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Experience the Hawaii of Yesterday: Auntie's Cottage or Auntie's Ocean View Apt

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Ocean View Apt. with a 'peek' at The Cottage (red tin roof in the far back)

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Last updated: 02/22/2010

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Auntie's Cottage or Auntie's Ocean View, each 1 bedroom (queen) & 1 Bath

The 1-bedroom Ocean View Apt. has 3 big picture windows facing the across-the-street beach with uninterrupted ocean views; the 1-bedroom Cottage sits behind it next to a blooming mountain jungle. Auntie began accepting guests in 1983 and now welcomes second generation honeymooners from her first brides and grooms and grandchildren!

North Shore Kauai is for romance, music, healing, relaxation, peace of mind and outdoor experiences. Auntie's is 'home-away-from-home' to writers, musicians, honeymooners, anniversary celebrants, photographers, surfers, marathoners, Trans Pac sailors, travelholics, and those in need of quietude and privacy. The Aloha Spirit is a way of life and not a slogan at Auntie's.

For independent travelers not requiring on-site resort and hotel amenities. Auntie's Holiday Rentals are light, airy, and simply furnished with island furniture and original, vintage Hawaiian art, representing a bygone lifestyle. If you can forego a big-screen TV and game machines, adapt to the occasional rooster and accept the efforts to keep ahead of minor repairs in this lush, salty climate, you will find your haven here.
As of 1/1/15, the nightly rate is $140 plus 2 taxes. There is also a $130.14 outclean fee each stay. No security fee is charged. Ohana Nights are 7 free nights (plus outclean) for every 21 paid nights. We enjoy repeat guests, their referrals and new wanderers.
For cat lovers, Coco is respectful and will usually keep her distance; however, if you are a cat lover, she'll enjoy your attention; but, Coco is NOT allowed in the rentals. Some guests are sensitive to cat hair and we all need to honor their situation.
Tobacco smoking is NOT permitted on the property.
Auntie's Holiday Rentals are permitted Kauai Transient Vacation Rentals (Permit Nos. 1367 & 1369). Auntie Sunny can be reached at 808-826-5566 for questions and recommendations.

NOTE: Auntie's Cottage and Auntie's Ocean View Apt. are separate 1-bedroom rentals. A 3d guest may request an island-style futon for $6.50/night including taxes.
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Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2010

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Auntie's is at the beginning of the North Shore's Longest Beach, from your front door you can walk 50 paces to the sand for Sunrises and Sunsets and gather the famous Kauai Sunrise Shells and petite Ni'ihau Lei Shells, Nearby are Tunnels for Snorkeling, the County Beach Park and its lunch wagon, and the deservedly world-recognized Na Pali Trail, This is the lush part of Kauai, laid-back and welcoming, yet close to Hanalei's Music and Shopping...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    There are over 80 VCRs available in Auntie's video library....moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View:

    Both Auntie's Cottage and Auntie's Ocean View Apt. are next to the mountain....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    There are no ocean view obstacles from Auntie's Ocean View Apt. 30 straight-ahead paces to the sea....moreless

  • Rural:

    Auntie's is within the last residential zone before entering county and state park lands, Ke'e Beach (sunsets) and the gateway to the famed Na Pali Trailhead....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The shared washer & dryer plus a line are under cover in the Laundry Shed....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Both rentals have full kitchen though The Ocean View has a much smaller one than The Cottage....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The Cottage has a covered lanai off the bedroom....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$140

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Outclean $139

Notes:

The public bus turns around in Hanalei and does not go as far as Auntie's thus Auntie urges guests to have a rental car if they want to explore the island. Taxis are very expensive.

