Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - Jungle Haenariverhouse, a Place Quite Unique
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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
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Clothing Optional/Nude Sunbathing Nearby
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11
- 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
Kitchen & Dining
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
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Living Room seats 10:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Mobile Phone:
Pool & Spa
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Beach Chairs:
- Garden Chairs:
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- 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!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
My family and I stayed here last August and now that we are heading back to Kauai I felt I should review this property. Once you get to The River House, there's little interest in leaving. With a group of six, three couples, we each had our own private sleeping areas. The sound of the water and breeze bid us goodnight every day. Of course, the sound of the rooster at 4am bid us good morning, but such is the nature of the island. This property is tucked away from everything and to some that may feel intimidating but it's a perfectly safe and serene environment. In fact, it's the isolation that is so amazing. You can sit out on the patio and listen to nature for hours. It's a great location for going to Tunnels Beach and Ke'e Beach. You may even find some goodies to take to the beach (snorkel masks and fins, coolers, beach mats, etc) in the gear closet. This unit has everything you could ask for. It does not have a/c but the cool breeze should do just fine, no matter the time of year. We did take the advice of previous reviews and made sure to clean the kitchen thoroughly before leaving on any adventures. Doing so kept us from ever having any ant issues. Overall, this is a perfect place for a nature loving family. It's truly peaceful and relaxing and worth the drive!
- Guest Sheri O.
- Date of stay 08/07/12
- Review Submitted 05/05/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Amazing property and experience
Amazing property and experience
I cant thank Amanda and Rocky enough for sharing their beautiful home and property. The amenities were fantastic and our family of 10 had a wonderful experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives. The grounds are amazing and our kids were out on adventures daily exploring the river and jungle. The homes on the property are clean with amazing architecture in the main house as well as a great kitchen. One recommendation is to bring bug spray which helped us with bites. Close to the beaches and a 10 minute drive to Hanalei makes this the perfect location for those not looking for a hotel experience. Cant wait to go back and stay at the river house. Dave
- Guest Dave (Napa, CA)
- Date of stay 03/21/13
- Review Submitted 04/02/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Think "Garden of Eden"! My husband and I have stayed at the River House several times and we love this property. The first time I walked up to the Main House I felt enveloped in a soothing, calming energy. The house is beautiful and the cottage and " the bird's nest" are charming. The property is absolutely breathtaking with the sound of the river and the jungle birds in the background. There are several different types of tropical fruit trees and the property is abundant with orchids, gingers, birds-of-paradise, etc. Hanalei Beach is minutes away and is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet! If you are looking for a vacation experience with privacy and a place to unwind, you will love this property!
- Guest Daisy (San Diego CA)
- Date of stay 02/06/13
- Review Submitted 03/19/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Our First VisitGuest comment entered by owner
Our First Visit
This is our first visit for my husband and myself and daughter and her husband. We fell in love with your house, gardens and waterfalls immediately. The perfume from the plants and trees is intoxicating. I saw so many different birds and I laughed at the antics of the Hawaiian ducks who visited the pool each evening. I was captivated by the jade vine which i had never seen before. The beauty, sound of the waters and solitude was food for our souls and a much needed break. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. We hope to visit for longer next year.
- Guest judy N
- Date of stay 02/25/12
- Review Submitted 12/20/12
MahaloGuest comment entered by owner
We kept meaning to head out for more explorations and adventures, but opting to stay "home" to listen to the rush of the rivers and the calls of the birds and to watch the swaying leaves and branches, the dramatic sudden downpours and the mists moving across the mountaintops. The gardens are like a little corner of heaven. And the house, a refuge of airy comfort and ease. We are very sorry to be leaving and we thank you for the many charms and conveniences you have provided for guests at Riverhouse.
- Guest Vivienne S
- Date of stay 03/26/11
- Review Submitted 12/20/12
What one imagines Kauai to be and more!
What one imagines Kauai to be and more!
Staying at the river house is truely relaxed bliss. Here you recieve what you imagined kauai to be as a kid when you could only dream of going. privacy, Tranquility, comfort, unique arcitecture and landscape and everything that one or six could need to vacation, just bring Clothing and food. This is a great place for a family trip or honymoon and is not over priced like most resorts. We dont even want to leave for the day.... I'll save touring for the rest of my stay. If I knew what I know now, I'd have booked our whole stay here:) Thank you R and A for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We can hardly wait to our return. Yours truely One Love B.
- Guest one love B (Carmel Ca)
- Date of stay 07/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/21/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Our family stayed here in July. Loved the site. Georgeous land with rivers and jungle-like setting. House is exactly as depicted and was immaculate. Back a long road with wildlife along the way. Great for adventurous- types. Roosters in the am. Great view of the mountain waterfalls through the kitchen window! We were here in the rainy season so it rained about 10-15 times per day, but no problem as the rain is usually short. Made for beautiful fruit and flowers all over the grounds. Great breakfast down the road in Hanalai. Go see the caves and beaches up north- worth it. I would recommend this site to anyone who wants a different get-away experience. (Just watch the rental company as they made several errors on our reservation.)
- Guest Loves unique (Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 06/29/10
- Review Submitted 04/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Rocky & Amanda's home and landscaping is so beautiful and it's not too far from the beach. I would recommend you stay here! You won't believe the amazing park-like setting, the river and flowers. Their home is really comfortable and has everything you need for the perfect vacation.
- Guest Chez Poulet (Harstine Island, WA)
- Date of stay 01/05/10
- Review Submitted 07/26/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
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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- Nearest Airport: Lihue at 40 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Tunnels & Lumahai & Hanalei (all less than 5 mi.) at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Meditteranean Gourmet at 1.2 Miles
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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Pool and Stream
Living Room in main house
The interior of the cottage
View from the lanai
The bordering Powerhouse Stream
Nearby Hanalei Bay just east of Riverhouse
A Riverhouse and the Cottage
Kitchen and Dining Nook in main house
The Bird's Nest
One of the ponds
The Forest (located on the property)
Nearby Kee Beach just west of Riverhouse
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