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Malu Kauai, a quaint Kauai cottage in a rural neighborhood, one mile from the beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


Malu Kauai is centrally located on the island in a small, rural town, of Niumalu just outside the Lihue town core. The cottage is a 5 minute drive from the airport and Safeway and Costco are nearby for in house meal preparation. Restaurants, shopping and Kalapaki Beach are all within 1 mile of the cottage.

This unit is clean and in a residential neighborhood. Enjoy a full kitchen, full bath, open living room, front lanai for lounging, a laundry room for washing/drying clothes, and even AC in the bedroom.

You'll be able to park right on the front lawn and enjoy the ease of walking right into your cottage. Walking distance from the cottage is the Nawiliwili Harbor with kayak tours up Huleia River, and fishing charters to the deep blue Pacific.

Being centrally located in Lihue, you are approximately 55 minutes to the North Shore and only 20 minutes to the South Shore. The Marriott Hotel is 1 mile away for beach rentals and activities and ocean side dining. Lihue has other cool features like museums, the Menehune Fish Pond, Consolidated Theaters, Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Safeway, Costco, Verizon, PetCo, etc. all intermixed with restaurants, bars, and the Marriott Hotel. Don't forget to try the Kauai Beer Co. on Thursdays, and the Kalamaku Luau Tuesdays and Fridays at Kilohana Plantation.

Kauai is a tropical island. Your vacation may be interrupted by rain, wind, storms, warm weather etc. Houses and condos on Kauai do not typically have air conditioning. We depend on the trade winds to cool the islands down, there will be times where things stay a bit warmer usually during the summer months, June thru September. Please note that if the property you are booking does not state that there is air-conditioning on its description or amenity list, and you need to have AC, please contact our Reservations team and we would be glad to help you find an appropriate property that will suite your needs. No refunds or adjustments will be given due to not having AC on property.

***This vacation home has been registered as a Transient Accommodation with the State of Hawaii – HAWAII TAX ID ​​​​​​​TA- 181-230-7968-01

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Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Elite Vacation Rentals

Martie Law will be your on-island property manager. while on Kauai. Call, text or email me at 808-639-8496 or

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed the house you set aside for us. I liked it better than the B & B we stayed at in Hanalei, mainly because of the A/C box in the bedroom, but also because of its location (and the bed was better, too). And we liked the kitchen, and the basket was a nice touch too. When we come back to the island in the future I will shop with you first!
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Līhuʻe in Kauai County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included ...
  • Housekeeper Optional ...
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full bathroom with shower and tub, toilet and vanity - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Malu Kauai, a quaint Kauai cottage in a rural neighborhood, one mile from the beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 56 reviews

Lovely and comfortable home for our week long stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with this Kauai cottage. Lovely facility, so many day to day living items furnished. It was nice to have a washer and dryer right at the house. Except for the roosters crowing (just kidding), this is a quiet little neighborhood, yet so close to all types of recreation, shopping, and all the activities you wish to take part in during your stay. Marti Law was extremely helpful with answers during our sign up time. The welcome basket was over the top! We highly recommend this Lihue Cottage!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger ! Your review means so much to me. I can’t thank you enough. Sorry about the roosters!
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Bloomington, Illinois USA

Great Central Location

  • 4 of 5

This property was a wonderful base for our vacation. Located in the middle of the island it was easy to chose our day based on the weather on the island or which beach we decided we wanted to visit! The house itself was well equipped and the bed very comfortable. The only downside, and it wouldn't keep us from returning, was the noise level inside the house. It is located beside a busy road and near a park. There are also other families living very close to the house. We had the windows open 24/7 to catch all of the wonderful breezes and of course that let the noise in. It is a very welcoming living area.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Unbeatable Value for Money!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at Malu Kauai for almost 5 weeks and, for the most part, we can only echo what has already been said. Yes, there is some traffic noise, especially on weekday early mornings, both from the road and from a couple of local "pre-statehood" pickups, but it is quiet at night. And, if you don't like roosters, don't come to Kauai - anywhere!

From our perspective, the central location on the Island was a major asset. We could drive almost everywhere, north or south, in an hour or so. Admittedly, there is no immediate local beach or walking trail but the Kauai Marriott is close and welcoming - beautiful grounds, a beach and walking path with an elevator to more walking at one end, and some good and reasonably priced (for a resort) restaurants (especially Duke's, both upstairs and down). We also regularly drove the 15 minutes to Lidgate Beach State Park south of Kapa'a - best easily accessible uncrowded beach on the Island, with a lovely walking path and swimming and play areas for kids.

Last - but definitely not least, the Property Manager, Martie Law, is both very responsive and very helpful. She is the icing on a very nice cake.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter thank you so much for this stunning review!!! I especially like the last paragraph :), kidding. Your comments are so appreciated and I do hope we would have the pleasure of having you back someday. I wish all guests could be like you. Many many thanks. Alooooha!!
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Perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here - all the amenities you could need if you’re looking to save money on eating out. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stamford, CT

The cottage had everything!... even a coffee grinder!!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a 10-night stay in early December 2017. The cottage is conviently located 10 minutes from the airport, and 5 minutes from Kalapaki beach. It is nice and quiet location (outside of the early morning chickens crowing! Lol. Bring earplugs.

It is the perfect place for a couple to share. It has a bedroom, kitchen area, living room, and deck. Pretty much everything you need.

About a mile up the street near Menehune pond is great Mountain View’s.

The kitchen had absolutely everything: pots, pans, plates, utensils, coffee maker, and yes - even a coffee grinder!

Staying in Lihue is great as you in the direct center to take day trips and explore either the north or south side of Kauai. Each direction is about 50-60 minutes away. The deck is nice to sit out at night and listen to the wind in the palm trees, or just stare out at the stars. The Marriott is close by and a neat property to explore. We cooked most nights, but did try Duke’s for a grass fed burger. It was great, and you can sit out by the beach. I recommend the cottage to all visitors! Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ed! You are our dream guest!!! Please do return. Thank you so much for the raving review. aloha, martie
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Private cottage in quiet location yet conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

This place is a private stand-alone structure in a quiet/safe neighborhood of Lihue. It's clean and well furnished. Living room, bedroom, kitchen, and single full bath. Perfect for a couple. Laundry is on site. Free WiFi. Quiet at night except for roosters (that's everywhere on the island). Sitting porch out front but unfortunately not screened in.

Near airport but far enough there's no noise or traffic. Walk 15 min to the beach at Marriott or shopping/dining. Drives to North Shore, Poipu, or Leeward side are all pretty easy and take 30 minutes to an hour. Great location if you are stuck between deciding whether to stay in Princeville vs. Poipu since you can easily drive to both from here.

Manager is super friendly/helpful and gave us complimentary late check out. Will certainly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! please do come back and stay. aloha, martie
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