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Deluxe Private Garden Home by the Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our Haena Cottage is perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. Experience the incredible beauty of the north shore from our 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1100 sf beach home. Located upstairs, wrap around glass overlooks the beach just 120 steps away. Directly behind is lush jungle hillside, the border to 1000's of acres of private nature conservancy land. All tucked into an secluded, kamani tree lined cul-de-sac between the Wainiha and Haena neighborhoods.

Our Home uniquely blends the “Old Hawaii” flavor with all the up to date amenities and comforts. The great room and large lanai have 270 degree panoramic natural views. The gourmet equipped kitchen has everything a discerning chef will need. Each room has lovely, stylish island decor. Included is an airy king Bedroom with bath, and a small separate office. Grill fresh fish on the gas BBQ in the ocean breeze on our 400 sq ft lanai. There is a separate laundry and and beach gear is provided.

We are located in the heart of the most beautiful 10 miles of the island, close to Tunnels Beach, and set between 2 of the top 5 rated beaches on the islands. 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 stroll 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 head out the few steps to the beach out front!

We are an approved Kauai Vacation Rental TVNC #1051.

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More Details

Katie Howland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 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 house 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 house 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

Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house! This was the perfect place for us to spend our 10th yr anniversary! Thank you for the gorgeous flowers too!! Loved, loved, loved cooking in this kitchen-it certainly made it a great way to start everyday-omelets & toast; pancakes; french toast; and steaks on the grill were perfect.

We had a chance to meet some neighbors who recommended some local restaurants for dinner. We tried Post Cards and Bar Acuda - must share....Bar Acuda was the BEST meal of the trip! Highly recommend!!

Very peaceful and relaxing stay. Mahalo!
Mar 2014
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Haena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cell service available


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Deluxe Private Garden Home by the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 104 reviews

The perfect accommodations for a quiet get-away on the laid-back north shore of Kauai.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is fantastic and lived up to all of the reviews that I read before making my booking. The home is well cared for - everything is clean and tidy. The kitchen and bath are well-equipped and in good working order. You don't need to bring anything but your normal suitcase and groceries. The bed is very comfy with plenty of pillows and blankets. Good wifi, TV and cell service if you need to stay connected. The living area is big enough for six people, but there was just the two of us. There is also a large covered lanai (porch) that looks out towards the ocean. It has a nice table, lounge chairs and a grill that we used a few times. Great laundry downstairs with two sets of machines. There is a separate rental in the lower portion of the cottage and a small separate garden cottage that shares the property. There were other couples staying in those places and but we all did our own thing and rarely saw or heard each other. I imagine if you had a larger group you could rent all three and spend evenings in this larger upstairs living area.

The owners have a local manager, Patricia, who was fantastic. She was very responsive to our requests and is very friendly and knowledgeable of Kauai.

We loved the quiet , laid-back atmosphere of Ha'ena. The scenery is beautiful - beaches, mountains, endless greenery and the occasional rainbow. We had easy access to Tunnels beach to sunbath and snorkel and Ke'e beach to watch sunsets over Na Pali. It is a short drive to the small town of Hanalei for restaurants, local shopping and groceries. We would definitely stay here again ! Aloha.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene home near the beach. What a find!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for two nights during our week long honeymoon and we were very impressed! The home is very clean and provides many amenities (we especially loved the beach gear). The location is perfect. Just ten minutes to the Kalalau Trail and from the town of Hanalei and Princeton. Although the ferile roosters in the area did wake us up, the home provided us with ear plugs which helped. I would definitely recommend this home to couples looking to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A relaxing spot on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away within view/sound of the surf. Great to visit this end of the island. Less developed and great for an escape.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Experience

  • 5 of 5

The Haena Cottage exceeded our expectations. The property is beautiful and the house was clean, comfortable and well furnished. We really enjoyed the kitchen. There are three separate places to rent on the property and both the other spaces (one below the top level of the house and one in the back end of the lot) had renters during our stay but we felt there was good privacy, in large part due to the amazing lush vegetation everywhere. The property owners were great to deal with. It was amazing staying in Haena and experiencing the wonderful vibe of Kauai's North Shore.

We are already talking about making this part of our next trip back to Kauai!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, Utah

Great House

  • 5 of 5

This place was super cute, fully stocked kitchen for entertaining, across the street from the beach, really nice place that I will rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Hawaiian gem

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at Hale Aloha for our honeymoon! We rented the upstairs, which was extremely spacious for just the two of us, but just what we were looking for. We used the fully equipped kitchen for (almost) every meal, the beach gear, and appreciated the board games for when it rained in the evenings. The bed was super comfy and we slept very well despite some rainstorms and roosters (we grew very fond of them!) The cottage is bright, beautiful and the constant breeze running through the open windows is refreshing.

The location was perfect - close enough to the North Shore beaches, NaPoli Coast and Hanalei Bay and an easy 1 hr drive to Lihue/airport. You really can't complain about the drive to/from the cottage - it was absolutely beautiful and truly magical. We highly recommend this place for other honeymooners or groups who like to do their own thing and want to be on the North Shore.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $500

If you pay via eCheck instead of credit card we will offer you a 3% discount on our nightly rate ($285 standard and $300 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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