Honeymoon guests sent this photo taken here on North Shore
Honeymoon guests sent this photo taken here on North Shore
North Shore Kauai Vacation Rental
Natural, Romantic, Tropical Retreat located in the most beautiful part of beautiful Kauai. A retreat for couples and lovers of the natural world.
A high end house with private studios at Affordable Price!
Located four miles north of Hanalei Town
Here is your View!
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You probably want to know rates right off, so its $141/nt. + 19.22 state taxes =
$160/nt + out cleaning fee, see below.
Yes we offer last minute discounts.
Guest Review... "Having booked online, we were unsure of what we would be getting. The Booking Manager was responsive to my e-mail inquiries and helpful. Our rental was described as a studio, but it was far more! After some disappointments on Maui, we were thrilled to arrive at the beautiful Dawn Studio. The accommodations were extremely spacious and well appointed; the owner has excellent attention to detail. There is a reason for the name "Rainbow Kauai ". The panoramic vista greeted us daily with rainbows and the soothing chorus of nature in the rain forest. The location was perfect! The town of Hanalei is very nearby as well as spectacular secluded beaches and the stunning Kalalau trail. We enjoyed the perfect vacation!"- Julia W. - Philadelphia
"Hele on to Kauai" by IZ
Welcome to Kauai! We can accommodate a couple in Lily Pad Studio or in Central area "Moon" , one bedroom, or a small family with kids over 4 years of age (high balconies) in Dawn Studio....
This 4 year old home stands tall with magnificent views up valley, and at 200 yds from beach, you'll hear the winter surf. This is a high end house at a budget price! Travertine floors, onyx bathroom counters, granite kitchen counters. The three spaces each have their own bathroom and kitchen and private entree.
As this home is still fairly new, we are naturally protective of the wood floors, curtains, etc. and would like you to be also. All shoes and sand on feet come off at bottom of stairs! An elevator is available for elderly or wheel chair access or moving heavy luggage. Otherwise, it's two flights of stairs! We only rent to respectful people who are quiet enough not to disturb other guests or neighbors. If you like to party, best to find another place! Also, smoking is not allowed anywhere in house nor on lanai. If you love nature and want to experience the real Hawaii, and not a condo complex that could be anywhere, 'Rainbow Kauai' is for you!
We have been renting to honeymoon couples, couples, small families, for over 12 years on Kauai.
We are located 4 miles north of Hanalei, 1/4 mile north of Lumahai Beach where the movie South Pacific was filmed, 2 miles south of Tunnels Beach famed for snorkeling, and 4 miles south of Ke'e Beach which is the end of the highway and the beginning of the Kalalau Trail. This last 8 miles of coastline from Hanalei Town to Ke'e Beach is the most beautiful and sought after area on Kauai.
Unlike the South Side, there are no rows of hotels here, rows of resorts, or stop lights. The closest stop light is 25 miles away. It is lush, tropical, natural and GREEN!
....Saturday, May 23, 2009 " AP reports that Hanalei Bay on the Hawaiian island of Kauai was ranked as the best beach in the world by “Dr. Beach,” Stephen P. Leatherman, director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. “The sheer beauty of Hanalei Bay is breathtaking."
Hanalei is a tiny town seven minutes away with stores, gift shops, several restaurants. Hanalei features the most beautiful white sand beach on Kauai. Princeville is another five minutes away with a larger grocery store, more restaurants and gas station, (and a zillion condos).
All spaces have internet by ethernet cable (the house is now wireless free to meet Parliament of Europe warnings on wireless dangers, so Ipad users without ethernet port, please note.), cable TV, a shared phone with free long distance calling, DVD player, CD player. Cell phone reception is limited due to valley conditions. Washer and dryer is shared by all, detergent provided. All have the same magnificent view.
Here are your choices... AVAILABILITY CALENDARS - Click here See Rates far bottom
1. Dawn Studio, $160 total/night is a large, 800 sq. ft, open studio with private entrance, kitchenette with frig/freezer, hot plate, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder, blender and complete table settings and cookware, ADA bathroom (with hair dryer) and shower, a tub on lanai, King bed, fold out couch. Laundry area includes ironing board. The beds can see each other, so their is not visual privacy. All linen and towels provided with laundry access. There is a barbeque downstairs in carport under house.
3. Lily Pad Studio $160/night grand total, 500 sq. ft, is best for couples, or perhaps a couple with one small child. (Three college gents stayed once with futon) It is so named as it looks straight down on a pond with purple water lillies, but recently the ducks have eaten a lot of them... :) photo below. Lily Pad Studio features private entrance, a large bedroom with dining space, two person jacuzzi on spacious lanai, a small kitchenette with frig/freezer, hot plate, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and grinder, blender, and complete table settings and cookware, and its own bathroom with shower and hair dryer. All linen and towels provided with laundry access. Barbeque downstairs.
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Okay, its time to make your inquiry! Booking manager will be responding usually within 12 hours.
We need the following info when you inquire .
1. Your name and name of spouse (fiancé)
2. Your email address (es)
3. Telephone number, home and/or cell phone numbers.
4. Arrival date (usually arrival is after 3pm if we have someone checking out same morning)
5. Departure date (please don't say "Jan 1 thru 5". What is the actual date of checkout?)
(usually checkout is by 11am if we have someone arriving that same afternoon)
6. Children over 4, (high balconies)
Every question imaginable has been answered on FAQ link , believe it or not! :)
So, finally! You've checked the calendars. So... Are you ready for CONTACT ? :)
We prefer to receive inquiries by email so that we have record of our agreements, so please send us your travel inquiry. at means @
This is it! ..... Email rainbowkauai at yahoo.com
We will share our phone number once you make inquiry. Mahalos and Aloha :)
8. Deposit payments are made below using paypal button ("BUY NOW ") and your credit card AFTER you have received email confirmation of your acceptance of booking agreement.
DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENT HERE BEFORE YOUR BOOKING IS CONFIRMED BY EMAIL FROM PROPERTY MANAGER!!!
See FAQ link for cancellation policy.
9. If you have any comments or feedback about performance of site, much appreciated!
Orange County, CA
My 2 buddies and I loved it! It's easy to find and has easy access to beaches, trails and the Na Pali coast. The place was clean and really peaceful. I highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again.
"A Hidden Gem"
Breathtaking, marvelous, hospitable, is how I would describe our experience! The accommodations were very clean and the grounds well maintained and picturesque. Beautiful plants, trees and other foliage are plentiful on the property. We wanted to stay on the north shore to experience the scenery and stunning nature Kauai has to offer. We were not disappointed! Just a short drive to gorgeous Hanalei Bay and other great beaches, hiking and the Na Pali coast to the north. This is an excellent place to stay if you are looking for abundant nature, amazing views and a perfect location to take it all in.
We had a great stay at the Dawn Studio. Ray was a perfect host and had great tips for making the most of our trip to Hanalei. The apartment is kept in immaculate condition and had everything we needed. The location is very convenient to get to Lumahai and Tunnels Beaches, as well as to the Kalalau Trail. This is the perfect choice if you are looking for quiet and serene surroundings with beautiful views.
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Rainbow views was the most pleasant surprise of our 18 day Hawaiian vacation. I wish we had spent the entire time here! We stayed in the Dawn Studio; an immaculate apartment, well appointed & constructed with superb attention to detail. There was nothing lacking! Ray was extremely helpful and non-obtrusive. The property itself is gorgeous, greeting you daily with a chorus of tropical music and fabulous rainbows. Hanalei town is very close, but just far enough away. Beautiful beaches abound, as do very nice restaurants and shopping. What we most appreciated was the proximity to the remarkable Kalalau trail; this is a hiker's paradise. I would recommend Rainbow Views without hesitation; we felt as though we had discovered a well-kept secret!
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway Did you find this review Hanalei Kauai Rating 5 out of 5
"An outstanding house with spectacular views"
Berkeley, California USA
My 6 person family just returned from two wonderful weeks at this property where we rented all three units (2 studios with a 1 bedroom in the middle). We could not have been happier; in fact, we were ecstatic.
Hawaii Tax ID: W30301962-02