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Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage, from your lanai 2 grass, 2 sand & sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 812 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beachfront Cottage on Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii


Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage is located in the middle of Hanalei Bay. The Cottage is named after the famous Hawaiian song 'Hanalei Moon,' which extols the extreme beauty and romance of the Hanalei Valley under the tropical night sky.

The cottage is located on the quiet end of town on Weke Road, only grass between you and the sand, on 1/3 acre within walking distance of all the restaurants, shops and galleries. Waterfalls are the backdrop for our little beach house.

There is a complete cozy kitchen where you can whip up fabulous food from the Hanalei Fish Market, the Farmer's Market, or just make snacks to go and eat out every night in one of the great local restaurants.

A Chinese lemon tree is just outside your bedroom window for drinks or pies. The bedroom has a king size bed and lights for reading at night & a flat screen TV. It has a separate bathroom entrance.

We have a little library for your use and quite a few great books on Kauai and Hawaii in general. There is a fold out twin in the central room can which can accommodate another guest and we can add a folding futon for the way younger set. (Standard occupancy is 2 guests, but can accommodate 1 or possibly 2 children, extra guest fee applies)

We have a little telescope in the living room so that you can better see boats, whales, and dolphins ply the Bay by day and enjoy the moon and stars at night. In the summer you will see boats, stand up paddlers kite surfers, and all manner of ocean craft right from your living room and the adjoining covered lanai. In the winter you will see surfers.

If you're lucky, you may see a moon bow, something I have only seen in Hanalei. It will happen on a night when there are stars, moon and clouds together. If the clouds are sailing by on the gentle trade winds and shedding some tears, the rain will be illuminated by the moon shining from the cloudless part of the sky. Talk about breathtaking! Depending on the brightness of the moon, you may discern the colors of the rainbow.

Snorkeling, swimming, diving, paddling, hiking, golfing and a health club are all as close as your front yard, to as far as a 10 minute drive away. Walk across your front yard and look to the left; you're likely to see no one for a mile. Look to the right and you'll probably see surfers, volley ball players and beach-goers, with the Hanalei Pier at the far end of the Bay in the background.

There is a neat outside hot & cold shower for after the beach or under the stars and a washer & dryer on the side of the house.

(Licensed Kauai Vacation Rental - TVNC1088, State TA 208-983-4496-01)

More Details

Property Manager
Suzanne Kobayashi
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018


Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 812 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Airy bathroom with a small but efficient shower. Just outside the back door is a large open air shower with hot and cold water with privacy created by plants and a bamboo fence. Peak at the ocean and stars while you shower!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • One bedroom with a king size bed and a door from the bedroom to the bathroom. In the central room is a twin bed. You can access the bathroom from this area and the rest of the house through a second door into the bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage, from your lanai 2 grass, 2 sand & sea
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
Manzanita, OR

Fabulous Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

What a great little getaway cottage on Hanalei Bay. It is so well equipped with everything you might need. The location is perfect to either walk into town or drive west to Ke'e or Tunnels beach or the amazing Limahuli Garden. Just a short walk over the "lawn" to the ocean. Loved Hanalei & loved the Moon Beach Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coram, Montana, USA

All ya need, plus sand and sea! (and chickens)

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place, more than adequate. On the sea shore in the sun, or shade as you wish and only a two minute walk. (maybe 100 yds?). We enjoyed it so very much. All essentials are there for use, and we were quite comfortable. I sure do hope we can make it happen to visit again. Also - enjoyed the squadron of chickens who came to visit. Melodic (sort of) and vibrantly colorful. The birds seemed to like us too.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendora, CA

Lovely return visit!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying in Moon Beach Cottage (and last year we stayed at another one their properties) and it really is a little slice of heaven. The cottage is situated right on Hanalei Bay, with ocean views right outside your living room window. We took walks on the beach every morning and BBQ'd on the last at night several times. Just the most relaxing vacation!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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spring break haven

  • 5 of 5

This is the second April week we spent at this spot. Different weather, different sights - equally wonderful. We wanted quiet and privacy and views and that is exactly what we got. We love this cottage as a base for exploring the island. Everything you need is there. We highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

Laid-back Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our stay here was quite happy despite mostly rainy weather. The proximity to the beach is sensational. There are three other cottages on the property but it still felt very private. We enjoyed the outdoor shower and beach equipment. Overall the cottage was clean, comfortable and well supplied. Two improvements we would have appreciated would have been a better coffee maker (more than two cups) and a propane barbecue. But overall this is a very special location which we feel fortunate to have enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect little beach house. The view is straight out to the ocean. It's walking distance to town where there are several restaurants but we found the fish market and ate in instead since the restaurants didn't have as good a view as the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is how we feel about it too!
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Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $100

Extra guests beyond 2 are $15/night plus tax
The $100 security deposit is to cover any extraordinary cleaning costs. It will be refunded with 14 days after you leave in good order.
You must fill out a rental agreement and email it to us.

Half due at booking, balance due 90 before arrival. You can book and pay on line on our family's website, or call Suzanne to do it for you, 808 828-1918. Complete refund policy is found on

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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