Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

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Honu Point is simply spectacular. The cliff setting offers views that are some of the best in the world. Truly. It is private and quiet with landscaping that feels like a botanical garden. As valuable is how organized, clean, and well-equipped the home is – quality dish and cookware, high quality linens, bikes, beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, and more. Enjoying the sunset from the hot tub after a hike or fun at the beach was a daily event. The love and care put into the property shows, and it made our stay that much more enjoyable. We’ve rented quite a few luxury properties, and Honu Point is one of the best. Thank you Rae-Marie and Tom. We will be back.

Stephanie B.
April 26, 2024

Location, Location, Location!

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This is possibly the most beautiful spot on the island! Every room has a beautiful view. Close to several wonderful restaurants and a gorgeous golf course. Planning to return next year for a month! A week just isn’t long enough.

Charni H.
January 9, 2024

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This is truly a beautiful property! The house had everything we wanted and more. Enjoyed whale watching each morning and evening from the house and the location is perfect for exploring this beautiful island. The property owners were extremely helpful and accommodating. Sorry we had to leave but have wonderful memories.

Deborah K.
January 3, 2024

An Honest Review of Honu Point

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Honu Point is a work of art. Every detail has been meticulously attended to. It is a glass house with views from every room and down every hallway where (in winter) whales can be seen passing by and albatross soar by the windows. The ocean dominates here…you see it and hear it from every room and every outdoor space. Although located in a residential neighborhood, it is situated and landscaped for total privacy.  The travertine floors throughout are the perfect choice, clean and cool. All three bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have TV’s, fans, and spacious bathrooms. All bathrooms have excellent lighting, walk in showers, large granite counters and lots of storage space. 
 
The  kitchen is top of the line with lots of space and sitting areas.  The huge covered outdoor eating area off the kitchen is a dream as is the pool and spa area. I could go on and on.  We tried to come up with some constructive suggestions for improvement but, honestly, we have none. This may be a vacation rental but it is a warm welcoming home anyone would be delighted to call home for just a few days, weeks or full-time. 
 
Bravo, owners/hosts Rae Marie & Tom. Honu Point, alias “The Shack”provides the ultimate Kauai luxury experience and it could not be any better.

Kris H.
December 26, 2023

HONU POINT is Absolute Perfection!

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This home is the best VRBO we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. From the initial communication the owner was warm, open and charming. The home reflects attention to detail, from the forever-views of the ocean in every room, to the well appointed kitchen, to the salt water infinity pool with hot tub, to the very placement of the home on the property. Passing through the culdesac gates transforms you into your own world of nature, surf and beauty. Truly one of the most special homes we have had the great fortune to experience. Much love, thought and care went into Honu Point and you feel it to your very core. A very special place on Kauai.

Bettyarlene R.
December 9, 2023

Amazing Atmosphere

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If you’re looking for private luxury on the north shore of Kauai this is your place! Spectacular views from within the home and from all over the property! Sunrises, sunsets, stars at night, not to mention the ever present and always welcome rhythmic sound of the surf! We were only two, but three couples could easily be comfortable here and still have individual privacy. The home is so well thought out and there are so many details attended to – you’d be hard pressed not to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. I mean heck, there was even a luggage scale in the master closet – who thinks of that?! Communication was clear, courteous and prompt! The home was exceptionally clean (we’ve rented multiple places with pools and this was by far the most clean/well maintained!). Kitchen and pantry had just about anything you could imagine. Highly recommend and hope to visit again some day! Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Todd M.
October 26, 2023

Perfect House and Location

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This is a beautiful home with unsurpassed views. It’s convenient to restaurants, basic necessities and the places you’ll want to see, but at the same time feels very secluded even though it’s in a great neighborhood. The pictures may seem too good to be true, but the home is as good as the pictures! If you want to see Kauai without feeling like a tourist, this is the perfect place.

Stan G.
October 20, 2023

Best Rental Property in Kauai

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This house is exactly as described. The host was most pleasant and hospitable. First class accommodations, views, and amenities. Excellent location in a quiet neighborhood. A perfect stay from start to finish.

Chris S.
October 15, 2023

Beautiful Home, Amazing Views

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We booked our stay over a year in advance, giving us plenty of time for the anticipation and expectations to build. And we can easily say that Honu Point surpassed every expectation. Day after day, we were mesmerized by the stunning views from every room in the house. Every detail is designed to perfection with nothing overlooked. It is truly a dream and we look forward to returning.

Luke S.
August 25, 2023

Stunning and Peaceful

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Our family had a wonderful vacation week at this lovely home on Honu Point. I wish we’d booked 2 weeks! Rae-Marie greeted us upon arrival and made us feel welcome from the start of our visit. The beauty of this property is unsurpassed. Ocean views from every room in the house. All 3 couples had their own private spaces; bedroom, bathroom and walkout to lanai. We have a couple of talented chefs in the family that were able to prepare great meals in the well stocked kitchen. The outdoor dining area off the kitchen was perfect for almost all of our meals. We also enjoyed the pool, hot tub and outdoor shower each day. We biked to Queens Bath more than once to swim and view turtles and fish. The neighborhood was quiet, peaceful, and great for walking, running, and biking. Princeville Botanical Gardens is a short drive away and very worthwhile visit. They provide a guided tour of their amazing grounds and include a fun chocolate tasting (reservations required in advance). I can’t think of a more idyllic location to enjoy a relaxing vacation surrounded by beauty. We’d love to come back. Thanks again, Rae-Marie and Tom.

