|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Here at the Hanalei Dolphin Cottages we welcome you to our slice of paradise. We are located on the North Shore of Kauai in the unique town of Hanalei. This is the Garden Island and the name speaks for itself. Nestled along the Hanalei heritage river our property offers great mountain views, and river access, in a private setting. Whether you are on cruise control, or chomping at the to do list, there are a variety of activities and places to explore right out your front door. The grounds are well kept and present a peaceful place to unwind and relax. Enjoy tranquility as you lounge on the outdoor table riverside. We are visited by an array of different bird species. Their melodies are a soothing way to begin a new day. In the evenings while you enjoy a beverage and await the sunset hues, you are sure to see the fish leaping to catch their dinner.
The Hanalei Dolphin Cottage is a classic built plantation style accommodation. The cottage is set back at the end of a private drive surrounded by rivers and mountain views. The charming Hawaiian furnishings and island artwork provide a comfortable feeling of being at 'home'. There is no place like the private outdoor shower with double shower heads, hot water, and a mountain view. The two bedroom single-family cottage sleeps four people comfortably. Perfect for families or two couples. With a fully equipped kitchen this budget minded cottage provides the guest with all the amenities one needs to enjoy a restful vacation.
Come visit us here where the mountains meet the sea and dreams are made!
My name is Lucas Ross. I grew up in Hanalei. My family has owned the cottages since 1976.
Lucas Ross purchased this house in 1976
We take great pride in keeping the cottages and landscaping clean and well maintained. The Hanalei Dolphin Cottages very quiet and are the only vacation rentals located on the Hanalei river. We offer river access to our guests which is located at the end of the property. It is a leisurely 5 minute walk to the center of Hanalei town.
River and mountain views. River access, private outdoor shower with double shower heads, hot water and mountain views.
I want to reach out and tell you that our stay at the cottages was absolutely amazing! The house was completely set-up with everything we needed for our week's stay. Having rented other houses in other locations in the past, I can say that the cottages are the best! Simple amenities like dish soap, a sponge and paper towels are all an excellent perk. The beach equipment available--boogie board, chairs and umbrella--are also such a nice feature. Our vacation in Hanalei was one we'll remember for years to come...and one we hope to repeat very soon. We will be in touch next year to reserve two cottages--we have now told all our friends and family to come with us to relax and enjoy the best part of Kauai.
My wife and I travel internationally as often as possible and travel a lot more in the mainland. Coming to Hawaii is always like coming home. Our longtime friends live on Oahu and we love to get together on the other islands and spend time together. I've particularly alway loved Kauai (particularly Hanalei) believing it to be the most beautiful spot on the planet (and there are a lot of beautiful spots out there). We've all been to Kauai numerous times. Imagine our amazement when we found this cottage right on the Hanalei river--it is the perfect place to get away and visit with friends.
All the other things were also there. Dealing with Lucas was a pleasure--he always responded to me immediately, was always friendly and helpful, the cottage really was in as good a condition as the pictures show and had everything we needed for our week. The location was perfect as we didn't have to drive anywhere for basics. We loved the Dolphin restaurant and ate there several times and we took advantage of the water-sport rentals right across the canal and generally felt right at home there. It was easy to get to fantastic snorkeling beaches and hiking. I think the double rainbow said it all.
The ending was great as well--the cottage was easy to clean and the instructions clear and the day after we got home we had our damage deposit back with a nice note. That's a perfect ending--or beginning of a wonderful relationship.
We recommend these cabins without reservation and intend to return.
WOW! That's pretty much all I can say. I have read all the previous internet reviews and there was not a bad word to be said. Well it's true, there is nothing that I can criticize. Love it!! My kids (14 & 12) have said this is the best place you have ever booked. Do not hesitate in booking your vacation here. So quiet and peaceful, everything and more. Lucas and his booking system was very easy and no stress. I hope that future Dolphin Cottage guests can experience the same as we have, all the way from Australia.
We spend a couple of weeks every year on Kauai, not just because of the spectacular scenery but also because of an absolutely relaxing atmosphere. Our home base is on the banks of the Hanalei River, a short walk to the beach.
Can't really beat a vacation rental with a deck off the bedroom that looks out over the most incredible mountains and waterfalls in the world. Hard to argue against a bonus outdoor shower surrounded by coconut trees and hibiscus. Can't beat a place so centrally located that it's a stroll down the driveway to the best fish market on the island, a four minute walk down the road to the Tahiti Nui, one of Hawai'i's greatest dive bars (and a grand weekly luau), a five minute drive to the golf courses of Princeville, and a leisurely cruise down the road to Tunnels and Ke'e Beach, and the trailhead for the Napali Coast. And kayaks, paddle and surfboards are available across a small creek right out the front door.
The Dolphin isn't luxury. The units are clean and comfortable houses with a kind of plantation veranda feel. There's an occasional gecko, a touch of mold here and there, and an early morning chatter of the local fauna--but you are practically in the middle of the jungle, for God's sake. What is extraordinary about this place is that you are NOT in a deluxe resort. You are in your own home along a beautiful river on a bay nestled in the mountains of Hawai'i, in the most beautiful place you could ever imagine.
Dolphin Cottage #4 is just what you need to relax and enjoy Hanalei. The ever-changing river views with sunrises and adventure seekers going by while having a coffee or a mai-tai at the big picture windows and a comfy little day bed to relax too. All the amenities in a perfect locale to walk into town for shops and eats. We will never stay anywhere else again in Kauai. Mahalo...
We loved staying in cottage 4. It is in a great location on the river, very convenient for paddle boarding and for Hanalei shops and restaurants. The cottage was clean and decor was my taste. There is a great outdoor shower and beach towels, chair and BBQ provided. Lovely stay and would return.
I have stayed in Kauai many times and the Dolphin Cottages is one of my favorite places. It looked just like the photos and is super clean. I am a big fan of the North Shore and loved the fact I could walk everywhere and go paddleboarding right outside my door. No traffic and great hikes and water fun everywhere I turn. And the friendliest locals. I love to meet and chat with all I encounter! Everything you need is here, the grill is in a great spot to enjoy looking at the river. I cant wait to come back! And I have already recommended this to anyone who will listen!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 25 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Visa and Master card accepted. Security deposit collected upfront to reserve the cottage. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date.