|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Located on Kauai's verdant North Shore, Anini is a haven for the traveler who wants to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Hawaii. Protected by a large outer reef, the quiet waters of Anini are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, and sunning.
Follow Anini Road almost to the spot where it dead ends at Anini Stream and you will find Hale Kai, a lovely, three-bedroom, three-bath home situated on over a half acre of lushly landscaped land fronting the blue Pacific. Constructed of natural cedar throughout, the home is fully and tastefully furnished for the ultimate in vacationing comfort.
* King-sized bed in master suite. Private bathroom with tub/shower. Two twin beds in each guest room. Guest bath with eight-foot by three-foot shower. Full bath with shower downstairs for after-beach convenience. Covered deck with table, chairs, and chaise lounges (perfect for whale watching during the humpback whale migration season!).
* Fully-equipped kitchen with four-burner gas range with oven, 27-inch side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker and water/ice on door, dishwasher, microwave, wet bar, six-foot bar/serving counter, coffee maker, toaster, blender, mixer, etc.
* Stereo entertainment center which includes 27-inch color cable TV, VCR, tape deck, compact disc player, and AM/FM radio.
* Other amenities include washer and dryer, telephones, barbecue, and beach toys.
We provide FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS (via Cable), FREE UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE CALLING (within the USA), CALLER ID, 3 WAY CALLING, AND *69 (enabling you to dial the last number who called you).
Hale Kai is fully permitted as a transient vacation rental by the County of Kauai. Our Non Conforming Use Certificate number is 1253.
Nakea Kauai Vacation rentals offers three properties for rent, a one bedroom ocean bluff condo at Sealodge in Princeville (Kai Nani), a three bedroom beachfront home (Hale Kai) and a one bedroom beachfront cottage (Punana Aloha). The latter two are both located at the secluded end of incredible Anini Beach. All three properties are owned and lovingly cared for by Bob Nakea and his wife, Dotty. Bob is a native Hawaiian whose family's roots on Kauai go back to the 1800's, and Dotty is a mainland transplant who has been in the islands for over 48 years. No attention to detail on the properties is overlooked, and each home is furnished with the comfort of its guests foremost in mind.
** In 2009, Dotty passed on, but Bob and their daughter Suzi, who was also born and raised in the islands, continue to care for these properties and their valued guests.
The Owner purchased this house in 1975
In the North Shore's idyllic setting you can: swim, surf; sunbathe, scuba dive or snorkel, wind surf (with rental boards and lessons available at Anini Beach Park), go shore fishing, book a deep water charter; beach comb, go horseback riding at Princeville Stables, watch polo games at Anini Beach, hike the island's awesome trails, enjoy gourmet dining, work out at the Princeville Spa (featuring daily and weekly memberships giving access to the latest exercise equipment, large lap pool, Jacuzzi, wet and dry saunas, and numerous aerobics, yoga, aqua -size and weight training classes), pamper yourself with a facial treatment or full body massage, whale watch, take a Na Pali Coast boat tour or a sunset sailing cruise in Hanalei Bay, book a helicopter tour of fabulous Waimea Canyon, play tennis, enjoy worldclass golfing (with discounts at Princeville's Makai and Prince courses), drive around the island and take in the sights, or just simply lie back and bask in the simple glory of being in one of earth's most naturally beautiful and peaceful places.
Hale Kai's location almost at the dead end of Anini Road, where there is only a single row of homes along the beach, means that our guests enjoy quiet and privacy not found along most of the rest of Anini. The protecting reef (one of the largest in Hawaii) assures that the waves break far out and not on the shore, and the calm shoreline and shallow waters make the area in front of the house ideal for swimming and snorkeling most of the year (except during periods of high winter surf). It is a wonderful beach for small children as it has a smooth sandy bottom (no holes to worry about!).
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My wife & I stayed for 10 days in this wonderful home with 3 of our closest friends. It's the perfect base for numerous adventures or just relaxing on the beach. Everything you could possibly need is either at the home or obtainable nearby. Internet and library of Kauai vacation books worked great for activity planning. Water was calm and usually happy families enjoying the beach by afternoon. It was just perfect. We cooked most nights, however nearby Kilauea Fish Market was a constant craving. We'd definitely recommend.
After reading all the rave reviews about this property, there is very little more that I can add. But here goes.
