My husband and I stayed in the Plumeria 2 bedroom downstairs unit in this house. We had a wonderful time, and the relaxing environment of Hanalei was infectious! You can easily walk to the beach (just a short stroll down the residential street to a very close beach access). Hanalei is a beautiful, relaxed, quirky town with cute shops and restaurants. I would come back in a heartbeat and stay in this rental. The only drawback was that there wasn't any air conditioning (which seemed pretty common here), but the fans in the house made it manageable. We also had a wetter-than-normal week of weather (which probably didn't help). Marney has everything you need to enjoy your vacation (towls, laundry/supplies, beach chairs, boogie boards (and many other ocean toys), full kitchen & utensils, bug spray/candels, clothes line, patio chairs, etc. We were there while the other units in the house were occupied (seemed to be another downstairs unit and one upstairs unit). We felt like we had plenty of privacy, and the other renters were respectful, and, for the most part, our paths didn't cross. If you are thinking of coming to Kauai, I would highly recommend staying in this rental in Hanalei. It is quite a drive to the south shore, so if you plan to do a lot of sight seeing, It may be wise to split your time between a rental in the north and one in the south so you don't feel like you're spending all of your time in the car.