Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

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6 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, beach towels
Smart TV, DVD player, music library, stereo

Overview of Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Entire home

Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

6 bedrooms7 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Ocean view
Hanalei, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHanalei Bay1 min walk
  • Popular LocationHanalei Beach Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationHanalei Pier14 min walk
  • AirportLihue, HI (LIH)51 min drive

Space details

6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 10
6800 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bathtub
Bathroom 5
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.

Family fun at the shore
Renovated and expanded in July 2011 to include 7 bedrooms! Hanalei's classic property sits on over one acre of land. The largest oceanfront rental property in Hanalei Bay!

The residence and guesthouse have been upgraded throughout. New finishes include cherry floors, full granite slab baths, first rate appliances, and numerous floorplan enhancements. Sliding glass doors in guest cottage, master bedroom, upstairs and downstairs en suite bedrooms, living room and dining room encourages indoor/outdoor living in paradise. The property now features cutting edge aspects such as security, A/C, entry gate, and WiFi. Large HD flatscreen TVs with DirecTV is every bedroom. Ipod docks built into the walls of each bedroom, connected to a speaker system throughout the house.

The ultimate location and sprawling acreage with manicured landscaping and lawns down to the beach is unique to Hawaii. 'The Dolphin House' is the jewel of the north shore and offers a vacation dreams are made of! Simply the best in Hanalei.

Note: No weddings permitted on the property.
No more than 12 persons (gatherings) permitted on the property at any time.
Using a credit card will incur an additional 3% fee to the renter.

Notification to all renters: this transient vacation rental is located within the tsunami evacuation zone.

TVR Registration Number: 5107

Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desk chairs and phones. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

mark and carlee thorrington



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Ice maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 6 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 7 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer

Work spaces

  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Power boating nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 6800 sq ft (632 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number GE-113-676-0832-01,+550030150000,+TA-113-676-0832-01

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay Kauai
Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay Kauai.
Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai. Hanalei

About this area


Located in Hanalei, this vacation home is in the mountains and on the beach. Hanalei Pier and Princeville Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Limahuli Garden and Reserve and Kauai Mini Golf. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Hanalei Bay - 1 min walk
  • Hanalei Beach Park - 4 min walk
  • Hanalei Pier - 14 min walk
  • Black Pot Beach - 15 min walk
  • Puupoa Beach - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue Airport (LIH) - 51 min drive


  • Pat's Taqueria - 6 min walk
  • Bar Acuda - 6 min walk
  • Java Kai - 6 min walk
  • Village Snack Shop & Bakery - 6 min walk
  • Jo-Jo's Anuenue - 7 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Is Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai. pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai.?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Beach Front. Dolphin House. Hanalei Bay, Kauai. located?

Nestled on the beach, this Hanalei vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Hanalei Bay and Hanalei Beach Park. Black Pot Beach and Hanalei Pier are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 97%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 3%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Bonnie G.
Updates needed
I stayed here 10 years ago and nothing really has changed. Love the house and location but it’s time for some new towels and bedding. The outdoor patio chairs were uncomfortable. The owner was very attentive and quick to respond to a problem with the freezer door handle and very helpful leading up to and throughout our stay. Jessica put us in touch with Chef Christophe who came to the house and made a couple amazing meals for our group. Overall, was great experience, house just needs a few updates.
Stayed 9 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

The location on the bay, views, and gardens/landscaping make this property very special. It was an unforgettable family trip.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Laith S.
Dolphin House NEVER disappoints
We stayed here 7 years ago and again this last June. There simply are no words to describe how magical this property is. The location is unbeatable and the pictures do it no justice. Staning on the lawn with the ocean waves breaking in front of you and turning around to see the lush mountians of Kauai with 12 cascading waterfalls! It's as if you stepped into Fantasy Island. Mark is a gracious owner and we can't thank him enough for opening his home to our family and friends for our stay. Just try to find a better alternative on Kauai, it's IMPOSSIBLE! So, if you can afford it, don't even think about waiting to book! Get that reservation going pronto or you will be out of luck next time you check the VRBO calendar. Thank you Mark!
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

James B.
Great house on the beach
We had a wonderful time at Kai Nani. Great location, space for everyone, gorgeous surroundings and impeccable landscaping. Our only complaint was musty air conditioning in a couple rooms.
Stayed 8 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Audrey E., Atlanta, Georgia
Locations don’t get better
The house is absolutely phenomenal! We all absolutely loved staying there. The walk into Hanalei is super easy and the setting is unbelievably picturesque. We would go back in a heartbeat.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Carol W.
fabulous home
Wonderful well appointed home - terrific for a large family to gather. Close to everything. Air conditioned bedrooms are a huge plus!
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joe F., Solvang
Perfect for multi-generational families
We have stayed at the Dolphin house 4 times over the last 10 years. The house is huge, and it is has a lot of sleeping options for big families. There are ground floor rooms for the grandparents, and a separate guest house for young families with babies. The house is ideally situated-- you just walk out the back door, and you are on the beach. You can also walk to town in less than 5 minutes for your morning coffee. The house is maintained impeccably, and it looks the same today as it did 10 years ago. There is no better spot to stay in Kauai!
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Steve B.
Elegant and Perfect for a Beach House
The Dolphin house was immaculate! Everyone in our party was comfortable and in awe of the living, sleeping and outdoor space. Jessica was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Words do not describe the yard that leads to the beach. The grounds are very manicured and make it lovely to sit outside and enjoy the natural beauty all around. The kitchen was great for cooking a big breakfast and eating the at table on the lanai Thank you Mark and Carlee and Jessica. It was a perfect family vacation!
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

sara D.
The best!
We had the best multi-generational stay at the Dolphin house. The location is magic - waterfalls, rainbows, mountains, ocean, stars and sunsets. The house is spacious, comfortable and so much fun with a great kitchen, pool table, card table, sound system, etc. We can't wait to go back!
Stayed 8 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a superb property!! By far the best on Hanalei beach!!!! We have rented a few and this is at the top of our list! Perfect location (on the beach and close to town) great size house for 10, functional kitchen, location is actually magical (mountains in the background and beach). No other property at this price comes close to this one! Our beach was also very quiet, far from the public access. If I had to add a suggestion, I would ask for extra outdoor furniture (for cocktail hour maybe a couch/coffee table). Also, it was great that there was lots of beach chairs/umbrellas to use. And The grounds are so manicured! What a treat to spend our 2 weeks here!! We will for sure be back!!!!!!
Stayed 14 nights in Feb 2022