About This Listing
Our 1 bdrm cottage is steps from Aliomanu Beach. Private yard in country setting means a quiet stay beyond the hustle of tourist areas. Centrally located on East Kauai with short trip (15-20min) to Kapaa, Kilauea and Princeville. Enjoy...
Before we go inside, look back across the front yard toward the opening in the hibiscus hedge from the parking pad. You can also see the solar lighted stone path to the front door.
For about the same price our honeymoon cottage provides a cozy location near the beach with a sense of privacy you just can't get at a tourist hotel.
The Honeymoon Cottage is a one-bedroom (queen-size bed) hideaway cottage with its own private garden and beach access to Aliomanu Bay in Kauai. We are located in a rural neighborhood, but just 15 minutes (driving time) from Kapaa, Kilauea and 25 minutes to Princeville amenities or a healthy walk (about 20 minutes) to Anahola eateries, post office and general store.
Amenities include: Casual kitchen (w/2 burner cook top, microwave, toaster & toaster oven, full size frig), Living Room, Breakfast nook, Barbecue on Lanai, Cable TV, CD & DVD players, Washer/Dryer and Ceiling fans. Internet access can be purchased for $30/stay. Portable A/C available for $5/day extra. This is often not needed as cool breezes frequently blow, but sometimes and especially if you have breathing problems, when the breezes slow, the A/C would be advisable.
How far to the beach? 35-40 steps depending on how big your stride. There is a private path from the cottage to Aliomanu Beach. The beach is protected by a coral reef, located about 50 yards out. No big waves come into the swimming area. At low tide you can examine the tide pools or walk out to the reef in shallow water, though there are deeper places to swim. For my taste the water is a bit chilly during the winter months, but I do see people out enjoying the water all year long.
Though a car would be great for exploring the island on your own, we'll be happy to pick you up at the airport ($30/each way) or give you one of several guided tours of our beautiful island (driving@$20/hour or neighborhood walking for free)
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Flowers, fruit, wine, computer shown in pictures are a suggestion which can be purchased/rented. Ask for prices.
Note: A non smoking facility. Cleaning fee: $125 Nightly rate INCLUDES state taxes (13.41%). Our facility has been certified by the county of Kauai, #TV-3387.
Fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, dishes and utensils.
Interaction with Guests
Dave will usually be available when the guests check in to answer questions, give a small tour of the local area and to talk story.
If desired, Dave can give a longer walking tour of local fruit trees, in season, and our guests can sign the autograph tree. We are right next door, just a phone call away, if needed. Otherwise we leave our guests to their own privacy.
Our neighborhood is rural with lots of flowering and fruiting trees. We have wild chickens, sometimes rabbits and geese. Sometimes you get to see the state bird, Nene, and endangered Hawaiian Moorhen. Kong lagoon is just a stone's throw away with tadpoles, tilapia, minnows, prawns and Moorhen's. Of course, don't forget the ocean is just steps away with tide pools to explore.
A rental car is required if you are not into hiking much. There is a bus service on the island but the nearest bus stop is about 2 miles away.
Other Things to Note
Kauai is a less populated rural island more conducive to relaxation and enjoying nature.
FOR THE SAFETY AND COMFORT OF YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS
Aloha and Welcome to the Beautiful Garden Island of Kaua’i
We want your visit to be safe and enjoyable for both you and your neighbors.
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a.Keep noise to a minimum, especially before 8:00 am and after 9:00 pm. Your neighbors may have work the next day, so please be considerate.
b.Turn off outdoor lights at night whenever possible. Enjoy our dark nights when the stars are bright and beautiful. Of equal importance, our wildlife can become disoriented at night if lights are too bright.
c.Hawaii has a non-smoking ordinance. There is no smoking within 20 feet of all public buildings. This cottage is also non-smoking. Use lanai and dispose ashes, when safe, in exterior trash can.
d.Whenever possible, please recycle. Please leave recyclable items on lanai. Housekeeping will pick them up. Anything you can do to help will be appreciated for generations to come.
2.Beach Safety: Northern winter storms and southern summer storms can bring extremely dangerous surf conditions. NEVER turn your back on the ocean – summer or winter. Rogue waves can appear even in calm surf conditions. You can check ocean (email hidden)(website hidden)_report. There are lifeguards at Haena Beach Park, Hanalei Pavilion, Lydgate, Poipu Beach Park, Salt Pond and Kekaha. For your family’s safety, check with lifeguards before going into the ocean. If you’re at a non-guarded beach, check with locals who are there regarding unseen currents or other dangers.
3.9-1-1: In case of fire or medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
a.The address here is 5040a N. Aliomanu Road, Anahola (turn off Kuhio between Mile Marker 15 & 16). Street pronounced Ah-lee-oh-mah-new; city pronounced Anna-hole-ah; highway is Coo-he-oh.
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c.For non-emergency assistance, please call Police Dispatch at (phone number hidden).
d. The phone number for Wilcox Hospital in Lihue is (phone number hidden).Weather: During heavy rains, we do experience flash flooding. If you must drive, use extreme caution. Note that flash floods can cause the road out of Hanalei to close for undetermined periods of time. For up-to-date Traffic and Weather information, please call (phone number hidden).Disaster Emergencies: On the first business day of each month at 11:45 am, our Civil Defense sirens are tested. However, if you hear these sirens at any other time, please tune to AM 570 for up-to-the-minute reports and instructions. Also, the front of the Kaua’i phone book has emergency, disaster, evacuation and shelter information.
