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secluded hillside cottage with unobstructed jungle and valley views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 111 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom cottage with mountain valley and jungle views.

Nahele Mele is built high up on the hillside that overlooks the jungles, mountains and valley. It is at located at the end of a county lane and is surrounded by thousands of acres of tropical rainforest. It is 1/4 mile off the main road so is free of traffic noise and the general hum of people noise. You can hear the river below , the ocean waves breaking and the jungle song birds.

The Song of the Jungle is secluded , private and very quiet. It is an 'ohana' cottage unit built at the far side of the main house so is tucked away, safe and cosy. It has it's own entrance and privacy including private garden areas. It looks out onto the jungle, gardens and extensive unobstructed mountain and valley views. It is ideal for one or two persons or a family with a child. Please note** Extra persons > 2 must be authorized and approved prior to arrival. There is an extra charge for persons > 2 noted on the rate schedule. The cottage is comprised of about 1000 sq ft and has four rooms plus 2 lanais. There is a large bedroom/sitting area with a queen bed. French doors lead from the bedroom out onto a separate enclosed lanai that overlooks the valley and jungle. This enclosed lanai has a bistro table for romantic dining and daybed for those who wish to sleep watching the stars. The kitchen area is medium sized with a full fridge, hotplate and toaster oven. It has an enclosed outdoor lu'au area as well with a BBQ and propane cook stove/oven. The indoor bathroom has a shower but no tub. There is also a privately located outdoor tigerwood shower in the garden area. The kitchen looks out onto the extensive garden area.

The 'Song' is 1/4 mile from a grocery store hub, sushi girl takeout, gift store and beachfront.

The Song of the Jungle is a quiet and peaceful world that lives up to its name. You wake up to a symphony of tropical birds mingled with the distant sounds of the river below and the ocean waves breaking . The enlcosed lanai is a wonderful place to enjoy your morning breakfast surrounded by the tropical gardens and unobstructed mountain and valley views where white egrets glide midst the palms. A 1/4 mile walk down the county lane takes you to the corner grocery store , sushi girl takeout, and beautiful Wainiha Beach. A quick drive or a 20-30 minute walk will get you to some of the best beaches in the world: Tunnels, Ke'e, Lumahai! as well as the famous Kalalau Trail. Three miles away is Hanalei town where shopping, the restaurants, and even a little night action can be found in a cozy beachtown atmosphere. This property is a homestay. #9481

Keywords: Private Jungle Ohana with awesome rainforest and mountain views

More Details

Owner
dawn mcconnell
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017

About dawn mcconnell

.I moved to Kauai with my daughter in 2004 for health reasons. My health greatly improved ( Kauai is good for that) and my daughter went back to the mainland to university. This home seemed a bit big for me alone so I began sharing it with travelers , guest house style. I now am blessed to meet amazing people from all around the world. People who chose this place tend to be unique, gentle souls who fit into the local atmosphere with ease and grace. It has been a lot of fun for me.

dawn mcconnell purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why dawn mcconnell chose Kauai

I chose the house here because I am a world traveller and this place is one of the most amazing places, on many levels , that I have encountered in my life. As the locals say, it has' good mana'

What makes this bungalow unique

I am a writer and a photographer .The possibilities are of what can be captured on film and in words here are , each day, endlessly, timelessly fresh. The ocean, the jungle and the rivers are all right there. And the weather, well, pretty darn easy to take.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the wonderful stay. We had a great time in the Song of the Jungle. It was so peaceful to sit on the lanai and watch the palms sway and listen to the crickets at night. We even enjoyed the downpours of rain because we got to read on the lanai and listen to the rain hitting the leaves. We also loved watching the geckos catch bugs on the screen.

Our favorite things that we did while we were here were:

Hiking Ke'e beach to Hanakopiai Falls, the botanical gardfens ( Lumahuli) hiking the Moalepe Trail, eating at the Mediteranean Gourmet. Postcards Cafe and the Mexican/ Brazilian place in Hanalei. We also loved the smoothies form Banana Joes. We look forward to returning
Aug 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Hanalei
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nawiliwili
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Prinville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kuhio
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mediteranea Gourmet ( with local lu'au)
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Wainiha, Lumaha'i and Tunnels
Car: recommended

