Aunty Lydia's Ohana | Hanalei, HI | Kauai Vacation Rentals

Aunty Lydia's Ohana
- 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6 in Hanalei, HI

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If you want a taste of old Hanalei when days were slower and a good catch fishing and the best vegetables were the talk of the town, this home will fill the order. This property has been lovingly maintained since it was built. It is our family's privilege to share Aunty Lydia's homestead with folks from around the world. Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath with carport. Inside you will find photos of this Hanalei family over the years. This home is only 6 houses from the beach (a very short stroll) and well located to reach all the North Shore's best beaches easily. This house is right off Kuhio Highway so you can see the surfers and North Shore life coming and going. It is about 3 blocks into "downtown" Hanalei. There is a great carport for BBQ , eating al fresco & enjoying the mountains and waterfall views.

Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a relaxed Hawaiian style home a minute's walk from the center of Hanalei Bay & is probably one of the best values in Hanalei Beach Houses. Surrounded by tropical plants, with a grassy yard surrounding the house on 3 sides.

There is a very functional kitchen enhanced with lovingly stenciled foliage for preparing some of our farmer's market produce and fresh fish from the sea. This room has a pass through to the living room.

The wash house with a washer & dryer is just outside as well as an outside toilet room and a hot & cold shower in the yard.

The house sleeps 6. There is a king bed in the largest bedroom at the back of the house. A queen in the front bedroom and two twins in third bedroom. All bedrooms have their own air conditioners.

Hanalei is famous for its ever changing mountains; sometimes veiled in thin mist, sometimes obscured in thick clouds, sometimes full of waterfalls, sometimes so sun drenched so that every detail stands out.

Aunty Lydia's is a great place to enjoy the mountains both from the living room windows and from the carport/lanai. Since there is plenty of room to park in front of the house in the yard, many choose this area as the eating & hang out spot. There is an outside table and chairs for al fresco meals.

Not long after our family set this house up as a vacation rental, some of Aunty Lydia's family from the mainland came to Hanalei & were tickled to be able to stay in their Aunty Lydia's house.

While being on Kuhio Highway, (highway in Hanalei meaning 1 lane in each direction with a 25 mile speed limit) the home has a beautiful hedge of tropical foliage separating you from the road. A parking area & the beginning of the yard are in front of the house.

Wai'oli Beach park is a thin strip of park which is located between the bay front homes and the sand. There are BBQs, tables, shade trees, a bathroom and usually volley ball. This is where you encounter the bay, a minute or so from Aunty Lydia's. When you come home form the beach, there is a hot & cold outside shower to enjoy a fresh water rinse or shower under the stars.

