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"Best Value in Paradise"...Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

Hale Alealea... TVNCU #1006...TAT# TA-136-604-2624-01

Hale Alealea Beach House, is one house back from Kepuhi Beach. This home is situated on a large, private street-to-street lot in Haena's prime neighborhood made up of unique, well manicured beach front/adjacent homes. Our 15000 square foot yard is fully fenced, and mature plumeria trees grace the entrance to the house.

The professionally landscaped garden is full of flowering tropical plants, swaying coconut palms and banana trees. The beach is easily accessed by several walking easements, just a moment's stroll from the house along our gravel lane. Tunnels beach is only a 15-minute walk away. This house was fully renovated in 2014.

This bright and airy home offers two queen bedroom suites, plus two additional bedrooms with two twin beds each, making it a great house for one or two families or a vacation shared by friends. The main level of the house is upstairs and enjoys leafy framed views of the ocean and the trade breezes.

The kitchen is modern and fully appointed. The spacious wrap-around lanai features a gas grill and provides plenty of additional dining and lounging space. The Shama Thrush and geckos serenade every evening.

At Kepuhi Beach, look to the left to see the kite boarders setting up at the point. You will love watching their colorful kites and daring acrobatics in the surf. To the right, find a calm lagoon with spectacular snorkeling and shelling. Continue your stroll to find the nearby Hanalei Colony Resort for morning coffee, or the terrific Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant for a sunset cocktail or a beachside massage at the Hanalei Day Spa. A short 2-mile drive or bike ride will take you past Tunnels Beach to Ke'e Beach, and the famous Na Pali Coastline trailhead. This Haena home is the perfect place for your family and friends to create lasting island life memories.

Features of Hale Alealea: Four Bedrooms, two with queen size beds, and two with two twin beds each. Wireless high speed internet access. Spacious indoor and outdoor living areas for relaxing and entertaining. Expansive lanai with gas grill for seamless indoor-outdoor dining and lounging.

Haena is one of Kauai's true tropical treasures. Down the beach is Tunnels where the reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish and green sea turtles. There is seasonal whale-watching from shore and great surfing. At Hale Alealea, you are a short distance from Ke'e beach and the epic Na Pali Coast.

You are a scenic 10-minute drive from historic Hanalei Village where you will find a wide variety of terrific restaurants and unique boutiques for shopping. You can make plans for any Kauai adventure in Hanalei. A 15-minute drive will have you in Princeville with its world-class golf courses, 5-star spa, horseback riding, zip-line tours and so much more.

TVNC #1006

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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."

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We love everything about this house, this neighborhood, this island.

From the beaches to the trails, from the gardens to the mountains, this truly is paradise. Thank you for allowing us to stay at Hale Alealea while we enjoyed it all."

(from guest book)
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Haena in Hanalei

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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"Best Value in Paradise"...Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.611111 based on 28 reviews

Well equipped beach side home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with four adults and four kids. Despite no AC, the house was quite comfortable. We were able to maintain the temp simply by choosing which windows to open and fans to use. The lanai was spacious and delightful for outdoor dining, especially the grill, which we used a couple of times. The beach chairs and sand toys were great to have. A very easy walk to the beach. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, except for the chickens! (What can you do?) The kitchen was pretty well equipped and we were able to eat almost all our meals there. The drive to Hanalei was easy. I loved that you could see the ocean from the lanai. And an extra bonus for a family with little kids was the ample supply of sheets and towels, as well as the laundry facilities. The kids loved using the outdoor shower and there was plenty of hot water for all. Kauai Rentals was wonderful and professional to work with. We'd definitely recommend Hale Alealea to others staying on the North Shore.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and parents stayed in this beautiful home at the end of April. The home was clean and spacious. It had everything that we needed while staying (beach towels, chairs, sand toys for the kids, snorkel gear.) The lanai was amazing. We loved sitting out there in the mornings and evenings and listening to the waves crash. My kids loved the outdoor shower and it was nice to have somewhere to rinse our feet after coming in from the beach. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed to cook a few meals.

It is located on a nice quiet road so I felt comfortable letting my kids play out in the yard by themselves. Beach access was very close. We loved the beach! The water was calm and the beach wasn't crowded. We ventured to tunnels beach one day. It is a short drive or if you can't find parking a 10-15 minute walk.

I loved running the Kuhio highway in the mornings down to the Napali Coast Trailhead. I feel like this location was perfect. It is quite a drive if you want to go to Poipu or Waimea Canyon! But, we loved being close to the Napali Coast and tucked in a quiet neighborhood. There is a small grocery store in Hanalei or a very expensive grocery store in Princeville. I would recommend getting groceries on your way in, in Kapaa.

When we walked in to the house the first night it was extremely hot. I was super worried that it would be miserable. But, once we got the fans going (one provided for each room) and opened the windows it was very pleasant at night.

I would recommend this property to anyone and we will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Kauai!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica, CA

Perfect Beach House in an Idyllic Beach Neighborhood on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 2 relaxing weeks at Hale Alealea in Ha'ena. Four adults and two children (ages 10 and 12). Upon arrival we found the house VERY clean and ready for our stay (this was our 4th family trip to Kauai and our first away from Princeville). It was a pleasure to be in such a quiet and lush beach town. We needed to contact the management agency a couple of times for minor items and they were quick to respond and even came by once to assist with a small issue.

