10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Oahu North Shore, Hawaii - Updated 2022

airbnb oahu north shore

Waiki and Honolulu might be some of the most popular destinations in Hawaii, but North Shore on Oahu is one unmissable destination. World-famous for its stunning surfing and swimming beaches, North Shore also has a gamut of other activities. Think horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, whale-watching, snorkeling, and even skydiving. Its laidback bucolic life is something to experience in wonderment too. Exploring coffee and pineapple plantations or sipping on local brews and digging into the delicious local food are just some of the other things that North Shore offers. Here are the 10 best Airbnb vacation rentals in Oahu North Shore, to make your holiday all the more memorable.

1. Unique laid-back valley retreat (from USD 193)

Far from the maddening crowd, this shaded sanctuary is aptly called the “Secret Garden”. It is the perfect retreat in North Shore. Located within a five-minute drive from the bustling town of Pupukea, the picture-perfect cottage is ensconced in a shower of lilikoi vines. The shaded, peaceful place is the perfect place to curl up with a cuppa or a book, or simply listen to music while admiring the lush surroundings. The cottage itself has one cosy bedroom with a queen bed, a quaint but full kitchen, living room, and all modern creature comforts you might need. The secluded yet accessible cottage is the perfect base to explore laidback North Shore.

THE SECRET GARDEN A Cottage in Valhalla Paradise
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
202 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no air conditioning but we made use of a fan and all was well
fast wifi nice sitting place snorkeling equipment and towels
in this cozy cottage surrounded by nature it feels like you are in a tropical paradise
the kitchen is well stocked with some great coffee too overall a perfect experience
the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was nicely decorated
clean space and relaxing vibe
the cottage is clean comfortable and well equipped
the cottage is clean and comfortable and the property is absolutely beautiful
the cottage is nice and clean and has everything you need for cooking a meal in the kitchen
they are lovely hosts
they were so welcoming and friendly
friendly hosts and very accommodating
mark and cristina are wonderful hosts
hosts are terrific
your location was perfect for us
i would definitely recommend this location for anyone who wants a really unique place to stay
such a great location in regards to the north shore
a little tropical/jungle escape perfect location if you’re looking for a secluded spot (yet still close to everything )
great location in the most safe and quiet neighborhood on the north shore
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2. Cosy studio in the heart of the local community (from USD 146)

Located in Kahuku in the heart of North Shore, this amazing sparkling new studio offers you all that you need for a Hawaiian getaway. This cosy retreat is tucked away in a community where you can actually experience how the locals live. Plus, it’s a short distance to all North Shore hotspots too. The one-bedroom house features a plush king bed, along with a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and even an intimate dining room too. It even has a gorgeous foliage-filled backyard, where enjoying a cuppa is the perfect way to start your day.

Hibiscus Studio
Kahuku, Hawaii, United States
104 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
it was very clean and nicely decorated
very clean modern and well put together
good sized clean studio to stay in
it's very clean and the bed is super comfy fabian and his family are very friendly
excellent super clean and very stylish/spa like new unit
ina and fabian are great hosts
very comfortable and great communication from the host
great place to stay on the north shore and close to the food trucks in kahuka
i highly recommend this airbnb location for anyone wanting to stay in the north shore
super cozy and comfortable and pretty close by to delicious food trucks and beautiful beaches :)
i’m definitely gonna come back to this place :)
we love the place and will definitely be back in the future
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3. Turtle Beach studio for a couple (from USD 261)

Sitting right on North Shore’s most exclusive beach is this fabulous one-bedroom studio, aptly named Hawaii Studio. You can both bike and walk to the beach. The studio offers surfboards, beach gear, bikes, and more to make your beach vacation amazing. The place has a king-sized and a sofa bed, a full kitchen, modern bathrooms, mod-cons, and even free Wi-Fi. However, the highlight is the private outside area, which features an outdoor shower, living space, and a barbeque grill.

Hawaii Studio/bikes/Haleiwa/AC/30day min
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
95 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit was cozy yet modern with good amenities and thoughtful touches
the bed was very comfortable in fact we took a picture of the bedding/pillows etc
very clean and attractive
super clean and comfy
very clean inside and modern
this place was great very clean and modern
very clean and comfortable everything we needed during our stay
very nice airbnb hosts were very kind
a gated gem in beautiful haleiwa francine and ernesto were great hosts and were very attentive when needed
francine and ernesto are excellent hosts who are friendly accommodating and provide suggestions about nearby beaches and restaurants
thank you francine and ernesto for hosting my husband and me
the location is great
amazing location and wonderful place
location is great walking distance to the beach and in the middle of everything
perfect location and lovely accommodations
excellent location on the north shore
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4. Two-bedroom country retreat for longer stays (from USD 214)

This gorgeous house in a gated community in a quieter part of North Shore is aptly named “Retreat”. The sanctuary lies nestled up against a verdant golf course, with spectacular views of the beach and the ocean. The hosts offer a plethora of beach equipment such as snorkels, boogie boards, umbrellas, and chairs for you to enjoy languid times at the beach, Since this is a residential neighbourhood, the surroundings are very serene and peaceful. The house itself has two bedrooms with four beds that can sleep up to six adults easily. A slew of 21st-century comforts, coupled with a full kitchen, modern bathrooms, and lovely outdoor spaces make this vacation rental well worth every penny.

