Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

River Estate-1of12 Romantic Properties Picked by Lonely Planet Travel Guide

You sent a message to this owner.

The view from the Guest House lanai. The river soothes you & float to the beach!

Calendar

Last updated: 08/20/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

♥ A personal message to my potential guests.... 'I have lived on Kauai for 45 years now, owned and managed River Estate since 1996. River Estate was one of the first 2 Kauai vacation properties on the internet and we are still here. Our VRBO listing number is one of the top 5 oldest there is. #249 out of over 1,000,000 listings! Longevity in this business is based on quality of experience, fair pricing, dependability and now guest reviews. I provide complimentary concierge services to all my guests from the moment you book. 45 years here helps in that regard. So please feel free to ask me about all Kauai has to offer and let me help you make the most of your vacation time here.'
Mark Barbanell, Owner of River Estate

♥ There are two homes at River Estate (One 2 bedroom 2 bath called the Guest House and one 3 bedroom 2 bath called the Riverhouse) Please google River Estate to see all the details for both homes on the River Estate website. Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far apart. The property location is centrally located in the middle of the prime North shore area. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you arrive. Privacy and peace.

♥ On February, 10th, 2011 River Estate was named as one of 12 Romantic Getaways across the US in a Lonely Planet website article published for Valentine's Day by one of their staff writers. River Estate was also named as one of the 10 most romantic properties in Hawaii by the well known and prestigious Gayot Travel Guide in 2009 ('The Guide to the Good Life') which was established in 1981 by Andre Gayot who invented the term Nouvelle Cuisine and has been directing travelers to the world's best restaurants, hotels, shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions since well before he published his first guidebook. River Estate has been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine in Feb. 2006 and the L.A. Times Online Travel Magazine Blog as well as Fodor's and Lonely Planet's Kauai travel guides. River Estate has wonderful reviews on all the major review platforms online. Check your favorite review site to see for yourself. River Estate has a long history of providing impeccable service and comfortable accommodations. We offer our guests the ultimate in comfort in our meticulously maintained accommodations, extreme privacy in the wonderful natural environment provided by our riverfront gardens and one of the best locations on Kauai. Bar none.

Recent Guest Book Comment...
♥ Fifteen years ago my husband and I, after a long time together, decided to get married. We were living in California at the time and were frequent visitors to Kauai. We had seen River Estate many times on our travels and always said “If we ever get married it should be here”. So one day after our engagement I called Mark at River Estate, I told him about my plan to rent the entire property (There were 3 homes then) and having my wedding on the property. I have family from the east coast and my husband from Illinois. So people were coming from everywhere. We had some elderly people that couldn’t make a beach wedding so we thought the grounds of the estate would be better! So Mark and I worked literally for over a year. He let me put a deposit to hold the dates and make payments! He told me about the local post office and how I should send all the decorations instead of flying with them. He even picked up my packages for me!!! We decorated the estate and had a little luau for our reception. Words can’t describe the magic of our day. Mark even came to my wedding. I never had anyone except for family and friends help me so much from so far away. He did this out of kindness. That’s the type of person Mark is.That was 15 years ago this June. We are coming back in October to renew our vows with our children. A lot has happened in 15 years ago and I contacted Mark just last week to see what was available for our week. He is just as amazing now as he was then. Sooo here we go again! I can’t wait. Mahalo Mark. See you soon!!!
Tara Ruggerio-Popov, Las Vegas, NV (4/24/15)

♥ Peace, privacy and comfort is what you'll find here at River Estate. Staying here just might be one of the finest vacation experiences you'll ever have. The idyllic riverfront gardens are perfectly complimented by the two charming homes. Our onsite staff as well as the owner will provide you with impeccable service before and during your stay. We offer our guests an experience so special a lot of our guests comment that they don't want to leave!

