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Hanalei, Kauai - Lovely 5 bedroom Home, Minute to Water Edge

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House-Upstairs, 3 Bdrms, 2 Ba + Loft, 2 Ba. Downstairs 2 Bdrs. 1 ba, sleeps 12

My large home (3 bedroom/2 bath/large loft and 2 bedroom/1 bath garden downstairs) is on about a quarter acre and located a 1 minute walk to the water edge of beautiful white sand Hanalei's excellent swimming beach. Glimpses of water can be seen from home. It is graciously and comfortably furnished with many amenities. It excels for extended families.

Main part of home has a large wrap-around deck for outside enjoyment. Loft is large open beamed room set up with seating arrangements that can sleep two extra in day bed twin unit. Garden downstairs has private patio and good privacy from the street with high mock orange hedge on the 3 garden sides. Majority of clientele are very satisfied repeat guests. They also refer their families & friends. It is about a five-minute walk to downtown Hanalei, which has a number of restaurants and shops.

TVRNC # 1021

On Island emergency only contact: Jim Beatty (808) 346-0038

Keywords: Upstairs & garden suite

More Details

Sally Sellar Reed
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2017

Why Sally Sellar Reed chose Hanalei Palms

I stayed in this vacation rental home before purchasing & realized what a great location it had & how wonderful it was to be right at the best part of beautiful Hanalei Beach - less than a minute walk to the water. The home itself was well built; was very desirable as a vacation rental & it was for sale by the owner/builders.

What makes this house unique

It is a gracious home for families & couples to share. Located less than 1 minute to the best part of Hanalei's excellent swimming beach & about 5 minutes to downtown Hanalei have made it very easy to rent.


Hanalei Palms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3, downstairs - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1, master - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Porta cribs (2), also high chairs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hot outdoor shower


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Hanalei, Kauai - Lovely 5 bedroom Home, Minute to Water Edge
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire house the week before Christmas. It was the perfect family getaway! There were two families, 8 of us total, and we used the downstairs unit for the teenagers. The location was the most important factor for us. Easy walk to both town and beach, giving the kids the freedom they craved and peace-of-mind for the adults. Home was clean and casually furnished. Sally was very thorough and easy to reach. Kids are already begging us to make this an annual event!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

When an owner cares...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in vacation rentals in about 20 different countries around the world. We consider ourselves savvy renters and do our best to research our options, weigh the reviews of others, and make educated choices before committing - especially when we're staying more than a night or two.

We rented the downstairs unit at Hale Reed for 8 nights in April 2016. Here's what you should know:

1. Sally is incredibly responsive right away - she'll answer any questions you have about the house prior to any agreement and sends all rental documentation in a timely manner

2. This is not a Best Western - this is not one of 10 other condos the owner rents out - this is a home. Sally TAKES PRIDE in her house and is serious about renting to people who will take care of it while they're there. So, don't be surprised when she asks you to do that.

3. The bottom unit is NOT a basement. It is the lower floor of a two story home. It has lots of space and lots of beautiful light.

4. It is steps to the beach... I mean, less than one minute walking.

5. The owner takes pride in her home - this is obvious in many ways but the first big clue was when we emailed her about a minor issue we had with our stay... her response was to call us right away and amend the situation immediately. She offered to go above and beyond to make us comfortable... I've honestly never seen anyone so eager to make perfect strangers happy.

6. Sally saved our butts... in a serious way. I won't bore you with details - but part of this "saving of butts" is her calling us at 2am her time (on the mainland) to ensure that we were safe and comfortable and VERY well taken care of in an otherwise confusing and frustrating experience. Her generosity that night and in the days to come will never be forgotten. We are eternally grateful... she owed us absolutely nothing but took care of us like family even though she'd never met us before. THIS is why you want to stay at a place like Hale Reed... the person behind the rental is real and really actually sincerely cares about you and your comfort while you're there.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

This review is only for the "basement". We booked late, and didn't have much choice, so we can't complain too much. I notice most reviews are for the upstairs and everyone seems to have a lovely time.

If you only have the basement, you will be very hot, there is little ability for a breeze to blow through the non-air conditioned unit. We had the fans in every room blowing all the time, but they didn't help much.

Yes, we know to expect bugs, and the occassional gecko on the wall didn't bother me. What did bother me was that anytime we opened the door (to the carport/laundry area) mosquitos would fly in. We got bit every single night just because of that one problem. Would have been nice to have a screen door here for some needed breeze.

