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Cozy Cottage Nestled Along the Hanalei River

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View of cottage 5 from the river.

View of cottage 5 from the river. View of cottage 5 from the driveway. Mountain view from your own private back yard. Cozy living room to reminisce your day. Family oriented kitchen stocked with all the amenities to prepare a gourmet meal Enjoy your meal with a view of the river footsteps away. Queen size bed to dream about your Kauai experiences. Palm trees and other natural vegetation in front of the mountain view. View from a kayak launched right from our boat ramp. Another beautiful day in Hanalei. Birds eye view of the Hanalei Dolphin Cottages. View of Bali Hai mountain as you paddle out the mouth of the Hanalei river right from your cottage. Beautiful Hanalei Bay where we love to play. The famous Hanalei lookout. Guess where?  Another view of our favorite place Hanalei Bay. Kilauea's historic lighthouse (open to the public)  on a huge day of surf. Warm offshore trade winds on a blissful day in Hanalei. Mystery spot on the garden island.

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Last updated: 04/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hanalei house description

Here at the Hanalei Dolphin Cottages we welcome you to a slice of paradise. We are located on the North Shore of Kauai in the unique town of Hanalei. This is the Garden Island and the name speaks for itself. Nestled along the Hanalei heritage river our property offers great mountain views, and river access, in a private setting. Whether you are on cruise control, or chomping at the to do list, there are a variety of activities and places to explore right out your front door. The grounds are well kept and present a peaceful place to unwind and relax. Enjoy tranquility as you lounge on the outdoor table riverside. We are visited by an array of different bird species. Their melodies are a soothing way to begin a new day. In the evenings while you enjoy a beverage and await the sunset hues, you are sure to see the fish leaping to catch their dinner.

The Hanalei Dolphin Cottage is a classic built plantation style accommodation. The cottage is set back at the end of a private drive surrounded by rivers and mountain views. The charming Hawaiian furnishings and island artwork provide a comfortable feeling of being at 'home'. There is no place like the private outdoor shower with double shower heads, hot water, and a mountain view. The two bedroom single-family cottage sleeps four people comfortably. Perfect for families or two couples. With a fully equipped kitchen this budget minded cottage provides the guest with all the amenities one needs to enjoy a restful vacation.

Come visit us here where the mountains meet the sea and dreams are made!

Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

  • 800 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining room table and chairs for four guests. Located on the porch overlooking the Hanalei river....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes and utensils for 4 people....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full kitchen, for home cooking....moreless

          • Toaster
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Extra blankets, pillows, bedding, and beach towels are also provided....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Beach and Bath towels provided....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Full size side loading...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Full size top loader...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Great private yard and table to relax on riverside....moreless

          • Balcony
          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Location & View

          • Waterfront:

            The cottage is located right on the Hanalei river. River access available right out your back door. Paddle to the beach and back directly from the property....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Views of 3000 foot mountains soaring into the blue sky from the cottage and from the private outdoor shower.....moreless

          Car

              • Recommended

              Activities

              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Basketball Court
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Cycling
              • Surfing
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Massage Therapist
              • Beachcombing
              • Shelling
              • Luaus
              • Bird Watching
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Miniature Golf
              • Whale Watching
               

              Reviews

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              • Hanalei Cottage

                Hanalei Cottage

                • Guest Donna H. (Flesherton, Ontario)
                • Date of stay 12/17/13
                • Review Submitted 02/20/14
                The Hanalei Dolphin cottage was perfect for us. It was clean, well equipped, and walking distance shops, restaurants and the beach. The river location is very peaceful -- it was fun watching kayakers and paddlers pass by. We have already recommended this cottage to others.

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

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

              • Great Location

                Great Location

                • Guest Kevin O. (Bellingham, WA)
                • Date of stay 01/20/14
                • Review Submitted 02/03/14
                We could not have asked for much more in a vacation rental. The Dolphin cottage was clean and comfortable. Being right on the Hanalei river was great for daily kayaking and paddle boarding and only a few steps to the fish market or Dolphin restaurant. The shops in Hanalei are a couple minutes walk away. Our host was very friendly and responded to calls and emails promptly. I look forward to staying again!

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                Owner response: I would like to thank Kevin for his review of our cottage. We are thankful to have such wonderful guests who take care of our cottages while enjoying them to the fullest. We surely look forward to accommodating Kevin again in the future. Mahalo!

