80 FEET FROM THE SEA - OLE KAMAOLE'S BEACH HOUSE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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80 FEET FROM THE SEA - OLE KAMAOLE'S BEACH HOUSE

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House, 2 Bedrooms + , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Aloha and welcome to Ole Kamaole's (Ole the Barefoot's) Beach House! Located on the sunny west side of Kauai at the foot of Waimea Canyon, we are across the street from an exciting surf break (Davidson's Point) and miles of empty beach. Two miles of black sand extend east to tiny Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor. To the west lies perhaps the longest (13 miles), yet little known white sand beach in the state, reaching past Barking Sands to Polihale Beach Park at the western end of the Na Pali Coast.

We built our property in 1994, but our community of Kekaha was originally housing for the Sugar Plantation. There are no hotels or other 'touristy' developments. This is REAL Hawaii!

A fifteen minute drive brings you to the end of the road, where you can find mysterious Polihale beach. From the cliff at the end of this spectacular, deserted beach the ancient Hawaiians believed souls of the dead departed for the afterlife. Look for the remains of an ancient Hawaiian Heiau (temple). We are three miles from the mouth of the Waimea River (where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii in 1778) guarded by the ruins of an old Russian fort. Travel along the rim of the canyon up the volcano behind us to Kokee State Park (Google it!). There you will find a Natural History museum and forty miles of hiking trails. Some of these lead down into Waimea Canyon, which Mark Twain called the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific,' and others lead through some of the last endemic Hawaiian rain forest out along knife-edge ridges, 4000 feet above Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali Coast. The wildlife is unique and the views are incomparable!

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Keywords: House, Cottage, Beach House, Bed and Breakfast, B&B, vacation rental

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle

Ole

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A military kid originally from Florida, after four years in the Air Force Ole graduated from UCLA in 1972 and moved to Hawaii in 1978, settling at first on Maui, where he worked for 10 years on the ambulance as an Emergency Medical Tech. Eileen moved from Texas, where she owned her own business, in 1974. We married in 1988, and moved to Kauai in 1990, where Ole worked on the ambulance for two more years.

Ole purchased this house in 1990

We Honeymooned at Kokee State Rain Forest, just up the volcano along the ridge of Waimea Canyon above Kekaha, and saw this little beach house for sale on the coast. The area reminded us of Maui many years ago.

There are so many microclimates on Kauai: high altitude vs sea level, inland vs coastal, and windward vs leeward. We are on the sunny leeward side of Kauai. The 'Trade Winds' are consistently from the NE, blowing moist air up against that side of the island, bringing rainbows and keeping it lush and green. The windward side of Mt Waialeale is 'the wettest spot on Earth, with over 400 inches of rain/ year. We experience about 10 inches/ year here on the leeward side. We are a 15 minute drive from the end of the road, where ghostly Polihale Beach ends at a 2,000 foot cliff. Some say ancient Hawaiians used to pitch violators of any Kapu (forbidden practice)from the top; hence the name, which means 'House of Bones.' In those days it was believed that this was the place where souls of the dead departed for the afterlife. Three miles in the other direction is the mouth of the Waimea River, where Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii. The ruins of an old Russian fort, Fort Elizabeth, guard the mouth of the river. Up the volcano behind us, along the edge of Waimea Canyon, is Kokee State Park (Google it!), one of the last endemic Hawaiian rain forests. There Kalalau Lookout will give you a sweeping view of the Kalalau valley and the blue Pacific, 4000 feet below. In Waimea Town, just three miles away, one can have a cool 'shave ice' from Jo Jo's on a hot day, take out local food from Ishihara's deli, or eat at any of several interesting, eclectic restaurants. One (The Grove) sometimes has live Hawaiian music.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Property Reviews

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80 Feet from the Sea - Ole Kamaole's Beach House
average rating of 4.25 based on 16 reviews
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80 Feet from the Sea - Ole Kamaole's Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256866vbi
(808) 639-3614 (Hawaii, USA)
Kekaha Kauai
Denver Colorado USA
4

Great house with a ton of little extras

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We loved the southern coast area of Kauai and this house (the Sea Grape Cottage)provided a great central location to explore it. It was spacious and full of many of those little extras that make living there so much better - the food left for us for breakfast (which we made a lavish dinner out of, it was so much!), the guidebooks, the lounge chairs on the deck, even the secluded but roomy clotheslines off the bathroom where we could hang all of our wet stuff every day. We knew that this house is right on the main road, and there's a lot of traffic during commuting hours, but I think anticipating it ahead of time made it much easier to ignore. It's like a river after a while, plus the shrubs hide a lot of it from view. But oh, the stars at night - we could easily see the Milky Way from the lanai every night. In fact, it's so dark there that we came home later one evening and had a devil of a time finding the house again...took 3 passes until we finally spotted it (hint: leave a light on if you're coming home later). It really is far from typical tourist areas, it's in a small neighborhood.

