'Ekolu Room #3 at Kauai Retreat Center is located on secluded acreage surrounded by meadows and pastures yet conveniently located minutes to beaches and attractions. 'Ekolu room has a private bath, TV and a view of exotic hardwood plantation. The 'Ekolu room is in a 5400 sq ft, six bedroom house with it's own separate keyed entrance. There is free wifi, and many more common amenities.
The Kauai Retreat Centre is perfect - set in beautiful surroundings, off the tourist track but really easy to find from Hilary's directions and a good place to explore from. My room (4) was lovely, with a big window overlooking the trees. It was great to be able to talk to other guests over breakfast or in the evening, and Hilary was incredibly helpful by phone and email, answering questions really quickly. There's everything you could need (kitchen, phone, towels, guidebooks, friendly cat...) and I'd thoroughly recommend staying here if you come to Kauai (which you should!).
I LOVED Hilary's house! Great location, fabulous setup, and really clean. Wonderful little details, like a designated drawer for each room in the fridge -- I really liked that. If you're into cooking, the kitchen is stocked with every utensil or appliance you could possibly need.
And -- big highlight -- sitting in the jacuzzi at night, under the starry sky. Magical!
Her prices are really good, considering the general high prices of the north shore.
I hope to return soon!
Fantastic house and great host.
Hilary's retreat is well maintained, the kitchen and living room are spacious and a popular meeting point, the rooms are clean and friendly. In my whole 3-weeks-stay in Hawaii I had the most restful sleep in that room Ekolu. Communicating with Hilary was uncomplicated and easy, though we only met her once on our arrival. Thanky you, Hilary!
My second stay here, this time got to meet some fellow guests, all of whom were lovely and interesting people. A peaceful and rejuvenating place, feels like a home away from home here.
I loved my room and the cozy bed... the kitchen was great for making my own meals and relaxing with a nice tea. Hilary is delightful and I would highly recommend her spot if you are visiting Kaua'i - it's perfectly situated to explore the north shore of this magical island. Mahalo & aloha!
An absolutely tranquil and gorgeous place! Big comfortable bed and everything I needed: towels, shampoo, extra blankets... the rooms are super-well designed to let air-flow through and provide beautiful views while keeping bugs and other critters out. Nice. Views of the ocean and green rolling farmland and mountains... Big beautiful kitchen too that I was glad to make use of. I was surprised this place wasn't full, it is a well-kept secret I guess--so, check it out :)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.