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Romantic Oceanfront Honeymoon Delite Lux-Private Cottage Hotel VIEWS-SPA-BEACH

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath + H/C outdoor shower, sleeps 2, Oceanfront Cottage/beach below

Hawaii Tax ID:TA-070-199-5008-01; GE-070-199-5008-01

'The Cottage on Kaweonui Point', located in exclusive Princeville at Hanalei Resort Community on Kauai's lush tropical North Shore, is an ocean- bluff studio cottage 20 feet from the path to Kaweonui beach cove just below.

Named simply 'The Cottage' by the architect, it's a comfortable, unique, generously-sized, completely equipped studio that's also very romantic, lux -casual, private, w/ front and back lanai + a sumptuous large private outdoor spa + wondrous ocean vistas all around ... inside and out, lots of other amenities ... gas grill, outdoor H/C shower (also... of course there's an indoor bath w/tub/shower) ... easy parking just a few feet from front door, etc.

Conveniently-remote describes 'The Cottage' surrounds of ocean vistas, migrating whales, nesting Albatross, reef-feeding Green Sea turtles, ...and..., location which is a mere 1 mile to Princeville Hotels, St. Regis & Westin, Princeville Center with its super market, shops, restaurants, 1/2 mile to a world famous golf course, 1-3 miles from lots of other large and small beaches, long and short hikes, great adventures, and historic Hanalei town and Bay, & Kilauea town and Lighthouse.

Happily satisfied guests of all sorts (honeymooners, anniversary and birthday celebrants, single travelers, couples) write in "The Cottage" log book how delighted they are to have found a home-base like no other they have ever stayed in that perfectly fits their needs with views surpassing website photos.

Go to: Owner Information to see a couple of wonderful short videos !

BOOK NOW: Cherish your Kauai stay as have so many.

READ guest comments posted below, AND, also click on the 'Reviews' sub-section, and posted renter comments on website 'reviews'

'Guest Rating: ***** 5-Star. The Cottage is a perfect place for a getaway with someone you hold dear. The view is worth more, way more, than what is regularly charged to stay in "The Cottage". Also, the close proximity to everything on the north shore is a big plus!'

Paul D., Oakland, CA

'Besides the drop-dead views, location, et al, of this true 5-star lodging, we have to mention the tremendously comfortable bed, lovely quality linens, pillows, decor,... just everything is want-to-take-home-for-my-own-house GREAT!' Lois and Jim, Denver, CO

'Even more beautiful than we had been told. The peace and lack of 'hotel feel' made our honeymoon stay and us feel we really earned bragging rights to an inside track to paradise.' PAUL & JULIE, Turlock,CA

'What an inspiring setting. Gosh! It's exciting just doing nothing except being awestruck at the views, changing sky, waters on the reef. To think we were actually lucky enough to spend two weeks here! We pinch ourselves each morning.' MARY & STEVE, Milwaukee,WI

'Thanks for the terrific environment and luxurious, casual comfort. The Princeville Makai Golf course and resort facilities were so convenient-fabulous-unsurpassed as were the sightings of whales and north shore hikes.' JESSICA & ROBERT, Seattle,WA

'Your place was the ideal setting for us to rekindle the joy, love and excitement that began our marriage 25 years ago. The vistas, privacy, location on the North Shore were all awesome. We have stayed in luxurious hotels all over the world but the privacy of your place...well, it's a love nest! We will forever be grateful for sharing your home with us.' MARYBETH & MEL, Evansville, IN

'We had a fabulous time in Kauai and your remarkable site here made it very special. We spent a lot of time just watching the whales jump. Thank goodness for washing machines! We got credibility muddy from some of the best hiking we've ever done. Waking up to the beautiful sunrise behind the Lighthouse was perfect.' G.T.& ELAINE, Dallas,TX

'We had a great time on our 15th wedding anniversary. The place is private and romantic. I don't know how you did it, but, we even felt like locals and adventurers.' JOHN & KATHY, San Jose, CA

'We had a marvelous time here. 'The Cottage' has been more than we could have imagined! The view was truly incredible. This was the BEST place to honeymoon! LAUREL & DON, Spokane,WA

'The Cottage' was beyond our expectations. The views were awesome and the ambiance unique. There are few places where you can fall asleep to the crashing surf on a coral reef. We had a wonderful anniversary.' CRAIG & SUSAN, San Francisco,CA

