Spacious, well-kept home a short walk to the beach

We stayed for a week in mid-February, in rainy season. Communication was great, got lots of emails from the property managers with the info we needed. Check-in was easy. We had four adults in the house and loved it–it was very spacious. Beds were super comfortable and we appreciated the option to push the twins together with a mattress pad to make them more like a king for one of the couples. Tons of gathering space in the beautiful kitchen and living room, and outdoor patio. House had everything we needed, except a few extra pillows would have been helpful! Beds were super comfortable, everything worked well. We did not use the a/c in February but appreciated the overhead fans and good air flow through the house. If you’re a light sleeper, bring a white noise machine (wherever you stay!) to keep the roosters at bay in the early morning so you can sleep with the windows down and enjoy the breeze. We would definitely rent this home again, and it’s big enough to fit 6 comfortably without feeling crowded. You can see the beautiful mountains from the front yard. The backyard is a nice private patch of green to get some sun, we enjoyed eating breakfast out there. We loved Hanalei–strongly recommend Hanalei Poke (by the Big Save), Da Fezenda and Trucking Delicious, Pink’s for ice cream. The Dolphin had great fish but meh sushi–we recommend sticking to the fish and poke! We were underwhelmed by Bar Acuda. We loved Saturday’s farmer’s market and got some great locally made goods to take home. As for the beach, we unfortunately came during a really stormy week. Power was out when we got in and stayed out for about three hours, and went out again later in the week for a couple of hours. At the time we came, Hanalei Bay was not a great beach for us–surf was really strong so we couldn’t swim much, it was incredibly windy, and we had intermittent rain storms the whole week. It looked beautiful and would be an amazing beach during the calmer summer season I imagine! We ended up driving about half an hour to Kealia Beach on the days we wanted to go to the beach, where it was sunny, at least some of the surf was swimmable, and we loved it there. It was disappointing that we couldn’t walk to a beach we wanted to stay on all day, but we knew that was the risk coming in February, and we loved the Wai’oli and being in Hanalei nevertheless! (Oh–this also gave us a great excuse to stop for smoothies and fresh fruit at Moloa Sunrise Fruit Stand a ton!). 02/17/2019 at 9:07 PM
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