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“Moderate digs on the North Shore”
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Turtle Bay Condos
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“Moderate digs on the North Shore”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We found a well priced rental here for our visit to the North Shore. Turtle bay is easy to find and secure (which becomes important on the North Shore). It is about fifteen minutes from the Polynesian Cultural Center in one direction and thirty minutes from Haleiwa in the other direction. The condo's have a pool, but no spa (though I won't tell if you sneak into the resort's pol/spa). The walk down to the resort (and its two beaches) is five minutes. I am sure the condos vary, but ours was large and comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Okotoks
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Beautiful location, condo is dated. The fridge was clean on the inside but unsightly on the outside with a very rusty door. Came in late one night to find that the cockroaches had taken over. I killed 3 then reported the next day and maintenance came in and sprayed. Left all the lights on for the rest of the stay.

Will not return ever!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Family of six stayed in this unit that has two bedrooms and a loft. It is nicely decorated with all the needs of home (new appliances, washer-dryer, dishes, etc.) and a great location. Pool right outside the front door, gated parking with a numbered spot in front of the condo and the back door opens onto the third fairway of the Fazio golf course. Access to all hotel amenities and restaurants at the Resort. Shrimp trucks, Brigham Young University, Polynesian Cultural Centre and local faire heading north toward Laie (10 minute drive) and the best beaches (Sunset, Banzai, Pipeline, Shark's Cove for diving, Waimea Bay, etc) on Oahu less than 10 minutes heading south the other way. Surf town Haleiwa and the Dole Plantation within 15 minutes on the way to Waikiki which is no more than 45 minutes away in traffic. The owner was great to deal with, excellent communication. Would rent this unit again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

in January 2012, we stayed in the Ocean Villas right on the beach, next to the hotel. These are the primo location for the resort! There was a pool for our use just 20 steps from our first floor condo and the beach was just another 75 yards. The beach in front of our condos was never crowded and we even saw whales in the distance one day.

Our condo accommodations were great, it was a 3 bedroom/2 bath with good kitchen and living space. Every morning we ate breakfast on the patio listening to the waves and seeing the beach. We came back to the condo each night and cooked dinner and saved a lot of money on food with doing two meals at the condo.

The Turtle Bay resort was immaculately kept and looked beautiful. We were able to go onto the resort's trails for running and walking. We made our way to the banyan tree that was used in Lost, which was really cool. There are also some more private beach areas over on the west side of the resort. You'll want to catch a sunset from the west side of the resort.

Be aware that the main 2 lane road around the beach areas gets VERY crowded and slows down considerably on the weekends, allow for 30-60 extra minutes to get through.

Room Tip: The first floor was great since we could walk right out to the pool or beach.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Upland, California
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Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

What an amazing place! Love the condo, was set up with everything we needed when we arrived. The beach is nearby, and beautiful. Three air conditioners make every room comfortable. Don't want to leave, will definitely stay here again :)

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed a week in mid September in an east ground level condo. The views are outstanding of the golf course. We arrived at 6pm after a nearly 3 hour drive from Honolulu via wahiawa. No one told us the bridge the was closed. Imagine la's 405 traffic narrowed down to one lane in rush hour for mile after mile. Even with police at the few major intersections traffic overwhelmed any effort they might have attempted. Checking into the condo after hours was a breeze. The rental agency had everything handled. The condo's grounds are beautifully maintained. A car was parked in our unit's space the first three days we were there. We parked in a spot that was actually closer to our unit. Greeting us day three was a notice on our car we would be booted, shot, or experimented on if the car was kept in the unauthorized spot. Lucky us, the one taking our spot magically vanished and from then on we parked legally. Beach access was either a short drive or 10 minute walk up to the hotel. There was ample beach parking and especially handicap spaces. The beach was never crowded and was totally relaxing. Food land, the supermarket, was almost equally distant easr or west down Kamehameha. Prices are 2 to 5times higher than on the mainland. Get their shopper membership to save s little. Do not by fruits from the local road stands. They are not cheaper and we wound up with bugs in the fruit we bought.

The condo was OK and had bare essentials. Almost everything except the bedroom needed updating. The screen door on the lanai was broken. The air conditioner was at floor level in the living room, a poor location for any AC uit. Worse, it was terribly under powered. thank goodness for the ceiling fans and it cooled off after secveral days.internet was flawless and there was a nice sized flat TV. However the cable only delivered non hi def video.

The fridge started making a buzzing noise every few minutes prior to our departure. We awoke the last morning to a flood from it in the kitchen and hallway. Shut the water valve to it and cleaned all up. We left and returned the keys to the rental office. I had to wait while the lady behind the counter finallay asked the person on her personal call to hold. I told her about the flood and as non caring as she could be she said, "oh, the refrigerator." No thank you for cleaning up, shutting the water off or sorry. no asking if we even enjoyed our stay which we did.no aloha from this person and the only non friendly person we met.

With modernizing the condo could have been really nice.

It's location could not be beat to sunset and the other beaches.





Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Absolutely the nices place I've stayed at away from home!

If you're looking for a nice relaxing time with a group of people (we had 6) this is the place for you. We stayed in unit D114 when first entering we were blown away. It was way better than I thought it would be. Bottom floor was ideal. 10 paces to the private pool. 20 paces through secure gate to the beach. Paradise!!

Room had everything we needed including a blender for cool drinks. Fully modern everything. Part of the deal was we had all access to all turtle bay amenities as well

The only issue I could see staying anywhere on the north shore is the fact that it is a drive from the bust spots on Oahu (Waikiki 1 hour)

11/10 1 week is not long enough! Would go back to the same spot in a heart beat

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Turtle Bay Condos
Address: 56-565 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, Oahu, HI
Location: United States > Hawaii > Oahu > Kahuku
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Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Kahuku
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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Turtle Bay Condos Hawaii/Oahu

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