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Suzanne Kobayashi

Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a 3 bedroom home 6 houses from the center of Hanalei Bay

23 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Hanalei House Rental Photos and Description

Beach Vacation Home in Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

If you want a taste of old Hanalei when days were slower and a good catch fishing and the best vegetables were the talk of the town, this home will fill the order. This property has been lovingly maintained since it was built. It is our family's privilege to share Aunty Lydia's homestead with folks from around the world. The front house, Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a 3 bedroom 1 bath with carport, most frequently used an a lanai. Inside you will find photos of the Hanalei family over the years. This home is only 6 houses from the beach (a very short stroll) and well located to reach all the North Shore's best beaches easily. This house is right off Kuhio Highway so you can see the surfers and North Shore life coming and going. It is about 5 blocks into 'downtown' Hanalei. There is a great carport for BBQ , eating al fresco & enjoying the mountains and waterfalls. Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a relaxed Hawaiian style home a minute's walk from the center of Hanalei Bay & is probably one of the best values in Hanalei Beach Houses. Surrounded by tropical plants, a grassy yard surrounds the house on 3 sides. There is a very functional kitchen enhanced with lovingly stenciled foliage for preparing some of our farmer's market produce and fresh fish from the sea. The wash house with a washer & dryer is just outside. There is a king bed in the largest bedroom at the back of the house. Hanalei is famous for its ever changing mountains; some times veiled in thin mist, sometimes obscured in thick clouds, sometimes full of water falls, sometimes so sun drenched so that every detail stands out. Aunty Lydia's is a great place to enjoy the mountains both from the living room windows and from the carport/lanai. Since there is plenty of room to park in front of the house in the yard, many chose this area as the eating & hang out spot. Not long after our family set this house up as a vacation rental, some of Aunty Lydia's family from the mainland came to Hanalei & were tickled to be able to stay in their Aunty Lydia's house. Here they are enjoying the carport for BBQing & beach reconnoitring. While being on Kuhio Highway, (highway in Hanalei meaning 1 lane in each direction with a 25 mile speed limit) the home has a beautiful hedge of tropical foliage separating you from the road. A parking area & the beginning of the yard are in front of the house. Wai'oli Beach park is a thin strip of park which is located between the bay front homes and the sand. There are BBQs, tables, shade trees, a bathroom and usually volley ball. This is where you encounter the bay, a minute or so from Aunty Lydia's.

(Kauai County TVNC 1197)

(When you email us please be aware: we will never ask you to wire money out of the country or give you a discount for early payment. If this happens to you, call me, Suzanne, at 808 828-1918. We have you book directly on our beachkauai web site. Mahalo & happy travels!)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzanne Kobayashi (Property Manager)
Member since: 1999
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a 3 bedroom home 6 houses from the center of Hanalei Bay
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews
Portland, OR
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Aunty Lydia's Ohana in Hanalei Kauai

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at Aunty Lydia's at the end of August. You can't really go wrong when you are going to Hanalei for a vacation. This house is really nice for a large group or family. There were 6 of us and we felt like there was more than enough room for everyone to be comfortable. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower and the extra toilet outside. We were nervous about having one bathroom for 6 people, however, we were pleasantly surprised with the extra bathroom facilities. I haven't been somewhere, where I can wash my hair and look at mountains and waterfalls...So pretty. We didn't realize that we came during "El Nino" season so the humidity was a bit of a shock to our system. The house has an AC unit for one bedroom but it is only meant for use in that specific bedroom. If you have a hard time sleeping in humidity and heat, and require AC, I suggest researching the cooler times to go if you plan on staying here. It is a great house and it is still a great time but sleep is a challenge if your body is not used to the elements. his house had everything that we needed for a fun family experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Hanalei Ohana

  • 5 of 5

We loved Auntie Lydia's. My family stayed for a week in June. 3 adults/2 kids. It was stocked with everything we needed. Clean and "old school Hawaiian" charm. Very close to town and Pine Trees beach. You are right off the main highway and in the day the traffic can be noisy, but there are hedges to keep you feeling private. Front room looks out toward the mountain and all of the water falls. The most amazing part of the house is the outside shower. It was magical standing under the warm water, in the rain, and seeing the beautiful mountain and waterfalls. The carport was great for barbecuing and visiting. It was raining quite a bit while we were there and we had friends over and ate all our dinners out there. They had a cooler, a couple of boogie boards, and beach chairs to use. Each room has fans and we were very comfortable. One of the rooms has air conditioning if you need that. Washer and dryer on site. And even though it says one bathroom, they have a little room with a toilet outside, which is convenient when traveling with kids and grandma!! We loved seeing the pics that are around the home of Auntie Lydia and her family. Hanalei is such a sweet little town and being able to stay in a home, and not a condo, was such a wonderful way to visit. Thank you for sharing your sweet Hanalei Ohana. We will defiantly be staying with you again. Aloha

