This home is located right at the ocean with easy access to the beach. We had some unforeseen upon arrival but working closely with Patrick and Jules they were able to resolve things in a few days and really went the extra mile. On your way from the airport, stop at Costco for bulk items (eggs, bacon, liquor, chips, etc.) There is a Safeway near Costco so get things that perish quicker from here and in reasonable quantity. There is also a local market in Waimea if you need emergency items you missed. Waimea Canyon is a short drive from the house and absolutely do not miss Polihale Beach. The road is not paved and quite bumpy but you will not regret the adventure. It's a very short distance from the house.
There is some road noise when sitting on the Lanai, but honestly, you won't even mind it because you're looking out at the ocean all day. Kekaha is much more quiet than many of the other locations on Kauai; and it's the dry side of the island so it doesn't get a ton of rain which is great if you enjoy the sunny weather. However, any short drive on the island you'll likely enjoy a pop up rain shower every now and then. Overall a great visit and we looking forward to visiting the island again. Thank you Patrick and Jules !!
Overall we enjoyed our trip to the Island and liked the location. The area where the house is located, is a nice spot with an excellent view of the sea. The house is in a very quiet area with a short drive to the "Tourist" spots.
The house itself has a very nice entertaining area inside and out. We absolutely loved the deck area and outdoor area by the bbq pit. The bedrooms and bathrooms are nice and the kitchen is moderately stocked.
Unfortunately for us though, the house air conditioning was out for our trip. It is not uncommon for houses in Hawaii to not have AC, but one of our criteria when we were looking for houses was to have it. We were travelling with young children and older grandparents and trying to get to sleep when the house is in the 80s Fahrenheit was a little rough.
The hosts provided a discount after the trip and genuinely seemed to care about our situation. The circumstances were a bit against us, but if we are looking outside our moment in time, I think the house will suit most families.
This home is a little bit of a drive from the North shore, but our family enjoyed having the space this home supplied, and the view is beautiful! We loved sitting on the porch swing and enjoying the view of the ocean!! The master suite was so nice for our small children. Jules was great to work with, and took care of the few things we needed. We would highly recommend.
Beautiful home and setting . Beat host family ever the home accommodated 10 grownups…our whole family and was in a great location
You can't beat the view on the lanai, saw multiple whales and dolphin pods. It's so peaceful to have breakfast on the porch swing or enjoy the hammock. Comfortable bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms, easily accommodated 8 adults and 3 infants. My 3 year old particularly enjoyed the fire truck and race car toddler beds. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes, nice grill outdoors, large dining room table worked well for playing family games. Tons of fridge and freezer space (there are two) and laundry to use. Patrick and Jules are very responsive via text and gave us recommendations for where to find local fruit stands and markets, we felt very at home here in their quiet neighborhood
What a fantastic home base to return to each day after exploring the island. Our party of 9 included 4 grandparents, 2 parents, and 3 teens. Our favorite part was sitting on the 2nd floor lanai, spotting whales on the horizon. The second floor has the common living areas, laundry, a small bedroom (with a double or queen bed) and a large master bedroom/bath/walk in closet room (with baby beds). Three more bedrooms on the ground floor, all with bathrooms and king beds. We also used one of the pull out sofa beds on the second floor and it was very comfy. The McClean family was helpful in every way, and blessed us several times with unexpected favors. We would stay there again in a second.
Jules and Patrick were perfect hosts. Their home is absolutely amazing. All amenities you could possibly need. The property is even nicer than it appears in photos. Our group of 8 adults were super comfortable. Every room has own bath/shower. Jules gave us many great recommendations and was super responsive when we had a question. MAHALO…for sharing your beautiful home!!!
For starters, Waimea is the place to stay on Kauai for families and this is the house to stay. the property is in great condition, Jules and Patrick are the best hosts and communicate frequently and that view is to die for. we would spend every morning and every evening as a family sitting, eating and drinking on the deck.
A most amazing house for our Son’s Kauai wedding. Every morning we gathered on the deck overlooking the ocean watching the waves hitting the rocks and drinking our coffee. We had nine people here but there are so many rooms with King size beds with own bathrooms it was wonderful. Our 10 year grandson got his own queen size bedroom/bathroom and was beyond happy not to have to share. The littles had car beds they made into forts and couldn’t have been happier. For our 60th bday party we used the grill for chicken and hamburgers and hosted 16 family members comfortably. Would not have been able to do this in a condo. Huge kitchen. So many bath/beach towels, beach toys, boogie boards.. everything was here. Last but not least.. A/c:) we went to other relatives condos that did not have A/c. Amazing home and grateful for opportunity to share it together.
Jules was so kind to welcome us and give us so many local tips, full of aloha!!
We loved the location, close to Waimea Canyon, small towns, uncrowded beaches, incredible view from the lanai. The bedrooms were perfect for multiple generations, plenty of space, bathrooms, big kitchen, beautiful grounds, “happy hour” around the grill/bar, beach gear to borrow was much appreciated. Just perfect!
