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♥River Estate Guest House♥ Seclusion*Romance*Riverfront*Prime Location*A/C♥

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,275 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfect for honeymoons, romantic getaways and people looking for peace and quiet

♥ 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 the Riverhouse 3bed/2bath romantic home on the same River Estate grounds.

I provide complimentary concierge services to all my guests from the moment you book. 45 years here helps in that regard. 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

TVNCU # 5132

♥ There are two homes at River Estate (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 Guest House our 2 bedroom home yet has information on the property as a whole as it is an estate property. The Riverhouse listing is #957015. You can look there for an option or if you’re interested in booking both homes. 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 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, comfort and peace are our stock in trade.

♥ On February, 10th, 2011 River Estate was named as one of 12 Romantic Getaways across the US in a Lonely Planet website article published for Valentine's Day by one of their staff writers. River Estate was also named as one of the 10 most romantic properties in Hawaii by the well known and prestigious Gayot Travel Guide in 2009 ('The Guide to the Good Life') which was established in 1981 by Andre Gayot who invented the term Nouvelle Cuisine and has been directing travelers to the world's best restaurants, hotels, shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions since well before he published his first guidebook. River Estate has been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine in Feb. 2006 and the L.A. Times Online Travel Magazine Blog as well as Fodor's and Lonely Planet's Kauai travel guides. River Estate has wonderful reviews on all the major review platforms online. Check your favorite review site to see for yourself. River Estate has a long history of providing impeccable service and comfortable accommodations. We offer our guests the ultimate in comfort in our meticulously maintained accommodations, extreme privacy in the wonderful natural environment provided by our riverfront gardens and one of the best locations on Kauai. Bar none.

♥ 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. Put in simple terms River Estate is truly a Hawaiian Paradise....

♥ 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. Our onsite staff as well as the owner will provide you with impeccable service before and during your stay. We offer our guests an experience so special a lot of our guests comment that they don't want to leave!

On Site Staff and Owner Available 24/7

Top Quality Accommodations Affordably Priced

A Completely Unique Central North Kauai Location

Tastefully Furnished Homes.

Quality Furniture

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

The GUEST HOUSE has...

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.

♥ My favorite comment to date - For this Hawaii-raised girl, this place was a dream come true! For twenty-eight years I had wanted to show my husband Kauai, and I could not have asked for a better location, accommodation, or host. From the day I called Mark to make reservations, through the actual stay, the entire experience was a first-class treat! Mark's attention to comfort, style, and details was phenomenal. He has thought of and provided everything for a perfect and relaxing vacation. And I mean everything! All you need are a swimming suit, a change of clothes and a few groceries. This is old Hawaii, plantation-style living at its finest and just exactly what I wanted my husband and boys to experience. You can't beat it for romance and setting. We were lulled to sleep by soft rain, and we awakened every morning to the soothing sounds of the river. The large property, extensive surrounding gardens and lush, tropical landscaping offer tranquility and complete privacy. The interior design is upscale, tropical, and comfortable. Mark hasn't missed any detail in decorating either! You can't help but relax and move naturally into 'Hawaiian time' mode. The property is located on the north end of the island within ten minutes of the famous Napali Coast and its challenging and breathtaking hiking trail, as well as one of the calmest and best snorkeling locations on the island. Within minutes the other direction, you have Hanalei Bay, Hanalei Valley and Princeville. Water sports and other activities abound in this locale. But every night we had the privilege of returning to the best vacation retreat house on the island, if not in the state! Honestly, it was difficult making a decision on whether to just 'hang out' there or be busy tourists. The accommodations were only surpassed by Mark's graciousness as a host. He was responsive, attentive and patient to all of our needs and questions. Thank you, Mark, for extending perfect 'aloha' to your guests! If you're looking for a unique and authentic 'real Hawaii' experience, this is your place. For the price, it's a real bargain! If you're looking for just another predictable upscale hotel, and a vacation spent with hundreds of other travelers, go to Princeville or Poipu. But I highly recommend that you skip the ridiculously pricey St. Regis and stay at River Estate. You can go enjoy a delicious lunch or some Plantation Iced Tea on the St. Regis balcony to say you've been there. I could write volumes on River Estate. My husband fell in love with the island and now has a particular affection for this place. He's trying to figure out how he can get transferred there for his work! If we had to live in Lihue, we'd still rent Mark's Guest House on the weekends! My starving college student son thought he had died and gone to heaven. My sixteen-year old son (who has a very critical eye and strong opinions) now uses River Estate as a measuring rod by which all other accommodations are evaluated. To date, none have measured up! And we're already making plans for a return trip next year. Again, thank you Mark, for helping an ex-patriot fulfill her dream. You really know how to spoil your guests and provide them much-needed rest and rejuvenation. You also know how to show them Hawaii living at its finest. Remembering your place and your hospitality gives us precious memories and something to look forward to. Mahalo!!

