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50 Steps to North Shore's Best Private Beach! Call for small group discount.

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 14 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Haena - Hale Pulelehu'a

4 BR, 2.5 BA House (sleeps 8) and 1 BR Guest House (Sleep 2)

A classic plantation style home, this Haena beach house, known as Hale Pulelehu'a (The Butterfly House), is a wonderful place for your family & friends to experience the island lifestyle on the North Shore of Kauai. Immaculately cared for, Island art & historic photographs help create a serene environment that ensures a memorable experience.

The Hale Pulelehu'a (The Butterfly House) is lovingly cared for and provides easy access to all of the activities of Kauai's North Shore. A scenic ten minute drive past historic Hanalei town and only one and a half miles from the end of the road at Ke'e Beach and the start of the breathtaking Kalalau Trail and the famed Napali coast is found. Directly across the street from the home is one of the most beautiful private sandy beaches on the north shore. World famous Tunnel's Beach, which is one of the finest seasonal snorkel and surf locations is a spectacular 5-10 minute beach stroll away. Right down the road on the ocean you can dine at the Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant or visit the Napali Art Gallery and Coffee House with some of the best coffee on the island.

You will also be able to enjoy historic Hanalei town, where you will find restaurants offering sushi, burgers, vegan dining, fresh fish, Pacific Rim, pizza, Brazilian, and tapas. Several restaurants have been featured in Food and Wine and Gourmet Magazine. Also, don't miss the Hawaiian Shave Ice.

Hanalei has a variety of charming boutiques and services, including yoga and massage, as well as shops to rent kayaks, snorkel gear, or bikes. You can fish and kayak at the Hanalei pier and river. There is seasonal world class surfing as well.

Princeville is 15 minutes from the house and offers golf, zip-lining tours, horseback riding, jungle waterfall kayak trips, shopping, and more.

Features of Hale O'Pulelehu'a:

One Master Suite with king bed and private bathroom

Two Guest Bedrooms with queen beds

One bedroom with two twin beds

A wide-open floor plan with vaulted ceilings that is great for family or gracious entertaining.

The large, well appointed kitchen can accommodate the entire family and has a large island/bar with seating for meals

The great room includes a dining room and living room that open to the lanai

Other amenities include: Outdoor shower, barbeque grill, Wireless High Speed Internet, quality linens, beach chairs, umbrella, and beach towels.

One bedroom guest house- guest house cannot be rented separately from the main house

TVNC-1238- County of Kauai Vacation Rental Permit

24 hour on island contact- Debbie Webb 808-652-8267

Keywords:Main house and guest house combined can accommodate up to 10 persons, Tunnels, Haena, Kauai, North Shore, Na Pali Coast, Golf, Kite Boarding, Yoga, Surfing, Hiking, Snorkeling, Hale Pulelehu'a

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Bill Morgan
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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Why Bill Morgan chose Kauai

I have been returning to Kauai since first living here in 1975. Hale Pulelehu'a is located on the best beach on the entire island of Kauai. We designed Hale Pulelehu'a to appeal to our multi-generational family. The house is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the North Shore and is close to so many great activities. There are so many spectacular things to do within walking distance of the house that you may not even need to get in your car!


based on 56 holidaymaker reviews

50 Steps to North Shore's Best Private Beach! Call for small group discount.
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews
New York, NY

Absolutely Incredible House

  • 5 of 5

A group of 9 young professionals travelled from all over the US to stay in this house for a friend's wedding. We had an absolutely fabulous time. Both the main house and the "tree house" were beautiful and exactly as described. Everything we needed was provided, including bedding, towels, washer/dryer, and even some watersports equipment. The location couldn't be better -- the house is right across the street from a spectacular beach and it's about a 10 minute drive to the nearest town. The owner and property manager were very responsive and made our stay perfect in every way. Seriously, this house is absolutely incredible!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livin' life in the neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel like a full time north shore Kauai resident then this is the property for you. Beautiful grounds, manicured and lush. Plenty of off street parking. Indoor and outdoor areas for relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere. Outdoor showers are a blessing with a large group, especially if there are childern. Helps you keep the sand out of the house, rinse off the salt water and sand or just take your full shower, nice.

