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

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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5 - 7 nights


Kawaihau Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Holly Schunk
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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 4.9495797 based on 129 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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An experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife just renewed our vows after celebrating our 5yr wedding anniversary. We never had a honeymoon and must say Hawaii was worth the wait. Choosing this paradise gave us the privacy and peace to celebrate a wonderful occasion. My wife found this place and it was all that it was described and more. Holly and Rick could not have been more welcoming and gracious with their home. We were greeted by Holly who has a heart of gold and cares for the island environmentally that we definitely learned a few things to bring back home with us. She gave us a tour of the place and had recommendations to all the local activities. As advertise we had access to any beach chairs, bikes, snorkeling and Rick was helpful to load their kayak on our car. Having this available saved us money which was a plus. The home was comforting and relaxing with plenty of windows. Loved the sounds of the island coming through with plenty of breeze. At night you could see plenty of stars right from the comfort of your bedroom. It was nice to have a kitchen to cook some meals and save on going out all the time. The kitchen had everything we needed and the cabinets had the essentials(salt, pepper, hot sauce...etc) It was nice to have an outdoor shower after coming from the beach to wash the sand off before coming inside the house. This was a great location to get to any place on the island. Holly and Rick were so respectful of our privacy but made themselves available when needed. This i could attest due to me catching a bad wave and having my head hit the sand floor causing a nasty scrape and back pain. Holly assisted in providing what i needed to recoup which she did not have to do so many thanks for the assistance and as Holly will always say, "Never turn your back on a wave!" I learned the hard way so respect mother nature when visiting. Due to this island being the wettest I would recommend plenty of bug spray since they thrive in this climate. No worries if you are not because Holly is prepared for anything and everything. Great time overall and cant wait to come back with my beautiful wife to share more memories together in Kauai. Ma halo Holly and Rick, until we meet again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This house was well located and very relaxing when we came back from all our adventures on Kauai. Holly and Rick really made it special with candles, fresh fruits and flowers in the house when we arrived. The sport shack contained everything we needed to go explore the island. We hope to get a chance to return one day!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to start our life together!

  • 5 of 5

A huge thank you to the wonderful Holly and Rick for welcoming us to Kauai in their beautiful slice of paradise! The home, surrounding farm/ waterfall and hosts were so much more than we imagined when we arranged our honeymoon. A very professional correspondence with excellent follow up - Holly went so far above and beyond helping us to plan not only the logistics of where we were staying but gave us so much valuable information about the island and how to make the most of our stay like no other research could.

When we arrived to the property we had our breath taken away at every turn, the pictures do not do justice to the beauty of the setting and home. The house is completely adorable and gives a real sense of seclusion in your own private paradise. The back patio is beautiful and a very romantic place to relax with a loved one after a day exploring the amazing island. A friend of ours reached out to Holly about a surprise and Holly did a great job of working with her to put together a surprise that brought tears to my eyes when we arrived in our stunning 'home away from home' I really can not say enough about what a wonderful experience we had here and look forward to returning to this charming homestay for anniversaries to come with my husband.


  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Crystal & Tony, Mahalo for all your kind words. We a truly touched that you you loved your stay here so much. It was my honor to participate in your honeymoon surprise💞 It was such fun putting it together! Mostly though, seeing you happy brings joy to our hearts and why we love to host. We hope that you will be back for many anniversaries to come. Until we meet again, Holly, Rick and our furry family.
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Hale Mala Pua: Great base for a Kauai vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent a week at Holly and Rick's Hale Mala Pua cottage. As other reviews have said, it is well maintained and the hosts are very friendly. One thing I didn't see mentioned in other reviews - the living room has a small A/C unit. This is unusual on Kauai, and it was much appreciated by us, as it was unusually warm and muggy during our stay. It was wonderful to turn it on as needed, particularly to get a good nights rest.

I would say it was very comfortable for the 2 of us. It might be somewhat tight for 4.

Great location, well decorated and maintained, and a great sports barn. Very convenient location to central Kauai hiking trails.

Hale Mala Pua is a great vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and liked having the AC. Although our friends hosted you while we were on the mainland and I know they did a great job, we wish you had experienced our welcome and special treats. We hope we can meet in person one day. Mahalo for choosing Hale Mala Pua!
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Hale Mala Pua: a special house with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the description of this vacation rental accurate; also, all previous positive reviews are right: Holly and Rick really pay attention to every imaginable detail. Their house is just charming, and their garden really is like a paradise. Holly gave us very accurate directions to their house so we had no trouble at all finding it. She was awaiting us when we arrived, and candles were lit, just as described in previous reviews. Throughout our stay, they payed attention to even the smallest detail. And, more importantly, they made us feel welcome and at home. When Holly and Rick greeted us, we immediately felt as if we were meeting good friends. Overall, our stay in their house was just wonderful.

The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. My wife and I were travelling with our two children. We had asked Holly about the available space before booking, and she turned out to be right that the house was just large enough for us and suited us well.

The house is located in a quiet area - no other tourists next door - which we enjoyed very much. The weather can be humid, it really feels like in the jungle (and yes, there are not only Rick and Holly's dog, cats and pig, but also mosquitoes to be felt, lizards to be seen, and roosters to be heared).

We are very glad that we booked with Holly and Rick. The only thing we regret is that our time with them was so short. So we can highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa, to Frank and your lovely family. We so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you a bit. We also liked having you over on the last night and wished we could have visited longer. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and that everything was as you had hoped. We'd love to see you again one day. You are always welcome. Until then, sending sincere aloha from Holly, Rick, and our furry family.
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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

Kawaihau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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 $100 + 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.

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Kawaihau 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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