This is our second trip to Hanalei and our first stay at The Surf board House. Having stayed in a number of different places in Hanalei I can safely say with out hesitation this is the best.
Location - just steps away from the idealic dream scape that is Hanalei Bay. Walking distance to the charming town center, shopping, eating, post office and farmers markets. Some of the best hikes just minuets away. And if you want to hang out on the hill over looking the bay you are just a short ride from Princeville.
The Grounds- Simon has designed and planted the perfect garden with every flower and plant. The layout has been carefully made to offer every unit absolute privacy while still giving lots of room. There are also outdoor showers and little nick-nacks of interest. Totally creative and beautiful.
The Units- we stayed in the famed "Love Shack" for 3 nights and the Cow Girl suite for 10. Again, every part of the decoration and layout has been designed with painstaking detail. It would be impossible to describe with any justice to the rooms, let's just say they are unique, comfortable, spotlessly clean and fun.
Simon- no review is complete with out mentioning the inn keeper! The charm, design and attention to every detail comes from Simons passion for excellence. Starting life as a record exec I am sure he never thought this is where he would end up. A story that is better told over cold beer I am sure :) no mater how he got here he has become the perfect host. Giving privacy at all times but around if needed. The personal touch he puts into his business is very much appreciated and his success is well deserved and we wish him well. Until next time.
Liz & Gary
Living The Dream Kauai
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in one of the most sought after destinations on Kauai’s spectacular North Shore, our suites are just a few minutes from charming Hanalei town. On a beachfront road lined with stately homes and plantation cottages, we provide some of the only room-rentals in Hanalei. Hanalei Bay, the playground of surfing’s World Champions, is right across the street. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hanalei Surfboard House Hotel Hanalei
- Hanalei Surfboard House Kauai