Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Kapahi cottage description
Welcome to our Charming, 1 acre w/ private Cottage . If you love the country and privacy, Kapahi is for you, complete with down home hospitality.
We're minutes away from Gorgeous Beaches, quaint Kapaa town and sweet Mom and Pop boutiques of all kinds. We are half way between the North and South shores making trips easy. Your Sweet Private Cottage has all the makings of old Hawaii.
The entryway has been stamped with local ferns and palms. Around the corner is your private custom lanai, complete with hot outdoor shower, jetted tub, teak table and chairs, lounge chair and outdoor gas barbecue on beautiful farm raised ipe wood decking.
We do as the Hawaiian's do and leave our shoes in a little cubby outside by the door. It is a wonderful custom, both respectful of the home and helps to keep the outside where it belongs. Come relax, in your home away from home.
This lovely custom home has bamboo floors through out. The kitchen has bamboo, cabinetry, counters and a pantry filled with complementary items and all the gourmet needs for fine cooking. An antique table seats 4. A plantation style sofa bed makes for a comfortable living space along with a matching bamboo chair, ottoman, Flat screen TV & Board Games.
Your bedroom has a queen size bed, teak armoire, love seat, night stand, dresser and lovely local hawaiian art work.
Your bathroom shower has a river rock floor & imported green slate walls. The early morning sun bathes the slate in gorgeos warm colors.
For your pleasure and relaxation, a massage table is available.
Off the kitchen, you'll find a shared Energy Star front loading washer & dryer. Using only organic suds that are provided for your use ~~
We have made every effort for our home to be ~~GREEN!!!~~ When building we used NO VOC paints & renewable bamboo flooring throughout. We used diatomaceous earth under the floor boards to help control pests. Only natural cleaning products are used to clean our home and these are available for your use. They include laundry soap, dishwashing liquid, organic cleaners, hand soap & natural toilet paper. Your table is set to use cloth napkins with bamboo placemats. Your bed linens are 100% organic as well as your bath towels. We provide these for your safety, as well as our planet. Our fruit trees and vegetable garden are 100% organic and can be used during your stay when available. We recycle, compost and offer clean delicious filtered water from our Whole House Purfier.
This is a fragrance and smoke free home. Natural botanical's are fine. Please be sure to have your items completely free of these substances before your arrival.
You will love the many organic fruit trees including: coconut, avocado, sour sop, lime, papaya's, banana, surinam cherry, mango, orange, lemon,mt apple & noni, depending upon season. A hammock is available farther down the rolling lawn under 2 shady mango trees, where you can listen to the song of the river and waterfall, below the property. For the adventurous there is access to this beautiful secluded waterfall nestled between state land, where you can take the plunge into its remote pool. Numerous hiking trails nearby off our country roads that lead to more private pools & waterfalls.
*Please note* Living in the country, you may come into contact with mosquitoes and ants. We have a mosquito net and organic spray that work for most people.
Ants are attracted to food left out, sugar and water. We use a safe way to keep them away as best as we can*
We have adult and childrens bikes to explore nearby beaches and trails. Pack a picnic and you're off to see beautiful Kaua'i up close and personal !
Available for your use are Surf boards, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkeling gear,beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, Picnic supplies, badmitten, croquet and LOTS more. We also have a fire pit, which is great for relaxing by the warmth of the fire & listening to the cricket serenade!
Many spas are nearby. Indulge yourself in a facial, lomi lomi or salt scrub massage, acupuncture or a yoga class on the beach ! We are surrounded by some of the greatest healers in the world ! Many therapists will even make house calls!
We have two precious golden retrievers, 5 cats and a pet feral piggy . They all live happily outside. If you love dogs as we do, you are welcome to them on a nearby hike. If you bring a stick or ball, you'll be friends for life!
A $200 (non-refundable) deposit is due at time of reservation at Hale Mala Pua, along with a $49 Property damage protection fee that protects the property up to $1500 during your stay. The balance of the rental fee, cleaning fee and taxes are due in full, 90 days prior to check in. Upon arrival however, this deposit, becomes a refundable and will be returned within 7 days after departure.. If you plan to stay 10 nights or more, we ask for 50% down on the total, at time of booking. Rates based on 2 person occupancy. Add $10 per night/per person.Holiday fees apply, please inquire.
All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax
of 13.42%. (4.167% Hawaii Excise Tax AND (9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).
The $200 deposit required to reserve Hale Mala Pul is non-refundable should you need to cancel for any reason. Cancelations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the security deposit IF we are able to re-book the accommodation. The $49 Property damage protection fee will be returned as long as you haven't arrived here at Hale Mala Pua. This will be returned directly to you by the insurance company.
Mahalo for your interest in our sweet home away from home...
We know you'll bring back lots of great memories & will want to return again & again!
Keywords: Cottage, Homestay,Country,Private,Organic,
Garden, Fruit Trees, Animals,Farm
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
Lots of running room on 1 acre of land, climb trees, play with our animals as well as visiting goats, cows & horses in nearby pastures. We have toys both inside and out. We also have a Co-Sleeper,queen size foldable futon, Moses Basket and all 100% Organic Bedding. Bike seat attaches to Adult Bike with child helmet. 2 kids bikes for different ages....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Please NO smoking on the property.Please do not rent this property if you are a smoker as the smell gets into linens, couch etc. This is a SCENT FREE Home. Even if you only smoke somewhere else, it is on you and your clothes and therefore can get on our items. We appreciate your understanding....moreless
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Queen size Bed (1) Made with organic sheets sets,blanket & bamboo coverlet. Mattress has pillow topper. Very comfy. Sleep knowing you are surrounded by safe bedding for you and the environment.For extra people, we have a foldable queen size futon that is super comfy.For babies, we have a co-sleeper with all accessories,including organic sheets and blankets. Light wt stroller,booster seat and more. We also have a very comfortable queen sofa bed that sleeps two. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Complete with Stainless Steel Pots/Pans, Cutlery, Blender, Juicer,Coffee maker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster oven, Convection oven, Waffle Maker,Bamboo Cutting Boards and other Gourmet Essentials. Stainless Steel water bottles. We have a Whole House Water Filter, so ALL water is filtered..yummy too !...moreless
- Catering Available:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Our Sport Shack has everything you could want and includes: Long and Short Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Kayaks with all Accessories, Wave Rider, Snorkel Gear,Bikes for adults and children, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Grass Mats, Beach Bags, Picnic Baskets w/Supplies, Coolers, Ice Packs. Beach Toys , Volley ball, Badmitton,Croquet, Soccer ball, Basket ball, football ,soft ball ,Kites, Solar Shower, bike rack, surf board rack, kayak racks and SO much More ! Also Included: Awesome Massage Table....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player:
- Music Library
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
Lanai / Gazebo:
Your lanai is made of sustainable Ipe wood. Located just outside sliding door by living room, complete with jetted tub, large BBQ, hammock, teak table & chairs, wicker lounge chair and outdoor shower, perfect for outdoor dining and relaxing....moreless
This is our Wedding Gazebo.. .see pictures. We can help you with all your wedding plans, including designing to offering a large inventory of vintage, shabby chic, simple & elegant decor. Ask me :)...moreless
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Pier Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Rain Forests
- Duty Free Shops
- Coin Laundry
- Recreation Center
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property and anywhere else. Very Affordable ! Please ask for details! I can help you plan your wedding and have many items available, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, cupcake holder, flower vases, table cloths, and lots of wimsy for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want. What I don't have, I can get with enough notice....moreless
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TRULY AMAZING IN EVERY WAY!
TRULY AMAZING IN EVERY WAY!
