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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Stunning Honu Point
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
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!
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”
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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.