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bronx NY
5

A sweet slice of mid-century Hawaii in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

After searching online for an affordable rental in Hanalei, I was delighted when I found Aunty Lydia's. It's not upscale or posh, but it is a spotless, homey, roomy, and well-equipped place for a terrific stay in a convenient location. As someone who vacationed with my family in modest beach cottages on Cape Cod as a kid, the paneled walls and 50s-era ambiance evoked nostalgia. Who cares if some of the fixtures are a tiny bit worn in this misty, green, lush tropical paradise? My husband and I slept well in the back bedroom in the comfy king-size bed and didn't bother with A/C, and since we travel with a white-noise app for the iPad, road noise/rooster serenade didn’t trouble us. (Note: LOTS of plugs to charge devices.) I loved lounging in the cute bamboo-and-palm-themed living room and gazing out the double windows at the lavish vegetation and amazing mountain views (we saw two waterfalls!). An easy stroll to the beach and just a bit further to town on Weke Road (or Kuhio Hway if you don't mind no sidewalk). Our excursions included Limahuli Garden, Ke'e Beach, Mediterranean Gourmet, and Anini Beach. Just a relaxing and easy-going stay, with great service from the friendly and trusting management company. Would definitely re-book this welcoming family home if we ever return to Hanalei.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hanalei spring break visit

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Kauai several times, but had never stayed on the North shore. I found this very well priced home, read the past reviews and booked it for the first few days of our spring break. Aunty Lydia's was the perfect place to stay! The location is within a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach on Hanalei Bay. Beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler, beach mats were all provided. The house is well within walking distance to the town, but since it is located right off of Kuhio Highway, there are not any sidewalks and walking at night can be tricky. The house is one block off of Weke Road, the other main road through the area, so that is an option. The north beaches, which end at Ke'e Beach and the Kapalau Trail are within a 10 minute drive. Views from the yard are spectacular! We were not bothered at all by road noise. There was an unusual weather pattern coming through during our stay, and we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning, which caused the road into/out of Hanalei to flood and close. If it does happen, there are people who cannot get into town and therefore, some businesses may not keep regular hours because staff cannot get to work. This is something to be aware of in case you will be visiting other parts of Kauai during a trip, but it did not cause us any problems. Roosters, chickens, chicks and other wildlife, lizards, etc. are abundant all over the island, not just here. So if you are not wanting to be bothered by the crowing at all times of the day or sometimes night, or the tropical animals, Kauai may not be for you. We loved the house - funky and fully equipped, with the exception of a dishwasher or A/C, which we were aware of. Plenty of fans provided to keep things breezy. The outdoor shower with the mountain views was something we all loved and it was convenient to have for after the beach and to use to keep the inside bathroom from getting too muggy. We are already trying to plan for a return trip and will definitely stay at Aunty Lydia's again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! It is so fun to read different guest's perspectives. There was a heck of thunder and lightning storm while these folks were here. We don't have them often, but when we do, they are spectacular. We are so glad these guests enjoyed the outside shower - something I love at my own house. I don't have the water fall views of Hanalei but I still enjoy the stars at night and the palms during the day. I think Aunty Lydia's is the best deal in Hanalei for location and price. Not fancy but clean, neat & down home Kauai. We really appreciate our guests taking the time to write the reviews. Mahalo!
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Aunt Lydia`s Ohana, Hanalei, Kauai

  • 5 of 5

Very clean spacious home. Extremely well stocked kitchen, along with bath and beach towels which were plentiful. Beach chairs, toys, cooler. Fans in every room plus air conditioning in one room. Pretty much all you need for a good visit. Beach is about a five minute walk. I don`t really have any complaints at all. It is on the highway but the highway also ends not long after so the traffic dies after supper. This did not seem to b an issue. A short walk to town, about 10 minutes. My kids and I walked to supper most nights. Excellent grocery store about a five minute drive down the road. Overall wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent if you have clear expectations as to what you are renting

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Aunt Lydia's. We are on a budget when traveling and Aunt Lydia's fits the bill. Possibly the least expensive rental for it's size and even for two bedroom units. It is on the highway but traffic is minimal and you are still two blocks from the beach. Nice yard for the kids to run around and plenty of room to have friends over for dinner, etc. Great views up at the mountains. We are out and about when in Hanalei so we don't put a huge premium on our rental being luxurious. That said, Lydia's has everything we need.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Hanalei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$210
$1,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Booking $35
Tax Rate 13.41%

Extra guests beyond 6 are $15/night plus tax
$45 Rental damage protection policy available or a $300 security deposit, your choice.
Book on line on our home page, www.beachkauai.com












Hawaii State Taxes
Security Deposit
Cleaning Fee

Half due at booking, balance due 90 before arrival. You can book and pay on line on our family's website, beachkauai.com or call Suzanne to do it for you, 808 828-1918. Complete refund policy is found on http://www.beachkauai.com/terms-conditions.asp

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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