FAQ's

Our address is 5-6957B Kuhio Hwy, Kauai, Hawaii, 96714

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1) When is the best time to come? Year round temperatures are nearly constant (65-84), as is some degree of daily rain. Winter months bring bigger surf for water sports and the best contrast to mainland weather. Whale watching spans November to April. Summer is fairest, but most crowded. September through December are blessedly uncrowded, and still quite beautiful.

2) Where is the beach? It's about 120 steps down our driveway and across a slow 2 lane road. Along with our 3 neighbors, we own the beach property across the street. Due to lack of parking, the beach is very uncrowded and private. There is a panoramic view from all the major upstairs rooms. Famous Tunnels Beach is about 3/4 mile to the west.

3) How is the beach? We have a combination of reef with sandy swim spots directly in front. Also it is just a short walk down the beach to “baby beach” which is calm year round. Next to Baby Beach is an undiscovered snorkeling area more colorful than tunnels, with just as many fish. WE RECOMMEND SWIMMING IN AREAS WITH A LIFEGUARD; KE'E BEACH, HAENA STATE PARK OR HANALEI BAY. ALL ARE WITH A 15 MINUTE DRIVE FROM OUR HOME.

4) Why come to the North Shore? South Shore is semi-arid, and the development is more dense, corporate, and resort like. The North shore beyond Hanalei has no significant commercial development, one lane bridges, awesome tropical rivers, and is green. As close to the proverbial “old Hawaii” as you will come. Most of the incredible photos you see of Kauai are taken of this 8 mile stretch. Haena is where the very best begins.

5) Where are we? We are 2 miles east of Ke'e Beach, the Napali trailhead and the end of the road, 3/4 of a mile from Tunnels Beach, a 7 minute walk to a great, uncrowded snorkel spot, a 4 minute walk to the only restaurant/coffee house past Hanalei, and a 10 minute drive west to Hanalei for shopping, restaurants and grocery store.

6) How close are the neighbors? Most Haena vacation rentals are in suburban grid lot neighborhoods (see google map). We are in a small, quiet, cul de sac of 4 homes. We are surrounded by jungle mountains to the south and open green space to the west. To the north, there is one house nestled in the trees between us and the beach. Our neighbor to the east is approximately 25 feet away, but screened by palm trees. The Garden Cottage is behind and to the west of Hale Aloha, approximately 30 ft. away. They are separated by thick natural vegetation and have almost no contact with each other (see pictures).

7) Are you child friendly? Yes. We have a high chair. Although 2 story, we have a child proof gate for the indoor stairs. We are 45 yards back from the road, which has slow traffic. There's lots of grassy yard.

8) How about “Honeymoons”? Nowhere is more romantic than the North Shore, and the seclusion and privacy of our home and neighborhood just add to the experience.

9) Can you provide services during our stay? We provide a clean house and linens for arrival and stay. Mid stay cleaning is available for an extra charge. We can also provide baby sitting services and massage.

10) What do you provide? For all of the spaces, we provide: body soap, hair dryers, a washer/dryer and laundry soap, hand, bath and beach towels, beach chairs, and coolers. Look under “rates” for specifics.

11) What should we prepare for? There are feral chickens/roosters throughout the island. Many times they can start their daily communicating before you are ready to get up. If this will bother you, we recommend "Mack's Earplugs", which can be purchased at any Walgreens, Walmart or Foodland in Princeville. And yes, the north shore does have mosquitos. Bring your preferred repellant.

12) Are you TVA approved? Yes, we have official Kauai County approval as a "Vacation Rental Property".

Activities

Here are just some of the activities within a short distance of Hale Aloha.