When you pass into the northern-most section of Kauai's Kuhio highway to enter Haena, you step into some kind of parallel universe where clocks tick by just a bit slower in reverence for the astonishing natural beauty. Up here, nature's serene quiet is broken only by the wild geese and other tropical migratory birds sailing by in the balmy ocean breeze, or the crowing of one of Kauai's signature wild roosters. It's not unusual to look out to at the ocean to see a pod of whales or dolphins breaching in the distance, or a rainbow (sometimes two!) shimmering on the horizon. Hale Haena is ideally located to be close to several world class beaches including 'Tunnels,' a seven minute drive to Hanalei, and a three minute walk to one of the best new fine dining restaurants on Kauai. This beautifully designed three bedroom house with high ceilings blends quality craftsmanship with a tropical open-layout feeling. The living room, kitchen, and dining room all flow together to ensure that no one is ever isolated from the heart of the home. All three rooms have full private baths. There are three deck lanais built to evoke an indoor/outdoor feeling while you enjoy the ocean and mountain views. Hale Haena also features polished exotic hardwood floors and granite countertops, a Bosch dishwasher, flat panel TVs, upstairs and downstairs master bedrooms with King Sized four corner-post beds and a skylight upstairs, a gorgeous handcrafted marble tile shower, a secure safe, modern stainless steel appliances, cheeky Hawaiian artwork, two luxurious jacuzzis, a gas barbecue grill, and abundant guest beach supplies including an open sea kayak. Other amenities include free domestic long distance, fully wired broadband and wireless throughout the house, washer and dryer, beach towels, beach chairs and beach umbrella. Should you be tempted to venture out away from your homey oasis at this beach house, take a snorkel, mask, and fins with you from the outside beach closet, leave your "slippers" behind, and dip your toes into some of the purest, softest sand in the Northern Hemisphere, just steps away along the beach path. Or for a longer trek of epic sight-seeing and paradisiacal trekking, the end of Kuhio highway, five minutes north at Ke'e Beach, is right below the Kalalau Trail trailhead--the entrance to a trail that is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful hikes in the world by international adventure magazines. When you return home, covered in sand and Kauai's signature red-dirt, Hale Haena will welcome you graciously with deep couches and beds you can sink into with a book or DVD from the small library. Whip up some Mai Tais, uncork a bottle of your favorite wine, let your hair down and kick up your weary feet on the edge of a hot jacuzzi. If home is where the heart is, you'll have a piece of home at Hale Haena for the rest of your life. E komo mai. Welcome to paradise.
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