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Affordable North Shore Cottage Near Tunnels & Lumahai Beach

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Wainiha - Kauai Valley Retreat

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath (Sleeps 2) Close to beaches, swimming, and hiking

At Kauai Valley Retreat you get access to the North Shore of Kauai's best beaches, and a home away from home filled with warmth and history. It’s a quaint cottage with the best of what Kauai has to offer right outside its door!

Our North Shore retreat is located on the North Side of the island of Kauai, where prevailing trade winds provide a natural air conditioning. We enjoy the sounds of the Wainiha River and mountain views, while the lull of crashing waves roll a rhythmic ocean soundtrack right up the valley! We are two miles from Tunnels Beach (of Bali Hai fame) and four miles from Ke’e beach, the spectacular trail head of the famous Kalalau Trail, the gateway to the Napali Coastline.

Even closer is renowned Lumahai Beach (of South Pacific fame) and a few more miles from Lumahai is the charming town of Hanalei resting on the shore of the grand two and half mile crescent sand beach of Hanalei Bay!!

This affordable cottage maintains a comfortable queen size bed, with cotton linens provided. The cottage has a full size bathroom, complete with tub/shower combo, pedestal sink, toilet and skylight! And for a refreshing rinse off after the beach there is an outdoor shower. This location is an affordable accommodation for a couple.

Kauai's North Shore host several delicious restaurants within easy driving from this cottage, but if you want to have a night at home relaxing from your days adventure, the kitchen amenities will allow you to cook some tasty meals, and keep your drinks cool!

From the Lihue Airport to Kauai Valley Retreat you will travel a little over 35 miles. It can take up to an hour to go that far, remember everyone, it’s island time!

HI Tax ID - W05469694-01

Keywords: One bed one bath Cottage, North Shore Kauai

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Paula Keeler
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About Paula Keeler

Paula & Lindon have been coming to Kauai for over 29 years, where the dream of living on Kauai was planted. The beauty of the island, active outdoor living, and the community made it a perfect choice! Lindon is a Chiropractor who runs a thriving practice and is a wealth of health based knowledge. Paula has a background in the travel industry, a degree in conservation and has traveled herself for many years, so between the two of them, have created an offering of a simple, relaxed, comfortable space on Kauai. They are excited to be able to share this beauty as well as care take this piece of paradise. Owners live in a separate house on the 1 acre grounds.

Paula Keeler purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Paula Keeler chose Kauai

We purchased this property because of it's location. The North Shore of Kauai is so peaceful and private. We live next to the Wainiha river & and are close to the Wainiha Preserve. At night you can hear the ocean surf roll up the river, and hear both river and ocean at the same time! The property is within minutes of SEVERAL of the most astounding beaches! We love to swim at the Lumahai river mouth daily. It is so close and convenient to the house. We are also minutes to the trail head of the famous Napali Coast Trail. Local fresh produce and foods provide us with options for healthy eating & lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

Serene, close to nature, bird lovers paradise. Continental Breakfast provided if requested. The property is located in the Wainiha Valley on the North Shore of Kauai, and is within minutes of SEVERAL of the most astounding beaches on the north shore of Kauai! River and mountain views. We are also minutes to the trail head of the famous Napali Coast Trail. At night you can hear the sound of the waves crashing, AND the Wainiha River. The cottage is recently renovated. Big open kitchen, dining table seating for 4

Guestbook comments from the owner

All reviews written prior to 6/1/11 were written for the main house on the property. The one bedroom one bath cottage with kitchen is what is available currently, and all reviews submitted after 6/1/11 will be for the cottage. We are excited to offer this clean, efficient and affordable North Shore accommodation. Mahalo!
May 2011
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Affordable North Shore Cottage Near Tunnels & Lumahai Beach
average rating of 4.924528 based on 57 reviews
Merritt Island, FL

Gracious hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We experienced the true spirit of "Aloha" during our 5-day stay at Paula and Lindon's beautiful and impeccably clean little Hale. Truly a perfect and relaxing visit:). Paula's communication throughout the process was prompt and clear.. Wainiha is a friendly and quiet community located between Hanalei and hiking and beautiful beaches on the Na Pali coast. Snorkel gear, chairs, cooler, etc. provided for beach excursions. The kitchen has everything one needs to prepare great local Kauai land and sea foods. We hope to return one day!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My newlywed husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Paula's directions were clear and easy to follow as we made our way to the house in the dark and with rain. The place is very comfortable and we felt completely relaxed there. Paula is a wonderful host and the bread she made for our continental breakfast was amazing! I encourage future visitors to look around the cottage before heading out on adventures - there was a lot of things for swimming, chairs, a cooler, tupperware, etc that made our days easier to prepare for. Overall a perfect spot for us during our honeymoon!

