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Quiet garden retreat nestled under a huge 100 year old Mango Tree...

Quiet garden retreat nestled under a huge 100 year old Mango Tree... Enjoy the garden setting from your living room through double french doors... You can enjoy the comfort of home with a wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD... Fully equiped kitchen if you're in the mood to stay in some nights... After a long day at the beach enjoy a wonderful shower in spa-like bath... Bedroom also has views of the garden through french doors...

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Last updated: 03/06/2014
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Koloa cottage description

Private one bedroom guest house in a beautiful tropical garden setting just 10 minutes from sunny Poipu Beach and Old Koloa Town. An old plantation cottage completely renovated leaving yet the old plantation charm.

The guest house is centrally located to Old Koloa Town, South Shore Poipu, Waimea Canyon on the West side and just 25 minutes from the Lihue Airport. Close to beaches, mountains and golfing. The property is a peaceful garden retreat with tropical plants, orchids, fruit trees, a banana patch and the backdrop to the cottage is a huge 100 year old Mango tree. A private, safe and gated oasis.

The cottage has tile floor throughout, double french doors to the outdoors in both the living and bedrooms. There is a hot/cold outdoor tropical shower that awaits you after a day at the beach.

Also for your use are a variety of outdoor beach items, golf clubs and surf equipment. We also offer discounts on surf lessons and can assist in booking a variety of activities for you to enjoy!!

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Ceiling fans in both living room & bedroom...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Boating
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Shopping
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Sailing
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Horseback Riding
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Lovely, quiet setting

                    Lovely, quiet setting

                    • Guest Malika F.
                    • Date of stay 03/25/14
                    • Review Submitted 04/11/14
                    My husband and I greatly enjoyed our time in the garden retreat. I appreciated the quiet, residential setting, away from congested tourist areas. Beaches were about 10-15 minute drive. The island is amazing - we did some incredible hikes. We loved sitting on the front porch each morning with our coffee, and evenings with dinner. The yard was full of flowers and green - soothing and peaceful. Kitchen was large and sufficiently stocked. Filtered water from fridge dispenser was a plus. A friend stayed with us several nights, so the sofa bed was handy. Its not ideal for 3 adults - we had to go outside and back in the front entrance at night to use the bathroom as when open, the sofa bed meant there was no room to get around it - would have had to crawl across our sleeping friend. The french doors to outside from living area and bedroom were wonderful - when raining we could still enjoy the outdoor setting from inside. Bed in bedroom was good. Furnishings were comfortable and attractive. The steps up to bath/shower would be an issue for anyone w/mobility issues, but were OK for us. Our friend enjoyed the outdoor shower. We met Val and she made it clear she was available if questions, but we had no need and didn't see her after initial meeting. Plenty of privacy. I definitely would recommend this property for anyone not insisting on being on the beach. Thanks, Val!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Aloha, Thank you for your comments, very much appreciated! As to a third adult in the cottage, you are correct. It is better suited for just two or a couple with a child. I enjoyed having you stay. And thanks too for the bottle of wine, a nice surprise. Hope to see you again one day! Mahalo, Val

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Great private oasis

                    Great private oasis

                    • Guest James P.
                    • Date of stay 03/13/14
                    • Review Submitted 03/28/14
                    We stayed for a week and a great experience at Val's Reef. The property is off the beaten path but very central to most of Kauai's attractions. The cottage is very quiet and comfortable and a wonderful place to come home to relax after a long day exploring the island. Val is highly attentive to travelers' needs, is very friendly and was an excellent host!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much for your comments! It was such a pleasure having you stay. I hope to see you again one day! All the best to both of you!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • our stay

                    our stay

                    • Guest Jacki (Arroyo Grande CA)
                    • Date of stay 01/04/14
                    • Review Submitted 01/18/14
                    It was clean and comfortable. It's located in a nice neighborhood that is easily accessible to Koloa, Poipu, and Spouting Horn. Val was very accommodating and responded quickly to any phone calls . It's peaceful and quiet. Tortilla Republic is close by and has excellent breakfasts and a good happy hour as well.

