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31 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Hanalei House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

We offer a lovely plantation-style home, in the middle of Hanalei, on majestic Hanalei Bay... Steps to the Beach, Hear the Surf!

World famous Hanalei Bay, voted the number one beach in America is less than 200 yards away and will provide you with the ultimate beach-going experience. Take in the sunrise, waterfalls, rainbows, boats, surfers, Bali Hai sunsets and incredible ocean beauty, while you try to figure out which parts of the mountains make up 'puff the magic dragon.' Bay activities include: snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, hiking, walking, jogging, and, of course, relaxing.

The home is situated in a tropical park-like setting. From the large covered lanai, you can watch the Waioli river flow by on its way to the Bay or kayak/SUP/paddle down the river to the ocean. Enjoy an incredibly romantic sunset as the sun disappears behind the NaPali Coast line, or gaze at one of the largest and oldest monkey pod trees on the island and ponder its strength as it has withstood multiple tsunamis and three hurricanes. The home's interior won't let you forget you are in Hawaii as it welcomes you with aloha. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, vaulted exposed beam ceilings, and old-style plantation details invite you to relax. The gourmet kitchen includes all stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and cherry cabinets. There are two large king bed bedroom suites, each with closet, private toilet, bath tub and shower and vaulted ceilings with fans. Additionally, one of the suites has a top-bunk twin bed. The tradewinds fanning the palms and the sounds of the ocean will sooth you all night long.

Historic Hanalei town is a five to 10 minute walk away. Excellent restaurants, quaint shops, grocery and health food stores, farmer's markets, activities desks, yoga, Pilates, day spa, massage, surf shops and churches are all conveniently located in Hanalei town. Princeville resort and spa are just a five minute drive up the hill, offering you three world class golf courses, tennis and a day spa.

This home is perfect for families up to five or one to two couples with or without children. Please note, this house is non-smoking and Hawaiian style, meaning no shoes are worn inside the house.

SUP boards/paddles may be rented for $100 a week (based on availability). If desired, please request when booking.

TV-5118-NCU On-island 24/7 contact: Lauren 808.346.1817

Keywords: Private home, located near the Waioli river in Hanalei. A short 2 minute walk to Grandpa's and Pine Tree's beaches and 4 blocks to town.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Lauren Benton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 30, 2016
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About Lauren Benton

I've experienced most every hike, surf break, beach, waterfall, restaurant and activity possible on Kauai and am happy to share that info with you.

Lauren Benton purchased this house in 2001

Why Lauren Benton chose Kauai

Having lived in multiple houses/locations in Hanalei we realized it's rare to find a home that isn't right next door to another. While this home is adjacent to another home, it's also adjacent to a 1/2 acre lot that rolls down to the Waioli Stream and offers beautiful views, a peaceful setting and a feeling of being a bit away from it all (even though you're right in town and a couple blocks from the beach).

What makes this house unique

Na Pali mountain view, short walk to the beach and ocean.


based on 31 traveler reviews

November Specials! Open Thanksgiving!
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews
Westboro, MA

Fantastic vacation in Hanalei Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 10 days to get away from it all and to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The house has 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, however we only used one (other than storing our luggage in the second bedroom). House was great, had everything we needed. The extra fans were helpful since we had a few unusually warm nights. I loved having my morning coffee on the deck and hearing the roosters waking up. Very peaceful. The house is on the main road, but is off to the side so I never felt visible sitting out there in pj's. The close neighbors are around to the back and side (not river facing) so we never saw any people unless we were in the kitchen, and even then it was rare. We ate most meals on the deck and having the outdoor grill was especially nice. Very close to walk to the beach and I loved the secluded beach! At 7 am I'd see maybe 2 or 3 other people on the entire beach as I ran to the pier and back. Even in the heat of the afternoon it was never crowded. The lack of riverfront access based on another review had me worried, as our goal was to paddleboard to the beach every day. However, it was a complete non-issue. Even if we had access, I doubt we would have gone to the trouble of renting SUP's, a car rack, and lugging them back and forth to this river. We rarely saw any kayaks/canoes/SUP's on this river...maybe a local person every now and then, and I'm guessing it's because the water is pretty rough where the river empties into the bay, and it looked like the river became quite narrow with a low bridge if you were to head up river. We were able to SUP every day of the vacation and it worked well to rent from Kayak Hanalei, which is right on the Hanalei River. They gave us a 7 day rental, where we paid for 5 days. Very convenient and we could come and go whenever. Up river was pretty but we preferred padding to the beach so I could beach myself using the board as a tanning bed while my husband could paddle around the bay. Overall a fantastic place to stay for our trip. All that being said, we did see a For Sale sign go up on the empty lot in front of the river while we were there so hopefully whoever buys it won't develop it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No river access or front lawn anymore

