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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
"This is a two-story small house on the property of the main house. It is THE closest house to the famous Hanalei Beach pier. This was perfect for a novice surfer because the best beginner and intermediate waves (October) are immediately to the right of the pier and further out beyond the break.(The other quality waves are far far left on the other side of the bay). I carried my board from the house, through the yard to the beach and right there is the pier. BOOM!
Accomodations are nice, clean,stylish, and updated. Their is an a/c unit upstairs in the master which was essential.
Internet is hardwired. That's great for laptops there was no WiFi which isn't ideal for smart phone use. But our carrier reception was fine.
Noise: ALL of the houses on the single street that run parallel to the beach near the pier have mild road traffic noise from surfers driving to the public beach 2 lots over. However, not once did it disturb us while we were sleeping or trying to sleep. Why? Because most people don't surf at night or early in the morning. During the day? Who cares. We were never home! We were in the water, hiking, boating...anything but staying home inside. Once or twice we took a daytime nap and the wind in the palm fronds or a/c unit pleasantly drowns out most of the road noise.
Some nice features are an outdoor hot water shower and spigot near the front door to wash sand off your feet. Sounds simple but not all homes have this and it's realllllllllly nice. Ie, we'd come off the ocean and beach, quickly rinse down, and then hop in our Jeep to grab some lunch or groceries.
Town's infrastructure is about a 2 minute drive away. Nice.
The owners are very nice and responsive to our needs. The blender (making smoothies) was broken and they replaced it the same day we notified them. Our deposit was promptly refunded. Quality folks."
Guest: Jim S.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 24, 2014
The property manager was adequately helpful.
The vacation rental was clean.
I was very happy with the location.
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.
This was a second year renting Lani Kai. It is a great house in a fabulous location. We had a great time. The small office was not very clean (a ton of dust build up). The appliances were not great, dishwasher didn't clean dishes well, the temperature in the fridge didn't hold well, the washing machine has a terrible odor. For the price, I would expect the appliances to all work well."
Guest: Susan M.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
"WOW! That's pretty much all I can say. I have read all the previous internet reviews and there was not a bad word to be said. Well it's true, there is nothing that I can criticize. Love it!! My kids (14 & 12) have said this is the best place you have ever booked. Do not hesitate in booking your vacation here. So quiet and peaceful, everything and more. Lucas and his booking system was very easy and no stress. I hope that future Dolphin Cottage guests can experience the same as we have, all the way from Australia."
Guest: Samantha M.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 27, 2015
"We stayed 9 nights at the surfboard house and had a great time. We had the cowgirl room. It's a perfect place for a vacation on Kauai. Hanalei Bay is a great place and the house is perfectly place. It's quiet, clean, roomy, well equipped and the gardens are beautiful. Simon, the owner is very friendly and interesting. We recommend this place with no hesitation!"
Guest: AndreDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 19, 2015