Home stay with a difference, privacy and seclusion , only 80 paces from the beach. Do your own thing. Continental breakfast provisions, fresh fruit and exotic flowers await your arrival. Awake to the sound of the surf from your comfy big bed. Aloha!
Friendly but very discreet on-site caretaker.
We provide -
Starter pack of Fresh Fruit and Continental breakfast supplies sufficient for three days
No bamboo condo furniture here!
beach towels, beach bag
beach chairs, beach mats
Your own Bar-B-Que grill on your lanai
Your private washer and dryer
Flat Screen TV
Your own Car Space, conveniently situated
private ensuite with your own laundry
Free High Speed Internet
Either our caretaker or we will welcome guests on arrival, and are available to assist with any inquiries regarding activities and sight-seeing.
Enjoy your own private entrance. Our two apartments are completely self contained with their own kitchen, private bathroom [with shower cubicle], private laundry [with washer and dryer] and your own parking space and private Lanai......guests are most welcome to enjoy the gardens and help themselves to the various fruits and herbs.
Interaction with Guests
Interaction is only at the request of our guests. Either our caretaker or we will welcome guests on arrival, and we are available at any time to assist with any needs whatsoever or to help regarding activities, sight-seeing etc.
"Aolani" allows you to share the peace and quiet of it's unique neighborhood, experience the real Hawaii.
We are away from the normal tourist hustle and bustle yet situated within easy driving distance of all KAUAI has to offer; 15 minutes to Kapaa and shopping/dining. "Aolani" is situated midway between the North and the South, 25 minutes driving either way. You will never forget "ANAHOLA"
Rental cars are an essential addition for your vacation experience on Kauai. Try Alamo, Thrifty or Kauai Rent-A-Car. All have shuttle buses to meet clients at the airport.
You will have your own car parking space which is very convenient to your Apartment.
It's a no smoking environment
Check in time after 2 pm.[Other times by request]
Check out time before 10am [Other times by request]
Park in your designated area.
Trash in the bin by Wednesday night
Just enjoy "Aolani" and most of all enjoy KAUAI.
Geri welcomed us very warmly with fresh flowers and fruit from the garden. Throughout our stay she was very helpful and friendly. Everything was clean and very nicely done. Di's own artwork and other pieces by local artists were featured. The apartment opens up to a private patio with a view of the beach just across the road. It was very quiet and peaceful and we were able to sit out in the evening and watch the Milky Way and the planets appear. We could hear the surf rolling in and see the sunrise in the am. The beach was the quietest and prettiest by far that we found in our 2 weeks exploring the island. We would return in a heartbeat!
Delightful! Di, John & Geri provide a gorgeous little studio right near a sweet beach. We loved our stay. Lomi Lomi at Auntie Angeline's on the next road over was the highlight for us. Tis truly a divine experience. Also, a new bar, Palate, has just opened up the road at the Kilauea centre (on the way to the lighthouse sanctuary - another highlight for us as we saw whales!) We loved Palate. We hung out at the beach a lot cos its a sweet little place to be, and ate hamburgers and milkshakes (yum!) from Duane's Ono Burgers next to the convenience store on the highway. At the studio, Geri is so warm and welcoming and friendly. She is a treat. So much aloha! We didn't meet Di or John as they were away. The studio is very well-equipped, with extra fruit and other treats supplied and dropped in by Geri. There are lots of little extras and we cannot think of anything they could go better. It is very clean and gorgeously set out and decorated. Everything was very easy to use. Oh, and look out for the little geckos in the plants along the lanai - sweetest little critters.
What a paradise we found with Aolani! Geri greeted us when we arrived, which was late and showed us around the studio. Waking the next morning to find the ocean directly across the street and had it pretty much to ourselves the entire stay! Previous trips to Kauai we would drive down to Poipu beach, but we never left the area, why would we! The studio had everything we needed. We are already talking about coming back next January!
Baxter and Michele (Dallas, TX)
When we arrived there, we had a very warm welcome and lots of goodies in our appartement:) The description was absolutely correct!! You cant ask for a better place to stay!!!
We had the best time in Anahola. Although Di and John went on vacation (hope you had a good time and see you soon in NZ;) ) we had Geri there, who took care of us. She was just wonderful!! Brought as a lot of her culture closer (thanks for the demonstration of the fish and grashopper:) ) and brought us very good dinner called laulau, which is a specialty from Hawaii. She was always asking, if we need anything and just a wonderful, great person. We already miss you Geri...
Thanks for everything. Mahalo!!!!
This is a wonderful place to stay in beautiful Anahola! It is a quiet, clean, charming studio, beautifully decorated with a relaxing, private lanai. The hosts and caretaker are wonderful people and will make sure you have a wonderful time.
This is the kind of place you want to stay for a true Hawaiian experience in an authentic, local neighborhood with a lovely beach just across the street.
We appreciated the fresh fruit and breakfast provisions and the overall care and concern we received during our stay. Highly recommended!!
Diane and John made us feel extremely welcome. They communicated well before and during our stay, responding to our emails promptly. When we arrived, they showed us around. It was Christmas and they made it extra special by putting up a small Christmas tree with gifts - what a lovely and surprising gesture! Diane and John also provided us with fresh fruit, drinks, and food, which was greatly appreciated. The apartment was clean and tastefully decorated - very romantic. It was convenient to cross the road to the beach and was in the centre of driving north or south to attractions we wanted to visit around the island. Their housekeeper, Geri, was also helpful and available, if needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, especially admiring the art displayed throughout the apartment. We cannot wait to return to this magical, quaint studio by the sea.
We stayed 4 nights in Dec 2014 and had a very high expectation, especially when reading the comments and seeing the pictures. Our expectation have been definitely been outmatched. The place was the best beach stay ever, you are located directly at a wonderful monstly only by locals used long sand beach. Then rental itself was outfitted with everything you need and even the refridgerator was filled with very nice items as well as fresh fruits. The furniture and the rest of the interior were selected very tastfully. We loved this rental and would definitely everybody recommend to stay here who wants to live directly at the beach and away from the tourist area. Diane herself was a very nice and lovely person who took care of everything.
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Aloha! I am a professional Sculptor and Painter, and an Interior Designer
My nickname is Di........pronounced Di ....... as in Princess Di :-)
My husband, John, is a contract house builder and designer.
We are Australians (well, I am actually a New Zealander, but spent most of my life in Australia). We spend our time living between Australia and Hawaii. Our dream was to own a beach house in Hawaii; and Kauai captured us! We bought our house five years ago and have completely remodeled it. We love paddling in our kayak up the Anahola River opposite our house and also love swimming, snorkeling,walking and beach-combing. We love good restaurants, fine wine, art galleries and to travel.
We have previously owned four restaurants and also built and run a 6 bedroom self-catered Lodge in country South East Queensland, Australia. When we are not residing in Hawaii our live-in Caretaker, Geri, will gladly assist you with whatever you need. You can see my sculpture and paintings online, just look for Di West.
..............................................We know you will love Kauai as much as we do! :-)