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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible couch in living area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to our Lovely 1 acre Property with a charming cottage. If you love the country and privacy, Kapahi is for you, complete with down home hospitality.

We're minutes away from Gorgeous Beaches, quaint Kapa'a town and sweet Mom and Pop boutiques of all kinds. Many casual, fine dining and food trucks are in abundance.

We are half way between the North and South shores making trips easy. Your Sweet Private Cottage has all the makings of old Hawaii.

The entryway has been stamped with local ferns and palms. Around the corner is your private custom lanai, complete with hot outdoor shower, jetted tub, teak table and chairs, lounge chair and outdoor gas barbecue on beautiful farm raised ipe wood decking.

We do as the Hawaiian's do and leave our shoes in a little cubby outside by the door. It is a wonderful custom, both respectful of the home and helps to keep the outside where it belongs. Come relax, in your home away from home.

This lovely custom home has bamboo floors through out. The kitchen has bamboo, cabinetry, counters and a pantry filled with complementary items and all the gourmet needs for fine cooking. An antique table seats 4. A plantation style sofa bed makes for a comfortable living space along with a matching bamboo chair, ottoman, Flat screen TV & Board Games.

Your bedroom has a queen size bed, teak armoire, love seat, night stand, dresser and lovely local Hawaiian art work.

Your bathroom shower has a river rock floor & imported green slate walls. The early morning sun bathes the slate in gorgeous warm colors.

For your pleasure and relaxation, a massage table is available.

Off the kitchen, you'll find a shared Energy Star washer & dryer, using only natural suds that are provided for your use ~~

We have made every effort for our home to be ~~GREEN!!!~~ When building we used NO VOC paints & renewable bamboo flooring throughout. We used diatomaceous earth under the floor boards to help control pests. Only natural cleaning products are used to clean our home and these are available for your use. They include natural & scent free laundry soap, dish washing liquid, organic cleaners, made on Kauai hand soap & natural toilet paper. Your table is set to use cloth napkins with bamboo place mats. Your bed linens are 100% organic as well as your bath towels. We provide these for your safety, as well as our planet. Our organic fruit trees and vegetable garden can be used during your stay when available. We recycle, compost and offer clean delicious FILTERED WATER from our Whole House Purifier.

This is a fragrance and smoke free home. Natural botanicals are fine. Please be sure to have your items completely free of these substances before your arrival.

You will love the many organic fruit trees including: coconut, avocado, sour sop, lime, papaya's, banana, surinam cherry, mango, orange, lemon,mt apple & noni, depending upon season. A hammock is available farther down the rolling lawn under 2 shady mango trees, where you can listen to the song of the river and waterfall, below the property. For the adventurous there is access to this beautiful secluded waterfall nestled between state land, where you can take the plunge into its remote pool. Numerous hiking trails abound, both nearby off our country roads that lead to more private pools & waterfalls.

*Please note* Living in the country, you will likely come into contact with mosquitoes and ants. We have a mosquito net and organic spray that work for most people.

Ants are attracted to food left out, sugar and water. We use a safe way to keep them away as best as we can*

We have adult and children's bikes to explore nearby beaches and trails. Pack a picnic and you're off to see beautiful Kauai up close and personal !

Available for your use are Surf boards, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkel gear, Bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, Picnic supplies, badminton, croquet and LOTS more. We also have a fire pit, which is great for relaxing by the warmth of the fire & listening to the cricket serenade!

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property. Very Affordable ! Please ask for details and prices!

From start to finish, we can plan your wedding, just the way you want. We have many items available to rent, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy. We have Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor We strive for a romantic and memorable day that will fill your hearts with joy and create memories to last a life time. More than 5 guests ? We require a $99 Property Protection Plan instead of the normal $59.

Many spas are nearby. Indulge yourself in a facial, Lomi lomi or salt scrub massage, acupuncture or a yoga class on the beach ! We are surrounded by some of the greatest healers in the world ! Many therapists will even make house calls!

