* The Captain's House - Beachfront Haleiwa


Historic beach home with AC and modern amenities
Bedrooms

3

Baths

2

Sleeps

8

- THE CAPTAIN'S HOUSE -
Welcome to The Captain’s House, a historic home that sits on one of the most stunning beaches on the island! This newly renovated home has three bedrooms with a/c, a designer kitchen, and lots of outdoor areas for dining and lounging. A wall of windows runs the length of the home, affording endless ocean views and allowing soft sea breezes. The Captain's House has a covered lanai for outdoor dining, and the sun deck overlooking the beach is the perfect spot to watch the sun sink into the Pacific every evening. Other amenities include wi-fi, TV’s and a/c in every bedroom, privacy fence with gate, off street parking, washer and dryer, BBQ grill & outdoor shower. Home sleeps a maximum of 8 guests; please see below for a detailed description of bedrooms.- THE HISTORY - This home was built by Captain McClay in the late 19th century. On a trip to Hawaii from the East Coast, the Captain used as ballast the lumber he would eventually re-purpose to build one of the North Shores first beach homes. He chose a protected beachfront area unrivaled in beauty to build upon. For generations it was home to the Captain’s descendants, and the current owners have been caring for the home since the 1960’s. For the first time in its history, the Captain’s House is now available to island visitors.

The home has been carefully restored and modern amenities added; including a renovated kitchen and a/c in every bedroom. In decorating the home, the owners kept all original furnishings that were custom to it. There are original vintage fixtures along with new, as to show the natural progression the home's age. There is a piece of furniture in the home representing every decade from 1920 on! The Captain’s House is filled with local art, including that of the Captain’s granddaughter, Emily Giese, a ceramicist whose work can still be seen in the kitchen and dining room table tile, and also in concrete work outside.
- THE BEACH -
Chun’s Beach is an absolute favorite among locals and those in the know, yet never crowded. The location is prime – the spot was chosen not only for its beauty, but also for the protection provided. Many homes advertise as being located at Chun’s beach, but The Captain’s house is one of only three that actually enjoys this privilege. The beach in front of the home is wide with soft sand. During calm weather the swimming and snorkeling are divine, and you will find sea turtles bobbing next to you in the water regularly. Close by surf breaks are Chun’s, Lani’s , Holton’s , Jocko’s and Leftovers. Waimea is a mile down the road, Sunset Beach just four miles away.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD -
You’ll see why travelers return yearly to the North Shore once you experience the laid back beach lifestyle and endless Aloha. The activities nearby are endless, highlights include excellent hiking trails, snorkeling, stand up paddling, shark tours, zip–lining, yoga on the beach, golfing, spa services, and luau’s. The friendly town of Haleiwa is located just two miles down the road for grocery shopping, restaurants, and boutiques. The nearest waterfall is a mile away at Waimea Rainforest. The airport is 28 miles, Pearl Harbor 26 and Waikiki 36 miles. BEDROOMS :
One : 1 King, Full ensuite bathroom
Two: 2 Twins
Three: 1 King
Other: There are two single/twin size day beds in the living room. Pack n plays, cribs and kids beds can be rented and delivered. A/C in bedrooms only.


** This property only accepts one booking per 30 day period. If a full 30 day hold is not available, we will not be able to rent the home.**

HAWAII TAX ID T-071-156-1216 Local Contact: Hawaii Beach Homes

Amenities

Amenity
  • King
  • Outdoor shower
  • Sleep sofa /futon
Attractions
  • Rain forests
  • Waterfalls
Dining Checkbox
  • Dining
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Cable Television
  • Movie Rental Available
  • Televisions in Bedrooms
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Board Games
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Leisure Activities
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird watching
  • Eco tourism
  • Horseback riding
  • Luaus
  • Paddle boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Sight seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale watching
Local Services And Businesses
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Location Type
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
Outside
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Equestrian events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving or snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-surfing
Suitability
  • Children welcome
Living
  • Air Conditioning in Bedrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Gated Private Property
  • Large Outdoor Covered Patio
  • Linens, Bath and Beach Towels
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Off Street Parking
Business
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
Outdoor
  • BBQ Grill
  • Boating
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Deck
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Bikes
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Patio
  • Sight-Seeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swim with Sea Turtles
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Patio Table and Chairs
  • Covered Lanai
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Directly Beachfront
  • Beach and Ocean Views
Family
  • Beach
  • Kids Games
  • Water Park
  • Zoo
  • Games
  • Aquarium
Convenience
  • Haleiwa Town
  • Medical Services Nearby
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby Various Restaurants
  • Nearby Coffee Tea Bean
Culture
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
Geographic
  • Beachfront Property
  • Exceptional Sunsets
  • Exceptional Views
  • Located on a Surf Spot
  • Nearby Polo Field
  • Nearby Skydiving & Glider Plane
  • Ocean Views
  • On Beach
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SeasonPeriodMin.StayNightlyWeeklyMonthly
6/1/2019 - 8/31/20193$350$2450
9/1/2019 - 11/30/20193$350$2450$10500
12/1/2019 - 2/29/20203$495$3465$17850

