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.
We really enjoyed our stay. Leila & Mike was a great hosts. Amazing location right on the beach. Highly recommended!
Wow, this place has such an amazing location, we just loved that. Leila was easy to communicate with and gave us a good restaurant tip. The beach was phenomenal and we got to see a monk seal popping up in the surf. We stayed up here so that we could easily do the Hanakapi'ai hike, and if you leave early from Leila's you'll almost have the trail to yourself. The outdoor shower is great; I was worried about this feature but it's really nice and lots of hot water. As far as the amenities: we could have used a fan for when the breeze died down (a ceiling one would be ideal, as windows are too high in the room to get good circulation when lying in bed), and I think a microwave and hair dryer are pretty much standard for anything in this listing price or actually quite a bit below it. I looked like Cro Magnon woman going out to dinner... I would've bugged Leila about borrowing one but they were out. Overall I think this place would be one of my favorites if it got some sprucing up/maintenance (bathroom door is so sticky we couldn't find the bathroom for over 20 minutes, thinking it was locked) and the addition of shelves & hooks to hang towels and store stuff. Some little extras like maybe coffee and creamer provided would be nice... For the price I think everything needs to be perfect and on point. This is not for people who stay in luxury hotels, it's for beach people who have maybe camped before!
What a magical place for a much needed unwind! The studio is situated essentially on what is a beautiful beach and is just far enough out of the town of Hanalei to make it feel as if you are lost in paradise, but close enough still to pop in to top off your supply of Aloha lager! Thanks Leila!
Leila was very easy to communicate with of needed and very helpful! The locale was perfect and beautiful - would certainly stay here again . You can't go wrong staying here - it is just the right distance to hiking and right on the beach. A very short and scenic drive to the downtown area. Overall great experience!
The description was very accurate. We had a lot of fun on their side of the beach which is literally a step from their backyard, and just walking distance to the very scenic Tunnels beach just around the corner. Though we didn't have much interaction w/ Leila, she and Mike were very accommodating.
Andy and I really enjoyed our stay at Leila and Mike's beach front studio. It's super quaint, our room was very clean and cozy (well Andy & I accidentally screwed up the check-in time so we arrived before Leila and Mike were not done getting the place ready - but that's our fault - the sheets were still warm from the dryer and everything was all set, we just made our own bed, which we didn't find to be weird at all!) Mike introduced himself right away and welcomed us, as well as their adorable black lab and a couple of sweet kitty cats! Leila knocked on our door later in the afternoon and introduced herself as well. We found them to be super accommodating and welcoming. The pictures do the place absolute justice! They have a gorgeous piece of paradise with a lovely backyard, swing, and hammock and private access to the beach. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower, it was true outdoor living. The only thing we thought was funny was that in addition to the outdoor shower, the washroom was also separate from bedroom so you had to go outside to use the restroom - I'd equate it to camping but with lots of amenities. We stayed here in the off season and it was the same price per night as our luxury hotel, so if you're not looking for a hotel feel, but like the idea of a private beach and yard, this is a great option.
Out stay at Leila's and Mike's was lovely! The location was stunning. They also went above and beyond by providing us with great recommendations. This was a perfect place to begin out vacation in Kauai
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!!!!