We have one precious golden retriever, 4 cats and a pet feral piggy . If you love dogs as we do, you are welcome to take our boy on a nearby hike . If you bring a stick or ball, you'll be friends for life!



To make a reservation at Hale Mala Pua, we ask for 50% of the total for your first payment with the balance due 90 days prior to arrival. The first payment includes a $200 (non-refundable) cancellation deposit (REFUNDS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM COTTAGE), cleaning fee, applicable taxes, a $59 Property damage protection fee that protects the property up to $1500 during your stay, and Home Away service fee.


Please note that the $200 non-refundable security/cancellation deposit BECOMES REFUNDABLE upon check in and will be returned WITHIN 7 days after departure..



Rates based on 2 person occupancy.

Add $10 per night/per person.



All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax

of 13.41%. (4.166% Hawaii Excise Tax AND (9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).



If you have to cancel, you have several choices.

1. You can re-book the same number of nights, within a year or more (if ok'd by owner) as CREDIT, minus the $200 Non-Refundable cancellation/security deposit.

You would have to pay this deposit fee again with your new dates. Holiday prices will be added if you choose to re-book during a holiday.

⇔ OR ⇔

2. Cancellations made 90 days prior to check in date, will be refunded in full, less the $200 non-refundable/security/cancellation deposit.

3.Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the cancellation deposit, and ONLY IF we are able to re-book the same dates. Due to last minute (being in Hawaii, generally guests book 6 mo-1 yr in advance, so when a cancellation occurs so close to reservation, it is considered last minute) , we therefore will have to advertise at a lower rate. You will receive the amount dates are rented for and ONLY dates rented will be refunded. Refunds will be paid to you 7 days after new guest departs.

3. Cancellations made less than 30 days before arrival will will recieve no refund.

The $59 property damage protection fee is refundable in full from the CSA, the insurance co.

as long as you contact them before the stay was to begin.

If you chose the Refundable damage protection fee, please contact owner before the trip was to begin to get a full refund.


Mahalo for your interest in our sweet home away from home...

We know you'll bring back lots of great memories & will return again and again !

Keywords: Cottage, Homestay ,Non-Toxic, Country ,Private, Weddings ,Events,Organic,

Garden, Fruit Trees, Animals, Farm, Waterfall, Beaches, Mountains, Hiking, Yoga

More Details

Holly Schunk
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excerpts from a thank you card received,

Dear Holly & Rick,

I wanted to thank you so much for your hospitality. Your home and property are amazing. We had such a wonderful time. Should we find ourselves fortunate enough to visit again, we will definitely want to stay with you. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fruit and all the equipment in the sports shack! We were able to experience so many beautiful places while we were there. After all we had been through before our arrival, it was such a blessing to find time to heal in such an amazing place. May God bless and keep you well. The world would be a better place with more wonderful people like you. In love, D & M
Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kuhio Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
East SIde Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kealia Beach
Car: necessary

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property and anywhere else. Very Affordable !

Please ask for details and prices!

I can help you plan your wedding and have many items available, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want.


Kapahi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We are a Non-Toxic & SCENT FREE home Please don't bring any scented products unless they are plant based or made from essential oils. Mahalo.
  • NO Smoking. Even if you smoke off property as smoke tends to cling to furniture and air. Please do not rent this property is you're a smoker. Mahalo.
  • Need to Cancel ? 🌸 🌺We have a REFUND POLICY 🌸🌺 Please check our cancellation policy listed under Descriptions for full details
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom in your cottage with shower, toilet and sink. 1 bathroom in laundry room with shower, toilet and sink. The lanai has an outdoor hot shower as well as a jetted tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Made with organic sheets sets, blanket & coverlet. Mattress has pillow topper. Very comfy. Sleep knowing you are surrounded by safe bedding for you and the environment. For extra people, we have a foldable queen size futon that is super comfy as well as a sofa bed. For babies, we have a Baby Bjorn Travel Crib as well as a Arms Reach co-sleeper with all accessories,including organic sheets and blankets. Playpen, light wt stroller,booster seat and more.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our Sport Shack has everything you could want and includes: Long and Short Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Kayaks with all Accessories, Wave Rider, Snorkel Gear,Bikes for adults and children, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Grass Mats, Beach Bags, Picnic Baskets w/Supplies, Coolers, Ice Packs. Beach Toys , Volley ball, Badmitton,Croquet, Soccer ball, Basket ball, football ,soft ball ,Kites, Solar Shower, bike rack, surf board rack, kayak racks and SO much More ! Also Included: Awesome Massage Table. Getting Marred, Renewing your vows? Our property is available for small weddings.. Please inquire about options and prices.


