This was our first trip to Kauai and I must say any trip to Kauai will be fantastic! The island is gorgeous, laid-back, and peaceful. We loved staying in this home way out in Haena as it put us within minutes of our four favorite beaches (Ke'e, Tunnels, Lumahai, and Hanalei Bay). It is a driving experience to get all the way out here almost to the end of the North Shore, but it is so worth it. This house is 2 blocks, or 4 rows of houses away from the beach, but has two very convenient trails that take you out to beautiful beaches. One trail is less than a 2-3 minute walk to the beach, tops. We travelled into Hanalei regularly for food/meals. Its probably a 5-7 minute drive, but oh so scenic.
The house itself is very nice. The pictures are very accurate. The property was very clean, well maintained, and everything was fully stocked and functional. It has an outdoor shower to wash of the sand that sticks to you, and a friendly little cat who likes attention. The owners are great and provide amazingly prompt responses to any questions.
We found out the house is located directly on Kuhio highway, so there is traffic noise at night and in the morning. Note, a highway
in Kauai is a two lane street with a speed limit of 25 miles an hour way out on the secluded north shore, so its not like busy highways us mainlanders are used to. But the traffic will wake you up in the morning. This was no big deal for us because we weren't there to sleep, we were there to maximize our days and explore as much of the island as we could.
We stayed for two weeks and hated leaving. We loved everything about this place and about this island! I would completely recommend this house to others and hope to stay there again myself some day.