Your own private hideaway where you can connect, rejuvenate and relax in nature!
- 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 1995
Why Mark chose Hanalei
River Estate is a completely unique experience. The property location 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
The primary benefits of River Estate are the seclusion and privacy of the expansive botanical gardens and its special 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 yet its very private and secluded. You'll relax and rejuvenate your spirit here. The fact you can use the river to access the beach from the house and ocean is not offered by any other vacation rental on Kauai. 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 are kept in the condition that the Guest House is kept in and our guests reflect that in their reviews. We're proud of that. It's our stock in trade so to speak. The property proximity to the spectacular natural attractions of North Kauai and its quiet natural setting help it to stand out among the other rental properties in the area. Come see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
no smoking zone here...
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This was everything that had been advertised and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay despite mother nature providing more rain than sunshine! The owner was very helpful in facilitating the rental of bicycles for our use, and immediately responded to our concerns regarding wifi. He also kept us apprized of local weather reports and road closures during our stay.
This house is in a great location only a few minutes from Hanalei and Ha’ena State Park. The neighborhood is just a little remote and very quiet. There are neighbors, but you seldom see them or hear them. It’s super clean and meticulously maintained. Mark is available for questions, advice, etc. If you’re looking for a place on Kauai’s north end, this is a great choice.
Wonderful December stay
We stayed in the guest house for 3 nights and loved it! 2 adults two young kids. The kitchen was super well stocked, home was clean and well kept. Mark was fantastic and helpful with planning and ideas. The location Is amazing close to great beaches, Hanalei, Ha’ena State park (reservations required) and it was wonderful being next to the river. We loved being at the end of the driveway and it felt very private. Absolutely plan to stay here again if we make it back!
Mahalo for taking the time to review your stay Andi. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Please come back any time....
This place is magical and Mark was extremely accommodating. The sound of the river to send you to sleep was great. Beautiful property and we can’t wait to come back! Definitely stay here if you want to get away from people and have a quite place. Thanks Mark!
Mahalo Charlie for submitting a review. Much appreciated. I hope to see you in the future...
Secluded and beautiful
We had a fantastic stay in Kauai and could not be happier with our choice of the River Estate Guest House! The home is one of the few secluded escapes on the island and we highly recommend it. It was even better than the pictures, modern and very comfortable. It made a perfect home-base for our daily adventures on the island. Mark was very helpful with our stay and we will be sure to stay again if we have the opportunity in the future!
Mahalo for taking the time to review your stay Brandon. I appreciate it very much. ♥
Quiet and private
What a wonderful place to stay! The Guest House was clean, just as pictured, private and peaceful. It was perfect for my husband and me! The amenities of the house were so much better than any timeshare we have stayed in, and the property owner is extremely helpful and communicative. The sound of the river running beside the house is very peaceful. We enjoyed relaxing here every day after going to the beach or sightseeing. Don’t hesitate to ask questions of Mark, the owner. He will help make your visit to Kauai more complete! My only regret is that I didn’t ask more questions! We didn’t begin to discover the island until it was time to leave! It is a magical place, and the Guest House could not have been better!
Many thanks Heather for taking the time to review your stay. I'm happy that you enjoyed it here. ♥
Our comforting and quiet accommodations are in a convenient and central North Kauai location a block up river from the beach. 2 miles west is Haena State Park, the Kalalau trail and Ke'e Beach which can be easily accessed by bicycle from the property. 2 miles East is the town of Hanalei. The surrounding area is lush and pristine with the feel of Hawaii as it was before development. There is a wide range of outdoor activities and world famous attractions in close proximity to the property that are enhanced by the exquisite landscape and the surrounding ocean. The natural beauty of North Kauai is world famous and River Estate is in the middle of it all.