Punana Aloha

Rates: $385 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KT (sleeps 2)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 117 reviews)
Retreat from the cares of the world in this tastefully furnished, one-bedroom, one-bath, oceanfront home.

TVR #5082

Punana Aloha, which means 'Love Nest' in Hawaiian, is a one-bedroom, one-bath hideaway on incomparable Anini Beach. Constructed of natural cedar throughout, this cottage is the perfect choice for a vacation to simply 'get away from it all.' Restricted to a maximum of two guests, the cottage is ideal for honeymoons or anniversaries.

Located on Kauai's verdant North Shore, Anini Beach is a haven for the traveler who wants to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Hawaii. Protected by a large outer reef, the quiet waters of Anini are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, and sunning.

Follow Anini Road almost to the spot where it dead ends at Anini Stream (the last quarter mile is unpaved and may be a little bumpy) and you will find Punana Aloha on a beautifully landscaped half acre of land fronting the ocean. The ocean view is unobstructed, and your toes will touch the sand of the beach less than 75 yards from the front door.

Features include 896 square feet of living area with two covered lanais, two reclining chairs in living room, built-in desk/office area, daybed, comfortable king-sized bed in bedroom, full bathroom with tub/shower, ceiling fans, washer and dryer, telephones, large charcoal barbeque/smoker, chaise lounges, and beach chairs.

The fully-equipped kitchen contains solid oak cabinets with a large pantry, a four-burner gas range with oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, six-foot bar/serving counter/cooking island, coffee maker, rice cooker/steamer, toaster, blender, mixer, etc.

The living room has a home entertainment center which includes a 27-inch color cable Smart TV .

We provide FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS (DSL), FREE UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE CALLING (within the USA), CALLER ID, 3 WAY CALLING, AND *69 (enabling you to dial the last number who called you). There is a cordless phone in the kitchen area, and one more in the bedroom. The kitchen phone also has an answering machine.

Punana Aloha is fully permitted as a transient vacation rental by the County of Kauai. Our Non Conforming Use Certificate number is 5082.
Please note that this property is in a Tsunami Zone as most beachfront property on the island. Detailed information regarding the corresponding evacuation is provided at the accommodation.

Keywords: House Registration Number: TA-072-887-5008-01, GE-072-887-5008-01, 530070090000

Punana Aloha Reviews

James K.
January 2024
Absolutely Beautiful Location & House. Be ready for that last 2 Blocks in very rough needs Gravel & Grading. GREAT TIME.

deb n.
January 2024
We had the most magical amazing time at Anini beach! The cottage was perfect for my husband and I and we loved the location. Lots of walks and beach time. We saw turtles sunning on our beach and snorkeling was amazing. Suzi was an amazing host and very responsive to all our needs. We will be back again!

Jennifer M.
December 2023
First off I’d like thank the owner, Suzi. Very responsive and helpful. PROS: house is secluded and very private. You have the beach directly in front of the house and the house is nestled in the trees. Really beautiful. CONS: located in a questionable area. Seemed to be a lot of homeless campers camping on Anini Beach and in their cars. Many walk down the dirt road towards the house and are living out of their cars. Not a big deal, we were just surprised to see this. Definitely not just your local surfers. The house is dated. Needs a new bed frame, new fans (they barely worked), new drapes (they were dirty and moldy). The oven broke our second night. Suzi was great and got there the next day, but we didn’t have an oven for the rest of our stay. We could have pushed for her to get a new one, but we really just wanted some privacy. House needs more amenities. Kleenex, more towels, blankets, pens. The beach chairs were rusted and old. The furnishings were a little uncomfortable. Needs a new couch. This house has so much potential but it just wasn’t super cozy for us. As mentioned, the owner is great and the location is okay, but the house was a huge turn off for us. I would like to mention that Suzi did give us a 10% refund for the oven inconvenience.

Dean H.
November 2023
Incredible location and facility. Perfect for two. Behind the house is dense jungle. Front yard opens to the ocean maybe 70 yards away. Calm warm ocean. The pictures for the listing don’t do the property justice. It looks good in the pictures but wait till you stand there in person. There is nothing more the property needs. You will enjoy it.

Barbara B.
October 2023
If you need total down time this is the place! We WILL be back next year

Ernest S.
August 2023
This is truly a wonderful place--beautiful location, very comfortable. We wish we were still there!

Lucianna M.
August 2023
Had such an amazing stay and cannot wait to come back. It was perfect.

