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Panoramic Ocean View Cottage in Tropical Gardens Near Beach!

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


Kawaihau Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

In the enchanting gardens of Honua Lani, you are invited to relax and absorb the pristine qualities of tropical living! For your comfort, we offer a very private and cozy guest house on the valley ridge of our garden estate. It is perfect for nature lovers!

This cottage boasts magnificent ocean and garden views from the decks, which span three sides of the house. You can watch the sun rising out of the ocean right from you dining table! This is a romantic, honeymoon hideaway!

We also have a second rental view listing VRBO #338806 for our redwood Passionfruit Home Condo. A little more affordable this lovely one bedroom sleeps four and also has a private garden and ocean view.

This home offers 650 square feet of living space, and is beautifully furnished with tropical and Hawaiian decor. The kitchen offers a full-size refrigerator, a four burner stove, oven, microwave, dishes, pots and pans, a blender, coffee maker, and purified water, among other amenities.

The living area has a private phone line, cable TV, a VCR/DVD player, CD stereo, high-speed wireless internet access, and a Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar CD collection. There is a roomy bathroom with a full-size tub, and a dining area.

There is a large bedroom with a king-size bed and one, very large, loft bedroom with a queen-size bed. The home comfortably sleeps four people, and can even accommodate two more on the living room futon couch (families only). The home is very cool and comfortable with ceiling fans and portable air conditioning, along with refreshing ocean breezes!

The guest house overlooks a tropical garden full of fruit trees, avocado trees, and flowers scenting the air and soothing the senses. Many of our guests talk about the many birds they see and hear singing in the morning!

There is a private drive entrance, and a private entrance to the cottage. Additional amenities include a laundry facility and a gas barbecue. A sauna house (dry or steam) is located by the main house.

When you arrive, we will provide you with tropical flowers, and a welcome basket of fresh fruit from our organic gardens, and Hawaiian goodies!

We are in an agriculture area, so you can count on peaceful and quiet relaxation. We are centrally located on Kauai, so you will minimize travel time on your day trips across the island. Also, we are conveniently located behind the Kapaa by-pass, so you avoid the late-afternoon traffic. We are minutes from all the beaches along Kapaa, as well as great restaurants, shopping, luaus, and many great spots.

We offer our guests a tour of our permaculture estate - showing them all the interesting fruit trees and vegetation we grow, and how we go about growing a lot of our own food year round.

We supply our guests with an in-house guidance map and booklet to all the very best places to visit, things to do, and restaurants on Kauai. And we usually sit down with our guests for personal guidance and tips. The unit is also stocked with reading materials on Kauai, including hikes around the island.

Often our guests take a sauna and get a fabulous Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage from Jai! For anyone interested, one of our neighbors offers yoga classes three times a week.

We provide all kinds of beach gear like snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella, etc. If you want to swim with turtles, we will direct you to the best spots!

Our guests always rave about their stay, and thank us endlessly for helping them make their vacation so wonderful and perfect. We hope to have the opportunity to help you on your ideal vacation, as well!

HOME CONDO UNIT: We also host a second rental very comparable to our Guest Cottage. The Passionfruit Suite is our gorgeous redwood and cedar one-bedroom apartment — located on the first story of the owner’s home. This beautifully furnished 600 sq. ft. suite is surrounded by tropical flora and offers a private and peaceful setting with a large deck and fabulous ocean view — a perfect honeymoon getaway.

It is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Please see our main website for more details.

Keywords: Retreat, Ocean view, Gardens, Birds, Yoga, Massage, Lakes, Ponds, Private, exclusive, Permaculture Estate, beautiful, sunrise view, bamboo, coconut, condo, home, cottage, jewelry store, sustainable, eco retreat. green vacation, green holiday,

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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About The Owner

Jai Roberts, Honua Lani Hostess

I have lived and sustainably gardened this property for 30 years. It is a beautiful private garden estate. Our Guests enjoy Lomi Lomi massage in the newly built Massage Hale in the middle of the gardens and love the photo ops among the flowers, vegetable gardens, nature trails, and coconut lined ponds.

