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A Beautiful Kauai Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Conveniently located in Niumalu town, just outside of Lihue. Approximately 3 miles from the airport, walking distance to Kalapaki Beach, The Marriott Hotel, Dukes Canoe Club Restaurant and Bar, JJ's Broiler, Harbor Mall, Anchor Cove and many other restaurants and shopping. A 2 mile drive to Puakea Golf Course, Costco, Home Depot and Kukui Grove Mall, Kukui Grove Theatre and more.

Within a 20 minute drive to the South, you can be in sunny Poipu where some of our most popular beaches are. There you can snorkel, sunbathe, free-dive, scuba, whale-watch, surf, take in our gorgeous sunsets and dine at the most exquisite restaurants.

A 45 minute drive in the other direction will take you to our glorious North Shore where you can explore Ke'e Beach for snorkeling, Hanakapiai Trail for hiking, Hanalei Bay for strolling, surfing, sunbathing, bbq-ing, jumping off the pier, sailing, boating, etc.

Activities and suggestions are available in the unit.

A gas barbeque grill is available upon request. Smoking is allowed outside.

A Rental Contract and House Rules are required to proceed. Contact Martie Law-Realtor Broker at 808-639-8496 for further guidance.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Martie Law
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Martie Law

My name is Martie Law and I am the property manager for Malu Kauai, a beautiful Kauai cottage. I was born and raised on Kauai after my family arrived from California in 1969. My grandfather, father and several uncles were all in the construction industry, running several successful General Contracting companies over the last 45+ years. I am a full time real estate broker with Oceanfront Sotheby's International Realty in Lihue, mother of one, and love architecture, history, nature and photography.

Ed and Barb are the owners of Malu Kauai (and happen to live next door) and have been long time family friends. They love Niumalu for its central location and small community feel. Ed is meticulously clean and Barb has an amazing affinity for hospitality. They make the perfect vacation rental owners and are happy to share their cottage with you.

Why Martie Law chose Līhuʻe

Niumalu is a small rural town within the Lihue district. Lihue being where the airport is, the hospital, the mall, theater, seat of government, etc. makes it centrally located between the two ends of the island. Kauai essentially has one road to get to the North Shore or the West side so Lihue sits equal distance from either direction. Getting to and from the airport is a breeze with no traffic and there are lots of shopping, restaurants and historic attractions in Lihue.

A venture to the North Shore will be approx. 50 minutes depending on where your final destination is. Visit Hanalei Bay, Kee Beach, Hanakapiai Trail for an exquisite North Shore experience.

A drive South will only take 20 minutes to Poipu Beach Park, National Tropical Botanical Gardens and more. Visit shops and restaurants at Kukuiula and get everything you need. Then catch the sunset at the end of the day.

Go West with a 45 minute drive and visit some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

What makes this house unique

Staying at Malu Kauai allows you exclusive use of a small home with all the amenities to match. Parking is easy, and directly outside the unit. There is no formal check in process, only a lock box at the front door. Laundry is in a small room outside the house and you have exclusive use of the entire house including your own lanai for BBQ'ing. Much better than a hotel, and cheaper too!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed the house you set aside for us. I liked it better than the B & B we stayed at in Hanalei, mainly because of the A/C box in the bedroom, but also because of its location (and the bed was better, too). And we liked the kitchen, and the basket was a nice touch too. When we come back to the island in the future I will shop with you first!
Jul 2011
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Līhuʻe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa in living room (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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A Beautiful Kauai Cottage
average rating of 4.735849 based on 54 reviews

Lovely and comfortable home for our week long stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with this Kauai cottage. Lovely facility, so many day to day living items furnished. It was nice to have a washer and dryer right at the house. Except for the roosters crowing (just kidding), this is a quiet little neighborhood, yet so close to all types of recreation, shopping, and all the activities you wish to take part in during your stay. Marti Law was extremely helpful with answers during our sign up time. The welcome basket was over the top! We highly recommend this Lihue Cottage!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger ! Your review means so much to me. I can’t thank you enough. Sorry about the roosters!
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Perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here - all the amenities you could need if you’re looking to save money on eating out. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stamford, CT

The cottage had everything!... even a coffee grinder!!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a 10-night stay in early December 2017. The cottage is conviently located 10 minutes from the airport, and 5 minutes from Kalapaki beach. It is nice and quiet location (outside of the early morning chickens crowing! Lol. Bring earplugs.

