About this listing
Welcome to our beautiful newly renovated condo located at Turtle Bay on Oahu's pristine North Shore. This condo, situated on Turtle Bay Golf Course, has mountain and golf course views, a quiet, peaceful location and a great breeze.
The living room features brand new furnishings including a pull-out bed from the couch to accommodate extra guests.
This one bedroom, one bathroom condo is newly renovated and has everything you need for a great Hawaiian vacation. The bedroom features a large king-size bed and the living room has a pull-out bed from the couch. There is also a twin size inflatable airbed and a folding mattress mat which should allow you to accommodate 4 guests. We welcome families with children 5 years and older, however our home is not designed or equipped to accommodate families with infants or toddlers.
Some of the features of the condo which make it special include: brand-new furnishings including a new pull-out sofa bed, AC unit in the bedroom, ceiling fans in both the living room and bedroom, Complimentary WiFi-Internet access, washer and dryer, brand new stainless-steel appliances, new granite counter-tops in the kitchen and bathroom, new 55 inch flat-screen tv and blu-ray player in the living room and 30 inch flat-screen tv in the bedroom, digital cable TV (in both living room and bedroom) with over 100 channels, breezy patio with chairs and patio table, pool, bbq area (at pool), tennis courts, golf and horseback riding opportunities and miles of walking trails nearby. The condo is equipped with every kitchen amenity imaginable including: refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, pots, pans, crock pot, toaster, rice cooker, electric griddle, coffee maker, dining sets for 6 including plates, glasses, silverware. Guests also have the use of all beach equipment in the condo including: 4 snorkel sets (2 youth, 2 adult sets) 2 boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels and beach cooler. This condo is only a 5 minute walk to Turtle Bay beach. Good snorkeling and surfing can be found just 5 minutes from the condo. All of the world famous North Shore beaches such as Sunset Beach, Rocky Point, Pipeline and Waimea Bay are all within 10 minutes of the condo! This is the perfect oasis situated conveniently in the heart of the North Shore.
Guests will have access to the shared condo pool, bbq area (at pool) and tennis courts, walking trails, a great beach a quick 5 minute walk away which has snorkeling and surfing options, We will provide a gate code or electronic key to enter the condo parking lot. Guests will also have access to one parking spot which is assigned to the condo. The shops, lobby and restaurants and bars at the adjoining Turtle Bay Resort are welcome to all condo guests. There are several restaurants nearby at Turtle Bay Resort (within a 5 minute walk) that welcome everybody including Lei Leis (on Golf Course), Ola Restaurant (on the beach), Kula Grill (inside hotel) Pa'akai (inside hotel) Hang Ten Bar (poolside) Surfer The Bar (inside hotel) Lobby Lounge Coffee Shop (in hotel).
Interaction with Guests
Although we do not live on the island, we are only a phone call away and will do everything in our power to ensure that guests have a great stay. We are very accessible via phone or email and will be in touch via email with guests before your stay. We will send you all the information needed including: confirmation of dates and payment, directions to the condo, house rules, and contact information. We also have a house manager who lives on the island just a few miles down the road that can assist in an emergency. Aloha!
What I love about Kuilima is the green, lush beauty that is just iconic Hawaii and the outdoor activities available near the condo. There is great surfing right in front of the hotel off the point (in front of the hotel pool), there are great hiking and mountain biking trails, horseback riding, golfing on 2 PGA golf courses, there is good snorkeling at Kuilima cove from the beach to the east of the hotel, and there are a lot of options in restaurants and bars at the Turtle Bay Hotel.
Most people who come and stay at the Kuilima condos rent a car in Honolulu and drive up to the north shore. This is what I recommend honestly because it is the best way to truly explore the north shore beaches, Haleiwa town, the Dole Pineapple plantation and all of the other tourist attractions on the north shore. There is 1 free parking spot reserved for the condo unit and there is guest parking as well. There is also a great bus system simply called "The Bus" on the island which travels all the way around the island at regular intervals. This is a circle island bus which costs about $2.50 each way. The bus can get you anywhere you need but The Bus is on "island time" and it can take 3-4 hours to travel around the entire island. Renting a car will give you the best mobility and will allow you to explore more efficiently. There are also scooter and bike rentals at the Turtle Bay Hotel if you are interested.
Other Things to Note
Kuilima and the North Shore in general is quite a different place than Honolulu and Waikiki. It is almost like a different island. Things move at a much slower pace up in "the country" and those visitors that relax and accept the slow pace of life and embrace it will be greatly rewarded. There are no shopping malls or high-rise buildings and the residents have fought hard to keep the north shore that way. Keeping the North Shore "country" means ensuring that the North Shore maintains that old Hawaiian feeling and spurning large unsustainable development which could devastate the North Shore's fragile environment. No, don't expect shopping malls, skyscrapers or las vegas strip style attractions. What you can expect is a tropical paradise and an outdoor lover's paradise. There are about a dozen of the most beautiful beaches in the world, amazing snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, hiking, small boutique shopping in Haleiwa, friendly traditional people and great hawaiian food. If you come to the North Shore with the right expectations you will never want to leave! Finally, I highly recommend visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie for demonstrations of traditional Polynesian cultural dancing, crafts and customs. There are 8 or 9 Polynesian villages showcasing the customs of different Polynesian islands including: Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti and of course Hawaii. The highlight of the day is the luau and the amazing night show which features fire dancers! Much of the entrance fee goes towards helping the dancers and performers attend college. It is a great experience while on the island and it is for a good cause as well. The only thing of great need that is not located at Kuilima is a grocery store but there is a Foodland grocery store located just 7 minutes away by car in either Laie or there is one in Sunset Beach; about the same distance away.
The house rules will be located on the counter with the keys. Please review rules upon arrival. The condo will have a complimentary starter supply of toilet paper, Kleenex, soap, paper towels, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and laundry soap. These supplies will last about 2-3 days. We do not re-supply these items. In the event you run out of any/all of these items, it will be necessary for you to purchase what you need. The condo has all the plates, cups, kitchen items and bath and beach towels along with all the linens you will need for your stay. We do not provide daily maid service. There are also boogie boards, snorkel gear and other beach toys, which you may use. Check in is at 3:00pm and Check out is at 11:00am. When you checkout make sure to leave all keys on the counter. Please double check to make sure all keys are returned, as we will have to charge a $500 lost or damaged key fee. Please make sure to shut the windows, close the curtains, turn off fans and air conditioner, take the garbage out and lock the front door when you leave. This condo is a non-smoking and no pet unit. Excessive noise that disturbs your neighbors will not be tolerated at any time. Quiet must prevail from 10:00 PM thru 8 AM daily without exception. We are not affiliated with the Turtle Bay Resort or the golf courses. Hotel amenities are for registered hotel guests only. Please stay off the cart paths and golf course. This is a quiet residential neighborhood and a neighborhood watch is in effect.