'What a wonderful setting to enjoy our honeymoon. Your place exceeded expectations with its majestic views, prime location, charming interiors, etc. This is such a stunning island and yours was an ideal lodging from which to explore it.' SCOTT & ALISON, Providence,RI

Keywords: Cottage. Luxury, Private, Beach, Bluff Ocean views, Spa, Honeymoon, Romantic, One-Of-A-Kind

More Details

Susan Wilson
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Susan Wilson

Have fun viewing two short "vimeo" (video) . Clicking on OWNER INFORMATION section. Specific vimeo: and

Why Susan Wilson chose Princeville

'THE COTTAGE' is one-of-a-kind NON-HOTEL ... BUT with hotel views and privacy and comfort and convenience ... and ... at a very great price compared to what the St. Regis at Princeville charges for a room with a view.

What makes this cottage unique

Convenience, coupled with the WOW factor Kick + Surprise every time you open 'The Cottage' door, or, when you pop out for snorkeling at Anini reef just below at lovely, secluded, sandy Kaweonui beach cove, or, take a great warm outdoor shower, or, walk the neighborhood, or, ... do any one of the variety of adventures all of which can easily be topped off with a sit/soak in the private large comfortable spa sipping a glass of bubbly. The list goes on and on and on-- in a good way!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Cottage" is IT: a five star un-hotel touch of Kauai exceptionalism without the price ($$$$$). Our Honeymoon a stay in "The Cottage" was genius Aloha with its views, location, privacy + spa, beach cove, etc. It's the "complete package".
May 2015
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Princeville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking ONLY OUTSIDE Clean all sand and dirt off outside before entering ‘The Cottage’ CLEAN sand off selves before going in spa - hot tub.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One full indoor luxury bathroom w/toilet and shower/tub, dressing area PLUS + another large enclosed outdoor lanai area with hot/cold shower and barbeque, sunning benches, etc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Queen-sized bed, large outdoor spa, small wet-bar area with all conveniences (under counter refrigerator, sink, various convenience appliances, etc, ), convenient computer set-up w/WI-FI/DSL, TV-DVD player, Bose system w/CD & radio, washer/dryer, additional refrigerator in garage, gas BBQ, H/C outdoor shower, all linens (beach towels and spa robes, hairdryer, built-in ironing center


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Romantic Oceanfront Honeymoon Delite Lux-Private Cottage Hotel VIEWS-SPA-BEACH
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 24 reviews

Hands down the best rental on Kauai's north shore

  • 5 of 5

In past years I have always stayed at The Princeville St. Regis Hotel and paid premium nightly rate for ocean view. However, this year I had heard a gentle rumor about 'The Cottage on Kaweonui Pt.' being "the" place to stay. Fortunately, I followed that gentle rumor and was able to reserve 'The Cottage ' for two full weeks.'s definitely an absolute gem. Head and shoulders above the St. Regis, great rate (1/2 what I paid at the St. Regis!), wonderful privacy, comfort, convenient location, sweet sandy beach cove just below. It's all there. What a joyful, exquisite, fun place to stay. You'll be back! BOOK IT!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa (thank you VERY much). Delight to have your gracious comments,. Also, am delighted you followed through on those “gentle rumors” — and,— ‘The Cottage” lived up to them. It’s humbling plus so quietly Hawaiian in a sharing sort of way. Me Ke Aloha. Hele (hurry) on back! Yours til your return, Susan Wilson (owner)
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Unique, relaxing, awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had an exceptional ocean view with a trail down to a hidden beach with great snorkeling. Albatrosses were soaring and nesting all around!! Loved the outdoor shower!! Easy access to Princeville and Honalei!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just WOW!

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as the other reviewers described: a magical paradise! The cottage was the perfect setting for celebrating my hubby's birthday. Upon entering, we were greeted by Susan and an expansive panoramic ocean view that took our breaths away. We're an older couple and my hubby has some mobility issues. One of the reasons we selected this property, aside from the stunning views, privacy and 5-star reviews, was the ground-floor, easy accessibility of the property. We were able to park our car in the driveway which is immediately adjacent to the cottage gate. All was simple to unload our suitcase and to go in and out during the day.

While we didn't hike down to the beach cove below, it was a short, scenic drive to Hanalei Bay beach and a very quick drive to the Princeville Center (without having to get on the highway), where we could grab breakfast, coffee, and a few goodies from the Foodland market. It was also very short distance to the St. Regis resort, where we enjoyed a fantastic buffet brunch on Sunday (reservations recommended), and a few minutes drive to the Princeville airport, from where we took an unforgettable helicopter tour of the island.

