About This Listing
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.
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.
Smoking, use of any tobacco products or e-cigarettes, or disposal of their wastes on the property are strictly prohibited. Evidence of violation will result in forfeiture of the security deposit.
The cottage is in a quiet, residential neighborhood, providing ample privacy and a peaceful atmosphere. It is not an appropriate venue for "parties". Laundry facilities are a shared space, and hosts may use them while guests are away. A rental agreement will be presented on arrival, and taxes (9.25% transient accommodation and 4.16% general excise) are payable at that time.
There's a simple reason Beryl's cottage has 5-star reviews from 61 reviewers (now 62): the North Shore Plantation Cottage is perfect. From the gracious hosts, to the quiet setting on a dead-end road, to the sound of the nightly rains on the tin roof, to the gas stove, everything (and I mean everything!) was ideal for our escape from the mainland. Perfectly situated in sleepy Kilauea, the cottage was an excellent launchpad for our daily adventures (Secret Beach one day, SUP'ing the Hanalei River the next, Waimea Canyon on another, etc). The Healthy Hut Market and Cafe, a two-minute walk from the house, was a daily (sometimes more) haunt for food and drink. A mile further west is the small town of Kilauea with a great little yoga studio (Metamorphose), the Kauai Juice Co, and a tasty (and bustling) bakery. My only regret was that we stayed the minimum number of nights: 5. Next time, it will be 10. Fingers crossed.
We had a great return visit – the first time some of us stayed here was (phone number hidden). This was a first-time visit to Kauai for one in our party; she thoroughly enjoyed Kauai and our hosts as well. Great hosts, location and property.
Thanks, Beryl, John , and Ili.
Beryl and John were such gracious hosts, but never intrusive. They made us feel very welcome and the cottage was filled with all the necessary amenities. The photos are incredibly accurate, except note that the creek is located down a pretty steep bank. We didn't venture down there with a 4-year-old, but more adventurous travelers will enjoy the opportunity. The cottage is within driving distance of great locations on the North Shore as well as cute towns like Kapa'a. It's also walking distance from a cool health food store. Our favorite part was seeing the diverse plant and wildlife in the backyard. Anole lizards, myna birds, and even a white-rumped shama (with the most beautiful song I've heard!). We were visiting with family, and we had the BEST location and cottage of the group, most of whom stayed in hotels or condos. Highly recommended, and we can't wait to come back!
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This is a jewel. The "cottage" is lovely -- located in a quiet neighborhood with a stream at the back of the property. Our hosts were nearby and very attentive to any needs, without being obtrusive. We enjoyed many friendly conversations and appreciated their sense of aloha. It was the perfect introduction to Kauai, and I hope to return.
We loved staying at this property! Beryl was a great host and made us feel very welcome. The house was very clean and tidy and well stocked with the basic bathroom & kitchen essentials. My girlfriend and I love to cook and this house made life easy for us in the kitchen, especially because Beryl keeps a beautiful garden full of spices, peppers, and fruit, which we were welcome to use. The neighborhood felt very safe and there's a great little natural food market/ cafe just down the street, which we frequented on several occasions. The location of the house on the island is convenient to nearby restaurants, sites, and beaches. The laundry room came in handy as we experienced a little rain. And just outside the laundry room was an array of beach gear, including snorkel gear, beach chairs, etc, which were there for us to use. We will miss this quaint house in Kauai and we will certainly miss the "spirit of aloha," their cute dog Ili. Until again...
Beryl & John were excellent hosts. Our cottage set up when we arrived (quite late) and also placed our crib rental in our son's room; milk and bread and fresh fruit for our first morning which was perfect to start exploring the area. The north shore is a good base to stay when you have a rental vehicle, everything accessible including some hard-to-reach beaches. We did a lot of exploring with the little one and mother-in-law, and it was nice to come back to a quiet, relaxing spot after a full day of beach hunting, geocaching, and sightseeing. The orange tree was bursting with fruit which we took full advantage of, and loved the lanai too!
About the Host, Beryl
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.