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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 for a stay in October 2017

From the time we drove into the private driveway, we loved it.. We picked up the keys, found the house and all we could do was walk around look in each room and say "WOW". It's hard to describe because the pictures online don't do it justice. For a week it was our own private ocean wonderland. Typically on vacation we spend little time at the place we are staying and just come back to sleep.. This place is so unique and magical, we made a trip to the local Costco, got some wine, steaks, etc. and spent the majority of our time relaxing in the pool and enjoying the sunsets. With several decks, a tremendous outdoor private wrap around pool with amazing night lighting, we couldn't hardly justify going anywhere else! It exceeded our expectations, each bedroom is unique and has it's own character. The fabulous Hawaii white sand PoiPu beach is only a short 5 min. away and this place also has it's own little private beach. Still smiling here and enjoying our memories. Walking distance to an awesome restaurant, surfers were everywhere!
Sleeping with the ocean right outside the deck was some of the best sleep we have ever had. You couldn't be any closer to the ocean unless you put a sleeping bag in the sand! Loved it!

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McKinney, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
623 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“A Perfect Stay in Paradise at the "Sunset House Toward the Sea"!”
Reviewed 22 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The name alone is perfect. My brother-in-law kept the location for our Kauai Family Reunion a secret until the last of us had arrived on the island. Once we got to this amazing rental property, we understood why. The view alone is to die for. What an amazing find on the south shore of the Garden Island. The back yard, pool, and patio overlook the Pacific Ocean with nothing more than the palm trees and a hammock 'obstructing' the view. The four bedrooms and four baths were perfect for the entire family. The kitchen was huge and well equipped. It's a bit secluded and nicely hidden away on Lawai Road about a mile from a few traveler shopping and dining sites in one direction and also a mile from the Spouting Horn and Botanic Gardens in the other direction. There are a lot of ceiling to floor windows and doors throughout the house to let in the calm ocean breeze. My wife and I had the easternmost downstairs bedroom, which offered us the wonderful and restful roar of the ocean waves and a cooling crosswind throughout the night. In looking over the older reviews, there were a few comments that this place needed an update. That looks like it's been done quite nicely really. The only thing not working was a single fan. Yes, there's no A/C so there are fans throughout the house. You do have to remove your shoes inside the house. It really doesn't get much better than this. Mahalo!

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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“What a House!! WOW”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My extended family and I stayed in this house to celebrate my Husbands 60th Birthday. We had 3 generations staying here, with ages from 11 to 82 years. There was plenty of room/space for all 8 of us without stepping over each other! We absolutely loved this house! The views were to die for! The kitchen well stocked and beautiful! The pool and garden area totally relaxing. You really don't want to leave once you get here!! House very equipped with everything you need, from flippers, towels and coffee!!
My only negative would be that the bathrooms downstairs need updating as they are looking very tired!
Location is fantastic. 15 minute walk to local shopping centre. 35 minute drive from the airport. Service from the Parrish Collection outstanding! We will hopefully be back again one day!!

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Jamie N
Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hawaiian Paradise.. Absolutely Breathtaking”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My boyfriend's family has been renting this amazing home for many years. I was so excited to go with them on their family vacation and kept hearing wonderful things about Kauai. I was sent over photos of the rental home and was in awe. This is exactly what my idea of a vacation looks like. Beach, palm trees, water, and a few cocktails.

I stepped foot into the driveway and was immediately in love. I opened up the front door and took in the beautiful high ceilings, the smell of the Pacific Ocean, and his cousin making Mai Tais. This home is wonderful. We had all ages from 6 months to 84 in the house. It is good for people with kids, couples vacation, or friends looking to enjoy all that Kauai has to offer.

The staff was wonderful and very attentive when we called. Go above and beyond to make you feel like you are home. I was sad to leave after only 6 days because I loved waking up and looking at the palm trees sway in the wind while drinking some coffee to the sound of the ocean waves crashing.

I would recommend this to anyone and I can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: Backyard was amazing
Liked least: Not enough days to take it all in!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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