A Yahoo Travel Contributor (Submitted in 2014)

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About Mark

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 North Shore

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were able to book four wonderful nights at River Estate and could not have asked for a better place to stay while on Kauai. This is our first trip to Hawaii and we decided to spend the first part of our honeymoon on the north shore. River Estate is perfect! Romantic, private, comfortable and luxurious all in one place. So wonderfully secluded we felt like we were the only people on the island surrounded by jungle. Kauai is just gorgeous and the views from every part of the island will never get old. Cook your meals here. There is nothing more relaxing than being out on the lanai drinking local beers to the sound of the river. Thanks Mark for such an amazing start to our honeymoon. We can't wait to see what else Hawaii has to offer but we're also very sad to leave! We will never forget our time at River Estate and will definitely be bac
Jun 2010
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Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1275 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest House #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest House #2
  • Each home has quality bath amenities and fixtures. All tile, glass enclosures and quality cabinets and counter tops. The Guest House and Riverhouse both have two bathrooms. Each master suite has a shower tub combination. All enclosures are tile. Riverhouse has glass shower doors. Guest House has curtains. All countertops are synthetic granite (high end) Bathroom floors are tile. We're on a solar hot water system in both homes now so there is no shortage of hot water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , 2 queen , The 3 bedroom Riverhouse is also available see our website.
  • Each home has a California King in the master suite. All other bedrooms in both homes have queen beds. Each bedroom has separate air conditioning or heat if needed, a phone, clock and side tables with lamps. Master bedrooms have walk in closets. Other bedrooms have spacious closets and a dresser of drawers in a mirror door closet.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Our stock in trade consists of our attention to the care and maintenance of the homes and grounds, the attention to detail in every aspect and my concierge services which have proven to be quite helpful to many of my guests. I have developed many relationships during my 44 years here and now have contracts with activity providers to help with those bookings and a travel agency which has proven to still be very viable since I can pass on some of my commission to you as a saving. I'll make sure you get all the information you need whenever you need or request it.


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average rating of 4.826087 based on 26 reviews

The River House Estate is Second to None on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

The River Estate Guest Homes are second to none when it comes to comfort, location, and privacy!

This was my second time staying at the River Estate (in February 2017 and my third time to Kauai), and my girlfriend and I couldn't have been happier with the return visit. Mark, the owner, quickly confirmed our online reservation via a follow-up email, and everything was set up perfectly once we got to the guest house in the back of the estate. The River that runs along the property is just below the wrap around porch, so we watched and listened to it's peaceful passing every morning over coffee and on most evenings before bed with tea or wine. The feel of the house is warm and modern, but also very private and secluded, even though it's 1 minute from the main road along the North Shore - living in the craziness of the Bay Area of San Francisco, the seclusion really appeals to my girlfriend and I. It's also very spacious and the kitchen area, which is stocked with every item you could need for preparing meals. Moreover, the kitchen flows very well into the living room / dining areas, as well as the outdoor porch area, which we used and enjoyed every single day of the trip.

