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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$30 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$1000 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Perfect stay! Surrounded by nature, world-class beaches and the spirit of Aloha.. What else could you want for an ideal stay the North Shore? Highly recommend the Treehouse Bungalow. And the Halupia pie at Ted's of course.
Ahh... what a wonderful weekend in the trees. This was just what we needed. Yes, even people living in Hawaii need a vacation. :-) Since living in downtown Honolulu, I've been craving a weekend in nature. This gave me what my soul was looking for: fresh air, breeze, being surrounded by green, sounds of waves, and we were even graced with rain on the roof top (we don't get that in a condo.) We are also looking at building a tiny home in the near future and wanted to see what that would feel like. So that was an added bonus. Even when we move to Portland, we plan to use this as a vacation spot when we need a dose of Hawaii. Thanks for a refreshing and peaceful experience.
You can't beat the location if you are staying on the North Shore! John was so friendly and offered many amenities you would not find at a resort/hotel: surf boards, bikes, paddle boards, and advice on where to find the best breaks. The bungalow itself is unique and imperfect, and there were quite a few mosquitoes and other bugs, but this didn't bother us... we expected this, as the bungalow is set on the hilltop in the jungle! The balcony overlooks the best view you could ask for. Everyone on the property, from O'Neil (John's son) to Kip (property caretaker) were extremely helpful when we needed something. Couldn't have asked for a better stay!
Enjoyed 3 nights in this unique & amazing treehouse while attending the Wanderlust festival at Turtle Bay resort. The treehouse view is spectacular & the accommodation is cosy with everything you need. John is a friendly and generous host. Recommend this spot to anyone visiting the beautiful North Shore.
Overall, we had a great time at the North Shore and enjoyed our stay at John's treehouse. The morning view from the terrace is truly breathtaking (especially with lots of humpback whales swimming by and jumping right in front of our eyes). The house itself carries most of the things needed, though its size should only be sufficient for two but not more. In general, our expectations where quite high after reading the previous reviews and we were a little bit disappointed at first about the cleanliness upon arrival (dust in bathroom, underneath bed and on/below fridge). It was taken care of once we mentioned it.
In summary, we can absolutely recommend this place to anyone wanting to avoid in the Honolulu area and looking for that "special" Hawaiiian getaway. Thanks for hosting us, John, we'd always love to come back! :)
Awesome environement, great hosts, definetely a great place to stay!
The tree house is really cosy with a breathtaking view over the coast and the sunset beach. The property is well kept and the host is friendly, too. We were expecting a little bit more, because of the description for this place. They are talking about yoga, surfing and other stuff. But we didn't see anyone doing yoga or asking us to go surfing or something like that. No offense to the host, as i said, it's a nice property and pretty cool tree house. The description promises just more than really happened during our stay.
Sorry to have to resort to cliche: but I can only say its heavenly. It's like a balcony over sunset bay and has the most gorgeous view you can imagine.
By chance, we stayed just those days when surf was up really high. We watched the crashing wave from our little terrace and really had to force ourselves to leave for some walking or shopping food.
Inside, the bungalow is very nicely designed and equipped with everything you need. Whoever did the carpentry was a real master of his trade.
As you are in the middle of a lush tropical garden, be aware of the buzzing fauna (i.e. moscitos) around. So it is a good idea to bring some "Off" or similar stuff with you...
The 80 steps are a very good exercise - but it is not the place for somebody abhorring exercise.
John an his people are very friendly and helpful. Wonderful hosts!
The place is perfect for a couple, or alone, looking for relax, meditation or getting close to the Hawaii's nature. John, family, other guests and people working there help you to feel at home and learn about neighborhood, beaches, waves, etc. I enjoyed a lot and really recommend staying here. The sunset beach break view is something that worth the trip.
The Bungalow exceeded my expectations. Pictures cannot capture the beauty of the view. John is a very friendly and helpful host with all the equipment and advice you could ever want to enjoy your day on the island. The location was great with the beach and breakfast an easy 5-10 minute walk away. The area and the property felt very safe. After driving around Oahu I was certain I had picked the best spot, both in the North Shore and the Bungalow. I will certainly return as soon as I am able and I recommend this place fully.
A few things to point out: The steps are real. I appreciated the exercise and the view they provided but if you are a heavy packer or have difficulty with steps you may find this troublesome. Also, it's more like being in a cabin than a hotel room. If you are considering this property then you probably prefer that (like I do). I adored the lush vegetation, fantastic ocean view and waking up to the birds but if mosquitos like you (you probably already know if they do) just pick up some repellant on the way in.
- Do you want to snorkel, ride a bike, surf, paddle board, body board, practice yoga, need a beach umbrella, water shoes? Just ask. John has a ton of stuff tucked away in cabinets for you to use.
- Get a rental car. The bus system runs on island time and many of the younger residents without cars hitch-hike to get around the North Shore. We picked someone up and learned a lot of great stuff about the island.
- Ted's Bakery for breakfast. A walk to the bakery in the morning was the best way to start the day. Also, spam musubis are delicious.
- If you give Captain a snack he will hang out with you for the remainder of your stay. Both Peter and Captain were sweet and it was nice having them around.
- Foodland is the social hub in the evenings. I woke with the sun and went to bed shortly after dark so I don't have first hand experience with this. But I was told often that if you're looking for after-hours activity on the North Shore, this is the spot.
I can't wait to come back. Mahalo nui loa!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.