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Lauren Francis

Member since: 1998
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Speaks English

Surrounded by Ocean Views Estate; Private Pool/Spa/Hot tub

26 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Kauai - Mia Huna Estate

House, 3 Bedrooms + Poolhouse, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located on private 2.5 acre estate property, you’ll enjoy the peace and solitude of this exclusive home, accessed through private and gated drive. This Main home plus poolhouse property is available on a limited basis for the few who want the best. Set on a bluff overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean. Spot whales, albatross, or dolphins from the living area, bedroom, decks, or view the mountains behind you. Enjoy an inspiring panoramic view of the ocean and mountains, including Bali Hai from the many large windows and decks.

Large pool (18’ x 40’) and Jacuzzi with waterfall overlook the ocean and mountains. Two covered outdoor lanais offer shelter from the sun while still enjoying the world class views and sunsets.

Additional hot springs spa on main lawn overlooks wide ocean views.

Main home: Offers open and spacious great room with wrap around lanai offering fantastic ocean and mountain views. Extra large master bedroom with king bed, includes sitting and office area, and large master bath where you can relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the inspiring panoramic ocean and mountain views and gorgeous sunsets.

Second bedroom offers a king bed and full bath. Both bedrooms have ocean and mountain views and private access to wrap around lanai. Great sunrise view.

Lower level has ½ bath and laundry room.

Detached pool house with lounge area, large full shower bath and outdoor poolside shower.

Twin rollaway beds and futon(s) available

Nicely furnished with teak and island style furniture, one fully equipped kitchen and two outdoor gas grills, full laundry facilities, and the latest in flat panel entertainment systems with DVR, including free wireless/DSL service, and free local and U.S. long distance calling. Although not needed due to our temperate climate, ceiling fans, and tropical trade winds, there are A/C units for the main master bedroom and poolside lounge area.

Ideally located between Kalihiwai and Secret beaches, it’s a short walk or drive to each.

Activities on island nearby include: Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Wildlife viewing, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Swimming, Snorkeling and Diving, Water skiing, Boating, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Kilauea Wildlife Refuge, Kayaking (river and ocean), Game-fishing, Whale and Dolphin watching, Waterfalls, Orchid gardens, etc…

Accommodates 4-6 guests

Private maid and chef service available upon request at additional charge.

Keywords: Private house with pool, ocean and mountain views.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lauren Francis (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Lauren Francis

We decided to purchase this home within hours of first visiting Kauai.

The ocean and mountain views, plus the private grounds, were breathtaking, unlike anything we'd found before. We built the pool and spa and added landscaping. We enjoy this home ourselves as much as possible, living between here and Ohio which is where we are from. Since it is our home, we take special care with upkeep and maintenance and are intimately familiar with all of its features and amenities.

Lauren Francis purchased this house in 2000

Why Lauren Francis chose Kauai

We loved this location because of its privacy and beautifully landscaped grounds and views.

Also because we can access all of the North shore beaches within minutes. Our favorite beach is Secret Beach which is accessed right off our same road - Kalihiwai.

We are not too far from Kapaa and Lihue (airport and main town) either, 30-45 minutes.

What makes this house unique

We mostly enjoy the views and the privacy. We love watching the whales and the albatross in season. Hours of relaxation and fun enjoying the pool, spa, and new hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having stayed on all of the major islands (Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Lanai), this location and this home remains our favorite vacation spot after coming yearly to Hawaii for a full decade. Located on a hilltop that is totally secluded, the views of the ocean are panoramic. The house is simply a treasure. Beautifully appointed and with a well thought out design that allows the trade winds to gently blow through the whole property. The location is perfect for setting up to hit all the north shore beaches easily along with Kilauea and Hanalei, before returning back to the soothing pool and Jacuzzi in the late afternoon. Every detail has been taken care of in the house. It is clear that the owner has spent a lot of time thinking about every possible need for all types of guests.



For the perfect pool and (easy to reach) beach vacation, we haven't found a better home. This was our 2nd visit to Mia Huna and we will certainly be back.
Jul 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Surrounded by Ocean Views Estate; Private Pool/Spa/Hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Vancouver, WA, USA
5

Just What We Needed

  • 5 of 5

We were so honored to stay at this beautiful estate. From the moment we first arrived I was awestruck at the surreal beauty all around us. I have never stayed anywhere else that has made me misty eyed! Every single room in the main home looks out at the ocean and it is truly magnificent. I watched the giant waves crash in below for hours. I loved listening to the birds sing and watching the whales play in the ocean. I have never been so relaxed and my two children ages 3 and 6 months have never slept better - my husband says because I was so relaxed! We loved the pool and our 3 year old was in heaven exploring the property, all the rock stairways, and the pool house with the most magical winding stairwell. He also loved the tiny little house hidden behind the pool stocked with endless pool toys, snorkel gear, boogie boards and everything else imaginable. We were blessed with beautiful weather and are all ready to return. We hope to be fortunate enough to return in the future for an extended stay.

Thank you, thank you so very much for such a wonderful stay and for blessing us beyond words with your kindness.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sedona, AZ
5

Mia Huna is a real gem on Kauai!

  • 5 of 5

Mia Huna is a real gem on Kauai! The home and grounds are beautiful and very well maintained with their own fruit trees, wild orchids and lush surroundings. The pool and outdoor shower are so enjoyable after being in the ocean and a wonderful way to start the day. The modern hot tube with powerful massaging jets is wonderful for relaxing muscles after long hikes and adventures.