Reviews

Heaven.
Photos do not do this special home justice. Every year our family rents a house on the North Shore, but we have never stayed in a home quite like this one before. The moment you drive through the gate you feel like you are going back a bit in time to Old Hawaii - tranquil and happy, so different from the atmosphere in Waikiki. We spent our days hanging out as a family, playing board games, eating long meals on the lanai, with the kids going in and out of the water until sunset. The beach is superb and was never crowded, but there is a lifeguard stand here so you feel as if you have your own personal lifeguard. The house was spotless and comfortable, a perfect combo of vintage and modern. Haleiwa is a 10 minute drive down the road for shopping, and is full of local boutiques and restaurants (the long line at Opal Thai is justified, so ono!). We did not want to leave, and will definitely be back again next year. Mahalo!
Guest
Oct 2016
Captain's House
We had an amazing experience at the Captain's House. This beach house has amazing character, and was the perfect setting for my family. The home was extremely comfortable. You could not ask for better beach access, and the evening sunsets while sitting out on the deck were breath taking each and every evening. We will definitely consider this property for future stays.
Mark V.
Feb 2017
The Captains House has it all
What a lovely spot to stay on the North Shore. The property has a truck load of character and is super clean and well maintained. The view is absolute magic! We will be back!
Pauline G.
Mar 2017
Excellent location and an amazing beach house
We had an amazing vacation at the captains house. It felt like a beach house but with modern conveniences. The kitchen and bathrooms were updated and with many lovely amenities. The air conditioning was a godsend. Would definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants a beach getaway! The onsite people were very helpful.
JUDY S.
May 2017
60th Birthday
We had a wonderful time, thank you very much.
MARTINA L.
Jun 2017
Great location on the surfing beach
This is our 13th trip to the North Shore, and the house did not disappoint. House is perfectly located on Chun's Reef, and one of 3 on the particular beach. Lifeguard station is just outside and they are very helpful with the kids and info about the beach area. The house is a true beach house, and keep that in mind as you book, if you are looking for luxury or lot's of amenities...then look a little further. If you are looking for a great location, a house with a little "charm", do not mind walking outside uncovered to do laundry when you need to, then this is a great place, lots of space and places to sit inside and out, ac is a great thing in the bedrooms...especially in late July when the trade winds are slowing down, the kitchen is stocked very well for the size of the house, plenty of beach towels, only thing negative house was cleaning crew could use a little more time to get ready, still had towels in washer and dryer and dishwasher was full when we arrived, just little things, but not a great first impression...but OVERALL A GREAT STAY....
David Z.
Jul 2017
Fantastic Location!!
We stayed at the Captains House with several adults and kids during the summertime. The house had plenty of room inside and out. There is a great deck overlooking the beach where we had coffee every morning and plenty of room to bbq and eat outside on the lanai. The large sandy beach out in front of the house was where we spent almost everyday, snorkeling, surfing, and lounging. We even had a bonfire on the beach at night! The location is close to the small town of Haleiwa where you can eat at restaurants or do a little shopping. The house was clean and came stocked with everything we needed for the week. We stopped at Sam's Club on the way to the house and loaded up on groceries, but Foodland isn't too far if you need to restock midweek. We've been coming to the North Shore for 15 years and love it because it's quiet and the beaches are rarely crowded. The Captain's House on Chuns Beach is one of our favorites, and the staff at Hawaii Beach Homes were helpful and professional. We plan to stay there again and would highly recommend it!
Tiffany W.
Jul 2017
Beautiful beachfront property
We stayed at this home for a week in late October. It was easy to find and check-in instructions were clear. The home itself had everything we needed (except for a coffee grinder). We particularly enjoyed the stunning sunsets. This may be the best location on Oahu to enjoy the sunset.
Although this is Hawaii, we had no problem with roaches and other pests.
The beach was very empty for the duration of our whole stay, probably due to swimming being forbidden because of high waves.
I can only recommend this property.
Guest
Oct 2017
Captain's House- First visit to Oahu
