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Kauai License# TVR-1065
Tucked away on over an acre of lush paradise along the Wainiha Stream in an ancient grove of 100 ft. tall mango trees lies the Hale Wainiha (Wainiha Cottage). Offering privacy, rest and refreshment, this charming home sits on a bluff overlooking an expansive view of the entire river valley with neighboring taro farm and spectacular vistas of distant mountains. Relax and enjoy the amazing views from the deck or from your private pool and hot tub. Starry nights in the hot tub are truly magical. And the pool is cool and refreshing after a hot day at the beach. Or the perfect morning wake up. The large yard is like a botanical garden filled with exotic birds and flowers and fruit trees. Pick a Papaya or a Banana, cut some giant Heliconia flowers. The property meanders down to over 200' of private stream, feel free to take a refreshing dip. The sounds of the river and the croaking frogs will lull you to sleep. This lush valley is a serene retreat, nourishing the soul with natures greatest beauty while offering all the modern comforts of home, you almost won't want to leave the property. But when you do, it is ridiculously close to the best beaches on the island, Tunnels, Lumahai, Ke'e and Hanalei. Firstly, Lumaha'i, just 1 mile away, with its long deep stretches of soft sand broken by picturesque protrusions of lava rocks creating dramatic ocean breaks. Tunnels Beach has an amazing reef and offers the best snorkeling on the island, also surfing and the mountain backdrop creates amazing views. At the end of the road is the dramatic Ke'e beach. Besides its great snorkeling, and sunsets, this is the gateway to the amazing Napali Coast offering one of the worlds most spectacular hikes. The 2 mile hike to Hanakapia'i Beach with it's expansive ocean vistas is a 'must do', but if you can do the additional 2 miles to the Hanakapia'i Falls you're in for the treat of a lifetime. A large pool fed by a 300' waterfall, just spectacular!! Wainiha is surrounded by the best snorkeling, surfing, kayaking and hiking on all of the Hawaiian islands. You'll never have to leave this magical corner of the island.
Just 4 miles away is Hanalei Bay with its pristine 3 mile crescent beach of fine sand and perfect surf. The quaint town of Hanalei offers interesting shops, a market, and world class dining. My personal favorites are 'Tahiti Nui' (live music, good Mai Tais) and the 'Dolphin' (freshest sushi you've ever eaten). You can rent kayaks and paddle up the Hanalei river or out to the bay, paddle to Hideaways beach and snorkel, or just land at the St. Regis beach and have lunch at the poolside cafe, (sneak a dip in their beautiful pool). Also you can go Horseback Riding or Ziplining at the Princeville Ranch, or take the amazing Helicoptor ride from the Princeville Heliport. Or do it my way, just take a book and relax on a quiet beach. You'll have your private paradise waiting for your every day when you're ready to go home.
Aloha from Makua Beach (Tunnels) on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai. I am an architect based in Los Angeles. I have designed many high end resorts and casinos. I come to Kauai for inspiration and rejuvenation. I am happy to share my piece of paradise with others who appreciate beauty and the magic of nature's gifts.
Jeffrey Schneider purchased this house in 2006
I am a well traveled person and the Wainiha River Valley is the absolutely the most beautiful spot I've ever seen, and once I found it I decided to make it a permanent part of my life.
This has been absolutely the best trip ever!! We love Kauai! We spent a week on Oahu before coming here and found it too commercial. Tunnels has been our favorite beach so far (inclufdign the caribbean)! The fish and reef there is amazing. My husband squeezed himself into a scuba session with Kauai down under Scuba. We also did the Kalalau trail and spent 2 nights on Kalalau. what a rewarding sight after the grueling 11 mile hike, When we got back we went straight to Hanalei Day Spa for a nice lomi lomi massage (awesome!). Our favorite restaurant in Hanalei was the Dolphin. their fish is really fresh. the waitress even took us for a tour of their fish locker. for cheaper eats we went to Bubba's Burgers and Hanalei Pizza ( the wild pig is the best pizza I've ever had). A great trip, great fun, awesome place and the perfect way to spend our 5 year anniversary. we can't wait to come back and try out the things we missed and to do a few things over.
