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Walk 2 blocks to beach, gated, A/C, upgraded, outdoor spaces

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths Close to beach

Walk 2 blocks to the beach. Guests enjoy exclusive use of this charming beach cottage and it's tropical garden surroundings. One of the most affordable and well-kept vacation rentals on the north shore from Hanalei to Haena.

Fenced and gated property is reserved exclusively for our guests who can enjoy the privacy of tropical indoor/outdoor living. Just a short walk to world-class, white sand beaches stretching for miles in both directions. Experience the the beauty of this special area nestled between emerald mountains and azure seas.

A charming cottage surrounded by tropical foliage, gazebo and sunning area. Covered top floor deck and staircase, two remodeled baths, new furnishings and flooring.

The bottom level features and outdoor room, BBQ area ,otdoor dining, gaming table and seating for quiet reading. A gazebo has been added for sunning on lounge chairs.

Enjoy an 'unplugged' beach cottage environment AND all the convenience and comfort of air-conditioning, wireless internet, 2 flat screen TV's, DVD's.

The beach cottage is elevated 10 feet above covered outdoor room and is accessed by a short flight of covered stairs. The elevated living area is surrounded by red hibiscus and tropical foliage . The home has new ceiling fans and air-conditioning in both bedrooms and living area. The open floor plan features vaulted ceilings throughout and lots of light.

The top level living, kitchen and dining area offers air-conditioned comfort and entertainment options including flat panel HD-TV, Blu-Ray DVD and high speed, wireless internet. 2 leather sofas provide comfortable seating.The living area has an 8' sliding glass door that opens to the covered lanai.

The kitchen includes island work space, open shelving, microwave, stove and oven, dishwasher. There is dining nook for 4. The built-in bookcase stores a wall of indoor and outdoor glassware and small appliances including blender, food processor, toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, K-cup coffee maker and new cookware

The larger bedroom offers a king bed with quality linens, air-conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player. The adjacent remodeled bath has tiled shower and a double vanity with glass top.

Second bedroom offers a queen bed with quality linens, air-conditioning and access to the hall bath with claw-footed tub/shower.

On the top level deck, there is full-sized washer/dryer. The out door storage under the deck has beach chairs, beach mats, snorkel gear and an assortment of beach toys.

Indoor/outdoor living options galore. The top floor covered lanai has outdoor dining for 4 and reading area with a wall of red hibiscus flowers as a tropical backdrop. The covered bottom level includes 4 burner gas BBQ and outdoor dining table for 6. Tucked away in a quiet, perimeter garden area is a sunning gazebo with umbrella, lounge chairs and table for a cool drinks.

This home is located on the corner of a residential cul-de-sac and a well-traveled, 2 lane road that runs a few miles to a glorious end at Ke'e Beach and the base of Makana (Bali Hai). Check the map for the location. The road has beach traffic during the day but there is little traffic at night.

This beach access is just a short walk across the road and 2 blocks to the beach. From this location there are many nearby outdoor activities including: swimming with turtles at Tunnels Beach, sunbathing at Lumahai Beach and Kepuhi Point, hiking the NaPali coast, watching the sun set behind Makana (Bali Hai).

This is a Kauai County licensed vacation rental, ID: TV 5153. State tax number TA-087-152-0256-01 Website:

Keywords: House,cottage,beach cottage,walk to beach, air conditioned/updated,beach home, Privacy, licensed by Kauai County.

More Details


Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new glass top double vanity, new double shower, new tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , claw-footed, slipper tub with hand held shower tile floors
  • Two recently remodeled baths with all new fixtures and tile floors. New tiled shower in bathroom 1 with glass double top vanity. Bathroom 2 has a pedestal sink and claw-foot slipper tub with hand held shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Eastern King bed/quality linens. We receive many positive comments on this bed!, Queen size Beds (1) Serta Queen bed/ quality linens, Child Beds (1) Available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Available by advanced request. Sleeper Sofa (1) Double, newer sleeper sofa. Linens and pillows.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Gated entry. 6' perimeter privacy fencing surrounds the property. Two privacy gates. Inventory of beach items including boogie boards, beach chairs, beach mats, small and large coolers. (Subject to inventory and condition left by previous guests)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Walk 2 blocks to beach, gated, A/C, upgraded, outdoor spaces
average rating of 4.757576 based on 34 reviews
Santa Barbara

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house was cute, comfortable, wonderfully relaxing and had everything anyone could want including beach gear. We loved getting to stay so close to Tunnels Beach, interesting lava caves, Ke'e Beach, Ha'ena State Park, the trailhead to Kalalau Trail and in one of the most lush, green and tropical parts of Kauai. If you want to be away from the bulk of tourists this is the place to be. Although the house is on a main road, there is absolutely no traffic at night and it is very quiet. The owners are very conscientious and thorough. It was nice to have air conditioning; we were able to use it to bring down the general temperature in the house, and then rely only on the ceiling fans all night to keep us comfortable. The beds were a perfect combination of support and softness. The house felt very private, and it was always a joy to return to after exploring the island. My kids got a big kick out of the lone adorable gecko that showed up in the shower periodically. I will always return to this rental in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate travelers who love Haena and the value of our property. We are currently working on rearranging our bath to add a 6' double sink, glass top vanity and another window. We are also creating an "outdoor room" in the area of our entertainment/BBQ area. This lower level space will have a flat screen TV and small refrigerator and quiet reading area. We hope to have both of these projects complete by early summer. Yes, we do have one gecko! We have carefully caulked and sealed the kitchen and bedrooms but we still have a friend who occassionally shows up in the shower.
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Tree House Feel, Tidy and Tropical