Drew M.
August 2023
This house at the end of Anini road is very special. If you want a wonderful house for a peaceful vacation this is the one. Being from Louisiana I was a little nervous about no AC in July but it was no problem. The house cools down nicely and no AC was never an issue. Suzi is great and checked in with us a couple times when there was a tropical storm passing, she even went out of her way to go purchase flashlights and drop them off at the house in case the electricity went out. The house has just about everything you would need, two tommy bahama beach chairs, a small cooler, an assortment of spices in the kitchen, the washer and drier are awesome. So from the house to the view to Anini beach to the hosts everything is perfect! Thanks Bob and Suzi ... we hope to return to Kauai one day and we definitely hope to stay at Punana Aloha again!

Craig S.
July 2023
Quiet, charming, very private house with views of the beach and greenery. Suzy is very attentive. Will return.

Michelle E.
July 2023
We had an amazing stay. Suzi was so responsive and helped us with things to do to make our trip complete. The house was very clean in a great location. Less than a minute you are on a beautiful secluded beach. We would definitely stay here again!

Michael A.
July 2023
What a great place! At the end of Anini beach road the house is quiet and set back on a hill. Bed is comfortable, kitchen well stocked, nice porch to sit on and great breezes. You can snorkel off the beach right out front. Suzi came by and welcomed us the first day and to answer any questions. We were out and about every day. Stop at Costco or the Safeway in Kaapa to stock up. You'll need to bring or rent snorkel gear, everything else is on hand. The washer dryer were great as this was our second week/island. The last .2 miles of the road as mentioned is quite rough. You can certainly rent a higher ground clearance vehicle but after the first day we got pretty good at picking our way along very slowly with a standard nidsize Overall what a great spot and we had an awesome trip. We were so lucky to find and book ths place

Elizabeth F.
June 2023
My husband and I had the most relaxing and peaceful getaway at this beautiful home. The location is absolutely perfect. The host was so friendly and made us feel at home. We hope to go back some day!

Denise F.
June 2023
This lovely little cottage sits on a huge lot that backs up to what I can only describe as a jungle. It is literally steps from the ocean and sits near the end of the road so it's very private and quiet. There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the living room and a nice outdoor covered patio. Great for having a cup of coffee in the morning or dinner in the evening. The kitchen and living room are much larger than expected. You won't be disappointed!!

Peggy J.
May 2023
Love the property- so private and quiet- with a short walk to a near empty beach!

Michael D.
March 2023
Just returned from our stay. We were looking for privacy and seclusion, and this cottage fit the bill perfectly. It is situated on the small bluff up from the road, with a beautiful beach just steps away. Suzi introduced herself and was very gracious. The king bed was very comfortable. We appreciated the kitchen and washer/dryer. The appliances could use updating and we would have liked a window unit AC during the Kona winds, but we didn't miss a beat and cooked breakfast nearly every morning. Like another reviewer said, consider renting a 4x4 if staying here because the last 0.2 miles of road is unpaved and pretty bumpy/sinky and needs to be negotiated at a snails pace like a tank going through a minefield.

Lynne Rose M.
March 2023
Oh my goodness, this Anini Beach house is perfect for any couple who seeks comfortable and gracious accommodations with literally all the comforts of home, warm romantic starry nights with a glass of wine on the lanai, long sandy uncrowded beaches with magical snorkeling conditions just outside the front door, and the feeling of being a local in one of the most beautiful and lush places on earth. I can’t overstate the significant charms this beach house has to offer. Suzi’s warm welcoming nature made us feel immediately at home, and we appreciated her advice as to the general lay of the land (and sea!). We had just the best Kauai stay imaginable, and can’t wait to return to this adorable and obviously well-loved home on Anini Beach.

susan c.
March 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at a lovely traditional hawaiin cottage on a beautiful beach.

Diane M.
February 2023
This home is located on the quiet end of Anini Beach. It has a somewhat camp-like feel, which we liked. The views from the house and the sound of the ocean are truly amazing. This rental was equipped with just about everything we needed. If we ran out of something, we simply replaced it. Suzi was very good about answering our questions and making sure we were enjoying our stay. We found the king bed to be very comfortable. We recommend renting a Jeep or another vehicle with high clearance as the last bit of road before the driveway is a bit rough. The good thing about this is that very few vehicles come down to this end of the road. The swimming and snorkeling are very good at this end of Anini beach.

Lois M.
January 2023
This airy bungalow was delightful, with Anini Beach right across the road, as promised. Everything - from the accommodations to the view to the household conveniences was exactly as advertised. We loved the privacy and the easy access in and out. Thank you!!

