Less than 1000 ft from a beautiful sand beach, this studio apartment with screened lanai boasts a bit of an ocean view and a lovely mountain view. Close to the island's most famous beaches and hiking trail. Five miles from charming Hanalei town.
A studio apartment with full kitchen and queen bed, plus a screened lanai with a peek at the ocean. The lanai features a punee (single bed) for relaxed enjoyment, or an extra person, and a table for dining. Basic cable TV/DVD, gas barbecue, wireless internet. At the end of an intimate cul-de-sac less than 1000 feet from a sandy beach. There is a coffee shop/art gallery, Mediterranean-style restaurant for fine dining, and the Hanalei Day Spa for massages and facials virtually across the street. Located about two miles from the Kalalau Trailhead, and five miles past Hanalei town, you'll find yourself in the nicest most scenic part of the island of Kaua`i. Public transportation stops at Hanalei, but there is limited service with a shuttle from Princeville. No children under 12, please. (Offered by All Kauai Real Estate, HI GETax No. W(phone number hidden))
Beach gear, gas barbecue, TV, and Bose system for iPad.
Interaction with Guests
It is entirely up to the guest. We and the owners are available most waking hours.
The proximity of beaches and hiking trails, and the ambience of Kauai's unique North Shore, which can be found nowhere else.
There is a shuttle from Hanalei to all points on Kauai, and a shuttle that runs hourly from Princeville to the end of the road.
Other Things to Note
Although the listing says a minimum stay of 1 day, we will only consider a reservation fewer than 3 days, either adjacent to another reservation or very near an arrival date.
Limited to three people, no children under 12. Although the listing says a minimum stay of 1 day, we will only consider a reservation fewer than 3 days, either adjacent to another reservation or very near an arrival date.
We had an amazing time at the Kalalau Cottage! It was even nicer in-person than in the pictures. Beds were comfy. The owners are lovely and gave us fresh eggs from their chickens + fruit from their garden. You're a short drive from Hanalei and the Kalalau trailhead, and walking distance from the beach + a coffee shop with snacks.
Another review mentioned that the kitchen wasn't fully stocked, but either that reviewer was looking for something really specific or the owners have upgraded since then: they provided tons of pots and pans, extensive cooking utensils, more than enough cups and plates
We enjoyed our 3 night stay for these reasons:
-Close proximity to the beach (5 minutes walking)
-screened in porch
-Homey and private setting (though not isolated; its in the midst of other homes and you'll be aware of neighbors going about their days)
-well stocked kitchen (utensils, cookware, appliances)
-hot tub under the stars (we were a little weirded out by the naked aspect, but the host was very respectful of our privacy)
The folks around the cottage were very informative and friendly. They gave us great tips on which beaches to check out and local events happening close by. There were also left over snorkel gear from previous guests which was convenient.
You will definitely need a car to get around if you plan on doing anything other than the closest beach. We saw some hitch hikers that seemed to be doing well for themselves, but we'll leave that up to you. Hanalei town is a short but windy drive along the coast, both beautiful and tricky. You'll want to be careful making those turns and crossing one lane bridges. The Kalalau trail is a short drive in the opposite direction, and a must if you stay here in our opinion.
Overall, we recommend staying. We doubt very much you would regret it!
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This cottage was perfect for the two of us. We were looking for a relaxing, laid back vacation, and it was better than we expected. All the basics of what we needed were there...
The space was large enough for a couple, cool, airy and scenic. Comfortably stocked with linens and other basics. Hosts were friendly, accessible, yet lots of privacy. We enjoyed homey feel of roosters, chickens, cats, rabbits, frogs and geckos all in close proximity. We loved being able to walk across the road to the beach where swam, snorkelled and walked for miles. Falling asleep listening to the surf each night was perfect.
Access to snorkel gear, beach chairs, etc was convenient, making our packing and decision making much more spontaneous.
I think the thing we loved the most was location. A few minutes on foot to beach or gourmet coffee, I enjoyed a fabulous massage at the spa across the street, we walked endlessly in either direction along the beach. The neighbourhood is quiet and slow. We spent a few days exploring the Kalalau trail just down the road and a few evenings in Hanalei listening to music and tasting Hawaiian beer.
The only part of our stay that urged us to be a bit creative was using the kitchen that was stocked with only the most basic items. We love to cook and ate most of our meals here, and had to innovate a bit to achieve some of our grander plans. But if you keep it simple happiness is easy to achieve, especially if you plan your meal around the BBQ which was awesome. We also appreciated having access to a cooler and ice packs to make beach picnics easy.
It was an awesome place to stay. Super easy. Super comfortable. We loved it.
We really enjoyed our stay here. I was a little confused about which house we were in so i called Sandy and she picked up on a sunday afternoon to confirm that i was in the right place. Amazing! i am awful with names but a neighbor introduced himself and later provided some ripe papayas and eggs when we first arrived. the pictures are all accurate. we were able to make use of the kitchen and enjoyed many meals on the screened in porch. This is a great place for a couple looking to get outside during the day and come back to a homelike atmosphere at night.
Absolutly nice cottage away from the hassle. We arrived in the dark, but the lights to the appartment were lit and a neighbor showed us the right way. The owner arrive in the morning and welcomed us with fresh papaya out of the garden.
Everthing was as discribed and infomations was given with a small hand-out.
We enjoyed our stay in this cottage in the most attractive part of Kauai!
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I love to dance, read, and walk the beach with our dogs. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. Thailand is fascinating and New Zealand beautiful. Adored Paris. Trying to decide on my next exotic destination. Not exotic, but very nice, Traverse City Michigan, this summer to visit family, with a few days at Mackinac Island--another of my favorite places. But my very favorite is right here where I live.
In 1991 I moved to Kauai and became a real estate broker and property manager, at the same time my friend Mark and I managed a couple B&Bs, and we now own Kalalau B&B. Last year he married Christine who moved here from Germany. We share running the B&B, and we all love living in Kauai, and especially on the North Shore. Mark is an artist and chef, and Christine is a retired actuary, who is artistic, musical, and many talented. She and I perform hula whenever we get a chance, quite often at Tahiti Nui on Wednesdays in Hanalei. When you stay with us we can tell you more, but we'd rather hear about you.
I recently became licensed to perform weddings in the state of Hawaii, when it became imminent that gay marriages would be made legal. I am perhaps the only avowed atheist wedding officiant on Kaua`i.
More than you wanted to know about me. I attended University of Michigan after graduating and soon after that went to work for the Teamsters Union in Detroit, and from there to the legal firm that handled most of the large trucking companies. After a couple years, I moved to New York City where I was hired as executive assistant to the president and executive vice president of two huge corporations in their Wall Street Offices. From there I went to work for Norman Mailer and worked for him for many years as research assistant, confidante, copy editor, and secretary (never wife or lover) both in New York City and Provincetown, MA. Spent a year or so as a hippie traveling around the country with a flower in my hair. Then I married and moved to Stowe, Vermont, for nearly 20 years, where I skied and sailed for recreation. Then here.