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'Cottage in the Forest'

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Cottage in the Forest'

This beautiful little cottage is tucked into a small forest, with a view of the Hanalei Mountains. Where you will awaken each morning to the symphony of sounds and sights of a peaceful rural mountain setting.

Our three and a half Acre Property is located at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Enjoy the endlessly fascinating interaction and play of the resident birds and animals. Chickens, Ducks, Peacocks, Goats, Dogs, Cats and Horses, all co-exist on our property and provide hours of entertainment.

All this is only a five minute drive to beautiful Kalihiwai Bay, where Kalihiwai River enters the ocean. It is our favorite beach, great for boogie boarding and surfing. Also a five minute drive takes you to Anini Beach, a very long beach with a double reef, where you can spend your days: Wind Surfing, Kayaking, Sailing or just enjoying the Ocean environment. Anini also has a large Beach Park.

You will be only 15 minutes from the world famous Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort, where you will find the 27 hole Makai Golf Course, and the Princeville Shopping Center. There are two Horse Riding Stables very near by, and the North Shore boasts many hiking trails.

The accommodations are light, airy and beautifully furnished. The claw foot tub in the bathroom is especially charming and looks out a corner picture window on to a private garden.

We love it here and love sharing the unique charm and quiet country atmosphere. Best of all, we are only minutes from some of the best beaches in the world.

Keywords: Guest House, Cottage, on 3 Acre Property.

More Details

Susan Gailey
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Susan Gailey

I love sharing this special place on the planet with people who appreciate all of nature and her creatures.

Susan Gailey

808-651-1626 cell

Susan Gailey purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Susan Gailey chose Kilauea

It is at the end of one of the most beautiful roads on the North Shore of Kauai. Rural and Private.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique and Private Rural Location.

At the end of a beautiful 3 mile road that is perfect for walking, jogging, biking or horseback riding.

And it has room for all of our wonderful animals.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Aloha & Mahalo
Oct 2014
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Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw Foot Tub with a view of the Forest.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is a Guest House. The bed is located in the Living Area
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Claw Foot Tub, Outside Shower, Gas Grill.


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(59 traveler reviews)

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'Cottage in the Forest'
average rating of 4.8644066 based on 94 reviews

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything+ that we needed. Susan was a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Peaceful and pleasant

  • 5 of 5

Susan was so accommodating on those few times we asked her for anything. We wanted a peaceful retreat and we got it. Their Cottage was comfortable and in fact surrounded by the North Coast's lush growth of forest. The animals on their estate, while close were pleasant, beautiful, friendly and entertaining. We achieved our goal of rest and relaxation while there. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was a perfect spot for us to get away from the busy resort life, yet close enough for us to enjoy all of our planned activities on Kauai. We loved coming home to the Cottage after a long day of hiking. We only wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in the forest

  • 5 of 5

It is impossible to avoid relaxation during your stay here. We loved the outdoor shower (while star-gazing), soaking tub, and private setting with our regular visitors (peacocks, chickens, roosters- of course, and Milk the goat). A rental car is necessary, and you will want one for all the incredible places there are to explore. You are close the secret beach, queen’s bath, Princeville, Hanalei Bay, with easy access to the Napali Coast. Our stay was incredible, Kauai is truly a special place. Susan was a wonderful host and we would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Relaxing home away from hone

  • 5 of 5

Cottage in the Forest was a wonderful place to spend the first few days of our vacation. Susan was a delightful host and everything we could have needed was provided. The home was out of the way, yet not too far, and we truly felt at home. The outdoor shower and claw foot bath tub were exceptional and both my husband and I loved them. The lush greenery surrounding the cottage was well maintained and very calming, especially while soaking in the tub. We hope to visit Kauai again and again and would be delighted to stay at Cottage in the Forest again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Susan has done a great job making sure this place has everything you will need for an easy stay. The cottage sits on a property shared with a house and guest house, but the walls of tropical growth obscure everything else on the property from view. It was great to know that if we needed anything—tips about the area, help with cottage questions, etc., we just had to make a call or walk next door. Don't like to wake to the cacophony of island fowl (roosters@4am)? The cottage has complimentary earplugs. Clothes get a little wrinkly in your suitcase? No worries, a dryer, the humidity or the iron/ironing board will take care of it. All included. Fast WiFi was a surprise for how remote the cottage is. We tried to unplug on our trip as much as we could, but it sure came in handy in a pinch since cell service was iffy. Lots of great beaches within minutes. Beach towels, beach chairs, snorkel equipment all on tap. The price was fair and it was all ours. Total privacy, from the gated drive to the outdoor shower. The kitchen is decked out if you don't want to eat out for every meal. And I HAVE to mention the lighting. Wow. Every light and fan is fully dimmable & adjustable. You can set the cottage up for whatever mood strikes you. We loved it so much, we took some notes for when we build our own cottage some day.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 4.0%

Checkin is after 3 PM. Check out is by 10 AM.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

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.

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