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Oceanfront Beach Cottage with Amazing Sunset Views

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 1, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

E Komo Mai and Welcome to the SUNNY west side of Kauai. With less than 15 inches of rain annually, and 15 miles of white sandy beach just a short walk away, why go anywhere else? Guarantee there will be “no rain on your parade” that can spoil your vacation.

Hale Ilima is an upscale beach cottage in the true sense of the word. It’s delightful island style architecture and design will delight you in every way. There are 3 generous size bedrooms with 2 baths. The high ceilings and abundant windows bring the light and the breezes in, to give it that tropical feel.

All new 500 ct. bed linens and thick towels await you. There is a King, Queen, and twin bedroom to accommodate every travelers needs. The twin room can be made into a King as well for couples traveling together.

A new 40’” LCD TV with cable, wireless internet, and free local and long distance calling are just some of the special features we offer.

Everything you need for a beach vacation is here from beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and umbrellas, and did I mention the ocean, sun, and surf? A short 5-minute walk to a lifeguarded beach insures your swimming safety. This begins a nearly deserted stretch of white sand that goes for miles…..all the way to the Na Pali Coast. Venture off to Polihale Beach, a wild natural beach, with majestic sand dunes serving as a backdrop.

Take a hike in the Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” as Mark Twain called it. Instead of driving for hours to get there from other parts of the island, you are only a mile away from the back road leading directly to the top of the canyon and the NaPali coast cliffs.

Maybe you want to have lunch “in town”, and 5 minutes away, at the Grove Café and enjoy a local beer. On Thursdays and Fridays, you can listen to some of the best local music on the island . A stop at the Shrimp Station for lunch will make the wait worthwhile, finished off with the island’s best sno cones at Jo-Jo Shave ice.

If it is a resort atmosphere and dining experience that you are looking for, you are only 25 minutes for the resort area of Poipu Beach. Here you will find world famous hotels, coves of white sand, upscale shopping and dining opportunities.

When your day is near an end, this is the ONLY place to be for SUNSET. From the comfort of your lanai, you can salute the end of the day with the sun setting out over the ocean. Can it get any better than this?

Come and enjoy life...as it should be... at the beach.

Some of the features:

Beach chairs, towels, boogie boards, and umbrellas

500 ct. luxury cotton linens

Plush thick bath towels

40' LCD TV with cable

Wi-Fi internet

Free long distance phone calling (USA and Canada)

Stereo

Gas BBQ

Outdoor and indoor dining options

County of Kauai Vacation Rental License # TVNC 1358

State of Hawaii Business Registration # W 02908704-01

24 HR. ON- ISLAND CONTACT IS SARAH GROSSMANN…808-639-0772 or 808-639-9530

(This contact number is NOT for reservations)

Keywords: Kekaha, Ocean Front, Beach Cottage

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I have traveled all over the world, but home is on Oahu.

Speaks: english

18 Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

5

What more could you ask for?!?!?!?!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great Kauai west side ocean and mountain view rental. We recently stayed there for 2 weeks and it is definitely the nicest place we have stayed in Kauai. All amenities were as stated on the VRBO site. The ocean view from the lanai is unforgettable. You can watch whales breeching and spouting all day long (in season) as well as beautiful sunsets from the lanai. Scott is quick to answer questions and ready to help in all ways. Would love to stay here again on our next visit to Kauai.

You can hear several different types of birds in the morning along with tropical trees and plants on property. This is first class island living. You cannot go wrong staying at this location.Thanks so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

My family of five, two adults and three teenagers immediately felt at home when we walked through the front door! Absolutely amazing! Very clean and comfortable. As a mom, the kitchen, washer/dryer/dishwasher and grill made our trip a whole lot easier. One of the fire alarm batteries needed changing while we were there and the property manager and maintenance man were quick and came the same day to change it- our travel plans were never disrupted! Our favorite part of the house was the front lanai- we were able to watch the whales and dolphins playing everyday! Having the beach across the street was perfect. The sunsets were amazing and at night, the entire Milky Way is visible! All the equipment we needed to have fun on the beach were supplied and in great working order- snorkeling gear, beach mats/chairs, boogie-boards, goggles, umbrellas, and beach towels. We liked the slower pace and quietness of the nearby towns of Kekaha, Waimea, Hanapepe and Kalaheo. We spent three weeks here and we traveled all over the island. Recommend spending time hiking in Waimea Canyon and the trails on the Na Pali Coast, snorkeling at Salt Pond and Poipu, shopping in Koloa and Kapaa, and a visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse! The luau and river boat cruise at Smith's was fun. So much culture and history to appreciate on this lovely island. We will be back and will definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ
5

We want to come back

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including two teens, had a great time here. The house was very clean and comfortable. The availability of a washing machine/dryer and dishwasher were much appreciated and while it did get hot, the fans were a help. Perhaps the AC units are needed in the Summer but in October they went unused. Kitchen was fairly well stocked.

The star is the lanai, though some of us seemed to be targeted by mosquitoes. The other stars are the nearby beaches. Kekaha beach (about 1/4 mile away) was almost empty, a startling contrast from our visit to San Diego in September. There's also a bit of a beach just across the road, but in both locations beware the strong shore breaks. I learned my lesson on my first day and so did the kids. We also visited Polihale (just up the road) beach at sunset which was a highlight. The house comes with many sets of fins and snorkel masks, beach chairs and mats and boogie-boards. We put them all to good use.

The road got a new layer of tar while we were there, which probably means it won't happen again for a long time. Traffic was definitely noticeable (with all the windows open) but it wasn't a problem.

