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'House of Coconuts' Ocean View Home Steps to the Sand

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Tropical breezes, ocean view, and sunny white-sand beaches make this an ideal Kauai vacation rental house.

Centrally located in the quaint 19th century plantation town of Kapaa, enjoy easy access to all the best that Kauai offers. And then unwind and relax in the private and peaceful setting of this newly remodeled, traditional Hawaiian home. Sit on the spacious veranda and watch the coconut trees sway in the warm breeze, and watch waves roll over the reef in a translucent blue ocean.

The home is newly remodeled throughout, immaculate, and newly furnished in traditional Island style.

Upstairs is a large ocean-facing master suite with new California king-size, an adjoining sun-room with two new twin beds, and a deck with 180-degree view to the ocean.

Downstairs are two additional bedrooms, each with new queen-size beds and their own full bathrooms. The kitchen, dining room, and central family room face the ocean and offer plenty of space, sunlight, and comfort for all.

Keywords: Hawaiian, Plantation style, Beach House

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Huffman
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, THAI
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Tim Huffman

My wife and had been coming to Kauai for over 30 years and always dreamed of buying a house here and after years of saving we took the leap and bought Hale Niu. We knew we were going to need help paying the mortgage if we were going to be able to retire here so we rented it as a vacation rental. Unfortunately my wife died suddenly in Dec. 2008 which left me lost after 42 years together but I knew she would want me to try and keep the house which I've been able to do. However as the resession has deepened and rentals have drastically fallen off I'm barely hanging on and hoping things turn around soon so I can keep our dream alive.

Tim Huffman purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

Get a little taste of what it's like to live in Kauai !!

The house is within walking distance of the beach, markets, restaurants, stores, walk/bike path and churches (Kauai has more churches per capita than any place else in the USA). Wonderful large front grass yard with loads of coco palms. A little taste. of paradise


Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) downstairs bedrooms, Twin/Single Beds (2) in Sunroom adjacent to Upstairs Master Suite, Baby Cribs (1) playpen/crib combo stored in laundry room, Sleeper Sofa (1) queen size sleeper sofa in family room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
some beach accessories in laundry room


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

'House of Coconuts' Ocean View Home Steps to the Sand
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Great little house and awesome location!

  • 4 of 5

Our two families (5 adults and 3 young kids) stayed a week at Hale Niu and had a great time. The house was plenty big for all of us, and it was incredibly helpful to have 3 bathrooms (1 per room). The big lawn was perfect for our kids (4, 3, and 1.5), as was the baby beach which is about a 5 minute walk from the property. The house was perfectly centrally located for us (can walk to restaurants, stores, shops, and easy access to highway), but also quiet and private. Definitely a funky little island house, but its clean and nicely kept. Would totally recommend this place for families with young children. Great place!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Marina !! We really try to make sure all our guests have a memorable time and hope that you come visit with us again....soon :) Warmest Aloha Tim
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Family reunion to celebrate our son's 50th Birthday

  • 4 of 5

We were still in East Coast mode on the first morning we arrived in Kapaa. Seven of us went to the beach to watch the sunrise. It was spectacular and the perfect beginning for our vacation. The Beach is only a three-minute walk from the house as is the charming town. The layout of the home was perfect for our family. After a few glitches were taken care of, we were able to enjoy the home and traveling the Island to many wondereful places. The Catamaran Ride up the Napoli Coast was spectacular. We saw the whales swimming and the dolphins truly were jumping out of the water. It is easy to go on and on about the wonderful things to see and do on the Island ... the Waimea Canyon Lookout, Waipoo Falls, Polihale Beach, Hanalei, the amazing surfers on the beach, Kilauea Lighthouse, bike riding along the Coconut Coast, etc., etc.; none will forget the Luau at Smith Family Farm and the boat ride along the Wailua River. After all excursions, we could relax and enjoy the comforts of the lovely and charming house we were able to call home for 9 days.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Warmest Aloha Marie...Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm so sorry about the housekeeping issue but we have hired a new crew and hopefully we can move forward with no further problems. I'm so glad your family enjoyed Hale Niu and hope when you return to Kauai you will stay with us again. Mahalo Nui Loa Tim
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Everything was perfect for our 3 generation trip to Kauai!

  • 5 of 5

We can't stop talking about how perfectly the house was laid out for our extended family. The weather was perfect and in January no less. We loved Kapaa and the whole central location. It was just sad when we had to leave. We ate every meal at the house. Costco and Safeway are near and we had fabulous food. The kitchen (galley) is so conventient. We used the grill 3 times. Grilled pineapple is the best! The kids loved all the toys and games from the laundry room. Our trip was a little slice of heaven. Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review we also feel that Hale Niu is a "little slice of heaven" and we're so happy you had such a wonderful time and look forward to your return !! Warmest Aloha Tim
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Wauwatosa, WI

Great family vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my family to meet for vacation. (4 adults) The house had everything a person could want from games, wine glass, dishes, towels & etc. The veranda, with chairs was a most relaxing place to watch the wind surfers sail and relax after a day of sightseeing. Everyone involved with this rental was terrific to work with and we will be checking with them again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wauwatosa, WI

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Everything met our expectations. It was a great house to stay in as a family with older children. Separate bedrooms , great common areas, plus the best porch ever.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sparta, NJ

GT and family

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. The house is comfy and well equipped. Lots of room for our gang.

We loved the kitchen and front porch. The baby beach was nice for our little ones,

the other beaches near by were great for everyone. Lygate close and real nice.

Kappa is a good town to be in, all you'll need and more.

The owner is so friendly and helpful. Really great place.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary So glad you and your family enjoyed staying at Hale Niu. I know it would be much easier(and less expensive)for you to go to the Caribbean so we really appreciate you coming all the way to Kauai. In my opinion there's no place like Kauai so come back soon and enjoy the unique pleasures that only Kauai has. Warmest Aloha Tim
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lehui Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
25 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Lemongrass Restauant
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Baby Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Kapaa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 24 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

PORTABLE AC 2nd+ wks $125 + Tax
cleaning fee $285
Refundable damage deposit $500
reservation fee $35
PORTABLE AC 1st wk $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

If owner okay's less than a 5 night stay the nightly fee is $499 for Thanksgiving week and the Holiday Season and $399 for the Regular/Standard Season. There is also an extra guest fee of $28.60/nt for standard season and $35.75/nt for Thanksgiving and Holiday season

Deposit due 10 days after reservation is made and the remainder 60 days prior to arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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