I only stayed one night at Patti's house, as I was on Kauai for a short work trip. But I had a great experience staying in her main-floor guest room. I arrived later in the evening pretty tired after a long day of work and travel, and Patti was very accommodating, made me feel at home and didn't mind that I turned in almost immediately. The next day, I was glad to get to spend a little more time chatting with her and playing with Bear. She knows Kauai well and had good tips for things to do when I make it back. She also shared some delicious mangoes from her tree, and the view from her place is just gorgeous.
The room itself was very spacious, private and comfortable. It was a little stuffy when I first arrived, as there is no AC, but after I turned on the ceiling fan, it was fine. There are some over-eager roosters in the area who woke me up a few times, but based on all the roosters I saw around the island, that would be an issue just about anywhere.
My one mistake was flying in at night. Patti's directions from Lihue were very clear, and it's just a couple of turns off the main highway, but it's a pretty dark drive at night with few streetlights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Same address/ownder as Hale Hoku. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hale Ikena Nui Kauai/Kalaheo