Kathy Z.
August 14, 2023

An Unforgettable Stay

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My family recently spent our vacation at this amazing house for the second time on the north shore of Kauai. Not only is the house spectacular but the owners are friendly and go out of their way to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The house is nicely stocked with items such as beach towels, pantry items, and outdoor activity needs that make traveling from a far distance easier. We used a lot of the suggestions from Rae-Marie’s blog which made our stay even better. The views alone are worth the stay. Seeing both the sun rise and set is second to none. The pictures do not do it justice. Thank you Rae-Marie and Tom for the unforgettable stay. We hope to come back soon!

Kristy D.
July 15, 2023

Stunning Property

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This being our second time on Kauai, we knew we wanted to stay on the North Shore. This house was absolutely stunning in every possible way (and we’re pretty picky). The pictures online don’t do it justice. From the immaculate nature of the home to the incredible views from sunrise to sunset, the house itself is a destination on Kauai. You won’t want to leave.

Brian H.
June 27, 2023

This Setting Is Perfect!

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Honu Point is not a rental, it’s an experience. The home with its luxury pool, comfy couches, and outdoor seating tucked into every nook, begs you to abandon your plans for the day and stay right there. The sunset and sunrise views ruin it for anywhere else you may go; this setting is perfect. Rae-Marie, our host, shares her slice of paradise which provided us with calm, awe, and enough memories…to last until the next visit. Can’t wait!

Victoria R.
May 29, 2023

A Slice of Paradise

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Honu Point was perfect in every way and exceeded any expectations we had. Someday, we hope to return.

Bonnie R.
May 3, 2023

Incredible Property and Host

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Amazing host with incredible communication and assistance on everything we had questions about for the entire area. Property is even better than the amazing pictures in the listing.

Kenny C.
April 23, 2023

Gorgeous View!

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What a wonderful home! The views are truly spectacular. When we wanted some ‘downtime’ between activities, we could relax at the house and still enjoy the most amazing views on the island. Rae-Marie is so friendly and helpful, the house is well-stocked and clean, and the neighborhood is perfect for families. We definitely recommend!

Angie A.
April 3, 2023

One of a Kind Kauai Paradise for Family Spring Break Trip

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This property is simply amazing and one of a kind. The views are incredible and you have so many locations to view from. Morning sunrise coffee on the patio facing the ocean was a must every day along with sunsets on the bench at the end of the tiered yard. The property is top notch, extremely clean and well maintained. Plenty of entertainment options. Bedrooms were extremely comfortable. The garage was well organized with all the gear (snorkel gear, extra beach shoes, beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes, etc) we needed for the week. Rae-Marie was a wonderful host and always accessible to answers questions or give recommendations. Communication was outstanding before and throughout our stay. This property is a high-end retreat where you feel like you are in your own paradise without the noise and congestion of a resort which is exactly what we were looking for as a family.

John E.
March 18, 2023

Heaven On Earth

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Honu Point is truly heaven on earth! The tranquility, peacefulness, and beauty of the home is beyond anything anywhere. It is a gift to be able to share the experience with family members. Rae-Marie and Tom are very personable hosts and they are so gracious to allow others to enjoy time together in their home making incredible memories. Their meticulous care of the home and every possible amenity reveals the love they have for the home and for all those who are fortunate enough to stay at Honu Point. Thank you so very much!! Until next time! ❤️

Lori O.
February 5, 2023

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A beautiful spot to relax and just be. The views from every room in the house are stunning. You feel a special energy when you enter the property. Private and tranquil. The garden is lovely with a variety of tropical plants and trees. We will be back no doubt about it.

Dale S.
January 21, 2023

Beautiful, Picturesque, Kauai Setting

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Lovely and welcoming Princeville, Kauai home. Hosts are kind and sharing, providing helpful info pre-arrival. Views are spectacular – including visits from Nene geese, and whale & albatross viewings. We all had a great, restful time in this fantastic home! Highly recommended!

Ann H.
December 29, 2022

A Slice Of Paradise

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This is an absolute gem of a property. Located on a bluff over the ocean – which literally can be seen and heard from every room in the house. We spend the majority of our vacation time in oceanfront properties, but this was mesmerizing. We love the north shore for its laid back vibe and this is an ideal location. It was great to hike down to Sea Lodge Beach with literally the beach to ourselves and then snorkel with the fish and turtles. And the highlight was to be there during albatross nesting season, with so many albatrosses in the neighborhood. The house is very nice and well stocked, and could easily accommodate three couples and likely still feel very private. Rae-Marie was welcoming and incredibly responsive. We were already looking for our return visit before we left!

Yvonne B.
December 10, 2022

Epic!

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It’s even better than the pictures. The host is extremely nice and informative. You won’t regret booking this beautiful property!

Sean F.
October 27, 2022

First Class All The Way!

