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5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Private Bedrooms, 2 Baths plus an outdoor shower and separate 6 ft soaking tub

'Kaiolohia' (kai o low he ah) means “peace of mind or calm sea,' and that's surely what you'll discover while staying in this newly remodeled gated home in quite neighborhood of Haena, an easy 5 minute (less than a 1000 feet) walk to world-famous Tunnels Beach on the north shore of Kauai.

Avoid the parking issues or walking miles on the beach to reach the swimmable Tunnels Beach.

Hidden away from the world; in a lush, tropical setting, this charming traditional Hawaiian cedar-wood home is private and features a large covered lanai backing undeveloped (jungle) conservation land with views of the beautiful Pohakukane mountain range mountain and waterfall views.

Kaiolohia Hale offers the perfect setting for your romantic getaway or extreme adventure. A short easy 5 minute walk (300 meters) to Makua Beach (Tunnels), which is a long sandy beach with a protective outer reef for swimming and snorkeling among sea turtles and the endangered Hawaiian Monk seals. Rated one of the top beaches in Hawaii, Tunnels has very limited parking so being within walking distance is a great advantage. This beach has a spectacular view of Mt. Makana (Bali Hai); the famous backdrop for the classic movie South Pacific. Sailing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and seasonal whale watching are all close by. Limahuli Garden, Na Pali coast and Kalalau hiking trail (rated one of the top ten hikes in the world) are just a mile away. Four beach-cruiser style bicycles are available to explore all the north shore sights local style.

Relax in our outdoor hot & cold shower or soak in the 6 foot tub on the lanai with jungle, mountain and waterfall views after a day at the beach, hiking or just taking a reading break.

The quaint surf town of Hanalei has two farmers markets per week (Saturday morning & Tuesday afternoon), dozens of dining choices, shopping, surfboard, kayak & other water sports equipment rentals, lessons and tours available.

Twenty seven years of returning guests endorses Kaiolohia Hale as the premier Kauai north shore rental destination. Protect your vacation investment, only rent a licensed vacation rental property.

Kauai County Vacation Rental Permit TVNC-1146

Hawaii TAT #W03514785-01

More Details

Adam & Kim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017


Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hickory cabinets, granite counter top and hand-hammered copper sinks. Glass-block shower windows producing natural light in bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews

Wonderful! The perfect place to experience Kauai's north shore. We have found our new "Happy Place."

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Kauai and it could not have been better. From the moment we booked it felt like we had long lost friends who wanted to ensure we had a wonderful time. Wonderful it was! Our hosts sent a tour book and suggestions during the months leading up to our vacation, it made us look forward and feel prepared. They touched base with us on arrival day and recommend dinner places on our drive from the airport (The Dolphin was great!) We received a warm welcome upon arrival and immediately knew we had made a great choice. The house is emaculent and had everything we hoped for. We enjoyed a couples massage on the lanai, the best ever Thai food delivered to our door, fun bike rides, chairs & equipment for the beach, and all the comforts of home without the clutter: comfy beds, plush towels, and a well appointed kitchen. The week had many highlights including hiking Napali coast, swimming under a waterfall, a local farmers market, Sushi Girl and sunset, fresh fish on the BBQ, and a complete sense of privacy at the house. Our only dilemma now is whether to take friends and family next time or keep it our secret in Paradise. Book and enjoy!😊

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A HUGE "THANK YOU!!!" to our wonderful hosts Adam & Kim (super sweet & adorable couple!). The moment we arrived (even though it was really late), we were greeted with warm friendly smiles and delicious mai tais! They went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect for us--before (with informative emails and even a super cute Christmas postcard), during our stay (sharing great restaurant recommendations, cool photography location ideas, as well as sharing helpful current road/construction conditions) and even on our way out (we received a lovely hand-written thank you card with sweet treats for our flight home!). They even provided us with cool and helpful cloth tote bags for us to enjoy on our stay and take home (and much more!).

