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Hanalei Bay Beachfront @ Center of the Bay Great Family Retreat - TVNC #1260

Hanalei, HI, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay6 - 7 nights

Hanalei Beach Front home, 4 BR's, 3 Ba, Sleeps 6- 8* w/ ocean and mountain view


Location Counts, this home is at the center of Hanalei Bay a short walk to picturesque Hanalei town and on Pine Trees Park. There are only ~50 homes on this magnificent 2 mile bay this is Not Haena, Not Wainiha, Not Princeville, Not Annini-THIS IS HANALEI BAY!

It’s never too late to start a tradition whether it be with family, friends or both. Take a week out of your routine and check into Nani Nani Hale, be surrounded by God's awesome beauty and creation and your loved ones. This property sits on over 1/3 acre on Hanalei Bay's famous Pine Trees Park which is a surfer's favorite in the winter, and it is a calm bay for swimming and snorkeling in the summer. Please note that Lisa of Bali Hai Realty manages the property and can be reached @ 808-826-8000. If you have any questions, do not hesitate calling me @ 858-922-6854 or Lisa @ 808-3465256. Enjoy this wonderful Hanalei beach home

The single-level 3 bedroom main house is family friendly w/1 king, 1 queen and 2 twin beds. (The cottage w/a king-size bed is perfect for the couple/guest who needs extra privacy. The separate cottage is light and airy,)**** but the covered lanai is where you'll be sipping your morning coffee, reading a book on the punai bed, or laughing w/friends over the day's excursions while gazing @ beautiful Hanalei Bay to the north and the extraordinary mountains to the south.

****Please note that beginning Oct. 1, 2018, the cottage will not be included in the rental, NNH will sleep 6 instead of 8. If this changes, i will let you know.****

Our family has made Nani Nani Hale a tradition for over 30 years, the experience is full of treasured memories from checking out Waioli Stream every morning, jumping off the pier, rainbows, shaved ice, boarding the summer swells, womping @ Secret, snorkeling Kee and Tunnels, Monopoly/card game tournaments, birthday celebrations, preparing excellent ahi dinners, picking star fruit, evening beach fires and s'mores, watching the dolphins, and always walking and swimming the Bay to the North with the beautiful Namolokama mountain and cascading waterfalls to the South.

The peace and tranquility here is restoring and rejuvenating. We welcome you to our happy home, you will find it comfortable and well-equipped for your next reunion/celebration. Now is the time to make the memories, connect with your family and friends, visit Nani Nani Hale.

Keywords: beach house with separate cottage, oceanfront, vacation home, shopping, dining, Kauai, North Shore, vacation rental, waterfront, Hawaiian plantation home, Hanalei Bay, holiday house, private home, large yard, Hawaii vacation home

Property Manager

Lisa Downer

Member Since 2010
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Lisa Downer

My husband and i discovered Hanalei Bay on a 3 day visit in 1984, we walked from the newly opened Princeville Hotel, crossed Hanalei River, then walked and swam our way across the Bay. We were captivated by the staggering beauty and simplicity of the Bay and Hanalei town. When we returned to the hotel, John Ferry was talking real-estate w/other guests by the pool. My brilliant husband politely made John's acquaintance. We put an offer on the property and about 9 months later received a call from John telling us we were the owners of a home in Hanalei! As a young couple, we camped Kalalau a couple of times, but it was as we had our children, that we really experienced the magic of Hanalei Bay, seeing all the wonders thru their eyes. Part of the serenity of Hanalei is the pace. If you are accustomed to living life in 4th or 5th gear, you will have to downshift to 1st or 2nd gear for Nani Nani Hale, enjoy the creativity and the drive.

Lisa Downer purchased this House in 1986

Why Lisa Downer chose Hanalei

I would say that we did not choose Hanalei, Hanalei chose us. It is such a gift and privilege to experience Hanalei Bay. Nani Nani Hale is a relaxing plantation style home that has been enjoyed by vacationers for decades, one of my friends rented it regularly in the "70's," she calls it "The Happy House." There are honor bicycles in the shed, i behind the house, please repair if you have an issue. Same with the foamie surfboards that hang in the dining room.

