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Steps to world-famous Hanalei Bay, walk to restaurants, ocean view lanai!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Oceanview: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home steps from Hanalei Beach. Open floorplan

Sunset Hale ... TVNCU #1140 ... TAT# TA-158-690-5088-01

Indulge all your senses from this ocean-view, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Hanalei beach home

If you were any closer to the waves of Hanalei Bay, you’d need flippers. You’ll hear the surf from every room in this three-bedroom, two-bath beach house that’s a mere 80 steps from the velvety sands of world-famous Hanalei Bay, considered the best beach in all of Hawaii. Tucked away on a short cul-de-sac street, this 1,900-square-foot home’s elegant design, superior location in Hanalei and spectacular views offer guests a memorable immersion in a tropical wonderland.

Fully remodeled and furnished to anticipate vacationers’ every need, the charms of this extraordinary home are evident the moment you step onto the property, lushly landscaped with plumeria and orchids under a canopy of papaya and coconut palm trees. On the breakfast bar, find a gift basket of local artisan chocolate, Hawaiian spices and discount coupons that will introduce you to favorite Kauai treats and adventures—ice cream, bike rentals and a catered dinner.

Kick off your sandals and rinse the day’s sand from your toes in the elegant foot bath or hot-water outdoor shower, then step up to the expansive second story. The home’s open-floor plan brings ocean and garden views into the combined kitchen and dining area, where you’ll routinely gather to recount the day’s adventures. Leaf through our book of suggestions for hiking, dining and sightseeing, or borrow beach gear for a day of sunny recreation. Be inspired by the home’s gallery-worth photography of Kauai landmarks to plan your next outing.

Strategically located windows open to the cooling ocean breezes and bring a light, airy atmosphere to every room. Arranged to offer privacy for couples, friends or families, this ideal vacation getaway with 12-foot cathedral ceilings immerses guests in the island’s laid-back lifestyle. In no time, you’ll be dining outside on the lanai (that’s what some call a deck or porch), sipping coffee outside the master bedroom in the morning and gathering for an ocean-view meal at night. With a kitchen outfitted for the most discerning chefs, you’ll be turning out quick meals on the barbecue gas grill with ease.

The private master suite has a king bed, large closet, dressing area, adjoining bathroom and access to a private lanai. There are two spacious guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the second guest bedroom with two twin beds that can convert to a king if needed. Both of these rooms have beautiful views of the lush tropical landscaping surrounding this home.

In anticipation of our guests’ every need, the electronic front door locks require no keys to pick up, share or return. There is a large flat-screen TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi powers all your devices. The kitchen is fully stocked to meet all of your dining needs including shopping bags for your Farmer’s Market visits, basic seasonings and cleaning supplies. The downstairs laundry room features an over-sized washer and dryer. Throughout the home, labels and instructions aid familiarity with the house and appliances.

At sundown, you’ll soon appreciate the origin of Sunset Hale’s name. Sip a frosty cocktail as the setting sun nightly washes you with its crimson rays and reflect on yet another day in paradise.

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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 Hanalei in Kauai County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1900 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:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Outdoor tropical shower. Great for after beach outings.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite full bathroom
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares second bathroom
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twins can be made into a King bed. Shares second bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Steps to world-famous Hanalei Bay, walk to restaurants, ocean view lanai!
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Hanalei Bay Just Beyond the Front Door!

