USA Hawaii Kauai Anahola Listing #16734

Sandcastles TVNCU#1305 - Anahola, HI

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Max. occupancy: 6 3 King Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Beachfront estate with private hot tub - allows weddings & events

This majestic home, Sandcastles, is fully equipped with three bedrooms on the main floor with vaulted ceilings and large sliding glass doors that open to a spacious lanai. Enjoy soaking in the hot tub and experience tropical breezes and the soothing sounds of the sea. Fully equipped, the kitchen is stocked with all the cooking utensils you may need to prepare a Hawaiian meal. A BBQ grill, downstairs lanai area, gated, beach gear, and so much more await you at Sandcastles. A spacious living room has a large TV, free WiFi, a stereo system, and more. The extra-large, beautifully landscaped yard makes for a great place to sprawl out, take leisurely strolls, or host an event*. Aliomanu Beach is conveniently located on the East Shore of Kauai in Anahola.

* If you would like to host an event or wedding, an additional fee of $4,000 + tax will apply (non-refundable). There is an additional refundable deposit of $1,500. Contact us for more details.


Other permit number: TVNCU #1305
Other permit number: TMK 490040120001

State/province tax number: GE-078-506-5984-01
State/province tax number: TA-078-506-5984-01

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub





Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access

Mountain view


Internet : Other



DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming


Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs

Beach towels



Safety & accessibility

Accessible bath/shower

37 reviews

STEPHEN B. Jul 2022
Comfortable and spacious with all the things you hope for in Hawaii.
EMILY T. Jul 2022
Beautiful home in a breathtaking setting! The house was well equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We enjoyed spending time on the secluded beach, while still being just a short drive to Hanalei Bay and Princeville as well.
Relaxing and welcoming home and property! Perfect for our family reunion to celebrate several family blessings and milestones! Mahalo from Montana!
VIRGINIA S. May 2022
The home is beautiful - ideally planned to enjoy the ocean breezes and environs, Beautiful lagoon and sandy beach adjacent to the house make for a beautiful setting.
This home has an open layout which brings the kitchen, dining room and living room together. It's nice to be so close to the beach with your own private access as well. Being so close to the beach allows for the cool ocean breeze which feels wonderful while sitting out on the deck and sipping a cold drink. The large pane windows allow you to enjoy the beautiful view while keeping an eye out for the sunrise in the morning and the rainfall in the afternoon. The only downfall is that being surrounded by beauty, you will have a few crawling, flying visitors being bugs, spiders and geckos too! We actually named one of the geckos "Larry", but the bugs and spiders we did not name. An updated book of instructions would be helpful of how to work the stovetop and oven along with what day is trash day. We enjoyed our stay and were grateful for the second refrigerator which was used to store all drinks.
The Beach Life home is a place we would recommend, as it is a true home away from home. Mahalo
Benjamin G. Apr 2022
House was amazing, views were fantastic. Kitchen was perfect. We couldn't have been happier.
Marian K. Apr 2022
The views from the house are unbelievable. The beach is very private with some snorkeling. There are two refrigerators which was great. There were plenty of beach toys and beach chairs. The management was responsive to our requests and issues.
Leslie C. Jan 2022
If you want a quiet vacation with a great view this is the place. We were outside on the deck or beach all day. We really enjoyed our stay at Sandcastles.
John H. Dec 2021
...these are the words from all of us. It was a perfect place for a family memory of a lifetime. We celebrated 25 years of marriage bringing our 3 adult kids. It was and ideal home with the 3 bedrooms/baths and the large, spacious great room bigger than it looked in the photos.

The ocean view was gorgeous including beautiful sunrises and starry nights, Especially wonderful was the very private beach only a "few steps" away to enjoy together.

