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.
Deb purchased this cottage in 2005
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.
My wife and I stayed here for a month in November / December 2013. This property is absolutely amazing! The house is spectacular in the way that it opens up to the outside. Wrap around lanai with an excellent deck. The 2 private outdoor showers are awesome. Both bedrooms are comfortable; each with a private bathroom. The owners and caretaker were a pleasure to work with regarding rental terms. This is a fantastic place to relax and it is far away, but not too far, from the crowds. Stay here knowing you can't do much better anywhere on Kauai!
Our 2 cents. Most looks as if it has been said. All true. Rustic yet sumptuous. That mountain made us so happy. Your farm is the most relaxing, yet inspirational place I've ever visited. My wife now wants to move to Kauai. It was like a temple to the mountains up there. One question: how come you don't have any chickens? Is it just too high up the mountain? And where does all the rain go, once it comes down? The ground is wet one second and dry the next. I think we counted 11 rainbows in 10 days. So is that normal? As for the house. Great. Comfy. Fresh and sparkling when we checked in. Just plain drop dead gorgeous tropical architecture. Oh and did I mention romantic and, well, just everything a body could ask for in a cozy little gem of a house. Perched on that hill- stunning. Thanks for having us. We loved every minute. We'll be back.
Dreamy - yet real! Staying here was the way you imagine how life should always be. It gave me space to have fun and sweetly contemplate the direction of my life and dream a new reality for myself. Sunrises so beautiful you can't sleep in. I loved doing yoga on the deck in the morning, or just sitting and sipping my Kauai coffee watching the sky go golden and pink over the mountains. Followed by entire days of brilliant panoramic beauty, quiet, (except for the lulling birds and laughing geckos) and luscious scents (white ginger flowers in my hair and salad!). The house is so gorgeous, comfortable and well equipped you don't want to leave. But when you do there is so much fun and inspiring stuff to do you love that too! Charming Hanalei (yoga, boutiques and ice coffees) and Kilaueau (more yoga and seared ahi salad), folksy, friendly farmer's markets, and the beautiful, clean beaches and hiking were close and easy to get to. We also discovered super close; a pilates studio, horse back riding ranch, and even an aerial silks studio, all with really great teachers for fun and challenging exercise. Sunsets (more gold and pink) up on the hill in the yard, where you gaze upon mountains and ocean, cradles the soul and brings you full circle back to dreamy... Dreamy awake dreaming... I came here looking for peace, inspiration, beauty and got it all and more. I'll be back! Mahalo!
Nous sommes restes a Kauai dans la maison 3 semaines. Nous avons passe d'excellents vacances. Tout d'abord, la maison est tres accueillante, tout en bois, avec de grandes fenetres donnant sur une vue feerique ou nous nous attendions de voir surgir a tout moment des dinosaures!!!!!!!! , orientee superbement d'ou nous pouvions voir lever et coucher du soleil. Quel plaisir de prendre son petit-dejeuner sur la terrasse dans un decor grandiose!
Tous les details pratiques discutes avant la location ont ete respectes: la cle, le nettoyage, les facilites, l'ameublement, les alentours,....
Je recommande vivement cet endroit a toute personne voulant se deconnecter d'une vie turbulente et etre proche de la nature; endroit ideal pour se ressourcer.
En meme temps, de nombreuses activites diverses sont possibles dans les environs. Dans la maison, on trouve toutes les informations necessaires pour decouvrir les lieux.
Nous esperons y retourner de temps en temps.
Talk about your end of the road. It was great to have you there to meet me the first night, I wasn't that sure in the dark. The lights shining out in the night reminded me of the Last Homely House. Then the next morning, wow! Thanks very much for the most wonderful and relaxing, as well as inspiring personal retreat. I actually got something done. Guess just needed the peace and quiet to get the juices going. Glad I opted for the extra week but a month was too short! This is a great place to really get creative, get focused, or just plain kick back. I can't believe how gorgeous it is (was it a dream?) I'm really glad you all are offering this space; it is a gem. I will definitely be coming back every year, heck maybe I'll just move over. I even enjoyed cooking, something I never do, as the BBQ looks out over that valley and up the mountain. Which I agree definitely has something going on. So many things to talk about: the sunset sky was amazing. Sitting outside was glorious. The third night I had a passel of pigs run through the yard at dusk and couldn't believe how excited I got. Pigs? Really? But I think my favorite -- and maybe responsible for the writer's block push -- was that outdoor shower. Hot water, cool nights, steam rising, full moon, and my blank page. Thank you.
We have stayed at a number of vacation rentals in the islands, but this place is by far the most...well just the most. From the minute you pull onto the property, which is at the "end of the road" meaning no traffic, you know this is a special piece of paradise.
With all the modern conveniences you would need, the home and property are still a part of it's natural surroundings. The home is especially comfortable, with a definite casual feeling. You will come to sense the design and styling in the details and layout of the building, a lot of thought went into it's creation. Hard as it's to believe the surrounding property is every bit as spectacular.
We found that after a day of exploring the island, coming back "home" was just as much a vacation, What a great place, property and spirit.
We will go back soon!
M & B
Privacy, convenient location (15 min to Hanalei), and views, views, views!!! Our farm 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 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 featured on the Travel Channel's as '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.
Returning home to your mountaintop retreat could quite possibly be the most beautiful drive home you'll ever experience.