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Northshore Zen Retreat Beautiful, Private and Quiet

Bedrooms Studio
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Whether you are a first-time or a frequent Kauai visitor, you will love and appreciate the uniqueness of this beautiful very private piece of paradise. This custom built 800 sqft apartment is wonderfully furnished and decorated with a modern Asian motif. It comes with a fully equipped state-of-the-art kitchen, a large walk-in closet and a spacious tiled bathroom. You will love the artwork, the custom concrete countertops and the black granite. This home has a private driveway and carport and is perfectly located in the quiet countryside just off the highway, a 5 to 10 minute drive to several beautiful Northshore beaches.

Feel free to explore this 2.5 acre property.Or, you can just lay in a hammock and gorge yourself on the many exotic fruits that grow on this property, for example, mangos, tangelo, lilikoi (passion fruit), starfruit, avocado and papayas to name a few.

This home can sleep up to 4 adults. There is a queen size bed and a full size great quality futon couch. Washer and dryer is also available for guests to use. Beach Towels, coolers,Snorkeling Gear, Boogie Boards/Surfboards are provided as well.

Feel free to browse the Guests'll see why everyone loves the Zen Retreat (note; we just put the retreat back on the rental market after a year or so and that's why there are no recent reviews as of now)

*As of 1/1/2017 there is a brand new Flat screen TV, New Bluetooth sound system, All new linens and towels and many new kitchenware products.

** The cost of $150 per night includes all taxes , fees including the 2.9% fee Paypal charges. Only additional charge is the $150 out cleaning fee

** Payment is thru Paypal and is due upon booking. Please ask about refund policy

Keywords: Private 800 sqft Guest House

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time! Your studio is beautiful and very well decorated. We had everything we could possibly need.

We really enjoyed exploring the North Shore beaches, our favorite being Kalihiwai Beach. We also got adventurous and did the plantation tubing which was a lot of fun!

Kauai is by far our favorite Island and we can't wait to come back. Thank you for helping make our stay so wonderful! :) Marcela and Scott
Feb 2017
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Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wifi in cottage


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Northshore Zen Retreat Beautiful, Private and Quiet
average rating of 4.875 based on 36 reviews

A wonderful place that's perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

Kelly has created a wonderful place to stay that is a terrific location for both North shore and East island activities. We walked in and were blown away. It's a beautifully designed space that has all the comforts. I was there with my 3 adult kids and we had everything we needed--comfortable beds including the futon, full kitchen and plenty of space. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious comfortable clean stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and little girl really enjoyed our time at Kelly’s Zen Retreat. It was such a relaxing and inviting place to come back to every day. It was plenty of space for my wife and 20 month old

Little girl to spread out. We wish we could have spent our entire time here while we were in Kauai! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great attention to detail and a great value!

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved staying at the Zen Retreat! Kelly and Yen were great hosts. The accommodations were better than we expected for our family of 4. Our kids were comfortable on the futon. The shower was awesome! This is a great value on Kauai. It's not on the beach, but it's close to several of the great ones. It's also very convenient to the towns of Kilaeau and Princeville on the North Shore and close to Kapa'a on the East. We would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a few years ago and loved it. We came back this year for one month vacation, it is a great place, beautifully decorated, very quiet, lots of surf spots around, with everything you need. The landlord is very helpful. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Retreat was more than I could ask for. Absolutely Fantastical!! The decor of the place is simply beautiful. I especially loved the bathroom. I had no problems finding it. I felt safe (as I did travel alone). I felt welcomed, I felt Special by all the small gestures that were made. The bowl of fruit, the box or candy and the beautiful flowers everywhere. WOW!! Kelly you sure know how to do this right.

I got information in a timely manner, when I needed anything Kelly was beyond the call of duty.

A wonderful space. I would definitely stay here again.

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay Zen, Friends

  • 5 of 5

This place delivered on everything it promised. It's tucked away in the farming area of Kilauea, which is somewhat secluded yet still within driving range of towns like Kilauea proper, Kapa'a, Princeville, and Hanalei.

Kapa'a (south of Kilauea) is worth the visit. Princeville and Hanalei certainly lived up to the hype. But I was quite surprised with Kilauea itself. Palate Wine Bar is an absolute must. I repeat: Palate Wine Bar is an absolute must. Great food, excellent wine (beer and whatnot, too), and incredibly friendly owners. Definitely a different vibe than other places you'll find on the north shore of Kauai. Not swanky by any means, but slightly fancy. Perfect for a date night.

Overall, Zen Retreat is a cozy, welcoming space with the right amount of amenities you need while getting away without completely going off the grid. The washer and dryer were a nice bonus. I'd definitely stay at the Zen Retreat again. And plan on doing so.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paco's Tacos Kilauea
Mexican Restaurant
Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Kauai Juice Co Kilauea
Kilauea Fish Market
Seafood Restaurant
Trilogy Coffee & Tea Bar
Coffee Shop
Kilauea Lighthouse
Namahana Cafe
Spalding Monument
Anini Beach
Nanea Restaurant and Bar
Fusion Restaurant
Sandwich Isle Deli
Sandwich Shop
Italian Restaurant
Lei Petite Cafe & Bakery
Lotus Garden Chinese & Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Federico's Fresh-Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
North Shore General Store
Pizza Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Kauai's Best Shave Ice
Hanalei Valley Lookout
Makai Golf Club
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Postcards Cafe
Hideaways Pizza Pub
Pizza Restaurant
Wishing Well Shave Ice
Dessert Shop
Tropical Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Trucking Delicious
Cafe Turmeric
Indian Restaurant
Kauai Burger Hanalei
Hamburger Restaurant
Hanalei Wake Up Cafe
American Restaurant
Pink's Creamery
Ice Cream Shop
Kalypso Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
The Hanalei Gourmet
Federico's Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Federico's Fresh Mex Cuisine
Mexican Restaurant
Chicken In A Barrel
Barbecue Restaurant
Hanalei Bread Company
Bar Acuda
Tapas Restaurant
Bouchons Hanalei
Pacific Rim Restaurant
Hanalei Bay Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Pat's Taqueria
Mexican Restaurant
Village Snack Shop & Bakery
Breakfast Restaurant
Kealia Poke
Seafood Restaurant
Hideaway Beach
Hanalei Pier
Nalu Kai
Bar & Grill
Mailani Dinner Show at St. Regis Princeville
Dinner Theater
Kauai Grill at St. Regis Princeville
Eclectic Restaurant
Makana Terrace-St Regis
Hawaiian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Makai Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Several in Kilauea /Princeville
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Larsons, Rock quarry, Pilaa, Secrets
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

$145 a night is all inclusive except for a 1 time cleaning fee of $150

full amount due at booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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