6.Security: Be cautious with your personal belongings. It is always best to lock up your valuables. Lock your doors and windows when you leave the cottage.
7.Island driving etiquette:
a.Please honor the posted speed limits. Frequently check your rear view mirror. If more than 4 or 5 cars are stacking up behind you, pull completely off to the side of the road and let them pass. This can also help you when driving at night as our dark roads can be confusing. The cars following you likely know where they are going and can help light the way for you.
b.If you are lost, remember that this is a small island and you will not likely be lost for long. Keep driving until you find a safe place to pull over and turn around. If you can head downhill, you will get to the ocean within a few miles. Never make a U-turn on the highway.
c.When navigating the one-lane bridges, cross the bridges caravan style. It is usually appropriate for 5 or 6 cars to cross at a time. A simple rule of thumb is: drain the lane; if you arrive late – wait.
d.When parking at the beaches, parks or here at the cottage, be sure to park fully off the street or in clearly marked parking spaces.
e.If you want to stop to enjoy the scenery, please pull completely off to the side of the road.
Most of all, enjoy your visit to our beautiful island!
Here we are looking toward the front stoop. Note the glass block wall which adds light to the vanity area.
Interesting experience. Dave is a very gregarious host, giving us a tour of the surrounding beach as we arrived. Unfortunately, we had to walk away after a day and a half. The cottage was quite stale, with little ventilation. Being behind the main house, away from the beach, the bugs and mosquitoes became unbearable. Additionally, there were large cane spiders outside 2 of the windows with numerous webs that gave it a 'creep' factor.
We are so sorry that Mike and his lady had a bad time. The unit has 5 fans and we have a portable A/C unit that can be installed for $5/day fee. Also sorry the landscaper missed the spider webs, but if told about it we would have happily removed them. It was unfortunate that the breeze died down and that means the mosquitoes can find you. We have Terminex service quarterly, but the in the tropics, bugs thrive. We try to do all we can to help our guests enjoy their stay, but since Mike didn't tell us he was unhappy until he had already moved out, we couldn't try to solve the problems.
We had the best two weeks ever! Dave and Deana were very kind and were available whenever we needed help with anything. We also were allowed such privacy that we felt like we were the only people on the whole block.
The cottage is very private with a very cute yard that is perfect for private suntanning and breakfast, lunches, and dinners on the patio table.
The plumaria tree in the yard smells so amazing! It was great watching the flowers build up on the ground throughout our stay.
We took a nice tour with Dave of the properties in the area that are home to various fruit trees! He was very kind and gave us more fruit than we could eat!
Overall, it was a wonderful time and would recommend this cottage for not only honeymoons but a great getaway for two! We will defiantly be returning in the future!
Deana and Dave were very nice hosts. They welcomed us on arrival (we were a little early, but they graciously accommodated us), and gave us privacy for the duration of our stay.
The cottage is in an ideal location if you plan to explore both the south and north shores of the island. The beach really is only a few steps away, it was beautiful, peaceful, and we had it to ourselves most of the time.
The Honeymoon Cottage is a very lovely place to stay on Kauai. Dave and Deana are available to assist if needed and leave you to your self if that is your preference. The cottage is very clean, sweet and seconds from the ocean. It is a great location to get to every other part of the island. There is shopping near by and we loved the convenience of our own place to cook breakfast. We also liked the privacy. Because it was an unusually rainy week in Kauai, we were in the cottage a little more than we would have been if it was sunny and warm ~ the privacy was great! Thanks Dave & Deana
Dave & Deana are awesome, friendly and super helpful! The house is beautifully situated close to the beach and in front of the stunning, and amazing energy of Anahola Mountain.
I highly recommend staying in the sweet honeymoon cottage.
You will hear the ocean, and smell the flowers while eating breakfast :)
Deana and Dave"s Cottage was fantastic! It was perfectly located on Kauai for exploring the Island. The house is bigger in person than it looks in pictures and we really enjoyed the close, nearly empty beach. The multiple windows allow lovely breezes and the house has everything you could want. I borrowed a mask and flippers for snorkeling which was a wonderful perk. The kitchen is casual, two burners, but we easily managed to cook a few very good meals. The lanai is perfect for morning sun and very private. Treat yourself to your own house instead of some lame hotel for the same, and even better price! We are definitely going to return~
About the Host, Dave & Deana
Dave and I are retired and enjoying our chance at the good life in Hawaii. We've selected the beautiful island of Kauai for our life in the sun. Between the both of us we've lived in Florida, California, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Vancouver, Canada. Also, Deana, as a teen, lived in Misawa, Japan. We both worked with computers in our working life and now we both create websites for small businesses.
We volunteer with AARP and Teen Court, so our life is fun and full.
Dave enjoys a walk on the beach most mornings and enjoys sharing the local sites with our visitors. Feel free to join him around sunrise, once you get your time zones in sync.
Come and see what we know about our lovely, quiet and relaxing island.