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With all the amenities...a walk from the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-6)

Managed by Kayak Kaua'i


Custom built in 1994 and integrating all my years living in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Hawaii.

More or less 1,800 sq ft/ 167 sq m

The Rainbow House...a elegant and colorful three bedroom tropical vacation rental, capable of sleeping up to six, with all the amenities you would want or expect.

Rainbow House is built in the old style of 'board and batten' and on stilts; graced with high ceilings to keep the days cool. You'll find ceiling fans in every room as well. Old fashioned double hung windows are found throughout and will keep the hottest day at bay, as well as offer great views from most rooms.

The panorama from the spacious lanai, kitchen, and dining room offers some exquisite views of waterfalls cascading in the distance. The tiled lanai has a bench, hammock, chairs, and a lazy rocking chair where you can spend the day counting waterfalls. The screened back porch has a table and chairs and a delightful view of the garden.

The dining and living area boasts a big dining room table with chairs and two comfortable couches. Both areas are great to linger and to lounge. A VCR and DVD player and small inventory of Videos are there to entertain. A radio/CD / MP3 player and a compliment of CD's will set the mood. There is cable TV and WIFI internet access.

To adjust you to the island pace and way of life, we have eliminated telephones. Most major cell phone carriers work

Custom kitchen cabinetry with a counter of blue tile work encloses a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, garbage disposal, and a vented four burner stove and oven. The kitchen is well supplied with all the essentials necessary to easily cook and eat well at home. Comes with linens and towels.

Multicolored bright tinted plastered walls with arches and custom motifs have ceramic wall sconces highlighting Brazilian red cherry floors in every room. Each bedroom is tastefully well appointed with a queen sized bed, closet, curtains, and linens.

Two bathrooms are colorfully tiled with contrasting pedestal sinks and showers. One bathroom has a restored antique claw tub which is especially useful for a 'soak ' after a day of hiking or surfing.

Below, on the first floor is the entrance leading into a small foyer with a private entrance leading to a tiled laundry area equipped with a washer and dryer, that is shared with the occupants of the nearby Garden Cottage.


If you cancel (for any reason) and we manage to re-rent your unit for exact dates booked & cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 handling fee.

If we do not manage to re-rent all cancelled dates, we will credit the dates we manage to re-rent minus $100 handling fee.

There is no refund due to inclement weather.


24/7 On island contact: Claudia Vernon

Property Mgr: 808-652-3665

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, I am working on my Hawaiian 'pidgin'.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

As a Cuban refugee I grew up on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where I learned to surf. It was surf that brought me to Kaua'i where in 1984 with my brother we founded KayakKauai. I love my customers and in 1994 I married one of them and now spend 1/2 the year in Los Angeles with all my feisty girls (it's a matriarchy) and the other half hands on with Kayak Kauai.

Hope you enjoy your stay on Kaua'i, which has to rival any island on the globe.

Saludos y Aloha, Micco

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 1993

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Kauai

Ever since I sailed into Hanalei on a 48 foot ketch, it was my dream to live in Hanalei.

It has been my good fortune to have a fun outdoor adventure business but to also be in biking/walking distance of my vacation rental/home and of course, the SURF!

While much of Hawaii is quite beautiful, Hanalei is in a league of its own.

What makes this house unique

I would say what I like overall about my property, is not having to get into a car each time I want to go to the beach. My property location is moments away from not only the bay but some great surf. The small town of Hanalei is also in walking distance.

If you end up staying at the Rainbow House try this:

Wake up and before the cobwebs of sleep are gone, walk in a Zombie like state to the beach, and take a dip in the ocean. It is an electric way to start the day.

If you patronize Kayak Kauai, mention you are staying at the Cottage or Rainbow House for a 10% discount off any tour and/or rentals.


Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Ceri/Remi Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Pedestal sink and claw tub.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Under Rainbow House at the NW corner to get the sand off.
    Mater Bathroom - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ceri's Room - 1 queen , Ceiling fan
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There is a foldable baby crib. Ceiling fan.
    Remi's Room - 1 queen , Ceiling fan.
  • Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Portable/folding crib with linens.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
To adjust you to the island pace and way of life, we have eliminated telephones. Most major cell phone carriers work.


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With all the amenities...a walk from the beach.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Concord, California

Rainbow House NO KA 'OI!

  • 5 of 5

This house set the bar for all my vacations in Hawai'i. My girlfriend and I, and my family were so impressed on how clean and cozy the entire house is. The layout is perfect for the amount of people that it holds including elements of privacy and areas for community. It has quite the character as you notice the custom additions to some of the walls and book cases; you'll have to see for yourself. There is a lanai that faces one of Hanalei's most beautiful views, hands down. The three mountains completely weep in waterfalls as it rains at higher elevations; we counted almost 10 while we stayed there, I've heard people counting 20+. In addition to the beauty in the front of the house, the back has a screened in lanai perfect for hosting dinner; eating outside, hearing the geckos and crickets at night is always a plus, especially when they aren't flying around your head. I suggest going down the street and bringing home fish from The Dolphin Fish Market and treating your family to a local fish dinner; all other extras can be found in the town grocery stores and a beautiful farmers market on Saturdays all within walking distance from the house.

Micco, also owns a company who specializes in outfitting adventure seekers who come to the island, try looking into Kayak Kauai for tours//equipment rentals//shuttles//and island knowledge. I would stay here again and again...I hope you enjoy too!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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not as expected

  • 2 of 5

I was disappointed in this rental.

