Amazing Beachfront studio only steps from the sand. You will love it!!
Come to the beautiful North Shore of Kauai and stay in our adorable studio located just steps to an amazing white sand beach. Enjoy the lull of the ocean waves as you rest and relax for a good nights sleep. Wake up to a beach walk along one of the most gorgeous beaches. Be active and adventurous on the island of Kauai.. hiking, surfing, kite surfing, fishing, wind surfing, snorkeling, diving and exploring the many caves and waterfalls on this amazing island. Grill fresh fish on the outside grill and enjoy dinner on the outside lanai. Take a short drive to Hanalei town where you will find the charming little town filled with fun shopping and yummy restaurants. Hike the famous Kalalau trail or take a boat ride down the coast so you can see the amazing coast line that is only accessible by foot. Enjoy the comforts of a custom built home which we designed and built just 5 years ago. High thread count sheets, and nice furnishings. You will play hard, relax happy and sleep like a baby. This is Paradise..... a little slice of heaven!!!! You will fall in love with the island, the location and the home. E Komo Mai (welcome) Please enjoy your stay with us!!!!
You will have access to the unit which is a 1 bedroom studio. There is a bathroom which you need to go out of the unit and to the next door which is the bathroom. There is a private outdoor hot/cold shower that you will use. The bathroom and shower are yours to use and are not shared. There is a covered Lanai area with a gas BBQ, teak table and chairs and 2 teak chaise lounges. This is all your space to be free to use exclusively. The yard is all yours to use, you will see us occasionally in the yard. There are 2 hammocks and there is a coconut frond palapa in the yard which is right on the beach…. please feel free to use the chairs in the yard and under the palapa. Please make yourselves at home….. I want you to feel comfortable while you are here… as we say here in Hawaii E Komo Mai which means welcome… come in!!!
Interaction with Guests
I live right upstairs and I am here for you. Whatever you need please ask. I want you to enjoy your stay so please feel free to ask for what ever you need. I want to give you your space so I try to not be all over you so please feel free to come to me for anything you need.
Haena is an amazing place. The beach in front of the house is gorgeous!!!! You will love it. So peaceful and so incredibly gorgeous!!!!
You will for sure need to rent a car. Getting around is fun but a car is necessary. We don't have public transit in the area.
Other Things to Note
I have a very friendly black lab dog. He is so friendly and loves to make friends. Please don't be alarmed by him when you arrive… he is as sweet as can be. If you don't like dogs simply let him know to leave and he will not bother you at all. We also have 2 cats, they mind there own business but you will see them around the property. None of the animals are allowed in the studio.
This is our private residence. Mike and I like upstairs. The studio is separate from the home, has it's own entry area and outside lounge area. It's true living on the beach with a private outdoor hot shower.
Leila is a very welcoming host.
The studio and, most importantly, the beach area, is as it appears in the listing and the neighborhood is a quiet beachfront residential area.
There is a small refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker that I didn't see mentioned in the listing.
The place was great. Very simple but beautiful surroundings and the hosts made my wife and I feel very welcome. Being less than 50 yards from the ocean is a sight to behold. Place was only a quick drive to beaches and the town of Hanalei.
We had a fantastic time staying here - the bed is comfy the room has everything you need, great outdoor shower and an absolutely stunning beach at the end of the garden. Leila was incredibly kind and helpful. It was great. Highly reccomended
Location location location! What a beautiful spot by the beach. And Leila was ready to help with any request. They live above you so you can hear them occasionally and will probably bump into them as you're by the main entrance, but who wants to be indoors when the sand is so close! Loved the outdoor shower. Overall it was a great experience.
We felt that Leila's property was very unique and charming, providing a special, one-of-a-kind experience.
First, her property is located in Haena, which is about a 5-minute drive from the Na Pali coast. The Na Pali coast is a gorgeous preserve with great hikes and beautiful nature. Second, the studio opens up to a lovely backyard, which is literally about 40 feet from a beautiful sandy beach. As far as we could tell, there is no public beach access in the area -- making it effectively a private beach for Leila and her neighbors.
The unit itself is small but nice. It has similar amenities to a basic hotel room (i.e., small fridge, coffee maker, and microwave). While it's not a huge deal, one thing to be aware of is that the bathroom is not connected to the unit. So you will have to dress and use a flashlight if you need to use the toilet in the middle of the night. There is a separate outdoor shower, which is really cool. It is large, decorated with antique surfboards, and gave a unique beachy feel.
Leila provided bathroom essentials, bath and beach towels, and grilling tools. She also allowed us to use her gas grill. If you do want to grill, we highly recommend you hit up the Dolphin Fish Market in Hanalei -- they have very high quality sashimi grade fish as well as delicious Poke and sushi rolls.
Overall, we thought that Leila was a great hostess. We really loved her place, and would definitely come back.
You will love this little slice of heaven! My husband and I stayed for 4 nights in Leila and Mike's studio. You couldn't dream a better view...turquoise water and golden sand! The beach in front of their home is exactly as the picture shows. We loved the (email hidden) is on the North Shore where fewer tourists go. There are so many great places to eat and enjoy the local nightlife. We really enjoyed chatting with Leila and Mike and they gave great recommendations. They were such wonderful, accommodating hosts. The room was stocked with anything you would need (beach towels, fan, shampoo/soap in the shower). If we needed anything, we just asked! There were plenty of chairs, chaises to lounge on in the yard and I personally loved reading in the hammock. They own an adventure company so we were able to rent snorkels and explore Tunnels Beach (a short walk down the beach). Their dog and 2 cats were so sweet and kept us from missing our own pets while we were away. In summary, you will not regret staying in Haena in Leila and Mike's studio. We cannot wait to go back!
The beachfront studio is exactly as described and is in the most beautiful location on the island. We loved our short stay on the North shore.
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Aloha!!!! My husband Mike and I are happy lovers of life! Living here in Haena is a dream come true. I am from this beautiful island, born and raised. We would love to share our island and the love we have for it with you. We enjoy being active and getting outside to enjoy all the fun activities there are to do here on Kauai. We love to travel and we are looking forward to more travel in the upcoming years. We feel extremely blessed with the life we are living and to be living in the paradise that we do. Come check it out..... You will fall in love too!!!!