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A historic and quaint Cottage... a walk from the beach and surf!

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 2)


More or less 450 sq ft/42 sq m

A retreat, this cottage is a small but charming two room plantation green cottage with white trim that sleeps two. A great honeymoon retreat.

Rustic in its simplicity, this cottage was designed in the single wall construction popular during the 1930's and which has been lovingly restored with tropical ceiling fans in each room.

An open air cemented lanai covers most sides of the cottage

The kitchen is well supplied with dishes, utensils, pots and pans, table, chairs, a double deep sink, refrigerator, a two gas burner stove, and toaster oven.

Cool Spanish pavers tile the floors throughout. Custom cabinetry is found in both rooms. The indoor shower is attractively lined with alpine slate. A pedestal sink graces the bathroom.

The only bedroom has a queen sized bed, a radio/CD / MP 3 player with a compliment of CD's. There is a flat panel TV connected to cable. There is a DVD player and WIFI internet access.

To adjust you to the island pace and way of life, we have eliminated telephones. Most major cell phone carriers work.

Includes towels and linens.

The laundry area is shared with Rainbow House, with a private entrance giving you access to a tiled laundry area equipped with a washer and dryer.

Located conveniently more or less a block from the beach and town of Hanalei.


If you cancel (for any reason) and we manage to re-rent your unit for exact dates booked & cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 handling fee.

If we do not manage to re-rent all cancelled dates, we will credit the dates we manage to re-rent minus $100 handling fee.

There is no refund due to inclement weather.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish, I am working on my Hawaiian 'pidgin'.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

As a Cuban refugee I grew up on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where I learned to surf. It was surf that brought me to Kaua'i where in 1984 with my brother we founded Kayak Kauai. I love my customers and in 1994 I married one of them and now spend 1/2 the year in Los Angeles with all my feisty girls (it's a matriarchy) and the other half hands on with Kayak Kauai.

Hope you enjoy your stay on Kaua'i, which has to rival any island on the globe.

Saludos y Aloha, Micco

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Hanalei

Ever since I sailed into Hanalei on a 48 foot ketch, it was my dream to live in Hanalei.

It has been my good fortune to have a fun outdoor adventure business but to also be in biking/walking distance of my vacation rental/home and of course, the SURF!

While much of Hawaii is quite beautiful, Hanalei is in a league of it's own.

What makes this cottage unique

I would say what I like overall about my property, is not having to get into a car each time I want to go to the beach. My property location is moments away from not only the bay but some great surf. The small town of Hanalei is also in walking distance.

If you end staying at the Cottage, try this:

Wake up and before the cobwebs of sleep are gone, walk in a Zombie like state to the beach, and take a dip in the ocean. It is an electric way to start the day.

If you patronize Kayak Kaua'i, mention you are staying at the Cottage or Rainbow House for a 10% discount off any tour and/or rentals.


Hanalei Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage bathroom - toilet , shower , Pedestal sink.
  • Pedestal sink, toilett, and with shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master/Only Bedroom - 1 queen , Custom cabinets + desk
  • Queen size Bed (1) with custom cabinet and built in desk
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
To adjust you to the island pace and way of life, we have eliminated telephones. Most major cell phone carriers work.


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A historic and quaint Cottage... a walk from the beach and surf!
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 9 reviews
Sydney, Australia

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Great little cottage in the best location in Hanalei. Very private and perfect for a couples getaway. Walking distance to beach and shops. We were stuck with 4 days of heavy rain so we spent a lot of time in the cottage and felt very comfortable. To give this place 6/5 stars, I would update the bed & pillows! Thankyou Micco!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encinitas CA

Location Location Location

  • 3 of 5

This unit is all about it's location. You can easily walk to the beach and walk to everything the town of Hanalei has to offer. The great restaurants, shopping, beach rentals and more. The cottage offers the basics. Be advised there is a new home in the framing process right next door and construction starts at 7:30 in the morning and goes Monday thru Friday. So needless to say, this was not disclosed to us as we were looking for a quiet place for some rest and relaxation on our visit to this side of the island and the early morning wake up call of pounding nails was not a hit with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kathy, Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Back from Nepal and now on line 24/7. Thanks for sharing and alerting folks that for some there could be noise issues due to construction next door. It was this summer, during the noisier framing phase that I had one instance of clients bringing it to my attention. For rest of clients staying at the Cottage, it was not an issue. You were there during the "quieter" inside finish work and the owners next door have been sensitive to the potential of noise all along. They are off during the holidays and their new year resolution is to be finished in the next few months. Thanks again and Happy Holidays. Micco
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los angelos

Wonderful relaxing place!!

