This is just the place we were looking for. We don’t need all the resort amenities. We preferred the birds, geckos, lizards, and fruit trees.
The house was really well situated a walk to the beautiful tunnels Beach and in a quiet neighbourhood. Donna was very quick and helpful to respond to any questions we had and the house was well stocked and supplied with lots of extra living space outdoors with many different seating areas. My only small negative was that the air conditioners in the bedrooms were really noisy so tended to wake you up as they turned in and off during the night. But the location made up for it
We had an amazing stay in Donna’s home. It was an awesome location, so close to a beautiful beach where we had a great time snorkeling at. It is located on the corner of the street but noise was never a problem. It was very peaceful there. The house looks exactly as it does in the pictures. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return someday! Thanks!!!
Donna’s place was such a wonderful tropical hideaway! A hidden gem very close (walkable) to the best beach in Kaua’i : Tunnels.
The garden was incredible, a calm oasis to relax in. The main level was well appointed and clean. Donna was a lovely host, always available if there were any questions. We had an amazing stay and cannot wait to visit again! Thank you Donna!
We will always remember our special stay here and hope to return someday. The location, the comfort, the amenities, the views, this place has it all. We loved running into geckos and neighborhood kitties outside and appreciated the air conditioning and beautiful, fully stocked kitchen inside. And the laundry and the beach gear and coffee and all the space downstairs! So much thought went into creating a wonderful vacation home. Thank you :)
This house made for a wonderful stay while in Kuaui. It was just as beautiful as pictured and conveniently located close to some great snorkeling at Tunnel's Beach. Something that I loved about this house was how well it was stocked with supplies. Most notedly, there was a lot of gear for our beach outings (i.e., chairs, umbrella, cooler, snorkeling fins, etc). It was also really nice being away from the more crowded areas. It is next to a road, but that was no problem, as it isn't hectic, especially at night.
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Barefoot Hideway! It was exactly what we were looking for during our vacation on Kauai's North Shore. A very cozy home tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Ha'ena, just 6 miles north of Hanalei. Close to Tunnels, Ke'e Beach and 3 blocks away from the Hanalei Colony Resort. We spent our evenings enjoying the outdoor living space. The owner, Donna is extremely friendly and very attentive. I highly recommend this vacation rental for anyone who wants to experience the relaxing Aloha local vibes on the North Shore!!
This lovely cottage was an absolute dream getaway. It is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, just a short distance from Ha'ena State Park and beach as well as Tunnels Beach. It's also a short, and scenic, drive to charming Hanalei. The cottage is decorated in a bright beach theme and has everything a guest needs. We especially loved the yard with beautiful native plants. We BBQ'd using the gas grill and there were lots of comfortable seating outside on the lanai. The cottage and all of its furnishings, beds included, are of great quality and I am sure that you will enjoy your stay. This place is a gem and we are already dreaming of returning. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, Donna, and we hope to visit again soon!
R Brian H.
Thanks for a wonderful stay on Kaua’i. The home had everything we needed. Kitchen fully supplied. Beach and snorkel gear. Comfy bed. Loved listening to the birds.
I say the jungle but you’re actually surrounded by the most lush greenery and it’s perfect. The house has everything you need and more and is conveniently within walking distances of multiple beaches. If you are looking for a place that is a little more remote but surrounded by gorgeous mountains and plants, this is it.
This is a lovely nicely decorated home located in a tropical paradise about a 12 minute drive from the town of Hanalei. It has a beautiful downstairs lanai with comfy couches and loungers.
The kitchen is well stocked with appliances, pots and pans and spices. The owner has thought of everything with providing ice chests, beach chairs and umbrellas as well as instructions to operate the televisions and fans.
It is a short walk to the beach along a road without sidewalks, but it was not a problem.
We will definitely be staying at this property again!
This property was exactly as described in the pictures. Just a few short blocks from the beach and a mile from the most gorgeous area on the whole island in my opinion. The House had everything we needed, and Donna was easy to communicate with. I would definitely stay here again.
Donna hosted us like a pro. Her home was clean, comfortable, and convenient! The kitchen was very functional, the grill was clean —we made many excellent meals there. The beds were cozy. We loved having ceiling fans in every room. We used the snorkel and beach gear - so grateful it was there. Overall we loved it and would go back.