♥ River Estate offers quality accommodations that are meticulously maintained and fairly priced. The homes are eclectic, comfortable and above all extremely peaceful and private. River Estate's prime location is central to all the great North Kauai attractions and activities and it offers a truly incomparable experience to those to make the journey here. Put in simple terms River Estate is truly a Hawaiian Paradise....

On Site Staff and Owner Available 24/7
Top Quality Accommodations Affordably Priced
A Completely Unique Central North Kauai Location
Tastefully Furnished Homes.
Quality Furniture
Air Conditioning. Each Room Controlled Individually
A Romantic and Spiritually Rejuvenating Experience
Ultra Privacy in a Completely Unique Natural Setting
Two Acres of Pristine Riverfront Botanical Gardens
Comfortable Living Spaces With Many Deluxe Amenities
Allergy Free Zones. No Mold or Mildew Inside or Out
Very Close to World Famous Beaches and Landmarks
Float to Beach and Back From the Property Easily
Fully Equipped Large Kitchens With New Appliances
In House Travel Agency. Multi Island Vacation Packages
Complimentary Beach Gear and Quality Beach Towels
Hotel Grade Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Cloths
Quality Bedding, Mattresses. High Thread Count Sheets
Tile or Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bathrooms
Quality Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors (Living Areas)
Well Ventilated Homes Cooled By the Trade Winds
Flat Panel TVs, DVD Players, Cd Players With iPod Docks
Large Master Bedroom Suites with Flat Panel TV's
Free Long Distance, WiFi Internet, Wireless Phones
Large Collection of DVD's and CD's in each Home
Washer/Dryer, Gas BBQ, Quality Lanai Furniture
Selection of Kauai Guidebooks and Books on Hawaii

♥ My favorite comment to date - For this Hawaii-raised girl, this place was a dream come true! For twenty-eight years I had wanted to show my husband Kauai, and I could not have asked for a better location, accommodation, or host. From the day I called Mark to make reservations, through the actual stay, the entire experience was a first-class treat! Mark's attention to comfort, style, and details was phenomenal. He has thought of and provided everything for a perfect and relaxing vacation. And I mean everything! All you need are a swimming suit, a change of clothes and a few groceries. This is old Hawaii, plantation-style living at its finest and just exactly what I wanted my husband and boys to experience. You can't beat it for romance and setting. We were lulled to sleep by soft rain, and we awakened every morning to the soothing sounds of the river. The large property, extensive surrounding gardens and lush, tropical landscaping offer tranquility and complete privacy. The interior design is upscale, tropical, and comfortable. Mark hasn't missed any detail in decorating either! You can't help but relax and move naturally into 'Hawaiian time' mode. The property is located on the north end of the island within ten minutes of the famous Napali Coast and its challenging and breathtaking hiking trail, as well as one of the calmest and best snorkeling locations on the island. Within minutes the other direction, you have Hanalei Bay, Hanalei Valley and Princeville. Water sports and other activities abound in this locale. But every night we had the privilege of returning to the best vacation retreat house on the island, if not in the state! Honestly, it was difficult making a decision on whether to just 'hang out' there or be busy tourists. The accommodations were only surpassed by Mark's graciousness as a host. He was responsive, attentive and patient to all of our needs and questions. Thank you, Mark, for extending perfect 'aloha' to your guests! If you're looking for a unique and authentic 'real Hawaii' experience, this is your place. For the price, it's a real bargain! If you're looking for just another predictable upscale hotel, and a vacation spent with hundreds of other travelers, go to Princeville or Poipu. But I highly recommend that you skip the ridiculously pricey St. Regis and stay at River Estate. You can go enjoy a delicious lunch or some Plantation Iced Tea on the St. Regis balcony to say you've been there. I could write volumes on River Estate. My husband fell in love with the island and now has a particular affection for this place. He's trying to figure out how he can get transferred there for his work! If we had to live in Lihue, we'd still rent Mark's Guest House on the weekends! My starving college student son thought he had died and gone to heaven. My sixteen-year old son (who has a very critical eye and strong opinions) now uses River Estate as a measuring rod by which all other accommodations are evaluated. To date, none have measured up! And we're already making plans for a return trip next year. Again, thank you Mark, for helping an ex-patriot fulfill her dream. You really know how to spoil your guests and provide them much-needed rest and rejuvenation. You also know how to show them Hawaii living at its finest. Remembering your place and your hospitality gives us precious memories and something to look forward to. Mahalo!!
A Yahoo Travel Contributor (Submitted in 2014)

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 king, 2 queen

    The 3 bedroom Riverhouse is also available see our website....moreless

  • Each home has a California King in the master suite. All other bedrooms in both homes have queen beds. Each bedroom has separate air conditioning or heat if needed, a phone, clock and side tables with lamps. Master bedrooms have walk in closets. Other bedrooms have spacious closets and a dresser of drawers in a mirror door closet. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest House #1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest House #2...moreless

  • Each home has quality bath amenities and fixtures. All tile, glass enclosures and quality cabinets and counter tops. The Guest House and Riverhouse both have two bathrooms. Each master suite has a shower tub combination. All enclosures are tile. Riverhouse has glass shower doors. Guest House has curtains. All countertops are synthetic granite (high end) Bathroom floors are tile. We're on a solar hot water system in both homes now so there is no shortage of hot water. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our stock in trade consists of our attention to the care and maintenance of the homes and grounds, the attention to detail in every aspect and my concierge services which have proven to be quite helpful to many of my guests. I have developed many relationships during my 44 years here and now have contracts with activity providers to help with those bookings and a travel agency which has proven to still be very viable since I can pass on some of my commission to you as a saving. I'll make sure you get all the information you need whenever you need or request it....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some including guide books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some....moreless

  • Music Library:

    (2) Large CD selection of all types of music. We take requests for specific music styles and albums before arrival. Ask us about that amenity....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Cable TV in living and master bedrooms of each house....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Nice sound systems with iPod docks....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen....moreless

  • Video Library:

    (2) Large selection of movies filmed on Kauai, old classics, newer releases and Hawaii themed videos and documentaries....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Two blocks to the beach and many world famous beaches are within 2 miles of the property....moreless

  • Monument View:

    The estate sits at the mouth of the deepest valley on Kauai....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Two blocks to the beach. 10 minutes paddling to and from the house on the river....moreless

  • River:

    Soothing sounds and the river runs next to both homes....moreless

  • Rural:

    Removed yet close to everything....moreless

  • Village:

    Hanalei is 2 miles East....moreless

  • Water View:

    The river is viewable from all bedrooms and living area. It's just steps away so you'll hear the sound of the water flowing over the stones in the river....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the river....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This is a riverfront property within walking distance of the beach. The lanai looks over a pristine stream and botanical gardens with mountains above. Float down the river and back from the house!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Both homes have dining tables with full seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Both homes have a split system with remote controls throughout the houses....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modems provided in each home....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized dryers in each house...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Both homes have covered parking with covered access to the home...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    (2) Local, inter-island and mainland calls are free in each home....moreless

  • Garage:

    Both homes have covered parking and covered entries...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Hotel grade towels, 400 count sheets, pillow cases and bedding. Beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Both living rooms well furnished with top quality furniture....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Covered Parking and entry to houses....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (6) Wireless phones in every room....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized washer with laundry soap provided in each house....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet provided throughout each house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Just let us know what you have in mind we'll arrange it for you....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard drip coffee maker. Filters supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Completely equipped with every kitchen utensil, cookware and serving ware in each home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely furnished kitchens...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    (2) Standard size electric dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with many amenities and attention to detail....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    (2) Counter top full sized model...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Various condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Full sized with ice maker and filtered water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full stove/oven in both homes...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Can rent in Hanalei, 2 miles away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Both homes have full covered lanais....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    Princeville Resort. 5 miles....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (5) One l shaped main lanai at the Guest House. One screened in lanai with hot tub and 3 separate lanais for each bedroom in the Riverhouse....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Botanical gardens along the river....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel and beach gear....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$315
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$315
$2,100

