Menehune B&B: Kaiulani Room3

Cabin - Private room · Kii Road, Waimea, HI 96796, United States
Elwood & Momi
Your host, Elwood & Momi
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The Space

Live like a beach boy or girl in this rustic Polynesian bach . Baches are an iconic part of New Zealand history and culture, especially in the middle of the 20th century, where they symbolized the beach holiday lifestyle that was becoming more accessible to the middle class. Imported all the way from New Zealand, engineered and built by Maori to with stand winds of up to 120mph .

The bohemian surf motif provides a fun and relaxed aesthetic. Banana, mango, and orange trees adorn the grounds and are available fresh for guests.

Navigate Kauai while staying in our peaceful log cabin. Guests experience living in the heart of Waimea Valley on the west side, a rural setting, of Kauai. A 10 minute walk will bring you to Waimea town where you can find restaurants, cafes, Waimea beach and grocery store.

The cabin rooms are petite surfer quarters perfect for two. Throw your bags down and kick back in this hip cool accommodation with a casual feel.

The bathroom is shared between 3 rooms and is well maintained and usually unoccupied.

The dining hall is equipped with a shared refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, and hot water.

Bring your laptop and use the cabins free wireless internet

Lounge outside on the lanai and read in the relaxing countryside of Waimea.

Complimentary instant oatmeal, coffee, fruit, and yogurt available in dining hall.

Clean linen and bath towels are provided in cabin rooms on new clean beds.

Big breakfast available upon request for an additional fee of 30 per couple that includes eggs or omlette, spam, french toast or pancakes, orange juice, and coffee.

Surf Lessons: 3 hour instruction
Board and transport included 60/ person

Rentals available
Bike rental : 20 /day
Surf boards: 35 / day
Snorkel equipment : 25 / day
Coolers : 10 / day
Beach chairs: 5 / day

Attractions on the west side of our island include:

Polihale : Known for its 7-mile stretch of white sand beach and hot cloudless days, Polihale is the spot to dry out when the rains come. Framed by the west end of the Na Pali cliffs, sweeping sand dunes and a Ni'ihau capped ocean, Polihale can be a breath-taking experience.

Salt Pond : Named for its traditional Hawaiian salt collecting ponds, this beach is protected by an outside reef with potential good winter snorkeling, fishing and swimming

Kokee State Park: Covered in forest, wild flowers and hiking trails making it an excellent spot to see native plants and colorful endemic Hawaiian forest birds like the apapane, iwi and moa. The park also offers roughly 45 miles of the state's finest hiking trails. Some trails lead to views of Waimea Canyon, others wind through wet forests with sweeping views of valleys opening up to the North Shore.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Staying with Momi and Elwood was the real deal, Hawaiian style! Great people, local neighbourhood with warm hearts and hospitality. I was camping beforehand and I was so pleased to have lovely linens and a comfy bed too! Great to wake up to sounds of family and ukelele music.

    April 2014
  • We spent 5 night by Elwood and Momi's b&b and was great! If your looking for a real Hawaian experience with people from there, it's the good place. We had the big room in which we had a lot of space, the others are smaller I think. You are in a rustic cottage in the middle of the nature ( so yes you will have some Mosquitos,bugs, dogs and birds noise), we really enjoyed this place! For the breakfast, you have a fresh fruit & a croissant or cake. For me it was not enough but for my fiancé yes !
    If you can catch Elwood between all his interesting occupations, he will give you really good advices for beautiful places to go.
    We spent time to talk with Elwood about the culture and a lot of interesting things! If you re lucky, you will (email hidden) Ukulele song :) thanks for this easy and true experience, we really enjoyed it!! :)
    Jean-Marc and Valerie

    February 2014
  • We had a great time staying 3 nights at Elwood&Momi's BnB. They are wonderful hosts and always ready to answer your questions. Momi met us in the hall with a big smile and showed us the place. Elwood nicely surprised us by telling us the stories of Waimea and Kauai. He played ukulele and sung the beautiful songs he wrote. He added a very warm feeling to our hawaiian experiance. Also he took us surfing and showed us a secret surfing spot.
    The room we stayed in was spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable. It took a moment to get used to chickens singing in the night (chickens are ubiquitous in Kauai). We really enjoyed having papaya with berries and lemon for breakfast and tea with toast. It was really special to spend some time in the atmosphere of the real hawaiian house and learn about traditions and language.

