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Recent Kalaheo reviews

  • Our winter home

    "We have been privileged to experience two extended winter vacations at Hale O Ani and are returning again in 2017. That is probably, in and of itself, testimony to how wonderful this property is. But to restate the highlights and some additional insights I would like to share the following, much of which is supported by other reviewers of this outstanding property. First is "quality". Everything, in Hale O Ani is of the highest quality. The dishes, glassware, appliances, bedding, furniture, hardwood floors. The owners Faye and Bob are delightful, fun and responsive to needs and wants and willing to share their insights into interesting side trips. I could go on, but want to mention a few things that have proved important to us; particularly the surrounding area. When you leave Route 50 and drive up the road to the property it feels like entering Jurassic Park! The vegetation is so lush and stunning that in some places it is breathtaking. This sets the stage for a feeling of wonder and tranquility. When approaching the house from the driveway we’ve encountered Sharma Thrush singing their sweet and unusual song along with all sorts of other interesting birds. We have been fortunate enough to pick bananas off the trees in the driveway and stay long enough to eat them! The view of the palm tree from one of the bedrooms is like a live painting and the bougainvillea cascading over the hot tub in full bloom is outstanding. As a matter of fact it is the last picture I took before we left at the end of March. All in all Hale O’ Ani is a fabulous retreat, getaway, hideaway, or whatever one chooses to call it. All we know is that it is soothing to us, both inside the property and outside where it is positioned up in the hills far enough away from the hustle (but not too far) to feel like a sanctuary. We are grateful to be able to leave Upstate NY for most of the winter and now call Hale O’Ani, our winter home. Not visitors, not tourists. We come home in the winter…."
    Guest: Mar Mar Date of Stay: January 2016 Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
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  • Felt like home!

    "We wanted to stay on the west side of Kauai close by my family residences in Waimea and PMRF for a family reunion and ash scattering of my late grandmother. This place was perfect for my girlfriend and I! Mindy and Dave were excellent hosts and showed us aloha from the moment we arrived. This upstairs apartment is surprisingly spacious with a good size deck perfect for lounging under the shade of an umbrella, and the trade winds and ceiling fans keep the rooms cool when it's blazing hot outside. The apartment came with everything you'll need for a day at the beach including coolers, umbrellas, chairs, beach towels and snorkel gear. The layout was perfect for the 2 of us with a comfortable living space- couch, coffee table, tv, a full kitchen- full size fridge, oven stovetop, microwave, sink and dishes, a whole bathroom/shower and comfy bedroom with plenty dresser and closet room. All the appliances worked adequately and the decor made it feel like home. We were even surprised with receiving Mindy's baked goods, the coffee cake was so Ono! Mahalo Mindy and Dave for providing the best living experience possible! We hope to be able to return some day again!"
    Guest: Keilah C. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 23, 2016
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  • First Trip to Kauai & Loved It

    "Islander on the Beach was perfectly located to explore all parts of the island. Unit 224 had the ocean view we wanted with unobstructed view of the ocean and being able to hear the ocean waves. Parking was only slightly inconvenient. On a 4 night stay, we had to park in the Coconut Marketplace lot once. While the signs said you would be towed, the property said as long as you have the property parking permit, we were fine. The unit itself was clean and well stocked. The decor was outdated, but was not to the point of being a turnoff. It didn't have a stove for light cooking, but it didn't matter to us since we were out from early morning to late at night enjoying the food throughout the island. If you want to cook your own meals, you are limited to a toaster oven and I think a microwave. Visiting in July was quite warm and the AC unit didn't seem to work well unless you stood right in front of it. This wasn't a big deal since we only stayed in the unit to sleep. Our only real complaint is the bed. It squeaks loudly and we woke up stiff each morning. If a bed is high quality for a good sleep, any other deficiencies are easily overlooked. This includes high quality sheets and a modern white or solid light color bed duvet cover. Just a little advice to the owner. The beach at the property was beautiful. Sunrise each morning is priceless. The sand was deep and coarse, and the waves were quite strong. This was fine for my wife and I, but may not be the best for young children. Walking a little farther down the beach, there was a nice area for the whole family. There was a nice pool side bar, pool and shower. Having an ABC store next door at the Coconut Marketplace was very convenient. Longs Drug Store, Safeway, and even Starbucks was just a few blocks away. If you want a delicious oceanfront meal, go to Dukes next to the Marriott Resort. Its a few miles away south of the airport and worth the experience. We had the Seared Ahi and Monchong Fish dinner for one of the best overall dining experiences we've had in a long time. The price of the unit was affordable and fair for an island central location and oceanfront view. We would return in a heartbeat if the unit gets a new bed. This is the only thing that prevents us from returning. If you need a 3-4 star hotel quality decor and features, this may not be the place, but if you are fine with a cozy, clean and budget friendly place to stay while visiting Kauai, we highly recommend it."
    Guest: John Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 23, 2016
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  • Kauai heaven!

    "We had a great time staying in this cozy condo. We'd recommend to anyone who wants a quiet restful stay. We were close to the pool and beach - all within walking distance."
    Guest: Martha Date of Stay: September 2015 Review Submitted: September 21, 2015
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