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'Cottage in the Forest'

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Cottage in the Forest'

This beautiful little cottage is tucked into a small forest, with a view of the Hanalei Mountains. Where you will awaken each morning to the symphony of sounds and sights of a peaceful rural mountain setting.

Our three and a half Acre Property is located at the end of a cul-de-sac.

Enjoy the endlessly fascinating interaction and play of the resident birds and animals. Chickens, Ducks, Peacocks, Goats, Dogs, Cats and Horses, all co-exist on our property and provide hours of entertainment.

All this is only a five minute drive to beautiful Kalihiwai Bay, where Kalihiwai River enters the ocean. It is our favorite beach, great for boogie boarding and surfing. Also a five minute drive takes you to Anini Beach, a very long beach with a double reef, where you can spend your days: Wind Surfing, Kayaking, Sailing or just enjoying the Ocean environment. Anini also has a large Beach Park.

You will be only 15 minutes from the world famous Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort, where you will find the 27 hole Makai Golf Course, and the Princeville Shopping Center. There are two Horse Riding Stables very near by, and the North Shore boasts many hiking trails.

The accommodations are light, airy and beautifully furnished. The claw foot tub in the bathroom is especially charming and looks out a corner picture window on to a private garden.

We love it here and love sharing the unique charm and quiet country atmosphere. Best of all, we are only minutes from some of the best beaches in the world.

Keywords: Guest House, Cottage, on 3 Acre Property.

More Details

Susan Gailey
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Susan Gailey

I love sharing this special place on the planet with people who appreciate all of nature and her creatures.

Susan Gailey

808-651-1626 cell

Susan Gailey purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Susan Gailey chose Kauai

It is at the end of one of the most beautiful roads on the North Shore of Kauai. Rural and Private.

What makes this cottage unique

Unique and Private Rural Location.

At the end of a beautiful 3 mile road that is perfect for walking, jogging, biking or horseback riding.

And it has room for all of our wonderful animals.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Aloha & Mahalo
Oct 2014
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Kilauea Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful Claw Foot Tub, Outside Shower, Gas Grill.


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(48 traveler reviews)

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'Cottage in the Forest'
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 83 reviews

Property is perfectly located -- quiet (minus chickens).

  • 4 of 5

The property is very well described-- it has a kitchen that is well stocked for cooking with electrical appliances. Hosts are great-- friendly and responsible. The peacocks and nene woke us every morning and helped us to make the most of our time there.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Susan was very accommodating. She brought us extra fans for the house and made us feel very welcome. The property is gorgeous! The goat Milk was the sweetest! We also got to see peacocks up close and that was amazing! The only thing I wish was different was the length of our stay! ( Only there 3 nights 😕)

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Cottage in the Forest is absolutely magical!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cottage in the Forest! Susan is a lovely host and her attention to detail is unmatched. You will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. The cottage is perfect for travelers seeking to get away from it all. You will find peace and tranquility in this sweet spot surrounded by tropical plants, flowers and trees. The location is very private and peaceful. You will be entertained by frequent visits from the local animals and wake to the sounds of tropical birds. Cottage in the Forest is a tropical paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Quaint cottage in the heart of the best area

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the cottage. Susan was a great host!. We had our privacy and it was just perfect for us. It was tucked away for completely privacy. The outdoor shower with hot water was amazing as was the tub. The high ceilings really made it feel even more spacious. You have all the essentials you need there. Towels, snorkel gear, hiking sticks, chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped. If you love nature this is for you. Milk the goat was an added bonus we loved feeding him. The area itself is spectacular. To us the North shore was the best part of the island. Less touristy and more rugid beauty. We thank you Susan for a beautiful stay and all of your tips and places to check out!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely TIme at the Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cottage in the Forest is even prettier in person, and a delightful base to see Kauai. The street is a long one, but so beautiful, the three miles are almost as nice as another outing. There are so many nice touches in the cottage, and it feels like being outside with all of the windows. I especially loved the bathtub and the outside shower. Soft towels, nice art, comfy bed and chairs. I loved it!

Susan and her daughter were available, but there is total privacy It is fun to see Milk, the billy goat, and the peacocks. I am not fond of roosters in the morning, but with a fan and noise machine and windows shut, they were not an issue for me.

There are several nice extras- a cooler, snorkel gear, mats, fans, even walking sticks that we forgot to use.

Overall, this cottage is a perfect spot that you may not want to leave. The only problem we had was with the grill not working well even after new propane was added. I would certainly return to the cottage, and found it a great value for the cost.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are workining on the grill...this review is the first that I knew of the problem. Maybe we need a new one. Kauai is hard on metal objects. : )
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Perfect getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Kauai for a few days, and absolutely loved our stay in Susan's cottage. It has everything you could need. Even with nothing but rain for the first three days, waking up to the giant picture windows and beautiful surrounding foliage was a treat. The horses weren't there when we arrived but I had mentioned I'd love to see them, so Susan and Kim were even so kind as to bring the horses up for the weekend. Feeding Milk was a great part of the morning! We would love to stay here again the next time we are on Kauai!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.