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.
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