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 3 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!!!
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.
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, theory mind there own business but you will see them around the property. None of the animals are allowed in the studio.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
We had such a wonderful time staying at Leila's place. Leila was a wonderful host. Very sweet and helpful. We also had the pleasure of meeting her boyfriend Mike, who gave us our first surfing lesson! We had so much fun. He's a great teacher.
We loved the North Shore. The room was perfect for us. The bed was comfortable and the outdoor shower was truly amazing! It was so nice to be able to wake up and walk right to the beach. The sun rises were beautiful and we were able to watch the whales right from the beach! Added bonus - she has the sweetest dog and cats.
After exploring more of the island, we knew we made the right choice in staying in the North Shore. Hanalei is just a 10 minute drive away with great food and cute shops. All in all, we would definitely stay here again when we come to Kauai.
Leila's place is the perfect spot from which to explore Kauai...or just take it easy on a beautiful stretch of beach. I loved being on the north shore, near great hiking, beaches, and Hanalei. I'd definitely come back for another stay, and hope to do so soon.
Stunningly beautiful beach. Watch whales from the yard or hammock. Watch sea turtles close to shore. Good snorkelling at Tunnels...a walk down the beach.
A comfortable bed, good barbecue, outdoor sheltered living space. Outdoor shower.
This beachfront bedroom is situated in a perfect 'island-living' setting. The beach is wonderful and just steps from the room. The room was clean. This site can be considered as a hotel-like bedroom, with a toilet and sink accessed outside the room, and a wonderful outdoor shower--great water pressure and plenty of hot water. A 'studio' infers to me that there is a mini kitchenette. This is not the case; Leila was clear that it was not set up as a kitchen. She provided use of the barbecue.
Be aware of: 1) noise from overhead--understandable because you are staying in Leila's home; 2) bed is thick memory foam -- love it or hate it; 3) price was a bit high for us, but is probably comparable. However, without other amenities (i.e. cooking, quiet, privacy, etc.) which are in nearby places, the money is all for the short walk to the beach through the front yard and a 'hotel-like' bedroom. Good for single night or weekend stays.
Travelers need to know that staying in the Haena area gives one very few options for eating. Yes, five miles away is Hanalei and groceries/restaurants, but if traveling on a budget or diy style, look for officially set up cooking facilities. You'll save money and less time on the scenic but challenging road--spend time on the beach, not in the car! :)
To be honest, Leila's place is for sure very well located on the island, and has a beautiful view on the ocean BUT the room is very small and very loud. The family lives upstairs and particularily on saturday nights they don't really care about their downstairs guests... The fridge in the room is convenient but it's impossible to cook anything there. It was ok for 3 nights but next time I will look for something more convenient and quiet, and cheaper!
The location is awesome. Just outside the garden lays this beautiful beach. If you're planning to visit the Na Pali Coast it's perfect to stay here. The room itself is pretty small and just underneath the main house. So i could get really noisy, when Leila (the host) have guests over. Leila is really friendly, but not really caring. It's not necessary a bad thing, you just need to know and to deal with it. I thing the price is ok because of the location right on the beach, but not ok if you consider the room. By the way, we loved the dog and the cats....
Had a great stay in Haena. Leila's place is in the perfect location and she was a great host. It was very private, cozy, and we loved the outdoor shower. The beach outside is beautiful, a great spot to hang out or go for a run. It's also just a short walk over to a breakfast and coffee spot, or a short drive to Hanalei for more.
Leila"s place is just amazing, out of this world. If you wish to enjoy the lush nature of the North, the ocean and find a true getaway, I absolutely recommend it. You can really feel the unique atmosphere of Kauai. We loved to have breakfast on the beach, hear the waves, go for morning jogs... I also loved the outdoor shower, you really feel close to the nature and it"s absolutely convenient. One small tip as it is a bit of a drive from the next town - about ten minutes by car: if you arrive late in the evening, you might want to make sure you have your dinner and your breakfast with you so you can start your first morning enjoying your coffee by the beach. I've only met Leila briefly, but she and her daughters are very nice and helpful. Bonus: the sweetest dog of the island.
Love Leila's place!!! It's the best place to stay!
Fantastic location and beautiful property! Everything we needed was within reach. Would have liked to know that the bathroom was located outside of the room, but it was still comfortable and private. Loved the outdoor shower. The room/bed was comfortable, but it could get noisy at times being directly under the main living space. Easily overlooked. Leila was a great host and flexible with our checkout time and we'd love to go back again!