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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)
average rating of 4.957143 based on 150 reviews

An amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about Holly and Rick. They were so accommodating, making my husband and I feel like we were right at home. It's definitely not easy traveling with a 9 month old but they had set up the place to make our stay as easy as possible. We trusted them so much that they even watched our daughter one day while we went out on a boat tour of the NaPali coast.

My husband and I have traveled all over the world and this was by far our favorite place we've ever stayed. Every morning we would go in the backyard and pick fresh papayas, oranges, bananas, and avocados for breakfast. Our daughter would light up every morning when we walked over to see their 2 pet pigs, 2 friendly cats and their loving dog Hunter (a bonus to the place). The cottage was so cozy and decorated with such charm. I can not say enough about our stay. Look no further, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your very gracious review. We loved having you all here and it was a delight to get to know your precious baby. We're so happy that you loved it here and were able to take advantage of our fruit trees. There is nothing like waking up and picking your own fruit for fresh orange juice, a smoothie, fruit salad and much more. Our animals are our lives here and we're so happy to share them with our guests.Thank you for your wonderful words of gratitude. We so appreciate them and YOU! We hope to see you all again one day. Till then, be well and A...LO......HA !! 🌺🐬
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Beautiful, private, and well cared for

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing! We stayed here for our honeymoon and could not have been more happy with the accommodations. Holly was an awesome host who greeted us when we arrived and gave us an incredibly detailed tour of the house and the property. She and Rick thought of everything to make this home super comfortable, well cared-for and a truly romantic escape into paradise! The grounds are exquisite and fully stocked with fresh fruit (the avocados were delish!), the sport shack was an incredible addition and we had access to snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, water shoes and so much more, we only used the jetted tub once but it is such a romantic addition to this home. Holly gave us a lot of great tips on cool places to visit and great Farmers Markets to check out. We also loved having access to an abundance of beach towels and use of the laundry room so we could clean all our clothes before packing up and heading out. We also loved the friendly pets: Hunter who would always greet us with his happy dog-grin, Smokey, the sweetest cat who almost every morning was sitting on the chair outside our front door (our guardian at the gate!), Bandit, who we would always undoubtedly find lounging on top of our car in the morning, Fluffy, the beautiful white cat rescue, and Lucy the pig who would grunt with joy when we headed past her on our way to the waterfall. We hope she enjoys our compost! We can't say enough good things about our stay and would definitely choose this home again and will recommend it to all our friends heading to Kauai. Mahalo Holly and Rick for an incredible week in Paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very lush island setting. Private and rural which was very pleasing for us.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are on the property yet barely saw them, they are very friendly and accommodating if needed.

The beach shack is great! Well organized and clean gear for every adventure.

Loved the bedroom with the lanai windows. Loved hearing all the birds in the morning.

I definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. Our guests privacy is of utmost importance to us. We are quietly in the background should you need us. We try to make ourselves scarce so you will feel like you're the only one here, though sometimes we can be found in the garden, tending to our property and furry family. We love our guests and are always available for help, questions, advice or just to talk. So glad you liked the sport shack. It has saved our guests hundreds of dollars in rental fees, as we have everything you could possibly need for getting up close and personal with Kauai and the many adventures she has to offer. So happy you enjoyed your stay. We accept your kind review with much mahalos. A Hui Ho 🐬
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Portland, OR

Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Slice of paradise! The cottage provided everything we needed for an amazing trip. The house is actually located in an ideal location, an easy 30 mins up north and easy 30-45 mins to the south side. The grounds on which the cottage located is unreal. So many fruit trees that are in the backyard along with lush floral that seemed so unreal. Don't forget about the waterfall in the backyard... a WATERFALL! The house was so perfect, we loved the handmade soap that was provided. It went perfectly with the outdoor shower. Its crazy not to stay at the cottage, we would have spent so much more money on little things but we had the beach shack that was provided!!!! It's minutes away from perfect beaches and down the road from the main street. Kapaa turned out to be our favorite town on Kauai. I can't wait to go back but this time, stay longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

True aloha spirit felt on this stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Although we sat right behind Holly and Rick on the plane coming in, Holly still gave us the warmest welcome when we arrived to their gorgeous home. At that moment, we knew that we chose the right place to stay for our first visit to Kauai. Not only did we get a great tour of the property, but Holly gave us so many recommendations of places to go and things to do. You can truly tell she holds this island dear to her heart by being environmentally friendly, which we appreciated as well. Rick is also a great soul. He took the time to teach me how to load the kayak on our rental and I'm telling you, it's definitely worth it to take advantage of the sports shack. Using the kayak was the best part for us but having access to the boogie boards and snorkels added to the fun! They were both very helpful but also give and respect your privacy.

The property itself, is remarkable! The drive up their home is a sight to see! Everything is as described. The cottage is well kept, clean, cozy and beautiful. You get the sense of being "home" as soon as you walk in. They have everything you need if you want to cook at home; pans, oil, utensils, picnic I said, just like being at home. We slept with the windows open and fell asleep to the sound of the critters and woke up to the birds chirping. It was the best!!

If you want to feel relaxed and get the sense of the true aloha spirit, then this is the place to stay. It's worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway from it all!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is an absolute "slice of paradise." My boyfriend and I agree that we have never been made to feel more welcome and at home than with Rick & Holly and their charming Hale Mala Pua. We didn't get to meet Holly face to face (because of family matters) but felt like we knew her long before we arrived. You will never stay anywhere else where there is such attention to detail and such an obvious effort to make your every moment in Kauai memorable. My boyfriend and I traveled all over the island sightseeing, snorkeling, hiking, and eating local fare, but one of my best memories was reading a book for three hours in the hammock in the back yard. We are not "resort" people, and this experience at Holly & Rick's cottage has made us never want to become them either. Where can you get the privacy and coziness of a small beautifully decorated cottage with the luxury of having the use of a fully loaded sports shack, private hammock, and your own personal waterfall? Come on.....does it get any better than this? Mahalo Rick & Holly. You made our first trip to Hawaii an amazing one, and you may be seeing us sooner than later!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59

Rate based on 2 people. Add $10 per person per night.

Cancellations... Please check CSA for rates on Cancellation Policies. We highly recommend buying it, just in case...

Even though the site says :Canceled bookings will not receive a refund. THIS IS NOT TRUE !! Please read below for accurate information :

Our Cancellation Policy:

If you have to cancel, you have several choices:

1.You can re-book the same number of nights at another time, as CREDIT, minus the the $200 non-refundable/security/cancellation deposit. You would have to pay this fee again with your new dates. Holiday prices will be added if you choose to re-book during a holiday.
Cancellations made 90 days prior to check in date, will be refunded in full, less the $200 non-refundable/security/cancellation deposit. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the cancellation deposit, and ONLY IF we are able to re-book the same dates. Due to last minute (being in Hawaii, generally guests book 6 mo-1 yr in advance, so when a cancellation occurs so close to reservation, it is considered last minute) , we therefore will have to advertise at a lower rate. You will receive the amount dates are rented for and ONLY dates rented will be refunded. Refunds will be paid to you 7 days after new guest departs.
Cancellations made less than 30 days before arrival will will recieve no refund.

The $59 property damage protection fee is refundable in full from the CSA, the insurance co.
as long as you contact them before the stay was to begin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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