Hale Ilima

Rates: $383 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 102 reviews)
County of Kauai Vacation Rental License # TVNC 1358 - State of Hawaii Business Registration #s GE-061-616-9472-01 & TA-061-616-9472-01- 24 hr guest contact: Keenan Driver @ 808-639-0772 (guest emergencies only) Please do not call this # to book reservations

Be advised: This transient vacation rental property is located in a tsunami Evacuation Zone. Evacuation procedures are detailed in the rental agreement, as well as posted inside the house.

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.

A stop at the Shrimp Station, or Island Tacos, 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
Outdoor and indoor dining options

Keywords: Kekaha, Ocean Front, Beach Cottage Registration Number: 130010850000, TA-061-616-9472-01, GE-061-616-9472-01

Hale Ilima Reviews

Carol H.
December 2023
Great location especially for a sunset. The area was quiet and safe. Must have a car to get to larger grocery store and all restaurants. During our stay, there is no visible beach in front of the house. Walked a half mile to the beach but road was safe. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

Carol H.
December 2023
Great location especially for a sunset. The area was quiet and safe. Must have a car to get to larger grocery store and all restaurants. During our stay, there is no visible beach in front of the house. Walked a half mile to the beach but road was safe. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

Philip and Kristine M.
December 2023
We all really enjoyed our stay! Wonderful ocean views and sunsets. Spacious and comfortable house with everything we needed for a special vacation in Kauai. Thank you.

Philip and Kristine M.
November 2023
We all really enjoyed our stay! Wonderful ocean views and sunsets. Spacious and comfortable house with everything we needed for a special vacation in Kauai. Thank you.

Melinda S.
November 2023
Nice time w family to relax and listen to waves

Leanne F.
November 2023
Spacious house and beautiful location. Nice sized deck to sit and enjoy the scenery and sounds of the ocean. The sunsets are amazing! Though you cannot swim where this house is located there are nice beaches close by. We enjoyed our stay!

October 2023
Beautiful location. Could use updates and be scrubbed a little better. Older.

Adriel C.
September 2023
My family enjoyed this beautiful home and this heavenly island! The sound of the waves crashing against the rocks across the street lulled us to sleep at night, and the roosters were our alarm clock. This was our second trip to Kauai but our first time exploring the southern coast - we can't wait to come back again! The beach house was tidy and well-stocked. Beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and even beach toys for the kids were all available. It was like a home away from home.

Samantha K.
August 2023
Perfect place to stay. Amazing home; amazing views.

Renetta S.
August 2023
We loved being across the street from the roaring sound of the ocean waves, crashing onto the rock wall. We sat out on the deck at night just to hear that sound. So awesome! We only stayed here at night because we were gone all day seeing the island and exploring. Just a suggestion to future renters: go find this house while it's still daylight out. We got there late at night and it was a little hard to find. Lol. But no worries once we found it. Kauai island is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we hope to visit again someday.

Joanne C.
July 2023
My nephew lives two streets away and we were attending his wedding. This property was extremely clean. They had window a/c units in the two bedrooms and two in the main living area. We enjoyed the front porch watching the waves crash and the boating activity. The kitchen was well appointed. It was a lovely stay and communication with Scott was great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. You will enjoy yourselves..

Stephen S.
July 2023
Wonderful ocean view on elevated wraparound porch… great location to attractions at NaPali, Waimea Canyon, Polihale Beach, Hanapepe, Salt Pond Beach etc. The property is spacious and capable of supporting family of 6. Great Room has ocean views and full kitchen. Bedrooms and baths are well equipped. Owner provides beach accessories which is fantastic. HVAC is provided by window units and could be improved but does the job well at night. Management is responsive and communicates well. Overall we had great stay and would stay again.

valorie c.
June 2023
fun weekend! house was convenient to our other rental and Scott was quick and kind to respond to my many questions-- view was really beautiful

Michael M.
June 2023
Easily accommodated 6 guests. Loved that we were so close to Waimea Canyon and Polihale.....one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen (make sure you have 4wd)

Karissa H.
June 2023
We loved our time here...everything a beach house should be....your home away from home! If you are looking for a laid back and relaxing, small town, friendly area, with beautiful views.....this is the place for you! The view off the lanai was amazing, a great way to start your morning, have a cup of coffee and watching the waves crashing. The house is right down from a local beach, no crowds which we loved, coming from Dallas, this was refreshing! Thank you so much for sharing a little piece of God's creation with us!

Elizabeth W.
May 2023
The property did have air conditioning BUT it was indicated in the description that they were window units and a free standing. It was miserable 80’s in the living room beginning mid afternoon. So much so that we couldn’t do any cooking since it would heat up the kitchen/living area even more.

Liana S.
March 2023
Loved it. The best rental house I have been in on Hawaii. Thank you for a great stay!

