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Private Handcrafted Cottage, Walk to Secluded Beach, Hot Tub, Tandem Kayak, WiFi

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath of Romance & Adventure at Ocean End of an 7.6 acre family farm

'Twin Hearts' a Kauai North Shore vacation rental homestay cottage is a wonderful private one bedroom, one bath handcrafted rental accommodation on our 7.6 acre Kauai North Shore estate and farm parcel. The handcrafted cottage features tons of privacy and a sweet hot tub, as well as close beach proximity, a scenic walk away.

Our guests, many of them repeat visitors, adore it!

This private cottage is an exquisite, architecturally interesting, sustainable redwood home with lots of special features and privacy, about 250 feet (and lots of hedges and trees) from our home.

The cottage is accessed via a completely private 250 foot long rolled gravel driveway from the paved cul-de-sac road.

The cottage is comfortably and tastefully furnished, island style, with a hand-carved king sized poster bed with soft cotton sheets in the bedroom, a lovely living room with comfortable new queen sofa bed, a tiled bathroom, and a full-on entertainment center with satellite TV, DVD, and CD stereo. Furniture and furnishings are oriental and island-style, with some antiques and original art.

For those who enjoy using the internet, we offer high speed WI-FI.

As a special perk, the cottage now comes with a Tandem Kayak, complete with paddles, backrests, life preservers and car roof rack, perfect for jungle river adventures on Kauai's numerous waterways. That's WAY fun and easy, even if you have never kayaked before!

There are laundry facilities and a full indoor bathroom, as well as a hot and cold outdoor shower for washing the sand off when returning from Kahili-Quarry beach, which is just down the road, or any other one of the 10 world class beaches nearby.

Consistent trade breezes keep you cool and refreshed although, to be on the safe side, we have installed a decorative tropical ceiling fan in the bedroom.

There are a myriad of world class beaches close nearby. Kahili Quarry Beach is within walking distance, or you may zip down with your rental car. Kalihiwai Beach and the trailhead to Secret Beach are just 6-7 minutes away. Also nearby are Anini Beach, Hideaways, Waiakalua (wanna be all alone on a tropical beach?) and the scenic Kilauea Lighthouse.

When looking at a map of Kauai, use the Kilauea Lighthouse as a locator- it is the northernmost point on the island, and your cottage is about 1.5 miles to the southeast. The location is convenient- close to restaurants, bakeries, 2 farmer's markets each week, and fun shopping. It is an easy drive further west to Princeville (10 minutes) or Hanalei (15 minutes) yet not far the other direction to the East and South sides and to Waimea Canyon on the West side.

Twin Hearts is a legal, permitted "homestay", Class IV Zoning Permit Z-IV-2015-35, Use Permit U-2015-34, Special Permit SP-2015-12. These permits are extremely limited.

So let's see... ocean views, mountain views, private hot tub, acreage privacy, close beach proximity, laundry facility, wireless high-speed internet access, a tandem kayak, and a stunning, affordable handcrafted cottage. Plus, it is LEGAL! It doesn't get better than this. Come to Kauai and enjoy it in class at our private cottage!

More Details

Owner
Bruce Fehring
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Bruce Fehring

We are Bruce and Cyndee Fehring, owners of the 7.6 acre property on which Twin Hearts cottage is located. We moved to Kauai from the Northeast 30 years ago, and have raised our family and created a wonderful life here. We designed and built Twin Hearts in 2005. We welcome guests to come and enjoy this slice of Paradise.

Bruce Fehring purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Bruce Fehring chose North Shore

We chose this property because of it's perfect location, central to the North Shore, but not so far north as to not be within easy striking distance of the entire island. Up and out of the tsunami zone, we enjoy the weather here. Lovely ocean beaches, enough rain to keep everything green and facilitate the occasional stunning rainbow, but not so much rain as to be problematic. PLUS, we can walk to beautiful, remote, uncrowded Kahili-Quarry Beach!

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, privacy, privacy...not to mention the interesting and unique architecture and fantastic new hot tub. Also, we reside nearby and are here in case some special need arises.

Amenities

Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No amplified music is permitted before 8 AM or after 9:30 PM, and conversation levels should be kept at a reasonable level please.
  • Only registered guests may be present on property between the hours of 9:30 PM to 8AM. During other hours, visitation is limited to 2 others maximum.
  • Hot tub and shower use is limited to registered guests only.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Private Handcrafted Cottage, Walk to Secluded Beach, Hot Tub, Tandem Kayak, WiFi
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
4

Absolutely Unique

  • 4 of 5

Peaceful and great location to the beaches and grocery store.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a breath of fresh air

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Twin Heart cottage. It was everything and more. From the garden view to the hot tub, from the soft bed, to the stream access with supplied kayaks, everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Farm stays beat the heck out of a condo any day.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a 7-night stay at Twin Hearts. Exquisite craftsmanship. We were supplied with a bowl of fruit from the farm stand which was turned into a delicious fruit salad and smoothies.

