NORTHSHORE ZEN RETREAT BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE AND QUIET

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NORTHSHORE ZEN RETREAT BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE AND QUIET

Kilauea Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Whether you are a first-time or a frequent Kauai visitor, you will love and appreciate the uniqueness of this beautiful very private piece of paradise. This custom built new 800 sqft apartment is wonderfully furnished and decorated with a modern Asian motif. It comes with a fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen, a large walk-in closet and a spacious tiled bathroom. You will love the artwork, the custom concrete countertops and the black granite. It has mountain views and a peek of the Pacific blue. This home has a private driveway and carport and is perfectly located in the quiet countryside just off the highway, a 5 to 10 minute drive to several beautiful Northshore beaches.

Feel free to explore this 2.5 acre property.Or, you can just lay in a hammock and gorge yourself on the many exotic fruits that grow on this property, for example, mangos, tangelo, lilikoi (passion fruit), starfruit, avocado and papayas to name a few.

This home can sleep up to 4 adults. There is a queen size bed and a full size great quality futon couch. Washer and dryer is also available for guests to use. Beach Towels, coolers,Snorkeling Gear, Boogie Boards/Surfboards are provided as well.

Feel free to browse the Guests comments...you'll see why everyone loves the Zen Retreat

Keywords: Private 800 sqft Guest House

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for such a beautiful space! The comofort and serenity we found here along with the location will make it easy to recommend to family and friends. All the best!
May 2009
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Northshore Zen Retreat Beautiful, Private and Quiet
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
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Kilauea Kauai
Hawai'i
5

WONDERFUL AND RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
The Zen Retreat was exactly what my husband and I were looking for when we vacationed on Kauai last weekend. It was super private, beautifully appointed and was in a beautiful country location. We especially liked that it was close to the end of the road and the Kalalau Trail and also to Kapa'a for other dining options.

We definitely hope to stay here next time we come to visit...it really is the perfect vacation rental. Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful retreat, Kelly!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Northshore Zen Retreat Beautiful, Private and Quiet
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Kilauea Kauai
santa cruz ca.
5

:-)

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the yen zen for 6 weeks it was perfect. Super clean and quiet. It felt like home. Definitely enough room for a small family. The owner kelly was really cool. We will definitely tell all our friends about this place.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kilauea Kauai
Seattle, WA
5

ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from staying at the Zen Retreat for a week, and what a wonderful week it was! The layout and attention to detail is wonderful, and its a truly peaceful place to stay. The location is great, right off of the main highway, and very close to all of the north side attractions we wanted to see. Kapa'a is a close drive, and we did most of our provisioning there.

Its a long drive to the South side of the island, so plan accordingly, but we mostly just wanted to spend one day in the Waimea canyon and didn't bother with the South side beaches, so that wasn't a big deal. The North side of the island felt better to us anyways, it had a much better feel and more lush forests and scenery.

While I suspect there were some gems we were missing due to being out of season, we were able to pick fresh tangerines, tangelos, and a few rambutan from the trees on the property yard and put them to good use both for breakfasts as well as a nice mixer for some local rum we picked up in town. Yes, you have to wander into the owners' part of the yard to get to them, but we didn't feel particularly uncomfortable with that.

The weather was nice for the bulk of our trip, despite it being January, so we weren't there during the day for the most part, but on the rainy day that we did have, we could not have asked to be staying in a better place.

The kitchen was quite well setup (one of our goals was to do most of our own cooking, so that was a huge selling point). The farmers markets on Kauai are wonderful and I can't recommend them enough for produce rather than going to the grocery stores.

If I had to criticize at all, it would be that the laundry situation was somewhat as described by another reviewer, we found they were usually in use or at least had laundry in them. We didn't find this to be a huge deal, since we'd brought enough clothes and we managed to get our muddy hiking clothes washed to we could hang dry them, but its something worth noting.

Only other minor issue is that the kitchen knives were dull as sin, and the sharpening steel has seen better days. I'm sure this is as much a reflection on me being picky (I tend to sharpen my mom's knives whenever I visit and help her cook), but having a chef knife with a usable blade would have been nice.

Overall, I can't recommend this place enough. We have hopes of someday kayaking the Na Pali coast, and when we do this is where we'll want to stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kilauea Kauai
Flagstaff, Arizona
5

PERFECT NORTH SHORE BASE!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Zen Retreat in June and I've been meaning to write this review for a long time. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and private. We thoroughly enjoyed returning to our studio each evening after spending the day exploring the island. We weren't around enough to socialize with the owners, but aside from the wonder decor, they provide a few extras that make your stay simply enjoyable. Access to chairs, towels, snorkeling gear, coolers, and a laundry room really added to our experience. I loved being outside of the typical tourist scene, yet having quick access to some amazing sites and beaches. I can't say enough about this place. It's simply the most comfortable I've been in an accommodation, hotel or rental, outside of my own home.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much you guys. Have a nice winter and hope to see you next summer. Aloha, Kelly
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Kilauea Kauai
Burlington, Kentucky
5

BEST VACATION RENTAL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN! ROMANTIC!

  • 5 of 5
I can barely find words to express how thrilled we were with Zen Retreat! Never have I been in such a beautifully decorated place! So private and quiet, too! The location was great for us as well. We were there for our 10 year wedding anniversary and the Zen Retreat really made it feel romantic! I would stay there again in a heartbeat! Hosts are incredibly generous and helpful.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jessica! Hope to see you again soon. Aloha, Kelly
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Kilauea Kauai
Atlanta, GA
5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in July and we had a fabulous time. The pictures here don't quite do this place enough justice. The 'fung shui' and layout of the place is indescribable. This place has inspired me to redecorate my own home. It is a large, spacious studio that has all of the finest quality amenities: bamboo floors, granite countertops, very comfortable bed with high quality bamboo sheets, a nice area to eat, a comfortable futon for relaxing, and the most amazing bathroom and shower! I loved the open-air feel of the place. We were very comfortable sleeping with the windows open and loved the sound of the rain in the evening. This was a perfect place to relax and read a book, or to unwind after a busy day of hiking or sight-seeing. I loved the extra added touch of the fruit basket upon arrival - papaya, avocado, and mango all from trees just outside!

We did get bit by a few mosquitoes around late afternoon/evening inside, but there was bug spray under the sink in the bathroom that we used and then weren't bothered. The mosquitoes didn't seem to be a problem at night after we turned out the lights.

All in all the zen retreat was a place that I would come back to in a heartbeat. This place was better than any 5 star hotel but with much better value and so much more character!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Kilauea Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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Fees And Taxes $90 cleaning fee and 13.42% tax
25% due at time of booking w/ balance due 45 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • hiking
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