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HAENA, KAUAI, HAWAII - THE JUNGLE RIVERHOUSE, A PLACE QUITE UNIQUE

Amanda Rutledge

Advertiser since: 2006
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Bedrooms 2
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Amanda Rutledge

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Calendar last updated:
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HAENA, KAUAI, HAWAII - THE JUNGLE RIVERHOUSE, A PLACE QUITE UNIQUE

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday estate in Haena - The Jungle Riverhouse

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2 -6 Adults)

This unusual and intimate streamside home is located ten yards from a water-course that tumbles into three pools. Another larger river also freeflows through the property.

The hand-crafted home has an airy layout with excellent views of not only the streams and pools on the site itself but also of the more distant mountains and a waterfall. The main house has one bedroom as well as the living and eating areas and a great lanai.

Also available are a cottage with one bedroom and full bath, and a smaller screened cottage with a full bed and half-bath. The entire 3 acre property is only available as one rental and is not split up.

A Riverhouse is located just one mile from the beach and is situated midway between, to the east, Hanalei and Lumahai Beaches, and to the west are located both the world-renown Tunnels Beach as well as Ke'e beach and the start of the Na Pali Trail..

This home welcomes you with the sounds of cascading waters and songs of myriad birds! Lush jungle vegetation, privacy, relaxation, cool mountain breezes and beauty will surround you. Riverhouse is the epitomy of laid back old rural Hawaii. And the North Shore's famous beaches, restaurants,and eclectic shops are just a few short miles away!

Beware there is a semi-resident kitty cat, ChuChee who is politely fond of a little affection!

Keywords: Vacation Rental,Home,Exotic,A Jungle Park

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Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Amanda Rutledge (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
5 March, 2015

About Amanda Rutledge

Rocky and I, Amanda are only able to stay home here at the Jungle Riverhouse for about half of every year. When we leave Kauai, we generally head to Seattle where our boat is moored. We own and operate a 90 foot fish packer that collects salmon in the Alaskan waters and delivers them to the plant to be filleted and vacuum packed.

Amanda Rutledge purchased this estate in 1999

Why Amanda Rutledge chose Haena

Early on we learned that the many humpback whales that we saw in Alaska headed for the Hawaiian Islands to spend the winters. We thought that sounded like an excellent idea and we came here to explore. It was love at first sight with Kauai's North Shore! And then, to have found this place was completely off the charts!

While we are here, we spend a lot of time working on the grounds and also enjoying time with family and friends who always seem to find their way to our doorstep!

What makes this estate unique

To be back a few steps from the busy world is a gift. To be awakened in the morning by bird and river song is a jewel. To wander these grounds is a pleasure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A River House is a spectacular and beautiful getaway set in lush tropical gardens and along a roaring river. A touch of real Hawaii as well, though close to more touristy venues, incredible beaches, and challenging hikes. Great privacy and peace. Owners take pride in property and obviously enjoy sharing it when they are not there.



Even in rainy season, a delight! Would recommend to anyone without reservation.



Betty and Todd, Springfield, MO







· from Springfield, MO on 3/20/2014 for a stay in 3/1/2014 at A River House
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
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Reviews

4.7
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - The Jungle Riverhouse, a Place Quite Unique
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Tropical island getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent a full week at the Jungle Riverhouse. We had a magical experience ... got incredibly lucky with gorgeous sunny and warm weather the entire trip ... The river, the stream, the beautiful island and all the fruit trees will always stay etched on my memory. This was such a wonderful trip and such a magical place to be. It isn't the oceanside beach sort of stay - if you're looking to be right on the water ... not for you. But if you are looking for an amazing place with quiet, beauty, and majesty ... you've found your calm oasis amidst lifes hustle and bustle...

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

My "own" piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My first visit to Kauai and I truly scored with getting this place. Found out about it from my friend who had stayed there a couple of years ago, so I decided to check it out. I really needed a pieceful, quiet and cozy place to get away from the big city rush. The only thing you should know is no matter where you go in Hawaii, you are not getting away from noisy roosters, and this place wasn't an exception, but trere were definitely not as many of them here as in town or by the beach. I loved having my morning tea on the porch overlooking the mountain and watching the sunrise... (every time I close my eyes and try to disconnect from every day life, I imagine myself being at the Riverhouse).