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $300 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$295
$1,975

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $282 Nightly


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Booking Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

♥ There are two homes at River Estate (One 2 bedroom 2 bath called the Guest House and one 3 bedroom 2 bath called the Riverhouse) Please google River Estate to see all the details for both homes on the River Estate website. Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far apart. The property location is centrally located in the middle of the prime North shore area. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you arrive. Privacy and peace.

♥ Cancellation

Cancellation notice must be received no less than 30 days before check in (60 days before Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays) to receive a full refund of all monies paid to date minus a cancellation fee of 15% or $250 whichever amount is greater. For cancellations within 30 days of arrival (60 days for holiday dates) for which your dates can be re-booked your deposit may be refunded minus the cancellation fee at the sole discretion of the owner. If your dates cannot be rebooked we'll credit you for a future stay. Some guests like to purchase travel insurance to prevent any unforeseen problems spoiling their vacation. Sorry, no refunds for early departure.

Car Rentals, Activities & Travel Arrangements

I own a full service Hawaii based travel agency. We will be happy to give you a quote on all or any portion of your travel package needs including other accommodations, airline tickets, car rentals or activities on Kauai or any other islands in your itinerary. Please let us know if you would like us to provide a quote for you.

♥ Concierge Services

We offer our guests free concierge services. The owner takes a personal interest in making sure you make the most of your vacation time. We offer a wide range of services and lots of useful information.

♥ Discounts

Discounts available for stays longer than 10 days, any dates booked 12 months or more out from the date you make the booking or within 30 days of check-in. Specific deep discounted dates can be seen at th


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 08/20/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mediterranean Gourmet
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Princeville
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kuhio
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mediterranean Gourmet
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wainiha

Car: Recommended

River Estate has been in business since 1995. We created the first online vacation rental website here on Kauai and have been on VRBO since 1996. We're not going anywhere. Come visit us and find out what old Hawaii feels like...

River Estate offers quality accommodations that are meticulously maintained and very user friendly. The homes are eclectic, comfortable and above all extremely peaceful and private. Our prime location is central to all the great North Kauai attractions. The whole area from Hanalei town, with it's restaurants and shopping, to Ke'e beach and the Napali Coast trail at the end of the road, and all the beaches and activities between them, is within a 10 minute drive in either direction of the property.

Peace, privacy and comfort is what you'll find here at River Estate. Staying here just might be one of the finest vacation experiences you'll ever have. The idyllic riverfront gardens are perfectly complimented by the two charming homes that nestle themselves along the gently flowing river just up from the beach in one of Kauai's prime locations. Right here in the middle of the Kauai's North Shore with easy access to everything yet removed and completely private. We offer our guests an experience so special a lot of our guests comment that they either don't want to leave or are very sad to! Our repeat visitors can't get enough it seems.

Float to beach and back from house, surfing and surf lessons, Kite Boarding, Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, zip line, waterfall hikes, Napali Coast trail, farmers markets, health food store, fine dining, grocery and fish markets, shopping, nightlife, bars, luaus, golf, tennis, health club, spa, national parks, river and boat cruises, coffee shop, library, internet cafe, shave ice stand, greasy burger joint, local craft fair, Hawaiian music performances, shell hunting, beach walks, body surfing, world famous beaches, natural wonders, verdant landscapes, art galleries, motorcycle and bike rentals, helicopter tours, Hawaiian cultural sites, hula lessons, yoga studio, juice and fruit stands and especially meeting and interacting with really friendly people.

