Old Style Beach House


Rates: $510 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: K (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 77 reviews)
The Old Style is a stand alone beach house just steps from the sand as seen above (Standard occupancy is 2*). There is lots of light, great views & a very restful feeling. Single wall redwood was the preferred building style back in the day. It is beautifully painted to accentuate the style of the time.

The floor plan is open to enjoy the living dining & kitchen areas while taking in the views. There is a full kitchen for cooking up island fish & fare and other tropical treats. The bedroom is cool and comfortable with a king bed. In the living room are two pune'e or day beds that could accommodate children in addition. It is called the Old Style since it was once the old vicarage house of the Wai'oli Mission.

The lanai is a fabulous place to relax at the end of a hard day lounging around on the beach or discovering more of Kauai. You are about 4 blocks to Hanalei town with its cool shops and restaurants. Nice walk home after dinner.

There is a washer & dryer set in a newly renovated laundry hut just steps away for your laundry needs and a hot & cold outside shower for after the beach. Folks love this house & we have many returning guests.

*Listed rate is for the Standard Occupancy of 2, but home can accommodate up to 4. Extra guest fee beyond two is $20+tax /per night / per person. Only 2 extra guests are allowed and this fee is collected after booking.

The State of Hawaii requires a rental agreement. The rental agreement has different cancellation policies than VRBO.

Please be aware that when you book this house or any accommodations by the ocean in Hawaii, not on a bluff, you are booking in a tsunami evacuation zone. Evacuation instructions will be in the house and notice of the tsunami evacuation zone will be part of your contract. Also, please know that we cannot accommodate charging of electric vehicles at this property at this time.

(Licensed Kauai Vacation Rental TVNC 4347) Registration Number: GE-090-217-8816-01, TA-090-217-8816-01, 550050170000

Old Style Beach House Reviews



Diana L.
February 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our third stay here, we love it. Comfy bed, fully stocked kitchen, dreamy views of Hanalei Bay. Management very responsive. Quiet neighborhood walking distance to town. It's a dream!


Mario Q.
January 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Location is great. House is small but gets the job done. I had a wonderful time and would book again.


Michelle B.
November 2023
We had a great stay here. The bungalow is just a quick walk across the grass to the beach- amazing location! The internet was not working for us, but we were able to get help to get it working the next day.


Leah C.
October 2023
This property was perfect for my wife and I to finish our 10 day honeymoon to Hawaii. We got to relax in this beautiful home only steps from the beach. And the mountainous backdrop was stunning. Perfect distance from town, could drive, walk, or bike. We even jogged into town early one morning for breakfast. The beach was beautiful and the breeze kept the house nice and cool. Would definitely stay here again and recommend for anyone looking for an awesome trip.


Jason C.
September 2023
My wife and I celebrated our 1st anniversary in Hanalei and in Old Style. From the house to location to beauty we couldn’t have asked for more. Our communication with property owners, check in, and amazing reception with Prosecco and delicious star fruit were all superb. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back. Just a short beach walk to town and a bit further to the pier. The view from the main room to the ocean each day made us love it even more. Thanks you!


Marc B.
September 2023
Tiny house on one of Hawaii best beaches. Literally walk out the back to a huge grassy yard that ends on the beach. The house is very modest which was fine but all the appliances are pretty cheap, (not what you would expect when pay so much per night) but towels, lawn furniture, toys for the beach, all included. Bring coins for the laundry.


aaron S.
May 2023
Could not have been better


MARCIA Y R.
April 2023
This is probably our 35th stay at the cottages on Hanalei Bay, so many excellent memories. A truly beautiful, relaxing place to be. Love everything about it.


Deborah B.
March 2023
Living the simple life for 8 days right on Hanalei Bay was a beautiful experience. The house is a cute, comfy escape and we hated to leave. Walking the beach and watching the surfers was one of the highlights of our trip. Not many people on the beach until the weekend, which was great, and even then, it was fun. Walked into town to do a little shopping, and we ate at a Thai food truck that had some of the best food we have ever eaten. At this time of year (March) most of the activities take place on the other side of the island. At first we thought this could be an inconvenience, but then we realized this also meant most of the people were on that side too, so the drive was worth it. We have decided this could become a yearly retreat.


Gregory B.
March 2023
The property is unique in it's location next to the toniest beach on Kauai. It's easy to spend the day walking the beach to watch the surfing and to visit the town for the small shops and restaurants. The cottage is vintage, but adequate. The kitchen is well equipped. The hot water was sufficient for me, but could run out for a larger group (especially teenagers). The internet connection was reliable; the TV package was mostly high school sports (national networks only on weekends); the electricity went out once for four hours at night. The only problem was the occasional heavy rains, which are becoming more frequent. Those somewhat limit the outdoor activities, and could cutoff access to Hanalei. The road out was almost cut off the day before I left and was totally cut off the day after I left. Overall it is a great place, but it's not for everyone.


Diana L.
January 2023
We love this cottage near the beach, we've stayed here twice and plan on returning. If you are looking for a place to chill in paradise, this is it!


Christopher W.
December 2022
Our stay at “Old Style” in Hanalei exceeded our expectations. We are a family with two very young kids. The beach was really just across a back lawn, super close. We would often go for walks on the beach and wade across a river that flower into the ocean before breakfast. A huge plus for us was the space on the grass that the kids had to roam. Access to groceries was super easy, probably less than a 5 minute drive to the main grocery store. I can’t identify any negatives, and I want to return. Beyond the property, I loved seeing the dramatic green mountains in view when in the water at the beach in Hanalei.


Bradley S.
October 2022
My wife, 1.5 yr old son and two good friends stayed here for 4-5 days and we loved it. The place is simple, stocked with everything you need and in an absolutely perfect location. We played bocce in the yard, walked to the beach, walked into town and listened to the waves at nighttime. Mahalo for the wonderful stay!


Kimberly K.
October 2022
Perfect location. The cottage was ideal for me and my son. It was clean and comfortable. I would return to this place without hesitation. It helped to make our trip a memorable one. Thank you to Suzanne and Kira.


Martin S.
September 2022
The Old Style was the perfect north shore getaway location! Quiet neighborhood, walk directly to the beach, the house was perfect for us as a couple, chairs/umbrellas/boogie boards/etc. provided, and loved that cooking elements available as a bonus (seasonings, dry foods, condiments, etc.). We'll be back! And Suzanne and team were awesome!


Cindy M.
June 2022
Amazing quiet place near the beach.



May 2022
The overall experience was excellent.


Billy B.
May 2022
Beautiful property, maybe 50 yards across the lawn to the beach. Comfortable house, had everything we needed. Check-in and communication with hosts was excellent, some of the best I have had through VRBO. I recommend to others and would stay here again.


Wendy R.
April 2022
We really enjoyed our stay at this cute cottage. It is very spacious for the size. The cottage was super clean and had everything we needed for our short stay. We loved walking to the bay and also being close to town. We will definitely be back soon! Thank you


Kelley C.
April 2022
I brought my daughter here for spring break/graduation gift. This house is so cute! Super clean and had everything we needed. Walking distance to shops/restaurants and super close to the beach (right out the back door!) Beds are very comfortable - which is a big deal to me. This home was recommended to me by a friend and I would totally recommend it to others as well!


Deborah K.
March 2022
This was one of three places we stayed on Kauai over a two week period. It was within walking distance to downtown and access to the beach was good. The little house was quaint and clean. It is part of a group of houses that share a large lawn, and sometimes others were using it to play games. We would stay here again.


Barbara S.
February 2022
This sweet little house was spotlessly clean and well supplied. There were beach towels, beach chairs, a shade canopy, boogie boards, and children's beach toys. There's a charcoal grill on the lanai. You can see the ocean from the window, lanai, and lounge chairs in the backyard. I enjoyed sitting there among the tropical plants and watching the ocean from a little distance. The beach is only a few steps away across the back yard. Waves were strong in February. Town was a little further than I expected, and we preferred to drive rather than walk. It appears that folks from 4 vacation rental homes share the backyard and washer/dryer. Everyone was quiet and polite. It felt a bit like a vacation at grandma's house, peaceful and happy.


Mim A.
January 2022
Great location if Hanalei Beach and Bay are the focus of your visit. Everything we needed for a relaxing trip was available in Hanalei and we ventured out only for a visit to Kilauea and the Kalalau Trail.


