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Steps to world-famous Hanalei Bay, walk to restaurants, ocean view lanai!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanview: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home steps from Hanalei Beach. Open floorplan

Sunset Hale ... TVNCU #1140 ... TAT# TA-158-690-5088-01

Indulge all your senses from this ocean-view, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Hanalei beach home

If you were any closer to the waves of Hanalei Bay, you’d need flippers. You’ll hear the surf from every room in this three-bedroom, two-bath beach house that’s a mere 80 steps from the velvety sands of world-famous Hanalei Bay, considered the best beach in all of Hawaii. Tucked away on a short cul-de-sac street, this 1,900-square-foot home’s elegant design, superior location in Hanalei and spectacular views offer guests a memorable immersion in a tropical wonderland.

Fully remodeled and furnished to anticipate vacationers’ every need, the charms of this extraordinary home are evident the moment you step onto the property, lushly landscaped with plumeria and orchids under a canopy of papaya and coconut palm trees. On the breakfast bar, find a gift basket of local artisan chocolate, Hawaiian spices and discount coupons that will introduce you to favorite Kauai treats and adventures—ice cream, bike rentals and a catered dinner.

Kick off your sandals and rinse the day’s sand from your toes in the elegant foot bath or hot-water outdoor shower, then step up to the expansive second story. The home’s open-floor plan brings ocean and garden views into the combined kitchen and dining area, where you’ll routinely gather to recount the day’s adventures. Leaf through our book of suggestions for hiking, dining and sightseeing, or borrow beach gear for a day of sunny recreation. Be inspired by the home’s gallery-worth photography of Kauai landmarks to plan your next outing.

Strategically located windows open to the cooling ocean breezes and bring a light, airy atmosphere to every room. Arranged to offer privacy for couples, friends or families, this ideal vacation getaway with 12-foot cathedral ceilings immerses guests in the island’s laid-back lifestyle. In no time, you’ll be dining outside on the lanai (that’s what some call a deck or porch), sipping coffee outside the master bedroom in the morning and gathering for an ocean-view meal at night. With a kitchen outfitted for the most discerning chefs, you’ll be turning out quick meals on the barbecue gas grill with ease.

The private master suite has a king bed, large closet, dressing area, adjoining bathroom and access to a private lanai. There are two spacious guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the second guest bedroom with two twin beds that can convert to a king if needed. Both of these rooms have beautiful views of the lush tropical landscaping surrounding this home.

In anticipation of our guests’ every need, the electronic front door locks require no keys to pick up, share or return. There is a large flat-screen TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi powers all your devices. The kitchen is fully stocked to meet all of your dining needs including shopping bags for your Farmer’s Market visits, basic seasonings and cleaning supplies. The downstairs laundry room features an over-sized washer and dryer. Throughout the home, labels and instructions aid familiarity with the house and appliances.

At sundown, you’ll soon appreciate the origin of Sunset Hale’s name. Sip a frosty cocktail as the setting sun nightly washes you with its crimson rays and reflect on yet another day in paradise.

More Details

Property Manager
Kauai Vacation Rentals
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Member since: 2008
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 a day
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Kauai Vacation Rentals

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."

Amenities

Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Outdoor tropical shower. Great for after beach outings.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 king , ensuite full bathroom
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shares second bathroom
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be made into a King bed. Shares second bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Steps to world-famous Hanalei Bay, walk to restaurants, ocean view lanai!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Fairfield, Calif.
5

Beautiful home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We are two couples of seniors, and this was our 6th VRBO rental on Kauai in the past 8 years. It was also one of the nicest homes we have stayed in. Very clean and comfortable, perfectly furnished, and in a perfect location with a one minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the middle of beautiful Hanalei. We willl be back! Of special note as far as exemplary service, was the wonderful treatment we received from all of the staff of Kauai Vacation Rentals, especially Lucy. She kept it in constant touch with us from our day of arrival during one of the worst rainstorms in local history, the temporary road closure into Hanalei, and until our final settling into our rental. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Location is everything

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sunset Hale! The pictures do not do it justice. It is a lovely and well-equipped home with various spaces to relax in. It has beach toys, umbrellas, beach chairs, and boogie boards - we rented some SUPs for the week and were set!

We've stayed on North Shore a few times, but never in Hanalei. So spoiling to be one house from the beach and an easy walk to town. We tried driving to one of our old favorite beaches one day and were reminded what a pain it is to pack everyone and everything in a car and back. For a family wanting to play on the beach, this is all you can ask for.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
4

A beautiful Hanalei home steps from the beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice day at Sunset Hale. The house is beautiful but also very comfortable. The road that the house sits on leads directly to beach parking so you do have some of the activity that goes along with that, but the master bedroom is at the back of the house so it's still very quiet and private. The house is fully equipped for cooking but as your only walking distance from a multitude of restaurants you can make your decision one way or another as to how you want to eat on vacation. We especially enjoyed breakfast on the lanai with cool breezes and the corner ocean view. We hiked the Laulau which is only a 15-20 minute drive from the house, snorkeled at Tunnels and Anini beach and had fun boogie boarding right there near the house. Wish we would have stayed a little longer!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. We hope your stay on Kauai was enjoyable.”
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Virginia
4

Incredible location

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfectly set up for our family of four (two children 4 &6). The location - just steps from the beach and a short walk into Hanalei - could not have been better. The home is well stocked with towels, beach items, washer and dryer, etc. The porch has a corner view of the ocean and the waves can be heard from the master bedroom.

Our one complaint was the heat. The home doesn't seem to have adequate insulation and even with the doors and windows open for cross-ventilation and the numerous fans blasting on high the house was very uncomfortable in the late afternoons.

Regardless, we hope to return as it was a well maintained and cozy property!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our house. We are glad that you found the things in the house useful to make your stay feel like you were at home. We add new items every year based on our, and our guests, experiences. You are correct in that the house can get warm in the afternoon on the few days of the year that the trade winds don’t blow. Trade winds are the tropical air-conditioning and a quiet wind day can be warm. That is typical of houses on the North Shore. We just walk to the beach and wait a few hours for air to cool down.
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5

Superb Home/Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property from 3/25/17 to 4/1/17 and could not have been happier. The home itself is wonderful, with a nicely sized master suite, a very comfortable second bedroom, and a third bedroom with two twin beds. The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need. The covered deck affords a pleasant view of the ocean and Hanalei Bay...we spent many hours out there and at the nearby beach, which is just a moment's walk away. We would happily stay here again and we thought it was an excellent value considering the location.

As with any home located this close to the beach, there is occasional foot and vehicle traffic late into the night and early each morning. We did not find this too bothersome but it is something to consider with any home in a similar location.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada
5

Our favorite Kauai vacation rental house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in multiple houses on Kauai and this is by far my favorite. Very good location and size. Perfect for five people. We enjoyed the luau at the Tahiti Nui…much better the commercialized ones. The Dolphin fish market is excellent. We visited the Farmers Market and cooked fabulous meals here in a fully stocked kitchen. The catered Balinese dinner provided by the owners was awesome!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Hanalei Bay
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees