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Beautiful BEACHFRONT home, Sleeps 14, Call for Special Reduced Rates!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in Haena - Swaying Palms

7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 14

This beautiful 7 bedroom home sleeping 14 sits on a fabulous and nearly private beach! The views of the turquoise water from the home are breathtaking! A fabulous location for a family reunion, vacation with friends and family, or just relaxing the days away.

Enter this beachfront home from the covered lanai to reveal a magnificent, panoramic ocean and coastal vista. In this home, the mesmerizing sight and sound of the ocean are with you in all rooms. Lush foliage as well as mature, tropical plants and swaying palm trees decorate the grounds, adding natural beauty and offering privacy.

Families and friends planning time together find this home has a comfortable ambiance for a memorable, relaxing vacation. There is plenty of room to have quiet time alone as well as large rooms and open spaces for gathering together. This special home offers abundant opportunities for relaxation, rejuvenation and renewal.

Gazing through the house towards the ocean, guests see and feel the spacious comfort designed into it and appreciate its delightful furnishings and thoughtful amenities.

Off the living room, the large oceanfront deck is a perfect place to greet the day, perhaps with a cup of island coffee or fresh fruit juice. A second deck is situated oceanfront off the dining room. Step down to the sandy beach and stroll for miles along the shore or lounge on the warm sand to relax and unwind. Playful dolphins frolic offshore and, during winter months, watch for giant humpback whales, quite an awesome sight. Monk seals frequent the property year-round. Kite boarders offer frequent displays of their awesome sport.

Evenings bring spectacular sunsets to Kauai’s north shore. The decks, covered lanai and beach offer the best vantage for expansive views although sunsets can be enjoyed from virtually any room of this custom-designed home.

Preparing meals at home is convenient in the large, fully equipped kitchen and, for grilling the fresh catch of the day and other favorites, there is a barbecue in the garden fronting the large covered lanai.

Although just a short drive to Princeville and Hanalei's splendid mix of restaurants, shops and activities, this home is in a peaceful world of its own, an oasis in paradise. A seldom frequented beach, all the comforts of home, and so much more await the discerning guest.

Activities nearby include seasonal swimming and excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding, hiking the world famous Kalalau trail, exploring the towering cliffs of the Napali coast, horseback riding, golf, shopping, tennis and more.

*7 Night Minimum. Shorter stays may be allowed if filling vacant dates between two bookings. Please contact us if you are looking to book a stay less than 7 nights.


TAT #: TA-011-704-1152-01

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Property Manager
Oceanfront Realty
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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Why Oceanfront Realty chose Kauai

Secluded, nearly private sandy beach.

What makes this house unique

Watching the moon rise up out of the horizon. Long walks on a mostly undiscovered beach. Watching native Hawaiian net-fishermen practicing their ancient craft. Farmer's markets held nearby on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Fresh island fruits, vegetables, flowers and much more.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Aloha. Our family had a simply wonderful stay at the Swaying Palms from 7/9/2019 to 7/19/2016. For our family of 12 (2 grandparents celebrating their 50th anniversary, 3 children and their spouses, 2 grandchildren, 1 grandson in law, and one friend of grandson), it was "perfect". Its beachfront location on the highway was close to lots of things to do and places to eat out, though we mostly cooked at the house. There was something for everyone to do everyday. It was very comfortable for us. We felt like we could relax and enjoy ourselves, in excellent, but not overly fancy accommodations. It felt like "home". We would highly recommend it to a family or group like ours.

