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Beautiful Kauai North Shore Beach House

Ginny Shinn

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Ginny Shinn

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Beautiful Kauai North Shore Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Kalihiwai House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 3 bedroom/3 bathroom across from Kalihiwai Beach

This spacious modern 3bedroom/3bath home will sleep 6 guests comfortably and is fully equipped for your special vacation! The gas range/oven and full kitchen will provide you and your family everything you need to prepare a great meal. The covered lanai looks out to the bay and is perfect for lounging. There's also a large two person jacuzzi bathtub to soak all your troubles away!

Located across a country road from Kalihiwai Bay - a favorite beach for north shore residents. This beach offers some of the best surfing, swimming and boogie boarding on the Island of Kauai. Not as famous as Hanalei Bay (which is a 12 minute drive away) or Anini Beach (a two minute drive away) but it's certain to become your favorite beach with less crowds, nice sand and both fresh water (Kalihiwai River) and ocean water to play in. The river is a great launching place for stand up paddling or kayaking. So just order your SUP rentals to be delivered to the house and have a great time stand up paddle boarding on either the river or the bay. Your family and friends can watch you from the house as you paddle out! Great for just relaxing/lying around and sunning too!

The spacious lanai has a table with comfortable cushions and a bbq. A great place to watch the ocean and relax at the end of another magical day on Kauai.

Close to shopping, restaurants and other fun activities including world class golf courses, zip lines, horseback riding, kayaking and hiking trails in the north shore area.

TVR #4238

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ginny Shinn (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2015

About Ginny Shinn

My passion is Kauai. I love this special island and sharing my home and this island brings me great joy.

Ginny Shinn purchased this house in 2002

Why Ginny Shinn chose Kalihiwai

Kalihiwai Beach is so special. Here the Kalihiwai River comes into the ocean and dolphins play in the bay in the mornings. It's truly magical!

What makes this house unique

Gentle fresh water river flowing into this beautiful bay makes for a once in life time vacation experience! Close to shopping, restaurants and other fun activities but nested in a quiet neighborhood away from the traffic and noise.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a throughly enjoyable and relaxing time at your lovely venue. Thanks
Jan 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 6 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Kauai North Shore Beach House
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews

Spring break 2015

  • 4 of 5

We spent 6 nights at the beach house and wished it could have been many more. We loved how easy it was to feel at home in the house but the location was so perfect for visiting the north shore beaches and other sites. The nearby beach is one if the best beaches we went to. Big waves which were fun and nice sand and a great mix of locals and mellow tourists. We likes wading thru and swimming in the river. I would highly recommend staying here and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Kansas City, Mo

Fall asleep to sounds of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully maintained home on the north shore of Kauai. Very large great room that offered plenty of space for 6 adults to spend our days/nights in. Great sliding glass doors and windows that allowed us to let the smells and sounds of the ocean into the house. We were there during the winter and a winter storm hit the island, so the ocean on the north shore in front of the house was a bit too wild to swim in, but was gorgeous to look at and listen to. Very quiet neighborhood. House was exactly as described. We really appreciated all the beach gear (towels, chairs, snorkel set, boogie boards, etc). We would recommend this property to all and hope to return someday!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mesquite, TX

The Texas Gals

  • 5 of 5

We are a group that travels together several times a year and we usually rent a home. This home was spacious and homey, and yet provided enough space for all of us to easily get ready for the day. The amenities are very nice. As others have said you are in a local neighborhood, but the plus side of that is that you can escape the hustle and bustle. This area provides you a calm escape from everyday life. The neighbors are friendly and a pleasure to be around. One even provided paddle board lessons at a very reasonable rate. A caution for those less than athletic, it is a little tricky to get up and down the levels of terrain getting to the river and at this time the year the current can be a little strong in the river. The water is also quite cold when you fall off the paddle board the first time. We just enjoy our time together laughing and catching up, even if we get a little loud. Thank you for adding this home to have in our memories together!!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Montreal, Canada

North Shore Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We are family of five (three children ages 7, 9 and 11) and recently stayed 8 nights in this house. The set-up of the house was ideal for our family. It was very clean, spacious and has three nice bedrooms. It is in a very quiet area of the north shore yet within very close proximity of various activities.

