Anini Kai

Rates: $950 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Bed types: (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 4.97 (from 63 reviews)

NEWLY REMODELED TOP TO BOTTOM -3 Primary en suite Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, Sofa Sleeper, Front Lanai, large Back Screened Lanai, Fruit Grove, Ocean View.
Anini Kai, is a luxury beach home located on the North Shore of Kaua'i (TVNCU#-4219 & SP-2011-13). Newly remodeled with top of the line appliances and finishes, this home is spacious, comfortably furnished and well-maintained. This family-friendly retreat is only 100 steps down a secluded path from scenic Anini Beach and Reef. Anini is the largest reef in the Hawaiian Island chain and shelters Anini Beach providing fantastic swimming and snorkeling conditions, gentle wave action, and year-around warm water. Large waves can be found a short distance east of the home for those who surf. Guests find it easy to relax at this location and should feel motivated to explore the neighborhood, beautiful sandy beach and shallow water features of the inner reef zone. Anini Kai has its own grove, spice plants and large front and back yard areas. Fruit trees on the property include orange, mango, starfruit, grapefruit, lime, lemon, macadamia and lychee. Tropical foliage and flowers enclose the entire estate.
The nearby surrounding area away from the home is a kaleidoscope of world-renowned beaches, surfer paradise, tropical gardens, wildlife sanctuaries, historic villages and world class golf courses. The resort community of Princeville is four miles west of Anini Kai and has a large grocery store and numerous other shops, galleries and restaurants. Stables for horseback riding as well as sites for zip-lining through tropical trees may be found on the way to Princeville. The beautiful and quaint town of Hanalei is only seven miles northwest of Anini Kai and is one of the coolest places on earth. Its world famous bay and beaches are perfect for surfing, sun-bathing, cycling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, photography and sight-seeing. Hanalei is home to many stylish boutiques, jewelry and curiosity gift shops as well as restaurants offering everything from fine seafood cuisine to pizza and burgers.
A short distance south-easterly from Anini Kai is the town of Kilauea and popular Kilauea Lighthouse. Kilauea has many new shops, a new high end grocery store, and restaurants. The lighthouse is a National Historic Site and has amazing views of the ocean, telescopes for whale watching, souvenir shop, botanical garden and sea-bird sanctuary.
Windsurfing, paddle boarding and deep sea fishing are available to experience a short distance down the road from Anini Kai at Anini Beach Park. A favorite and unique activity at Anini Beach is to snorkel with the sea turtles and to explore for seahorses and wide variety of colorful reef fish!
Anini Kai is a County approved vacation rental with number-TVNC#4219. We provide a 24/7 on call Property Manager in the event of unforeseen property problems.
TMK# (4)5-3-004-029
Property Tax ID: GE-01

To all Anini Kai Guests and Visitors to the enchanted Garden Isle of Kaua'i - 'E Aloha Mana Pono'!

Permitted Vacation Rental Property - Permit ID: TVNCU# 4219 SP-2011-13
TMK# (4)5-3-004-029 Tsunami Zone

Registration Number: 530040290000,+GE-033-843-7120-01,+TA-033-843-7120-01

Anini Kai Reviews

Camille C.
April 2023
We stayed here for five nights. The location could not be better and house is beautiful and incredibly clean. Nicki was very accommodating and always responded very quickly. We will definitely come back.

Cherolyn R.
March 2023
I honestly cannot think of one negative thing about this house. It is exactly as pictured. We stayed for 8 days. Entire house is perfectly clean. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking. We cooked every day and had everything we needed. The home owner was a text away and quickly responded to any questions we had. We walked down the short path to the quiet, beautiful beach many times a day. No crowds, and calm waters due to large reef offshore. This was nice because we were there in February and other beaches nearby were wild and too dangerous to swim or snorkel in. It’s a short drive to Hanalei and we went into town for dinners, groceries, snow cones, and shopping. There is a brand new bbq on the back deck that we grilled on and a large Lanai complete with sink and small fridge. The yard is beautiful and far enough away from other homes that you feel like you are staying in your own piece of Kauai. We would love to go back!