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

              • Great cottage in an amazing spot

                Great cottage in an amazing spot

                • Guest DreamingOfHanalei
                • Date of stay 01/19/14
                • Review Submitted 02/02/14
                What a great place to spend a week! The cottages are in a beautiful location, nicely kept and very clean (we stayed in Cottage IV). We found everything we could possibly need for an amazing week in paradise: - clean, practical kitchen with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils, even paper towels, Saran Wrap and cleaning supplies, basic cooking oils, soy sauce and S&P. Everything else (including amazingly cheap, fresh fish!) can be picked up at a couple of little supermarkets within 5 mins walk) - good beds with nice bedding, ceiling fans for balmy nights. - Plenty of towels and even soap provided in the bathroom. The outdoor shower is basic but amazing! There's also an indoor shower and plenty of hot water. - the beach towels, chairs, body boards and umbrella were great! They got a lot of use! Mornings, having your cup of tea or fruit smoothie by the river, watching the hibiscus flowers float by, wishing the first kayakers a 'good morning' as they paddle upriver... I wish every day could start like this! It's a peaceful spot, yet only a 5 min walk into 'downtown' Hanalei to get coffee and scrumptious waffles as Hanalei Coffee Roasters or a MaiTai in the evenings. One tip for future travellers (and a reminder to myself for our next visit)- bring warm clothing/ pajamas for the nights. I underestimated the temperature and packed light, summery PJs, then had to ask the very helpful Lucas for extra blankets, which he dropped by within the hour. Hanalei (in January) is a humid and sometimes stormy place, so when the temperature cools at night things can feel a little damp and chilly. There is no heating, which is fine, just bring your warm PJs and you'll be toasty. We're fairly adventurous travellers, staying well clear of resorts and big hotels and this was by far the nicest and best kitted-out accommodation we've stayed in yet! If you're looking for tranquility and a beautiful setting while still being within easy walking distance of awesome coffee and waffles as well as one of the most beautiful and scenic beaches in the world, I'd highly recommend this place to you!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: We are truly grateful that our guest enjoyed our cottage and gave us such a great review. Thank you! We look forward to more happy guests. Aloha

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

              • Great spot

                Great spot

                • Guest Pete (San Diego)
                • Date of stay 11/05/13
                • Review Submitted 12/07/13
                Very convenient and comfortable. Love the location on the river. Everything is in walking distance. We enjoyed having our own paddleboards and jumping out on the river. We will be back!

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

              • A wonderful hawaiian experience

                A wonderful hawaiian experience

                • Guest Siandra (Coffs Harbour NSW Australia)
                • Date of stay 11/03/13
                • Review Submitted 12/06/13
                We enjoyed our comfortable cosy little cottage on the river at Hanalei. The decor was wonderfully hawaiian and the atmosphere was welcoming, clean and tidy. It was great to have a washing machine and dryer at our disposal and the outside shower was a buzz! Hanalei was a beautiful experience on its own but it made it so nice to have lovely accomodation!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed our cottages We take great pride in keeping the cottages clean and tidy for our guests to enjoy. Thank you for your honest response! Aloha!

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              • Absolutely amazing!

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                Absolutely amazing!

                • Guest Katie Caradec
                • Date of stay 10/19/12
                • Review Submitted 11/09/12
                I want to reach out and tell you that our stay at the cottages was absolutely amazing! The house was completely set-up with everything we needed for our week's stay. Having rented other houses in other locations in the past, I can say that the cottages are the best! Simple amenities like dish soap, a sponge and paper towels are all an excellent perk. The beach equipment available--boogie board, chairs and umbrella--are also such a nice feature. Our vacation in Hanalei was one we'll remember for years to come...and one we hope to repeat very soon. We will be in touch next year to reserve two cottages--we have now told all our friends and family to come with us to relax and enjoy the best part of Kauai.

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              • Absolutely fantastic

                Absolutely fantastic

                • Guest Cunnibmw (Dundee, Scotland)
                • Date of stay 07/17/12
                • Review Submitted 07/29/12
                We stayed in cottage 5 for a week. It is exactly like the pictures, although the pictures don't really show how great it is. Accomodation is clean, lovely wood floors, comfy beds, and although there is an inside shower the outside showers are absolutely great. Well stocked kitchen, and there is games if you want to stay in! The cottage has a great location right on the river, you can sit and watch people paddle past or rent some kayaks or paddle boards and give it a go. Easy to walk into the town itself, great shops to wander round. Great location for visiting the north shore, we loved it here and cannot recommend it enough. Lucas was great in helping to organise the stay, and we hope to stay here again.

