* The Sand Dollar Cottage - Beachfront Waialua

Directly Beachfront | Country Cottage






Of the 26 charming duplex cottages in the gated Mokuleia Beach Colony, only five actually face the ocean; and this is one of them! You’ll wake to the sound of waves, sit on your open lanai and see nothing but aquamarine water and morning sky. The ocean is right there in front of you, just a few steps away. This beach bungalow was designed in the 1960s and has been decorated by a Hawaiian-born artist, whose paintings of the Mokuleia ocean, sky and landscape hang on the walls.
The Sand Dollar Cottage offers a stunning view of a beach that stretches for miles in either direction; ideal for swimming, walking and snorkeling in the coral reef. You rarely see anyone and have warm water, day and night!
A twelve minute drive down a country road will take you to the famous surfing town of Haleiwa; where you can dine in one of the many restaurants and shop for clothes, local art, shave ice and fresh fish, steaks and produce. The Colony has a beautiful guest-only pool and five minutes up the road towards Ka’ena Point, there’s kite surfing and skydiving.
The home has more return guests than any other in our inventory, but after years of 5 star ratings it has recently received some critical reviews. The owners have taken these to heart and have addressed all maintenance issues in the house. Below is a word from the owners:

Aloha to all of our longtime guests. Wanted you to know we spent a couple of weeks in March renovating and restoring 13B. It needed it. You'll find a new kitchen: counters, cabinets, sink, faucet and a new glass-top stove. We also painted the unit, put in a new, higher vanity, sink and faucet, and new outdoor lighting. We restored all the louvers and jalousies that needed it and even added a more powerful modem for better WiFi. We left the ocean view and sunsets alone since no one could improve that.

Smoking strictly prohibited at Mokuleia Beach Colonies, both indoors and outdoors. The State of Hawaii prohibits smoking in public parks and at all beaches. There are no areas near the unit designated for smokers. These bans include e - cigarettes.

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

HAWAII TAX ID T-133-742-1824 Local Contact: Hawaii Beach Homes


  • Parking
Leisure Activities
  • Photography
Location Type
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool Spa
  • Communal Pool
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Golf
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Bathtub
  • Ironing Board
  • Large Outdoor Covered Patio
  • Linens, Bath and Beach Towels
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Wireless High Speed Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • BBQ Grill
  • Beachcombing
  • Patio
  • Sight-Seeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Haleiwa Town
  • Exceptional Sunsets
  • Exceptional Views
  • On Beach
  • Quiet Neighborhood
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
6/1/2018 - 8/31/2018 3 $165 $1155 $4950
9/1/2018 - 11/30/2018 3 $195 $1365 $5850
12/1/2018 - 2/28/2019 3 $195 $1365 $5850
3/1/2019 - 5/31/2019 3 $195 $1365 $5850
6/1/2019 - 8/31/2019 3 $175 $1225 $5250


Very nice and relaxing!
Very quaint and comfortable with a great view! This was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had largely due to the area and view. We thoroughly enjoyed it stay. This is a place we would definitely stay again. We loved this place-only had a few minor problems. The chairs on the patio were falling apart. They need to be replaced so someone doesn’t fall through. There was a stain on one of the bedspreads that was yellowish. The bathroom door sticks. I got stuck in there twice trying to get out for several minutes before it finally opened. The BBQ lid is almost falling off.
Kristin M.
Jun 2018
Stunningly situated north shore beachfront duplex
Amazing peaceful location right on the beach! Sleeps 3 comfortably. Great kitchen, bathroom & facilities. Comfortable & an easy 30 minutes from Waikiki / Honolulu. Lots of things to see & experience on the north shore t. Awesome location for those looking for a place to rest after a big day exploring. BYO all food including condiments, foil wrap etc but great cooking facilities. Door is a little tricky to open but do it before it times out. Loved it! Great stay!
Amanda H.
Jun 2018
Loved the view, but......
If your priority is being mesmerized by the ocean, this is the place for you. The porch is a few steps from the water, and we sat there for hours. If your priority is an upscale property, not so much. The website pictures oversell the property somewhat. The refrigerator is not as nice as the one shown, and it makes a lot of noise. The living room is quite dark at night, so would suggest the lighting be upgraded. The TV remote didn’t work during our stay. The BBQ hadn’t been cleaned in some time. It’s about a 10-15 minute drive to Haleiwa and services, so keep that in mind depending on your needs. For a Hawaii rental, the price is reasonable.
Feb 2018
Winter on the north shore
We had a fantastic time and the location is amazing. We saw some turtles and whales (though a ways off shore) from the lanai. We sat and watched the ocean every morning. Going to sleep and waking to the sound of the waves was wonderful. Also being able to see the ocean from the bed was great.

There are a couple beaches that are a short walk away to walk on. There is a sea-wall directly in front of the cottage that has some sand but really only accessible when the tide is low. Our favorite beach was about a 5min drive (just past the end of the small airport) which has perfect soft sand and hardly any people. This area of the island is very quiet and restful. The small nearby town has plenty of food and shopping but is also slower paced like we wanted.

The cottage itself is a little on the rustic side and we were slightly disappointed when we first arrived but that soon didn't matter since most of our time was spent outside and the price was right. We would absolutely return to this location.
Ron P.
Feb 2018
Very nice secluded out of the way of tourists and away from the busy traffic of Oahu. Hear the crash of waves and the music of songbirds. Just a short distance from a wonderful hike to an albatross refuge and protected area.
Theodore K.
Jan 2018
Anniversary Vaca
The property was excellent. Just the right size for two people. Location was very quiet and secluded which was nice to come back to after doing touristy stuff all day. The pictures showed a little beach area off the back of the house, but the water was too high so we just went down the street to the public access. Also would have been nice if the home had AC. It was a bit hot although it did cool down some in the evening.
Nancy R.
Sep 2017
Ideal Location almost on top of ocean
The location & the cottage were excellent for a North Shore stay. We would definitely recommend & would not consider staying anywhere else. Unit is right on top of the ocean for excellent view (no beach). Unfortunately, the breezes do not make it inside & the cinder block walls keep the unit unbearably sweltering hot during the day in the week we were there in August. Unit has been recently updated, décor is very beachy, original art is phenomenal. The only suggestions we have are to add more electrical fans (2 are not enough in August). Also, suggest management company makes sure everything is clean (we had to take the one working electrical fan apart & clean with hose before use)& working (fans, remote controls, etc.) before guest arrival. Strong wifi. Security gate. Quiet community. Only 6 miles from town, but you feel worlds away. The best beaches just west past the condo community. From the Lanai, we could see the ocean, the mountains, sunset, sunrise, multiple rainbows, distant rain showers, kite surfers, parachutists, etc.
Aug 2017
The Best!
Great unit, amazing views, wonderful property. We will be back for sure!
Teri S.
Jul 2017
" Old Hawai'i "
Very Nice
Jul 2017
Quiet & Relaxing
PROS: Nice little beach cottage in a quiet area on the North Shore. Easily hear the sound of the ocean at night and the sunsets are beautiful. Horse property next door. Town is a 15 minute car ride away (this can be good or bad depending on who you are). Neighbors are friendly and the grounds are well maintained. The cottage itself was nice and clean.
CONS: Although there is no beach in front of the seawall, you can walk to the beach next door at low tide. Shower area could use some updating. No air conditioning (but they have fans!). Town is a 15 minute car ride away.
May 2017