What makes this House unique

This August, i looked out and saw what looked to be a line of swimmers, on closer glance, it was a pod of Spinner Dolphins. Three of us paddled out on long boards and cherished the site of spinners and their many babies playing in the bay. The best is being on the beach, walking out and checking the waves whenever you want. When you see the clouds form over the mountains, you know, you just have a quick walk to the lanai for shelter from the showers, and you can return to the beach once the clouds pass. The yard is beautiful and private, lots of frolicking, handstands, and tumbling. Do explore, you may find the star fruit tree full of fruit, and in the fall and winter, the mandarin tree may have some treats for you. In the front yard is a verigated Noni tree, the fruit smells awful, but has medicinal purposes. The Longhan tree has yet to produce, but perhaps you will be lucky and witness the first harvest. Every summer we do the first leg of the Kalalau Trail to Hanakapai Beach. This year was the driest and the trail has been very nicely groomed. We love to sit in the river and cool off before hiking back out.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, ensuite half bath, connected to covered outdoor shower.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, shares a full bath w/tub and separate shower w/BR 3
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, shares a full bath w/tub and separate shower w/BR 2
      • Separate Cottage
        1 king, Private cottage, small bath with shower over tub
      • Rental includes the cottage w/King size bed. Main house has 3 bedrooms, (1) King size bed, (2) Queen size Bed and (3) w/ 2 twins beds.


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, outdoor shower, Bath ajoins master, w/access to covered outdoor shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, Bath has 2 sinks & kohler soaking tub w/sep shower- BR 2&3
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Cottage has world's smallest BR, shower/Kohler soaking tub

        Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Beachfront
            The home sits right on the iconic Hanalei Bay, the largest bay on the north shore of Kauai.
          • Mountain View
            Beautiful mountain Views from the majestic South of Namolokama mountain and cascading waterfalls
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Oceanfront


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                        If you must park on the lawn, please park toward Weke,or behind the cottage, not near house to avoid the underground septic system.
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        (2) Dryer on the Lanai and One in the Cottage
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Large Yard Provides Ample Parking, But We Prefer to Park on Amaama.
                      • Telephone
                        Cottage/Living Room
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        (2) Washer on the Lanai-ocean view laundry and One in the Cottage
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Sorry, My Kids Insisted.


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                            The Kitchen is Well-Stocked - Gas Cook-Top.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            i do a lot of cooking here, the farmers markets supply wonderful ingredients, and the weber grill makes everything taste great.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            My goal is to always have coffee, napkins, foil, saran wrap, misc. spices and condiments for your use.
                          • Refrigerator
                            bottom freezer
                          • Stove
                            gas cook top
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Indoor dining table seats 6, game table seats 4, out door covered seating for 6
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books
                                    Lovely public library in Priceville
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Living room
                                  • Music Library
                                    Bring Your Favorite Aloha Hawaiian Tunes, stereo in living room
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    One in the Cottage and One in the Main House, Bring Your Favorite Movies to Watch-Bali Hai
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    (2) one in living room and one in cottage
                                  • Toys
                                    beach toys, honor system on 3 bicycles in shed behind house, and foamie surfboards


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Honor system, 2 -3 bicycles, please be safe& maintain them, so the next guests will also be able to enjoy. Bike Doktor @ 826-7799-rents too. Park under the eaves or in cottage &lock them up.
                                      • Boat
                                        several operators
                                      • Golf
                                        Makai and Prince Courses in Princeville
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        several operators
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Dining Room Table for 6+, 4' Settee and a Wonderful Punai Bed for Your Resting Pleasure
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        lovely yard, 1/3 acre with indigenous plants, star fruit, banana, mandarin orange, and longhan.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        weber grill uses charcoal
                                      • Tennis
                                        Contact Hanalei Bay Resort
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        some snorkel gear in dining room closet


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility
                                            Unlike Many Homes, This is a Single-Level Home / Few Steps.


                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • luaus
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • spelunking
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Beach Toys, Foam Boards and Chairs, 2 Outdoor Showers, Star Fruit, Banana, Mandarine Orange, and Plumeria Trees Are Prolific, Separate Cottage Great for Those Who Need Extra Privacy-Couples W/New Babies, Both the Main House and Cottage Are Single Level Structures. The yard is very large, so lots of room for play.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                15 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                No better location!

                                                                Craig B.

