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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 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


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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

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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Everything you could want. Beauty, charm, private and convenient. My every need was met.

  • 5 of 5

The ambiance and gardens are beautiful. The cottage is perfectly equipped. I was near enough all the lovely Kaui'i attractions to enjoy them. But also secluded enough to find an old Hawaii peace and tranquillity. Kapa'a is a delightful town and easy to get to in minutes. The cottage is fresh and beautifully maintained, and the owner is friendly and helpful if you need anything. I would love to stay at Sleeping Giant Cottage again and will always cherish the experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We just spent 2 wonderful weeks at the Sleeping Giant cottage and loved it! Clean, comfortable, it had everything we needed! Loved that it had a full kitchen...saved $$$ by making some meals at home. Great location...a quite neighborhood on a lush lot with lots of trees & plants! Centrally located between the north and south shores, and Kapa'a is a great little town near by. So much to do on the won't be bored!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jamul, CA

Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot for enjoying the island in a non tourist climate. We spent a week at the Sleeping Giant Cottage, and loved every minute of it. It is located in a quiet neighborhood cul de sac street within walking distance to a trailhead to sleeping giant trail. The area is very quiet. We couldn’t tell there was anyone else around without looking outside and seeing lights on at neighboring houses. There is ample space for more than one vehicle to park on property.

The house itself is very comfortable. Furnishings in the living room and covered patio are easy to sit in and enjoy. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom is compact, but functioned well. The kitchen was in need of some updating and has no dishwasher, but again, everything was in working order. There is one large flat screen television in the living room, with Directv channels. The large washer and dryer are very convenient.

The owner, Rick, was very easy to work with. We met him partway through the week. He came by and gave us a wonderful tour of the yard at the house, which is arrayed with beautiful flora and fauna. It was a mini botanical garden! When the weather is accommodating, the yard is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the outside.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.