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This house rental is first class all the way! Rae-Marie is lovely and communicated with me throughout the process and met me and my two sisters at the house upon arrival, to give us a quick tour and answer any questions we might have. The views are to die for both from inside the home and outside. There are loads of pantry items already stocked or left from previous guests. All of the bathrooms had jumbo sized shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, as well as bars of soap. They also had hair dryers and a full supply of toilet paper so you don’t need to buy or bring any of that with you. The laundry rooms also had a large supply of laundry soap. You will need dryer sheets though and we did have some packed with us. We spent loads of time hanging out in the pool, hot tub, or on the lanai. We loved our stay in this house so much it was very hard to leave for excursions and as fun as those were, we all looked very forward to just going back to this house. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms are large and the beds were very comfortable. The entire home is large and very spacious with expansive ocean views from every single room. We had sunsets, sunrises, and rainbows. It is located in a very high end beautiful neighborhood. As gorgeous as the photos are, they do not do it justice and I promise, you will NOT be disappointed here.

Zona H.
October 19, 2022

Best We Have Ever Stayed At

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Our third time at Honu Point and finally saw a couple of turtles. In past trips we made the mistake of overscheduling then asking why would we ever want to leave the pool? We went to the beach just a couple times. I mean the backyard looks over enough ocean so you see the sunset and sunrise so… Rae-Marie is the master communicator. Bless you for still having cable TV for sports and guest Netflix. I don’t need to sell anyone on renting this house. It is the best we have ever stayed at. Restaurants we recommend are Bar Acuda and Ama. Make sure to book in advance. We enjoy the sunset golf cart tour at the Makai course.
Can’t wait to return for number 4

Don S.
September 20, 2022

To Paradise And Beyond

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I believe we have found the most magical place on earth! Pictures don’t do it justice. From the breathtaking views of the sunset and sunrise, to the private infinity pool, there is no better place to spend your vacation. Rae-Marie is a fantastic host. We appreciated the time she took to do a house orientation upon arrival. This made it possible to start our vacation right away, instead of spending hours figuring out how everything works and were its located. We were also greeted with a thoughtful anniversary gift basket. We can’t wait to come back!

Dustin D.
September 1, 2022

Ohana Gathering in Kauai

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This home was perfect for our family to gather, play, and relax enjoying amazing views from sunrise to sunset. The house is located close to stores, restaurants, activities and beaches if you want to leave the house (our 2 year old was very sad to leave each time we did!). Rae-Marie was a helpful host, even before we arrived with suggestions. We are already looking forward to re-booking another stay. Mahalo Rae-Marie and Tom.

Victoria R.
August 20, 2022

Princeville Perfection

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Honu Point is in a different world than anything we have experienced in vacation rentals. You can see the amount of planning and thought that has gone into this property from it’s initial construction all the way to the individual preparation made for guest arrival day. Rae-Marie has thought of everything and I really appreciated the personal greeting to walk my family through the house. My wife and 3 kids (ages 11, 10 and 6) enjoyed going on adventures each morning in Kauai and returning to the house for afternoon pool-time and evening sunsets with margaritas and wine. We utilized Rae-Marie’s recommendations for Private Chef – White Ginger Catering and massages by Melanie on the lanai. Both came to the house so we could experience with the beautiful setting of the property. Ginger and Melanie are amazing at each of their trades. My kids said Ginger’s dinner was the best meal they had on our 2 week stay in Hawaii!! I have to agree. My family and I captured many precious moments together at Honu Point and we would love to find our way back some day soon!

Dustin W.
August 16, 2022

Amazing Stay In Princeville

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We will take away many lasting memories from our stay at Honu Point. Everything in the design of this home was incredibly thought out: ocean views and breezes from every room, open floor plan with lots of space, beautiful gardens and infinity pool, spacious lanai for outdoor eating, as well as manicured yard on a unique peninsula to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. Leading up to our trip Rae-Marie was so helpful, suggesting who to use for grocery delivery and encouraging reservations in advance to state parks. Plus she was there to greet us on arrival and show us how everything worked. Chairs and towels were provided to enjoy the nearby beach, as well as bicycles for exploring the neighborhood and shopping center. We cannot say enough about this amazing house and wonderful hostess!!!

Jim A.
August 4, 2022

From Our Friend

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Honu Point is the best place on the island. Many years ago, before this home was here, we would walk to the point to watch sunsets, whale watch, and enjoy. Now we get to stay in this beautiful home. YAY!
Just being with our friends was the best. Rae-Marie, Tom, and I have been besties for almost 30 years. We sat by the pool, went to a wonderful party, ate dinner out, and here, watching the sunset every night. Rae-Marie and I went walking, shopped in beautiful Hanalei, but a visit to the Kilauea Lighthouse was my favorite spot.
This house is so perfect in every way, and every detail is thought out to make a stay here the most memorable experience. The pool and hot tub are fabulous, the flowers and plants beautiful.
This has been a most healing, relaxing place. Can’t think of anywhere on the island that could be better. Of course, Tom and Rae-Marie are the BEST!! We love you and thank you so very much for our stay at “the shack.”

Frances W.
July 8, 2022

A Truly Magical Place!

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We have visited Kauai multiple times and this is by far our favorite location! Honu Point is an absolutely amazing luxury vacation home with everything we could possibly want anticipated and provided for. The amenities, location, pool and views were stunning. We cannot wait to go back!

