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Recent Hanalei reviews
Perfect Place in Paradise 😍
"Staying in Hanalei at the Hanalei Surfboard House was fantastic experience. Amazing location,beach so so close we also loved the proximity to all the activities we wanted, shore beaches, shopping in Hanalei, hiking the Kalalau.
The garden is really quite and lovely. This place is so beautiful and very clean . Feel like a home away home.
We stay 5 days at Elvis Romm , our room had everything we could possibly need , books, beach chairs,towels, bbq.
Simon the owner was an excellent host, very friendly and helpful."
Guest: TeresaDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 19, 2015
"My husband and I spent the last 5 nights of our honeymoon at Nohonani. We fell in love with the North Shore of Kauai and felt that we were truly able to relax once we arrived at the house.
The expansive property is amazing - lush, very private, and surrounded by beautiful mountains.
The interior of the house was very clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen was perfect for us as we cooked many of our own meals and enjoyed sitting out on the lanai. The view from the hammock is not to be forgotten! Having a good supply of tupperware was great for leftovers and packing snacks for hiking/beach days.
We were really looking forward to hiking on the Kalalau Trail, so the proximity to Ke'e beach (and the trailhead) was perfect. We lucked out with weather while we were there, with a perfectly sunny day for our time on the trail.
Tunnels beach is also very nearby and a beautiful spot for snorkeling, we were even lucky enough to see a monk seal (at a safe distance). The trip into the town of Hanalei is nice and quick, with lots of shops, a grocery store, and tasty food options.
The only downside, as others have noted - the dogs. We sat outside on our first evening for a beautiful dinner together, only to be serenaded (in surround sound) by the kennels on both sides of the property. As awful as it was, it was actually quite comedic. Throughout our stay, we found that there were long stretches of time during the morning/day that we were able to spend at the house without hearing a peep from the dogs. The evenings were typically the worst for the barking, however at night time we closed all the windows and got the fans going - this kept us cool enough to sleep and kept out any noise from the dogs.
Lastly, we found the bed to be quite creaky and felt pretty unstable - the bed frame may be due for an update!
Overall, we would highly recommend Nohonani for your time in Kauai :)"
Guest: AlanaDate of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 18, 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
"I would definitely recommend this house and will stay here again.
The Pros: house is extremely clean and well kept, great location at south end of Hanalei Bay (I have stayed at other Hanalei properties and this one puts you 5 mins walk away from best access to beach at the end of Anae Road), 10 min walk into town, all amenities are as stated, new ceiling fans were great to keep air moving (we did not use the AC which are actually "swamp coolers" not AC units), all the beach toys/equipment were great especially the big wagon to haul everything over to the beach (there are no bicycles however, as stated in property description).
A few cons to consider: the front porch with the view is not covered and is not the best place to sit because of this reason (sun & rain), the living room furniture is sparse and worn out (we had a couple rainy days we had to hang out in the house is the only reason I mention this), the houses on this cul de sac are very close together and there was a little noise from neighbors early in the morning (we were sleeping with windows open).
While the house is not directly on the main "highway" (Kuhio Hwy-560), the driveway access is, so you have to cross the highway to get to beach access and also walk along the highway to get into town. I only mention this because the highway is very busy with traffic and it is very dark and hard to see at night without a sidewalk or lights. Crossing the highway is really no big deal but people with children would want to make sure they are careful. We also found that it was easiest to cross and walk up Weke road to town (especially at night)."
Guest: Dana G.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: November 3, 2015