A True Hawaiian Experience and Restful Retreat
Submitted: December 2, 2012
Stayed: November 2012
After spending 3 nights in the 1 bedroom cottage on the wonderful Mahinani's Farm - we moved to the peaceful, quaint, artsy, and serene cabin for the remainder of our vacation. We were initially disappointed that the 1 bedroom cottage was not available for the full 2 weeks - but after 1 day in the cabin we were thankful for the opportunity to stay in such a comfortable and restful place. It ended up being just perfect for the 2 of us! The cabin includes a nice bedroom - with desk, bookcases side tables -- and all the room that 2 people need - very romantic! No cable or WiFi -- which was a blessing and not needed with the great 3G on the island. The bedroom does have a small flat screen TV for movies, with an assortment of CD's available. The bathroom was larger than expected - with adequate shelves and hanging space for 2 people. The outdoor shower was GREAT. A true island experience. The small kitchen - is located off the covered front porch and includes all the amenities you need. We so enjoyed the covered front porch (the only "living area") . . . morning coffee with views of mountains, sounds of the sea, and visit from Sissy, the farm dog. We spent hours on the covered porch reading -- listening to music -- and enjoying a cold local beer or glass of wine. We never felt cramped . . . it was peaceful, comfortable, and relaxing. It was all we were looking for and much, much, more!. We highly recommend for singles or couples looking for an authentic Kauai experience - away from the traffic and developments. We picked limes, avocados, and coconuts on the Farm - and bought local produce at Farmers markets and fish for the BBQ. We tended to "eat in" -- and just enjoy the privacy and serenity of the place. The owners, Don and Diana live on the farm and were wonderful hosts - always helpful, thoughtful, and engaging - willing to share their farm and local culture with their guests. The setting is spectacular - with beautiful native landscaping. The cabin can also be used as "over flow" for families staying in the 1 bedroom cottage. The farm is conveniently located for travel to the north or south shore with ease. The Anahola General Store is just minutes away and is surprisingly well stocked. The beach is a pleasant walk -- or nice drive - - no crowds. Overall, our stay was perfect -the most relaxing vacation we have ever had . . . peace and quiet, spectacular setting, wonderful accommodations, and outstanding hosts! Thank you.
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