We love Hanalei and purchased this home to be able to enjoy it throughout the year. We use the home 10-12 times a year ourselves. So unlike most vacation home owners we are constantly upgrading the home and keeping it maintained against the elements. We know the island well and can help make sure you have an enjoyable stay. Our goal is not to maximize profits but to make sure the right people find the right place to stay even if that means suggesting other places to stay.
Mahalo, Greg & Jenny
Greg Pronko purchased this house in 2006
This is the Number 1 beach in all of America. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth and so easy to get to compared to other similar destinations like Tahiti, Bali, Thailand, Vietnam etc. We bought this home because we love to surf and be healthy. Hanalei is perfect for enjoying the outdoors, whether you are surfing, paddleboarding, hiking, canoeing, kayakiing, golfing, running, biking, etc. It is also quiet and relaxing to the soul. The food here is one of the main attractions for us. We skip all the conventional stores and eat almost entirely off of local produce when we come to Hanalei. It is our 'detox' from our stressful lives in San Francisco. Eating live real food grown fresh and organically on the island is amazing. Both the fruits and vegetables seem to have more nutrients and flavor then anything we have had from a conventional store. For protein we also stay local... The Hanalei Fish Market has fresh daily caught fish straight from local water, and they are also now selling local Kauai Beef that is raised humanely on a beautiful open range ranch just up the road from our house. This is the real deal! Best burger you have ever had type of meat. Once you visit Hanalei for the first time you will totally understand why anyone would want to own a home here. It is the place.
LOCATION: The best part of the Tiki Home for us is the fact that it is so centrally located. At the end of our street is the Saturday farmers market that has some of the best produce in the world... so fresh! Just around the corner from the home is Pine Trees beach and equal distance is the little path the locals call 'The Cape' Walking into town is just as easy as walking to the beach. Town is a short 700 foot walk from the home. All of these are even shorter on a bike! The best restaurants on the north Shore are just 700 foot walk. Think about how easy that is if you want to have a Mai Tai at dinner and don't want to be driving all the way back to Princeville or Haena. Hanalei is voted number 1 beach in all of America so many times now that they retired it to permanent status. If you don't stay at the Tiki Home you should at least stay in Hanalei.
ARTISTIC & UNIQUE: The TIki Home is funky cool! This place is built like no other home. Kids love the lava rock entrance and Lava Rock shower in the Master Bedroom. The upstairs open floor plan is really cool. The home has custom carved beams everywhere inside and out.
QUIET: Hanalei is a very sleepy town, so it is very quiet at night. Tiki Home is the place to be if you are looking for quiet solitude and peace. However be aware that most neighbors around Hanalei get pretty annoyed at late night partying, so if that is the type of place you are looking for this might not be the best fit.
AMMENITIES: We use the home constantly. We live in San Francisco and fly over using miles all the time. That means we like to keep nice stuff in the home. From the 27' iMac to the high-end Kitchen-Aide Series kitchen appliances we have some nice stuff here. There is a 6 bottle wine fridge, $800 set of knives, plenty of cookware, etc. In the last year we have installed all new Carpets throughout the home as well as new couches, new ceiling fans, and new awning on the back deck.