About the property
- House1275 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
*Private and Quiet Riverfront Home in a Tropical Paradise.*Paddle to the Beach*
♥ A personal message to my potential guests….”I have lived on Kauai for 45 years now, owned and managed River Estate since 1996. River Estate was one of the first 2 Kauai vacation properties on the internet and we are still here. Our VRBO listing number is one of the top 5 oldest there is. #249 out of over 1,000,000 listings! Longevity in this business is based on quality of experience, fair pricing, dependability and now guest reviews. Please check out our Riverhouse LISTING #957015 for information on our 3bed/2bath family home on the same River Estate grounds.” Permit TVNCU 5132
♥ I also provide complimentary concierge services to all my guests from the moment you book. I've lived here for 48 years and am sure I can help you somehow. So please feel free to ask me about all Kauai has to offer and let me help you make the most of your vacation time here.
Mark Barbanell, Owner of River Estate
♥ There are two air conditioned homes on the River Estate grounds out of sight from each other. One 3 bedroom 2 bath referred to as the RIVERHOUSE and one 2 bedroom 2 bath we refer to as the GUEST HOUSE. This listing is specifically for the RIVERHOUSE our 3 bedroom home. The property is just 3 blocks away and you can paddle to and back from the beach easily. Please Google RIVER ESTATE to see more details on the property. Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far enough apart that you do not see the other home. The property location is centrally located in the middle of the prime North shore area 3 blocks from the beach. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you arrive.
♥ The GUEST HOUSE details…
Extremely Private Location 3 Blocks to the Beach
Intimate Comfortable Relaxing Rejuvenating
Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bath
Custom Quality Balinese Furniture and Art
Large Master Suite Overlooks the River
Tiled Tub/Shower Enclosure in Master Suite
Deluxe Tile Shower in Second Bathroom
Large Open Covered Lanai With Stream View
Sound of River Flowing over Shallow Stones
Dimmable Lighting. Open Beamed Ceiling.
Two Bedroom. Two Bathrooms.
♥ RIVER ESTATE Facts…
On Site Staff and Owner Available 24/7
Top Quality Accommodations Affordably Priced
A Completely Unique Central North Kauai Location
Tastefully Furnished Homes
Quality Furnishings and Amenities
Air Conditioning. Each Room Controlled Individually
A Romantic and Spiritually Rejuvenating Experience
Ultra Privacy in a Completely Unique Natural Setting
Two Acres of Pristine Riverfront Botanical Gardens
Comfortable Living Spaces With Many Deluxe Amenities
Allergy Free Zones. No Mold or Mildew Inside or Out
Very Close to World Famous Beaches and Landmarks
Float to Beach and Back From the Property Easily
Fully Equipped Large Kitchens With New Appliances
In House Travel Agency. Multi Island Vacation Packages
Complimentary Beach Gear and Quality Beach Towels
Hotel Grade Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Cloths
Quality Bedding, Mattresses. High Thread Count Sheets
Tile or Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bathrooms
Quality Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors (Living Areas)
Well Ventilated Homes Cooled By the Trade Winds
Flat Panel TVs, DVD Players, Cd Players With iPod Docks
Large Master Bedroom Suites with Flat Panel TV's
Free Long Distance, WiFi Internet, Wireless Phones
Large Collection of DVD's and CD's in each Home
Washer/Dryer, Gas BBQ, Quality Lanai Furniture
Selection of Kauai Guidebooks and Books on Hawaii
♥ River Estate offers quality accommodations that are meticulously maintained and fairly priced. The homes are eclectic, comfortable and above all extremely peaceful and private. River Estate's prime location is central to all the great North Kauai attractions and activities and it offers a truly incomparable experience to those to make the journey here. There is no vacation rental here on the river that you can access the beach from the property via a pristine river. Put in simple terms River Estate is truly a Hawaiian Paradise....
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- english, ♥Hawaiian Pidgin English♥
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
Let me be your personal concierge. Whatever you need I'll arrange for you. Need good solid local information? My 43 years of local experience here can be put to good use anytime you want. I enjoy helping people. It's my job.... I visited Kauai in 1970 and stayed on and basically never left. The charming people of Kauai and the exquisite beauty enticed me from my very first days on the island and I'm grateful every day to be blessed to live in such a wonderful healthy environment amongst such wonderful people and such a vibrant culture. I enjoy helping people and I'm available to my guests on a 24/7 basis. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to serve my guests by providing my home to so many of them and helping them to discover the wonders of this magical place. Fortunately I'm able to say that this place is still the paradise I found so many years ago. Mahalo and Aloha.