River Estate was featured in Lonely Planet staff writer Andy Murdock's Valentines Day article "12 Romantic Getaways across the US"(#10 Romance for Island Lovers) Which was published on the Lonely Planet website. River Estate was also named one of Hawaii's top ten romantic hotels by Gayot.com in 2011. The Gayot Travel Guide to the good life was first published in 1961 by Andre Gayot. We were also featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine in Feb.2006, as well as Fodor's and the Lonely Planet printed Kauai travel guides. River Estate also has wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, VRBO, Yahoo Travel, Virtual Tourist and FlipKey from some of our past guests.

THE GUEST HOUSE

Extremely Private Location on the Estate

Intimate Comfortable Relaxing Rejuvenating

Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bath

Custom Quality Balinese Furniture and Art

Large Master Suite Overlooks the River

Tiled Tub/Shower Enclosure in Master Suite

Deluxe Tile Shower in Second Bathroom

Large Open Covered Lanai With Stream View

Sound of River Flowing over Shallow Stones

Dimmable Lighting. Open Beamed Ceiling.

Two Bedroom. Two Bathrooms.

THE RIVERHOUSE

Top Quality Contemporary Tommy Bahama Furnishings

Dimmable Soffit, Recessed and and Lamp Lighting

Fine Vintage Solid Wood Furniture from the 30's and 40's

Authentic Vintage Hawaiiana From The 1930's to 50's

Authentic Hawaiian Themed Fine Art and Collectors Pieces

Quality Persian Rugs in Each Bedroom and Dining Room

2 Person Hot Tub on Screened Main Lanai

Separate Lanais For Each Bedroom.

Chinese Textured Tile floors in Kitchen and Bath Areas

Large Master Suite with Flat Screen TV and Walk in Closet

Three Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: Let me be your personal concierge. Whatever you need I'll arrange for you. Need good solid local information? My 43 years of local experience here can be put to good use anytime you want. I enjoy helping people. It's my job.... I visited Kauai in 1970 and stayed on and basically never left. The charming people of Kauai and the exquisite beauty enticed me from my very first days on the island and I'm grateful every day to be blessed to live in such a wonderful healthy environment amongst such wonderful people and such a vibrant culture. I enjoy helping people and I'm available to my guests on a 24/7 basis. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to serve my guests by providing my home to so many of them and helping them to discover the wonders of this magical place. Fortunately I'm able to say that this place is still the paradise I found so many years ago. Mahalo and Aloha.

Why the Owner Chose Hanalei:
River Estate is a completely unique experience. Where my property is on North Kauai is in arguably one of the nicest areas of the whole state and quite possibly the world. Because there had always been interest in short term renting here I decided to turn both homes into a vacation rentals. There are certain places on the island and in Hawaii that are so special that people from all over the world have heard about them and have a desire to visit them. Not only is Kauai so very special, I believe Hanalei and the surrounding area is the very best Kauai has to offer. Although I have lived here for 40 years I have not forgotten the feelings I first felt when I arrived here. These are the experiences that lock this place in peoples hearts and minds and keeps bringing them back. It isn't the things you do here but the actual island itself, it's charm and it's local people that bring visitors back time and time again.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Utmost is the seclusion and romance of the botanical gardens of the property and it's convenient location in the scheme of things here on the north shore of Kauai. It's very close to all the world famous beaches north Kauai is noted for and central between Hanalei and the end of the road at Ke'e Beach. The fact you can use the river to access the beach from the house and ocean is not offered any where else on Kauai as far as I know. The privacy and natural setting allow our guests to experience a truly relaxing and rewarding time away from their normal lives and leaves a lasting impression of what some consider to be true paradise. Not many rental homes in our price range are kept in the condition that the Guest House is kept in and our guests reflect that in their comments in our guest book. We're proud of that. It's our stock in trade so to speak.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loading...
1 of 3
 

Photos

  • The view from the Guest House lanai. The river soothes you & float to the beach!

    The view from the Guest House lanai. The river soothes you & float to the beach!

