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Hale Kokio: A Magical, Romantic Cottage and Tropical Gardens, Hot Tub on Lanai

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfectly Private / Convenient to all North Shore Kauai Activities

Welcome to Hale Kokio, a well loved getaway, designed for two. The living at Hale Kokio is easy living. The newly updated cottage is designed with your comfort in mind. The well maintained gardens bring you close to nature. A stay at Hale Kokio is perfect for a honeymoon, celebration of a special occasion, or a well deserved vacation.

The cottage with bright living area, pretty bedroom, well appointed kitchen and full bath is decorated in the calming colors of Kauai. . A set of french doors open to the covered lanai. The lanai, furnished with a hot tub, lounge chairs and dining table is a bonus outdoor living space.

You will find chaise lounges in the shade of the monkey pod trees, a hammock tucked by the banana patch. Explore the gardens where you will find a wide variety of flowering plants and tropical fruit trees. Mature palms, and hibiscus border the two acres.

Combine active days exploring the island with quiet times at your island retreat. You can enjoy the comfort of the cozy sofa and smart TV indoors or a restorative soak in the hot tub on the lanai. Breakfast at the kitchen bar or set a festive table for a meal on the lanai. Be sure to turn on the fairy lights for a touch of magic.

Hale Kokio is located in Kilauea Farms on a quiet country road. The charming town of Kilauea is a five minute drive. This is where you can grab a quick breakfast at the Kilauea Bakery or coffee at Trilogy. Kauai Juice is new to town. Purchase groceries or take out at the Healthy Hut or FishMarket, buy gas for the car, or purchase a gift. The Kilauea Lighthouse and Lookout point are just outside town. Farmers markets pop up in Kilauea twice a week.

A number of quiet beaches are five minutes from Hale Kokio: Pila'a, Rock Quarry or Kalihiwai. Pila'a is a good spot to view the sunrise. Be sure to grab the beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel equipment and umbrella.

A trailhead is located at Anini Hou Community Park, off of Kuhio Highway near the Kauai Mini Golf and Botanical Gardens. You will be within 15 miles of all North Shore spots.

Our guests love Hale Kokio. We are known for taking special care of our visitors. This begins with a simple reservation process that includes introduction to Kauai and its customs. We are available to answer questions as you prepare for your stay. Once on island, Rob is your contact.

Amenities provided include beach towels, beach chairs, umbrella, snorkel equipment. A a desk and free wifi are for your convenience.

The neighborhood surrounding Hale Kokio is quiet and friendly. Come experience Kauai in true Hawaiian style. Your on island contact 808 828 1173/Rob, 4852 Waiakalua Street, Kilauea, HI, TVRNCU 4212. HI Tax ID TA/GE -043-607-6544-01

To preserve the sense of privacy and community, a private driveway takes you to your on site parking, on street parking is not allowed. Elevated noise activities or amplified music is not allowed after 10PM as a courtesy to our neighbors.

Come stay at Hale Kokio.


Magnificent Kauai offers so much natural beauty and capturing that is an activity in itself. View the Napali coast by boat, Kayak the Hanalei River. Surf or paddle board at Kilihiwai. Hike the private five mile Wai Koa Loop Trail behind the mini golf in Kilauea.

Anini Beach is perfect for snorkeling. Grab the gear at the cottage. There is also a beach park at Anini, pass that and continue on the road. You can park right along the beach.

Try Princeville Ranch for Zip lining and Riding. Foodland, restaurants and shops are in the Princeville shopping area

Hanalei is about 20 minutes from Kilauea. You will come to the first one way bridge on the road that takes you north. Hanalei with its eclectic vibe and famous Hanalei Beach is one of Kauai' old towns. Stop at a food truck, explore the shops and marvel at Hanalei Bay. Plan a sunset walk on the beach.

Hanalei River is a route for kayaking and viewing the tropical landscape only possible by Kayak. Did you know that Kauai is the only Hawaiian Island with navigable rivers?

Lumahai Beach: Dramatic! The beach was the site of the movie, South Pacific. There is room for off road parking at the trailhead to the beach or drive further and park in the lot.

Keep your eye on the surf. This is not a beach for swimming.

Napali Coast: The drive from Hale Kokio is 15 miles and without stops will take about 45 minutes. This takes you to the end of road. Sun bathe at Ke'e Beach. If you plan to hike you will will need a permit for camping.( If you are not a hiker, reserve a boat cruise, a great way to see the tropical landscape of this rugged coastline.)

East Side: Kapa'a. About 20 minutes from Hale Kokio headed East. The town has the feel of old time yet you will find lots of modern style island shops.. Have a great evening dining, try a blend of Kauai coffee or a light snack at Mermaids. There are many art shops, surf shops, and clothing shops. Stop for a famous Bubba Burger. And of course, visit a beach or two.

