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Cozy Cottage Nestled Along the Hanalei River - TVNC#4346

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights


Hanalei House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lucas Ross
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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About Lucas Ross

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

Why Lucas Ross chose Kauai

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.

What makes this house unique

River and mountain views. River access, private outdoor shower with double shower heads, hot water and mountain views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage Nestled Along the Hanalei River - TVNC#4346
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 29 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at our slice of paradise here at the Dolphin Cottages. We know our guests have many vacation options to choose from, so we try to make each stay with us as pleasant and memorable as possible. Thank you so much for posting a review, we truly appreciate you taking the time. Please do let us know when we can host you again.
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Somerville, Victoria, Australia

Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review for our property. I am pleased to hear that your family enjoyed your stay in our cottage and that you found everything to be to your liking. We hope we have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the future. Until then the Hanalei sunset awaits your return! Aloha, Lucas
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Sacramento, Callifornia

Our Home in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Surfside CA

Hanalei Daze

  • 5 of 5

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...

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorkshire, England

Great place on Hanalei river

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed our cottage. I will be happy to help you with your reservation if you should return. Aloha, Lucas
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San Diego, Ca

Zen in Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate having great guests like you stay at our cottages. We look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lihue airport
Nearest Barpub
Tahiti Nui
Nearest Restaurant
Hanalei Dolphin
Nearest Beach
Hanalei Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hanalei House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
Apr 25 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - May 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.4%

Visa and Master card accepted. Initial non-refundable deposit required to reserve cottage. Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

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Hanalei House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.0
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen size beds and a day bed, ceiling fan in each room, and alarm clock in each bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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