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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom/1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Private Cottage

Li'i Lani, native Hawaiian for Little Heaven, is a beautiful 1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, cottage nestled in the middle of gorgeous Wailua Homesteads. Wake up to fantastic views of lushly green Kauai, and experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live as a local in this gorgeous cottage amongst mountains! Enjoy the convenience of being centrally located to all major activities and attractions, while staying off the beaten path in luxurious home-away-from-home comfort. Live in luxury while taking in the beauty of upcountry Kauai -- truly an Aloha experience!

1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, and living area, with laundry amenities (washer and dryer). Newly remodeled throughout, paint, carpeting, tile, and all brand new furnishings and appliances. This includes a Cal King iComfort bed, two flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray DVD player, Belgique pots and pans, fully stocked kitchen appliances, and gas stove and oven. Also, right outside your island cottage is an herb garden, which guests are welcomed to utilize, as well as a gas grill and outdoor seating area where you can enjoy BBQ lunch or dinner like the a Kama'aina (local).

First impressions are important, as are the tiny details. You can rest assured that Li'i Lani will always be exceptionally cleaned especially for your arrival. With this same idea in mind we want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable, as if they truly have a little home on the island, so we strive to provide any and all amenities one would utilize in everyday life. Upon your arrival each guest is greeted by a lovely welcome package with fresh flowers, island goodies, and a special homemade treat!

If you are dreaming of relaxing and adventuring in an island paradise, this is the place for you. There are countless activities on this beautiful Garden Island, and our centralized location gives you the prime opportunity to experience as many as possible without falling into the 'tourist trap.' Located near charming Kapa'a, explore the quaint town, grab some delicious food, or rent a bicycle to meander about the streets or the newly installed 9-mile bike/walking path along the Coconut Coast and see the sights -- including the legendary Coco Palms! Swim or learn to surf at Kalapaki Beach, a wonderful place with gentle surf and gorgeous views of Nawiliwili Harbor. Head north to see the beautiful Limahuli Gardens in Ha’ena, or to jump from the Hanalei Pier into beautiful Hanalei Bay, Hike Hanakapi’ai, visit the Kilauea Lighthouse and view many of our island birds, or shop at various little boutiques and stores offering a variety of souvenirs and island wear so you'll be able to take a bit of the island home with you. Go South to Po'ipu, otherwise known as The Hollywood by the Sea, where there is shopping in abundance and many choices for fine or local dinning experiences, and a calm and gentle beach perfect for swimming. There's also ample opportunity to snorkel and explore the island's beautiful and pristine waters on gorgeous beaches such as Tunnels Beach. Create memories to last a lifetime by swimming alongside beautiful tropical fish and legendary sea turtles! Explore the Na Pali Coast by boat (available for booking almost everywhere), or hike its challenging but worthwhile trails in order to see nature at its finest! Get a taste of traditional island culture with many locally produced luaus that offer both entertainment and local food!

We are located two minutes away from Nounou (Sleeping Giant) hiking trail, where you can enjoy an intermediate level hike across and/or up this legendary figure of our island home.

Discounts will be offered to guests for one-on-one surf lessons with Todd Higashi, owner of Surfing Kauai, with over 40 years of surfing experience.

Sink your toes into the sand or lace up your hiking boots knowing that there's a lovely little cottage waiting for you to come home to!

More Details

Deani Higashi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Deani Higashi

Deani and Todd Higashi have been residents of the Wailua Homesteads for nearly 30 years. Both locals of this gorgeous island, they have chosen to raise their five children and two grandchildren nestled amongst the lush greenery of Kauai. Todd, a longtime surfing instructor, spends his days teaching young and old alike to learn to surf the beautiful waters, and Deani works overlooking and maintaining gorgeous properties around the Garden Island. Both love spending time with their beautiful 'ohana!

Deani Higashi purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Deani Higashi chose Kauai

Upon seeing the Wailua Homesteads, Todd and Deani fell instantly in love and knew this was the place to raise their family together. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kapa'a and other nearby towns, this upcountry farmland estate provided a safe, quiet place for their multiple children and grandchildren to play safely and enjoy true island living. The seperate cottage was built in 1990 as a longterm rental on the edge of the property and remodeled just last year, and Deani and Todd decided to turn it into a vacation rental in order to provide more opportunity for others to experience beautiful Kauai!