Our favorite attraction of the week was Curly, the friendly porch cat (not allowed indoors, so allergy sufferers need not worry). He was very welcoming and it filled the void of having left our pets at home. The geckos were also super cool. We laughed nightly at their happy chirps.

The house had all the amenities we needed:

• Great outdoor shower (so amazing we didn’t bother with the one inside)

• Comfortable king-sized bed

• Good Internet

• Plenty of room on the deck (The hot tub was moved!).

• Excellent ventilation (louvered windows all around, ceiling fans, stand-alone fans).

• World class, quiet beach in walking distance

• Peaceful, private, surroundings - I personally enjoyed rooster noises… way better than woodpeckers on the metal chimney at home… or blood curdling coyote screams. One day a red crested cardinal landed on the lounge chair right next to me. Bring a bird book!

• Functional kitchen – A stop at the Waima farmers market on Tuesday set us up nicely to be able to cook our dinners every night. There is a Waring professional series double-burner hot plate and a convection toaster oven that is large enough for a pizza (temperature was accurate and even). Create extra work space by using a most-excellent coffee press instead of the drip coffee maker.

• Washer/dryer – We mountain biked or hiked in the rain every day and consequently got covered in red mud (used bucket/foot bath thingie to rinse everything first).

Tips:

• Be sure to make sure your rental car has a roof rack. Bruce and Cyndee supply a high quality tandem kayak that you would pay $60 or more a day to rent (we realized too late our “free” car upgrade didn’t have one… so sad).

• There is a guest book in the house is worth reading through for helpful information.

• Pack one of those cool Eno hammocks for the local beach.. lots of places to hang it!

• Pack some parachute cord for more clothesline space. We hate using dryers.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lynn and Nigel, for coming to stay at our private and secluded farm stay cottage, and for your kind words in review. Thanks, also, for not feeding Curly and for not allowing him inside the cottage, so that, as you say, allergy sufferers need not be concerned. I cannot tell you how many of our guests enjoy his presence and the occasional visits from Otis, our farm dog. We also miss our animals when away from home. I'm sorry that you somehow missed that we do keep a "soft rack" with the kayak which, while not fancy, is adequate to secure the kayak to the roof of most rental cars, while protecting the car itself. Thanks for suggesting to those contemplating a stay to bring an Eno hammock for jaunts to the beach. Of course, if hanging out in the larger hammock provided, which is strung between two palm trees adjacent to the hot tub is adequate for others' need, that is always made available. Finally, thank you for taking good care of our jewel box of a cottage. We hope to have you back as guests one day in the not-too-distant future! Much aloha, Bruce and Cyndee.
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5

Twin Hearts

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing and secluded! 100-200 yards from the main house and surrounded by beautiful tall trees and bushes so it feels like you're alone. They have lots of fun gear and there is everything you could need in the house, which is spacious for two. And clean. The hosts are super friendly, happy to show you around the family farm, and also quickly responded when we had a couple of questions. Otherwise, we did not see them much and they gave us private space. It is a quick .5 mile walk or drive to a beautiful beach that seems to have great surfing and is not busy at all. This is the first of two places (similar price points, similar part of the island) we stayed on our first trip to Kauai (for our honeymoon), and it far and away is our favorite. If we are fortunate enough to come back this way, this is where we'll be looking to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of this lovely honeymoon couple to write such a kind and comprehensive review! Yes, seclusion, amenities, cleanliness, friendliness, and the willingness the share the aloha and knowledge, all hallmarks of our special guest cottage. It is also wonderful to be fortunate enough to have such a great location, with a beautiful beach so close by. We hope to host them again in the not-too-distant future, and hope that we can host you as well! Aloha nui loa, e komo mai, Bruce and Cyndee
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5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. Even though it may be nice and warm in Kauai, a soak in the hot tub at the end of a day of running around is always appreciated. Bruce was very helpful to us and respected our privacy. I especially loved laying in the awesome hammock in the backyard. The "tree wall" they have around the property keeps you feeling very secluded and also gives the impression of being in a tropical jungle! Orchids grow off of the trees and geckos of all sizes run around everywhere. I think that had to also be the comfiest bed I've ever slept on. We used their Kayak to ride up the river that leads to the ocean as far as we could, and ended up in paradise all around. Their kitchen has everything you need to stay in and cook a nice meal, too. What a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful private cottage + easy walk to gorgeous beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our 5 days stay at Twin Hearts. The place is very private and far off from any main road, so no traffic sounds. It's located on an organic farm (wish we had known that as we did grocery shopping before), so don't buy mainland eggs or produce at the store! See what they have first. This was the only spot we could find local pasture raised organic eggs... they were delicious. The kitchen is perfect for cooking with gas burners and stainless steel pots.

