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Beautiful Home One Block from Beach at Magnificent Hanalei Bay

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Maluhia Hanalei is a beautiful Hawaiian-style home just one block from the magnificent two-mile crescent beach at world-renowned Hanalei Bay.

The furnishings, amenities, and setting make it a wonderful vacation home from which to enjoy the wonders of Kauai's North Shore.

Within a ten-minute drive you will find numerous beautiful beaches and a huge variety of activities to keep you busy. A two-minute walk from the house is magnificent Hanalei Bay and its famous, white-sand beach. A short stroll will bring you to quaint, historic, downtown Hanalei, with its wonderful array of restaurants, shops, and galleries.

The house is at the end of a cul-de-sac, set back off the road, and down a long driveway on a wonderfully-landscaped quarter acre adjacent to a conservation area. The setting is lush, green, private, quiet, very secluded, and yet only a block to the beach and a five-minute walk into town. An ideal location.

Maluhia Hanalei is a single-family home which will accommodate up to 10 guests. Groups of up to 6 can rent the spacious three- bedroom, two bath upstairs main part of the house. There is also a lovely garden level apartment with two more bedrooms, living room, full kitchen, and full bath for up to an additional 4 guests. This can be rented separately or with the rest of the house.

Please note that the rates quoted are for the Hibiscus, 3BR 2BA main house. The Plumeria 2BR garden apartment is an additional charge and can also be rented separately. See VRBO Listing No. 507143 for additional information.

The house is beautifully decorated and fully equipped. Larger groups will find that the whole house combines to make an ideal vacation home for up to 10. The individual suites give the smaller groups within the large one their own separate spaces and the upstairs has a very open, spacious floor plan with plenty of room for everyone to gather for meals and visiting.

Guests will enjoy the wonderful outdoor shower, the myriad birds in the trees, the wonderful sunrises and sunsets, the lush foliage and flowers everywhere, and the lovely tropical views from the extensive lanais and patios.

Please visit our webpage, for more information and photos and a video of this lovely home. Also see our You Tube video, Maluhia Hanalei.

TVRNC Permit #1020 On-Island Contact Joe LaMore 808 826-4522. Please do not contact Joe for inquiries or reservations. Call the owner, Marney Craig, 415 310-1919

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Marney Craig
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Marney Craig

Like so many other visitors, I was entranced by the sheer beauty of the north shore of Kauai. It gives me so much pleasure to be able to share this paradise with others by opening my home to visitors from all over, so they too may experience the rare unspoiled nature of one of the most special places on earth.

Marney Craig purchased this house in 2000

Why Marney Craig chose Hanalei Palms

My travels have taken me all over the world, but Kauai always drew me back. Hanalei and the north shore of Kauai will never change, never be developed, never have hotels, condos, or very much tourist infrastructure. This most beautiful spot is protected and secure in it's beauty and appeal. What better spot to have a home to come to and to share with others.

What makes this house unique

My home is not only beautiful, charming, comfortable and inviting, but also very private and secluded, surrounded by beautiful gardens, and adjacent to a tropical hardwood forest. The foliage, the flowers, the birds, the sunrise, the relaxation of this wonderful environment, combined with the beach at Hanalei Bay and Hanalei town both being a very short walk from the house make it the ideal spot for the ultimate getaway.


Hanalei Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Master Bath, modern, fully equipped, pretty facility
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful modern bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Beautiful, large bathroom with additional outdoor shower
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful master suite with private bath and private lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lovely wood paneled room with wonderful tropical views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Great room for kids, or convert to another king bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , In lovely garden level suite, spacious and comfy
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , In garden level suite, very private, tropical views
    Den - Could also be used for sleeping
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
HD TV Reception, High Speed Internet, Books, Games, Puzzles, Fully equipped Gourmet Kitchen, all linens provided including beach towels, Hibachi, All Beach Accessories (mats, towels, coolers, boogie boards, & umbrella)


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Beautiful Home One Block from Beach at Magnificent Hanalei Bay
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 reviews

Perfect family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this perfect family vacation home 4 years ago, and returned this year by unanimous decision. There were 14 of us ranging in age from 7 months to 71 years and it was, once again, perfect for our family. One block from beautiful Hanalei Bay, we walked to the beach for sunrises, sunsets, and everything in between. All beach things you might want are at the house including boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, etc. We had a wonderful 9 days in a beautiful, fully- equipped home and gorgeous location. We hope to return soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll equiped, comfortable and the WOW factor

  • 5 of 5

We. Have just spent 7 nights there from Australia for our Sons wedding, we just had the best time, we booked the entire house with 12 of us. The home is so well equiped, we could not believe how lucky we were to find this gem on the internet. Thanks Marney you were so easy to deal with. I will be telling all our friends. Again Thank You.

