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Anini Ohana Hale is a private and secluded, cottage home on Kauai’s lush northern shore, is about an 85 second's walk from the water at the more beautiful and secluded portion of Anini Beach and is custom built and comfortably accommodates four to six. This approximately 1,300 square foot house has two to three bedrooms, two full baths, one to two living rooms, a complete kitchen with new refrig/ice maker and dishwasher, and a back porch. With adjacent home, Hale La'au Pohaku viewable at Homeaway website ID #218,676, you up to 12 people. The street address is 3663 Anini Road and it is TVNC-4255
Beautiful mountain rain forest views can be seen from several rooms and it features koa wood cabinets, granite counters, numerous ceiling fans, and now, fully carpeted, complimentary wireless computer broadband access.
The house has two queen-size beds, one queen-size futon sofabed, and a separate couch to sleep a permitted maximum of 5-6 guests (12+ with both houses on property). The complete kitchen has koa wood cabinets and breakfast bar for 3-4.. Complete, free laundry facilities are present in the house along with an outside dining area for 6 and barbecuing. Great walk-in tiled shower and combined shower/bath tub. The home is fully-equipped with linen, beach towels, and mats, barbecues, games, sightseeing and other books, stereo with CD player, VCR/DVD players and selected videos, cable TVs and broadband access.
Directly across a quiet street is a beach access path. In less than 90 seconds walk you are on beautiful, clean, sandy and secluded Anini Beach, noted for its double reef making it one of the safest beach in Hawaii for swimming & snorkeling, kayaking, sunbathing, wind surfing etc. The sound of the birds in the trees surrounding the house is a soothing reminder of the lush forest so nearby. The backyard is very private with many beautiful tropical plantings and perfect for smaller children or throwing a Frisbee.
In conjunction with our adjacent 3 bedroom home, Hale La'au Pohaku (Homeaway website listing #218,676), the homes can comfortably sleep 12+ in 5-6 bedrooms. The two houses are a great spot for a family reunion or other large gathering but be sure to reserve as far in advance as possible to assure that both houses are available for your preferred date
Keywords: Home, modern Hawaiian beach bungalow
We are Leslie and Bob Weatherwax from Granite Bay and Lake Tahoe, California. We own Anini Ohana Hale and the other home on the property, Hale La'au Pohaku. Bob is a semi-retired Founder/CEO of an energy consulting firm since 1981and Leslie is a retired speech therapist in public schools. Our six children are grown and now we live with the two youngest 'adultolescent' sons and FOUR lively dogs (two Shelties, 1 Patterdale terrier & a new Golden puppy). We also have eight grandchildren, of whom the youngest two are adopted orphans from Ethiopia. We love to travel, and have enjoyed many adventures on every continent except Antarctica. We especially love the tropics. And of French Polynesia, The West and East Indies, the Amazon basin, Papua New Guinea, tropical Queensland, sub-Saharan Africa and all the Hawaiian Islands, we think Kaua'i is the most beautiful!. We enjoy bird and now whale watching, gardening, kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. In addition, Leslie loves to quilt and has made about 30 tropical wall hangings and bedspreads for both our homes in Kaua'i.
Leslie Weatherwax purchased this house in 2000
We fell in love with Anini Beach when we were on our honeymoon 30 years ago! We discovered it quite by accident and felt that if we ever had the resources to buy a home there we would feel blessed.
In the meantime, we rented several homes on Anini for family vacations. Our kids learned to snorkel there, and three of our children went on to become certified divers. The beautiful lagoon reminded us very much of some Tahitian- Society islands, our other favorite paradise. We especially loved the lagoon with its many shades of blue and green, the false kamani trees, the waves crashing over the reef, and the view of Kilauea lighthouse in the distance. By choosing to buy property on Anini, we knew we could enjoy the beautiful scenery, swim, snorkel and kayak in the lagoon, sit and watch the spectacular summer sunsets. We also liked the tranquility of Anini, but appreciated the fact that it's only five minutes or so to Princeville or Kilauea. We've also enjoyed snorkeling and have seen many turtles, spotted eagle rays, an octopus, and many moray eels in addition to the countless tropical fish.
Our home is so close to the beach! Just a minute's walk down the picturesque beach path and you're there! It's near enough to bring the kayak, the cooler, beach chairs; although, Leslie often just brings a good book and a cup of coffee!
We love to sit on the lanai and admire the many shades of green and all the different kinds of palm trees. We enjoy tropical gardening and and have plumeria trees, heliconias, anthuriums, hibiscus, and many others. Leslie is also experimenting with water gardening! Also on the lanai is our bird feeder, which attracts cardinals, doves and raucous java sparrows. The big backyard is great for children to play and their parents can watch from the lanai.
Inside our Hawaiian cottage are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and a 'bonus' room that can be used for sleeping or watching TV. Leslie is always making more tropical quilts and gets inspired by her surroundings) and her enthusiasm has resulted in some of our guests visiting our great local fabric shops and designing their own quilts!
