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5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views - License # TVNC-1146

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 swimable 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. Six 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.


Home accomidates a maximum of four guests only and is not suitable for children under 12 years of age (babies count as guests).

Minor children may not be left on property alone and must be accompanied by an adult of 21 years or older when on property. We do not permit babysitting services on the property.

Non-smokers only – no smoking on the property anywhere. Tobacco chewing, vape pens and electric cigarettes are also prohibited.

No one with friends/family that live on island.

No one attending a wedding or gathering of any kind.

Only registered guests are allowed on property – no visitors, no

service providers.

No guest(s) with friends or family living/renting another

vacation accommodation on island - this accommodation is for up to four vacation travelers' traveling alone.

Rotating guests are prohibited.

Quiet hours from 10pm to 7am are strictly enforced.

Kauai County Vacation Rental Permit TVNC-1146

Hawaii Tax ID# TA-087-683-4816-01

More Details

Adam & Kim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 6 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
    Queen size bed off living room with privacy curtain - 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

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5 min walk to Tunnels Beach! Mountain and Waterfall Views - License # TVNC-1146
average rating of 4.8977275 based on 88 reviews


  • 1 of 5

The Good: As far as the accommodations are concerned, we agree with all the 5-star reviews on the site.

The Bad: Well, weird. We read over the reservation contract when we booked the unit in August for our stay the following April. The language seemed harsh and unwelcoming, but since we were going to comply anyway, we ignored it.

The four of us are ~70, retired, and often travel together. We have stayed in over 20 VRBO rentals, and always treat the places we stay as if they are ours. A few weeks before our stay we received a list of house rules and, yes, penalties, that were far beyond anything we had ever seen from places we rented. Again, we didn’t feel that any of this would affect us, but as a long-term resident of Hawaii, this didn’t seem like “aloha.”

The Ugly: On the day before we checked out, we rented a second car for logistical reasons. We returned and parked both cars in the space provided.

Within minutes, we got this voice mail: “Uh, Mike, the other vehicle and the other people that are at our house currently, that you’re renting, it’s for guests only, need to be removed from the property immediately. You cannot have additional people at our home, per the contract. If they’re not gone in the next 5 minutes we will not refund your deposit.”

Then a similar text message. A return call to Adam straightened it out, but we were taken aback by the assumption that we were violating the rules of the house, and were made to feel like we were back in middle school passing notes in class.

The next morning we straightened the house, left laundry as per instructions, and were packing the car to leave, when Adam and Kim emerged to help load the car. We exchanged pleasantries, but were not particularly engaging.

A few hours later we received an email indicating that we had spilled wine on the rug and couch, followed by an email indicating that our security deposit would not be refunded.

We were absolutely astounded at the message, since we had not spilled any wine whatsoever, anywhere in the house. We felt at this point that we didn’t want to deal with the owners, but contacted VRBO to lodge a complaint.

As of this writing, that’s where it stands. Unfortunately, shortly after our stay the communities on the north shore of Kauai were subject to historic flooding and damage, and it will be months if not years before the area is back to normal. Our hearts go out to the people who live and work there, including Adam and Kim.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Pat, Laurel, Mike and Betty, Mahalo for your concern for the residents of the Hanalei, Ha’ena and Wainiha! The people and the property of the north shore will not be affected for long by the historical rainfall that has taken place. Our community is hardworking, honest and full of Aloha spirit! We strive to make our house rules and rental agreement specific and clear so there is no misunderstanding of the property’s intended use. You waited to write your revengeful review almost a month after your stay, based upon the outcome of your damage deposit refund status. Your constant excessive intoxication throughout your stay caused thousands of dollars in damages to our rental home. We did submit all the proper paperwork, and photographs to VRBO, along with a letter from the guests prior to your stay stating the condition of the home and the furnishings. On the day of your check out, since you were still with family on island (again the neighbors notified us that additional guests had entered our property the night prior to your check out, and we won’t even go into that) we offered for you to come by to inspect the damages yourself. Instead of choosing to meet at the property to view the damages with us, you chose to send us a threatening email. We wish there were better systems in place to warn other homeowners that might consider renting to you in the future. We have personally invested a tremendous amount of time and money in our property, so our guests can enjoy the north shore with high quality furnishings and amenities. Karma has its way of getting even with the bad seeds in the world. We will continue to share our home with wonderful travelers so they may experience the beauty and tranquility of Kauai. We are grateful that we have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people that have enjoyed our home, hospitality and have become our lifetime friends! We are saddened to know that you have zero regard for anyone’s property and assume no responsibility for your actions. Mahalo ~Adam & Kim
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High booking percentage for good reasons

