Owner built and managed Balinese style studio with great ocean and sunset views on 3 acres in a rural setting. The self contained studio has a kingsize bed, kitchenette and bathroom. This sanctuary type homestay has its own entrance and parking.
Retreat with stunning ocean views and nights skies in quiet, beautiful rural environment. Lower level of a timber home with unique, compact studio . King size bed with linens, bath and beach towels, shower, toilet and basin, small fridge, microwave, hotplate, toaster oven, utensils, outdoor seating on deck. Free high speed internet and 72 cable tv access. Use of washer and dryer. Within 3 mins drive be in historic Kalaheo and mix with locals at the coffee shop, or within ten minutes drive to historic Koloa or beautiful Poipu with its award winning beaches. . Ten minutes drive to best beaches, snorkel with turtles and if you're lucky a monk seal, surf, hike, scuba dive. 20-30 mins drive to boat and helicopter tours to awesome Na Pali, river kiyak, mountain tube, see many waterfalls, horse ride, golf, or zip-line ...If you love the outdoors Kauai will bless you with her abundant opportunities to experience green, green, green...and waves and sun and beautiful beaches. Speak to Sharon or Neil and they'll share their favorite island spots and things like where the best place is to enjoy a sunset, a moonlight, a bonfire ...
This studio is amazing, a hidden gem on the sunny part of Kauai. We arrived on Christmas day, and were immediately greeted by an impeccably clean and beautiful studio, with (as promised) ocean-front views (complete with a hammock on the patio) and live flowers all around the place. The studio was much roomier that we expected, with good pots and pans, and the essentials to cook dinners for the two of us. The location was so nice and quiet that it was hard for us to actually want to leave to explore the rest of Kauai. Thank you, Neil and Sharon, for a lovely place to stay in "paradise."
Love having guests like you stay! You appreciate the unique style Neil has created and the beauty of the land AND you make wonderful suggestions, like getting a bigger pasta pot/ stirfry pan so that future guests can make use of these. Thanks too for the private FYI about your little critter visitors that you shoo'ed out- it is the country and nothing thankfully is dangerous (I'm thanking you publicly because while you gave this feedback to us as an FYI and in private, it is important that potential guests know this is a rural/natural setting) You are welcome back any time!
Lovely place! We loved the setting...back in the lush country. It felt very private which we loved. Distance to food and activities was fine (5 minutes to Kalaheo or 25 to Lihue). Very nice shower and good water pressure. Bed was a little hard for me, but didn't bother my husband. Laundry facility was very accommodating, Neil left it stocked with detergent and softener, a small rack to hang a few small items. Beach towels provided. Snorkel gear was kept outside for shared use, but would need a good rinse before using. Our ONLY complaint with this space were the bugs. We had quite a few milipedes throughout our stay. Neil was very helpful when we brought it to his attention and he even offered that we could move upstairs for 2 of our 3 remaining nights (last night was booked). We decided to stay put, but the upstairs is lovely. Book that instead if it is available! Neil is wonderful to work with and had many suggestions for us. We truly enjoyed our time here. Thanks, Neil!
Great guests, who are welcome back any time! And, a note to potential future guests we don't advertise this unit as having a washer and dryer, nor as being equipped with snorkel gear and beach goodies. The latter are generously left by previous guests for future guests to enjoy . Amy, we appreciate your feedback and for choosing to stay with us! Neil enjoyed talking story with you two!
Host did a great job at welcoming us. Was in contact prior to his own out-of-town trip, answered all questions, and left a wonderful woman ( their friend, Mary), in charge to help us upon arrival and thereafter. The spirit of genuine Hawaiian "Aloha" was shown throughout our
stay. Mary helped and informed us in ways that we appreciated greatly.
Directions given to the home were easy to follow, the location was lovely.
Neil is a nice guy, our check-in and check-out were very friendly. The studio is well equipped and nicely situated in a remote neighborhood. Very quiet area. "Garden view" (a nice one) would better describe this lower part of the house, I guess the view on the ocean is much better on the top level of the house (which also looks more comfy). Expect a "cabin in the woods" kind of feeling: the windows are typical Hawaii "jalousie windows" so the place is a bit humid and some bugs or ants can be seen. However a very pleasant stay!
Thanks for staying with us and for the feedback which helps the 'right' guests select this unusual (website hidden) The netting around the bed is decorative, and we have been enjoying working in the garden and generally taking care of maintenance issues thanks to specific feedback like yours.
We found the accomadation adequate, but very remote from town. The upstairs unit is 5X better.
We had a lovely stay in the lower studio of this house. It is in a very rural and quiet area so there's absolutely no noise at all except the sounds of nature.
We really liked the lanai with the view over the hill and on the ocean too.
Unfortunately we never got to meet Neil & Sharon since they were on vacation as well, but they took great care of us and provided us with all necessary information beforehand
The washer and dryer were very convenient, since we had a lot to wash after 1,5 weeks of travelling
We had a blast in the loser studio. It was exactly As the pictures and more. Nice bed and bathroom, kitchen works fine, great porch and most importantly the stuff for the beach we could use, like cooler, chairs, etc. the neighbourhood is very quiet, but everything is pretty close. That made our time on the beach even better. Thank you Neil and Sharon, you couldn't have been a better host. Keep up the good work.
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Thirty year resident of Kauai who has built various simple Balinese/Polynesian/ Swiss Family Robinson style timber homes in beautiful island settings.
First came to Kauai in 1980 as part of long world wide surf odyssey - was on his way to Australia, but fell in love with the island, the way of life and spirit of aloha.
Met South African born wife, Sharon, in 2003 on the island. They married on the beach in Poipu in 2005.
Both love the island, love hearing the varied fascinating stories people live, and both love to read and travel!