About the property
- Cottage600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedroom 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Enjoy a Hawaiian vacation the way it was meant to be. This spectacular beachfront cottage has breathtaking, wide-open ocean views. Just steps from the beach, we offer you a slice of heavenly paradise. If you are looking for a romantic and serene setting you have found it! This cottage has its very own private beach and protected swimming areas (calm enough for little children) due to the outer reef that keeps the waters calm throughout the year. These white sand beaches stretch wide in both directions with unbelievable vistas.
Aliomanu Bay is in a 'micro climate zone'- the weather is the same as Poipu and even in the winter months it does not have any more rain than the Poipu area. This cottage is in a 'gem-of-a-location' and you will rarely see anyone on these beaches even in high season. Secret Cove cottage has been rented to celebrities seeking a secluded location on the beach.
As you enter the property through the grand entrance driveway, you will immediately notice lush tropical plants and over 60 coconut trees on this three quarter acre estate. Going out from the front slider doors your feet touch a well manicured lawn that leads to a sandy, short path, right out to the private beach. On the lawn you can sit in lounge chairs that have a very wide-angle direct view of the ocean and sweeping coastline.
As you sit on the lanai of the cottage you can listen to the soothing sound of a lovely fountain, as well as hear the ocean. Tropical birds and soft breezes from the ocean grace the front porch and cottage. Sit and unwind with a glass of wine and a good book. Inside, the cottage is decorated with well-appointed furnishings that give you the feel of the “real Hawaii”. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, including a dishwasher, trash compactor and a bottled water dispenser with free bottled water.
The living room area is set up for your comfort: you can relax on the comfortable couch or desk area that is setup with Wi-Fi, DVD player, DVD library and a printer. In the main bedroom there is a California king bed. The cottage is air-conditioned throughout for your comfort. There is also a loft area with a queen bed, sitting area and light with a large picture window view towards the ocean. Due to its ceiling height, individuals greater than 5'10" may not find it suitable for themselves.
Secret Cove Cottage is unique; this private retreat will have you wanting to come back again and again. From every vantage point you feel serenity and soft breezes. Enjoy leisurely walks along Aliomanu Bay and go snorkeling amidst the coral reefs in the azure-colored waters right outside your door! The morning will welcome you with spectacular sunrises and the sunsets will take your breath away as they melt into the horizon.
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, in a peaceful setting, at an affordable price, this is it! You will not be disappointed. Escape to Secret Cove and we think you will agree that this is where memories are made.
If you are thinking of a family reunion or small wedding, the entire estate (Secret Cove Cottage+ Secret Cove Villa)can be rented together; it is perfect also for an extended family group or children with a nanny.
LIMITED TIME SPECIAL! Book a reservation in 2018 and receive a 10% discount!! Offer expires November 15, 2016.
JON VAN CLEAVE
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This cottage was perfect for our family of four with us downstairs on the nice king sized bed and kiddos upstairs in the loft. We enjoyed the sunrise every morning and beach combing on the long sandy beach. The cottage is in an area of very nice homes and I felt very safe there letting my kiddos run around around the lawn. The home has great A/C, though we didn't use it the whole time as the weather was mild. There is a beach access road/walkway right next to cottage and we did have to redirect a few tourists to the correct area to access the beach (ie, not walking through the lawn to get there) but that's pretty common...everyone is looking for the "secret" spot to park and get great beach access. Aliomanu beach is beautiful, we swam and snorkeled. The cottage also has a kayak for your use! Its a great location, 10 min to Kapa'a and around 15-20 minutes to Princeville or Hanalei. I got to talk to a few local fisherman and it was awesome to see them harvesting seaweed and fishing off the outlying reef. We hit a few farmers markets for fresh fruit/honey/granola...got fish from some guys fishing the bay. Such a serene and peaceful place. AND such a fabulous stay, can't beat the space/view/location for the price!! Mahalo to all the staff that made us feel welcome!
Another great stay!
