Your Own Private Tropical Paradise a Block From the Ocean. Paddle to the Beach!
- english, ♥Hawaiian Pidgin English♥
Let me be your personal concierge. Whatever you need I'll arrange for you. Need good solid local information? My 50 years of local experience here can be put to good use anytime you want. I enjoy helping people. It's my job.... I visited Kauai in 1970 and stayed on and basically never left. The charming people of Kauai and the exquisite beauty enticed me from my very first days on the island and I'm grateful every day to be blessed to live in such a wonderful healthy environment amongst such wonderful people and such a vibrant culture. I enjoy helping people and I'm available to my clients on a 24/7 basis. It's an honor and a privilege to be able to serve my guests by providing my home to so many of them and helping them to discover the wonders of this magical place. Fortunately I'm able to say that this place is still the paradise I found so many years ago. Mahalo and Aloha.
Mark purchased this House in 1972
Why Mark chose Hanalei
River Estate is a completely unique experience. Where my property is on North Kauai is in arguably one of the nicest areas of the whole state and quite possibly the world. Because there had always been interest in short term renting here I decided to turn both homes into a vacation rentals. There are certain places on the island and in Hawaii that are so special that people from all over the world have heard about them and have a desire to visit them. Not only is Kauai so very special, I believe Hanalei and the surrounding area is the very best Kauai has to offer. Although I have lived here for 50 years I have not forgotten the feelings I first felt when I arrived here. These are the experiences that lock this place in peoples hearts and minds and keeps bringing them back. It isn't the things you do here but the actual island itself, it's charm and it's local people that bring visitors back time and time again.
What makes this House unique
Utmost is the seclusion and romance of the botanical gardens of the property and its convenient location in the scheme of things here on the north shore of Kauai. It's very close to all the world famous beaches north Kauai is noted for and central between Hanalei and the end of the road at Ke'e Beach. The fact you can use the river to access the beach from the house and ocean is not offered any where else on Kauai as far as I know. The privacy and natural setting allow our guests to experience a truly relaxing and rewarding time away from their normal lives and leaves a lasting impression of what some consider to be true paradise. Not many rental homes in our price range are kept in the condition that the Guest House is kept in and our guests reflect that in their comments in our guest book. We're proud of that. It's our stock in trade so to speak.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The Sound of the River
When we arrived at the house, you could tell that everything was beautifully arranged and cleaned. If you are visiting during the summer, this is one of the only rentals in the area with AC. I've stayed at many rentals in Kauai, but this is definitely one of the few that I will stay again.
Peaceful home near Hanalei
Beautifully situated home surrounded by lovely trees and flowers. The sound of the river is a pleasant backdrop. About a 10 minute drive to beaches and to Hanalei.
I'll be back!
I can't stress enough how perfect this property was for us. We'll definitely be coming back to stay with Mark! Thank you! :)
Mahalo Tim. I'm so happy your stay was great. I'll be here to take care of you again when you return.
The River Estate couldn’t have been a more wonderful Experience. It was a beautiful comfortable gracious place to stay while in Hanalei.
Aww thank you Stephanie. I'll make sure to continually improve the experience so if you return it will be even better!
We really enjoyed our stay at the river estate guest house! House was clean and had everything we needed for the week. Loved hearing the river outside. Mark was very attentive and helped out when we needed him. Rented bikes got us to all the great beaches around without worrying about parking. Would definitely stay again!
Mahalo Wendy for your review and mentioning my services. I try hard to please my guests.
An island gem
My husband and I spent six days in the Guest House, and couldn't have asked for more. Private location down a gravel road, tucked in next to the Wainiha River and surrounded by lush greenery. The house itself was beautiful - very clean, extremely well equipped with all you need (we cooked most of our meals), comfy beds. Mark was a pleasure to work with - very responsive to any questions and proactively informed us of road work and closures as the north end of the island adjusts to the very recent road and bridge openings. We would most definitely return!
River Estate has been in business since 1995. We created the first online vacation rental website here on Kauai and have been on VRBO since 1996. We're not going anywhere. Come visit us and find out what old Hawaii feels like...
River Estate offers quality accommodations that are meticulously maintained and very user friendly. The homes are eclectic, comfortable and above all extremely peaceful and private. Our prime location is central to all the great North Kauai attractions. The whole area from Hanalei town, with it's restaurants and shopping, to Ke'e beach and the Napali Coast trail at the end of the road, and all the beaches and activities between them, is within a 10 minute drive in either direction of the property.
Peace, privacy and comfort is what you'll find here at River Estate. Staying here just might be one of the finest vacation experiences you'll ever have. The idyllic riverfront gardens are perfectly complimented by the two charming homes that nestle themselves along the gently flowing river just up from the beach in one of Kauai's prime locations. Right here in the middle of the Kauai's North Shore with easy access to everything yet removed and completely private. We offer our guests an experience so special a lot of our guests comment that they either don't want to leave or are very sad to! Our repeat visitors can't get enough it seems.
Float to beach and back from house, surfing and surf lessons, Kite Boarding, Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, zip line, waterfall hikes, Napali Coast trail, farmers markets, health food store, fine dining, grocery and fish markets, shopping, nightlife, bars, luaus, golf, tennis, health club, spa, national parks, river and boat cruises, coffee shop, library, internet cafe, shave ice stand, greasy burger joint, local craft fair, Hawaiian music performances, shell hunting, beach walks, body surfing, world famous beaches, natural wonders, verdant landscapes, art galleries, motorcycle and bike rentals, helicopter tours, Hawaiian cultural sites, hula lessons, yoga studio, juice and fruit stands and especially meeting and interacting with really friendly people.
River Estate was featured in Lonely Planet staff writer Andy Murdock's Valentines Day article "12 Romantic Getaways across the US"(#10 Romance for Island Lovers) Which was published on the Lonely Planet website. The Gayot Travel Guide to the good life was first published in 1961 by Andre Gayot. We were also featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine in Feb.2006, as well as Fodor's and the Lonely Planet printed Kauai travel guides.
THE GUEST HOUSE
Extremely Private Location on the Estate
Intimate Comfortable Relaxing Rejuvenating
Chinese Slate Floors in Kitchen and Bath
Custom Quality Balinese Furniture and Art
Large Master Suite Overlooks the River
Tiled Tub/Shower Enclosure in Master Suite
Deluxe Tile Shower in Second Bathroom
Large Open Covered Lanai With Stream View
Sound of River Flowing over Shallow Stones
Dimmable Lighting. Open Beamed Ceiling.
Two Bedroom. Two Bathrooms.