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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)

Holly Schunk

Member since: 2008
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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Special Offer: Special Discount**June 10-18 only $129/night !!***** 10 June - 18 June

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Kapahi - ~Hale Mala Pua~

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible couch in living area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to our Charming 1 acre Property with cottage . If you love the country and privacy, Kapahi is for you, complete with down home hospitality.

We're minutes away from Gorgeous Beaches, quaint Kapaa town and sweet Mom and Pop boutiques of all kinds. We are half way between the North and South shores making trips easy. Your Sweet Private Cottage has all the makings of old Hawaii.

The entryway has been stamped with local ferns and palms. Around the corner is your private custom lanai, complete with hot outdoor shower, jetted tub, teak table and chairs, lounge chair and outdoor gas barbecue on beautiful farm raised ipe wood decking.

We do as the Hawaiian's do and leave our shoes in a little cubby outside by the door. It is a wonderful custom, both respectful of the home and helps to keep the outside where it belongs. Come relax, in your home away from home.

This lovely custom home has bamboo floors through out. The kitchen has bamboo, cabinetry, counters and a pantry filled with complementary items and all the gourmet needs for fine cooking. An antique table seats 4. A plantation style sofa bed makes for a comfortable living space along with a matching bamboo chair, ottoman, Flat screen TV & Board Games.

Your bedroom has a queen size bed, teak armoire, love seat, night stand, dresser and lovely local hawaiian art work.

Your bathroom shower has a river rock floor & imported green slate walls. The early morning sun bathes the slate in gorgeos warm colors.

For your pleasure and relaxation, a massage table is available.

Off the kitchen, you'll find a shared Energy Star front loading washer & dryer, using only natural suds that are provided for your use ~~

We have made every effort for our home to be ~~GREEN!!!~~ When building we used NO VOC paints & renewable bamboo flooring throughout. We used diatomaceous earth under the floor boards to help control pests. Only natural cleaning products are used to clean our home and these are available for your use. They include natural & scent free laundry soap, dishwashing liquid, organic cleaners, made on Kauai hand soap & natural toilet paper. Your table is set to use cloth napkins with bamboo placemats. Your bed linens are 100% organic as well as your bath towels. We provide these for your safety, as well as our planet. Our organic fruit trees and vegetable garden can be used during your stay when available. We recycle, compost and offer clean delicious filtered water from our Whole House Purfier.

This is a fragrance and smoke free home. Natural botanical's are fine. Please be sure to have your items completely free of these substances before your arrival.

You will love the many organic fruit trees including: coconut, avocado, sour sop, lime, papaya's, banana, surinam cherry, mango, orange, lemon,mt apple & noni, depending upon season. A hammock is available farther down the rolling lawn under 2 shady mango trees, where you can listen to the song of the river and waterfall, below the property. For the adventurous there is access to this beautiful secluded waterfall nestled between state land, where you can take the plunge into its remote pool. Numerous hiking trails nearby off our country roads that lead to more private pools & waterfalls.

*Please note* Living in the country, you may come into contact with mosquitoes and ants. We have a mosquito net and organic spray that work for most people.

Ants are attracted to food left out, sugar and water. We use a safe way to keep them away as best as we can*

We have adult and childrens bikes to explore nearby beaches and trails. Pack a picnic and you're off to see beautiful Kaua'i up close and personal !

Available for your use are Surf boards, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkel gear,Bikes,beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, Picnic supplies, badmitten, croquet and LOTS more. We also have a fire pit, which is great for relaxing by the warmth of the fire & listening to the cricket serenade!

Many spas are nearby. Indulge yourself in a facial, lomi lomi or salt scrub massage, acupuncture or a yoga class on the beach ! We are surrounded by some of the greatest healers in the world ! Many therapists will even make house calls!

We have two precious golden retrievers, 4 cats and a pet feral piggy . They all live happily outside. If you love dogs as we do, you are welcome to take them on a nearby hike. If you bring a stick or ball, you'll be friends for life!



A $200 (non-refundable) deposit (refunds after departure from cottage) is due at time of reservation at Hale Mala Pua, along with a $59 Property damage protection fee that protects the property up to $1500 during your stay. The balance of the rental fee, cleaning fee and taxes are due in full, 90 days prior to check in. Your security deposit will be returned within 2-3 days after departure.. If you plan to stay 10 nights or more, we ask for 50% down on the total, at time of booking. Rates based on 2 person occupancy. Add $10 per night/per person.Holiday fees apply, please inquire.



All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax

of 13.42%. (4.167% Hawaii Excise Tax AND (9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).


Cancellation Policy:

The $200 deposit required to reserve Hale Mala Pul is non-refundable should you need to cancel for any reason. Cancelations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the security deposit IF we are able to re-book the accommodation. The $59 Property damage protection fee will be returned as long as you haven't arrived here at Hale Mala Pua. This will be returned directly to you by the insurance company.


