Booked a room based on the stellar reviews, location, and Simon's bio and couldn't have been happier. Stayed half the time in the Elvis Room (large room) and the rest in the Love Shack (small cottage on property). Loved the personality of both rooms and the use of everything you don't get with a hotel or resort (beach chairs, umbrellas, freezer, & BBQ Grill (we cooked up some fish on our last night). Just a couple hundred feet from the beach and a 10 minute walk into town.
Simon is wonderful, and his Hanlei Surfboard House is great. We stayed here for 7 days and thoroughly loved it. The house is close to the beach (less than 5 min walk) and really close to town. There are plenty of delicious restaurants in Hanalei, and Princeville is a close drive away. Simon has a great attention to detail and some really fantastic stories about music and the music industry over the past four decades. He has a great local knowledge and is everything a guest could want in a host. The lovely thing about Hanalei Surfboard house it that the room is clean, there is a washer/dryer, there is a warm outdoor shower in the Love Shack, and little kitchenette too. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, and highly recommended.
kick back and dont worry about a thing cause your living in a dream...walk to the beach. everything is covered at the surfboard house.
Great location in Hanalei ,very close to all the restaurants ,bars and shops.
Simon the owner, most hospital and helpful, especially as we were late in arriving due to flooded roads....the island of Kauai does have the wettest place on earth somewhere inland. We stayed in the CUTE AND COOL Cowgirl suite, Simon lent me Fats Domino cds to play and directions to one of the best beaches on the island, Tunnels Beach 7 kms north.
Would love to go back...and will....probably pick a dryer season.
Thoroughly recommended if you want a very original venue.
We stayed for 5 days and loved every minute. Everything you could need for your stay has been thought of, including boogie boards and beach umbrella! The apartment is quirky and homely, with a small private garden for a BBQ and outside eating. Inside cooking is limited, but just possible.The beach is so close you can pop back if you forget something. Walking into Hanalei and its restaurants and bars, is an easy stroll away
.Highly recommend and we hope to return.