'Shaka Hale' - Elegant Malibu Style Beach House in Sunny West Kauai
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kekaha house description
If you're looking for the exceptional...This Is It! Casual elegance at the beach in Kekaha. Simply put, 'Nothing Else Compares'....Period! You'll be at a loss for words as you first venture inside this newly built, custom beach house and experience the best that West Kauai has to offer....3000 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, three full baths, oceanview Jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor dining, rich mahogany floors fantastic art, rich and colorful fabrics and unparalleled sunsets over the ocean.....The finest in furnishings, breathtaking views of the ocean and the longest white sand beach in the entire state of Hawaii. You'll experience what it means to be 'Stylin' at the beach'... Imagine!
The ultimate gourmet kitchen will impress even the most jaded chef with it's premium appliances, granite counters and of course, the best cookware available! There is also a 48 inch, outdoor, gas grill for those special nights when you stay at home. You'll experience Hawaii beachfront dining at it's finest!
The outside covered lanais are complete with pull down screens and sun shades to add a touch of airy privacy. No arguments here for two couples traveling together. There are two master suites, each with it's own bath and on separate floors! The house also has central air conditioning as well as ceiling fans in every room, even outside on the lanais! You may never want to leave, but be sure to save time to soak up some sun, take a swim or just walk for miles on the endless beach.
Watch the whales, surfers, sunbathers, swimmers, body surfers, wind surfers and of course, the magnificent westward views to the island of Niihau, 18 miles off shore, out in front of you. At night, the sounds of the ocean’s waves will rock you to sleep.
We have everything to satisfy your entertainment needs. There is high speed, wireless Internet access and free unlimited long distance calling anywhere in the US, Fax machine, stereo CD player, five televisions including a 32 inch flat-screen, DVD players and cable with all the premium channels.
Kekaha is located on the 'Sunny' west side of Kauai and is the western most town in the US. With an average annual rainfall of less than 20 inches, you are almost guaranteed a warm, sunny vacation, regardless of the time of year! Laid back Kekaha has no crowded beaches, no tourist traps, no hotel resorts, just sun, surf and people who remember what the 'Spirit of Aloha' really means.
Just two blocks away is the road that leads to the famous 'Waimea Canyon' and the 'Kalalau Lookout'. There are two major grocery stores less than three miles away and you are just minutes from the harbor where you can catch a sunset cruise along the NaPali coast.
This is 'Maui Wowie', but in Kauai !
** This property is an approved vacation rental Licensed by the County of Kauai. #TVNC-1075 **
State of Hawaii Business Registration # W 20137880-01
THIS IS WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING....
* The house was great and we had a fantastic time in Kauai. It is hard to get back into the daily grind again. I will contact you when we return to Kauai.
GUESTS FROM LA MESA, CA - OCTOBER, 2008
* We had a wonderful time at Shaka Hale. We absolutely loved the house, it is truly a gem - fantastically appointed and very beautiful. Mahalo for introducing us to this beautiful place.
GUESTS FROM CONCORD, MA - AUGUST, 2008
* Our stay in Kauai was great. Much because of this impressive house and friendly locals. It is not often that a house is even better than in the pictures! As you know I am a real estate professional, and this kind of rental property is rare. The community of Kekaha was really friendly. We often recived mangos on our door step, and we were invited to the 4th of July fireworks with the neighbors.
GUESTS FROM OSLO, NORWAY - JUNE, 2008
* It was wonderful beyond words! I wish I was still there. I can't recall the last time I felt that relaxed. The house had every amenity one would ever need and was very beautiful and comfortable. Would it be redundant to say we found 'perfection in paradise'? I will check your web site 'cause I'm coming back!
GUESTS FROM HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER, 2007
* Oh....Gosh....I really swear that we could write a book to you about this property! We had an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G time! The house was absolutely perfect and the fact that it was directly across from the beach was even more perfect! We spent every evening grilling and chilling at the kitchen table. Either telling stories or talking about what we had experienced that day. This was a TRUE vacation for all of us. There were NO complaints from my family. We all were very sad to leave Kauai. We had 10 days of total sunshine on Kekaha, regardless of what was happening on the other sides of the island. THAT to me was amazing! We would literally drive 5 miles away from the house into clouds, rain and wind. Head back to Kekaha and had total sunshine and 84 degrees! I hate to think of what will happen to that pristine side once others figure out how beautifully consistent the weather is. This will forever be a vacation I won't forget! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
GUESTS FROM Palm Desert, CA - January, 2007
* We've returned from Kauai and are finding it hard to adjust to the Norther California climate. We had two wonderful weeks in Kekaha, and Shaka Hale had a lot to do with it. It was perfect for our family. It's a great house, and we all loved staying there. Thanks for all your advice and assistance. Aloha!