Mahalo for your interest in our sweet home away from home...

We know you'll bring back lots of great memories & will want to return again & again!

Keywords: Cottage, Homestay,Country,Private,Organic,

Garden, Fruit Trees, Animals,Farm

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Holly Schunk (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Excerpts from a thank you card received,

Dear Holly & Rick,

I wanted to thank you so much for your hospitality. Your home and property are amazing. We had such a wonderful time. Should we find ourselves fortunate enough to visit again, we will definitely want to stay with you. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fruit and all the equipment in the sports shack! We were able to experience so many beautiful places while we were there. After all we had been through before our arrival, it was such a blessing to find time to heal in such an amazing place. May God bless and keep you well. The world would be a better place with more wonderful people like you. In love, D & M
Jul 2010
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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)
average rating of 4.9504952 based on 111 reviews
Bozeman, MT


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Hale Mala Pua for our honeymoon. It is SO absolutely gorgeous! As much as I rant and rave about this homestay it won't do any justice until you have stayed here! Hale Mala Pua was absolutely wonderful and romantic! My wife especially loved the jetted jacuzzi tub with all the bubbles! It was a perfect place to come home too after a day of going on adventures around Kaua'i! Hale Mala Pua was very clean and very private. The only time we saw Holly and Rick is when we actually sought them out to ask a question. My wife and I actually wish we could have seen Rick and Holly more as they are such lovely people! Truly, our lives are richer now knowing Holly and Rick and all the animals! We wish we could have stayed one more night just to take Rick up on his offer to have a bonfire and chat more! Rick and Holly have so much knowledge about the island and so much love for each of their guests! This love, kindness and respect shows itself throughout your stay and will definitely make an impact on you when you leave, leaving you feeling more enriched and blessed for having these amazing people in your life!

Hale Mala Pua was in an amazing location as well. We were only 10 minutes tops to the closest beach and the sports shack was such an amazing thing to have. I cannot tell you how much we saved not having to rent outdoor equipment for our activities! Such a huge bonus for anyone hoping to experience Kauai to the fullest!!!! The grounds are absolutely beautiful as well! It is so much more lush now, than the photos I am seeing while typing this review! SO BEAUTIFUL! Having the garden's was absolutely amazing too! I think we made orange juice every other day! SO GOOD! We could write pages and pages about how excellent our stay was at Hale Mala Pua! If you are considering vacationing in Kauai (for whatever reason) your search for a place to stay has ended! Don't hesitate and call Holly and Rick! You will not be disappointed in Hale Mala Pua!

Holly and Rick, we cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful honeymoon! We will recommend Hale Mala Pua to anyone and everyone who wants to vacation in Kauai. We will definitely be coming back (hopefully in the near future). We have felt like we have made lifelong friends and we cannot wait until we can see you and the animals again.

Much love and blessings to you all!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A little piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at Hale Mala Pua! Holly and Rick made every effort to insure our comfort during our stay. The cottage is very clean and stocked with everything you might need. We loved exploring the beautiful grounds, picking fruit, saying hi to Lucy the pig, and playing with the dogs and cats. The cottage was a welcome retreat each night after a day of exploring the island. The sport shack had everything we needed for a day at the beach and saved us from having to rent equipment. The backyard jacuzzi tub was a highlight and made for some great stargazing. Rick and Holly's kindness and generosity made a lasting impression on us and we can't wait to return and stay in this little piece of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Not enough superlatives to describe this place :)

  • 5 of 5

Holly and Rick's property and hospitality deserve every wonderful thing their many reviews say about them. A stay at Hale Mala Pua is the experience of a lifetime--my husband and I could not have imagined a better spot to relax and recharge during our much-needed vacation. The location is perfect--it's minutes away from relaxed and low-key Kapa'a town in a lush rural setting with a spectacular view of Makaleha Mountain, and almost directly between the northernmost and southernmost destinations on the island. Our typical day--wake up in the 2nd-most comfortable bed in the world; make coffee; head outside to love all over Gigi, Nikky, Hunter, Lucy, Fluffy, Bandit, Smokey, and Jasper; pick our breakfast (you saw the part about the fruit trees and garden right?!); spend the day exploring, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, shopping, or discovering Kauai's many beaches; then be home in time to enjoy a cozy evening (and a bubble bath on the lanai!) or head to the Eastside restaurant in Kapa'a for dinner (our particular favorite!). Of course, it's Holly and Rick's foresight and hospitality that make this perfect vacation possible--they have given attention to every detail and their generosity is amazing. We were able to load up our rental with beach chairs, beach bags, snorkeling gear, towels--everything you might want during your exploration of the island--so we would be prepared for whatever we might happen upon. And they know EVERYTHING you might want to know--just ask and you'll be fortified with enough information to navigate like a local. They're amazing people too--my husband and I DO enjoy our privacy and time together, but Holly and Rick are such warm and comfortable people that we felt fortunate to have a chance to get to know them. There's a reason so many people love this place--we're so glad to be among them!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We spent half of our recent trip to Kauai at Hale Mala Pua and it was absolutely perfect. The cottage is cozy and warm, tastefully decorated, well-stocked, and everything was very clean (and chemical-free). The sport shack had everything we needed and we enjoyed biking along the ocean and kayaking the Kalihiwai river. Holly and Rick were awesome about showing us how to get the racks on the car too. After a long day exploring and enjoying the beach, the cottage was wonderful to come home. We enjoyed the jetted pool and outdoor/indoor showers, relaxing on our private lanai with feline visitors, and falling into that bed each night was just amazing. The bed and bedding are so soft and the air flow in the cottage was perfect. I slept so well!