I love to see how rested and content our guests look after a few days in our quiet natural pristine setting.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1982

Why The Owner chose Kapaa

I love the east side of Kauai. It is equal distant from either end of the road and therefore my Guests spend less time in the car and more time enjoying the places and events they are going too. Also my Cottage and Gardens have the best weather on the Island. We enjoy night rains not day rains like storybook Camalot. In the winter we remain cool and dry and in the summer we sit in the trades and enjoy the breeze.

The Ocean and its mile long beach Kealia is just down the hill and in town 5 minutes from the house are shops and great dining with lots of weekend festivals and markets.

What makes this cottage unique

Daily fresh greens and hawaiian fruits from our beautiful gardens, bike rentals, island orientation with guide book, private yoga classes,

on-site spa treatments, including: Swedish massage and lomi lomi massage (Hawaiian style) by Jai, our resident LMT. We offer couples massage as well in our beautiful Massage Hale in the center of the gardens.Free beach gear (boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach mats, towels, cooler, chairs and umbrella) for your daily use.


based on 50 traveler reviews

Panoramic Ocean View Cottage in Tropical Gardens Near Beach!
average rating of 4.66 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful peaceful with lovely gardens.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. A great central location on the island high above Kapaa. The cabin is a bit smalll for four adults but perfect for a family with two grade school children. Jae is very helpful with any information you need and a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Magdelena, It was nice meeting you all. Luckily there is a nice size deck with lots of seating and a five acre garden to roam around in and the bedroom and loft are a good size too. I am happy you enjoyed your stay.
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Amazing house in the middle of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house complete with everything you need to have an amazing vacation. We had access to beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, beach umbrellas, boogie boards, and an amazing garden on the grounds where we could walk and view many species of local plants and wildlife. Jai has adorned the house with beautiful paintings and photos. This is the perfect place for a romantic get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that your stay was a success and that you enjoyed the gardens and all the beauty growing here. It was such a pleasure hosting you both. I hope to see you back here in paradise soon.
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beautiful Serene setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage on a pretty property above downtown Kapaa. The cottage has a lovely deck with some ocean views and a very private serene feel. We spent most of our time at the cottage on the deck - just loved it!

Very well provisioned, easy to cook, big enough fridge, we really did love the place!

- now for the only downside - ANTS -

If you are phobic about this sort of thing - this might deter you - Jai says she's going to go after them and hopefully will be able to get under control . We did find it a little tedious to have to patrol for every crumb and speck on every surface and the floor, which really didn't seem to help anyway, lol

However they. Are tiny and don't bite, pretty innocuous as ants go.

Beautiful and charming spot otherwise

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michelle, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. When you texted me about the ant problem after you left, I was a little confused that you did not let me know earlier so I could have sorted it out for you? I am on property to take care of things like this. I wondered what was causing the problem as no one else has had any real problem with ants at the cottage. When I went into the cottage to investigate there was a dozen rotten black bananas in the fruit basket on the counter and the ants were all over them. They were very strong smelling and certainly had been attracting ants a long time. This is the tropics and if you leave food out for the ants they will come. I cleaned up the mess put out fresh traps and the people after you said they never saw one ant. I think it is different in some places where there is winter but here in the tropics where nothing ever dies we need to put our food away after we eat and keep the counters clean. This is the case everywhere on Kauai not just in my cottage. I am happy you enjoyed your stay here in the gardens despite those tiny harmless but bothersome pests.
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Cute, cozy, and private

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was great! It was the perfect hideaway after a long day of adventure. The AC in the bedroom was really nice to have. The owner was very friendly and helpful with plenty of suggestions and tips.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is heartwarming that the cottage turned out to be what you needed. It was lovely to meet you both. I hope you can come back soon.
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A great place to stay near Kapaa