It is the perfect place for a couple to share. It has a bedroom, kitchen area, living room, and deck. Pretty much everything you need.

About a mile up the street near Menehune pond is great Mountain View’s.

The kitchen had absolutely everything: pots, pans, plates, utensils, coffee maker, and yes - even a coffee grinder!

Staying in Lihue is great as you in the direct center to take day trips and explore either the north or south side of Kauai. Each direction is about 50-60 minutes away. The deck is nice to sit out at night and listen to the wind in the palm trees, or just stare out at the stars. The Marriott is close by and a neat property to explore. We cooked most nights, but did try Duke’s for a grass fed burger. It was great, and you can sit out by the beach. I recommend the cottage to all visitors! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ed! You are our dream guest!!! Please do return. Thank you so much for the raving review. aloha, martie
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Private cottage in quiet location yet conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

This place is a private stand-alone structure in a quiet/safe neighborhood of Lihue. It's clean and well furnished. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, and single full bath. Perfect for a couple. Laundry is on site. Free WiFi. Quiet at night except for roosters (that's everywhere on the island). Sitting porch out front but unfortunately not screened in.

Near airport but far enough there's no noise or traffic. Walk 15 min to the beach at Marriott or shopping/dining. Drives to North Shore, Poipu, or Leeward side are all pretty easy and take 30 minutes to an hour. Great location if you are stuck between deciding whether to stay in Princeville vs. Poipu since you can easily drive to both from here.

Manager is super friendly/helpful and gave us complimentary late check out. Will certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! please do come back and stay. aloha, martie
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Welcome Home

  • 5 of 5

This perfect cottage feels more like living on Kauai than vacationing. Everything is provided for you. A few groceries and you're all set. This cottage is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and ideally located for a relaxing get away.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mulmur, Ontario

Lovely cottage; clean and tidy.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely, and had no issues at all with cottage itself. The only thing for us - and minor - was the noise level. The traffic flow thru seemed quite heavy at times, especially during the morning hours. Understandable though being that you are staying with locals. The cottage is private though, and very comfortable.

The Roosters are crazy noisy too, but that we had no issues with. That was unique and all the wildlife we found very interesting.

We live in the country and so we are used to extreme quiet. If you live in the city, and are used to that kind of noise, this cottage will be perfect.

You are in Hawaii. One makes the best of the surroundings. As long as clean and tidy, and good communication with property manager, it's all good!!

Property Manager great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mona! It was a pleasure having you. I'm so glad you had a good time. And yes those chickens are an island-wide problem and the Achilles tendon for all of us. We can thank our past Hurricane Iniki for that. They were all displaced from chicken farms after the hurricane and no one has figured out a humane way to control them. I guess it adds to the ambiance.... maybe. Please do come back. Hope you had a safe flight home. aloha, martie
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Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Lihue International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dukes Canoe Club, JJ's Broiler, Kalapaki Joes
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Puakea Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dukes Canoe Club, JJ's Broiler, Kalapaki Joes
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Kalapaki Beach
Car: recommended

Walking Distance to Nawiliwili Harbor, Kalapaki Beach, The Marriott, Harbor Mall and Anchor Cove, all approx. 1 mile away. Shopping, dining, swimming, golfing, relaxing all right here! This property is an approved vacation rental licensed by the County of Kauai. #TV5051


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $120
Tax Rate 14.41%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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