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Hale Huna: Vintage Hawaiian Cottage

Hale Huna: Vintage Hawaiian Cottage Front Lanai surrounded by Tropical Garden Spacious Great Room Charming Dining Room Kitchen with Custom Jotoba Wood Cabinets Bright and Airy Bedroom Dining room Open Beamed Ceilings Rainbow Views from Backyard North Bedroom Custom Cabinetry in Bathroom Mango Tree Swing

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Last updated: 04/13/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Wainiha house description

Hale Huna("Hidden House")is a wonderful cottage on a hillside near the "end of the road" on North Kauai. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac with only a few other local houses. Very private and peaceful (It is NOT on/near the highway like many Kauai rentals). Perfect for a meditative getaway or honeymoon cottage. Healing and restful.

Beautiful views of green mountains from backyard. Lush plant life, including mango, banana, avocado, papaya and lime trees. Outdoor shower sheltered by bamboo bushes. This is a small but charming and tastefully furnished plantation-style cottage with the feel of "real" Hawaii. Within five minutes drive of gorgeous sandy beaches, incredible snorkeling at Tunnels, Ke'e and Lumahai Beaches and world class surf at Hanalei Bay.

The closest town is charming Hanalei, which has restaurants, a grocery store, a health food store, shops, bars and more. Hanalei Bay is famous for its large crescent beach, winter surfing and calm summer waters. The stunning Na Pali Coast is just minutes away (the mountains seen from the backyard are the back of the Pali's/Mountains).

The North Shore of Kauai is known for its lush,tropical, rainforest-like climate and vegetation and low key lifestyle. It's a fantastic place to relax, read, swim, hike, surf, snorkel, eat fresh fish and my favorite, just walking on the beach looking for shells. This is not a standard rental and is in a "local" neighborhood, off of the beaten path, giving it a special and unique feeling of Old Hawaii.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Rare, Tropical, Vintage Hawaii. This bungalow is within a few miles of some of the world's most famous beaches: Hanalei Bay, Tunnels and Ke'e. Enjoy the rainbow views over the beautiful Wainiha Valley. This house is at the end of a quiet country road and is surrounded by tropical flowers and fruit trees. It has a private yard, patio, and a refreshing outdoor shower. Pick bananas, avocados, mangos, guava, coconuts and tropical flowers right from the garden. This is a special retreat for those who want to get away from it all. TVR Permit #1395 NCU...moreless

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance to the United States and Canada...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Back Patio with table for outdoor dining. Sway in the tropical breezes from the chair swing hung in our 50 foot mango tree....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Outdoor shower on raised wood deck surrounded by bamboo trees for privacy....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                (2) Front Lanai with outdoor seating...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Beautiful views of rainbows and waterfalls in the Wainiha Valley and surrounding mountains....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling

                  Other Activities

                      • Boat Tours, Helicopter Tours, Snorkling, Beachcombing, Hiking the Napali Coast...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Wonderful Holiday Stay!

                        Wonderful Holiday Stay!

                        • Guest Lars W.
                        • Date of stay 11/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/09/13
                        My wife and son (1.5 yo) had a wonderful week long stay at Hale Huna! Well kept, clean house with plenty of privacy. The home is tucked up in the hill and is on a wonderfully landscaped piece of property. The pictures do not do justice. There are 2 rooms plus a den that has an additional single bed. All the amenities are listed and everything is in great shape. Plenty of snorkel gear, coolers, chairs, umbrella etc. Highly recommend this property, it's the nicest house on the street and in a great location on the island! The owners were easy to deal with and everything was excellent with this rental.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Wonderful

                        Wonderful

                        • Guest Miel (Oakland)
                        • Date of stay 11/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/19/12
                        The three of us, all adults, really enjoyed staying at Hale Huna! The "Zen-Hawaiian" decor really made it a fantastic place to return after an adventure-filled day. We enjoyed using the boogie boards and snorkel gear, a bonus of not renting. One of my fondest memories is using the outdoor shower at night, star gazing and appreciating the lush tropical garden. Ahhh. My only complaint is a small one, the beautiful wood counter tops must be kept dry to prevent discoloring. Otherwise, the property was very clean and exceeded expectation. A definite recommendation and probable return.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Close to the real heart of Kauai