Suzette S.
March 2023
We enjoyed our stay in Anini. The house is lovely clean and nicely decorated. It was nice that they provided snorkels, beach gear and towels. I also appreciated the extra kitchen condiments, soap, hair care products, cleaning and laundry supplies. Kauai is my favorite island and we loved staying in this beautiful house Thank you for a wonderful stay. Can’t wait to come back. .

Janelle M.
January 2023
This is a beautiful house with a well-equipped kitchen. The snorkeling across the street is excellent out near the reef, which proved to be invaluable Christmas week, when waves were too severe to snorkel at Tunnels or Ke’e. Loved this house and location!

Helsi W.
January 2023
This property is exactly as described. Anini Beach was beyond our expectations. We enjoyed sunny afternoons, coffee with sunrise and stargazing. We could clearly see the Milky Way! It was just perfect.

Dylan K.
December 2022
The property was fantastic and as advertised. Having 3 suites was perfect for our group of 3 couples. The location was great being close to Anini beach to walk to, which is nice and calm making it relaxing any day and any time. The kitchen and appliances were nice to make any meals we wanted. We would definitely stay again!

Virginia H.
November 2022
We were at this property for 9 days/8 nights and everything was perfect. We could not have asked for a better location and amenities. The house comes with everything you need for an amazing beach vacation. We will be coming back!

Kenna R.
October 2022
This property and location are the best! Thanks fir an amazing time.

Alex Y.
September 2022
Very nice property with higher-end appliances and furniture. All bedrooms have a king-size bed with a super comfortable mattress. The kitchen is modern open-concept. Ceiling fans in every room and common areas. AC (very effective mini-split) in the master bedroom upstairs. The yard has an outdoor shower and different fruit trees. The location is perfect, just 100 steps away from the famous Anini beach. The water is very calm and shallow perfect for little kids (we had two 4-year-olds). Go out a little farther from the shore and it becomes deeper with decent snorkeling. The host is great. Responses to inquiries within minutes and very accommodating.

Katy M.
August 2022
This home is absolutely beautiful and we had a wonderful stay! Our family of six (mom, dad, two teenagers and two 9 year olds) stayed for five nights. It's in a perfect location. 15 minutes to Hanalei and 100 steps from Anini beach. Some of the things we enjoyed: drinking coffee on the porch every morning, playing ball in the spacious backyard, eating fruit from the trees, borrowing the snorkel/boggie boards/beach stuff, making dinner in the sunny kitchen and eating in the lanai, watching the sunrise and sunsets on Anini beach, watching the chickens roam around, etc. We made so many memories as a family --- truly a magical setting! It's noted that there is no AC on the main floor and the second floor (where the two bedrooms are located). We opened the windows and used the fans provided. My kids didn't mind the heat. But I was relieved to have AC overnight in the master bedroom which is located on the third level. Another thing to note: is the master doesn't have curtains. It wasn't an issue for us but wanted to point it out. All in all, it was a trip of a lifetime and we will forever remember staying in this lovely home. Thank you for sharing it with us! Mahalo!

Veronica J.
August 2022
Beautifully appointed property steps from the beach. Plenty of space to enjoy family time both indoor and outdoor. Everything you need is here. Mahalo

Mary G.
August 2022
So much fun snorkeling and swimming with the turtles and so many colorful fish. We loved the fresh fruit in the back yard, wish we would have had fruit basket on a stick. The house was great and my grandson made friends with one of the chickens. 😂. We spent most of our time on the screened back deck and loved the bbq. House had everything we needed and more. The only suggestion I would offer would be to supply a non slip shower mat to the large master shower. It is huge and with soap on the tile it was a bit scary for 2 seniors in our 70+. We loved our week and will definitely be back. Great home

Bob S.
July 2022
This home came as advertised. Less than a minute walk to the beach. Protected calm water for young children which was perfect for our two granddaughters. As mentioned by others that have stayed here this home is even more impressive than the pictures. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Amanda H.
July 2022
This house was perfect for our family vacation. the beach is so nice that our youngest (1 1/2) could play without us being worried about the waves, the house was stocked with everything we needed. Just wish the two downstairs bedrooms had A/C. We would definitely rebook!

Hilary W.
July 2022
So luxurious, everything you could possibly need, the lanais were so comfortable and inviting - every bedroom was spectacular and it is literally 100 steps to beach - we counted! Only thing i regret is not reserving excursions before we arrived so i guess we will just have to come back next year!! Most relaxing trip ever!

Limor M.
July 2022
Amazing location & a perfect house! Even better than described in the listing.

Anca R.
June 2022
The house is truly beautiful, comfortable, spotless and well appointed, looks even better in reality than in the pictures. The owners did an amazing job furnishing the house with quality furniture and tasteful decorations. The Anini house is probably one of the most beautiful properties that we ever stayed at. We enjoyed every single moment here. One small observation: the main bedroom does not have any window coverings, and the morning light can be brutal. Don't miss the sunset on the beach, grilling and enjoying the front lanai at night, during the rain. We are leaving relaxed and refreshed, and thankful to the owners for all the hard work they put into this property so we can enjoy it and create amazing memories. Mahalo!

Adrian J.
June 2022
The house is exactly as pictured. Very nice and clean with a great location across the street from the beach. We are very picky on vacation accommodations and this place did not disappoint. The owner was very helpful and responsive to minor issues that occurred on the trip. If we return to the island, I would not hesitate to stay again.

Sarah A.
June 2022
The home was wonderful and is beautifully maintained. This is not a rental where you walk in and feel that the pictures were better than the actual experience - it's the opposite. You'll enjoy it more than you expected. We had a great time and as a family that's gone to Hawaii many times, we were tired of hotels and wanted to be in a house. We were happy to buy fresh fish and fruit and prepare it ourselves. The house is lovely, with many amenities, and its proximity across from Anini beach is quite special; it's also an easy drive to all the places we wanted to see in Kauai. There were almost no downsides. Any hiccups were few and easily resolved with the homeowners, who are attentive, thoughtful, and very responsive. There's A/C in the upstairs/primary bedroom that works well; one should know that it doesn't cool the entire house and at times our teenagers found the house too warm. Sometimes you can hear cars zip along the road in front of the house. But these were minor things. It was a relaxing experience. Each time we drove back to the house after being out and about, we were happy for its lovely location, a beautiful and calm beach where we could take a walk or snorkel, and a place we could relax and feel like we were at home. We'd happily return.

Sarah B.
May 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anini Kai! As others have said, the pictures simply don't do it justice, it is so spectacular "in person." We had perfect weather and enjoyed the front lanai immensely, used the barbeque several nights (and mornings, for cooking bacon!), and the kitchen has absolutely everything you need for cooking at home, which we did quite often. Walking across the street to the quiet cove for sunrise and sunset daily is just unreal. The snorkeling equipment, beach towels, chairs... Nicki and Dave are very generous and thoughtful hosts! We hope to return again one day!

Vanja P.
May 2022
Great location and fantastic house. Hosts were very responsive and kind.

Neal P.
April 2022
Outstanding property and location. Super clean and beautifully styled!

Celeste R.
April 2022
My family and I had the pleasure of staying at this property for a week. The location can't be beat - so close to Anini and a short distance away from Kilauea and Princeville. The property is serene and well stocked - everything you could possibly need to relax, explore and enjoy. I couldn't recommend this property enough and hope to be a visitor again soon!

Oliver E.
April 2022
Great spot. House even better than photos. Great host.

February 2022
A beautiful home, a beautiful beach, on Kauai, What more can you say. Mahalo

Puja C.
February 2022
This property is so beautiful and very close to a peaceful beach. I would stay there again!

Kelly W.
February 2022
We loved this house! The location was perfect. We loved picking fruit in the back yard & loved having the beach so close. The house was beautiful, clean, & well stocked. Thumbs up on this one!

Doug H.
February 2022
Property is even better than advertised. Less than 100 steps to very private and calm beach.

Steven L.
January 2022
Our first VRBO and it was seamless no issues whatsoever. The only reason for not rating it top notch across the board was the remodeling of a house across the street so it was very noisy during the day. Lots of truck traffic sawing and hammering going on. Other than that this is a perfect place for six adults and a one year old. They even had a pack and play crib for our granddaughter to sleep in.

Rama P.
January 2022
We had a great time at this house. It is beautifully decorated and very clean. The kitchen was well stocked and fitted with nice appliances. We really enjoyed the lanais on the front and back of the house. The beach is very close and very private. The only suggestion I have is to add a few pillows for the pull out bed and a couple more blankets. It was overall a fantastic experience. The property owners responded promptly to our messages and are extremely gracious. Thank you!

Brittany R.
December 2021
Anini Kai was perfect! It was absolutely beautiful inside and very clean. It had a wonderful screened porch that we enjoyed. The kids had fun picking and eating some of the fruit from the backyard. It was so nice to be really close to Anini Beach. We never even put on shoes when we walked over there (it was that close). We went there at least once every day. It's only 15 minutes from Hanalei Bay, which was awesome. We loved using the boogie boards, sand toys, and beach chairs. There was also lots of snorkel gear (but we packed out own). Can't wait to go back!

Sidharth K.
November 2021
The whole family really enjoyed staying here, sitting on the porch during the rain, and in the hammock when there was sun!

Greg F.
November 2021
Everything about this house was perfect. Just remodeled and with beautiful taste. We especially liked: The outdoor shower with endless hot water. The back lanai and barbecue. Fresh fruit in the back yard. Everything clean and fresh. High end fixtures and finishes. The proximity to the beach and snorkeling. We had the best time at Anini Kai!

Jose L.
November 2021
Beautiful home. We rented the house for about a week and really enjoyed the many features of the home (fruit trees, large patios, outdoor shower, beach toys, etc.). The kids loved being able to walk to the beach every day. Looking forward to another stay here.

Diana T.
November 2021
The house has been remodeled. It’s new, clean and has top-notch appliances. It’s also very closed to the beach. We had an amazing time staying there.

Patrick D.
October 2021
Can’t say enough about the Style of this place. It’s one of the last places down there that has a real yard with fruit trees and lots of privacy. Dave and Nicki went to great lengths (and expense) to preserve the original house with it’s low key design. As a long time resident of Kilauea, we appreciate their maintaining the character of a unique place on the north shore. Not much of that going on around here anymore. Mahalo. — Pat

Jenni and Glen V.
September 2021
This house is amazing. The tasteful furnishings, the front lanai, the back lanai, the outdoor kitchen, the gorgeous bathrooms. EVERYTHING! And yes, it is 100 steps to the very best part of Annini Beach. We were in heaven ❤️

Mike K.
August 2021
This has to be one of the best properties we have stayed at and we have stayed at so many places! First, Nicki and Dave were so responsive to any questions. The cottage was just remodeled and has a very modern farmhouse style that is so cool. The best part is that it's location:. Literally 100 steps away from one of the best beaches on Kauai. It's not crowded like the other beaches and you don't have to ever worry about parking. Lunch? Just walk back for that. We would come back here in a heartbeat!

Esther P.
August 2021
Most excellent location, calm water for younger kids-at beach, good for 2 families to share, excellent bbq patio & kitchen, grocery store close by, windows do great at blocking the noise from the roosters crowing , and we would definitely return!!!

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