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Great Mountain & Waterfall Views, Less than 2-Minute Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Mountain/Waterfall, 3-Bedroom/2Bathroom+Enclosed Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower

Haena Sunrise ... TVNCU #5136 ... TAT# TA-160-126-3616-02

Live the ultimate Kauai experience in this luxe and spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bath airy tropical house

Designed from the ground up as the ultimate tropical vacation home, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the idyllic community of Ha’ena pampers you with the soothing sounds of the surf, five-star amenities and some of the most awe-inspiring views along the North Shore of Kauai.

Spread across a generous 2,600 square feet, this home’s ideal location puts visitors within easy reach of beaches revered internationally by surfers, swimmers and sailors. Not only is it a leisurely two-minute walk to the nearest waves, but it’s also just down the road from the world-famous Tunnels Beach, Kauai’s snorkeling nirvana. Venture further to experience the dramatic beauty of the Na Pali Coast, or just look out your windows at waterfalls trickling down Mount Makana.

You’ll have more than 800 square feet of covered, luxuriously furnished lanai (what some call a porch) surrounding the house, tempting you outdoors at all hours. Settle in to a deeply padded wicker chair to sip Kona coffee at sunrise, sip a lilikoi fruit smoothie in the afternoon or grill the catch of the day as the skies turn golden during the latest sunset in the United States.

Inside, the home’s open floor plan brings mountain and garden views into the combined kitchen, living and dining area, where you’ll routinely gather to recount the day’s adventures. On the breakfast bar, find a gift basket of local artisan chocolate, Hawaiian spices and discount coupons that will ease your introduction to favorite Kauai treats and adventures—ice cream, bike rentals and a catered dinner. If you need more ideas, leaf through our book of suggestions for hiking, dining and sightseeing, or borrow our beach gear for a day of sunny recreation.

Throughout the house, strategically located windows open to the cooling ocean breezes and bring a light, airy atmosphere to every room. Spacious bedrooms on opposite wings provide ample privacy for groups of couples, friends or families of up to six people. The 12-foot cathedral ceilings and multiple seating areas add to the sense of space.

You’ll immerse in a distinct island experience here. Original island artwork—paintings, carvings, sculpture—captures the tropical beauty. Furnishings are high quality, but casual enough for shorts and flip-flops. You can even bathe under balmy tropical breezes in the enclosed, hot-water outdoor shower.

Each bedroom is arranged for comfort and convenience. The master suite has a king bed, walk-in closet, dressing area, adjoining bathroom and access to a lanai. From the front guest room’s queen bed and lanai, you can gaze at the every-shade-of-green terrain. The second guest bedroom also has access to a lanai and offers cozy quiet and two twin beds that can convert to a king.

In no time, you’ll be living like a local, stocking up on impossibly fresh sushi and shopping the farmers markets for exotic fruits and vegetables that you whip into smoothies and cocktails. With a kitchen outfitted for the most discerning chefs, you’ll be turning out quick meals on the barbecue gas grill with ease. You won’t lack for indoor entertainment with a 42-inch flat-screen television with surround sound, a DVD player and high-speed Wi-Fi.

In anticipation of our guests’ every need, the electronic front door locks require no keys to pick up, share or return. The kitchen is fully stocked with shopping bags, basic seasonings and cleaning supplies. The laundry room features an over-sized washer, dryer and large pantry.

And if you feel like you’re in a movie set, that’s because you are. Views through the sliding glass doors frame Makana Mountain, which stood in for Bali Hai in the classic movie, “South Pacific.” Nearby, George Clooney filmed scenes for “The Descendants.” In such pleasant surroundings, you can’t help but feel like a star.

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About Kauai Vacation Rentals

It all began with a vision. A desire to share the magical island of Kauai with the world. And, founder, Lucy Kawaihalau, has dedicated her life to that goal through Kauai Vacation Rentals. "In a vacation rental home or condo, you really feel like you're living here," reflects Lucy, "so bringing together home owners and guests to achieve the 'best fit' is only a part of our distinguished reputation. Our responsibilities are twofold. For our owners, we provide the best management and maintenance services so they can rest easy, knowing their homes are meticulously cared for, since they may be thousands of miles away from their investment. For our guests, we believe they should be treated like royalty." And, it is the respect for the guest that gained Kauai Vacation Rentals recognition throughout the world. A friendly team dedicated to serving the needs of guests, with attention to all the details, makes it all possible. "A vacation to Kauai is so meaningful," adds Lucy. "For some, it may be the trip of a lifetime. For others, it may be a yearly event. This is a splendid place to relax. Our guests are 'energized' when they go home. That's what we mean when we say, 'magical Kauai.' " This genuine business model embodies the Hawaiian word, 'Aloha,' and it has gained much recognition within the industry and business venues, including numerous awards. Many glowing articles have been written, from Kauai Business & Real Estate Magazine, Hawaii Business, and internationally distributed Travel & Leisure Magazine to famed Fortune Magazine. In fact, Lucy Kawaihalau was personally honored with coveted awards from the Small Business Administration and Kauai Chamber of Commerce for her successful business achievements. Lucy concludes, "I am deeply grateful for our recognition and awards. Yet, it is the phone call, with heartfelt and glowing remarks about a visit to Kauai from a satisfied guest that brings us great joy. Therein lies our greatest achievement."