The place was great for when we got married and stayed for part of our honeymoon. It was clean and had cooking supplies, laundry soap with the washer and dryer. The electricity flickered and was out twice for a little bit. Compared to our second stay of our trip, we wished we would’ve just stayed the entire time at this house. Location in Haena was perfect. Short walk to the beach. Ample amount of towels and they even had a curling iron and hair dryer. It was so convenient to have the washer and dryer there. The host was quick to respond. Quiet neighborhood. Very clean free of ants. There were ant traps just in case, but we didn’t really see any in the house at all. It turned out to be a great stay.
We breathed a deep, relaxing ahhh when we stepped foot into this light & airy updated home. Everything was better than we imagined, surpassing the photos. The gated yard with gorgeous gardens provided absolute privacy. We were an easy walk to the pristine peaceful beaches of the north shore. The only sounds we heard were those of tropical birds singing & an occasional rooster. The spacious open air ground level provides choices for places to dine or recline. The owner provided us with punctual responses to all of our requests & questions. She provided detailed suggestions of where to dine, swim or snorkel. As experienced travelers, we feel confident that it doesn’t get much better than this. Perfect for a romantic getaway & roomy for 4. We were grateful to be guests in this tropical home.
Everything was perfect. The house has everything you could possibly need. The location was fan, especially if you’re looking for a quiet place to stay. I would absolutely stay here again in a heartbeat.
First time in Kauai and it was awesome! This VRBO was perfect for my husband and I and our couple friends. Worked perfectly for the 4 of us. So clean and the living space was great. The best best ever is only a shot walk. And the owners are easy to reach and work with. Definitely we would stay here again.
Excellent property, near the resort and essentially the end of the road to the park.
Property is spacious, well kempt, owner very responsive.
I highly recommend!
Seriously, a lot of love went into this place and it shows. Everything was thought out and we never wanted for anything, even with flood warnings and unpredictable weather on the north end (weather does what weather will), the place made us feel secure and cozy. It was also soooooo fun to just be there and have THAT MUCH space to spread out in! There’s fruit trees in the yard and some cute peekaboo views of the surrounding mountains from the bedroom windows. Beds were extremely comfortable and sheets were super nice. The stars at night are unbeatable. It’s the perfect location to separate from the busier parts of the island, but you’re close enough to grocery stores and eateries in Hanelai, etc.
you’re also super close to a bar and grill, day spa, and the best areas of the ocean for snorkeling [tunnels] (took 2 minutes to walk across the street to these).
kitchen and wares were amazing, by the way— we chose to cook a lot and it was supported very well by the amenities!
Be warned that during the rainy season there is a chance of the bridge being closed in Hanelai/ a lot of water pooling on the road. Also wouldn’t recommend staying on the north end in general if you’re trying to be south or west much of your trip. That’s nothing against the property though!! Definitely a place for respite. Thank you for keeping your property so beautiful and sharing it with us, Donna!
The property is very nice and included everything you would need for a trip. Everything was very clean, had plenty of supplies for our stay and the grill even had a brand new tank of propane to use. The communication with the owner was always fast and rapid if I ever reached out. Overall a great a place to stay.
There were multiple destinations within this charming property for my husband and I to enjoy at the beginning and end of each day of our stay. Beautiful outdoor garden area with lounging chairs for reading and dining tables for breakfasts and dinners. Cozy sofas, well-equipped kitchen and comfy bed for restful evenings. Quick walks to beach areas and nearby bar & grill. Highly recommend and will definitely return!
Great property. Fantastic outdoor spaces.
This is an excellent home for 4 people. Great location to Haena state park. Easy access to Beaches. Due to weather conditions, surf was hide and current was strong, so we were unable to safely play in the water on northside beaches. The home was well equipped to cook meals. A super cute neighbor cat visited every morning. We LOVED her! Beds were SO comfortable. Home had many seating arrangements. We appreciated the many fans for airflow. We will definitely be back.
The property was clean, very updated, well stocked and close to the beach and the end of the island.
Our stay was so lovely. Donna was a gracious and generous host. The house was clean, well decorated, comfortable and it is perfectly located close to a wonderful beach and a great cafe. Highly recommend. We will be back for sure!
Great house in a great location to spend the day at Haena state park or being a tourist in Hanalei. Nice, clean and comfortable. Thank you.
Communicating with Donna was easy and she was prompt to respond. The house was clean and well stocked with kitchenware.