Mark purchased this House in 1972
Why Mark chose Wainiha
River Estate is a completely unique experience. Where my property is on North Kauai is in arguably one of the nicest areas of the whole state and quite possibly the world. Because there had always been interest in short term renting here I decided to turn both homes into a vacation rentals. There are certain places on the island and in Hawaii that are so special that people from all over the world have heard about them and have a desire to visit them. Not only is Kauai so very special, I believe Hanalei and the surrounding area is the very best Kauai has to offer. Although I have lived here for 40 years I have not forgotten the feelings I first felt when I arrived here. These are the experiences that lock this place in peoples hearts and minds and keeps bringing them back. It isn't the things you do here but the actual island itself, it's charm and it's local people that bring visitors back time and time again.
What makes this House unique
Utmost is the seclusion and romance of the botanical gardens of the property and it's convenient location in the scheme of things here on the north shore of Kauai. It's very close to all the world famous beaches north Kauai is noted for and central between Hanalei and the end of the road at Ke'e Beach. The fact you can use the river to access the beach from the house and ocean is not offered any where else on Kauai as far as I know. The privacy and natural setting allow our guests to experience a truly relaxing and rewarding time away from their normal lives and leaves a lasting impression of what some consider to be true paradise. Not many rental homes in our price range are kept in the condition that the Guest House is kept in and our guests reflect that in their comments in our guest book. We're proud of that. It's our stock in trade so to speak.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Quiet, peaceful slice of paradise
Our stay at the River Estate Guest House was so relaxing. Mark checked in with us and made sure we got everything we needed, from booking tours to guiding us through an unexpected rise in the river due to high rains. The place was immaculate and had everything we needed. I highly recommend this place, and we will definitely come back next time we are on the island!
Quiet and beautiful
This is a beautiful location and quiet because is it set back a couple houses from the main road (the Guesthouse). Being right on the river is amazing and you can hear the river from the living room. I appreciate that there is split A/C because I am sensitive to noise (neighbors doing yardwork) and vog (thankfully there was none during my stay). The a/c is great if it is hot of course. I am also sensitive to chemicals so I wish they didn't use regular Tide (maybe try the Tide free and clear?) on the towels and linens. But next time I will just bring my own natural laundry soap and wash everything when I get in. Having the laundry machine is very convienient. Overall an excellent stay!
Delightful tropical retreat
Lovely house near beaches and a short jaunt to Hanalei. Clean, convenient, everything we needed was there. Quiet and pretty. Really a nice property.
Private, very tropical feel
My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights in December, 2017. My wife commented it was one of the best VRBO rentals we have stayed in and we have stayed in well over 20. The rental has a very tropical and private feel. It is surrounded by lush tropical foliage. You almost feel like you are in the jungle. The rental feels large and has a lot of space, especially for one couple staying. The kitchen is large and has everything you need to cook in if you desire. We enjoyed having coffee or drinking a glass of wine on the outside wrap around porch, which is very comfortable and has great views of the tropical foliage as well as the nearby stream. Lots of birds and chickens to watch. The two full baths in the rental were nice and the showers worked well. The location of the rental is about a 5-10 minute drive from Hanalei and about the same distance to Tunnels Beach and many other outstanding beaches on the north shore of Kauai. We would not hesitate to recommend staying at this rental. Enjoy.
Great, Relaxing experience
We spent a full two weeks in the Guest House and greatly enjoyed the relaxed, beautiful environment. It is tucked away and secluded. We did not even have cell service (although my wife's iphone was able to work via the internet). It was a positive for us as it is one more step to disconnecting. Mark was very helpful and the place was great.
Mahalo Biff. I appreciate your business and hope to see you again in the future. If you do choose to return you'll get a nice discount each time you return in the future.
A taste of paradise
Celebrating a 65th birthday and 40 years of marriage at the River Estate Guest House was magical. Mark maintains a beautiful home and its location at the rear of the property insured our privacy. The murmur of the river and the wind rustling the bamboo made for a relaxing evening after a full day of exploring the North Coast of Kauai. The Hanalei Farmers Market is a must to see and enjoy and the Foodland Market has all you will need for preparing your meals. Beaches, hiking, sightseeing and recreational activities will keep you busy, but please give some time up for the beauty of the River Estate Guest House.
