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Beautiful Beachfront Home at Tunnels Beach, Kauai

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Spectacular ocean & mountain views, great snorkeling!

This gorgeous property is a favorite vacation spot for well-known actors, musicians, athletes, artists, doctors and entrepreneurs. We have many repeat visitors who feel that our house is their second home.

Rising from the Pacific, Kauai's signature peak (called Bali Hai ever since 'South Pacific' was shot here) is simply breathtaking. Surfing, swimming, paddle boarding and just walking the beach are rare pleasures.

Rainbows often seem to rise from the ocean.

The house is a stunning yet cozy timber frame on a wide lawn with incredible views. The interior features antiques and pine furnishings, beamed ceilings and warm colors - predominantly soft reds and blues.

Three bedrooms have king beds. The front bedroom has breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Two bedrooms have en suite bathrooms; the third has beautiful Tommy Bahama furnishings and a connecting bathroom.

The beach level bedroom has a perfect ocean view and a queen bed with a connecting bathroom (shower, no tub).

KITCHEN: Counters and a center island are topped with rare 'Bahia Blue' granite. There's a blue Viking range with a griddle, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.

We prefer no more than six tenants at a time, but will consider 7-8 depending on children's ages.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2015

About The Owner

This house was one of very few residences on Tunnels Beach (Makua Beach) when we bought it in 1986, as a vacation home. We moved to Kauai permanently in 1992 - TWO WEEKS before the powerful Hurricane Iniki destroyed our home and many others. We began rebuilding a few years later. The beautiful new house was completed, and became a rental, in 1998. We have had amazing tenants and many, many repeat visitors. Everyone loves the house and its incredible location.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Amenities

Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Some say: World's most beautiful beach! Views from all-timber frame living room, kitchen, master, lanai. Viking stove, Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, granite counters. Large lovely lawn between house and beach. 2-car covered parking. Near Hanakapiai hikers' trail and caves. 15 minutes to Hanalei, 20 to Princeville.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Beachfront Home at Tunnels Beach, Kauai
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Venice, CA 90291
5

Bali Hai High

  • 5 of 5

This property is by far the best beach house we have ever rented anywhere. It is better than the photos illusrtate. To get up in the morning, make a cup of coffee and walk out on that deck and see that view is a most incredible way to start the day. There is not one thing I would want to change about the house, the area, the beach, the snorkeling, the owners and their staff, etc. I snorkeled 4 or 5 times everyday, and saw many turtles and tropical fish. We did not go into town very often, as we knew immediately, the best place to be was at the house and beach, on rainbow patrol. We loved sitting at the beach at sunset. Plus the furnishings and the feel of the house was so perfect for the setting. Being there made all of us feel refreshed and stress free, a natural high. Thank you so much. We can't wait to go back. I would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for that spectacular review, Woods! Guests really do love the house: the ambiance, the views and this incredible beach. We look forward to your next visit. Wishing you all the best ~ Marti and Joe
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Montpelier, Vermont
5

The Dream Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

For weeks after returning from our trip to Kauai the soothing sound of the surf on Tunnels Beach played through my dreams. Sharing this beautiful home-away-from-home with extended family and enjoying the available hiking, snorkeling, shops and restaurants (especially Postcards) made this our most memorable and relaxing vacation ever! Morning coffee on the deck, cooking together in the large, user-friendly kitchen, visiting and doing puzzles in the comfortable living area, and having the luxury of solitary time in private suites... the house on Tunnels Beach provided everything needed for a dream vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A wonderful review from Morgan - thank you! This family took superb care of the house and were a pleasure to have as tenants. They were blown away by the house, the beautiful beach - and by the Na Pali trailhead just down the road!
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PARK CITY, UTAH
5

HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5

THIS HOUSE & BEACH IS ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS PLACES ON EARTH & IN MY HEART. I HAVE STAYED THERE SEVERAL TIMES, IT'S LIKE GOING HOME.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PARK CITY, UTAH
5

HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5

THIS HOUSE & BEACH IS ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS PLACES ON EARTH & IN MY HEART. I HAVE STAYED THERE SEVERAL TIMES, IT'S LIKE GOING HOME.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Diana! We look forward to seeing you again. All the best to you both.
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Beautiful home in a perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home, which we know as the Bali Hai House, is located at the best spot on one of the best beaches on earth. Our days began with early morning snorkeling among turtles and beautiful, colorful fish. We were told by a fellow snorkeler that Tunnels is the second best snorkeling beach in the world. We were overjoyed to spend our days at the beach, with our lovely house right behind us - convenient for taking breaks and getting refreshments. There are perfect swimming spots right in front of the house, as well as more nearby. You can walk along the beach to Ke'e beach from this house, and in the other direction all the way to the Hanalei Colony Resort. The house is both comfortable and replete with modern conveniences; it was spotless upon our arrival. The master bedroom, bath and closet are fabulous. The kitchen is fully loaded, with state of the art appliances. We ate meals out on the deck - beautiful at all times of day and night. Caretakers are available for any little need, but completely unobtrusive. Location is secluded yet convenient. Most excellent!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't be many spots on earth like this.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this home a few times, and words cannot express the beauty of the beach and surroundings. It is a setting that no one could ever forget. The home itself is spacious and simple, with beautiful woodwork and architecture. When you wake up and look out at the sparkling blue bay, it takes your breath away.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Haena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Xmas
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
14 night minimum stay
$12,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Out Cleaning $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.5%

No pets allowed.

Deposit for damage due 90 days prior to rental. Total amount due 60 days prior to rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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