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, clean, and off the beaten path, this cottage provides you with ample opportunity to disappear into local culture and get away from tourists! Listen to the lush sounds of local tropical birds and animals -- no traffic here! Enjoy true country living in the lap of luxury. Aloha and Mahalo!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was great! A true luxury place ... we enjoyed it a lot. Everything (and more) was there what we needed: coffee, cereals, even a bottle of wine. And beach towels etc. Deani was a great host, 150% recommendable! :)
Jul 2015
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Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King icomfort bed and flat screen tv
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

***APRIL SPECIAL $150/nt***Lux Private Cottage- Excellent Reviews! Super central
average rating of 4.965517 based on 44 reviews

lovely cottage on well-maintained property

  • 5 of 5

This is the first property I saw available in Kauai and booked it. Very happy we did. We wanted a place to stay in a residential neighborhood. We arrived around midnight and it was pouring down rain. The porch light was on along with inside lights so we found it easily. The fresh baked banana bread was very much appreciated along with bottled water and other drinks. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable. We had a huge yard that was equipped with chairs and a barbecue. We were approximately 30 minutes each way from the south and north ends of Kauai. Beautiful waterfalls nearby. We loved being in Kapaa. The locals were very friendly and offered suggestions on the best restaurants in Kappa (JO2 Natural Cuisine, Sam's Ocean View, and The Art Cafe Hemingway) which were all excellent. Yes, we would book this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, safe, comfortable get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cottage in a quiet little Hawaiian neighborhood. Lovely cut tropical flowers in every room. Cozy and private. Loved the seashell decor. Deani was very helpful with all our questions. Perfect size for two! Great location...not far from beaches, shopping, airport, restaurants...highly recommend the helicopter ride! Amazing!! JJ's Steakhouse at Anchor Cove was our favorite restaurant.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Kauai Getaway Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the photos of this property do not do it justice. You can't get a real sense of how lovely this property is from the photos. The cottage is set off of the road in a quiet residential area that feels private and welcoming. As soon as you open the front door to the cottage, you get a feeling of airy spaciousness and light. Even though it is small, the owners have created a beautiful feeling inside that makes it seem much bigger than it is. Everything in the cottage is decorated in tones of white and pale tan which makes it feel beachy and calm. All of the furnishings and accessories are high end and the cottage is very well stocked - the owners have thought of EVERYTHING! The kitchen is small but so well equipped that cooking is comfortable and easy. The bed is incredibly comfortable and the linens are high quality. Everything is clean and bright and lovely. The owners were wonderful to work with and very responsive to our needs. They made us feel right at home. We did not want to leave!! We will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little bungalow

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful and charming. Note that it is small--about the size of a large hotel suite. The kitchen is small but useful; the living area is cozy; the bedroom is small but comfortable, and the bathroom has a standard bath/shower that's functional but not what you would call luxurious. The home is not new, but new paint, nice carpet, well-kept mechanicals, and a general sense of cleanliness give it a feeling of a newer home.

The area is on the rural side of suburban. There are other homes nearby, but many of them are large lots and some have horses, goats, and pigs. There are chickens everywhere, as is typical of Kauai. You will be awakened by roosters crowing, like it or not. We loved it.

We thought it was a perfect getaway for our 25th anniversary. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I loved this place. It was well stocked with all the goodies (beach towels, chairs, etc) we would need for a relaxing trip. The cottage is in a quiet but nice neighborhood. We loved it and would come back again

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island, WA

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable cottage in a great location!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Restaurant Kintaro's
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kaumualii Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kintaro's, Hukilau Lanai, Oasis, Bull Shed
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Waterski on the Wailua River
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Wailua Beach
Car: necessary

The greatest part about staying in the Wailua area is the central location. You can easily travel to the north or south or west side of the island. You may want to consider one of the fabulous Luas or ATV tours or a zip line adventure. If that seems a little too much then take a drive around the island and catch the view of waterfalls.


Rates & Availability

Kapaa Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Stay a week, and get one night for free!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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