Sunset Hale
On Kauai's North Shore
Sunset Hale
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Indulge all your senses from this ocean-view, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Hanalei beach home

If you were any closer to the waves of Hanalei Bay, you’d need flippers. You’ll hear the surf from every room in this three-bedroom, two-bath beach house that’s a mere 80 steps from the velvety sands of world-famous Hanalei Bay, considered the best beach in all of Hawaii. Tucked away on a short cul-de-sac street, this 1,900-square-foot home’s elegant design, superior location in Hanalei and spectacular views offer guests a memorable immersion in a tropical wonderland.
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Fully remodeled and furnished to anticipate vacationers’ every need, the charms of this extraordinary home are evident the moment you step onto the property, lushly landscaped with plumeria and orchids under a canopy of papaya and coconut palm trees. On the breakfast bar, find a gift basket of local artisan chocolate, Hawaiian spices and discount coupons that will introduce you to favorite Kauai treats and adventures—ice cream, bike rentals and a catered dinner.

Kick off your sandals and rinse the day's sand from your toes in the elegant foot bath or hot-water outdoor shower, then step up to the expansive second story. The home's open-floor plan brings ocean and garden views into the combined kitchen and dining area, where you'll routinely gather to recount the day's adventures. Leaf through our book of suggestions for hiking, dining and sightseeing, or borrow beach gear for a day of sunny recreation. Be inspired by the home's gallery-worth photography of Kauai landmarks to plan your next outing.

Strategically located windows open to the cooling ocean breezes and bring a light, airy atmosphere to every room. Arranged to offer privacy for couples, friends or families, this ideal vacation getaway with 12-foot cathedral ceilings immerses guests in the island's laid-back lifestyle. In no time, you'll be dining outside on the lanai (that's what some call a deck or porch), sipping coffee outside the master bedroom in the morning and gathering for an ocean-view meal at night. With a kitchen outfitted for the most discerning chefs, you'll be turning out quick meals on the barbecue gas grill with ease. The private master suite has a king bed, large closet, dressing area, adjoining bathroom and access to a private lanai. There are two spacious guest bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the second guest bedroom with two twin beds that can convert to a king if needed. Both of these rooms have beautiful views of the lush tropical landscaping surrounding this home.

In anticipation of our guests’ every need, the electronic front door locks require no keys to pick up, share or return. There is a large flat-screen TV, and high-speed Wi-Fi powers all your devices. The kitchen is fully stocked to meet all of your dining needs including shopping bags for your Farmer’s Market visits, basic seasonings and cleaning supplies. The downstairs laundry room features an over-sized washer and dryer. Throughout the home, labels and instructions aid familiarity with the house and appliances.

At sundown, you’ll soon appreciate the origin of Sunset Hale’s name. Sip a frosty cocktail as the setting sun nightly washes you with its crimson rays and reflect on yet another day in paradise.

TVNCU# 1140 ... 24/7 On-island contact: Kauai Vacation Rentals 808-245-8841
TAT# 158-690-5088-01
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

House Rules
  • Children allowed
  • No pets
  • No events
  • No smoking
  • Max guests: 6
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
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  • Master BR - 1 King
  • Guest BR - 1 Queen
  • Guest BR - 2 Twins (can be converted to King)
Home Essentials
  • Ceiling Fans Throughout
  • Portable floor fans
  • Bed & Bath Linens
  • Hair Dryer (2)
  • Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV/Cable
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • DVD Player
  • Floor Safe
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Fully Equipped for Cooking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Tea Kettle
  • Garbage Disposal
Outdoor Living
  • Front door Patio w/seating
  • Ocean Lanai (Dining)
  • Grill/BBQ (Gas)
  • Master BR Lanai seating
  • Foot shower (near front entry)
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach Chairs/Beach Towels
  • Driveway Parking
  • Ocean view
  • Mountain view

