About the property
- Cottage450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 2)
24/7 On Island contact: Claudia Vernon
(Phone contact shared after booking made)
Managed by Kayak Kaua'i
More or less 450 sq ft/42 sq m
A retreat, this cottage is a small but charming two room plantation green cottage with white trim that sleeps two. A great honeymoon retreat.
Rustic in its simplicity, this cottage was designed in the single wall construction popular during the 1930's and which has been lovingly restored with tropical ceiling fans in each room.
An open air cemented lanai covers most sides of the cottage
The kitchen is well supplied with dishes, utensils, pots and pans, table, chairs, a double deep sink, refrigerator, a two gas burner stove, and toaster oven.
Cool Spanish pavers tile the floors throughout. Custom cabinetry is found in both rooms. The indoor shower is attractively lined with alpine slate. A pedestal sink graces the bathroom.
The only bedroom has a queen sized bed, a radio/CD / MP 3 player with a compliment of CD's. There is a flat panel TV connected to cable. There is a DVD player and WIFI internet access.
To adjust you to the island pace and way of life, we have eliminated telephones. Most major cell phone carriers work.
Includes towels and linens.
The laundry area is shared with Rainbow House, with a private entrance giving you access to a tiled laundry area equipped with a washer and dryer.
Located conveniently more or less a block from the beach and town of Hanalei.
If you cancel (for any reason) and we manage to re-rent your unit for exact dates booked & cancelled, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 handling fee.
If we do not manage to re-rent all cancelled dates, we will credit the dates we manage to re-rent minus $100 handling fee.
There is no refund due to inclement weather.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish, I am working on my Hawaiian 'pidgin'.
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 19, 2018
About Owner/Property Manager
As a Cuban refugee I grew up on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where I learned to surf. It was surf that brought me to Kaua'i where in 1984 with my brother we founded Kayak Kauai. I love my customers and in 1994 I married one of them and now spend 1/2 the year in Los Angeles with all my feisty girls (it's a matriarchy) and the other half hands on with Kayak Kauai. Hope you enjoy your stay on Kaua'i, which has to rival any island on the globe. Saludos y Aloha, Micco
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Hanalei
Ever since I sailed into Hanalei on a 48 foot ketch, it was my dream to live in Hanalei. It has been my good fortune to have a fun outdoor adventure business but to also be in biking/walking distance of my vacation rental/home and of course, the SURF! While much of Hawaii is quite beautiful, Hanalei is in a league of it's own.
What makes this Cottage unique
I would say what I like overall about my property, is not having to get into a car each time I want to go to the beach. My property location is moments away from not only the bay but some great surf. The small town of Hanalei is also in walking distance. If you end staying at the Cottage, try this: Wake up and before the cobwebs of sleep are gone, walk in a Zombie like state to the beach, and take a dip in the ocean. It is an electric way to start the day. If you patronize Kayak Kaua'i, mention you are staying at the Cottage or Rainbow House for a 10% discount off any tour and/or rentals.
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It was an adventure
The cottage is very well set up for one or two folks. The kitchen has all you will need - minus an oven. There are beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs all available. The bed is comfortable and the sheets are soft. All paper products - paper towels, tissue, soap etc. is provided unlike other VRBO's where we've stayed. The cottage is a 10 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to town. At night the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep. It's a great, comfortable, rustic spot to enjoy Hanalei.
Great little cottage in the best location in Hanalei. Very private and perfect for a couples getaway. Walking distance to beach and shops. We were stuck with 4 days of heavy rain so we spent a lot of time in the cottage and felt very comfortable. To give this place 6/5 stars, I would update the bed & pillows! Thankyou Micco!
Thanks for taking the time to share your impression of the Hanalei Cottage.
Sorry about the rain.
We did just order some new pillows. What specifically where your concerns about the bed; the mattress is relatively new?
Thanks again and hope you caught a wave for me during your stay.
