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HALE KOKIO: REVIEWS

This native flower is a pink hibiscus, called Hale Kokio, or House of Hibiscus.

Our guests love Hale Kokio. We appreciate their sharing of favorites and features of Hale Kokio and  beauty of the North Shore of Kauai. This is the spirit of Aloha that you find on this amazing little island.

 

                                                                             5/5    Privacy in Paradise for 2

                                                                                                               JOSE N.             May  2024     

Very clean, cozy cottage in a quiet neighborhood, close to nice   shops and eateries. Well appointed and thoughtfully laid out. Great place to decompress after being inundated with tourists everywhere all day. More authentic Hawaiian experience being surrounded by 2 acres of lush gardens and fruit trees. We much prefer to be woken by the roosters crow and listen to the sounds of the rain and birds, etc. on the property, instead of resort accommodations.

                                                                            5/5     Amazing Honeymoon Spot! 

                                                                                          JEREMIAH  P       May 2024 

                                                   Place is very well taken care of, and it’s completely secluded!

                                             We loved it and couldn’t think of a better place to spend our honeymoon.

                                                                                          5/5          Subline Stay                                                                                                                                                       JENNIFER M.      March 2024                                         

The house nestled amongst tropical plants in a grassy yard, and that is surrounded by trees. It gives the feeling of seclusion and, for someone who was visiting for the first time, a view of the flora and fauna from the comforts of a deck or window. We were too caught up in enjoying the ambience to even jump in the hottub. Each night we would shut off the lights and listen to the quiet chirping of the geckos. As we drifted off to sleep. Each morning the master bed was bathed in the golden light of the rising sun. Gentle rain would patter through the leaves and on the roof for a few minutes. It is a very relaxing environment, from walking the property with a cup of coffee and personable chickens, to listening to the evening breeze through the trees. It was a very refreshing stay and we are very grateful for the hospitality.      

                                                                                              5/5     Jungle Song

                                                                                   SARAH   K            FEBRUARY    2024            

The home and property are beautiful. The cottage has windows all around bringing in the wind, sound of rain, bird song and all the rooster friends. Sitting on the lanai and soaking in the hot tub was lovely. We look forward to returning!              Maholo and Aloha

                                                             5/5     Best Vacation Ever!   

                                                                                                                                                                                         The house, location and property are perfect way to celebrate my 60th birthday! The house is beautiful and very private, walk to the yard and get some fruit off the tree. My wife made friends with the chickens that are everywhere on Kauai. Talked with the neighbor Rob almost every day. Thinking about going back soon!

                                                                           5/5   Lovely Location     

                                                                                  NINA S,   DECEMBER 5  2023          

There is a lot of greenery surrounding this little cottage. And a lot of chickens and roosters. They start crowing around 3 AM and continue through the day. Despite that, we slept through most of their singing. The cottage has a deck with a table where you can eat or relax too. It rained a lot when we were there off season. But it was still possible to get out and find things to do around that area when there were breaks in the weather. We enjoyed our stay.

                                                                                                  5/5  Beautiful Property     

                                                                                                 Billy H    NOVEMBER, 2023                                                                                                                                              

My wife and I had a fantastic time and loved our stay at Hale Kokio. The property is absolutely beautiful, quiet and private. We were quite busy everyday but enjoyed our time to relax there in the morning for coffee and breakfast and dinners we cooked at night. All that said there are a few things we feel could be refreshed as far as amenities in the house itself. All the bath towels are a bit old, could use some new ones. We cook a lot and feel some of the kitchen items could be updated to make closer to "well appointed". The light sting out on the covered deck have a section that doesn't work, etc. We feel these are easy things to update and would elevate this gorgeous property even more. Eleanor was a pleasure to deal with, prompt to respond to questions and very courteous. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Definitely a memorable vacation.

                                                                           5 / 5      A Garden Cottage

                                                                               James M       JULY 2023   

The interior was very comfortable and clean. The owner lived nearby, and was always willing to help make her stay more comfortable. We will certainly consider this cottage again for a future visit.

                                                                             

                                                                        5/5    Tranquility of the North Shore 

                                                                                              STEPHEN  JULY, 2023 

 The privacy and seclusion of the property gave a feel of our own Vacasa! The cozy cottage was more than sufficient for our two week stay and we enjoyed every moment of our time there. Best vacay in my 51 years….👊👍❤️

                                                                                             5/5       Stellar Honeymoon Spot!

                                                                                                    DAWSON  G        JUNE, 2023                                                                                             My wife and I stayed here 11 days for our honeymoon and had an AMAZING experience! We felt like we were in the Garden of Eden as we walked around the property initially––there were so many different kinds of fruit growing! It's the perfect size for two, and WAY better than a hotel or resort. We saved a lot of money by mostly cooking our own food and eating it out on the lovely lanai. Here are some things to consider if you're thinking about staying here: It's in a great location too, just 20 minutes from Hanalei (the tourist hub of the north shore). The nearest town is Kilauea, which is way less touristy, which we enjoyed. The chickens are loud and will wake all but the heaviest sleepers up in the morning, but we didn't mind so much since it made the jet lag going back home not as bad. The loft has a couple air mattresses, so theoretically more than 2 could stay here, but it might be a tight squeeze. It is a true bungalow––kitchen, bed, and couch are all in the same room. The TV is very small and can only be viewed from the couch. It's only a minor inconvenience, but if you like to watch TV on your vacations, then this probably isn't the place for you (nor is Kauai in general, for that matter 😂). The exterior color on the house is not as vibrant as the pictures make it seem, but the view of the lush vegetation and sunset colors make any house's colors pale in comparison. All in all, GREAT experience and would absolutely use this spot again.

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