                        Close to the real heart of Kauai

                        • Guest Jeff and Carolyn (Seattle)
                        • Date of stay 04/25/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/06/12
                        We just spent 10 nights at Hale Huna for our first visit to Hawaii on Kauai. In some ways we don't want to post a review, since it's letting the world in on a secret we'd rather keep to ourselves. But we owe it to the owner, Kristi, who is preserving this beautiful plantation house in simple and authentic fashion. She was the most professional, responsive owner we've had the pleasure of communicating with in a long time. If you enjoy staying in a resort with valet service and a swimming pool for the kids, search elsewhere. But if you like staying in a place that feels like the summer home your favorite uncle used to invite you to visit when you were a kid, you're getting warmer. Hang out in the hammock chair and soak up the brilliant colors of the tropical vegetation surrounding the house. Shower off the salt outside and listen to a shama bird serenade you in the quiet. Enjoy comfortable beds, high-thread count sheets, soft towels, artistic lighting, well-appointed kitchen. Love to cook like we do? There's not much better in life then buying fresh mahi-mahi at Dolphin to grill up at Hale Huna. Garnish with fresh mango from a farmers market, while watching the evening light on the mountain ridge from the back yard. Oh, and 5 minutes to Lumahai, 7 minutes to Tunnels, 14 minutes to Kee. Mahalo nui loa Kristi

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Sweet and perfect hideaway

                        Sweet and perfect hideaway

                        • Guest C-caw (Solana Beach, CA)
                        • Date of stay 04/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/16/12
                        From the moment we arrived we loved this cottage. It was in absolutely perfect condition, extremely clean with a private patio and beautiful yard. We were so impressed with the decor...extremely warm and beautiful. It didn't seem at all like a typical rental property, but rather a well-loved and cared for abode. Thankfully it was quiet, great for cooking, reading and simply enjoying. In fact each day we looked forward to coming "home" to the place and taking the spectacular (and unique for us) outdoor shower :) The location for us was quite wonderful since we love the north shore of Kauai. We were able to see sunsets at the end of the road, hike the Napali Coast twice (it's only a few miles from the place and probably one of the most scenic hikes in the world!), enjoy the beaches, etc. When we were ready to have company it was only a short drive to Hanalei for dinner and Princeville and Kilauea for more food and sight-seeing. It wasn't even a bother to drive to Lihue for the helicopter ride. Again, we always looked forward to going home. Even sleeping was perfect-great ventilation and tranquil. In short, Loved our stay and would go back without hesitation!!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                      • Great value on Kauai's North Shore.

                        Great value on Kauai's North Shore.

                        • Guest HinColo (Loveland, Colorado)
                        • Date of stay 07/23/11
                        • Review Submitted 08/06/11
                        We have stayed on the North Shore of Kauai (Princeville and Haena) seven times. We previously stayed primarily in condos. We found this property available for our full 11 nights at the end of July just a month out from arrival. It is not on the beach but close enough to the North Shore beaches (a short walk to the Hanalei Colony) to give you a head start on the folks coming out of Princeville. We found parking at Haena beach park (for snorkelling at Tunnels) arriving by 9:00 a.m. with no problem. The cottage is Immaculately kept and decorated. Full kitchen with modern appliances. Comfortable beds and furniture. The garden in back is gorgeous. There was all the beach gear we needed. No AC was not a problem at all! We ate fresh Apple Bananas from the property every day and ripened avocados we picked for guacamole and salads. Again, considering what rentals and resorts go for on the North Shore this was one great value. Highly recommended for a family. We felt right at home immediately. Thanks Kristi and Craig.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      • The perfect get-away in Kauai!

                        The perfect get-away in Kauai!

                        • Guest Annette (Denver, CO)
                        • Date of stay 04/24/10
                        • Review Submitted 04/10/11
                        We stayed in the house for a full week and had a wonderful time! The house is a perfect get-away from all the daily stress. The bedrooms were great - we slept like babies the entire time! The living room and dining room were very roomy and comfy. The kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking utensils and therefore, we cooked almost every day at home. The outside grill was great to grill our fresh seafood that we bought in Hanalei. We were visited by roosters, hens and little chicks, as well as the friendly neighborhood dog. And plenty of colorful geckos to watch outside. It was a great vacation and can highly recommend the house to everybody! It is close to Hanalei and plenty of beaches. We are looking forward to stay there soon again!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.

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                      • Great secluded, modern and clean house

                        Great secluded, modern and clean house

                        • Guest Nicks (Venice, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/14/10
                        • Review Submitted 10/23/10
                        Me and my wife stayed in Hale Huna during mid October and definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in the most beautiful part of Kauai and live in a secluded area yet close to the best beaches, hiking and towns on the North Shore. The garden was great with bananas, avocados and papaya! Perfect for a couple who wants a quiet, modern yet island styled get away but has 2 extra bedrooms for bigger families. Lots of great guide books and interesting reading at the house as well on Hawaii fishes, geology and films shot here. Loved the outdoor shower as well! We would definitely come back!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • Where do I begin?

                        Where do I begin?