The location is unbeatable! The almost private beach is great! The property management team is super accommodating. The bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable. Highly recommended and would (and will) definitely book again! Mahalo Jonathan and Eunice for your help with everything!
We had a wonderful time!
Great location! The cabin had everything in it we needed! It could use a little TLC🙏😊
Great location; ok house.
This is a difficult review to write. We loved the location on the secluded beach and found Jon to be attentive. On the other hand, the house was not well-maintained, although Jon did replace the TV, printer, and AC while we were there. The loft is only accessible via a difficult climb up a ladder. We disliked having to keep the windows closed all the time (to prevent mold, we were told). One of us was stung by a centipede while in bed, which is no laughing matter. The cottage was somewhat cluttered with odd lamps and other "decorative" furnishings.
From a financial standpoint, we found the arrangements unbalanced. Half of the deposit is due on making the reservation (which was over a year in advance in our case), with the balance due 3 months before arrival. But the security deposit is not refunded until 30 business days (i.e. 6 weeks) after departure. After 6 weeks, we had to remind Jon to send us the check.
If you don't set your expectations too high, you can have an enjoyable vacation at the cottage.
Beautiful location and steps from the beach!
First of all, you cannot beat the location of this cottage. It is located about 12 minutes from Princeville and 6 or so minutes from Kapaa, which made it super convenient to visit places North and South. It is also in a high-end neighborhood and on a beautiful, expansive lawn and private property which afforded us a lot of peace and privacy. (and room for our five-year old to run around outside and be free) The BEST part, however, was having your own private path down to the beach, literally a stone's throw. My daughter and I would wake up every morning and watch the breath-taking sunrise. Priceless. The waters in December were not quite swimmable for a small child, but fine for adults. The main bedroom/bed was very comfortable, and the laundry was a wonderful thing to have. The bathroom was roomy and the shower was excellent. Compared to other "beachfront" properties, this one was not overly-priced as most are during Christmas time. That says a lot. I didn't give the cottage 5 stars because we own property here in Oregon, and the following things would have been easy (and inexpensive) to add to the cottage to make it more comfortable for guests: there was not one decent cutting knife, nor frying pan (or any good pan, for that matter), no cutting board (I had to buy one and leave it there), and the handle on the oven was falling off, making it unsafe and difficult to open. They also charged us a very high amount to have 2 friends sleep in the above loft with blow-up mattress for 2 nights, which is really meant for very agile children. Be careful of the straight vertical ladder to the loft in the middle of the night. Not recommended for anyone over 40. The manager, Jonathan was very kind and diligent, and communication was easy with him, however. Overall, it is a lovely place to stay for two adults and one small child--any others would really be too crowded and uncomfortable.
Though this was a 4 star review, it is unusual not to receive a 5 star review so I felt compelled to address certain issues in the review: I am disappointed that such complaints about the pans and knives were not brought to our attention at the time of the stay. We would have gladly purchased new knives and a completely new pan set if a guests had mentioned there were these issues.requested it. There were actually two cutting board boards present during this person's stay. Perhaps, she did not know where to look. If we do not know there is an issue, we can not address it. We pride ourselves on being very attentive to a guest's requests. With her purchase, we now have three cutting boards. The stove handle was subsequently repaired once it was reported. Regarding the loft: Our housekeeper is 6 foot tall who takes care of the loft. She also has a bad knee and has no trouble getting up and down the stairs and caring for the loft and the change of bedding. etc. She remarks that the stairs are easy to get up and down for her even with her bad knee. The ceiling in the loft is sloped and admittedly better suited to shorter adults and children. This was explained to her but I remember that she urgently wanted two adult guests to join her after her reservation was already made. She was given a significant discount for that late add on and was far cheaper than anywhere else they could have stayed. Jonathan
Wonderful again 2nd time around!!
2nd time here at the Secret Coce Cottage. Love it! Brought our son to celebrate college graduation. Cozy and comfortable. Had everything we needed. Great beach access and snorkel equipment. Great morning sunset views from the lawn!
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