Kalihiwai Beach House
To sum it up, we had a wonderful time staying here while in Kauai and would highly recommend enjoying the North Shore of the island from this quiet, clean, spacious, modern, and tasteful designed home. The location is just out of the way of traffic and noise yet just a mile or two from both Princeville and Kilauea. There is a killer beach just across the street (waste deep river crossing to the beach makes it a bit more exciting to get there) and an incredibly beautiful river to paddle board or kayak (all the water gear you need is included) just steps from the home. The neighbors are all quiet and you feel like you are in your own little hidden corner of the island.
The home was very clean, spacious, well designed, and had a beach style minimalism that felt refreshing. There is a huge nearly wrap around porch for eating meals outside or just chilling on lounge chairs. There are slider doors in every room, big windows, and you can see the beach from the living room and porch. The bedding was high quality and the beds were super comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need to enjoy your stay (we made fresh smoothies daily with tropical fruit). The house has a more open floor plan with the kitchen, living, and dining all in one space opening up onto the balcony. As already mentioned, the water gear was great to have, our kids snorkled, boogie boarded, and used the soft top surfboards daily. Plenty of lawn chairs and a few ice chests. We spent most of our days at the beach across the street or snorkling at Anini beach just 1/2 mile away. Overall, we highly enjoyed staying here and found it to be the perfect little getaway to enjoy all the rest of the North Shore from.
Jake, May 2021
We loved this house! Fantastic location near the river, stocked with everything you need and we loved the kayaks and paddleboards to adventure up the river!
Lynel, April 2021
Great find! Close to Hanalei but not too close to the crowds. Lovely beach steps away. Uncluttered, well appointed house. Would definitely recommend.
Thank you for hosting us at the Kalihiwai Beach House. It was wonderful. We really appreciated having all the soap, toilet paper and laundry supplies. And the boats and SUP boards were so fun to have access to.
Eileen, February 2020
Mahalo. Just perfect.
Diane, January 2020
This place is a gem! We visited after the Christmas holidays with our daughter and boyfriend. Nice large place, well appointed, with great places to hang out or find alone time, plus a fast walk to the fairly secluded beach and access to the back bay/river (having cayaks and paddleboards a real plus!). Kalihiwai Valley is off the main road so it's quiet and feels like you are "living like a local", and then also very close to Princeville and Hanalei for greats shops and restaurants - best of both. We go to Kauai every year and would definitely return. Thanks Holly and team.
Helen, December 2019
Beautiful home with plenty of space and right off the beach. All the beach toys you could ask for so made it convenient to spend days at the beach. Nice quiet location on a dead end street.
Shelly, January 2020
Peaceful, quiet and beautiful. Close to Hanalei without the madness. Your own fantastic bay and river activities to boot! Just fabulous!!
Christopher, December 2019
The house was simple, comfortable, clean, well-appointed, everything that suited our needs in a vacation home. Having all of the water toys was perfect for the location. Daily paddles up the river, surfing when the waves were up, and the beach chairs made our stay more fun than it would have been otherwise. We loved crossing the river to get to the Kalihiwai beach. It was a safe, comfortable place to stay, couldn't have been more beautiful. We loved the outdoor shower, too! Couldn't have asked for home ground for our vacation!
Allyson • October 2019
I feel like we stepped into the Blue Hawaii movie. What a relaxing and fun vacation. A new kayak, surfboards, and stand up paddle boards at the house saved us a bunch of money. We slept in crisp linens in a sparkling clean house. Had our coffee, grabbed the SUP and paddled up the Jurassic Park river (my son?s name for it) Came home, grabbed surfboards and hit the waves. We also were blessed with swimming twice with the dolphin that frequent the bay. Pure Heaven. KIV property management was always a quick call away if we needed concierge for anything. We have already booked our next trip back to this magical house.
Palmer • 2019
Kalihiwai Beach house, a true local gem, nestled in a residential neighborhood with friendly, regular folks all around. A big house on raised foundation, with plenty of views! Great for a family with older kids or younger (nice privacy room-to-room with 2 full king beds and one queen). Beds were VERY comfy. We are odor/ mold sensitive and the house and linens were fresh and sparkling clean. Newly renovated with beach grey and white decor throughout. Roomy and airy, well laid out, with oodles of thoughtful touches. A well appointed, larger kitchen with all the fun appliances (blenders, toasters, steamers) and high quality cooking appliances, like a Jenn Air range (4 pizzas at one go!) and a nice big fridge. Beautiful teak family-sized table seated nine! Everything in great working order.
Roll out of bed and to the Kalihiwai river, just a short wade over to the ocean/ bay side. We found this peaceful setting on the "Anini side? was just the ticket: out of the fray and tucked well back from traffic but still literally a skip and hop ? you could throw a stone to the beach. Best of all: boards, kayaks, paddles and lots of water toys, all we needed to explore the water in safety and style.
Thanks for making this special retreat ? and for all the lovely touches. A special thank you also to KIV for the wonderful concierge and local go-betweens for food, fun, and culture. We were so happy.
D.K. • August 2019
Quiet, secluded ocean front piece of paradise, yes it does exist, i know i stayed there. This year I treated myself to a vacation in Kauai. I really did not want to go to a resort and hassle with the crowds. so I searched and found this amazing home to rent. WOW. That?s all I can say. the home was steps from the sand. It was located in hidden quiet cove, tucked away from the fast paced world around.
When I pulled up to the house it automatically made me smile. It has a huge lush green lawn. The homes exterior is perfectly kept. Inside was a gorgeous well equipped home that could easily sleep six. The master bedroom was amazing and serene, with beautiful white linens and very very comfortable bed. The kitchen was well equipped with pots and pans and a great coffee maker. When i decided to head to the beach I brought a stand up Paddle board and a beach chair that was in the homes garage, it was perfect. I will for sure be returning to this home year after year. I highly recommend this home for families. Its got all the bells and whistles you could want for Hawaii.
Vicky • July 2019
“This three bedroom two and a half bath home is a lovely, lovely place to reconnect with family and yourself. It's located in a very QUIET, peace-filled neighborhood. Many people must work during the weekdays, so we took care to follow their lead and blend in. :)
Plenty of room for our party of five; everyone had their own space if needed. Master bedroom has a nice little sitting area with a lounge, so you can go read a book and/or let the ocean waves lull into a nap. The other two bedrooms both have access to the deck/lanai. The adjoining half-bath between the two masters has an amazing two person jet tub with a rain shower above. Lovely.
Large open living style kitchen, dining and living room made it fun for meal prep and dining. Kitchen is well equipped with lots of countertop and storage. And we all enjoyed the large wrap-around deck/lanai complete with chairs and patio furniture.
There is a nice large laundry area located near bedrooms, which I found convenient. There are ceiling fans in every room and all windows open up to let the breeze and ocean sounds in. The ocean is literally steps away from the home, and we walked there every day. Anini Beach is only a short drive away.
For me, this home was perfect for my family. I can't say enough good about it. Joanne at Kauai Island Vacation, Inc. made making arrangements easy. And, I could call her or the office anytime. Can't wait to rent this home again.”
Stormy • February 2019