After our great experience with renting houses last year, we decided to do the same this year. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough people for Ho’Onani Estates again, and they were booked anyway, so we went on the hunt for a new place. We ended up settling on a house the owners have dubbed Kiahuna Paradise located in the Kiahuna Golf Village. It was not located on the beach, but on the golf course where we got married.
We were staying with Dallas’s parents and his sister Caroline and her boyfriend Jose, who I finally got to meet for the first time even though they have been dating for 5 years! To accommodate everyone we got a good sized house with a big living area, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms. And to make up for the lack of an ocean view or access, the house had its own private pool! This was not Ho’Onani Estates, which was pretty much the nicest place I’ve stayed at ever. The fixtures and things at Kiahuna Paradise were a bit dated and worn, but nothing was busted and it totally suited our needs. Most of the time I spent there was either outside in the beautiful backyard or sleeping in the bedroom.
I LOVED the yard at the house. It was filled with so many tropical plants and even a tangerine tree with ripe fruit on it! I loved that there was a hammock and a quiet tucked away dining area, separate from the rest of the yard. It was so relaxing to sit outside and read on the lanai on a cozy lounge chair.
I love getting a house like this when we’re staying for a long time on Kauai. We ended up working out a deal with the owner of this house that cost us just over $100 per bedroom per night for six nights, which is WAY less expensive than a hotel in the area would be. Overall we were very happy with Kiahuna Paradise.
P.S. I really liked the Island Candle Works Awaphuhi Shampoo and Conditioner that the owner supplied in the bathrooms. It smelled like a pina colada and is made locally on Kauai!