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Walk 2 blocks to beach, gated, A/C,upgraded

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths Close to beach

Walk 2 blocks to the beach. Guests enjoy exclusive use of this charming beach cottage and it's tropical garden surroundings. One of the most affordable and well-kept vacation rentals on the north shore from Hanalei to Haena.

Fenced and gated property is reserved exclusively for our guests who can enjoy the privacy of tropical indoor/outdoor living. Just a short walk to world-class, white sand beaches stretching for miles in both directions. Experience the the beauty of this special area nestled between emerald mountains and azure seas.

A charming cottage surrounded by tropical foliage, gazebo sunning area. Outdoor room featuresbBBQ area ,outdoor dining and seating for quiet reading. Covered deck and staircase, two remodeled baths, new furnishings and flooring.

Enjoy an 'unplugged' beach cottage environment AND all the convenience and comfort of air-conditioning, wireless internet, free long distance, 2 flat screen TV's, DVD's.

The beach cottage is elevated 10 feet above covered outdoor room and is accessed by a short flight of covered stairs. The elevated living area is surrounded by red hibiscus and tropical foliage . The home has new ceiling fans and air-conditioning in both bedrooms and living area. The open floor plan features vaulted ceilings throughout and lots of light.

Indoor/outdoor living options galore. The top floor covered lanai has outdoor dining for 4 and reading area with a wall of red hibiscus flowers as a tropical backdrop. The covered bottom level includes 4 burner gas BBQ and outdoor dining table for 6. Tucked away in a quiet, perimeter garden area is a sunning deck with umbrella, lounge chairs and table for a cool drinks.

The top level living, kitchen and dining area offers air-conditioned comfort and entertainment options including flat panel HD-TV, Blu-Ray DVD and high speed, wireless internet. 2 leather sofas provide comfortable seating.The living area has an 8' sliding glass door that opens to the covered lanai.

The kitchen includes island work space, open shelving, microwave, stove and oven, dishwasher. There is dining nook for 4. The built-in bookcase stores a wall of indoor and outdoor glassware and small appliances including blender, food processor, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, K-cup coffee maker and new cookware

The larger bedroom offers a king bed with quality linens, air-conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player. The adjacent remodeled bath has tiled shower and a double vanity with glass top.

Second bedroom offers a queen bed with quality linens, air-conditioning and access to the hall bath with claw-footed tub/shower.

On the top level deck, there is full-sized washer/dryer. The out door storage under the deck has beach chairs, beach mats, snorkel gear and an assortment of beach toys.

This home is located on the corner of a residential cul-de-sac and a well-traveled, 2 lane road that runs a few miles to a glorious end at Ke'e Beach and the base of Makana (Bali Hai). Check the map for the location. The road has beach traffic during the day but there is little traffic at night.

This beach access is just a short walk across the road and 2 blocks to the beach. From this location there are many nearby outdoor activities including: swimming with turtles at Tunnels Beach, sunbathing at Lumahai Beach and Kepuhi Point, hiking the NaPali coast, watching the sun set behind Makana (Bali Hai).

Finally, before making a decision, we suggest you send an email to the owner or call the owner and ask about special offers where you might save up to 10%.

This is a Kauai County licensed vacation rental, ID: TV 5153. State tax number TA-087-152-0256-01 Website: http://www.barefootkauai.com/

Keywords: House,cottage,beach cottage,walk to beach, air conditioned/updated,beach home, Privacy, licensed by Kauai County.

More Details

Owner
Donna
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Donna

We live a short distance from the property and are available to assist our guests. We upgrade this property frequently!

You can contact us directly by calling (808) 639-8117, text to (808) 639-8117, We welcome your call or email!! We have an active vacation rental id TV 5153 And we pay the required state tax under State tax number W00680950-01 Please visit our website at www (dot) barefootkauai (dot) com

Donna purchased this house in 2001

Why Donna chose North Shore

We love Haena! The location of this beach-style cottage is in one of the most beautiful and special places in Hawaii and the world. Between the dramatic mountains and the white sand, there is a sliver of development which includes low density local and vacation homes. Kauai restricts the number of vacation homes in this area. Don't expect to see condominiums or commercial development. All of the nearby activities take advantage of the beauty that is unique to the north shore of Kauai. We get favorable comments from our guests. Once you find this special area you'll want to return. This home is actually in 'Haena' and is not miscoded on VRBO.

What makes this house unique

For less than the price of a resort condominium, you can enjoy a vacation home with private upstairs deck. There is not another rental on this corner, cul-de-sac lot. Affordable vacation homes within a short walk to the beach. Home is on two lane, well traveled road. We live on Kauai and lovingly maintain and update this cottage. Guests give us positive feedback and we are happy to see them refer our vacation home to their friends.

Recent improvements include 6' perimeter privacy fencing, new dual pane windows, new entry way, new lanai, new covered stairs, new garden sunning area, new second bathroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We loved the house and our first stay in Hawaii and, of course, did not want to leave. I’ve included some feedback below that I hope you find helpful. They are all little things and we absolutely loved the house and will stay there again.



1. Kitchen organization. I have stayed in many vacation rentals and yours was the first to really have a clear, organized system for kitchen utensils, pots, etc. We appreciated it very much.

