Hale Nanea, located behind a private gate you will find 34 private oceanfront acres. Hale Nanea is the perfect place to unwind and experience the softness, beauty, and grace of the island of Kauai. Panoramic ocean and mountain views and exclusive private access to the mile-long white sand Secrets Beach, offers guests a privileged experience on Kauai's North Shore. Located on the most exclusive road in Kauai where the A-list celebrities vacation and own homes.
The spectacular interior of the villa is sumptuous and warm, with dark wood furnishing, custom cabinetry and honed limestone floors throughout. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in the living and dining areas afford hypnotic views of the sea to the east and the private garden to the west. The fully equipped kitchen boasts state-of-the-art appliances and cookware, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch oven, cooktop and dishwasher and an instant-hot water setup. Luxurious European linens grace the Cal-King bed which sits across from floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking the sea, resulting in the ideal recipe for romantic sunset delights. The marble bathroom has a large shower with dual heads and glass doors that lead to the private, outdoor sitting area, complete with spa and outdoor shower.
Located on the most exclusive road in Kauai where the A-list celebrities vacation and own homes. Nearby attractions include the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge as well as Kilauea town, just a mile down the road, offering several dining options along with boutique shopping and yoga. Princeville, just ten minutes by car, hosts two world-class golf courses and the luxurious St. Regis Princeville Resort and Spa. Hanalei, another five minutes by car, is home to not only the number one beach in America, Hanalei Bay, but a charming bohemian thoroughfare with numerous restaurants, eateries, surf shops, gift stores and coffee shops. Just minutes past Hanalei is where the apex of aesthetic beauty can be witnessed, with the road winding along between a deep ocean, exquisite beaches and towering peaks, ending at Ke'e Beach and the start of the world-famed Na Pali Coast, some of the best hiking on the planet. Free Wifi is offered.
**Please note that during surf season (winter and spring), large swells can prevent and impair beach access.**
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, reefs, paddle boating, walking, tvnc #4184, outdoor shower, hiking, tat # w60302552-01, queen, kayak / canoe, 15 minute drive to hanalei bay, dining, groceries, fishing, close to town, mountain biking, picnic cooler, lawn / garden, snorkeling, luaus, sp-2011-09, cycling, granite counter tops, hospital, 5 minutes to anini beach, non smoking only, nearby post office, whale watching, tennis, washer & dryer, ironing board, sight seeing, scenic drives, emergency # kahea 808-651-4440, near beach, events allowed, european bed linens, wind-surfing, 10 minute walk to beach, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, nearby fedex, medical services, iron & board, 1 cal king bed, swimming, coffee maker, secluded, nearby bank, surfing, golf, nearby atm, two homes on lot, weddings, 20 minutes to na pali trail head, shower, walking distant to town, fine table linens and dinnerware, gated property, bird watching, paragliding, beach umbrellas, 60 minutes from lihue airport, restaurants.TripAdvisor property ID 3383340...Read more
Left on 09/01/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Kirsten M.Reviewed Sep 1, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Hale Nanea is perfect for anyone looking to get away from it all. The property itself is gorgeous and very well appointed. We really loved the outdoor shower, jacuzzi, and used the grill 5/7 nights there. You could mostly enjoy the outdoor seating areas in the morning when the mosquitoes aren't out in full force and the sun is behind the house. In the afternoon and evenings, the lanai is flooded with sunlight--and gets quite hot--and the bugs start to come out. We enjoyed our happy hours and sunsets on the beach instead--can't really complain. The walk to the beach isn't for everyone--several hundred yards down a steep hill then cliff, which was fine for us but I couldn't imagine my parents, who are in their 60s, doing it everyday, sometimes twice or more a day. That said, once you get to the beach, there really is no better spot on the North Shore. Quiet. Secluded. Hike the lava rocks to a little waterfall. The waves are better too (albeit a bit dangerous).
The only reason I don't give the property 5 full stars is because of a few minor annoyances: the ceiling fan broke in the bedroom one night and it really was too hot to sleep without it (but it was fixed the next day), there was a hornets nest clear as day on the side of the house. Not sure why it hadn't been removed. Luckily, we were not stung, but we did have "company" during breakfast most mornings. Finally, and this was probably the biggest issue, there was construction at the property next door that began early in the morning -- sawing, banging, loud talking -- which was topped off by really loud rap music that killed any sense of serenity at Hale Nanea, which we mostly were able to drown out with our own music...but, resort would have booked you without a warning there would be construction.
Overall, I'd return to Hale Nanea any day. The positives far outweighed the negatives. Thanks for a great stay.
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