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Recent Hanalei reviews

  • Perfect spot on lovely Hanalei Bay

    "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 husband and I had a lovely stay at Hale Maluhia. We loved the location right on Hanalei Bay, and this house is particularly well situated in Pine Trees near the quieter western end of Weke Road, away from the pier and crowded east end of the beach. Privacy can be an issue at beach houses, but because an expansive lawn and beautifully landscaped garden separates the house from the beach, we never felt on view. We could see the water through the ironwood trees growing in the sand, but beach-goers could not see in the house. Another advantage to the location of the house is that you can’t see the big, ugly St. Regis resort in Princeville, which looms over the eastern end of the lovely bay. There is a parking area just to the west of the house, but we never heard a sound. The house is also close to the road, but once the gate closes behind you, there is a sense of quiet, seclusion, safety, and privacy. The house was very comfortable for the two of us, though it had room for more. The compact space has been very intelligently and stylishly designed with a sort of Zen Asian feel. Both indoor and outdoor dining (in an elevated gazebo) areas are great. The kitchen was well outfitted, though we mostly preferred to try the local restaurants. The bath is handsomely and efficiently designed (a bit dark, but we found everything dark in Hawaii due to the high cost of electricity). Kauai is the land of wild chickens, and there are always roosters crowing. We slept with earplugs: problem solved. There is a cute neighborhood cat named Patches, and from reading the guest book we learned that many renters adopted her. We enjoyed her very much, but if you are not a cat lover, she could be ignored. Our first night we had some trouble getting the outside floodlights to stop flashing, but Krisha, the manager, came over right away. She was lovely and very helpful, and Kristine at Hawaii Life was patient with questions. A great experience from beginning to end!"
    Guest: Andrea F. Date of Stay: March 2016 Review Submitted: April 11, 2016
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  • Pure Heaven

    "My wife and I stayed in the cottage twice. The first time was for a week in December and then again in May for 15 nights. We have our own home on Kauai but preferred to rent the cottage due to the location which is unparalleled. The cottage is very well appointed with a beautiful kitchen and all the amenities one would expect in a fine rental. The owners are two of the kindest and most gracious people I have had the pleasure of meeting. They truly care for our comfort and are quick to respond to any questions. We only used the room with the queen bed. The mattress was extremely comfortable and we especially like having an outdoor shower. Having rented homes on Kauai for over 15 years we recognize that beachfront in Hanalei is becoming harder and harder to find and having such a lovely cottage for an affordable price on the bay is such a blessing and gesture of kindness. The owners could surely charge more for this location. Thank you Smoky and Kim for your hospitality and we look forward to coming back again and again. On a side not, in reading other reviews for this home, I am clueless as to why someone would give a lower rating because the weather was not nice. Shouldn't the review focus entirely on the home and the service provided by the owners. Just seems so unfair to blame a rental home for inclement weather...just sayin. Mahalo...G & K"
    Guest: Glenn R. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: July 2, 2016
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  • 5 Stars from a finicky guest!

    "To begin, I have to state that I am VERY particular when it comes to accommodations. It is not often that I find a place that I feel deserves 5 stars. This home DOES deserve the 5 stars. We had a family group of 11, including 3 children. Every room is furnished and decorated so comfortably. I loved how the bedrooms were divided into areas that could be semi-closed off if needed/ wanted. The owners thought of the tiniest details; from the "Mrs. Meyers" soaps in each bathroom and kitchen, to the large waste baskets in each room. There were many tour books and guides lining the bookshelf near the huge dining table. We were able to browse and plan our daily activities while enjoying our meals together. These may seem like minute details, however, to me, they make a big statement about the owners and their desire to make our stay comfortable and convenient . There were plentiful bath, beach and kitchen towels as well as extra linens. The kitchen was stocked with any pot, pan or utensil needed to cook great meals. The front porch was a great place to relax in the evenings and watch the kids play in the lush yard. There is also an outdoor shower which was so convenient to get the sand off of the kids after a day at the beach. The beach is just a few minutes walk as are the coffee shops, shave ice stands and restaurants. On Thursdays and Saturdays, the farmers market is just across the street. I can't think of a more convenient place to stay! Staying in the house made me feel right at home, in a small town, without the hustle and bustle of tour buses and condos. If you are thinking of going to Kauai and staying in Hanalei specifically.... DO NOT HESITATE to book this home! You will not be disappointed. Can't wait to go back again one day!!!"
    Guest: pinkcherrymama Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: February 7, 2016
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  • Great Place to Stay!

    "We loved our stay in late September. The apartment is fully furnished and equipped, super clean and just a block from the beach. The usage of the cruiser bikes, boogie boards and beach chairs were great. Paul and Amy are terrific hosts and took care of every request right away. We would stay there again in a minute!"
    Guest: Mendy D. Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: October 23, 2015
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