The hot tub was a real treat, especially at night with the sound of the waves crashing below and the many visible stars overhead. I've found many hot tubs to be challenging to turn on/off and heat up, but this was a simple push of two buttons and in 20 minutes, the water was warm and relaxing.

We were delighted to meet Susan upon arrival and hear a bit about her life on her beloved island. Susan was staying in her home during our visit, but we honestly would not have known she was there -- this cottage is that private. However, we were grateful she was easy to reach when we had to call upon her to come to our rescue after locking ourselves out on the lanai, LOL. It all worked out fine and gave us a memory to chuckle about.

I cannot image ever staying anywhere else should we visit Kauai again. Hoping it will be for MY birthday next time. Thank you, Susan, for sharing your stunning property and for being such a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, WOW + MAHALO for the lovely, thoughtful, fun comments. “Kipu hou mai” (come visit again). Nou ka hale (The Cottage will be yours). Me ka pumehana a me Aloha (with warmth plus great Aloha)! Susan Wilson, owner
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  • 5 of 5

I had a few concerns before booking, as the website leaves some things to the imagination, which I will address for anyone else wondering the same things.

How private is this place really?

VERY private. This is not just a rental in a sea of rentals. It's really tucked away in a residential area. Yes, it's attached to a main house, but there is a garage (not used by the owner during your stay) separating the two. And outside, no problem. A fence separates you from the main house. Everything from the entry, to the outdoor shower, to the hot tub, to the two lanais are COMPLETELY private. You really feel like you are in your own world with nothing but the ocean in front of you. I can't imagine anywhere else on the island being more private. There is no better place for a romantic getaway.

No AC??

No problem! This place is designed to have the trade winds flow through. Not only does it stay cool, but the breeze flowing through night and day really puts you in touch with the island and recharges your soul. Obviously, you can keep the wind out at night if you get cold.

The pictures seem too good to be true...

They're not!! Actually, the pictures don't come close to representing how amazing your daily view will be here.

This is THE perfect place for a romantic stay. Plenty of amenities are provided. I never met the owner, but her friend was there to welcome us and was just lovely and very eager to make sure we had a good stay, while respecting our privacy and being invisible the rest of the time.


Don't wait. If it's available for your dates, book it now! You won't regret it and you won't find anything better. Just don't book it during the time that I'm planning to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Mahalo for your very wonderful "shout-out". In fact, let me say that another way: Grazie, Danke sehr, Arigato, Do jeh, Gracie, Khop khun mak kha, Merci, THANKS! Hele ( hurry) on back, Me Ke Aloha, Susan (owner)
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved staying at the cottage for our honeymoon/1st anniversary. A lovely place with a fantastic view of the ocean and sunrise/sunset. Well situated to the North Shore beaches, hiking, snorkeling etc. Perfectly equipped with small kitchen for breakfasts and we did use the grill for steaks one evening. Plenty of good beach gear as well. Susan thank you for sharing this beautiful special place with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I got equally great pleasure in sharing 'The Cottage' for your anniversary.. Kauai draws wonderful guests .... lucky me is what I always think and always say,.Please, olease cone back for more anniversary celebrations or for whatever joyous celebration. E' como mai ---Hurry... come again. "Hele" (quick-hurry), wiki wiki back, as we say in Hawaiian Me Ke Aloha, Susan ( owner)
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  • 5 of 5

Exquisitely designed, built and maintained. Providing privacy, views and access to a marvelous little crescent of beach. Nothing lacking.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, ho'omaika'i, for the great comments. Hope you'll, hele (travel) back. A hui hou kaua. Until we meet again. Me ke Aloha, Susan
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tiki Iniki, Hotels St. Regis & Westin, Pub & Pizza
Nearest Golf
Makai Golf course, 27 holes just 1/4 mile away
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hideaways, Kauai Grill, Nakea, Tiki, Foodland
Nearest Beach
beach path 20' from door/ beach cove =1/16 mile
Car: necessary

Scuba diving, Deep sea fishing, Canoeing, Sea kayaking, Wind surfing, Beachcombing, Sunbathing, Lessons in traditional Hawaiian cultural arts, Holistic Health Services and practitioners of all sorts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Check-in NOT before 4:30 PM/ Check-out 10:30 AM
Late Check-out request, if confirmed, = $150 late check-out fee
Upon receipt of full payment, Directions to "The Cottage" and location of its key will be sent to you via E-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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