About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beach Vacation Home in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii
If you want a taste of old Hanalei when days were slower and a good catch fishing and the best vegetables were the talk of the town, this home will fill the order. This property has been lovingly maintained since it was built. It is our family's privilege to share Aunty Lydia's homestead with folks from around the world. The front house, Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a 3 bedroom 1 bath with carport, most frequently used an a lanai. Inside you will find photos of the Hanalei family over the years. This home is only 6 houses from the beach (a very short stroll) and well located to reach all the North Shore's best beaches easily. This house is right off Kuhio Highway so you can see the surfers and North Shore life coming and going. It is about 5 blocks into 'downtown' Hanalei. There is a great carport for BBQ , eating al fresco & enjoying the mountains and waterfalls. Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a relaxed Hawaiian style home a minute's walk from the center of Hanalei Bay & is probably one of the best values in Hanalei Beach Houses. Surrounded by tropical plants, a grassy yard surrounds the house on 3 sides. There is a very functional kitchen enhanced with lovingly stenciled foliage for preparing some of our farmer's market produce and fresh fish from the sea. The wash house with a washer & dryer is just outside. There is a king bed in the largest bedroom at the back of the house. Hanalei is famous for its ever changing mountains; some times veiled in thin mist, sometimes obscured in thick clouds, sometimes full of water falls, sometimes so sun drenched so that every detail stands out. Aunty Lydia's is a great place to enjoy the mountains both from the living room windows and from the carport/lanai. Since there is plenty of room to park in front of the house in the yard, many chose this area as the eating & hang out spot. Not long after our family set this house up as a vacation rental, some of Aunty Lydia's family from the mainland came to Hanalei & were tickled to be able to stay in their Aunty Lydia's house. Here they are enjoying the carport for BBQing & beach reconnoitring. While being on Kuhio Highway, (highway in Hanalei meaning 1 lane in each direction with a 25 mile speed limit) the home has a beautiful hedge of tropical foliage separating you from the road. A parking area & the beginning of the yard are in front of the house. Wai'oli Beach park is a thin strip of park which is located between the bay front homes and the sand. There are BBQs, tables, shade trees, a bathroom and usually volley ball. This is where you encounter the bay, a minute or so from Aunty Lydia's.
(Kauai TVNC # 1197, State TA 076-395-9296-01)
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- Apr 12, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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We loved our time staying in Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a lovely very-well appointed and well-located former family home. It's a short walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants in the town. Lots to do in the area: the beach, surf lessons, hiking on the Na Pali Coat, visit Limahuli Garden, mooch around the town. Hanalie is very beautiful and was the highlight of our ten days in Hawaii - our only regret was leaving, we could easilly have stayed another 3 or 4 days.
Hanalei Rest & Relaxation
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful home for two weeks. It was spacious and very close to the beach and town- easy access to everything. It was wonderful to have an outdoor shower to wash off after the beach and to have a large kitchen to cook in. We enjoyed the living room with the views of the mountains in the distance and the tropical front yard. Old hawaiian decor and a bit mid century in the living room, Also, the house is set back enough from the highway, you don't really hear too much and it is very clean.The management was very helpful when needed. The only reason I am giving this place four stars is because it was dark inside and hot- very hot & hard to cool down inside the house. I may be more partial to lighter spaces, so if you are okay with dark, then it would probably be great for you. Also, I'm not sure if we were having a bit of a heat wave, it was in the 90's, but the house held the heat. Overall, we had a nice stay.
Aunty Lydia's Ohana in Hanalei Kauai
My family and I stayed at Aunty Lydia's at the end of August. You can't really go wrong when you are going to Hanalei for a vacation. This house is really nice for a large group or family. There were 6 of us and we felt like there was more than enough room for everyone to be comfortable. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower and the extra toilet outside. We were nervous about having one bathroom for 6 people, however, we were pleasantly surprised with the extra bathroom facilities. I haven't been somewhere, where I can wash my hair and look at mountains and waterfalls...So pretty. We didn't realize that we came during "El Nino" season so the humidity was a bit of a shock to our system. The house has an AC unit for one bedroom but it is only meant for use in that specific bedroom. If you have a hard time sleeping in humidity and heat, and require AC, I suggest researching the cooler times to go if you plan on staying here. It is a great house and it is still a great time but sleep is a challenge if your body is not used to the elements. his house had everything that we needed for a fun family experience.
