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Affordable Luxury in Paradise – 3 Minute Walk to Beach

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Haena house description

Welcome to Mapuana, a beautiful and newly remodeled home on the north shore of Kauai just 2.3 miles from road’s end and the fabled NaPali Coast. The 200 foot private drive leads you to a secluded oasis. This scrupulously maintained home surrounds you with simple luxury and lush Hawaiian themes to enhance your vacation in tropical paradise. Mapuana features vaulted ceilings and Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout the main floor. Banks of sliding doors open to take advantage of the spacious wrap-around lanai. The handsomely furnished top floor lanai catches cool breezes and provides a private sun deck. It’s the perfect place to gaze at the lush tropical foliage and swaying palm trees and listen to the sounds of birds singing, roosters crowing and ocean waves lapping the shore.

Newly decorated with Hawaiiana and aloha hospitality, there are four inviting bedrooms (two upstairs - each with a queen bed and two downstairs - each with two twin beds). There is a full bathroom located on each level plus an outdoor tropical shower. The fully appointed kitchen is stocked with every cooking tool you might need and includes granite counter-tops, as do both bathrooms. The formal dining area seats eight at a solid teak table.

The bottom level has covered parking for two vehicles, a barbeque area with new gas grill, outdoor dining area, storage for beach amenities and a selection of beach toys and gear. The enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower is perfect for rinsing off the white sand after a day at the beach. The full size washer/dryer in the downstairs laundry room makes it easy to bring just one bag and stay for weeks! (Linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided.)

The spacious yard is meticulously and lushly landscaped, filled with a variety of indigenous Hawaiian tropical plantings including colorful plumerias, pink and red gingers, hibiscus, fragrant ylang-ylang, papaya, banana and coconut palm trees.

Best of all, the warm Pacific Ocean is just steps from your door. Just a short 100 yard walk takes you to one of the most secluded beaches on the Island; world-class, white sand beaches stretch for miles in both directions. Enjoy the tranquility of this extraordinary area nestled between emerald mountains and azure seas. Snorkelers will find clear, pristine waters and a vast array of multi-colored fish. On any given day you can encounter turtles, spinner dolphins, whales or the occasional Monk seal coming out to play.

Kauai's main vacation attraction remains its natural splendor. You'll cross seven charming one-lane bridges to get to Haena, a small oceanfront, residential community situated four miles beyond Hanalei. Haena is the northernmost point on Kauai and offers the island's best access to outdoor activities and scenic wonders. Swim with turtles at world-famous Tunnels Beach, just a 7 minute walk from Mapuana. Swim and sunbathe at nearby Lumahai Beach or Haena Cove and watch the kite surfers at Kepuhi Point. Hike the NaPali coast or watch the sun set behind Makana (Bali Hai). Among the most beautiful places on Earth, here you will discover waterfalls, lush green jungles, gorgeous deserted beaches, fabulous hiking trails, unparalleled snorkeling, picturesque kite surfers and spectacular sunsets.

An exquisite 2.3 mile run, walk or drive from Mapuana brings you to the end of the road and the Haena State Park, home to Ke’e Beach, renowned for its snorkeling, sunsets and the start of the reknowned Kalalau Trail. The 11-mile Kalalau Trail winds along the rugged Na Pali coastline and crosses one stunning beach after another, beginning with Ke’e. The fabled Na Pali Coast is celebrated for its magnificent 3000 feet high emerald green cliffs rising above the Pacific; its waterfalls cascading down to the azure water.

Retrace your way across the seven one-lane bridges to quaint Hanalei town for a gourmet meal, shave ice, or a glimpse of local color at one of the bi-weekly Farmers' Markets featuring delectable tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Further down the road, the Princeville Resort is home to two of the world’s best golf courses, and a world-class spa. Helicopter tours, horseback rides, kayaking and zip-ling are also available in Princeville. Closer to home, a three minute walk takes you to the charming Hanalei Colony outpost where you can have a seaside massage at the quaint day spa, the world's best blended mochas and homemade cinnamon rolls at the café or enjoy beachfront dining at the Mediterranean restaurant.

Our repeat guests love staying at Mapuana because of its fabulous location, large serene private yard, the airy spaciousness of the home and the GREAT VALUE. Here’s what one of them had to say:

'We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation in your beautiful home. Everything was just lovely and so relaxing. We enjoyed hearing the ocean waves at night and the birds singing in the morning. The house was the cleanest, best kept house we have ever rented on a vacation, and you thought of everything a guest could need in the house. It was the perfect vacation and we'll be back!'
--Mona O., Los Angeles, California

This home is professionally managed and cared for by Kauai Vacation Rentals, selected by Fortune magazine as one of the Top 25 Villa Agents in the world.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

            Enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower nestled in tropical foliage...moreless

          • Upstairs bathroom features a shower and tub combo. Downstairs bathroom features a large walk in shower. Outdoor hot/cold shower is enclosed but large and open at the top to the foliage. Gives the feeling of showering in the jungle. Perfect way to rinse off a day at the beach! ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Enclosed outdoor hot/cold beach shower, Brazilian cherry wood and stone floors throughout, Granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, ceiling fans throughout, large private professionally landscaped tropical yard....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Professionally landscaped & maintained tropical garden & lawn...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  Christmas Holidays
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100

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                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  One time standard out-cleaning fee of $350

                  Rental fee does not include Hawaiian State Taxes


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                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Lihue Airport
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mediterranean Gourmet
                  8.5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Princeville Hotel
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mediterranean Gourmet
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Haena Cove

                  Car: Recommended

                  Nearby beaches include Haena Cove, Kephuhi Point, Tunnels, Ke'e, Haena State Beach and Hanalei Bay as well as Limahuli Gardens. Shopping, restaurants, local weekly Farmer's Markets and Craft Fairs in nearby Hanalei.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About: We live in Los Angeles, California with our two school age children. While we enjoy the benefits of the city we enjoy getting away from it all when we go on vacation. We joke that we bought our house in Kauai as an insurance policy so our kids will always want to vacation with us -- even when they are teenagers! They love being so close to the beach; we go there every day when we're on island. They also love to play in the large private yard. And we love having plenty of room to invite our friends and family to come share our slice of paradise.

                  Why Haena:
                  We searched for 7 years to find the perfect house in Kauai. Before we had children we owned a small condo on the south shore. We were looking to get away from the massive development that continues to go on down south. We wanted a house in a place that could never be spoiled by condo and hotel developments. The quaint 7 one-lane bridges that separate charming Hanalei from secluded Haena ensure that no encroaching developments will ever take place in our beach town. Unlike many of the 'suburban' developments elsewhere on Kauai, this is the way Old Hawaii used to be but with all the modern conveniences and simple luxury we enjoy on vacation. We also wanted to be close enough to the fabulous beaches to ensure a quick walk and the peaceful sounds of the ocean day and night. But we didn't want the wear and tear, and overly loud crashing waves one finds living right on the beach. Mapuana gave us the privacy and the perfect location we were looking for!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Our favorite beach activities are snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding and stand up paddling. We also enjoy running the 2.3 miles to the end of the road and hiking the spectacular 11 mile Kalalau Trail. The run to and from the end of the island is so beautiful it's hard to come home and run on our city streets! The kids love to play in the large lushly landscaped private yard. Our son loves to practice his pitching and catching and our daughter loves to practice her gymnastics on the lawn. Meanwhile we enjoy reading and relaxing on the beautiful lanai. We could listen to the ocean and the wind in the swaying palms all afternoon. After a full day of fun in the sun we love to visit some of our favorite restaurants for dinner; just a short but stunning drive to Hanalei. Or we'll stop at Sushi Girl in Wainiha for exquisite fresh caught sushi 5 minutes from our door! After dinner, we always save room for shaved ice!


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                  • Mapuana - Affordable Luxury in Paradise

                    Mapuana - Affordable Luxury in Paradise

                  • Spacious comfortable living room includes flat screen TV & DVD

                    Spacious comfortable living room includes flat screen TV & DVD

                  • Brazilian Cherry Wood Floors in the stairwell and main floor

                    Brazilian Cherry Wood Floors in the stairwell and main floor

                  • Indonesian Teak dining set seats 8

                    Indonesian Teak dining set seats 8

                  • The master includes a flat screen TV, lots of light,  high ceiling & full closet

                    The master includes a flat screen TV, lots of light, high ceiling & full closet

                  • Each of the two downstairs bedrooms has two twin beds, ample closet & 2 windows

                    Each of the two downstairs bedrooms has two twin beds, ample closet & 2 windows

                  • Granite counters & custom cherry cabinets in both of the 2 full bathrooms

                    Granite counters & custom cherry cabinets in both of the 2 full bathrooms

                  • The long secluded driveway ensures privacy

                    The long secluded driveway ensures privacy

                  • Rainbow views from the lanai

                    Rainbow views from the lanai

                  • Explore the lush tropical garden

                    Explore the lush tropical garden

                  • Rinse off in the hot/cold outdoor shower after a day at the beach

                    Rinse off in the hot/cold outdoor shower after a day at the beach

                  • View of Bali Hai from the beach

                    View of Bali Hai from the beach

                  • While away the day on the spacious wrap-around lanai

                    While away the day on the spacious wrap-around lanai

                  • Curl up on a comfy couch & watch the palm trees sway or TV/DVD on flat screen

                    Curl up on a comfy couch & watch the palm trees sway or TV/DVD on flat screen

                  • Listen to the sounds of the wind and waves on the comfortable Lanai

                    Listen to the sounds of the wind and waves on the comfortable Lanai

                  • Custom Granite counters & cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen (& bathrooms)

                    Custom Granite counters & cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen (& bathrooms)

                  • Upstairs bdrm #2 includes queen bed, teak dresser, closet, 2 windows, hi ceilin

                    Upstairs bdrm #2 includes queen bed, teak dresser, closet, 2 windows, hi ceilin

                  • The 2nd downstairs bedroom features 2 twin beds, full closet & 2 windows

                    The 2nd downstairs bedroom features 2 twin beds, full closet & 2 windows

                  • Al fresco dining on Hawaiian Ipe wood wraparound Lanai

                    Al fresco dining on Hawaiian Ipe wood wraparound Lanai

                  • Lush professionally landscaped 13,000 sq. ft. private yard

                    Lush professionally landscaped 13,000 sq. ft. private yard

                  • Exotic tropical flowers grow in the garden year round

                    Exotic tropical flowers grow in the garden year round

                  • White sand beaches are just 100 yards away

                    White sand beaches are just 100 yards away

                  • World class surfing at Tunnels beach is just a 10 min walk down the beach

                    World class surfing at Tunnels beach is just a 10 min walk down the beach

                  • Beach sunset

                    Beach sunset

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