"The Happy Seal" Oceanfront House, watch seals sunbath from our deck while BBQ


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    $635 avg/night


    Hawaii> Hauula
    • 3 bedroom
    • 3 bathroom
    • Sleeps 8

    [A legal rental of minimum 30 days]
    This is the story of a little beach house doing its part in preserving a sanctuary on this stretch of sand for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals. For many years the beach in front of the house was known as the home of a famously beloved seal named Honey Girl (Google her). After her passing in the Spring of 2020, other monk seals have taken over residence. One or two of them come to bask in the sun for an afternoon every few days and can be clearly seen about a stone's throw away from our patio.

    You and your family (especially the little ones) are asked to participate in our effort in Hawaiian sea life conservation! When the monk seals are here, please help by erecting signs (available) around them to direct people away from the seals.

    Don't be surprised if a roosters' crow wakes you in the morning. Located on the spectacular North Shore of Oahu you are surrounded by the Kualoa Mountains (Kualoa Ranch/Jurassic World) and your front yard is a sandy crescent beach (swimmable, sandy bottom) protected by barrier reefs, and turquoise water-great for swimming and watching our sea turtle and seal friends!!

    Our comfortably furnished living room opens to the oceanfront patio with spectacular views! A small country kitchen and dining room have an ocean view and we have seen seals and turtles swam by right outside the dining room window. When you are not enjoying the beach (we have life jackets, swimming fins, children's sandbox toys, boogie boards, floaties, freesbee, etc.) there is cable TV (on a 60 in. TV), Netflix, Hawaiian-themed Hollywood blockbuster movies on DVDs, music CDs, books, some toddler toys, puzzle pieces, and board games for your family's enjoyment. How about turning off the TV to gaze at the stars with the little ones (telescope provided). Check the moon phase calendar as you may even be able to catch a full moon rise over the Pacific Ocean (you would never forget the view)!

    Bring your fishing rods or spears. You may fish right out front (please obey size and species restrictions) and grill it for dinner on the patio under the stars!

    Yoga mats are also available.

    When it rains in the afternoon be sure to look out from the deck for 180 degrees of a giant rainbow arch, sometimes even double arches. Let the ocean surprise you during your stay with: driftwoods, drifting coconuts, sea turtles, moon light shooting through the clouds onto the distant ...

    Registration Number: TA-063-051-2128-01, 000054009028, GE-063-051-2128-01

     
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    Andrea M.
    Dec 21, 2023
    The house was very clean and orderly when we arrived. We had great communication with the hosts and they answered my questions in just a short time. It was fantastic to be out of the tourist areas and be able to enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend!
    A guest from Nashville, IN
    Nov 06, 2023
    Perfect for sitting on the porch watching the sunrise, seal watching, turtle watching, and just appreciating the beauty. North shore is the best!
    Jacoba O.
    Oct 16, 2023
    This rental is as described. Sadie the monk seal came up on shore multiple times during our week. We had a sea turtle swimming right in front of the house most days and even a a few cowgirls riding their horses on the beach. Our granddaughter loved walking the shoreline and the rental is just a short drive from Haleiwa, the Dole Plantation, Kualoa Ranch and the PCC. The house accommodations were great for the five of us. Highly recommend this rental.
    Sherri P.
    Sep 28, 2023
    We had an amazing time at "The Happy Seal". The house was exactly what we expected from the site. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We came to relax at a true Ocean Front Beach House and that is what we got. Tony & Chailoh are awesome! Anytime I had questions, they were prompt to answer and give suggestions. The hostess flowers and candy were a nice thought. The Oahu book was so helpful. Thanks for the extra information. The tree on the deck put out just enough shade during the day. I hope you keep the tree!! Gorgeous sunrises, Sadie was seen most days, and close to activities were a plus. The arrangement of the house worked out great for us. So did having a few items at the house when we arrived. We truly had a wonderful VRBO with wonderful hosts. Thanks again for everything!! I hope to visit again!
    Ashley L.
    Jun 28, 2023
    Great stay, enjoyed the quiet beach. Host was very responsive. The house was a perfect set up for our family of 5. Good location & out of the hustle & bustle of the city.
    Stacey P.
    Jun 04, 2023
    Great location right on the beach. Loved listening to the waves lull you to sleep at night. The current was a little rough for swimming while we were there. We got to see the seal twice on the beach. The house was great. We didn’t cook while there, but looked like enough equipment if you wanted to.
    Agnes L.
    Apr 25, 2023
    We recently had the good fortune of staying at the "Happy seal". The house was perfect!!! Clean and inviting. There were 4 of us, all over 60. The house is situated on the beach, ocean waves lull you to sleep each night, and a morning swim is a necessity. Close to all kinds of things to do, not too far from Honolulu and the action, but far enough to forget the crowds. We would definitely book it again- the hosts were friendly and respond promptly to any message. Thanks again- we loved it!!!
    Zan S.
    Apr 09, 2023
    We wanted a place outside of the hustle and bustle of the South Shore, and we found it in Hauula. A beautiful house on its own beautiful, private beach, and the owners were nothing less than amazing. They provided every amenity we needed and quickly answered every question we had. Next time we come back to Hawaii, there is no doubt where we are staying!
    Linda H.
    Apr 09, 2023
    A perfect location you couldn’t get any closer to the ocean unless you were in the water the views were unbelievable and it was a more isolated part of the island. We didn’t want to be in the madness and hustle and bustle of Waikiki Beach or Honolulu. The housing itself was adequate. It appears they are doing some upgrading which I hope they continue with. But our family would stay there again in a heartbeat just because of the beach the outside deck, and it was perfect for the six people who stayed there. It offered the best of the island. Thank you so much for sharing your home with my family.
    Keilani N.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Absolutely stunning! From start to finish the host was helpful and accommodating! The house was exactly as described, the waves literally came right up to the house, the sound of the ocean put me to sleep every night! The house was clean, and there were amenities there to use, everything worked great as far as appliances and AC. We got to see Sadie the day before we left so that was really neat as well :) On our last day there we had a late flight out and the host let us stay as late as we wanted past check out, and I was so appreciative, I feel like that was just going above and beyond! Thank you for a wonderful experience, I was so grateful to have this beautiful house on those rainy days instead of being stuck in a hotel room! Truly amazing :)