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Private Garden Cottage- by the Beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Experience the incredible beauty of the north shore at the Garden Cottage in Haena, Kauai, located in the heart of the most beautiful 10 miles of the island. We are close to Tunnels Beach, and set between 2 of the top 5 rated beaches on the islands. Kepuhi beach is 50 yards down the driveway; directly behind is lush jungle hillside, the border to 1000's of acres of private nature conservancy land. All tucked into a quiet, secluded, tree lined cul-de-sac.

The private, cozy cottage interior features a high open-beam ceiling, wood floors, and tropical décor, along with cooking facilities. Outside is a private shower with a spectacular view of the jungle, private deck, barbecue, tiki torches to enjoy the evening, and all the style of old Hawaii.

If you are seeking a Honeymoon hideaway or romantic getaway...Relax to the soothing sound of rolling surf, enjoy a bonfire on your private beach, and just minutes away is Hanalei with restaurants, dancing and entertainment. You can walk the beach the entire final 2 miles to Ke’e, where the road ends and the famous Napali coast begins. Or you can walk the beach just 300 yards to the Hanalei Colony Resort, for the only (award winning) restaurant and coffee house on this part of the island. Or just take our beach chairs and walk the few steps to the beach out front!

We are an approved Kauai Vacation Rental TVNC #1052.

24/7 contact: Patrica Hughes, 808-482-0650 or sunfun@aloha.net

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
Katie Howland
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Katie Howland

About the owners Doug, Bev, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug and Bev were first drawn to Kauai in the early 80’s, after many visits they finally decided to buy this wonderful property in 2006. Doug, a 35-year designer/builder, has spent the last 10 years personalizing the house. Bev, a jack-of-all-trades, has owned a health food store, opened a charter elementary school, run a motel, and managed their various properties over the years. Their youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie now manages the family’s properties. Doug and Beverly now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time.

They also have vacation rentals in the Escalante Canyons of Southern Utah and in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona.

Katie Howland purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Katie Howland chose Haena

Doug and Bev were always drawn to the North Shore, when making the decision to put down roots, they couldn’t resist the best part of the island. They fell in love with the unique beauty of their home that balances both accessibility and seclusion.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door (see above). This home offers the lush mountainous jungle of Kauai out the back door and the soothing beach and ocean out the front door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a gem this cottage is! We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and thank you for sharing part of your homestead! Loved the noises at night and all the birds in the morning. This place has everything we needed-especially-tranquility! Mahalo!
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Haena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The cottage bathroom includes an indoor commode and sink, the private hot shower is located outside.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Location is 50 yards from beach which has little public use. Cell service is available. Outdoor hot shower.

Reviews

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Private Garden Cottage- by the Beach
average rating of 4.8985505 based on 245 reviews
5

An amazing "Jungle Bungalow"

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay in the private garden cottage! The location is perfect for exploring the northern part of Kauai. Communication and check-in were smooth and easy and the cottage is just how it's described in the photos. It was a treat waking up to the sounds of nature, having coffee on the back porch and showering outdoors. Our one regret is that we only stayed two nights! After that, we headed to a larger resort in Poipu... while it was fun to see a different part of the island, we missed our private oasis away from other tourists! Mahalo Katie, Beverly and Doug! We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to Tunnels Beach

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Cottage is terrific. It is very close to Tunnels beach which has the best snorkeling on the island. The Cottage is very comfortable and private. The outdoor shower is fun. We would stay there again in the future. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheney, Washington
5

3rd times' a charm

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time staying at the cottage, each trip gets better and better. As you can tell from all the reviews this is a fabulous little place to rest your soul. Small but efficient, tidy with everything you need to make it home. The owners and their awesome property manager take good care of the place, it is as pictured. It's hard to rent from afar, you never know what you will get when you get there. But rest assured you can trust this property!! Keep in mind the helpful hints about chickens and mosquitoes. Laugh and roll with it. If you are considering a stay on the north shore I would highly recommend this property. Privacy, quiet, so close to the beach, sleep with the sound of the waves. We are already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Garden Cottage is a wonderful change from the resort setting. We were in our own, stand alone cottage nestled in the rain forest, just across the street from the ocean. When the ocean was turbulent, we could hear it roar while in our cottage. Nice ambiance. Several beach walks included a chance meeting with a mnk seal. He was tagged so we were able to look up some details on his life--pretty awesome! The cottage was clean and as described. Definately a two person cottage but there are other possibilities on the property for larger groups. We would recommend the Cottage to our friends and will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is such a SUPER CUTE cottage. Love it! Looking to book in August.

  • 5 of 5

Every thing was perfect... Check in procedure, communication and directions. Mahalo to all who make this a special property.

Nancy/Naneki

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, Michigan
5

Great cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice little cottage! Very cute, clean, and cozy. We really loved the outdoor shower. The beach is literally across the street. We didn’t get sunny weather but if we had, this trip would have been perfect. We would definitely stay here again! Host was also kind enough to refund us one night (without even having to ask) because a landslide prevented us from reaching the cottage the first night. Good people!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Map

Wainiha Kountry Cafe
Cafe
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Hanalei Bay
Hanalei Pier
Makana Terrace-St Regis
Hawaiian Restaurant
Mailani Dinner Show at St. Regis Princeville
Dinner Theater
Nalu Kai
Bar & Grill
Kauai Grill at St. Regis Princeville
Eclectic Restaurant
Pat's Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Hideaway Beach
Kealia Poke
Seafood Restaurant
Village Snack Shop & Bakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Banandi
Breakfast Restaurant
Hanalei Bay Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Bouchons Hanalei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Ama
Chicken In A Barrel
Barbecue Restaurant
Bar Acuda
Tapas Restaurant
Federico's Fresh Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Hanalei Bread Company
Cafe
Federico's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Kalypso Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
The Hanalei Gourmet
Pink's Creamery
Ice Cream Shop
Hanalei Wake Up Cafe
American Restaurant
Kauai Burger Hanalei
Hamburger Restaurant
Cafe Turmeric
Indian Restaurant
Trucking Delicious
Tropical Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Wishing Well Shave Ice
Dessert Shop
Postcards Cafe
Cafe
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Hanakapi'ai Falls
Makai Golf Club
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Kauai's Best Shave Ice
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
North Shore General Store
Pizza Restaurant
Federico's Fresh-Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Lotus Garden Chinese & Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Lei Petite Cafe & Bakery
Bakery
Piazza
Italian Restaurant
Sandwich Isle Deli
Sandwich Shop
Nanea Restaurant and Bar
Fusion Restaurant
Anini Beach
Pu’u O Kila Lookout
Namahana Cafe
Cafe
Trilogy Coffee & Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Kilauea Fish Market
Seafood Restaurant

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Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $99
Tax Rate 13.22%

If you pay via eCheck instead of credit card we will offer you a 3% discount on our nightly rate ($160 standard and $170 holiday rate). We can also split payment into multiple installments if need be.

Owner'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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