A hui hou,
Location Location Location
This unit is all about it's location. You can easily walk to the beach and walk to everything the town of Hanalei has to offer. The great restaurants, shopping, beach rentals and more. The cottage offers the basics. Be advised there is a new home in the framing process right next door and construction starts at 7:30 in the morning and goes Monday thru Friday. So needless to say, this was not disclosed to us as we were looking for a quiet place for some rest and relaxation on our visit to this side of the island and the early morning wake up call of pounding nails was not a hit with us.
Sorry for delay in getting back to you. Back from Nepal and now on line 24/7.
Thanks for sharing and alerting folks that for some there could be noise issues due to construction next door.
It was this summer, during the noisier framing phase that I had one instance of clients bringing it to my attention. For rest of clients staying at the Cottage, it was not an issue.
You were there during the "quieter" inside finish work and the owners next door have been sensitive to the potential of noise all along.
They are off during the holidays and their new year resolution is to be finished in the next few months.
Thanks again and Happy Holidays.
Wonderful relaxing place!!
we had an amazing 7 nites in this Cottage ...it was our honeymoon...so short but so good....perfect location for us , walking distance to the surf/beach and the town ...the place had every thing we need it ...we got to surf in the morning and come home rest and then go hiking ...waking up the the sound of the rain or to the birds singing was amazing...the weather was so perfect we didnt use the fan much , i loved laying in the grass at nite and watching the stars , so quite was able to meditate every morning ...our trip was short and we cant wait to come back again !!
Wow...thanks for your kind words. What can I say but you discovered a little bit of paradise. Come back again and hope to surf some waves or share some hikes. A hui hou and thanks for sharing. Micco
I had an amazing 6 nights in Hanalei. I loved the dinosaur heads in the cottage. That was so awesome. I felt like I was in Indiana Jones' guest house :) I got to experience all of Kauai's weather while there! The sound of the morning rain was such a unique way to wake up.
I got some good surf sessions in Hanalei Bay during the big swell, but towards the end of the week the wind picked up. I did the Kalalau trail, but didn't have time to do the other hikes I wanted to do. My trip definitely wasn't long enough haha, I definitely need to return someday.
Tim ...thanks for your kind words and glad not only that you enjoyed your stay at the Cottage but that you got some waves. Hope next time to have a few "board meetings" with you. Thanks again....here for you. Micco
My husband and I had a lovely stay at Micco's cottage! We loved watching the birds from the lanai, and listening to the rain which always stopped miraculously by the time we were ready to head to the beach. :) We also loved the close walk to Hanalei bay. We stayed for 2 weeks and our first week we used for hiking/Kalalau and exploring - this is a wonderful place for a home base if you're exploring the island! Our second week we took advantage of how close our cottage was to the ocean and surfed/swam the beautiful bay every day.
The cottage is simple but has all the amenities you need - we cooked many nights in the kitchenette. We had a few visitors (ants) but Micco dealt with it so quickly, there was someone by to begin dealing with the issue within 24 hours, and they were gone soon after. One can expect a visitor or two in a tropical climate! :)
I would very much recommend staying here. It was a perfect place for a relaxing, simple honeymoon, or a jump off point for surfing and adventure. Thanks for the great stay!!
Some of the iconic highlights: hiking, sea kayaking or boating the Na Pali Coast; visiting Limahuli Gardens; Surfing Hanalei Bay; bird watching Kilauea Lighhouse; kayaking Wailua River; and sightseeing and/or hiking Koke'e and Waimea Canyon.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Staying more than ten days? Add an additional $55 for “mid-term clean up” during half of your stay. Off season: minimum stay is 3 nights. High season: minimum stay 4 nights. Cancellation: If you cancel (for any reason) and we are able to re-rent your unit for equivalent amount of days booked, you will receive a rebate (of the funds paid to us) equal to the amount we recover less a $100 handling fee. There is no refund due to inclement weather.