waikiki is like LA- lots of cars, traffic, and people. If you want to relax and feel like you are truly in "paradise"- stay here. The condo is clean and loaded with everything including a well needed washer and dryer. The beaches are beautiful on that side of the island. And if you crave the "excitement" of Waikik- it's only about a half hour drive...and you will be so happy to come back to the condo.
I cannot say enough good things. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And Mr. Chen is very professional and personal.
June 6, 2005 william long / jan hipa oxnard ca
Our ten day visit was wonderful. A quiet hideaway from the the bustling west side of the island. cool breezes and sandy beaches where you can actually be the only one there at times. the peacefulness of it all was what we were looking for, and found. Thank you Mr Chen. Aloha maika'i no
April 25, 2005 Anonymous
What a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Mr. Chen has taken care of all the details and we highly recommend his beach house for your stay. His home is lovely and the beach is amazing!! We will come back!!! anne couser vrbo 44977 coeur d alene, idaho
April 5, 2005 Walt and Anne Danapilis Bangor, Michigan
We were very impressed with the quiet beach and the long stretch of sand for walking every morning. What a difference from Waikiki! we did drive into Honolulu for a day and enjoyed hiking Diamond Head and shopping in the International Market, but were less than impressed with the crowds at Waikiki. It was difficult to find a spot to place our towels! We generally liked the northern end of Oahu which was very scenic and different from our Midwest.
Walt and I felt right at home in the condo. I zeroed in on the chocolate covered macadamian nuts and delicious Haagan Dazs (sp?!) ice cream. A real treat!! Walt's favorite perk was the frosted mugs - he had a beer or two every night on the porch. We both used the internet service several times during the week. It's too bad we didn't have more time for then we could have snorkeled or watched some of the videos. A week isn't enough in Oahu - we are already planning a return visit in the next couple of years. Hopefully, we can stay in the same condo on our next trip.
Walt and Anne Danapilis
March 10, 2005 The Smiths Barnegat.NJ
Thank you Mr Chen.You were a wonderful host the condo was perfect.Very clean loved having the internet to keep in touch with the family back home.We spent the month of Feb there would go back.It was the best vacation ever.The beach was lovely,people friendly could not ask for more.Mahalo
February 12, 2005 Judith Maher Creston, B.C. Canada
The condo was everything we'd hoped for and more. The swimming pool really was outside our door. The ocean really was 20 feet past the pool. The little convenience store was directly across from our unit. The grandchildren had a whale of a time with all the water toys. The unit was clean and we appreciated the coffee, tea, sugar, etc. that we found in the cupboard. Mr. Chen was a great help to us with all the problems that arose from our end. (Including an extra grandchild coming with us at the last minute.) The movies were great on the day it rained. The beach was superb! Even the gecko our youngest (8) found co-operated and let her have a really good look at him/her. The only complaint ......5 grandchildren and only 1 computer!!! All of them wanted to be on the internet every evening telling family and friends how great Hawaii is, and everything we did that day. Would we stay at Sandy Shores again? In a heartbeat!!
January 25, 2005 The Clarksons Brisbane, Qld, Australia
We were a real test of our host's hospitality, arriving
as we did at 2am after a long journey from
Australia and calling for assistance. However,
Emanuel couldn't have been nicer, promptly and
cheerfully returning our call with very helpful
information. The unit was immaculately clean and
stocked with goodies. The proximity to the beach
was amazing and the outlook sensationally
beautiful. We had a great time and only wish we
had had more time to enjoy it.
December 20, 2004 Gary & Nancy Grimes & Family Riverton, NJ
We all had a wonderful time on our trip to the less travelled part of Oahu! The condo was in very nice condition, and wonderfully convenient to the beach and the pool just outside our door. The beach feels like it is your own secluded beach - there was hardly anyone on it! Thanks to Mr. Chen for his well-stocked unit, and gracious hospitality. We would vacation in the unit again, and hope to some day. Aloha & mahalo!
May 18, 2004 Monica Horne Rio Rico, Az
We recently enjoyed a nice week long vacation with some friends on Oahu. We knew we wanted to stay on the North Shore away from Waikiki so we were very happy to have found Mr. Chen's condo. It was great! Very comfortable and well equipped. The sheets were even ironed! Wow!!! We definetly enjoyed being able to wake up and walk right out to the beach for peaceful early morning and late night strolls. THANKS SO MUCH MR CHEN
April 26, 2004 Lynda Turner
My husband and I spent a wonderful three days in the condo. It was our first visit to Hawaii and we just loved the North Shore. So beautiful and unspoiled. The condo was extremely well-equipped and fabulously clean. We loved the location - halfway between Haleiwa and Lanikai Beach. We hope to return someday.
February 26, 2004 The Naranjos
Wow, what a lovely place!
The beautiful beach, practically private, with great snorkelling and spectacular sunrises.
We enjoyed the privacy of the condo over the bustle and crowding of a hotel and saved a bundle of money having a well appointed kitchen with shopping close by.
Definitely the destination on Oahu for us, half an hour to great surf at Haleiwa. Loved watching the pros at Banzai Pipeline and Sunset Beach.
Thank you, Emanuel, for contributing to our fabulous stay with the great condo.
February 23, 2004 Angie & Phil
We enjoyed our stay very much. I think the most appreciated amenity was the internet access. It was very nice to be able to keep up with everything going on at home.