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Great place to stay.
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By: Trip Date: 10/12/2019 Hometown:
I would highly recommend anyone stay at Aunty Lydia’s. Super great place for couples or families. House has just about everything you need. If not you can find it in Hanalei town. The location is just awesome, you have to experience it. We’d wake up in the morning and look at the waterfalls from the front window before we’d leave to explore. Just go there, you’ll see. 10/23/2019 at 11:12 AM
Nice little home in a great location.
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By: Trip Date: 08/28/2019 Hometown:
This is a quaint little home in one of the best little towns in the world. We were able to wake up every morning and walk to the beach. Overall, it has everything you could need. The house can get HOT, which is noted in many reviews. Honestly, it’s only in the early evening that it can get rough, and it’s mostly sequestered to the living room. We just strolled on the beach or found a great happy hour. Little ACs were installed in the bedrooms, so it was very easy to sleep at night. 09/13/2019 at 9:40 PM
Good, quiet location in Hanalei
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By: Trip Date: 08/12/2019 Hometown:
Renting was easy and communication was good. Great location very near the beach and a nice stroll to the shops/restaurants. 08/19/2019 at 1:24 AM
Relaxing, welcoming beach home.
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By: Trip Date: 07/27/2019 Hometown:
We really enjoyed our time in this home just a block or two from Hanalei Bay. The a/c in each bedroom was a big help to beat the afternoon heat. An older home, with lots of old school charm. Well maintained and very clean. 08/02/2019 at 10:57 PM
Nice, but there are better
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By: Trip Date: 07/23/2019 Hometown:
This being our fifth time staying in Hanalei area, this was the worse house experience. Location not ideal…walk to town is just a bit too long to do several times a day. Plus, ants destroyed half of the food we brought on night one. Didn’t see any warning from property manager…and their follow up communication wasn’t very empathetic to the situation. House is pretty cheap compared to all other properties, but there is a cost. I wouldn’t stay here again personally. 08/08/2019 at 3:17 PM
Great location. Very hot house.
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By: Trip Date: 06/01/2019 Hometown:
We had a great time in Hanalei. The house is very big and has everything we needed. It was nice having 3 bedrooms and an outdoor shower. The best part is the 1 block walk to the beach. We happily walked to town, the pier, everywhere in town. I wanted to live in Hanalei and got the chance. Unfortunately for us the house gets 0 air flow so we were hot at night, and very hot from 2-5 pm daily. We had to leave the house. One room has an air conditioner. In the room there’s a note that says don’t try to cool the whole house with this air conditioner because that’s ridiculous and when it’s hot take a shower or jump in the ocean. There are 8 floor fans that move the hot air. Many houses aren’t airconditioned but they have air flow. This house doesn’t. I think people should know this because an elderly person would be miserable. My kids were miserable at times. If the owners fixed this problem I’m sure people would pay more to be comfortable. 06/06/2019 at 11:52 PM
It felt like home
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By: Trip Date: 05/20/2019 Hometown:
This house is lovely in its simplicity. There is everything you might need, but it is not fancy (and I mean that it in a good way). It is close to the most wonderful beach, and, although it is on the main road through town, it feels private and quiet. A lovely, lovely place for a quiet vacation with the family! 05/30/2019 at 2:43 AM
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By: Trip Date: 03/19/2019 Hometown:
What an amazing stay we had at Aunt Lydia’s Ohana! The rental process was so easy and Suzanne and Cynthia were quick to respond, professional and always kept us updated. The location was perfect. We could walk to the beach and downtown Hanalei in minutes. The views of the mountains from the front windows were stunning. The house was clean and well equipped with everything we could possible need. The outdoor shower was an added bonus and used a lot! Our 3 small children (ages 2, 4 & 6) loved the yard and could play safely outside by themselves. They loved all of the baby chickens running around! We cooked in most of the time and had everything we needed in the kitchen. The outdoor space (carport/lanai) was great too. We enjoyed our meals outside most of the time. The bedrooms were wonderful as well. We didn’t need the AC, but the fans were a nice amenity to have. All in all we loved our stay and can’t wait to go back. Thank you for sharing your home with us!!! 04/06/2019 at 5:11 PM
Best location for the price, beach, grocery & charming town within walking distance.
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By: Trip Date: 01/28/2019 Hometown:
