A personal message to my potential guests.... 'I have lived on Kauai for 43 years now, owned and managed River Estate for the past 18 of them and I provide complimentary concierge services to all my guests from the moment they book. Please feel free to ask me about all Kauai has to offer and let me help you make the most of your vacation time here.'
Mark Barbanell, Owner of River Estate (riverestate com)
There are two homes at River Estate (One 2 bedroom 2 bath called the Guest House and one 3 bedroom 2 bath called the Riverhouse) Both homes are on the estate grounds next to the river in the same proximity to the water yet far apart. Visit our official website (link at the bottom of the page) for links to our media reviews and to view both calendars .
On February, 10th, 2011 River Estate was named as one of 12 Romantic Getaways across the US in a LonleyPlanet website article published for Valentine's Day by one of their staff writers. River Estate was also named as one of the 10 most romantic properties in Hawaii by the well known and prestigious Gayot Travel Guide in 2009 ('The Guide to the Good Life') which was established in 1981 by Andre Gayot who invented the term Nouvelle Cuisine and has been directing travelers to the world's best restaurants, hotels, shops, sightseeing and cultural attractions since well before he published his first guidebook. River Estate has been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine in Feb. 2006 and the L.A. Times Online Travel Magazine Blog as well as Fodor's and Lonely Planet's Kauai travel guides. River Estate has wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, VRBO, Yahoo Travel, Virtual Tourist and FlipKey. We offer our guests the ultimate in comfort in our meticulously maintained accommodations, extreme privacy in the wonderful natural environment provided by our riverfront gardens and one of the best locations on Kauai. Bar none.
Recent Riverhouse Comment - We enjoyed staying away from towns and heavy tourist areas. River Estate offers an area of mountains, beautiful beaches and rivers. The Riverhouse is exactly as depicted on the website. Meticulously clean with no signs of wear/tear indoors or out. Dogs bark and roosters crow whenever they want but just welcome it, they are easy to tune out! It did not matter to us. Roosters are everywhere and seem to own the island anyway!!!! The guest house is just a few yards away but completely out of site. You can see the river quite well from the River House, but you can hear it from the Guest House. The owner takes great pride in this home. It truly shows! Mattress in the master is wonderful! A/C in the master is great. We used it only when we retired at night. The house is very comfortable all day with just the fan on in the living area. This area of Kauai is great, the people are very kind and helpful. All your needs and most of your wants are just down the road, a few miles. Reserve and go, you will not regret it!
The Keiger Party, Bakersfield, Ca (6/19/14)
**More reviews listed on our website (See link below)**
Peace, privacy and comfort is what you'll find here at River Estate. Staying here just might be one of the finest vacation experiences you'll ever have. The idyllic riverfront gardens are perfectly complimented by the two charming homes. Our onsite staff as well as the owner will provide you with impeccable service before and during your stay. We offer our guests an experience so special a lot of our guests comment that they don't want to leave!
River Estate offers quality accommodations that are meticulously maintained and fairly priced. The homes are eclectic, comfortable and above all extremely peaceful and private. River Estate's prime location is central to all the great North Kauai attractions and activities and it offers a truly incomparable experience to those to make the journey here.
Put in simple terms River Estate is truly a Hawaiian Paradise....
The Guest House is our honeymooner's paradise. The home sits at the upper end of the estate tucked around a corner all by itself on the river. You'll feel alone here with only the sound of the river gently flowing over river stones, the exotic birds and the sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo across the river. This house is perfect for honeymooners and people looking for the special spot to relax without the distractions of the "real" world beyond the River Estate entry. The experience will relax and revialize you in a tropical paradise.
The Riverhouse is uniquely eclectic. Quality furnishings and art give the home it's character. From the late 1800's dining table and hutch to the new Tommy Bahama living room set to the genuine 30's Hawaiian art it all blends to create a completely unique experience for our guests. Are you looking for peace and quiet? Is comfort important to you? How about privacy? You'll find all those things here.
Cook meals in and relax on the covered lanai with friends. Enjoy the hot tub after a long day exploring the island. Paddle down to the beach and back!
We were able to book four wonderful nights at River Estate and could not have asked for a better place to stay while on Kauai. This is our first trip to Hawaii and we decided to spend the first part of our honeymoon on the north shore. River Estate is perfect! Romantic, private, comfortable and luxurious all in one place. So wonderfully secluded we felt like we were the only people on the island surrounded by jungle. Kauai is just gorgeous and the views from every part of the island will never get old. Cook your meals here. There is nothing more relaxing than being out on the lanai drinking local beers to the sound of the river. Thanks Mark for such an amazing start to our honeymoon. We can't wait to see what else Hawaii has to offer but we're also very sad to leave! We will never forget our time at River Estate and will definitely be bac
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