About this listing
The Hale Le'a Le'a, which in Hawaiian means the “HOUSE OF GREAT PLEASURE”, resides beach front on the famous shoreline of North Shore Oahu.
Just steps to the beach and you'll be digging your toes in the sand and hopefully see a Honu or two, (our resident Hawaiian green sea turtles), bobbing in the the ocean. Our beach is serene and semi private, but if you prefer we are also close to all the world renowned North Shore beaches, such as Ali'i Beach, Chuns, Lonis, Waiamea Bay, Banzai Pipeline and Sunset beach.
Waialua is a wonderful and very centralized location. Just 2 miles to historic Haleiwa town. There you will find many unique boutique and surf shops. There is a wide array of restaurants, ranging from fresh local seafood, Thai food, Mexican food, “Kua Aina” for burgers and sandwiches, the food trucks that specialize in shrimp plates and don't forget Matsumoto's for a shaved ice.
The activities available are endless, from Scuba dives, deep sea fishing, Shark adventure tours, whale watching (seasonal), or rent surf boards, paddle boards, jet skis, kayaks or snorkel gear.
And a short drive to Dillingham Airport offers skydives, ultra light flight tours and glider rides. Mokuleia Beach, the Polo fields, horseback riding and Kaena Point are also nearby. And don't forget the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Waimea falls, the Polynesian Cultural Center and Turtle Bay.
Easy day trips to Pearl Harbor Memorial, Diamond Head Crater, Waikiki, Makapu'u Lighthouse, and shopping at the swap meet at Aloha Stadium.
And of coarse remember to just relax at Hale Le'a Le'a, the “HOUSE OF GREAT PLEASURE”. Listen to the sound of the surf and the trade winds blowing through the coconut palms with a Mai Tai in hand at sunset.
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My girlfriend and I stay at Lorraine's place was easily the highlight of our trip. The location is perfect for finding some time away from all the crammed tourist areas while still having everything you could ever need. The house was exactly as described with a perfect view at all times. We will be returning next time we go to visit family there.
Lorraine wasn't in town for our stay, but her very nice neighbor, Jeanne, was there to welcome us and be around if there was anything else we needed. Thank you, Jeanne!
The location of this spot is so amazing, that it almost feels fake. There were times when we saw, literally, no one else on the entire stretch of beach, which couldn't be closer to your door. If you're looking for a casual, relaxed environment, in an incredibly peaceful yet powerful setting, this will do it. Just remember that if you're going in the hot summer months, there is no A/C..but there is a ceiling fan and two other fans to help out. Also, it is the bottom level of a three story house...but we lucked out, as no one else was in the house almost the entire time we were there. The kitchen is pretty well equipped, though there is no oven...just an electric hotplate. You can make it work if you're crafty. There is the old town of Haleiwa, less than a ten minute drive from this house...which should have pretty much everything you need. Hope this helps someone..
Lorraine's place is great and well equiped : washer/dryer, full kitchen, grill, equipment for snorkelling...
The place is extremely quiet and relaxing. We slept with windows wide open listening to the ocean.
The North Shore is magic : eautiful sunsets from the bungalow, great places to visit + magnificent beaches for snorkeling all around.
Our experience was wonderful and we'd definitely recommend Lorraine's place to our friends and family!
This place was a dream. Situated directly on the beach with everything you could possibly want in a small residential area close to Haleiwa. We were greeted by JoAnn, who provided us with excellent suggestions of what to do in the area. I wish we could have stayed at this place (website hidden) a bbq looking out at the sunset every night was beyond words. Honestly, would be back there in a heartbeat as I write this review from rainy England ;-)
What a perfect experience!!! Lorraine was a great communicator and helped my fiancee and I get easily situated. Additionally, the place is even better than described with a beach right out the back door. Nothing but great things to say about it, will hopefully go back next year.
The beachfront Bungalow was a wonderful property and looked exactly as pictured. It was stocked with ample beach towels, snorkels and boogie boards. Great if you are looking for a relaxing beautiful retreat in a quiet neighborhood. Jeanne was great host and great with communication. I would definitely visit the property again!
We stayed at Lorraine's excellent Beach Bungalow for 3 nights. Lorraine was very polite and friendly by mail. Her neighbor, Jeannie, who managed our stay, was extremely kind and helpful as well, and gave us lots of great tips about the area!
Thank you, so much Jeannie!
The Bungalow itself was very clean and well-equipped, and the beach was very nice, indeed: as other reviews have noted, it is truly beach-front! We listened to the waves every night, and felt rested even after rushing around during the day.
The area was quite convenient, with a number of surprisingly good restaurants (ranging from Tex-Mex to sushi), and the North Shore was an easy drive from Waikiki, etc at the end of the day.
We will make our next reservation at the Bungalow, soon!