About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Beachfront With 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8)
Kai Nalu ... TVNCU #4228 ... TAT# TA-157-486-8992-01
Kai Nalu , which means 'Ocean Wave' in Hawaiian, is a beautiful home right on the beach in Waimea, between the river and the historic Waimea Pier. Located on the sunny West side of Kauai, this spacious and beautifully furnished air-conditioned home provides a perfect setting for your holiday in paradise.
Enjoy spectacular ocean views (enhanced by a fabulous view of Ni'ihau -- the Forbidden Island) and watch the sun set into the sea every evening from a nearly endless stretch of charcoal sand beach. Kayak from your back yard and enjoy the annual migration of the giant humpback whales (from late November 'til April).
Take a stroll down the beach at your leisure and if you happen to see green sparkles in the sand here, they are mineral crystals called olivine. Gem-quality olivine is known as peridot, the birthstone for August.
Two expansive lanais overlook views of Ni'ihau sunsets and are a great place from which to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or cool beverage along with the fabulous vista.
The living room is bright and comfortable with wonderful ocean views. The huge master bedroom suite has a sitting area and equally fabulous views. The master bath has marble floors, an oversized glass block shower and jacuzzi tub with an ocean view. The gourmet kitchen has a gas island cook top, tile counters and all appliances.
Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 26, 2018
About Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc
It all began with a vision. A desire to share the magical island of Kauai with the world. And, founder, Lucy Kawaihalau, has dedicated her life to that goal through Kauai Vacation Rentals. "In a vacation rental home or condo, you really feel like you're living here," reflects Lucy, "so bringing together home owners and guests to achieve the 'best fit' is only a part of our distinguished reputation. Our responsibilities are twofold. For our owners, we provide the best management and maintenance services so they can rest easy, knowing their homes are meticulously cared for, since they may be thousands of miles away from their investment. For our guests, we believe they should be treated like royalty." And, it is the respect for the guest that gained Kauai Vacation Rentals recognition throughout the world. A friendly team dedicated to serving the needs of guests, with attention to all the details, makes it all possible. "A vacation to Kauai is so meaningful," adds Lucy. "For some, it may be the trip of a lifetime. For others, it may be a yearly event. This is a splendid place to relax. Our guests are 'energized' when they go home. That's what we mean when we say, 'magical Kauai.' " This genuine business model embodies the Hawaiian word, 'Aloha,' and it has gained much recognition within the industry and business venues, including numerous awards. Many glowing articles have been written, from Kauai Business & Real Estate Magazine, Hawaii Business, and internationally distributed Travel & Leisure Magazine to famed Fortune Magazine. In fact, Lucy Kawaihalau was personally honored with coveted awards from the Small Business Administration and Kauai Chamber of Commerce for her successful business achievements. Lucy concludes, "I am deeply grateful for our recognition and awards. Yet, it is the phone call, with heartfelt and glowing remarks about a visit to Kauai from a satisfied guest that brings us great joy. Therein lies our greatest achievement."
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
Comfortable, well-equipped, and a great place for a family holiday.
We really enjoyed our stay at Kai Nalu in February 2018. The house is spacious and comfortable. We ate many meals out on the patio and enjoyed watching sunsets from the front yard, which fronts on a beautiful beach. There were seven of us, and we found the kitchen to be well equipped to prepare food for that number of people. The beds were very comfortable. The palatial master bedroom with the large veranda just outside the doors was particularly comfortable and spacious.
If there was any downside to this rental, it is that the beach in front of the house is not really swimmable. The surf is fairly constantly high and the Waimea River, which empties into the ocean about 300 feet down the shore, keeps the ocean water here rather muddy. However, that constant breaking surf does put you to sleep at night.
There are also several good swimming beaches nearby either at Salt Pond State Park or Poipu. Whichever beach you are at, make sure you are careful about currents, as this is the open Pacific Ocean. At both Saltpond and Poipu Beaches, the giant sea tortoises and monk seals come right up onto the beach and sun themselves in amongst all the tourists. The lifeguards make sure people don't get too close, but is still a great sight.
Overall, we loved Kauai and we loved this house. The house is two blocks from two large grocery stores and the downtown part of Waimea. There is good parking in the driveway and on the street. There are several good restaurants nearby, including a good steak house, and the people were very friendly. We would recommend this place to any party requiring four bedrooms and a comfortable, spacious house.
Remote, private, quiet, roomy, clean - local atmosphere, not resort
1. Four bedrooms each with own bathroom- nice privacy (master suite very nice), large living area, kitchen and nice lanais. Was clean when we arrived. Kitchen had everything we needed and beach towels , chairs and the like. It was set up well for when we arrived.
2. 2 groceries within a block, with great delies (poke at ishihara was the best),eateries well within walking distance
3. Backyard right on beach great for evening hangout to look at sunset, stars or bbq (various neighbors had beach fires with driftwood, which were nice to watch, unsure if they had permits though) - fishing pier is easy to walk to
4. Positioned excellent and close for Waimea canyon, we did several hikes and visits there
5. Rental agency who handled was attentive- high marks for them
1. Waimea has a much more local character and certainly no resort feel - some people like us like that others may not;
2. Lucy wright park which is about 4 houses down is a bit questionable in that it seems to have various quasi permanent local residents that have tents or tarps set up, however, locals seems not bothered and had family get togethers occasionally in that pavilion and they didn’t seem bothered, and outrigger-canoes practice in river mouth.
2. Definitely want good rental vehicle to get to various swimming beaches and other towns
3. Beach is non-swimming, blackish reddish greenish sand, and a bit dusty. Water is not clear and contains sediment from Waimea canyon river and driftwood is scattered along. We knew that and rental agency also called us to advise which appreciated. So consider the beach useable for other activities as noted above.
Beautiful house next to ocean!
We rented this house for our visit to Kauai this time. With the exception of food, it had everything we needed to make our 8 day vacation a wonderful experience. Went to sleep every night listening to the ocean crashing on the beach just a few yards from the house. We would definitely look into renting this property again if we return to Kauai again.
We were very happy with our stay at this lovely home in Waimea. Being right on the beach, and a short walk to restaurants and shopping is ideal; the neighborhood is quiet and friendly, and this location was ideal for close access to hiking in the mountains and exploring the west coast of Kauai , while accommodating those who just wanted to relax on the beach and stay close to home. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Quiet location on a peaceful beach
This house was perfect for our group of all ages! Waimea is a sleepy little town close to majestic waimea canyon and tranquil salt pond beach. The house was well stocked with everything we needed. Shopping was close by. Ample bathrooms and bedrooms. The large outdoor dining area worked well too.
Lovely time on Kauai.
Needs to be advertised as being on a NON-SWIMMING beach...We were disappointed with that. Otherwise, a bathroom for each bedroom was fabulous. Backyard with beach view and sounds of ocean was really great. Location was little far away from things. Staff at rental office very friendly and easy to deal with.
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