'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.
You must share the outside space with Curly, one if our most adorable farm cats, who has claimed the cottage lanai as his territory.
Our guests, many of them repeat visitors, adore both the cottage and Curly!
Our organic ethic precludes us from spraying any toxic pesticides, and while we deal topically and organically with any of the many pests that enjoy living in the sub-tropics, you must be prepared to possible encounter the occasional ants, or geckos, or even a cockroach or two. If that is bothersome, you may be better off renting at a toxic property.
This private cottage, which is fully screened, 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, by Kauai standards. Keep in mind that internet speed here is not necessarily the equivalent here of what you may experience, or become used to, in mainland urban areas. There is plenty of bandwidth for most visitors, and we encourage you to slow yourself down and relax into Kauai time. :)
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!