Hanalei Studio Rental Photos and Description
three Studios available, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Our 13 year old website has accurate calendars for our three rentals. We also have floor plans and an extensive FAQ. Please see kauai-honeymoon periodcom It will really save you time to see the site.
Unlike most vacation rentals, there are no other houses in our view plane, yet we are close to the main road that encircles island. So you have a nature retreat that is close to the best beaches on Kauai. To north is Haena, a suburb, and to south is Hanalei, a suburb. Your accommodations will be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, flowers and fruit. We can hear the surf in winter but can't see it.
The place is well appointed, but not plush. Some say it is a cross between rustic and luxury. We don't prescribe to over consumption, so we try for simple elegance, and may fall short for those who expect designer luxury. For those who do NOT want to stay at Condo Anywhere, it is perfect :)
We are eco-friendly, meaning we recycle containers and composting is available. See nature retreat disclaimer below :) We also have studied wireless dangers at bioinitiative dotorg and suggest you do the same.
We have three spaces available, all for couples or possibly three adults or a small family in the one called Dawn Studio. All have private kitchen, private entree, private balcony, private everthing, internet (ethernet), and great views. If you are loud and want to party hardy, probably not a good choice for you. The architecture is very custom with bamboo ceilings, wood or travertine floors, granite kitchen counters, onyx counters in bathrooms, and O'ia log accents. It is Hawaiiana decor throughout. Dawn Studio has wheel chair access, and an elevator is available for all. Lily Pad Studio has a two person hot tub. 'Moon' one-bedroom is very huge with a big full kitchen. We offer beach equipment, ice chests, covered parking, laundry facilities. We rent surf and stand up boards and can give stand up or regular surf lessons.
FYI the east shore is quite windy and the south shore is a dry desert with big resorts and narrow beaches without much character. Most photos of Kauai are taken within 4 miles of our rental. Kauai is the most beautiful island in Hawaii simply because it has the most beaches with the least people, one third the population of Maui. 'Dr. Beach' says Hanalei Bay is most beautiful beach in world. Close beaches are Tunnels Beach where movie Soul Surfer was filmed and Lumahai Beach where movie South Pacific was filmed.
-Nature retreat disclaimer: We are warning people who have never encountered rural life that country living cannot exclude nature, bugs, animal sounds, bird sounds including wild roosters, and this may be overwhelming and uncomfortable for city people. You will not need a CD of jungle sounds to lull you to sleep here, is another way to say it. :) However this is variable depending on rainfall. One night can be quiet and another 'alive.' We do not use poison inside house, and if insects get in around screens or under doors, you may see them. The outdoor lights often have geckos at night. Spiders love making webs beneath eaves. Just saying, if this freaks you out, then you might want to stay some sterile place that poisons both you and the environment.... No, don't do that! Learn to bend with nature and not be afraid of it. Ladies especially need to know if a rustic place is your cup of tea. The place is well appointed, but not plush.]
We have rented to honeymooners and couples since year 1999. We know what vacationers want and need. Cleanliness, all amenities, questions answered, respect and sincere aloha. We like getting to know people, but are not intrusive. We have a life also :)
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in October 2012
This place is absolutely fantastic. Located up on the North end of Kauai, it's a few minutes from Hanalei in one direction and the Na Pali coast in the other.
When you walk into the suite you're faced with this enormous curved lanai with incredible views of the Northern mountains. It's quite breathtaking. The suite is enormous, and the grounds are wonderfully quiet and peaceful.
We stayed there for a few days mid October, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and came home again completely relaxed. We wanted a self-catering apartment, because we wanted to sample the farmers markets and cook for ourselves, so it was important that the kitchen was fully stocked. There are fantastic beaches very close by (including the awesome tunnels beach) and you can borrow their beach equipment (snorkels, boogie boards etc.) too.
All in all a great place to stay.