Oh, and I did have "my own" freshly squeezed juice every other morning cuz there are orange and tangerine trees on the property ;))

If there is anything like Paradise does exist, that place is "a piece of mine"...

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Pacific Northwest
5

Multiple Excellent Stays

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at Jungle Riverhouse five times. Not once have I seen moldy curtains, torn furniture, or multiple cats. What I've experienced each time I've stayed at this property is beautiful tropical landscaping, very comfortable accommodations, and thoughtful improvements with each successive stay. This property is particularly well-designed for small groups. There are more than adequate spaces for people to congregate, but the separate rooms allow for as much private time as one might need. And Chuchee, the cat, is the sweetest, most gentle cat I've met. I think she makes this property feel like a home instead of a sterile rental. All of the things the reviewer, Beth, complained about (cat, no dishwasher, no AC) are clearly disclosed in the property description. In addition to finding aloha somewhere else, I hope Beth acquires reading comprehension skills.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Foster City, CA
5

Lighten up Beth

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this rental during the week of June 1, 2013, and the grounds and rejuvenation you receive are more stunning than the pictures convey (if that is possible). I fail to see how anyone could give this property one star simply because the cat knows how to open the sliding screen. We loved the laid back cat (Chu Chee), but yes, she knows how to slide open the screen door. We solved this by placing something convenient (I forget what) on the deck in front on the screen door where it meets the door jamb (a simple fix).

This property will not disappoint you if you're having trouble deciding. Frankly, you'll find yourself wanting to sit on the lanai of the main house for hours.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mill Valley, CA
1

Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

We were not happy here. We checked, and were told the cat/s do not come inside becasue we have one in our party allergic. Unfortunately, the "outside" cat is not. Not only was there one cat, but three, and the one cat can open the screen door--unbeknownst to us. The cat (s) came in at night, jumped into beds; etc. Two of us were bitten by one of the three cats. We love pets, but the cats are obviously in the house all of the time and this made us very uncomfortable. We also found the location wonderful, but the home very ill kept. Mold on the drapery, torn furniture, no dishwasher, old food in the frig and just well below normal rental standards anywhere on the island. We've rented four properties. When we contacted the owners regarding this, they were unresponsive and acutally a bit aggressive--saying we came too early, and it was our fault not to lock the doors. No AC, hard to keep everything shut. Note: do not accept credit cards and "cleaning" fee is very high. Reviews may be skewed because you have to wait 30 days for deposit refund to be mailed.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Beth, I am certainly sorry that your stay at the JungleRiverhouse was disappointing for you. In our 15 years of welcoming guests, we have not encountered such an adverse reaction. Our VRBO reviews are all 5 stars and full of enthusiasum. The three guest books that we keep at the house are full of praise and fun stories from our past grateful guests, some of whom have made numerous return visits. It is indeed true that there is no dishwasher, and that the air conditioning consists of the mountain breezes helped by numerous fans - these items are mentioned on the VRBO site as well as the fact that there is a resident kitty. This cat has been enthusiastically befriended by almost all of our guests and been readily adopted into their families. When we are home, I have put her outside every night with nary a protest and locked the screen door so she won't open it. She awaits our arising patiently on the lanai every morning. A welcome sight! However, a few other folks have successfully encouraged her to stay outside all the time (by keeping the screen door locked) and she will soon go visit her friend families in the neighborhood. When we came home this year, a scant month after you spent your three days here, we saw no other cats around nor did we hear anything about them from other guests - so I am a bit befuddled by your account. I do apologize for the rip in our lovely Ekorness Stressless recliner. It was an expensive piece and should not have failed but we do have it at the upholsterer to get it fixed. Somehow I don't feel that its small rip equates to a refund of your rental monies. I do have to say, that Rocky and I have a tremendous amount of pride in this home and its amazing, amazing environs. We feel lucky to have a management company that so efficiently takes care of the details of everyday life for our renters when we are far away working in Alaska. We are also grateful for the many years of care, friendship and competence from both our hardworking cleaner and our groundskeepers. This group of friends working together has kept the adventure of welcoming guests into our life here at the JungleRiverhouse a vibrant and rewarding experience. I am so sorry that you missed this aloha Beth and I am hoping that , should you come back to the Garden Isle, you will find a wonderful place to stay that more suits your sensibilities. Many thanks for giving our home a try. Amanda
Newcastle, WA
5