2. Trash/recycling/composting. Perhaps we just overlooked it in the binder, but we were not clear which cans outside were for trash vs. recycling vs. composting (does that ven happen on Kauai?). Inside there was only a trash can and we would love to recycle and compost if possible — we are aware of the landfill/water issues in the islands.

3. Laundry. We washed our towels at the end of our stay. During the week, it would be nice to have a drying rack (and for swimsuits, too) to hang things on.

4. Since there was only two of us, we never went in the second bedroom and did not notice the closet there (we found beach towels the last day). I think there might have been a broom there, too? If you mention those in the binder, it might eliminate confusion.

5. More info about the Geckos. There were several in the house (not a problem for us), but I was worried that perhaps we let them in or something? Or they were not supposed to be there? Just a note in the binder letting visitors know that geckos get in from time to time and not to worry about it.





Thank you so much for a wonderful time!
May 2010
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Amenities

Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new glass top double vanity, new double shower, new tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , claw-footed, slipper tub with hand held shower tile floors
  • Two recently remodeled baths with all new fixtures and tile floors. New tiled shower in bathroom 1 with glass double top vanity. Bathroom 2 has a pedestal sink and claw-foot slipper tub with hand held shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Eastern King bed/quality linens. We receive many positive comments on this bed!, Queen size Beds (1) Serta Queen bed/ quality linens, Child Beds (1) Available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Available by advanced request. Sleeper Sofa (1) Double, newer sleeper sofa. Linens and pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gated entry. 6' perimeter privacy fencing surrounds the property. Two privacy gates. Inventory of beach items including boogie boards, beach chairs, beach mats, small and large coolers. (Subject to inventory and condition left by previous guests)

Reviews

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Walk 2 blocks to beach, gated, A/C,upgraded
average rating of 4.724138 based on 30 reviews
Santa Barbara
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was cute, comfortable, wonderfully relaxing and had everything anyone could want including beach gear. We loved getting to stay so close to Tunnels Beach, interesting lava caves, Ke'e Beach, Ha'ena State Park, the trailhead to Kalalau Trail and in one of the most lush, green and tropical parts of Kauai. If you want to be away from the bulk of tourists this is the place to be. Although the house is on a main road, there is absolutely no traffic at night and it is very quiet. The owners are very conscientious and thorough. It was nice to have air conditioning; we were able to use it to bring down the general temperature in the house, and then rely only on the ceiling fans all night to keep us comfortable. The beds were a perfect combination of support and softness. The house felt very private, and it was always a joy to return to after exploring the island. My kids got a big kick out of the lone adorable gecko that showed up in the shower periodically. I will always return to this rental in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate travelers who love Haena and the value of our property. We are currently working on rearranging our bath to add a 6' double sink, glass top vanity and another window. We are also creating an "outdoor room" in the area of our entertainment/BBQ area. This lower level space will have a flat screen TV and small refrigerator and quiet reading area. We hope to have both of these projects complete by early summer. Yes, we do have one gecko! We have carefully caulked and sealed the kitchen and bedrooms but we still have a friend who occassionally shows up in the shower.
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4

Great little house in a quiet part ofKauai

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 4 adults really enjoyed our stay in this adorable house. Loved the decor and the amenities available to us while playing there. Only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the a/c is not central air, instead they are independent units which have to work over time to cool the large living space. It was a very warm weekend while we were there so the a/c was very slow to cool the area. The windows didn't supply much ventilation. It took a while for the afternoons/evenings become comfortable.

However, don't let this dissuade you from renting here, it really is darling and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Very well-kept property with air-conditioning. Enjoyed beaches.

  • 5 of 5

We were able to walk to the beach every day, come home for lunch and go back in the afternoon. The closest beach had only one or two families spending the day. Haena is a long way away from a grocery stores or restaurants so we advise stocking up on groceries. The Mediterranean Gourmet was closed for remodeling.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and yard. The property is completely fenced and private. The cottage was great. It was a bit warm during our stay but the house was air-conditioned and had overhead fans. Every day we packed a lunch and walked to the beach. In the evening, we enjoyed the BBQ and the covered outdoor seating. We didn't really leave the north shore area but there was lots to enjoy and we really relaxed.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful spot, house was great and had everything we needed

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our time here. The house was well equipped and comfortable. We prefer to be able to cook most meals so having a house like this was ideal. Plenty of outdoor space, bbq, snorkeling and other beach gear. Perfect for a family vacation or a couples retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kauai Vacation at Mikala Place

  • 5 of 5

This became our home away from home for a great week in Kauai. The furnished and modern house made for a great headquarters and place to relax after busy days on the island. This house is close enough to town for convenience, and just far enough down the road to avoid the crowds. We would gladly stay here again on a return visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Princeville Makai and Prince
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Kephui
Car: necessary

Luau and Mediterranean restaurant within 2 blks. Minutes to two botanical gardens. Helicopter Tours, Ziplining, ATV tours, Sunset Boat Cruises, Gateway to hiking on the Na Pali Coast. Day spa within walking distance. Explore wet and dry caves nearby.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.42%

Permitted rental licensed by the County of Kauai. 'TV-1669'
Taxes paid on vacation rental income. HI State tax id W00680958-01. Support Kauai's roads and beaches, rent a permitted vacation home.
Cleaning Fee per stay is $175.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.