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“Great location, great house for families”

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii

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hfl258112...
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Great location, great house for families”
Reviewed 6 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We stayed at Hale Moana over Spring Break 2017, and would wholeheartedly recommend the house and especially the service provided by the Parrish Collection. There is plenty of room, we were a family of six. There are two bedrooms (1Q & 1K) on the main floor each with an adjoining bathroom, the loft has a King, there is a generous day bed and bathroom/laundry downstairs. Any teenager would be happy to call the downstairs area home as they can disappear when needed. While the loft does not have a bathroom on floor, we had our two boys up there and they ended up using the downstairs bathroom most of the time. The house is right on the water's edge, enjoying unbelievable views over the ocean. It has everything you might need - a gas grill, snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, body boards, great selection of kitchen utensils. If we come back with the whole family again, we would definitely stay here. The more likely scenario is we will return sans children and will definitely utilize Parrish to find something a little smaller in the same general area. Great company to work with.

Your age range 35-49
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Sean O
New York
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 23 March 2016 for a stay in April 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at Hale Moana over Easter in 2014, and would wholeheartedly recommend the house and the service provided by the Parish Collection. There is ample room for a sizeable family (we were a family of three at the time, and if anything found it a bit on the big side!). The house is right on the water's edge, enjoying unbelievable views over the ocean. Furthermore the house has every amenity one might require - from a second story bbq right through to beach toys for the little ones. We would definitely stay here again.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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vramey
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hawaiian Dream House”
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I, our son and daughter-in-law, and our daughter and her boyfriend rented the Hale Moana house for a week. This house is a dream! The house and the location are even more beautiful than the pictures shown on the Parrish Collection website. The majority of the rooms have ocean views and the sound of the surf. We even saw a sea turtle swim by as we were relaxing on the lanai. The house is right on Kukui'ula Bay, which has a small boat harbor and a small, uncrowded beach that is nice for swimming because the water is calm. There is a view of the Spouting Horn from the lanai. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a nice grill on the large lanai, and there are several grocery stores in town so it is easy to cook meals. Poipu beach (which has great snorkeling) is a short drive away and there is plenty of parking there. The Parrish Collection was very professional and very helpful. All in all, we had a fabulous experience.

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Liked best: The location.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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dkm49
duluth, mn
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice living areas but bedrooms are lacking”
Reviewed 29 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We have been to Kauai many times and rented oceanfront houses on numerous occasions. Hale Moana was disappointing in comparison. The house has a strange layout. At the top is large loft room with a king bed. There is no closet or bath - that's 2 floors down - so not too convenient. The open loft means there is no privacy in this space and that other early risers are sure to disturb those trying to sleep here.

On the main floor there are two modest bedrooms with TINY en suite baths. The front bedroom has windows that open to the ocean so you can hear the surf and is slightly larger.

The adjacent smaller back bedroom has windows that open onto the road so you hear traffic noises. There are French doors onto a tiny deck that might allow you to hear the ocean and muffle the road sounds, but there are no screens so you can't leave the doors open overnight.

Also, the beds had only bulky duvets for covers. A blanket would have been nice to provide a cooler alternative. Pillows were not very good quality.

The kitchen, dining and living rooms are nice and the lanai is the best part of the house. But for $650+ a night (with taxes and fees) I would expect better sleeping accommodations with more privacy.

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Liked best: The lanai
Liked least: The bedrooms - the photos are better than the real thing.
Travelling group: Friends
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PankeyJM
USA
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I see there hasn't been a review for this property and Parrish Collection in a while, I wanted to change that! My husband and I plus my older mom and a friend all just returned from an amazing trip to Kauai. From day one the gals at Parrish took care of answering all of our questions, promptly. They took great care in helping to book our home rental as well as Pat booked all of our activities! Top notch service and top notch accommodations. The home was exactly as advertised! I cannot say enough to express how pleased we where! We can't wait to return to Kauai and will surely rent through Parrish! Mahalo!

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