The beach was almost always a “private” beach and had spectacular breaching whales that could be seen without binoculars.

We received our deposit back very quickly which was very much appreciated.

We would definitely stay here again if we return to Oahu.
December 16, 2003 Patricia DeRose Albuquerque, NM
Dear Mr. Chen,

I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us to rent your lovely condo. Despite the rainy weather, we had a wonderful time. The quarters were immaculate and very comfortable. The beach was beautiful and the ocean was just the right temperature. Lisa was able to change her cleaning schedule so that Stan and I were able to stay until evening on Sunday. She seems like a lovely person, as do Bob and Lillian in the little shop next door. I'm sure I'll be back some time in the future and I hope you'll allow me to stay at your place again.

Mahalo nui loa
July 14, 2003 Steve & Kristinea Murrieta, CA
If you want to stay on the most beautiful side of the island, where just steps from your front door is the beach, a pool & a lifetime of memories, this is your place. 5 of us (3 kids) slept comfortably, and had so many extra amenities that were available to us. Early morning coffee on the patio and walks on the beach were so nice. Waiamea Bay was our personal favorite, it was a short drive to paradise. We had the beautiful fish and sea turtles right there. We were able to golf at the different courses, they were beautiful. We all snorkeled and had a lot of fun. We caught the "Aloha" Spirit and didn't want to leave. Waikiki was nice for shopping and the Blue Hawaii Show at the Beachcomber Hotel was very enjoyable. Hawaiian Waters, a swim park, was a lot of fun for the whole family. Eman had movies galore for relaxing at night. Be sure to go to the Crouching Lion for dinner. The king sized bed was roomy and nice. It was nice to have all the amenities that were offered from this condo. The islanders are friendly and nice to talk with. A lifetime of memories starts here!
December 30, 2002 donna d. day Lutz
We absolutely enjoyed our stay in the condo. We have traveled many places and have never had the amenities Mr. Chen provided. The place is stocked with movies, nintendo and games, books even a computer. The locals are very friendly and we enjoyed Mr. Chen's nieces! The beach is perfect and you have it and the scenery all to yourself. I would definitely go back. The Days
December 8, 2002 Mel Franks
Hauula is about as far as you can get from Waikiki, literally and figuratively. Definite "locals" area. Condo is steps away from a virtually private beach... we never saw more than a handful of people on a stretch of sand about a mile long. Unit is far
from new, but extremely well equipped... all kinds of snorkel gear of all sizes -- a pleasant surprise.
You have to drive for almost everything -- adjacent store's inventory pretty slim -- but the scenery is beautiful -- both ways. Suggest you get a jeep or convertible! Nearest grocery story (Foodland) five miles north. If you want night life, stay in Waikiki. If you enjoy sunrises, this is your kind of place!
November 12, 2002 Connie Hillock
I didn't actually stay at this condo, however, we stayed at Emmanuel's other condo in Waikiki -- totally heaven. Upon our arrival, Emmanuel showed us this condo and I was totally impressed. He was going the extra mile and lining shelves because he had guests coming in two days....this was late in the evening and he offered to show us the condo. Located right on the beach; clean, every electronic gadget you could want. Next
vacation we will split our time between this condo and the Waikiki condo.
November 7, 2002 Maxine Shea Honolulu, Hawaii
Dear Mr. Chen, I recently rented your condo for a family reunion and we all had such a great time!! Your accomodations were well equipped and very clean and the location along with the quiet atmosphere of Hauula brought us all back to the Hawaii we grew up with. We will definitely be recommending your rental to all our friends locally and on the mainland USA!! Thank you so much for making our reunion wonderful!! Maxine Shea
November 3, 2002 James Snyder Lancaster Ca
