|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Honeymooners love our romantic cabin(partial Kitchen) which sits high above the property and overlooks the gardens and Makaleha Falls.Pick Kauai's best Coffee on the flower farm ,next to the cottage.Also ,My neighbors were on the TV reality show 'BUY HAWAII',because of the awesome waterfall views.
King size memory foam bed and comfortable fold out futon couch, in Studio. High vaulted stained wooden beam ceiling with 3 stainless ceiling fans working with the trade-winds breezes will keep you comfortable in the island’s tropical climate. The contemporary cherry wood bathroom has a deep soaking tub/shower surrounded with travertine and ceramic earthtone tiles. If you prefer to eat at home, there is a modern kitchenette for cooking and dining with matching maple-wood cabinets and dining set. Access premium movie channels, 180 TV channels,plus all premium channels, and 100 music channels in the entertainment center. High-speed wireless internet. Washer and dryer are available. The cottage is surrounded with a deck for relaxing and viewing 3 different mountain ranges made popular in the movies. Makaleha (Waterfalls),Mount Waielele (crater) and Kong (used for original King Kong movie ,with Erroll Flynn and Faye Ray)
Rick and Dianne have lived on Kauai for 20+ years and know almost everyone on the Garden Island ,who have lived here for quite some years.Previously an activities director and presently Realtor (Rick) , and retired Social Worker (Dianne).
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004
I chose to build the Cottage and Hale along with my house , in Kapahi ,because of the lush vegetation ,waterfall views and cool Trade-wind breezes.Also,the location is exactly midway on the Island .Formerly the pineapple plantation ,with much history,hiking (Kapahi Falls) and sightseeing.Pig hunting trails ,minutes away."Kapahi, No Ka Oe" (means: Kapahi there is none better).
Mostly the Island and our waterfall views . Picture picking flowers , fruit and coffee beans . You are welcome to pick and display your own tropical flower bouquet . Again the cool trade wind breezes ,coupled with an early morning rain ,before you awake.I can be in Princeville in 25 min., and Lihue in 20 min. .Poipu in 40 min. .
thanks for your hospitality. We really enjoyed your fresh fruit too! Comfortable bed , spacious room. Lovely grounds and views. "We'll be back"
Absolutely wonderful place on the island of Kauai! We felt like in paradise - beautiful views from the lanai in the morning after waking up, singing birds, lizards on leaves surrounding greenery, beautiful mountains with waterfalls on the horizon ... On a clear night, we saw so many stars ... Accommodation at Rick and Dianne is only a few miles from Kapaa, so you can reach in a short time both the northern and the southern or western part of the island.
We had everything we needed. Was very comfortable and huge bed. Rick lent us surf boards.
I would also like to thank that have been granted a late check out, because the departure was at 23:14, and eventually was still delayed.
Rick and Dianne, believe that you live in paradise!
Thank you very much, mahalo. David, Eva, John and Adam T.
Very, very disappointed in the Hale (down stair unit). We had rented the up stairs unit but Rick called and asked us to change telling us they were the same and we would be more comfortable. It definitely was a "bait and switch". The Hale had a queen size bed, very tiny unit with a lumpy futon and 1 rocker in the living room. The yard which could be pretty was really a "junk yard" and the outdoor furniture and equipment was so weathered and dirty we would never sit or use them. The beach chairs were old and rusty and we could not fold them when we put them in the car. You also can hear every sound from the upstairs unit. The water falls are seasonally and none were apparent. All in all while Kauai is beautiful we felt the unit was overpriced and we would never rent it again. While the unit was clean, the previous tenants were also very unhappy with the accommodations and according to Diane took it out on the Hale. We of course did not, but all in all felt the pictures are not at all accurate and we felt cheated. Thank goodness we were only there 5 days. (26 Feb. - 2 March 2016).
Just came back from beautiful Kauai, we have loved staying at Rick and Diane's place in Kapaa, warm welcome, our hosts have been very helpfull, providing us with beach chairs, umbrella, snorkeling gears, boogie boards for our kids. The house ( up-stairs studio ) and neighborhood are wonderfull, I was taking a morning walk every morning juste to see the trees and flowers, wow this is really paradise. From the porch of the studio we could take a morning coffee while gazing at the mountain and watefall. The interior of the studio is very nice , after our stay we were at a resort in a sort of hotel room, and what a difference ! Being in the studio is like being home, it is large ( we were 2 adults and 3 children, 14 , 12 and 9 years old , and had ample space ) . Be confident when booking with Rick by email and phone, great guy, trustworthy, we would come back if ever we have the chance .. Thank you Rick and Diane for a memorable stay.
Our stay at the Hale Condo was really the best we could have asked for. Rick and Dianne were really nice and hooked us up in a big way. The views are incredible and they have everything you need to have a good time. It's quiet and spacious and located centrally to everything. The bed is comfortable. We will be returning to stay with Rick and Dianne for sure!
We spent a week at this place & we loved it. It was a very peaceful place. The trees, flowers & the view is amazing. It has everything that you need. We would definitely stay here again & I will recommend it to friends. Kauai is such a beautiful island. Thanks Rick & Dianne for the late checkout. We will come back again.
We just spent 10 days at Rick's second rental " the Hale". Its a part of his home located in back. It is very quiet, big and the views are spectacular. It is equipped with everything you need. It is simple, but you dont need anything extra. You are in paradise, and most of the time outside the cottage. The bed is super comfty. We were a group of 4 including 11 months old baby who we rented a crib for. The best part is the location of the house, its street, and the views from the patio. We wish we can stay longer and would definitely come back. Rick is very helpful with anything you need. WE cooked, grilled almost every night, and used his washing machine too. Highly recommend for everyone who is not looking for luxury, but simple, quiet and island feel vacation.
From Kawaiahau Rd headed S-west to 4th street on right(before the road kinks right),past Kapahi Park to Makaleha Pl..Go to the bottom of Cul-de-sac,and we are on left side.White Ranch Fence ,with White Plantation Carriage Wheel. Left around the big sider Lily Plant and onto my enormous concrete drivewayPull forward and park.Hike to a secret waterfall ,just a walk away from Cottage .
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Please note your dates and arrival times , airline , on Island cell# , as well as any particulars we have mentioned,on your PayPal payment,under notes to merchant,if it is convenient. Check in 4pm-10pm (call/text for exceptions (808)634-5892) . Check out 11am (call for exceptions).Ask about SUV rental (send copies of Dr.Lic.$proof of Insurance).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.