The main house is so comfortable. Full kitchen, well stocked with dishes and small appliances. Always a few spices and condiments available also. And everything works great. Nice to have a washer and dryer to keep up with beach towels and and personal items. Living and dining area comfortable for 9 of us. Everyone had a nice room and bed. Nice baths as well.

The Tree House was perfect for the grandparents! Our own little get away spot. The fridge was a big help storing extra food and beverages for the group. Both the main house and the Tree House have stairs to the living areas.

And the beach is almost at your front door, go across the street and down a path and you are there. Lots of beach and snorkeling equipment in the toy storage area to pick and choose from, including an ice chest and cooler bags, beach chairs, boogie boards, it's all there waiting for you to pick what you need and go.

Our second visit to this property and we will be back

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house in a fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

Hale Pulelehu'a is a delightful house tucked in a quiet neighborhood in Haena. It really is just a short walk to the beach and walking distance to Tunnels Beach. The house is spacious, clean, and well-kept. There were plenty of linens, beach towels, and a very well-stocked kitchen. The outdoor shower is lovely! Great spot on the North Shore and very good access to shops, restaurants, and hiking trails. The owner was easy to contact and responsive. No problems with anything in the house or on the grounds. I would highly recommend to friends and family looking for a quiet, authentic North Shore experience!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House - Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for three nights at the end of February. It was just the perfect place for us. Everything we needed was there and while the beach is not a swimming beach it is fabulous for watching the sun rise over Hanelei Bay. There was nobody on the beach in the mornings and we enjoyed walking it at dawn. The house is in a quiet neighborhood, so there is no touristy feel to it at all. The outdoor shower was a big hit with our group. The owner was very helpful and checked in with me several times leading up to the rental and once we arrived.

On our way from Poipu beach to the house we stopped at Wailea and rented kayaks. We followed the river to a popular anchoring stop and then hiked up to Wailea falls. We also hiked 2 miles into the Kalalau trail along the Na Pali coast and it was amazing. Even just hiking to the 0.5 mile viewpoint is worth the effort. It's steep but the views are incredible. The house is in a great location to reach the trail head, go on a day hike, and to see the sunset at the Na Pali coast. If you are not a hiker, at least drive to the trailhead at Ke'e Beach and see the sunset.

The only snag we hit with the house was the noisy trash pick-up at 5:00 am. Those sleeping in the bedrooms facing the road were upright in bed. Other than that - absolutely perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great place!

  • 5 of 5

Bill's house is in excellent condition and super comfortable. It's got all the goodies and luxuries that we needed, including beach gear and a sweet kitchen. It's right across from the beach so we could pop down any time we felt like it - no driving and parking required. That North Shore of Kauai has no resorts and we felt like we had a private beach for the whole week. It's about as far north as you can go on Kauai, so the only downside is that if you want to do touristy stuff in Poipu then it's a bit of a haul to get down there, but whatev. It's kind of the point to be more remote. If you want manicured resort, go to Maui, right? Anyway, totally recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family could not have been more pleased with this property and its location! The owner was very gracious and helpful. Our children ages 8,9,11 & 13 made quick friends with the local children and were never bored!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secret Beach
Tunnels Beach
"World class snorkeling in front of Hale Pulelehu'a and Tunnels Beach"
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Banana Beach

boogie boarding, surfing and beachcombing, Walk over 2 miles of continuous sandy beaches from Hale 'O Pulelehu'a, Hike the Na Pali coast trails, ocean and river kayaking, island boat and helicopter tours, dining and shopping in Hanalei and Princeville, golf and tennis in Princeville, World class kite boarding and windsurfing, Limahuli Botanical Gardens


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Haena, Kauai

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £70 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £818
Cleaning fee £388
Tax Rate 13.42%

Maximum of eight guests in main house (Hale Pulelehu'a). Any additional guests are $50/night and require use of guest house. Guest house clean fee is $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Haena in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Detached Unit - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , One bedroom guest house
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) one bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Pak n Play and High Chair are available at Hale Pulelehu'a
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cable TV with high speed internet access, DVD and CD player, Beach equipment includes towels, mats, chairs, boogie boards, and cooler, Private outdoor shower, covered area downstairs includes barbecue and 400 square foot sitting area

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