March 2023
This place was fantastic. My family and I enjoyed it so much. Extremely spacious, sleeps 6 people VERY comfortably. We were able to see whales from the front deck while enjoying morning coffee. Very close to town and the closest place you can basically stay to a beach that directly abuts the south side of the Na pali coast. Additionally, very close to the mountains to get to Waimea canyon. A little tricky to find driving up but if you do it in the daylight unlike us you will be fine.

Laura S.
February 2023
The property was exactly as advertised and very clean. The beach gear was a great perk. Would definitely recommend this property for any couples vacation.

Carrie R.
February 2023
Absolutely loved the view of the ocean from the house. Loved listening to the ocean as I slept. The beach where can swim is about 5 minute walk from the house and is stunning length of soft sand. Felt like had it to ourselves. I personally thought it was one of the best beaches on the island. There are boogie boards, snorkeling gear, other beach toys at the house and we had an awesome time in the ocean with those. Would definitely stay here again. Felt blessed to have found this home. Thank you and so grateful.

Jessica S.
February 2023
We celebrated an 18th and 16th birthday with our daughters on this trip. We had plenty of space, beautiful long beach and it was nearly empty so we were able to have many gorgeous walks and pictures. Sunsets are gorgeous and you can hear the waves crashing in. Would def stay there again 🌈

Shelli R.
January 2023
What a fantastic way to start our holiday. Loved sitting on the lanai listening to the roars of the ocean. We also saw whales from the lanai our first day. Plenty if space in the house, perfect location.

Neal W.
December 2022
This is a very comfortable and well-appointed place in a great location for visiting the west side of the island. Beautiful views!

Scott N.
October 2022
We had a terrific trip and were very happy to have booked this property. 2 adults traveling with our 12-yr-old daughter, stayed 11 nights in mid July. Hosts were prompt & thorough with pre-checkin info as well as with q&a of local area prior to trip. The house was very clean and ready for us upon arrival. We only had 1 minor maintenance issue during stay and the local on-call maintenance man had it fixed within the hour. The location was perfect for a family trip (quiet local neighborhood with many permanent residents / non-touristy area) with literally 1 min 30 sec drive north to public beach w/ lifeguards, 15 -20 min drive south to Salt Pond Beach (snorkel / boogie board beach with lifeguards). Only 5 min drive to local restaurants/shops/grocery (no national / commercial chain restaurants/stores in town but those options avail 20 min+). Kitchen is fully stocked pots/pans etc., and we made majority of our meals right at the house with local groceries, and enjoyed the front row ocean views during meals. Gas grill on the lanai was very handy as well to grill up fish & lobster tails. Some beach chairs/boogie boards/masks/fins provided by house! We had the good fortune to meet many nice local residents, including Allen (older gentleman who does the lawn and grounds maintenance) who took his own time after work to introduce us to some of his local friends who have horses / goats / sheep after learning of our daughter’s interest in animals. Many great local shops and food stands to support the local economy. We did a boat / snorkel tour that was only 20-30 min from house. FYI’s regarding house / location. For travelers desiring 24-7 low temp AC (maybe Hawaii in July not your best bet to begin with) but… main portion of this house (open layout Kitchen/dining/liv room/ and the main bathroom & queen bedroom) all get a warm (mid -high 70’s) in afternoon despite two ac units covering this section of house (queen bedroom and main bathroom have no AC units). Ceiling fans in all rooms kept air circulating nicely. The 2 back bedrooms (master and guest) stay very cool 24-7 with window ac units. Also, this location will require drive time to reach East or North parts of Island. You cannot drive the full perimeter of island so will backtrack south, which keeps this neighborhood quiet/less traffic, but will require time to reach east/north areas. Overall excellent property and we hope to return to this property again! Highly recommend!!

Laurie R.
September 2022
Amazing home, quiet location. Celebrated 2 milestone birthdays, ate poke most days. Salt Pond was our favorite beach. Viewed the Nā Pali Coast by land, air and then sea. A trip we will never ever forget. Mahalo.

Kat S.
August 2022
The beach house was very nice - spacious and beautifully decorated. We all loved the lanai, where we had many meals together and enjoyed the amazing view of the ocean.

Andrew H.
July 2022
Definitely would come back! Very clean and easy access to everything local.

Laurie H.
July 2022
This is a spacious comfortable home near the beach and Waimea Canyon. Loved the lanai! There is a lot of traffic on the road out front. We did have an issue with internet but property manager found a work around for us! Would recommend!

July 2022
We loved the house. It was exactly as described, with good kitchen equipments and a lot of beach gears, all sizes!! Even during hot weather, the house stayed cold with the air conditioning. The beach is very closed and with really few people, not like the crowded beaches in Poi’pu. The house was pretty big. We were a family of 5 and there was definitely enough space for all of us. At night and during the day, the area was really calm. The house is also well positioned, between the beaches and close to Waimea canyon. We’ll come back for our next trip to Kauai!!

shiree t.
May 2022
Everything is as pictured. Scott, the local host and property manager was exceedingly gracious and efficient, taking care of some issues I was experiencing. Took care of all requests promptly. Mahalo, Scott! It was an amazing stay!