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Haena in Hanalei

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared by Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3
    'Tropical' Shower - Enclosed Outdoor Hot/Cold Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Has ensuite master bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be made together as a King Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Wonderfully comfortable home, lot location not the best.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here overall. The location is great if you want to experience the more laid back north side of Kauai. The home is very comfortable and clean and the owners seem quite attentive. My only disenchantment centers on the lot location. The view proved disappointing versus my expectations from the photos. The lot is set back from a busy road. The lot in front was under construction and not attractive. Also, concerning for future renters is what might be built there. And the home on the side looked like a car lot and I am sure is disappointing to the owners. These location issues kept me from giving the home a higher rating.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The house is set back 160 feet from the rural two lane Kuhio Highway and is only 3 minutes to the famous Tunnels Beach and less than 10 minutes to Ke’e Beach. The owner of the lot in front is building a fence around his property and the work is almost complete. Since the Haena Sunrise house is 15’ above the ground, the new fence does not block any of the view of the beautiful Bali Hai mountain.
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Great spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We love the North Shore is this is a great location between Tunnels and the Napali trailhead. The house is new with a great layout, good sized spacious rooms, and is quiet. Highly recommended, we would return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Island is really beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The Island and all it's beautiful beaches and areas to hike and Kayak are really first class, though you do need to be reasonably fit but they are described appropriately so easy to make a decision whether you are able to achieve them. The accommodation was absolutely fabulous every little detail was thought off. Location perfect very private with amazing views on the North of the Island. Only one negative the land next to the house became a camping car park we appreciated it was for a worthy cause but floodlights and a noisey generator going on over a long weekend did somewhat spoil the family party we had planned, had we been advised we would have rearranged for another evening. When we did ask if the floodlights could at least be pointed away from our bedroom they did comply as well as turning off the very noisey generator at a reasonable time. The point was I paid for privacy and quiet so that is what j should have had for the full 2 weeks. That said I could not fault the accommodation and the facilities provided.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments regarding the house. We, too, were surprised by the one-time local neighborhood event to benefit local children. On behalf of KVR and the owners, we apologize for your family being disturbed.
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4 0

Awesome house, awesome times!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week on the North Shore with friends, and we had an amazing time! This house was great! Shared it with another couple, so we actually had an empty room, since this is a 3-bedroom. Our friends were in two other houses a little further west. One was quite nice and closer to tunnels, but slightly more expensive. The other was a shared deal with other tenants downstairs, which our friends were not made aware of ahead of time, and with the amount they paid, they were very dissatisfied. We feel we got a decent deal with our house.

The house was awesome! Very spacious and airy! The huge living area is very bright and opens to a separate lanai on either side. Great mountain views to the South, not much to the North. The house is up on stilts, as many in this area, which gives a great view. Our friends had a sliver of an ocean view from their house, which was kinda cool. They were more or less walking distance to tunnels. Their furnishings were also more modern. The furnishings in this house are not modern, probably from the late 90's, but very decent and very clean. If that's my biggest complaint, you know it's a pretty sweet deal! Oh, I forgot: the subwoofer was dead :( Everything else, the dishwasher, washer and dryer, beach and snorkel grear, were all great to have.

The house is nicely secluded, we didn't have almost any interaction with neighbors. There is a beach path on the next lot over, but the beach here is lava, not really swimmable. Need to walk a good few minutes north to find the sandy beaches. Or better yet, go to Tunnels, or even better yet, Ke'e, especially for snorkeling. However, it's best to drive. We drove pretty much everywhere, though walking is doable as well if you're up for long walks.

Pro tip: don't miss Hanakapiai falls! If you're up for a serious hike...

Kauai North Shore was probably my favorite place in Hawaii, and I've been pretty much everywhere by now. I recommend Kauai, and recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very light & spacious, creating a wonderful atmosphere. It is set in the most beautiful part of the island, close to beaches & hikes and well away from resorts. Kauai at it's best!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Epic Kauai Home

  • 5 of 5

Haena Sunrise was fantastic!!!. Easy getting keys from car rental place and easy getting to property and getting settled. Would definitely come back. Quick walk to beach and tunnels beach is less than a 5 min drive. Already wanting to book again. Loved it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

  • $385/night - $2,695/week
  • U.S. Dollars
  • An initial deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before arrival except for the holidays (12/15-1/6)
  • when it is due 90 days before arrival. Tax of 13.416% on the rental amount only.
  • $35 reservation fee, $310 out-cleaning, and $500 refundable security deposit.
  • Optional travel/cancellation insurance is offered.

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