We had a wonderful stay! Large home , cute yard. Extremely helpful and nice owners. Aloha!
We stayed for two weeks Hale La. The property was in a great location. We were a family of ten and there was more than enough space for our family. The house was equipped with anything you could possibly imagined in the kitchen as well as beach towels, toys, water shoes, etc. The communication with the property owner, Patrick and his wife, Jules was excellent. They kept us informed on events in the area and were right there to help with any issue that arose which were very few. We are already planning our next visit back to Hale La. I'm sure anyone would be happy staying at Hale La.
My stay was a pandemic-delayed, multi generational, retirement celebration from me to my family. Starting w/ the booking process of Hale La, a few years ago, through my 4 week stay, I found the owners, Patrick and Jules, to be incredibly KIND, responsive and accommodating. The house itself, is TO DIE FOR! I will forever miss the ocean views from the balcony. The kitchen had every pot, pan, utensil, electric device, etc that we could possibly want/need. We were blown away by the stash of every conceivable beach-related equipment, including pool shoes (which you’ll need for most of the beaches). The beds were comfy. If young children are in your group, the house has you covered - crib, pack-n-play, high chair, booster seat, etc. TV has lots of channels, though we spent most of our time on the ocean-facing deck. Strong wifi. A grocery store is just a few miles away in Waimea, though Costco got most of our grocery and gas money. The neighborhood is quiet, except for some intermittent road noise and chickens. (It IS Kauai, after all).
It was an idyllic stay in Hale La on an idyllic island. Mahalo to Patrick and Jules.
This house was amazing, perfect for my family (8 total) though we could have comfortably had a few more in the house. The house can easily accommodate large groups hanging out in the living room/kitchen/balcony area and because the rooms are all spacious and have their own bathrooms, it is easy to get private time away from the group if needed. The property owners were very communicative and helpful via text. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a big house with easy access to the beach.
It was a perfect house for heading out each day to explore the Island, and then gathering each night to cook a meal and dine together as we watched the sunset over the ocean.
Overall quite wonderful!!!! Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises! Owner very responsive to our needs when slight problems with air conditioning! Fixed immediately! We highly recommend going to the Garden Island and this is an awesome place to stay! Very comfortable for 7 people! Mahalo!
The house was great, very accommodating for a group of 10, great ocean views, clean and easy. Couldn’t of asked for a better stay, we will be back.
Great experience for a group of 6 friends.
Property has everything from the best views, kitchen supplies, to number of rooms and bathrooms.
Would be back to stay here.
Patrick was awesome to work with on our vacation. The house was exactly as listed online. We loved our stay and hope to return in the future!!
Having 5 bedrooms and 5 baths made this house the perfection option for my group of adults. The house was spacious and well-appointed, and it’s proximity to Waimea Canyon, Barking Sands, Polihale, and small boat harbors (for Na Pali tours) can’t be beat. Would absolutely stay here again!
Wonderful experience! Bedrooms were plenty big with numerous bathrooms for our group. Best part was sitting on the deck watching the ocean. It made it so hard to leave- but we will definitely be back! It’s a drive to pretty much anywhere, but so worth it.
House was perfect for our needs, Parrick was very responsive and helpful. Will miss the amazing sunsets and the relaxation. Definitely would stay here again.
Beautiful balcony, spectacular view, comfortable home, close proximity to many amazing sites (canyon, beaches), and incredibly helpful owner. The only thing worth mentioning as a precaution is that the shoreline across the street isn’t really for swimming. BUT, just a short walk in either direction or, even better, a short drive to Polihale makes the location really worthwhile. We would have enjoyed many more nights there.
Very large spacious house, perfect for extended families. Well equipped kitchen, good wi-fi and large screen TV. Comfortable beds. 3 miles from Waimea, the closet town. Very accommodating host.
We loved our time at this beautiful home on the coast in Kekaha! Our favorite part of the house was the porch. The hammock and swing were perfect touches. We had a big family group of 10 and the many rooms and bathrooms worked out just right. We liked the location away from the busiest tourist parts of the island and enjoyed the peacefulness of each morning and evening spent on the porch. It’s also a great location to get out to the western side of the island for sunsets on the beach or up in Waimea canyon. The beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, buckets, umbrella, and coolers were very much appreciated and used on multiple trips around the island exploring its many beautiful beaches. Thank you for the clean and well-kept house that we got to call home for the week!
The house was very nice and we liked how four of the five bedrooms had en-suite bathrooms. We loved the lanai looking out over the ocean. We did appreciate the air conditioning. We enjoyed the beach supplies that were provided. It was a great house for our needs. It isn’t close to many tourist destinations but very close to Waimea Canyon which we were aware of before reserving it.
Overall, we had a good experience here. My family enjoyed the gorgeous oceanfront view as we ate breakfast every morning at the house. The home is spacious and the 8 of us had enough room to sprawl out. Patrick is very personable and friendly, but I think communication leading up to the trip could've been better, as I had a really packed schedule at work and would've preferred to receive an email or text regarding check-in instructions, as opposed to a phone call, but eventually received it in written form.
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