My wife and I stayed at Hale Mala Pua for our honeymoon. It is SO absolutely gorgeous! As much as I rant and rave about this homestay it won't do any justice until you have stayed here! Hale Mala Pua was absolutely wonderful and romantic! My wife especially loved the jetted jacuzzi tub with all the bubbles! It was a perfect place to come home too after a day of going on adventures around Kaua'i! Hale Mala Pua was very clean and very private. The only time we saw Holly and Rick is when we actually sought them out to ask a question. My wife and I actually wish we could have seen Rick and Holly more as they are such lovely people! Truly, our lives are richer now knowing Holly and Rick and all the animals! We wish we could have stayed one more night just to take Rick up on his offer to have a bonfire and chat more! Rick and Holly have so much knowledge about the island and so much love for each of their guests! This love, kindness and respect shows itself throughout your stay and will definitely make an impact on you when you leave, leaving you feeling more enriched and blessed for having these amazing people in your life! Hale Mala Pua was in an amazing location as well. We were only 10 minutes tops to the closest beach and the sports shack was such an amazing thing to have. I cannot tell you how much we saved not having to rent outdoor equipment for our activities! Such a huge bonus for anyone hoping to experience Kauai to the fullest!!!! The grounds are absolutely beautiful as well! It is so much more lush now, than the photos I am seeing while typing this review! SO BEAUTIFUL! Having the garden's was absolutely amazing too! I think we made orange juice every other day! SO GOOD! We could write pages and pages about how excellent our stay was at Hale Mala Pua! If you are considering vacationing in Kauai (for whatever reason) your search for a place to stay has ended! Don't hesitate and call Holly and Rick! You will not be disappointed in Hale Mala Pua! Holly and Rick, we cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful honeymoon! We will recommend Hale Mala Pua to anyone and everyone who wants to vacation in Kauai. We will definitely be coming back (hopefully in the near future). We have felt like we have made lifelong friends and we cannot wait until we can see you and the animals again. Much love and blessings to you all!!!
- Guest Nic (Bozeman, MT)
- Date of stay 01/03/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+.
Our time at Hale Male Pua was fantastic. The cottage is perfect for a couple to retreat to after a busy day exploring the island. Everything we needed was there: the deck and jacuzzi tub is lovely, the bed is comfortable...not to mention the thoughtful touches with the decor throughout the cottage. The grounds are gorgeous and having fruit to pick from the trees was such a bonus. The sports shack was so nice - we had flippers, boogie boards, etc. to use at the beach without needing to bother with rentals. The location being on the east side was perfect- it was easy to travel north or south on any given day. Holly and Rick are wonderful hosts. We came to Kauai to get married and honeymoon, and Hale Mala Pua was the perfect place for us. We are so glad we chose this place to stay and are looking forward to coming to visit again.
- Guest Van Isla (Victoria BC)
- Date of stay 11/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/18/14
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
MCS Friendly & Everything You need Included
MCS Friendly & Everything You need Included
This is the second time for staying at this cottage. Hard to say what my favorite thing about it is from the chlorine free jetted tub on the private lanai, smoke and fragrance free environment, eating fresh organic papayas and avocados from their orchard to sleeping in organic bedding in a super comfy bed. You can pack light as there are washer, dryer, beach bags, towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs, umbrellas etc. all provided.The kitchen is well stocked, great bbq on deck and lots of coolers, ice packs, Tupperware containers etc. to pack up lunches. There is a 24/7 Safeway in Kapaa before driving up to the house but don't buy any condiments as other guests have left lots to sample and just leave your new finds when you leave for others to do the same. We found we liked Poipu Beach best for swimming and snorkeling and the Country Kitchen has a great breakfast with the freshest ingredients and decent price. There is a Pizza buffet at Brick Oven Pizza on Thursday nights and the local markets are wonderful too. We love the location of this place, the hospitality of the hosts and the feeling of really getting away and relaxing. You can travel all around the Island having different adventures and then return to this piece of paradise.
- Guest Lyla and Glen (Red Deer Alberta Canada)
- Date of stay 01/25/14
- Review Submitted 02/07/14
Recommended for: People with disabilities, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.
Exceeded Our Expectations
Exceeded Our Expectations
The pictures do not do this charming cottage justice. It is a lovely well done private cottage. Holly and Rick were most hospitable and always available whenever needed and full of information. We loved the outdoor shower and relaxing in the jacuzzi after a long day of adventure. Being able to pick our own fresh fruit off the trees and Rick's upside down pineapple cake were a huge added bonus. The location of this cottage in the tropical forest of Kauai really was magical and is the perfect place for a romantic holiday. So many great personal touches! We would highly recommend this to anyone for their holiday and we hope to return soon! Thanks Holly and Rick for such a great holiday!
- Guest Ross M.