Worst thing of all is the pillows. I thought about driving to Costco just to replace the sandbags that were there. I ended up using the travel pillow I had brought on the plane.

We are not high maintenance guests, and I really do hate writing a bad review. I do hope that this feedback will be used to fix the problems that exist so that no one will have to have the same experience as us. We felt like we were stuck there for 2 weeks with no one to help us with the problems we were experiencing.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish these guests had contacted me directly instead of submitting this type of review. All guests are given my phone numbers, home & cell, & told they can call 24 hours, as well as island contacts. I, also left a phone message while they were there that I was checking in to see if everything was alright. They did not call back to say that they were unhappy or that there were any issues. Guests are always encouraged to contact me by phone or by e-mail. There is free high speed internet provided & a free calling phone card located by the house phone. My home has consistently booked very solidly for 23 years with many, many return guests. I can never recall a pillow complaint. I buy top quality beds & the 24 pillows in the house are moderately priced & medium firmness. Each new pillow has 2 (allergy & water resistant) protective covers, in addition to the pillowcase & represents a cost of from $70 to $80 each. Each bed has an extra set of pillows. None of our homes have air conditioning or heat in my area. My home has good ventilation with many louvers throughout the house and two sliding glass doors with screens. I provide fans, but can't control the breeze. The house is well screened except for this one door that seems awkward to have a screen on. Mosquito s are everywhere on the island. It has not usually been a problem unless this door is left open for an extended time. Finally, there is no basement. The first floor is on the garden level of a very large 3 story home that is entirely above ground.
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A visit to paradise

  • 5 of 5

Two families totaling ten people rented both the main house and basement apartment for 10 days. The home was clean and well-stocked with everything necessary for a successful vacation. Beds were comfortable, appliances worked perfectly, no problems with bugs or neighbors. The beach and town were so close that most days we and the children walked to both places and shopped, ate, and enjoyed what has to be the most fabulous beach in the world. We loved having the outdoor shower to wash off sand before coming in the house - really helped keep the inside much more sand-free. A couple days it rained, but the large stock of games and movies, along with ample spaces throughout the house for small groups to congregate easily took care of that. It also helped that because we'd rented the basement, our teenagers had a place they could come and go throughout the day and night without bothering any of the adults and small children upstairs. The owner was extremely friendly and easy to work with, answering all our questions in a very timely fashion. Being at this home was like experiencing a little bit of paradise. When we ended the week our children all informed us that they wanted to come back here and get together with our friends every year for the rest of their lives.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midway, Utah

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 enjoyed a very comfortable week in March. Beach access was a minute away. The loft space made it especially enjoyable as everyone had their own room. The house has a great Hawaiian feel. The second story lanai was an outstanding place to relax. A short walk to town and a great neighborhood to walk around. A much quieter and peaceful location than Princeville. The owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Tahoe

Fantastic Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home, with another family, in April of 2007. We enjoyed the house and location so much that I have hung on to the rental agreement in hopes of going back. What was terrific about this house, was: it was spacious, clean and nicely kept, without giving us the feeling we had to tell the 5 children in our group "Don't touch anything!" I loved this rental, thought it was a good value; and perfectly located. The renter was congenial and easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning, minimum down $175 + Tax
cleaning, minimum up $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates: Upstairs low season $2,500/high season $2,700 for 2, $100 a week for each extra person. Garden downstairs: low season $1,600, high season $1,800. Cleaning charges are a minimum of $300 upstairs & $175 downstairs. Security deposits are $500 on upstairs & $400 on downstairs & due at time of booking. All money is due 90 days prior to arrival & for Christmas holidays, 120 prior to arrival. Hawaii charges 13.42% tax on all rentals & 4.167% on cleaning. Contact for Christmas season rate from Dec. 15 to Jan. 15th. There is a cancellation charge of $300 each.

Upstairs:low season $2,500 a week for 2 persons, $100 a week for each extra person
High season/holidays $2,700 a week for 2 persons & $100 a week each extra person.
Garden downstairs: $1600 a week low season & $1800 a week high season & holidays.
Christmas (Dec. 15th to Jan. 15th) $7,000 a week with a 2 week minimum.
High season Memorial Day to Labor Day-Low season almost rest of time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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