Located on the sunniest side of Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Island, and away from the hustle and bustle of some of the more popular tourist areas, Mindy's Vacation Rental is a delightful island getaway within walking distance of a black sand beach.
Mindy's is a charming one-bedroom "second story apartment" with sleeping room for "two" people. Featuring a private deck and beautiful mountain views combined with a full kitchen, color television, ceiling fans throughout, it is the perfect mix of comfort and convenience.
Do not let another holiday pass by without experiencing Mindy's magical vacation rental for yourself!
Mindy's is an excellent escape for those who want to see the Waimea/Kokee area, as it is located at the base of breathtaking Waimea Canyon. Polihale State Park is another nearby favorite, a beautiful stretch of beach located on the western edge of the majestic Na Pali Coast. A variety of shops and stores (including fresh fish and produce markets) make preparing meals at home an anticipated treat. Or revel in the vast array of bistros and restaurants that dot the area, providing memorable and deliciously unique cuisine.
My wife and I just got back a few days ago from spending 7 days of our first post-retirement vacation on Kauai. What can we say about how wonderful Mindy's is that hasn't already been said?...it's all true. Mindy's is immaculate and very comfortable. It's probably better than the pictures suggest.
We ate "in" for about half our meals making good use of the deck, propane grill and well equipped kitchen. We found the paperback library in the drawers of the TV stand and caught up on some reading on the beach and when we weren't out and about.
Mindy's is about a block from the beginning of Kekaha Beach, a few blocks from the "back road" to Waimea Canyon.
We had a great week exploring Kauai using Mindy's as our base. Even the North Shore is only an hour and a half or so drive. Most of the South and West shore sights and activities are within 15-40 minutes.
Waimea, about 2 miles East, has a good grocery open to 11 PM daily. The grocery also has a reasonable selection of beer, wine and spirits. There are a couple of eateries in Waimea as well.
If "beaching it" is your thing, the apartment has chairs, umbrellas, coolers and even snorkeling gear. The beaches are minutes away.
Mindy and Dave are the perfect hosts...warm and welcoming They were very helpful with suggestions when asked and never intrusive. We arrived to fresh fruit, home baked muffins and a box of (chocolate covered) macadamia nuts...mmm
Do yourself a favor, don't bother trying to find anywhere else.
My Brother and I spent most of our "home" time out on the porch: chatting, eating, star gazing, bird watching, game playing. I can't stop thinking about our vacation. Mindy's is perfect. Thank you so much for the clean, quiet, well-appointed, comfortable, welcoming accommodations.
My husband and I spent 3 nights at Mindys. It was our first time staying on the west side of the island as we wanted to have easy access to Waimea Canyon. We were not disappointed. The apartment was perfect for the 2 of us -- well stocked and very tastefully and thoughtfully decorated. We cooked in all three nights and enjoyed sitting on the deck. Mindy and Dave are warm and genuine -- they enjoy talking and sharing with their guests. We enjoying having a good chinwag (talk) with Dave about the garden and composting! And Mindy's muffins are delicious!
We loved our stay at Mindy’s place! She and her husband Dave were so friendly and nice. I know they get a lot of visitors but Dave would chat with us for a bit and say "Everybody has a story to tell". Mindy is full of great local advise and trip suggestions. Very friendly and nice people.
I also want to comment on how clean and nice the unit is. Her rate is so affordable I wasn't sure what to expect but the place is updated and super clean. The kind of squeaky clean I wish my own house could feel like :) The location is great as well. Its off the beaten path but is still a great location to launch you off on all your adventures. Or if you prefer to stay close, you can literally walk 1 block to the ocean and walk on the beach, swim or whatever. When you get back they have the nicest shower on the ground level to rinse off. The deck is nice and comfortable and we used the grill several times.
For simple stay this place is a real gem!
We had a most enjoyable stay at Mindy's. Mindy made the booking and payment process pleasant and easy. Mindy and Dave were friendly hosts and we were welcomed with Mindy's delicious banana chocolate chip muffins. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and very well-appointed (particularly in the kitchen). We found the location perfect for being a little ways off the beaten path, but still convenient for visiting locales on the south side of the island (Polihale State Park, Koke'e State Park, Waimea Canyon, Hanapepe, boat tours to Na Pali Coast, Po'ipu, Lihu'e, and Wailua River). Mindy also provided helpful information about local happenings and sights. We wish we could have stayed longer than two nights!
My wife and I stayed at Mindy’s immaculately clean, spacious with lots of windows and natural light (just like the pictures) apartment with a deck, for almost two weeks: Oct 1st-13th, 2013 and loved every minute of it! The owners: Mindy and Dave were so helpful and generous and were available whenever we needed anything. It is obvious that they really want their customers to have a great stay and they do everything they can to make sure you will. We loved how welcome they both made us feel. They also gave great recommendations on the area and were very respectful of our privacy.
It is close to the boat and helicopter tours, and abundance of best hiking trials on the island! Check out the guides/tour books they provide for what to do on this part of the island. The bed was very comfy, kitchen fully equipped. No hidden fees... just a great place to unwind and explore.
We would definitely recommend it!
Gregory and Karolina