Yes, we agree with reviewers this is like staying at grandma’s ‘60s house, it’s a comfortable, well-worn interior. Bring a booklight if you’re a reader, some rainy days brought us inside. Good view of mountains. Abundant kitchen utensils, pots & pans, yet rustic space. Water from tap tastes good. We felt safe. Tiniest bathroom ever. Management attentive, non-intrusive; on our 2nd day they emailed asking if anything needed. A window was askew, they came to fix it. Daybreak rooster crows are not as loud as we’re use to. The calm, warm zen-like island vibe smooths the rough home space. We enjoyed romantic new Ama restaurant for wonderful Asian noodles. We will remember Hanalei fondly. 02/05/2019 at 6:18 PM
Comfortable home in a central location.
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By: Trip Date: 09/01/2018 Hometown:
The house was beautifully cleaned and maintained. We were able to host some family over for a BBQ outdoors and had plenty of space. The rooms/beds were comfortable and cool after a long day at the beach. Will be returning soon. Thank you! 09/09/2018 at 2:11 PM
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By: Trip Date: 08/20/2018 Hometown:
Most amazing stay in Hawaii so far. 08/26/2018 at 8:52 PM
Fantastic Stay at Aunt Lydia’s Ohana
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By: Trip Date: 07/30/2018 Hometown:
We have just returned home from our wonderful stay in Hanalei where our home base was Aunt Lydia’s. It was homey and perfect in every way. We loved the photos of Aunt Lydia and also using the outside showers after our beach days. The location is superb as it is just around the corner from the best part of Hanalei Bay where all the locals hang. It was just lovely! Mahalo Kobayashi Family We will see you next time! xo 08/13/2018 at 10:22 PM
Great Ohana compound
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By: Trip Date: 06/26/2018 Hometown:
Well maintained Ohana house with lots of history and character. Close walking distance from the bay. Unfortunately, couldn’t get to the end of the road. Aloha and mahalo
Great place.
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By: Trip Date: 05/07/2018 Hometown:
It’s terrific. Very homey with personal touches that we appreciated but not overdone. Everything others have said: close to beach, big kitchen, lots of room. 05/16/2018 at 10:53 PM
Perfect for my wedding
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By: Trip Date: 04/28/2018 Hometown:
Was in an amazing location and the house was cozy and quaint. Will use them again in the future 05/10/2018 at 5:19 AM
Great comfortable house in Hanalei
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By: Trip Date: 04/02/2018 Hometown:
My family had a great time staying at Aunty Lydia’s. The location is very close to everything we wanted to do – Hanalei beaches, downtown Hanalei, Haena beaches, etc. Easy walking to Pine Trees. We were very comfortable in the house, felt like home. We cooked food multiple nights, used the outdoor shower every day, and used the covered carport for drying off our swimsuits. Lots of fans in the house to keep cool at night, and one room has AC. Roosters like all over Kauai, but not as bad as our stay in Poipu – and it helps you get up to do all the activities! Suzanne and Cynthia were very pleasant and helpful. We definitely recommend staying, and would love to stay again in the future! Thanks Suzanne and Cynthia! 04/18/2018 at 7:05 PM
Charming Hanalei
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By: Trip Date: 11/11/2016 Hometown:
We loved our time staying in Aunty Lydia’s Ohana, a lovely very-well appointed and well-located former family home. It’s a short walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants in the town. Lots to do in the area: the beach, surf lessons, hiking on the Na Pali Coat, visit Limahuli Garden, mooch around the town. Hanalie is very beautiful and was the highlight of our ten days in Hawaii – our only regret was leaving, we could easilly have stayed another 3 or 4 days. 11/21/2016 at 12:17 AM
Hanalei Rest & Relaxation
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By: Trip Date: 09/12/2016 Hometown:
My husband and I stayed at this wonderful home for two weeks. It was spacious and very close to the beach and town- easy access to everything. It was wonderful to have an outdoor shower to wash off after the beach and to have a large kitchen to cook in. We enjoyed the living room with the views of the mountains in the distance and the tropical front yard. Old hawaiian decor and a bit mid century in the living room, Also, the house is set back enough from the highway, you don’t really hear too much and it is very clean.The management was very helpful when needed. The only reason I am giving this place four stars is because it was dark inside and hot- very hot & hard to cool down inside the house. I may be more partial to lighter spaces, so if you are okay with dark, then it would probably be great for you. Also, I’m not sure if we were having a bit of a heat wave, it was in the 90’s, but the house held the heat. Overall, we had a nice stay. 10/02/2016 at 10:44 PM
Aunty Lydia’s Ohana in Hanalei Kauai
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By: Trip Date: 08/21/2018 Hometown:
My family and I stayed at Aunty Lydia’s at the end of August. You can’t really go wrong when you are going to Hanalei for a vacation. This house is really nice for a large group or family. There were 6 of us and we felt like there was more than enough room for everyone to be comfortable. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower and the extra toilet outside. We were nervous about having one bathroom for 6 people, however, we were pleasantly surprised with the extra bathroom facilities. I haven’t been somewhere, where I can wash my hair and look at mountains and waterfalls…So pretty. We didn’t realize that we came during “El Nino” season so the humidity was a bit of a shock to our system. The house has an AC unit for one bedroom but it is only meant for use in that specific bedroom. If you have a hard time sleeping in humidity and heat, and require AC, I suggest researching the cooler times to go if you plan on staying here. It is a great house and it is still a great time but sleep is a challenge if your body is not used to the elements. his house had everything that we needed for a fun family experience. 09/05/2016 at 10:40 PM
Amazing Hanalei Ohana
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By: Trip Date: 06/12/2016 Hometown:
We loved Auntie Lydia’s. My family stayed for a week in June. 3 adults/2 kids. It was stocked with everything we needed. Clean and “old school Hawaiian” charm. Very close to town and Pine Trees beach. You are right off the main highway and in the day the traffic can be noisy, but there are hedges to keep you feeling private. Front room looks out toward the mountain and all of the water falls. The most amazing part of the house is the outside shower. It was magical standing under the warm water, in the rain, and seeing the beautiful mountain and waterfalls. The carport was great for barbecuing and visiting. It was raining quite a bit while we were there and we had friends over and ate all our dinners out there. They had a cooler, a couple of boogie boards, and beach chairs to use. Each room has fans and we were very comfortable. One of the rooms has air conditioning if you need that. Washer and dryer on site. And even though it says one bathroom, they have a little room with a toilet outside, which is convenient when traveling with kids and grandma!! We loved seeing the pics that are around the home of Auntie Lydia and her family. Hanalei is such a sweet little town and being able to stay in a home, and not a condo, was such a wonderful way to visit. Thank you for sharing your sweet Hanalei Ohana. We will defiantly be staying with you again. Aloha 06/29/2016 at 1:39 PM
A sweet slice of mid-century Hawaii in Hanalei
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By: Trip Date: 05/17/2016 Hometown:
After searching online for an affordable rental in Hanalei, I was delighted when I found Aunty Lydia’s. It’s not upscale or posh, but it is a spotless, homey, roomy, and well-equipped place for a terrific stay in a convenient location. As someone who vacationed with my family in modest beach cottages on Cape Cod as a kid, the paneled walls and 50s-era ambiance evoked nostalgia. Who cares if some of the fixtures are a tiny bit worn in this misty, green, lush tropical paradise? My husband and I slept well in the back bedroom in the comfy king-size bed and didn’t bother with A/C, and since we travel with a white-noise app for the iPad, road noise/rooster serenade didn’t trouble us. (Note: LOTS of plugs to charge devices.) I loved lounging in the cute bamboo-and-palm-themed living room and gazing out the double windows at the lavish vegetation and amazing mountain views (we saw two waterfalls!). An easy stroll to the beach and just a bit further to town on Weke Road (or Kuhio Hway if you don’t mind no sidewalk). Our excursions included Limahuli Garden, Ke’e Beach, Mediterranean Gourmet, and Anini Beach. Just a relaxing and easy-going stay, with great service from the friendly and trusting management company. Would definitely re-book this welcoming family home if we ever return to Hanalei. 05/26/2016 at 11:33 PM
Hanalei spring break visit
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By: Trip Date: 03/22/2016 Hometown:
We have been to Kauai several times, but had never stayed on the North shore. I found this very well priced home, read the past reviews and booked it for the first few days of our spring break. Aunty Lydia’s was the perfect place to stay! The location is within a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach on Hanalei Bay. Beach chairs, boogie boards, cooler, beach mats were all provided. The house is well within walking distance to the town, but since it is located right off of Kuhio Highway, there are not any sidewalks and walking at night can be tricky. The house is one block off of Weke Road, the other main road through the area, so that is an option. The north beaches, which end at Ke’e Beach and the Kapalau Trail are within a 10 minute drive. Views from the yard are spectacular! We were not bothered at all by road noise. There was an unusual weather pattern coming through during our stay, and we had heavy rain, thunder and lightning, which caused the road into/out of Hanalei to flood and close. If it does happen, there are people who cannot get into town and therefore, some businesses may not keep regular hours because staff cannot get to work. This is something to be aware of in case you will be visiting other parts of Kauai during a trip, but it did not cause us any problems. Roosters, chickens, chicks and other wildlife, lizards, etc. are abundant all over the island, not just here. So if you are not wanting to be bothered by the crowing at all times of the day or sometimes night, or the tropical animals, Kauai may not be for you. We loved the house – funky and fully equipped, with the exception of a dishwasher or A/C, which we were aware of. Plenty of fans provided to keep things breezy. The outdoor shower with the mountain views was something we all loved and it was convenient to have for after the beach and to use to keep the inside bathroom from getting too muggy. We are already trying to plan for a return trip and will definitely stay at Aunty Lydia’s again! 04/05/2016 at 2:37 PM
