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Quaint cottage In the Heart of Hanalei, 4 min stroll to Hanalei Bay, mtn view

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

QUAINT Hanalei Cottage, CLOSE TO BEACH, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 maximum)





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:

- 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


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 tall-grass 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 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

NCU-TVR#1298. 24/7 on-island contact: Jim (808)826-6111 (808)346-0038

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1995

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.


Hanalei Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Quaint cottage In the Heart of Hanalei, 4 min stroll to Hanalei Bay, mtn view
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Just What We Wanted in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable, clean, well-maintained, and served us well during our stay. We didn't take advantage of the grill and huge backyard (except the awesome outdoor shower) since the beach is right down the road. Town is even closer. Perfect location, well-maintained, and cute!

Attractions: Hanalei Bay, Beaches, NaPali Coast, Hanalei Yoga, SUP rentals, Tuesday and Saturday markets, chickens!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego


  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Tutu's Cottage and can't wait to go back! The place was so comfortable and had all the necessities we could possibly need. The town and beach were less than 5 minute walks from the cottage and We were so glad we'd decided to stay im Hanalei instead of one of the other North Shore towns as we could walk to restaurants and the market any time we wanted. Carolyn was excellent and extremely easy to work with--this was my first vacation rental but it was a thousand times easier than I had imagined thanks to Carolyn and the great place :)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a cozy home nestled in the heart of Paradise, Tutu’s Cottage is the place for you. The cottage is immaculately built with a gorgeous lanai, beautiful granite countertops, and hard wood flooring. The lime tree in the front and the avocado tree in the backyard are also a nice addition! And trust me, the outdoor shower is to die for! You're only minutes from the beach, grocery store, markets and restaurants. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to lose track of time and enjoy Hanalei. Thanks again Carolyn!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centre County, PA

Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Tutu's cottage and couldn't have been happier. In addition to the cleanliness , privacy, and modern conveniences, the location to the beach and village of Hanalei was superb.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a week at Tutu's Cottage. I will never again stay in a resort now that I have had the experience of staying in my own perfect cottage, able to save money by cooking for myself and not being held hostage to the inflated and hidden resort costs, and just feeling like I was LIVING there, rather than visiting. Tutu's Cottage had everything - easy walk to both town and beach, privacy, spotless, comfortable, wireless internet, and a W/D!!! It goes without saying that Hanalei, and the island of Kauai, are truly paradise. My stay could not have been better, and I hope to return to my cottage again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Simply charming

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the cottage, we had a wonderful time. We got engaged and it was such a pleasure to have a peaceful and charming place to come back to and appreciate being together at the start of a new life.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golf at the world famous Princeville Golf Course; Hike the Napali Coast, Napali Coast boat rides, helicopter rides over Kauai.


Rates & Availability

Hanalei Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
out-cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.45%

If you need less than a week, contact me, I might be able to fit you in.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel outside of 60 days, you get everything back except a $300 cancel fee. If you cancel within 60 days prior to arrival (you are now fully paid), you will get your money back less the $300 cancel fee, if I am able to re-rent the property.

deposit is approx. 30% at the time of booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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