AFFORDABLE LUXURY IN PARADISE – 3 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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AFFORDABLE LUXURY IN PARADISE – 3 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH

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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to Mapuana, a beautiful and newly remodeled home on the north shore of Kauai just 2.3 miles from road’s end and the fabled NaPali Coast. The 200 foot private drive leads you to a secluded oasis. This scrupulously maintained home surrounds you with simple luxury and lush Hawaiian themes to enhance your vacation in tropical paradise. Mapuana features vaulted ceilings and Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout the main floor. Banks of sliding doors open to take advantage of the spacious wrap-around lanai. The handsomely furnished top floor lanai catches cool breezes and provides a private sun deck. It’s the perfect place to gaze at the lush tropical foliage and swaying palm trees and listen to the sounds of birds singing, roosters crowing and ocean waves lapping the shore.

Newly decorated with Hawaiiana and aloha hospitality, there are four inviting bedrooms (two upstairs - each with a queen bed and two downstairs - each with two twin beds). There is a full bathroom located on each level plus an outdoor tropical shower. The fully appointed kitchen is stocked with every cooking tool you might need and includes granite counter-tops, as do both bathrooms. The formal dining area seats eight at a solid teak table. The bottom level has covered parking for two vehicles, a barbeque area with new gas grill, outdoor dining area, storage for beach amenities and a courtesy selection of beach toys and gear. The enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower is perfect for rinsing off the white sand after a day at the beach. The full size washer/dryer in the downstairs laundry room makes it easy to bring just one bag and stay for weeks! (Linens, bath towels and beach towels are provided.)

The spacious yard is meticulously and lushly landscaped, filled with a variety of indigenous Hawaiian tropical plantings including colorful plumerias, pink and red gingers, hibiscus, fragrant ylang-ylang, papaya, banana and coconut palm trees.

Best of all, the warm Pacific Ocean is just steps from your door. Just a short 100 yard walk takes you to one of the most secluded beaches on the Island; world-class, white sand beaches stretch for miles in both directions. Enjoy the tranquility of this extraordinary area nestled between emerald mountains and azure seas. Snorkelers will find clear, pristine waters and a vast array of multi-colored fish. On any given day you can encounter turtles, spinner dolphins, whales or the occasional Monk seal coming out to play.

Kauai's main vacation attraction remains its natural splendor. You'll cross seven charming one-lane bridges to get to Haena, a small oceanfront, residential community situated four miles beyond Hanalei. Haena is the northernmost point on Kauai and offers the island's best access to outdoor activities and scenic wonders. Swim with turtles at world-famous Tunnels Beach, just a 7 minute walk from Mapuana. Swim and sunbathe at nearby Lumahai Beach or Haena Cove and watch the kite surfers at Kepuhi Point. Hike the NaPali coast or watch the sun set behind Makana (Bali Hai). Among the most beautiful places on Earth, here you will discover waterfalls, lush green jungles, gorgeous deserted beaches, fabulous hiking trails, unparalleled snorkeling, picturesque kite surfers and spectacular sunsets.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Property Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Property Owner

We live in Los Angeles, California with our two school age children. While we enjoy the benefits of the city we enjoy getting away from it all when we go on vacation. We joke that we bought our house in Kauai as an insurance policy so our kids will always want to vacation with us -- even when they are teenagers! They love being so close to the beach; we go there every day when we're on island. They also love to play in the large private yard. And we love having plenty of room to invite our friends and family to come share our slice of paradise.

Property Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why Property Owner chose Haena

We searched for 7 years to find the perfect house in Kauai. Before we had children we owned a small condo on the south shore. We were looking to get away from the massive development that continues to go on down south. We wanted a house in a place that could never be spoiled by condo and hotel developments. The quaint 7 one-lane bridges that separate charming Hanalei from secluded Haena ensure that no encroaching developments will ever take place in our beach town. Unlike many of the 'suburban' developments elsewhere on Kauai, this is the way Old Hawaii used to be but with all the modern conveniences and simple luxury we enjoy on vacation. We also wanted to be close enough to the fabulous beaches to ensure a quick walk and the peaceful sounds of the ocean day and night. But we didn't want the wear and tear, and overly loud crashing waves one finds living right on the beach. Mapuana gave us the privacy and the perfect location we were looking for!

