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***Fall and winter availability*** Super private, very central-excellent reviews

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Deani Higashi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 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 Kapaa

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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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LIH
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.

Amenities

Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King icomfort bed and flat screen tv
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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***Fall and winter availability*** Super private, very central-excellent reviews
average rating of 4.9375 based on 47 reviews
4

The cottage had everything and more that u would need to vacation in Hawaii.

  • 4 of 5

My only 2 complaints were - no air conditioning. It cools off at night and breezes are usually good but of no fault of the owner, the trade winds did get cut off a few days and the cottage was an oven mid day. My other complaint was that the beautiful wrap around windows in the living room were missing curtains and had only sheers. This created a fish bowl effect. We were up early and the sun went down early. I could not walk out and get my cup of coffee in my night gown. We had to keep the bathroom and bedroom door closed. There was just no avoiding that there was no privacy. There is a 2 story house right in front of u so it was a problem every day. I still gave it 4 stars because I think it is a temporary thing. There are clearly curtains in the pictures and the rods are there. I am thinking they were removed to be cleaned and it only made my trip uncomfortable. Having to get dressed before u shower etc on vacation is a pain. But everything else was perfect. It had everything u could want and need. It was centrally located and the road up was very scenic.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute bungalow in a good location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It was the perfect spot for our travels to the north end of the island or the far west side and everywhere in between. The house had everything we needed including a washer and dryer and a super comfortable king sized bed. We did some simple meals and snacking here and even cooked dinner one night of our 8 night stay. I would definitely book this again the next time I come to Kauai

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, beautiful honeymoon experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time on our 8 night honeymoon in Kauai! This cottage had absolutely EVERYTHING we needed! Beach chairs, loads of towels, coffee, laundry, pots and pans, snorkel gear, Kauai guide, cooler, beach umbrella, boogie boards, etc. unbelievable!! The location is perfect, just up the hill from a beautiful waterfall and easy access to each side of the island. We explored every inch of the island and were so happy to come home to this cottage. Communication was on point and the price is well worth the investment! Thank you for the hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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