The house is gorgeous!! Pictures on HomeAway doesn't do their beautiful location justice! Very spacious, quiet, and relaxing! We enjoyed having breakfast each morning on the back lanai and admiring the beautiful view of the mountains while listening to the birds sing. Tunnel's Beach was a favorite beach to hang out as well as Anini Beach.

If this beautiful home is available for your trip, don't even hesitate for a second to reserve it! You'll be grateful you did!! We got super lucky that they just had a cancellation the night before we discovered this property for our trip. Whew!

On a side note - if you've never visited Kauai (like us), don't bother to pack any jeans, sweaters, or jackets. It was 80-81 the whole stay (day & night!). Everyone (everywhere!) dresses vary casually wearing shorts & flip flops (even in some of the nicer high-end restaurants we visited). I wish I would have known because packing and unpacking unworn clothing was a waste of time, luggage weight, and no fun! LOL

This was our first time renting a home on HomeAway and Adam & Kim have set the bar extremely high for us! We'll be comparing our future stays with our wonderful experience with Adam & Kim.

It's nice to know we now have a home away from home with Adam & Kim on the beautiful island of Kauai :)

Until next time, Mahalo!!!

The Miller Family

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lodging in the best location possible

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cottage recently in March for three of us including a 7 year old. It is a wonderful place to stay! Quiet, everything you could need including grill and full kitchen if you wish to cook at all. The home was very clean and modern also. Adam and Kim, the owners, greet you and answer all your questions and provide tips on activities. Very nice people.

This home is on the last stretch of a residential road 2.0 miles from the start of the famous coastal trail down the Na Pali coast. It is a beautiful drive of about 5.0 miles back to town for whatever you may need. You can also walk 0.5 miles to a great coffee shop/gallery tha opens at 7 am at Hanalei Bay Colony which we did every morning. Several times we walked to Tunnels Beach and persons in cars with nowhere to park would ask us where we had parked.

You may get to this home and not want to venture further than Tunnels and the trail, but we enjoyed Hanalei Bay by the pier and Hawaiian Surfing Adventures for renting surf and SUP boards. Highly recommend Na Pali Catamaran for wonderful cruise/snorkel down the coast. They leave from Hanalei so no need to drive back past Lihue for a boat trip. We did a helicopter tour of the island which was wonderful, but ended up agreeing the boat trip was more enjoyable for us.

We would return here for sure. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenfield, MA

Excellent property, location and service

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here and were happy to meet Adam and Kim who were extremely helpful in all respects. Their home on the north shore made it possible for us to access some of the best beaches on Kauai by either walking or a short drive. They provided many helpful hints from their long residence on the island and always exhibited excellent communication and care. The house was clean and well tended with a fine deck for outside dinner and lounging. Overall, a fine and gratifying experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay here! The house was beautiful and in a perfect location. We loved sitting on the porch and sipping coffee while taking in the amazing views. We will come back one day!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very special place on Kauai

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Friendly and helpful hosts. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mediterranean Gourmet
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
World famous Tunnels Beach
Car: necessary

Kalalau Trail is located 1-1/2 miles away, snorkeling at world-famous Tunnels Beach is a 5 minute walk from home. Beautiful mountain and waterfall views!!


Rates & Availability

Haena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring
Jan 3 2017 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer
May 16 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2017 Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
2017 Holiday
Dec 10 2017 - Jan 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2018
Jan 4 2018 - May 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
2018 Summer
May 15 2018 - Sep 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2018 Fall
Sep 16 2018 - Dec 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

All rates are plus 13.42% Hawaii tax.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation policy: We require 90 day notice for a full refund. Cancellations within 90 day of your stay will also be refunded if we can book with another guest. Any days rebooked would be refunded to you at the re-booked rate paid by the replacement guest.

Mid-stay cleaning is required for rental periods of 10 days or more at Guest’s expense of $35. This charge will be added to your total after your reservation is confirmed.

TVNC-1146, Kauai County Vacation Rental Permit. Protect your vacation investment, only rent from licensed rental operators.

Hawaii TAT #W03514785-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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