Mary F.
January 2023
Lots of room to spread out, well-equipped kitchen and beautiful surroundings. We love the natural cedar walls and ceilings, the ceiling fans and the tile floors and counters. The view of the ocean from the main room, kitchen and lanai are enchanting, and the beach is just just a short walk away. Hosts very responsive. There was more traffic and activity than we expected for being at the end of the road, but the house is set back and very private. A special vacation getaway!

derek f.
October 2022
Although we have been to Kauai many times, this was the first time we stayed at a cottage. It was just the right size for the two of us and had everything we needed. We loved the stars at night and coffee on the beach in the early morning. The geckos in the kitchen were delightful. We spent the week snorkeling in the mornings and relaxing with a book in the afternoon. We were content to stay put and enjoy the peacefulness, we barely went anywhere else. A week of Paradise!

Tamera M.
October 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful time, we were married two years prior, but do to covid it took longer for our honeymoon, we would love to come back in the future.

ciaran B.
October 2022
We had an amazing vacation at this getaway on Anini Beach. If you are looking to get off the grid and disconnect in a peaceful location, this is the place for you.

Kurt P.
October 2022
Private. Cozy. Location. Space. Has it all.

Joe T.
September 2022
Very nice home in great location.

kelly s.
September 2022
We had the best time. There were times we were at the beach and it was just us and the chickens. Just what we need to really escape the noise of the city. We had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Big thanks to the Suzi and Bob for sharing their home!

Vickie a.
September 2022
We loved our stay on Anini beach! The property is in a prime location and and oh so peaceful. It’s ,meticulously cared for and the opener Suzi was responsive when we had questions.

kenneth w.
August 2022
We always love returning to the North Shore...your lovely cottage at the end of Anini Beach was absolutely perfect! Provisioned as advertised, set back from the road it was the ideal location & provided us with a wonderful home base from which to explore and play! We'll be back... Thank you Bob & Suzi

Kristy S.
August 2022
we will be back and we've referred two friends. The bathroom, it's definetly time for a little TLC and upgrade. Everything else was absolutely perfection!

Elizabeth M.
August 2022
Bob and Suzi's rental is a dream come true, absolutely perfect for a couple's getaway. I can't overstate how gorgeous it is, how special to wake up there every morning. The home had everything we needed, it's in a great location and you really never even need to leave if you don't want to. Thank you so much for sharing your little slice of heaven with us, Bob and Suzi. We really hope we'll be back.

christian c.
July 2022
It was a wonderful stay hope to do it again

Dan H.
July 2022
The whole process from finding the property in line, booking through checkout was flawless. The house was everything as promised and the location unbearable. Thanks Bob and Suzuki for letting us enjoy this magical home. We will be back.

Bill S.
July 2022
Quiet hideaway at the end of the road. Didn't take long to settle in and feel like home. Feeding the chickens and talking with the local foilboarders. We loved it. Thank you Suzi

Jonathan L.
June 2022
We loved being away from a lot of people in this cozy yet spacious house. The early morning birdsong was delightful and the beach was a 30 second walk away. This place is well stocked and the bed so comfy. Suzi was a gracious and attentive host. Highly recommended

Candace K.
June 2022
A lovely, comfortable cottage right across the road from Anini Beach. Except for short ventures out for food, we spent all of our time here. No need to go anywhere else!

Kathe E.
May 2022
Wonderful home. More in the traditional Local style of a working taro land house when one would stay while working the land. Wonderful family history for this land and home. Older home but completely filled with everything needed for any length of stay. End of road rough in and out but also was graded while there and made driving much easier on car and our bodies. Go slow and get a higher above ground car and all will be fine. Protected Beach access directly across the dirt road front yard. Extremely quiet except for the wild roosters everywhere. Have to drive in and out about 3 miles in to house once off main road. Hanalei and Princeville about another couple of miles for Princeville and approx 5 more miles to Hanalei. Quite easy. Washer and dryer great to have and use, bed very comfortable, TV, cable easy and water pressure was great. Views from house were nice and serene. Dinners on the covered patio also a really nice way to wind down after day trips out and about around the island exploring the Canyon, mou tains, trails, other beaches, lighthouse, botanical gardens, other towns, coffee growers. All just great. Loved the slower pace overall of everything. A relaxing vacation.

May 2022
We are truly grateful for staying at the beautiful Punana Aloha house. We had a memorable time. It was a treat to return to the home and spend the evenings preparing meals in the bbq grill out in the patio/lanai. The house is very clean, comfortable and welcoming. We hope to return and visit again. Thank you Bob and Suzi for allowing us to stay at the Punana Aloha Hale! And thanks to the roosters, chickens and their baby chicks for greetings us everyday during our stay!

