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LUXURY PRIVATE COTTAGE-GREAT REVIEWS!!! ***NOVEMBER SPECIAL $150/NIGHT***

Deani Higashi

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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Deani Higashi

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LUXURY PRIVATE COTTAGE-GREAT REVIEWS!!! ***NOVEMBER SPECIAL $150/NIGHT***

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Wailua - Li'i Lani (Little Heaven)

1 Bedroom/1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Private Cottage

Li'i Lani, native Hawaiian for Little Heaven, is a beautiful 1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, cottage nestled in the middle of gorgeous Wailua Homesteads. Wake up to fantastic views of lushly green Kauai, and experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live as a local in this gorgeous cottage amongst mountains! Enjoy the convenience of being centrally located to all major activities and attractions, while staying off the beaten path in luxurious home-away-from-home comfort. Live in luxury while taking in the beauty of upcountry Kauai -- truly an Aloha experience!

1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, and living area, with laundry amenities (washer and dryer). Newly remodeled throughout, paint, carpeting, tile, and all brand new furnishings and appliances. This includes a Cal King iComfort bed, two flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray DVD player, Belgique pots and pans, fully stocked kitchen appliances, and gas stove and oven. Also, right outside your island cottage is an herb garden, which guests are welcomed to utilize, as well as a gas grill and outdoor seating area where you can enjoy BBQ lunch or dinner like the a Kama'aina (local).

First impressions are important, as are the tiny details. You can rest assured that Li'i Lani will always be exceptionally cleaned especially for your arrival. With this same idea in mind we want our guests to feel welcome and comfortable, as if they truly have a little home on the island, so we strive to provide any and all amenities one would utilize in everyday life. Upon your arrival each guest is greeted by a lovely welcome package with fresh flowers, island goodies, and a special homemade treat!

If you are dreaming of relaxing and adventuring in an island paradise, this is the place for you. There are countless activities on this beautiful Garden Island, and our centralized location gives you the prime opportunity to experience as many as possible without falling into the 'tourist trap.' Located near charming Kapa'a, explore the quaint town, grab some delicious food, or rent a bicycle to meander about the streets or the newly installed 9-mile bike/walking path along the Coconut Coast and see the sights -- including the legendary Coco Palms! Swim or learn to surf at Kalapaki Beach, a wonderful place with gentle surf and gorgeous views of Nawiliwili Harbor. Head north to see the beautiful Limahuli Gardens in Ha’ena, or to jump from the Hanalei Pier into beautiful Hanalei Bay, Hike Hanakapi’ai, visit the Kilauea Lighthouse and view many of our island birds, or shop at various little boutiques and stores offering a variety of souvenirs and island wear so you'll be able to take a bit of the island home with you. Go South to Po'ipu, otherwise known as The Hollywood by the Sea, where there is shopping in abundance and many choices for fine or local dinning experiences, and a calm and gentle beach perfect for swimming. There's also ample opportunity to snorkel and explore the island's beautiful and pristine waters on gorgeous beaches such as Tunnels Beach. Create memories to last a lifetime by swimming alongside beautiful tropical fish and legendary sea turtles! Explore the Na Pali Coast by boat (available for booking almost everywhere), or hike its challenging but worthwhile trails in order to see nature at its finest! Get a taste of traditional island culture with many locally produced luaus that offer both entertainment and local food!

We are located two minutes away from Nounou (Sleeping Giant) hiking trail, where you can enjoy an intermediate level hike across and/or up this legendary figure of our island home.

Discounts will be offered to guests for one-on-one surf lessons with Todd Higashi, owner of Surfing Kauai, with over 40 years of surfing experience.

Sink your toes into the sand or lace up your hiking boots knowing that there's a lovely little cottage waiting for you to come home to!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deani Higashi (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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About Deani Higashi

Deani and Todd Higashi have been residents of the Wailua Homesteads for nearly 30 years. Both locals of this gorgeous island, they have chosen to raise their five children and two grandchildren nestled amongst the lush greenery of Kauai. Todd, a longtime surfing instructor, spends his days teaching young and old alike to learn to surf the beautiful waters, and Deani works overlooking and maintaining gorgeous properties around the Garden Island. Both love spending time with their beautiful 'ohana!

Deani Higashi purchased this cottage in 1988

Why Deani Higashi chose Wailua

Upon seeing the Wailua Homesteads, Tood and Deani fell instantly in love and knew this was the place to raise their family together. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kapa'a and other nearby towns, this upcountry farmland estate provided a safe, quiet place for their multiple children and grandchildren to play safely and enjoy true island living. The seperate cottage was built in 1990 as a longterm rental on the edge of the property and remodeled just last year, and Deani and Todd decided to turn it into a vacation rental in order to provide more opportunity for others to experience beautiful Kauai!

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, clean, and off the beaten path, this cottage provides you with ample opportunity to disappear into local culture and get away from tourists! Listen to the lush sounds of local tropical birds and animals -- no traffic here! Enjoy true country living in the lap of luxury. Aloha and Mahalo!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We visited Kaua'i for a little less than a week. While there we wanted to make the most of our time hiking and exploring all over the island, so we needed to stay somewhere central that would allow us to get across the island in an hour or less. Deani's cottage, Li'i Lani, could not have been more perfect. We hiked the Na Pali coast, Waimea Canyon, and we explored the towns of Princeville, Hanelei, Eleele and Waimea. All of these were a 60 min or less drive away. The cottage itself is very lovely, and the setting is absolutely beautiful. It is tucked away in the country away from the more tourist trodden parts of Kapa'a allowing for quiet and privacy. If you're coming from the south island, you can see Opaekaʻa falls on your drive in. Though it is in the country, it is a short enough drive to the restaurants and shops in town should you need to grab a bite to eat or supplies. It's clear that she and her family take great care of place. It is clean, maintained, and the attention to detail is there. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking, the closet is packed with supplies for day trips to the beach, and she had a lovely care package waiting for us when we arrived. The flowers are beautiful, and the grounds are very well kept as well. Deani was very accommodating and she quickly responded to any concerns or questions we had during our stay. I would definitely recommend this to any couple looking for a romantic getaway! We've already decided that we're coming back.
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

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Wailua Kauai
Tacoma, WA
5

Convenient, Comfortable, Central!

  • 5 out of 5
This is my second time staying at the cottage for ten days and again did not disappoint. My Kauai time consists of a lot of hiking and beach time so I don't need much of what the resorts offer. Li'l Lani is the perfect "homebase" for my adventures on the island and all of the extras that Deani provides make it a joy to stay here.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tom,
It was a pleasure knowing we had a return guest, and we are so happy that you found it as perfect the second time around as you did the first. We are so happy that you enjoy our island so much and sincerely look forward to hosting you again in the future! You are a fantastic guest, and definitely welcomed back at anytime.
me ke aloha,
Deani
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Wailua Kauai
Vancouver BC
5

Great Little Cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We spent a week at Li'i Lani and were very pleased with the setup. Very well appointed kitchen made cooking in a great option. The place was neat and comfortable, tastefully appointed, and the bed was a dream to sleep on. Deani our host was gracious, accommodating and really showed the aloha spirit of Kauai. The location is definitely up the hill ('mauka' is the Hawaiian word), which means you have a bit of a drive to get to town and the beach. However for us it suited us perfectly as it provided quick access to some of the great local hikes which were on our list and we had a week at the 'makai' side of things already. I have no problem recommending the cottage to future visitors.
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wailua Kauai
5

Amazing little cottage in paradise

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent two blissful weeks at "our little cottage in paradise." It was a wonderful experience. No expense has been spared and Deani has thought of absolutely everything! Highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wailua Kauai
Los Angeles, CA
5

Perfect Cottage, Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 out of 5
Deani’s ohana cottage, Li’i Lani, was our ‘little heaven’ on our recent visit to Kaua’i. I lived in Wailua Homesteads years ago and it was a joy to come back. This is a wonderful local upcountry neighborhood with lush gardens, running streams, and amazing views of Sleeping Giant and Mount Wai’ale’ale. (There are great hiking trails on Sleeping Giant/Nounou Mountain, too.) The place is just up the road from the main road in Kapa’a, Kuhio Highway, so it’s very central to cafes and markets (and very nice beaches). It’s a perfect location because of its proximity to the North Shore (Ha’ena, Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea) and South Shore (Poipu, Koloa, Kalaheo, Waimea). The cottage, itself, is amazing retreat. It’s totally immaculate, really comfortable, and nicely appointed. It’s very charming with ceiling fans and seashells. We arrived to a freshly baked pie and an overflowing basket of local snacks, red wine, and ground coffee. The kitchen was stocked with appliances and cooking utensils and there were a ton of helpful little items (beach towels, mats, and chairs!) to help us feel at home. There’s a beautiful vegetable garden with a seating area near the back lanai and it was a pleasure to have breakfast outside each day and enjoy the peaceful surroundings before setting off on an adventure. We highly recommend Li’i Lani and we look forward to returning one day. Mahalo nui loa, Deani!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wailua Kauai
Tacoma, WA
5

Slice of Paradise!

  • 5 out of 5
This trip had a couple of first time experiences for me; I was vacationing alone, it was my first time to Hawaii and my first vrbo reservation. Wow, I don't think it can get much better after my 10 days in Kauai at Deani's Li'i Lani! The things I was looking for, like privacy, location, clean, "home-like", were in total abundance here. The Kapa'a location was perfect for me as it was mere minutes to get to the main highway and off to that day's adventure/beach. My favorite amenity, among many provided, was the blender for my morning smoothie! Deani has obviously spent time around luxury resort properties as it shows in her choices in provisioning this beautiful little cottage. I wish I had been able to take advantage of Deani's husband Todd's offer for surfing lessons, but I will take him up on that next time, as there will definitely be a next time. I'm just hoping that I'll be able to reserve a stay as this spot in paradise will be on everyone's wishlist in no time! Worth every penny!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Wailua Kauai
Whidbey Island
5

Elegant cabin

  • 5 out of 5
What a wonderful romantic retreat! The cottage is well appointed and artfully decorated (including fresh flowers), yet still casual. The attention to detail was amazing. We enjoyed several delicious meals in the well supplied gourmet kitchen. We also used the barbecue to prepare some fantastic Kauai fish. The cottage is in a very nice neighborhood, and Deani is available by cell phone if you need anything. She has the gift of hospitality. We had a very relaxing and enjoyably stay.


Andy &Linda
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
LIH
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Restaurant Kintaro's
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kaumualii Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Kintaro's, Hukilau Lanai, Oasis, Bull Shed
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Waterski on the Wailua River
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Wailua Beach
Car: necessary

The greatest part about staying in the Wailua area is the central location. You can easily travel to the north or south or west side of the island. You may want to consider one of the fabulous Luas or ATV tours or a zip line adventure. If that seems a little too much then take a drive around the island and catch the view of waterfalls.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Wailua, Kauai

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Holiday
5 Dec 2014 - 9 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,325
for 4 nights
From
$284
$2,062
$4,727
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$871
for 3 nights
From
$227
From
$255
Sat,Sun
$1,722
$4,727
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Stay a week, and get one night for free!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wailua in Kauai

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal King icomfort bed and flat screen tv
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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