Hawaiian Country Retreat - 30 day stays
Kahuku, Hawaii, United States
120 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

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Amenities & Room:
beds were super comfy also
it fit 4 of us perfectly between the two rooms
the beds are so comfortable and the living room/dining room is nice & cozy
comfortable bed we all slept well during the rental~~
very clean and comfortable
clean cute and stylish place
house was super clean and modern
the place was clean & gorgeous
everything was clean and in good condition
she was very responsive and kind
hosts were great to work with
great spot and very welcoming hosts
lindsay is a wonderful host who really tries to make your stay as pleasurable as possible
it’s also great to have the host onsite
great location so close to the beach
the location is amazing literally can’t be beat
very easy to work with and great location in oahu
the location is amazing with a pristine beach just a few minutes walk
loved the location and the beach and beaches nearby
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5. Bright blue studio in Waimea Bay Beach (from USD 147)

Sitting amidst lush green tropical foliage in Waimea Bay Beach is a vibrant spot of blue. This stunning Hawaiian getaway, a mere five-minute walk to the beach, is not just quiet, but also wallet-friendly. This space features three beds that can accommodate four adults, plus a living area and full kitchen with jaw-dropping beach and ocean views. The standout is a 180-degree deck, complete with a barbeque for enjoying an evening of grilling with your friends or family while watching the sunset on the island.

North Shore Guest House, near Waimea, Sharks Cove
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
163 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 4 Beds 5 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac unit was great and kept us comfortable
cozy and amazing views
the apartment is exactly as it appears on the photos or even better
bedding was great luxurious towels and fully equipped kitchen
the room was comfortable and the neighborhood quiet
fresh towels and beach towels stocked every day clean and cute
very nice and clean place
takasan went over and above after arriving each evening we had fresh towels and our kitchen spotless
the best airbnb i've ever stayed at super clean spacious comfortable mimi cleaned and changed our towels everyday
everything is wonderfully clean
the owners were kind and thoughtful
they were great hosts making us feel welcome and at home
the hosts were welcoming and informative
great hotel service meets feeling like being at home taka-san and mimi are wonderful caring hosts
takasan and mimi are truly the super hosts their hospitality will make you feel right at home
located in a jungle like location in north shore
excellent location near several great beaches
beautiful location high up on pupukea
we were very pleased with the location
and the jungle location is a lot of fun
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6. Chic, contemporary loft on Sunset beach

If you’re looking for a contemporary stay in North Shore, then look no further than this incredibly chic loft done up in all shades of white. All throughout the place, huge windows act as frames to the turquoise blue waters of the Sunset Beach, right outside the house. So, you can check the surf right from the privacy of your own deck that overlooks the ocean. The open-plan house features a living/kitchen area that’s completely equipped. Mod-cons like free Wi-Fi and smart TVs are primed for entertainment.

North Shore Surf Loft
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
133 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed so cozy the view stunning
the interior was so beautiful and careful and cozy
extremely clean and comfortable
it is clean bright and tasteful decorated
the bathroom was clean and stocked with everything we needed
sparkling clean and they had great local tips for us for activities and food
it was really clean (the shower is awesome + they had dr
owner were very responsive and friendly
daniel and bryn were super responsive and provided great tips and suggestions
the owners were very responsive very kind and overall amazing
i have never been more relaxed what excellent hosts too
they were super friendly the beach is seriously just a 30 second walk behind the house
great location walking distance from the best acai bowls
place was great and perfect location
this is the perfect location
super close to the best snorkeling in sharks cove and close to all the food trucks and shops
we highly recommend this location if your visiting oahu
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7. One-bedroom beachside studio at Waialua Beach

A hop, skip, and a jump from Waialua beach lies this striking beachside studio that was renovated just a few years earlier. The beautifully appointed one-bedroom studio features all amenities that you’d expect in a four-star hotel, no less. Besides a modern bathroom and a full kitchen, there’s free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a cosy dining area. It even has a lovely outdoor patio, complete with a barbeque grill for spending cooler evenings out on the lawn. Finally, the place is also stacked with beach essentials like snorkelling gear, blankets, umbrellas, and towels, so make sure you spend an entire day at the beach!