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. A perfect size for four (or more) and Jai had everything we needed to make our stay fun (beach towels, beach chairs, snorkelling equipment and boogie boards). Any issues we had were dealt with quickly. We would recommend this place to families or two couples. A great location on Kauai halfway to wherever you want to be. Thanks Jai!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, I am grateful that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage well appointed and well positioned for seeing the whole island. I look forward to your next visit. Mahalo for your review. Jai
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Nice place to stay for a short trip

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay overall. The home was clean, there were plenty of bathroom towels and kitchen supplies, and fresh fruit was left for us as well. The bed was very comfortable and the view from the lanai was amazing. The home is conveniently located and we didn't have any problems navigating to and from or across the island. The couch/futon isn't very comfortable so we didn't spend much time on it. I was pretty sure I'd read that beach supplies were available although perhaps I'm remembering wrong. Nevertheless, I could not find any and it turned out okay because we didn't have time for that anyhow. It is indicated within the description that there is no a/c and we figured that with the rain and all the doors and windows open there'd be enough of a draft to cool it down. It still stayed pretty warm in the home, so if you're at all sensitive to the heat, this is not the property for you. We would've been uncomfortable had we stayed any longer (we only stayed 4 nights).

I was disappointed in the lack of communication and being unable to tour the garden. There was a notebook laid out for us with rules of the home and suggestions for places to eat and all that. Among them were instructions to call her so we can meet and review everything. It was also stated in the property description and in the notebook that we could also request a tour of the plantation gardens. This is one of the reasons we chose this home. I called the provided number several times and it either rang and rang or I received a busy signal. I finally got through and left a voicemail and it was never returned. After leaving, we received a message via VRBO that they went to some event for their grandchildren. Not a huge deal, but it would've been nice to know or to have received some sort of reply.

It was nice for the one-time stay, but I don't think we'll stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Becky, Sorry you missed touring the gardens most people do follow the directions provided to the gardens they are simply down the private drive directly in front of the Cottage as explained in my book. We did talk when you first arrived and you said everything was good and that you were on the internet etc. I tried to connect with you many times the first two days you were here to give you a garden tour but you were never home until late at night and left first thing in the morning. Then yes, when you wanted to tour on the weekend, I was on the south side at my Granddaughters birthday party. Unfortunately with short stays, logistics can be tight and that is why I always recommend people contact me on my cell 808-651-5491 which is also posted in my book with my home number. I returned home from my weekend to find your message about wanting a tour on my home phone but you never called or texted my cell so I did not know until it was too late or I would have come home early to accommodate you. My guests needs are always a priority to me, so sorry we missed each other, unfortunately four days is a short stay and I understand that you want to see everything. There is lots of beach stuff, the book explains where it is all stored and an air conditioner in the bedroom that you failed to mention that is right at the window and keeps the bedroom as cool as you want. The rest of the house has ceiling fans as does the bedroom as well. I am happy you enjoyed the cottage and your trip to Kauai.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

We are located within minutes of several four star hikes. We have Massage and couples massage on site.

We have a garden cart for fresh fruit veggies and organic free-range eggs. we are located five minutes from our backyard surf spot and five minutes from great shopping, beaches, beach walking trails,dinning and nightlife.


Rates & Availability

Kawaihau Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jan 8 2017 - Aug 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

One time clean out fee $110
Tax Rate 13.25%

GE tax ID. no. W02170410-2
Transient Accommodations Tax return No. W02170410-2
I take two night bookings if they fit in my calendar if not I accept four night bookings.
I take two night bookings if it fits well in my calendar. If the dates do not fit against another booking I require a four night booking.

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100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Kawaihau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with full size tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
5 acre permaculture estate with beautiful gardens, fruit trees, and ponds. Massage is offered in the Massage hale (house) in the gardens. Lomi-Lomi massage and couples massage. We have nature trails to the lower gardens and offer garden tours.

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