Kauai License# TVR-1065
Tucked away on over an acre of lush paradise along the Wainiha Stream in an ancient grove of 100 ft. tall mango trees lies the Hale Wainiha (Wainiha Cottage). Offering privacy, rest and refreshment, this charming home sits on a bluff overlooking an expansive view of the entire river valley with neighboring taro farm and spectacular vistas of distant mountains. Relax and enjoy the amazing views from the deck or from your private pool and hot tub. Starry nights in the hot tub are truly magical. And the pool is cool and refreshing after a hot day at the beach. Or the perfect morning wake up. The large yard is like a botanical garden filled with exotic birds and flowers and fruit trees. Pick a Papaya or a Banana, cut some giant Heliconia flowers. The property meanders down to over 200' of private stream, feel free to take a refreshing dip. The sounds of the river and the croaking frogs will lull you to sleep. This lush valley is a serene retreat, nourishing the soul with natures greatest beauty while offering all the modern comforts of home, you almost won't want to leave the property. But when you do, it is ridiculously close to the best beaches on the island, Tunnels, Lumahai, Ke'e and Hanalei. Firstly, Lumaha'i, just 1 mile away, with its long deep stretches of soft sand broken by picturesque protrusions of lava rocks creating dramatic ocean breaks. Tunnels Beach has an amazing reef and offers the best snorkeling on the island, also surfing and the mountain backdrop creates amazing views. At the end of the road is the dramatic Ke'e beach. Besides its great snorkeling, and sunsets, this is the gateway to the amazing Napali Coast offering one of the worlds most spectacular hikes. The 2 mile hike to Hanakapia'i Beach with it's expansive ocean vistas is a 'must do', but if you can do the additional 2 miles to the Hanakapia'i Falls you're in for the treat of a lifetime. A large pool fed by a 300' waterfall, just spectacular!! Wainiha is surrounded by the best snorkeling, surfing, kayaking and hiking on all of the Hawaiian islands. You'll never have to leave this magical corner of the island.
Just 4 miles away is Hanalei Bay with its pristine 3 mile crescent beach of fine sand and perfect surf. The quaint town of Hanalei offers interesting shops, a market, and world class dining. My personal favorites are 'Tahiti Nui' (live music, good Mai Tais) and the 'Dolphin' (freshest sushi you've ever eaten). You can rent kayaks and paddle up the Hanalei river or out to the bay, paddle to Hideaways beach and snorkel, or just land at the St. Regis beach and have lunch at the poolside cafe, (sneak a dip in their beautiful pool). Also you can go Horseback Riding or Ziplining at the Princeville Ranch, or take the amazing Helicoptor ride from the Princeville Heliport. Or do it my way, just take a book and relax on a quiet beach. You'll have your private paradise waiting for your every day when you're ready to go home.
Aloha from Makua Beach (Tunnels) on the beautiful North Shore of Kauai. I am an architect based in Los Angeles. I have designed many high end resorts and casinos. I come to Kauai for inspiration and rejuvenation. I am happy to share my piece of paradise with others who appreciate beauty and the magic of nature's gifts.
Jeffrey Schneider purchased this house in 2006
I am a well traveled person and the Wainiha River Valley is the absolutely the most beautiful spot I've ever seen, and once I found it I decided to make it a permanent part of my life.
This has been absolutely the best trip ever!! We love Kauai! We spent a week on Oahu before coming here and found it too commercial. Tunnels has been our favorite beach so far (inclufdign the caribbean)! The fish and reef there is amazing. My husband squeezed himself into a scuba session with Kauai down under Scuba. We also did the Kalalau trail and spent 2 nights on Kalalau. what a rewarding sight after the grueling 11 mile hike, When we got back we went straight to Hanalei Day Spa for a nice lomi lomi massage (awesome!). Our favorite restaurant in Hanalei was the Dolphin. their fish is really fresh. the waitress even took us for a tour of their fish locker. for cheaper eats we went to Bubba's Burgers and Hanalei Pizza ( the wild pig is the best pizza I've ever had). A great trip, great fun, awesome place and the perfect way to spend our 5 year anniversary. we can't wait to come back and try out the things we missed and to do a few things over.
