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It's a small but nice and clean place to stay. It's only 15 min driveway to hanalei an just a few steps to nice beaches. Mariana and her family were friendly and helpful. The only negative thing is, that the kids start to jump and to play upstairs at 7 AM, so you will definitly be awake by this time, everyday!
Mariana has a cute little one room studio very separated from the rest of the house. You even get to use a cool indoor/outdoor bathroom! Fast internet and cable TV included. It's about a 5 minute walk to the beach. We had a great time staying here!
Very quite, nice and clean place. Mariana was easy to communicate with and was ready to help with some general questions. Apartment also has everything you could need on your vacations.
Lovely, private, quiet and clean. Many of the Northshore beaches aren't QUITE swimmable during the winter months. (( The swells were too high )) but, apart from that, Haena was the PERFECT getaway. The hosts were helpful, friendly and maintain a nice property.
Mariana was a great host, very attentive to our needs and in accommodating us. The studio is in a great location right next to the bike trail to the beach. Definitely helps to have a car for this one as Haena is outside of the bus routes and not easily biked to. We loved the outside area and how private the studio was. Only complaint was the noise level as this is a downstairs unit with little to zero sound proofing. If your going on vacation to escape your children this one might not be for you. For feeling like we were apart of the house it would have been nice to have met the family. Overall a good experience.
The studio is as described/pictured in the listing, and provided a great springboard for adventures in the area. I would stay here again, and recommended it to folks looking for basic accommodations separate from any resort setting.
Stayed here for Christmas and New Years. Great host and great location. It was a fun trip and we would love to come back.
Response from Mariana:
Thanks Shing it was my pleasure! Hope to see you guys here again!
I'm glad you loved the place!
1) Location--super easy access to beaches, hiking, and the wonders of the north shore.
3) Comfortable bed
4) Well-equipped kitchen
5) Parking spot
6) Nice detached bathroom with towels aplenty
1) Fairly small space
2) Traffic noise in the morning--but not really at night
3) No soap or shampoo in the bathroom--this would make it much more welcoming!
4) The pitter patter of happy children's feet overhead...sometimes at 7:30AM on a Sunday
My short visit to Kauai was incredible! Staying here was exactly what I needed…a small, cozy home base from which I could immerse myself in the beautiful north shore of Kauai! My first night here, I walked out the the beach and followed the coast to Tunnels beach and watched the sun set over Na Pali mountains…followed by an almost full moon which illuminated my walk back to the studio. Perfection!
We've had a great stay at the Studio. The location is just perfect. Short walk to the beaches (where we have been snorkeling with sea turtles and saw a Hawaiian monk seal). Obviously the apartment is pretty close to the street (check the map) but for everyone who isn't picky about this will love it! Although we haven't met Mariana during our stay (she was traveling) we had a good contact throughout the time. We'll definitely come back when we visit Kauai again. Thank you!