Also, this location was perfect as an anchor to all the activities we had planned both north up to Princeville and south to Poipu Bay. The weather cooperated very well with the 70's/80's and only short rains or mists. We had one morning whale sighting from the house balcony! We all highly recommend this home.
Manager response:
Congratulations on reaching such a wonderful milestone! We are honored you chose to celebrate at one of our homes. It's a delight to read you had a wonderful time. Thank you!
Jennifer S. Oct 2021
6 of us best friends from middle/high school celebrated turning 50 in 2020 finally on the beautiful beach of Aliomanu beach. There is not much more than I can say except tranquility for the beach. About every day we had a seal swim into the bay and beach themselves mid day. It was so great, we also saw Manta rays. The beach is pretty shallow with a coral reef the large brakes are way out in the distance. Terrific shallow snorkeling. If the beach is practically empty with only a couple of visitors a day.
The exterior property was maintained fabulously, the gazebo was such a peaceful location the long grass in the huge backyard made the Home feel extra special. There were lots of beach chairs and beach equipment to use. Like any beach house they could use more towels both beach and bath.
The interior was clean, it had tons of space. Each of the 3 bedrooms were nice. Technically two rooms share a bathroom. Then there is a hall full size bathroom outside of the third room that dies have an ensuite bath. I was concerned I was going to be very hot due to the lack of air-conditioning. But once we got the windows open and it cooled off for the evening we were able to keep the house at a manageable temperature. Unfortunately a lot of our linens/clothing were damp due to the humidity from the outdoors due to our windows always being open. Expect a few little bugs and critters like you would in any tropical environment there’s a beautiful serene water weight right next to the house that provides lush vegetation and a stunning view. You can see the ocean directly from the deck and it makes for a wonderful sunrise and sunset location. We use the barbecue it was gas and worked terrific it was clean. The house had someFun board games. This is a great house for small groups. I’m considering renting it for my brothers wedding location possibly. It’s magical. And I would love to come and stay many more times. Mahalo
Glen P. Oct 2021
My friends and I (my spouse and two other couples) really enjoyed our stay at Sandcastles in October 2021. The location was great for our first visit -- it's located on the eastern coast so we could access multiple different areas of the island to sample all that Kauai has to offer. Also, when we didn't feel like going out, we were steps away from (what felt like) our own private beach! It's not a great beach for swimming -- lots of rocks -- but perfect for reading, watching the waves and enjoying a cold beverage. The house and bedrooms were spacious and the kitchen was well-stocked. I am not giving it five stars because of a few little things -- 1) I think the description of the house should emphasize there is no A/C. Once the windows were open, it usually cooled quickly but I'm not sure what it would have been like if we visited during a warmer part of the year. 2) For the price, I would have expected slightly higher quality towels and bed linens. They were a little thin and not luxurious. 3) Finally, the decor is beginning to look a little dated. A limited refresh would really enhance the experience.
Manager response:
Glen, thank you for the review of your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed Sandcastles. Many homes in HI have no AC. It is not listed as an amenity in the listing. Thank you for the suggestions to help us serve our guests better and make our homes enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you again! Thank you.
Susan R M. Oct 2021
Location - Location - Location. House was fabulous - three couples - fully stocked kitchen with all utensils and cooking stuff - beautiful views - easy, easy access to the ocean - we cannot wait to return. Vacasa staff are so helpful and nice to connect with.
Adam & Brook S. Feb 2021
Absolutely my favorite place on earth. We have felt complete peace and comfort here during our stay. Thank you for the opportunity to come visit.
Danielle R. Jul 2020
The home was beautiful, spacious, well stocked and clean. It was a few steps to the beach (literally 25 steps) but the winding walkway gave us privacy from anyone on the beach. The property was also huge and beautifully landscaped and my adult kids were able to enjoy their yoga sessions outdoors. We had an intimate wedding on the beach for my daughter and we were able to give them their privacy in the bedroom on the one side of the house. We had 6 adults, a two year old and a nine month old and there was plenty of room. The beach is great for young kids to enjoy but my husband did some fishing and we went hunting for sand crabs at night. The grandkids loved it and so did I:) The house is not air conditioned but with all the sliding doors, the house was very cool. Being right on the ocean, the salt breeze makes maintenance very challenging but the house was clean and maintained very well. Thank you so much for the great family time! We would definitely stay here again!
Kate D. Apr 2020
We loved it the minute we walked in - from the beautiful window views, the sound of the waves, the lagoon,sunrises, beach, artwork and space, our family loved this house for 2 weeks. Worth every penny!
Jessica D. Feb 2020
Stunning home- perfect for three couples with privacy- away from the resort areas. Gorgeous yard in a wonderful private beach that we were able to swim in all week in the winter! Could not have been a more perfect place for our stay! Be sure to visit Carla who owns Kalalea Juice Hale- amazing smoothies and Açaí bowls walking distance from the house!
Thanks for a great stay!
Mohan G. Jan 2020
Hot tub, Almost private beach, Beautiful and functional house ideal for 4 to 6 adults.
Alexander A. Nov 2019
Amazing property, views, interior design. Fully equipped and clean.

