My husband and I are traveling to Kauai for 10 nights in July (end of July). We are very busy travelers (meaning we are often out and about during the day discovering as much about our location as possible). On Maui, we stayed at an oceanfront condo (the Maui Kai), BUT our favorite night was the one we spent in a Yurt in Hana- it felt like what Hawaii should feel like to us! We want to find a special place (or two- we don't mind splitting the trip in order to enjoy two wonderful properties). Currently our favorites (and available locations) are:
Jasmine Nights (outdoor shower, but only cold water- beautiful and quaint) http://www.kauaijasmine.com/outside.htm
Twin Hearts (outdoor hot/cold shower, hot tub, yurt-like feel) www.vacation-rental-kauai.com/twinhearts.htm
The Mango Shack (I read there was a partial robbery there (camping gear- is this a common problem?)) http://www.vrbo.com/44783
The Jungle River Hideaway (outdoor tub and shower- surrounded by greens (only available for a portion of our stay). http://www.vrbo.com/52010
A beautiful cottage with a pool (MAY have to share pool with owner and family who live on property in separate house).
I would appreciate any help or first hand knowledge people have with any of these properties. I look to you, the experts, to help us figure out where to best station ourselves. Note: these are all on the North Shore b/c I had trouble finding similar properties on the South Shore!