This is a lovely, traditional plantation style home, located within what was until very recently a traditional plantation town. The home is lovely, spacious, and well equipped -- we really liked it! This part of the island is dry, and the house was delightfully free of any mustiness (important for someone, like me, with mold allergies.) The town, however, has few amenities: the supermarket is some kilometers away, for example (which is the only reason why my recommendation did not receive 5 stars). There is a beach just a block away, but in my opinion, this location requires a vehicle to fully appreciate the area. We enjoyed the drive up the canyon, for example, but my favorite destination -- in fact, now one of my favorite places in the world! -- is Polihale State Park, which requires a drive out of town and then down a poorly maintained dirt road. (But do NOT drive here after rain without a 4x4!).
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you enjoyed Polihale, my favorite place in the world:) and Hale La'akea. I think that you need a car when visit Kauai no matter where you stay on the island to best navigate this beautiful island. I hope to hear from you again in the future.
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