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Recent West Side reviews

  • Perfect experience all the way around, and only one problem ....

    "The problem? You need to make sure you book excursions and outings well in advance of your arrival or you will NEVER LEAVE THIS HOUSE. It's comfortable, spacious, well furnished, thoroughly updated ... you feel like you're in Kauai back in the 30's when sugar was king, but still have all the amenities of the 21st century. When you book a year in advance there's a lot of time to worry about details. But by the time our family and an aunt arrived all the worries fell away one by one: * Isn't it a long way away from Lihue and the north shore attractions? Yes, but the island is small enough that we could make several excursions to the north and east sides and come back with plenty of time for swimming and reading at the house. * No A/C? Yes, but the front doors open to the ocean breeze and every room and lanai has one or two huge Hunter fans. It was breezy and cool every day and I had to use a blanket at night. On the day of our arrival it was humid and still, but very day afterwards we had perfect sea breezes. * Right by a highway? Yes, but with the surf running all day and night you hardly notice. You're also pretty close to the end of the road, so traffic is limited enough that we never waited more than 5 seconds before crossing over to the beach. * Can you even see the sun set into the ocean with Niihau in the way? Nope, not in July ... but the colors are so incredible and the surf so harmonious it doesn't matter. We thought about driving around to Polihale for a better view, but every night's sunset from the upper veranda or down on the rocks was perfect. * Doesn't it rain a lot in Kauai? Yes -- 450 inches a year on Mt Waialeale just a few miles away. But down in Kekaha we barely had two small showers in 11 days, and perfect weather all other times. In short, everything I worried about came to nothing. The kids had a blast naming all the geckos (Two-Tail Timmy was a favorite), my 70+ year old Aunt had no problem navigating the broad stairs and getting in our out of the pool. There was room for all of us to be together, claim a quiet hammock, or do "coffee and guitar" on a veranda. Highly recommend Sunrise Helicopter tour, Na Pali coast our with Capt Andy, a kayak/hike up the Wailea river to Secret Falls, & Koloa Zipline was an awesome experience. All made better by the fact we'd be coming back to this gracious house when done. We looked at a lot of Kauai houses: so glad we picked this one."
    Guest: michael T. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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  • Anniversary Celebration!

    "Hale Kahakai was the perfect place to celebrate our 45th anniversary with family. You walked in and the ocean was right in front of you... our tone for the week was set! The house was stunning and very clean. We made it 'home' very fast. We spent all our time on the lanai, when there. The ability to walk across the road to spend beach time was fantastic! Kekaha was so nice and low keyed. Everything we needed, was a very easy drive. Waimea canyon is just up the road, Polihale beach is an interesting road trip , but worth it! Loved this place, it was all we hoped it would be."
    Guest: Suzanne G. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 16, 2016
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  • The Perfect Beach Cottage

    "We stayed at the Kala Cottage from 8/15 - 8/24 and could not be happier with our decision. This was our first visit to Kauai and we knew we wanted to stay on the West side away from the busy, touristy, resort areas. Kala Cottage far exceeded our expectations and is even better in person than the pictures, which is a rarity. It is absolutely immaculate and so tastefully decorated...and has everything, I mean everything, you will need, from the beach towels to the snorkel gear, to the fully stocked kitchen, to the games, books, movies and so much more. When we first opened the door, the first words out of our mouths was "Wow, its perfect!" Our favorite was the "outdoor" shower where you hear the birds singing and if you're lucky you might see a little gecko stop by for a visit. We truly felt like we were home our entire stay. The beach is just a block away and once there, you literally can walk for miles. You'll run into the locals fishing, and see some of the most amazing sunsets ever. The town of Kekaha is small, quiet and the people are so friendly and laid back. If you are looking to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of busy, city life, this is the place. Mahalo Scott, for sharing the beautiful Kala Cottage, we will definitely be back. You were a delight to work with and made our experience that much better."
    Guest: Kelly W. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 25, 2016
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  • Working on base? Save time, stay here.

    "Thanks again for a great stay. I was the envy of the entire launch crew. Hope to do this again next time. Cheers"
    Guest: Curtis F. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
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