  • 5 of 5

I love this home. This is my third stay at Sunset Hale and I will always return to it whenever I can. I love walking on the beach in the early morning. The Bay is so beautiful and the surrounding mountains are wonderful with their waterfalls one sees in the distance and occasionally there's a rainbow! The owners continue to keep the house upgraded. This trip it was all new living room upholstery in a lovely tropical motif and a beautifully upgraded kitchen. After reading of the heavy April rains, I was initially concerned about the town of Hanalei but it was its same charming self. All of the stores and shops are open, the restaurants are wonderful and by all means, one must frequent the food trucks there. And the Farmer's Market! The food is varied and amazing! This is a beautiful, inviting place and I'll be back here again in 2019.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. We, too, love to see the rainbows when we walk on the beach in the morning. The food trucks have added an interesting dining experience to Hanalei.
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San Antonio, TX

Beautiful Home and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Steps from the beach and only a few blocks from town. This is a very relaxing home to stay in and is kept up as a home of this caliber should be. Our grandson now calls this the “Ocean House” as you can sit on the end of the deck and see the ocean. We hope to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing this nice review. Our grandchildren also like being close to the Hanalei sand and water. We strive to make sure our Hanalei home is comfortable, everything is in good working order, and that the kitchen is well stocked for our guests. The Owners
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Very nice house

  • 4 of 5

All the reviews pretty well cover the house, the price is right in my opinion. If I owned it there are a few things I would do... I would cut back some of the hedge that is 40' tall, so more air could get in to the house, I'd tell people that household goods are there in short supply, as I found it a pain to go buy everything before I went to the house, as I was told to do, and then find things are already there... I'd just tell people to replace what they used. And I'd ask the neighbor that lives in front of you if he would cut the hedge down in height which blocks your view, and would not not affect him at all.

The queen size bed is hard as nails, the twins are good, but a bit hard, the king size is good, but it only has another year of life.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review of the house. We appreciate the perspective of our guests. We agree with you relative to the neighbor’s hedge. We have had several discussions with him about lowering his plants but he has not done anything about it. I keep the hedge on my property line tall so as to maintain the privacy of our guests relative to the upstairs room of the house next door. Your comment is the first we that have heard about the mattress in the master bedroom. Although the mattress is only 6 years old, I have ordered a new mattress for the Master Bedroom. The comfort of our guests is very important to us..
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Fairfield, Calif.

Beautiful home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We are two couples of seniors, and this was our 6th VRBO rental on Kauai in the past 8 years. It was also one of the nicest homes we have stayed in. Very clean and comfortable, perfectly furnished, and in a perfect location with a one minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the middle of beautiful Hanalei. We willl be back! Of special note as far as exemplary service, was the wonderful treatment we received from all of the staff of Kauai Vacation Rentals, especially Lucy. She kept it in constant touch with us from our day of arrival during one of the worst rainstorms in local history, the temporary road closure into Hanalei, and until our final settling into our rental. Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Sunset Hale for your vacation home while on Kauai and for taking the time to write a review. We, the owners and Kauai Vacation Rentals, work hard to make sure that you have a memorable experience when you vacation on Kauai. We do hope you’ll return to Kauai and Sunset Hale again soon.
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Portland, Oregon

Location is everything

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Sunset Hale! The pictures do not do it justice. It is a lovely and well-equipped home with various spaces to relax in. It has beach toys, umbrellas, beach chairs, and boogie boards - we rented some SUPs for the week and were set!

We've stayed on North Shore a few times, but never in Hanalei. So spoiling to be one house from the beach and an easy walk to town. We tried driving to one of our old favorite beaches one day and were reminded what a pain it is to pack everyone and everything in a car and back. For a family wanting to play on the beach, this is all you can ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

A beautiful Hanalei home steps from the beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice day at Sunset Hale. The house is beautiful but also very comfortable. The road that the house sits on leads directly to beach parking so you do have some of the activity that goes along with that, but the master bedroom is at the back of the house so it's still very quiet and private. The house is fully equipped for cooking but as your only walking distance from a multitude of restaurants you can make your decision one way or another as to how you want to eat on vacation. We especially enjoyed breakfast on the lanai with cool breezes and the corner ocean view. We hiked the Laulau which is only a 15-20 minute drive from the house, snorkeled at Tunnels and Anini beach and had fun boogie boarding right there near the house. Wish we would have stayed a little longer!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review. We hope your stay on Kauai was enjoyable.”
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Hanalei Bay
Car: recommended


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