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Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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.

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mark thorrington
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

Why mark thorrington chose North Shore

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Menlo Park, CA

Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Often when I read reviews, I look for the critical ones to get another view point. After our week stay, I can not imagine anyone having a complaint about Dolphin House.

We were looking for the perfect family spot for 10 adults and 3 children, 2yrs. to 6 yrs.It could not have been a better situation for us. The children were on NYC time and often up at 5 am. We renamed the separate cottage, The Morning House, we were able to go there w/the children. It allowed for a quiet main house for the adults to sleep in.

The kitchen was so beautiful and well equipped. We found it very difficult to leave the house and incredible grounds.

Jessica and Cola could not have been more hospitable and helpful. We enjoyed Jessica's delicious cooking and charm. The owners were very responsive to our questions and needs. Thanks to all.

My husband and I are very familiar with the North Shore after many visits to Kauai. We both agreed that this was the BEST of them.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Sausalito, CA

Amazing Experience We Will Never Forget

  • 5 of 5

All I could wish for after my week stay at Dolphin House is that we had booked it for longer!

There are so many wonderful things I could say about the house, the grounds and beachfront setting but the exceptional service given by the house manager and chef/concierge, Cola and Jessica, respectively, really make one's stay at this vacation house an unforgettable one. Upon arrival, Cola and Jessica, warmly welcomed us for the tour of the house, patiently answered all our questions while we familiarized ourselves with the house. They set the tone for a wonderful week with my family, 10 people in total plus nanny. We were all extremely comfortable and the house suited all our needs plus exceeded expectations. We hired Jessica to cook for us one night and it was amazing, she provided a beautiful and world class meal of Hawaiian flavors, catered to our dietary needs and budget with ease. I would find it hard to find a better rental on the island or on any island for that matter. We had the most beautiful setting and view from the house, the lawn, beach access, could walk to Hanalei for anything we needed. It was just perfect! Will definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Dolphin house was amazing. My family and friends had a wonderful time. The house accommodated everyone from the age of 9 mo to 50+. The immediate access to the beach, shopping and adventures was great. Management check in with us to ensure that everything was running smoothly. We loved the community and plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Peoria, AZ


  • 5 of 5

Only positive thoughts fill my mind when I think of the Dolphin Estate. My husband and I immediately booked our trip back next year because this house is an absolute treasure! Our family included 6 adults and 8 children ages 9 mo to 12 years. It was perfect. The immediate access to the beach allowed for never ending fun for the older kids (and adults), and the spacious lawn kept the little ones entertained when the sand and water became too much for them. It allowed for privacy with immediate access to shopping and dinning. We can't wait to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Verdes, CA 90274

Paradise is an understatement for this charming home with lush tropical gardens and fabulous lawn.

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the the best possible stay in Kauai and perhaps all the islands too! The historic home is upgraded in every possible way from the gourmet kitchen with every possible appliance and utensil to the music wired to each room that we played from our iPhones pandora app! Amazing sound! A huge manicured lawn large enough for soccer games, picnics with ocean views beyond from most rooms. The sunsets over Na Pali coast are unsurpassed and different every night! Large screen tv's, baths ensuite and comfy beds make every room a delight. It is a difficult place to leave as we did not even venture out for meals preferring the comforts of home. All the fresh produce is readily available at nearby farmers' market along with fresh fish market in town.

The home is spotless, photos unable to do justice to the experience of being there and all our questions very kindly and promptly answered! I cannot think of another VRBO I can recommend more highly and we have stayed in many worldwide.

We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Westlake Village, CA USA

Hanalei Bay's most beautiful home and best location, what could be better!

  • 5 of 5

How do I begin to describe how superior this vacation home is? It's immaculately maintained, and every amenity is top of the line. Set back from the beach far enough that it feels very private. The center of town is two blocks away for easy shopping. We stayed with 3 other couples and we are all members of a gourmet dinner group so particularly appreciated the well stocked kitchen. All the cooking equipment you could possibly want, and plenty of dishes and silverware as well. The whole back of the house has a spectacular view of the bay. Sleeping was wonderful as the sound of the ocean can be heard from the bedrooms. The pool table is a fun feature that we enjoyed too. The gardens are a special treat as they have been professionally designed are are beautifully maintained. A beautiful touch are the orchids and staghorn ferns growing out of the palm tree trunks. I can’t recommend this beautiful home enough. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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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

Hanalei Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off season
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 15 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off season
Apr 15 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off season
Sep 13 2017 - Nov 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Year's
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Midstay clean $250
Refundable damage deposit $3,500
Cleaning fee $750
Tax Rate 13.42%

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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Hanalei Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6800 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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