AFFORDABLE NORTH SHORE COTTAGE NEAR TUNNELS & LUMAHAI BEACH

Paula Keeler

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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AFFORDABLE NORTH SHORE COTTAGE NEAR TUNNELS & LUMAHAI BEACH

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Close to beaches and hiking

At Kauai Valley Retreat you get access to the North Shore of Kauai's best beaches, and a home away from home filled with warmth and history. It’s a quaint cottage with the best of what Kauai has to offer right outside its door!

Our North Shore retreat is located on the North Side of the island of Kauai, where prevailing trade winds provide a natural air conditioning. We enjoy the sounds of the Wainiha River and mountain views, while the lull of crashing waves roll a rhythmic ocean soundtrack right up the valley! We are two miles from Tunnels Beach (of Bali Hai fame) and four miles from Ke’e beach, the spectacular trail head of the famous Kalalau Trail, the gateway to the Napali Coastline.

Even closer is renowned Lumahai Beach (of South Pacific fame) and a few more miles from Lumahai is the charming town of Hanalei resting on the shore of the grand two and half mile crescent sand beach of Hanalei Bay!!

This affordable cottage maintains a comfortable queen size bed, with cotton linens provided. The cottage has a full size bathroom, complete with tub/shower combo, pedestal sink, toilet and skylight! And for a refreshing rinse off after the beach there is an outdoor shower. This location is an affordable accommodation for a couple.

Kauai's North Shore host several delicious restaurants within easy driving from this cottage, but if you want to have a night at home relaxing from your days adventure, the kitchen amenities will allow you to cook some tasty meals, and keep your drinks cool!

From the Lihue Airport to Kauai Valley Retreat you will travel a little over 35 miles. It can take up to an hour to go that far, remember everyone, it’s island time!

HI Tax ID - W05469694-01

Keywords: One bed one bath Cottage, North Shore Kauai

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
All reviews written prior to 6/1/11 were written for the main house on the property. The one bedroom one bath cottage with kitchen is what is available currently, and all reviews submitted after 6/1/11 will be for the cottage. We are excited to offer this clean, efficient and affordable North Shore accommodation. Mahalo!
Jun 2011
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Paula Keeler

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Speaks english

Paula & Lindon have been coming to Kauai for over 26 years, where the dream of living on Kauai was planted. The beauty of the island, active outdoor living, and the community made it a perfect choice! Lindon is a Chiropractor who runs a thriving practice and is a wealth of health based knowledge. Paula has a background in the travel industry, a degree in conservation and has traveled herself for many years, so between the two of them, have created an offering of a simple, relaxed, comfortable space on Kauai. They are excited to be able to share this beauty as well as care take this piece of paradise. Owners live in a separate house on the 1 acre grounds.

Paula Keeler purchased this cottage in 2007

We purchased this property because of it's location. The North Shore of Kauai is so peaceful and private. We live next to the Wainiha river & and are close to the Wainiha Preserve. At night you can hear the ocean surf roll up the river, and hear both river and ocean at the same time! The property is within minutes of SEVERAL of the most astounding beaches! We love to swim at the Lumahai river mouth daily. It is so close and convenient to the house. We are also minutes to the trail head of the famous Napali Coast Trail. Local fresh produce and foods provide us with options for healthy eating & lifestyle.

Serene, close to nature, bird lovers paradise. Continental Breakfast provided if requested. The property is located in the Wainiha Valley on the North Shore of Kauai, and is within minutes of SEVERAL of the most astounding beaches on the north shore of Kauai! River and mountain views. We are also minutes to the trail head of the famous Napali Coast Trail. At night you can hear the sound of the waves crashing, AND the Wainiha River. The cottage is recently renovated. Big open kitchen, dining table seating for 4

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Affordable North Shore Cottage Near Tunnels & Lumahai Beach
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Wainiha Kauai
5

Truly wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Really and sincerely an ideal place. Paula was very sweet and accommodating, and the place is comfortable, relaxed, very clean, and in an ideal location. It's a comfy little pod in the middle of the jungle. My wife and I stayed for a little over a week, and we can't wait to stay again. After a few nights on the island, we went for a drink one evening at the St Regis - aka the fancy hotel - and we were struck at how all we wanted to do was get out of there quickly and head back to our perfect little cabin! I can't recommend it highly enough.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review and I am so happy that you had a wonderful time at our cottage and beautiful Kauai! The North Shore of Kauai does truly offer the best access to some of the most wonderful beaches, swimming, beauty of nature,fishing and hiking that Kauai has to offer.
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4

Quiet and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5
This was our second trip to Kauai, and we wanted some time on the North Shore to experience the sights and activities we had glimpsed before. This is a lovely, quiet, private cottage, even though it is right next door to the owners house. Paula made us feel very comfortable, and we appreciated the delicious granola, fruit, yoghurt, milk and coconut water. There is everything you need for the beach and picnics, and the cottage is well appointed. We liked the DVD collection for evenings. There was several days of rain on the North Shore which made things feel very tropical, damp and often quite cool. However when the sun came out...the North Shore shone! We still explored the beaches, towns and markets in the rain, and 3 different hikes on the Kalalau trail. The Na Pali Coast is beautiful and a swim at Ke'e Beach is the perfect finish to a hike. A great place to explore the North Coast, you feel like a local driving down Powerhouse Road!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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5

