amazing life changing jewel in hanalei. will come back.
dear potential visitor/guest. the choice is really easy. nami nori is the only place to stay on kauai for a multitude of reasons (i will skip over the "north shore is the best shore" dialogue here b/c that obvious, i hope): one, privacy. many vacation homes are shared with an owner or another renter. who wants that? two, cost. many other options that are this close to the water are SO expensive and are SO unauthentic (ahem, close to water access is important (this is huge b/c though a lot of houses on weke road look like they're "right across the street" from the bay, getting TO the bay is another story; there are only a few entry points along an otherwise LONG and dusty road)). three, the home has everything you need: the rooms were clean, the sheets were crisp, the kitchen was spotless and the bathrooms were tidy. Yes, there is *some* noise from street traffic. The road around here is made of gravel or loose sand or stone. So, sure, you hear some noise in the mornings when the locals come to park their cars at the end the of the road. Is it deafening? No. Is it's annoying? Not at all. But, then again, you wouldn't (or shouldn't) be renting a home if you can't deal with what a home comes with: neighbors, street traffic, etc. We loved the private yard, we loved the outdoor shower, we loved the birds and the foliage, we loved the home's proximity to the beach and loved that it is a perfect place to split amongst family or extended family where one couple can have her/its/their own "wing." That is, the master bedroom is separated by a covered breezeway (master has a steam shower; cool, but I am willing to bet no one has ever used it in Kauai). This floor-plan works well when traveling with in-laws or people you just don't want to be bothered with first thing in the morning. You catch my drift. Don't give it another thought. Book now or you will regret it when you walk by/drive by after you chose to stay at one of the inferior alternatives: mega resorts offering little/nothing, a home so far from the water, etc. My only 'warning' is this: the website references surf boards, boogie boards, etc. They're all there, but they're used (a lot) and probably more for 'fun' and 'toying around with' than for anything more than that. So, if you're totally serious about the "beach toys," be prepared to rent - and, the house has you covered, the rental place is up the street. Thank you Nikki for being a wonderful host and we sincerely look forward to coming back soon!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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