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Haena Kai: 3 BR, 2 BA House in Haena, Sleeps 7

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7

Kauai's North Shore has been a frequent backdrop for countless movies due to its incredibly lush beauty and phenomenal beaches. Nestled within this gorgeous, pristine expanse, lies Haena Kai. Set back just thirty paces from a soft, deserted, coral sand beach, this three-bedroom, two-bath, elevated home awaits your family retreat. If you want to escape the crowds and let the soothing surf wash your cares away, welcome to your piece of paradise.

Surrounded for privacy by a lava rock wall, towering coconut palms, and lush landscaping, Ha'ena Kai’s elevated position, wall of windows, and wraparound lanai capture superlative views of the reef and fringing mountains. The home’s open architectural design creates an inviting gathering space while also allowing for breezy trade winds to cool the sanctuary naturally. Additional ceiling fans are strategically located throughout the structure to ensure your comfort yet retain that Old Hawaiian feel. Best of all, Haena Kai has recently undergone a dramatic and purposeful renovation to make your visit a respite of pure pleasure and renewal.

The home’s interior has been tastefully yet charmingly transformed to meet your every need in style. A new gourmet grill on the lanai and a kitchen filled with state-of-the-art, stainless steel appliances beckon you to prepare that special meal you’ve always wanted to enjoy in a tropical setting. But if you don’t feel like cooking, no worries! One of Kauai’s top-rated restaurants is but a hundred-yard walk down the beach. The main living area has been appointed with invitingly comfortable furniture and should you desire some visual entertainment, the new 65-inch 4K UHD television set awaits. The main living area is also equipped with a workstation and high-speed wireless internet access for those who must touch bases with the outside world. When the day is done, three thoughtfully appointed, soothing bedrooms stand ready to comfort and recharge your soul and the 1000-count Egyptian cotton sheets ensure your slumbers will be sound and satisfying. As of May 2016, for your comfort, all the bedrooms are now fully air-conditioned.

Our home is professionally managed by a team that strives to make your visit immensely enjoyable, carefree, and memorable. Remember, when it comes to your vacation, nothing less than paradise will do.

TVNC 1019 TA-003-859-4560-01

More Details

Property Manager
Hawaii Life Vacations
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Hawaii Life Vacations

Loving adventure and travel, we first visited the Hawaiian Islands about 15 years ago. Several years later, we were blessed to visit Kauai. Needless to say, it turned out to be as picture-perfect a destination as we’d been told. The real surprise, however, came when we visited the North Shore. The spectacularly lush vegetation and vistas embracing the Kalihiwai Bridge and beyond completely floored us; Kauai not only is the most beautiful of the Hawaiian Islands, it is one the loveliest places you could ever hope to visit. If natural splendor impassions you as it does us, you won’t help but feel during your visit that Kauai is indeed Paradise on Earth.

Why Hawaii Life Vacations chose Haena

Though many North Shore spots could pass for postcard destinations, one area in particular so appealed to us, we decided to make it our second home. When it comes to sheer beauty, quietude, and that feeling you have left your worries behind for Hawaiian bliss, nothing compares to Haena and the Tunnels Beach area. Haena Kai sits less than minute’s stroll from one of the prettiest and most deserted beaches on Kauai. You may frequently have the beach all to yourself! Our home is strategically elevated and the lanai offers soothing views of the reef and cresting waves. It's the perfect spot to sit back, relax, and savor the view with a tall, cool drink.

What makes this house unique

Your time off is important to us. We have gone to great lengths to remodel Haena Kai so that it provides special creature comforts to make your stay extremely enjoyable. A state-of-the-art kitchen and new grill create the perfect opportunity to whip up a special meal or something simple to enjoy on the lanai. If you don’t feel like cooking, a fine gourmet restaurant is just a short walk down the beach. When you’re ready for some beach fun, no car needed, the soft sand is less than a minute's walk from home. So you can comfortably settle in for the evening, the living area and bedrooms are furnished with well-designed, high quality furniture. A new 65-inch 4K UHD television is ready to entertain if you wish. Paradise with all the amenities is ready and waiting!

Amenities

Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 1 Sofa Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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Haena Kai: 3 BR, 2 BA House in Haena, Sleeps 7
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews
Princeton , NJ
5

Great house in Haena

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great house, great location, 360 decks/360 views. 100 yard walk to great beach for snorkeling, not as great for pure swimming but Tunnels is a 1 mile drive or walk. Opakapaka restaurant next door has great Ahi. Modern house with clean lines and lots of light, and still comfortable. Only “issue” as mentioned by others is the heat in the main living area given all day sun over house and high ceilings. Keeping lower shutter windows open the whole stay helps but owners could easily fix the problem by adding a window AC unit in place of one of the shutter windows.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed this home and had everything you needed for a wonderful stay. We agree, the nearby location to snorkeling beaches is definitely a special feature of this home and we are thrilled to hear you were able to explore the surrounding areas. We appreciate you sharing you experience with the heat in the living room, but we are glad to know this did not take too much away from your experience. Due to the suggestion recent guests have made requesting air conditioning in the main living area, we’re adding cooling units to the main room to ensure optimal comfort. We are planning to complete the installation in May. Mahalo for being such pleasant guests and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit!
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Toronto, ON
4

Haena Kai rental

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

House is nicely appointed, ideal for 4 people (king bed and 2 doubles, with a cot in the king bedroom... not very comfortable). The house functions well, but the main living area is extremely hot ( no air conditioning). The house is located near the beach (approximately 2 minute walk).

