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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - The Jungle Riverhouse - 3 watercourses, 4 ponds & plants!

Amanda Rutledge

Member since: 2006
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People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - The Jungle Riverhouse - 3 watercourses, 4 ponds & plants!

People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Amanda Rutledge (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 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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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Haena, Kauai, Hawaii - The Jungle Riverhouse - 3 watercourses, 4 ponds & plants!
average rating of 4.733333 based on 22 reviews
5

Billy J

  • 5 of 5

Even more than the exceptional cleanliness of this estate; even more than the tasty decorating; even more than the well set up kitchen; more than all that, just the sunshine hitting you on your face first thing in the morning sitting on the lanai and gazing down on a landscape of rushing water courses and an incredible park - that's what completely blew my mind! This place is like no other!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
the Northwest
5

One Mamacita

  • 5 of 5

I did wonder whether the kids and my friends would be mad at me for not booking on the beach this time. We are all lovers of Kauai and try to return every couple of years. I was looking for something different and thought that the JungleRiverhouse might be a hoot. And it was! We found ourselves going to the beach every morning (if it was not raining) and then tired we would go "home". Ah! the Riverhouse would be there for us, airy and comfortable. We would send the kids to play games on the spacious grounds and settle onto the lanai, drinks in hand and the barbecue on. Oh, so good!

I admit there was more than one day when some portion of us would stay home to play on the lawns and frolic in the rivers. And then we would have pitchers of freshly squeeze tangerine and orange juice to greet the others when they returned. There is nothing quite like a jungle rain forest. There is nothing quite like frolicking in a wild flowing stream. We all thought so - it was unanimous - I had picked extremely well!!!

Do come and see for yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Robert R

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in many a vacation rental in our lives but never have we encountered the sense of deep peace that the Jungle Riverhouse emanates. Maybe it comes from the stereophonic lullaby of the rivers, maybe it comes from the landscaping filled with so many different and spectacular plants (many of which are edible) and maybe it just comes from sitting on the lanai in the morning with your coffee waiting for the sun to burst with brilliance warming you to your very toes and starting another day. I ponder why and think to return here again to find out exactly!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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

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

From $369 Nightly

Prices for this holiday estate in Haena, Kauai

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Slow Season
1 Sep 2015 - 31 May 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,435
for 3 nights
From
$369
 
 
Summer/ High Season
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
$1,520
for 3 nights
From
$397
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
Cleaning $290.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.4%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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 , This separate cottage has 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, loveseat, and room for a crib ( lots of floor space) 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.
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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