Not what we expected, but a good week. Arrived for an anniversary week in the small house to find that we weren't expected. Called housekeeper after finding her number on the wall, and after consultation with owner (just returning from Spain to Pennsylvania) we were offered the "big" house for no extra charge. Turned out to be a beautiful place, and we had an extraordinary week. Small glitches, including wi-fi that never worked, but overall a wonderful week with gracious and adaptable owners who took responsibility for communications error at the start. Place is for sale, so may not be available with these owners for long, but we had a wholly satisfactory week there.
My wife, two children (ages 9 and 7) and I stayed at the Ohana Anini Beach home in mid-July 2016 and really enjoyed it. The location is great, just across the street from amazing Anini Beach. The back house we stayed in was large and comfortable. The layout of the house is a little awkward, with only one real closed off bedroom and two converted nook bedrooms. The kitchen could use an upgrade, as could a lot of the accessories. The lack of AC was no problem, as the fans did a great job. All in all, I would recommend the place.
We really enjoyed our stay at Ohana Hale in Anini. The house was perfect with a big beautiful backyard and everything we needed. The location is amazing - just footsteps from the perfect family and snorkling beach where wonderful tranquil scenery surrounds you on all sides. We highly recommend this place and will send our friends and family here in the future. Mahalo for everything!
We have stayed at Ohana on four separate occasions over the last 6 years. The most recent was in May of 2013. Each time has provided an enjoyable and memorable experience. The house is located in quiet residential neighborhood directly across from Anini beach which provides ideal opportunities to swim with turtles, snorkel and paddleboard without the crowds at the more popular spots. The house has always been clean and has a kitchen well stocked with cooking utensils for those of us who enjoy cooking. A full laundry facility makes it easier for those who like to travel lite also. The master bedroom suite is our favorite with its private semi-outdoor shower and hand-made quilts. Waking to the sounds of tropical birds and the ability to see summertime sunrises and sunsets with a short walk to the beach make this a memorable house for a tropical vacation. We plan on returning as often as possible.
My family and I just spent a week here in November, we have 6 and 9 year children. We had a blast. The house is perfectly located just seconds away from a very secluded part of Anini beach. The water is calm and perfect for all ages, either as a safe place for young children or adults that are looking for a quiet place to relax.
We found the house to be very nice. We love to cook, and found that the kitchen was well stocked and clean. The house itself was very comfortable and the decor was lovely, with many beautiful handmade wall quilts. The back opens up to a very sizable yard that is private and very relaxing, the kids enjoyed playing there when we were not at the beach.
I found the owners to be very friendly and responsive to our needs.....Overall, I highly recommend it!
We spent a week at Leslie & Bob's Anini Ohana Hale back lot house. The place is well built and very spacious with easy access to the beach. Our main complaint was the overall cleanliness. None of the cookware, dishes, or glasses were clean and we had to wash everything before using it. The pillows were filthy and had not been washed after many rentals. The bathrooms were not clean either, with dirt and Gecko droppings doting the sink, toilet and shower. We took many pictures for proof.
We complained to the owners and this was a mistake as we were the target toward the end of our stay. The cleaning crew consisted of a brother of Alicia, the housekeeper, and two younger adults. We had arranged to stay an extra day and they were not informed so they showed up to clean the unit and found it still occupied while we were out. When we arrived from our morning excursion we found them in the driveway getting ready to leave. I should have known something was wrong because the brother was very pensive when I introduced myself.
We explained that we had arranged to stay an extra day and were leaving the following morning. They left and late that evening when we began to pack we realized that our GoPro camera and all the accessories were missing. My mother's prescription sunglasses were also missing as was my son's key chain flashlight. All these had been left out in various locations. We knew the cleaning crew had entered because 1) they told us so and 2) they started to clean the guest bathroom and left new towels.
I emailed Bob that night and called Alicia in the morning. Her first question was did we file a police report. We had not because of our early flight. She said she would look into it, talk with her brother and get back to us. She never returned a call. I also let the owners know but they had an emergency to deal with and could not properly respond.
Bottom line, I would stay there again but only if Alicia and here cleaning crew were no longer a part of Leslie and Bob's housekeeping. My suggestion would be to stay away as well unless you are given a guarantee these people will not have access to the unit.
Board and Body Surfing, Sail and Bogie Boarding, exceptional day or night snorkeling
Anini Ohana Hale is a licensed vacation rental in conjunction with Hale La'au Pohaku (TVNCU-4255 (Special Permit SP-2011-24) Our on-island contact is Alicia Abergas (808-212-8932)
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Cleaning Fee||£122 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£284|
!. Deposit is refundable 30 days after departure.
2. Deposit is due to firm reservation.
3. Additional fees $10/day/person exceeding 4 up to 6.