Kauai beach home. Less than 30 feet to the beach !
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||1600 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Beach, Ocean, Waterfront|
Description from the owner
Kauai beach home. This is truly a beach home. Listen to the waves lull you to sleep at night as you open the sliding doors to the lanai and listen and smell the fresh ocean breezes gently lull you to sleep.
...You are less than 30 feet from the ocean's edge. It doesn't get any better than this.
...Take your morning coffee/breakfast on the upstairs lanai as you over look the large protected reef that extends out from the house about 100 yards.
During the whaling season, you can see several whales, monk seals and and occasional sea turtles.
This reef makes it perfect for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, fishing and ju...Read more
Kauai beach home. Less than 30 feet to the beach !
Additional Location Information
This home is on the beach! It is located less than 30 feet from he ocean.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Waterfront
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$340 - $599||$340 - $599||$2,398 - $4,190||$8,500 - $9,500||7 nights|
|Mar. 2 2013 - Dec. 20 2018
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 2 2014
|All Other Dates||$340||$340||$2,398||$8,500||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 13.42% of rental - Tax
Additional notes from owner
Hawaiian room tax 13.42%
$200 cleaning fee
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great, Comfortable, Central Home Base for Exploring the Island o
We stayed at Mike's house in anahola for our honeymoon. This house was a great deal and offered us a more private experience over the resorts and condos. The house was very well furnished. The upstairs bedroom was very comfortable. We're used to sleeping in a cool bedroom, so the aC was a welcome feature. There was nothing quite like looking out at the ocean and hearing the waves from bed. Aliomanu Bay is quite nice because the big waves break a ways out on the reef. The makes the bay calmer (usually), so the roar of the ocean is quieter. We snorkeled this bay, too, and found nothing of interest. Save your time and snorkel Tunnels, etc. instead. There was a small insect problem at the house upon our arrival, but after an email to Mike, he and Sheila were both reaching out and arranging for the quarterly bug spraying (which was about due anyway). We arranged for the exterminator to come while we were planning to be out exploring anyway, so the impact was minimal. We found the kitchen to be very well-stocked. We had plenty of linens. The washer and dryer worked well, and we packed more lightly in anticipation using them. We also made use of the propane grill. I overcooked the steaks, but that was my fault. Grilling by the ocean was a very satisfying experience. There were many water toys available on the property, too. We did make use of the beach mats, but there were also body boards, pool noodles, fins, snorkels, etc. The 3 TVs in the home were flat panels with cable channels. We didn't get any HD channels on them, but that was okay. We rented movies from the RedBox at Whalers down the road, and played the Dvds in the great room. If we had any complaints they would be: 1) The very small shower in the upstairs master bathroom and constant temperature fluctuations in the downstairs master bathroom. We showered together in very close quarters. 2) Lack of complete privacy on the lower floor due to the sheer gossamer curtains on all windows. These thin curtains were great to let the light in during the day, but ripe for prying eyes in the evenings. 3) The construction on the new house next door wasn't loud, but resulted in a few more people being near the house that we expected. (making issue #2 more concerning). All things considered this house made our stay on Kauai even better that we had expected. It was great to have a comfortable, and relatively central home base during our visit. We'll stay here again or in Mike's new house when it's finished. Mahalo!
Well worth the stay
We stayed one week during winter break. Mike (owner) prepared us for a great vacation and Sheila (housekeeper) helped us with any needs we had when there. Mike provided accurate information about the property and Kauai. The house is located on a bay that's protected by a reef. Swimming out front isn't great because of the rocks and current but wading in the ocean and walking along the beach are lots of fun. The view from the house whether inside or out is fantastic. Gorgeous sunrises, whales spouting past the reef, monk seals on the beach, ocean waves rolling in the distance are just some of the benefits. The house is fairly well stocked and clean. It sleeps 4 comfortably. We had 6 and Sheila provided us air mattresses. The living room had plenty of room for them. The appliances are good. The dishwasher is a half size drawer type which may be small for some but we made is work for us. The washer and dryer could use updating to the front load. The second floor is a large master bedroom with an bathroom with shower and a large walk in closet. The main floor bathroom is accessed through the main floor bedroom which can present a challenge when more then 4 stay in the house. The door to the storage room was locked where extra toilet paper and the air mattresses were which we had to get Sheila to open. This needs to be left accessible for week long stays. There were some water shoes, boogie boards, and beach stuff in the carport. Well used but served the purpose. There's a fairly new bbq in the carport. The house is a bit tricky to find especially at night and when it raining (let we had). But after that its easy to return to. Kapaa is close by and has everything you need from groceries to restaurants. Hanalei Bay is close too and an amazing beach. Good swimming, boogie boarding, and surfing. Zip lines near Princeville were great. We took a wonderful (short) hike from Kapaa to a couple of waterfalls. Smith family Luau had a fantastic meal but I'd say the show was about a 5 out of 10. Poipou was good to see, but I'm glad we stayed at Mike's house. Much more central to the a lot of good things to do. We golfed a municipal course close to Kapaa that was well worth it. All in all, Mike was very good to deal with and his property is wonderful. I would compare the house more to a cottage. He's building a house next to this one that will also be a good place to rent. Larger and still has a great view.
Tony & Erica
Off the Beaten Path
We spent seven days at this house and it was a truly amazing experience. We had not intended to spend a lot of time at the house, but as it turns out we really didn't need to go anywhere else to get a lot of the Kauai experience. The area is very secluded and with the exception of the occasional spear fisherman or scuba divers you will likely have the area to yourself.
The beach is protected by a large reef which is wonderful for many reasons. One of the big ones is that the waves break far enough out that it doesn't keep you up at night. I snorkeled around that reef almost every day. I recommend that you go to the very north end of the beach and start there. It just gets more interesting as you follow the curve of it out to the breaks. On my third day I ran into a large sea turtle and followed him around for 15 minutes before he decided to sneak off. My wife did get stung by a jelly fish. Read up on this and know what you are going to do before it happens. She was a trooper and we went snorkeling again the next day.
We caught sight of a humpback whale breaching a few times from the deck. That was very unexpected since we were past the season for that sort of thing. We also had a visit from a monk seal. She hung out on our beach all morning just lounging around and napping. If you do get to experience this please give her a wide birth. They are endangered and need their sleep.
Please don't be afraid to talk to the locals. You may run into Dave and he might give you a private tour of the area. In our case he showed us a lot of things about the area we never would have picked up on. He even went so far as to give us the skinny on all of the neighbors. This was fun and very interesting.
The house was clean and a very pleasant place to stay. It had the feel of a private home and not a hotel. I really don't have anything bad to say about the place. It was an unforgettable trip and if we make it back we would definitely try to stay here again.