GUESTS FROM OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER, 2006
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- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
What a wonderful house!
What a wonderful house!
We have actually stayed at this beautiful place for the past 7 years! It is spacious, well kept, and the kitchen is a cook's dream. They have a slow cooker, coffee grinder, great pots and pans ( All-Clad for the most part) and a few things even I didn't recognize! I do bring my own knives, so can't comment there, but then again I have never looked for anything that wasn't found in the perfectly aligned drawers or cabinets. The grill outside rocks also. I am not a fan of grills I am not familiar with, but this one does the job and is always well kept up and clean when we have arrived. Nothing beats sitting out on the lanai watching the whales cruise on by, or waiting for that elusive "green flash". At this house you have a choice of sitting upstairs on the lanai that is adjoining the master of master bedrooms, or you can sit out on the first floor and see pretty much the same thing. Regardless of where you choose, the views are spectacular! This is probably the best rental house in all of Kauai if you are not into the resort thing. It is on the west side, aka: most likely to see sun, it is a stone's throw from the route up to the Kokee Hiking, and it is right on the ocean. Be advised that there is a road between you and that, but that being said, if you are beach people, you would be going to Poipu and not Kekaha, This is absolutely the best VRBO property we have ever experienced!
- Guest cjd (PA & NC)
- Date of stay 01/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/05/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Luxurious oceanside home
Luxurious oceanside home
My family of 6 with grown children visited Kauai for the first time before Christmas. Our stay was enhanced by staying in this lovely and well appointed home, It is furnished with everything you can imagine needing for your stay. The most outstanding activity on our visit twas the helicopter tour over the Na Pali coast. Although the island is small, drive time to other parts of the island can take longer than you expect because of low speed limits. We also enjoyed snorkeling at Salt Pond Beach and Poipu beach, shopping at the farmer's markets, kayaking into Hanalei Bay,visiting botanical gardens and waterfalls, touring the Waimea coffee plantation, watching the Waimea Christmas parade, angoing to art night in "Hanapepe., and driving up the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
- Guest Norma (Richmond,Virginia)
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Amazing Island Home, Experience
Amazing Island Home, Experience
This was our first Hawaiian vacation as a family; my husband and stepdaughters have often visited Maui, and are used to a busy resort, and the manufactured experience that comes with that: this was not that. What it is, is an absolutely gorgeous home, appointed with every convenience, in a setting that is nothing short of breathtaking. The upstairs master bedroom, furnished porches and main indoor living areas all look out on the Pacific--just incredible views! The house sits in a real neighborhood, which we loved. Chickens wandered, and birds called every morning....charming. Comfortable beds, beautiful bathrooms, lovely furnishings and art....the home was a wonderful place to just be. The kitchen was fantastic--we cooked regularly for our group of 8, and found everything we needed--plus there is a gas grill. (Tip: Costco in Lihue had amazing fresh ahi!) We appreciated having a washer and dryer to use, and loads of fresh towels. The owners and manager have gone to the nth degree to provide a special experience for their guests; they succeeded! The island of Kauai is so special--friendly, low-key, very beautiful. The feeling was very different than Maui, where often the locals seem to resent visitors. We drove the 11 miles to Waimea Canyon, and, although my 80 year old mom could not have hiked in, she was very comfortable walking up to the overlooks. Incredibly beautiful, and really worth the drive. We thoroughly enjoyed the Friday night art walk in Hanapepe; lovely, small local galleries, music and food. Found a couple of Farmers Markets, which were a great, really affordable place for buying produce from local sellers. There is a cute antiques store in Waimea, on the east side of the main road toward the end of town, that was a fun place to browse for Hawaiiana and general old stuff. We also especially enjoyed Koloa town, especially Christian Riso's gallery. Beaches: the one across the road from the house, while beautiful, was not easily accessible while we were there. (Chad has addressed this in the description.) But there were wonderful beaches within a reasonable distance; Salt Pond was great for our little grandchild, and we all loved the beaches at Poipu. If you haven't experienced the private home vacation experience, you owe it to yourself. This is a remarkable place. Realize that there is traffic, there is a constantly changing sea. And go ready to meet new people, see wonderful things, and have a uniquely memorable experience.
