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“Friendly, helpful hosts with great location for exploring the north shore.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hale Ho'o Maha Bed & Breakfast

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Hale Ho'o Maha Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 5 Hanalei B&B and Inns
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“Friendly, helpful hosts with great location for exploring the north shore.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in the mango room while beach hopping on the north shore and as a base for hiking the Na Pali coast. The room was simple with great views of the mountains. Breakfasts were fantastic, and Toby and Kirby were very helpful pointing us around the area. They let guests use the kitchen and will let you keep your other luggage at the b&b while you're camping/hiking the coast. The b&b is close to lovely, uncrowded beach, though not very swimmable when we were there I'm the winter. Great place to stay to get away and enjoy a beautiful part of the island.

  • Stayed January 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

Having just returned from our Kauai-an vacation, we want to share our experience. We stayed at Hale Ho'o Maha with hosts Toby and Kirby. We stayed with them 12 years ago and returned for 12 days this time.

It was so nice to wake up in our room to mountain views and the sound of nearby waves unfurling on the shore. We knew Toby was in the kitchen preparing yet another awesome breakfast. Breakfast could be blueberry/macadamia nut waffles or pancakes, french toast with sweet Hawaiian bread, or eggs prepared in a variety of ways, all complimented with bacon, sausage, Kauai-made granola, coffee, tea, a myriad of syrup choices, and yummy tropical juice.

One of the breakfast highlights is the plate of fruit. Daily we had fresh papaya, pineapple that is oh so sweet, limes, melons, longams, grapes, etc., many of which come from local sources found at farmer's markets (these markets are a "don't miss" when you're there.).

The home was specifically built to be a B&B with private baths and balconies for each of the four rooms. The common area is warm and welcoming with Hawaiian decor and balconies all around. Several days we ate breakfast as one or more rainbows graced the sky seemingly just outside the screen doors.

The common area includes all the comforts of home and is frequently a gathering place in the evenings for those who wish to join. Wifi is available throughout the home with a PC available for guest use (but think twice, do you really want to check your email?) Other amenities include elevator (home is on stilts per building code), hot tub, laundry facilities, access to full service kitchen and pantry, and grill for cooking out.

Toby and Kirby are a wealth of information and gladly share stories and experiences with those who wish it. They can suggest eateries, beaches, activities. They can arrange helicopter rides, rental cars, and even weddings and vow renewals.

Beach equipment (coolers, boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach mats, chairs, etc.) is available for guest use.

Overall our experience was memorable and we are already planning our next visit to Kauai, when we will absolutely stay with Toby and Kirby again. Mahalo to you both!

Mike and Diane

Room Tip: We stayed in the Papaya Room, nice mountain view and facing the back yard.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed in the Pineapple Suite which was a quiet, airy room with all things pineapple – quilt, carpet, nightlight, laundry hamper. The round bed had one disadvantage – you could only sit up in bed at one place. The building is on very tall stilts – there is a lift which we used when taking our cases up but otherwise used the stairs.

Toby was friendly and prepared a great breakfast – just don’t ask for poached egg. Sitting at one table made it easy to talk with other guests.

Bring food with you to prepare in the kitchen or BBQ – this B&B is a long way from Hanalei along a winding road with several one-way bridges – not something we wanted to tackle at night. There is one restaurant within walking distance. Having use of the kitchen was great – could boil water to make a cup of tea.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

Traveled last year April 2010 to celebrated my birthday hiking the Kalalau Trail and this place was perfect. Short drive to the trail, bay and town. We especially liked the access to use the kitchen. Some folks complain about Toby, but to us he is the "Salty Dog" character. Toby has great stories and always gave us good suggestions about Kauai. We would return.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

Stayed here fOr 2 nights. Amazing. Just 1 min walk from the ocean. Private, clean, comfortable and fun! It's like your own house in North Hawaii. They have everything for you. Toby and Kirby cook great meals (ask for the Blueberry Mac Nut Waffles one day, they are the best) that will get your action packed day going. We stayed there to go home the Napali Coast a bit to start the vacation. After a long day hiking it's great coming back "home" to relax in paradise. It's cheaper than the St Regis or Grand Hyatt and a lot nicer In my opinion. I will reccomend this to everyone going to Kauai looking for something new to experience. Timeshares and Mega Resorts are great but this place is much better. After 2 nights we did a week in Poipu. Its lovely up there but I. The winter (and summer) expect more clouds and rain. Go south for the sunshine.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2011

A wonderful, homey place to spend a vacation. Toby and Kirby are the ultimate hosts, and Toby's breakfasts can't be beat! No need for an alarm clock, the roosters are well "trained" - but they are all over the island, not just at the B&B.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Mango Suite, with the beautiful king-sized bed & carved headboard. Wake up in...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Long Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

My husband and I spent two weeks celebrating our 35th anniversary in Hawaii. After just a couple of days on the island of Oahu, we stayed for 6 days and nights on the north shore of Kauai, where we stayed at Kirby and Toby's B&B, Hale Ho'o Maha. We then spent another 6 days visiting the south shore where we stayed in a cottage. Hale Ho'o Maha had come recommended to us by my daughter-in-law's friends, and we were not disappointed. It was a great spot. It was very clean and comfortable. Kirby and Toby are very nice hosts with just the right balance of friendliness while respecting your privacy. They were very knowledgable about the island also, which was very helpful. Everything you could possibly need was made available to you........snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, use of the washer and dryer, boogie boards, sunscreen..........you name it, they thought of it. Our bedroom and bath were very nice, and the common area was great. You could leave anything you wanted in the frig. and cook for yourselves also........being on vacation, we didn't really want to do any cooking, but making a cup of tea before bed was nice sometimes........and of course, they had a beautiful spread for breakfast every morning. We would highly recommend the Hale Ho'o Maha to anyone visiting the north shore of Kauai, and would stay there again if we are fortunate enough to travel that way ever again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hale Ho'o Maha Bed & Breakfast
Address: 7083 Alamihi Rd., Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Hanalei
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hanalei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hale Ho'o Maha Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Kauai's famous North Shore, this new home features 4 tropical suites with ocean or mountain views. Exactly 110 steps to pristine Wainiha Bay and 15 minutes to great restaurants, golf, shopping, diving & snorkeling. Full breakfasts served each morning. Hula & lei making taught weekly. All suites have full private baths and lanai. ... more   less 
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