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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - the Jungle Riverhouse, a Place Quite Unique

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Haena estate description

This unusual and intimate streamside home is located ten yards from a water-course that tumbles into three pools. Another larger river also freeflows through the property.

The hand-crafted home has an airy layout with excellent views of not only the streams and pools on the site itself but also of the more distant mountains and a waterfall. The main house has one bedroom as well as the living and eating areas and a great lanai.
Also available are a cottage with one bedroom and full bath, and a smaller screened cottage with a full bed and half-bath. The entire 3 acre property is only available as one rental and is not split up.
A Riverhouse is located just one mile from the beach and is situated midway between, to the east, Hanalei and Lumahai Beaches, and to the west are located both the world-renown Tunnels Beach as well as Ke'e beach and the start of the Na Pali Trail..

This home welcomes you with the sounds of cascading waters and songs of myriad birds! Lush jungle vegetation, privacy, relaxation, cool mountain breezes and beauty will surround you. Riverhouse is the epitomy of laid back old rural Hawaii. And the North Shore's famous beaches, restaurants,and eclectic shops are just a few short miles away!

Beware there is a semi-resident kitty cat, ChuChee who is politely fond of a little affection!

Keywords: Vacation Rental,Home,Exotic,A Jungle Park

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Estate

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            Children have lots of room to play in the pools and there is alot of lawn space for croquet or frisbee, and very exotic forests and jungle areas to explore. ...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1 In The Main House: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            This bedroom is large enough to accommodate a crib....moreless

          • Bedroom 3 The Bird's Nest: 1 double

            A screened gazebo with 1/2 bath...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s) In The Main House: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This sofa/sleeper is in the living room...moreless

          • Bedroom 2 The Cottage: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This separate cottage has a daybed and room for a crib....moreless

          • In the main house bedroom, there is a queen bed. In the main house living room is a very comfortable queen size convertible sofa bed. In the larger nearby cottage, there is a queen bed and a single-sized day bed as well as a full bathroom. In the 'Bird's Nest' (the small nearby cottage), there is a full-sized bed and a half bath. Both the main house bedroom and the larger cottage bedroom have ample space to set up the port-a-crib,the pack-and-play, or the blow up single mattress that can be on the floor or in its frame....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • Bathroom 3


          • ...moreless

          • There is a full bathroom in the Main House, another in the larger cottage, and a half bath in the small cottage. There is also an 'outside' shower. This outside shower does have a roof and also toilet and sink and is attached to the back of the larger cottage in the laundry area....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet quality kitchen includes espresso maker, juicers, kitchen aid mixer, cuisinart, pasta maker, a set of Emeril cookware, electric wok, blender, slow cooker, cast iron skillets, and more...moreless

          • Dining:

            The kitchen has a nook with a table that seats 7. Three more settings are nearby at the 'bar.' Also have 1 booster seat as well as a high chair....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basic stores are available to be used in the pantry. There are a variety of spices, oils, grains etc. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Both a regular drip coffeemaker and a espresso machine....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Can easily cook and set for 15 people....moreless

          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 7 people


          • Living Room seats 10:

            The living room is in the 'great' room style. It is combined with a sit-at kitchen island and open to the kitchen and dining area...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            The outside grounds have room to run and play and when hot or tired the river provides cooling relief...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            There are several fans that keep the cool mountain breezes circulating....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Both bath towels and beach towels...moreless

          • Parking:

            Off road parking is available...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Outside firepit...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Natural pools created by the rivers, DSL, Surround Sound, Beach Toys, Cooking Utensils, Charcoal BBQ, Firepit, Outside Shower, Pets are Not Allowed however there is a little kitty that visits from time to time - her name is ChuChee. You can either ask her in or send her to her other area homes....moreless


              • Toys:

                Boogie boards, snorkel equipment, sand toys,frisbee, coolers, beach chairs, beach mats, etc....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                New flat screen TV, with satellite TV and DVR. There is also free hi speed wireless....moreless

              • Books:

                Quite an extensive library with a good Hawaii section (guidebooks included)....moreless

              • Television:

                There are flat screen TVs in both the Main House and the larger cottage....moreless

              • Games:

                lots of puzzles, boardgames, books, croquet, frisbees,crosswords etc....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Great speakers!...moreless

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Video Library


              • Mobile Phone:

                Verizon works at the house. As well as Skpe and google on the internet. Most other carriers work at the nearby beaches....moreless

