Ke Iki Beach Bungalows
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ke Iki Beach Bungalows Haleiwa
Heaven Is A Place On Earth
My now wife and I stayed at Keiki beach for 3 nights as the start of our honeymoon from Australia in mid November, and wished we had of spent the entire 4 weeks here.
Such a beautiful setting, with great, friendly people everywhere, and just an experience we will never forget.
Greg was always willing to help out and attend to any need we had, we cant recommend this place enough.
The rooms were spacious and relaxing, to fit in with the theme of the whole place - simply awesome.
Fingers crossed, we will be coming back again for our 2 year anniversary, counting down the days already.
Can't wait to go back to Ke Iki Beach.
My husband and I just returned from our stay at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, Sept. 19th-24th. We stayed in the Orchid Bungalow. This place is heaven on earth.
We were there celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary, and there couldn't have been a more romantic setting than this.
Our bungalow was extremely clean, and had everything we needed. Everything was in good condition, and our host, Greg Gerstenberger, who manages the property was always there to answer any questions we had and made sure the guests' needs were attended to.
The beach is magnificent. We felt as if we were on our own private island, it was so peaceful.
This resort is a GEM. Don't miss it if you come to Oahu. You will know you've been to Paradise.
Better than Waikiki
Didn't not want everyone to start coming, but this place is awesome!! Great views with hammocks out front between the trees. These units are right on the beach - 10 feet away from the sand, facing West for amazing sunsets every evening.
Location - 5 stars
Relaxation - 5 stars
Beds - 4 stars
My girlfriend and I went the week of Sept. 11 - 14th and stayed in the Gardenia unit. Units are stock with most needed kitchen items such as coffee makers and full size fridge, plates, eating utensils, pans, and mugs & glasses.
Be sure to book an Ocean View unit - worth the extra dollars. Its right next to Shark's Cove snorkeling spot (no sharks there but they call it this), so you can shore dive or walk or over to it. Short drive to Waimea Bay also.
Each unit has a tv w/ remote and satellite. Also has its own Weber charcoal grill out front for your use.
One thing: pillows are a little flat and beds are ok on the comfort, but who cares when you have your own hammock on the beach to nap in.
TIP: Drive up to Turtle Bay Resort (open to public and can snorkel there also), or just to have a drink. Also, Drive into Haleiwa one afternoon, and have a shaved ice at Aoki's or Matsumoto's.
Lovin' life on the North Shore
We stayed a week at Ke Iki, and can't wait to go back. The accomodations were great. The Gerstenberger's are a wonderful family that make you feel right at home. We enjoyed our Hawaiian Wedding on the beach. It was most memorable. We were loving life on the North Shore. It's our home away from Home. We'll be back for our anniversary. Aloha and Mahalo!!
The secret's out!!
Ke Iki BB is a heavenly spot on O'ahu.
We especially enjoy the location, the laid back style, CRASHING surf, beach walking, watching the surfers, etc.. A week here and there won't be an ounce of stress left in you. It's a home away from home.
If you are looking for a simple, clean, well run place to stay on the north shore, you'll enjoy Ke Iki. If you want "posh", stay elsewhere.
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I read the reviews online and called for reservations. Although they are usually booked 8 months in advance, I was able to cash in on a cancelation. My sister and I and her two sons got to spend two heavenly days there at Ke Iki Bungalows. It is everything the other reviews claim and more. The managers were so nice. Since there were four of us in one bungalow, they let the two boys stay one night in another one that the guests had moved out of early...NO Charge!!! How laid back is that???? Not money hungry like most places! Being from Las Vegas, I know about expensive hotel rooms, and believe me, for the perfect location and the wonderful facilities, it is not expensive!!! Next trip we hope to spend more than 2 days. Chris, LVNV
Over priced airfair
No comment as we were not able to travel to HI.The travel was expence was too great so we went on a cruise insted. As I had a condo already on Maui we only neaded air fair. Would have cost our family of 4 close to 5 k just to fly. The cruise was all included for 5500. Felt it was a better value and will try it again. Mike
Ke Iki: Paradise Untouched
Ke Iki is amazing. If you are looking to escape to a tropical paraidise, then this is the place for you. The private beach is exquisite, and the hammocks lining the palm trees are out of a movie (one was recently filmed here.) The bungalows are more like Balinese-style apartments. They come complete with everything you need to cook and eat (pots, pans, utensils, dishes), have TV's, and balconies or decks that all face the ocean. Two of us stayed in the Protea, which I would say is the best deal..it is spacious, comfotable, and well decorated.Greg and Annie, the managers, are more like family.
They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and extend their aloha spirit in countless other ways.Nearby is a Foodland, Sharks Cove, Waimea Bay, Log Cabbins, Pipeline, Sunset, Pupukea, all within walking distance. I would suggest a rental car because in an hour you can be on any side of the island...there is much to see in all of Oahu, and although the North Shore can keep you busy if you like to be outdoors, the other end of the island have much to offer in terms of activities, nightlife, and dining.Overall, the breathtaking scenery, and sunsets on the North Shore make Ke Iki the ideal place to appreciate the serenity of paradise untouched!
Wake up to crashing waves and palm trees on the beach
Just got back from 3 days at Ke Iki and I can still hear and see the 15 foot waves in my mind. Upon awakening guests have their coffee on the small porch (if you get a beachfront rental) and stare at these fierce, powerful booming waves as if they can't believe what they're seeing.
Pay the extra bucks for one of the 5 oceanfronts. We kept our door open all night (there are screen doors) and they have large picture windows to look out at the palm trees while you eat. Extremely laid back, (we had to ask for clean towels after they got sandy), but it's worth it to be able to just get up in the morning and walk a few feet to fling yourself into the water. It's about a quarter mile to a snorkel rental shop, a hot sandwich stand and a Foodland grocery where you can buy something for one of the many BBQ grills. The only drawback to the place is that guests share the same porch area and if you are unlucky enough to have rowdy guests next to you, well it's pretty close quarters. They are not true stand-alone bungalows--they have common walls. But it's as close to a true Hawaiian-on-the-beach place as you can get .
A beautiful retreat!!!!
This was our first trip to Hawaii, and we wanted the ultimate "Hawaii experience", which to us means uncrowded, laid back, palm trees and waking up to crashing waves and singing birds. That's exactly what we got. This is not a Luxury accomodation, but who needs one!!?? We had a one bedroom apartment with our own private entrance, a large bedroom, full kitchen and living room. There's no maid service, but again, this was the beautiful simple life of Hawaii. The family that runs the place lives on the premises and they were so nice and accommodating in ever way. Even our upstairs neighbors were quiet and kind. I can't say enough wonderful things. For my husband, who loves surfing, we were just a stroll away from Pipeline, which was a dream come true for him to watch.
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