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Steps to the Bay in Hanalei

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5BR house with large ocean view lanai and loaded with extras

HoAloha is the perfect retreat for a couple, a family, or up to eight (relaxation-seeking) adults. Located in one of Hanalei's quiet residential cul-de-sac's, it's a few steps to the Pavilion Beach Park, in the center of Hanalei Bay. Stroll to the Pier (and jump off or fish), paddle out and catch some waves on a surfboard, boogie board or SUP, kayak up the Hanalei River or around the Bay, or read a book while soaking up the sun's rays on the warm, soft-sand beach.

Special rates for 2 - 6 people - contact Lauren.

TV-1173-NCU On-island 24/7 contact: Lauren 808.346.1817

More Details

Property Manager
Lauren Benton
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Lauren Benton

Having traveled the world in search of beauty and adventure, the owners (Wynne and Katie) and the property manager (Lauren) have chosen Hanalei, Kauai as one of the best places on earth.

Lauren Benton purchased this house in 2007

Why Lauren Benton chose Hanalei Palms

The owners wanted to always have a spacious, comfortably, elegant home when staying in Hanalei with their family or friends. They love being a short walk to the beach for sunrise jogs along the 2 mile stretch of sand, for long swims in the Bay, for surf sessions at Pine Trees or Grandpa's, for paddles up the Hanalei River, or for strolls into town for a great meal. It's all here and HoAloha is the perfect home base from which to experience all Kauai has to offer.

What makes this house unique

In addition to being 3 properties from the beach and a few short blocks to town (in other words, the perfect location), there are wonderful bonuses in all the great toys/equipment. 4+ beach cruiser bikes, 3 soft top surfboards, 3 SUP/paddles, 1 big beach cart, 5+ boogie boards, snorkel equipment, and then all the usual - beach chairs, umbrellas, floaties, toys, towels and mats. There are also tons of baby/toddler/kiddo toys and equipment (like a high chair, full crib, play-n-pack, toddler dining seat, tricycle). You'll save thousands of $$'s in rental equipment!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Quiet, comfortable, roomy and close to the best part of Hanalei Bay and the town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. The neighborhood is quiet and very close to the town and beach. This is our 2nd time in Hanalei Bay and we would definitely stay at this home again. There were 4 adults and 2 teenagers. Everyone felt the same way - we had everything we needed at this home.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hanalei Palms in Hanalei

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bikes (5), SUP's (3), Surfboards (3), Body boards (6), Beach Wagon, beach toys and all the usual beach gear/equipment provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Steps to the Bay in Hanalei
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 24 reviews

Best rental house I've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

This was the best rental house I've ever stayed in. It's 1 block from the beach, <10 min walk into the center of town, <5 mins to the pier where the best taco truck is + access to the river for SUPing. It's on a quiet cul de sac also. The house itself was immaculate, and included everything we needed but no extra clutter. We had a few young kids, and the pack n play, high chair, crib was really helpful. We very comfortably had 3 rooms for the adults (3 couple) + 2 rooms for 3 kids. The outside shower is perfect for cleaning off without messing up the house. The house stocks 3 SUPs, which we used 1-2x daily and saved us a lot of $ and effort from renting, lots of kid toys, boogie boards, etc. The lanai is big and beautiful: we spent most of our time out there when at the house. Lauren , who managed the house, also couldn't have been better: was very responsive to the 1-2 questions that came up. This house is fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, California

Amazing home in amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous property has everything you need for an awesome vacation! It is just steps away from gorgeous Hanalei bay. The home has all the amenities plus surf/paddle boards and snorkel gear. We jumped on the bikes in the evening for a quick ride into town for dinner and shopping! Lauren the house manager was available to answer all questions. I would recommend this place to all friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Third Stay at HoAloha!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house as evidenced by our third two week stay. We have been vacationing in Hanalei since 1998? and this is the fourth different home we've rented. It's a wonderful spot for all three generations - grandma and grandpa, two daughters and sons-in law and grandkids from 6 - 16. Many great memories. House is very well supplied - love all the beach supplies from wagon to surfboards and SUP! Hoping they put off their remodel because we won't fit any longer if the do remodel! Lauren was very responsive to our needs. Thanks for a great vacation again this year.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home to enjoy the beautiful Hanelei, Kauai. Plenty of room for our family, the gathering areas inside and outside were wonderful, plenty of equipment for our days at the beach, and so beautifully stocked with dishes, towels, and sheets. I just can't think of a single thing we were missing. So lovely to walk a few houses to the beach and to ride the beach bikes the short distance to downtown. The few questions we had were answered promptly by the property manager. We enjoyed driving north to one of the botanical gardens and to the Na Pali Coastline trailhead. We also took a trip south to enjoy a hike in the breathtaking Waimea Canyon and swam in a pool made by a waterfall. We found the town of Hanalei friendly and had everything we needed at their organic store, their grocery store, and the farmers market just a short drive north. I hope we get to return again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at HoAloha for a week in July. We were 2 families including 4 adults and 5 kids, and we had plenty of space for sleep and for play. The house is well stocked, especially for the beach! We enjoyed use of the beach chairs and umbrella, snorkel gear, surfboards and paddle boards. The beautiful Hanalei Bay is such an easy walk from the house, even with all the equipment. It was great to be so close to Hanalei Town as well, and we could walk to many shops and restaurants. Lauren was a great manager and attended to any questions very quickly. I would definitely recommend this house and we look forward to staying again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton, NJ

Great Location Great House in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Hoaloha for 10 days after Christmas for a 25th anniversary and 50th birthday celebration and are so glad we chose this house and this area of Hanalei. First of all, the location is perfect. The house is away from any busy streets yet really close to the beach and town. 10 min walk to town, 2 min walk to the beach. We found that we really appreciated having the bikes that come with the house so we could peddle to town or head to the farther reaches of Hanalei beach and not have any parking issues. The house itself was all in very good order functionally and we had no issues at all with anything. It has all you'd need in the kitchen, bedrooms, beach equipment etc.. The lanais are the best part. We spent all meal times and the majority of our time at the house on the big lanai with it's view of the ocean and it's lush surroundings. The lanais by the upstairs bedrooms, with their awesome mountain views were a wonderful spot to have a morning coffee and warm up in the morning sun.

So the location is great, the house is great, Lauren the manager was attentive and organized, but what really made our trip special was being on the North Shore of Kauai and in Hanalei. Hoaloha is a perfect spot enjoy it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Lihue International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Prince or Makai Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Hanalei Gourmet, Tahiti Nui, The Dolphin
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Hanalei Bay (The Pavilion)
Car: recommended

We love Hanalei and can't imagine anyone coming to Kauai and not choosing to stay in Hanalei, if they're able to. This property is unique because of the close proximity to the beach and town while offering the spaciousness of one of the larger homes in Hanalei.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £397.15
Damage Insurance £42.6

Should you wish to cancel your reservation, notice of cancellation MUST BE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE. We will refund the sums you have paid, less a $250 cancellation fee. If your notice of cancellation is RECEIVED LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE, you will forfeit all sums paid, except your security deposit, unless we are able to re-rent the property to someone else, at the same rate, for the same period. Any rental, partial rental or reduced rental for the same period will be credited to you, less the $250 cancellation fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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