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Hawaii Life Vacations
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you for sharing your experience with us and bringing some of your concerns to our attention. We hope you were able to enjoy your time despite the temperatures and rain storms and enjoy this home's ideal beach location! With the highly unusual and frustrating conditions caused by the inclement weather in Kauai the last few weeks, we apologize that your experience was not as exceptional as it could have been. We appreciate you being such pleasant guests and we look forward to seeing you again!
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Boise, ID
5

Stunning Home and Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The home was expertly designed and decorated and a joy to be in. We enjoyed all parts of the wrap around deck and the grounds, particularly while playing hide and go seek with our preschooler. The 2 minute walk to the fantastic beach was so easy. We have already talked about returning.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed this home and location! The wrap around deck is such a special feature and playing hide and go seek with your child sounds so fun! The close proximity to the beach is so rewarding and we are glad to know you were able to experience a lot of what this home has to offer. Mahalo for the great review and recommendation! We appreciate you being such wonderful guests and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip.
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5

Excellent in every datail

  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent in every detail from beautiful landscaping to a fullly equipped gourmet kitchen. The recent total remodel of this home is relfected in everything from the stunning floors to the detail of tile in the showers. Tnis property offers breathtaking views of the ocean and surf and a very short easy walk to the beach itself. The only thing we did not like about our stay was having to leave.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY
4

Wonderful Home on the Beach!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My family had a wonderful stay at Haena Kai. It is in a quiet and residential part of the island, steps from the beach and really a magical spot. The rooms are VERY comfortable, it's clean, well appointed, and a great gathering spot!! We absolutely loved the home. However, it's important to know two things: 1. We had read on the reviews that the main living room/kitchen/hang out area in the house was hot, but I don’t think we realized just how hot it was... my family really couldn’t spend time together inside during the day or late afternoon because the space was so warm. This also made it challenging to cook and when we hosted guests for a bbq they had to leave early because it was too warm. We tend to be very outdoorsy and easy going so we didn’t pay much mind to those reviews when booking the house. We've gotta say just to warn guests, it really did impact our experience when we were home! The good news is that we spent a lot of time outside on the beach during the day and the bedrooms are air-conditioned so sleep was easy. The brokers responded to our feedback and said "Yes, the heat has been an issue in this house and we have been having trouble finding a solar company that wants to take on this project of switching over some of the fans to manual a/c power. We are aware of this issue and are actively trying to remedy it. Bailey is planning to put more fans in addition to the two that are already there to help with more air movement. We have also been in communication with a new solar company to see if they have any ideas for the heat problem in the living room." So they know the problem! 2. When there is a heavy rain, the bridges close in the area often. We luckily didn't miss our flight, but it was a close call as our cab driver said that they were going to close any minute due to flooding! Important to keep in mind that this may impact your trip to the airport if it rains a good amount.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Hawaii Life Vacations
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed this home’s location and were able to experience a lot of the surrounding beaches and sites. We apologize that you were uncomfortable with the temperature in the home, we have been experiencing high humidity levels with low trade winds, which does add more heat. As you mentioned in your review, the home does at least have air conditioned bedrooms which is a nice luxury in Kauai. The living room, which seems to be the warmest room, has multiple sliding doors on both sides as well as windows along the bottom of the whole house which does help with airflow. The living room also has 4 fans, two overhead and two towers to help. The fans that have trouble working are the solar powered fans that are in each bathroom that stop working just in the evening because there is not enough power from the panels, and we are working to be able to manually switch them over to ac power. We greatly appreciate your feedback and Mahalo to you and your group for being such pleasant guests. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip!
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5

Gorgeous house. Perfect Location. No complaints!

  • 5 of 5

From our side the location was ideal. I was a bit hesitant when I realized we would have to drive a little under an hour from the airport to reach the house, but boy am I glad that I was outvoted! You're just far away from town that everything is calm and peaceful, but close enough (~20-25 minutes) that you can run to the nearest town to pick up anything you might want from the big grocery store. We spent our week doing a healthy mix of ocean-time, walking/hiking, eating (restaurants/at the house), shopping and after-activity lounging. Again, the location ended up being perfect -- we were never far from where we wanted to be, and if we were just looking for a short swim --

poof, a 3 minute walk! The view from the deck was just lovely before, during and after meals (with comfortable table chairs! thank you for that!).

One of the most striking parts: The kitchen is stocked as if Martha Stewart did it herself. Whether you're putting together some quick snacks or a full on Christmas feast I don't think you'll be disappointed. We had a house full of cooks and we played the game, "Do they have ___?", and each time the answer was yes. Truly impressive. Related to this, we took a trip to Costco on our first day to stock up on things to cook & drink -- definitely recommend it if you plan on making use of their *amazing* kitchen set-up!

Other things:

1. The outside looks like an adult tree-house!

2. The air conditioning in the rooms was a nice touch, but honestly we didn't use it. We kept the windows open at night and we're perfectly fine.

3. The decor was nice and everything was absolutely spotless. The decor had clean lines but with a definite Hawaiian influence.

4. The beds were super comfortable and the linens felt nice.

5. Parking is easy -- there are ~2 spots in the driveway and plenty of space on the side. This was great when we had friends over.

6. The separation between the 2 'kids' rooms' and the 'parents' room was great. If you've got kids who stay up later/go to bed earlier than you do, the set up if this place is great.

Honestly, I've got no complaints to add here -- the location and house were both wonderful. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haena Kai is located just one house off the beach. In less than a minute from your front door, your feet can touch the sand of this beautiful white sand beach.

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