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True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea

True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea


Property Details

Updated: May 23, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Welcome to 'Hale Lokahi', where the only thing between the lanai and the ocean is the long sandy beach that seems to go for miles. The covered oceanfront lanai runs the full width of the house, so you have a front row seat from which to view sizzling sunsets over the ocean towards the island of Niihau. There are very few actual beachfront houses on the Westside, as most have a road between the house and the ocean. BUT NOT HERE!

You can walk to anything and everything from this location. The Waimea River is just short walk away offering fishing and kayaking opportunities. In less than 5 minutes, you can walk to either of the large grocery stores in Waimea, several restaurants and shops, or take in a movie at the Historic Waimea Theater. Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, where he came ashore in 1778 as the first Westerner to come to Hawaii. This is old Hawaii and far from the tourist crowds. Quiet and peaceful with the dry sunny climate that guarantees you the best weather for your vacation.

This lovely “beach cottage” belongs to one of the older families of Kauai. Until recently, it was used exclusively by their large family as a place to get together and enjoy the beach. Newly renovated, they have opened up their home to share with a few lucky vacationers. This may be just the place you have been looking for.

This one story cottage sits on a large oceanfront lot and offers 3 bedrooms, two of which are Oceanside, and all 3 have a/c. There are three full baths, so no one has to wait to get ready to enjoy the day. Life here is meant to be lazy and enjoyed. Take a long walk on the beach, sit in the shade of the covered lanai, or just enjoy a good book waiting for one of those fabulous Westside sunsets. Because we face westward, this is the only part of the island that has a sunset view over the ocean, and what a view this is. This house is spacious enough for 3 couples, a large family, or a couple celebrating their wedding with a wonderful honeymoon. There is a large kitchen, fully equipped to make a gourmet meal at home served at your own private ocean-side table. All the furniture and bedding is new along with an updated kitchen and baths. It’s not likely that you will have a rainy day here on the Westside, but if you want to catch one of those morning football games or watch a movie, you have a new 40'' flat screen LCD television complete with 'High Definition' Cable service! We also have a blu-Ray/DVD player, stereo system with CD and ipod dock, and of course, wireless Internet so you can stay stay connected.

So what are you waiting for? If you have the time, we have the perfect place for your vacation.

** This property is an approved vacation rental Licensed by the County of Kauai. #TVNC-1126 **

State of Hawaii Business Registration # W 40463224-01. 24 hr guest contact #808-639-0772 (guest emergencies only) Please do not call this # to book reservations


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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I spent a week at Hale Lokahi for Thanksgiving 2010 after a few days on the Big Island. I am a sunset fanatic and took photos of sunset from just about everywhere on Kauai. The best ones by far (including those taken from the Napali Coast Sunset Boat Tour) were the ones taken right off the lanai at Hale Lokahi.

We were a bit worried that there would not be enough snorkeling or activities to occupy a week on Kauai but we could not have been more wrong.

This island is heaven on earth.

The house in Waimea was the perfect respite away from the traffic and activity of the the rest of the world - even though we drove to the North Shore 3 times during the week, we were glad to come 'home' to a clean, comfortable, restful spot that had exactly what you want on a good beach vacation - no more, no less.

The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare the food we got at the Times Market and Farmers Markets. The laundry room off the garage with the giant sink was perfect for all of our 'red dirt' concerns. The beach gear (towels, chairs, cooler, and mats) let us relax and not have to run around looking for convenienece items. The living room with entertainment system, map, and ultimate Kauai guide felt just like our living room in Austin, Texas.

Best of our entire vacation was sleeping 30 feet from the rolling surf every night.

I had to roll video to make sure we captured that sound to take home with us for restless nights back in Texas.

Thank you Chad for letting us stay at Hale Lokahi for our best vacation yet!
Nov 2010
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17 Reviews

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True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea
-(585) 314-6050 (New York, USA)
Waimea Kauai

Comfortable, casual and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5
Hale Lokahi is a nice home with all of the basics and a few extras.
It’s comfortable and casual – perfect for a Kaua’i vacation

We use VRBO almost exclusively when we travel, we particularly appreciated that this house had:
• Ample towels - for bath, beach and kitchen
• Beach chairs
• Gas Grill
• Outdoor table & chairs
• Covered deck

If possible, you should arrive at the house before you do any shopping. The house is very well equipped and well stocked.