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

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              • Unforgettable

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                Unforgettable

                • Guest Troy & Kristi Wilmott
                • Date of stay 05/10/12
                • Review Submitted 07/10/12
                The Hanalei Dolphin Cottages are an amazing place to stay. We rented two of the three cottages while we took in the magic of the surroundings. Everything was perfect and it felt like home as soon as we walked in the door. We plan on returning and when we do we will stay at the cottages again. We can't wait!!!

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              • Cheers

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                Cheers

                • Guest Ann Brilz
                • Date of stay 03/10/12
                • Review Submitted 07/10/12
                I will recommend the Hanalei Dolphin Cottages to everyone I meet who is planning a trip to Hanalei - we loved it! The cottage was neatly kept and the grounds were manicured beautifully. The cottage was just as the photos represent. Thank you for everything.

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              • Just returned from our stay in Dolphin Cottage number 3

                Just returned from our stay in Dolphin Cottage number 3

                • Guest Virginia (Hertfordshire, England)
                • Date of stay 08/07/10
                • Review Submitted 08/25/10
                My daughter (15&19) and I spent a glorious week in Cottage number three. The accomodation is just lovely, with spectacular views and evrything about our stay was perfect. The cottage was immaculate, well equipped and I intend to go back as soon as I can

                Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.

                Owner response: We appreciate all the wonderful guests that stay with us. We are a family owned and operated rental property. We offer clean, comfortable cottages with all the amenities you would have at home at a resonable price. Located in on the bank of the Hanalei river on the unique garden island of Kauai. We hope you will visit us and enjoy a slice of paradise. Aloha!

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Rate
              Dec 15 - Jan 6, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,995
              My Standard Rate
              5 night min stay
              $260
              $1,690 $5,915
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $130
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
              • Tax Rate 13.4%

              Notes:

              Visa and Master card accepted. Security deposit collected upon reserving cottage. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date.


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              Last updated: 04/16/2014
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              Location

              • Nearest Airport: Lihue airport at 35 Miles
              • Nearest Beach: Hanalei Bay at Hanalei
              • Nearest Barpub: Tahiti Nui at Hanalei
              • Nearest Restaurant: Hanalei Dolphin at Hanalei
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1976

              About the owner: My name is Lucas Ross. I grew up in Hanalei. My family has owned the cottages since 1976.

              Why the Owner Chose Hanalei:
              We take great pride in keeping the cottages and landscaping clean and well maintained. The Hanalei Dolphin Cottages very quiet and are the only vacation rentals located on the Hanalei river. We offer river access to our guests which is located at the end of the property. It is a leisurely 5 minute walk to the center of Hanalei town.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              River and mountain views. River access, private outdoor shower with double shower heads, hot water and mountain views.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Photos

              • View of cottage 5 from the river.

                View of cottage 5 from the river.

              • View of cottage 5 from the driveway.

                View of cottage 5 from the driveway.

              • Cozy living room to reminisce your day.

                Cozy living room to reminisce your day.

              • Enjoy your meal with a view of the river footsteps away.

                Enjoy your meal with a view of the river footsteps away.

              • View from a kayak launched right from our boat ramp.

                View from a kayak launched right from our boat ramp.

              • Birds eye view of the Hanalei Dolphin Cottages.

                Birds eye view of the Hanalei Dolphin Cottages.

              • Beautiful Hanalei Bay where we love to play.

                Beautiful Hanalei Bay where we love to play.

              • Guess where?  Another view of our favorite place Hanalei Bay.

                Guess where? Another view of our favorite place Hanalei Bay.

              • Warm offshore trade winds on a blissful day in Hanalei.

                Warm offshore trade winds on a blissful day in Hanalei.

              • Mountain view from your own private back yard.

                Mountain view from your own private back yard.

              • Family oriented kitchen stocked with all the amenities to prepare a gourmet meal

                Family oriented kitchen stocked with all the amenities to prepare a gourmet meal

              • Queen size bed to dream about your Kauai experiences.

                Queen size bed to dream about your Kauai experiences.

              • Palm trees and other natural vegetation in front of the mountain view.

                Palm trees and other natural vegetation in front of the mountain view.

              • Another beautiful day in Hanalei.

                Another beautiful day in Hanalei.

              • View of Bali Hai mountain as you paddle out the mouth of the Hanalei river right from your cottage.

                View of Bali Hai mountain as you paddle out the mouth of the Hanalei river right from your cottage.

              • The famous Hanalei lookout.

                The famous Hanalei lookout.

              • Kilauea's historic lighthouse (open to the public)  on a huge day of surf.

                Kilauea's historic lighthouse (open to the public) on a huge day of surf.

              • Mystery spot on the garden island.

                Mystery spot on the garden island.

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

              $260 - $285 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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