About the property
- Cottage900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
QUAINT Hanalei Cottage, CLOSE TO BEACH, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 maximum)
FYI: when inquiring about availability and you haven't purchased air tickets yet (you just want to know what I have available): don't put any dates in, then click on: "Ask Owner a Question". I will answer you right away and let you know what is available for your window of time. ALSO: please do not make a reservation request and put in your credit card number (just because the calendar appears to be open), before contacting me about your desired dates. Occasionally the calendar is incorrect (human or software errors). Let me know ahead of time your dates, and I will make sure that I give you the most up-to-date info about availability. I try very hard to answer within 2 hours or less.
Welcome to the description of Tutu's Cottage! If you are reading my page, you have already seen others and all the wonderful things that other owners have said about Hanalei. Just in case you have clicked on my first, here is a quick run down about Hanalei:
- National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named Kauai one of 21 "Best of the World" must see destinations for 2017, making it one of only three U.S. locations on the list.
- quote from the travel book: '1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE' BY PATRICIA SCHULTZ 'The island's beauty peaks at the north shore, possibly the most beautiful
spot in all of Hawaii.'
- Hanalei Bay beach was ranked #1 on the 2009 list of top 10 beaches in the nation
- Hanalei Bay was rated one of the top 5 beaches in America by National Geographic Travelers
- Golf Digest named the Price Golf Course in Princeville (3 miles from Hanalei) as Hawaii's #1 golf course
- spectacular volcanic mountains surround Hanalei and often times have 3000+ ft. long waterfalls on them
- Hanalei Bay is the exact spot where Mitzi Gaynor washed him right out of her hair in the 1957 movie South Pacific, and also the fairy-tale home, where Puff the Magic Dragon frolicked in the autumn mists (Peter,Paul and Mary Song)
- The best thing about Hanalei is that there are no hotels, no condos, and very few sidewalks because it is so rural; looks like a cute little surfing town out of the 60's.
- The famous Napali Coast hiking trail is just 7 miles from Hanalei, recommended hike by the Sierra Club
NOW ABOUT OUR CUTE, COZY, LITTLE COTTAGE:
The 'downtown' area of Hanalei is about 2 blocks from the beach, and we are located about half way between, so you can walk to the beach in 5 minutes (the Pavilon), town is 5 minutes. If you know where the pier is, we are a 10 minute walk there. In town are several small family owned restaurants, a pizza place, burger place, all causal and quaint, a few shops, a grocery store and a a well stocked health food market (not cheap but you have to remember that you are at the 'end of the world' out here in Hanalei).
We have a well equipped little kitchen in the house and a BBQ in the backyard. A fish market is within walking distance for those of you who love fresh fish, or just bring something home from one of the eateries and eat on one of the two lanais at the house. The back lanai is actually very special, has an unobstructed view of the Hanalei mountains and the 3000 ft. waterfalls that come down from the top if it has rained the night before. The yard is very private, as there are no neighbors behind us, only a grassy meadow, trees and an occasion horse tied up.
Our house is extremely clean, as I have the best cleaning lady on the island; we have hardwood floors, granite kitchen counter tops and bath vanity, new maple cabinets as the house had a major remodel in late 2007. There are usually Meyer's lemons all year round on the lemon tree in the front yard, so grab a few and make yourself some fresh squeezed lemonade, throw a little rum in it for fun! Like palm trees? Lots of palms in the front yard. Like waterfalls? The mountains, which are visible from the back lanai, often times have several on them, dropping spectacularly over 2000 ft.
Best looking house on the block and the best price plus our out-cleaning fee is a low ($95).
