About This Listing
Dwell in bliss like a local in north shore nirvana. the ultimate retreat for surfers, yogis and nature lovers, this jungle bungalow overlooks one of the most famous surf spots on the north shore. Climb 100 steps up a stone path winding through lush foliage to your tree house nestled amongst black lava rock, shaded by deep green canopy of Banyan, mango, avocado trees. fall asleep to the lullaby of the waves and awaken to the sweet songs of birds in the trees.
The unit itself is 250 sq. feet, loft above with full size cotton futon, full size Euro lounger below with pillow top below as well and features a kitchenette with granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, lots of windows with that spectacular ocean view. The shower has a great ocean view too.! The property has 2 other units and the main house has a huge communal yoga deck overlooking the ocean. We are a healthy, eco-friendly community with a love for yoga, nature, adventure, water sports of all kinds, specializing in surfing! Friendly resident surfers can put you on the right spot at the right time to maximize your fun, regardless of your skill level. We have boards for you to use, kitesurfing, windsurfing, standup-paddle, even a kayak... and we love sharing our (30+ years) local knowledge.
We also work(but only when the waves are bad) to keep the hill tidy, so if you are skilled (or just energetic) we are barter friendly!
description of area:
the north shore features world famous beaches for surfing and spectating sept-april. Our summer tends to be calmer and swimming, sunning, stand-up paddle boarding and windsports are the call. December books up early for world championship surf contests, when the north shore is a mecca of surf excitement.
The island of oahu is a treasure trove of adventure with helicopter tours, horseback riding, kayaking, whale watching, and sightseeing. take in a lagoon swim at beautiful Waimea falls and park, or attend a traditional luau and island show at the polynesian cultural center, just 9 miles from your jungle nest.There are Bicycles for your use and a 4 mile path along the beach for that.
Downtown Haleiwa is just 7 miles away and features more surf shops and local flavor than you can shake a well waxed stick at. surf gear, surf garb, hot and cool
beach stuff. downtown eats include sushi, thai, italian, mexican and local cuisine. Work it out into the night with live music and dancing at nearby Breakers Bar.
strap on your running shoes and enjoy miles of scenic running and hiking trails. get your golf on at the local course in Kahuku, ocean front with $20 green fees.
or visit world famous "Turtle Bay Resort" just 3 miles away, and indulge in two 18 hole Arnold Palmer golf courses. treat yourself to spa services, gym and yoga classes, and dancing and dining at one of the many restaurants. nearby Waialua has a yoga coop that offers yoga classes on a donation basis.
You are going to need your energy and its never been easier or more enticing. Weekend farmers markets featuring local organic produce and the award winning cafe and health food at Celestial Foods in Haleiwa offer fruits and veggies of the gods, and they really do taste better here! there's something in the soil; they call it manna. restore your soul, cleanse your body. welcome to what we think is the healthiest au natural environment on earth.
No cigarettes, recycling is mandatory. some of our guests come specifically to meditate so we like to keep it peacful and healthy up here,
there is nightlife close by in Surfer the Bar at Turtle Bay 2 miles up the way and Waikiki with all it's vices is only an hr. We are into Yoga, Surfing, and a Vegetarian lifestyle, so it's pretty sleepy up here after 10pm, but we love to have an occasional get together with new friends that stay if they are up for that.
We recycle and are gardeners, love to have a hand in the garden and share the organicaly grown fruit and veggies.
Everything was perfect. We bumped into John one morning and he was very welcoming, he even left fresh picked lychee for us to have. The view was amazing and it was a great place to relax and tune out. I would stay here again in a heart beat!
The Treehouse Bungalow was an absolutely wonderful place to stay after the chaos of a few days in Waikiki. It was wonderful falling asleep and waking up to the sounds of the ocean or just hanging out on the porch and taking in the incredible view. Loved the surrounding area as well!
This treehouse bungalow was great. The view is incredible. A wonderful place to watch the sunset! You will wake up to the sounds of waves and birds and roosters. It was a very unique place to stay for my two nights on the North Shore. Just a quick walk to Sunset Beach and also close to many places by car. John provided clear arrival instructions, so I had no issues getting up to the bungalow. I am sorry I did not meet John while I was visiting, but I had a wonderful and peaceful experience staying here. Be careful on the stone steps walking up to the bungalow, especially when carrying your luggage - it's a bit of a hike! But it's worth it. Mahalo, John!