- Date of stay 01/17/14
- Review Submitted 01/31/14
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
From the first voicemail Holly left, my husband and I knew we had to stay at their place, we could tell that they both have such a big heart and go above and beyond to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. Hale Mala Pua was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon/one year wedding anniversary. In the mornings, we loved making juice and smoothies using fresh organic fruit and spent our afternoons utilizing some of the equipment from the great sports shack that had a little bit of everything. We particularly liked the outdoor spa tub on our private lanai and our favourite cat Fluffy, who often joined us out there. We even enjoyed a campfire one night - a wonderful way to spend some time under the stars. The home is in the perfect location, making it easy for us to take day trips to both sides of the Island. Furthermore, it is close to a town that offers lots of tasty restaurants, cute shops, farmers markets and lets not forget the beach. The home is very clean and quiet plus has comfortable sheets and blankets for a good nights sleep. We loved everything about our stay and highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking to have an amazing time in Kaua’i.
- Guest Jaclyn H.
- Date of stay 01/10/14
- Review Submitted 01/27/14
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+.
I surprised my husband with a week here to celebrate his retirement. A lifelong Rocky Mountain cold weather guy, he was skeptical, but we both absolutely fell in love with this place! It felt so much like our own home, not like a hotel or resort. The bed was comfy, and while the noise of the roosters was a bit or a surprise, it became part of the quirky charm of this lovely island. We set out every day loaded down with beach chairs, coolers, snorkels and fins and mats from the sports hut. We loved having breakfast in our room while we planned the day using the guidebooks provided in the unit. We shopped at the many farmers markets, and found some wonderful food. We spent our days driving from one part of the island to another, hiking, snorkeling, boat rides, and it was lovely to come "home" to our own place instead of a hotel lobby. It's in the mountains so if you would miss being right on the beach, this isn't for you, but Kauai is small - it's only 5 minutes away from the beach and we loved the quiet lush tropical environment. It reminded me of my days living in Kaneohe and Kalihi while a student at UM in the 70s. I expected bugs but they weren't bad at all. There is some traffic noise in the morning -- it's right off of a well-used road. Still, we took great pleasure in sending a photo of us enjoying a breakfast of fresh papaya on the lanai in our shorts and sending it to coworkers in Montana who were enduring below zero temperatures and gray skies. Holly and Rick were delightful, helpful when we wanted help, and absent when we didn't. There is a notebook of restaurant menus, services and shops in the unit and they will recommend beaches, restaurants and other activities. We're already talking about when we can go back.
- Guest Anita P. (Hamilton, Montana)
- Date of stay 11/30/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+.
We had 5 lovely days and nights of comfy bed, starlit sudsy baths, enjoying feline visitors, swimming in the stream, and day trips to sundry spots of wild beauty and serene shores. I would highly recommend the cottage to all who appreciate being off the beaten path and yet close enough to enjoy it's positives. The cottage is lovingly cared for in every way and is evidenced by the creatively placed flowers, the organic soaps, welcome basket and the gentle way that the owner treats the earth. Those who live lives that take care of the earth and love it's diversity will surely be blessed during their stay.
- Guest Graeme S.
- Date of stay 01/05/14
- Review Submitted 01/13/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
We spent a week with Holly and Rick at their homestay cottage in Kapahi. The description and amenities were understated and actually, much nicer. The space was small but well designed, most comfortable for one or two people, and exceptionally clean and comfortable. Both Holly and Rick were very welcoming and full of helpful hints to assure an enjoyable visit to Kauai. We loved the outdoor whirlpool tub for relaxing soaks in the evenings! We had complete privacy but no lack of communication with the owners. We didn't take advantage of all the sports equipment they offer to guests, but it looked like an incredible array of water sports and hiking apparatus which one doesn't usually bring on the airplane. Loads of good books to read about local places to check out for excellent snorkeling, waterfall hikes, best tours, and places to eat. Holly and Rick have put a lot of thought and effort into their rental and I would highly recommend it to family and friends.
- Guest Elaine (Eugene, OR)
- Date of stay 11/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+.
Awesome place, recommended!
Awesome place, recommended!
