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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible couch in living area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to our Charming 1 acre Property with cottage . If you love the country and privacy, Kapahi is for you, complete with down home hospitality.

We're minutes away from Gorgeous Beaches, quaint Kapa'a town and sweet Mom and Pop boutiques of all kinds. We are half way between the North and South shores making trips easy. Your Sweet Private Cottage has all the makings of old Hawaii.

The entryway has been stamped with local ferns and palms. Around the corner is your private custom lanai, complete with hot outdoor shower, jetted tub, teak table and chairs, lounge chair and outdoor gas barbecue on beautiful farm raised ipe wood decking.

We do as the Hawaiian's do and leave our shoes in a little cubby outside by the door. It is a wonderful custom, both respectful of the home and helps to keep the outside where it belongs. Come relax, in your home away from home.

This lovely custom home has bamboo floors through out. The kitchen has bamboo, cabinetry, counters and a pantry filled with complementary items and all the gourmet needs for fine cooking. An antique table seats 4. A plantation style sofa bed makes for a comfortable living space along with a matching bamboo chair, ottoman, Flat screen TV & Board Games.

Your bedroom has a queen size bed, teak armoire, love seat, night stand, dresser and lovely local Hawaiian art work.

Your bathroom shower has a river rock floor & imported green slate walls. The early morning sun bathes the slate in gorgeous warm colors.

For your pleasure and relaxation, a massage table is available.

Off the kitchen, you'll find a shared Energy Star front loading washer & dryer, using only natural suds that are provided for your use ~~

We have made every effort for our home to be ~~GREEN!!!~~ When building we used NO VOC paints & renewable bamboo flooring throughout. We used diatomaceous earth under the floor boards to help control pests. Only natural cleaning products are used to clean our home and these are available for your use. They include natural & scent free laundry soap, dish washing liquid, organic cleaners, made on Kauai hand soap & natural toilet paper. Your table is set to use cloth napkins with bamboo place mats. Your bed linens are 100% organic as well as your bath towels. We provide these for your safety, as well as our planet. Our organic fruit trees and vegetable garden can be used during your stay when available. We recycle, compost and offer clean delicious filtered water from our Whole House Purifier.

This is a fragrance and smoke free home. Natural botanicals are fine. Please be sure to have your items completely free of these substances before your arrival.

You will love the many organic fruit trees including: coconut, avocado, sour sop, lime, papaya's, banana, surinam cherry, mango, orange, lemon,mt apple & noni, depending upon season. A hammock is available farther down the rolling lawn under 2 shady mango trees, where you can listen to the song of the river and waterfall, below the property. For the adventurous there is access to this beautiful secluded waterfall nestled between state land, where you can take the plunge into its remote pool. Numerous hiking trails nearby off our country roads that lead to more private pools & waterfalls.

*Please note* Living in the country, you may come into contact with mosquitoes and ants. We have a mosquito net and organic spray that work for most people.

Ants are attracted to food left out, sugar and water. We use a safe way to keep them away as best as we can*

We have adult and children's bikes to explore nearby beaches and trails. Pack a picnic and you're off to see beautiful Kauai up close and personal !

Available for your use are Surf boards, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkel gear,Bikes,beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, Picnic supplies, badminton, croquet and LOTS more. We also have a fire pit, which is great for relaxing by the warmth of the fire & listening to the cricket serenade!

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property. Very Affordable !

Please ask for details and prices!

From start to finish, we can plan your wedding. We have many items available to rent, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, from Simple, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor. We strive for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want.

Many spas are nearby. Indulge yourself in a facial, Lomi lomi or salt scrub massage, acupuncture or a yoga class on the beach ! We are surrounded by some of the greatest healers in the world ! Many therapists will even make house calls!

We have one precious golden retriever, 4 cats and a pet feral piggy . If you love dogs as we do, you are welcome to take our boy on a nearby hike . If you bring a stick or ball, you'll be friends for life!



To make a reservation at Hale Mala Pua, we ask for 50% of the total for your first payment with the balance due 90 days prior to arrival. The first payment includes a $200 (non-refundable) cancellation deposit (REFUNDS AFTER DEPARTURE FROM COTTAGE), cleaning fee, applicable taxes, a $59 Property damage protection fee that protects the property up to $1500 during your stay, and Home Away service fee. Please note that the $200 non-refundable security/cancellation deposit becomes refundable upon check in and will be returned within 7 days after departure.. Rates based on 2 person occupancy. Add $10 per night/per person.