Off the beaten path!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful hidden gem! We could have stayed another two weeks and not gotten tired of our hidden cottage. We always like to be away from the busy tourist spots and this is a very quiet, romantic little cottage in the rain forest. You wake up to birds and roosters and can see pigs and goats roaming the road on your way in or out. Paula is an excellent host, providing things we needed, but not being intrusive. Always willing to answer our questions about attractions and local plants. We would love to return again in the future, what a beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

Great place to stay on the north shore

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at this cottage. Paula was a fantastic host! She was very friendly, and generously provided ample breakfast treats for our five night stay (fruit, yogurt, granola, milk). The cottage was roomy, clean, and well equipped. The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. Sitting on the lanai we saw many birds (white-rumped shama, laughing thrush, white eyes and brazilian cardinal, among others). The location was convenient to many of the north shore beaches and made it easy to get an early start on the Na Pali coast trail. Paula also provided snorkeling gear and boogie boards. Overall, a great place to stay!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review. It was great to meet you and have you here to enjoy the beauty and birds of the North Shore! Our returning guest get a free night stay! ALoha
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Wainiha Kauai
Ketchikan. AK
4

Living with the Locals

  • 4 of 5
When we rented a kayak to paddle up the Hanalei River, the agent said, "I thought only locals lived on Power House Road." We enjoyed being away from the tourist spots in what felt like a real home. Paula was gracious and helpful but not at all intrusive. The flowers and fruits were wonderful, as well as the food Paula made for us. It was fun to see the pigs and goats roaming around. It was more humid though in the valley than nearer the beach and the road is really narrow. This was our second trip to Kauai, but our first time to spend more than one day on the north side. This time, we spent one week at Poipu and the second week in Wainiha so we could experience more of what the island has to offer. From this location, we thoroughly enjoyed beaches, hikes, the Limahuli Gardens, the Slack Key Guitar concert etc. We did most of our cooking "at home" and ate on the lanai. Even the rain cooperated most of the time and fell at night. If you want a parking place near a beach, go early. We hiked the first 2 miles of the Kalalau Trail where the views were fantastic. Since we were there to celebrate our 52nd anniversary, we're bragging a bit :)...walking sticks helped. The cottage was clean, tasteful and comfortable and was well represented in the information provided.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Happy 52nd Anniversary! Wishing you many more years of love and happiness. Thank you for your helpful review.
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Wainiha Kauai
Chippewa Falls, WI
5

A peaceful and serene vacation cottage.

  • 5 of 5
We had a WONDERFUL time staying at this darling Hawaiian cottage nestled in the Wainiha Valley on the north shore of Kauai. Our host, Paula, greeted us upon our arrival September, 2013. She was so helpful in showing us around and giving us tips for exploring the north shore. She had DELICIOUS homemade granola and banana bread waiting for us. She also had yogurt, milk and coconut water in the refrigerator so we were all set for breakfast for our stay:) The cottage was cozy and we felt right at home. It had many unique Hawaiian touches in the decor. The bed was very comfortable and the bed linens and towels were so soft and comfy. The outdoor shower was so handy when we returned from the beach each day. Paula had all the beach equipment we needed to enjoy our days at the beach. The yard has beautiful gardens to sit on the lanai to enjoy. At night you can hear the Wainiha River flowing nearby. It was the perfect spot to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer nestled in the rainforest. We enjoyed swimming and snorkeling in Ke'Ke, Tunnels, and Hanalei beaches. Hanalei is a fun town to explore. We had delicious pizza at Hanalei Pizza and yummy ice cream at Pinks. One day we hiked on the Kalalau Trail along the Napali Coast to Hanakapiai Falls. It was a very grueling 8 mile hike round trip, but the falls made it all worthwhile!!! We are so happy we found this cottage on the north shore. We will cherish our wonderful memories of our time here and we thank Paula for her wonderful hospitality!!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The best part of offering this place is meeting such wonderful people as yourselves. It was so kind of you to gift me with local foods from your home state. The salted key lime chocolate is a big hit! Thank you for your kindness and generosity and for the positive helpful review. ALOHA!!!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Kuhio
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
wainiha
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Medaterrainian
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Medaterrainian
Car: recommended

Whale watching, hiking, surfing, fishing, birding, Kite Surfing, Stand up paddle boarding, are all within minutes of this affordable property.

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Availability & Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
cleaning $125
Tax Rate 13.52%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation is made with a $150.00 damage deposit.
An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required 30 days before arrival. The balance of rent is due fourteen (14) days before arrival date. Payments accepted are Visa, Mastercard, personal check, cash, or money order. The advance payment is not a damage deposit ($150.00). A damage deposit is required to reserve requested dates, and is handled on a first come first serve basis.
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Amenities

Amenities

Wainiha Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Pedastal sink, towels provided
  • Sky light, high ceilings, soap, toilet paper, and towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cotton linens
  • Queen size Bed (1) 100 cotton sheets and quilts.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
Notes:
full bathroom, with an additional outdoor shower. Easy access to reach all of the North Shores best beaches and hiking trials early for the best parking and beach access. Minutes drive to Tunnels, Kee, Lumahai, Hanalei. Or if your in the mood for exercise you can walk 6/10th of a mile to Wainiha beach from the cottage, then walk the beach all the way to Kee Beach!
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