                    Owner response: Aloha - thank you for your review. I enjoyed having you. I know you experienced some issues with the WiFi consistency, my apologies. I did receive and install the booster so the problem has been corrected. Hopefully I will see you again when youreturn . Thanks again - Val

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Garden Retreat Fan Club

                    Garden Retreat Fan Club

                    • Guest Julia Steed M. (Pelham, NH)
                    • Date of stay 12/26/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                    This vacation rental experience was absolutely wonderful - both in terms of the house itself and the kindness of it's owners. The house was just as described. Lovely, clean, and very comfortable. My daughter was getting married and at nearly the last minute I had to ask my host if I could bring another couple of guests. She was very gracious and accommodating and helpful as well. The house was perfect in terms of location - close to things, but in a quiet neighborhood. As far as the house itself ... The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and such and our hosts even had some basics in spices and such for us to use. The washer and dryer were really helpful too. The bed and sofa bed were great and the walk in closet was really handy for keeping things in order which can be difficult when you are traveling with other folks. The yard was lovely too and the roosters crowing a lovely reminder that we were in Kauai. I would highly recommend this property. I do have one note that could be of concern to some renters. The internet service was very weak, but we managed since we could find a connection at our "internet cafe" - one spot in the bathroom! The cell service was fine though and so we could manage between things. Our host was concerned and was trying to help, but could not. Wifi was available at places fairly close, but I just left e-mail correspondence to after the vacation - which is not such a bad thing ... Mahalo to our fine and gracious hosts at this property.

                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Owner response: Aloha Julia - thank you so much for your comments. Very nice of you and much appreciated. I did just order a router booster to improve wi-fi strength. I will definitely touch base if I ever get to New Hampshire! Take good care and hope to see you again! All the best - Val

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Very nice cottage

                    Very nice cottage

                    • Guest Birthe S.
                    • Date of stay 10/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/25/13
                    We had a great time at Val's reef, it's a really nice and sweet cottage. We could pick fresh and juicy oranges in the garden. We had a lot of fun with Val who became a friend of ours. We felt very welcome any time it's a very nice place to stay!

                    Owner response: Thank you - I was sad to see you leave!! You have to come back. Maybe one day I will visit you in Berlin. Cheers to you guys - Val

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Hawaiian Christmas 2nd Honeymoon

                    Hawaiian Christmas 2nd Honeymoon

                    • Guest QTkitteedancer (Sacramento, CA)
                    • Date of stay 12/19/11
                    • Review Submitted 09/23/12
                    My husband and I were blessed with a 16 hr. delayed flight for our honeymoon the year before and got travel vouchers for Hawaiian Airlines. We used to visit Kuai this year. The cottage was perfect. We love the decor and Val and her husband were so helpful. They even had a palm tree with lights and Christmas decor. There was beach equipment to play with like boogie boards, water shoes, snorkling gear, etc. Val's husband teaches surfing which we weren't brave enough to try. We picked up food at Costco and cooked several of our meals and often went out for happy hour. We were there for 10 days. Val let me borrow some cookie sheets and I made gingerbreadmen for the holidays. She brought out extra blankets when we were cold too. I have a bad back and I found this mattress to be good. We would recommend this retreat to any friends that visit Kaui. We also found we prefered the southern part of the island in the winter to the northern section that was very rainy. We found the beach to be close by with shops. This home is located in a nice central location that makes it easy to visit the north or southern sections.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • The Perfect Paradise Hideaway!

                    The Perfect Paradise Hideaway!

