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Recent Hanalei reviews

  • The most idyllic natural setting – an absolute gem in the hidden heart of Kauai's North Shore

    "We absolutely loved our stay at the Red Ginger Hale on Kauai’s North Shore. It really is one of the most spectacular settings we have come across on our travels. The property is a stunning oasis buried in the rainforest. The surrounds are endlessly green with a sleepy atmosphere and the unit itself is retreat-like with comfortable furnishings, soft day beds, an expansive dining space and large windows throughout that face the beautiful greenery and nearby mountains. We honestly could have spent all four days just enjoying the serenity of the space. Just a note that the road to Red Ginger is a dirt road, full of potholes. We found it to be a fun and adventurous drive, but it was a challenge in our small economy-sized rental car. A Jeep or 4WD would handle the terrain far better. This really is a dream location and we would return tomorrow if we could!"
    Guest: Abi S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 26, 2016
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  • Location alone makes it worth it

    "Listing was as described save for two items: nowhere does it say that this is a downstairs suite in the owner's house. Also, the listing says "newly renovated" but I don't believe it to be so. The unit was adequately clean. As a studio suite the unit was sizable and had a lovely view to the west. The owner was accommodating but gave us our privacy, which was great. I would rate this accommodation on the high side of 'middle-of-the-road'. Some of the things we found to be minor deficiencies could easily be a deal-breaker for other vacationers, but we enjoyed our stay overall. The good: - Great view of mountains - Comfortable bed - Great communication from owner before and during stay - Superb location a stone's throw from the beach, shops, and restaurants - Quiet unit with no noise from owner (upstairs) or outside. Very peaceful. - Very good supply of various things we might need to enhance our stay - ie. beach chairs, umbrella, local restaurant info, towels, etc. The Bad: - Strange smell permeates entire unit. Mothballs maybe? - Yard foliage is overgrown to the point that the cement path is completely covered halfway to the door, and the yard feels shadowy and closed-in. - Lawn furniture has also been swallowed by the plants. It's obvious that attention has not been paid to the garden. - Notes taped EVERYWHERE to explain all the broken and/or quirky things. Just fix it or renovate as needed so that there are no quirks! Overall: Although it is nice now, I feel like this was a much nicer unit ten or fifteen years ago. Since then it seems like it has been cleaned but not updated. The fridge has a water dispenser that doesn't work; the washing machine only works on the permanent press setting; and the yard was very overgrown, for example. One other other notable deficiency was the cheap foam furniture in the living area. It was so obvious that the owner took great care in decorating the unit and making it look pleasantly Hawaiian (and does a great job of it!) that sitting down on furniture that seemed like it was meant either for a patio or a kid's room ruined the mood that was so carefully crafted. We sat on the very comfortable bed or kitchen chairs instead. We were satisfied with our stay. The owner obviously wanted us to be happy but was also unobtrusive. With light renos this unit could easily jump into the 'superb' category. The location alone makes it worth it and we had a great time."
    Guest: Julie L. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 31, 2016
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  • Hale Yangkey

    "We had two families staying at Hale Yangkey for a week in July 2016 and had a blast. Both master bedrooms were great (with huge bathrooms), and the bunk beds (4 in one room) worked well for all the kids. The kitchen was awesome, and we ate many lovely meals out on the lanai, which had a nice big table. And the location - very close to the beach (by the Pavilion) and a 2-minute walk into Hanalei -- was pretty ideal. And of course, Hanalei is close to our favorite spot in the world. And the folks at Kauai Island Vacations were fantastic!"
    Guest: A guest from Berkeley, CA Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 16, 2016
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  • Quiet & peaceful

    "My husband and I recently stayed at the Kolohala Studio and enjoyed our time very much. The studio has everything you need. The backyard is right up against a large field with cows and horses. It's very serene and relaxing. We had a great time and felt like we had our own home away from home on vacation."
    Guest: NickiK Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 1, 2016
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