              • Telephone:

                Local dialing only. Verizon works and any Skpe or Google long distance services work through the provided internet....moreless

              • Internet:

                High speed DSL...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    There are several clean natural pools and wading areas that are created by the two rivers....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    A fine view of the nearby two rivers and cascading waterfalls is abundantly evident from the lanai. The best place for morning and evening gettogethers!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    The lawns are quite extensive and are bordered by freeflowing rivers and include tons of fruits, flowers and birds. All is quite private....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    There are several golf courses on Kauai...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    A Riverhouse has two watercourses running through its property - a fast flowing river and a stream with water cascading from four pools....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    The property is ringed by ridges and mountains. It is situated in a valley that is largely undeveloped....moreless


                  • Theme Parks
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Groceries
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Surfing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Library
                  • Arboretum
                  • Festivals
                  • Museums
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Luaus
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Racquetball
                  • Basketball Court


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                  Labor day to Memorial Day (exc. Xmas) $325 a night $2275 a week
                  Xmas and Summer                       $350 a night $2450 a week
                  There is a tax of 13.4%
                  A Housecleaning fee of $290
                  A Paperwork fee of $35
                  A Damage deposit of $500 holds the reservation.
                  There is a 3 couple and 3 children limit.

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                  Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Tunnels &Lumahai &Hanalei &Kee(less than 5 mi.)
                  1.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Meditteranean Gourmet

                  Car: Necessary

                  The famous Na Pali Trail starts less than 5 miles from Riverhouse. It is a 11 mile hike into valleys and beaches that are completely undeveloped. It is a hike best done with at least a 3 day timeframe.

                  Other epic hikes are also available not only on the North Shore but also throughout the island.

                  The beaches also provide beautiful and long stretches of the best sandy walks ever!

                  But be very careful - you could just fall in love with Kauai!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: Rocky and I, Amanda are only able to stay home here at the Jungle Riverhouse for about half of every year. When we leave Kauai, we generally head to Seattle where our boat is moored. We own and operate a 90 foot fish packer that collects salmon in the Alaskan waters and delivers them to the plant to be filleted and vacuum packed.

                  Why the Owner Chose Haena:
                  Early on we learned that the many humpback whales that we saw in Alaska headed for the Hawaiian Islands to spend the winters. We thought that sounded like an excellent idea and we came here to explore. It was love at first sight with Kauai's North Shore! And then, to have found this place was completely off the charts! While we are here, we spend a lot of time working on the grounds and also enjoying time with family and friends who always seem to find their way to our doorstep!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  To be back a few steps from the busy world is a gift. To be awakened in the morning by bird and river song is a jewel. To wander these grounds is a pleasure.

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                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • A Riverhouse and the Cottage

                    A Riverhouse and the Cottage

                  • The grounds at the JungleRiverhouse as viewed from the lanai.

                    The grounds at the JungleRiverhouse as viewed from the lanai.

                  • One of the other ponds

                    One of the other ponds

                  • The Jungle Riverhouse - The beginning of the property

                    The Jungle Riverhouse - The beginning of the property

                  • A favorite hole to wade in on the Powerhouse River

                    A favorite hole to wade in on the Powerhouse River

                  • The Main House

                    The Main House

                  • Kitchen and Dining Nook in main house

                    Kitchen and Dining Nook in main house

                  • The Cottage - just steps from the Main House

                    The Cottage - just steps from the Main House

                  • The Bird's Nest

                    The Bird's Nest

                  • Nearby Hanalei Bay just 3 miles east of Riverhouse

                    Nearby Hanalei Bay just 3 miles east of Riverhouse

                  • The Blue Jade Vine

                    The Blue Jade Vine

                  • Another view of the primary falls

                    Another view of the primary falls

                  • View from the lanai

                    View from the lanai

                  • As the stream meanders....

                    As the stream meanders....

                  • The bordering Powerhouse River

                    The bordering Powerhouse River

                  • Papayas!


                  • Living Room in the Main House

                    Living Room in the Main House

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • The Cottage interior

                    The Cottage interior

                  • The Bird's Nest interior

                    The Bird's Nest interior

                  • Nearby Kee Beach just 4 miles west of Riverhouse

                    Nearby Kee Beach just 4 miles west of Riverhouse

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014


                  2 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 08/26/14
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                  Speaks: english
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