Aunt Lydia`s Ohana, Hanalei, Kauai
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By: Trip Date: 02/06/2016 Hometown:
Very clean spacious home. Extremely well stocked kitchen, along with bath and beach towels which were plentiful. Beach chairs, toys, cooler. Fans in every room plus air conditioning in one room. Pretty much all you need for a good visit. Beach is about a five minute walk. I don`t really have any complaints at all. It is on the highway but the highway also ends not long after so the traffic dies after supper. This did not seem to b an issue. A short walk to town, about 10 minutes. My kids and I walked to supper most nights. Excellent grocery store about a five minute drive down the road. Overall wonderful experience. 02/26/2016 at 1:25 AM
excellent if you have clear expectations as to what you are renting
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By: Trip Date: 04/13/2013 Hometown:
This is our second stay at Aunt Lydia’s. We are on a budget when traveling and Aunt Lydia’s fits the bill. Possibly the least expensive rental for it’s size and even for two bedroom units. It is on the highway but traffic is minimal and you are still two blocks from the beach. Nice yard for the kids to run around and plenty of room to have friends over for dinner, etc. Great views up at the mountains. We are out and about when in Hanalei so we don’t put a huge premium on our rental being luxurious. That said, Lydia’s has everything we need. 04/27/2015 at 8:22 PM
Road noise but good deal for the price.
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By: Trip Date: 03/28/2015 Hometown:
My daughters had trouble sleeping in due to the rooster alarms, but a very nice place for the price. The mountain view is spectacular and this is the perfect place to just chill for a while. Well located except for being right on the main road. Not fancy but good family hang out. Could use a new supply of sheets and towels. 04/11/2015 at 3:18 PM
Okay home, great location
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By: Trip Date: 11/01/2014 Hometown:
We stayed at this home for 6 nights in November. We loved the Hanalei area and the home was very close to the beach, which was so convenient. The home could use some upgrading though, and for that reason we would not stay here in the future. Some things that could use an update are the coffee maker (need larger size), the kitchen really needs a dishwasher (with new people staying each week, it would be nice to properly sanitize the dishes), and an A/C (we were sweating all day and night, and we visited during a cooler season, I couldn’t imagine if we would have gone during summer!). I know everyone says Hawaii has such perfect weather that no one in their right mind needs A/C, we that simply isn’t true. It would not cost much for the owner to put in an A/C system for the comfort of the guests. Good things though were location on the island, close to the beach, outdoor shower was a nice feature. 01/23/2015 at 1:40 PM
Great great place to stay!
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By: Trip Date: 03/13/2014 Hometown:
I cannot say enough about Aunty Lydia’s. The location is unbelievably close to the beach-also walking distance to town and market on Saturdays. The front yard has awesome view of waterfalls– we saw 6 one day! We were a bit surprised that the neighbors share a lot but they were sooo nice and unobtrusive. All the beach stuff you need! Loved having the chairs. We love cooking, so if you do too, bring any spices and what not bc there was only S & P there. I will definitely stay again. And again! Feels like home the minute you walk through the door. 04/03/2014 at 4:15 AM
A real home in Hanalei
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By: Trip Date: 11/02/2020 Hometown: San Francisco, CA
A real home in Hanalei
It’s not the Ritz. That’s not the point. But we were a month in Kaua and this is the only time where I felt like I was staying in the home . Made me feel little bit more a part of the community and connected to Hanalei. It’s a one block walk to the beach . When it’s smaller out there it’s a good beginning break. I took to driving my daughter a lot to the pier , which is only about five minutes away. Google said it was a 25 minute walk to downtown but it really took about 10 . The house is clean and these were the first and only sharp kitchen knives that we found during our trip. Which is to say that whomever put the kitchen together did so for people to actually cook in there. There’s a lot of reviews that tells you that it gets hot in the late afternoon. It gets hot in the late afternoon. Open up all the windows and blow the fans or just spend time at the beach or outside. I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. You do hear the noise from the road, but there are so few cars driving after 8 o’clock but it really doesn’t matter. The property manager was lovely and responsive. I’d stay here again. Again, if you’re looking for golf courses and pampered luxury this is not for you. If you’re looking for proximity, convenience , and a slice of old Kauai at a great value this is a good stay.
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