                                                                If you're looking for the best location in Hanalei Bay, this is it! The perfect spot for our 30th wedding anniversary with our entire family. The kids took the main house while my wife and I settled into the guest house, which was very cozy. We loved our stay and can't wait to return. My lone suggestion to the owners would be to replace the old bikes.

                                                                Great Home - Great Kitchen

                                                                Jennifer N.

                                                                This was a perfect spot for anybody utilizing the harbor, needing to be near Lihue, or wanting easy access to both the Southeast part of the island and the Coconut Coast.

                                                                It gets hot - but cool enough wth fans and windows open on even the hot days.

                                                                The rental company was great about any issues that came up: quick and responsive.

                                                                We had a relaxing time and were able to park, cook, sleep and enjoy the area in secure comfort.

                                                                Perfect location. View of the ocean and mountains. Private. Great yard. Comfortable.

                                                                susan h.

                                                                Our family had a great vacation. We could eat together on the porch, bit plenty of room for privacy. Wonderful yard and we appreciated how well equipped the place was.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks Susan,

                                                                Delighted that Nani Nani Hale took care of your family holiday. Hanalei is a magical place.

                                                                God bless,


                                                                Perfect design for comfort

                                                                Lisa h.

                                                                House was really beautiful and located right on beach. Loved the porch! Spent all my time at house on porch. Easy walk to town. Felt very secluded with exception of a few beach issues. Two drugged/drunk people in middle of night screaming their heads off. Called police on one to return her to nearby condo-she was in bad shape. The other incident drunk guy left with friend. I guess that's part of the ideal location. Loved the north shore. Loved outdoor shower. The landscaping was amazing on house. We had a family reunion here with all ages. Half of group stayed over in Princeville, so it was convenient. Would stay again. Thanks for water play equipment. We left an extra boogie board and sand toys for others to use. We miss this home already. Thank you for sharing!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Dear Lisa,

                                                                Thank you for the review, the porch/lanai is also my favorite @ NNH, i love to read on the lanai punai bed, listen to the birds and the waves, and enjoy the tropical setting. i'm glad your family reunion went well. i'm sorry for the incident in the park, and i applaud you for calling the police to deal with the noise makers. Thank you for your contribution to the water toys. i really appreciate your review.

                                                                Hanalei Heaven

                                                                Happy Colorado familiesTelluride, CO

                                                                This was the second time our family from Telluride stayed at Nane Nane Hale. The location cannot be beat, one can walk right out to the beach. The house is well stocked with towels, beach chairs, and snorkeling gear. A couple of our beach chairs were broken, and the management company brought new chairs over immediately. The front yard is a great place to keep your surfboards!

                                                                The unit also has a cottage. Note that we could not get internet access in the cottage, only in the main house. It was not a big deal. We were so happy to be able to be so close to the beach.

                                                                There are not a lot of houses directly on the beach that can be rented. This is one of them. The house is comfortable with everything you need, not over-the-top fancy, just perfect for a laid back beach vacation. We will be back.

                                                                We had an amazing vacation here.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Telluride,

                                                                We just read your review, i admire how the Telluride families have selected Hanalei for their Spring Break destination, after the slopes close down. We welcome you back next year.


                                                                Lorraine M.

                                                                Very relaxing and enjoyable..!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hi Lorraine,

                                                                Thank you for taking the time to review Nani Nani Hale, i'm glad it worked well for your double birthday celebration.

                                                                God bless,



                                                                Hanalei, HI, USA

                                                                This is our family vacation spot, our first stop is Costco to stock up on our favorites, then the hour drive to Hanalei. Once here, we have our routines, morning beach walk, surf if there is a swell, explore the river, Lumahai, Tunnels & Kee for snorkeling, Hanakapai hike, and whomping @ Secret Beach for starters. If the rain comes we play monopoly, cards or read.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                There was not an option to let you know that the payment schedule is 50% upon booking and 50% 90 days before your holiday. Property Taxes have gone up 270% since 2011! Thank you to all of you who have stayed and loved Nani Nani Hale. I appreciate your return visits. God willing, prices will come down in Hanalei Bay and property owners will get a reprieve from these extremely high property taxes. My apologies to new guests for having to pass along the cost of doing business..

                                                                15 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.9/5
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