What makes this house unique

Our favorite beach activities are snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding and stand up paddling. We also enjoy running the 2.3 miles to the end of the road and hiking the spectacular 11 mile Kalalau Trail. The run to and from the end of the island is so beautiful it's hard to come home and run on our city streets! The kids love to play in the large lushly landscaped private yard. Our son loves to practice his pitching and catching and our daughter loves to practice her gymnastics on the lawn. Meanwhile we enjoy reading and relaxing on the beautiful lanai. We could listen to the ocean and the wind in the swaying palms all afternoon. After a full day of fun in the sun we love to visit some of our favorite restaurants for dinner; just a short but stunning drive to Hanalei. After dinner, we always save room for shaved ice!

Guestbook comments from the owner

(transcribed from guest book by owner)



"We enjoyed your house for a mini-family reunion. The cousins enjoyed time exploring the different beaches and sunset walks. We hope to return again!"
Apr 2014
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Affordable Luxury in Paradise – 3 Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Affordable Luxury in Paradise – 3 Minute Walk to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p336205
(626) 376-5334
Haena Kauai
California
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Good find

  • 4 of 5
We were a party of 2 families for 12 days (4 adults and 3 kids).
This is such a great location. We have been to Kauai twice before and love the quiet and beautifully lush North Shore. This rental is truly a very short, easy walk to
some gorgeous and unpopulated beaches. If you plan on spending lots of time
at the beach and can't afford to stay right on the beach, this house is worth checking out.

The yard is very private and is like having your own botanical garden,
which is great for kids and adults. This yard is certainly a bonus and is bigger than is shown in the photos. We also very much enjoyed the outdoor shower,
especially after a day at the beach (some towel hooks would have been
appreciated). The upstairs is an open floor plan and has good deck space that
overlooks the private yard with mature island flowers (beautiful!) and plants and palm trees.
The upstairs gets plenty of natural light and has a pretty good kitchen.
We also appreciated the separate room for the washer and dryer downstairs.

This house had plenty of space for all of us.
There were a couple minor issues that the owner was very responsive to, and we felt taken care of. Thank you Joanna!

We would like to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Haena Cove, Tunnels, Ke'e
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
BarAcuda, Tahiti Nui
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Princeville
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet
Car: recommended

3 min from Beach; 4 mi from Hanalei; 2 mi from Na Pali Coast. Nearby beaches include Haena Cove, Tunnels, Ke'e, Haena State Beach and Hanalei Bay as well as Limahuli Gardens. Local weekly Farmer's Markets and Craft Fairs in nearby Hanalei and Wainihi.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, health/beauty spa

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Photos

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Haena House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$325
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Out-cleaning fee $350
Notes Hawaiian State Taxes
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Amenities

Amenities

Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Enclosed - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , combination tub/shower
  • Two spacious bathrooms featuring granite countertops and natural slate floors. Windows looking out on side gardens in both bathrooms. Outdoor enclosed heated shower in lush garden surroundings.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Features brand new BOYD Natural Flex Latex foam queen mattresses and squeak free platforms. Boyd Natural Flex beds feature an eco-friendly anti-microbial rayon fabric cover made from sustainable bamboo fibers. COOLMAX compliments the cover with additional breathability and enhanced drying rate of the fabric, ensuring you remain cool, dry and comfortable while you sleep. Patent pending channel vented foam provides refreshing air circulation. Tri-zone construction enhances your lumbar support for the perfect night's sleep. Perfect for allergy sufferers, Latex Foam will not support bacteria, mold, mildew or fungus and is three times more resistant to dust mites than old-fashioned ordinary innerspring mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
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