Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

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

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 – 30, 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!

Christine F.
June 11, 2021

Honu Point Is Paradise Found!


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

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.

Helen C.
January 18, 2020