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Private Garden Cottage- by the Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Experience the incredible beauty of the north shore at the Garden Cottage in Haena, Kauai, located in the heart of the most beautiful 10 miles of the island. We are close to Tunnels Beach, and set between 2 of the top 5 rated beaches on the islands. Kepuhi beach is 50 yards down the driveway; directly behind is lush jungle hillside, the border to 1000's of acres of private nature conservancy land. All tucked into a quiet, secluded, tree lined cul-de-sac.

The private, cozy cottage interior features a high open-beam ceiling, wood floors, and tropical décor, along with cooking facilities. Outside is a private shower with a spectacular view of the jungle, private deck, barbecue, tiki torches to enjoy the evening, and all the style of old Hawaii.

If you are seeking a Honeymoon hideaway or romantic getaway...Relax to the soothing sound of rolling surf, enjoy a bonfire on your private beach, and just minutes away is Hanalei with restaurants, dancing and entertainment. You can walk the beach the entire final 2 miles to Ke’e, where the road ends and the famous Napali coast begins. Or you can walk the beach just 300 yards to the Hanalei Colony Resort, for the only (award winning) restaurant and coffee house on this part of the island. Or just take our beach chairs and walk the few steps to the beach out front!

We are an approved Kauai Vacation Rental TVNC #1052.

24/7 contact: Patrica Hughes, 808-482-0650 or sunfun@aloha.net

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Katie Howland
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Katie Howland

About the owners Doug, Bev, Miranda, and Katie Howland: Doug and Bev were first drawn to Kauai in the early 80’s, after many visits they finally decided to buy this wonderful property in 2006. Doug, a 35-year designer/builder, has spent the last 10 years personalizing the house. Bev, a jack-of-all-trades, has owned a health food store, opened a charter elementary school, run a motel, and managed their various properties over the years. Their youngest daughter Katie lives in Portland with her older sister Miranda. After a career in the arts, Katie now manages the family’s properties. Doug and Beverly now migrate between their properties in Arizona, Utah, and Hawaii. They like to hike, horseback ride, ski, practice yoga, whitewater raft, dance, and travel in their free time.

They also have vacation rentals in the Escalante Canyons of Southern Utah and in the town of Sedona in Northern Arizona.

Katie Howland purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Katie Howland chose Haena

Doug and Bev were always drawn to the North Shore, when making the decision to put down roots, they couldn’t resist the best part of the island. They fell in love with the unique beauty of their home that balances both accessibility and seclusion.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many amazing natural wonders right out the front door (see above). This home offers the lush mountainous jungle of Kauai out the back door and the soothing beach and ocean out the front door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a gem this cottage is! We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and thank you for sharing part of your homestead! Loved the noises at night and all the birds in the morning. This place has everything we needed-especially-tranquility! Mahalo!
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Haena in Wainiha

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The cottage bathroom includes an indoor commode and sink, the private hot shower is located outside.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Location is 50 yards from beach which has little public use. Cell service is available. Outdoor hot shower.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(61 traveller reviews)

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Private Garden Cottage- by the Beach
average rating of 4.885246 based on 237 reviews

Authentic Kauai Honeymooning Hippie Haven

  • 5 of 5

Please do not come here unless you have an idea of what real Aloha or Mana is – there is no pool, no room service, no restaurant, no daily maid, no ocean view, no cable TV, no daycare, no activities desk, none of that ‘opala.

The drive was heavenly, and then we took a little footpath to a beach like no other, anywhere. Yes, we’re in love….with our heavenly Ha’ena island garden paradise. Unmatched by any pretty penny hotel or ancient timeshare, completely private and well-equipped, a Taylor Camp cabin revisited, perfect and unforgettable.

The Hanalei area is outrageously expensive and over-hyped, overrun with tourists, and mediocre service is to be expected – staying in Ha’ena was pure, a bona fide gem. No dinner out (Bar Acuda, Postcards, Kalypso) was competition for our tiki patio with new grill, save Kauai Ono, Tahiti Nui or sushi from The Dolphin. Buy groceries at Foodland (beware the parking lot is incendiary) in Princeville, the kitchen is well-quipped, and there’s no better place to eat than on your lanai under the fronds.

Like Elvis sang, Kauai is the island of love – for lovers. Fantasy Island with Mr. Roarke and Tattoo. Somehow it has become commonplace for couples to bring infant newborns and their grandparents everywhere on the North Shore (quel faux pau), so the privacy and seclusion of the cottage was a welcome reprieve from coffee carriers, stroller pushers, and cell phone zombies. We saw practically no one, and we were free to conduct ourselves unencumbered of sightseers and day-trippers found at hotels or everywhere along the coast. The beach across the street is the best around – dramatic crashing surf, stunning mountain views – and no people – Nirvana. Limahuli Garden down the road was awe-inspiring, literally like visiting King Kong’s 1976 island – a fantasy come to fruition!

We did have a lot of rain, which was to be expected, and the bridge did close, once – and it was fantastic! Showering outside in the Wai’ale’ale rain is magical, even better when accompanied though. There were virtually no bugs, but the roosters were certainly crowing all day long – now that we’re home I kind of miss it.

For the reasons listed above and many others not listed, one of the best trips to Hawaii ever.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota, FL

North Coast

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Cottage was all we could have wanted in a Hawaiian habitat. Authentic, well preserved construction, beautifully appointed and tucked away in lush landscape. Just close enough to the Napali trail and the town of Hanalei.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect...

  • 5 of 5

The Private Garden Cottage was absolutely perfect for my daughter and I. It was actually a bit roomier than I expected, the bed was super comfy and it had everything we needed (including a piping hot outdoor shower under the trees). We felt safe and were able to get to Tunnels and town within a few minutes. The owner and caretaker were wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a couple. Don't hesitate on booking this cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

As a one room cottage, it's rustic and comfortable with plenty of space for a kitchen and prep area, if you enjoy cooking your own meals. The patio out back is right on the edge of rainforest and perfect for just relaxing and listening, or grilling some amazingly fresh fish from one of the nearby markets. The bed is surprisingly comfy and definitely a welcome end to a day of hiking or beaching or fishing or driving or many of the other things to do in a 60 minute driving radius. Oh, and the ocean is literally at the end of the driveway! The outdoor shower is really something special. The host provides numerous towels (bathing and beach), on site laundry facilities, and even a bug zapper (in the closet) if the need arises.

This place is a gem. You should stay here. We'll definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle Area

Great place, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Nice clean, quiet, comfortable spot on the North Shore. Everything we needed was supplied. Outdoor shower was really cool with jungle view. Was awesome in the evenings when the crowds had headed south to have Tunnel Beach sunsets to ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage in Kauai. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It had everything we needed to make our own meals (my husband loves to cook). We stopped by the grocery store in Hanalei to get what we needed. The walks on the beach were awesome. I also enjoyed the back patio with the tiki torches. Patricia was very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone that wants to get away and relax in this beautiful area. Hope to see it again someday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.17
Damage Deposit £71.89

If you pay via eCheck instead of credit card we will offer you a 3% discount on our nightly rate ($160 standard and $170 holiday rate). We can also split payment into multiple installments if need be.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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