Thank you, Paula!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect place on kauai's north shore

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this property. My partner and I stayed here for a week and can't imagine a better place to have stayed. The property is beautiful, quiet, and close to all that's great about the north shore, and the house is spacious, clean, and homey. The owners have taken a lot of care to make sure that guests are comfortable and have everything they need (kitchenware, beach gear, etc.). Paula was an amazing host - extremely thoughtful and helpful but not intrusive in the least. We hope to be back and highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kauai North, Hanalei/Wainiha hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I whilst researching accommodation to stay around Hanalei spotted Paula’s place at Wainiha, loved the look of it and made a decision to stay there for 6 nights… so happy with our choice!

On arrival we were immediately impressed with the garden setting of the 1 bedroom cottage, you certainly feel like you are part of the local atmostphere. We were greeted by Paula who gave us the lowdown on everything we needed to know & was only a phone call away if we required anything else.

The accommodation is very comfortable and made you feel right at home. The fridge & kitchen area was already stocked with some provisions, a very welcome surprise, so no need to worry about milk, tea or coffee for the first couple of days plus the banana bread & muesli was excellent!

The cottage whilst being a short drive to Hanalei is very close to all the popular beaches & we enjoyed being in that area rather than say Princeville which is more of a drive to Tunnels, Lumahai & Ke’e beaches. If you are hitting the beach, towels, chairs & snorkeling gear are available & when you get back there is parking offroad right next to the cottage & an outdoor shower to wash off.

We really loved our time at Paula’s place & the hospitality shown by Paula herself and we would highly recommend it to others, hopefully we will be able to return ourselves in the near future.

Andrew & Angela T

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10th anniversary getaway in the jungle

  • 5 of 5

My husband I enjoyed a fantastic stay at this cute little cottage in Wainiha! We stayed here for two weeks of our month long Kauai vacation. We loved being off the beaten path. Nearly every day, we would make it to Tunnels or Ke'e Beach to snorkel. The cottage was stocked with everything we needed - even a rice cooker and salad spinner! We loved the privacy and quietness of this location, while still only being a 10 minute drive to Hanalei town. The internet access was also awesome! My husband worked remotely several days while we were staying here, and he was able to stay connected. After our stay here, I was so sad to leave!

Paula was the most gracious host, and provided us with homemade granola, fresh fruit, and yogurt upon our arrival. On the first of the month, Paula even called us and let us know the tsunami sirens that were going off were just practice. What wonderful Hawaiian hospitality. We loved how there were Kauai based DVDs (like "The Descendants")! We enjoyed watching movies on a couple of rainy days. Thank you, Paula, for this amazing stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage near Hanalei

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay on the North Shore. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the kitchen well stocked with everything we needed! Our hostess provided a welcomed breakfast for our first morning. Thanks Paula for the wonderful hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a positive review on your stay at our cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and provide a space for you to explore and enjoy all the beauty of Kauai. May your good memories of Kauai last you a life time!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Whale watching, hiking, surfing, fishing, birding, Kite Surfing, Stand up paddle boarding, are all within minutes of this affordable property.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in Wainiha, Kauai

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

cleaning £103
Refundable Damage Deposit £206
Tax Rate 13.52%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wainiha in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , Pedastal sink, towels provided
  • Sky light, high ceilings, soap, toilet paper, and towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , cotton linens
  • Queen size Bed (1) 100 cotton sheets and quilts.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
full bathroom, with an additional outdoor shower. Easy access to reach all of the North Shores best beaches and hiking trials early for the best parking and beach access. Minutes drive to Tunnels, Kee, Lumahai, Hanalei. Or if your in the mood for exercise you can walk 6/10th of a mile to Wainiha beach from the cottage, then walk the beach all the way to Kee Beach!

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