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100 Shades of Green - Lushness Beyond Belief-Tvr 1231

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wainiha house description

Buddha said when you can see 100 Shades of Green, you have truly reached heaven. This is the feeling you will have at this beautiful tropical paradise nestled in the Wainiha River Valley, near Hanalei. Lush vegetation - palm trees, banana trees, flowering ginger, jasmine, ti, ferns, even orchids surround you on the property. It's a lush jungle spot away from all the cares of the outside world, yet with all the amenities and comforts of a modern home. You now can even see and hear the Wainiha river down the hill below the house.

The house is open, comfortable and reflective of the sensibilities of its artist-owner. Indoors or out there is plenty of space and comfort and a mountain view from every room. The master suite upstairs is 600 sq. feet and has its own tub, shower, lanai, and even a fireplace. Downstairs are two more good sized bedrooms with new bamboo floors, separate full bath and a large open living room, complete kitchen and dining area And the piece de resistance is the huge outdoor screened-in lanai on which to dine, relax on the couch or in the hammock (dangerous), listen to the sounds of the Wainiha Valley, and more.

100 Shades of Green is a tropical paradise. It is, however, in a residential neighborhood. It is private, but there are neighbors. It is for couples and families who enjoy peace and quiet and are into their surroundings and take pleasure from them. It is not a getaway for partying or revelry, loud music and the like. So please be aware and respectful of the environment you are in.

Wainiha Valley & Powerhouse Road: Walk up wonderful windy Powerhouse Road past a variety of tall trees and vegetation, wild jungle, manicured lawns, open views of Wainiha mountain and the mountain ridges - back in time like much of Kauai used to be. Maybe you will see an owl, horse, cow, geese, ducks or Graham Nash. Or slip into the hammock, sit on the lanai, soak in the hot tub, listen to the sound of the river, enjoy the melodic white rumped shama bird or the Japanese yellow eyes flitting amongst the ginger flowers or just watch the banana leaves unfurl while you turn the pages of your book ... you may never leave 100 Shades of Green at all.

Beaches: Walk (or drive) all the way along the incredible stretch of beach from Wainiha (at the bottom of Powerhouse) all the way to to Ke'e at the end of the road and enjoy the many different moods of the waves, coves, surfers, kite surfers, locals, shells searchers, whatever. You will want to stop at Tunnels Beach for snorkeling and swimming and to stare again and again at Makana (we know it as Bali Hai from South Pacific). On past Haena Beach Park to Ke'e for the best sunsets on the island where the jagged NaPali cliffs go right into the crashing sea. And always a safe spot for a swim with its protecting reef, sometimes a turtle or seal in the water or on the beach. And in the opposite direction to Lumahai Beach and Hanalei Bay two more of the most beautiful beaches anywhere on the island or elsewhere for that matter. Time after time you will want to swim and walk the lovely crescent of Hanalei Bay and enjoy the quaint little town. And that only is the beginning of the many gorgeous beaches, with and without famous names, that you will find here. You may never leave the North Shore.

Other North Shore highlights: Hiking the Kalalau trail, one of the top hikes in anyone's book starts at Ke'e Beach. There are also many back roads and other hikes in and around the area, Limahuli public gardens, wet and dry caves, kayaking in Hanalei or on the Napali Coast, shopping in Hanalei, golfing and tennis in Princeville, enjoying the outdoor farmers markets Saturdays and Tuesdays in and near Hanalei, surfing (I stood up and stayed on the wave some distance in my first lesson), and many other activities that await you in this tropical paradise. And that's just the North Shore. Have you died and gone to heaven yet?

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            a few stairs to negotiate to get up to the front door and step down to screened in lanai, but doable....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Children are welcome but tranquility is what the house and the neighborhood is about. So if your children or family likes to be noisy and crazy (nothing wrong with that), this is not the place....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom: 1 king


          • Bedroom: 1 queen


          • Bedroom: 2 twin/ single


          • Master bedroom is very large with a California King, shower, separate tub with a view, fireplace and its own lanai with river and mountain view. Queen bedroom downstairs has lush ginger hedge and mountain view and looks out on the screened lanai. Third bedroom has twin beds and its own tv. Maximum occupancy is generally 4...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


          • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom: outdoor shower


          • You may want to take all your showers outdoors in its totally private setting looking at the lushness of 100 Shades of Green and then walk right down the deck to the hot tub....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • iPod hook up to Bose stereo Wide screen (16:9)TV / extra TVs in 2 bedrooms, Roadrunner high speed internet. Outdoor screened-in lanai is quite large and where you will want to spend a lot of time having coffee, reading, eating at the large dining table, lying in the HAMMOCK, and generally enjoying the backyard listening to the sounds of Kauai....moreless


              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Games
              • Music Library:

                there are quite a few cd's at the house...moreless

              • Video Library:

                some videos at the house...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (3) 52' Sharp Aquos LCD tv in living room. Awesome picture. TV's in other 2 bedrooms....moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Rain Forests
              • Waterfalls
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Luaus
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing

              local services and businesses

              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Mountain
              • Rural
              • Mountain View:

                Although the view is best from the upstairs lanai, you can see Wainiha Mountain from most of the rooms downstairs as well....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Direct view and access to the Wainiha River ...moreless

              • Water View

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Paragliding
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Golf

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    Two dining rooms really. One inside next to the kitchen and one on the outside screened-in lanai....moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Broadband Access:

                    Ethernet cable...moreless

                  • Parking On Street
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    I doubt you will want to use it, but it is in the master bedroom...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Up on the road above. Loading and unloading in the carport....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:


                  • Living Room
                  • Telephone:

                    phone since cellphone reception is not good at the house ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    good wifi...moreless


                  • Blender
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    all you could ever need since we are cooks ourselves...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster
                  • Grill
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Kitchen:

                    large, open kitchen, fully stocked for great cooking...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Fully stocked....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    some items and spices may be there, but no attempt to keep a complete selection...moreless


                  • Outdoor Grill:


                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Yard goes right down to the river. Gardens are amazing. Orchids everywhere....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    separate balcony/lanai off the master bedroom providing fantastic view of the Wainiha Valley and mountain ridges...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Large outdoor lanai where the hot tub is located. Very large screened in lanai for outside dining, sitting, hammock, and general relaxation....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • Hot Tub:

                    On outside lanai under the palms and the stars...moreless



                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 6 traveler reviews
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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Xmas/New Years
                  Dec 23 - Jan 4
                  5 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • cleaning $200
                  • Tax Rate 13.417%


                  $1900 for a week, otherwise $275/night


                  50% rent and taxes as deposit

                  Balance of rent, taxes, cleaning, security due 30 days prior

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                  Last updated: 09/09/2014
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                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport

                  Car: Necessary

                  The house is situated six tenths of a mile up the beautiful Wainiha River valley. In your backyard down the hill is the rushing Wainiha River itself, always there to look at AND listen to. It is like a walk back in time to the way Kauai used to be. Two miles away are many beaches including Haena State Park & Tunnels Beach (of Bali Hai fame and great for snorkeling) and Lumahai Beach (wash that man right out of my hair). A little further is Hanalei Bay and the charming town of Hanalei and Ke'e Beach, the Kalalau trailhead and the NaPali coast. You will want to go to Ke'e almost every day for a swim and sunset. Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, kite surfing and more are in abundance on the lush North Shore which, to my mind, has all the best beaches on Kauai.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: We (John on the left and Barry on the right) are both artists and 'retired' although as John reminds me running a rental business is not exactly retired. I had a very popular restaurant in Provincetown, MA for many years and still live there in the summer and fall. I was a government attorney prior to that. This retired time is my third or fourth career. John continues to do sculpture, and as you would see at the house, spheres made from beach debris that has surprising beauty as it spins in the air.

                  Why the Owner Chose Wainiha:
                  Because of the feeling of old Kauai and the old large vegetation. Away from it all and lush and beautiful beyond compare. And an easy comfortable house with room for fruit trees and the like.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Location, location, location. Close to everything but not in the thick of it all. Tranquility. And all that's been said above.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, some French

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • The mountain view from the house

                    The mountain view from the house

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Master bedroom close up

                    Master bedroom close up

                  • Hot tub from above

                    Hot tub from above

                  • Walkway in yard with ferns et al.

                    Walkway in yard with ferns et al.

                  • Dining on the screened-in lanai

                    Dining on the screened-in lanai

                  • Surfboard bench by the little garden cottage - view of the mountain here

                    Surfboard bench by the little garden cottage - view of the mountain here

                  • Buddha in the backyard

                    Buddha in the backyard

                  • Local beach just down the street

                    Local beach just down the street

                  • Hideaways Beach on the North Shore

                    Hideaways Beach on the North Shore

                  • Alula - a rare plant in the yard looking towards the river

                    Alula - a rare plant in the yard looking towards the river

                  • Limahuli Gardens - Nat. Trop. Botanical Garden just down the road

                    Limahuli Gardens - Nat. Trop. Botanical Garden just down the road

                  • House from the yard

                    House from the yard

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Queen bedroom

                    Queen bedroom

                  • Pathway to backyard

                    Pathway to backyard

                  • Lanai living area looking towards river

                    Lanai living area looking towards river

                  • Doesn't that look inviting

                    Doesn't that look inviting

                  • Walking irises at 100

                    Walking irises at 100

                  • Bounty from the yard

                    Bounty from the yard

                  • Haliconia in the yard

                    Haliconia in the yard

                  • Ke'e Beach - sunsets and more every day

                    Ke'e Beach - sunsets and more every day

                  • Wainiha river

                    Wainiha river

                  • Bananas in the yard

                    Bananas in the yard

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                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 02, 2014

                  $275 - $375 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 09/09/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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