Keywords: Cottage, Private, Beaches, Honeymoon, Retreat, Romantic

More Details

Eleanor (NY) Rob (Kauai)
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Eleanor (NY) Rob (Kauai)

Our extended family is interested in gardening, fishing, photography and music and generally being near the ocean. In our travels, we discovered Kauai is perfect for these activities. Some family members, pictured above, call Kauai home, others of us visit as often as we can. Hale Kokio is a family owned property. Our community is welcoming, lifestyle is simple and the beauty of the island abundant. What more can we ask for?walks on the beach, cultivating our gardens, sharing harvests with friends, music by the fire, preparing meals of fresh fish and local produce.

Eleanor (NY) Rob (Kauai) purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Eleanor (NY) Rob (Kauai) chose Kilauea

We visited Kauai a number of times before our decision to purchase Hale Kokio in 2006. The property was in the perfect location, showcased the natural beauty of the North Shore in a neighborhood that was developing in authentic island style.

The grounds were so pretty and the design was perfect for additional planting and cultivation. We all decided that this was just the right place for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Your very own private getaway for two where you are encouraged to experience the abundant beauty of Kauai. Walk out the door to discover the gardens. Hale Kokio is private, comfortable and welcoming. Hale Kokio is the perfect

alternative to a condo or hotel. You will remain close to nature yet enjoy all the amenities that we provide in this magical hideaway. We handle all aspects of your stay, adding a personal touch. We know the island well, have family in Kauai and are happy to share what we know about the island.

Our covered lanai with private hot tub is a much appreciated feature. Views of the sunset from the grounds are an extra special experience. The night sky is amazing

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous stay at Hale Kokio. What a wonderful home away from home. Thanks for sharing it with us
Apr 2013
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Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Cancellation Policy: Full refund less $100 if cancelled 90 days or more prior to check in See details in for more in Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1,Full bath that includes a tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The cottage offers all you need for a comfortable stay. Sparkling clean open floor plan, large lanai with dining and hot tub. Expansive, park like grounds. We pay special attention to the comfort of our guests. The island of Kauai has so much at your disposal. Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast, beach goer, golfer, lover of water sports, hiking. Try flyfishing, snorkling, garden tours. ziplining, river kayacking, deep sea fishing. Walk Hanalei Bay at sunset, Tunnels at sunrise, have a beach party, enjoy local music, see the hula, take a hula lesson, enjoy the night sky, visit art shops. The possibilties are endless! Enjoy Kauai. Come stay at Hale Kokio.


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Hale Kokio: A Magical, Romantic Cottage and Tropical Gardens, Hot Tub on Lanai
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Perfect Kauai experience

  • 5 of 5

Hale Kokio embodies everything Kauai. Nature, tranquility, peacefulness, beauty...I could go on.

It's a place you leave and then dream about.

It's a place you wake up in the morning and decide which beach paradise to spend the day at.

It's a place you come back to, grill a piece of fresh fish, relax in the hot tub, and then fall asleep to the sounds of nature.

No, it's not right on the beach. On the other hand it's perfectly situated for short trips to the best the north and east side of the island offer.

Truly a fantastic place with equally fabulous hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I guess it is pretty clearly stated in this review. Kauai is magnificent and few destinations offer such breathtaking beauty. So take that dream of visiting Kauai and reserve a stay at Hale Kokio. As owners we encourage our guests to keep in touch while planning their stay and thoughtout the visit. We are happy to share what we know and love about the island. We really appreciate this very generous review.
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Couple’s Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Hale Kokio really is a magical and romantic cottage for a couple to stay in while on the north shore. Tastefully decorated with 300 degree views of the lovely grounds, it had everything you could want for your vacation. Off to the many close-by beaches with beach chairs, towels, umbrella and a cooler - all available in the cottage. And returning at night for a dinner on the deck with a late night hot tub. Who could ask for more? We loved our stay and hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, beautiful & private surroundings, helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Hale Kokio! It was a lovely place to call home, and the perfect base for our north shore adventures.

We never found ourselves wanting for anything. The cooler and beach supplies were perfect for our daily hikes and ocean activities. We truly enjoyed waking up each morning to the natural sounds of the island, and breakfast on the lanai taking in the beautiful gardens and the company of chickens and geckos.

Eleanor and Rob are a delight, and were exceptionally helpful during the planning process as well as once we arrived. Thank you! Our first morning on the island we stopped by a farmer's market in Kilauea upon Rob's suggestion, and it was great to be part of the local community.