Lots of charm, character, and abundant aloha spirit! Everything you need for a wonderful time is provided. Holly obviously goes out of her way to attend to the many little details that make a huge difference. Well appointed, very private, eco-friendly, centrally located to all island attractions. We enjoyed juicing fresh picked fruit from the property each morning.
- Guest George (Colorado)
- Date of stay 09/22/13
- Review Submitted 10/08/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+.
Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!!
Perfect Honeymoon Retreat!!
My husband and I stayed at Hale Mala Pua for honeymoon and it was the perfect place to spend our stay in Kauai! The atmosphere in the cottage is very welcoming and was perfect for our honeymoon. The cottage is equipped with anything you need to make yourself feel at home away from home! Even though the cottage is attached to Rick and Holly's house, one would never know when inside the cottage. We never heard anything through the walls and the cottage was very private. The jetted tub on the lanai and a bottle of wine is the perfect ending to a long day of hiking or snorkeling! Holly is a sweetheart and provides so much information about things to do on the island ahead of time as well as in books and pamphlets in the cottage. The fresh fruit from their fruit trees was delicious for smoothies! Their animals were very welcoming as well! We did not get a chance to swim under the waterfall at the bottom of their property, but the scenery down at the waterfall was beautiful! The sport shack Rick and Holly have is wonderful!!! We kept the snorkeling gear, beach mats and umbrella in the car all week so we could have it when we needed it. This is a major money saver!! I can't imagine what it would have cost us to rent that stuff for the week! We did not get a chance to go kayaking, but there is one in the sport shack for use. Having all of this sport stuff as well as everything in the cottage provided for us during our stay was amazing since we had flown from PA and most definitely could not have brought any of those items with us. Rick and Holly (and their daughter Hannah) truly know how to make visiting Kauai a wonderful and memorable experience!!! I will definitely recommend their cottage to friends and family visiting Hawaii!!
- Guest Andrea K. (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
- Date of stay 09/16/13
- Review Submitted 10/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, age 55+.
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Rate based on 2 people. Add $10 per person per night.
A *non-refundable $200 security deposit secures your reservation but is returned within 7 days after departure.
Cancellation Policy:Cancelations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the security deposit only IF we are able to re-book.
Holiday fees apply, please inquire.
Animals allowed, please inquire.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Non-Ref Security Deposit/returned after departure: $200
- Cleaning Fee: $100 + tax
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Tax Rate 13.42%
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- Nearest Airport: Lihue Airport at 12 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Kuhio Hwy at 3 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Kealia Beach at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Wailua Golf Course at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: East SIde Restaurant at 3 Miles
Hale Mala Pua. Our little slice of paradise ~
Entry way...by Front door Welcomed by fresh tropical flowers~
~Antique Table seats 2-4. nearby is sofa bed that sleeps 1-2. Flat screen TV
Door to your private lanai. Perfect for after beach. Hot shower to left.
~Jetted Tub ~ Nice clean filtered water Waterfall faucet & shower~So romantic
Your Sports Shack filled with TONS of Sports Equipment for you to ENJOY !
Organic garden in April. You are welcome to share veggies & fruit from the trees
~Come Relax.. just above the river and waterfall~ That's me & my precious pups
Private Waterfall w/30' pool ! Listen to its peaceful song while on the hammock~
Just picked banana's. Raw,grilled,smoothies..you decide. Either way...YUM !! Oh
Getting Married..Renewing Vows? This lovely Bamboo Canopy is waiting for you ~
As you arrive..Looking towards Mt. Makaleha~ Beautiful.
Living Area, Couch & Matching Bamboo chair & more. Full kitchen to left.
Queen Bed with all Organic Bedding including Bamboo Coverlet.
Private Lanai with Ipe wood, lounge chair, teak table & chairs & jetted tub.
BBQ on your private lanai
Front porch of Sport Shack, looking down towards Organic garden & Fruit Orchard~
~Looking down property~View of Bon-Fire pit, banana avocado & coconut trees~YUM
Our beloved golden retrievers, Cody & Nikky. Cody..may he rest in peace~
Below our property~A windy path takes you here. Photo courtesy of Rick Talley
In season Hawaiian organic fruit awaits you..Welcome to Kauai~
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