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent a lot of time right here at the property enjoying outdoor seating up above - really looking in to - the largest hibiscus I have ever seen. Also, we played ukulele and sang in the downstairs seating during a tropical rainstorm. The house is comfortable, clean, and very livable for four. We enjoyed being in the lush neighborhood with bird sounds ( not JUST roosters...lots of other birds too). Beautiful beach five minute walk from here with a picnic table seemingly for the public. We all would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location in the quiet area of Haena. Loved the huge wall of hibiscus just off the lanai... added a lot of privacy. For being right on the main road it still seemed quiet enough. Not too many cars around especially this time of year! Feels very isolated but perfect to get to the end of the road hikes, and great proximity to beautiful beaches. Not a lot of food options around so we were happy to have a full kitchen so that we could stock up at Costco for the week! It was so nice to have water shoes in many sizes, beach chairs, sand toys, and towels ect all available at the house.. nice touch! The property is fully gated off which gave a sense of security especially when traveling with kids, we like that! Overall great stay here and would return!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A really nice vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This was a very nice rental, exactly as advertised. We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and loved the location. The beds and bathrooms were great. The kitchen could have more teaspoons but otherwise was well equipped. There is a lot of outdoor gear, snorkel, boogie boards, beach chairs, even hats. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable place. Good location in the remote area of Haena. We will return!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house in a quiet part ofKauai

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 4 adults really enjoyed our stay in this adorable house. Loved the decor and the amenities available to us while playing there. Only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because the a/c is not central air, instead they are independent units which have to work over time to cool the large living space. It was a very warm weekend while we were there so the a/c was very slow to cool the area. The windows didn't supply much ventilation. It took a while for the afternoons/evenings become comfortable.

However, don't let this dissuade you from renting here, it really is darling and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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About Donna

We live a short distance from the property and are available to assist our guests. We upgrade this property frequently!

You can contact us directly by calling (808) 639-8117, text to (808) 639-8117, We welcome your call or email!! We have an active vacation rental id TV 5153 And we pay the required state tax under State tax number W00680950-01 Please visit our website at www (dot) barefootkauai (dot) com

Donna purchased this house in 2001

Why Donna chose Haena

We love Haena! The location of this beach-style cottage is in one of the most beautiful and special places in Hawaii and the world. Between the dramatic mountains and the white sand, there is a sliver of development which includes low density local and vacation homes. Kauai restricts the number of vacation homes in this area. Don't expect to see condominiums or commercial development. All of the nearby activities take advantage of the beauty that is unique to the north shore of Kauai. We get favorable comments from our guests. Once you find this special area you'll want to return. This home is actually in 'Haena' and is not miscoded on VRBO.

What makes this house unique

For less than the price of a resort condominium, you can enjoy a vacation home with private upstairs deck. There is not another rental on this corner, cul-de-sac lot. Affordable vacation homes within a short walk to the beach. Home is on two lane, well traveled road. We live on Kauai and lovingly maintain and update this cottage. Guests give us positive feedback and we are happy to see them refer our vacation home to their friends.

Recent improvements include 6' perimeter privacy fencing, new dual pane windows, new entry way, new lanai, new covered stairs, new garden sunning area, new second bathroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you. We loved the house and our first stay in Hawaii and, of course, did not want to leave. I’ve included some feedback below that I hope you find helpful. They are all little things and we absolutely loved the house and will stay there again.

1. Kitchen organization. I have stayed in many vacation rentals and yours was the first to really have a clear, organized system for kitchen utensils, pots, etc. We appreciated it very much.

2. Trash/recycling/composting. Perhaps we just overlooked it in the binder, but we were not clear which cans outside were for trash vs. recycling vs. composting (does that ven happen on Kauai?). Inside there was only a trash can and we would love to recycle and compost if possible — we are aware of the landfill/water issues in the islands.

3. Laundry. We washed our towels at the end of our stay. During the week, it would be nice to have a drying rack (and for swimsuits, too) to hang things on.

4. Since there was only two of us, we never went in the second bedroom and did not notice the closet there (we found beach towels the last day). I think there might have been a broom there, too? If you mention those in the binder, it might eliminate confusion.

5. More info about the Geckos. There were several in the house (not a problem for us), but I was worried that perhaps we let them in or something? Or they were not supposed to be there? Just a note in the binder letting visitors know that geckos get in from time to time and not to worry about it.

Thank you so much for a wonderful time!
May 2010
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Princeville Makai and Prince
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: necessary

Luau and Mediterranean restaurant within 2 blks. Minutes to two botanical gardens. Helicopter Tours, Ziplining, ATV tours, Sunset Boat Cruises, Gateway to hiking on the Na Pali Coast. Day spa within walking distance. Explore wet and dry caves nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.42%

Permitted rental licensed by the County of Kauai. 'TV-1669'
Taxes paid on vacation rental income. HI State tax id W00680958-01. Support Kauai's roads and beaches, rent a permitted vacation home.
Cleaning Fee per stay is $175.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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