Annie's Birds Nest: TVNC-1228, TAT#W30657192-01: This 3 bed/3 bath home is conveniently located steps away from the heart of Hanalei, The Bird’s Nest is the perfect vacation spot for families with tweens or teens. Only half a block to the beach or Ching Young Village, shops and activities to keep them easily entertained. Adults will enjoy the close proximity of live music, hula and dancing at the lively bars and restaurants nearby. Some guests return without a rental car, to “go local” and use the island cruiser bikes to get around to farmer’s markets, coffee bars, fresh fish and sushi bars. There are yoga studios, health food and grocery stores and of course, the most beautiful beach in the world, Hanalei Bay. With its seasonal surfing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and snorkeling. Lifeguard, pavilion and conveniences are all nearby. The addition of 2 more outdoor rooms on the beautifully built new lanai make you feel like you are living in a birds nest. You can spend the whole day enjoying the breath taking views of waterfalls and sunsets, and dine outdoors on the comfortable and spacious covered lanai. The owner has even grown the hedge, palms and bananas trees around the perimeter of the property to ensure privacy. And the custom built outdoor shower of bamboo and rock makes you feel like you are taking a shower in a garden, there is nothing quite like it for feeling refreshed and renewed. Enjoy the private retreat of a Calif. glass artist. Tastefully decorated from her private art collection. Located 15 minutes to Ke'e Beach, Wet and Dry Caves and Na Pali trail head. Only 10 minutes to Princeville golf, spa, shopping and amenities. The upstairs master bedroom has a King sized bed and private bathroom. The second upstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds. The first floor offers another master studio suite with a King sized bed and a full kitchen. Music players are in each bedroom. TV, CD and DVD player in living room has Ipod adapter. There's wireless high speed internet service throughout. Washer, dryer in the garage. The upstairs kitchen is outfitted for easy entertaining and cooking, with a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and grinder. Dine on beautiful Annieglass tableware. Enjoy the BBQ, bikes, snorkeling and beach equipment, beautiful outdoor garden and lawn. -Rates are subject to change without notice-Na Pali Properties,Inc. 800-715-7273
Left on 10/09/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | A TripAdvisor MemberReviewed Oct 9, 2014Stayed Sep 2014
This was a fabulous place to stay. . Everything you could possibly need was supplied. . Right down to aloe Vera gel for sunburn! The view was amazing! Even though we had lots of rain, we still walked to the beach for a swim. . Not far at all! Extremely close to shops, but we chose to use the facilities and cooked every night. We loved the outdoor shower and used this instead of bathroom showers. Also loved the ice maker in the fridge! Would definitely stay there again!
Left on 07/16/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | Randy NReviewed Jul 16, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
Loved it, location, location, location. great for a family. Out door shower a major turn on!
2 things we didn't like, no garbage disposal, but dealt with it, and the instructions and regulations made us nervous, but it is what it is and SO worth it. Town is awesome, get coffee every morning go early to Coffee roasters, get there early , sorry we didn't have the waffles, I think we missed out. Will be back
Left on 04/24/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 24, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
When we walked into our home for the week we were so happy with the size of the house and the amazing views from the lanai. You can see at least 3 waterfalls from the sitting area outside! The decor is really sweet and the kitchen was well stocked and the studio attached was spacious and private from the rest of the house. You are literally a stones throw from the main town of Hanalei that is a healthy persons dream. Great food and shopping abounds! Then in the other direction just a short walk away is the lovely beach of Hanalei. All in all we were very impressed with the home that provided all the comforts needed and was so close to all amenities in one of the most beautiful places in the world. If I had one concern it would be that the main bedroom was not very "roomy" as the bed (which was so so comfy) filled up nearly the whole room which I guess for some people is a bonus, but I personally prefer a little more room to hang out in for some privacy and the upstairs showers could use new shower heads. But apart from that we loved annies Bird Nest and would definitely stay here again.
Left on 09/08/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 8, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
We loved the outdoor lanai (on first floor - space to relax outside and eat outside) and the outdoor shower - a real treat!