All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax

of 13.41%. (4.166% Hawaii Excise Tax AND (9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).


Cancellation Policy:

The $200 non-refundable security/cancellation deposit required to reserve Hale Mala Pua is non-refundable should you need to cancel for any reason. Cancellations made 90 days prior to check in date, will be refunded in full, less the $200 non/refundable security/cancellation deposit. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the cancellation deposit, IF we are able to re-book the dates originally booked and only at the new "sale rate" due to "last minute" cancellation. Refunds will be returned at new rate and only the dates reserved. Monies will be refunded 7 days after new guest departs. The $59 Property damage protection fee will be returned via the insurance co when guest notifies them of cancellation.


Mahalo for your interest in our sweet home away from home...

We know you'll bring back lots of great memories & will return again and again !

Keywords: Cottage, Homestay ,Non-Toxic, Country ,Private, Weddings ,Events,Organic,

Garden, Fruit Trees, Animals, Farm, Waterfall, Beaches, Mountains, Hiking, Yoga

More Details

Holly Schunk
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excerpts from a thank you card received,

Dear Holly & Rick,

I wanted to thank you so much for your hospitality. Your home and property are amazing. We had such a wonderful time. Should we find ourselves fortunate enough to visit again, we will definitely want to stay with you. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fruit and all the equipment in the sports shack! We were able to experience so many beautiful places while we were there. After all we had been through before our arrival, it was such a blessing to find time to heal in such an amazing place. May God bless and keep you well. The world would be a better place with more wonderful people like you. In love, D & M
Jul 2010
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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)
average rating of 4.952 based on 135 reviews

A TRUE OASIS and Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we lived there on the island and had the best neighbors! It turns out those neighbors were our hosts, Holly and Rick. Holly met us in the driveway at night when we first arrived as if we were family. My husband and I were married the day before, so arriving to a candle lit cottage with fresh tropical fruit and beautiful island flowers, a wedding present on our amazing bed, and various adventure books and Holly's own compilation of places she recommended on the island, were already above and beyond our expectations for a 10 night stay. The use of all non toxic, natural bedding materials and even handmade soaps made every shower, every soak in the hot tub feel like an oasis. We wanted to start our lives in this same natural and non toxic manner, so being able to talk about and learn about simple healthy living was wonderful. Being an outdoors-man, my husband was worried about the location not being secluded enough, but you'd never know it having been there, sleeping with the windows open every night. Being in Kapa'a made venturing on the island very easy because it's actually centrally located for driving anywhere on the island. This area also had local festivities going on that allowed us to feel like a part of the local community. If you're adventurers, use what they provide in the sport shack! We were able to save money in those small ways that add up quickly too, like needing water bottles, ice packs, a cooler, and a mesh bag to carry our snorkel gear, which we just don't own and couldn't fit on the plane if we did, but it's a "necessity" and they have it all! They have everything you can probably think of needing and more, including mosquito repellent that works! Rick poured his heart into the construction of the energy efficient cottage and perfect lanai, and Holly into adding everything that makes you feel like you're at home on Kauai. You can eat out of the garden, swim under the hidden waterfall on their property, and spend time with their pets as much as you like. My husband is severely allergic to cats and had no negative reaction to them as they are outdoor cats that come and go. The two dogs are incredibly sweet, their pig a little ornery... and the horses nearby, great friends. It's a natural island with lots of secret treasures to discover. Staying at HALE MALA PUA allows you to EXPERIENCE IT ALL! Thank you Holly and Rick for welcoming us into your home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Slice of Hawaiian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Holly and Rick have truly created a beautiful getaway on the island of Kauai. You are personally greeted when you arrive and the cottage is filled with warm candlelight, music and fresh tropical flowers. There is no detail that Holly and Rick have missed in providing a welcoming and relaxing home away from home. From a well stocked kitchen to the use of their sports shack, with all of the outdoor equipment you could imagine, you have everything you need for a great vacation. When you stroll the property, you are surrounded by fruit trees and we were lucky enough to have bananas fresh from the tree. The waterfall at the back of the property is not to be missed. It is in a great central location on the island, and our family will definitely be back! Mahalo Holly and Rick!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean unit which connects to the owner's home. Holly was very accommodating. The sport shed was fantastic, we utilized all of the snorkeling, waveboards, kayaks, picnic gear, beach chairs and even the water shoes. Saved us a ton of money on renting gear! Make sure to use the kayak and directions to get to the secret waterfalls.