We just loved this little spot. The home is welcoming with everything you need as a visitor but still feels like you're apart of the community. Haena is absolutly special and beautiful. This home stands up. We enjoyed walking the property and looking at the tropical landscaping. We spent most our days out exploring the island and would bring food home for dinner. The outdoor patio is so spacious and was perfect for winding down in the evening. We had a party of 4 (2 adult couples). The 2 bed / 2 bath was perfect for having our own space for getting ready in the mornings... speaking of mornings, walking down to the beach with our coffee to watch the sunrise was my favorite! We will be back.
The listing is exactly as advertised and more. We stayed for nearly a week and were thrilled for the local adventure options including amazing beaches, shopping, and hiking. The home guide provided includes great information for beach access. We appreciated the vibe of the home. It truly felt like a personal vacation home and not a large-scale sterile property management company that is so common on VRBO. Donna the host (presumed owner) was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our home away from home.
I almost did not want to write a review, hoping to keep this gem of a house all to ourselves. However, the owner, Donna, deserves the credit for making this such a wonderful experience. The house is beautiful. Beds are incredibly comfortable. There are even robes to use as in luxury hotels! The kitchen is stocked with every utensil, serving item, appliance you need. We even made a pot roast one day with the slow cooker. The new grill makes the best fresh fish and burgers (ok, must give my husband credit - he is the cook of the family!). BEST LOCATION!! We've been coming to the North Shore for over 25 years. Short walk a lovely beach which had a total of 10 people on it on any day. The coffee house at Hanalei Colony Resort is a nice morning convenience as well. And if you like daily walks, you will love the neighborhood and scenery. Truly could not have asked for anything more!!
If what you seek in your Hawaiian adventure is the lush quiet of Kauai’s north shore this is the property for you. Easy access to a long stretch of unpopulated beach, snorkeling at Tunnels, and hiking the NaPali coast. The home is in great condition and Donna is a responsive and accessible host. Everything you need to enjoy the beach and to just relax is available. It’s heaven on earth.
Strength of the property was location location location. We love the North Shore and wanted to be close to tunnels Beach on my way in the Nepal trail.
We had an amazing 5 day stay at this awesome property. The home was clean and airy with a great kitchen (we love to cook), SUPER comfortable beds, quiet neighborhood, and everything we wanted for our stay. When at the house we spent most of our time enjoying the beautiful downstairs area - during the day with the fans on was perfect to relax. It was also awesome that there was lots of covered area so even when it rained you could enjoy being outside. The sprinkles on the awesome cupcake were the stars at night. We enjoyed looking up at the Milky Way most nights. Location wise we couldn’t have asked for better - close to various beaches, hiking (we used the shuttle to the state park), Hanalei and Princeville were a quick drive to grab groceries, loved the more quiet/less bustle than other parts of the island, and great farmers markets. It is a decent drive to the other parts of the island - we like road-trips so this was a non-issue but if you don’t like being in a car or want to get to things quickly this is the only thing we could think of that would be a “heads up”. We greatly appreciated detailed information provided prior to our stay as well as in the house book and various FYIs provided around the home. We needed some assistance one day and Donna was quick to respond and on it. Wonderful host, home, and all around experience. Thank you Donna!
We were beyond satisfied with our stay at Donna's Barefoot Hideaway. Tastefully decorated, well equipped and in a perfect location. Easy walks to beach, drive to Hanalei or just a great place to hang out and work, play or just enjoy being on Kauai. We are already planning our return. Mahalo Donna!
Donna's place was spectacular! She was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. My wife and I loved staying here. Such a neat property, wonderfully decorated, excellent A/C & fans, very private and only a short walk to the beach! Nothing but good things to stay about this property. We would 100% stay here again.
Downstairs outside location is a great place to hang out and have your meals. Lots of water equipment/gear available for use at the beach. Friendly neighbors.
This is a delightful house ! We loved the short walk to a beach that was almost completely ours.
The house was a perfect jumping off point for us. Easy access to some of the popular snorkeling spots that can be impossible to get parking at if you stay anywhere else. Walking distance to the beach and a little coffee shop and restaurant, but drive into Hanalei or beyond for the best food. House was very well stocked as was the kitchen. There were lots of little extra things around that saved buying a whole bottle of bug spray when we only needed it for one day. AC was great and separate in each room so we could stay cool at night without having to cool the whole house. Flora and fauna are beautiful in the downstairs area and everywhere. Don’t miss the stars at night! The only thing I wish I had done differently was to arrive when it was still light out. The one way bridges are something to get used to and the road is winding, but nothing that can’t be managed as we did arrive after dark. Our stay was wonderful, would love to go back!
