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AFFORDABLE NORTH SHORE COTTAGE NEAR TUNNELS & LUMAHAI BEACH

Paula Keeler

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Paula Keeler

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2015
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AFFORDABLE NORTH SHORE COTTAGE NEAR TUNNELS & LUMAHAI BEACH

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Wainiha

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Close to beaches and hiking

At Kauai Valley Retreat you get access to the North Shore of Kauai's best beaches, and a home away from home filled with warmth and history. It’s a quaint cottage with the best of what Kauai has to offer right outside its door!

Our North Shore retreat is located on the North Side of the island of Kauai, where prevailing trade winds provide a natural air conditioning. We enjoy the sounds of the Wainiha River and mountain views, while the lull of crashing waves roll a rhythmic ocean soundtrack right up the valley! We are two miles from Tunnels Beach (of Bali Hai fame) and four miles from Ke’e beach, the spectacular trail head of the famous Kalalau Trail, the gateway to the Napali Coastline.

Even closer is renowned Lumahai Beach (of South Pacific fame) and a few more miles from Lumahai is the charming town of Hanalei resting on the shore of the grand two and half mile crescent sand beach of Hanalei Bay!!

This affordable cottage maintains a comfortable queen size bed, with cotton linens provided. The cottage has a full size bathroom, complete with tub/shower combo, pedestal sink, toilet and skylight! And for a refreshing rinse off after the beach there is an outdoor shower. This location is an affordable accommodation for a couple.

Kauai's North Shore host several delicious restaurants within easy driving from this cottage, but if you want to have a night at home relaxing from your days adventure, the kitchen amenities will allow you to cook some tasty meals, and keep your drinks cool!

From the Lihue Airport to Kauai Valley Retreat you will travel a little over 35 miles. It can take up to an hour to go that far, remember everyone, it’s island time!

HI Tax ID - W05469694-01

Keywords: One bed one bath Cottage, North Shore Kauai

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Paula Keeler (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2015

About Paula Keeler

Paula & Lindon have been coming to Kauai for over 26 years, where the dream of living on Kauai was planted. The beauty of the island, active outdoor living, and the community made it a perfect choice! Lindon is a Chiropractor who runs a thriving practice and is a wealth of health based knowledge. Paula has a background in the travel industry, a degree in conservation and has traveled herself for many years, so between the two of them, have created an offering of a simple, relaxed, comfortable space on Kauai. They are excited to be able to share this beauty as well as care take this piece of paradise. Owners live in a separate house on the 1 acre grounds.

Paula Keeler purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Paula Keeler chose Wainiha

We purchased this property because of it's location. The North Shore of Kauai is so peaceful and private. We live next to the Wainiha river & and are close to the Wainiha Preserve. At night you can hear the ocean surf roll up the river, and hear both river and ocean at the same time! The property is within minutes of SEVERAL of the most astounding beaches! We love to swim at the Lumahai river mouth daily. It is so close and convenient to the house. We are also minutes to the trail head of the famous Napali Coast Trail. Local fresh produce and foods provide us with options for healthy eating & lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

Serene, close to nature, bird lovers paradise. Continental Breakfast provided if requested. The property is located in the Wainiha Valley on the North Shore of Kauai, and is within minutes of SEVERAL of the most astounding beaches on the north shore of Kauai! River and mountain views. We are also minutes to the trail head of the famous Napali Coast Trail. At night you can hear the sound of the waves crashing, AND the Wainiha River. The cottage is recently renovated. Big open kitchen, dining table seating for 4

Guestbook comments from the owner

All reviews written prior to 6/1/11 were written for the main house on the property. The one bedroom one bath cottage with kitchen is what is available currently, and all reviews submitted after 6/1/11 will be for the cottage. We are excited to offer this clean, efficient and affordable North Shore accommodation. Mahalo!
Jun 2011
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People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

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Affordable North Shore Cottage Near Tunnels & Lumahai Beach
average rating of 4.902439 based on 45 reviews
North Brunswick, NJ
5

Perfect little cottage away from tourists

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in the North Shore! We typically try to stay away from big resorts and like to be removed from all the tourists. This was exactly the type of stay that we were looking for. The North Shore is more remote than any other locations in Kauai, but that's why we liked it. You're minutes away from the Kalalau Trail and Kee Beach. You're also about 10-15 minutes away from Princeville which has a grocery store.

