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50 Steps to North Shore's Best Private Beach! Fall small group discounts

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

4 BR, 2.5 BA House (sleeps 8) and 1 BR Guest House (Sleep 2)

A classic plantation style home, this Haena beach house, known as Hale Pulelehu'a (The Butterfly House), is a wonderful place for your family & friends to experience the island lifestyle on the North Shore of Kauai. Immaculately cared for, Island art & historic photographs help create a serene environment that ensures a memorable experience.

The Hale Pulelehu'a (The Butterfly House) is lovingly cared for and provides easy access to all of the activities of Kauai's North Shore. A scenic ten minute drive past historic Hanalei town and only one and a half miles from the end of the road at Ke'e Beach and the start of the breathtaking Kalalau Trail and the famed Napali coast is found. Directly across the street from the home is one of the most beautiful private sandy beaches on the north shore. World famous Tunnel's Beach, which is one of the finest seasonal snorkel and surf locations is a spectacular 5-10 minute beach stroll away. Right down the road on the ocean you can dine at the Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant or visit the Napali Art Gallery and Coffee House with some of the best coffee on the island.

You will also be able to enjoy historic Hanalei town, where you will find restaurants offering sushi, burgers, vegan dining, fresh fish, Pacific Rim, pizza, Brazilian, and tapas. Several restaurants have been featured in Food and Wine and Gourmet Magazine. Also, don't miss the Hawaiian Shave Ice.

Hanalei has a variety of charming boutiques and services, including yoga and massage, as well as shops to rent kayaks, snorkel gear, or bikes. You can fish and kayak at the Hanalei pier and river. There is seasonal world class surfing as well.

Princeville is 15 minutes from the house and offers golf, zip-lining tours, horseback riding, jungle waterfall kayak trips, shopping, and more.

Features of Hale O'Pulelehu'a:

One Master Suite with king bed and private bathroom

Two Guest Bedrooms with queen beds

One bedroom with two twin beds

A wide-open floor plan with vaulted ceilings that is great for family or gracious entertaining.

The large, well appointed kitchen can accommodate the entire family and has a large island/bar with seating for meals

The great room includes a dining room and living room that open to the lanai

Other amenities include: Outdoor shower, barbeque grill, Wireless High Speed Internet, quality linens, beach chairs, umbrella, and beach towels.

One bedroom guest house- guest house cannot be rented separately from the main house

TVNC-1238- County of Kauai Vacation Rental Permit

24 hour on island contact- Debbie Webb 808-652-8267

Keywords:Main house and guest house combined can accommodate up to 10 persons, Tunnels, Haena, Kauai, North Shore, Na Pali Coast, Golf, Kite Boarding, Yoga, Surfing, Hiking, Snorkeling, Hale Pulelehu'a

More Details

Bill Morgan
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Why Bill Morgan chose Kauai

I have been returning to Kauai since first living here in 1975. Hale Pulelehu'a is located on the best beach on the entire island of Kauai. We designed Hale Pulelehu'a to appeal to our multi-generational family. The house is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the North Shore and is close to so many great activities. There are so many spectacular things to do within walking distance of the house that you may not even want to get in your car!


Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Detached Unit - 1 king , One bedroom guest house
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2) one bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Pak n Play and High Chair are available at Hale Pulelehu'a
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Cable TV with high speed internet access, DVD and CD player, Beach equipment includes towels, mats, chairs, boogie boards, and cooler, Private outdoor shower, covered area downstairs includes barbecue and 400 square foot sitting area


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

50 Steps to North Shore's Best Private Beach! Fall small group discounts
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews
Bellingham Washington

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Butterfly House is a wonderful place to stay on the North Shore. Especially since our favorite beach is Tunnels and it was within walking distance. Also of note that the house is very clean and well stocked. Our group was able to find privacy due to the large yard and living area. The beach across the street was a bit rough due to the season, but the adults in our group actually liked the big waves and played in the water every day. Just down the beach is an area that is calmer for the more cautious. I really miss the coffee stand. Best blended coffee ever!!! Thank you owners for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a week! Island paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Great location near Napali coast with almost private beach. We made good use of the supplied beach gear. The house is amazing with very spacious living areas, very comfortable beds for all, and wonderful decorating. Great for kids. Quiet neighborhood. Bill was easily reached by quick text.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recipe for relxation

  • 5 of 5

Home was lovely and well equipped. The area is filled with beauty. It is impossible not to enjoy yourself!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent five days here with a family of nine including children ages 9 months to 24 years. Beautiful home that has a very well stocked kitchen - unlike other homes we have stayed at. The location is fantastic. The guest home was perfect for our oldest daughter, her husband, and their nine month old. Big thank you to Bill for allowing us to use it on last minutes notice. If cooking meals with stove and oven it does get hot in the kitchen at night but don't despair - if you open things up and use the fans it cools down a lot at night. Most nights it got cool enough that we had to use a blanket. I normally do not do well without air conditioning but this house was fine. In the late afternoon it can be warm, but again - it cooled down a lot at night. Was not a problem.

Extremely spacious kitchen, family room and deck area which is all open. Great for a large group. One silly side note: I don't know if this is a Canadian thing, but we are used to using a wash cloth to clean counters, stove, table top etc. There are lots dish towels but no dish cloths. Apparently they just use a sponge for this. This felt weird to us because we are not used to it so we just went and got a pack of J-clothes - actually they are not called that in the states - at the local store. This is just a heads up to anyone expecting that.

The beach access is literally right across the street. It is great. The surf was very high when we were there and the water was quite rough but we were careful and we still would get in at the end of the day to clean off or cool down; it was also great after a morning run or work out to just go down and dive in. It is not a place you would snorkel or go in with little children when the surf is high - likely different in the summer or low surf - but it is still a fantastic location.

There is a locker with a lot of beach equipment and toys. There are several chairs and umbrellas. Lots of snorkel gear, beach toys, noodles, inflatable tubes, mats, fishing poles. There are styrofoam coolers and an igloo cooler. All well organized and useable.

If you are staying on the North Shore I would highly recommend this home. Absolutely fantastic place.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults spent a week at "The Butterfly House" and "The Treehouse".

The close proximity to the beach and several North Shore sights was outstanding.

The property included everything anyone would need for a most memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Stay, lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay here in this lovely home. We got married on the beach right across from the house, so sweet...with the waves crashing in the background. The guest house was nice for us both to have that extra bit of quiet. The house itself is spacious and has a large kitchen, great for cooking which we did a lot of...the owner also provides plenty of beach kit, so snorkeling gear and boogie boards etc. It's an idyllic location, peaceful, quiet and you don't really want to go anywhere.....we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secret Beach
Tunnels Beach
"World class snorkeling in front of Hale Pulelehu'a and Tunnels Beach"
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Banana Beach

boogie boarding, surfing and beachcombing, Walk over 2 miles of continuous sandy beaches from Hale 'O Pulelehu'a, Hike the Na Pali coast trails, ocean and river kayaking, island boat and helicopter tours, dining and shopping in Hanalei and Princeville, golf and tennis in Princeville, World class kite boarding and windsurfing, Limahuli Botanical Gardens


Rates & Availability

Haena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning fee $475
Tax Rate 13.41%

Maximum of eight guests in main house (Hale Pulelehu'a). Any additional guests are $75/night and require use of guest house. Guest house clean fee is $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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