The homeowner Linda and local rep, Kim are always available, responsive and treat you like family. The home is really well equipped and so light with real the big plus of trade cross winds keeping the home cool and comfortable. We have never stayed in a place with such great trade cross winds. It makes all the difference. Looking out over the ocean and the stars at night sitting in the hot tub is a perfect end to a day. The wireless internet is fast and reliable. The home is ideally situated on the island, close to secluded beaches, wonderful restaurants, shopping, adventures and so much more.

We have stayed in the home for several years and highly recommend it to our friends for a dream vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband I are celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year, we rented Mia Huna for 3 weeks. Each of our 3 children and their spouses spent one week with us creating memories for a lifetime for all of us. The enchantment begins when you drive down the drive through the estate which our daughter named the Garden of Eden. When we arrived at the house(s) sitting on the ridge and completely private we knew it was going to be special. The Master bedroom is the largest we have experienced in many rentals, the living room is very well done and extremely comfortable. The porch on three sides invites you out to sit and reflect. The kitchen is fully equipped (if you can pull yourself away from the views and pool long enough to cook). The pool house bedroom felt like sleeping in a tree house and each of the couples who stayed there loved having their own retreat. Everything you could hope to find for the beach or pool is in the pool storage house, our Grands especially loved the floats. We took beach chairs, towels, mats and toys along on daily trips to the beach as one week we had two Grands with us as well. There are many beaches on the island but we found ourselves returning to our three favorites. There are several seating areas around the house and I loved finding yet another little set of stairs from one level to the next. Kilauea is just a short distance away, coffee and pizza to bring home from the Bakery and dinner at the Bistro were favorites. The Maui Mocha at Java Kai in Kapa'a is worth the drive, Pure Fruit Smoothies at Moloa'a Fruit Stand were frequent treats and the Banana Pineapple Frozen Custard at Banana Joe's near the house is not to be missed. Sunset Cocktails at the St. Regis and dinners in Hanalei were on the agendas.

The owner has not missed a detail in creating a place that lures you to return and the Property Manager was quick to respond to any questions.

Now that we are back home it is the views, the sound of the surf day and night and the gentle trade winds that we miss the most. Of course we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

A perfect home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Mia Huna for the third time, and as always it did not disappoint. The home has been our favorite spot in all of Hawaii (and one of the best in the world) for so many reasons. It is a perfect location with 300 degree views of ocean and mountains from every room, and cool trade winds keeping in comfortable all day. The rolling property is something out of a postcard with places to sit and lounge throughout. You could spend the entire day lounging by the pool if you wanted yet you are so close to beautiful beaches like Kalihiwai, Anini and Secret that you “must” pull yourself away for some beach time. Kalihiwai/Kilauea is the perfect location on the island not just for the beaches but it also give easy access to the fish market, bakery, bistro and wine bar in Kilauea and a very short drive to Hanalei and the rest of the north shore. It is also an easy drive to Kapa’a for even more food options and a requisite stop at Java Kai.

We have two kids, age 3 and 7 and it is an ideal home for them and they have asked us to return every year. This year was extra special because we were able to share some time at the home with my parents and siblings who have heard us rave about Mia Huna for years. They were completely blown away by the property and the island of Kauai and understand why we will return to Mia Huna again and again. If you are contemplating staying here, do yourself a favor and book it now, there is no chance you will regret it. [Just don’t take the weeks that we want to stay there! :-) ]

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camano Island, WA
5

Amazing landscape and views

  • 5 of 5

The four of us have been to Kauai many times together but have never stayed up north, that will change now. We had the perfect vacation at Mia Huna. The home was first class along with the pool house and pool. We went on walks to our choice of 2 different beaches, or drive to one of the beautiful beaches either north or south. We had dinner twice at CJ's steak house just up the road. Our highlight was the baby Albatros in our yard! Highly recommend this wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect For the Family

  • 5 of 5

This property worked amazing for my family and our inlaws. The property sets up perfect for keeping everyone together yet still having your own privacy. I cannot say enough great things about this property! Lots of great activities within a short drive or even a walk, though the property is so great you can also have a great day without leaving. The owner and the care taker were a ton of help and very accessible. If we make it back to Kauai we would definitely hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Prince and Makai courses in Princeville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Lighthouse Bistro Kilauea
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kalihiwai Bay Beach and Secret Beach
Car: recommended

Located in between 2 great beaches - hike or drive. Also beautiful scenic hikes nearby.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kalihiwai, Kauai

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£6,473
for 7 nights
£6,473
 
 
Fall
1 Sep 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£3,909
for 5 nights
From
£684
 
 
Holiday
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
14 night minimum stay
£15,448
for 14 nights
£7,969
 
 
Winter/Spring
3 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,875
for 7 nights
From
£769
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£4,336
for 5 nights
From
£769
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £490
Refundable Damage Deposit £754
Tax Rate 13.42%

2952C Kalihiwai Road, Kilauea HI 96754
TVNC#4313, SP-2012-16
TAT #W00555984-01
For Reservations call Owner Lauren Francis 303-827-5891
24/7 On-island contact Sam Richard 808-651-1495

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kauai in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Master
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second bedroom
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) Luxury linens, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin rollaway beds available at additional charge of $25 per bed; Or double high queen air mattress $25; Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib available; also high chair and/or booster, nominal extra cost
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide amenities for your use: pool rafts and toys; boogie boards; snorkel gear; indoor games; books; movies Quiet time is 10 pm to 8 am No on-street parking permitted Property is located in State Agricultural District and adjacent parcels may engage in intensive farming.

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