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

Amanda Rutledge

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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

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
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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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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - The Jungle Riverhouse, a Place Quite Unique
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - The Jungle Riverhouse, a Place Quite Unique
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Haena Kauai
Mill Valley, CA
1

Disappointed

  • 1 out 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: 19-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haena Kauai
Newcastle, WA
5

Elisa W

  • 5 out 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: 04-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Haena Kauai
5

Peaceful paradise

  • 5 out of 5
My family and I stayed here last August and now that we are heading back to Kauai I felt I should review this property. Once you get to The River House, there's little interest in leaving. With a group of six, three couples, we each had our own private sleeping areas. The sound of the water and breeze bid us goodnight every day. Of course, the sound of the rooster at 4am bid us good morning, but such is the nature of the island. This property is tucked away from everything and to some that may feel intimidating but it's a perfectly safe and serene environment. In fact, it's the isolation that is so amazing. You can sit out on the patio and listen to nature for hours. It's a great location for going to Tunnels Beach and Ke'e Beach. You may even find some goodies to take to the beach (snorkel masks and fins, coolers, beach mats, etc) in the gear closet. This unit has everything you could ask for. It does not have a/c but the cool breeze should do just fine, no matter the time of year. We did take the advice of previous reviews and made sure to clean the kitchen thoroughly before leaving on any adventures. Doing so kept us from ever having any ant issues. Overall, this is a perfect place for a nature loving family. It's truly peaceful and relaxing and worth the drive!
  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Haena Kauai
Napa, CA
5

Amazing property and experience

  • 5 out of 5
I cant thank Amanda and Rocky enough for sharing their beautiful home and property. The amenities were fantastic and our family of 10 had a wonderful experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives. The grounds are amazing and our kids were out on adventures daily exploring the river and jungle. The homes on the property are clean with amazing architecture in the main house as well as a great kitchen. One recommendation is to bring bug spray which helped us with bites. Close to the beaches and a 10 minute drive to Hanalei makes this the perfect location for those not looking for a hotel experience. Cant wait to go back and stay at the river house.

Dave
  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Haena Kauai
San Diego CA
5

Paradise Retreat

  • 5 out of 5
Think "Garden of Eden"! My husband and I have stayed at the River House several times and we love this property. The first time I walked up to the Main House I felt enveloped in a soothing, calming energy. The house is beautiful and the cottage and " the bird's nest" are charming. The property is absolutely breathtaking with the sound of the river and the jungle birds in the background. There are several different types of tropical fruit trees and the property is abundant with orchids, gingers, birds-of-paradise, etc. Hanalei Beach is minutes away and is one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet! If you are looking for a vacation experience with privacy and a place to unwind, you will love this property!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Haena Kauai
Carmel Ca
5

What one imagines Kauai to be and more!

  • 5 out of 5
Staying at the river house is truely relaxed bliss. Here you recieve what you imagined kauai to be as a kid when you could only dream of going. privacy, Tranquility, comfort, unique arcitecture and landscape and everything that one or six could need to vacation, just bring Clothing and food. This is a great place for a family trip or honymoon and is not over priced like most resorts. We dont even want to leave for the day.... I'll save touring for the rest of my stay. If I knew what I know now, I'd have booked our whole stay here:)
Thank you R and A for sharing your beautiful home with our family. We can hardly wait to our return.
Yours truely One Love B.
  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates 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.

Facilities

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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