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River Estate

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5-6691 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Aug 20-27 $250 (2)
River Estate
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

15 years ago my husband and I after a long time being together, decided to get married. We were living in California at the time and were frequent visitors of Kauai. We had seen the River Estate many times on our travels and always said "if we were ever to get married it would be here" so, one day after... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I hesitate to write this review because I want this place all to myself. I keep looking at the calendar and its gets booked way in advance. My wife and I stayed in both houses during our ten day stay, and they had to call the police to drag us away because we didn't want to leave...just kidding, but you... More 

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bakersfield, CA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We lucked out with River Estate's River House! We drove down the driveway and just grinned at each other! As pretty as the grounds were, we couldn't wait to see the inside of the house. It did not dissapoint at all. We loved it. The furnishings are so appropriate to the Hawaiian feel. The hardwood floors are gorgeous. A very... More 

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Denver, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We just returned from a 5 night stay at the River House. River Estates is a terrific find and there is no point in my repeating all the good things said by others. The most valuable thing I can do is to provide my perspective on the one or two negatives others have posted. Yes, you can hear roosters crow... More 

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mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

Aloha and Mahalo Hobari, Thank you for providing a review based on helping other people by addressing past complaints and adding to all the compliments in a balanced manner. As a footnote to your comment on the natural sounds mentioned by previous guests I'd like to add that we have a new noise ordinance enacted specifically aimed at dog noise.... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the River house for 10 nights with our 2 teenagers. The house has everything a family needs to enjoy a stay in Kauai. We paddled down the river to the beach almost every day, what a treat, keep in mind that this is not a great beach for swimming, just enjoying sunsets and playing in the river.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

If you do not wish to stay right in the centre of Hanalei where all the shops are, this can be a good option, just 10mins drive to the town centre. We stayed in the guesthouse tucked at the far end which provided plenty of privacy. However, the bed in the master bedroom probably needs replacing. We woke up with... More 

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Dublin, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

There were pros and cons, but first the good. It is a nice little location, the grounds are well maintained and the property is visually very secluded. The owner, Mark, has a nice system in place for entry and exit. We stayed in the guest house as we felt it would be more quiet, and it was the right choice... More 

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mbeqd, Owner at River Estate, responded to this review

All in all this is a very useful review for me and quite balanced. It's interesting how it has become a project for travelers to formulate these reviews as well. Some come from the soul and some seem like they are professionally done. This one is fair and accurate in an unemotional way. Thank you. To specifically address issues. Yes... More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed from Thanksgiving to 1st week in December. Loved every moment! Ended up with back injury that had me laying flat for most of visit and this home made it possible to enjoy the time as much as possible due to the beauty of the home, the quiet of the rural area and the beauty of the views of treetops... More 

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Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Peace-filled, kind, comforting. Symphony of baritone frog, strident roosters, and quiet--no sound--surround you. The yard is very pleasant in the morning. Sit by the slow clear stream while birds feast on guava and java fruit (which sometimes plunk into the river), enjoy the flap of banana tree leaves across the road, or practice tai chi. The tall ti plants with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

There has been so much said about River Estate that any superlatives I might add are just added verbiage. All I might add is this. If you do not stay here, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. While trying to submit this review it seems I must add more characters. Let me add, if I must. Mark is awesome. The... More 

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