Mary and Michael
River Estate has been in business since 1995. We created the first online vacation rental website here on Kauai and have been on VRBO since 1996. We're not going anywhere. Come visit us and find out what old Hawaii feels like... River Estate offers quality accommodations that are meticulously maintained and very user friendly. The homes are eclectic, comfortable and above all extremely peaceful and private. Our prime location is central to all the great North Kauai attractions. The whole area from Hanalei town, with it's restaurants and shopping, to Ke'e beach and the Napali Coast trail at the end of the road, and all the beaches and activities between them, is within a 10 minute drive in either direction of the property. Peace, privacy and comfort is what you'll find here at River Estate. Staying here just might be one of the finest vacation experiences you'll ever have. The idyllic riverfront gardens are perfectly complimented by the two charming homes that nestle themselves along the gently flowing river just up from the beach in one of Kauai's prime locations. Right here in the middle of the Kauai's North Shore with easy access to everything yet removed and completely private. We offer our guests an experience so special a lot of our guests comment that they either don't want to leave or are very sad to! Our repeat visitors can't get enough it seems. Float to beach and back from house, surfing and surf lessons, Kite Boarding, Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, zip line, waterfall hikes, Napali Coast trail, farmers markets, health food store, fine dining, grocery and fish markets, shopping, nightlife, bars, luaus, golf, tennis, health club, spa, national parks, river and boat cruises, coffee shop, library, internet cafe, shave ice stand, greasy burger joint, local craft fair, Hawaiian music performances, shell hunting, beach walks, body surfing, world famous beaches, natural wonders, verdant landscapes, art galleries, motorcycle and bike rentals, helicopter tours, Hawaiian cultural sites, hula lessons, yoga studio, juice and fruit stands and especially meeting and interacting with really friendly people. River Estate was featured in Lonely Planet staff writer Andy Murdock's Valentines Day article "12 Romantic Getaways across the US"(#10 Romance for Island Lovers) Which was published on the Lonely Planet website. The Gayot Travel Guide to the good life was first published in 1961 by Andre Gayot. We were also featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine in Feb.2006, as well as Fodor's and the Lonely Planet printed Kauai travel guides. THE GUEST HOUSE Extremely Private Location on the Estate Intimate Comfortable Relaxing Rejuvenating Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bath Custom Quality Balinese Furniture and Art Large Master Suite Overlooks the River Tiled Tub/Shower Enclosure in Master Suite Deluxe Tile Shower in Second Bathroom Large Open Covered Lanai With Stream View Sound of River Flowing over Shallow Stones Dimmable Lighting. Open Beamed Ceiling. Two Bedroom. Two Bathrooms.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
♥ There are two homes at River Estate (One 2 bedroom 2 bath called the Guest House and one 3 bedroom 2 bath called the Riverhouse) Please google River Estate to see all the details for both homes on the River Estate website. Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far apart. The property location is centrally located in the middle of the prime North shore area. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you arrive. Privacy and peace. ♥ Cancellation Cancellation notice must be received no less than 30 days before check in (60 days before Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays) to receive a full refund of all monies paid to date minus a cancellation fee of 15% or $250 whichever amount is greater. For cancellations within 30 days of arrival (60 days for holiday dates) for which your dates can be re-booked your deposit may be refunded minus the cancellation fee at the sole discretion of the owner. If your dates cannot be rebooked we'll credit you for a future stay. Some guests like to purchase travel insurance to prevent any unforeseen problems spoiling their vacation. Sorry, no refunds for early departure. Car Rentals, Activities & Travel Arrangements I own a full service Hawaii based travel agency. We will be happy to give you a quote on all or any portion of your travel package needs including other accommodations, airline tickets, car rentals or activities on Kauai or any other islands in your itinerary. Please let us know if you would like us to provide a quote for you. ♥ Concierge Services We offer our guests free concierge services. The owner takes a personal interest in making sure you make the most of your vacation time. We offer a wide range of services and lots of useful information. ♥ Discounts Discounts available for stays longer than 10 days, any dates booked 12 months or more out from the date you make the booking or within 30 days of check-in. Specific deep discounted dates can be seen at th