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Panoramic Ocean View Cottage in Tropical Gardens Near Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

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,

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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.


Kawaihau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Ocean View Cottage in Tropical Gardens Near Beach!
average rating of 4.677419 based on 62 reviews

Fabulous time in our rain forest tree house!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon at Jai's Wonderful Cottage in Kapaa, Kuaui! Nestled in the woods, we were so comfortable in our tropical treehouse! We had all the conveniences of our home in Vermont with the thrill of being on the Garden Isle of Hawaii! And then there was the incredible beach at every turn, just 10 minutes away! Each day, we woke up refreshed from the pleasant air wafting through the house with just ceiling fans required to keep things cool. The bird songs and the expected crowing from the roosters were as advertised and prompted some comic retorts from us! Beach chairs and snorkel gear were perfect for our outings to the Tunnels and Poipu Beach Park. Traveling around Kuaui was so easy; our location was ideal for traveling to every part of the island from a comfortable distance; Waimea Canyon, Princeville, kayaking on the Wailea river and hiking to the falls. Each town we visited was cordial and inviting. The very well stocked and reasonably priced local grocery stores (Foodland and Safeway) made dining at home after a full day a real pleasure. We would have dined out more, yet we were so content back at the cozy confines of home base. The kitchen was fully stocked with every utensil and pot we needed and the gas grill was used every evening. The screens kept the bugs out and the washer on the deck was very handy. Even with a few rains over night, we were able to dry everything we washed on the clothesline, knowing that a dryer was available, if need be, over at the main house. What a paradise! Thank you, Jai, for providing such a wonderful haven for us! Mahalo! Carolyn and Derik Andors, South Hero and Braintree, Vermont.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in the tropical foliage

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time staying here. Up the hill a bit from the beach and all the hustle and bustle, but centrally located between the north shore and Waimea Canyon. The cottage was comfortable and pleasant. The loft was a bit smaller than we realized, but okay. All in all it was a great place and I'd highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. Everything is as described and Jai was very helpful. We had a fruit basket that was waiting for us when we arrived (including an excellent Pineapple). Setting was exactly what we were looking for, a secluded cottage. Jai was very helpful and easy to reach, she was there when we need her, or had a question and gave us our privacy the entire rest of the stay. We also had a couple’s massage, which was great. Thank you so much, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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panoramic ocean view cottage in Kapaa

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was small, but I had everything I needed. Most of all, it offered privacy and a breathtaking view. I woke up to the sound of birds, especially chickens, but it was a welcome change from the noises of the city. Jai provided fruit and genuine Kauai coffee. This cottage made my stay in Kapaa, Kauai the most enjoyable I have had in a long time!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rosemary, I am so happy you enjoyed the cottage and the view. One room that you could have used it you wanted more space is the loft. Sometimes people forget about that room and it can provide a little extra privacy if you need it. Hope to see you back in the gardens again enjoying the birdsong soon.
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peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this peaceful retreat. The lush foliage sound of the birds made it feel like a rainforest retreat. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. Jai, the owner was kind and met with us to provide helpful information on things to do in the area and around the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I too love all the birdsongs. This little piece of paradise sure has its share of feathered friends. I am so happy my suggestions for some of the more fun things to do and see on the island met with your approval. I hope to see you back here in the gardens really soon.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this little cottage nestled in the hills above Kapaa. With a 15 minute drive from town it's removed enough that you'll have all the peace and quiet that you could want at the day's end but still close enough that popping down to the local restaurants is a breeze. It also has a very cozy setup and a super comfy bed that will feel like home after the first night.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Holiday season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 8 2018 - Aug 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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