The positives:

A nice quiet location a short walk to the beach and town. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans.

The negatives:

The place had a general worn and not particularly well kept feel to it.

The beds were very uncomfortable-- thin mattress, no box spring, plastic mattress covers prominent.

No ice maker, toaster was broken--had to turn it upside down to remove toast, MP3 player was not working.

No beach chairs, umbrellas etc. Grill was old rusted charcoal variety that looked very ancient.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Greg, Thanks for your input...helps us keep quality and informed. No former tenants had mentioned about the MP3 player and toaster not working. Thanks. We generally get accolades on cleanliness. Have shared you comments about "un-kempt" feeling with my housekeeper. Regarding beds...this is the first time have had complaints on the beds. The master bedroom does have box spring. On VRBO I do advertise the BBQ to be charcoal. Rust is a fact of life and effect not only the outer look of things, but the inner life, like electronics e.g. MP3 player and/or toaster. I don't advertise that I have an ice maker or provide beach chairs or umbrellas. My experience with umbrellas they don't last. Usually there are a few beach chairs hanging around the house (and sometimes even about to break umbrella) Again...thanks for you comments; they are invaluable part of the process. Micco
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at the Rainbow House during my stay on Kauai. It is perfectly situated in walking distance to both Hanalei with its restaurants, bars, grocery and shops and Hanalei Beach. There are postcard views from the lanai where you can sip a Longboard Lager and count the waterfalls. The Rainbow House feels like a home. Thoughtfully designed, charming, but with plenty of room. It is truly an oasis. I cant wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deana for taking the time to share your kind comments. We hope to see you back. Thanks again....A hui hou, Micc
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Rainbow House is a Great Place to Stay in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

We've now stayed in Rainbow House and hope to make it an ongoing tradition. The house is perfectly located to access the awesome Hanalei Beach or the cool, laid back Hanalei surf town. The teenage kids had a great time with lots to do as well as the adults. The house is really comfortable with nice bedrooms, great central space, large kitchen and outdoor screened eating deck. The house was always cool with a nice breeze always present. This place has a great vibe and is a terrific place to chill out on vacation. We'll definitely be back. Thanks Micco.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott for your kind and unsolicitied words. I get complaints often that I don't have enough reviews. I have a prolbelm soliciting them and believe they need to come from the heart. Thanks again and until you come back. A hui hou, Micco
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Los Angeles

An Idyllic & Affordable Getaway to the Garden Isle

  • 5 of 5

Overlooking Hanalei’s breathtaking cascade of waterfalls and a 5-minute walk to both town and surf, the Rainbow House is an idyllic and affordable getaway for your trip to the Garden Isle. My family and I stayed at Micco and Jean’s lush retreat October 5-13. The house offered us nothing short of the utmost comfort and convenience, and Micco made himself a readily available resource throughout our escape.

The grounds’ overall charm emanates from the sum of its thoughtfully designed parts: each room maintains its own character while distinctly fitting together in classic beach-house appeal. Both the netted dining porch and the open veranda with its lounge-lizard hammock enable occupants to enjoy the elements through Kauai’s inevitable rain and shine, its glorious sunrises and sunsets. The kitchen is decked with every amenity needed, fresh towels are always available, and be sure to use the quaint outside shower after a day of beach combing.

The Rainbow House captures the essence of Kauai. Press pause. Go play. Pluck a two-pound avocado from the tree out front. Feel your tensions peel away as you soak up Paradise. (Micco's very own, award-winning adventure outfitter on the island!)

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place to relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

My husband and me are from germany and stayed in the houes for a week. It is such a lovely place to relax. It is such a short walk to beautiful hanalei with a lot of stores and restaurants. And also s short walk to the beach. It is quiet in this street - all we heard were the sweet sounds of the birds outside. When we will come back to Hanalei then we will stay in this awesome house again. It has such a good spirit - totaly clean. Everything is working perfect. And don't miss to do a kayak tour with the guys - we had so much fun. mahalo Micco for sharing this beautiful house with us...

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Elke, Thanks for taking the initiative of placing a review. Often a potential client will ask, "Why there is no reviews in my VRBO listing?" I believe reviews are self serving if I request one from a client. Again, thanks for taking the initiative and for your kind words. Looking forward when you all come back again. A hui hou, Micco PS..All old clients out there are welcome to place good and bad reviews. "Bad" me improve.
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Car: recommended

Some of the iconic highlights: hiking, sea kayaking or boating the Na Pali Coast; visiting Limahuli Gardens; Surfing Hanalei Bay; bird watching Kilauea Lighhouse; kayaking Wailua River; and sightseeing and/or hiking Koke'e and Waimea Canyon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

Staying more than ten days? Add an additional $120 for “mid-term clean up” during half of your stay.

More than 6 persons? Add $35/day/person

Off season: minimum stay is 3 nights.
High season: minimum stay 4 nights.


If you cancel (for any reason) and we are able to re-rent your unit for equivalent amount of days booked, you will receive a rebate (of the funds paid to us) equal to the amount we recover less a $100 handling fee. There is no refund due to inclement weather.

A 50% deposit of total is required to confirm reservations.

Balance is due one month prior to your arrival.

You can pay by personal or Travelers checks, Pay Pal or wire transfer

Please make check out to: Miguel D. Godinez and send to
175 Granville Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Owner'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.