Amazing Hanalei Ohana
We loved Auntie Lydia's. My family stayed for a week in June. 3 adults/2 kids. It was stocked with everything we needed. Clean and "old school Hawaiian" charm. Very close to town and Pine Trees beach. You are right off the main highway and in the day the traffic can be noisy, but there are hedges to keep you feeling private. Front room looks out toward the mountain and all of the water falls. The most amazing part of the house is the outside shower. It was magical standing under the warm water, in the rain, and seeing the beautiful mountain and waterfalls. The carport was great for barbecuing and visiting. It was raining quite a bit while we were there and we had friends over and ate all our dinners out there. They had a cooler, a couple of boogie boards, and beach chairs to use. Each room has fans and we were very comfortable. One of the rooms has air conditioning if you need that. Washer and dryer on site. And even though it says one bathroom, they have a little room with a toilet outside, which is convenient when traveling with kids and grandma!! We loved seeing the pics that are around the home of Auntie Lydia and her family. Hanalei is such a sweet little town and being able to stay in a home, and not a condo, was such a wonderful way to visit. Thank you for sharing your sweet Hanalei Ohana. We will defiantly be staying with you again. Aloha
A sweet slice of mid-century Hawaii in Hanalei
After searching online for an affordable rental in Hanalei, I was delighted when I found Aunty Lydia's. It's not upscale or posh, but it is a spotless, homey, roomy, and well-equipped place for a terrific stay in a convenient location. As someone who vacationed with my family in modest beach cottages on Cape Cod as a kid, the paneled walls and 50s-era ambiance evoked nostalgia. Who cares if some of the fixtures are a tiny bit worn in this misty, green, lush tropical paradise? My husband and I slept well in the back bedroom in the comfy king-size bed and didn't bother with A/C, and since we travel with a white-noise app for the iPad, road noise/rooster serenade didn’t trouble us. (Note: LOTS of plugs to charge devices.) I loved lounging in the cute bamboo-and-palm-themed living room and gazing out the double windows at the lavish vegetation and amazing mountain views (we saw two waterfalls!). An easy stroll to the beach and just a bit further to town on Weke Road (or Kuhio Hway if you don't mind no sidewalk). Our excursions included Limahuli Garden, Ke'e Beach, Mediterranean Gourmet, and Anini Beach. Just a relaxing and easy-going stay, with great service from the friendly and trusting management company. Would definitely re-book this welcoming family home if we ever return to Hanalei.
Hanalei spring break visit
We have been to Kauai several times, but had never stayed on the North shore. I found this very well priced home, read the past reviews and booked it for the first few days of our spring break. Aunty Lydia's was the perfect place to stay! The location is within a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach on Hanalei Bay. Beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler, beach mats were all provided. The house is well within walking distance to the town, but since it is located right off of Kuhio Highway, there are not any sidewalks and walking at night can be tricky. The house is one block off of Weke Road, the other main road through the area, so that is an option. The north beaches, which end at Ke'e Beach and the Kapalau Trail are within a 10 minute drive. Views from the yard are spectacular! We were not bothered at all by road noise. There was an unusual weather pattern coming through during our stay, and we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning, which caused the road into/out of Hanalei to flood and close. If it does happen, there are people who cannot get into town and therefore, some businesses may not keep regular hours because staff cannot get to work. This is something to be aware of in case you will be visiting other parts of Kauai during a trip, but it did not cause us any problems. Roosters, chickens, chicks and other wildlife, lizards, etc. are abundant all over the island, not just here. So if you are not wanting to be bothered by the crowing at all times of the day or sometimes night, or the tropical animals, Kauai may not be for you. We loved the house - funky and fully equipped, with the exception of a dishwasher or A/C, which we were aware of. Plenty of fans provided to keep things breezy. The outdoor shower with the mountain views was something we all loved and it was convenient to have for after the beach and to use to keep the inside bathroom from getting too muggy. We are already trying to plan for a return trip and will definitely stay at Aunty Lydia's again!
Wow! It is so fun to read different guest's perspectives. There was a heck of thunder and lightning storm while these folks were here. We don't have them often, but when we do, they are spectacular.
We are so glad these guests enjoyed the outside shower - something I love at my own house. I don't have the water fall views of Hanalei but I still enjoy the stars at night and the palms during the day.
I think Aunty Lydia's is the best deal in Hanalei for location and price. Not fancy but clean, neat & down home Kauai.
We really appreciate our guests taking the time to write the reviews. Mahalo!
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Additional information about rental rates
Extra guests beyond 6 are $15/night plus tax The $100 security deposit is to cover any extraordinary cleaning costs. It will be refunded with 14 days after you leave in good order. You must fill out a rental agreement and email it to us.