'Hale Haena' was designed with three master suites, one on each level and a fully enclosed private outdoor shower. All three rooms have full private baths. There are three deck lanai's built to evoke an indoor/outdoor feeling while you enjoy the ocean and mountains views.
Beautiful granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom vanities, custom DeWils kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, Bosch dishwasher, flat panel TVs, exotic hardwood floors on the second level, and custom slate floors on the lower level and the entire house fully wired with broadband and cable. New furnishings throughout the home. No tacky wicker.
Other amenities include free domestic long distance, washer and dryer, beach towels, beach chairs, beach coolers, boogie boards, board games, DVD library. We think of everything, just bring yourself!
When you read through books about Kauai, you will find that the majority will focus on the N. shore exactly where this house is located.
It has something for everyone!
Kauai Stories Life on the Garden Island told by Kauai’s people (Brown, 2012) describes Aloha is what your heart feels like when you share. Aloha is love, It’s the absence of fear. It’s a lifestyle, a way to live.
Aloha is really two words: alo means to be in the presence of: ha is your breath. So aloha means taking the time to be present with someone, to take a deep breath, to play some music, to enjoy your life. Wearm aloha greet you at Hale Haena and we know you will enjoy your stay at Hale Haena!
Haena, Through the Eyes of the Ancestors book (Andrade, Carlos, 2009) tells the old ancient stories of Haena. Haena, defined as intense ha (breath), is the sun’s exhalation as it first appears in the morning on the eastern horizon and then again at the last expiration of light as it sets in the west. What does this mean for you staying at Hale Haena? The most fabulous sunrises and sunsets just steps out your door to the sand and ocean!
An Island in the Turquoise Sea (Heintze, 2008) by Robertson Publishing describes how the island, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands though seemingly eternal, brings change, thru its trade winds, showers, clouds and surf and will offer the visitor new vistas, new life, and new beginnings. What does this mean for you? Every day is different in Haena and on the island and beach!
Schuchter (2006) “Perfect Days on Kauai” book gives you examples of the perfect day in paradise and the real feel of Hawaii. Can you imagine crossing over one lane bridges and having unspoiled coastal beaches with some of the best reefs which are actually footsteps from your doorstep at our home? You can have this at Hale Haena.
Our home is 100 paces to the sand. It is a privately deeded path. You can hear the ocean day and night, feel the sea breezes, smell the sea, and see the ocean from your lanais. A sensory delight!! We have three different lanais to relax on for mountain, ocean, and garden views.
This is the high end district that is cottage homes on the beach. There are houses just a few doors down that rent for thousands a night.
The beach in front of Hale Haena is sandy but there is coral which is great for snorkeling (see the satellite picture).
Every day will be different on the beach according to the tide and time of the year.
All the beaches on the north shore have their own personalities. Visit them all.
You have all the amenities you will need. Enjoy the manicured landscaped yard with local Hawaiian flowers that are beautiful to see and very fragrant. The kitchen is well stocked and open to the living area.
The views are spectacular! From one lanai you can see the ocean on the east horizon and if you turn to the west you will see the beautiful mountain views. The hedges in the back give you privacy to enjoy dinner on the lanai. The lanai off the BR upstairs you can sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
What more could you ask for? Location?
Location, Location, Location-
Kauai, 23 Themed Itineraries Lonely Planet 2009 informs the reader that the best scenic drive is “to the end of the road.” That is where we are. You can explore wet caves or literally at the end of the road as far as you can go- Ke’e Beach (the ultimate sun perch) and snorkeling. Don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes because just above Ke’e Beach is the start of the a trail that will take you to the 100 foot Hanakapi’ai Falls, Napali Coast- Kalalau Trail.
From our house you can walk or drive to the famous Tunnels beach. The north shore has the best snorkeling, hiking, most authentic Hawaiian gardens (Limahuli Gardens), the best feel of old Hawaii, where the first settlers came. Guided and self-guided tours for Hawaii history at its best. This is just minutes from Hale Haena a must see to learn about historic Hawaii.
You can also go sea cave exploring just minutes from the house.
Sotheby’s described our home when it was on the market as…
'Hale Haena' is a newly remodeled 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath tropical retreat steps from a golden sand beach in the heart of Haena. The smart, elegant home is an ideal setting to enjoy casual island living and take advantage of Kauai's year-round temperate climate and indoor-out lifestyle.
The property features all of the amenities one would expect in new construction, set against a lush verdant backdrop. Some of the interior finishes in this great blend of natural beauty and modern comfort include hardwood and slate floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances (gas stove), recessed lighting and vaulted ceilings. The home's southern exposure and generous array of large windows and sliding doors allow air and light to flow throughout. Great views of the mountains and ocean abound from the expansive Ipe lanais. From the property, there is deeded beach access via a short path to the sands of Ku'au Beach. You are also minutes from some of Kauai's legendary North Shore destinations including the Makua (Tunnels), Ke'e and Lumahai Beaches, the Na Pali Coast Trail and Hanalei Town.
Hale Haena is a sensory delight where you are embraced by the gentle trade winds, enchanted by the fragrant flora, lulled to sleep by the waves running over the outer reefs and thrilled by the colors of the rising and setting sun.
FYI… Make sure you rent from someone who has a TVR permit and from a reputable company (licensed management company).
We are one of only a few of licensed/permitted and established vacation rentals in Haena that pay taxes to the state of Hawaii. Our TVR permit is proudly displayed in our window as mandated and on our web sites. Others do not have the TVR permit or someone on island managing their home, but will tell you they do. Many are renting w/o complying with these laws and “you” maybe at risk if they are discovered with extremely large fines, etc.
Read Hawaii Act 326 which became law effective July 1, 2012. It requires operators of transient accommodations (vacation rentals) to do the following:
• Designate a local contact residing on the same island as the transient accommodation
• Provide the local contact’s contact information to any entity with covenants, bylaws, or administrative provisions operational with respect to the property on which the transient accommodations exists (an association of owners).
• Include the local contact’s name and phone number in any contract or written rental agreement.
• Provide on a website or by online link and display in all advertisements and solicitations on websites the registration identification number issued under HRS 237 D-4. (The TAT license number and GET).
Keywords: Beach view, mountain view, beach side of road, private beach access, brand new home.