Julie C.
July 3, 2022

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Honu Point is really a 6 star vacation destination! Rae Marie and Tom have done everything possible to make this vacation home on this incredibly beautiful and private property a place you’ll want to stay over and over again. We have returned at least once a year since 2015, since they first opened for guests. The very brief showers just make the sunrises, sunsets, lush tropical foliage and rainbows even more spectacular. It’s difficult to leave the gorgeous pool, spa and relaxing reading spots even for a couple of hours, but don’t miss the Limihuli gardens, shopping and dining in Hanalei, beaches for snorkeling, wading and surfing, kayaking, secret pools, easy and difficult hikes, touring the Napoli coast and much more. Quality golf and tennis are just around the corner.

Mary H.
June 27, 2022

Amazing!

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The house was amazing with every possible amenity we could ever need. And the view was spectacular! You can sit for hours just on the lanai! Great location, with grocery store nearby. Perfect spot for the perfect vacation! Rae Marie personally greeted us and was always available via text. Will stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks, Rae Marie!

Gayle W.
June 17, 2022

Amazing!

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Just returned from the most wonderful family vacation and stay at Honu Point. Rae Marie and Tom’s house is truly magical. There’s a reason this home receives five-star reviews! Ocean views from every room, well-appointed rooms and bathrooms, beach and pool supplies, bikes, snorkeling gear, it’s all there. Once you get over the “wow” factor of the location, views, house, and amenities it comes down to the hosts. Rae Marie and Tom have thought of everything, they truly understand hospitality and what it takes in providing a five-star experience, I want to thank them for providing our family with memories for years to come.

Jeffrey H.
May 6, 2022

Dream Escape Lookout

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A dream come true, is how this property would be best described. The owners, Rae-Marie and Tom are outstanding hosts, with clear communication and their personal greeting they gave us the details and answered our questions which allowed for a more relaxing visit. It’s nice to know how the appliances work instead of having to guess. This is what all hosts should do. Their home has all the needed amenities for the most comfortable stay. They also had a tasty greeting basket in honor of our 34th Anniversary. The placement of this home takes your breath away. The decor is beautiful and openness of the floor plan is comforting. If you are so lucky to stay at this home, you must walk to the edge of the yard overlooking the ocean and sit on the bench, take a deep breath of fresh air and listen to the ocean sing to you while absorbing the view. It’s a TRUE SLICE OF HEAVEN !

Elizabeth W.
May 3, 2022

Already Planning Our Next Visit

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We visited for a week with our adult children and we were all in awe of Honu Point. Rae-Marie was so friendly; we felt like we had known her for years! The house is beautifully decorated, with every amenity you would ever need. The 180 degree ocean view out back was simply spectacular! We were fortunate enough to see humpback whales spouting, turtles in the left bay, and an adorable albatross baby. Our kids hiked down to SeaLodge Beach & loved it. The landscaping in the front around the gorgeous infinity pool is very beautiful & was one of the backdrops for family photos we had taken by Keri Cooper. Rae-Marie allowed us to bring in a caterer & White Ginger Catering made us a delicious dinner. The house is in a quiet area & is very private. We loved this vacation, and are already planning our next visit to Honu Point!

Tamara G.
April 20, 2022

Exceeded Expectations

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This home truly provides everything you could ever want from a vacation home. It was extremely clean, well kept, well supplied and well managed. Rae-Marie was so helpful before and during our trip and truly made us feel hosted, not just like renters. The views of this home are incredible. We loved the fresh air and beautiful gardens. The hike to Sealodge beach, with passing view of the nesting baby Albatross, made it all even more delightful. The beach supplies in the garage made exploring Kauai even better as we didn’t have to buy or rent anything! Even the provided beach towels were plentiful and of high quality! I cannot say enough great things about this home. Just a pleasure…Mahalo Rae-Marie and Tom!

Stacie O.
April 12, 2022

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Thank you so much for renting us this place, every room has a beautiful ocean view, even the bathrooms, way better than expected, The pool was just the right size and the jacuzzi was awesome after a day out, Total privacy was awesome and would definitely stay here again while on Kauai.

Randy M.
April 2, 2022

Best Place Ever!

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We literally have raised the bar now and probably will never be able to match it again. THIS PLACE IS EPIC! The views are out of this world and the house is outstanding. The local family who own the property are also an absolute delight. The pictures don’t come close to giving this property the justice it deserves. The only thing to watch out for is it is on cliffs. So, I would probably not recommend for young children maybe under 8 years old or something. Also, the rooms are such that we shared the house as 3 couples and each couple had their own master suite. Worked great for 3 couples and everyone felt comfortable with the situation. I don’t want to leave this review because I don’t want you to book it the same week I am coming back!!!!

Jeff M.
February 10, 2022

Wonderful Place In Kauai

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Quite simply, this will be one of the best houses you could rent. We booked before COVID and when that hit, the owner was very understanding about the need to delay the booking by one year. No hassle, which I really appreciated given all that was happening at the time. I have rented several properties with “home away”/”VRBO” in the US and in Europe. This property was exceptional: immaculate, very well appointed, and well, beautiful. Gourmet kitchen, lovely bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (all with ocean views), a secluded beautiful pool/hot tub, and all with unencumbered views of the ocean (we marvelled watching whales, dolphins, and sea turtles). The area is beautiful and secure. Kudos to Rae-Marie and Tom!

