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Northshore Zen Retreat Beautiful, Private and Quiet

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Whether you are a first-time or a frequent Kauai visitor, you will love and appreciate the uniqueness of this beautiful very private piece of paradise. This custom built 800 sqft apartment is wonderfully furnished and decorated with a modern Asian motif. It comes with a fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen, a large walk-in closet and a spacious tiled bathroom. You will love the artwork, the custom concrete countertops and the black granite. This home has a private driveway and carport and is perfectly located in the quiet countryside just off the highway, a 5 to 10 minute drive to several beautiful Northshore beaches.

Feel free to explore this 2.5 acre property.Or, you can just lay in a hammock and gorge yourself on the many exotic fruits that grow on this property, for example, mangos, tangelo, lilikoi (passion fruit), starfruit, avocado and papayas to name a few.

This home can sleep up to 4 adults. There is a queen size bed and a full size great quality futon couch. Washer and dryer is also available for guests to use. Beach Towels, coolers,Snorkeling Gear, Boogie Boards/Surfboards are provided as well.

Feel free to browse the Guests'll see why everyone loves the Zen Retreat (note; we just put the retreat back on the rental market after a year or so and that's why there are no recent reviews as of now)

*As of 1/1/2017 there is a brand new Flat screen TV, New Bluetooth sound system, All new linens and towels and many new kitchenware products.

** The cost of $150 per night includes all taxes , fees including the 2.9% fee Paypal charges. Only additional charge is the $150 out cleaning fee

** Payment is thru Paypal and is due upon booking. Please ask about refund policy

Keywords: Private 800 sqft Guest House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time! Your studio is beautiful and very well decorated. We had everything we could possibly need.

We really enjoyed exploring the North Shore beaches, our favorite being Kalihiwai Beach. We also got adventurous and did the plantation tubing which was a lot of fun!

Kauai is by far our favorite Island and we can't wait to come back. Thank you for helping make our stay so wonderful! :) Marcela and Scott
Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several in Kilauea /Princeville
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Larsons, Rock quarry, Pilaa, Secrets
Car: necessary


Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wifi in cottage


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Northshore Zen Retreat Beautiful, Private and Quiet
average rating of 4.857143 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a few years ago and loved it. We came back this year for one month vacation, it is a great place, beautifully decorated, very quiet, lots of surf spots around, with everything you need. The landlord is very helpful. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Retreat was more than I could ask for. Absolutely Fantastical!! The decor of the place is simply beautiful. I especially loved the bathroom. I had no problems finding it. I felt safe (as I did travel alone). I felt welcomed, I felt Special by all the small gestures that were made. The bowl of fruit, the box or candy and the beautiful flowers everywhere. WOW!! Kelly you sure know how to do this right.

I got information in a timely manner, when I needed anything Kelly was beyond the call of duty.

A wonderful space. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay Zen, Friends

  • 5 of 5

This place delivered on everything it promised. It's tucked away in the farming area of Kilauea, which is somewhat secluded yet still within driving range of towns like Kilauea proper, Kapa'a, Princeville, and Hanalei.

Kapa'a (south of Kilauea) is worth the visit. Princeville and Hanalei certainly lived up to the hype. But I was quite surprised with Kilauea itself. Palate Wine Bar is an absolute must. I repeat: Palate Wine Bar is an absolute must. Great food, excellent wine (beer and whatnot, too), and incredibly friendly owners. Definitely a different vibe than other places you'll find on the north shore of Kauai. Not swanky by any means, but slightly fancy. Perfect for a date night.

Overall, Zen Retreat is a cozy, welcoming space with the right amount of amenities you need while getting away without completely going off the grid. The washer and dryer were a nice bonus. I'd definitely stay at the Zen Retreat again. And plan on doing so.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were sad to leave

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for five nights and were really sad to leave. Zen Retreat is a very private, peaceful and spacious accommodation that we loved returning to after our activities for the day. It's completely your own space, and it has a level of luxury and attention to detail that make it really special! We read other reviews that stated the photos don't do it justice and we found that to be completely true. It is perfect for couples who prefer a little seclusion and don't mind staying away from the busier areas, but in saying that it wasn't far to drive up to Hanalei or down to Kapaa. Everything was beautiful and we were extremely comfortable staying at the Zen Retreat. And we have to mention that the shower is incredible! If (hopefully when) we return to Kauai, we would love to stay at this place again. Thanks Kelly for having us at your fantastic rental and for making it really easy for us to book it, find it, and spend time in it. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Beautiful and clean

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was clean and a beautiful sanctuary to come back to at the end of the day after long days of hiking and exploring the island. We would definitely recommend, and stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City

Nice remote and quiet retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were getting married on Kauai and wanted a nice quiet and peaceful place to stay. We found the Northshore Zen rental to fit the bill nicely. The inside of the rental is large and spacious with very nice designer touches. The outside is not too impressive and could use a little clean up but the inside again is very nice. Everything you need is provided. A car is required to get around and finding the rental is not straight forward. GPS numbers may help. Will not find a rental of this nice of an inside at this price point anywhere in this area.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

$145 a night is all inclusive except for a 1 time cleaning fee of $150

full amount due at booking

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.