About this listing
Perfect for a quiet retreat style vacation, this rustic 2 bedroom, 1 bath house has character. The walls are hung with the artist/owner's work, and the house is furnished with favorite finds and family heirlooms - no rattan condo furniture here!
The master bedroom with plenty of space (and a few props) to practice yoga. A the second bedroom is in the artist's converted studio. It contains two single beds, a couch and office area. A third room - The Quiet Zone - is perfect for your vacation reading or checking email.
Enjoy a bath in the deep tub after your yoga practice or your trip to the beach, and sleep soundly in the king sized tempurpedic bed. There is a laundry room with washer and gas dryer adjacent to the bathroom. The kitchen is small but newly remodeled, with a bar and eating area on the lanai. You'll find an outdoor BBQ and picnic table.
Lawai is on the south side of Kauai, the valley is still very much old Hawaii, with pastures of cows and a windy one lane road. The house is situated on 6.5 acres of lush green. Walk five minutes to a waterfall and swimming hole! For you runners/walkers it is a beautiful run down to the end of the road. We are 8 miles inland from Poipu Beach, and 2.5 miles from the town of Kalaheo (home of Kalaheo Yoga, Brick Oven Pizza and Kalaheo Coffee).
A friendly, but very private on-site property manager is knowledgable about the island and things to do - if you ever want to leave the property! He will point out the various fruit trees on the land and cut you some fresh bananas when they are ripe.
Sit in silence and meditate on the sounds of nature. Or jump in your car and go exploring. A fifteen minute drive takes you to the beach, 20 minutes to the Lihue airport, 45 minutes to the remote west end of the island - Polihale.
This is a magical place.
Leave your shoes at the door.
Absolutely no smoking - though incense is ok.
Keep the doors closed or the mosquitos will get you!
Parking is on the left side of the fence, in front of the house.
Please respect the quiet nature of the space, as there are others nearby. The house shares a common wall with a permanent tenant. So please, start any laundry after 8 am and finish last dryer load by 9 pm.
Please do not wash beach towels after every use – hang them up to dry instead. Hawaii has the highest utility bills in the nation. Being conservative with the dryer helps me keep my rates reasonable.
Check the kitchen stock before buying spices, condiments and food staples, as what you need may be there already.
Throw compostable foodstuffs out into the banana patch.
Trash night is Thursday. Please take the tan trashcan (near your parking spot) down to the end of the driveway that night, as the trash men come at dawn Friday morning! We are only allowed one trash can a week, so please be mindful of your consumption. There is no curbside recycling, but every town has a place to take cans/bottles, and paper/cardboard as well as #1 & 2 plastics only. Our closest recycle center is next to the Lawai Postoffice/general store.
Please enjoy the book & movies I have left, but leave them behind when you go.
I'm a visual artist, Iyengar Yoga instructor, and avid water woman. I was raised on this very property, and built the house in 1992. At the time it was a one room live/work space. Over the years it has grown into a real house with seperate rooms, but maintains a rustic simplicity. This is a very sacred place to me, the house as well as the land, so I hope to rent to people who will not only respect the house, but appreciate the quiet beauty (as well as use the art studio!) of the valley.
My son, nephew and I have relocated to Oakland for the time being, though we are still feeling out how permanent the move is. Meanwhile, I hope you will enjoy your time in our little sanctuary!