My husband & I had the opportunity to rent this gorgeous cottage during the first 2 weeks of April 2016.
Words & pictures cannot describe the beauty of the surroundings. If you love the jungle, this is the place for you.
We spent every morning in the hot tub watching the sun rise up over the mountain. After the rain, and it does
rain quite often in the area, it was a delight to see all the waterfalls. For anyone looking for peace & quiet, and
total privacy, you can't beat this cottage. There are neighbours nearby, but with all the lush foliage you don't see them.
Koko & Zhenya, the property managers that live close by, give you total privacy. They are there to answer any questions
or concerns, and it was a delight getting fresh fruit from them too. We also fell in love with the grey cat that liked to come visit.
The cottage itself is clean & has everything you need. I personally loved the shower with the windows looking at the view!
The location of the cottage couldn't have been any better. It was near all the beaches, trails, and our favourite town of Hanalei.
Jeffery really went out of his way to describe all the places to check out such as restaurants, beaches, trails, etc.
It was a real honour to be able to stay here, we hope to return again one day. Mahalo!
An excellent cottage on the most beautiful part of the island, what more can you ask for!! The property was just as described and way better than anticipated. The view from the deck is incredible and photos can't capture the remarkable lush green mountains surrounding the cottage. It is a very romantic setting and perfect for a couple. The cottage was clean and as described. We received great service from both the owner and property manager. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a secluded haven on the North Shore. The location was perfect for us, great access to incredible beaches and the small charming town of Hanalei. Hopefully we can make a return trip in the future.
This cottage was just spectacular -- everything you could want in a vacation rental. The location amidst the mountains of Wainiha valley was breathtaking, we could look at that view forever!! The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The kitchen, in particular, was very well stocked. While there are a lot of mosquitos in the area (and I am quite sensitive), there were a lot of mosquito coils and bug sprays available for us to use, which was a very nice consideration. The hot tub was just fantastic!! The location is also perfect for North Shore exploration -- very close to some lovely beaches and hiking trails. AND, we hardly had any roosters wake us up there, compared to other parts of the island. We would definitely come back here!!!
To start off we almost did not find the property,there are no road signs.had to stop at grocery store to ask directions.Followed the directions,then found cars parked on sides of road barely able to get by.The grounds were beautiful,the pool did not work,even after the pool man was there.there needs to be new deck around the pool also,the decking was very soft.The last night there there were people fighting and using bad language in the drive and yard.Also terrible cable signal,and no cell service.
If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, relax, and immerse yourself in the beauty that is Kauai, then this is definitely the place for you. This secluded little cottage was our paradise for the better part of 9 days, and came equipped with all the amenities we needed to enjoy the island as it was meant to be. It was located just outside Wainiha, a quaint little town where the infamous Sushi Girl is located (one of our regular stops), and is just minutes away from Hanalei. We spent a lot of time exploring the island and visiting many of Kauai's beaches, of which Jeffery supplied directions and write ups to all the best spots. Secret beach was a family favorite and wasn't overrun with gaggles of tourists! But it was always nice to be able to retreat back to the cottage at the end of the day and watch the sun go down over the mountains. We got to start each day to the sounds of the island, and the little stream just down the hill from the back of the cottage. The property was beautifully maintained, and even though there were other properties nearby, you'd never know it! The property managers were nice, low key, and helpful. Overall, this was a wonderful experience! We would be happy to return.
Ryan and Karen
We were very excited to come here based on the description of the property. Unfortunately, once we arrived, we were very disappointed. The place was not very clean, frankly. The outdoor shower was nice, would have been better if the dryer vent didn't blow all the dryer lint on the wall and surrounding area. The pool/hottub that "was like a lake" was dirty, period. The pool light is hanging out of the socket into the pool, although we were told the next day that it was safe, no power was going to it. The cottage was located in a nice area, had towels, chairs, coolers. The 200 feet of stream was great if you were a billy goat. All and all, way overpriced for what you ended up. Also, and this has nothing to do with the cottage, the mosquitos are relentless in this area, but to be expected in a rainforest type environment.
Other Activities: hiking the famous Napali Coast
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