  • 2 of 5

We (2 adults, 1 child) stayed here for 4 nights last month. It's a nice, well-kept, and well-equipped house and currently has a nice view of the river and mountains from the living room and one of the bedrooms. But be aware that the big lot between the house and the river (what the listing describes as "the front lawn") is no longer part of the property. It's recently been sold. We were excited based on the descriptions from the reviews here about taking a kayak or SUP to the beach, so it was super disappointing when Lauren emailed us the day we checked in saying we could not use the grassy area right in front of the house and could not access the river at all. We probably would have rented another place if we had known the lawn and river were now "look, don't touch" , so I hope I'm catching future renters in time as the description of the property still talks up "river access" and front yard. That's not correct. It's still just a short trip to the beach and to town, which is nice, but your only way to do that now is by walking/biking along the highway. Also not apparent from the description online is that all the current neighbors are really close -- the kitchen and living room windows look right at someone else's front door. And the windows in one of the bedrooms is flush with the neighbor's driveway. Once the owners of the empty lot build their place, this one will be really boxed in. Which brings up another point. I would imagine the owners of the river lot will be doing construction soon, so keep that risk in mind when deciding where to stay. The property line ends just a few feet from the front porch so the construction work could be really close.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lot next door is still owned by the same person and they have owned it for many years without building on it - we do not expect that to change anytime soon. We do ask that renters respect the neighbor's property and not use it without permission. Of course if our neighbor did decide to build on this lot we would let any future renters know beforehand. Regarding access to the ocean and river for kayak's and SUP boards it is literally 2 short blocks away - just a few minute walk along slow roads with large grass "sidewalks". The homes right on hanalei beach go for $2,000 - $10,000 a night. Waioli Hale has many of the same (and often higher grade) amenities, like a Weber grill, new, high-quality, comfortable mattresses/pillows, high thread-count sheets, modern appliances and cookware, etc. etc.). We and our past renters feel our home is one of the best deals on the Island and our 30 reviews and 5-star average speaks for itself. The comment about having to walk along a "highway" to get to the beach made us laugh - it is a slow island road (one lane each way) with a speed limit of 25 mph and people rarely go that fast (especially near our home where they have to slow down for the single lane bridge). Plus there is a large grassy sidewalk the whole way that feels great on bare feet. The gorgeous views of the NaPali Coast, the Waoili Stream and the half acre open area are certainly still available (and will continue to be so as long as those natural wonders exist). We have many, many repeat renters and one of the best reviewed homes in Hanalei. It is true that this house, and almost every house in Hanalei, is fairly close to other homes. This is a beach community and if you look on google maps satellite view you will see that all the homes in the area are close together. Our home is built to code with similar distance to neighboring homes, but one of the huge advantages of Waioli Hale is that it only has a home on one side (vs. 3 which is more common), and has the large, empty lot for the whole front of the home, including lanai. Everyone in the area is very respectful and we have great neighbors so renters have not had an issue with this in the past (see our many, many 5-star reviews over the years).
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Indianapolis, IN

Wonderful Week in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay in Hanalei. I was worried about it being on the Highway but that is not an issue at all. Trees block the view and provide privacy. After sunset, the town quiets down along with traffic. Sitting on the porch with morning coffee and watching all the different birds arrive along the river was just the serenity I needed. We walked to town and took the bikes. Took the chairs and beach towels they provide to the beach. They even provide a beach bag.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz

Zero stress, zero hassle, amazing beach life setup

  • 5 of 5

We were two couples and a newborn and left Waiole Hale extremely happy with our choice. Amazing amounts of beach gear, long boards, masks, slightly janky beach cruiser bikes, coolers and a beach kart to carry everything. SUP would be a great addition :) Nice sunset views on the lanai (couple of extra seats would be great) and even better around the corner on the beach. Really well stocked and comfortable modern house, washer dryer, towels, baby gear, everything you need on the kitchen, WiFi etc. If you want complete total privacy then look elsewhere, Hanalei is a town so youre gonna have neighbors and some cars going by. But worth it for the convenience. The river is pretty cool too, paddled to the beach on it. Great base for north shore stuff like surf snorkel kee beach and some of the best hikes. Throw in cocktails at the St Regis and makai golf too. We had no problems getting there, finding the place, ended up never actually meeting Lauren but all instructions were clear and easy. Book this place for authentic Hanalei beach living. We'd definitely book again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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family of 5 w/ kids age 3-6-8

  • 4 of 5

Loved this place! The house is beautiful and in a great location. Easy walk to the beach & town with plenty of dining and shopping options nearby. My family loved breakfast on the big front deck , hunting for lizards in the yard & paddling down river to Hanalei Bay.

Only downsides were no a/c , which I think is typical for homes on the island & close proximity to the road. However, the property is bordered with hedges & trees along the road side that make it feel very private.

Lauren was very hospitable & provided great suggestions for places to see.

I would absolutely stay again & recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great North Shore House Rental

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed this VRBO house - the house itself was very lovely with wood floors, ceiling fans in every room and lots of beach toys (bikes, boggie boards). It is close to the main road but right by a single lane bridge (no speeding cars driving fast near house) and a short 3 block walk to a beach. The North Shore is a great quite place to enjoy & relax in Kauai - the best island in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Lihue (LIH) Int'l
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Baracuda, Tahiti Nui, Hanalei Gourmet, The Dolphin
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Prince and The Makai Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Baracuda, Hanalei Gourmet, The Dolphin, Kalypso
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Hanalei Bay (Grandpa's)
Car: recommended

Once guests visit Kauai, and discover Hanalei, they rarely stay anywhere else. Hanalei has it all - spectacular beauty, ocean, surf, beach, mountains, and town with unique shops, great restaurants, grocery stores and farmer's market.


Rates & Availability

Hanalei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016/17
Nov 19 2016 - Jan 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring/Summer 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017/18
Nov 18 2017 - Jan 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

Should you wish to cancel your reservation, notice of cancellation MUST BE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED MORE THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE. We will refund the sums you have paid, less a $250 cancellation fee. If your notice of cancellation is RECEIVED LESS THAN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR CHECK IN DATE, you will forfeit all sums paid, except your security deposit, unless we are able to re-rent the property to someone else, at the same rate, for the same period. Any rental, partial rental or reduced rental for the same period will be credited to you, less the $250 cancellation fee.

Half of rent/tax and security deposit due on booking. Final half and clean fee due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Sofa bed in Living Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Twin top bunk bed + play-n-pack
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large covered lanai with gorgeous views, granite slab countertops, stainless steel appliances. Includes gas range, refrigerator with filtered water/ice maker, full-size washer & dryer, non-smoking

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