We loved staying at this house. Very roomy and comfortable for 6. We could have had 2 more easily. Great location!!!!!! beautiful beach as many nearby were rocky or nonexistent at high tide. Nice quick drive into town (Haleiwa) for great food. The only suggestions would be twofold: The gate is a pain to relock because the lock and access are very small. It would also have been nice to have access to beach chairs. While the kids are comfortable on towels, we would have been more comfortable in beach chairs. We did not see anywhere to rent. Possibly you do have that option that we were unaware of, but we rent properties frequently at beaches and it is nice to be able to rent them and have them dropped off and picked up at the property. We would stay here again definitely and thoroughly enjoyed the week. The inside was spotless and the kitchen well equipped. The outside had some stuff laying around from previous renters, i.e. sand tent and misc other things that I cleaned up. It is a quick walk up the road to a beach where we saw two sea turtles sunning. Ted's Bakery had delicious pastries. The natural beauty of this island is unsurpassed and we had a very relaxing week. We also commuted into Honolulu for 2 basketball games at the U of Hawaii as our daughter was playing in a tournament there and this was easily doable, about 45 min to 1 hour.
Guest
Dec 2017
Location, Location, Location.
Great location for all North Shore activities. Plenty of parking and room to relax inside and out.
Douglas C.
Jan 2018
A Perfect Beach Vacation
The house had its vintage charm with all the modern amenities. It was very well-appointed. The location was perfect, right on a popular surf beach with a life guard. The surfers in our party were in surf heaven. Very kid friendly. I would definitely return to this house. Management company was terrific.
Goldie C.
Mar 2018
Hawaiian Beach House
My family stayed at the Captain's House for our Hawaiian vacation and we couldn't be happier. the house was very clean and comfortable. The location could not be beat. We stopped whatever we were doing to make sure we all were sitting on the beach outside the house to watch the sunsets. We would absolutely stay there again when we go back to Oahu!
Guest
Apr 2018
Oahu April 2018
Had such a great vacation particularly at this property although we did stay in Waikiki I’m not much for the crowds that this property is forwarded you an oceanfront sandy beach and nice 3 bedroom house that accommodated Both my daughter and her husband and his grown son and me. We enjoyed going to Haleiwa And to the Polynesian cultural Center and to the Mormon Temple. We had breakfast outside and evenings on the small water front deck. Long walks on the beach and surfing too !
Jacquelyn H.
May 2018
Can't Wait to Return
Rented this place for a weekend in May 2018. It was a positive experience from start to finish. Right on one of the best beaches in the world. Excellent house with ample towels and amenities. We can't wait to come back!
Charles L.
May 2018
Amazing Location!
This property is located in the best spot ever on Chuns Reef. Front row and center to a supreme surf spot. It's arguably the best and most forgiving surf location for beginners and intermediates, and old timers such as myself. The house is right on the sand. Location Location Location With all that said, you must be prepared for the vintage and rustic house. We happen to love vintage and historic and this house is definitely that! It was very clean and the kitchen very well equipped. The furniture is really cool and the art and collectables very Hawaiian. BUT the upholstery, window treatments and dirty windows and screens are needing attention. A little white paint, woven shades and new fabrics would make this place amazing and I'd gladly pay more for that! However I would go back in its current state. It's a gem!
Rennette C.
Jun 2018
captains house
Great location directly on the beach. Town nearby for groceries, restaurants etc. Many tours and activities within easy driving distance. would like to have spent more time there.
Rita S.
Jun 2018
Amazing! What a find!!
We had an amazing 5 days at this beach home. We were pleasantly surprised to see how clean and well stocked the home was. There was plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 kids. We enjoyed the view and the proximity to the beach. The beach was perfect, not crowed and even had a lifeguard. We also enjoyed the location, nice and quiet but not too far to enjoy all Oahu has to offer.
Laura F.
Jun 2018
Perfect Location almost perfect experience
Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location on the north shore. Fun surfing right in front of the house. Even surf lessons! House was old, but well decorated and very charming. We were warned about the higher level of insects on the north shore but being from Kaneohe we thought we were prepared. Ants everywhere! How do ants get in a sealed loaf of bread! Definitely some periodic pest control would have helped considerably. At least they weren’t cockroaches. Only other complaint was the rationing of paper towels and toilet paper. Ran out on day 3. Overall a very pleasant experience.
Constantin P.
Jul 2018
Wonderful Experience
Great house. Perfect location. The house is open and roomy with a great patio and deck. Located right on the beach and a 5 minute drive to the village where there are markets for groceries and excellent restaurants.
Brian L.
Jul 2018
Paradise
