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Hanalei Bay Beachfront -Great Family Retreat-Unplug and Connect TVNC #1260

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Hanalei Beach Front home, 4 BR's, 3 Ba, Sleeps 8, ocean/mount views, big yard


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 know i keep the calendar up to date, and all reservations and money is exchanged thru KVRRE a local Kauai management company that has managed the property for 30 years, they can be reached @ 1-800-367-5025 8AM-4PM daily. If you have any questions, do not hesitate calling me @ 858-922-6854 or KVRRE @ 1-800-367-5025. 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.

Our family has made Nani Nani Hale a tradition for over 25 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.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Rutgard
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Linda Rutgard

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.

Linda Rutgard purchased this house in 1986

Why Linda Rutgard chose Kauai

I would say that we did not choose Hanalei, Hanalei chose us. It is such a gift and privilege to experience Hanalei Bay

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. 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Linda and Jeff A Huge thank-you to you both for letting us share in the charm and comfort of your delightful beach house. We viewed Hawaii from a new perspective and came home with new and unique memories. Our entire family loved being there. Again, thank you.
Sep 2016
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Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Bath has 2 sinks & kohler soaking tub w/sep shower- BR 2&3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Bath ajoins master, w/access to covered outdoor shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cottage has world's smallest BR, shower/Kohler soaking tub
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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.


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Hanalei Bay Beachfront -Great Family Retreat-Unplug and Connect TVNC #1260
average rating of 4.923077 based on 18 reviews

Perfect design for comfort

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Perfect location. View of the ocean and mountains. Private. Great yard. Comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanalei Heaven

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and enjoyable..!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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, Linda
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Two more weeks in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We come all the way from Norway, so we long for a comfortable and well-functioning place to relax and unwind after our long journey. This was our fourth visit to Hanalei and our second stay in Nani Nani Hale. It's the perfect house in the perfect location for a perfect vacation. Highly recommended. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nick, Coming from Norway, another one of God's beautiful creations, i'm so happy your holiday was relaxing and you are always welcome back. Blessings, Linda
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Our group consisted of myself and wife, son (14), daughter (11), and mother (80). Unless you plan on travelling to the South or West side of Kauai, the location can't be beat. The beach is less than a 100 steps from the lanai through the yard and "park". You are right next to 2 beach volleyball courts (never any wait to use them), the lifeguard station, and shower and bathrooms (although you won't need them with the house so close). The beds were very comfortable. Plenty of table space (2 in the house and 1 on the lanai). The couch and chairs in the TV area could be more comfortable, but okay. The kitchen is pretty sufficient (enough placeware for a huge party if so inclined!). The bathrooms are good-sized and the water pressure is great. The showers are tight, even for thin people. The landscaping in the yard is beautiful. There are plenty of linens (beach and bath towels), games, books, etc. Also have several surfboards, volleyballs, footballs, beach pails for little kids, great beach chairs. Had 5 boogie boards, but 3 didn't have lanyards (and one of them was broken). Of the 2 with lanyards, 1 was pretty beat-up. Nice having the washer and dryer. About a ten minute walk to Ching Young Village or ten minute drive to Princeville Shopping Center.

Minor Suggestions: Need a new wine bottle opener (the one there doesn't work), newer/useable boogie boards, sugar (plenty of other spices, salt, etc., but no sugar), a photo album of plants/trees in the yard with their names, a guest book for writing in and leaving suggestions (this is the first house we've rented that didn't have one).

If you're a light sleeper (or even if you aren't) you may want to bring some ear plugs as the house comes with a resident rooster in the yard (they're actually everywhere on Kauai) that likes to crow with the other neighborhood roosters starting around 5 in the morning; sometimes at 1 in the morning! Also with the house next to a lane leading to a small beach parking area, cars coming in very early in the morning (5 or 6am) to surf may wake you up as the windows are open (no A/C in the house, but plenty of fans, so you don't really need it).

Overall, we would definitely stay here again as the location and beauty of the house, beach, bay, town, people can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nash Family, i really appreciate your thorough review. i'm glad Nani Nani Hale worked well for your family, and i'm requesting a new cork screw and boogie boards. Blessings, Linda
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Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Bar Acuda, & we love Tahiti Nui's for local music
Nearest Motorway
0.33 Miles
Highway 560- 2 lane highway that goes thru Hanalei
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ching Young and the Wilcox Center
Car: necessary

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 or cards.


Rates & Availability

Hanalei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Deposit $1,000

Thank you to all of you who have stayed and loved Nani Nani Hale. I appreciate your return visits, and i will continue to honor the 2013 price of $4800 a week for at least another year. 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..

The cost for "7 nights" =$6,819.22*

Rent $5100/week
Tax 684.22 (13.416%)
Reservation fee 35.00
Security deposit 500.00 (refundable)
Outcleaning 500.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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