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Popular amenities for Haleiwa vacation rentals

Stay near Haleiwa's top sights

North Shore Marketplace17 locals recommend
Hawaii Shark Encounters13 locals recommend
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck156 locals recommend
Matsumoto Shave Ice104 locals recommend
North Shore Shark Adventures27 locals recommend
Haleiwa Joe's181 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Haleiwa

  • Total rentals

    90 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    40 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    30 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    4.3K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $30 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Haleiwa

All About Haleiwa

On the North Shore of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, around an hour from Waikiki, you’ll find the laidback town of Haleiwa, known for its pristine beaches and the most famous surf spot in the world, the Banzai Pipeline. Thrill seekers come here to surf epic waves, which can reach up to 40 feet high at the Pipeline, on the two-mile stretch of Ehukai Beach. For a more relaxed vibe, head to Sunset Beach, which has silky soft sands for sunbathing and calm waters for swimming and snorkeling. As the name suggests, this is also a great place to catch a legendary Hawaiian sunset. You could try kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding at Laniakea Beach, where you may also spot Hawaiian green sea turtles bathing on the algae-covered rocks.

Haleiwa town is full of historic buildings, which today are occupied by hip surf shops, cafes, restaurants, fashion boutiques, and art galleries, including the Haleiwa Art Gallery, which showcases works from local artists and photographers. For a true local’s experience, try some fresh local shrimp or pickled mango from one of the popular food trucks scattered around town.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Haleiwa

Almost any time of the year is a good time to visit Haleiwa, with a great range of north shore vacation rentals available for your stay, including houses and condos. July through September are the warmest months, when you can expect hot and humid temperatures all day and night. In August, the region celebrates Hawaiian music, dance, and history with the month-long Aloha Festival.

Hawaii’s shoulder seasons offer cooler weather with some rain, but you can still expect mostly pleasant temperatures for enjoying the beach. In March, the Honolulu Festival in Waikiki is a three-day celebration featuring cultural experiences, art and craft demonstrations, music, dance, and a parade. Note that the hurricane season in Hawaii officially runs from June to November.

Top things to do in Haleiwa

Waimea Valley

Head 10 minutes out of town to the lush Waimea Valley, where you can swim under a 45-foot waterfall and visit the Waimea Valley Arboretum and Botanical Garden. You can explore 600-year-old archaeological sites here, including the Hale o Lono Heiau, a temple dedicated to the god Lono. You can also experience cultural practices with locals, such as lei making, hala weaving, and a traditional Hawaiian luau.

Anahulu River

The calm waters of the Anahulu River, which feeds into Waimea Bay, are best explored through kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding. Perfect for casual paddlers and beginners, you can enjoy a slow paddle along the glassy river, where you’re likely to see an abundance of wildlife including sea turtles. The entire trip along the river takes about an hour, during which you’ll pass under the double arches of Rainbow Bridge.

Laniakea Beach

This is a popular beach for swimming, snorkeling, and respectfully witnessing sea turtles coming ashore to sun themselves. Laniakea Beach offers the opportunity to experience these graceful creatures in their natural habitat, but be aware that direct contact is strictly prohibited, and there are barriers separating the turtles from beachcombers. Volunteers are present at all times to answer any questions you may have and to ensure that no one gets too close to the turtles.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Haleiwa?

    Haleiwa has a tropical climate, with warm weather year-round. Average temperatures range from 68°F (20°C) in winter to 86°F (30°C) in summer. Rainfall is most frequent from November to March, while the rest of the year is generally drier.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Haleiwa?

    Popular activities in Haleiwa include surfing at Banzai Pipeline, snorkeling at Shark's Cove, and hiking trails like the Pu'u O Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site. Visitors also enjoy a leisurely walk through Haleiwa Art Gallery to experience local and international artwork.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Haleiwa?

    The most popular time to visit Haleiwa is during the winter months, from November to February, when the North Shore Surfing Championships take place. The Haleiwa Arts Festival in July also draws many visitors, featuring local and visiting artists.

  • What are the best places to stay in Haleiwa?

    Popular areas to stay in Haleiwa include Pupukea, with its proximity to surfing spots, and Kawailoa, known for its beachfront properties. The historic downtown of Haleiwa also has a range of accommodations close to shopping and dining options.

  • What are the best places to visit in Haleiwa?

    Visitors often enjoy the historic Haleiwa Town, known for its local art scene and unique shops. The Waimea Valley is a popular nature spot, and the Haleiwa Harbor is frequently visited for boating and fishing. The Dole Plantation, about 16 km away, provides an educational tour about pineapple farming.

  • What are some hiking trails in Haleiwa?

    Hiking enthusiasts can explore the Ehukai Pillbox hike for panoramic ocean views, or the Waimea Valley Trail for a journey through botanical gardens ending at a waterfall. The Kaunala Trail is another recommended trail, providing views of native forest and wildlife.

  • What are some family activities to do in Haleiwa?

    Families can explore Waimea Valley, a cultural and natural preservation area with botanical gardens and a waterfall. The North Shore Surf and Cultural Museum provides insight into the surfing history of the region. Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park is a perfect spot for a beach day, with calm waters suitable for children.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Haleiwa?

    Day trips can include a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center, about 26 km away, to learn about Pacific Island cultures. A trip to the Laie Hawaii Temple, 27 km away, is an opportunity to see impressive architecture. The Kualoa Ranch, approximately 38 km away, allows visitors to explore a working cattle ranch and movie location.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Haleiwa?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 40 vacation rentals in Haleiwa featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Haleiwa?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Haleiwa. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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