3 Miles from Hanalei Town where there is boutique shopping, diverse restaurants from fish tacos and burgers to high end dining and a public beach with surf lessons and picnicing. We are also 2 miles from the Na Pali coast with the Kalalau hiking trail. We are within 1/4 mi to 5 miles from many covelike beaches with snorkeling , swimming, surfing, and all that.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Hanalei, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There is also a tiger wood outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sleeping lanai - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • There is a twin day bed in the enclosed lanai area, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) small double bed in kitchen area, Baby Cribs (1) fold out crib/ playpen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • veranda
  • wooden decking
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is a called an Ohana Bungalo which in Hawaii is similar to a mother in law unit. It functions completely on its own though and separate from the main portion of the home. It is at the back portion of the main home so has its own enclosed lanai area as well as its own garden area, bbq area, outdoor shower and washer and dryer

Reviews

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secluded hillside cottage with unobstructed jungle and valley views
average rating of 4.675676 based on 47 reviews
Kaysville, UTah
3

The jungle bungalow was great after I got over the musty, out dated kitchen.

  • 3 of 5

My first impression was dissapointment. It was musty(blame it on the rain), outdated(the appliances are so old), and ant ridden. By day 2 I was used to it and by day three it felt comfortable. The outside grill obviously wasn't cleaned often and I wondered how private our little bungalow was since many of the windows opened to the jungle. The outside shower was an adventure trying to figure out when it'd turn cold and then waiting for it to warm up again.

On the positive side, the morning birds were so fun to hear! We didn't have to listen to chickens. Matty, the caretaker, gave us some great 'locals only' tips for our trip-which made the whole experience worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome view of the mountain, quiet and surrounded by nature.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a couple weeks in Kauai and spent a few nights here and loved it. So peaceful at night with millions of stars overhead, awesome view of the mountain with birds and flowers all around during the day. Clean, comfortable home with a very nice outdoor shower, there's one inside but the one outdoors is really cool. Close to Tunnels Beach if you're a snorkeler and many other beaches good for swimming as well. They also had a very friendly cat named Jimmy that would hang out with us out on the lanai purring away while enjoying the attention and sun. I recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas
4

Great home with a local feel, would definitely come back here again

  • 4 of 5

The outdoor shower is amazing. The views are unbeatable. And the location is pretty perfect. There aren't chickens clucking around like everywhere else in the island so you can sleep in, and Matty (property manager) is great to help you with good food spots, beaches, house amenities, whatever you need really. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Love Nest in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Dawns place!

The Nahele Mele Hale is a funky (in a good way), colorful and clean place to stay. Perched high on a hillside, the views of the surrounding mountains and lush vegetation is spectacular. The house is set up well with a sun-room/deck off of the entry with adjoining bedroom and kitchen. The outdoor shower might have been my favorite though.

The location couldn't be more perfect; almost halfway between Hanalei and Ke'e Beach. There's also great sushi, smoothies/lattes and a general store a short walk away.

Can't wait to go back,

Matt

p.s. We left Dawn's place for a final few days down in Poi Pu. After arriving at our condo complex--and passing five fast-food restaurants along the way--we looked at the complex full of parking lots and concrete and we just had to leave. I quickly called Dawn and she sweetly arranged lodging for us and we drove straight back to the jungle. :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA
5

Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

This place was a dream to come back to every night and catch some ZZZs. The lanai with screened windows lets you sleep while feeling the island breeze the whole time. You also get to hear the rain at night and the morning songbirds. Basically feels like sleeping outside minus the bugs and moisture. If that's not your thing the main bedroom has closed doors and fans. I usually spend more time hiking than going to the beach so this location was perfect for me. It's only a few minute drive from the beach. I've been to Hawaii about 20 times, mainly staying in hotels on the Big Island but this has been my most memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decent

  • 3 of 5

We never met the owner Dawn. Although I reached out, I had no contact from her since I rented the place months ago. I was disappointed no one was there to greet us at check in. We searched around by ourselves until we found the door to the bottom story unlocked.

The good:

It had amazing views, a great outdoor shower, a nice caretaker named Matty, it was well supplied with anything you would need, and it was in a great location.

The bad:

It definitely had an ant problem-the ants were in every room, in beds, in the coffee maker, and falling from the ceiling. The ants might be a common problem in the area, I'm not sure.

While the house is remote, it is a two story house. The upper story is also rented out.

There is no AC and one ceiling fan so it can be muggy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Hanalei, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$252
A$4,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

guest> 2/ night A$31.69 + Tax
service fee A$38.03
cleaning fee A$247.2 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.45%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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