Above and away our best VRBO experience ever! Donna thinks of everything, and the attention to detail and all the amenities are just so nice.
The house is lovely, very clean, and met and exceeded our expectations and needs! Highly recommended!!!
Great stay close to tunnels and a short drive into Hanalei!
We spent the entire month of August in Donna’s home. It was nothing short of perfect! We loved walking in the neighborhood, going to the nearby beach, and driving daily into Hanalei and Kilauea. The house had everything we needed, including AC! Donna always made herself available and was quick to respond.
We hope to stay here every time we visit Kauai in the future!
Awesome location and great for a relaxing time in Kauai!
We were looking for a place off the beaten path and something that had unique character. This place was everything we wanted and more. The garden and house are so lovely, it's clear that the owner has put a lot of time and attention into them. Walking to the beach was very easy and convenient. My only regret is that we didn't get to stay longer.
We had an absolutely fantastic time in Kauai and this property was the perfect touch. Donna was wonderful and very helpful with suggestions about local hotspots around the island. Will stay again if ever back on the island!
What a lovely house and spot. Our vacation was exactly what we were looking for - a quiet island experience. We could enjoy all the beauty of the island without all the people. The house was a perfect fit for us and the experience was great. Thank you Donna!!
Beautiful house and great location on the North shore. Shuttle to Haena Park was easy to catch a block away and great snorkeling at Tunnels beach near-by made for an amazing experience.
Great location and comfortable house. Plenty of space for kids to run around and lots of creatures to investigate. We loved this area and this home.
Property is well located, clean and overall very cool place. AC works well. Minor road noise drowned out by ac.
House was clean and location is really great for access to Ke'e and Tunnels.
Some finishes in the house are worn/rusty, but that is seeming to be the case with several on the island.
Kitchen is well equipped and feels roomy with the high ceilings. If I was to change anything, it would be the slotted doors on the bedrooms. You can hear everything...no privacy. If someone gets up at night to use the restroom, everyone hears it and wakes.
Other than that, I thought it was a great place.
This house was perfect for two couples, ourselves and adult daughter with husband. Everything was easy to move into and feel like home, with thoughtful amenities. Snorkle equipment was much appreciated! The small almost private beach with awesome snorkeling a 3 minute walk from the house is amazing! Only heads up-- reservations now needed for Haena State Park to go to Ke'e Beach and Kalalau Trail. Best sunset view from beach around the bend. Maybe add salt and pepper and a couple bikes for an A++. WOULD DEFINITELY COME BACK!
Great location, clean accommodations, well equipped kitchen, very comfy beds, and great towels.
House was well-provisioned with cooking tools and beach gear. Host responded quickly to our questions. We really appreciated its lush landscaping and surroundings. It was a short stroll to a walkable beach and short drive to one of the most beautiful swimmable beaches in Hawaii (Tunnels). We wish we could have stayed longer.
My wife and I were hoping for a more chill Hawaian getaway and somewhere we could enjoy less crowds and more outdoor adventures. This was a perfect place, full of amenities, with a location that's hard to beat.
We very much enjoyed staying here and would recommend. The place has a great outdoor space and has everything you need during your trip.
Perfect private north shore location not far from the beach. Secluded home had more than enough room for us and our outdoorsy teens. Not far from town, close to great beaches and Haena State Park. We’ll return!
This property is tucked away in the most beautiful area of the island. Just a 5 minute drive to Hanea State Park with easy walking access to jaw dropping beaches, it’s heavenly. While here, The Swell Smoothies and More is not to be missed. They carry a bunch of of local food/goods plus have a smoothie/cafe window out back with fantastic daily offerings. Perfection!
Convenient location and cozy property
House was perfect for our stay and had everything we needed: plenty of linens, kitchen with an abundance of utensils, bbq grill, excellent washer/dryer, and a lovely patio area for relaxing! Most importantly, the location is located a walk away from Tunnels Beach and a quick drive to either Haena Park or the town of Hanalei. Would love to stay in the future.
We rented this place with another couple. We had several meals here and enjoyed coming back after long days of doing other activities. The owner, Donna, was responsive both before we got there and during our visit. Easy to work with. Nice place and good value.
Great location on North Shore near Hanalei Colony Resort. Kitchen/living/outside area perfect for relaxation before/after daily activities. Bedrooms smallish and AC a little noisy but plenty of room for clothing, beds were comfortable. Would stay here again.
