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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:
November 24, 2017


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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views
average rating of 4.9342103 based on 76 reviews

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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Like Going Home

  • 5 of 5

We’ve been fortunate to have visited Kauai for decades. Our first trip in 1987 was like your first love, remains always in your heart.

We booked Kaiolohia for close proximity to Tunnels as well as glowing VRBO reviews. Our expectations were truly exceeded. Not just the wonderful property and gorgeous location, but the personable touches that Adam and Kim provided. Little things like the free guidebook you receive prior to arrival. Meeting us directly at the property highway entrance after dark when we had trouble finding the address. Welcome hugs with complimentary cocktails. Help with unloading our luggage. Complimentary growlers. Fresh avocados and herbs from their garden. An invitation to a beach camp fire. A surprise bottle of champagne because they knew it was our 36th anniversary. We thought we already understood the Aloha spirit and Ohana. But we’ve never been received such a lovely welcome as Adam and Kim provided, unreservedly inviting us into their "family" upon arrival. And we’re from South Georgia so we think we know a few things about hospitality. They are passionate about making your vacation magical. They were perfect hosts who knew when to step in with advice and suggestions as only full time, long term residents can do, and yet they sensed when we needed alone time. We enjoyed the time spent with them as much as we enjoyed the magic of the island itself.

The photos and descriptions of the property and location itself are dead accurate. You are isolated in a cocoon of vividly colorful flora and fauna that you may have trouble leaving. The house and natural surroundings seem to flow effortlessly together. This home truly has beauty and character. Modern furnishings and appliances but natural wood flooring and interiors give the feel of traditional Hawaii. Of particular note are the coffee and dining table tops made of thick, solid slabs of wood (Koa, not sure?). Sumptuous bedding. Loved the huge day bed as well! Views from the totally private back lanai towards the mountains looked like something Disney would have designed. Loved the soaking tub as well as the outside dining table handy for breakfast. Plenty of ceiling fans and window shutters for flow-through ventilation (no AC but who needs it?). The private outdoor shower is great for getting the grunge off you and your gear. Both gas and charcoal grills available.

When you visit Adam and Kim at Kaiolohia, you will truly find tranquil seas and peace of mind!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No A/C can ruin your trip!

  • 3 of 5

We rented this home in September 2017. The temperature on average was 85 degrees, RealFeel 95 degrees in Haena. With no A/C this home became too warm to enjoy from about 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Wish we had realized there was no A/C before we booked this property. Owner needs to invest in some wall A/C units. Also, both back screen doors were in need of major repair. However, we loved the view from the back lanai and the tub on the back lanai. The owners were nice to provide backpacks for hiking and snorkel and beach gear. I really appreciated that.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Leslie, We are deeply saddened that you would review our property based on not having air conditioning. We feel your review is not relevant. The decision to rent our home seems like a lack of communication between you and your husband, Robert. Robert booked this house a year in advance. Our listing with VRBO clearly states that home does not have air conditioning. Yet, your first question upon arrival was “where is the air conditioner control”. We spoke with Robert several times via phone for extended periods of time regarding the amenities of our home. Robert indicated that he had read all the VRBO reviews and loved the feedback and the description of our home. He indicated that on previous trips to Kauai you stayed at the Marriot. He told us that both of you loved the north shore and wanted to stay within walking distance to Tunnels. 99% of the homes on the north shore do not have air conditioning. There is really no need. Our home has ample jalousie windows for cross ventilation from the trade winds. There are ceiling fans in every room plus multiple floor fans. None of our previous guests have expressed an issue with the home being hot. The back lanai sliding glass doors and screen frames are 42 years old and work very well when operated properly….by sliding them left or right. The only previous time the screen door has been off the track is from a guest’s 12 year old son that pushed the screen door off its tracks. Those guests were courteous enough to let us know and we were able to fix it immediately. However, you never mentioned anything to us, and simply dragged the metal door across the wooden lanai gouging the wood surface. We take great pride in our home, and spend lots of time and resources keeping it maintained. Another factor of your review might be that we witnessed you harassing a Federally and Hawaii State protected endangered Monk Seal laying on the beach even though there were signs posted around the seal requiring people to stay outside of the area. We were the 3rd person on the beach to approach you and Robert letting you know that you cannot go near these animals. We were startled when Robert replied that “he was aware, yet rules don’t apply to us”. We encourage all our travelers to take the time to read our house information, and contact us with questions prior to booking our property. We want your experience at our home to be wonderful and your favorite destination on Kauai.
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A Gem in paradise

  • 5 of 5

First visit to Kauia. The north shore was just what we hoped for. The home was just perfect for us. Well equipped kitchen. Great to shop at local farmer market and prepare meals with local fish and produce. Our hosts were helpful with giving us good suggestions. The home backs up into a nature preserve so the vista of the mountains was our back view with a quick walk to the beach out front. Lots of privacy. Thank you, Adam and Kim

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, clean, quiet and a perfect setting with a view of the mountains. Adam and Kim are fantastic hosts, very helpful and kind, and tons of fun!! The house was well equipped with everything you could possibly require to ensure a joyous and comfortable stay. Tunnels beach was very easy to access and in our opinion was the nicest beach on the island. We will definitely be back for our next vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 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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