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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

15 years ago my husband and I after a long time being together, decided to get married. We were living in California at the time and were frequent visitors of Kauai. We had seen the River Estate many times on our travels and always said "if we were ever to get married it would be here" so, one day after... More 

2 Thank desertpixie13
Malibu, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

I hesitate to write this review because I want this place all to myself. I keep looking at the calendar and its gets booked way in advance. My wife and I stayed in both houses during our ten day stay, and they had to call the police to drag us away because we didn't want to leave...just kidding, but you... More 

2 Thank Max A
Mismaloya, Mexico
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179 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We lucked out with River Estate's River House! We drove down the driveway and just grinned at each other! As pretty as the grounds were, we couldn't wait to see the inside of the house. It did not dissapoint at all. We loved it. The furnishings are so appropriate to the Hawaiian feel. The hardwood floors are gorgeous. A very... More 

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Denver, CO
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We just returned from a 5 night stay at the River House. River Estates is a terrific find and there is no point in my repeating all the good things said by others. The most valuable thing I can do is to provide my perspective on the one or two negatives others have posted. Yes, you can hear roosters crow... More 

6 Thank Hobari
mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo Hobari, Thank you for providing a review based on helping other people by addressing past complaints and adding to all the compliments in a balanced manner. As a footnote to your comment on the natural sounds mentioned by previous guests I'd like to add that we have a new noise ordinance enacted specifically aimed at dog noise.... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the River house for 10 nights with our 2 teenagers. The house has everything a family needs to enjoy a stay in Kauai. We paddled down the river to the beach almost every day, what a treat, keep in mind that this is not a great beach for swimming, just enjoying sunsets and playing in the river.... More 

2 Thank COMahoney
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

If you do not wish to stay right in the centre of Hanalei where all the shops are, this can be a good option, just 10mins drive to the town centre. We stayed in the guesthouse tucked at the far end which provided plenty of privacy. However, the bed in the master bedroom probably needs replacing. We woke up with... More 

2 Thank HazeLatte
Dublin, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2013

There were pros and cons, but first the good. It is a nice little location, the grounds are well maintained and the property is visually very secluded. The owner, Mark, has a nice system in place for entry and exit. We stayed in the guest house as we felt it would be more quiet, and it was the right choice... More 

4 Thank cindi w
mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

All in all this is a very useful review for me and quite balanced. It's interesting how it has become a project for travelers to formulate these reviews as well. Some come from the soul and some seem like they are professionally done. This one is fair and accurate in an unemotional way. Thank you. To specifically address issues. Yes... More 

San Jose, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed from Thanksgiving to 1st week in December. Loved every moment! Ended up with back injury that had me laying flat for most of visit and this home made it possible to enjoy the time as much as possible due to the beauty of the home, the quiet of the rural area and the beauty of the views of treetops... More 

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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Peace-filled, kind, comforting. Symphony of baritone frog, strident roosters, and quiet--no sound--surround you. The yard is very pleasant in the morning. Sit by the slow clear stream while birds feast on guava and java fruit (which sometimes plunk into the river), enjoy the flap of banana tree leaves across the road, or practice tai chi. The tall ti plants with... More 

6 Thank IdahoHenry
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

There has been so much said about River Estate that any superlatives I might add are just added verbiage. All I might add is this. If you do not stay here, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. While trying to submit this review it seems I must add more characters. Let me add, if I must. Mark is awesome. The... More 

1 Thank Michael W

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
River Estate is one of the first Kauai vacation properties on the internet and we are still here. I provide complimentary concierge services to all my guests from the moment you book. 45 years here helps in that regard. So please feel free to ask me about all Kauai has to offer and let me help you make the most of your vacation time here. There are two homes at River Estate (One 2 bedroom 2 bath called the Guest House and one 3 bedroom 2 bath called the Riverhouse) Please google River Estate to see all the details for both homes on the River Estate website. Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far apart. The property location is centrally located in the middle of the prime North shore area. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed the moment you arrive. Privacy and peace. On Site Staff and Owner Available 24/7 Top Quality Accommodations Affordably Priced A Completely Unique Central North Kauai Location Tastefully Furnished Homes. Quality Furniture Air Conditioning. Each Room Controlled Individually A Romantic and Spiritually Rejuvenating Experience Ultra Privacy in a Completely Unique Natural Setting Two Acres of Pristine Riverfront Botanical Gardens Comfortable Living Spaces With Many Deluxe Amenities Allergy Free Zones. No Mold or Mildew Inside or Out Very Close to World Famous Beaches and Landmarks Float to Beach and Back From the Property Easily Fully Equipped Large Kitchens With New Appliances In House Travel Agency. Multi Island Vacation Packages Complimentary Beach Gear and Quality Beach Towels Hotel Grade Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Cloths Quality Bedding, Mattresses. High Thread Count Sheets Tile or Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bathrooms Quality Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors (Living Areas) Well Ventilated Homes Cooled By the Trade Winds Flat Panel TVs, DVD Players, Cd Players With iPod Docks Large Master Bedroom Suites with Flat Panel TV's Free Long Distance, WiFi Internet, Wireless Phones Large Collection of DVD's and CD's in each Home Washer/Dryer, Gas BBQ, Quality Lanai Furniture Selection of Kauai Guidebooks and Books on Hawaii ... more   less 

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Address: 5-6691 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Hanalei
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
River Estate Hanalei, Kauai
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“Two properties available. Riverhouse has the hot tub and is larger than the other house.”
 of 5 bubbles IdahoHenry, 1 Nov 2013 | Read review
“There are two homes to rent, I liked the one with the hot tub best.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisOrange_CA, 25 Nov 2012 | Read review
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