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Affordable Tropical Luxury in Paradise - Kauai

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kalaheo - Kauai Garden Cottages

2 one bedroom suites with queen pillow top beds, 2 full baths, 2 kitchenette


“Peaceful, relaxing, restful, spiritual, wonderful....” these are some of the ways our guests have described their experience of staying at our new Balinese inspired guest suites. Please come enjoy the relaxed rural setting of our two bedroom, two bath cottage (rented as one unit), located south central on the island of Kauai. We are minutes away from the many beautiful beaches Kauai has to offer. We are 1000 feet above sea level, that offers cooler temperatures especially welcomed when time to retire for the evening. The beautiful warm tropical woods, the unique reed matting on the ceilings, coved lighting, granite counters and many other custom detailed architectural touches make the suites at Puulima Road a magical place to spend your Kauai vacation. The two separate entrance suites are ideally suited for two friends or couples who are traveling together or a small family. Reservations will not be taken until two (2) months prior to reservation date.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Thayne or Lynn Taylor
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016
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About Thayne or Lynn Taylor

About us? Go to www.lynnandthayne.com

Thayne or Lynn Taylor purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Thayne or Lynn Taylor chose Kauai

First it is in Kalaheo, second it is up in the mountains which is a lot cooler than beach side.

Guestbook comments from the manager


We are very thankful to be able to offer our guest house as a home away from home. We work hard to make your stay an enjoyable one and are always striving on ways to improve. Here is where you can help. Let us know how your stay was and if there was anything we could do to make our guests feel more at home.

We look forward to seeing you on your return trip.

Thank you and until we meet again:

Dec 2003
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based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable Tropical Luxury in Paradise - Kauai
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Seattle, WA

A perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for one week and really enjoyed the cottages. They are located on a hill with other homes in the distance, but it feels quite rural. The decor was much classier than other VRBO's I've stayed in here in the islands. They have paid a lot of attention to details. The suite was immaculate with very nice beds, bedding and towels. Even the smaller suite is good size with a large bathroom and walk in shower. Large deck with nice patio furniture. The back side of the suites and deck are high above the ground at mid tree level so it feels a little like being in a tree house and is very private. The host, Lynn was very nice and helpful in recommending restaurants etc. There are several good restaurants 5 min away. I would recommend arriving in daylight if you can because it will make the turn in from the road easier to negotiate. The island in general is populated with lots of wild chickens and roosters so if you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs, as the roosters make quite a racket, even at night!

I would highly recommend these cottages to visitors to Kauai!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so Much Nan! We are very happy that you had a nice stay with us. Hope to see you all soon!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, two children and self very recently stayed at this property during our visit to the island. The property is striking in it's carefully designed guest house, a beautiful extension of the owner's own home. The architecture will really put you in a Bali mindset! The grounds are lovely and the sheep charming - our children really loved to see them. The night sky is breathtaking. It's impossible not to feel peaceful here. This was a prefect place to return to each night after a day at the beach. The privacy and quietness is exactly what you look for in a vacation. Thank you so much for sharing a part of your home with us, Lynn and Thayne!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A BIG MAHALO for such a nice review, thank you Stephanie! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here at our humble abode:-) and had a wonderful time enjoying our island paradise. We look forward to seeing you all again in the not to distant future! Aloha!
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This lovely little property was ideal for us (2 sisters) as we could each have our own space as well as breeze in and out of the others' room. Lovely design and decor as well as a great bathroom made the spaces a good place to come back to after a day at the beach or hiking.

We loved being in Kalaheo with it's 'real' people and great local coffee shop.

Thayne and Lynn were welcoming and respectful of our privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie & Susan for your kind words! We are very happy that you liked staying with us and enjoyed the cottage. We look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future!
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful cottage--highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kauai Garden Cottages for five nights in July 2013 and had a wonderful stay.

The place is truly unique. The rental cottage is a stand-alone house, split into two parts. Both parts, which you rent together, have a bedroom and a bathroom and have their own entrances. One side is bit larger than the other and has a sitting area. The owner's home is next door, connected by a covered walkway, but is completely separate from the rental cottage.

The unique layout of the cottages was perfect for our group. We were a group of four--a married couple in one room, and two friends in the other room. There was a futon that we set up in the room with the friends so they didn't have to share a queen bed. The two rooms share a common deck, but had privacy in both rooms.

The cottage was built with an incredible attention to detail. The photos on VRBO's website (which are nice and professional) very accurately show what the place looks like. Beautiful hardwoods, interesting architecture, very high ceilings, fine craftsmanship, tropical vibe, interesting Balinese style. The cottages were spotlessly clean. Everything worked. The furniture was nothing fancy, but we didn't expect more at this price.

The setting of the cottages is up in the hills, about a 5 minute drive up the from the highway. The property is both open and has a tropical jungle feel. I'm not sure how far the road goes up into the hills past the cottages, but the property is well past the ordinary residential area near the highway and is in a more pretty rural setting. As is the case in this part of Kauai, the weather seems to change every hour or so. Sun, then rain, then sun, then some wind. It was always a pleasant temperature there.

The hosts, Thayne and Lynn, were welcoming and friendly. They took care of a couple of special requests that we made in advance and otherwise left us to ourselves during our stay (in a good way). I'm sure they would have responded to any issues we might have had, but we had none.

The interesting layout of the place (two separate rooms, rented together) and the location in the hills might not be for everyone, but it was a perfect launching point for us and a great place to spend our mornings and evenings. I'd highly recommend this place to a group of 3 or 4 close friends traveling together, 2 couples traveling together, or a family with kids (parents in one room, kids in another).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow David! What can we say but thank you for a very detailed and wonderful review. Glad to hear you had a nice stay! We will be upgrading our furniture soon:-)!
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  • 5 of 5

My Wife & I found this listing early on during our search for a place to stay in Kauai. As our search progressed, we kept coming back to this listing. We were skeptical this might be a "to good to be true" situation. We are so glad we booked with Thayne and his Wife. Their place is amazing. If you are looking for a secluded, off the beaten path, relaxing place to energize after long days of site-seeing and the beach then this is the perfect place. My Wife and I found the cottage to be perfect for our needs. We loved the architecture and landscaping. We found personal touches, such as beach chairs, cooler, ample beach towels and even a beach blanket as an added benefit to the beautiful setting. If you want to forego the busy major resort atmosphere, then this is the place for you. We would recommend this to any couple wanting to spend some quality time together. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marcus, Thank you so much for your kinds words in a wonderful review. Lynn and I are on our month long excursion now and will write and send you the songs as soon as we get back in the middle of June. Hopefully we will get to see you all again soon! Aloha, Thayne & Lynn
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Loveland, CO

Pam P

  • 5 of 5

A charming place to stay away from the high prices of the beach resorts. Near the quaint town of Kalaheo. Cool breeze felt fabulous after days at the beach. A fabulous and affordable way to experience Kauai.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

The convenience of our Kalaheo location is that you benefit from the seclusion of our 2 acre parcel with a stream at the bottom of the property, yet are close enough to be 5 minutes from some great local restaurants and 15 minutes to some of Kauai's most famous South Shore beaches. Thirty minutes to the Lihue airport and about 30 minutes to Waimea Canyon, you will find the Puulima Guest Suites are a good South Shore location to call your home base on Kauai. Please note - we will not take any reservations until two (2) months prior to the reservation date.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kalaheo, Kauai

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.5%

Reservations will not be taken until two (2) months prior to reservation date. For example, if your reservation is in December we will start taking reservations for December on October 1st.

Please note that the average rate shown here is for a two suites for 6 or less nights, detailed rates can be found at our site - kauaigardencottages dot com. If you need only one suite or are staying for 7 nights or more please go to our web site.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kalaheo in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Children are welcome in a separate suite, however we require that the adults maintain close supervision. We adhere strictly to 2 people per suite.

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