beachfront PIPELINE solar home

House - Entire home/apt · Ke Nui Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, United States

The Space

MAHALO for your interest in our "Beachfront PIPELINE Solar Home" one of the North Shore's greenest homes!

In case you need more space, inquire about our "Green LODGE on Organic Farm" across the street at Waihuena Farm.

The perfect little green beach house situated DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF PIPELINE. Surfer Magazine's August 2011's 'World's Best Waves' article features Pipeline #1, Backdoor and Off-The-Wall, which just so happen to be our three closest surfbreaks:). Don't worry though, most of the time the beach is quiet and great for swimming! Our custom glossy coconut and bamboo interior, 100% solar power, open floor plan, large deck, grill, and prime location please everyone from the Pipeline Masters to the individual looking for a peaceful summer getaway.

There are three queen beds and a bunk, but only one closed bedroom (where the bunks are located). The living room has a murphy (fold away) bed with a clever roll out room divider that provides privacy and there is a great pune’e perfect for napping. There is one bathroom and a great outdoor shower.

$300 (couples) - $1000 (businesses/events)/night
$3000/week for groups of 4
holidays and surf season increased rates apply

MORE INFO ABOUT THE NORTH SHORE...and about our farm
Please let us know if you would like to reserve one of our $25 community supported agriculture farm baskets, prepared on mondays or if you would like to schedule a farm tour.

If you haven’t been to the North Shore, you are in for a treat. If you have, you know it can be a very different place between Summer’s long sunny days, the Fall & Spring seasonal lagoons that grace our beach and the Winter’s world class waves. Our properties are centrally located on the North Shore, directly on the Banzai Pipeline (surf mecca). To the West we are 1 mile from Foodland & Sharks Cove, easy biking distance to Waimea Bay, 15 minutes driving to Haleiwa Town and the Sunday AM Farmers Market. To the East we are walking distance from Ehukai Beach Park & Sunset School’s Saturday AM Farmers Market, easy biking distance to Sunset Beach, 15 minutes driving to the Turtle Bay Resort and Kahuku Town. The bike path runs three miles along the coast and there is a bus stop right on Kamehameha Hwy. We are one hour from the airport and all that Honolulu has to offer.

GREEN HOME
We are doing what we can to help you live lightly while guests in our homes. We provide- solar energy (solar hot water and photovoltaics), access to local/organic produce, bikes, laundry lines, ecological soaps/cleaners, some green fabrics/linens, water filters and reusable bags to help you reduce your plastic use and facilitate your- recycling and composting.

additional amenities
-unlimited domestic long distance
-washing machine, laundry line (dryer at lodge)
-all linens provided (discounts available for local guests bringing own linens)
-off street parking (multiple vehicles at Lodge, only 2 off street at Beach)
-cable, dvd, stereo, idpod doc
-some baby goodies, pack-n-play, high chair, infant tub, jogging stroller (reserve in advance)
-fully equipped kitchens
-gas grills
-beach toys, masks/snorkels, boogie boards, ball toys, & BIKES!
-surfboards available for rent- 9′ longboard, 7′ 5″ soft top, 7′ 5″ epoxy and performance short boards

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2500 /week
Monthly Price: $8000 /month
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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  • The house is gorgeous. There's nothing quite like waking up at sunset in your beach bungelow to find dozens of the world's best surfers on the planet's preeminent wave. Not only was the location--right in the heart of the North Shore--completely ideal, but the house itself was a perfect place to relax after a busy day of adventuring. Meleana was responsive and super kind. I whole-heartedly recommend this place for anyone stepping foot on Oahu.