We also used the folding beach chairs that were below the house when we visited nearby Hanalei Bay and Ke'e Beach, both of which are great for swimming & snorkeling and world class sunsets (some of the best I've ever seen). We love the laid back feeling of the North Shore of Kauai (and the Bay), so the location of the River Estate in between the Kalalau Trail / Na Pali Coast, the cute village of Hanalei (which has awesome restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops) and the small town of Princeville (for groceries and more substantial needs) couldn't be better!

Mark, the owner, also helped set us up with a snorkeling tour that appeared to be fully booked on the tour company's website. Since he's a local, he's friendly with a lot of the tour companies, which worked out very nicely for our schedule and was sincerely appreciated (and we even got 10% off the published rate!). As such, I can easily say that we felt well taken care of (and not like a number at all) in an extremely welcoming / natural environment. Aloha and Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I received notice of this review yesterday. My birthday actually. Thanks for the wonderful gift Scott! I'm sure my future guests will also will be happy to see your informational comments as well. See you next time..... Mahalo and Aloha, Mark
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

We adored this house and property. It's in an excellent location yet feels very secluded and private. It was a perfect base for all our north shore activities. The lanai is amazing and the river right next the house is just lovely. It was well provided and very clean. All appliances worked well. I want to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Heather. Much appreciated. And you happened to be the first guests after we changed out the couch and easy chair in the living room. All our guests receive a first time return discount as well. Hope to see you again!
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Great Location, Low Key and Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the River House and absolutely loved it. It was quiet (other then roosters, which nobody can escape!) and relaxing. We really enjoyed the low-key, no frills solitude of the north shore. Overall, fantastic location, great amenities, and perfect for a getaway from the hectic life. When we come back to visit Kauai, we will definitely try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at both River House and the Guest house during our 2week trip and loved our time at both. The area is truly magical; the river, the bird songs, the lush landscape. The homes are very clean and well appointed. We had everything we needed and any question we had Mark responded quickly and was a great help with referrals and ideas for our time there. Truly a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

River Estate was just what we needed after 10 days in New York. The tranquil setting on the river was a lovely place to unwind and relax. The house itself is well equipped with a great kitchen and living spaces, comfortable bed and furniture. I highly recommend staying in this beautiful setting. Thanks for having us, Mark!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every comment like this means the world to me. To have put so many years into what I do and have my guests be so pleased is all the reward I need now. All the rest is icing on the cake. Without you and my other guests there would be no River Estate. Thank you too Megan for taking the time to let others know of your experience. All the best.
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Eugene, OR

Paradise on the North Shore!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (two teenage boys, my wife and myself) stayed in Mark's amazing guest house for 5 nights. The house was spotless on arrival and we were left a welcoming note. We were pleasantly overwhelmed immediately by the beauty of this property. The smell of flowers, the sound of the stream next to you, the lushness of the surrounding don't do it justice. Privacy was excellent--the guest house has quite a bit of separation from Mark's other property: The RiverHouse. There are so many nice touches to the guest house, the beautiful hardwood floors, big kitchen, high ceiling in the living room and quiet and efficient ductless AC units in each bedroom and the living room. The beds were comfortable and we all slept well with the sounds of the rushing stream next to us. The wraparound lanai is spacious and it is a great spot for some sushi from the take out down the street. The proximity to Tunnels and Ke'e beaches is so nice--helped to beat the morning rush! I can't wait to come back to Mark's property. This part of the planet is truly paradise..and Mark's place embodies beauty and the wonders of nature. Mark was easy to work with and responsive to my questions. Mahalo, Mark!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Kuhio Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet (1 mile)
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Lumahai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Wainiha General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Ke'e Beach/Napali Coast Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Tunnels Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hanalei Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Miles of Uncrowded Beaches
Nearest Point of Interest
World Class Surfing
Nearest Point of Interest
Princeville Resort and Golf Course.
Nearest Point of Interest
Napali Coast State Park
Car: recommended

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.


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

Hanalei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
Dec 25 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Service Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.46%

♥ 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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