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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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 4.881356 based on 235 reviews
5

Just perfect...

  • 5 of 5

The Private Garden Cottage was absolutely perfect for my daughter and I. It was actually a bit roomier than I expected, the bed was super comfy and it had everything we needed (including a piping hot outdoor shower under the trees). We felt safe and were able to get to Tunnels and town within a few minutes. The owner and caretaker were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a couple. Don't hesitate on booking this cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

As a one room cottage, it's rustic and comfortable with plenty of space for a kitchen and prep area, if you enjoy cooking your own meals. The patio out back is right on the edge of rainforest and perfect for just relaxing and listening, or grilling some amazingly fresh fish from one of the nearby markets. The bed is surprisingly comfy and definitely a welcome end to a day of hiking or beaching or fishing or driving or many of the other things to do in a 60 minute driving radius. Oh, and the ocean is literally at the end of the driveway! The outdoor shower is really something special. The host provides numerous towels (bathing and beach), on site laundry facilities, and even a bug zapper (in the closet) if the need arises.

This place is a gem. You should stay here. We'll definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean, quiet, comfortable spot on the North Shore. Everything we needed was supplied. Outdoor shower was really cool with jungle view. Was awesome in the evenings when the crowds had headed south to have Tunnel Beach sunsets to ourselves!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage in Kauai. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed to make our own meals (my husband loves to cook). We stopped by the grocery store in Hanalei to get what we needed. The walks on the beach were awesome. I also enjoyed the back patio with the tiki torches. Patricia was very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone that wants to get away and relax in this beautiful area. Hope to see it again someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late and in the dark but thanks to the Howland's directions and the on-site signage, we got in just before the rain came in. How wonderful it was to go to sleep with the sounds of the rain forest all around.

This cottage is perfection for two people. The bed is super comfortable, everything is kept tidy, clean and in tip top condition. You will love showering outdoors and it is so private! We never saw another soul the entire time we were on property with the exception of the caretaker that came early to ensure our satisfaction.

Hanelei is amazing. But, it was even better being up the road a bit because we had to whole beach to ourselves.

We can't wait to come back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville,TN
5

INCREDIBLE

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. Tons of privacy in the cottage and wonderful evenings falling asleep to the sound of the ocean. The owners are extremely helpful too!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Damage Deposit $100

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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