  • 5 of 5

Stacie and I stayed here April 7-9, 2018 and wish that we could have stayed longer even though it (unusually) rained for most of our stay. The rain actually allowed us to enjoy all the little, careful touches that Adam and Kim provide in their vacation rental. We relaxed the most during those two days out of the nine days on Kauai.

Kim and Adam were very attentive to every text and email. They are good people. Don't be intimidated by all the (reasonable) rules to staying at their vacation rental. These rules are all things good vacation renters should be mindful of anyway. The house is self contained with no other rental units as part of the house. The owners live in a separate house. The house is very private even though there are a lot of windows. All the rooms were updated and well appointed like an upper middle class house and everything was in excellent/new condition. The bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable. The small field, jungle, mountains, and waterfall views from the back patio were amazing. We walked to Tunnels Beach in the rain and it was an easy 5-minutes to get there. The Napali trail was less than a 5-minute drive.

Overall, we will try to stay with Adam and Kim again. They are an excellent example of the top 1% of vacation rental owners and their vacation rental is very nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation to Kauai and this VRBO made it a perfect vacation! It was very clean, comfortable and beautiful inside and out 😎?. The owners were very accommodating to all our needs. Perfect 🌴?Perfect

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything We Hoped For And More!

  • 5 of 5

We really hoped this sweet house would be just as good as the was better. The house was lovely, well equipped and the personal touches by Kim and Adam were so thoughtful and kind. The lanai was well used by us (it rained a bit 😂?) but we truly used the back lanai more than any other spot in the house. The views of the mountains and waterfall were to die for and the added addition of visiting cows was lovely. We seriously had some wet weather but this cute house and back lanai made it a non issue.

The kitchen has everything you need. Washer and dryer was a serious bonus so pack light. Two bathrooms that are identical was very nice and bathtub outside was a fun addition. The house and grounds feel safe. The entrance is gated. We slept with doors open and enjoyed the breezes.

Best of all .......our hosts ❤️. They were very helpful and kind and full of great information and suggestions. Kim baked for us.....I need that recipe. We used their suggestions for dining out and they were right every time. Truly two lovely people that clearly love what they are doing.

On a scale of one to ten, you can rest assured this is a ten.

I highly recommend this VBRO if you want the peace and quiet of the north shore and the availability to walk to beautiful beaches. Leave your car at home and go snorkel, bike ride or just sit on the lanai and soak up the views.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had an eventful stay in this wonderful house. Our hosts Adam and Kim were full of local information and the property was well equipped and in a perfect location close to beaches and the Na Pali coast, we saw so much wildlife including the endangered monk seals and several green turtles whilst snorkelling at Anini Beach. Whilst we were staying the torrential rain caused a landslide on the road which meant we were completely cut off from any shops. Kim was fabulous, she kept us up to date with the state of the road, when it would open again and as we were very low on food she also cooked us a pasta bake and made sure we had all we needed. I have no hesitation in recommending this house and it's hosts, thank you Adam & Kim we had a wonderful 10 days in Haena.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best vacation rental on Kauai!

  • 5 of 5

This rental exceeded our expectations! My husband and I spent six wonderful nights at this little slice of paradise. The owners are fantastic and so very generous! From greeting us with cocktails to checking in to see if we needed anything from the store while they were out, Adam and Kim were such a delight.

The short walk to tunnels beach was a huge plus and the home had all the beach gear we could need. My favorite thing about staying here is that large tub on the back lanai. Perfect for a morning coffee and read while watching the rain or birds. We found the home to be well furnished and tastefully decorated.

Trust me, you want to stay here :-).

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
O'Pakapaka Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
O'Pakapaka Restaurant
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.45%

All rates are plus 13.42% Hawaii tax.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20.00 per night, per additional guest. House occupancy of 4 guests is strictly enforced.

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 re-booked 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 Tax ID#: TA-087-683-4816-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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