- Guest Christy, Rick and Mom (Eugene, Oregon)
- Date of stay 04/26/12
- Review Submitted 05/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, sightseeing.
Very special place
Very special place
Shaka Hale is a very special place, far more than the pictures represent. Chad and his team were very helpful and easy to work with through the rental process with fair terms and responsive management as well as many suggestions for food and activities in the area. The house is well divided for separation of space when needed and has wonderful common space for gathering in the kitchen, dining room, living room and lanai for group interaction. Property is well stocked from a complete kitchen to water toys, beach and picnic supplies. The art work is fabulous and an extra added bonus. As stated in the vrbo description, there is noise from the road out front but we seemed to get use to it and the views and amenities of the house far exceeded any distraction of road noise. We came home with the best of memories and fabulous sunset pictures from the lanai and the beach across the street. We can only dream and hope to come back some day!!
- Guest Debbie (Berkeley, CA.)
- Date of stay 11/20/10
- Review Submitted 01/28/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing.
Heaven on Earth
Heaven on Earth
This house was absolutely gorgeous! It was every bit as elegant and comfortable as the description. The owners thought of every detail , from the high quality linens and towels, to beautifully upholstered cusions, to the down pillows and comforters, to the spectacular mahogeny floors. The king size bed was just as comfortable as the one we left at home. The entire house was immaculate. We loved having our morning coffee on the front lanai while we watched the whales, who appeared to have hbeen there just for our viewing pleasure. It was so exciting!!! The property manager was a true professional. Prior to our trip he quickly provided any informaton we requested and gave us tips we woulod never have thought to ask. He sent detailed maps and directions to help us find our way easily. His communications skills were excellent, which made the booking so easy. We felt like special guests in this wonderful house. The royal treament we received definately will keep us coming back. It was the best vacation we have ever had. It really was Heaven on Earth.
- Guest ms. V (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)
- Date of stay 03/02/10
- Review Submitted 03/25/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
This was the best vacation my husband and I have ever had! Our elegant house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Every detail for our comfort was taken into account,from high quality linens and towels to elegantly covered cusions on the lanais. It was everything we expected and more. We had our coffee every morning on the front lanai while we watched the whales right in front of us. It was really thrilling! Chad Slayton, our property manager was suberb. He was a true professional with excellent communication and people skills. There is no doubt he will be the person we will be contacting when the time comes for our next Hawaii vacation. We can't think of a single thing that could have been any better. Veronika and Marcos Ponce
- Guest ms. V (North Manchester, Indiana, USA)
- Date of stay 03/22/10
- Review Submitted 03/22/10
Jan-Dec - $375/night(1-2 Guests) - $425/night(3-4 guests) $475/night(5-6 guests) - $495/night(7-8 guests) ** Special rates for the Christmas/New Years holiday timeframe ** 5 night minimum - All rates subject to 13.41% Hawaii Excise/Accommodations tax. $450 Refundable Security Deposit, $300 Out Cleaning Fee 50% Deposit required to confirm - balance is due 30 days prior to arrival Cancellation Policy: Full refund if rental can be re-rented for the length and terms of the original reservation.
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Experience "Casual elegance" at it's finest
The ultimate gourmet kitchen
Ocean views from every window!
Tastefully and elegantly decorated
2nd Master suite which also include a full bath
Ocean side dining anytime you wish without ever leaving home!
Imagine! Photo by Christopher Becker
The 4th bedroom has 2 twin beds
Relax and enjoy the best views Kauai has to offer from every lanai!
Beautiful (16 mile long) Kekaha Beach
The oceanview master suite, complete with walk-in closet, full bath and jacuzzi!
The upper level living room, complete with a wet bar and 32" flat screen TV!
You may never leave!
Oceanview Jacuzzi - Photos by Chad Slayton
The 3rd bedroom features a queen bed & shares a 3rd full bath with the 4th bdrm.
Enjoy unforgettable sunsets every night right from your ocean side lanais!
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