The 'Elua Room #2 with private bath at the Kauai Retreat Center is in a 5400 sq ft. house located 19 miles from airport on secluded 2 1/2 acres. The location is convenient to many beaches and attractions on Kauai. There is free wi fi, cable TV, beach equipment, continental breakfast, and large common areas including a comfortable large covered lanai with great mountain/distant ocean views.
Wonderful spot on a great part of the island! The common area and hottub were lovely.
Great experience. I was trying to reserve a room last minute and, through an idiosyncrasy of the electronic age, I ended up with a double booking. I ended up not staying with Hilary. She then really went above and beyond to get me a refund. This care and attention really impressed me. Although I never stayed at her place, or even met her, I feel justified in recommending her as a host that will do her best to take care of her guests.
Hilary was great, and the retreat center was really lovely and relaxing. Lots of common space for interaction with other guests if so desired. Highly recommend!
Hilary's place was fantastic. We enjoyed our short stay, although we did not get a chance to meet Hilary while we were there. Great place to stay with a group of friends, or for a family reunion on Kauai. Everything was neat and clean, and well appointed. We will try and stay again on our next visit to the beautiful island.
My mother and I stayed 5 nights at the Kauai Retreat Center as part of my mother's 70th birthday trip to Hawaii. We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful stay -- we loved it. Each day, we got up to watch the sun rise at nearby beaches, came back to the Retreat Center for a healthy breakfast (plentiful fruit, yogurt, granola, coffee, tea, toast, etc.), then went off for the day to hike and explore the island. In the evening, we would return to the Center to make dinner together and rest our weary bones in the lovely hot tub. Our rooms (Elua and Elima) were comfortable and clean and we slept so well in those big beds! We used Hilary's beach chairs and snorkel equipment during our stay, and thoroughly enjoyed snuggles with Molly, the outdoor Retreat cat. Kilauea is a off-the-beaten-path area, too, which we really appreciated. Thank you, Hilary! We can't wait for our next visit.
A lovely little place. Pictures dont do this place justice. It is 2 minutes of the main road, surrounded by green fields, mountains and a tempting view of the ocean. Calm and quiet, only roosters will wake you up (as they do all over the island). It is a good place to stay if you need to get around eastern and northern parts of the island.
Hillary is friendly and made sure we had a memorable stay.
We thought the retreat center was beautiful. A tranquil place away from the crowds. The Lanai and the rooms have a great layout, creating an open space with still enough privacy for everyone. Sadly, we did not get to spend enough Communication with Ray was very easy and we always felt welcome and safe. Everything was very clean and the house felt bright and airy. to really enjoy the place... I would highly recommend Hilary's retreat center!
Great location on the way to the North Shore attractions from the main town with the airport. A small town (Kilauea) is conveniently nearby, but the property itself is wonderfully secluded. Great view of the stars on a clear night, well stocked common area, and a fantastic jacuzzi. Ideal home base for a vacation in Kauai.
About the location: The whole island of Kauai isn't very big by car, but from North Shore to South Shore can take a couple of hours. Though the main town (where the airport is) is in the middle, I think the location of this place is ideal since it's closer to the North Shore–which is green, lush, and is the gateway to the Na Pali coast and the boat tours that leave from Hanalei. At the same time, it's still close enough to the rest of the island that it shouldn't take more than an hour to reach those attractions.
This location is fantastic and Hilary is very friendly. We could store our luggage there while hiking the Kalalau trail. I highly recommend staying there!
Paradise. I was not expecting such an amazing retreat. You are not renting within someone's house, but rather have the big, lovely house to yourself (along with any other renters), huge lanai, lovely rooms with soft, cozy beds and deep bathtubs. Yard is gigantic, with nice view of the ocean. Breakfast of fruits, breads and more available every day. This is ideal for a family reunion or group of friends, but also perfect for fewer travelers. I was blown away by the beauty and comfort, and Hilary was a pleasure to talk to.