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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - the Jungle Riverhouse - 3 Watercourses, 4 Ponds & Plants!

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Last updated: 10/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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

  • Estate

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • 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

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

    This separate cottage has 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, loveseat, and room for a crib ( lots of floor space) 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....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

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


  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    New flat screen TV, with cable TV in both the main house and cottage. There is also free hi speed wireless....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Great speakers!...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Waterfront:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed DSL...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    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

  • Mobile Phone:

    Verizon is spotty. There can be Skpe and google on the internet. Most other carriers work at the nearby beaches. Unlimited phone service is free for calls inside USA, Canada & Mexico....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off road parking is available...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free outside calling within the USA, Canada and Mexico. Verizon cell phone coverage is spotty(best at the beach) and any Skpe or Google long distance services work through the provided internet....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both bath towels and beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Outside firepit in the Forest....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There are several golf courses on Kauai...moreless

  • 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 extensive lawns are bordered by 2 freeflowing rivers and include tons of fruits, flowers and birds. All is quite private. A new "food Forest" was planted when the grounds were extended in 2015....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are many tennis courts on Kauai....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

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



Write a review 4.8
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Slow Season
Sep 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Summer/ High Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2019
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $290 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.4%

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Last updated: 10/04/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Meditteranean Gourmet
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tunnels &Lumahai &Hanalei &Kee(less than 5 mi.)

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

  • Again, the houses

    Again, the houses

  • View from the lanai

    View from the lanai

  • The Blue Jade Vine

    The Blue Jade Vine

  • The Food Forest

    The Food Forest

  • 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 Hanalei Bay just 3 miles east of Riverhouse

    Nearby Hanalei Bay just 3 miles east of Riverhouse

  • Another view of the primary falls

    Another view of the primary falls

  • 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

  • As the stream meanders....

    As the stream meanders....

  • 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

  • ChuChee likes to come and visit

    ChuChee likes to come and visit

  • Nearby Kee Beach just 4 miles west of Riverhouse

    Nearby Kee Beach just 4 miles west of Riverhouse

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