* The Captain's House - Beachfront Haleiwa

Historic beach home with AC and modern amenities






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 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.
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.
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.

** May accept 2 - 3 nights bookings last minute, or for gaps between longer bookings. Please call for more info **

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


  • King
  • Outdoor shower
  • Sleep sofa /futon
  • Rain forests
  • Waterfalls
Dining Checkbox
  • Dining
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Cable Television
  • Movie Rental Available
  • Televisions in Bedrooms
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Board Games
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Air Conditioning in Bedrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Gated Private Property
  • Large Outdoor Covered Patio
  • Linens, Bath and Beach Towels
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Off Street Parking
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • 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
  • Beach
  • Kids Games
  • Water Park
  • Zoo
  • Games
  • Aquarium
  • Haleiwa Town
  • Medical Services Nearby
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby Various Restaurants
  • Nearby Coffee Tea Bean
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • 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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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
6/1/2018 - 8/31/2018 3 $395 $2765 $11850
9/1/2018 - 11/30/2018 3 $425 $2975 $12750
12/1/2018 - 2/28/2019 3 $425 $2975 $14850
3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019 3 $495 $3465 $14850
6/1/2019 - 8/31/2019 3 $595 $4165 $17850


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
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
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
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!
Apr 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
Location, Location, Location.
Great location for all North Shore activities. Plenty of parking and room to relax inside and out.
Douglas C.
Jan 2018
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.
Dec 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.
Oct 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
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