I just had to leave a note about Emmanuel Chen's rental to me and my family. It was truly a great Hawaiian adventure for us and a time we will remember and gauge other vacations by. First I would like to comment on the location, it is so close to the ocean you hear the waves as you relax.The view of the mountians are breath-taking and when we arrived the condo was emaculate. I was nervous about not being able to use my credit card and the three hundred dollar deposit that was required. So I just withdrew the cash from my card, being cheap, and wanting my frequent flyer miles Mr. Chen promptly refunded my deposit upon our departure. My wife wanted me to add that it was a great convience for her that the accomodations had come stocked with video games to keep our children busy while we had some private time to just relax. We intend to visit here again and certianly recomend that if your looking for that special place this is the one. Best Regards, James C. Snyder
October 31, 2002 Ingrid Honolulu HI
I'm a local girl from Hawaii, and took a much needed vacation at Emmanuel's Hauula vacation rental. The location is what vacationers imagine Hawaii to be!! And this is coming from a local girl from Hawaii!! You are just a few feet from the clean ocean, no polluted (suntan lotion) water to worry about. The rental is very clean, it had everything we needed. It was definitely a good experience, and what a bargain!! I highly recommend it.
October 30, 2002 Kaylan Pendleton Phoenix, Arizona
Hello everyone! I just wanted to comment on my vacation staying at this property #3010 in Hauula. I had the best vacation ever when I stayed here. In fact, it was my 4th trip to Hawaii and I've never been more pleased with any place I've stayed. This condominium is perfect for a small family or for a few friends that want to get away. Literally, it is only a few steps from the glorious beach. There is great snorkeling and the owner even provided equipment for us to explore the beautiful ocean with. The condo was the cleanest place I've ever stayed at on any trip I’ve been to…anywhere, and I’ve traveled a lot. We all know that Hawaii is known for it's little critters, but I was amazed to have a whole month there staying in a bottom floor condo and not once seeing a bug, unless of course it was outside the screen on the lanai when I was out there listening to the waves crash. Even staying in a highly rated Outrigger property on Waikiki Beach, I have never been so impressed. I must say that I out of many people would be able to tell you how vacation facilities should be. I’ve worked for Best Western, The World’s Largest Hotel Chain® for a year and a half and I know the standards most people set and look for in a place to stay away from home. THIS IS YOUR PLACE! The owner is a wonderful person to work with and completely fair. I would absolutely stay here again and plan to in the future when my time does permit. We got our complete deposit back and didn’t have a single problem. We were even treated with delicious chocolate macadamia nuts when we left because we left the place so clean and in its original arrival status. I hope all of you will stay here, because I can vouch that this is a wonderful vacation condo and I will have the most wonderful memories of this trip because of it. Thanks!
October 30, 2002 Greg Brown M.D., Laguna Hills,CA
We had a great time at the Hauula condo. The beach is literally 20 yards from the front of the condo and gorgeous ocean views. My son, daughter and her friends all thoroughly enjoyed themselves for the week. I have known Mr. Chen for years, and he is honest, dependable and fair. He treated my children as if they were is own. He is truely loved by all of us. Any comments to the contrary, well, I guess you would have to consider the negative source.
October 30, 2002 Arlene Wright Depoe Bay, Oregon USA
We had the opportunity to stay in this wonderful place.
We loved the location and the condo with amenities was everything and more than advertised. It was well stocked, clean and very comfortable - we were sorry we couldn't stay longer.