                        • Guest John (Albuquerque)
                        • Date of stay 06/26/10
                        • Review Submitted 07/04/10
                        First off, if you're coming to Kauai, the North Shore is the most relaxed and beautiful part of an already beautiful island. We spent a very relaxing and incredible 10 days at the Hale Huna. From a very airy and welcoming decor to the nice touches of an outdoor shower and ceiling fans everywhere. Outside, fresh mangos, bananas, avocados, guava, papaya! Every morning we would go outside and collected mangos the gentle breezes had coaxed down. Grill to cook fish, great beach stuff - our 16 year old learned to surf - he was stoked. I would recommend this house in a heartbeat and we hope to be back in the near future. I even made a video in the backyard to incorporate for a music video and it came out GREAT. Owners were very easy to work with and made sure everything went well. Went beyond that THANKS! The Grants from NM

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.

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                        • Guest Kristin31 (San Rafael, CA)
                        • Date of stay 01/21/10
                        • Review Submitted 01/21/10
                        My husband, 16 month old son and I rented Hale Huna for a week in January. My husband and I had vacationed on the north shore when we first started dating and were excited to return. We had an amazing stay. The house was quiet, peaceful, beautifully furnished and located minutes from our favorite beaches. It was a perfect setup that allowed us to play in the sand and waves every morning and return for lunch and a quick, quiet nap before heading back out for an afternoon adventure at the beach or in Hanalei town. We would definitely stay here again.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                        • Guest Greg55 (San Jose, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/20/09
                        • Review Submitted 09/20/09
                        We imagined our ideal island home, and the picture that came to mind is a place with lots of windows to let the breeze cool the room and scent the air with fragrance of plumeria and pikake. No need to insulate against hot or cold, the construction is beautiful in its simplicity and function. It fits so well in its surroundings that one would think it grew out of the earth. We imagined the home is surrounded by a tropical garden of flowers and ferns and fruit trees. Frequent rains keep it lush and clean. Jungle sounds come from the shade deep in the back of the yard and beyond. When evening sets in, the daytime jungle sounds begin to disappear as nighttime jungle sounds start in. And we imagined this home is located someplace where one will have to see some of the best scenery the island has to offer before arriving at its doorstep, or when doing a grocery run: several-thousand-foot high mountains with waterfalls, taro fields, driving a road with one-lane bridges barely above gentle green rivers and that takes you past beaches that are on several "best beach" lists. We found the home we imagined when we found Hale Huna.

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                      Regular Season .. $1300/week..High Season... $1,500/week  Holidays $2,000/week
                      Plus Hawaiian Taxes of 13.75%
                      Cleaning Fee of $200 and Refundable Security Deposit of $600
                      High Season:  June,July,August.  Holidays December 18-Jan 6
                      County of Kauai TVR Permit #1395 NCU
                      

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                      Last updated: 04/13/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We are a family of 4, who live in Avon, Colorado. We feel so blessed to be able to enjoy the contrasting beauty of the Colorado mountains and the tropics of Kauai. Our two sons feel pretty lucky that they get to ski at home and play in the ocean in Kauai.

                      Why the Owner Chose Wainiha:
                      We always found ourselves being drawn back to the North Shore of Kauai, so we decided to take the plunge and buy a place. We couldn't believe that we found such a cute, vintage cottage. It truly feels like the Kauai I remembered from my first visit as a young kid in 1971.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We love eating the fruit from our yard and getting to know our local neighbors. We spend almost every day at the beach. We can hardly believe that some of the most dazzling places in the world are just a few miles from our cottage: Hanalei Bay, Tunnels Beach, the Napali coast, Ke'e Beach, the Kalalau Trail and Lumahai Beach.


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                      Photos

                      • Hale Huna: Vintage Hawaiian Cottage

                        Hale Huna: Vintage Hawaiian Cottage

                      • Spacious Great Room

                        Spacious Great Room

                      • Kitchen with Custom Jotoba Wood Cabinets

                        Kitchen with Custom Jotoba Wood Cabinets

                      • Dining room

                        Dining room

                      • Rainbow Views from Backyard

                        Rainbow Views from Backyard

                      • Custom Cabinetry in Bathroom

                        Custom Cabinetry in Bathroom

                      • Front Lanai surrounded by Tropical Garden

                        Front Lanai surrounded by Tropical Garden

                      • Charming Dining Room

                        Charming Dining Room

                      • Bright and Airy Bedroom

                        Bright and Airy Bedroom

                      • Open Beamed Ceilings

                        Open Beamed Ceilings

                      • North Bedroom

                        North Bedroom

                      • Mango Tree Swing

                        Mango Tree Swing

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, September 12, 2013

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 5

                      View calendar: Updated 04/13/14
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