If we are fortunate to come back to Kauai, this is the first place we will hope to stay.
Jul 2016
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based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful BEACHFRONT home, Sleeps 14, Call for Special Reduced Rates!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 23 reviews
San Diego,CA

Lovely, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week at this property. This home was comfortable and is located in the most beautiful setting. There are breathtaking views from every room. We loved the quiet and peacefulness of the location. We were a family of six celebrating a special anniversary. It was perfect for us....... We would return again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mary, and mahalo nui loa for your review! We're very happy that you enjoyed staying at the house and appreciated it's beautiful location, and we hope your celebrations went well. Please let us know when you're ready to return. We offer a 10% discount to repeat guests and we'd love the opportunity to serve you again!
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Party of 14

  • 4 of 5

We filled the house with 14 adults for a week in August 2016, and loved the property! The best feature about this house is that it sits right on the beach. The main beach access is via the large lanai off the living room. It's a good beach for sitting: watching the sunrise over Princeville, tanning during the morning hours, enjoying shade and cool breezes in the afternoon, or watching the stars at night. Few beachcombers wander by, so it's easy to enjoy the illusion that this is a private beach, just for your enjoyment. The beach immediately in front of the house is rocky beyond knee-deep, so it's good for splashing around but not for swimming. There's a sandy area about 100 feet up the beach, which is more swim-friendly. When we were visiting, there was little current and some pretty fantastic snorkeling. HOWEVER ocean conditions change constantly - swimming here might be dangerous during your visit.

The house was clean and well-maintained. Bath and beach towels were plentiful and of good quality. There were some minor glitches (the dining room slider doesn't slide smoothly; one of the folding doors in front of the washer/drier came off; the dishwasher made a high, squealing noise) nothing that a little patience didn't fix. We were surprised that the basic supplies (toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap, etc.) were pretty limited and we had to restock ourselves. The property managers made only two keys available; we ended up getting more keys made, but really it would be much more convenient to have combination locks on all the doors.

There was sufficient parking for our entire group. Some of our party found the road intimidating to drive after dark.


It's difficult to figure out from the listing and photos how this property is laid out. Hopefully I can clarify. There is the main house facing the beach, and then two suites closer to the road. The bottom floor of the main house comprises a huge living room, a large galley kitchen, a dining room, and a bedroom suite. The living room is the centerpiece of the house. Windows on two sides provide a panoramic view of the ocean. Seating comfortable for nine people, or slightly squeezed for 12. We dragged three chairs in from the lanai and never felt a lack of space. A slider leads to the main lanai (uncovered but shaded by the house in the afternoon), which has stairs to the beach.

The kitchen is adequate but not great. We cooked at the house most nights, so we put it through its pac

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Gina, and mahalo nui loa for your extensive review! We're very glad that you had such a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the house and beach. Your visit was during the summer, when the north shore surf is calm. Winter is when the beach is less swimmable due to rough currents. We're surprised that you had trouble with the dining room slider and dishwasher, as both are brand new. We'll send our maintenance crew to check them out as well as the folding door in the laundry area. We supply a starter kit of supplies as the house is an independently owned vacation rental, and guests are expected to purchase what they need for their specific preferences and amount of time they stay. We generally encourage guests to use the lock box for sharing the house keys as this allows everyone access but ensures keys don't get lost at the beach. We are now planning on installing combination locks at your suggestion. We offer a 10% discount to repeat guests, so we hope you'll return. We'd love the opportunity to serve you again!
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Great house on the beach

  • 4 of 5

Booked this house because it was on the beach on the north shore of Kauai. Location is far out and shopping is 4 to 7 miles from the house. The house has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and is large enough for 14 people as we had 13 on our visit. Except for the rain the house was great for our stay. The beach in front is OK as it has a lot of rocks and coral not great for swimming. there are better beaches close though.

Had some issues with all the rain bugs, ants which were expected with all the rain. Kauai is the wettest island with over 450 inches of rain.

There were 5 tropical storms the week before we went there and also the week we were there with lots of clouds and showers because of all the storms heading towards Hawaii.