My husband & I had the opportunity to rent this gorgeous cottage during the first 2 weeks of April 2016.
Words & pictures cannot describe the beauty of the surroundings. If you love the jungle, this is the place for you.
We spent every morning in the hot tub watching the sun rise up over the mountain. After the rain, and it does
rain quite often in the area, it was a delight to see all the waterfalls. For anyone looking for peace & quiet, and
total privacy, you can't beat this cottage. There are neighbours nearby, but with all the lush foliage you don't see them.
Koko & Zhenya, the property managers that live close by, give you total privacy. They are there to answer any questions
or concerns, and it was a delight getting fresh fruit from them too. We also fell in love with the grey cat that liked to come visit.
The cottage itself is clean & has everything you need. I personally loved the shower with the windows looking at the view!
The location of the cottage couldn't have been any better. It was near all the beaches, trails, and our favourite town of Hanalei.
Jeffery really went out of his way to describe all the places to check out such as restaurants, beaches, trails, etc.
It was a real honour to be able to stay here, we hope to return again one day. Mahalo!
Very pleasant stay. Only one thing there were ants in the kitchen.
If you want to get away from people and not stay at a hotel or condo this is it. Quiet and comfortable. Nice having beach chairs and umbrellas for our use. High end stove, washer/dryer, and deck chairs. Most of the equipment was impressive. Everything was clean, hot tub crystal clear and nice after a day of tourist stuff. The plants and garden were well manicured. House painted and kept up.
Ke'e and Shipwreck beach were our favorite. First couple of days it rained so we traveled to the south side for better weather. Research the weather before going. We saw seals, turtles and whales while on vacation here. Ate a lot of fish tacos.(Taco Paco)
TIP: read the guest book when arriving
I would recommend this house to other travelers. Compared to others houses it is more expensive but I knew that when booking. You are on a very private acreage. Also, the weather on the north side is different in the winter then the south and west side.
I would stay here again.
Wow. That was my first impression when we arrived at Hale Wainiha. We were wanting a private home that we could relax and just enjoy with the luxury of a pool and this place did it right. The house was perfect for 2 of us, the pool and hot tub were used each day, and the deck had an awesome view. We truly felt like we were in paradise and did not want to leave. The caretakers were wonderful and even shared some ripe bananas and gave us fresh coconut water. I would highly recommend this place to my friends and family. Some great places to visit-Bouchons for sushi, Fish Market in Hanalei to cook on the BBQ at Hale Wainiha, Bubba's for burgers, Lumaha'i Beach was beautiful, Ziplining with Princeville Ranch Adventures, and we enjoyed the Waipa Farmer's Market for some great fresh food. Great place to stay and relax! I definitely want to come back some day! Thank you Jeffrey!
An excellent cottage on the most beautiful part of the island, what more can you ask for!! The property was just as described and way better than anticipated. The view from the deck is incredible and photos can't capture the remarkable lush green mountains surrounding the cottage. It is a very romantic setting and perfect for a couple. The cottage was clean and as described. We received great service from both the owner and property manager. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone seeking a secluded haven on the North Shore. The location was perfect for us, great access to incredible beaches and the small charming town of Hanalei. Hopefully we can make a return trip in the future.
This cottage was just spectacular -- everything you could want in a vacation rental. The location amidst the mountains of Wainiha valley was breathtaking, we could look at that view forever!! The cottage was very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The kitchen, in particular, was very well stocked. While there are a lot of mosquitos in the area (and I am quite sensitive), there were a lot of mosquito coils and bug sprays available for us to use, which was a very nice consideration. The hot tub was just fantastic!! The location is also perfect for North Shore exploration -- very close to some lovely beaches and hiking trails. AND, we hardly had any roosters wake us up there, compared to other parts of the island. We would definitely come back here!!!
Other Activities: hiking the famous Napali Coast
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1 night minimum stay
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