Nice hosts.
Kim H. Jul 2019
Best property I have ever rented through any vacation app! I normally stick with Marriott because they are safe. I travel a lot for work, have points, etc so it’s always just normal.

Every time I rent through HomeAway or VRBO, I stress before arriving. Seems like they are rarely as great as displayed but this one was!!! Actually, it was more. No air conditioning and my family first looked at me like I had lost my mind, the breeze blows so well you don’t need anything else with the doors opened.

The rooms are huge with great views from all of them. The kitchen is extremely well stocked as was the rest of the house from bandaids, peroxide, swim shoes, etc.

The property is beautiful, we did family pics in the “lagoon” area. We basically had the beach to ourselves. And, I was worried about how far of a walk it would’s like 20 feet.

It was a very secluded area and our girls didn’t like how remote it was. But, my husband and I did, maybe that’s an age thing!

We had two very small issues but the Vacasa was quick to respond. We also met the cleaning lady twice, she was super helpful and informative.

Not sure when we will get back to Kauai but we will stay here.
Letha G. Jun 2019
This place is a slice of heaven. Great location, private beach, breathtaking views, well equipped, hot tub, beautiful garden, right on the beach. I am so thankful I found this place for our trip to Kauai.
kathryn B. Jun 2019
Large open living area, views, grounds, hot tub, wrap around deck.
Mark W. Jun 2019
If you want a huge property right on the ocean with a secluded beach then this place is perfect. It’s in our favorite part of the island, the east side north of Kapaa. This area is secluded with quiet beaches and away from the crowds that you find in Poipu and Princeville. We have stayed in homes all over the world and this is the only one we have ever returned to. It’s by far our favorite.
Juliana D. Apr 2019
We held our wedding at Sandcastles last week. We had family and friends join us from all over the world. Everyone raved about the fabulous location and property. The property managers were prompt and accommodating and the house was well suited to catering to large groups. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we were still there!
Tobias K. Mar 2019
Just great. Can't go wrong. The beach was all ours. The grounds are like a park.
Sean M. Feb 2019
The location, privacy , ocean view , beachfront , secluded . It’s an gorgeous location and very nice property . House is showing some wear from age but is well maintained. We would come back for sure .
Brian F. Mar 2018
This was our second stay at Sandcastles, we love this house! This was the most relaxing trip we six have had. We mostly stayed at the house and enjoyed the beach even with the cool temps, high trade winds and mostly cloudy. We did go to Smith Gardens Luau, Hanelei, Waimea Canyon and Kauai Backcountry Adventures (tubing the plantation canal and tunnels). We plan to book next year soon!
Linda S. Feb 2018
Wonderful home beautiful stay! The View and beach were a true 5 star. Kitchen is huge and has all the utensils needed, we cooked every day! using the grill a lot! Hot tub was a definite plus! and having it cleaned during our stay was nice. Very secluded.
Charles H. Jan 2018
The High family from New Mexico. We had a wonderful experience. The property was beautiful and we explored the entire Island. The photo is of a Sea Turtle about 100 feet from the house. We will be back.
Brian F. Feb 2017
Brian & Cindy Forslund, Dean & Kelly Jones and Kevin & Lynn Hunt enjoyed the vacation of our lives at Sandcastles. Kauai and the Kapaa area has become our favorite in all the islands. We plan to return in 2018!
Linda J. Sep 2016
My husband and I stayed at the Sandcastle house with two other couples and it was very nice. There was plenty of room for all of us and the view from the balcony was breath taking. The house was very clean and it was right by the ocean. On our next visit to Kauai we will definitely rent this house again.
Lauren K. Jan 2016
2nd time at sandcastles. What a magnificent and comfortable home. Wonderfully equipped kitchen but it needs good knives. Sheets are just okay. All cotton would be better. A great place for 3 couples. Thanks!