If you forgot what the Milky Way looks like, you can see it again here.

While Kekaha is out of the way, we viewed that as a good thing. We didn't shop in Kekaha but just 5 minutes down the road in Waimea we found all we needed. We were able to get to Waimea canyon in minutes. Our boat tours out of Eleele (and the art tour in Hanapepe) are only about 15 minutes away. Our farthest trips afield were to Kapaa for the Coconut Festival (35 minutes), a tour of the chocolate co-op in Kilauea (50 minutes), and snorkeling at Waiakalua Beach (also 50 min). The only traffic problem on the whole island was Kapaa, other than that no issues.

If your flight is not until 10PM like ours ask for the late check-out. The relaxed last day was worth it. We were all sad to leave and I suspect after the kids have flown the nest we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicagoland, IL
5

Perfect Sanctuary!

  • 5 of 5

HALE 'ILIMA was a great tropical retreat - this was my 20th trip to Kauai so I have seen the good the bad and the disappointing - this home was perfect! Clean, no bugs, ocean view, walking distance to a surfing beach, great sunsets, etc! The kitchen was very functional for some local cooking and the bedrooms were very comfortable. I love the local feel of Kekaha. We will be staying again! - Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM USA
5

Wonderful stay in KAUAI

  • 5 of 5

HALE 'ILIMA is the best...losts of windows, beautiful view, bright and airy.

Everything you would want in a beach house. All you need to buy is the food of your choice.

It is convient to stores and best beaches on Island.

It was wonderful for me. I was here to work for 6 weeks and it was great to come from work to a beautiful house rather than a hotel room. You will have a great stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FABULOUS rental home

  • 5 of 5

I want to start off with I have to say I was slightly nervous about renting a home from VRBO on the other side of the country, I live in NJ. I doubled checked to make sure the home was registered as a rental home with State of Kauai. It was, as stated in the listing.No reason other than I live so far away and always make sure there aren’t any issues when I rent private homes. This was the first time to the Hawaiian Islands for my husband and me. We have traveled in Caribbean in past. I have to say although the Caribbean has a beautiful coast line usually the beauty ends there. I will start with the rental home. This house has EVERYTHING you would need for your vacation. Kitchen was fully equipped with everything you could think a person would need. Plenty pots, pans, utensils, appliances, extra sheets and towels, beach towels, pillow cases, etc. . My husband and I were there for 10 days and all those things were nice to have. Beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers… I have to say we were impressed by how well the house was stocked with items that we wanted and or needed for our stay. Home was CLEAN… The island of Kauai is the most beautiful island I have EVER visited to date. Mountains, flowering trees everywhere, water, beaches…. The North cost is AMAZING… I can’t believe how beautiful it is… The cliffs go into the clouds. My husband and I hiked into the North Side Mountains on Kalalau Trail. AMAZING… And then onto Sleeping Giant the next day.. Not and easy hike, but the views are going to last a lifetime… Took the Na Pali Explorer boat tour in Waimea http://www.napaliexplorer.com/ THIS WAS AMAZING… Soooooo beautiful…….. They take you down to the Na Pali coast, into sea caves. Awesome spots to snorkel .. It was a trip of a lifetime.. LOVED IT… Jason the Captain was so informative about the history of the land we were impressed. .. And Brandon the boat crew was so accommodating .M aking sure we didn’t need anything. We also visited the beaches, which were ALL beautiful, saw Monk Seals, giant turtles… AWWW so fabulous. Wish we saw whales, but wrong season. Also did the Smith Family Garden Luau.. Was also amazing and Fabulous.. Tour, then a unearthing of the pig and history lesson on the process then a feast… DELISH..YUMMM… Then onto the show… WOW.. So FABULOUS.. http://www.smithskauai.com/luau.html .. So basically we loved out vacation and wishing we were back in Kauai .. Great house, Great Island, Great people… LOVED IT…

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I lived in this town on Kauai as a young child, and always wanted to return to the place of my wonderful childhood memories.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lihue at 26 Miles Nearest Golf : Public course at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : In Waimea there are several at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Beach in front of house Car: necessary

Polihale Beach Park (5 mi.), hiking in Waimea Canyon, Sunset cruises to the Na Pali Coast, Kauai Coffee tours and tastings,

surf fishing, beach walks, lifeguard beach area

Availability

Rental rates

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5 night minimum stay
$235
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

processing fee $25
cleaning fee $180
Tax Rate 13.42%

Jan-Dec ... $235/night (1-2 person rate) ... $265/night (3-4 person rate)
$295/night (5-6 person rate) ... 5 Night Minimum Stay Required
Call for Holiday Rates (December 19-January 4)
All Rates Subject to 13.416% Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax
$200 Refundable Security Deposit, $180 Out Cleaning Fee
50% Deposit Required to Confirm, Balance Due 30 Days Prior to Arrival
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Amenities

From the Owner

Living at the beach in Kekaha is an authentic Hawaiian experience. This old sleepy plantation town is 'at the end of the road'. This is the farthest western town in the USA. It is also the driest and most likely sunny spot on the island., This is were a 15 mile stretch of white sand beach begins and ends, at Polihale Beach and the cliffs of the Na Pali Coast. The town is also at the base of the Waimea Canyon, named the 'Canyon of the Pacific' by Mark Twain. Breathtaking canyon scenery and numerous hiking opportunities await you. Beautiful sunsets over the ocean can only be seen from this part of the island. Views of the island of Ni'ihau, and whale watching in the Winter season right from your lanai.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Large wrap around lanai facing the ocean

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