Adam F.
March 2022
Perfect for relaxing to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore; Beautiful views; Great value for our Hawaii vacation. We began planning our trip for April of 2020, and finally got to go in February of 2022. 5 friends fit comfortably in this spacious home. The lanai provided a perfect spot to begin and end each day. We appreciated the ample supply of beach and snorkel gear provided.

Richard Z.
February 2022
The unit was exceptionally clean. The kitchen was well stocked with everything necessary for a long stay and all instructions were very clear. Nice ac in the bedrooms and living room. Fantastic array of beach stuff provided—multiple beach chairs and umbrellas and enough snorkel and flotation gear for a small army. The only drawback was the street in front of the house was nearly always busy, but the wonderful view from inside made this a minor issue.

Zach P.
February 2022
The house was in such a great location. Since it was on the west side of the island, we were able to see some spectacular sunsets from the porch and from Kekaha beach, just about one hundred yards away. The home itself was amazing as well. Nice wrap around deck with palm trees lining the property. We utilized the beach chairs and snorkel gear almost every day. While we only used the grill once, it was clean and a nice option to have. Highly recommend this place!

David L.
February 2022
Lovely well appointed historic style cottage with all you might need for your relaxed west side vacation. Great selection of beach chairs, towels etc. Sunsets from the lanai overlooking Ni'ihau and can see whales from the lanai. Close to early visits to Koke'e is a wonderful advantage over the rest of the crowds. Great location to go to Port Allen for cruises or restaurants. Polihale trip is closer from here and it takes a while to drive the dirt road. Poipu only 20 minutes away. WONDERFUL!! Mahalo!

Amanda W.
February 2022
This house was perfect for our family of 5! There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the lanai and you can hear the ocean at night. It was very spacious and we never felt crowded. Great kitchen with plenty of pots & pans, and we used the grill almost every day. Huge bonus was the cupboard on the lanai with tons of snorkeling gear, water shoes, boogie boards and other beach gear. Thanks for the wonderful stay!

Jeff S.
January 2022
Lovely bright sunny home with amazing view of ocean. Well stocked, clean with everything we needed.

Lynn D.
December 2021
The beach house is spacious and the king size bed was very comfortable. Unfortunately, we had so much rain that our family on the mainland contacted us to make sure we were ok! There was quite a bit of traffic from early to late, so much so that we kept wondering where all these people were going, as the end of the road is not far! Easy walk to Kekaha Beach is a plus! We would stay here again!

Jordan C.
December 2021
Great house for a family. Perfect evening sunsets, lots of beach gear and a well stocked kitchen. Close to Waimea Canyon if you want to hike. We struggled finding restaurants closeby and did have to drive a bit but we were on island time so it was all good. Will definitely stay here again!

Susie M.
December 2021
Our family spend 5 nights in this beautiful cottage. If you want to get away from the bustling, touristy areas, this is an ideal location! Authentic, residential area with very friendly people, and you can have the beautiful beach - which is a few minute walk - to yourself. The house is spacious, well equipped with beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. Highly recommend it.

Jed S.
November 2021
Great property. Wish I could have enjoyed more sunsets. Spent a lot of time on the east side due to visiting family and friends, therefore missed out on making it back in time for sunset.

Aalana V.
November 2021
Our first trip to Hawaii and it did not disappoint! The home was beautiful, clean, and right across the street from the ocean! The renters were easy to reach and got back to me in a timely manner! They provided us with information around the island, such as things to do, places to eat! It was wonderful! I would highly recommend staying here to friends and family! If we ever make it back we’d definitely want to stay here again!

cindy f.
November 2021
This rental is fantastic! We had the best time staying here. The property was just right for our stay. They had everything we needed for our1st stay in Kauai. Would love to go back...

Sherri G.
October 2021
Very comfortable house, fully stocked with everything you need.

Jacqueline M.
September 2021
We loved our 11 night stay in Kekaha, the house was absolutely wonderful. This was our 5th trip to Kauai and we always stay in Kekaha, its quaint, quite and friendly. See ya next year, Aloha.

Henry B.
August 2021
When we booked I was looking for seclusion and lots of sand. The location delivered, being a 5 minute walk from miles of beach. The house was perfect for our family of five: clean, spacious enough, and great for meals at "home". Only negative was that it got pretty warm in the house every afternoon and AC struggled to keep up.

Emily W.
July 2021
This house was perfect for our family of five. It was clean, roomy and a great location. Some early morning coffee on the beach kicked off the day for mom and dad while the kiddos slept in just across the street in their comfy beds. Then we usually got out of the house for a pretty drive up the canyon, some snorkeling or boogie board time. The house has a great stockpile of beach gear, fins, chairs and a cooler. Every detail was looked after and we wanted for nothing. We'd love to come stay here again! The host was welcoming and communicative and the house was just right. Thanks for having us!

Jennifer M.
July 2021
Lovely home in a quiet part of the island. Wonderful sandy beach across the street!

Rita L.
June 2021
Very nice home. Thank you for letting us stay.

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