Newly decorated with Hawaiiana and aloha hospitality, there are four inviting bedrooms (two upstairs - each with a queen bed and two downstairs - each with two twin beds). There is a full bathroom located on each level plus an outdoor tropical shower. The fully appointed kitchen is stocked with every cooking tool you might need and includes granite counter-tops, as do both bathrooms. The formal dining area seats eight at a solid teak table.
The bottom level has covered parking for two vehicles, a barbeque area with new gas grill, outdoor dining area, storage for beach amenities and a selection of beach toys and gear. The enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower is perfect for rinsing off the white sand after a day at the beach. The full size washer/dryer in the downstairs laundry room makes it easy to bring just one bag and stay for weeks! (Linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided.)
The spacious yard is meticulously and lushly landscaped, filled with a variety of indigenous Hawaiian tropical plantings including colorful plumerias, pink and red gingers, hibiscus, fragrant ylang-ylang, papaya, banana and coconut palm trees.
Best of all, the warm Pacific Ocean is just steps from your door. Just a short 100 yard walk takes you to one of the most secluded beaches on the Island; world-class, white sand beaches stretch for miles in both directions. Enjoy the tranquility of this extraordinary area nestled between emerald mountains and azure seas. Snorkelers will find clear, pristine waters and a vast array of multi-colored fish. On any given day you can encounter turtles, spinner dolphins, whales or the occasional Monk seal coming out to play.
Kauai's main vacation attraction remains its natural splendor. You'll cross seven charming one-lane bridges to get to Haena, a small oceanfront, residential community situated four miles beyond Hanalei. Haena is the northernmost point on Kauai and offers the island's best access to outdoor activities and scenic wonders. Swim with turtles at world-famous Tunnels Beach, just a 7 minute walk from Mapuana. Swim and sunbathe at nearby Lumahai Beach or Haena Cove and watch the kite surfers at Kepuhi Point. Hike the NaPali coast or watch the sun set behind Makana (Bali Hai). Among the most beautiful places on Earth, here you will discover waterfalls, lush green jungles, gorgeous deserted beaches, fabulous hiking trails, unparalleled snorkeling, picturesque kite surfers and spectacular sunsets.
An exquisite 2.3 mile run, walk or drive from Mapuana brings you to the end of the road and the Haena State Park, home to Ke’e Beach, renowned for its snorkeling, sunsets and the start of the reknowned Kalalau Trail. The 11-mile Kalalau Trail winds along the rugged Na Pali coastline and crosses one stunning beach after another, beginning with Ke’e. The fabled Na Pali Coast is celebrated for its magnificent 3000 feet high emerald green cliffs rising above the Pacific; its waterfalls cascading down to the azure water.
Retrace your way across the seven one-lane bridges to quaint Hanalei town for a gourmet meal, shave ice, or a glimpse of local color at one of the bi-weekly Farmers' Markets featuring delectable tropical fruits and exotic flowers. Further down the road, the Princeville Resort is home to two of the world’s best golf courses, and a world-class spa. Helicopter tours, horseback rides, kayaking and zip-ling are also available in Princeville. Closer to home, a three minute walk takes you to the charming Hanalei Colony outpost where you can have a seaside massage at the quaint day spa, the world's best blended mochas and homemade cinnamon rolls at the café or enjoy beachfront dining at the Mediterranean restaurant.
Our repeat guests love staying at Mapuana because of its fabulous location, large serene private yard, the airy spaciousness of the home and the GREAT VALUE. Here’s what one of them had to say:
'We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our vacation in your beautiful home. Everything was just lovely and so relaxing. We enjoyed hearing the ocean waves at night and the birds singing in the morning. The house was the cleanest, best kept house we have ever rented on a vacation, and you thought of everything a guest could need in the house. It was the perfect vacation and we'll be back!'
--Mona O., Los Angeles, California
This home is professionally managed and cared for by Kauai Vacation Rentals, selected by Fortune magazine as one of the Top 25 Villa Agents in the world.
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