|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Situated on Anchorage Point in Haena on Kauai's verdant North Shore, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath beachfront Kauai vacation home offers an unobstructed panoramic ocean view with swimming, beachcombing, or snorkeling just outside your doorstep.
A turquoise ocean view follows you throughout the entire house. Here beside the blue Pacific is a place where you can barbecue, relax, and enjoy the cool trade winds and the fine tropical sunsets sinking into the sea.
Keywords: House, Villa, Oceanfront, beachfront
This was our first, one-week-only Hawaii vacation. Location: We read that winter on Kauai's North Shore means tall surf and potentially cloudy, cool conditions. But this is what we did within 100 yards of the house: Swim, sunbathe, snorkel (!), watch whales, bike, have dinner on the Lanei, walk on the beach, go out for dinner (Mediterranean Gourmet), see a Luaua (also at the Mediterranean Gourmet, we only caught the end of it), visit a coffee shop plus gallery. This is what we did within a 10-minute car ride or bike ride: All of the above plus hike the Napali Coast, watch an incredible sunset at Ke'e beach, surf Hanalei, shop Hanalei, walk to Tunnels along the beach, snorkel at Tunnels, buy a Ukulele. We made it to Poipu for some more snorkeling one day, but we didn't feel we needed to be on the South Shore to enjoy Kauai. The South Shore has a very different, more resort-y character, and we preferred the North Shore. The house: it's really the location that makes it a winner. You will pay a premium just to be right on the ocean. Once you accept that it is a reasonable value. And if you can budget that, it is totally unbeatable. The sounds of the ocean at night kind of envelop you, and you wake up to a beach sunrise. The house is as advertised, nice little details like plenty of bathtowels, washer/dryer, well-equipped kitchen and incredibly large bathrooms. Clean. Quite spacious for our family of 4. We dined in every day except one and kitchen was fine for cooking. Nice wood floor in the kitchen, wish the wood floor extended everywhere instead of the carpeting but that's personal taste. Interactions with the owner: Steve was very responsive.There was no micromanagement - no long list of instructions, either for arrival, for the house, or for departure. But when I had a question it was answered promptly. Mahalo!
I will break the review into sections on the house, interaction with the owner, and location.
House: The house is in great shape. Well described by the photos. Like many other houses in that part of Kauai, the entire house is raised above ground level by about 15 ft, resting on concrete pillars.
Parking is underneath the house. There is room for about 4 cars.
There are a flight of stairs going up. The entry is into a large, well-maintained laundry room. Then there is the living room. The living room and master bedroom, and the lanai outside the living room have excellent views. You can see the sunrise over the water everyday. The house has all modern amenities and is well-supplied. All the amenities seem fairly new.
Besides the usual, there were a rice cooker and crockpot in the kitchen.
There was also a charcoal barbeque grill by the car park.
There was plenty of supply of soap, shampoo, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent etc.
The only thing you many need to purchase extra off is paper towels.
All the conveniences were nice. There were beach towels and kids beach toys.
The beds were of good quality.
The dining table only seats 4, but the table on the lanai outside can seat more. (However, that table set gets weathered and make sure a chair is not wet or rusting before sitting).
Interaction with the owner: Steve, who owns the house was very helpful and easy to reach. We wanted to do a mid week cleaning. He provided us with contacts for that.
Location: The location is quite excellent for those who are repeat visitors to Kauai like us or those who would prefer to stay on the north shore. Since the house is quite close to the end of the road on the north side, it would be quite a drive for visits to the south or to Lihue. But there is plenty to do on the north side. The house itself adjoins the Hanalei Colony resort which has a great Luau on Tuesdays. The beach in front is amazing. If you look out from the house, you will see Anchorage point (just 100 ft) to the left. Go another 100 ft past and step out into the water and the snorkeling is amazing. We saw lots of fish, sea horses, lobster and plenty of coral.
The house is a 20 min drive to Hanalei and 10 mins from Tunnels beach, Ke-e beach, Limahuli gardens.
In short, if you want water activities, this is an excellent place.
This is a super place for young kids (with great kitchen, laundry, beach).
What a view, we had a very relaxing time and enjoyed the house very much. The snorkeling out in front of the house was increedible. We saw many fish and different colors of coral. We will be back ever year and will make this a part of our family trip for years to come. The resturant at the Hanalei Colony Resort was great and it was nice to have close by.With the close proximity to the Na Pali cliffs we where able to go on several hikes and took some great shots.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|cleaning||$350 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$250|
|Notes||1st payment of $1,000.00 due at time of booking. Balance 70 days prior to departure date; 90 days for holidays.|
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