This was our big family trip we have been talking about & saving for the last couple of years. We spent 7 nights on Kauai. We were a group of 13 (10 adults ages 21 to 50 & 3 grands ages 4 months, 2 & 3-1/2) & we wanted a house close to the beach & big enough for sleeping arrangements & spending quality time together. This house was perfect for that. It truly is a 3 minute walk to the beach - a beautiful, sandy beach that was fun for all ages - & a 5 minute walk to the town of Hanalei. We rented the 3 bedroom main part of the house, “Hibiscus” (2nd floor) & the 2 bedroom apartment on the main level, “Plumeria”. The house & apartment were as described, clean, & well stocked with everything you could need. When at the house we spent most of our time in Hibiscus. There was plenty of room for us all in the open floor plan of the living/kitchen/dining area of the house. The wrap around deck gave us even more space. There were toys & books for the kids as well as books, games, & movies for everyone else. There were plenty of beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, some beach toys, & beach umbrellas as well as 2 wagons to get everything to & from the beach, with a little space for a kid or 2. The house is surrounded by tropical plants & sounds, with a small yard in the back. The driveway had plenty of room for the 3 cars we rented. When at the house it does not feel like you are in a neighborhood cul-d-sac, but in the tropics. The setting around the house reminded me of when we visited Costa Rica. The master bedroom did seem to stay a little cooler than the rest of the house, which my husband & I appreciated. The deck off the master was wonderful to sit on as well. I do recommend good earplugs for sleeping as there are chickens & roosters in the area, well actually all over the island. With windows open they can wake you up earlier than you may want to be. Marney was very helpful & great with communication. We had a red eye flight home & she allowed us to us Plumeria for that day. It was so appreciated! Beaux was very helpful as well. Would definitely rent this house again for a group & highly recommend it.
The upstairs Hibiscus was the ideal place for our family for two weeks—three adult couples and a five year old child.
There was plenty of space for everyone to hang out. There were books, toys, games and puzzles for our granddaughter. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything we could possibly need, from condiments and staples to a blender and a lime squeezer!
We used the supplied fold up wagon to haul the chairs, towels and umbrellas (and sometimes our granddaughter) for the short walk to the beautiful beach.
The setting is absolutely perfect in this quiet neighborhood and lush setting. We had planned this trip for a long time and were not disappointed with this wonderful house.
Marney was extremely helpful with answering all our questions. She even arranged for Beaux to bring a crockpot when we inquired about one.
We will be back!
Beautiful home! Well kept and well stocked with everything we needed to entertain the kids and take to the beach. The location is so peaceful and exactly what we were looking for.
I have had the distinct pleasure of staying here twice and will continue to rent from Marney for years to come. The location is as ideal as it gets. Walking distance to the beach AND to town. The house is clean, classy, warm, and welcoming. Marney is delightful, professional, and goes above and beyond to make sure we all feel so taken care of and looked after.
The neighborhood is quiet and sweet, even with the proximity to downtown Hanalei. The beautiful backyard is mesmerizing and an ideal place to read, relax, and sunbathe. The kitchen is wide open and makes it fun to cook!
There is a magic to the space that I feel deeply and also the sense of so many amazing family memories being made in this space. The home opens my heart and helps me feel grounded and grateful every time I stay here.
One of my favorite memories from the house, is sitting out on the long and wide deck, learning how to make leis. There is so much Aloha spirit permeating this place. It is also an awesome house for a retreat situation as well.
We had an absolutely fabulous time here. So incredibly close to everything, yet so very lush and private in an amazingly beautiful setting. We enjoyed walking to the beach and downtown to shop or eat at the local restaurants. The property was very comfortable, well maintained and tastefully decorated, yet very family friendly- Everything you might need was provided, down to carts to carry all your "stuff" down to the beach!
Marney and her staff were very friendly and responsive to our needs.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this property to anyone- a couple looking for a private getaway, or a family. We will definitely be returning!