House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
About Suzi Nakea
Nakea Kauai Vacation rentals offers three properties for rent, a one bedroom ocean bluff condo at Sealodge in Princeville (Kai Nani), a three bedroom beachfront home (Hale Kai) and a one bedroom beachfront cottage (Punana Aloha). The latter two are both located at the secluded end of incredible Anini Beach. All three properties are owned and lovingly cared for by Bob Nakea and his daughter Suzi. Bob and Suzi are native Hawaiians whose family's roots on Kauai go back to the 1800's. No attention to detail on the properties is overlooked, and each home is furnished with the comfort of its guests foremost in mind.
Suzi Nakea purchased this House in 1980
Why Suzi Nakea chose Kilauea
In the North Shore's idyllic setting you can: swim, surf; sunbathe, scuba dive or snorkel, wind surf (with rental boards and lessons available at Anini Beach Park), go shore fishing, book a deep water charter; beach comb, go horseback riding at nearby stables, hike the island's awesome trails, enjoy gourmet dining, whale watch, take a Na Pali Coast boat tour or a sunset sailing cruise in Hanalei Bay, book a helicopter tour of fabulous Waimea Canyon, play tennis, enjoy worldclass golfing, drive around the island and take in the sights, or just simply lie back and bask in the simple glory of being in one of earth's most naturally beautiful and peaceful places. We will be happy to help with recommendations in your activity planning. Just let us know what you would like to do!
What makes this House unique
Punana Aloha's location almost at the dead end of Anini Road (1/5 mile from where the paved road ends and the sand and gravel road begins), where there is only a single row of homes along the beach, means that our guests enjoy quiet and privacy not found along most of the rest of Anini . The protecting reef (one of the largest in Hawaii) assures that the waves break far out and not on the shore, and the calm shoreline and shallow waters make the area in front of the house ideal for swimming and snorkeling most of the year (except during periods of high winter surf).
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please note that the rental of our accommodations is intended for the use and enjoyment of our registered guests only
Parties and other gatherings are not permitted on the premises.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Punana Aloha was the perfect place for us. We loved living on the ‘edge of the jungle’ away from everything. Green sea turtles, snorkeling, warm waters and a sandy beach a short walk away, beautiful Anini Bay and a star filled sky - what more could you want? Suzi was easy to communicate with and the house had everything we needed. We can’t wait to return!
Sallie and Kevin, Burbank, CA
Very much enjoyed our stay. Spacious one bedroom with easy access to beach
Avoid the crowds and feel like you have your own little piece of paradise. The home is lovely, with a nice view of the ocean just across the little road. We walked out of the house to snorkel every day without having to get in the car. The protected reef is right in front of the house. We swam with a variety of beautiful fish and saw sea turtles everyday.
The kitchen was well equipped and was more than big enough for the two of us. We really enjoyed having our meals on the lanai looking out at the ocean. The bed was very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and we really enjoyed the flora and fauna.
Susie was super quick to respond when we forgot to write down the code for the locks. She and Bob came over right away when we called them about a maintenance issue. They are lovely people.
We can't wait to return to Anini Beach and will definitely book with them again.
Location and comfort
This is an excellent location to explore Kauai from and the house is a comfortable and clean respite to return at the end of the day - or simply stay there and enjoy Anini beach which is literally steps away. Location is everything and this house has it in spades!
We had a great time exploring the beach right outside the door the first couple days. Over the weekend the beach became busier and we took those days to explore more remote beaches and hiking. The house is nicely equipped with everything you need and we'll kept.
What a gem! When my usual rental home on the north shore wasn't available because of the road closure, I thought I'd give this cute home a try - little did I know I'd find my new favorite place! The house is squeaky clean, comfortable, private and has a million dollar view. The location can't be beat - you are minutes away from shopping and restaurants but you will feel almost like you are on your own private island. It is only steps to the beautiful pristine beach that most of the time you will have all to yourself. What a joy it is to wake up and walk right into the water for a morning swim! This home is perfect for getting away from it all and immersing yourself in nature with all the comforts of home. When you are here, don't forget to do some stargazing if you have a clear night - such a treat! Suzi and Bob are perfect hosts. I will be back!