My family had an excellent time staying at this property for 3 nights. Donna provided excellent instructions for check-in and was very responsive. The home was very comfortable and well-furnished, and was very conveniently located for going to Haena Stete park, and also within a 5 minute walk to the beach. Would recommend!
The hostess left a detailed binder with every operational thing you could want or need to know about the property, the island, nearby beaches, food, etc. I couldn't have had a better stay.
We loved this house and location! The lanai and yard are gorgeous and the place is just great for a small family!! All kitchen appliances were great and we enjoyed our stay
This home on the north shore of Kauai is a relaxing spot to enjoy all that Kauai has to offer. The great lanai (where the washer and dryer are located) makes for a great place to rest and play games. There are pros and cons to staying here, and I will list them now:
Pros: upstairs lanai, BBQ, well stocked kitchen, garden setting, walking distance to Tunnels and other beautiful beaches, approximately 10 minute drive to get to Hanalei for shops and food, private carport behind gate, located near jungle, beautiful Mountain View’s, and in a quiet neighborhood
Cons: while in a beautiful location, it is very remote relative to the rest of the island; beds were just average; relative to the photos, the house has been well loved and used and may be in need of a refresher; ants (keep everything in the fridge); this part of the island is subject to power outages and we experienced four outages within our 11-night stay; and lastly, cleanliness. The sheets are stained and had to be washed pretty much upon our arrival, the kitchen felt dirty and the dishes/pots&pans were greasy and not cleaned. The dishwasher smelled foul on arrival and had to be cleaned. The “master” bathroom felt grimy and was malodorous.
The property needs some maintenance that wasn't evident in the photos. We'll just leave it at that. We checked out after one day and went to stay elsewhere due to the condition of the property.
This was a great little house and a fantastic location (close to Tunnels beach). The price was very reasonable and it was comfortable. We would definitely stay here again in the future.
I don’t think we can add much to the previous reviews other than to say we loved it, thought it was a great value, and would definitely book again when we return. It gave us a wonderful opportunity to stay in an area unlike any other.
This was a very comfortable and large space for my family of four. The outdoor spaces are set up as an extension of the house and provide a great space to relax with fresh breezes and also a great place to lay back and watch the rain storms. This stay occurred during the partial road closures around princeville, and I was so happy we were able to travel freely to and from Haneli. The beaches up here are the best of Kaui ( in my opinion) and this house is really close to them all.
We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again!
Rent this house!
Donna is a wonderful host!
The house is located in the heavenly North-shore!
The house is well equipped for 2 to 4 people!
You will leave this house a relaxed and happy soul!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Barefoot Hideaway. It's conveniently located so you can walk to the beach a few blocks away. It's clean, well organized and nicely set up to cook meals at the house, which we like to do with our two kids. Donna is a very good host and very responsive. It's also reasonably priced compared to many places in the area. We'd go back again.
Very nice, well-furnished, good location. A bit noisy by the road
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeklong stay. The house was perfect for our needs, including a well equipped kitchen, tons of beach gear, and air conditioning to combat the heat. Donna was helpful and responsive in every way. The property is a very short walk to uncrowded and unspoiled beaches where world class sunsets greeted each evening. Having spent summers in Haena most of my youth, this was a trip down memory lane like no other. We miss it already! Thanks for opening your wonderful property up for our use.
The house is smaller but has everything you need and plenty of outdoor space to spread out. Neighborhood is very quiet and seemed safe. Perfect for two couples with two full baths and bedrooms or for a small family. Can easily walk to a beach to watch the sunsets. Very close to Hanalei which has everything you need on the north shore. Host was great to work with and communicated everything we needed to know exceptionally well. Well stocked house , easy to make meals if thats your thing!
We stayed May 9th - 15th, 2021 and absolutely loved our time in Haena and the North Shore. The house was stocked with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable, and also had all gear we needed for a day at the beach. The flora & fauna at the house and in the neighborhood was simply amazing. The drive from Hanalei into Haena offers breathtaking views, I wish we could live out there! This is a very quiet neighborhood and gave us quick access to everything we wanted to do on the North shore. You could walk to Hanalei Colony Resort which had a restaurant & bar. We made the quick 10 minute drive into Hanalei each morning for breakfast at our favorite cafe. Our host Donna was very helpful with letting us know current road conditions and schedules-Excellent communication from the host. Loved it there, we can't wait to come back next year!
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