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3 watercourses cascade through this parklike setting with an artisan home!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom mountain home is midpoint between 4 amazing beaches!

This unusual and intimate streamside home is located ten yards from a water-course that tumbles into three pools. Another larger river also freeflows through the property.

The hand-crafted home has an airy layout with excellent views of not only the streams and pools on the site itself but also of the more distant mountains and a waterfall. The main house has one bedroom as well as the living and eating areas and a great lanai. There is a sofa bed in the great room.

Rented with the house, are 2 cottages - one with one bedroom and one single, comfortable sofa bed and full bath, and a smaller screened cottage with a full bed and half-bath. This entire 3 acre property is your private shangra-la as it is only available as one rental and not shared.

The JungleRiverhouse is located just one mile from the nearest beach and is situated midway between, to the east, Hanalei and Lumahai Beaches, and within a 5 mile stretch to the west is situated both the world-renown Tunnels Beach as well as Ke'e beach and the start of the Na Pali Trail..

This home welcomes you with the sounds of cascading waters and songs of myriad birds! Lush jungle vegetation, privacy, relaxation, cool mountain breezes and beauty will surround you. Riverhouse is the epitomy of laid back old rural Hawaii. And the North Shore's famous beaches, restaurants,and eclectic shops are just a few short miles away!

Beware there is a semi-resident kitty cat, ChuChee who is politely fond of a little affection!

Keywords: Vacation Rental,Home,Exotic,A Jungle Park

More Details

Carrie Rose Gibson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Carrie Rose Gibson

Rocky and I, Amanda are only able to stay home here at the Jungle Riverhouse for about half of every year. When we leave Kauai, we generally head to Seattle where our boat is moored. We own and operate a 90 foot fish packer that collects salmon in the Alaskan waters and delivers them to a plant to be filleted and vacuum packed.

Carrie Rose Gibson purchased this house in 1999

Why Carrie Rose Gibson chose Kauai

Early on we learned that the many humpback whales that we saw in Alaska headed for the Hawaiian Islands to spend the winters. We thought that sounded like an excellent idea and we came here to explore. It was love at first sight with Kauai's North Shore! And then, to have found this place was completely off the charts!

While we are here, we spend a lot of time working on the grounds and also enjoying time with family and friends who always seem to find their way to our doorstep!

What makes this house unique

To be back a few steps from the busy world is a gift. To be awakened in the morning by bird and river song is a jewel. To wander these grounds is a pleasure. Aloha!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A River House is a spectacular and beautiful getaway set in lush tropical gardens and along a roaring river. A touch of real Hawaii as well, though close to more touristy venues, incredible beaches, and challenging hikes. Great privacy and peace. Owners take pride in property and obviously enjoy sharing it when they are not there.

Even in rainy season, a delight! Would recommend to anyone without reservation.

Betty and Todd, Springfield, MO

· from Springfield, MO on 3/20/2014 for a stay in 3/1/2014 at A River House
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hanalei in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • There is a full bathroom in the Main House, another in the larger cottage, and a half bath in the small cottage. There is also an 'outside' shower. This outside shower does have a roof and also toilet and sink and is attached to the back of the larger cottage in the laundry area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 In The Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , This bedroom is large enough to accommodate a crib.
    Convertible bed(s) In The Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This sofa/sleeper is in the living room
    Bedroom 2 The Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed , This separate cottage has room for a crib.
    Bedroom 3 The Bird's Nest - 1 Double Bed , A screened gazebo with 1/2 bath
  • In the main house bedroom, there is a queen bed. In the main house living room is a very comfortable queen size convertible sofa bed. In the larger nearby cottage, there is a queen bed, single bed, and room for a crib ( lots of floor space) as well as a full bathroom. In the 'Bird's Nest' (the small nearby cottage), there is a full-sized bed and a half bath. Both the main house bedroom and the larger cottage bedroom have ample space to set up the port-a-crib,the pack-and-play.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Natural pools created by the rivers, DSL, Surround Sound, Beach Toys, Cooking Utensils, Charcoal BBQ, Firepit, Outside Shower, Pets are Not Allowed however there is a little kitty that visits from time to time - her name is ChuChee. You can either ask her in or send her to her other area homes.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

3 watercourses cascade through this parklike setting with an artisan home!
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 26 reviews

Secluded, Peaceful, Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time in Kauai.

We found the property in Wainiha to be quite a highlight during our stay.

Finding the home at night proved to be an amazing adventure for our family.

The home is situated in the North and near the Nepali trail. It is a more secluded part of the island.

We enjoyed the secluded area and exploring.

The home was well equipped, clean and perfect for our family with blended ages.

Hiking, Swimming, Snorkeling, Exploring - a Wonderful Trip.

Catamaran Trip up the Nepali Coast was a highlight. Dolphin Restaurant was our favorite.

