HOMESTAY Private Estate Cottage: secluded, luxury guest quarters in a gated residence. Owners adjacent and available for questions and tour --or to give you complete privacy as you wish. Private entrance, lanai, outdoor shower. Covered porte cochere exclusively for your use, plus plenty of additional gravel parking. Warm wood and stone finishes throughout. Fully appointed bed/bath suite and a gourmet kitchenette complete with stainless range and dishwasher. An executive chef is welcome and will find cooking in this kitchen a pleasure. WiFi and cable TV. Minutes from north shore beaches, perched high above and bordering a protected, pristine, undeveloped state forest reserve. Beautiful country hikes, panoramic views, and privacy all nestled beneath the energetic vortex area makai of Mt. Namahana. A truly special and unique site perfect for your artistic sabbatical or inspirational retreat. Magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
Originally from Los Angeles, we found this small piece of Kauai aina in 2005 (or more correctly, it found us) and we have never looked back. Because it is our home, we care for it with great pride and attention to detail.
Seeing is believing. When we dream of beauty, we dream this. If peace, earth, sky, nature, prana are your things, this is your place.
This site is one of the most wonderful spots on the north shore, a well kept local secret and quite simply, our favorite place on earth. Nestled on the slopes of Mt. Namahana, a site revered by the ancient Hawaiians as sacred and belonging to the keepers of souls, the energy and beauty of the natural surroundings of our home never fail to nurture and inspire. All within a handy drive to north shore sites and world class beaches.
Privacy, convenient location (15 min to Hanalei), and views, views, views!!! Our home is perched on the slopes of Namahana Mountain and the edge of the Halalea Forest Reserve, on a secluded lot with lots of acreage and no other homesites to see for miles. At the same time you are just minutes to the world class beaches of Kauai's North Shore. Beautiful Kalihiwai Bay is tranquil and glassy in the summertime and perfect for family fun, but in wintertime the big swells roll in, gracing us with some of the best advanced surfing conditions you can see.
Even closer to home, Pilates Kauai, the best personal training studio on the North Shore, is just a pop through our palm hedge.
Kilauea town is also a short drive down the mountain and provides necessities like groceries and gas (and yoga!) in a cute and funky small-town setting. The Kilauea Fish Market is a must-do for lunch or dinner. Its Ahi Wrap was recently featured on the Travel Channel's 'The Best Thing I Ever Ate.'
World famous Hanalei town is the quintessential beach town, with a laid-back, happy vibe that only Kauai can create. Coffee, beach boutiques, yoga, surfboard rental: you'll find it all here. Local health food store Harvest has the best lunch in town and make sure you stop at the Hanalei Dolphin's fish market to stock your fridge with goodies like Ono Salad. Try your hand at stand-up paddling the Hanalei River for an easy but satisfying adventure, with views of Hanalei Valley's taro fields and panoramic mountains.
Returning home to your mountaintop retreat could quite possibly be the most beautiful drive home you'll ever experience.