    $635 per night
Jun 26, 2024
We love coming to Sunset Hale. The location is amazing! The owners and Kauai Vacation Rentals are so accommodating. We will keep coming back
January 15, 2024
This is our third year staying in this beautiful home. Our favorite activities were jumping off the Hanalei Pier, boogie boarding, and hiking. Our favorite bites of the trip were the Kalua pork breakfast burrito from Wake Up Delicious and everything we ate at Bar Acuda. We also enjoyed cooking at home with the grill and sitting out on the lanai. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and we look forward to visiting it again soon.
Jul 11, 2023
5/5 Excellent
We stayed in this beautiful home for 11 days the end of May. It's steps to the beach and a seven minute walk to the adorable town of Hanalei. The local farmers market is every Saturday and it's even closer to the house. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised with gift cards to local places and an extra cleaning day during our stay. The home was very clean and the beds were comfortable. We had everything we needed for cooking and going to the beach.... We can't wait to go back and would highly recommend this home if you vacation in Hanalei Bay
October, 2023
5 Stars
20 years coming to Hanalei, first time in in Sunset Hale. We LOVE it! When you stay a month, you notice the highs and the minuses – we found no minuses. This house is so well equipped, so well designed and so conveniently located. It is a great “away” cottage. The owner has taken care of all of the details and is most generous. As houses are taken off the market, this house is a gem. See you in 2024!
October, 2023
5 Stars
Sunset Hale house has been our beautiful place of peace and relaxation in the midst of all Kauai has to offer. We’ve all enjoyed so much time, especially mornings and evenings on the lanai listening to the surf, smelling the salt air, walking on the beach and joking about the crazy roosters. This gem of a house has been an integral part of the magical experience in paradise and we are planning on coming back to Sunset Hale.
Summer 2023
5/5 Excellent - Hanalei Bay is beautiful and it’s so nice to stay right on the beach to be able to enjoy it especially in the late afternoon when it’s less crowded. Fun to walk to and jump off pier. The house is comfortable and spacious with great amenities and lovely landscaping. Spent a lot of time on the great deck. Foot wash and outdoor shower were really nice and very convenient. We love hot water outdoor showers, a real treat. The rental company was generous and responsive. Lovely home.
Mar 25, 2023
We had a wonderful 6 days in Hanalei Bay, staying in Sunset Hale. The house was convenient to both the beach and the town. It is only one house from the beach, and we spent time on the beach and in the water multiple times a day. My 11 and 13 year old boys surfed daily with my husband and always had an area to surf where the waves were just the right size for them. The house was well maintained and well equipped. There were spices already there which enhanced our meals, and we had plenty of dishes, toilet paper, soap, etc. We used the washer and dryer which are located in a locked area under the house. They provided fragrance free detergent. We always had everything we needed and more. The owners of this unit seemed especially generous and left us gift certificates for various local places like the ice cream store. We used many of the gift certificates, and enjoyed getting to walk into town for great food. Also, the property management company was excellent in their communication, and also left us treats and a small cooler bag and grocery bag that we also used daily. The house was extremely clean, and everything was in excellent working order. Thank you again!
Apr 12, 2023
Amazing location!! So relaxing! Perfect family trip!

Amazing location!!! We loved being so close to the beach for surfing, beach play and sunset walks! We enjoyed morning jogs and walks into town of Hanalei. We also enjoyed the layout of the house, room for everyone to have space and relax. Would love to stay again!
March, 2023
5 Stars

115 steps from the front door to the grass of Hanalei beach, hard to beat that for the price you pay for this location.

We loved how close we were to restaurants and shops, 1/2 mile walk or drive.

We used the outdoor shower and the foot cleaning shower regularly.

We cooked dinner 3 times, we ate out the rest.

The beds and pillows were really comfortable.

Lots of ceiling fans, plug in fans and stand up air conditioners are available in each room.

We had such a lovely time and agree that for our active lifestyle and the beautiful green scenery surrounding Hanalei Bay, our Kauai vacation rental pick was spot on.
Perfect Spot in Hanalei - 5/5
Our family spent the week before Christmas at Sunset Hale. The location near the beach, proximity to town, everything was perfect. It is a nice beach house with everything you need. We would go back
Scott W.
Published Dec 23, 2022
Our stay at Haena Sunrise was perfect! The house was beautiful with lanais on both sides. The house had every detail covered. The north shore of Kauai is quite possibly the most beautiful place on earth and being able to walk two minutes to the beach was amazing! There is no doubt we would look to stay here again on future trips to Kauai! Mahalo!
Stayed Sept. 2022
This lovely home provided the perfect size and location for our family vacation. The home is inviting, comfortable and immaculate. It is nicely updated throughout with spacious bedrooms, a well-appointed kitchen, laundry room, and features all the amenities of home. Enjoy the beauty of the area from the various lanais that offer comfortable seating and privacy. As first-time visitors to Hanalei, we appreciated the house and its location more every day.
The home is located across the street from Hanalei Bay and all your beach needs are provided: towels, chairs, boogie boards, etc. It’s also an easy walk to the center of the village for coffee, retail shopping, groceries and wonderful restaurants.
The lush tropical vegetation around the property provides quiet and privacy. Whether you are enjoying local attractions, relaxing on the beaches, or engaged in the many water activities… we highly recommend this ideal location for a peaceful and fun-filled get away!
Ann and Charles, Prescott, AZ
Stayed Mar 2022
5/5 stars
Just as described! We had such a great time at this house. The descriptions and reviews are spot on. It is a very convenient location. The house had everything we needed. Was a perfect place for our family vacation. Very short walk to the beach and close to town.
Elizabeth G.
Stayed Apr 2022
Great House in Hanalei. We spent 2 weeks at Sunset Hale. It is a well designed, well furnished house close to the Pine Trees beach park on Hanalei Bay. We have been coming to Hanalei and renting houses for over 20 years. Aside from the time we splurged and rented a beachfront house, this is the nicest we have been in. We would without question rent it again.
Stayed Apr 2022
Wonderful house in Hanalei. Well-maintained, clean, beautiful garden, well-equipped kitchen. Steps away from the ocean….you can hear the waves. A perfect family vacation spot. Would love to return again. A truly lovely family vacation home.
Stayed Mar 2022
We had such a great time at this house. The descriptions and reviews are spot on. It is a very convenient location. The house had everything we needed. Was a perfect place for our family vacation. Very short walk to the beach and close to town.
January 17, 2022
We had such a wonderful time at Sunset Hale in Hanalei. The management company (Kauai Vacation Rentals) was great to work with during all aspects of our stay. They communicated regularly with us on travel requirements and answered any questions we had about our trip. The home is very clean and has everything you would need for your stay. We greatly appreciated the recommendations for restaurants/shopping in the area and were very thankful for the owners, who left a thoughtful gift since we were staying over the holiday. The house is close to the beach and walking distance from shopping and restaurants. It is on a popular street for beach access/surfers, so there was some traffic, but nothing that wouldn't be expected in any beach town. We spent lots of time on the deck and utilized the grill & kitchen daily. I would highly recommend this home and we will definitely be back!
Stayed Nov 2021
5/5 Stars
I had a wonderful stay with my daughters and husband. We were steps to the beach. The Lanai has a peek-a-boo view of the ocean. We walked into town too. It was a very convenient location. The house was perfect! Felt like you were in the middle of a tropical jungle. Clean, and had everything you could need. We loved the outdoor shower too. The Owners welcome gifts were a very nice touch. We used a couple of the gift cards. We would definitely stay there again.
Stayed Aug 2021
5/5 Stars
The house was amazing and location next to the beach and just a short walk to shops and restaurants was perfect. I would highly recommend.
Friday, March 13, 2020
We have stayed in many a short-term rental, and few have ever had everything so perfectly put together.