In addition, the owner was terrific to do business with. We left the unit clean and in good condition. We received a nice note from the owner who thanked us for our efforts and our deposit was refunded in full immediately.
Thank you for sharing your lovely unit with us.
October 30, 2002 Peggy Mayo Pell City, Alabama
Thanks for the wonderful hospitality....I was very impressed with the condo and the niceties there. The place was immaculate and very well stocked with movies, music, towels, and even some macadamia cookies. It was great.....I plan to come here next year and every year after that....... Thank you so much for your Hawaiian Aloha and your wonderful place.
October 30, 2002 WILLIE E. JONES Oakland Ca
Super vacation, super location, super weather. I loved the nice amenities of the condo, the personal touch was very much appreciated. The beach is right out the door, like private, nice and secluded. The support staff, or whatever they were...were problems...just a lot of friendly helpful people. I highly recommend this vacation rental. Thank you Manuel
October 30, 2002 Gaddis Family Seattle, Washington
Aloha! And Mahalo to the Owner of the best oceanfront condo we've ever stayed at. It was also the first vacation unit we've stayed at that supplied swimming, diving, surfing and fishing supplies for guest to use at no additional cost. Thank you $! I got to sunbathe on the clean white sandy beach, as my husband took the two boys to do the watersports activities. Thank you... Thank you!! The unit we stayed in supplied the most we've ever got in Hawaii. The 2 tv/vcrs was wonderful. The boys watched movies (movie library included!), as we watched ours. The boys played the tv ninento game, as we played the cd stereo (cd music library included!). Access to a computer was my total satisfaction. Large W/D was the BEST! Thank you for relieving stress! We've told our family and friends about this oceanfront getaway (business owners and corporate executives). I am a very particular person... (doctor says) and was very pleased w/EVERYTHING this Owner shares at a very, very reasonable cost. Thank you. See you soon... very soon.
October 30, 2002 Betty and Al Modesto CA
09/17/2002 What a great place to spend the vacation you always wanted....just like the ad reads, 30 steps to the beach, talk about location on a tropical island, it is located in the most tropical area of Oahu, close to everything but enough away to enjoy the spirit and peace of the island, The condo was furnished with every possible need, from books to read to video and CD's, Nintendo and tapes,,,what a great time we had, My son and family stayed with us at the condo (stationed at Kaneohe)and very comfortably slept 6. I highly recommend it and the price was right too. The beach was deserted most of the time and we had it all to ourselves. I would not stay on Waikiki again knowing this place was on the other side of Oahu. Check in and out was easy, and no problem in getting the deposit back,,,,,,my grandsons had a great time with all the snorkel gear and boogy boards, full kitchen, washer and dryer, great beach access on bottom floor, at the end of the building where it is quiet, and I can't say enough about the beach, if anything it is the reason to stay at this condo, fantastic!!!!! Aloha and Peace in the world...(from a mother of a marine)-Betty and Al, Modesto CA

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Mid Season 1/16/2009 12/14/2009 $149.00 - - 1

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Prices based on double occupancy. Please Add $8 per night per person over two people. $300 Fully Refundable Reservation/Security Deposit $125 Cleaning Fee
Payment Options:
Money Order, Cashier/Official Check, Personal Check
Deposit: $300 fully refundable reservation/security deposit.
Tax: 14.96%
Cleaning Fee: $125.00
Cancellations and Refunds: Reservation cancellations 30-60 days or more prior to your arrival will be subject to a $139-$299 cancellation fee. For cancellations within 30-60 days of the scheduled arrival date there is no refund.
Other Fees: Rate is based on double occupancy. Please add $8 per night per person after 2 people.
Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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