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Suzi Nakea

Member since: 2003
Speaks English

Punana Aloha Cottage - a Romantic Beachfront Home at Anini!

53 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Kauai

House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Retreat from the cares of the world in this tastefully furnished, one-bedroom, one-bath, oceanfront home.

Punana Aloha, which means 'Love Nest' in Hawaiian, is a one-bedroom, one-bath hideaway on incomparable Anini Beach. Constructed of natural cedar throughout and boasting a wood-burning fireplace, the cottage is the perfect choice for a vacation to simply 'get away from it all.' Restricted to a maximum of two guests, the cottage is ideal for honeymoons or anniversaries.

Located on Kauai's verdant North Shore, Anini Beach is a haven for the traveler who wants to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Hawaii. Protected by a large outer reef, the quiet waters of Anini are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, and sunning. Follow Anini Road almost to the spot where it dead ends at Anini Stream and you will find Punana Aloha on a beautifully landscaped half acre of land fronting the ocean. The ocean view is unobstructed, and your toes will touch the sand of the beach less than 75 yards from the front door.

Features include 896 square feet of living area with two covered lanais, two reclining chairs in living room, built-in desk/office area, daybed, comfortable king-sized bed in bedroom, full bathroom with tub/shower, ceiling fans, washer and dryer, telephones, large charcoal barbeque/smoker, chaise lounges, and beach chairs.

The fully-equipped kitchen contains solid oak cabinets with a large pantry, a four-burner gas range with oven, 20' refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, six-foot bar/serving counter/cooking island, coffee maker, rice cooker/steamer, toaster, blender, mixer, etc.

The living room has a home entertainment center which includes a 27-inch color cable TV and a VCR/DVD player.

We provide FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS (DSL), FREE UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE CALLING (within the USA), CALLER ID, 3 WAY CALLING, AND *69 (enabling you to dial the last number who called you). There is a cordless phone in the kitchen area, and one more in the bedroom. The kitchen phone also has an answering machine.

Bob and Suzi are on island and can be reached by email at rentals@nakearentals.com or 808-431-4659.

Punana Aloha is fully permitted as a transient vacation rental by the County of Kauai. Our Non Conforming Use Certificate number is 5082.

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Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Suzi Nakea (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks English

About Suzi Nakea

Nakea Kauai Vacation rentals offers three properties for rent, a one bedroom ocean bluff condo at Sealodge in Princeville (Kai Nani), a three bedroom beachfront home (Hale Kai) and a one bedroom beachfront cottage (Punana Aloha). The latter two are both located at the secluded end of incredible Anini Beach. All three properties are owned and lovingly cared for by Bob Nakea and his wife, Dotty. Bob is a native Hawaiian whose family's roots on Kauai go back to the 1800's, and Dotty is a mainland transplant who has been in the islands for over 48 years. No attention to detail on the properties is overlooked, and each home is furnished with the comfort of its guests foremost in mind.

** In 2009, Dotty passed on, but Bob and their daughter Suzi, who was also born and raised in the islands, continue to care for these properties and their valued guests.

Suzi Nakea purchased this house in 1980

Why Suzi Nakea chose Kauai

In the North Shore's idyllic setting you can: swim, surf; sunbathe, scuba dive or snorkel, wind surf (with rental boards and lessons available at Anini Beach Park), go shore fishing, book a deep water charter; beach comb, go horseback riding at nearby stables, hike the island's awesome trails, enjoy gourmet dining, work out at the Princeville Spa (featuring daily and weekly memberships giving access to the latest exercise equipment, large lap pool, Jacuzzi, wet and dry saunas, and numerous aerobics, yoga, aqua -size and weight training classes), pamper yourself with a facial treatment or full body massage, whale watch, take a Na Pali Coast boat tour or a sunset sailing cruise in Hanalei Bay, book a helicopter tour of fabulous Waimea Canyon, play tennis, enjoy worldclass golfing, drive around the island and take in the sights, or just simply lie back and bask in the simple glory of being in one of earth's most naturally beautiful and peaceful places. We will be happy to assist you in your activity planning. Just let us know what you would like to do!

What makes this house unique

Punana Aloha's location almost at the dead end of Anini Road, where there is only a single row of homes along the beach, means that our guests enjoy quiet and privacy not found along most of the rest of Anini . The protecting reef (one of the largest in Hawaii) assures that the waves break far out and not on the shore, and the calm shoreline and shallow waters make the area in front of the house ideal for swimming and snorkeling most of the year (except during periods of high winter surf).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Unfortunately, the guestbook we use, no longer automatically posts to VRBO. Please visit our website at nakearentals.com to view our most recent guestbook entries.

Aloha,

Suzi Nakea
Sep 2011
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Reviews

5
based on 53 holidaymaker reviews

Punana Aloha Cottage - a Romantic Beachfront Home at Anini!
average rating of 5.0 based on 62 reviews
San Francisco, California
5

A Little Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to do this review and let others know of this hidden gem on the north side of Kauai. Looking for a beautiful, quiet beachfront property where the loudest noises are the many types of birds that live here? This is a beautiful quiet beach, with a large reef resulting in a calm waterfront, which you can see constantly from the large front window of the cottage. This is a place to go and not feel the urge that you must do something-just being here is enough!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Honeymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

A peaceful, secluded cottage close to Anini Beach. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach and Kauai. We would definitely return if the opportunity arises in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston TX
5

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience on Anini Beach. I agree with a previous reviewer that I hate to say how wonderful it is since it will make it difficult for the future for me -- but this was my best experience on Kauai in 6 trips. Suzi & Bob have created a beautiful place not only because of the location, but also the comfort. Everything is maintained so nicely and the kitchen is a great place to cook. This is the first trip to the island where I didn't feel a need to go anywhere but just stay put and walk across the road to the beach -- which I did bright and early every morning to stretch and just take in the beauty. I will definitely be back and hope Punana Ahoha is available. Thank you, Suzi & Bob for this little piece of Heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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estacada Oregon
5

A wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th trip to Hawaii and the best yet and a lot of that due to the wonderful week we stayed at this great cottage. Perfect location, nice open floor plan comfortable bed and everything a person could need and more. Our hosts took very good care of us and we definitely will be back in the future. I can't say a negative thing as it was a great place to stay, relax, swim and snorkel. I hate to say how wonderful it is because it might make it difficult for us to book the next time. A wonderful little gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arizona
5

Seclusion and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible location! Best Hawaii ever, friendly and helpful owners, fully stocked cottage, ocean views, lots of beach. A quiet place one wants to revisit, over and over!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a nice, quiet place to stay with a beautiful view of the ocean on well-kept grounds then this is your place. Aloha...

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Hale Kai at Anini Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kai Nani at Sealodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Punana Aloha Cottage

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Anini Beach, Kauai

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Additional pricing information

Out-Clean (includes tax) £119
Refundable Damage Deposit £229
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kauai in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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