Gary M.
January 2022
Wasn't our first stay and won't be our last. We love experiencing Hanalei the old way!


Art D.
November 2021
Very clean cute one bedroom cottage on a fantastic beach. Location is an easy walk to town and a short walk across the lawn to the beach.


Lisa L.
October 2021
What a sweet spot right on the beach in magical Hanalei Bay! Old Style was exactly what we expected and very clean, comfortable with everything we needed for a wonderful stay. We'd move in forever if we could. Definitely a favorite ... we'll be back!


Tyler L.
October 2021
The location of this property is hard to beat, walking distance to downtown Hanalei, Hanalei bay and what feels like your own private beach. Amazing views of the mountains and waterfalls. Everything about this property was great, very clean, cozy and we had everything needed. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning.


Jack C.
September 2021
Great location: beautiful beach steps away and downtown a short walk. Simple, comfortable accommodations. It would have been nice to have AC a few times, but overall we really enjoyed our stay.


Jed B.
August 2021
We loved our stay in this cozy cottage. Being steps from our favorite beach and listening to and watching the waves made for a perfect 25th anniversary. The home had everything we needed for the kitchen and the beach. We’ll be back!


Alissa S.
August 2021
Kira the property manager was super communicative and helpful ahead of the trip. Property was exactly like the photos. The grass of the backyard literally ends at the beach. What more could you want?????


bryan s.
July 2021
We had a great week in paradise


Jill R.
July 2021
This home was perfect for our family of 4 and quite a welcome difference between a resort property. The location was quiet and peaceful, enjoyed the rain, birds and chickens to wake us. We walked along the beach into town for dinner one night and enjoyed pizza on the beach another night. Coffee on the beach each morning. Great location and the cottage couldn’t be more charming. I was concerned about no air conditioning but that was not an issue ever, the trade winds cool it down perfectly. This property is a true hidden gem and we would love to come back again soon!



June 2021
I have been to Kauai 7 times and this trip was the best due to the location. So peaceful, quite and close to the beach.


Paul S.
September 2019
We loved our week at Old Style. It’s location close to the beach, a short walk across a beautiful lawn, was ideal. It was hotter than expected during our stay—especially mid to late afternoon, so it was the perfect time to go to Hanalei or Anini Beach nearby for swimming and snorkeling, or sometimes just sit in the shade under an old ironwood tree by the beach and read.


sheila j.
September 2019
We really enjoyed the Old Style beach house. It’s an amazing location


Clare E.
July 2019
Our stay in the very sweet cottage on magical Hanalei Bay was unfortunately timed. During our stay there was major construction on a house right next to the cottage and on the other side of the road from the cottage. Construction began between 6:15 and 7am every weekday. We were also stuck in the midst of a family gathering which occupied the main house and top and bottom of the next door house, and although it was an incredibly fun and friendly family, we had little privacy or use of the outdoor area during their stay. I would definitely recommend the cottage based on the proximity to the incredible beach, but if you are looking for privacy or quiet you might want to check with the owner regarding the construction prior to booking, since it really created problems for us throughout our stay.


Ryan A.
May 2019
The Old Style house was just as advertised. Comfortable, clean and cozy and the location was perfect for the two of us. About a 10-15 minute walk to Hanalei restaurants and shops and beach access right out the back door. We had a great time in spite of the rain as there was a lot more rain than sunshine during our stay end of April. Love the low key, authentic vibe of Hanalei!


Matthew M.
May 2019
Hi! We stayed at the Old Style Beach House on Hanalei Bay as part of our three place honeymoon vacation to Kauai and this was our highlight. This is a great location for walking to the center of Hanalei with breathtaking views of the ocean and the mountains - snuck right in the middle. The house was perfect with tons of light and a kitchen conducive to cooking at home, if you choose not to eat out at the great local restaurants. All in all, an enjoyable stay at a great house worth checking out. Deb and Matt!!


Rachel C.
April 2019
Everything was great!! House and location are perfect! We loved it.


Ryan A.
April 2019
We had a wonderful stay at the Old Style Beach House on Hanalei Bay. I thought the home was a great value, and in an ideal location. I would stay at the home again, and would not hesitate to send even some of my most discriminating friends there for a reliable, relaxing vacation to Hanalei Bay.


