|Minimum Stay||5 - 14 nights|
The Treadwell House was built with endless childhood summers in mind, keeping the simple and joyful spirit of a beach house while meeting a more modern standard. This delightful home will appeal to those who also had the luck to experience such childhood summers…or simply wish they had!
The owners of this home are four of the grandchildren of R.T and Gerry Treadwell, who first purchased the property in the 1930’s when R.T was the doctor in Kohala. One is an architect, who designed it to “alight gently on the land,” distilling details to keep the uncluttered, pared-down lifestyle recalled from those childhood summers. Elegant in its simplicity and consistent style, the home is raised on concrete pilings with a butterfly roof, which collects and channels rainwater, an old custom in this arid climate. Designed to capture the trade-wind breezes and give its inhabitants both communal space and privacy, the home is open, airy and thoroughly “old Hawaii.”
Keywords: Hawaiian Oceanfront beach house, beach house, oceanfront house, family house, hawaii rental house, four bedroom house
We stayed at this property in March of 2013 and after staying at a more upscale vacation rental home on Kauai in 2014, I felt prompted to come back and write a review about Treadwell and how much we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back! We loved the atmosphere of this property, the beach and dealing with 2 Papaya's! This is not a fancy property but it's beachy, authentic and relaxing. During our vacation this year we kept saying how much we missed the Treadwell experience.
Our extended family stayed here over Christmas, and we absolutely loved it. Mary was wonderful to work with, and so hospitable. We didn’t need her for anything during the week, because she had made sure we had everything we needed before we arrived. Plenty of bath towels, beach towels and beach chairs. The kitchen was well equipped, and the beds super comfy. We loved the open style of the house, and especially being only steps from such a great beach. Everything was perfect!
The house was great for our extended family gathering. There was privacy for each couple yet wonderful open gathering space in the kitchen and deck area. The cottage worked well for the parents with a toddler as it provided a respite from the rest of the household. Some of the family members would have preferred an option of air conditioning in the bedrooms, but most of us loved the open air beach house setting. And having a beautiful sand beach for swimming and snorkeling just steps from the house was paradise!
I would give this more than five stars if I could. 1. the property managers at Two Papayas are terrifically helpful and supportive. They connected us to housekeepers who came twice during our 8 night stay and chef. 2., location. Walk down the back lawn and then twenty yard path to a beautiful sandy, reef-protected beach, with a smooth sandy bottom. Perfect for my 6 year old granddaughter. Also, the beach has low shade trees, so no need for umbrellas. And shrubbery shield the house to maintain privacy. 3: informality. We considered some of the other luxury homes in Puako area, but were delighted that we didn't have to worry about carpeting, sand, fancy furniture, etc. 4: Facilities: We rented four of the five bedrooms and everyone had their own shower. Kitchen is big and open and easy to use and clean for our family of eight. Walking up from the beach is perfectly designed so that feet are washable at the bottom of the deck stairs. There is a Huge family room and big table on the lanai for our meals. Lots of card games and board games were played into the night. We cooked twice ourselves and twice we had chef-prepared meals that were brought in. Breakfast and lunches were a breeze because of the ease of the kitchen. Also many children's things are around: books, beach toys, etc. Fans not air-contributed to our enjoyment of the beach atmosphere. We locked the gate behind us on the dirt driveway and were in a shangri-la. 5. Convenience on the island: we shopped at grocery stores within 15 minutes, rented snorkel gear at Snorkel Bobs also fifteen minutes and ate at a great restaurant (reasonably priced) Cafe Pesto, also 15 minutes. Some competing realtors say that the beach is too crowded with locals, but that's not true. For our informal, friendly family, locals added to the ambience. Also snorkeling and swimming in the morning before 10 when the sea is calmest is entirely private. We scoped out the other houses on this bay during the week and they all have rocky areas at the water's edge, but not Treadwell House. One suggestion to property managers: add a photo of a diagram of the floor/room plan on the website.
This property worked brilliantly for our large family group. Designed for beach life - airy, functional, comfy, clean. We cooked three meals/day in the kitchen - easy to keep clean with stainless steel counters. Large back deck provided seating for meals or lounging. We had our own family luau entertainment, games, and dancing on the back lawn. Rented kayaks and SUP from Hulakai ($25 for delivery) - sandy beach is about 50 steps from the backyard! If you are looking for an easy-to-wear beach house for a big group, this one's for you! And 2 Papayas (property manager) is the BEST! Super caring, house was impeccably cleaned, met us at the house with cool towels, checked to make sure we were comfy - super KUDOS to Mary and Robbie!
Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration at the Treadwell House. As my granddaughter said, "the beach was really really fun" and all adults conferred. The house was utilitarian and functional without anything fancy. It accomdated 7 adults and 2 children comfortably. The Lanai was definitely the command post and a perfect setting for our evening meals. Everything worked fine and all our needs were met. We had a chef come and cook a couple of meals and in-house massages one day - snorkeling was a pleasant suprise, the beach was family friendly, hikes were available from the property.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Quotable rates are for planning purposes only & are NOT an exact quote. Nightly rate depends on the number of bedrooms used during the rental period. A non-refundable 1/4th rent is due upon booking, final balance is due 60 days prior to arrival/non-refundable at that time unless we can rebook the dates. We do not accept credit cards. Personal checks only. We will never ask you to wire money.
Please NOTE, Price depends on occupancy of bedrooms. Due to quotable rates required by VRBO/Homeaway on all listings, the nightly rate reflected in quotable rates is the mid-range standard (non-Cmas) nightly and does NOT reflect the rate you may actually be paying if you using more then two rooms. Please call or email the management company for an exact quote.
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