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The Teak Room - Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Experience the incredible beauty of the north shore at the Teak Room in Haena, Kauai, located in the heart of the most beautiful 10 miles of the island. We are close to Tunnels Beach, and set between two of the top five rated beaches on the islands. Kepuhi beach is 50 yards down the driveway; directly behind is lush jungle hillside, the border to 1000's of acres of private nature conservancy land. All tucked into a quiet, secluded, tree lined cul-de-sac.

Private, comfortable, and luxurious, the Teak Room interior features a hand carved four poster king-size bed, wood floors, and tropical décor, along with an equipped kitchenette and an extra large walk in closet. Outside are 2 lanais with a bbq, and an additional private hot shower, all in the style of old Hawaii. This downstairs unit has its own private entrance, garden views, and covered parking.

Relax to the soothing sound of rolling surf and just minutes away is Hanalei town with restaurants, dancing and entertainment. You can walk by beach the entire final two miles to Ke’e, where the road ends and the famous Napali coast begins. Or you can walk the beach just 300 yards to the Hanalei Colony Resort, for the only (award winning) restaurant and coffee house on this part of the island. Or just take our beach chairs and walk the 120 steps to the beach out front!

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Katie Howland
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2018

About Katie Howland

About the owners Doug, Bev, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug and Bev were first drawn to Kauai in the early 80’s, after many visits they finally decided to buy this wonderful property in 2006. Doug, a 35-year designer/builder, has spent the last 10 years personalizing the house. Bev, a jack-of-all-trades, has owned a health food store, opened a charter elementary school, run a motel, and managed their various properties over the years. Their youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie now manages the family’s properties. Doug and Beverly now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time.

They also have vacation rentals in the Escalante Canyons of Southern Utah and in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona.

Katie Howland purchased this house in 2006

Why Katie Howland chose Haena

Doug and Bev were always drawn to the North Shore, when making the decision to put down roots, they couldn’t resist the best part of the island. They fell in love with the unique beauty of their home that balances both accessibility and seclusion.

What makes this house unique

There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door (see above). This home offers the lush mountainous jungle of Kauai out the back door and the soothing beach and ocean out the front door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Although we have been married 42 years; this was like a second honeymoon. The accommodations were amazing and so were the surplus of towels. The grandeur of this spot in Kauai, is stupendous. We so enjoyed meeting such gracious folks.
Nov 2014
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Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Location is 50 yards from beach which has little public use. Cell service is available. Additional private outdoor hot shower.


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The Teak Room - Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 114 reviews

Love, Love, Love the Teak Room

  • 5 of 5

For someone who travels a lot for work, spending some time in the Teak room was a great experience.

The room was better than ANY hotel room, it was well appointed. The house sits just 60 seconds from the beach. At night you can lay in bed and listen to the waves hit the shore. in the morning you have the birds singing to wake you up.

The Teak room is 5 stars!! - Close to town with good restaurants and close to beaches, makes this stay a favorite for us!!

We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little spot

  • 5 of 5

This room is perfect for a nice little getaway for one or two people. Located just 10-15 minutes from Hanalei and only 5 or 10 minutes from Tunnels Beach and Haena State Park it is a great place to stay if you are looking to avoid the crowds. MAKE SURE TO BRING SOME GROCERIES before arriving in Hanalei as the dining options are limited and there are usually lines. The Howland's were very accommodating and a pleasure to do business with. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valencia, CA

Great location, perfect little place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The Teak room was perfect. Away from the crowds of Princeville but close enough to Hanalei to grab dinner or run to the store. Teak room is in a great spot with a very empty beach 60 seconds away. The room itself is comfortable with a great bed and an outdoor sitting area that was the perfect place to relax during the late afternoons and watch the storms roll though. The outdoor shower got plenty of use and was definitely something different and fun. The kitchen is small but has anything you could need to make a good a good dinner. I can’t wait to return again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and cozy space

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't recommend this unit more. It is steps from the beach and has all amenities to enjoy your time on Kauai (towels, ice chest, beach chairs, umbrella, etc). The location was great! It's within minutes to Tunnels for great snorkeling and a very short drive to Hanalei, where we ate dinner on most nights. The bed was really comfortable and the unit was very spacious. We met Doug, the owner, and he was really friendly. Patricia was a great resource as well. We're already thinking about planning our next trip and will be looking into renting the entire house when we bring the family!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longmont, CO

The Teak room was super clean, simple, and well organized! Thank you for the great stay.

  • 5 of 5

The Teak Room was perfect for the two of us. It was conveniently located, private, and had all that we needed in a clean, organized and simple setting. Patricia was available with any questions or needs and shared some great recommendations for good local food. I would def stay again at the Teak Room!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somerville, MA

perfect home base for exploring Kauai

  • 5 of 5

The Teak Room was the perfect home base for us as we explored the beautiful island of Kauai. The location is ideal if you want to be away from the crowds and surrounded by nature. It was just what we were looking for- secluded, steps from the beach, plenty of great hiking opportunities, yet close to Hanalei's amenities. The apartment was very comfortable, clean and well stocked. The jacuzzi tub and outdoor shower were great to have! We chatted with Doug a few times during our stay and he was incredibly kind. There were a number of people staying upstairs, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that we could barely hear them. The only improvement would be a binder with check in/check out information clearly listed, as we were a bit unsure about the expectations.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Damage Deposit $100

If you pay via eCheck instead of credit card we will offer you a 3% discount on our nightly rate ($160 standard and $170 holiday rate). We can also split payment into multiple installments if need be.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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