While this house is very close to a few other houses, the residents keep to themselves and are very quiet.

Access to the beach does require a short walk/wade through the river, yet we actually enjoyed it and it never prevented us from accessing the beach. It is a beautiful beach and it is much less busy than other beaches on the north shore. The surf and waves were perfect for our children. The river provides a calmer and safer swimming area for even younger children.

The kitchen is well equipped and the dining area is ideal for 5 or 6 people.

The house also has a nice front lawn in which young children can play.

The house is well located to access Hanalei, Tunnels beach, Kilauea point, and Princeville. It is only about 25 minutes by car to Ke'e beach and the Kalalau trail.

Overall, we enjoyed the house and its location. It is an ideal location on the north shore. We would definitely considering returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Moorpark, CA

Peaceful Paradise

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed 5 nights at this wonderful location. We are not very demanding. We found the property clean and had no complaints or problems. This tells me the owners did a good job preparing the property for us.


- Location; the house is located off the main road, therefore, there is little traffic. This adds to the sense of serenity at this location.

- Location: the house is steps away from the Kalihiwai River, great for stand up paddle boarding. The river is adjacent to the beach. No need to travel by car.

- The house is very roomy.

- Great WIFI in the living room/front of the house.


- Location: The house is not on the beach. To get to the beach you walk past one house, across the street, and you have to cross the river (wade through the water, on foot. Water is 2.5 feet high at one point) and carry your belongings in the air or float them across the water on a boogie board/paddle board. (at first we thought this would be bothersome, but it is not)

- Kalihiwai Beach is not a good beach for swimming/snorkeling. It has strong surf, high waves, and can be windy late morning to late afternoon. The beach is good for body boarding and boogie boarding. (this is generally good as it keeps most tourists away. Locals seem to love this beach).

- Little or no cell phone reception at the house (we tired both ATT and Verizon service). (If you are trying to get away from it all, this comment should go under the PROs section. The house has a phone and we gave those who tried to reach us the land line number)

- House décor has not been updated since the early 1980s

Overall, the PROs greatly outweigh the CONs, especially now that you know what to expect. We cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for taking the time to review this lovely home. I just wanted to let everyone know that Kalihiwai Bay does not always have high surf and it is a great swimming beach, especially in summer. Our ocean waters change on Kauai so it is nice to have the option for playing in the river too. Much aloha Ofer, we were so happy you enjoyed your time here.

Kalihiwai-a taste of local Kauai

  • 5 of 5

The house at Kalihiwai beach is right across a small street from the beach in a local neighborhood of North shore Kauai. The location is convenient to Hanalei, Princeville and our destination - the Kalalau trail. The house is very well equipped, spacious, and a delightful place to stay. Ginny, the realtor, was extremely accommodating. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lighthouse Bistro, Kilauea
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Prince Golf Course, Princeville
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Kilohana Estate
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Tavern, a Roy's restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Kalihiwai Bay
Car: necessary

This spacious 3bedroom/3bath beach house is located across from the semi-secluded Kalihiwai Bay beach on the north shore of Kauai. The Kalihiwai River empties into this pristine bay which features some of the best surfing, diving and swimming on the island. Dolphins play in this bay during the summer!


Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Kalihiwai House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Jan 7 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 15 2015 - Jan 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Outclean Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Travelers insurance is recommended.
Deposit will be required to hold dates and final payment is due 90 days prior to arrival.

Payment can be made via personal check, money order or through PayPal (add additional 3% processing charge) on
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Kalihiwai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bathroom. One with 2 person jacuzzi bathtub!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach equipment provided including beach chairs, boogie boards, fins and mask. SUP board and kayak rentals available.

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