"On our return visit to this ideal vacation home, we enjoyed all of the things that make this our favorite Hanalei rental even more than the first time we stayed there. Our invited guests were thrilled to enjoy the easy access to the beach, farmer's market, shaved ice and shopping. With all the many provided items such as beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear and bikes, there was plenty of fun on any given day. Being able to do laundry is a huge benefit. Susan makes every effort to be available for any reason and has many helpful notes around the house for further direction.
Within walking distance, we enjoyed a slack key guitar concert at the community center, we bought several fresh and local goods at the farmer's markets, walked the quiet beach just after sunrise, rode the waves during the day and enjoyed the sunset in the west, lazily kayaked and stand up paddle boarded on Hanalei River, swam in a local competition in Hanalei Bay, and enjoyed a sunset cruise to the Na Pali Coast. With some preparation and a cab ride to Ke’e beach, we even hiked the Kalalau Trail all the way to the end and camped out at the beach. After our world-class hike, we were so thrilled to come to our home away from home for much needed rest in our comfortable beds after a well deserved hot shower (or two).
We deeply appreciate Susan's ability to make a very beautiful, functional and comfortable home for her guests. Her attention to detail is above and beyond.
The house is a treasure inside and out. The inside is very personal and homelike and the garden has so many floral and food treats to be enjoyed during your stay. The Pikake, Plumeria and several orchids are sweet and plenty. I was able to harvest some papaya and limes for some delicious recipes.
Susan’s care towards stewardship to resources helped make the trip one where we felt as if we were making a positive impact to the environment on Kauai during our stay.
Thank You Susan for helping us make wonderful life memories!"
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 11, 2016