                    • Guest Sadik and Anna (Sebastopol, CA USA)
                    • Date of stay 12/31/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/09/12
                    My wife and I arrived on Kauai on New Years Eve. After one of the easiest and friendliest airport/rental car experiences we had ever had, we drove south immediately to find the cottage. It was a relatively short, breathtakingly beautiful drive and the scenery that unfolded all around us immediately transported our souls from the stressful hustle of home into a state of bliss and wonderment. We arrived at the cottage just minutes after passing through the adorable town of Koloa. The cottage exceeded all of our expectations. It was sublime. We had our own private entrance through a side gate into a large, well manicured garden. The main house was within a stones throw but we never heard any of the comings and goings of our hosts. The pictures really don't do the place justice. It is absolutely perfect for a vacationing couple. The french doors at the entry opened up onto a lovely little sitting room, perfect for winding down at the end of a long day at the beach. The kitchen had seating for three and everything you need to cook your own meals and keep your microbrews cold (the local Big Save had Mirror Pond!!!). The bedroom was spacious with an uber comfortable bed and a walk-in closet. The bedroom is the farthest room from the main road which is also some distance from the cottage itself at the front of the property. It was very private and we didn't hear any noise other than the crooning of the roosters in the morning. We slept like babies each night. The place was such an oasis. Quiet, private, modest but classy, it was the furthest thing from loud and obnoxiously opulent resorts in Poipu and elsewhere. A true home abroad that made you feel more like a traveler than a tourist. The town of Koloa is just down the road and Tom Kats was a fun little bar and grille. Great food, friendly locals. I highly recommend the poke bowl and one of Charlie's (a local woodworker and hilarious storyteller) epic yarns. The local beaches were easy to get to and gorgeous, Maha'ulepu was our favorite on the South island. Everything is a short drive away. We even went up to the North side a few times to catch some music at Tahiti Nui. Val was a total sweetheart. Charlie too. Very helpful and informative. Great communication before we got there and during our stay. We invited her over for a few glasses of wine one night and she was a game. Pretty funny too. :) Couldn't thank her enough for helping to make our trip one of the most memorable of our lives! We will be back!!!

                    Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • Cozy, Private Getaway

                    Cozy, Private Getaway

                    • Guest Mags (San Francisco, CA)
                    • Date of stay 01/12/11
                    • Review Submitted 03/14/11
                    My husband and I stayed here for a week on our honeymoon and were pleased. Val and her husband were warm and welcoming, easy to communicate with, and also gave us space, which I really appreciated. The home is cozy, clean, and quiet as promised. There is ample space and a nice layout. We were offered surfing lessons and equipment right away, but without pressure. We were also offered fresh fruit from the trees in the yard- yum! The location is convenient to Poipu Beach, yet with enough distance to make for a quiet, residential stay. There is easy parking and a separate entrance from the main house. We felt free to come and go and do what we liked. The only complaint I had was that the house was a bit musky. I don't blame Val for this, I think it was due to all the rain on the island, and the lack of sun while we were there, which was unusual for that time of year.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Our best vacation!

                    Our best vacation!

                    • Guest Yelena (chicago)
                    • Date of stay 01/28/11
                    • Review Submitted 02/14/11
                    It was our pleasure to stay in this house for a week in January of 2011. Very nice place, we got a little grill from the owners and we were able to have a BBQ every night. The owners are extremely nice people, they did everything they could to make our vacation as a pleasant time, they even let us to pick oranges from the trees in their garden! The house is very 5 min away from the beach, but you have to have a car to drive there. It was our best vacation and the best place we stayed in. We will definitely come back!

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest Jen and Zach
                    • Date of stay 10/08/10
                    • Review Submitted 02/01/11
                    Your cottage is beautiful! So close to everything - that was a real plus. We have told our friends and they can't wait to come! Thanks again for everything, we had a blast!!

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                   
                  $125/nt 1-2 guests, each additional guest $15
                  $800/week 7 night stay
                  3 night minimum
                  $100 cleaning fee
                  11.42% Taxes
                  Checks, traveler checks and cash accepted.
                  50% deposit to secure reservation and balance due 30 days prior to arrival
                  

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 03/06/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2007


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Quiet garden retreat nestled under a huge 100 year old Mango Tree...

                    Quiet garden retreat nestled under a huge 100 year old Mango Tree...

                  • You can enjoy the comfort of home with a wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD...

                    You can enjoy the comfort of home with a wall mounted flat screen TV/DVD...

                  • Enjoy the garden setting from your living room through double french doors...

                    Enjoy the garden setting from your living room through double french doors...

                  • Fully equiped kitchen if you're in the mood to stay in some nights...

                    Fully equiped kitchen if you're in the mood to stay in some nights...

                  • After a long day at the beach enjoy a wonderful shower in spa-like bath...

                    After a long day at the beach enjoy a wonderful shower in spa-like bath...

                  • Bedroom also has views of the garden through french doors...

                    Bedroom also has views of the garden through french doors...

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                  This listing was first published here in 2007.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, February 01, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 3

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