About This Listing
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.
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 N? 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!
Li'i Lani is acceptable for one or two people maximum capacity. It is furnished very luxuriously and not really set up for kids. This cottage is located below the main house and as such overly loud music or activities would not be very much appreciated by renters or (website hidden)'i Lani is a non-smoking accommodation.
We visited Deani's cottage for our honeymoon and had a great time. The cottage is a quick drive from the coast, and the central location on the east side allowed us to easily hit the north shore one day and the south the next. The property is well maintained and in a nice neighborhood.
Deani is a wonderful and knowledgeable host and was able to provide some tips for restaurants and activities to help us further enjoy our stay on the island. The cottage was super clean and comfortable. There was even some fresh baked banana bread in a welcome basket!
Overall I would definately recommed Deani's cottage if you are headed to Kauai. 10/10!
The private cottage was perfect for our trip. It is a beautiful place with a very comfortable bed, nice living area, and kitchen. It was our romantic base for our island trip where we would sip coffee in the morning out back and come back after our days adventure. It was great to have alone time and not be surrounded by people in a big resort. Deani was great and stocked the place with nice treats. She even put up a Christmas Tree for us! And had beach chairs and towels! The place is about three miles from the beach but it really is a small island so it was no problem. In fact it was a good price to pay for privacy. Internet was good and it had cable TV as well. If we come back to the island we would want to stay there.
Deani was an awesome host. The house was in a nice quiet private neighborhood and served as a great home base to explore the island. It was well appointed and very clean and comfortable. Deani made so much effort to make us feel welcome. When we arrived late at night, we were welcomed with a little lit Christmas tree, home-baked goodies, a basket of local Hawaii snacks, and a bottle of wine! She even gave use recommendations about things to do while we were there that turned out to be some of our favorite experiences.
My wife and I stayed in Hawaii for 8 night and four of those were spent at Deani's cottage. Our only regret about the trip is that we did not stay the entire 8 nights there. When we return to Kauai, we will be staying there again, no question.
We visited Kaua'i for a little less than a week. While there we wanted to make the most of our time hiking and exploring all over the island, so we needed to stay somewhere central that would allow us to get across the island in an hour or less. Deani's cottage, Li'i Lani, could not have been more perfect. We hiked the Na Pali coast, Waimea Canyon, and we explored the towns of Princeville, Hanelei, Eleele and Waimea. All of these were a 60 min or less drive away.
The cottage itself is very lovely, and the setting is absolutely beautiful. It is tucked away in the country away from the more tourist trodden parts of Kapa'a allowing for quiet and privacy. If you're coming from the south island, you can see Opaekaʻa falls on your drive in. Though it is in the country, it is a short enough drive to the restaurants and shops in town should you need to grab a bite to eat or supplies.
It's clear that she and her family take great care of place. It is clean, maintained, and the attention to detail is there. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking, the closet is packed with supplies for day trips to the beach, and she had a lovely care package waiting for us when we arrived. The flowers are beautiful, and the grounds are very well kept as well.
Deani was very accommodating and she quickly responded to any concerns or questions we had during our stay. I would definitely recommend this to any couple looking for a romantic getaway! We've already decided that we're coming back.
Li'i Lani, Deani's cottage on Kauai that my husband and I rented from October 11 through the 18th, was absolutely fantastic! It is even better than the pictures can depict. It is immaculately clean, and Deani has put so much thought and detail into decorating this little cottage and making it really comfortable. We only met Deani briefly on our arrival, but her welcoming nature and her responsiveness throughout our stay really stood out.
This cottage is in a neighborhood called Wailua Homesteads next to the Wailua River State Park, the Nonou Forest Reserve, and the Opaekaa Falls that you can see from a scenic overlook on your drive to the cottage. This is all minutes from the town of Kapaa. Needless to say, it's a really beautiful, quiet, lush neighborhood that was such a treat to come back to after busy days driving all over the island, swimming and hanging out at the beach, and exploring nature. Nothing on the island is more than about 45 minutes away at the most, and many beaches and nature areas were just minutes away.
We love to cook, and the cottage provided a great kitchen with a gas stovetop and oven as well as an outdoor area with a grill (propane I think). We made some fabulous meals with all the goodies we found on the island and were able to really relax in this lovely cottage. We highly recommend it to any couple or single person wanting a quiet, beautiful retreat on Kauai!
Deani's cottage was beautiful and incredibly clean. My husband and I stayed here during the middle leg of our honeymoon and really loved having the cottage as our home base. The location was perfect and we also enjoyed the location and great food Kapa'a has to offer.
Deanie is very thoughtful host; the decor was very tasteful and inviting and we especially appreciated our wonderful basket of treats!
Thank you Deani - two thumbs up!
My wife and I stayed at Deani's lovely cottage for 9 days in May. We had a remarkably wonderful stay. Deani and her husband were wonderful hosts, and the cottage was perfect for us as we unwound upcountry from Kapaa. The fact that we were up in the country enabled us to have a lot of quiet and privacy, which were two big factors in our stay being so pleasant and refreshing.
From the wonderful bed, to the thoughtful snack basket and homemade pie (baked by her daughter!) the entire experience was wonderful.
It's a great cottage, and I would recommend it wholeheartedly to any couple looking to get away for a restful, relaxing vacation.