The three nights we stayed on the property were phenomenal. We stayed in both the Surf Cabin and the Bungalow and couldn't get enough of the view, the trees and the sound of the waves crashing. This place is absolutely perfect for couples looking to get away from the hotel experience and just relax on the beach, ride bikes to Waimea Bay, surf Sunset Beach or eat at all of the delicious food trucks along the way. My girlfriend and I can't recommend John's properties more, we loved every minute and hopefully will find a time to come back as soon as possible!
We really enjoyed our stay at John's Treehouse Bungalow! It is exactly as pictured in the photos provided, so if walking up several uneven steps isn't your cup of tea, the Bungalow may not be the best option for you. If you don't mind, then staying here is a great choice! The view from the bungalow is perfect and peaceful. We woke up each morning to either the sounds of birds chirping, roosters calling, or rain falling. It was wonderful! The bungalow is nicely located and many places are easily accessible from there. Sunset beach itself is lovely. John and everyone on the property were wonderfully nice, always saying hello and offering advice when needed. John also let us borrow snorkel gear and offered surf and paddle boards as well. I wish I had tried out the yoga deck, but I guess there's always next time! Thanks for a wonderful stay, John!
Staying at the Sunset Beach Treehouse was one of the highlights of our first trip to Hawaii. From the moment we got there and looked out at that spectacular view of Sunset Beach from the large deck to the time we left our new friends, we felt entirely at home and very well cared for. The space was very comfortable and met our needs. Who else has bikes and a surfboard available for use? That's indicative of John's generosity of spirit. Keith and Ruth, current "woofers" helping John out, thank you for making our visit so special. You're terrific. We now think of the north shore of Oahu as one of our favorite places, thanks in no small part to you all.
I only have one less than stellar comment about staying here. The good first = the grounds, and accomodations are beautiful. We stayed in the Sunset Beach Treehouse Bungalow the first night, which is at the top of the staircase. Anton who works on the property was lovely and helped us up with our luggage as it is a long flight up, but the views from there are stunning. The second night we stayed in the cabin. Again, the space is clean and comfortable. We awoke both mornings just to watch the sunrise. The cool breezes blowing off the ocean, so there is no need for AC but there are fans in each unit if you need them.
We arrived several hours early as we can in from a different side of the island and unfortunatley I could not access AIRBNB to get the instructions on where exactly to leave my bad. I tried to call John, the owner, and he wasn't available. I did reach the property manager and he instructed us to leave it just inside the door of the main house. When I opened the door I could hear voices inside, so I called out and introduced myself. I inadvertenly interrupted the beginning of their yoga session. Long story short, I did not feel welcome at the residence. He did explain that he had family coming in during our stay which is why we had to stay in 2 different accomodations and maybe why the brush-off. Take it for what it's worth. Anyway, I left our baggage in the garage (not the entry way as previously instructed) per John and came back after the proper check-in time.
Overall the property is breath-taking. If you are low maintenance and don't require much then this is the place for you. Its across from Sunset Beach and very close to Ted's Bakery. Don't bother with the savory food as there are so many better options close by, but definitely try the chocolate haupia pie. Decadent!
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About the Host, John
30+ year North Shore vet and crew love to share local knowledge with guests. We overlook the most beautiful ocean and love to get in it everyday! From white water first timers to big wave tow ins, kite surf, stand up paddle and traditional surfing, we do it all. The focus is fun and we will put you in the right place to maximize yours. We eat mostly vegetarian and organic, and a lot of our food we grow on the property. Yoga is a focal point for us, and if you care to join in we are all inclusive... novice first timers and seasoned yogis alike! The communal yoga deck overlooks the surf at Sunset Beach and has been the venue for some wonderful practice for our guests that have visited and ourselves as well. We enjoy inspiring and being inspired by the friends we make up here. There are a couple of other bungalows on the property that are inhabited by like minded people, we always welcome you to join us, but are very respectful of your privacy.