The Caprain's House is AMAZING! The beach out front is almost private. There were very few people ever on it. The house has quirky charm. We loved it. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will ever need. We had a party of 6 and we had plenty of room at all times. We loved watchinng sunsets from the deck right on the beach. We were visited regularly by a chicken family who quickly became part of our daily favorites. We were close to many sights and beautiful beaches. I can't say enough good things about this place and all it's beauty! If I am ever fortunate enough again to come to Hawaii I would stay here again and again!!!
Kelli P.
Aug 2018
2nd stay just as great as first!
Great location and a great Hawaiian beach house. If you are looking to get away then this is the perfect place. Plenty of room for a family of 4. It is a beach no pool no spa..BUT NO CROWDS.. AC in the bedrooms makes the warm summer nights nothing to worry about, Almost an empty beach in the evening for the best sunsets and still really close to Haleiwa. Management staff very responsive and quick to help with anything... cannot wait for next year. Waiting for the calendar to come out to book our next trip...
David Z.
Aug 2018
We loved it!
House was clean and well appointed! beds were very comfy, tons of beach towels which is a must being right on the water, chun’s Reef none the less! As we live here the place felt very Hawaii/local! And if you want to learn to surf, there are a couple of companies right there on the beach (waves in summer nice small rollers ). We want to come back next year! Much mahalo
Ariel T.
Aug 2018
Excellent Beachhouse
This is the perfect beach house to have relaxed days at Oahu North Sore. The house is spacious, light and very comfortable and clean. Everything works and the house has character. A place to feel like home.
The location is stunning, just above the beach, which is easy to access via a few stairs from the garden. It is almost a private beach, very few people came there during our stay. There are a few rocks in the water, which might be the reason, that the beach is not very frequented. But with some attention to the rocks it is easy to get into the water and swim, snorkel or surf there.
The street in the back of the house is very busy during day times. At night there is only very little noise from the street. The nearby villages and beaches offer a big variety for shopping and activities.
The service from the management was okay.
I would recommend this house to other travelers and would love to stay there again.
Guest
Aug 2018
Perfect Rental Property
Beautiful location, very well equipped. Exactly as described. We visited Oahu when Hurriane Lane hit the Hawaiian Islands therefore we spent a lot of time at the Rental and we still had a great vacation. Highly recommended!
Donna P.
Sep 2018
Wonderful Experience
The Captain's House is a wonderful property. The home, as described, is clean and spacious, but also truly unique. If you are looking for a cookie cutter, hotel like experience, this is not it. What it is, is warm and inviting. Our family of 6 adults found plenty of room for being together, but also for privacy. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was much appreciated, as it is very warm and humid, even in September. As far as access to the beach, all we had to do was walk out of the house and down some steps. There are some rocks in the water directly in from of the house, so you need to look out for them. But on both sides of "our" beach, there are less. Multiple surfers were also surfing from morning to night. They were fascinating to watch. The property is also close to many Oahu attractions and other beaches. We truly had a wonderful time, and would go back in a heartbeat!
Mary H.
Sep 2018
Loved Captain’s House & Location
Stunning view of beach! Not for swimming, but saw a lot of surfing (Chun’s Reef) Sunsets were awesome! Very close to Haleiwa town, great restaurants & shops. Short drive to Foodland for groceries & wonderful Food Trucks. The house was very clean, comfortable & quiet. Kitchen wonderful everything we needed, redone very well. Perfect for 4 adults & 2 children. We felt safe, kids played outside in fenced property, knowing they weren’t allowed on beach without adult. Tons of beach towels & beach toys were terrific! Keep in mind that this house was built in the late 19th century, but is very well kept with a lot of charm. Outside entrance could use a little TLC & windows/screens need a little attention. But view from those windows, Awesome! A/C in bedrooms great, no A/C in living room. It did get a little warm at times, but opening all windows in evening for ocean breeze helped. The only concern was driving in through the gate. It was a little tricky the first time. There is no real drive way outside the gate. We found it was best to pull over across the street & have 2nd person open gate to drive in safely. We had a excellent stay & felt it was perfect for our family. Management was great, responsive to our needs. Loved Captain’s House & Location!
Guest
Nov 2018
Captain House review
Great location. Everything needed for a great business trip.
todd j.
Dec 2018
Beautiful location
Beautiful location
Guest
Feb 2019