Phillip B.
January 28, 2022

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Wow!! Just Wow! We can’t say enough about this property. None of the online pictures and videos truly do it justice. Tom and Rae-Marie provide an absolutely stunning home away experience. The ocean views from any and all rooms, the wonderfully laid out kitchen and dining areas, the open lanai overlooking the ocean, I could go on and on and never be able to convey how wonderful this home is! And thanks for providing the basket of treats and coffee on our arrival. My family of five (3 grown kids in early 20’s) spent a week right after New Years. The weather was spectacular, 80 during the day 70 at night. We would rise, make our coffee or tea then sit outside in the lanai and watch the whales swim past, every day. The pool and hot tub were used several times daily by all of us. The sound and breeze of the ocean wafting in from every louvered window was very calming. We enjoyed sitting on the steps of the lanai at night to take in the bright star lit sky. On Rae-Marie’s suggestion we did hire several chefs to cook for us a couple different night and also had massages done outside on the lanai several days. While we did hike the Kalalau trail and visit the Waimea Canyon, it was the time spent at this Honu point home we will remember most. It was truly a relaxing place to spend a week. Highly recommend this vacation home and am truly looking forward to returning. Thanks Tom and Rae-Marie for all your wonderful hospitality.

Rob R.
January 20, 2022

Amazing Property!

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I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at a lot of beautiful places, but I don’t think there is a more beautiful place than the north shore of Kauai and a more ideal property than the one Rae Marie and Tom have built their dream home on. The views literally never end and the sounds of the ocean fill the air

Steve T.
January 18, 2022

5 Stars Is Not Enough

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Honu Point is a very, very special place. The pictures online–beautiful as they may be–do not come close to capturing the “wow” factor you experience repeatedly throughout your stay. Ray-Marie and Tom thought of every single detail when building this home–the sweeping ocean views from every room, spacious lanai, immaculate tropical garden–everything is perfect. From the bench on the lanai you can see expansive views of the northern coast–one of the best views on the island–and on a clear night you can see the milky way right above you. That bench is my happy place. What’s more, Rae-Marie and Tom are the consummate hosts–this is not your typical online rental experience. Upon arrival we were greeted and given a tour of the property, with some background about the property and even some info about the funny little albatross roaming the neighborhood. Rae-Marie and Tom really went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect, and it truly was one of the most memorable vacations we’ve ever taken. Thank you for everything Rae-Marie and Tom, we hope to see you again soon!

Corey G.
December 10, 2021

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Honu Point is in a stunning location in Princeville. It is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean on three sides. The idyllic vista (visible throughout the house) is frequently accompanied by vivid rainbows that form over the water. We half expected to see whales or dolphins leaping under a rainbow! The house is beautiful and immaculate. The kitchen is well appointed with dishes, pans, utensils and tools. Fluffy, white towels are plentiful in each bathroom, as are beach towels. Beach toys such as boogie boards and chairs are also available for guests to use. The house boasts a large covered back patio under which cool Pacific breezes flow. We made use of the gas grill several nights including one evening when we purchased fresh fish from a market in Hanalei (we brought cedar planks). It was relaxing to hear the waves crashing against the shoreline as we fell to sleep each night. We appreciated that the home used solar panels for both electricity and to heat water. The attention to detail in the home and landscaping is impressive. The front of the home features a variety of tropical plants that not only contribute to the beauty of the home, but provides privacy around the pool, as well. The nesting albatross was a charming bonus. Rae Marie is a stellar host. She responds quickly to questions and goes “above and beyond” to ensure guests have a wonderful stay. For example, just prior to our arrival she discovered that a kitchen appliance wasn’t working well and had a new unit installed promptly. I was awed by the enormous amount of storage available (hmm…might have to consider a reno on my own house!) and fell in love with the natural edge table on the back patio. Our party was comprised of 4 adults and a twelve-year-old. My only caution to prospective guests is that it may not be ideal for parents with young children. The yard is not fenced (and it shouldn’t be!), and there is a steep drop to the ocean below. Overall, this home is amazing and we are so happy to have discovered Honu Point!

Terri B.
December 26, 2021

Impressive Vacation Home

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The photos are wonderful but the house is so much more spectacular in person. It was immaculately clean and well presented. One of the necessities of renting a home for vacation can be, constantly going to the store for the supplies you didn’t know you needed till you got there, in this home they are already there. Rae-Marie is a fantastic host and very easy to reach if you need to. The gardens are stunning with orchids in bloom. The location of the home and views are incredible. We were so impressed we booked our second stay while we were still there.

Jeff A.
December 7, 2021

Unbelievable Property & Superb Host!

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This was a truly stunning, magical & unforgettable home – we loved every second of our stay!!!!

Ashley B.
November 4, 2021

Ho’o Walea “with style and grace”

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Rae Marie and Tom have built a home on a stunning location. Rae Marie met us at the home on arrival and pointed out all the features and amenities. There is flow and style that just works in this home. Well stocked be sure and talk with Rae Marie about what to bring. As an example the garage has bicycles (helmets, locks, pump, and tools to adjust the seat height) snorkel gear, fishings poles, boogie boards, back packs, beach toys and lots more. All the details have been well thought out and you are truly renting a home and not a house. Look no further as you have found the spot.

Ron S.
October 30, 2021

Spectacular Views Everywhere You Look

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This property is beautifully situated and landscaped. Every room has jaw dropping views. Lounging by the pool and hot tub was delightful. Rae Marie is easy to communicate with and has many tips and suggestions about the local area. Even with the road work, it was only a 15 min drive to Hanalei bay and just 35 minutes to Haena. Also well situated to visit Kileaua and environs. The house has all sorts of beach gear available. One suggestion is for the owner to have a simple bluetooth speaker so that guests can play music from their phones. There is an elaborate (complicated?) sound system, but it is not bluetooth enabled (I don’t think). To conclude – this place will have you sitting in a chair watching the ocean and exclaiming wow! over and over and over.

Kristina S.
October 11, 2021

Dream Getaway

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My family and I could not have dreamed of a better getaway. The home was immaculate. The setting was a dream. Rae-Marie and Tom were always available and ready to assist if we had any issues or questions about the house or area. It was impossible not to forget about work and other life stresses while staying in this home.

Cynthia L.
September 22, 2021

Paradise!

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One of the most spectacular locations on the North part of the Island. Wonderful house and layout. Will definitely be coming back!

Rob W.
September 5, 2021

We Will Return!

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Honu Point takes your breath away from the moment you pull into the driveway! Then before you can catch your breath, the entryway views out to the ocean beyond are magnificent. The owner has literally thought of every small detail in the design and amenities in this incredible home. Whether it’s sitting out on the patio or bench at the end of the point watching the sunset, or hanging out in the infinity pool watching the same amazing view, there is rarely a spot on this property that doesn’t “wow” you at every turn. Mahalo Nui Rae-Marie and Tom for your warm hospitality.

Tim C.
August 19, 2021

Spectacular Stay At Honu Point

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We had an amazing time at Honu Point at the end of July 2021. The home is a one-of-a-kind property perched on a stunning oceanfront bluff in Princeville, with 180 degree views of the ocean and the mountains on the other side – the pictures on the site don’t even begin to do justice to it’s location. Given it’s unique location, in the summer we were able to see dramatic sunrises and sunsets over the ocean every day. The house itself was perfect for our family – equipped with everything you might possibly want for a Kauai vacation – excellent kitchen and cooking amenities, well-appointed rooms and bathrooms well stocked beach supplies, beautiful infinity pool and gorgeous landscaping. Rae-Marie, the owner, was a perfect host, working with us to accommodate an early check-in , and always available when we had questions, and made this a really memorable stay in Kauai. We would love to visit again and stay at Honu Point!

Karthik G.
July 25, 2021

From Our Daughter

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I was just a kid when my parents bought this lot; when the whole neighborhood would step over the “no trespassing” sign to watch the sunset, and when my dad would spend the night on “the lot on the point,” drink margaritas, and sleep in his VW van. I was there for the countless hours of architectural planning, which in some ways reflect my dad’s odd habits. I was there when this went from “the lot on the point” to “the house that will never be built” to “The Shack” to “Honu Point.” And, I was there for the decision to make it a vacation rental (ugh, really?), which is why I am so happy for the reviews that precede this one. My parents are always bragging about how wonderful the people are who stay here … so, thank you, for making it so easy on them and for contributing your stories that make this place even more special! P.S. For those who want to buy Honu Point, you’ll have to go through me and my kids first! 🙂 Good luck!

Maria F.
June 26, 2021

Best Vacation Rental Experience

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Honu Point is truly a dream house in a dream location! The house is even better in person and the endless ocean views go on forever. The sunsets and rainbows are spectacular and unique every day. The house is fully stocked with everything you need for the beach. Rae-Marie is the most gracious host we have ever encountered. Tom and Rae-Marie obviously take great pride in their beautiful home and it shows from the first day to the last. They were so accommodating and answered questions immediately. Do not hesitate to book this home. We are already booking for next year!!

Shar F.
July 10, 2021

Stunning Views In All Directons

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Couldn’t ask for a better property! The owners are the nicest people and go above and beyond to make your stay perfect. The home is beautiful. High ceilings, huge windows with amazing views everywhere, high-end beach decor, comfortable furniture and beds… everything you could want has been considered. Highly recommended!

Christine F.
June 11, 2021

Honu Point Is Paradise Found!

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This property is simply perfect! We were there in May and you can see the sun rise over the water just past the Kilauea lighthouse and you can see the sun set on the water near Mt. Makana! I have never been at a property on Kauai that had such a feature! The views from every window in the house are simply stunning! The private peninsula provides daily viewing of the sea turtles (Honu) in the water on both sides. We saw multiple whales (even in May) and we saw a giant Manta Ray. The covered lanai is perfect for dinner as the sky turns orange, then pink and even purple after the sun sets. The kitchen is spectacular with views in every direction. There is plenty of space at the bar for a snack and at the lovely round table for breakfast/brunch each morning. The view from the master bedroom and bathroom is fabulous and the jacuzzi tub is simply divine. The other two bedrooms both have lovely views of the ocean and all 3 bedrooms have direct access to outdoor patio space. The house is in a perfect location and when you return after a day of exploring you are rewarded with a swim with a view or a cocktail in the hot tub with a view of the ocean. Plus, the pool area is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The house is stocked with snorkeling masks, fins, boogie boards and even bicycles. There is a short path down to the beach below where there were a colorful array of fish to be seen while snorkeling. The beach has lots of shade from overhanging trees so is quite pleasant, even in the heat of the day. We loved visiting the Albatross chicks on the neighboring streets and seeing the parents soaring over the property all day long. This property has two full size washer/dryers and two full size refrigerators. You will find everything you need to cook all of your meals in the house because you will rarely want to leave for a meal elsewhere because the views from the house cannot be beat! We have already booked this house for our next trip to Kauai and we would buy this property in a millisecond if it ever went up for sale! Like the title of this review states, Honu Point is Paradise Found!
 
