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Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a place for family to gather. 5 houses from the beach.

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a place for family to gather. 5 houses from the beach.

Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a place for family to gather. 5 houses from the beach.

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Hanalei, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHanalei Beach Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationHanalei Bay3 min walk
  • Popular LocationKilauea Lighthouse20 min drive
  • AirportLihue, HI (LIH)52 min drive

About this property

Entire place

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

Aunty Lydia's Ohana, a place for family to gather. 5 houses from the beach.

Holiday home in Hanalei with kitchen and lanai
If you want a taste of old Hanalei when days were slower and a good catch fishing and the best vegetables were the talk of the town, this home will fill the order. This property has been lovingly maintained since it was built. It is our family's privilege to share Aunty Lydia's homestead with folks from around the world. Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath with carport. Inside you will find photos of this Hanalei family over the years. This home is only 6 houses from the beach (a very short stroll) and well located to reach all the North Shore's best beaches easily. This house is right off Kuhio Highway so you can see the surfers and North Shore life coming and going. It is about 3 blocks into "downtown" Hanalei. There is a great carport for BBQ , eating al fresco & enjoying the mountains and waterfall views.

Aunty Lydia's Ohana is a relaxed Hawaiian style home a minute's walk from the center of Hanalei Bay & is probably one of the best values in Hanalei Beach Houses. Surrounded by tropical plants, with a grassy yard surrounding the house on 3 sides.

There is a very functional kitchen enhanced with lovingly stenciled foliage for preparing some of our farmer's market produce and fresh fish from the sea. This room has a pass through to the living room.

The wash house with a washer & dryer is just outside as well as an outside toilet room and a hot & cold shower in the yard.

There is a king bed in the largest bedroom at the back of the house. A queen in the front bedroom and two twins in third bedroom. All bedrooms have their own air conditioners.

Hanalei is famous for its ever changing mountains; sometimes veiled in thin mist, sometimes obscured in thick clouds, sometimes full of waterfalls, sometimes so sun drenched so that every detail stands out.

Aunty Lydia's is a great place to enjoy the mountains both from the living room windows and from the carport/lanai. Since there is plenty of room to park in front of the house in the yard, many choose this area as the eating & hang out spot. There is an outside table and chairs for al fresco meals.

Not long after our family set this house up as a vacation rental, some of Aunty Lydia's family from the mainland came to Hanalei & were tickled to be able to stay in their Aunty Lydia's house.

While being on Kuhio Highway, (highway in Hanalei meaning 1 lane in each direction with a 25 mile speed limit) the home has a beautiful hedge of tropical foliage separating you from the road. A parking area & the beginning of the yard are in front of the house.

Wai'oli Beach park is a thin strip of park which is located between the bay front homes and the sand. There are BBQs, tables, shade trees, a bathroom and usually volley ball. This is where you encounter the bay, a minute or so from Aunty Lydia's. When you come home form the beach, there is a hot & cold outside shower to enjoy a fresh water rinse or shower under the stars.

(Licensed Kauai Vacation Rental TVNC 1197)
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to lanais. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Suzanne Kobayashi
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a carport and a garage
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Lanai
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Golf on site
  • Boating on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1008 sq ft (94 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


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

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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
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
Property registration number GE+076-395-9296-01+TA+076-395-9296-01

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area


This holiday home is located by the sea and in a walkable area with great shopping. Kilauea Lighthouse and Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Limahuli Garden and Reserve and Kauai Mini Golf. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Hanalei Beach Park - 3 min walk
  • Hanalei Bay - 3 min walk
  • Hanalei Pier - 3 min drive
  • Black Pot Beach - 4 min drive
  • Kilauea Lighthouse - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue, HI (LIH) - 52 min drive


  • Bar Acuda - 10 min walk
  • Village Snack Shop & Bakery - 11 min walk
  • Jo-Jo's Anuenue - 11 min walk
  • The General Store of Hanalei - 11 min walk
  • Tahiti Nui - 12 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 25 reviews
5 - Excellent 76%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 25 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 25 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 25 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 25 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Real old style Hawaiian house
This isn't your typical absentee owner generic condo. The place was great. My mom never wanted to leave the chair looking out the picture window at the back valley rain and waterfalls. We skipped the bathroom shower and only used the outdoor one. Louvered windows for air all had to be open as well as running the fans to keep the main living area from being too hot. AC was in the bedrooms so you could nap in the day if you needed it. Down sides: Because all the windows were always open the road noise from Kuhio Highway was more than I would like. While not far and a pleasant walk, 6 houses from the beach sounds a lot closer than the 2.5 blocks that it actually is. You don't just run back and forth from the house to the beach. Again, we loved our stay there.

4/5 Good

Chill little spot in Hanalei
We had a great little stay at Auntie Lydia’s. Nice view of the mountains from the living room and fun old Hawaiian feel to the place. Kitchen was well outfitted for cooking dinner one night. If coming jetlagged, beware of roosters outside that think sunrise is 3am 😳.

5/5 Excellent

Great location
The house is a bit rustic, but it was exactly what we wanted. The old school charm and family history were great. It was a short walk to the beach or to town. The living did get a bit hot in the afternoon, but it wasn’t too bad and we were usually at the beach anyway.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful home base
The property was homey and convenient. Just around the corner from a beautiful beach and a decent walking distance to restaurants and bars in Hanalei. The provided beach chairs and boogie boards were a great bonus. Hot water, comfortable beds, and a very convenient additional outdoor toilet and shower. Thanks for a lovely stay!

5/5 Excellent

Finally Made A Stay in Hanalei !
I've always wanted to stay close to Hanalei Bay, and this house provided us the opportunity at a great price for 6 people! Honestly, it reminded me of my great-grandparent's home in South Texas. We were within walking distance of Hanalei bay, about 1.5 blocks away, so we could walk to the beach at any time without difficulty. There were beach umbrellas, chairs, a boogie board and plenty of towels ! 1 Bathroom was a little bit challenging, but having an outdoor enclosed shower for washing off after a trip to the beach made a huge difference. While there was no AC in the kitchen and living room, each of the 3 rooms had a window unit which worked well in cooling during the day if needed. There were plenty of fans and windows that open to help circulate air in the morning and evening. Kitchen had what we needed for cooking and making meals. Washing machine and dryer out back in a closet (also like my great-grandparent's house) It's not a fancy hotel, but that isn't what you are paying for. And, a fancy hotel doesn't get this close to Hanalei Bay. Also, with the current state of the road closures (we were there June 21-28) that only allow traffic through between Princeville and Hanalei 3 times a day, it was awesome to not have our schedule tied to the road's opening/closing. Wouldn't mind coming back to this little house again!