Muhalo for such a lovely stay, Holly!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Quaint, cozy, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for. I wish we could have stayed a month. Centrally located to hit all areas of Kauai. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A memorable stay with fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Holly and Rick provided us with a very memorable stay on the beautiful island of Kauai. Holly warmly welcomed us on arrival and gave us a lot of very helpful information regarding places to visit, where to get groceries, recommended hikes, the best beaches for swimming and snorkelling, and an overview of how things worked in the charming cottage.

The cottage is nicely appointed with everything and more that you could want as a vacationer. Holly has been very thoughtful in decorating the space and in making it very welcoming and comfortable. The cottage was filled with fresh flowers and thoughtful, personal touches (handmade soaps, candles and a beautiful welcome basket).

We were then treated to a tour of the property which included a trip down to the waterfall a short distance away, a look at the sport shack inventory and an open invitation to gather and enjoy the fruit from the trees (avocados, bananas, oranges, tangelos, limes, lemons and grapefruits).

One of the highlights of our trip was a short kayak trip up a nearby river (we were among a very few people there) and back to a beautiful beach with great swimming and boogie boarding. Rick was very helpful in assisting us to get the kayak strapped to our car and on our way. We took full advantage of the equipment available (masks, snorkels, fins, water shoes, boogie boards, kayak, beach chairs, coolers, picnic baskets, ice packs); there was nothing that we wished we had access to.

Our stay was very comfortable and we look forward to returning. Many thanks, Holly and Rick!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantasy Wedding/ Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

I cannot think of a better choice for our wedding/honeymoon. Not only was it the perfect place for a fantasy waterfall jungle wedding, Holly was such an amazing help with being the wedding stylist and organizer as well as great for her local knowledge of the island activities and places. The cottage was just as charming as you could imagine with all the decor you would except from a island cottage, and with all the comforts of home. It was amazing to wake up to the sounds of the jungle. Holly was so accommodating it really felt like a personalized vacation for us. All the sport equipment was just the perfect thing for a tight budget, (all the gear you could ever want without paying extra). We made memories that will last a lifetime, and not just from the wedding, but from a truly unique vacation home stay experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kuhio Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
East SIde Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kealia Beach
Car: necessary

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property and anywhere else. Very Affordable !

Please ask for details and prices!

I can help you plan your wedding and have many items available, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want.


Rates & Availability

Kapahi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 16 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cancellation Fee * $200
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rate based on 2 people. Add $10 per person per night.

Cancellation Policy:Cancellations made 90 days prior to check in date, will be refunded in full, less the $200 cancellation deposit. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the cancellation deposit, and ONLY IF we are able to re-book at the same rate. Due to last minute, we will have to advertise a lower rate. You would therefore will receive that amount for the dates rented for only and will be refunded 7 days after new guest departs. Cancellations made less than 30 days before arrival will will recieve no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Kapahi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom in your cottage with shower, toilet and sink. 1 bathroom in laundry room with shower, toilet and sink. The lanai has an outdoor hot shower as well as a jetted tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Made with organic sheets sets, blanket & coverlet. Mattress has pillow topper. Very comfy. Sleep knowing you are surrounded by safe bedding for you and the environment.For extra people, we have a foldable queen size futon that is super comfy.For babies, we have a co-sleeper with all accessories,including organic sheets and blankets. Light wt stroller,booster seat and more. We also have a comfortable queen sofa bed that sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our Sport Shack has everything you could want and includes: Long and Short Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Kayaks with all Accessories, Wave Rider, Snorkel Gear,Bikes for adults and children, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Grass Mats, Beach Bags, Picnic Baskets w/Supplies, Coolers, Ice Packs. Beach Toys , Volley ball, Badmitton,Croquet, Soccer ball, Basket ball, football ,soft ball ,Kites, Solar Shower, bike rack, surf board rack, kayak racks and SO much More ! Also Included: Awesome Massage Table. Getting Marred, Renewing your vows? Our property is available for small weddings.. Please inquire about options and prices.

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