House, 1 Bedroom + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2) TVNC #1051
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 House 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 House 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.
Policies Cancellations for any reason prior to 60 days before the check in date will receive a full refund, less a 10% processing fee. Cancellations within 60 days of check in are fully refundable, less a 10% processing fee, only if the travel dates are re-booked. There will be no refunds for power failures, weather related events, or non-functional equipment/appliances. We will make every possible effort to repair broken appliances/equipment, but make no guarantees. Refunds will only be issued per management’s discretion. Our overnight occupancy is for the number of people on your confirmation only. More than just the occasional visitor requires permission from the owners. We do not allow organized special events or celebrations such as parties, weddings, receptions, camping, etc. If you are having one of these events, please contact us and we can recommend appropriate locations. If the home is left in a condition that requires excessive cleaning and/or garbage removal, this will be deducted from your security deposit. The Haena Cottage is a non-smoking property. House Rules In Hawaii it is customary to remove shoes before entering. After the beach, please use the foot rinse faucet at the bottom of the main house stairs. This helps keep sand off of the Lanai and out of the house. For cleaning muddy hiking shoes, there is a brush next to the foot rinse faucet. Wet towels, bathing suits, and clothing should be hung over the lanai rail or in the bathroom. Please, do not hang them on lamps or furniture. Additionally, do not sit on furniture with wet or damp suits and towels. Mold is a serious problem here in Hawaii. When using the washer and dryer, please keep in mind all the sand and red dirt we have in Kauai. Shake all towels and garments well before washing or drying. Remove lint from the dryer before and after each use. Please think environmentally when using the washer and dryer. Please turn off inside house lights and fans when leaving the house to conserve energy and to protect wildlife (look up Shearwater Birds). Additionally, turn off ALL outside lights at night and keep your doors closed to prevent mosquitoes from entering. Please be respectful to our neighbors; have fun, but please keep music and play at a moderate volume. Please do not exceed 5 MPH down our driveway. Please help us to keep supplying flashlights, umbrellas, beach gear, and guide books by leaving them in the home when you leave. We at the Haena Cottage and the County of Kauai ask that you please not feed the chickens. They have become pests on the island and easily out number the human population. If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask. Mahalo, Katie, Beverly, & Doug Howland
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Our stay was so amazing and the check-in process was seamless. They offered us a free late check out. I cannot even begin to describe how relaxing and peaceful the house was. It was truly an old world Hawaiian experience and we would love to come back!
My fiance and I rented the place for four nights and it was perfect size for the two of us and located in prime location. The house had everything we needed to cook meals and hit the beach. It was close enough that we could ride bikes to the beach or jump in the car and grab provisions in Hanalei. We enjoyed our stay and have zero complaints about the accommodations. They were even flexible with the road closings affecting our departure. Overall it was a great experience.
La pura vida
Awesome stay in Haena.... house was clean and comfortable with ocean view . Bed was very comfortable and tastefully decorated throughout with nice views.. Patricia was da kine kine property manager going above and beyond her call of duty. Thank you so much for sharing your home ! MAHALO
Magical stay in Haena
This place holds a special place in our hearts as we stayed here when we were married in Haena 10 years ago. We loved it then and loved it this time as well. Due to the road closures and the ever-changing road closure status, Katie communicated frequently and promptly and went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing stay. We feel very grateful to have experienced the area without traffic - it was magical!
Much aloha for sharing your beautiful space!
Great location, great rental. Only issue was dirty dishes.
We loved the location and the rental. It had all the amenities we needed. I'd give it four stars for these attributes.
The only issue were the dishes. Every dish/glass/wine glass/silverware/pan we took out of the cupboard was dirty. Some even still had pieces of food stuck to them. We had to hand wash everything we used for cooking and eating. The rest of the apartment was very clean including the kitchen counter/sink/stove/refrigerator. It was obvious whoever cleaned prior to our visit did not wash any dishes or inspect the ones that had been washed by the previous renters.
I cannot express enough how sorry I am that your experience at our home was anything but outstanding. Patricia our property manager takes great pride in the cleanliness of our home and was devastated to hear there was an issue. If you are ever in anyway unsatisfied with the cleanliness of the house we are always willing to come back and address any issues right away to avoid anything effecting your stay.
It sounds like our dishwasher is not properly cleaning the dishes and we are looking into replacing it as soon as possible. Having said that we make no excuses and just sincerely apologize for our oversight in checking the dish-ware in the cabinets.
Again I want to express my apologies. I hope you will give us another chance in the future to show you that we take great pride in our home and the experiences of our guests, and that we have taken your feedback to heart to improve for the future.
Secluded and magical
We loved our stay in Haena! The home is situated just a few steps from a secluded beach and we were able to walk to tunnels beach to do some of the best snorkeling! You can hear the ocean waves all day and night- so relaxing. My husband and I love to cook, and the kitchen was large enough for us to work perfectly together for our dinners every evening. The bedroom is a comfortable size with a walk in closet that is perfect for 2 people’s belongings.
There are so many great things I can say about this place. What a wonderful experience- we will definitely be coming back! Thank you!