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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Hanalei reviews
Plenty of room, close to beach
"We book this wonderful house for a week to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our 3 grown sons and their wives. The house is spacious and we never felt that we didn't have room to spread out. The kitchen on the top floor is the "working" kitchen, we used the downstairs kitchen to store extra food and drinks in the frig and to store our Costco purchases and just brought everything up when needed.
The highlight for the 3 "30 something couples" was having our own bathrooms for each bedroom. It gave an amount of privacy that made the week even better.
This house is really close to the beach and to the town. Yes, you can walk everywhere and that Hanalei Bay is so large we never felt like we were fighting crowds.
There is a wonderful farmers market on Tuesdays just up the road past Hanalei, it is a great place to get fresh local produce and don't forget to stop at the "pie Lady" and purchase a slice or a whole pie. We had it for dessert one night and loved the passion fruit cheesecake.
Our island host, Justin, was great. He answered all our questions and arranged outings for us and even a private surf lesson for 3 of our kids.
We would rent this home again if we are in the north side of kauai. We felt safe and tucked away a bit from the town. Ke'e and Tunnels Beach are literally 17 minutes away enabling us to get there earlier than the Poipu crowd and find a parking spot without having to drive an hour.
We loved eating at Postcards Cafe (reservations needed) it was a delightful way to end our celebration week."
Guest: Cal Joi Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 3, 2015
"Devaki's rental was more of an experience than just a stay. From the communication to the details in the home, everything was so lovely. Devaki not only wants you to stay at her rental - she wants you to enjoy it!! She was such a wonderful wealth of information and was so lovely to speak with.
The unit itself was great - we had recommended it to friends and family before the end of our trip. Whether you're on a romantic getaway or your with your family of four, this rental is the place for you. Literally steps from the beach in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Everything you could possibly need is already there - in good condition. Great beach chairs, great appliances, clean towels and sheets. I cannot give higher praise. We loved this rental and hope to be back soon!"
Guest: Lauren W.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 6, 2015
"For our first trip to Kaua'i (after repeat visits to O'ahu and Maui over many years), I wanted to choose a hideaway cottage where we could feel the beauty and power of the island's nature with five senses. I was also looking for the comfort of high standard in which we would happily wake up to a fresh morning, enjoy the afternoon or relax and wrap up the evening.
If the above resonates well with you, you will probably not regret driving some extra miles after passing Hanalei, crossing a few one-lane bridges, to eventually find your lovely cottage #3 tucked away off the beaten path in Ha'ena. Certainly we did not. We truly enjoyed every moment of our stay there!
Here are some of the things we particularly loved about Cottage #3:
- Ideally tropical environment surrounded by palm trees, looking out to the ocean (the closest to the beach, of 5 cottages on the property)
- Beautiful coral beach steps away and visible from the living room (Almost-private, shared only with just a handful of neighbors)
- Snorkeling with turtles and fish right there!
- Breakfast on the wooden-deck lanai
- Oversized hammock in the garden
- Big bath tub (with a bonus ocean view)
- Nice balance of luxury and practicality, with well-appointed furniture plus everything you need for a comfortable stay
- The owner took good care of us via emails, while respecting our privacy during our entire stay
Just a few reminders:
- To eat out (except at the next-door Mediterranean), you need to drive 10 to 15 minutes to the next small town of Hanalei. We did not mind driving, and ate at a few fine restaurants there including BarAcuda and Dolphin's.
- On the North Shore of Kaua'i, expect some rain. We were very fortunate to have very little during the day, as it rained mostly at night.
- If shopping is on your To-Do List during your stay on the island, you may not complete your mission here.
For my wife and I, it was Paradise! We absolutely loved Cottage #3 and would recommend to others!"
Guest: Kaoru K.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 20, 2015
"The home we stayed in had everything one could ask for. It was quite spacious, 3 very nice bedrooms, beautiful attached baths, and open and airy layout ideal for the climate in Kauai. It was well stocked with all amenities and everything was neat and tidy. Open kitchen was great as all of us could pitch in and at the same time relax in the spacious attached family room. And it did sleep 10 as advertised, 7 adults and 3 children. The big screened veranda upstairs was the choice of everyone who wanted some quiet time. Ample furniture, cookware, dinnerware and utensils. Altogether a great home for a family vacation.
The beach at Hanalei Bay was a short stroll away, as was "downtown" Hanalei, with all the shops and restaurants. All the beach needs (towels, kids' toys, umbrellas, boogie boards, beach chairs and more) were stocked in the garage. And the bikes were great for young and older adults.
The house was in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful landscaping, but close to all the activities of the town.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great home in a great location for a family vacation."
Guest: ChadVDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 15, 2015