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 really wish that we hadn't stayed at this apartment. I never write negative reviews , but I feel an obligation to help out other airbnbers
- the windows do not shut fully ( they are the plastic shutter with a rotating handle to close them). That means that there is always a breeze coming through the room and we only had thin blankets. In the rainy Kauai nights, we both developed racking coughs
- roosters crowing constantly starting at 4am. Yes, there are roosters everywhere in Kauai but in our other accommodations we have never heard them. Assume it is because the windows shut properly elsewhere
- there is no longer a spa, contrary to the listing. It closed several months ago. That was one of the key reasons we booked the place
- the hosts were really rude to us. Admittedly we arrived at midnight (as we had earlier mentioned that we would due to flight time) and couldn't find the Airbnb. We went to their house and were yelled at for not have following the directions and being able to find the Airbnb. It made us uncomfortable. (Btw, the directions said straight back, but you are meant to drive around the left side of the house)
Another thing to note that is not negative but to keep in mind is that the house is relatively far from town. Do your food shopping beforehand. The coffee shop mentioned is really more of a stand within an art gallery. We enjoyed being close to the napali trailhead but on the day that the trail was closed we had to drive pretty far to go anywhere else
The gas grill was really nice
My boyfriend and I loved staying at the Kalalau Cottage! The location is great for seeing the North Shore of Kauai while still feeling away from "it all". The cottage itself was quiet and clean and the hosts were accommodating and friendly (they even gave us fresh eggs and apple bananas from the property!). The walk to the beach is short and it is a beautiful long beach, perfect for a long walk and snorkeling around the reef. I highly recommend staying here!
We loved it here!!! The place was perfect :) nice and open and perfect location!
My girlfriend and I had a great stay at the Kalalau cottage. The place was clean, large, and comfortable and is in a phenomenal location. Dave even gave us fresh eggs from his chickens which were delicious. Highlights of our stay were riding provided bikes down the dirt road across the street to Tunnels beach to go snorkeling and using the screened in porch for eating several meals. My one complaint is that communication with Sandy was a little spotty. I tried to get in touch with her to give an update on our arrival time and got no response, but everything worked out fine. Overall I'd highly recommend the cottage if you are looking for a quiet home base near the end of the road on the North Shore.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anyone who wants to live as a local! The photos dont do the cottage justice at all.
We were greeted as soon as we arrived and shown all the amenities that we may need. The washer/dryer is brand new, there is a handful of beach gear other visitors have left including beach chairs, umbrellas and snorkel kit and fresh eggs and papaya were also brought over. Between the owner, amenities, chickens and cats... It was a very warm welcome.
The cottage itself is well thought out and super organized. Everything you need besides food is there. The lanai is FANTASTIC and the grill on the back patio was brand new and worked so well. As others have mentioned, this is Hawaii, so you will probably see a bug or two. This is no reflection on the space or owner. You are in a jungle and it's something to experience.
One note: the location is very close to the Kalalau Trail head and about a 5 mile drive back to restaurants and markets. This was perfect for us, but someone looking to hang around Hanalei or Princeville should be aware.
Kalalau Cottage was awesome. We really loved our stay. We never got to meet Sandy (property manager, who was friendly and helpful in communications pre-visit) but we did meet the owner and he was super friendly and kind. He gave us fresh eggs and shared tips on the area. This comfy and spacious cottage is in the Seven Bridges area and a short walk from Tunnels Beach which felt so fun, private and away from the hustle, but yet right where we wanted to be. We really loved the place, the lanai, the vibe, and the amenities. They had snorkel gear, a beach umbrella, beach towels, and beach coolers for guest use (so awesome) and overall they were so accommodating! We were so happy with our visit and are excited to stay here again whenever we are able to get back to Kauai!
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
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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.