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The view from the Lanai down to the garden and the river. Giant Lauhala trees.

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

♥ 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

♥ 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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Owner

Member since: 1996

Speaks: english, ♥Hawaiian Pidgin English♥
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 1 king, 2 queen

    The 3 bedroom Riverhouse is also available see our website....moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest House #1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Guest House #2...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some including guide books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    some....moreless

  • Music Library:

    (2) Large CD selection of all types of music. We take requests for specific music styles and albums before arrival. Ask us about that amenity....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV in living and master bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Nice sound systems with iPod docks....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Large selection of movies filmed on Kauai, old classics, newer releases and Hawaii themed videos and documentaries....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Two blocks to the beach and many world famous beaches are within 2 miles of the property....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Two blocks to the beach. 10 minutes paddling to and from the house on the river....moreless

  • River:

    Soothing sounds and the river runs next to both homes....moreless

  • Rural:

    Removed yet close to everything. Absolute privacy and quiet and a couple blocks to a secluded beach...moreless

  • Village:

    Hanalei is 2 miles East....moreless

  • Water View:

    The river is viewable from all bedrooms and living area. It's just steps away so you'll hear the sound of the water flowing over the stones in the river....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Right on the river....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This is a riverfront property within walking distance of the beach. The lanai looks over a pristine stream and botanical gardens with mountains above. Float down the river and back from the house!...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Both homes have a split system with remote controls throughout the houses....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Cable modem provided....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized dryers in each house...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Covered parking with covered access to the home...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance:

    Inter-island and mainland calls are free in each home....moreless

  • Garage:

    Both homes have covered parking and covered entries...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Hotel grade towels, 400 count sheets, pillow cases and bedding. Beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Well furnished with top quality furniture....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Covered Parking and entry to houses....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    (6) Wireless phones in every room....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized washer with laundry soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet provided throughout each house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Just let us know what you have in mind we'll arrange it for you....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard drip coffee maker. Filters supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Completely equipped with every kitchen utensil, cookware and serving ware in each home....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely furnished kitchen....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Standard size electric dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with many amenities and attention to detail....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Counter top full sized model...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Various condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full sized with ice maker and filtered water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full electric stove....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Can rent in Hanalei, 2 miles away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Both homes have full covered lanais....moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    Princeville Resort. 5 miles....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    One L shaped main lanai....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Botanical gardens along the river....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel and beach gear....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Indoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$325
$2,195
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$2,025

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Service Fee $100 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $275 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 13.46%

Notes:

♥ 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:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mediterranean Gourmet
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Princeville
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kuhio Hwy
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mediterranean Gourmet (1 mile)
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Wainiha

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.

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Kapaa, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • The view from the Lanai down to the garden and the river. Giant Lauhala trees.

    The view from the Lanai down to the garden and the river. Giant Lauhala trees.

  • View from the outside table on the lanai down to the water directly in front.

    View from the outside table on the lanai down to the water directly in front.

  • The living area with the BBQ on the lanai. Cathedral ceiling. Air conditioning.

    The living area with the BBQ on the lanai. Cathedral ceiling. Air conditioning.

  • The house is tucked around a corner on the end of the driveway. Peaceful privacy

    The house is tucked around a corner on the end of the driveway. Peaceful privacy

  • Master suite has stream below. Sleep to sound of the stream flowing over stones.

    Master suite has stream below. Sleep to sound of the stream flowing over stones.

  • Just before the left turn to the Guest House. iMango tree and river to the right

    Just before the left turn to the Guest House. iMango tree and river to the right

  • Bedroom 2 also looks out over the stream. A Queen bed and AC with Bali furniture

    Bedroom 2 also looks out over the stream. A Queen bed and AC with Bali furniture

  • Panpramic view from the Guest House Lanai to the botanical garden. Stream beyond

    Panpramic view from the Guest House Lanai to the botanical garden. Stream beyond

  • As you come up the stairs and turn left you see the table. River to the right.

    As you come up the stairs and turn left you see the table. River to the right.

  • In front of the stream by the giant Lauhala. The Riverhouse is around the corner

    In front of the stream by the giant Lauhala. The Riverhouse is around the corner

  • The botanical garden has many varieties of exotic flowers, trees and fruits.

    The botanical garden has many varieties of exotic flowers, trees and fruits.

  • Below the estate the stream opens up before reaching the beach around corner.

    Below the estate the stream opens up before reaching the beach around corner.

  • In the front yard looking towards the ocean. The river is slightly to the left.

    In the front yard looking towards the ocean. The river is slightly to the left.

  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with every amenity a good cook would want.

    Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with every amenity a good cook would want.

  • View towards the river from down in the garden. Listen to water flow over stones

    View towards the river from down in the garden. Listen to water flow over stones

  • Living area. Media center, art, stained glass, AC. Kitchen right. Cherry floor.

    Living area. Media center, art, stained glass, AC. Kitchen right. Cherry floor.

  • View from Master Suite down to the garden and stream below flowing over stones.

    View from Master Suite down to the garden and stream below flowing over stones.

  • View to the stream from the Lanai. Fish and a resident Grey Heron too.

    View to the stream from the Lanai. Fish and a resident Grey Heron too.

  • The dining area is off the Lanai. Washer Dryer, BBQ and a Teak table and chairs.

    The dining area is off the Lanai. Washer Dryer, BBQ and a Teak table and chairs.

  • Lanai with the BBQ and outside table . Private nook to spend quality time.

    Lanai with the BBQ and outside table . Private nook to spend quality time.

  • From the Guest House garden looking towards the Riverhouse around the corner.

    From the Guest House garden looking towards the Riverhouse around the corner.

  • Around the corner and a good distance away is the Riverhouse. Utmost privacy.

    Around the corner and a good distance away is the Riverhouse. Utmost privacy.

  • There are also a number of bird species here. This is our resident Shama Thush.

    There are also a number of bird species here. This is our resident Shama Thush.

  • Botanical garden with absolute privacy with peace, privacy and exotic plants.

    Botanical garden with absolute privacy with peace, privacy and exotic plants.

VRBO #249

This listing was first published here in 1996.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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♥River Estate Guest House-1of12 Properties Listed in Lonely Planet Travel Guide♥

Kapaa, HI, USA #249

2 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 4

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