I wouldn't recommend it for young families since the road is a big obstacle between you and the beach, and you can't really swim right there anyway - a few miles west down the road is fine, though. And there are stairs to get to the living areas, so physically disabled visitors wouldn't like it either.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, Vicky. It does get very dark out here, and the place can be hard to find at night. But there's no need to leave a light on! That disorients our night-migrating Shearwater birds, and ruins the star-watching for others. We didn't realize the solar-powered driveway lights had failed, and will replace them immediately. Thanks for letting us know!
Aloha, Ole
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80 Feet from the Sea - Ole Kamaole's Beach House
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(808) 639-3614 (Hawaii, USA)
Kekaha Kauai
Somerville, MA
5

Cozy, Private, Great View

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
While it was a bit far away from some of the main attractions, it was exactly what I was looking for. No crowds. Private. Clean. Friendly and wonderful host. Laundry was a bonus too. Off the beaten path haven with incredible view and the sounds of the waves...
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 3/3
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80 Feet from the Sea - Ole Kamaole's Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256866vbi
(808) 639-3614 (Hawaii, USA)
Kekaha Kauai
Scotland
4

Ole's Beach House

Ole's Beach House
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
A very nice beach house with lovely views out to sea. Located on a relatively busy road, but the sound of the sea and spectacular views more than make up for a little bit of traffic noise. Very helpful owner who was a pleasure to do business with. Would we go back in the future? Yes we would!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Mick! We try to keep the vegetation high enough to block much of the road activity, but low enough to allow for those great sea views!
It's a long way to come, we know, but hope you'll return someday!
Aloha, Ole
Helpful votes: 5/5
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80 Feet from the Sea - Ole Kamaole's Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256866vbi
(808) 639-3614 (Hawaii, USA)
Kekaha Kauai
Seattle, WA
4

Kekaha Upstairs Ocean View Cottage

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Clean, quiet residential place right next to the shore. Lots of windows w/screens to let in the breeze and fans. Excellent for star gazing on the huge balcony as it's nice and dark at night. Spacious and comfortable; everything you need in the kitchen plus great beach gear for use. Very near Waimea Canyon hiking too.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacy!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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80 Feet from the Sea - Ole Kamaole's Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256866vbi
(808) 639-3614 (Hawaii, USA)
Kekaha Kauai
Topanga, CA
5

Talk about a Reasonable Rate!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We had a great time at this property - most appreciated the food in the frig!!! Very clean and well appointed with LOTS of printed materials on the area. Our host was fabulous. And when we left something there upon check out, a message was sent immediately to our email, letting us know. Just be aware that this property is on a highway; so you will hear the traffic.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathleen & Michael! Glad you had a good time. You will also hear the waves against the shore and the wind in the palms. If anyone is concerned about the traffic, we can always locate you further back. Aloha, Ole
Helpful votes: 2/2

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Motorway
12 Metres
Kaumualii (Hwy 50)
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Manu O'o
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Kalaheo Steak House
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Kukuiolono
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Wrangler's Steak House
Car: necessary

ATV and Zipline tours are available nearby. Hanapepe Town, 10 miles away, has numerous art shops. Friday night is 'Art Night,' a street party. Salt Pond Beach Park is just outside of Hanapepe. Next to this shaded, safe swimming area with bathrooms and fresh water showers, salt is still produced from ancient Hawaiian salt ponds. Ultralight flights and helicopter tours take off from the tiny airport nearby.

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Availability & Rates

Kekaha House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $185 - $215/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $185/night for one or two. Up to two additional guests $15/nt each
  • Four night minimum. One week minimum over the Christmas/New Year Holiday
  • Please add 13.41% Taxes and $100 Cleaning Fee to price.

Amenities

Kekaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Mirror pkt door seperates dress'g area from water closet
  • A mirrored pocket door separates the tiled dressing area, with its lavatory and closet, from the water closet, which contains the toilet and extra large shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King...extra long.
    Guest bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach chairs, ice chests, straw mats; binoculars

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