Best home we have ever rented. The architect of this home was a master, bringing the outdoors in with every room. The sliding doors (which are screened for bug/bird control) create a wonderful breeze . If we were not so busy every day playing on the island we would have spent them on the lanai and in the pool. Tons of great surfing out in front of the house for the more experienced ('acid drop' is the area out in front of the home for those who have surfed Kauai before) and the surfers were fun to watch each day for those that don't "brave the board." There were also about a dozen sea turtles frequenting the rocks when we were there so had tons of fun naming them and seeing their personalities. Can't say enough about the house!
Also worth mentioned that the company that manages the home (Parrish) had really amazing service. Greeted us at the house with Mai Thais and a gift basket when we arrived and were attentive throughout the stay (including finding an amazing personal chef for a night - JP). Would stay at another one of their properties as well as I know we woudl be well taken care of
Just cant say enough about it. We will be back for sure!
From the time we drove into the private driveway, we loved it.. We picked up the keys, found the house and all we could do was walk around look in each room and say "WOW". It's hard to describe because the pictures online don't do it justice. For a week it was our own private ocean wonderland. Typically on vacation we spend little time at the place we are staying and just come back to sleep.. This place is so unique and magical, we made a trip to the local Costco, got some wine, steaks, etc. and spent the majority of our time relaxing in the pool and enjoying the sunsets. With several decks, a tremendous outdoor private wrap around pool with amazing night lighting, we couldn't hardly justify going anywhere else! It exceeded our expectations, each bedroom is unique and has it's own character. The fabulous Hawaii white sand PoiPu beach is only a short 5 min. away and this place also has it's own little private beach. Still smiling here and enjoying our memories. Walking distance to an awesome restaurant, surfers were everywhere!
Sleeping with the ocean right outside the deck was some of the best sleep we have ever had. You couldn't be any closer to the ocean unless you put a sleeping bag in the sand! Loved it!
The name alone is perfect. My brother-in-law kept the location for our Kauai Family Reunion a secret until the last of us had arrived on the island. Once we got to this amazing rental property, we understood why. The view alone is to die for. What an amazing find on the south shore of the Garden Island. The back yard, pool, and patio overlook the Pacific Ocean with nothing more than the palm trees and a hammock 'obstructing' the view. The four bedrooms and four baths were perfect for the entire family. The kitchen was huge and well equipped. It's a bit secluded and nicely hidden away on Lawai Road about a mile from a few traveler shopping and dining sites in one direction and also a mile from the Spouting Horn and Botanic Gardens in the other direction. There are a lot of ceiling to floor windows and doors throughout the house to let in the calm ocean breeze. My wife and I had the easternmost downstairs bedroom, which offered us the wonderful and restful roar of the ocean waves and a cooling crosswind throughout the night. In looking over the older reviews, there were a few comments that this place needed an update. That looks like it's been done quite nicely really. The only thing not working was a single fan. Yes, there's no A/C so there are fans throughout the house. You do have to remove your shoes inside the house. It really doesn't get much better than this. Mahalo!
My extended family and I stayed in this house to celebrate my Husbands 60th Birthday. We had 3 generations staying here, with ages from 11 to 82 years. There was plenty of room/space for all 8 of us without stepping over each other! We absolutely loved this house! The views were to die for! The kitchen well stocked and beautiful! The pool and garden area totally relaxing. You really don't want to leave once you get here!! House very equipped with everything you need, from flippers, towels and coffee!!
My only negative would be that the bathrooms downstairs need updating as they are looking very tired!
Location is fantastic. 15 minute walk to local shopping centre. 35 minute drive from the airport. Service from the Parrish Collection outstanding! We will hopefully be back again one day!!
My boyfriend's family has been renting this amazing home for many years. I was so excited to go with them on their family vacation and kept hearing wonderful things about Kauai. I was sent over photos of the rental home and was in awe. This is exactly what my idea of a vacation looks like. Beach, palm trees, water, and a few cocktails.
I stepped foot into the driveway and was immediately in love. I opened up the front door and took in the beautiful high ceilings, the smell of the Pacific Ocean, and his cousin making Mai Tais. This home is wonderful. We had all ages from 6 months to 84 in the house. It is good for people with kids, couples vacation, or friends looking to enjoy all that Kauai has to offer.
The staff was wonderful and very attentive when we called. Go above and beyond to make you feel like you are home. I was sad to leave after only 6 days because I loved waking up and looking at the palm trees sway in the wind while drinking some coffee to the sound of the ocean waves crashing.
I would recommend this to anyone and I can't wait to go back!
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