Bronwyn (Queensland Australia)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ahwahnee, CA


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our family of 9 adults. We rented both floors of the house. It was the perfect location for our stay. We could walk to the beach, we could walk to the town of Hanalei. It was a very relaxing location. The beach amenities were plentiful. The kitchen was also well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, etc.

We did notice that a lot of the paperwork mentioned respecting the quiet hours in the neighborhood and we discovered why, the rental house next to us were some late night loud talkers. And one of the nights the police were call on them to quiet them down. Due to thin walls and open windows sound travels very well here. This did not ruin our stay, as we enjoyed hangout on the lanai and spending time at the beach. And none of us our late night people.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a family reunion, no need to stock up for beach/kitchen

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great mix for private & public areas for a family reunion with 11 people ranging in ages from 2 through 70+. We were able to all sit around the dining table, make food, and hang out. The location was perfect: easy walk to Hanalei Beach and Hanalei town. It's in a cul-de-sac so it's quiet and private. It was also an easy drive to many farmers' markets, hiking trails, and other fun touristy spots.

This place comes with a TON of beach gear: towels, chairs, beach umbrellas, toys, boogie boards, even snorkeling gear! No need to buy or bring your own. And you definitely need the beach umbrellas--in the winter, it rains for a small portion each day. Not long, but heavy enough that you will regret not having an umbrella with you. Even when you walk to town, you will want to bring an umbrella--and they have those kinds too!

We were pleased to find that the kitchen was well stocked. It already had salt, pepper, and many kinds of spices. The pantry/refrigerator had teriyaki sauce, tamari sauce, and other more unusual dressings. There were enough knives and cutting boards, a slow cooker and blender, and a great gas grill downstairs.

As one reviewer mentioned, the walls are pretty thin. This means that you will hear the roosters crowing at 3AM, but after the first night, I guess we got used to it. But if you have a family and are staying for a while (we were there for 10 nights) I can't think of a better place to stay. The main floor (3 bedrooms) had extra foam mattresses and sheets, a pack n play, a high chair, toys, and picture books if you are coming with small children. There were DVD's as well, though we didn't really watch anything--too many other things to do in Hawaii with family!

The property was clean and well stocked. You will be staying in a fairly wet, rainy, warm area so be prepared for bugs--odorous ants, a couple cockroaches, mosquitos...we encountered these in this home, but that's more about the locale than this property. Overall, we were pleased to be there and wish we could stay in Hawaii longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Bernardo, California

Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I brought our 2 kids, their spouses & our 3 little granddaughters to stay here for a week. It is a wonderful place for a family vacation. We rented the 3 bedroom upstairs unit & the studio unit downstairs for ourselves. It is a nicely furnished, fully equipped house with new carpeting. The amenities are perfect & there was more than we expected: crib, toys for kids, games & books for kids & adults, boogie boards, beach chairs & towels, condiments. It is on a quiet residential street within easy walking distance to town & the beach @ Hanalei Bay. We would definitely Stay here again & highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We did enjoy our stay in a comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

We - agroup of 10 friends between 50 and 60 years old - spent 5 days. It was our first stay at Hawaii and Kauai. We did like the character of the wooden house. Positive: Comfortable kitchen, gorgeous green garden, not far to the beach, quiet environment (if we neglect the chicken and cocks...), well equipped with beach equipment, two washing machines and dryers, new barbecue. To improve: Some of the bedrooms have not much daylight, please start redecoration of some rooms, paper thin walls.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Bjoern, So glad you enjoyed your stay. Indeed the gardens, privacy, and close proximity to both the beach and downtown Hanalei are so very nice. We do try to offer all the amenities needed for the perfect vacation. This is a traditional Hawaiian home, and we want to keep the wonderful Island ambiance, while upgrading and continually maintaining it as much as we can to keep it in great condition. We have just finished putting in new carpeting throughout the house, and new living room furniture both upstairs and down. The house is exceptionally comfortable and well suited to both small groups and large. Thanks again. Aloha, Marney
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Tahiti Nui
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Hanalei Bay
Car: recommended

Zipline, Tubing, Guided hikes to remote areas, new mini-golf course, beautiful scenery, gorgeous uncrowded beaches, local style luaus, wonderful restaurant options,

great hiking,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

Above rates for Hibiscus 3BR 2BA only. Rates for Plumeria 2BR apartment are additional - $300 per night rented separately, $275 per night rented with Hibiscus. Tax is 13.42%, cleaning $250, regular season. Summer/Christmas rates are higher. Please inquire or see the rates on my web page,

We do not charge a booking fee if payment is made directly to us.

TVRNC Permit #1020 On-Island Contact Joe LaMore 808 826-4522. Please do not contact Joe for inquiries or reservations. Call the owner, Marney Craig, 415 310-1919

Security deposit is due with signed rental agreement upon booking. Full payment due 90 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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