Be sure to bring bug spray and ear plugs as the mosquitos and roosters are certainly plentiful. (The well stocked cottage included itch relief remedies and white noise to help with these minor annoyances though.)

I'd highly recommend Hale Mala Pua to anyone visiting Kauai! Holly and Rick are gracious hosts and along with their pets made us feel right at home. Anyone looking to explore and enjoy various activities will enjoy everything the sport shack has to offer too.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Redwood Valley,CA

Charming, tropical home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Hale Mala Pua--what a lovely place to call home for our three week stay on Kauai! It is in a rural setting, quiet and peaceful (except for the ubiquitous Kauai chickens!!). The cottage itself is delightful--beautiful decor, comfortable furniture (the bed was wonderful and we slept so well!), well-equipped kitchen, lovely shower. We loved the outdoor hot tub and used it every night we were there, including the night Hurricane Ana brushed by the islands--lovely soaking in the warm water with a gentle rain falling! The outdoor shower is fabulous also, especially useful after a day at the beach. We made extensive use of the barbeque. The sports shack is very well equipped with just about anything you need for that day at the beach--everything from snorkeling equipment to chairs, coolers, bikes, you name it-they've got it. There are a variety of fruit trees on the property and oh what lovely fruit including fabulous avocado and citrus. We enjoyed also their sweet, friendly cats and dogs and of course, Lucy the pig!

Holly and Rick are a delight--as others have said, they really do care about the comfort of their guests and it shows! Thanks, Holly and Rick, for creating such a lovely paradise for us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego, CA

Like Visiting Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect setting for our 6 year anniversary! Private, romantic, and very Hawaii. The way the cottage is cared for, and the way Holly greets you and makes you feel, it's like you are coming home to visit Mom for the holidays (in a good way) ;-). It could not have been nicer.

P.S. We loved swimming in the private waterfall/pool! Heaven on Earth!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kuhio Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
East SIde Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kealia Beach
Car: necessary

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property and anywhere else. Very Affordable !

Please ask for details!

I can help you plan your wedding and have many items available, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want.


Prices & Availability

From $169 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kapahi, Kauai

Special Offer: Special Discount**June 10-18 only $129/night !!*****

Special Offer From:
Dates 10-Jun-2015 to 18-Jun-2015

Great Deal !

8 nights, June 10-18, 2015 at only $129 per night plus all normal fees.

Must take all 8 nights.

Great deal for our sweet little slice of paradise !

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Non-Ref Security Deposit/returned after departure $200.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Rate based on 2 people. Add $10 per person per night.
A *non-refundable $200 security deposit secures your reservation but is returned within 7 days after departure.
Cancellation Policy:Cancelations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the security deposit only IF we are able to re-book.
Holiday fees apply, please inquire.
10 nights & over require 50% down.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kapahi in Kauai

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom in your cottage with shower, toilet and sink. 1 bathroom in laundry room with shower, toilet and sink. The lanai has an outdoor hot shower as well as a jetted tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Made with organic sheets sets, blanket & coverlet. Mattress has pillow topper. Very comfy. Sleep knowing you are surrounded by safe bedding for you and the environment.For extra people, we have a foldable queen size futon that is super comfy.For babies, we have a co-sleeper with all accessories,including organic sheets and blankets. Light wt stroller,booster seat and more. We also have a comfortable queen sofa bed that sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our Sport Shack has everything you could want and includes: Long and Short Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Kayaks with all Accessories, Wave Rider, Snorkel Gear,Bikes for adults and children, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Grass Mats, Beach Bags, Picnic Baskets w/Supplies, Coolers, Ice Packs. Beach Toys , Volley ball, Badmitton,Croquet, Soccer ball, Basket ball, football ,soft ball ,Kites, Solar Shower, bike rack, surf board rack, kayak racks and SO much More ! Also Included: Awesome Massage Table.

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