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Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Renovated and expanded in July 2011 to include 7 bedrooms! Hanalei's classic property sits on over one acre of land. The largest oceanfront rental property in Hanalei Bay!

The residence and guesthouse have been upgraded throughout. New finishes include cherry floors, full granite slab baths, first rate appliances, and numerous floorplan enhancements. The property now features cutting edge aspects such as security, A/C, entry gate, and WiFi. Large HD flatscreen TVs with DirecTV is every bedroom. Ipod docks built into the walls of each bedroom, connected to a speaker system throughout the house.

The ultimate location and sprawling acreage with manicured landscaping and lawns down to the beach is unique to Hawaii. 'The Dolphin House' is the jewel of the north shore and offers a vacation dreams are made of! Simply the best in Hanalei.

Note: No weddings permitted on the property.

No more than 12 persons permitted on the property at any time.

More Details

mark thorrington
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Why mark thorrington chose Hanalei

Hanalei Bay is our dream location. We had been vacationing in Kauai for some time and were intrigued by buying on the island. Once we stumbled upon Hanalei's beach, we knew we found the location. We have a big family that loves to surf, sunbathe, swim, snorkel, walk/run on the sand, play beach volleyball, and living on the sand was our priority. The Dolphin house fits our expanding nuclear family of 6, and is on the sand. We found our dream!

What makes this estate unique

Ocean front property is tough to come by. The large lawn leading to the sand is relaxing. We use the outdoor bbq regularly. We love the wi-fi, and high definition satellite TVs. New ipod docks built into every bedroom in the house connected to house wide speaker system. We are in close proximity to pretty much everything a Hawaii vacation offers.


Hanalei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , with balcony
    suite 1 upstairs - 1 king , with balcony
    suite 2 downstairs - 1 king , sliding glass doors
    downstairs large bedroom - 1 king
    upstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    guest cottage bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size beds (4). Queen size Bed (4).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
iphone docks in walls of every bedroom synced to room speakers, ceiling fan, chandelier, window coverings, disposal, hardwood floor, landscaped, smoke/heat detector, security, sprinkler system, .


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Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Salt Lake City, UT

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We travel to Kauai every year or two as it one of our favorite places in the world. The north shore of Kauai is our favorite part of the island and we have stayed in hotels, Airbnbs, and have rented several houses in Hanalei. The Dolphin House is by far the best we have rented. It is located in what I'd say is the best part of the beach on Hanalei and the estate is amazing! Just like the exterior of the estate, the interior of the house is extremely well maintained and is very clean. We highly recommend this house and will for sure return. The owner as well as the property manager were great to work with and we highly recommend them as they made the process smooth and made us feel very welcome! Thanks for sharing/renting your house to us, we really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Dolphin House is a perfect vacation home. Steps from the beach, beautifully appointed, large, filled with private spaces to sneak away, as well as gathering areas for big families and groups. I could not recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graham, Thank you for the kind words. I am thrilled you enjoyed the property with your loved ones. That is our goal for all our renters. Thanks again. -Mark
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Impressive! Such a wonderful memory.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days in July at this beautiful home. There were 7 adults and plenty of room for everyone to have their own private retreat area. Everything was above our expectations including all the home's amenities, supplies, equipment. One of our guests loved to cook and she was amazed at all the kitchen appliances and supplies which aren't normally available in a vacation rental. The location and view are the best - right in the middle of Hanalei Bay on a nice stretch of beach that never was crowded even during the height of tourist season. The grounds are immaculate and the setting is very private. The main house and the 2 BR guest house are perfect for a large family or group. Any questions or problems we had were quickly addressed, but honestly there was nothing that detracted from our experience. Thanks to management and staff for making our stay one of the best vacations ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the tie to share your review Lucie. It is our pleasure and our goal to make the vacation the best imaginable for our guests.
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If you can afford it ... do it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property beautifully maintained and appointedand well sited next to a charming village. It was the perfect location for our family to meet up.Both the owner and manager were very accommodating in our dealings and prompt with all communication. For us it was a once in a lifetime splurge but we have no regrets!!


  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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3rd stay at this incredible property.

  • 5 of 5

We just recently returned from our 3rd stay at this incredible property in Hanalei. Located right on Hanalei Bay this house is nothing short of amazing. The bedrooms are all large and well furnished, the kitchen is very well equipped and the house has plenty of gathering spaces for your large group. The town of Hanalei is a 5 minute walk away, the Napali coast is just down the road and the beach is a 30 second walk out the back door making this location absolutely perfect.

We made a trip to Costco on the first day of our trip and other than some outdoor activities and a couple of dinners in town had no reason to ever leave the house. Most days were spent enjoying the view and the amenities at the house (beach, pool table, large lawn, beautiful garden and spacious kitchen). This was our third visit to the property. The owner continues to invest in the house making it nicer each time we go.

We will definitely return and have already inquired about dates for our 4th visit!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel, CA

Amazing home in an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most beautiful homes and locations anywhere in the world. Hanlei Bay, Kauai at the Dolphin House. The home was private, gorgeous and comfortable for a family. We had 10 people and there was plenty of room for all. Hired a private Chef, Jessica, for a couple dinners. Delicious! So much to see and do in Kauai we want to go back. Pricey but perfect in every way. Worth every dime! LOVED IT!!!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kealia Poke
Seafood Restaurant
Village Snack Shop & Bakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Hanalei Bay Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Bouchons Hanalei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Bar Acuda
Tapas Restaurant
Chicken In A Barrel
Barbecue Restaurant
Hanalei Bread Company
Federico's Fresh Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Federico's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
The Hanalei Gourmet
Kalypso Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Pink's Creamery
Ice Cream Shop
Hanalei Wake Up Cafe
American Restaurant
Kauai Burger Hanalei
Hamburger Restaurant
Cafe Turmeric
Indian Restaurant
Trucking Delicious
Tropical Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Wishing Well Shave Ice
Dessert Shop
Postcards Cafe
Hanalei Bay
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hanalei Pier
Pat's Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Makana Terrace-St Regis
Hawaiian Restaurant
Nalu Kai
Bar & Grill
Mailani Dinner Show at St. Regis Princeville
Dinner Theater
Kauai Grill at St. Regis Princeville
Eclectic Restaurant
Hideaway Beach
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Makai Golf Club
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Kauai's Best Shave Ice
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
North Shore General Store
Pizza Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Federico's Fresh-Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Lei Petite Cafe & Bakery
Lotus Garden Chinese & Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Sandwich Isle Deli
Sandwich Shop
Nanea Restaurant and Bar
Fusion Restaurant
Wainiha Kountry Cafe
Anini Beach
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Namahana Cafe
Trilogy Coffee & Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Paco's Tacos Kilauea
Mexican Restaurant
Kilauea Fish Market
Seafood Restaurant
Kauai Juice Co Kilauea
Nearest Airport
30.7 Miles
Lihue, HI
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Tahiti Nui
Nearest Golf
3.8 Miles
Princeville Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
560 highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Bouchons Restaurant (Sushi)
Nearest Beach
Hanalei Bay
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $750
Midstay clean $250
Refundable damage deposit $3,500
Tax Rate 14.42%

Wedding are not allowed on the property. Gatherings of any kind cannot exceed 20 people on the property. Any events with loud music or that otherwise disturb the peace are not permitted. If catering or a chef is desired, contact owner for a recommendation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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