Elisa W

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking!!! This home and the grounds are magnificent! We were joined on this long awaited vacation with my parents, my brother and his wife, and our three children. My parents stayed in the main house and used the master bedroom. The main house is where we spent much of our time as a family cooking (everything you could possibly need is provided in this kitchen), spending time on the lanai looking out over the rivers, observing the extraordinary landscaping and gorgeous views. We searched the property for different fruits and enjoyed making fresh delicious OJ in the mornings. My husband and our three children stayed in the cottage. They had a portable crib, a pack n' play, a monitor, baby linens, a few toys, a high chair and a booster seat! It was awesome! I was relieved from the stress and expense of having to pack so much stuff for the kids! In addition, they had plenty of beach gear for us to use! My brother and his wife stayed in the birds nest and were very happy. This property was absolutely ideal for our family as it allowed for everyone to be together in one beautiful house but also provided separate sleeping arrangements and we all had our own space whenever we needed it. I highly recommend the Riverhouse, we seriously can't say that enough! Its beauty is one to experience. I'd recommend bringing along some bug spray at night. Those tropical mosquitos can get you. Our family will never forget our time here and we truly hope to return in the near future. We were beyond thrilled. Thank you!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Meditteranean Gourmet
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tunnels &Lumahai &Hanalei &Kee(less than 5 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Riverhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Tunnels - Great Beach & Snorkeling
Nearest Point of Interest
Kee beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lumahai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hanalei Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Anini Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lumahai Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Riverhouse Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Tip of the Island
Car: necessary

The famous Na Pali Trail starts less than 5 miles from Riverhouse. It is a 11 mile hike into valleys and beaches that are completely undeveloped. It is a hike best done with at least a 3 day timeframe.

Other epic hikes are also available not only on the North Shore but also throughout the island.

The beaches also provide beautiful and long stretches of the best sandy walks ever!

But be very careful - you could just fall in love with Kauai!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Haena, Kauai

Notes

  • $325 - $350 nt
  • US Dollars
  • Labor day to Memorial Day (exc. Xmas) $325 a night $2275 a week
  • Xmas and Summer $350 a night $2450 a week
  • There is a tax of 13.4%
  • A Housecleaning fee of $290
  • A Paperwork fee of $35
  • A Damage deposit of $500 holds the reservation.
  • There is a 3 couple and 3 children limit.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Haena in Kauai

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • There is a full bathroom in the Main House, another in the larger cottage, and a half bath in the small cottage. There is also an 'outside' shower. This outside shower does have a roof and also toilet and sink and is attached to the back of the larger cottage in the laundry area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 In The Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This bedroom is large enough to accommodate a crib.
    Bedroom 3 The Bird's Nest - 1 Double Bed , A screened gazebo with 1/2 bath
    Convertible bed(s) In The Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This sofa/sleeper is in the living room
    Bedroom 2 The Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This separate cottage has a daybed and room for a crib.
  • In the main house bedroom, there is a queen bed. In the main house living room is a very comfortable queen size convertible sofa bed. In the larger nearby cottage, there is a queen bed and a single-sized day bed as well as a full bathroom. In the 'Bird's Nest' (the small nearby cottage), there is a full-sized bed and a half bath. Both the main house bedroom and the larger cottage bedroom have ample space to set up the port-a-crib,the pack-and-play, or the blow up single mattress that can be on the floor or in its frame.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Natural pools created by the rivers, DSL, Surround Sound, Beach Toys, Cooking Utensils, Charcoal BBQ, Firepit, Outside Shower, Pets are Not Allowed however there is a little kitty that visits from time to time - her name is ChuChee. You can either ask her in or send her to her other area homes.
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