There's a beach down the road that requires a picturesque 10 min walk. We were confused by old reviews that described the road as dangerous. If you're of average age and health you won't have a problem getting there. It was one of the loveliest beaches we visited on the island. Be sure to walk all the way west on the beach to the river.

For the north the location is great because it's not as touristy as Hanalei, which is close anyway. You're close enough to good food in Kapaa, east side and north side attractions.

Roosters/ chickens: they are everywhere, not just here. We stayed at the Poipu Marriot the week before facing the ocean and even there, over the sound of the ocean those nutty roosters kept us up all night. The big commercial resort could not/ did not do anything to curb the roosters. I can't wear earplugs, but got used to the roosters eventually.

The only downside to the cottage is that the hot tub uses up most of the deck which leaves very little room for a little cafe table. The table is sufficient for a meal, but there's no place to lounge on the deck. There is a great hammock in the lawn, lawn chairs, matts etc. We used the tub one evening since it was there, but it had to be heated all day. If you're only on the island for a week you'll likely be out all day anyway.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your positive review. You may want to note that the old hot tub has been removed from the deck and replaced with a lovely teak outdoor dining set. A brand new hot tub/spa has been installed under the stars between the yard palms. Come and enjoy!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Lihue (LIH) Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Bistro
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Prince Course at Princeville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Bistro, Kilauea Pizza, Kilauea Fish Market
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kahili-Quarry Beach
Car: recommended

'Twin Hearts' vacation rental 'homestay' cottage is a wonderful private new one bedroom, one bath handcrafted rental honeymoon cottage on our 7.5 acre Kauai North Shore estate and farm parcel. The handcrafted cottage has colorful garden views and a sweet hot tub, as well as close beach proximity, a scenic walk away.

Our guests adore staying here, including many repeat visitors.

This private homestay cottage is an exquisite, architecturally interesting, sustainable redwood home with lots of special features and privacy, about 200 feet (and lots of hedges and trees) from our home.

The cottage is accessed via a 250 foot long rolled gravel driveway from the paved cul-de-sac road.

The cottage is comfortably and tastefully furnished, island style, with a hand-carved king sized poster bed with soft cotton sheets in the bedroom, a tiled bathroom, and a full-on entertainment center with satellite TV, DVD, and CD stereo. Furniture and furnishings are oriental and island-style, with some antiques and original art.

For those who enjoy using the internet, we offer high speed WI-FI.

As a special perk, the cottage now comes with a Tandem Kayak, complete with paddles, backrests, life preservers and car roof rack, perfect for jungle river adventures on Kauai's numerous waterways. That's WAY fun and easy, even if you have never kayaked before!

In addition to the inside full bathroom, there is a hot and cold outdoor shower for washing the sand off when returning from Kahili-Quarry beach, which is just down the road, or any other one of the 10 world class beaches nearby.

Consistent trade breezes keep you cool and refreshed although, to be on the safe side, we have installed a decorative tropical ceiling fan in the bedroom.

There are a myriad of world class beaches close nearby. Kahili Quarry Beach is within walking distance, or you may zip down with your rental car. Kalihiwai Beach and the trailhead to Secret Beach are just 6-7 minutes away. Also nearby are Anini Beach, Hideaways, Waiakalua (wanna be all alone on a tropical beach?) and the scenic Kilauea Lighthouse.

When looking at a map of Kauai, use the Kilauea Lighthouse as a locator- it is the northernmost point on the island, and your cottage is about 1.5 miles to the southeast. The location is convenient- close to restaurants, bakeries, 2 farmer's markets each week, and fun shopping. It is an easy drive further west to Princeville (10 minutes) or Hanalei (15 minutes) yet not far the other direction to the East and South sides and to Waimea Canyon on the West side.

So let's see... ocean views, mountain views, private hot tub, acreage privacy, beach proximity, wireless high-speed internet access, a tandem kayak, laundry, and a stunning, affordable handcrafted cottage. It doesn't get better than this. Come to Kauai and enjoy it in class at our private cottage!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are based on 1 or 2 guests. Additional guests are charged at $15/night each, plus taxes. Twin Hearts can sleep up to a maximum of four guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.