Unusual, intimate and a little wild [and quite unique], the Jungle River House is situated in the Wainiha Valley, one of the last strongholds of old Kauai. "Wai" is the Hawaiian word for water and water is indeed the focal point of this home. From the lanai, two watercourses are immediately evident: a stream cascading melodically into three pools. And a wild rockstrewn river roiling its way down to the nearby ocean beach. The flowing waters immediately fill your senses with their peaceful music and are situated amidst the privacy of three incredibly verdant acres.
The home has three available dwellings that are not rented separately. The main house is an artisan-crafted dwelling with sandalwood floors and woodwork. It features an artistically carved central pole. The open floor plan is airy and comfortable with a unique décor. The kitchen becomes a central gathering spot with its cooking island and a gourmet kitchen. The dining nook provides a comfortable and intimate eating area. The bedroom has a queen bed and adjoins a spacious bathroom with a shower and an over-sized tub. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the main room. The lanai overlooks the cascading water and flower-rimmed pools that are only 15 yards away.
The spacious cottage is blessed with an outstanding view of the streams and the sound of the water creates a peaceful background lullaby. In the distance a waterfall cascades from the mountains. There is a queen size bed, and a single bed, as well a full bathroom.
And then there is "the Bird\'s Nest." Often this small screened gazebo is the favored sleeping option. With its living-in-the-jungle feel, views of the nearby wild mountains, and early morning serenade of birdsong.
The "Bird\'s Nest" has a full sized bed and half bath. Two of the River House\'s acres are still primal jungle and one acre is gardened to include the flower- rimmed pools and a wild river plunge. There is a profusion of edible fruits: coconut, avocado, orange, lychee, banana, papaya, lime, tangerine, starfruit, mountain apple, longan and eggfruit. Gardenias, hibiscus, birds-of-paradise, orchids, gingers, tree ferns, heliconias, and others, grace the landscape with an amazing vigor.Private, quiet and quite extraordinary the River House is situated only one mile from the nearest beach. It is centrally located between popular Hanalei Bay and the popular snorkeling beach Tunnels. It is also close to the trailhead of the Kalalau Trail and the shopping and dining of Hanalei town. After a hot day on the beach or the trail, a retreat to the cooling breezes and peaceful water song of this magical garden spot is always most welcome. Sometimes an entire day can be whiled away at A River House when the hammock beckons and where the jungle is at your backdoor.
"The River House even comes with a resident cat - Choochi!"
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