Carl H.
April 2022
This was a perfect place for our stay. Anini is an extra-ordinary location! Very few people, quiet, gorgeous. The house is just a hop away. Nice to have a real house not a condo feeling resort. Well equipped kitchen. Nice patio on side of house.

James D.
February 2022
Beautiful views, quiet, quaint accommodations. Great location away from all the traffic and crowds. Good place to get away from everything. Consider renting a jeep, the mustang we rented bottomed out a few times on the road getting here. We enjoyed the company of chickens in the morning. They made sure we didn't miss a minute of sunshine. Asthmatics beware there isn't any A/C and the night air, while pleasent, had me using my inhaler more often then usual. Take your allergy meds with you. I feel I should comment on others posting concerning the house. It is dated. We didn't mind that at all, we came here for the sun and peace and quiet. While this is not a "fancy" place, it is perfect for those looking for respite from the cold. The house had everything we needed. Internet worked great and our cellular phones never rang "no service ", which was a welcome plus 😀. We came here on our 20th anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better place to reconnect. The Island traffic is not good. Be prepared for long drive times for short trips. Rent snorkeling gear on your way here and swim out to the reef for some great fish and turtle watching.

John S.
February 2022
This house has a nice ocean view but also the view is over a grassy yard where chickens and egrets frolicked. The beach is just out of the yard and very present and not at all crowded. The living room had a large window to take on the view and was comfortable. This was a great place to relax and enjoy north Kauai!

Christian B.
December 2021
Be back soon! Mahalo Suzy & Bob you guys are the best. Perfect sucluded location.

Leslie L.
September 2021
Lovely grounds and beautiful location at the "end of the road." Close enough to Hanalei and Princeville restaurants & shops, but quiet, private and "away from it all." Comfortable bed and all the basics you need; pictures are accurate. One of our best vacations ever! View is beautiful. The water in front is quite shallow for swimming (at least this time of year), but just walk down the road/beach and you'll be with the turtles and colorful fish in no time. Just amazing!

Deborah W.
September 2021
This quaint cottage nestled in a lush garden with an ocean view provides the perfect place to relax and unwind. The beach is at the end of the driveway. The water is clear, warm, and shallow; a lovely spot for hours of sunbathing, reading, wading, and daydreaming.

John T.
August 2021
It is difficult to imagine a couple's getaway location that could be more perfect. This amazing house is furnished with everything you need, and then some (incl. good Internet). It is secluded at the end of a quiet beach road on the northern shore of Kauai, and the Pacific Ocean is visible from everywhere. The waters are protected by a reef, providing wonderful snorkeling and swimming at high tide, and beautiful beach walks anytime. It is just a few minutes from the small town of Kilauea, where there are several good restaurants, a wonderful grocery store, a medical center and pharmacy, and a great small-town feel. We had an amazing week on Kauai, and this terrific house was one of the main reasons. Amazing hosts thought of everything.

Jeffery P.
August 2021
The property was well situated on the beach in a quaint neighborhood with easy access. It was quiet, charming, and fun. We would easily come back again someday

Megan W.
August 2021
The perfect spot to stay. Not to be missed for privacy and relaxation.

David B.
July 2021
You won't find a better priced place on the most relaxing beach in Kauai in my opinion, Anini Beach. Yard is huge. Very relaxing ambiance. There are some holes in road for 100 yards or so prior to entering home which make it a little bumpy initially leaving and right before arriving. Best if you have 4 wheel drive but 2 wheel drive fine driving slowly.

Kirsten H.
July 2021
A charming house set against tropical foliage where we could walk across the lawn to the beach in 2 minutes. Peaceful, a great variety of birds and a nice private patio to sit on. If you want a place "away from it all" this is the one!

Irene N.
July 2021
We had a great time at Kauai. Wonderful quiet place in a great location with excellent views. The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. Very good internet speed. We would definitely recommend to stay there!

Mark S.
June 2021
Likely the best place to stay on the island. Secluded, peaceful, serene, and breathtakingly beautiful. Everything you need is close by, everything you want is right there. Sun, sea, sand, and lots of gorgeous plants and animals. The spot right betwixt jungle and beach. Just amazing. Would definitely book again. Thank you 🙏🙏🙏

March 2010
Staying at the Punana Aloha was the very best vacation of our lives. We found it easy to be "home" everyday and enjoy the north shore offerings. The cottage is inviting, comfortable, and very well stocked. Bob and Dottie are warm and caring people that make you feel a part of their family. We will stay here again without any second thougts. Thank you for such an outstanding vacation. We even loved the chickens and miss their crowing:)

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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