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Sleeping Giant Cottage, a Private Vacation Home!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

In the morning shadow of the legendary Nou Nou Mountain, amidst rainbows and waterfalls in the pastoral Wailua Valley, this private country home offers the feel of old Hawaii. It's central location is perfect for exploring the spectacular garden isle of Kauai.

Within a 10 minute drive you can hit the beach, catch a wave, kayak a tropical river, hike the rainforest, climb a mountain, explore historic sites, water ski, hit a golf ball, bird watch, play tennis, horseback ride, mountain bike... whew! Or just relax and sleep late and awake to a symphony of birds in a lush tropical setting at the Sleeping Giant Cottage.

This one bedroom cottage is spacious and private with three large lanais (porches), and is surrounded by a beautiful lush yard with a wonderful variety of tropical fruits and flowers. It is not connected to any other home and is not part of a compound - for those who seek ultimate privacy and comfort, this is the perfect choice. In fact, we specialize in longer stays.

Here is what our guests are saying:

'We needed rest, relaxation, and privacy - a home away from home in the country, not a hotel room. Sleeping Giant Cottage was perfect. Surrounded by tropical plants, light and relaxing inside, with cool breezes, the smell of rain at night, birds to wake us in the morning and wonderful accommodations. This was our fourth visit to Kauai and our best. We look forward to our return. Thank you.' Dave and Barbara, Glen Ellen, CA 07/2000

'This is a lovely, quiet retreat. A great escape from the maddening crowd!' Steven and Sissel, Berkeley, CA

'What a find! The privacy, the peace and quiet, the bird songs, the cat's bell, the sound of the palm trees in the wind - perfect!'

Diane and Phillip, London, England

'A peaceful tropical paradise! Loved all the amazing tropical plants in the garden and the views of the valley and mountains!'

John and Elaine, Wichita, Kansas

Keywords: Hawaii, Kauai, Wailua, Vacation Home, Cottage Rental

More Details

Richard Wanek
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Sleeping Giant Cottage, a Private Vacation Home!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Our Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

Sleeping Giant Cottage is in a quiet neighborhood and off the beaten path. We stayed for 21 days and our daughter, her husband and our 22 month old granddaughter joined us for 11 days. It is an ideal location to travel to the north or south end of the island. Sleeping Giant East Trail is within walking distance and the Moalepe Trail is a short drive away. We enjoyed all the farmer's markers with all the fresh fruits and vegetables. :) Many are not too far away. We loved sitting on the screened lanai and drinking coffee/tea looking out at all the greenery. The king size bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well-equipped. The washer and dryer with the soap provided was a nice touch. There were plenty of towels and beach towels for all of us. We would book this place again in a heartbeat. Pat and Gary G.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So many verandas for that morning coffee!

  • 5 of 5

Living in a quiet garden setting for a week with all you need close at hand is a great way to kick off a holiday. Quick response to any issues too! Coolers and all you need for your beach days are waiting for you!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-located, cozy and adorable!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well-furnished; everything you need was there. Washer-dryer, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, decks all around, beautiful tropical landscape.

Owner very responsive and helpful, even giving us tips on where to go. We felt right at home. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place to stay if you're looking for the real Hawaii and not a fancy resort.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house in a quiet residential neighborhood. This house has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It's clean, the bed is quite comfortable, but the house is a little dated and worn. The owner has made improvements to the property, but he still has a ways to go. I especially apprecieted the fact that via text message or a phone call, he promptly and happily helped us find our way around the island. The owner really went out of his way to make sure that we enjoyed our stay and that we had everything we needed

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Sleeping Giant Cottage was a perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. Centrally located on the island, it allowed us to plan our days based on the weather, with no excessively long drives. Located on a residential street, it was also nice to be far from resorts and the associated swarms of people. The cottage itself was very functional and clean. Richard was wonderful- he made sure we were comfortable and best of all, allowed us a later check out based on our red eye flight off the island. We were planning a trip back before we even left!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa CA

Lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Though in a neighborhood with other homes, the lush foliage and tropical flowers make it feel like its own little tropical jungle paradise. The sounds are mostly the wild chickens and birds. But it's one of the wettest parts of the island so even when it was raining here, a short drive north or south took us into sunshine. Very relaxed environment. Loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

The Sleeping Giant Cottage is a legal vacation rental. The Kauai county planning dept requires us to post the following info.

TVNC 1244

24 hour contact info Rick Wanek @ 505-401-4403


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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