Linda P.
April 30, 2021

Honu Point Exceeds Already Lofty Expectations

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Rae-Marie and Honu Point exceeded our expectations from the very beginning. Rae-Marie was extremely helpful and communicative prior to arrival, and was nice enough to spend ~ Rae-Marie and Honu Point exceeded our expectations from the very beginning. Rae-20 minutes touring the house and speaking about local favorites upon check-in. The property itself is stunning. Words can’t describe how amazing the views are, and the pictures don’t do it justice. We particularly enjoyed spending every night on the bluff watching the sunset, and subsequent star gazing. The amenities are top notch, and it’s evident much thought and care was put into each detail of the house. Additionally, the location on the North Shore is perfect to experience all of the adventure Kauai has to offer. We’ve been reminiscing on our trip nonstop, and can’t wait to plan another one back! Thank you Rae-Marie for sharing your property with us. Your hospitality was amazing, and you’ve allowed us memories of a lifetime. Mahalo!
Joseph K.
May 26, 2021

World Class Location and Property

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We loved our 1-week stay. The location and views from the property are stunning and the setting is very private. The house seems to be on the very best lot in all of Princeville. The property was clean, well maintained and everything was as described. Overall the stay exceeded our expectations and we hope to come again.

Joerg A.
May 31, 2021

 

Come For The Island; Stay For The Views

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Approaching the property I was concerned that, contrary to our desire of remoteness, it appeared to be nestled in a community of houses close to one another. However, the driveway that threads between neighbors is like the Looking Glass through which Alice passed being transported to a totally different experience. A real sense of seclusion perched on a peninsula jutting from the north coastline in Princeville. Sweeping views north to open water, west to sunset, Queen’s Bath & cliffs, east to sunrise and Kilauea lighthouse and east to stunning views of the peaks of the Napali coast. The property falls precipitously to the sea and is covered in lush foliage. Albatross knife gracefully through the air; the local variant of the cardinal, appearing as if in morning clothes topped with a red cap) look for scraps; turtles & rare monk seals can be seen 200 feet below in the sea and at night, tread carefully on the lawn to avoid the squadron of (thankfully mute) toads gathering for the evening. One outdoor item missing, thankfully, is the constant cacophony of roosters, so prominent elsewhere on the island. A small but nice pool with hot tub for morning dip or late afternoon swim and cocktail while viewing the sunset. The house is spacious, clean, well appointed and, for me a rarity, very well provisioned with the essentials of food items and also, very logically and well organized such that within a day, one feels as if in one’s own kitchen. Tons of toys with which to enjoy the island and more TV screens that eBAY (though in a week, we only watched once). I loved the dining rotunda – eat, compute, play crazy 8s, or just sit and enjoy. One of those homes where you feel there are many aspects you have not used. There are several beaches within 15-30 minutes. The one immediately below the house is a nice beach but not great swimming due to a shallow coral reef (sadly like most coral now, mostly dead) just offshore. The house is close to Princeville golf and stores while Hanalei is only 10-15 minutes away, even with the traffic disruption due to the landslide this April. A superb stay in a fantastic setting. No regrets renting this home.

Gordon F.
April 12, 2021

 

Wonderful Trip, Wonderful Home

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This is a home we have rented a number of times and it never fails to blow us away in terms of its beauty, lay out, comfort, amenities and location. The views from almost anywhere in the house are drop dead gorgeous. The home is exceptional inside and out. The owners manage the house themselves and it is clear that they go the extra mile to make sure the home is basically perfect at all levels (they really have thought of everything). After a fantastic day of scuba/beach or hiking, nothing beats the pool/jacuzzi for a picture postcard end to the day. We travel to Hawai’i twice a year (usually Kauai, Big Island or North Shore Oahu), and this home has to have the best QPR on the islands.
 
David M.
April 2, 2021

Exceeded Every Possible Expectation!

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This spectacular home exceeded every possible expectation! The incredible views, the gardens, pool/jacuzzi, the breeze, along with well planned sitting & dining areas.

Every detail was thoughtfully planned & anticipated, nothing was left to be desired!
We very much enjoyed our stay & hope to be able to return some day soon!

The love & aloha for this home by the owners is very evident & much appreciated by us. Thanks for sharing!


Annette S.
September 22, 2020

This Beautiful Property Made Our Stay Unforgettable.

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You won’t find a better rental location on Kauai. We barely left the place the entire time we were there.
The pool and hot tub are perfectly situated amidst a beautiful, private flower garden and have gorgeous ocean views.

We enjoyed cool, shaded breakfasts on the covered back lanai. We spent sunsets sipping champagne on a bench at the end of a private peninsula behind the house where we could see the turtles bobbing around in the ocean below.
There is another bench placed perfectly for watching the sunrise just behind the master bedroom. The sun rose and set over the ocean during our time here in August.

The owners were very kind and attentive. Their careful attention to detail in designing, building and landscaping this beautiful property made our stay unforgettable.

Kat C.
September 4, 2020

The Ultimate 60th Birthday Celebration

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My family of six just spent an incredible week at Honu Point to celebrate my 60th birthday. The memories we made there are getting us through these new difficult days of self-isolation due to coronavirus. Our experience was perfect from the moment we first got in touch with Rae-Marie to the sad moment we pulled away from this magical home in our rental car.
Rae-Marie and Tom are so helpful from start to finish. The photographs of the house truly do not do it justice. It is impeccably decorated and is incredibly roomy and comfortable. I cannot adequately describe how the design of this house incorporates the views of the ocean and the sound of the surf. No attention to detail has been spared in meeting the needs of the guests and making them feel at home.

We thoroughly enjoyed lazy days in the spa and pool or whale watching from the gorgeous expansive front lawn that overlooks the cliffs of Kauai with a view of Bali Hai to the west. The kitchen and pantry have everything you could possibly need. We shopped at Safeway and Foodland on the morning of arrival and ate many meals at the house. We also ate out at some wonderful restaurants nearby: Happy Talk, Tiki Iniki, The Hanalei Bread Company, and Makana Terrace at Princeville Resort (all were wonderful with great service and food).

We enjoyed going to many local beaches: Ke’e, Pua Poa, Anini, Hideaways, Sea Lodge, and Hanalei Bay (our absolute favorite beach in the world!).
We surfed, snorkeled, and boogie boarded using the items supplied by The Mays. We also rode the bicycles a few times. One of the neighbors, Roger, gave us a lovely walking tour of the neighborhood to introduce us to all of the Albatross babies and parents that hang out. Watching them fly is a real treat!
We golfed one day and took daily family walks all over Princeville. We went to the weekly local market in Princeville and shopped in the charming boutiques.

We were fortunate to get a parking pass (must purchase online) and hike the Kalalau Trail on our last day. We also enjoyed playing games at the kitchen table, splashing around the spa and pool, reading on the thoughtfully placed outdoor seats and benches, watching whales spout and breach, and cooking meals together. It was so beautiful and relaxing.
We have vacationed in many five-star houses all over the world but none can top Honu Point!
We hope to return to Honu Point in the near future and highly recommend it as the absolute best place to stay in Kauai!

Betsy and Doug H.
March 14, 2020

We Absolutely Loved Our Stay At Honu Point

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We absolutely loved our stay at Honu Point. Even though the Island was closed for Covid our stay was still magical.
The house & location was perfect. Evening sunsets on the point, spending our days at the private neighborhood beach. The little beach has excellent snorkeling.
We saw whales almost every day. We found a new waterfall close by the private beach. Sea turtles and a monk seal visited us on the beach.
The pool provided just the right amount of relaxation and fun for the whole family. Ray Marie and Tom are fabulous hosts, even brought our children Easter baskets. We’ve never slept better than listening to the crashing surf.
Even after a 3 week stay none of us wanted to go home and can’t wait to return for another stay.

Alanna E.
March 21, 2020

A Most Memorable Family Vacation at Honu Point

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We had the most memorable family vacation at Honu Point. The 180 degree views of the ocean were spectacular. Rae-Marie and Tom have thought of everything that you might need and supply it! We wanted for nothing.
We did so many things in Kauai (zipline, Waimea, beaches), but everyone in my family said our favorite thing we did on our vacation was hanging out at home together at Honu Point.
I have a 21 month old son, and Rae Marie told me about the local Keiki Day, which is Children’s Day. We would not have known about this otherwise and had a wonderful time meeting other families who live on the island.
We hope to come back. I don’t know how we will top this vacation!

Neesann M.
March 7, 2020

Third Time at Honu Point!

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Our family has been so fortunate to have just spent our third time at Honu Point. There are many reasons we return to not only Kauai, but specifically Honu Point.

Rae-Marie and Tom have made their house a welcoming, inviting home providing everything imaginable for a luxurious stay.

The home is immaculate and equipped with every possible amenity. The breathtaking views, sunrises, sunsets, ocean breezes, albatrosses, lush landscaping, peaceful surroundings…all absolutely fabulous!

We feel truly blessed to have spent another vacation at Honu Point. After the first time we never imagined we would/could return. But when you return home and the only place you can think about is Honu Point…well, we made it work again!

The hospitality and warm welcome of Rae-Marie makes one feel like family. So, who knows? Rae-Marie and Tom, your “family” may be back again! Mahalo!!

Lori O.
February 12, 2020

Honu Point Heaven

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This place is beautiful and well situated for enjoying Kauai. Rae-Marie is a wonderful hostess and nothing has been left out or missed when staying at this beautiful home.

The views, the pool and spa and everything you could possibly want for was there. Hope to come back some day . We could not have picked a more perfect place for a vacation in Hawaii with our family.

Helen C.
January 18, 2020