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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 Private Homes reviews
Hale Lani Kai truly IS wonderful!
"Hale Lani Kai truly IS as wonderful as all of the previous reviews state. It was perfect for our group of six (5 adults + 1 toddler). I stayed in the upstairs bedroom with the slider. Coming from the foggy San Francisco Bay Area, I welcomed leaving the slider and windows open at night for the balmy cross-breeze. Several islanders told us that July and August are their “bad weather” months due to the heat and humidity. Although the house does not have A/C, there are ceiling fans everywhere and several box fans, which got a good workout during our stay (their white noise also helped drown out the roosters’ crowing). The lanai always had a refreshing breeze and we spent a lot of time out there dining, playing games, relaxing and enjoying the view.
Hale Lani Kai’s kitchen is spacious and the pictures don’t do it justice. The open floor plan and island are great for preparing meals, even with several cooks at once. We shopped at Costco as soon as we arrived and the extra-large refrigerator held everything. The powerful blender was great for making frosty beverages and the counter-top docking station/radio was in constant use. The wireless internet was much appreciated for booking The Smith Family Luau (the best!) and researching other things to do, like kayaking the Hanalei River. On July 4th we attended the Concert in the Sky, which Kelly had recommended. What a great family event benefitting Kauai Hospice!
Hale Lani Kai’s selection of beach gear is extensive and the close proximity to multiple great beaches and a playground is awesome. We always cut through the vacant lot between the house and the surf shop. The outdoor shower and bench is very convenient when returning home with sandy bodies and salty gear. All of the bathrooms are elegant and spacious. The furnishings are upscale and the home and landscaping are well-maintained. Kelly was easy to work with and helpful.
Our entire group enjoyed our stay at Hale Lane Kai very much! We unanimously didn’t want to leave, would love to stay there again and wholeheartedly recommend it!"
Guest: Kelly V.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 22, 2015
"Our stay in Kauai for our son's wedding was made even more special because of renting this house. We were able to have family dinners with our new extended family in a clean, comfortable and inviting home. The outside grill and table were greatly appreciated and everything worked out perfectly. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable and more than we expected. The trade winds were wonderful and created a fabulous breeze throughout the house. The living room was a great room! The fans in all the bedrooms and living room were more than enough to keep the temperate comfortable for everyone. Sonya was great to work with to book and pay for the rental. I would love to return to the same house. Walking distance from several beaches and use of the surrounding pools was very convenient. Great house, excellent price for all the amenities and great location!!"
Guest: Jeanne R.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
Highest Marks! We would 100% return to this lovely home!
"Buzz provided a welcoming, wonderful home to call our own while we were in gorgeous Kauai. We unanimously agreed that the best place you could possibly stay is a place you would rent again, and that was certainly the case with Ahe Lani. I have rented dozens of places through VRBO and most have been fine, but Buzz was by far the most agreeable, easiest to work with owner I have ever encountered on that site or any other. If VRBO hands out awards for "Best Owners," he should definitely win! The house itself also takes first place for beauty, ease of use, amenities, thoughtful design and layout, lovely decor, and - this was the best part for us - the feeling that when you arrived, someone else had not just left. It felt CLEAN. And so nicely done. Thank you for that!
The ONLY things that keep me from providing a 5-star review were out of the owner's control... the construction next door was definitely noisy - lots of machinery and a daily dump truck coming and going - they told us about the construction and said that the heavy stuff was done and it would only be inside work, which wasn't true, but at least we were forewarned!
Buzz also did his best to work with us on the broken washing machine issue. Honestly, it wouldn't have been so critical if we hadn't had a baby with us, and if we had packed for more than 3 days. That wasn't resolved during our stay, but I really appreciated his efforts.
Overall, we enjoyed our time there so much that we can't wait to return! That speaks volumes when you're travelling with a toddler and have lots of logistics to figure out. We loved Ahe Lani! Thank you!"
Guest: Kelly W.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 5, 2015
"We had a WONDERFUL time at BBB2. The home's charm, cleanliness, attention to detail, amenities and of course proximity to the beach - I could go on and on. The owner is extremely attentive and friendly. I mean, we received a Christmas card from her before we even stayed there. By far the best VRBO experience I've had, and the first thing I did when I returned home was rebooked for next year!"
Guest: Mike D.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 22, 2015