    November 2013
  • I lived on the North Shore 20 years ago. Pipeline is the best wave in the world. Its a heavy wave to get in and down the face when big, riding the barrel is the thrill. This return to paradise was exceptionally nice. Thanks Meleana for your awesome beach house. My wife and i live in Costa Rica and enjoyed our honeymoon stay at the best location on the North Shore. The back-room was were we sleep as the AC combined with the Ocean waves crashing was so pleasant. We had great BBQ dinners and morning breakfast after unbelievable surfs. Road bikes to Famous Teds bakery, chocolate mac pie is still the same. The shacks are less to be found as everyone built super nice new homes. That was the best part of this solar paradise is it was one of the original Pipeline house that Judd owns and kept really nice. Congratulations for keeping it real, such a great beach house!!!
    Surfer Bar at the Turtle Bay is great, ask for GM Chris and he will take good care of you.
    See ya next year with our two daughters!!!!!
    Aloha and Pura Vida Mix

    October 2013
  • We had a fantastic stay, the place was much needed soul food and provided the perfect spot to rest and recoup.

    We enjoyed the beach, the snorkelling gear, the bikes and most importantly the comfortable bed and found the kitchen great to prepare our meals.

    Highly recommended.

    May 2013
  • We spent a fantastic 5 nights in Meleana's beach house and loved every minute of it. My wife and I are former professional bodyboarders and brought our two young kids- ages 5 and 9 with us. Staying on the beach in front of one of the world's best surf spots was a real fantasy-come-true for us, and even for those that don't ride waves, the beach out front is never crowded and on small surf days, the ocean is beautiful. The bigger days provide plenty of action in the surf and you can simply sit on the back deck and watch all the action while having lunch or using the barbecue to enjoy a sunset dinner. Occasionally we could see whales breaching off shore too!
    In the house, everything you need is at hand from high-speed internet to HDTV, and there's even a bed overlooking the surf, and a fantastic outdoor shower (we rarely used the indoor shower). Plus, anything you need from sand toys to snorkeling gear, to bikes, and even bodyboards are available to use. We vow to return for a longer stay next time around.
    Jay and Vicki
    San Clemente, CA

    February 2013
  • Perfect Place, perfect host, hard to leave, definitely going back! Meleana was very responsive and provided additional assistance in finding activities while we were there. The Judd's organic farm across the street has great food for those who like to eat in.

    October 2012
  • Meleana is a very friendly host, and the place is in a wonderful location. The house was cozy, but not very clean. There were a lot of bugs- roaches, mosquitos, etc. This place is OK as long as you have minimal comfort requirements. I would not have minded if the price were lower. For 3 people, we paid $450 a night. For that price, I would have preferred to stay in a resort.

    August 2012
    Meleana
    Response from Meleana:

    aloha, it is important to me to have guests have great stays, so i followed up with eli letting him know i wish he had contacted me during his stay so i could have done something to help him feel more comfortable...i noted that the booking was for 4 people for 3 nights, and that with a short stay nightly rate seems high as the cleaning fee isn't spread across as many nights. i have two professional cleaners as well as myself who sometimes cleans our homes so i am confident they are clean....roaches come out when food is left out and we can not control mosquitos! we use non toxic roach sticky traps and provide citronella coils if that helps. :)

  • I want to mention our background first because, in reading the comments from previous visitors, this may help provide context for our viewpoints.

    Background: we are two active adults in and around 50 who spend our life in Alaska. Our winters involve skiing (tele, downhill and x-crountry) & snow shoveling, and our summers involve hiking, flyfishing and spending as much time outside as possible. We have visited all of the islands, and prefer renting a house v.v. hotels. The reason for this is that it provides us a richer experience with local life, as opposed to what a hotel or resort designer packages for the "typical" visitor in terms of entertainment or dining. Also, we visited in May during the non-big wave season, so a visit during the big wave season will be different.

    Comment: Awesome! We love the surf and its sound, the melody of geckos and the occasional well-behaved dog who happens to visit. We love the sunset and having a beach multiple miles wide that was almost ours alone at times.

    The cabin was well equipped--I suggest going there first to see how it is provisioned before picking up staples and supplies (it has a lot of items but will vary based on who was there recently). It has a decent selection of outdoor equipment (beach chairs, umbrellas, kid toys, boogie boards and skin diving equipment if you want to use someone else's snorkle).