Ron B.
March 2019
The cottage is clean and cozy with decent bath and kitchen. Ceiling fans helped keep temps comfortable along with the ocean beeeze.


Daniel L.
March 2019
Great location and comfortable stay.


Jill H.
March 2019
Paradise!!!! Even better in person than the pictures look. Literally a stones throw from the gorgeous Hanalei Bay. The house is adorable and comfortable and had everything we needed. Wish we could've stayed forever!



May 2012
We enjoyed the grassy landscape with the beach an easy stroll. The rain sounded nice on the rooftop. The bungalo had a sweet open floor plan and our daughter said the bed was very comfortable in the living room. We would do it again.


Sarah K.
May 2012
we visited to celebrate our tenth anniversary with our six year-old and had a fabulous stay. this property is depicted accurately. it is not fancy, but the location cannot be beat and it has everything you would need to enjoy kauai. it is absolutely immaculately clean. there is shared coin-op laundry in a separate outbuilding on site. the unit features two twin beds in the living room and a separate queen (king?) bed in the master bedroom. there is a grill and beach chairs are provided. no bikes are provided, which is a very minor downside, but they can be easily rented. the enormous oceanfront lawn is shared by I believe four properties and leads directly to hanalei bay beach. it is about 3/4 mile into "downtown hanalei", easily bikeable or walkable through an exclusive neighborhood. no housekeeping, which was a plus for us, as we did not want to be bothered during our stay. if you want granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a whirlpool tub and double vanities this is not your place and you should look into staying at a resort. I would absolutely stay here again. this was our 8th trip to the hawaiian islands and this was easily my favorite place including several other beachfront properties and 5-star resorts. mahalo, terri and suzanne! we will be back as soon as possible!


shelley b.
May 2011
Thank you, our stay was wonderful, and your property is truly amazing. We loved waking to the chorus of birds every morning, the quiet pace of Hanalei, and just being in such beauty. We went to a sunrise Easter service on the pier, got to watch Bethany Hamilton and a bunch of younger kids surfing the bay one afternoon, and were amazed by the beautiful beaches nearby. We had boogie boards and rented a paddle board, used both on the bay in front of the house. We will definitely recommend your houses to anyone looking for a place to stay in Hanalei. The house had plenty of room for a family of 4, was clean, looked just like the photos, and was so convenient to both the beach and town. We loved snorkeling at Tunnels and Kee, were able to visit Queens Bath on a calm surf day, and were stunned by the beauty of Secret Beach. We ziplined at Princeville ranch, the zip only outing, enjoyed morning coffee at Java Kai, casual dinner at Kalypso's, and bar-b-q ing fresh fish at the house.


Dean B.
December 2010
We stayed a full week at Old Style over Thanksgiving week. What a great place... small but not too small, quaint, clean and well equipped. A beautiful view of the ocean just 30 yeards away. The sound of crashing surf. A short bicycle ride to down town or the peir. We will be back!



March 2010
We had a great honeymoon at the Old Style Beach House in May 2009. The place was exactly as advertised and in fact, the pictures didn't do it justice. While we were there, Hanalei Bay was rated the No. 1 Beach in the US. Hanalei itself is a charming little place, perfect for strolling and relaxing. All in all, a great place that to which we will surely return. Mahalo



March 2010
Old Style Beach House was a wonderful place to stay. We felt like we could stay forever in this bit of paradise. Right on the ocean at the quiet end of the beautiful bay, everything you need is here.



March 2010
We had a great stay at the Old Style Beach House. The location is perfect and the cottage is spacious and comfortable. One minor problem was that the coffee pot did not work. Our two night stay was too short and we hope to return. Thanks, Gisele



March 2010
Thanks for a wonderful stay at the Old Style Beach House. What a location...just a few steps from the beautiful Hanalei Bay beach. We had a great time surfing in the morning, taking our cocktails down to the beach to watch the sunset and cooking barbeques on the porch in the evening. Only a short walk to the cute town too. Relaxation at its best....beats all the big resorts hands down!!



March 2010
My husband, John, and I really enjoyed the "Old Style". It felt spacious yet cozy. The view was wonderful, and with the beach right out front it was easy to get up early for "dawn patrol" on the water. We'll be back.

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