From former guests:
"We just returned to Wisconsin this a.m. We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed out stay at your cottage. Hanalei is just beautiful and we were blessed to find such a wonderful accommodation. It was difficult to leave your place for our last night in Poipu. Thanks again for helping us with our travel plans. We hope to return again soon." Randy and Susan Welk
"Ueli and I want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay in hanalei and at Tutu's Cottage in particular. The cottage is so welcoming and comfortable; it was exactly right
for our needs. I'm already thinking about the next trip back.... We wish you happy holidays and hope to have the opportunity to deal with you again. We're already recommending the cottage to our friends." Pam and Ueli Helmick
"Aloha Carolyn: We just want to tell you how happy we are to be back in Tutu's Cottage and how wonderful we think the improvements are that you've made here! The new classy kitchen, the front and wraparound lanai, even the foam mattress pad topper on the bed are all much appreciated and help make us feel very comfortable. You've done a great job with this place and it's beautiful! We're enjoying our stay at Tutu's and like the upgrades here. The place was clean and well-prepared when we arrived on Saturday afternoon and we'll leave it the way we found it." Neils and Pat Sundermeyer
"Greg and I had an amazing time in Kauai and loved every moment of our holiday there. Tutu's Cottage was absolutely wonderful and was the perfect place to relax at the end of our fun days exploring the island. Thank you for the experience of staying in your beautiful house. You obviously put a great deal of time and effort into making it such a lovely, warm and inviting space and we thought it was the prettiest house on the island. We certainly hope to make it back to Kauai in the near future!" Cherie and Greg Jones
"I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at Tutu's Cottage. It was absolutely magical- We just loved it and hope to return. Thank you for everything!" Kyle Bukhari
TAT and GET# 047-299-3792-01
24/7 on-island contact: Jim (808)346-0038 or (808)826-6111
Keywords: Cottage, Hanalei, private, beach,
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
I first bought property in Hanalei in 1977, because it was so quaint and had that 'small town' beach community feel. It's just like a little surfing town out of the 60's.
Carolyn purchased this Cottage in 1993
Why Carolyn chose Hanalei
It's a perfect property for a small family like ours was. I've owned it for 27 years now, and we are down to 2 in our family. We love it. Easy walking distance to both the beach and the village of Hanalei. Don't have to use the car much.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our property actually IS in Hanalei, some properties on this site are not. So, you can walk everywhere from our cottage: beach in 4 minutes, into town for groceries or a little shopping, restaurants for breakfast/lunch/dinner, 10 minutes to Pine Trees Beach or to the Pier. If you don't want to drive very much, this is the ideal location.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Love this cottage!
This is an amazing place to stay on vacation! The Cottage is amazing ... perfect location... short walk to beach and town. Carolyn is so nice and organized. We loved it!
Thank you for the nice words. Sure hope to see you back in Hanalei soon!
Awesome spot for our Family of 3!
Property is in the heart of everything. Throw your board on your head for a morning surf and walk a block into town for great dinners
Very Comfortable Cottage in Hanalei!
"Tutu's Cottage" was exactly as described: Cozy, "homey" cottage, close to the village and the bay. The cottage is very comfortably, but not extravagantly, furnished, with beautiful hardwood flooring inside and out, and attractive landscaping around the whole house that give it privacy. Wonderful outdoor shower to rinse off the sand and saltwater. Everything was in excellent condition upon arrival, and Carolyn (the owner) was a pleasure to deal with. I would happily recommend it to anyone.
Awesome Cottage, Clean and Homie
This was our first trip to the Garden Island , We were so lucking to have selected the perfect little cottage , It was a short walk to the beach and their's a nice little pub down the street, Great for two couples
or two people or small family , The host was very helpful,
Will return in the future ,
G&A ,Alberta ,Canada
Cute cottage in a fantastic location. A short walk to many food and shopping options and a few minutes to one of the most beautiful bays in the world. We'll be making our fourth trip to the cottage in a few weeks and couldn't be happier.
THE BEST PLACE IN THE BEST PLACE EVER!
TuTu's Cottage is my favorite favorite favorite place EVER! It has EVERYTHING! Walk to the beach, to town square, chickens in the yard, an outdoor shower (and indoor) a table to dine or study out back, a front porch lanai, cable TV a great kitchen, what more could anyone want anywhere ever!!!!!!!
Golf at the world famous Princeville Golf Course; Hike the Napali Coast, Napali Coast boat rides, helicopter rides over Kauai.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
If you need less than a week, contact me, I might be able to fit you in.