• welcome to the

      samurai house

    • luxury villa rental

      On the world famous

      North Shore of Oahu

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      Your luxury home away from home

      Unforgettable moments await, whether it's unwinding by the pool as the sun sets or sharing stories around an enchanting fire pit beneath the starlit sky,

      tiki torches aglow.

      Nestled in the famed 96712 among the worlds most famous and stunning beaches, here you’ll find the most concentrated and celebrated stretch of

      world class surf breaks on the planet,

      earning the nickname ‘the 7 mile miracle’.

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      Our magical home is your oasis

      The Samurai House is an escape from civilization that's at one with nature and design. Whether it's a family reunion, corporate retreat, or celebration with friends... this home is perfectly designed to accommodate all your needs.

      Book your stay and create memories to last a lifetime.

    • The samurai event space


      Host your intimate event at samurai house

      Saying "I do" never looked so luxurious

      With unobstructed views of one of the worlds most famous sunsets.

      Inquire with our concierge for details on how to make your event, vow renewal or anniversary dreams come true.

      Host your wellness retreat or corporate team building with us

      Let us walk you through the various options we offer to make your event top notch. Contact our concierge today.

    • our Team


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      Donna and her dedicated team work their magic, transforming this cherished family home into an extraordinary holiday experience for guests from around the world. With a deep understanding of what elevates a stay from good to exceptional, Donna tirelessly infuses her love for detail into the homes she manages. Throughout your stay should any questions arise, Donna is just a phone call away... ready to ensure your experience exceeds all


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      Our state of the art kitchen is in the best of hands when you decide to take your luxury vacation to the next level and include one of the many options available with our private chef. Whether it's a private luau...a daily breakfast and lunch menu, or a special dinner during your visit, we guarantee an elevated experience and meals you won't soon forget. Our concierge will be happy to share more information with you.

    • reviews

      as stated on vrbo #1897713


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      The Samurai House and our experience staying there was truly perfect in every way. First, the home was impeccable and had every possible amenity you could imagine. We were a group of 7 and had more than enough room to enjoy our times together, but could also sneak off and read a book or enjoy the scenery in a quiet spot by ourselves. And the view, well, the view….spectacular. The house managers were amazing…they were so lovely and responded to any question we had within about a minute (not kidding)! All in all, we give the house and the experience 12 stars out of 10. Mahalo, Samurai House! We will be back, for sure!!!


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      Best Vacation Ever

      Couldn't ask for a better location, house, or weather! Thank you to Donna and Sasha for the best vacation 15 great friends and family have ever had!


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      The pictures do not do this place justice! We saw over 100 whales breaching/spouts right from the property over a week. Whole family of 70+ to 8 week old were comfortable and enjoyed the heated pool, game room, movie theatre and outdoor spaces! Highly recommend a private luau with Chef Sasha. Great interaction with the host.


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      The experience was fabulous from start to finish - Donna and her husband were so friendly, helpful, and attentive! The kids lived in the pool and we were able to watch the dynamic waves and surfers right from the pool deck - we even had some whale sightings! The location was so convenient between Haleiwa and Waimea Valley and we made multiple visits to both. We have stayed at many rental properties and this was one of the most well appointed and generous homes we have experienced - highly recommend!


    • Discover the amenities of our

      luxury villa

      We've tried to think of all the details to make your stay feel like you have stepped into a dream come true.

      Here are some of the features of our home, inquire with our concierge for full specs.


      Master of all Master Bedrooms with King Bed / Master Bathroom with 2 jetted tubs, bidet toilet, shower / private lanai, fireplace, sitting area, walk in closet

      2nd Master Bedroom with King Bed / 2nd Master Bathroom with bidet toilet, shower /

      shared lanai / AC

      3rd Master Bedroom with King Bed / 3rd Master Bathroom with bidet toilet, shower /

      shared lanai / AC

      Lower Queen Room with Queen Bed / Shared Bathroom (queen room and bunk beds) with bidet, toilet, shower / sliding doors onto pool deck / AC

      Bunk Bed Room with 3 Twin Beds /

      Shared Bathroom

      with bidet toilet, shower /

      sliding doors onto pool deck

      Pool table/game room

      Home theatre/movie room

      State of the art kitchen

      Outdoor shower/BBQ

      Warm salt water pool

      Fire pit/gas tiki torches

      Sonos sound system


      private gym

      spa steam shower/ luxury rock tub

    • Our Story

      I was 19 when I first came to Hawaii, my immediate reaction was total amazement. This was the place for me, it was truly paradise. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else from that time forward. I was smitten by the Hawaiian’s aloha kindness, and laid-back friendly lifestyle. I was able to hang with the locals and even learned some of the customs and dances. I loved the warm air and the magnificent waters surrounding the North Shore of Oahu. I knew that someday, I would move back to Hawaii.

      After spending 2 months on the North Shore learning Japanese, I moved to Japan for the next several years. Once again, I found myself in a new and wonderful place. I was enchanted with the Japanese people, culture, and especially the architecture. I would spend hours every day studying the centuries old, all wooden, structures. I especially loved the totally handcrafted buildings. They were fitted together with inter-locking joints, tongue and groove locked in style for endless application, and longevity. It was then that I started my lifelong quest to build a wooden Japanese inspired home on the ocean on North Shore Oahu.

      That all happened from 1972-1975. Fast forward to 2006, My wife and I had been blessed with our 4th child and we started our plan of moving to Hawaii in about 5 years. Those plans were changed abruptly once we found out that our newborn had a bad case of eczema, caused by severe environmental allergies. We needed to get him to a moist climate quickly. We were living in Las Vegas at the time, and he wasn’t doing well in that dry climate. We immediately started looking for property on Oahu. We found a small beach house on Kamehameha Highway close to Waimea Bay, North Shore Oahu, right on the Ocean. The property was only 11,000 sq feet, with a small 850 sq.ft. beach house with redwood-single-wall construction, built in 1959. This original house would play a huge part in constructing the current structure of 6,000 sq, ft. I knew we had a huge task ahead, truly clueless to how difficult it was going to be for our dreams to come true.

      We designed the house ourselves using a computer program along with a licensed structural engineer. Construction took over 5 yrs, it required many trips to Indonesia to find reusable teak. The do-jo structure is made totally of teak beams. One beam is more than 43 feet long. The total property is made up of 40% re-used teak, 25% re-used redwood 25% cedar, and 10% pine. The foundation is tied 20 ft down into the corral with over 30 concrete pillars reaching 12 feet above ground. The rest of the structure is glass doors and windows. Every room has a balcony and a view of the ocean, except the cinema room. We hired the best subcontractors for the project, they all took an extraordinary interest of going above and beyond to make their part the best it could be. Around the end of 2012 we finally reached our goal, and our vision was finally complete.

      We lived across the street in a rental during the beginning stages of construction. After about a year we move into the dojo. Thereafter we would live in different parts of the house until other parts were completed. The master bedroom was built from the top down because according to code, "that part of the house was required to be existing". Carrie and I work on every part of the house, almost every day for over five years. It was very rough at times, but well worth it. We loved our new house and spent the next years making it our home. In 2019 our youngest two boys were reaching junior high and high school age. They were home schooled most of their childhood so now they wanted to go to public school in Utah. We had gone skiing in Utah every year since they were babies, they loved the snow and the four seasons. So, we moved to Utah, and decided rather than the house sit empty for most of the year we would share this magical place with Island travelers.

      Enjoy the aloha spirit!

      ~Sterling Martell

      Property Owner

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    • Contact Us

      Book your luxury stay with us.

      All Bookings require communication with our host Donna, we look forward to speaking with you.

      North Shore,Oahu