For bookings at least 45 days before arrival, a 50% deposit within 5 days of booking confirms the booking; 50% balance is due 30 days before arrival. Bookings made less than 30 days before arrival require Postal Money Orders or Wired funds.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 86 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

 

Location

7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Princevelle's Makai and Prince courses

Car: Necessary

Luau, Music, Hanalei Farmers Markets for Fresh Island Fish and Produce on Tues. pm and Sat. am. Hawaiian Canoe Paddling, Kite-surfing, stand-up paddling and surfing. Yoga, Massage and spa treatments. Many Churches, Hongwanji & Hindu Temple. Rice Mill and Poi making at Waipa. Limahuli is part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden charter. AUNTIE SUNNY WELCOMES ROTARIANS and invites them to the Thursday luncheon meetings (noon-1pm) at the St. Regis Hotel.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1977

About the owner: Now a senior citizen, I (Auntie) came to Kauai in 1976 as a barely seasoned professional, fell hook, line and sinker for Kauai and rearranged our life to be here. With no jobs on this then-agricultural island, my family bought on Kauai's Far North Shore (the foundation of Auntie's Holiday Rentals), rented it out and simultaneously moved from the San Francisco area (Marin County) to Alaska 'for the money', working in Juneau, Anchorage and Nome for 5 years. Mesmerized by Alaska's beauty and challenges, I ended up homesteading in the 'banana belt' (on an island 45 minutes by skiff from Petersburg). Alaska remains part of life. After NAFTA, when Kauai's highly-accaimed cane production was destroyed, Kauai morphed from a multi-plantation island to a tourist destination. I permanently left behind being a law professor, lawyer and merchant mariner and focused on Auntie's Holiday Rentals, pro bono alternative dispute resolution and developing a real estate practice. My Realtor (S) license hangs with Na Pali Properties Inc in Hanalei Town, a boutique, highly service-oriented real estate firm.

Why the Owner Chose Hanalei, HI, USA:
Kauai chose me my first day here. Staying at Hanalei Colony Resorts (almost road's end) in a client's newly-purchased condo, that 1st night I realized 'Paradise had 'for sale' signs'. Life was immediately changed so as to be here ASAP. Within 2 years we had purchased this historic Kauai duplex and rented it out. Then, it was off to Alaska for better paying jobs. (Auntie was paid 2/3d the salary of men law professors; Alaska paid the women and men the same salaries for the same positions). By 1983 we were here full time and never looked back.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Auntie's Holiday Rentals is quiet, casual and private. Guests come here to unwind, heal, honeymoon and enjoy the gorgrous North Shore, the oldest part of the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain. Many relate to Kauai on a spiritual level. Outdoor activities, on land and sea, are abundant.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/22/2010

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Photos

  • Ocean View Apt. with a 'peek' at The Cottage (red tin roof in the far back)

    Ocean View Apt. with a 'peek' at The Cottage (red tin roof in the far back)

  • Pacific View from Ocean View's eating nook and living room.

    Pacific View from Ocean View's eating nook and living room.

  • Auntie's Ocean View Kitchen and Dining Nook from Living Room

    Auntie's Ocean View Kitchen and Dining Nook from Living Room

  • The Cottage Entry and 3 Dining Area Windows

    The Cottage Entry and 3 Dining Area Windows

  • The Cottage's big kitchen

    The Cottage's big kitchen

  • From The Cottage Dining Room Looking Towards the Ocean View Apt.

    From The Cottage Dining Room Looking Towards the Ocean View Apt.

  • The Cottage Bedroom...Queen Bed, Large Room

    The Cottage Bedroom...Queen Bed, Large Room

  • Beach aross from Auntie's...From Wainiha Bay to Haena Beach Park

    Beach aross from Auntie's...From Wainiha Bay to Haena Beach Park

  • Ocean View Apt...3 picture windows on the left.

    Ocean View Apt...3 picture windows on the left.

  • Ocean View's Living Room taken from the Dining Nook

    Ocean View's Living Room taken from the Dining Nook

  • Ocean View Apt....From Queen Bed Bedroom Towards Kitchen and Pacific View

    Ocean View Apt....From Queen Bed Bedroom Towards Kitchen and Pacific View

  • The Cottage...Kitchen on left, living room on right. Bedroom & Bath are Behind

    The Cottage...Kitchen on left, living room on right. Bedroom & Bath are Behind

  • The Cottage Dining Room's Koa Furniture

    The Cottage Dining Room's Koa Furniture

  • The Cottage Living Room  with 1940s Furniture

    The Cottage Living Room with 1940s Furniture

  • The Cottage's Covered Lanai Off the Bedroom

    The Cottage's Covered Lanai Off the Bedroom

  • Welcome to Auntie's Holiday Rentals

    Welcome to Auntie's Holiday Rentals

VRBO #28312

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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