Hanalei House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Buddha said when you can see 100 Shades of Green, you have truly reached heaven. This is the feeling you will have at this beautiful tropical paradise nestled in the Wainiha River Valley, near Hanalei. Lush vegetation - palm trees, banana trees, flowering ginger, jasmine, ti, ferns, even orchids surround you on the property. It's a lush jungle spot away from all the cares of the outside world, yet with all the amenities and comforts of a modern home. You now can even see and hear the Wainiha river down the hill below the house.
The house is open, comfortable and reflective of the sensibilities of its artist-owner. Indoors or out there is plenty of space and comfort and a mountain view from every room. The master suite upstairs is 600 sq. feet and has its own tub, shower, lanai, and even a fireplace. Downstairs are two more good sized bedrooms with new bamboo floors, separate full bath and a large open living room, complete kitchen and dining area And the piece de resistance is the huge outdoor screened-in lanai on which to dine, relax on the couch or in the hammock (dangerous), listen to the sounds of the Wainiha Valley, and more.
100 Shades of Green is a tropical paradise. It is, however, in a residential neighborhood. It is private, but there are neighbors. It is for couples and families who enjoy peace and quiet and are into their surroundings and take pleasure from them. It is not a getaway for partying or revelry, loud music and the like. So please be aware and respectful of the environment you are in.
Wainiha Valley & Powerhouse Road: Walk up wonderful windy Powerhouse Road past a variety of tall trees and vegetation, wild jungle, manicured lawns, open views of Wainiha mountain and the mountain ridges - back in time like much of Kauai used to be. Maybe you will see an owl, horse, cow, geese, ducks or Graham Nash. Or slip into the hammock, sit on the lanai, soak in the hot tub, listen to the sound of the river, enjoy the melodic white rumped shama bird or the Japanese yellow eyes flitting amongst the ginger flowers or just watch the banana leaves unfurl while you turn the pages of your book ... you may never leave 100 Shades of Green at all.
Beaches: Walk (or drive) all the way along the incredible stretch of beach from Wainiha (at the bottom of Powerhouse) all the way to to Ke'e at the end of the road and enjoy the many different moods of the waves, coves, surfers, kite surfers, locals, shells searchers, whatever. You will want to stop at Tunnels Beach for snorkeling and swimming and to stare again and again at Makana (we know it as Bali Hai from South Pacific). On past Haena Beach Park to Ke'e for the best sunsets on the island where the jagged NaPali cliffs go right into the crashing sea. And always a safe spot for a swim with its protecting reef, sometimes a turtle or seal in the water or on the beach. And in the opposite direction to Lumahai Beach and Hanalei Bay two more of the most beautiful beaches anywhere on the island or elsewhere for that matter. Time after time you will want to swim and walk the lovely crescent of Hanalei Bay and enjoy the quaint little town. And that only is the beginning of the many gorgeous beaches, with and without famous names, that you will find here. You may never leave the North Shore.
Other North Shore highlights: Hiking the Kalalau trail, one of the top hikes in anyone's book starts at Ke'e Beach. There are also many back roads and other hikes in and around the area, Limahuli public gardens, wet and dry caves, kayaking in Hanalei or on the Napali Coast, shopping in Hanalei, golfing and tennis in Princeville, enjoying the outdoor farmers markets Saturdays and Tuesdays in and near Hanalei, surfing (I stood up and stayed on the wave some distance in my first lesson), and many other activities that await you in this tropical paradise. And that's just the North Shore. Have you died and gone to heaven yet?
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have totally enjoyed our stay here at 100 Shades of Green. This is truly
a place for relaxing and re-charging. We have travelled to Kauai many times
and we agree that your home has been our best trip yet. It was perfect to
enjoy breakfast and watch the birds from the lanai. Our days were filled
with our favorite things to do . . .
We thank you for sharing your home with us. You have done a wonderful
job of making it inviting and well-stocked and comfortable. We particularly
enjoyed the Wainiha Quadrangle Top Map. We spent a lot of time orienting
ourselves using it to locate favorite spots. The BIG surprises of coconuts
when they fell on the deck or shed. You had warned us so we were
We have to return to real life now. Thank you for providing us a place that
we will always remember.
Mahalo and Aloha.
We (John on the left and Barry on the right) are both artists and 'retired' although as John reminds me running a rental business is not exactly retired. I had a very popular restaurant in Provincetown, MA for many years and still live there in the summer and fall. I was a government attorney prior to that. This retired time is my third or fourth career. John continues to do sculpture, and as you would see at the house, spheres made from beach debris that has surprising beauty as it spins in the air.
Because of the feeling of old Kauai and the old large vegetation. Away from it all and lush and beautiful beyond compare. And an easy comfortable house with room for fruit trees and the like.
Location, location, location. Close to everything but not in the thick of it all. Tranquility. And all that's been said above.