Raves

After our visit last June, we didn’t think it could get any better – We were wrong! As with a really great painting, each time you see something else. The house, the beach, the mountains, the coast – the whole island just keeps getting better… and there is so much left to discover. This could get addicting…

– Matthew & Lizanne, Corona Del Mar, CA (return guests, following year)

Thank you for letting us stay at your home while we experienced Kauai! This is the perfect house to relax in – so homey. We are already talking about our return trip next year. We are ready to go home and remodel our kitchen to be like this one – we loved it! The spirit of Aloha fills your beautiful home. What a peaceful place this is! This was the perfect hideaway for two stressed out city dwellers – thank you, thank you.

– Chris & Corrina, San Fransisco, CA

We had the best week of our lives! The house was perfect for our family. We had so much fun snorkeling, kayaking, surfing… etc. Beautiful place for such a neat house. Thanks!

– Bob & Shelley, Lafayette, CA>

Enchanting. Spectacular. Words fail us. Thank you for providing such a warm and magnificent home for us to celebrate two significant birthdays with close friends on your island paradise. The house is beautifully – exquisitely constructed and furnished. We all just loved it! What a perfect setting to be with friends. Mahalo!

– Neil & Debbie, Tiburon, CA

Mahalo, Mahalo for a most enjoyable vacation. Your home is beautiful and very comfortable (loved the couch and chairs) This is our second (not to mention, Our Best!) time to the North Shore of Kauai and the weather has been Fantastic! We snorkeled, hiked the beaches, shelled and shelled again and swam.Their was eight of us here and we ate wonderful meals prepared in your great kitchen. We will lay out leis to sea in hopes of returning soon!

– Jim & Molly, Seattle, WA

We’ve been to Kauai 5 times now, and this was our best time ever. Everything was perfect – weather, house and setting. Thank you for your outrageous home and all the Aloha spirit that comes with it. You must be wonderful people with impeccable taste. Mahalo! Hope to be back soon!

– Chris & Kristi, Shoreline, WA

Your home is absolutely stunning. We feel so incredibly blessed to stay here and enjoy God’s beauty all around us. Kauai is our favorite of all the Hawaiian islands and this particular area is superb! We have enjoyed fine dining at the Hanalei Dolphin, Sushi Blues and Zelo’s Cafe. The girls and I enjoyed the waterfalls horseback ride at Silver Falls ranch. We also enjoyed golf at the Princeville Makai and Prince courses. The most spectacular of all was enjoying the snorkeling and hiking in the nearby areas. The children also enjoyed your spa with it’s amazing view. We are saddened to have to leave your home. We’ve had a wonderful stay and hope to come back soon.

– Tom & Mary, Malibu, CA

We were fortunate enough to stay at Kaulana Naue in Haena this summer. The house is spectacular. The ocean front location is surpassed only by the incredible view, The open design spills onto a huge outdoor deck, complete with grill, hot tub, and large outdoor furniture. We ate almost every meal on the outside deck, enjoying perfect weather, and perfect sunsets. The house has an incredible design, very open, huge rooms, oversized baths, large tubs, and a fantastic living / dining area that faces the ocean. (I could go on about the architecture of the ceiling beams for another paragraph or two.) Large sail fans quietly spin overhead. As impressive as the house, is the collection of amenities that make you feel like home… tons of great books, movies, CDs, puzzles, games, snorkel gear… lounge chairs, and multiple large wooden deck chairs perfect for the grassy back yard or the beach. By the way, the deck overlooks the backyard, a wonderful oversized hammock, and a small hedge that gives you great privacy, but is still open to the ocean only steps away. Kitchen is fully stocked, sub-zero fridge and freezer, every pot, pan, or utensil you could need, multiple serving trays and a large outdoor gas grill on the deck. The manager of the property lives next door, and will attends to any / every need you may have. We all became friends with her, her husband, her kids, and even her dog (my son and the dog spent hours playing in the beach every day!) She is one of those rare enthusiastic and completely happy people who just make you feel good being in her presence. I could go on and on… The experience is amazing. We will definitely be back.

– By Patrick Weldon. Brandon, MS

Bar none this is the most beautiful and most beautifully maintained home we have ever rented and we have rented many! You will see from the web site pictures how stunning the interior and the surrounding views are. What you are missing, is the sound of the surf and sea birds, the fragrance of the local flowers and salt air and the total peace and beauty of it all! The four bedrooms with their en-suite bath are each private getaways with unique views. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with every utensil, serving piece, dish and bar ware that you could want. Inside and out are perfect for entertaining in style. On top of all that, Leila is an excellent property manager. With her enthusiasm and assistance you will lack for nothing in this island paradise. This is not simply a rental but a much loved, beautifully decorated private home you will be privileged to stay in.

