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Amazing Hawaiian home with charm and character !!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Wailele Ikena (The Simpson House)... Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii. Hanalei has it all! Breathtaking views of dozens of cascading waterfalls, sheer cliff, ancient volcanic mountains covered with vegetation, and one of the most wonderful protected, uncrowded bay beaches in the world.

Hanalei boasts excellent restaurants, casual shopping, and a menu of activities from kayaking the Hanalei River, nearby snorkeling, hiking, horseback riding, surfing, and much more. World-class golf at Princeville's Makai Course is less than a ten minute drive away. Hanalei is the perfect vacation spot for

families or couples wanting to get away from it all. There are no hotels, no condos, and no traffic lights.

The Simpson House is located just off the beach in Hanalei. It is a Non-Smoking, five bedroom, three bath, well appointed, craftsman-style, family home (can also be rented as a three bedroom, two bath home) with waterfall views from all angles. Its spacious master suite includes a jacuzzi spa. ALL NEW BAMBOO FLOORS INSTALLED THIS YEAR as well as new window furnishings.

Keywords: Family Vacation house with charm and character

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We were a little curious about the weather in March, but it was beautiful. The house is spectacular, big and spacious, yet so warm and cozy. We love the quiet and peace of Hanalei, and Wailele Ikena provided us a true haven to find just that. The views of the mountains and waterfalls are amazing, breathtaking at times. The owners called us during our stay to inquire if all was well, we felt very much a part of a big family. We can't wait to return...early morning walk to get coffee at Java Kai only a few minutes from the house, and then walking along the amazingly beautiful Hanalei Bay...this is paradise at its best.
Mar 2003
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Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Amazing Hawaiian home with charm and character !!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Sonoma, California

Perfect Vacation Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need to experience a casual, comfortable vacation is at your fingertips or certainly no further away than within walking distance of this spotlessly-maintained Hawaiian home! There is no detail the owners have missed in providing their guests with everything needed for a perfect family vacation. We have stayed here on several occasions over the years: twice on our own and once with our daughter and her family. In each instance, the house accommodated everyone's needs. We love cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen as much as we love walking into the village of Hanalei to chose from any one of several restaurants. I think what I love about this house and the property is the spaciousness -- there's a place for everyone to feel at home. Whether it's losing oneself with a book in the upstairs loft, playing games around the great room table, or watching a movie, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Did I forget to mention the GREAT coffee at the Hanalei Bread Co. that begins our day or the short walk right around the corner to one of the world's most beautiful beaches? Just writing this makes me want to return sooner than later!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gardnerville, Nevada

5 Stars from a finicky guest!

  • 5 of 5

To begin, I have to state that I am VERY particular when it comes to accommodations. It is not often that I find a place that I feel deserves 5 stars. This home DOES deserve the 5 stars. We had a family group of 11, including 3 children. Every room is furnished and decorated so comfortably. I loved how the bedrooms were divided into areas that could be semi-closed off if needed/ wanted. The owners thought of the tiniest details; from the "Mrs. Meyers" soaps in each bathroom and kitchen, to the large waste baskets in each room. There were many tour books and guides lining the bookshelf near the huge dining table. We were able to browse and plan our daily activities while enjoying our meals together. These may seem like minute details, however, to me, they make a big statement about the owners and their desire to make our stay comfortable and convenient . There were plentiful bath, beach and kitchen towels as well as extra linens. The kitchen was stocked with any pot, pan or utensil needed to cook great meals. The front porch was a great place to relax in the evenings and watch the kids play in the lush yard. There is also an outdoor shower which was so convenient to get the sand off of the kids after a day at the beach. The beach is just a few minutes walk as are the coffee shops, shave ice stands and restaurants. On Thursdays and Saturdays, the farmers market is just across the street. I can't think of a more convenient place to stay! Staying in the house made me feel right at home, in a small town, without the hustle and bustle of tour buses and condos. If you are thinking of going to Kauai and staying in Hanalei specifically.... DO NOT HESITATE to book this home! You will not be disappointed. Can't wait to go back again one day!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Sur, CA

Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I stayed at this beautiful house in late October. The house was wonderful, well equipped, thoughtfully and tastefully furnished. It is a close and lovely walk to the beach, and also to town.

I was very happy to to find that the house had just the right touches to lend a nice hominess to it. We were able to feel right at home. There was lots of privacy with all the bedrooms and bathrooms, and the communal areas were very comfortable and inviting.... I would love to stay there again sometime.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Fantastic Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great for large families! Well stocked kitchen, linens, beach towels, beach essentials like boogie boards, chairs, umbrella, sand toys, coolers, etc. Approx 1/2 mile walk to the beach but wonderful location in down town Hanalei. Walking distance to downtown, Wai oli Hui ia Church, and a wonderful Farmers Market. Perfect location for every thing North Shore and quick access to Kilauea, Princeville, Haena. Must see: Secret Beach, Secret Lava Pools, Light house, FishMarket, Bakery, Queens Bath, Bubba's Bugers, Java Kai, Hanalei Bay, Lumahia Beach, Dry / Wet Caves, Snorkeling at Anini and Tunnels! Just an AMAZING family vacation and this is the perfect house.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

First time visitor - This...

  • 5 of 5

First time visitor - This house and area is amazing. Very convenient to enjoy so much so close. 10 days went by much too quickly. I'll just have to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2007
  • Stayed: March 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

What a wonderful week! We...

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week! We were blessed with great weather except at night whenit rained, but the rain brought out the waterfalls...We have never seen so many! This place is a piece of heaven on earth. We are returning next year for two weeks. Thank you, thank you for providing such a fabulous place for us to share! Julie and Bob from SF

  • Submitted: May 21, 2003
  • Stayed: May 2003
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.25%

We require a 30% deposit with the balance due 90 days prior to check in.
We do not offer discounts unless last minute bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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