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5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Private Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus an outdoor shower and separate 6 ft soaking tub

'Kaiolohia' (kai o low he ah) means “peace of mind or calm sea,' and that's surely what you'll discover while staying in this newly remodeled gated home in quite neighborhood of Haena, an easy 5 minute (less than a 1000 feet) walk to world-famous Tunnels Beach on the north shore of Kauai.

Avoid the parking issues or walking miles on the beach to reach the swimable Tunnels Beach.

Hidden away from the world; in a lush, tropical setting, this charming traditional Hawaiian cedar-wood home is private and features a large covered lanai backing undeveloped (jungle) conservation land with views of the beautiful Pohakukane mountain range mountain and waterfall views.

Kaiolohia Hale offers the perfect setting for your romantic getaway or extreme adventure. A short easy 5 minute walk (300 meters) to Makua Beach (Tunnels), which is a long sandy beach with a protective outer reef for swimming and snorkeling among sea turtles and the endangered Hawaiian Monk seals. Rated one of the top beaches in Hawaii, Tunnels has very limited parking so being within walking distance is a great advantage. This beach has a spectacular view of Mt. Makana (Bali Hai); the famous backdrop for the classic movie South Pacific. Sailing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and seasonal whale watching are all close by. Limahuli Garden, Na Pali coast and Kalalau hiking trail (rated one of the top ten hikes in the world) are just a mile away. Four beach-cruiser style bicycles are available to explore all the north shore sights local style.

Relax in our outdoor hot & cold shower or soak in the 6 foot tub on the lanai with jungle, mountain and waterfall views after a day at the beach, hiking or just taking a reading break.

The quaint surf town of Hanalei has two farmers markets per week (Saturday morning & Tuesday afternoon), dozens of dining choices, shopping, surfboard, kayak & other water sports equipment rentals, lessons and tours available.

Twenty seven years of returning guests endorses Kaiolohia Hale as the premier Kauai north shore rental destination. Protect your vacation investment, only rent a licensed vacation rental property.

Kauai County Vacation Rental Permit TVNC-1146

Hawaii Tax ID# TA-087-683-4816-01

More Details

Adam & Kim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018


Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hickory cabinets, granite counter top and hand-hammered copper sinks. Glass-block shower windows producing natural light in bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 80 reviews
Rochester, NY

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Greatest vacation rental of all time! Location was the best....the view from the back deck was spectacular. Our hosts, Adam and Kim, could not have been nicer, with great tips on what to do and see. Hope to be back soon! Mike and Jane, Rochester,NY

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hosts

  • 5 of 5

Adam and Kim are great hosts! Good location on north shore. Very comfortable house.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Magnificent Hawaiian Oasis

  • 5 of 5


Some things in life cannot be improved upon. During our stay, Adam and Kim made our comfort and island enjoyment an absolute priority.

The Experience~

Imagine turning off of a smoothly paved country road embraced by indigenous Hawaiian plants. As you turn, a gate welcomes you into a private tropical garden paradise. Your house is immaculate, beautifully adorned and provides a lovely garden view from every window. From it’s open floor plan you step onto the deck which seems to go on forever. The view Is exspansive and reaches out to what looks like and enchanted forest that is watched over by a green mountain. After you settle into your oasis the exploration begins - Everything you imagine (and more), is nearby; world renown beaches, hiking paths, waterfalls, streams, magical caves, shopping and dining at a country town, a coffee shop/museum displaying beautiful local art, access to kayaking, zip lines, horseback riding and a myriad of tours opening you to the secrets of Hawaii. Your oasis has something wonderful for everyone ~ Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tweed Coast, NSW Australia

Could not have picked a more perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay. The location was wonderful, the cottage is extremely comfortable, well equipped and private. Kim and Adam made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and were always helpful and friendly. I especially enjoyed the bird life and watching the cows walk past from the outdoor bathtub. I would highly recommend staying here. Thanks Kim & Adam I hope to return again some day.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this stay was lovely!! We couldn’t have been happier with our first trip to Kauai. I would absolutely stay at this home again. The house was spacious, comfortable and super-clean. As to AC, really nearly all the rentals do not have AC. Just isn’t needed. The trade winds make it comfortable as well as plenty of fans. No problem. In fact it’s a nice feeling to bring the outdoors in. The lanai is perfect for relaxing and for eating outdoors. Beautiful tropical foliage and mountains complete with waterfalls make the lanai a destination in itself. Not to mention the fun of seeing a cow and horse or two meandering by.

The owners have thought of everything and more. We had available to us not only a well-stocked kitchen and home, but bikes, snorkels, and boogie boards. Tunnels is a fantastic beach with beautiful mountains and good snorkeling. A huge plus is the short easily walkable distance as there are only about 6 parking places. And biking there and beyond is fun. Not too far down the road is beautiful Limahuli Gardens and Preserve. And at the end of the road, about a mile at the most, is the breathtakingly gorgeous Kalalau Trail. We are walkers and mild hikers, but even though it’s somewhat steep, the first half mile is worth the effort!! We also rode horses to the waterfall in Princeville, which was really nice, and did a boat trip along the Napoli Coast, where you will hopefully see dolphins (we saw 3 pods!) and go into sea caves as well as doing some snorkeling. And we really enjoyed the little Kauai Kunana Goat Dairy.

As to dining, yes it’s fun and beautiful to cook and enjoy the lanai. But we also enjoyed eating out too. We went to probably the nicest restaurant in Hanalei, and that was Bar-acuda. We like the fact that most places to eat are casual, but Bar-acuda is just a little more dressy. The food was very good. Sushi Girl along the road is wonderful and easy. We thought all the dining options were in Hanalei, but we noticed not too far down the road is the Opakapaka Grill and Bar at the Hanalei Colony Resort. We were very pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable that was.

If other reviews have been read, many rave about the owners here. Everything you’ve read is true! They are the perfect blend of gracious hospitality and thoughtfulness along with discretion. They reiterated often that they were available to answer any questions, which we really appreciated. In many ways they went above and beyond.

Paradise is here!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was spectacular. It was clean and private. The beach was close and hiking nearby. The town and restaurants were a little of a drive but the house has everything needed to cook your own meals and enjoy the serene beauty.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
O'Pakapaka Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
O'Pakapaka Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
World famous Tunnels Beach
Car: necessary

Kalalau Trail is located 1-1/2 miles away, snorkeling at world-famous Tunnels Beach is a 5 minute walk from home. Beautiful mountain and waterfall views!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

All rates are plus 13.42% Hawaii tax.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20.00 per night, per additional guest. House occupancy of 4 guests is strictly enforced.

Cancellation policy: We require 90 day notice for a full refund. Cancellations within 90 day of your stay will also be refunded if we can book with another guest. Any days re-booked would be refunded to you at the re-booked rate paid by the replacement guest.

Mid-stay cleaning is required for rental periods of 10 days or more at Guest’s expense of $35. This charge will be added to your total after your reservation is confirmed.

TVNC-1146, Kauai County Vacation Rental Permit. Protect your vacation investment, only rent from licensed rental operators.

Hawaii Tax ID#: TA-087-683-4816-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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