This house is exactly as described by the other five star reviews...comfortable, clean, everything needed for extended stays etc. What I would like to emphasize is that because of the protective reef, this part of the beach is NEVER rough. We had 30' waves outside the reef because of a storm that made swimming impossible in nearby Hanalei while Anini was dead calm. Anini is also perfect for kayaking. (Kayaks can be rented by the day or week nearby for a reasonable rate.) There are miles inside the reef for enjoyable paddling.
Another think I liked about the house is the way neighboring properties are staggered to protective everyone's privacy while relaxing on the spacious deck. Also, the deck is well above ground level so that views are unobstructed, even on busy weekends.
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Our family (7) stayed in this home and it changed the way we will, forever, plan our Hawaiian retreats. We have always stayed in resorts, no longer. This house gave us the feeling we were missing, sleeping on the beach and waking to nature and my favorite beach, anini, this was our third trip to kauai and anini has remained my favorite spot, so naturally we wanted to stay there. We are so glad we found this property to stay at. We could not have asked for a better location, better layout and style of home. It fit us perfectly! Two grandmas, a 7year old and two 13 year olds and my husband and I. Snorkeling was our favorite pastime with fish, eels, turtles and more right out your front door, princeville (Westin specifically) directly up the trail at the end of the road and shopping close by in hanalei. Short drive to princeville ranch adventures was worth it for the jungle valley tour. Short drive to hanalei for shopping and eats. Everybody was thoroughly entertained. The view from the balcony is unforgettable, seeing turtles and whales and so many different birds. Short walk down the beach to see waterfalls and old Hawaiian ruins including sealife in inches of water. A short drive that doesn't even require the highway to kaliwihai river which was so fun to stand up paddle up to the waterfalls. Also some great surfing at the beach in kaliwihai. (We rented paddle boards for a few days from hanalei) anini was a great place to stand up paddle as well. I felt so comfortable letting the kids snorkel while I watched from the balcony. It was perfect!!!!!!! We hope to come back for many years!!!! Everything was so easy and I felt like we were renting from family friends by the way we were treated. Amazing vacation and our favorite of three kauai trips so far :). If you prefer chirping birds and crowing roosters and waves crashing over the sound of elevators and people, consider this for your kauai vacation. Epic!
Our group of four adults and four young kids spent a week here in April. First, the hosts, Suzi and Bab, were very prompt and helpful in their communication and accommodating of our requests. The location was absolutely amazing, with lovely and immediate beach views right from the patio and dining area. The area was secluded enough to be nestled in nature, with the beach pretty much in the front yard, the rainforest in the backyard, and spacious sides for the kids to run about in. The beach was very calm and shallow, which was perfect for our kids. It was a bit more pebbly than some other beaches we visited, but beautiful. It is close to Princeville, Hanalei and not far from other north shore destinations. The house itself was beautifully kept, clean, comfortable and had all the amenities one could ask for, and was well-stocked. The washer and dryer is downstairs, along with a clothesline, sink, shower and a patio table and chairs. That really helped us deal with the sandy clothes and selves when we returned from the beach everyday.
There are colorful roosters and little hen-and-chick families around the house (and everywhere else on Kauai, it seems!) that was a huge attraction for the kids! There were also some geckos around, which, again were of interest to some among us :-) The only critters we didn't like were the mosquitoes outdoors in late evenings, but the screens on the doors and windows helped with keeping them out.
We mostly cooked at home, but also loved to visit some places in Hanalei (Hanalei coffee roasters has not only great coffee, but yummy waffles for breakfast and superb panini sandwiches for lunch!) The Hanalei bay beaches were beautiful, and so was Ke'e beach, although the latter was a bit crowded until early evening. The long stretch of Anini beach right outside the front door was a lovely, calm and uncrowded place to walk, and was also beautiful in the moonlight.
We loved this place, and would wholeheartedly recommend it!
My family and I could not have been happier with our stay at Hale Kai. The location is fabulous, right on the beach at the quiet end of a beautiful bay. The house was perfectly equipped with everything that we needed. It was very clean and well maintained. The owners were friendly and eager to help answer any questions that we had both before and during our stay. It was a wonderful location from which to take day trips exploring all parts of Kauai. We were always so happy to return "home" to our beautiful haven on Anini Beach. The lovely covered porch was the perfect spot to hang out and watch the stars come out at dusk or fade away at dawn. We loved this house!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Cant imagine a more perfect location-steps to a safe swimming and snorkeling beach, an unobstructed view of the water, minutes to many other beautiful beaches, a comfortable-well equipped home with hospitable owners...what more could we have wanted? Never turned on the TV. We will be back.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Out-Clean (incuding tax)||$208.33 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$300|
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