Location - Hale Alealea is in a quiet (except for the local roosters) beach neighborhood. The dirt road leading to the house has very little traffic except for those staying in homes on the road. We were comfortable allowing our children to roam around the neighborhood and beach with out us. There were heavy rains before and during our stay and the road was full of fairly deep pot holes (literally, every inch of the dirt road). It made for a very slow and bumpy trip to and from Kuhio Hwy. We would have considered an SUV if we knew about the road before our arrival . Evan the property manger commented after visiting us one day that she needed to rest in the driveway after the trip on the dirt road to the house. Fortunately, about one week into the trip, the county came with machinery to grade the road. After two days of grading the road was smooth as pavement. This was not a major issue for us but should be considered if traveling with elderly or those that get motion sick easily. We considered it part of our experience being in an authentic beach town on the north shore.

There are two beach easements on either end of the road that leads to Kepuhi beach. Some swimming areas at both ends when the seas are calm.

Hale Alealea - The house has four comfortable bedrooms and three bathrooms. Our children loved the outdoor shower after a day at the beach. We spent many evenings on the very large lanai off the kitchen. We used the BBQ on the lanai many times for dinner. The big kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals (which we did every day). The property grounds are full of manicured mature plants. The home also had a full washing machine and dryer on the ground floor just off the driveway. A great convenience.

The owners of this property take great care in maintaining this home. The description of the home is 100% accurate. We would stay in Hale Alealea again!

Maholo Hale Alealea owners for sharing your Hale Ohana.


  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dave and family for taking the time to write such a nice and detailed review. We are delighted you had a wonderful stay at Hale Alealea. We work hard to constantly improve our property and we are so happy you enjoyed! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Mahalo Dave! -- Joanna
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Private get away for Rest and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This home is clean and comfortable. It is surrounded by a beautiful private garden with a view of the ocean from the large lanai. We left the louvered windows opened through out the house which allowed us to feel the wonderful tropical ocean breeze that makes Hawaii so special. The house is on a peaceful country road. Short walk to the sandy beach and cafe for coffee. My favorite near by restaurant was The Bistro. This house is a great get a away. Glad we discovered it. Highly recommend. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, CA

Fantastic Haena getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at Hale Alealea earlier this month for a girls getaway, and it was fantastic! The house was spacious, light and airy, and it seemed always the perfect temperature. The kitchen was great. We brewed fresh coffee every morning and laid out an array of fresh tropical fruit for ourselves. Make sure you visit the nearby Waipa Farmers Market on Tuesdays. The fruit selection was incredible!

The lanai was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the front garden view and the "peekaboo" ocean view, and there is ample room. From there, we could gauge how calm the water was. There is very easy access to stroll along the sand as well as to venture out snorkeling. All we had to do was walk straight out the front yard and under the stilts of the property in front, and we were on the beach and ready to go.

There is a restaurant and an art gallery/cafe in walking distance, but we were drawn to nearby Sushigirl for the poke bowls and sushi rolls. So fresh and just a short drive away. And, there are plenty of other dining options and markets also just a short drive away.

All in all, it was a luxurious getaway. Very relaxing, spacious, and beautiful. It was my first time to Kauai, and I look forward to returning. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Confirmation and a Caveat

  • 3 of 5

My family of seven recently spent 10 days at this house. It is, as others have said, extremely well located (we love Ha'ena) and beautifully appointed. Truly a lovely home. I would just give a heads up that the main floor living area gets extremely warm during the day when outside temperatures are in the upper 80s or higher, as they were when we were there. Fortunately, the owners are now working on this but you might want to check. If the property management company says you can have a portable air conditioner, do not believe them. They promised this for months and then, three days before our arrival, said they didn't know what we were talking about - despite many confirmations and the knowledge that we were bringing an elderly person with breathing problems. No rent reduction was offered for their failure.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m very sorry you experienced an historically hot stretch of time in Kauai. We were there the day before you arrived and while it was unseasonably warm it was certainly not unbearable for our family and our guests. It was cool on the ground floor and comfortable upstairs with ceiling fans and out on the spacious, breezy lanai. When we spoke at length in advance of your visit I suggested you might prefer to stay in a hotel since only 5% of the houses on Kauai have A/C and you were planning to bring an elderly relative. I didn’t realize you were bringing a 91 year old gentleman with an oxygen tank and a cane. It’s unfortunate that Instead of spending time on the lanai, or one of the cool patios or downstairs bedrooms you chose to keep him upstairs in a small part of the house which was hotter than the rest because of his lack of mobility. Our management company is the premier company on the island and has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the finest in the country. I was told they offered to install a temporary A/C unit for the elderly gentleman’s room. Since you were unwilling to pay the $2-300 installation and removal fee for the device, the management company sent up 3 standing fans at a cost to us of $100. (Incidentally when the fans arrived days before your visit we didn’t use them because we didn’t feel any need.) We do have ceiling fans in every room and we were comfortable. We have nevertheless decided to cover a skylight from one area upstairs so the comfortable temperatures will be constant throughout the house. We have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars upgrading this house to make it a comfortable vacation destination for our guests. No previous renter has ever complained about the heat during the past 11 years Hale Alealea has been a rental property. The rural north shore is probably not the right place for a 91 year man with an oxygen tank and a cane. No doubt, he would’ve been better accomodated at a full-service hotel though I recognize that would’ve been much more expensive for your party.
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Nearest Airport
38.3 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Kepuhi Beach
Car: recommended


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