Looking forward to returning here some day down the road.

Thank you to the management company and home owners and other staff for accommodating us during unusual circumstances. We are forever grateful.
Peter R.
Wimberley, TX
Thursday, February 27, 2020
The property was as advertised. Right by the beach. Walking distance to town.

Owner/manager communicated with us several times between booking and arrival. They also responded immediately to questions we had upon arrival.

If you stay in this area make sure you eat at Kalypso. If you want to shop at regular stores they are fairly close to this area in Kapa’a.
Michael H.
Liberty, MO
Saturday, March 30, 2019
This home is perfect for a family. One house away from beach front, with ocean views and excellent windows to take advantage of the tradewinds. The house was very well equipped. The master bedroom is separate from the other two bedrooms which is nice for privacy. Washer and dryer on site and plenty of locked storage for your surfboards and other beach toys, without having them take up space in the house.
Jayne A.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar 2019
My family of 4 loved Sunset Hale. Our week there was magical. Steps from the ocean and a short walk to all that Hanalei Bay has to offer. The house was beautiful and offered everything we needed to thoroughly enjoy our stay. Strongly recommend this property.
Ben G.
Sep 2018
Loved our stay in Hanalei. The location could not be beat. We had everything we needed including two parking spots. Overall a great place!
Jen F.Oregon USA
Aug 2018
From the start, we knew this would be a great stay based on the home’s location house away from the beach! The short walk into town was equally ideal. The rental company was wonderful to deal with. We had a minor issue with our coffee maker and they came to replace it with a brand new one right away. The home was clean and well laid out, with a nice wrap around porch running from the master suite to the main living area/kitchen. The kitchen was well stocked with all the essentials to make it easy to cook at home. The house came nicely equipped with good quality beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, boogie boards and other beach/sand toys. The outdoor shower was an added perk for de-sanding from the beach. The only thing we feel the house could benefit from is either a chaise lounge or a hammock on the porch to really maximize relaxation! We had a fantastic five days at Sunset Hale and hope to return soon, as it was truly a perfect vacation!
megan D.
Jun 2018
I love this home. This is my third stay at Sunset Hale and I will always return to it whenever I can. I love walking on the beach in the early morning. The Bay is so beautiful and the surrounding mountains are wonderful with their waterfalls one sees in the distance and occasionally there's a rainbow! The owners continue to keep the house upgraded. This trip it was all new living room upholstery in a lovely tropical motif and a beautifully upgraded kitchen. After reading of the heavy April rains, I was initially concerned about the town of Hanalei but it was its same charming self. All of the stores and shops are open, the restaurants are wonderful and by all means, one must frequent the food trucks there. And the Farmer's Market! The food is varied and amazing! This is a beautiful, inviting place and I'll be back here again in 2019.
Jen R.
Apr 2018
We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Steps from the beach and only a few blocks from town. This is a very relaxing home to stay in and is kept up as a home of this caliber should be. Our grandson now calls this the “Ocean House” as you can sit on the end of the deck and see the ocean. We hope to return in the near future.
tom c.San Antonio, TX