Sarah, the property manager, is a gem. We encountered 2 issues and Sarah was responsive and helpful with both. I do want to emphasize that neither was a problem with the home itself (in one case the city briefly turned off water w/o notifying anyone, and the other was a Time Warner issue w/ the internet). One benefit of running into these issues, is that we got a chance to meet Sarah, she really is a wonderful person. All renters can take comfort in knowing she is around if you should need her.

We love the location. It's away from the major tourist areas, just steps to Ishihara Market, and an easy drive to numerous beaches and other sites. The views of the beach from the deck are magnificent, and the sounds of the waves are hypnotic. As others have mentioned, it's not the most pristine water due to the proximity of the river. It should be noted that people do drive onto the beach - so you will have some "traffic". Just part of the local flavor.

Finally, we appreciated the flexibility of being able to have a late checkout before our red-eye flight back to the mainland for a reasonable rate. Leaving paradise is never easy, but having a late checkout makes it so much more convenient.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea
-(585) 314-6050 (New York, USA)
Waimea Kauai


  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Chad was easy to work with and gave us helpful tips for our stay. The house had so many extras (like snorkeling equipment and beach chairs) that came in handy and saved us a lot of time and money. The sound of the ocean lulled us to sleep every night, and the town is within walking distance. We spent most days at Salt Pond Beach--stunning and close by. The Shrimp Shack is a do not miss. Also be sure to go to Waimea Canyon. We went twice during our week-long visit. The stargazing from the beach in front of the house is amazing! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea
-(585) 314-6050 (New York, USA)
Waimea Kauai

Beautiful Home! View is breathtaking

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here! the view from the house everyday was such a treat! The sunset's were amazing! The house was fully stocked with everything we needed! Wish we would of gone to the house before we went to Costco! Chad was fantastic to work with! Very helpful and professional! Highly recommend this property! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us Chad!
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea
-(585) 314-6050 (New York, USA)
Waimea Kauai
St. Marys, Georgia

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5
This was absolutely perfect!! Everything about the house and the week were better than we had hoped for. I have been to Hawaii 13 times since the mid 1970's and this was the best yet. We loved the quite side of the Island. Walking to the two grocery stores, the coffee shop, the Shave Ice almost every day and being treated like locals was probably the best part of the day. We only went on two "tours", the Blue Dolphin Napli Coast trip and the Canyon downhill bike ride. Both were well worth the money and highly enjoyable. The rest of teh time we just took one day at a time. You owe it to yourself to have a "Puka Dog", and the walking tour at the Kauai Coffee Plantation was informative and fun. We now "order" our coffee!!! My only hesitation about offering this review is that I don't want the house to book up to the point that we can't come back!!! You won't find a better place.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea
-(585) 314-6050 (New York, USA)
Waimea Kauai
Los Angeles, California, USA

Wonderful Vacation at Hale Lokahi!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We all THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay at Hale Lokahi !!!!! Thank you to Chad and management for making the experience very easy to book and very easy to enjoy!

I think the pix on the website are very thorough in describing the place - when you walk in from the garage, the beach view is EXCEPTIONAL! - everyone gasped - and I felt so happy that what I'd chosen for the family received that response. This was to be our picture window for a whole week! What the site doesn't describe are the full pantries and additional amenities (unexpected snorkel gear, bug spray, sun screen, e.g.). We used from the larder and replenished - seems like that's what the guests do. It was much appreciated! It was truly our own house, comfortable and accommodating.

My husband and I (in the master bedroom) sometimes had trouble sleeping because the waves were so POUNDING. That was perhaps the only drawback, getting a good night's sleep, but what could we expect, right ON the beach? Several other people who'd written in the house journal loved the ocean waves that lulled them to sleep. May depend on the time of year for the noise level? (we were there in late June 2013) Also, we've learned that rooster crowing is something you just can't get away from on the island, no matter where you are. Good thing we could relax and nap, if needed.