Waialua Beachside Studio
Waialua, Hawaii, United States
291 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciated the a/c and fans for sure
big oven and fridge and freezer (with ice) lots of knives and good wifi
great back yard and grilling area that felt private and cozy
it was super clean and fresh due to the air conditioner inside
plenty of comfortable rest at night
clean and well kept
very clean and comfortable
the studio was super clean
the flat was clean and well equipped
we came home will all clean clothes
owner is nice & caring just a little hard to get a hold of
great place great host awesome vibes
the hosts are very nice and will provide everything if needed
budget friendly and a good home base for exploring the north shore
wayne was very responsive and talked to us about our questions/comments throughout our stay
walking distance beautiful beaches
great location and it's really close to the beach
close to a beautiful beach
great location and nice place
great location in a very quiet neighborhood and super close to the beach
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8. Pupukea studio retreat

It’s not easy to find a property in North Shore that has views of both the beach and the mountains, However, this studio in a gated lot in a secluded neighbourhood in Pupukea manages to do so. Besides being a three-minute drive to the beach, it also offers gorgeous views of the lush mountains. Everything about the property is brand-new, right from the countertops to the floors. A kitchenette with basic self-catering facilities and a smart Apple TV with free Netflix means that you have all creature comforts. The best part? The backyard opens onto a lush garden with more than 30 trees!

Large Studio Retreat in the Mountains
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
179 reviews
Entire guest suite 0 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi and amenities were great
full size fridge coffee maker and the most comfortable bed
there is no a/c but the breeze was wonderful and we were surprised how cool it was
we loved the beautiful garden the comfortable bed and airy room
cozy and clean room with a beautiful view outside
it was very clean and nicely decorated
great place clean and friendly
the space was spotless and comfortable
easy to find clean and cosy place
very clean studio that feels like home
owners were very friendly and welcoming
great hosts on site for local recommendations
sarah was a great host her description was spot on
and the host was very helpful with good information
hosts and residents were very friendly and helpful
the location is perfect
the location of studio is perfect
the central north shore location is excellent close to waimea pipeline and food
great location quiet and cozy
great location and located on peaceful and beautiful part of the island
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9. Gorgeous farmhouse-style beach home

If you want to get away from from the din and dust then this farmhouse-style beach home does the trick. It lies on the quietest and most uncrowded side of the island and is perfect for a laidback Hawaiian holiday. What’s more, a lovely private beach is just a five-minute walk away! Coming to the house, it has all modern creature comforts that you could want. Right from a full kitchen and free Wi-Fi to modern bathrooms, this place has it all. Moreover, there’s a huge grassy yard which is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic or practise yoga in the mornings.

Beautiful Beach Home on North Shore Golf Course!
Kahuku, Hawaii, United States
13 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a few updates and a fully stocked bathroom would’ve made this place more comfortable
vanessa was a prompt and kind host
vanessa was very easy to communicate with and left plenty of instructions and helpful tips and information
great place and great location
another fun thing about this house: it's just a short walk to the beach
this is an awesome place to stay with the family and a great location
we also felt very safe here as it is not a busy street or near a busy intersection
vanessa’s place was great for our family to be in our own place to spend the holidays
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10. Fabulous stay for 10

If you’re a large group of friends or family visiting North Shore, then go for the amazing value-for-money stay in Kahuku village. This beautiful and huge 5-bedroom home can easily sleep 10 guests. It boasts spectacular views of the beach, the mountains, and the golf course. Besides the bedrooms, the place also boasts an expansive living room, a full kitchen for whipping up meals, and a dining table to enjoy them! What’s more, you have all the necessary technology like an Apple TV and free Wi-Fi for both entertainment and work. Plus, it’s a short drive to Turtle Bay and a short stroll to the beach.

Kahuku House
Kahuku, Hawaii, United States
42 reviews
Entire house 8 Beds 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are all very comfortable and the air conditioning works great
upper second floor has living room and kitchen so great for families traveling together
the place was clean and great
overall place was clean
everything was clean and they have great things for the beach
the house was super clean and all the finishes were top notch
a clean and stylish newer home
the hospitality provided by the host was the best
this was a great house with a great host
chris the owner was amazing and very professional
and chris was very helpful and always quick to respond to messages
great location on the north shore
great location for the north shore
excellent location a walk across the golf course to a secluded beach
great house central location and near beautiful beaches and golf courses
quiet and chill place near the beach great for families
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Living it up in Oahu North Shore, Hawaii

Oahu North Shore is one of the best islands you can pick for the perfect Hawaiian vacation. Choose from these incredible vacation rentals for your next visit to the island. Close to the beach and cosy, we’re sure that you’re going to have a great time staying here.

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