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Recent Hanalei reviews
Our Best Exotic Kauai Cottage
"We were on our honeymoon in Kauai and we stayed at the Blue Anini for 6 nights. We were very lucky to have sunny spells almost every single day during our stay. The location, price, amenities and everything was just perfect for two of us to stay there. We stayed in the cottage A. It was spacious, clean, cozy and we particularly loved the large patio which was completely sealed with screens (mosquitos free zone). We sat there for breakfast, afternoon cocktails, dinners, etc...we enjoyed listening roosters and exotic birds singing outside. We went to Anini beach everyday. It's only 5 mins drive away from the cottage and we swam with wild sea turtles. The white sand beach was quite, family-friendly, plenty of fishes with corals. Kitchen is very well equipped and we got some fresh vegetables, fruits from local fruit stands, some seafood from the local fish market and cooked almost every day. We are planning to go back there with our families next time."
Guest: Mamiko K.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 15, 2015
"We read all other reviews and agree that they capture what we too experienced. We would only add that Smoky was a perfect host! He left us with as much space and privacy as we wanted yet was always available to help or advise- and we got great advice.
This is in a great location and is well-supplied (eg kitchen). We were attracted to Hanalei by its beauty and somewhat more remote location and we found lots of places for adventure and exploration. We are hikers and swimmers and the setting is perfect for both."
Guest: Chris and AlixDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
"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
"We had a really nice time in this comfortable home near a lovely beach. The snorkeling was great, and we were lucky to see a monk seal on the sand one day. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well supplied.
The location was convenient to Ke'e beach with great hiking, but a long drive to other sites of interest. We went to Hanalei Bay several times. The staff was helpful and easy to reach.
One thing you should know is that there are wild roosters all over Kauai, and there was one living in the garden of Keiki Leo, crowing loudly for hours, starting at 4:30 AM. Some mornings were worse than others, but it woke all of us up every morning. I thought roosters crowed once at dawn then stopped-- I was wrong. they start before dawn, then keep crowing intermittently for hours, very loudly. I'm not sure what can be done about this issue, since there are so many roosters and they are protected, but if you are a light sleeper, I recommend bringing earplugs."
Guest: SKDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: November 27, 2014