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Recent Hanalei reviews
Kolohala Studio in June
"My wife and I stayed at the Kolohala Studio in Haena for 8 nights in June. It was always a welcoming and comfortable place to stay at the end of the our days of hiking and snorkeling on the north side of the island. We ate breakfasts, ate our dinners, and had drinks on the quiet back patio looking out onto the mountains and field of horses. Blood pressure dropped; it felt as if you had Haena all to yourself. The studio was very clean, spacious, and had all the accommodations we needed. There were times we were so comfortable we had to remind ourselves we should get up and go do something outside the property because our time (of course) was limited and we wanted to experience as much as we could. Whether we took a left at the end of Alamihi Drive to go the short distance to Tunnels Beach, Kee Beach, or the Kalalau Trail...or whether we took a right to venture into Hanalei or Kilauea, the location of Kolohala is perfect. We felt we had all of what the north side of Kauai had to offer at our disposal. Joe, the groundskeeper, was around a little bit to prune some of the vegetation. He offered some great insight on the island and pointed out a few places to check out. The building and grounds were beautifully kept by him and his wife. If you are looking for a tranquil, private place to stay on the north side, this place is for you. It is a great value for the money, and I hope it stays that way, because people like my wife and I appreciate it. We didn't want a "resort" experience, plus we simply can't afford that. We wanted to blend in, respect and understand some of the lifestyles of the locals, and get a little taste of what "old Hawaii" might be like. We got it. And we felt very sad when we had to leave. Hopefully, we will get an opportunity to come back and pick up where we left off. I would stay here again if the chance were to surface. Aloha!"
Guest: Jarod S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 12, 2015
"Just got back a week or so ago, and I thought I'd add my impressions. We had a great stay at Lieina's House. We knew the area, as we've stayed in a nearby house before. The house itself is really nice, perfectly clean, well equipped with beach towels, chairs, boogie-boards, washer/dryer, kitchen stuff, everything we could have needed. All three bedrooms have windows to both ends of the house, so they have excellent ventilation. Combined with the ceiling fans, we didn't miss having AC. Each bedroom has its own bath, a great convenience for 3 adult couples. The deck on the upper level, which is the primary living area, has great view of the mountains, only a couple of trees in the way of watching the waterfalls. As we knew before, its only a 5-minute walk to the beach, or to the shops and restaurants in Hanalei.
The owner was a pleasure to deal with throughout the process. The final positive was the return of our security deposit, the check came within a week of our return. This is not just an excellent house "for the price", its an excellent house!"
Guest: Dave PDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
"This home was the perfect place for our family of 7 to spend a week. We had our grandmothers with us and the location was great for everyone. It was nice that all the adults had their own bedrooms and private baths. The house is beautiful, with all the amenities you need. We grilled fresh fish almost every night and enjoyed eating our meals on the huge porch. Having the house so close to the beach allowed everyone to come and go as they wanted. The house has multiple beach chairs, sand toys, boogie boards and many beach towels. We all loved the outdoor shower with its hot water and it made it so much easier to keep the sand out of the house. A high light each night was playing shuffle board. The patio has a very large area to play and it was the perfect multi-generational game. We sent our young adult children several times into the town of Hanalei to pick up groceries...so easy. I would recommend this home to anyone. The property is filled with beautiful foliage and Anne was so helpful with all my questions. She went above and beyond in answering questions. In a perfect world we will be back soon."
Guest: NinesDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 7, 2015
"My wife and I, along with my brother and sister-in-law, enjoyed staying at this beautifully-appointed home (one block from the beach) so much so that we would love to stay there again on our next vacation to Hanalei. The house is immaculate, with so many fine touches, including an open-air dining room, a magnificent contemporary kitchen, two lovely bedrooms (with full baths), a large dining room, a gas barbecue grill, and high-class woodwork throughout. Our typical MO on Hawaiian vacations is to dine out most evenings, but with the combination of the kitchen and open-air dining room here, we cooked four of the five evenings, with absolutely no regrets. It's also just a 5-10 minute walk into town. So what's not to like? On a scale of 1-100, I'd rate this property a 95. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the occasional moving cars outside on Weke Road that are easy to hear, for those sleeping in the bedroom facing the street, particularly if you like to leave your windows open, which we do. Great to hear the ocean surf, not so great to hear the car engines."
Guest: SteveDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 31, 2015