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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, Flat screen TV,

many Boards Game and lots of wonderful travel guides and books to fascinate and learn all about what Kauai has to offer.

Your bedroom has a queen size bed, Hawaiian bench, 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 organic as well as your bath towels. We provide these for your safety, as well as our planet. Our organic fruit trees can be used during your stay when available. We recycle, compost and offer clean delicious FILTERED WATER from our Whole House Purifier. No need for bottled water here.

This is a FRAGRANCE & 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 locally made organic mosquito repellant that we sell 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!

We would love to host your wedding. We can plan your wedding and or reception, just the way you want. We have many items available to rent, including a lovely bamboo wedding canopy and lots of gorgeous Decor. Whatever your style from Vintage to Shabby Chic or Rustic to Elegant. We strive for a romantic and memorable day that will fill your hearts with joy and create memories to last a life time.. Please inquire about our rates and what we can provide for you.

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 .

Bring a stick or ball and 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.

Over 2 people ? An additional $10 per night/per person will be added



All rates are subject to Hawaii Excise Tax & Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax, totaling 14.41%.


HOLIDAYS: $169/per night ($20 extra per night)



If you have to cancel, you have several choices.

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 ⇔

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

2..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.

In Case of cancellation, the non-refundable and refundable property damage protection fees are refundable in full from the CSA, the insurance co.

Their policy is that you must personally contact them before the stay was to begin to receive your fee in full. Please be sure to contact before not after the trip was to begin to receive a 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
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

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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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. Plant based or essential oils, OK NO Smoking even off property.
  • Need to Cancel ? 🌸 🌺We have a REFUND POLICY 🌸🌺 Please check our cancellation policy listed under Descriptions for full details
  • All guests are expected to sign our rental agreement even after Instant Booking. Once booked it will be e mailed. Mahalo for your understanding.
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 4.95 based on 170 reviews
venice/hudson valley

beautiful and restorative, a perfect little haven for someone with mcs like mine.

  • 5 of 5

i'll say up-front that holly's cottage is a perfect getaway for anyone looking to stay in a natural, lush, beautiful, less-touristy place on kauai. she's thought of every little detail and has everything available for her guests, which she attends to quickly, gracefully and with complete, satisfying help when you reach out. and we did! she gave excellent recommendations and tended to all our needs via text.

i'm going to give a different type of review- the one that i'm really looking for when i need to find somewhere to stay.

as someone who reacts poorly to synthetic chemicals (specifically the fragrances in laundry detergents and air "fresheners"), i was absolutely relieved to find holly's little chem-free hideaway when we booked a trip to kauai. in a sea of rental companies that are using the cheapest products or homeowners that don't realize the toxicity of artificially scented products and air fresheners, it's hard to find a safe place to stay. i wish it were easier to find an rental like this. let me tell you, they are incredibly rare. the home is super clean, uses a lot of the same products we use at home and lived up to our MCS standards (i only have intolerable reactions to synthetics, if you're using this as an MCS standard to determine your stay. i'd check with holly beforehand if you have specific needs around this). it wasn't just the fragrance-free part that worked so well for us. we're really invested in sustainable systems and protecting our planet and we were incredibly happy to be able to stay at a home where those needs were met, too! what a great surprise.

the property, itself, is beautiful and the land borders blm (i think) land. there's a waterfall in the kapaa stream (i think) behind the house where i had beautiful meditations in the mosquitos off-hours. everything was in full flush after the catastrophic level rains that had just come through. still, it was spectacular.

we're so grateful to her husband, rick, for all of his assistance and fantastic hospitality throughout our stay. there wasn't a single thing we were missing or had want of while we were there. on our last night, i really needed to get some writing done before heading back to the mainland. my partner and rick hung out for a good while and talked shop, which was a sweet and perfect way to end our vacation. we'd both been on the work grind so consistently, relentlessly and we needed a private, quiet place to be.

we got exactly what we needed.

mahalo nui!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved its quiet location. We found it to be the perfect location after a day of exploring the island. We used the double kayak several times and most appreciated Rick’s help loading it on our jeep and some advice on where to adventure with it! The property itself was so beautiful too! Our first time arriving was breathtaking as we entered the driveway with the beautiful jungle vegetation. We enjoyed walking around and watching the waterfall too!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Lovely small place with thoughtful details

  • 5 of 5

Lovely small place with thoughtful details. We loved the outdoor shower. Beautiful setting. It was perfect for what we were looking for. Kapaa is centrally located so easy to get to the North or South side. It was nice to have the many items that are available at the cottage for you to get out and enjoy all Kauai has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment on Kauai

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights at this apartment located about 8 minutes outside of Kapaa on Kauai. It was a great stay and we would recommend it for couples that want to experience this amazing island. Note that it is a one bedroom, 1 bath apartment that is attached to the main house. You share a laundry room with the owners but everything else is private. You have your own entrance and don't hear any sounds at all from their portion (unless you want to ask them questions which they are very willing to answer).

Positives include great owners (Holly and Rick), extremely loaded sports shack (with surfboards, boogie boards, bikes, snorkeling gear, kayaks, beach chairs, racks to fit these things to your car, and more), quiet location with views of the mountains, large washer and dryer that you can use at any time, central area to be able to get to north shore, south shore, or east shore beaches or sites easily, and fresh tropical fruit given at check in.

Negatives include small kitchen (it was function-able but very little counter space to do much prep work) and mosquitoes. The mosquitoes issue is really out of the control of the owners since the location is in a very wet place (just miles from the wettest spot on earth) but it does make being outside at the house difficult. My wife could not be out for more than 10 seconds before being bit a few times and was practically running to the car from the door to avoid them.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pictures can't convey the quality

  • 5 of 5

Every day we enjoyed returning to our green paradise! The outdoor jacuzzi is the icing on a well-appointed cake.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Amazing Eco-Cabin, we loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

WE LOVED our time here!! Rick and Holly are WONDERFUL hosts. This is a home attached to theirs, but we didn't even know it as we stayed there!! Separate entrance, very secluded and wonderful lanai with outdoor shower and tub!! The decor is gorgeous inside and the landscaping and nature outside is so comforting and wonderful. The bedding is TO DIE FOR. My husband wants to find it and buy some for us at home. Fresh fruit was waiting for us on arrival and I hear there is more around the property if you get the info from the owners. Holly did a wonderful "romantic" setup for us as this was the beginning of our honeymoon. There was a beachbag we could use... every convenience was already thought of. Beware of mosquitos, they ate us alive before we got inside every night.... but overall this place is a DREAM. We loved our time here and have mentioned it to many many people as we discussed our trip. Thank you Holly and Rick!!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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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 have always dreamed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

*Cancellation/Security* $200
Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
* Refunds after arrival $0

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 or if you come with more people as originally paid for.
1.Cancellations made 90 days prior to check in date, will be refunded in full, less the $200 non-refundable/security/cancellation deposit.
2. 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 property damage protection fees are refundable in full from CSA, the insurance co.
as long as YOU contact them before the stay was to begin.
Animals...We LOVE them ! If you bring your animal, you are required to pay $79 for Property Damage Protection instead of $59.00
Weddings.... Ahhh, Love..❤️... Congratulations ! We would love to host your wedding on our beautiful property !
We ask that you pay a $99 Property Damage Protection fee in addition to other fees, please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund