Hawaii rental house accommodations in Kauai
Kauai north shore ocean front private Hawaii rental house on the beach
A large plumeria tree greets you at the front door with enough blooms in spring and summer to make your own leis. Banana trees are tucked near the back, along with lilies and many other tropical flowers. As you gaze toward the sea, you’ll see the landmark ironwood tree, which has survived many decades. To the right is a hala, the tree whose leaves are used to make Hawaiian lauhala mats, hats and baskets. To the left are swaying palm trees and a row of sea grape. You are surrounded by lush green beauty in your own secluded spot.
Now that you have arrived at your Hawaii rental house (there's a list of amenities below), you are probably eager to shed your clothes along with your worries and plunge into those waves. Once you don your mask, snorkel and fins or beach booties to protect your feet, you will enter an enchanted world of brightly colored fish and coral. Perhaps you will be startled by a gentle sea turtle silently paddling by, or a school of silver manini dipping to feed on the coral, like butterflies sipping on nectar. Afterwards you can wash off the salt in an outdoor shower with hot and cold water. There is a word for the unexpected happiness a person feels after a swim with the fish—serendipity.
Returning to the practical side of Kauai vacation life, you will discover that the living room has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a sitting area with a television and combination VCR/DVD player. The lanai, or veranda, also has tables for dining outside on soft, warm evenings. The house is furnished with books, games, and videos of old movies. There are also two beds--a double and a single in the living room in case your family overflows from the bedrooms. There are two extra closets on the landing. If you must keep in touch with civilization, you can log onto the Internet anywhere inside or outside the house through the wireless connection.
Downstairs, the carport opens into a laundry with washer, dryer and sink. A hall with a full bathroom on the left and shelves with linens on the right leads past the stairs to bedrooms straight ahead.
The original house the owners purchased was a one-room fishing cottage. That cottage is now the master bedroom with its own bathroom, refrigerator, hot plate, king-sized bed, breakfast table, telephone, and lanai with chaises, table and chairs. The other bedroom has twin beds, which can be configured to make a king-sized bed. Each room has plenty of louvered windows to allow the cooling trade winds to make your night’s sleep deep and restful.
Throughout the house you will see drawings by the popular Kauai artist, Tambi Larsen, who loved Kauai and spent many summers here. With his Danish-style whimsy he captured scenes of Kauai as it was 35 to 40 years ago. In the Blue Bedroom, all the drawings are of scenes in the North Shore. As you explore and enjoy, can you identify each one?
Are you an early riser? Walk out to the beach and watch the sun rise out of the ocean. When you wake in the morning, you may hear the warbling of a Shama Thrush, originally imported by the Chinese for its exceptional singing. Then go for an early morning snorkel while the octopuses are still stirring.
In the evening, walk along the beach a little way and see the sun set behind the “Bali Hai” mountains. On clear nights lie on the beach and gaze at the spectacular starry night. On lazy afternoons, play catch or a few rounds of croquet on the lawn. This is why Hawaiian bungalows are such popular accommodations.
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Rates are $2100 per week for 4 guests. Each additional guest is $175 per week, $500 deposit, $234.38 out-clean. Sleeps 6–7.
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