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Peaceful, private, self contained B&B

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom valley/mountain view apartment style B&B.

Our home features a unit with a separate bedroom, full bathroom, and all the amenities of home. Enjoy the convenience of being able to "come home" after a fun day hiking or swimming. The home is surrounded by trees and gardens, providing a private rural setting, hidden from other homes in the valley. Enjoy a short walk to a nearby waterfall or quiet happy hour on your lanai watching the sunset over the valley.

Cathy and Bill Cowern
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Cathy and Bill Cowern

We have made Kauai our home for the past 28 years, originally coming from New Hampshire. We have spent the years developing the lovely arboretum that is now our property as well as a 4000 tree farm slated to provide biomass to energy production as well as tropical hardwood lumber.

Cathy and Bill Cowern purchased this apartment in 1990

Why Cathy and Bill Cowern chose Lawai

We love our Lawai Valley location for the quiet, serene, rural location it offers while still being close to many island attractions.

What makes this apartment unique

Our convenient location makes it easy to access all of Kauai for your day-trips and provides the comfort and convenience of home. The washer/dryer allows you to pack light and return home with clean cloths!


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport (LIH)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kalaheo Steak House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Kukuiolono Public Course-great deal!
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
HWY 50, cross to 530 to the beach
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kalaheo Coffee Co and Cafe-our favorite
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Poipu Beach, great morning walks
Car: necessary

Our convenient location is minutes away from the best that Kauai has to offer for beaches, hikes and restaurants.


Lawai Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Full bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Separate bedroom features queen size bed. Queen sleep sofa offered in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Ask about our other unit for additional guests.


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Peaceful, private, self contained B&B
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Quiet, Relaxing, Peaceful Southside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Bill and Cathy's guesthouse. Their property is conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of the large Southside resorts but close enough to visit the beautiful beaches and gardens, or get in a game of golf, or take advantage of the fantastic shopping opportunities. But by the end of a packed day of activities we were more than happy to return to our hilltop oasis to retreat into quiet solitude, blissful breezes, and expansive views over the canopy of the surrounding lush landscape. The cottage has a spacious floor plan with lots of windows to let in light and catch the breezes. Its simplicity is its charm. We especially were grateful for the washer and dryer, large gas grill and the comfortable bed and linens. The rainbow trees that line the long driveway leading to the cottage welcomed us back each day...and we hope, will welcome us back next time we visit this enchanting island.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine and Vlad for your kind words! It was a pleasure having you and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I really enjoyed our conversation and look forward to another in the future! Aloha, Cathy
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Truly a piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We came to Hawaii for a week-- but after spending three days on Oahu, we figured the rural Hawaiian experience was lost a long time ago. All that changed when we checked in with Bill and Cathy. Hosting us in a truly phenomenal property, we spent a remarkable four days enjoying the most scenic island in the state with a front row seat to the amazing morning vistas and brilliant sunsets.

The location itself is an absolute treat. Set back from the (already limited) development on the island, you can truly get away from it all here. But in addition to the beautiful property, your hosts have thought of everything to make your stay more enjoyable-- even including some aloe for the sun you'll end up staying out in just a bit too long.

I'd also be willing to wager there are not hosts as warm and friendly as these anywhere in the United States.

I'm not prone to embellishment, so believe me when I say that I could not have asked for a better experience-- nor would I have gotten one from resorts on the island (which we visited briefly after arriving). This tremendous experience was easily worth double the price, and not only does it come with my highest recommendation, but when we return to Kauai, we will be sure to return.

Thank you again for a fantastic few days.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Rates are based on double occupancy. $200 deposit required to hold the reservation, balance due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.