|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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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.
My wife and I traveled to Kauai to be married on Thanksgiving day, 2012. We had booked another "cottage" but the owner changed dates on us and we were not flexible. We contacted the owner of Kai Nalu and booked here instead and are so glad we did. The house is fantastic and its ON the beach! You look outside from the kitchen, or have breakfast on the patio and right in front of you is the ocean. You hang out on the upper lanai, just off the master bedroom and right in front of you, is the ocean. We spent several mornings searching the sands for peridots and just sitting in lounge chairs and having the waves wash over our feet. The sounds lulled us to sleep and we even slept outside on the upper lanai our last night there. The house was very clean and had every thing we needed for an enjoyable stay. It far exceeded our expectations and we would recommend this house to any one, and have done so. We did end up going to the "cottage" we originally had reserved in August 2013, to use up our credit, and the promised "Shangrila" was not even close. We were spoiled by Kai Nalu. We had hoped to go back for 2014, but our dates are not available, but we will go back there, maybe with our kids, if we want to share in paradise...but maybe not! :) One piece of useful information.... there is a town in Waimea. We did not even know about it until our 3 or 4th day when we decided to go to Polihale Beach. We wish we had known about it or found it sooner, as there are some very nice things within a 3 minute walk from the house, including a fantastic steakhouse with very reasonable prices. Stay at Kai Nalu, you won't regret it.