    Now we know what the genuine hawaiian hospitality is.
    Mahalo nui loa!


    February 2014
  • Outstanding stay! Elwood was such an inviting host and a wonderful person. He had breakfast ready for me every morning and I was delighted to hear him play the ukulele! The room was perfect and it was nice being able to use the kitchen for my meals. Perfect location and just minutes from the beach. Would definitely stay again!

    January 2014
  • We had a lovely stay with Elwood and Momi. They were incredibly nice and let us know about what was going on in the area and great places to go. We basically had the whole living area, kitchen and dining room to ourselves during our stay. We always got great sleep and enjoyed a light breakfast every morning that was prepared by Elwood and Momi. We recommend this place for anyone looking for a relaxed vacation in a small quiet town.

    January 2014
  • Great place to stay and experience a piece of true Kaua'i. The room and bathroom were very nice, the breakfast, especially the papaya was delicious! Very nice location and perfectly located for the beaches in south Kaua'i and for Waimea Canyon. Don't forget earplugs, or the roosters will wake you up in the middle of the night! Elwood and Momi are very charming. Elwood even shared some Hawaiian culture and stories with us - must have been funny to watch us trying to dance the Hula... Ask him for everything you want to know or do, he will be happy to help you. We would definitely choose this place again. Mahalo!

    January 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    December 2013
  • This litte piece of paradise is worth to be visited. Quite, simple, far away from the beathen trek. Access to Waimea Canyon is nearby. 10 minutes by car. So are a couple of nice and small cafes and restaurants. Very local and authentic. Momi and Elwood are very friendly host. We loved the place and the couple with very much of Aloha. Mahalo Momi&Elwood

    November 2013
  • Staying with Elwood and Momi was the most authentic Hawaiian experience during our whole trip. Located in a residential area in the less touristy south of the island, you get an insight into the daily life of a Hawaiian family. With his knowledge on Hawaiian culture and by performing beautiful traditional songs, Elwood creates a charming environment, which makes you feel at home immediately. We really liked his wise and open-minded attitude as well as all the help he provided for our planned activities. We definitely would go there any time again.

    November 2013
  • Elwood was a very friendly and relaxed host. He entertained and informed us with his stories, and sang for us, and if that sounds corny it's only because I've written it wrong. Meeting Elwood I feel fortunate to have come into contact with a part of the authentic Hawaii, the Hawaii that hasn't yet been bought up and ground through the money-making mincer. You won't meet a happier, nicer guy.

    October 2013
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We live in a Hawaiian style bed and breakfast in beautiful Waimea Valley, Kauai, Hawaii. Our bed and breakfast and surf camp is the place to come for respite and recreation. Navigate Kauai while staying at our bed and breakfast or our surf retreat. Guests experience living in the heart of Waimea Valley on the west side of Kauai, gateway to Koke'e State Park, setting to the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. 30 minutes away from Polihale State Park and Barking Sands, the most beautiful beach in the world. Five minutes from Menehune B&B, experience historic Waimea Town, site of Captain James Cook, first discovery of Hawaiian shores home to Kauai's last King Kaumuali'i. We are educators in Hawaiian Studies, we work with children's programs to educate student in the Hawaiian culture. Elwood also composes Hawaiian Music and songs. Check out Elwood on the U Tube, look for Elwood Machado in Kauai, you will be pleasantly surprised. Also ask about our Surfing Lessons and Hiking Tours. Mahalo
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