Overall, our trip was nice, with my family enjoyed the island. Would probably stay closer to things on another trip to Hawaii.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Gene, and mahalo for your comments. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay, despite the ants and wet weather! Kauai is in the subtropics, so rain and bugs are part of island life. We offered to send someone about the ants but you requested they come after your stay. The house is located in a more remote part of the island; some people prefer to stay in a more secluded area, surrounded by the lush vegetation. Hanalei is only a short drive away, though. Even if you decide to stay elsewhere, we hope you’ll visit our beautiful island again!
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Unbelievable Views

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of thirteen friends from church in Silicon Valley. From the moment we walked into this home we were in awe of the amazing views. It couldn't be any closer to the water, and every single room had a picture perfect view of the ocean. The house was roomy with plenty of beds and bathrooms and everything was clean and looked freshly painted. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept well listening to the waves at night. The deck steps go down to a beach with the most beautiful golden sand I've ever seen. We had to pull chairs from around the house to fit everyone around the dining room table, but cooking breakfast and dinner was easy and we routinely had over five people cooking at once. The neighborhood around the home is safe and beautiful to explore. Management was extremely responsive - we barbequed quite a bit so we ran out of gas: management brought more gas the same day! Every one of us would come back to this home!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for sharing your experience! We're very glad you enjoyed your vacation with us. Next time you are on Kauai please consider staying at Swaying Palms again; we offer a 10% discount to repeat visitors.
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Great location but house showing wear and tear

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Swaying Palms from Aug. 10-20, 2014, with as many as 13 people in our group arriving on different dates. We can confirm all the comments about the location, which is spectacular, with almost all the rooms having an oceanfront door or window. The kitchen was clean and well equipped, and the management company was very responsive when we called. There were also plenty of other good amenities such as beach toys, towels, chairs, etc. However, the house itself is quite run down and in need of updating. Close observers will spot that the ad pictures are color-enhanced for appeal, but even taking that into account left us a little surprised at how shabby some parts of the house actually were, including a lot of the dated furniture, fixtures, old beds/mattresses and items in need of repair. For the rental fees charged, we would expect the owners to spend a little more on updating and renovation, and encourage them to do so. (By comparison, we stayed at Hale Kepuhi, right next door, a few years back and found it to be much more nicely equipped with modern amenities, though fewer bedrooms.) If you're needing a beachfront house with 7 bedrooms, there aren't too many other options in the Haena area, and this house more than delivers on scenery and location, only a few minutes away from Hanalei. Everyone in our party had a fabulous time in this idyllic locale, but everyone was also commenting about the shabbiness of some of the accommodations. If you go in with lowered expectations about the condition of the house (i.e., not as new and colorful as pictured), you can't help but having a great time right on such a beautiful beach. All things considered however, having stayed there for ten days, we won't be returning to Swaying Palms.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, and mahalo for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the location of Swaying Palms, but sorry that you were disappointed by the condition of the house. Being located in the tropics, houses on Kauai do suffer from weather-related wear and tear rather quickly. The home was purchased last year and the new owners came to stay in the home soon after your stay. We met with them and recommended some updates. Since then, they have rebuilt the lanai and other wood work around the house and repainted the entire interior. Additionally, there is new furniture/beds in two of the bedrooms, the living room furniture was reupholstered, and new appliances were installed, among other smaller repairs. Owners are currently getting new dining room furniture so that it will seat more people. We hope you will reconsider staying with us again. There is a 10% discount for repeat visitors, and we'd love to have you as our guests again to show you a better experience.
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Perfect place to stay with a large group of adults and children

  • 4 of 5

Our group had a total of 13 people. 7 adults and 6 children. This was a great place to stay. Layout of the house was perfect for a large group. We never felt cramped or in each others way. The kitchen was furnished with a great amount of dishes, silverware, appliances, and pots/pans. Very comfortable stay. I hope to have the opportunity to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
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Farmer's markets nearby, National Tropical Botanical Garden nearby, minutes to world-famous Tunnels Beach, Kalalau Trail and Napali Coast.


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  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • $900 - $1200 nightly, 5 night minimum
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  • $900 nightly, 5 night minimum
  • Summer Jun 1 - Sep 7: $1000 nightly, 5 night minimum
  • Holiday Dec 20 - Jan 7: $1200 nightly, 7 night minimum
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Haena in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (King), Bedroom # 3 (King), Bedroom # 4 (King), Bedroom # 5 (2 Twin), Bedroom # 6 (Queen), Bedroom # 7 (2 Twin)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf

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