    The kitchen has all that you will need (toaster oven, a number of blender/mixers, microwave, electric oven & stove, outdoor propane grill and very adequate cooking utensils). There is a washer and no dryer (this is a grand opportunity to have your clothes, towels and linens dried in God's element of heat and wind!). Decent electronics for TV, DVD and audio.

    As there was just the two of us, we chose the queen bed that is in the living area but has a million dollar view of the beach, sunset and coconut trees (audible symphonies from surf and birds). We did not use the Murphy bed in an adjoining open bed room except for storage, nor did we use the back bedroom with a queen and three bunks. (Special note: the back bedroom is a bit claustrophobic and benefits from opening the door to the exterior which provides both light and draft).

    There has been mention of bugs, noise and cleanliness. Regarding the bugs, yes, it's an Hawaii beach house, there are bugs. I will admit, however, I'm a bit numb to bugs as I'm originally from the Deep South but it's not overrun with the critters. This isn't a sterile hotel and if you spend anytime in the outdoors, I believe the critters will not figure in your enjoyment equation. Regarding noise, you either enjoy the sound of the ocean's surf, a river's rush, a bird's song or you don't. There is road noise on the other side of the house, but that is mostly controlled by closing the window facing the road, or for drastic measures, pulling the storm door shut over the whole thing. Regarding cleanliness, yes, things could be bleached down, but its certainly not dirty. At the end of the day you are in an energy efficient and environmentally aware house--you may need to choose between being environmental or just liking the (website hidden) net: this really worked well for the two of us. You really cannot appreciate the spectacular setting it offers without a personal visit. I cannot speak to parents with children or large groups but believe it would be equally spectacular for two adult pairs--one of which gets the private bedroom, the other getting the views.

    Most true observation from previous commenters: "don't judge the house by the outside gate that you see first upon arrival."

    May 2012
  • We spent 5 nights at this house. The significant pluses include: 1) the location - you are right on the beach! You can see the ocean from your bed. The large deck is the perfect spot to watch the surfers, the occasional turtle that comes onto the beach, and the people/dogs on the beach. The house is also within walking distance to the local grocery store as well as other attraction spots; 2) the outdoor shower - something you have to try to get just how good it feels. Some things you may also want to consider include: 1) the house is airy and right on the beach, there are insects (ants, roaches) in the house. If you don't leave food and open drinks out, ants problem can be minimized. Roaches mostly come out at night, which can be a bit annoying, but may come with the airy-house territory. We were not too bothered by this. The mosquitos also tend to come out during the early evening hours to feast. If you are sensitive to mosquito bites, bring repellent. 2) although it is impressive to watch the waves during the day, it can get pretty loud at night. Husband slept with pillows covering his ears while I used earplugs. This is something we did not expect. I can't imagine how loud it gets in the winter when the waves are much stronger. There is an interior room - the only bedroom with a door but if you close the door to dampen the noise, it gets very stuffy in the room. 3) the 2 bikes that come with the house are fairly rusty, one seat has exposed foam material. They look like they have not been used in a long time. We were hoping to ride them on the trail right outside the house, but decided not to risk it. However, you can rent bikes from a local shop nearby.
    Overall, we were happy with our stay and with our great first visit to Oahu.

    April 2012
  • Unfortunately, the beautiful location and amazing surf were not enough to get our family past the cockroaches, ants, and overall cleanliness. Not only were they in the kitchen, but also in the main living room bed- the only comfortable spot to relax on in the evening. They were so disturbing that my husband, 2 teenage children and I chose to leave 2 nights early, a very expensive loss on our budgeted family vacation. Unfortunately, even with very specific feedback and details about our feelings of misrepresentation and therefore a breach of contract, the host declined any responsibility.

    April 2012
  • This was by far the best accommodation we had so far on Oahu. The view is the best you can possibly get. It's clean, spacious and has everything you want. The host was great, super friendly and helpful. We'll definitely come back next year.

    March 2012
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