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Lux Private Cottage- Excellent Reviews! $125/night thru October!

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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Deani Higashi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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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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Lux Private Cottage- Excellent Reviews! $125/night thru October!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 39 reviews
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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Kansas City

Wonderful Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Everything with the house was perfect. It was close enough to towns so we could get places easily, yet far enough away to allow adequate relaxation.

Clean kitchen, plenty of cooking utensils, and an available grill gave us plenty of opportunity to dine at the house. I can't recommend this rental enough!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so much like home, because it was supplied with everything you could possibly need for cooking, BBQing, beaching, etc. We enjoyed our stay for 10 days. We even enjoyed the roosters. We would most definitely recommend this cottage to anyone that would like a private getaway that is centrally located on Kauai, and just up the hill from a beautiful beach. Candace and Elvin

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great, relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the BBQ, comfortable bed, fully equipped kitchen, and nice location only 10 mins away from all the shops and restaurants. We like A/C but didn't find we needed it at all. Definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to spend the week in Li'i Lani at the beginning of February. We spent the days exploring the island and found it an excellent location to explore from. It is in the middle of the east coast and is a great location to head north or south. I think a car would be required for the best stay at this location as it is up in the highlands. The cottage is completely self contained with all the cooking utensils and ware needed. We found the washer and dryer very useful when we would come back from hikes to the north quite muddy. There is a hose at the corner of the house that we could rinse the mud out of our clothes and shoes and then use the washer and drier to get everything ready for the next day. I enjoyed getting up in the morning and opening the door looking up at Nounou in a very peaceful neighborhood. The yard is very well cared for and the quiet is wonderful. Every night the house cooled down wonderfully and I was grateful for the comforter that was on the bed. The bed is excellent and we had great sleeps. The welcoming basket was great and we had snacks for the week and the homemade goodies presented on the first day were a special treat. The only negative was that we arrived late at night (the cottage was very well prepared) and then the owner, Deani, I believe was called away to the mainland the next day and we never had a chance to meet her and tell her what a wonderful accommodation she offered us. We hope to return and stay there again and let her know personally!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, wonderful kitchen, great king sized bed

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to welcome in the new year of 2016. It is a wonderful cottage about 10 minutes up the mountain from the coast. It is in a residential area away from the tourist resort hotels. The cottage is nestled on a beautifully landscaped property not far from the main house where the owners live. Everything you could think of is provided to make your stay comfortable: full kitchen, beach towels, beach chairs, and a great shower. We loved have this calm and comfortable home base from which to plan our daily activities. The owners are close in case you need something, but unless you do they respect your privacy. We use VRBO or HomeAway for all our vacations and this is one of the cleanest and most thoughtfully designed places we have stayed. Many thanks to Deani and Todd.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • 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%

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Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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

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