|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A Classic Kauai Cottage on Acres of Beautiful Grounds.
Away from developments and the public.
More Island Artsy Than Corporate.
Watch the sunrise off the ocean horizon from bed. Enjoy quiet time under the shade of the Pink Tacoma trees in the hammock which embraces both ocean & mountain views.
Its a short 15 to 20 minute walk down a shady little road to beautiful Anahola Beach. It case of a tsunami warning you will not need to evacuate as we are not in the evacuation zone.
Our retreat is located in the East for a great base to explore both sides of the island.
Also within walking distance is a little general store, post office, ono char burger stand & the bus stop. As well as a well known Hawaiian Spa.
We love this cottage in Anahola; returning for the 3rd year. The setting is peaceful, serene, and beautiful - perfect place to unwind and relax. The native Hawaiian farm feels natural, rustic, and inviting. The cottage is warm and homey- with all the amenities you need to be comfortable. We cooked/bbq most all our meals. Wonderful ocean view and breezes. Spectacular sunrises from your bed. We loved just sitting out on lawn chairs and loungers to read with a cool drink. So quiet and peaceful. Outstanding hospitality with all the special touches you do not find in other rentals. This has become our place on Kauai!
We very much enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It was very spacious. We loved having our own large front yard with a view. There's a hammock in the shade, which was a great nap experience! Multiple dining tables outside so we could enjoy the view over breakfast. All furniture was comfortable. The layout of the unit is very private. In fact, it is the most private stay we've had on the island, which gives it even more the feeling that it's your own home for the stay.
Giving it a 4 star not because it didn't feel like a 5 star stay. If you are the kind of person that likes only the newest appliances, a dishwasher, granite counter tops, and a/c, this isn't exactly what you're looking for. If you don't need those things, it doesn't get much better than this!
Also, a shout out to Sissy, the beautiful dog that visited every morning and evening. She is the sweetest dog with a whole lot of love to share. Loved having her visits.
We will stay there again. Great views from a cozy environment with a beautifully open floor plan. It was well situated for access to both ends of the island and perfect for rain or sun. Seating nooks are well placed to enjoy all facets of the property. Lots of ceiling fans and a constant ocean breeze through screened windows/doors kept me quite comfortable in spite of my heat sensitivities.
It really does have a very private feel. Even though you can see the cabin and house from the driveway, there is a good distance and all the main living areas (dining/living/bedroom/kitchen) open up to the other side otherwise known as the ocean and greenery. It was even better than we expected from photos they provide, particularly when you wake up to an amazing sunrise view from bed.
Good coffee grinder, good blender, good selection of cooking implements, old washer/dryer worked fine, funky mystery light switches everywhere, a boombox with a small cd collection, some books including relatively recent guide books, misc beach supplies. Really, we were able to locate everything we tried to find and then some.
From the moment we got out of our car and walked into the cottage, my husband and I were truly in paradise! Peaceful, serene, relaxing, in union with nature, beautifully decorated with artistry and Hawaiian flavor. When you're looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city or the daily grind, this is it!
You wake up to the view of the ocean from your bedroom window and feel the trade winds throughout the day. There are lots of windows and it is bright and airy. You fall asleep with the sounds of crickets, geckos, and swaying palm trees. Words truly cannot express the joy we felt during our stay. This is exactly what we needed.
We also picked coconuts and guava from the trees on the property. Avocados, oranges, and noni are also available, but weren't ripe yet while we were there - for next time.
There was a well stocked kitchen and BBQ grill, so before you go grocery shopping, check out what's there first.
Diana, the owner, was very easy to work with in booking our accommodations. Upon arrival, fresh flowers were bountiful and taking off our slippers and walking in the door felt like home. Having dogs of our own, we also enjoyed daily visits from their pet, Sissy. She, too, made us feel welcomed. We had the pleasure of meeting Diana. Don't forget to bring home some of their handmade soap and shampoo bars as well as some neem balms - all made from their farm.
You feel the wonder of the land and Hawaiian spirit here. I highly recommend this Anahola Paradise to anyone who is looking to unwind, relax, and re-energize!
Mahalo nui loa Diana! Until we meet again.
In search of much needed sun, warmth, rest, and relaxation - we found paradise on the Mahinani's. The 1 bedroom cottage was everything we were looking for - from the specular sunrises, ocean breezes, mountain views, beautiful native landscaping, quite and serene setting, and the wonderful hospitality of Diana and Don (and dog sissy!). We were looking to experience the real Kauai - away from all the developments - and we found it. Don and Diana shared their farm, their family, and their stories with us. Friendly, helpful, open, and good people! They were outstanding hosts and contributed to the wonderful experience. We enjoyed shopping at the local farmers markets and eating fresh limes, avocados and coconuts from trees right outside our door. We bought local and cooked at the cottage - with very few meals eaten out (we did enjoy Duane Ono's Burgers, Shrimp Station, Fish Market, and Food Trucks. The 1 bedroom cottage was delightful - cozy, clean, and fully stocked with everything you could ever need. We did not miss TV or WiFi. The Island has great 3G coverage - we had all the "access" we needed or wanted. The cottage is conveniently located - making travel to north or south easy. The roosters will get you up each morning - no alarm clocks needed. Our stay was the most restful vacation we have ever had -- just enjoying the beautiful location, the people, and the experience. We highly recommend -- you will not be disappointed. We are already planning our trip for next year.
What an absolutely wonderful place to spend a family vacation!! We stayed in the 1 bedroom cottage with our 8 month old baby- and we'll be back, hopefully to rent both cottages with family/friends! Sitting in the hammock was divine (this is for the 1 bedroom place only). The lawn is so big and peaceful with a view of the ocean in the distance (and a view of the mountains if you look behind the house). We even got coconuts from the trees and drank the water! We walked to Anahola beach, drove to Hanalei, and did a lot of relaxing right on the property. A great day adventure is to go south- get food at Koloa fish market and then go to Poipu to have a picnic and take a hike along the heritage trail and then go to Hanapepe for the Friday night art walk. Another big winner was snorkeling at Tunnels beach. Have fun- you won't regret staying here!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$200|
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