Luxury Jungle Retreat with Expansive, Unobstructed Mountain, and Rainforest View

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This unique home is built up high on a hilltop overlooking the Wainiha Valley. Surrounded by beautiful jungle vegetation you will be reminded of what old Hawaii must have felt like. It is situated at the end of the road about 1/4 mile from the Wainiha Grocery store Hub and the ocean front. We are 3 miles past Hanalei town towards the Na Pali coast and 2 miles from the Na Pali coast and the Kalalau trail. The property is at the end of our street on an acre of landscaped grounds with 4000 acres of tropical conservation rainforest jungle surrounding it on 3 sides. The atmosphere is peaceful and secluded and guests that love it here are seeking a tranquil retreat where they can be in the midst of nature, close to beaches and hiking trails and exerience the joys of eco-tourism.
You wake to the gentle sounds of the river below, a songbird symphony and distant ocean waves, . Early morning rains bring amazing rainbows stretching across the valley. There is an enclosed indoor lanai that overlooks the valley and a large open outdoor lanai with a BBQ and the same vast unobstructed valley and mountain views.
The home is built to optimize trade wind flow so the temperature stays comfortable even on the warmest of days. Each room has windows overlooking valley , jungle and mountain. Lush tropical vegetation abounds such as red, pink, white gingers, orchids, green, yellow and red palms.. sacred ti's and much much more.
There are many cove like beaches within a 1/4 mile to 4 miles of the home such as Hanalei Bay, Lumaha'i, Tunnels, Ke'e as well as some local less known and less frequented spots. If you like to explore or photograph each day is a gift. The Na Pali coast with its famous Kalalau trail is 2 miles away. Hanalei town is about an 8 minute drive away where you can find little restaurants from casual to very high end and lots of little shops as well as a few night life spots.
The home is about 1400 sq ft of space with 2 large bedrooms, set off on each end of the large open living room. There is a third sleeping area with a single day bed in the enclosed indoor lanai. Guests often comment that they love that area for lounging and reading
The home has a ohana cottage built onto the back on the ground level. It functions separately and privately from the Red Ginger and has its own entrance, bathroom and lu'au kitchen and garden area. It can usually be rented in addition if you are wishing more space,
Kauai County #9481 . The owner is available to assist with home and island questions.

Keywords: Exotic Hilltop Jungle home with awesome views of the mountains, jungle and valleys.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Children Welcome:

    The large outdoor lanai is built up on pillars for optimal views of the valley and mountains. There are protective railings. Children should not be allowed though to play there by themselves as it is up high. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    strict non smoking rules...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    some quests have pet allergies so no pets can be allowed inside the home....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • bedroom #2: 1 queen


  • enclosed lanai: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Master bedroom has a queen bed. It is a large room with beautiful views of the valley, jungle and mountain. There is also a second bedroom that looks out into the jungle, with a queen bed as well. It has views of the jungle vegetation ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2: shower



Other Amenities

  • nearest beach is a quarter of mile away, several other beaches within one to five miles away. Famous Kalalau trail is about 2 1/2 mile away...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    There is a large flat screen T.V with cable access. The cable has one movie channel ' Starz' which offers free up date movies. We also have a dvd library...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    dining area is in the enclosed indoor lanai area that overlooks the valley ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    out door washer and dryer ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    free long distance for USA and Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    complimentary wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    parking by home and additional parking on lower protion of property, ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    The home is on one acre of landscaped property. The lower portion of the property has a large area that is designated for parking. There is also parking uo th upper portion of the property by the home.....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Well supplied with towels including beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    outdoor washer and dryer ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kithen is large and open to the living room. It has a side by side fridge , oven and dishwasher, It is fully equipped with coffee maker, blender,microwave, toaster and all your cooking and dining needs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    has ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    many golf courses close by in Princeville...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks for rent in Hanalei town 3 miles away...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    large outdoor lanai area overlooking wainiha valley and mountains. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkels and fins...moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.6
from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $195
  • Tax Rate 13.45%


The cleaning fees can vary according to length of stay and number of guests

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mediteranean Gourmet
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wainiha, Lumaha'i and Tunnels

Car: Recommended



Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a nurse, photographer & writer. I've travelled the world in my lifetime and lived in unusual and intriquing places. I settled in Kauai a few years back because i found it to be a ' sacred world apart'. I lived here with my daughter until life and the mainland called to her. The home is in a special area known by the locals to have ' good mana'. So when I say it is whispered that dreams can come true here, I am serious, if you can tune in that is. Although the house was eventually too big for me alone, I choose to stay here and share the magic it offers. I have rented it now for almost 8 years and have met vacationers from all around the world and every walk of life. . Its magic seems to attract , for the most part, unique and delightful people and I feel blessed by that. The tranquility of the property and the gentle sounds of water and birds make writing and daydreaming easy. The local people are full of life and heart. You can learn the meaning of aloha here just by hanging out with them. In my travels I was drawn to the richness of life, the multifacited human experience, so Kauai has been perfect for me. Aparently it is one of the most diversely populated places in America. Hanalei is not for those who seek a bland, homogenous experience. I say that to warn off any travellers who would fare better the resort hotel vacation. This is a safe place, probably as safe as any you can find, but it is not sterile. Someone might yell at you when you '' hog' the bridge, and once in awhile you hear a wild boar hunt way off in the jungle or a sky shaking thunderstorm passes through , leaving us sparkling clean and wide awake. My life has not always been easy but it has been a good teacher. It has taught me to be open to it, to be more, rather than less, to hear the whole forest of birds sing and not miss out because I'm irritated by one rooster's morning crow. Kauai is perfect for that kind of ' adventure' . It is saturated with sacredness.

Why the Owner Chose Wainiha, HI, USA:
We choose this property because I was very ill when I moved to Kauai and needed a place to try and heal. I immedately knew that this place was special and if I could recover anywhere it would be here. Within months my health began to improve and now 10 years later I am healthy again. I know in my heart of hearts it was because of the magic that is here.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I enjoy all the benefits that I have mentioned already. I forgot to mention though that this place is never without a story, a new screen play or a new experience of some multileveled kind. If you are a photographer you will never lack the perfect picture. They are constantly unfolding everywhere. If you want to be part of the community here you can get involved. There is a lot going on to get involved in. There is an ongoing development and encouragement towards sustainable living and best of all there is a spark of a movement back to the old ways of Ohana ( shared living and caring) kuleana (respect and responsibilty) and aloha..which is heart.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Outdoor lanai overlooking valley and mountains

    Outdoor lanai overlooking valley and mountains

  • Kitchen with all all amenities

    Kitchen with all all amenities

  • view of living room and enclose lanai from kitchen

    view of living room and enclose lanai from kitchen

  • view of living room and enclosed lanai from kitchen

    view of living room and enclosed lanai from kitchen

  • Bedroom #1.. window overlooks valley and mountains

    Bedroom #1.. window overlooks valley and mountains

  • Indoor bath with tub and shower

    Indoor bath with tub and shower

  • views from bedroom

    views from bedroom

  • river by the house

    river by the house

  • view from living room

    view from living room

  • ever changing mountain and valley vistas. morning view,

    ever changing mountain and valley vistas. morning view,

  • view of kitchen from living room

    view of kitchen from living room

  • Living room open to kitchen and enclosed lanai

    Living room open to kitchen and enclosed lanai

  • outdoor shower with rain shower feature

    outdoor shower with rain shower feature

  • Tunnels beach ..just down the road

    Tunnels beach ..just down the road

VRBO #130817

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 16, 2016

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