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Diana Mahi

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Sweet Rustic Cottage ~ Ocean View ~ Short walk to beach

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

A Classic Kauai Cottage on Acres of Beautiful Grounds.

Away from developments and the public.

More Island Artsy Than Corporate.

WiFi provided

Watch the sunrise off the ocean horizon from bed. Enjoy quiet time under the shade of the Pink Tacoma trees in the hammock which embraces both ocean & mountain views.

Its a short 15 to 20 minute walk down a shady little road to beautiful Anahola Beach. It case of a tsunami warning you will not need to evacuate as we are not in the evacuation zone.

Our retreat is located in the East for a great base to explore both sides of the island.

Also within walking distance is a little general store, post office, ono char burger stand & the bus stop. As well as a well known Hawaiian Spa.


  • pets not allowed
Diana Mahi (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 30 traveler reviews

Sweet Rustic Cottage ~ Ocean View ~ Short walk to beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Quaint cottage with a view — a REAL Hawaiian getaway

  • 5 of 5

My new wife and I LOVED our stay at Manihani's quaint farm cottage. We wish we could have stayed for weeks, rather than just the five nights we had booked.

The cottage is on a beautiful spread of land. Even though the driveway takes you past a couple other homes, by the time you get to the cottage you feel like you have the whole east side of Kaua'i to yourself. Also, my wife and I felt like Anahola, the small community where this place is located, is the perfect spot on the island. It's just far enough removed from the tourist hangouts that you can decompress, but still just a quick drive to Kapaa and Hanalei, two places with good restaurants and all the amenities.

One major plus to this property is that it has a ton of gear for the beach — two beach chairs, a couple floating chairs, some sun hats, beach towels, even an umbrella. We were so thankful to find this stuff waiting for us. It made our days at the beach (we recommend the Anahola Beach Park and Kekaha) way more comfortable than they would have been had we been left to our own devices.

A review of Manihani's farm wouldn't be complete without a mention of Coco-nut, the dog. He's a super friendly chocolate lab who would come for visits from the host's home nearby. He came and hung out with us and played fetch two mornings in a row. Being the dog lovers that we are, hanging out with Coco sent this place over the top for us!

Last but not least, Diana was the consummate host. Her e-mails prior to our stay were super helpful. The notebook about the property — which was out on the counter for our arrival — was very helpful as well. We were never left guessing about the wifi password or what to do with the trash; all our questions were answered right there.

This cottage is definitely a no-frills kind of place. But if you're looking for an escape from all the hubbub that you find around Hawai'i, then you should do yourself a favor and stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience Kauai'i on the Quiet Side

  • 4 of 5

A special place tucked away on a beautiful farm in the hills of Anahola. For a step back in time stay at this charming, affordable cottage that has everything one needs for an enjoyable vacation away from the resorts and traffic of the south shore. If you want luxury this is not for you but the owners have provided everything one needs for an extended stay. The many roosters do have a way of interrupting sleep (ear plugs advised). You can walk to Anahola beach (local and quiet) but it does take about 20 min. so if you are carrying chairs, coolers, etc. you may choose to drive (5 min.); plenty of parking space. Anahola's convenient location makes it easy to drive to Kilauea, north shore beaches, farmers' markets, the Hanalei area and to the NaPali trail head. We also took a day to brave the traffic in Kapaa (use the by-pass unless shopping in town) through Lihue and past Poipu to the western side to access the Waimea Canyon road for the many awe inspiring views and hiking. Well worth it! Mahalo to Diana for sharing this very special property.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here a number of times and it's always a peaceful, restful, lovely experience. Away from the resort scene, close to nature, simple and homey, with a distant view of the ocean and glorious sunrises. The hammock in the front yard, always in the shade, with birds singing nearby, is my favorite spot.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded, private and natural Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage on Diana's farm. It was the perfect place for our small family to launch our daily activities. If you are looking for a private space that has old Hawaiian charm, is clean without being a sterile cookie cutter condo, this is the place. We enjoyed strolling around picking fruit from the trees and watching the kids run on the lawn. It is rustic, but decorated with Hawaiian cottage details. Plenty of hot water in the shower and a full kitchen with good appliances and kitchen gadgets including a hand juicer for the many oranges on the property!. Many extras like well stocked bookshelves with guidebooks and local interest reading, a cooler, extra snorkeling gear, and some wonderful soap made from the farm trees. We enjoyed our stay very much and will come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in this beautiful house in Anahola. After

a day of site seeing it was a peaceful place to come home

so happy we stayed there.

Robert & Vikki

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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peaceful perfection

  • 5 of 5

We Have been coming to Mahinani Farm since 1999. If you do not need the tourist wrappings, then this is the place to stay. The owners are kind and thoughtful - (never invasive or overbearing either.)

of course over the years we have stayed at many types of b&bs, resort and boutique hotels, plus privately owned places...there are fancier places and there are grander places, but this one is very Clean and Comfortable - where one can feel perfectly at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anahola Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.25%

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Kauai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • pets not allowed
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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