– By T. Haselton, Santa Barbara, CA

We have been to Haena many times. We were married on the beach just up from Kaulana Naue in 2004. This trip was to celebrate Dad’s 75th birthday and we couldn’t have found a more perfect house. There was plenty of room for everyone and each bedroom had a full bath. The kitchen had enough room for everyone to cook together and the deck was a perfect setting to enjoy our meals. The North Shore is the place to be if you enjoy peaceful and private family time.

– By Todd and Kim, Alaska

Kaulana Naue was perfect for my family. We like a place for outdoor  activity, away from crowds and honky tonk. We had a wonderful week of  togetherness. The children had fun all day every day without computer games, TV (it was available),or the usual distractions. The scenery was the  best of our many trips to Hawaii, the ocean, in spite of a storm at sea, was fun any time of day, surfing lessons led to several days of excitement even  for the 6 year olds. One of my requirements is a large dining table and we  enjoyed having dinner together every night except the one adult night out.  Leila’s daughters baby sat! We played Tripoly around that table and sat  around with our morning coffee enjoying our time together. We all played ball in the yard and took turns in the hammock. The house had lovely bedrooms and baths and the kitchen lacked nothing except a coffee mill  which only was noticed because I bought whole bean coffee ( the blender worked fine.) The only thing really needed is one or more hair dryers. The  one we found in the master bath did not work. Leila went out and bought  beach chairs and an umbrella for us when she found them missing. The boogie boards at the house were a great hit and the abundance of towels were much appreciated with 10 of us in and out of the ocean. Thank you for a special vacation we will all long remember.

– By Lynn Reynolds, Portland, OR

We have just spent a glorious week here! Through brilliant sunshine, tender sunsets, walking the beach and tide pools to rain, wind, and stormy seas, we have loved it all! The architecture, constructions and interior decor of this beautiful Haena beachfront home exudes peaceful serenity, airy openess and glorious views of sea or garden from every beautifully appointed room. One can imagine couples, friends and families gathering here, the happy memories they’ve made and the plans they have of returning again to this beautiful Kauai paradise. Of all our many stays in Hawaii this has been our best get-away of all.


Three generations of clarks have just finished a wonderful and way too short week in your fantastic home. The views and sunsets were spectacular, we all enjoyed the hot tub, good music, drinks and bbq’s!

– Anne & Fred Clark, Pacific Palisades, CA

10 days of pure bliss. We are leaving with heavy hearts this place has become so vey special. Mahalo for creating such an incredibly beautiful place. We will carry home perfect memories thanks to our time here. We want to come back again and again. Let us know if you would like to come to Switzerland!

– Beverly & Steve Floyd, Switzerland

Greetings from the “Hill” family! It is our last day in this wonderful paradise and we cannot begin to express how much we have enjoyed this wonderful house!!! From the gorgeous views, the majestic mountains, the waterfalls, the windsurfers and our daily visits from the friendly beach dogs we have enjoyed every minute and cannot believe our time here has passed so quickly! We hope to return to this wonderful paradise in the near future!

– Rocky, Jenny, Jamie, Jess, Grant, Spencer and Roger

Simply Divine… There is NO place I would rather be! All five senses are engaged. The sound of the waves crashing, the wind against my face, the spectacular sunsets, the scent of the sea and the taste of Mai Tai’s. What a way to ring in the New Year! You have truly created a paradise. Mahalo for sharing your magnificent home with us! It is magical.

– Suzanne and Richard Norton

What a wonderful place where one needs “the lovely sea and the sky!” Your wonderful house/home satisfies that soulful need. I love the simplicity and calming effect of Kaulana Naue. It is good for my soul.

– Raford and Nancy Halan

The Ripping clan and friends had the BEST time in your Heavenly home. You have thought of everything to make our Hawaiian family vacation a dream. We want to come back tomorrow! Thank you.

– Mike and Rose ripping

Beyond our expectations!!!! We had wonderful meals at your table and on the deck. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous Gem in paradise.

– The Henson’s

What a place to spend a week of vacation. We didn’t really need to plan any outings with the ocean in our front yard. Breath taking… Everything!!!! This home truly felt like our home for the past week. Now we have to leave this perfect weather to return to a storm in San Fransisco. But that’s ok… because I’ll face the rain with a tan!

– The Donaldson Family

We were wondering if you’d be open to adopting us ! :) ? We had an amazing stay in your beautiful home – we couldn’t pull ourselves away to see any other sights on the North Shore. The beach in front was all we needed. Thank you for opening your home… we hope to be back one day soon! Leila… thank you for all your help during our stay!

– The Swanstroms

Love & Beauty were felt by all! This space provided every nuance of a beautiful experiential envelope which cradled and contained our activities and purpose, mahalo. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. The attention to detail in every aspect of the home was only surpassed by the views. Obviously a home built with love and filled with much warmth. Wish we didn’t have to leave, we will miss the glass of white wine in the spa after dinner and star gazing.

– Pete, John, Sam and Courtney , Perth, Western Australia