Manager Response: Mahalo!

Can’t Wait to Return
So happy with everything !!!! Loved the character of the home! Couldn’t have picked a better location. Thank you very much!
Donalda S.
Feb 2019

Manager Response: Donalda, you were a pleasure to work with! We are so happy you enjoyed Captain's House, and hope to see you again. Aloha, Sara

Great Stay
Perfect location. Steps to the sand watching surfers and sunsets from inside or outside the house.
Stephen H.
Mar 2019

Manager Response: Thank you so much for staying with us, Heinze Family! We hope to see you again soon. Aloha, Sara

Sublime
We spent 10 glorious days at the Captains House in February 2019. We appreciated the history of the house and absolutely loved the charm and "family-friendly" nature of the property. The large living room with lots of comfy furniture allowed us to enjoy our family reunion, with family members traveling from the US, Canada and Australia. We loved being able to see the surfers right out front and often sat out on the deck watching the sunset. The kitchen had everything we needed and it was great to have a washing machine and dryer. The house was immaculate when we arrived and the owner's seem to have thought of everything down to extra beach towels and a pantry well stocked with sauces and spices. The location couldn't be better ... only a few minutes drive to Haliewa in one direction and a few minutes to Waimea Bay in the other. We rented from Hawaii Beach Homes 10 years ago and went through them again this time. They are very helpful and responsive and again they made everything seem easy. If you are looking for somewhere to stay on the North Shore that is a little nostalgic and a little retro, but still really comfortable and easy to live in, the Captain's House should definitely be on your short-list!.
David G.
Mar 2019

Manager Response: Thank you for staying with us, David, and mahalo for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! You have described the home and the location perfectly. If prospective guests have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us, we love helping visitors find the perfect home for their families.

Another Great Vacation
This was our 4th year here, and it just keeps getting better.

This is a Beach House, with the best views you will have, the best beach (that is almost yours alone everyday), a lifeguard stand right outside, surfers out in the ocean, and the best sunsets in the world. Kitchen is stocked with plates and silverware for 12-15 people, so just load the dishwasher and run it at night...more than enough towels, beach towels, beach chairs, snorkels, boogie boards. Honestly the house sleeps 6, but is stocked for 15, and has 2 day beds in the living room.
If you have rented a home before that has setups for exactly 6, you know why I mention this, you have to wash dishes and laundry everyday...you live on top of each other for space..not here and then there are 4 tv's to keep you entertained and great internet, for the teens.

It has a great patio/yard/deck to relax in the afternoon, 20 steps from the beach...Joe the caretaker was there to greet us again this year with an ear to ear smile..house was spotless..asked if we needed help unloading or with anything, he is GREAT. All bedrooms have AC..very important in July...THIS IS A BEACH HOUSE, if you are not looking for a hotel or condo you have come to the right place...we have never seen or heard a neighbor (other than the chickens),it is not a party area.

This is a Beach House, if you are ok to park in the grass in front yard, if you enjoy being with the locals and a few minutes from Haleiwa Town, Waimea, 3 Tbles, Sharks Cove, Food Land...if you want to relax and chill and enjoy the people you are with...this is the house for you....keep it clean and there will not be a insect is the tropics, keep this in mind.


The staff cares, they email you the second day to make sure you are good to go and no issues, only have had one problem ever, the wrong lock was on the front gate, but they called us immediately on a Sunday afternoon, and walked through some "other combos" and got us in...
David Z.
Jul 2019
Relaxing & Quiet
The Captain's House is situated on a quiet beach, great for watching surfers or just enjoying the views. It is centrally located to Haleiwa and many of the North Shore's best beaches. The house is charming and clean and the AC in the bedrooms kept the house very comfortable at night. While not a huge problem, it is difficult to navigate the short driveway and gate on the Kamehameha Hwy. Overall, the house was in a great location and perfectly adequate for our family of 5. A little outdoor TLC and better access to the driveway would make it perfect. We would definitely recommend the house and would stay there again if given the opportunity!
Guest
Jul 2019
Charming vintage beach house.
Lovely vintage home on beautiful beach. Great for a family with kids. Well planned with all the amenities you might need. Nice location.
Guest
Aug 2019
Loved it!
Our family of four (with two teenaged kids) had such a great time at Captain's House. We really enjoyed the beach chic vibe of this historic house. Absolutely perfect location. The open air deck overlooking the beach was the perfect spot for breakfast and for viewing those spectacular North Shore sunsets. AND for watching surfers. The kitchen was well stocked and very functional. The front gate was a bit of a hassle, but we got used to it. The house was very comfortable and relaxing and made a perfect launchpad for our daily adventures -- snorkeling at shark's cove, SUP and shopping in Haleiwa, swimming at Waimea Falls, etc, etc. We really hated leaving!
Guest
Aug 2019

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