We all appreciated the clean, well-kept house, maps and books about Kauai and welcome basket. Clear instructions and directions, able to reach a manager if needed, very well organized!

Our adventures included Birds in Paradise motorized hang gliding above Kauai; Kipu Ranch ATV adventure (off road vehicles you drive yourself in the back country, leading to the site where they filmed Indiana Jones and waterfalls, includes lunch, VERY fun!), spectacular Waimea Canyon, snorkeling, of course sightseeing, JoJo's Shave Ice, Ishihara Market, and one day when we all just stayed home the whole day and played games and ate snacks, enjoying the lanai!

Staying at this house was a huge part of our fabulous week. We'd love to return and do business with you any time! We highly recommend this house!

Note about the beachfront: this is not a beach you can swim in, you have to drive to access snorkel beaches. There is muddy runoff from a nearby river so the water isn't always blue blue blue, but you can walk to a local pier and back and you're surrounded by blue water everywhere else, right? Also, the neighborhood is VERY low key, laid back, rustic, dusty. RELAX!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
True Beach-Front House on Kauai's Westside, in Historic Waimea
-(585) 314-6050 (New York, USA)
Waimea Kauai

Welcome to 'Hale Lokahi'

Welcome to 'Hale Lokahi'
  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful home away from home. This was not our first stay on Kauai, but it was our first stay in Waimea. We loved it! The home was welcoming and well stocked. Most everything was provided. All of the furniture is comfy. The lanai is fabulous! We ate all of our meals out there. The views are fantastic. The yard is big enough for the kids to play. It was nice that they had somewhere to play that wasn't right next to the water. It is somewhat private. Though people do drive by on the beach side to fish or whatnot. It was nice to have the river as well as the ocean right there. The house is also stocked with some water & sand toys as well as some fishing gear. My family felt so at home they did not want to leave. The kids asked if anyone would notice if we just stayed there.

The locals were very friendly. Some of the local kids played with my kids daily. I love how local kids address you as Auntie. The staff at Ishihari Market was great. We walked over daily to get groceries and or goodies. The deli in the back is phenomenal! Don't be afraid to try it. They have the best tako salad, poi mochi & poke among many other yummy delights. Groceries are fairly priced there. Some of the best shave ice is also in walking distance. Jojo's shave ice on Kaumualii Highway. We walked all over town and everything you need is there.

The weather in Waimea was great too. A few times we drove to the east side to visit with friends. A few times it was cooler and raining over there. But nice and sunny in Waimea. It was a fantastic experience to stay in a beachfront home. We felt so at home there. The town is small and friendly. There aren't many tourists around so you can get a real sense of what life is like there. I would highly recommend it. We had a great time.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lihue International Airport at 24 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rte. 552 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Several at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Waimea Beach at 10 Metres Car: recommended

Deep sea Fishing, Surf casting, Pier Fishing, NaPali cruises, Sugar Plantation tours, helicopter tours, Kauai Coffee Plantation, Movie theater


Rental rates


  • From $250/nt
  • US Dollars
  • $250/night (1-2 people) .. $275/night (3-4 people) .. $300/night (5-6 people)
  • Special rates for Holidays - 5 night minimum
  • All rates subject to 13.41% Hawaii Excise/Accommodations tax.
  • $200 Refundable Security Deposit, $200 Out Cleaning Fee
  • 50% Deposit required to confirm - balance is due 30 days prior to arrival
  • Cancellation Policy: Full refund if rental can be re-rented for
  • the length and terms of the original reservation.
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Updated: May 23, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1700 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • King size beds (1) The master bedroom has a King bed and is ocean side, with sliding glass doors to the ocean side lanai., Queen size Beds (1) The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and is also ocean side, with sliding glass doors to the ocean side lanai., Twin or Single Beds (1) The 3rd bedroom has a "king" Conversion bed. It can be set up as a single king bed, or separated into 2 twin beds.


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Large ocean-side back yard, Lanai Dining Set with 6 chairs, beach chairs, beach towels, Outdoor Gas Grill, FREE, Wireless-High-speed Internet

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