  • 5 of 5

we had an amazing 7 nites in this Cottage was our short but so good....perfect location for us , walking distance to the surf/beach and the town ...the place had every thing we need it ...we got to surf in the morning and come home rest and then go hiking ...waking up the the sound of the rain or to the birds singing was amazing...the weather was so perfect we didnt use the fan much , i loved laying in the grass at nite and watching the stars , so quite was able to meditate every morning ...our trip was short and we cant wait to come back again !!


  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow...thanks for your kind words. What can I say but you discovered a little bit of paradise. Come back again and hope to surf some waves or share some hikes. A hui hou and thanks for sharing. Micco
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Charming Hanealei

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing 6 nights in Hanalei. I loved the dinosaur heads in the cottage. That was so awesome. I felt like I was in Indiana Jones' guest house :) I got to experience all of Kauai's weather while there! The sound of the morning rain was such a unique way to wake up.

I got some good surf sessions in Hanalei Bay during the big swell, but towards the end of the week the wind picked up. I did the Kalalau trail, but didn't have time to do the other hikes I wanted to do. My trip definitely wasn't long enough haha, I definitely need to return someday.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim ...thanks for your kind words and glad not only that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage but that you got some waves. Hope next time to have a few "board meetings" with you. Thanks for you. Micco
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Wonderful visit!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely stay at Micco's cottage! We loved watching the birds from the lanai, and listening to the rain which always stopped miraculously by the time we were ready to head to the beach. :) We also loved the close walk to Hanalei bay. We stayed for 2 weeks and our first week we used for hiking/Kalalau and exploring - this is a wonderful place for a home base if you're exploring the island! Our second week we took advantage of how close our cottage was to the ocean and surfed/swam the beautiful bay every day.

The cottage is simple but has all the amenities you need - we cooked many nights in the kitchenette. We had a few visitors (ants) but Micco dealt with it so quickly, there was someone by to begin dealing with the issue within 24 hours, and they were gone soon after. One can expect a visitor or two in a tropical climate! :)

I would very much recommend staying here. It was a perfect place for a relaxing, simple honeymoon, or a jump off point for surfing and adventure. Thanks for the great stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girdwood, AK


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 3 nights in early November after an epic hike on the Kalalau Trail. The place is clean and and very quaint. We loved our stay! The cottage is very quiet except for the giant avocados that occasionally dropped on the roof! We spent our time walking to the beach, walking to town, or relaxing outside. If you want a small place in Hanalei, away from the Princeville scene, then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Betty for your kind review. Know that my trees only bear avocadoes late summer or early fall. So those "bombs" are only seasonal. Hope you ate a few of them...they are delicious. Thanks again, Micco
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Prince Kuhio Park
Beach House Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Riptides Shave Ice & Snacks Kauai
Rip Tides LLC
Snack Bar
Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman´s
American Restaurant
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Eating House 1849 Koloa
Hawaiian Restaurant
Shops At Kukuiula
Merriman's Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Savage Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Bubba Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar
Mexican Restaurant
"Tortilla Republic ""The Upstairs"""
Mexican Restaurant
Bubba Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Da Crack
Mexican Restaurant
Makai Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Loco Coco
Holoholo Grill
Kukuiula Boat Harbor
RumFire Poipu Beach
Keoki's Paradise
Hawaiian Restaurant
Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Mexican Restaurant
Anuenue Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Poipu, Kauai
Thai Restaurant
Papalani Gelato Poipu Shopping Village
Ice Cream Shop
Island Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
Coffee Shop
Red Salt at Ko'a Kea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Spouting Horn
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Poipu Beach Park
Koloa Shave Ice
Aloha Roastery Specialty Coffee
Garden Island Grille
D Green's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Orchid Food Shop Food Truck
Craving Thai
Thai Restaurant
Kalapaki Joe's POIPU
Sports Bar
Chalupa's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee
Ice Cream Shop
Koloa Deli
Anne Knudsen Park
Seaview Terrace
Espresso Bar
Nearest Airport
37.5 Miles
52 minute drive to Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
A 15 minute walk/stagger.
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
A 15 minute walk to a selection of restaurants.
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
When we go to the beach we walk the 2 blocks
Car: recommended

Some of the iconic highlights: hiking, sea kayaking or boating the Na Pali Coast; visiting Limahuli Gardens; Surfing Hanalei Bay; bird watching Kilauea Lighhouse; kayaking Wailua River; and sightseeing and/or hiking Koke'e and Waimea Canyon.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Staying more than ten days? Add an additional $55 for “mid-term clean up” during half of your stay.

Off season: minimum stay is 3 nights.
High season: minimum stay 4 nights.


If you cancel (for any reason) and we are able to re-rent your unit for equivalent amount of days booked, you will receive a rebate (of the funds paid to us) equal to the amount we recover less a $100 handling fee. There is no refund due to inclement weather.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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