Mahalo for the wonderful holiday! We would stay at Hale Kokio again in an instant.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this very generous review and for sharing island life at Hale Kokio. Our recent updates and added amenities are for the comfort of our guests. While the property and cottage are an important component of your stay, we know that the enthusiasm of our guests really add to the island spirit. Thank you for being such great guests. We really enjoy helping with information about North Shore Kauai activities so that you will experience the magic of Kauai. Please do come for another stay and keep in touch for updates. Mahalo
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Re-creating at Hale Kokio

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Hale Kokio. It is a lovely private tropical refuge. The location is great for making short to full day trips exploring the many treasures the island has to offer. The home itself has everything you need and is absolutely charming. The hot tub is great after strenous hikes, before heading out again in the morning, and even for bird watching! We loved the large yard, beautiful flowers and fruit trees. It was a perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing what you love about Kauai and our Kauai cottage. Since you mentioned bird watching, we will add a Bird Watchers Book to the cottage so that guests can log the species seen on the property. Thanks. Glad to know that the private hot tub was so much appreciated. Many of our guests are outdoor enthusiasts and, like you, say it helps to restore and refresh for the next day. Wonder what the next special feature may be. We will listen to what our guests ask for! Please stay in touch with us and come visit again. Mahalo. .
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Perfect peaceful oasis

  • 5 of 5

This is such a lovely cottage for two! Let me count the ways: The lanai where cozy breakfasts can be enjoyed to the sound of the morning bird chorus, the hot tub, the lovely décor, the cooking amenities, the perfect shower, the garden and fruit trees all around.... and Rob who was so helpful as we navigated on foot the lovely beaches of the Kilauea area. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds as though you fully enjoyed your time at Hale Kokio and took advantage of the amenities. We are happy to help guests with information and references for the best way to explore Kauai. We enjoy hearing about the adventures and favorites of our guests. Please do return for another stay. Mahalo for being such enthusiastic guests.
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Perfect place for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Hale Kokio is charming and very comfortable, on a beautiful property. You'll get visits from many chickens and some neighborhood pets. Convenient to the botanical gardens and lighthouse, and an easy drive to Princeville. Rob is very nice and everything about our stay was lovely.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for telling me more about your experience with the chickens. They can be a surprise and we are happy to know that you enjoyed watching them on the property. Nalu , the neighborhood mascot dog does visit. We can always coax him away. Thanks for being great guests and enjoying our little paradise . Thanks for mentioning the Botanical Garden, I will remind future guests to consider a visit.
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Princeville, top rated course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Kuhio Highway, the main road
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Miles
Of various types in Kilauea
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Rock Quarry (kahili)
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Kilauea Town
Nearest Point of Interest
Anini Beach Road
Car: necessary

The North Shore of Kauai hosts the towns of Kilauea, Princeville and Hanalei. Drive north from the cottage and you will come to a number of beaches (from the famous to quiet and secluded). Try snorkling, parasailing, fishing or swimming at Anini, surfing or paddling or catching the sun on Hanalei, a beach party at Lumahi or early morning stroll at Tunnels. (free guides to beaches are readily available on the island)

The town of Kilauea is a gem. Try breakfast at the Common Ground on the former guava plantation, Joe's Fruit Stand for smoothies, the Kilauea Fish market for take out or outdoor meal. The Kilauea Bakery, newly expanded Healthy Hut and the general store offer quality food and supplies. Kilauea hosts 2 weekly farmers' markets. Consider taking the short drive to the Lighthouse Point. The mini golf course features native plantings and there is a hiking trail adjacent to it. Both just down Kuhio Hwy in Kilauea

Hanalei hosts ecclectic shops, art galleries, surf shops. Rent kyacks or arrange a river tour from Hanalei. Be sure to sample a 'shave ice' or Bubba Burger as you explore this town.

Princeville is known for its world class golf course. Check out the Princeville Ranch for its list of activities including Ziplining, Horseback Riding.

Travel further north to Napali Coast for hiking. Find Ke'e Beach at the end of the north road. You will discover the one lane bridges and be sure to stop at Lumahai Beach where South Pacific was filmed. A walk on this beach shows you the dramatic waters. Do not turn your back to the water.

Head east to explore East and South sides. Visit Kapaa, see Waimea Canyon, Kokee State Park, and so much more. Guidebooks are provided in the cottage.

You will be surrounded by the natural beauty of Kauai, its people, customs and so much to do. Come visit this tropical paradise




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $130
Tax Rate 14.41%

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This property is appropriate for adults only.

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Cancelation Policy is provided in Agreement which must be read and accepted by guest during booking request. This policy supersedes any statement of cancellation policy stated by VRBO and outside of the agreement.

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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