"This was our first trip to Kauai and we stayed for two weeks. From start to finish, the whole experience and trip could not have been more perfect and romantic! The owners were very, very helpful and accommodating. We felt like a king and queen in a private castle!
The house is in Princeville on the North Shore of Kauai and conveniently located with a short ride to beaches, shops and markets. The grounds of the house are quite lush, with all sorts of trees and flowers and birds gathering and singing throughout the day. And yes, there are reminders of island life with chickens and rosters ambling through and on the move so no big deal. Actually, I welcomed the quaint sight and sounds of the roosters - they beat the heck out the sound of NYC garbage trucks 24-7!
The house is fully set-up, multi-windowed and the rooms have ceiling fans and there are additional floor standing fans. All the snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. are housed in the garage. The kitchen and outside grill provide choices for where and how to cook and eat “home” to take a break from restaurants. Sitting outside in the back deck area is lovely as the trees and vegetation create a great dense visual wall between properties. The clothes washer and dryer facilities were a plus – especially to return home with clean clothes. The master bedroom and two- sink bathroom were very comfortable and stocked with sheets, blankets, towels, soaps, etc. Upstairs included several bedrooms but we especially loved the lanai (an outside veranda/sitting room) for reading or having coffee while watching the palm trees sway or catching a rainbow.
The beaches - Hanalei, Anini, Tunnels- are very, very close - and simply breathtakingly beautiful and clean and sandy; the shells are unlike anything we had seen; even if it rains for a few minutes, find shelter because we saw double rainbows on several days!!! Be sure to get to Queens Bath - spectacular and worth the hike and watching waves crash upon lava rocks!!!
We highly recommend working with the owners and staying at this house; you will not be disappointed."
Date of Stay: September 2016
Review Submitted: October 10, 2016