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Private Garden Cottage- by the Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


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

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Katie Howland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

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, she 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 North Shore

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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Haena Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The cottage bathroom includes an indoor commode and sink, the private hot shower is located outside.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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
Location is 50 yards from beach which has little public use. Cell service is available. Outdoor hot shower.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Private Garden Cottage- by the Beach
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 218 reviews
San Diego, Ca

Cozy, comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights at the garden cottage at the end of May and loved every minute of it. The only downfall is that the water at the beach out front has strong currents and is not recommended for swimming, but that has nothing to do with the property. The cottage is lovely and well appointed. The outdoor shower is a bonus. Such a beautiful view from the shower too. Overall great stay and can't wait to hana hou!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheney, Washington

2nd Times' a Charm

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Cottage and it was just as wonderful as the first! As you can tell by the previous reviews people are very happy with this place. It is superbly clean, quite and private. So I will not go into too many details in that way. The information I would like to address is for you folks who have not rented before. This wonderful little place IS just like it is pictured. (no photo shop here) These are wonderful folk who will work with you and do their best to help you and inform you about where you are staying. They truly care about you having a good time, especially the property manager, she is a jewel!

It is hard to trust from faraway about the adventure you might be embarking, trust this property and the owners, you will be greatly rewarded!!

Be aware it is the North Shore, though beautiful it can be rainy...sometimes very rainy, but wait a while and it usually clears out. There are mosquitos, the tropical kind, (your bit before you know it) so use the bug juice of your favorite scent and keep the screens closed and you will be fine. These wonderful people have chosen to share their property so be kind, treat it with the care and respect it deserves. I hope this encourages you to try something new, you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Kauai was spent on the otherworldly beautiful north shore at the garden cottage. Highly recommend this place and this part of the island. The cottage itself is private, super clean, well-equipped with a very comfortable bed and lovely linens. The outdoor shower is fun and the location is great. Book your trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Lush

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the main house in the teak room for all the nights except the last one, where I got a chance to stay here. The cottage is small which was perfect for our last night. It had a 6 inch rainfall (or so) that night so I got to take a shower in the rain (the outside shower is private but there isn't a complete roof), open up the windows and listen to the rain hit the roof. Amazing. The house is so cozy and the back yard is a little paradise. There was only 2 of us - so the cottage would have worked well for our entire trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely 2 night stay here. We would have stayed longer if it wasn't all booked up. This cosy and very clean cottage is very popular, so if you are looking for the perfect place away from busy Hanalei that is still super close to the beach, book it now :). The cottage was a great starting point for getting to the Kalalau trail.

The kitchen is very well stocked, so we were easily able to cook our own meals. I was quite amazed at how many appliances (toaster, blender, coffee maker) the owner was able to fit into a small space (it is not cluttered, just well organized).

The caretakers are very kind people that are helpful, yet give you privacy.

I highly recommend this place and can't wait to come back.

** this place really is for just 2 people, don't try to fit any extra people **

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Two

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Cottage is the perfect size for a couple. We loved the way it is hidden away by palm trees but at the same time you are very close to the road and villages if you want to be. It was very clean and fitted with all the appliances one might want. Being able to make our own meals was very convenient. It was an ideal starting point for our hiking excursions on the Kalalau trail and kayaking and swimming in Hanalei, two of our favourite spots on the island. We are already looking forward to going back there!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Haena Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas and New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

50% due upon confirmation; balance due 60 days prior to check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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