As for the cottage itself, it had everything we needed for the week. Paula was so kind to greet us on the road at 11:30pm since our flight landed late. She also provides you with a few yogurts, freshmade granola (DELICIOUS), fresh fruit, and a few other snacks that will get you through the first few days. The cottage is equipped with utensils, plates, bowls, pots and pans, and even a grill! We stayed in a few nights and cooked dinner ourselves.

If you're looking to be away from it all, this is a perfect location! Just make sure that whoever is driving to the cottage is comfortable driving through tiny and windy roads! But that's one of the many things that made our stay that much more authentic.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hood River, OR
5

Idyllic North Shore Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This North Shore cottage was the perfect setting for us. We're not into resorts, and wanted more of a home-away-from-home experience. Everything was so thoughtful and perfect- just right for a couple, and everything we needed was there. The sounds of nature all around us and the golden light in the morning truly made it seem like we were in paradise. Great location right in the Heart of the North Shore. Gets my strong recommendation for people looking for peace, quiet, and a more authentic Hawaiian experience.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfection in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Paula's cottage for 1 week with my boyfriend and I couldn't ask for anything more perfect. Not only is the location close to everything but this cute, little cottage became our sanctuary and our home away from home.

The cottage itself was extremely clean, comfy, welcoming and it has everything one can need like beach chairs, towels, beach bag, snorkeling gear, BBQ, etc.

Paula was a wonderful host and probably one of the sweetest people I've ever met. We had fresh fruit, yogurt and her delicious homemade granola waiting for us when we got there. Paula was open to answer all our questions about the island and its people and was not intrusive whatsoever.

I recommend this cottage 110% to everybody. We will definitely be coming back here in the near future :)

-Trish and Callum

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Truly wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Really and sincerely an ideal place. Paula was very sweet and accommodating, and the place is comfortable, relaxed, very clean, and in an ideal location. It's a comfy little pod in the middle of the jungle. My wife and I stayed for a little over a week, and we can't wait to stay again. After a few nights on the island, we went for a drink one evening at the St Regis - aka the fancy hotel - and we were struck at how all we wanted to do was get out of there quickly and head back to our perfect little cabin! I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This was our second trip to Kauai, and we wanted some time on the North Shore to experience the sights and activities we had glimpsed before. This is a lovely, quiet, private cottage, even though it is right next door to the owners house. Paula made us feel very comfortable, and we appreciated the delicious granola, fruit, yoghurt, milk and coconut water. There is everything you need for the beach and picnics, and the cottage is well appointed. We liked the DVD collection for evenings. There was several days of rain on the North Shore which made things feel very tropical, damp and often quite cool. However when the sun came out...the North Shore shone! We still explored the beaches, towns and markets in the rain, and 3 different hikes on the Kalalau trail. The Na Pali Coast is beautiful and a swim at Ke'e Beach is the perfect finish to a hike. A great place to explore the North Coast, you feel like a local driving down Powerhouse Road!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Off the beaten path!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful hidden gem! We could have stayed another two weeks and not gotten tired of our hidden cottage. We always like to be away from the busy tourist spots and this is a very quiet, romantic little cottage in the rain forest. You wake up to birds and roosters and can see pigs and goats roaming the road on your way in or out. Paula is an excellent host, providing things we needed, but not being intrusive. Always willing to answer our questions about attractions and local plants. We would love to return again in the future, what a beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Medaterrainian
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Kuhio
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Medaterrainian
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
wainiha
Car: recommended

Whale watching, hiking, surfing, fishing, birding, Kite Surfing, Stand up paddle boarding, are all within minutes of this affordable property.

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Prices & Availability

From $165 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wainiha, Kauai

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $150
cleaning $125
Tax Rate 13.52%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Confirmation is made with a $150.00 damage deposit.
An advance payment equal to 50% of the rental rate is required 30 days before arrival. The balance of rent is due fourteen (14) days before arrival date. Payments accepted are Visa, Mastercard, personal check, cash, or money order. The advance payment is not a damage deposit ($150.00). A damage deposit is required to reserve requested dates, and is handled on a first come first serve basis.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wainiha in Kauai

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Pedastal sink, towels provided
  • Sky light, high ceilings, soap, toilet paper, and towels provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , cotton linens
  • Queen size Bed (1) 100 cotton sheets and quilts.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
full bathroom, with an additional outdoor shower. Easy access to reach all of the North Shores best beaches and hiking trials early for the best parking and beach access. Minutes drive to Tunnels, Kee, Lumahai, Hanalei. Or if your in the mood for exercise you can walk 6/10th of a mile to Wainiha beach from the cottage, then walk the beach all the way to Kee Beach!
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