North Shore Plantation Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · Hookui Rd, Kilauea, HI 96754, United States
Beryl
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The Space

Stay in an authentic piece of Kauai history. The cottage dates to the time when sugar cane was king on the island, and is in a neighborhood of single-wall structures, typical of the era, built to house plantation workers and their families. The three bedrooms contain twin, full, and queen beds. There is a well-equipped galley kitchen with full-sized appliances, a laundry room, covered lanai, and carport. HDTV and WiFi are included. Beach towels, chairs, umbrella, snorkels & masks are also available for guest use. The property is enclosed by a wood fence and hedges of palms, hibiscus, and other tropicals, creating a quiet, peaceful setting. All the North Shore's attractions -- the Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge and historic lighthouse, Hanalei Bay, Limahuli National Tropical Botanical Gardens, hiking trails, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the islands -- are just a short, scenic drive away. The area also offers a variety of shops and restaurants to explore -- something to suit all tastes and budgets.

Guest Access

The yard contains a variety of fruit trees (orange, tangelo, tangerine, lychee, apple banana, fig, and breadfruit) and hosts, enjoy sharing the seasons' offerings. Guests are also invited to pick fresh herbs from the container garden off the lanai. One of the best features of the property is the private, park-like setting alongside the Kilauea Stream. The series of cascades and mini-falls served as the setting for several scenes in the famed 1950s musical "South Pacific," and was more recently featured in "Six Days, Seven Nights."

Interaction with Guests

Hosts live in separate quarters on the property, and take great care to respect guests' privacy.

Permit Number: W81121962-01

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1060 /week
Monthly Price: $3350 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $80
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • Our twelve days in Kauai were a real dream. The plantation cottage was really perfect for the three of us. We could each have our own room after a day of rambling around the island. Everything we needed was there, including the accumulated knowledge of Beryl and John of their island. The gardens were beautiful and the river below as spectacular. Go there first! We made the mistake of not going down there until the end and it is my ONLY regret. Too many good parts to annotate here, but suffice to say, it was a pleasure to spend our days in Kilauea at the cottage and, by the way, the 21 North, in Lihue, was excellent! Our best mean on the island.

    June 2014
  • Our stay was a gift from the hospitality gods. A beautiful cottage, immaculate, beautifully and simply decorated with everything we could imagine needing there. Intelligent, witty, knowledgeable host who bent over backwards to make our stay perfect--which it was. Don't pass by this opportunity to be a guest.

    May 2014
  • Great place to stay - location is wonderful, hosts are friendly and accommodating, the cottage is perfectly clean and has everything you may need. Definitely recommend and would come back to stay here again.

    April 2014
  • Beryl's North Shore Plantation Cottage felt like home as soon as we walked in the front door. Every amenity had been thoughtfully provided for; everything in the house was clean and functioned properly; the furniture was tasteful and comfortable; and the decor was charming. Beryl was a perfect host -- making himself available for whatever we needed, yet offering us privacy, too. The house, itself, is located in the small town of Kilauea and is close to beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, and other activities. It's also a pleasant home base for hanging out and relaxing on the back porch after a day full of sun and waves. Our stay at the Cottage was so wonderful that I know we'll be back to visit soon.

    April 2014
  • Beryl was a lifesaver when our existing housing arrangements fell through while we were on the island. Not only did he give us a place to stay with very little notice, but the home was absolutely lovely! The house is beautifully decorated and had everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable. We appreciated having Beryl just across the lawn, but also felt that the space was suitably private. And boy did our kids lovely playing outside in the lovely yard with the dog. I couldn't recommend this home more strongly for any family looking for a place to stay in Kauai.

    April 2014
  • We loved every minute of our stay. Beryl and John were welcoming and excellent hosts. The cottage had everything expected of a home from a washer and dryer to a gas stove and large fridge. The interior is beautifully decorated with wonderful artwork and ceramics created by our hosts. Located in Kilauea, which we discovered to be a very close knit community made up of longtime locals and newly escaped mainlanders (just my observation). Shops and restaurants were within walking distance plus access to the entire North and East Island. Lots of great hikes and beaches minutes away. The home is very quite and comfortable - anytime I needed anything the hosts were pleasantly available to us. Expect more feedback from my partner Ida in a followup message.

    March 2014
  • January 2014
  • My daughters and I had a wonderful time while in Kilauea. Beryl was a fantastic host - available when (or if) needed and respecting our privacy when needed.

    If we needed something - a recommendation for local flavor, a spice for something we were cooking, or pointing us to nearby beach or hiking trail.

    We've been to Kauai before and being able to enjoy the Kauai life in a less touristy way was fantastic!

    December 2013
  • We stayed here in November and LOVED it. The house is darling, the hosts are charming and so helpful and their dog is so adorable we wanted to take her home with us!
    THANK YOU for a great stay in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
    This is the perfect sized house for a girls-get away (what we were doing!) with two or three people. The bathroom and kitchen would be a little crowded with more people but if you were friendly, you could make it work.
    Loved the hammock and chairs on the veranda out back and being able to use the hosts' washer/dryer and clothes lines. Also a bonus - the hosts' have a brother who lives on the island who is a GENIUS at massage. And, he makes house calls!

    November 2013
  • This immaculate home exceeded our expectations and was even more appealing than the photos and the glowing reviews from previous guests. In fact, there were days we had a hard time tearing ourselves away.

    My family (we have 2 school aged girls) were extremely comfortable in the 3 well-appointed bedrooms. The quiet neighbourhood, beautiful shared yard, Ili the dog, and the opportunity to explore the stream at the back of the property provided a wonderful home base for our first visit to Hawaii.

    We loved the rugged, low-key atmosphere of the town of Kilauea and could have happily eaten at the taco stand and the fish market every day of our stay. A rental car is a must, but if you're like us, you'll spend most of your time within a 20 minute drive from your cottage.

    Beryl and John's home is just across the yard. They are generous with their advice (and home baking!) and are available to answer any questions, but offer plenty of privacy. The cottage is well-stocked with cooking basics, spices, condiments, etc, even toiletries from previous guests. It was super helpful to have the use of the beach towels, umbrella, and beach chairs, especially if you want to pack light and avoid checking your baggage.

    Don't miss the Hawaii Kingdom huli huli chicken stand at the roadside between Anahola and Kapa'a.

    The waterfall picnic horseback ride at Princeville Ranch Adventures was a blast--just up the road from the cottage

    November 2013
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BS in Ed. from Eastern IL Univ., 1973; MS in Ed. from Walden Univ., 2003
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Moved to Kauai from Miami in '93, began teaching photography at Kapaa High School, and bought the cottage, which had been without a roof since Hurrican Iniki. After extensive rennovation, the old house served as a very comfortable home for 12 years, when we built the new "studio" at the back of the property. I retired from the classroom after 14 years at KHS, and now enjoy working in my ceramics studio and hosting guests in the cottage.
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