Inside the house was a bit dated, but generally met all our needs so no real issues. The main downside for us was the noise from what's around:a busy road (Ahu road is the first turn down to the beach off the main highway); other houses very close by - so when they left for surfing at 5am, we knew all about it - and with the windows open (which you need) conversations of people outside their houses, and walking down the road, were all part of the background noise; and on some nights from the bars that are 1.5 blocks away.
Definitely book a massage with Natalie, the therapist recommended by the house owner - she came to the house and worked on the lanai - a fabulous experience!
Amenities described on the website were not all available - bbq didn't work (even after we asked for a new tank of gas, which we thought was the problem), bikes were not usable, and no usable snorkel gear provided - not a huge issue, but we would prefer it's not offered if it's not available.
"Incredible Location and Outdoor Living in Hanalei"
Left on 07/31/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 31, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Incredible views, breezes and outdoor living and dining! We are regulars to the North Shore of Kauai, visiting every year for the past 9 years and have increased our stay to 4+ weeks. We've stayed in a number of homes in Hanalei and the North Shore during this time and this is the first home that has a gorgeous patio that can be enjoyed! Hardly any mosquitos, fantastically cozy livingroom-type furniture on the patio and a gorgeous outdoor dining table for meals in heaven. We come to the island to enjoy it's natural outdoor beauty, so it was so refreshing to be able to spend as much time as possible outside.
Other perks - a lovely, large outdoor shower with hot water. We never even showered inside! 1/2 block to shops of Hanalei (yoga, health food store, coffee, restaurants, etc), 5 minute walk to the beach, bikes for cruizin' around town, a very large studio downstairs perfect for couples or families in your group needing some time out from the rest of the group. ;-)
Being that it is in the heart of Hanalei and on the main road to the beach, you can hear neighborhood noises and the weekends get a little noisy...but we loved it. We felt like we didn't have to whisper and could talk on the patio without disturbing the peace. If you are looking for super isolation and total peace - really anything this close to town may not be your thing. If you are looking for convenience, walkability and a wonderful, cozy home still with great waterfall views - this is it.
I would highly recommend this rental - it's even better than the pix!
Left on 10/17/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | AlexGoatReviewed Oct 17, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
My new husband and I travelled to Hawaii from England for our honeymoon and planned to spend a few days in Kauai before island hopping. But we fell in love with Hanalei and decided to look for a house for a week. The Bird's Nest was perfect - great location, beautiful views from the the lanai, an amazing outside shower, and the most comfortable bed I've slept in in ages!
It was really reasonably priced too, and the contact at Na Pali Properties was very helpful. I thought the cleaning costs were quite high considering the size of the property, but other than that, I couldn't fault it.
If we didn't leave 21 hours away we would definitely be back!
Left on 08/09/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Whiteside familyReviewed Aug 9, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
We couldn't have found a more perfect place to stay and take the whole family. Mom, dad and 2 kids stayed up stairs in the beautiful Hawaiian setting with a view of the mountains and all the amenities of home. Grandma and Grandpa were down stairs with privacy and little noise but access to family gatherings and being a part of it when they wished. The location is ideal, within walking distance of town and walking distance of Hanalei Bay. We were fortunate in having excellent weather with little rain and a beautiful tropical breeze. The family was able to enjoy the upstairs porch, the dining area and livingroom together but we were also able to get a little quiet time too. The house is lovely, decorated with Hawaiian style and cute art work. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect house, location or better conditions. I would recommend this house and a vacation to Hanalei to anyone wishing for a perfect setting and everything available. It was very well furnished and very clean. I would love to return and rent this house again in the future.
Left on 07/19/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Elizabeth SeyleReviewed Jul 19, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Beautiful house and it made you feel at home, loved the personal touches and decorations. The only draw back was when you were enjoying the lanai you heard the traffic since it sits on a busy street. Great view of the mountains from the lanai. Our family of 4 had a great time and there was plenty of room.
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