  • River Estate sits at the mouth of Wainiha Valley  Yellow circles are the homes.

    River Estate sits at the mouth of Wainiha Valley Yellow circles are the homes.

  • Guest House - Ultra private and romantic offers quiet riverfront seclusion.

    Guest House - Ultra private and romantic offers quiet riverfront seclusion.

  • Guest House-River is just outside your bedroom window. Beautiful relaxing sound.

    Guest House-River is just outside your bedroom window. Beautiful relaxing sound.

  • Guest HouseEnjoy the entertainment center with TV, DVD and CD players,ipod dock.

    Guest HouseEnjoy the entertainment center with TV, DVD and CD players,ipod dock.

  • The Guest House Lanai. My favorite place on the estate.

    The Guest House Lanai. My favorite place on the estate.

  • Riverhouse - Perfect for a family or a couple...bedrooms - lanai face the river.

    Riverhouse - Perfect for a family or a couple...bedrooms - lanai face the river.

  • Riverhouse - The hot tub is ultra romantic after dark. Image shot at dusk.

    Riverhouse - The hot tub is ultra romantic after dark. Image shot at dusk.

  • Riverhouse - Dining and living room areas. Comfort, style and quality furnishing

    Riverhouse - Dining and living room areas. Comfort, style and quality furnishing

  • Riverhouse -The relaxing 2 person hot tub. Tommy Bahama quality living room set.

    Riverhouse -The relaxing 2 person hot tub. Tommy Bahama quality living room set.

  • Riverhouse - The living area lighting is varied and easy to dim for romance.

    Riverhouse - The living area lighting is varied and easy to dim for romance.

  • River Estate is less than a mile from Lumahai Beach (South Pacific filmed there)

    River Estate is less than a mile from Lumahai Beach (South Pacific filmed there)

  • River Estate Entrance - Your Own Private Retreat in a Tropical Wonderland

    River Estate Entrance - Your Own Private Retreat in a Tropical Wonderland

  • Here is a birds eye view of the estate and it's proximity to the beach beyond.

    Here is a birds eye view of the estate and it's proximity to the beach beyond.

  • Guest House - Cook gourmet meals in the well appointed kitchen if you dine in.

    Guest House - Cook gourmet meals in the well appointed kitchen if you dine in.

  • Guest House - Casual and eclectic decor. View out to the large covered lanai.

    Guest House - Casual and eclectic decor. View out to the large covered lanai.

  • In front of the Guest House  by the stream looking towards the Riverhouse.

    In front of the Guest House by the stream looking towards the Riverhouse.

  • Guest House second Bedroom has a queen bed and looks out over the stream as well

    Guest House second Bedroom has a queen bed and looks out over the stream as well

  • Riverhouse - Tommy Bahama furniture in the Riverhouse

    Riverhouse - Tommy Bahama furniture in the Riverhouse

  • Guest House view towards the Riverhouse.

    Guest House view towards the Riverhouse.

  • Riverhouse - Fully equipped gourmet kitchen and new appliances and tile floor.

    Riverhouse - Fully equipped gourmet kitchen and new appliances and tile floor.

  • Riverhouse - View from the driveway leading back to the Guest House

    Riverhouse - View from the driveway leading back to the Guest House

  • Riverhouse - Master Suite is filled with authentic 30's furnishings Chinese art

    Riverhouse - Master Suite is filled with authentic 30's furnishings Chinese art

  • In 1972 I built my first "home" which stood where the Guest House is today

    In 1972 I built my first "home" which stood where the Guest House is today

VRBO #249

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 1996.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Minimum stay: 3 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Estate
Owner
Member since: 1996
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/20/2015
Phone number Show phone number

(808) 826-5118, Fax: (808) 826-4616 (Hawaii, USA)

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

♥River Estate-1of12 Romantic Properties Picked by Lonely Planet Travel Guide♥

Hanalei #249

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.