Thank You so much for sharing!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Everything is clean, new, well thought out to provide refreshing breezes throughout the day. Everything you need to enjoy your time in Kauai is provided (beach towels, snorkeling gear, chairs, etc).

This place is paradises paradise. You can tell that the owners aloha spirit is infused in every part of the property. From the little birds nest (perfect for my 13 year old nephew) to the cottage that comfortably housed my sister, her husband, and 9 year old, to the main house where we all gathered in the morning and evenings, everything, I mean everything surpassed any expectations we had.

The cat chuchee is the most gentle soul. She just hangs out on the lanai resting at your feet providing an extra sense of homeyness.

If you ever get a chance to stay here. Do it. You will have lasting memories of the aloha spirit that will last a lifetime. I hope to be able to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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march stay

  • 5 of 5

Positives-- gorgeous real estate, lot of space. lot of (benign) wildlife to see. cats are there if you like them. during our stay we had a blackout for 1-2 days and were refunded that part of our trip. lets you have a very laid back lifestyle while you are there-- the inside and outside kind of merge together. outdoor (covered, hot) shower if you go to the beaches and stuff so you can clean off before going inside.


-pretty far away from everything on the island (still a small island though)

-has more rain that other parts of the island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

One of a kind experience

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying that we had one of a kind experience at the Jungle Riverhouse. If you are looking for a unique and super comfortable stay then look no further, you have found it. The place is as described on the post and photos, if not less credited for what they really were. My husband and I stayed for one week with our 8 months old baby and two grandmas. We enjoyed every single moment of our experience.

Upon arrival, we were blown away by how spacious and beautiful the property is. Rooms are tastefully decorated and very clean. There is plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone to have their space and feel comfortable. The garden is absolutely gorgeous with streams running through and amazing plants and flowers abound. There is also a vegetable and herb garden and of course all kinds of fruit trees! We enjoyed taking walks around the property admiring the landscaping and picking lychees which was a kind of tropical fruit in season during the time we were there. It was another treat to be able to fall asleep to the relaxing sound of the stream and wake up to chirping birds.

The property also has all the amenities you can ask for. The kitchen is well stocked with essentials. We were able to make many gourmet meals. We especially appreciated the items they have available for our little one: a nice comfortable crib, pack and play, high chair, tons of beach toys, etc.

The property is about 10 min drive to Hanalei and very close to the cave and Na Pali coast line trail. We all managed to do the Hanakapiai Beach hike which was one of the many highlights of our trip. The views of the Na'pali coast were simply breathtaking.

Rocky and Amanda are very nice and helpful. They were prompt in answering our questions and accommodating since we had a change in our flight schedule. They and their property manager checked in with us a couple of times during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed which we appreciated. We highly recommend this place and look forward to our return to Kauai and staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Billy J

  • 5 of 5

Even more than the exceptional cleanliness of this estate; even more than the tasty decorating; even more than the well set up kitchen; more than all that, just the sunshine hitting you on your face first thing in the morning sitting on the lanai and gazing down on a landscape of rushing water courses and an incredible park - that's what completely blew my mind! This place is like no other!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the Northwest

One Mamacita

  • 5 of 5

I did wonder whether the kids and my friends would be mad at me for not booking on the beach this time. We are all lovers of Kauai and try to return every couple of years. I was looking for something different and thought that the JungleRiverhouse might be a hoot. And it was! We found ourselves going to the beach every morning (if it was not raining) and then tired we would go "home". Ah! the Riverhouse would be there for us, airy and comfortable. We would send the kids to play games on the spacious grounds and settle onto the lanai, drinks in hand and the barbecue on. Oh, so good!

I admit there was more than one day when some portion of us would stay home to play on the lawns and frolic in the rivers. And then we would have pitchers of freshly squeeze tangerine and orange juice to greet the others when they returned. There is nothing quite like a jungle rain forest. There is nothing quite like frolicking in a wild flowing stream. We all thought so - it was unanimous - I had picked extremely well!!!

Do come and see for yourself.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
There are many bars in Hanalei
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Meditteranean Gourmet
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tunnels &Lumahai &Hanalei &Kee(less than 5 mi.)
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Tunnels - Great Beach & Snorkeling
Nearest Point of Interest
Kee beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lumahai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hanalei Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Anini Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lumahai Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Riverhouse Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Tip of the Island
Car: necessary

The famous Na Pali Trail starts less than 5 miles from Riverhouse. It is a 11 mile hike into valleys and beaches that are completely undeveloped. It is a hike best done with at least a 3 day timeframe.

Other epic hikes are also available not only on the North Shore but also throughout the island.

The beaches also provide beautiful and long stretches of the best sandy walks ever!

But be very careful - you could just fall in love with Kauai!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hanalei, Kauai

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Sep 2016 - 21 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer/ High Season
22 Mar 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £400
Cleaning £240
Tax Rate 13.4%

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