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Paula Keeler

Member since: 2009
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Affordable North Shore Cottage Near Tunnels & Lumahai Beach

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Paula Keeler (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

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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based on 48 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable North Shore Cottage Near Tunnels & Lumahai Beach
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 52 reviews
Toronto Canada

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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25th Anniversary Couple

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Outstanding hospitality. Our host had everything from fresh banana bread, milk, granola, coffee, fruit, and more waiting for us. Made that first night and morning a real get away without the hassle of searching for a grocery store. This cottage is close to so many great things ... Napoli Coast, Tunnel Beach, Ke'e beach, and Hanalei Bay. The cottage is clean with updated kitchen and bathroom features. Great internet access and comfy couch and chairs for those wonderful afternoon showers - a perfect spot to catch up, read, take a nap, and anticipate watching the beauty of Kauai wake-up day by day. We loved the flowers just outside the door - colorful and vibrant and our host brought fresh flowers inside daily to enjoy. We will be coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The wonder and beauty of Kauai is something to behold, and when we see our guest "GET IT" this brings such happiness!!! It was such a pleasure to meet and host you both, and provide a space for you two to celebrate, rest, recharge your batteries, and have fun exploring all the outdoor activities Kauai has to offer. Wishing you both many more years of wedded love, happiness, laughter, and fun exploring together!!!! Aloha!
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Can't wait to stay again!

  • 5 of 5

We can't get over how wonderful and perfect our stay was! The lovely and thoughtful homemade breakfast, the accommodating nature of Paula to make sure we had everything we needed while giving us our privacy. What an ideal location! We also stayed on the south side of the island and had wished our entire stay had been on the north side at Paula's wonderful cottage. Ideal spot for an off the beaten path stay, surrounded by the beauty that is Kauai. Close to the best beaches, hiking and exploring. We can't wait to come back! Thank you for everything, Paula!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give our cottage a positive review and sharing what you enjoyed the most about your stay up here on the North Shore of Kauai. It was a pleasure to share the beauty and all that the North Shore has to offer. Our beaches up here are some of the best in the world!! We love welcoming our return guest for repeat stays!!! Aloha!
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  • 5 of 5

What a special and peaceful cottage in the beautiful north shore of Kauai!! We were fortunate to have stayed at Paula's cottage because it was located only a few miles from the trailhead of the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast. Our goal was to hike to the waterfall on the Trail and to snorkel at Ke'e Beach and Tunnels Beach. Paula had the snorkel equipment to share, literature on hiking trails, and incredible HOSPITALITY. We had plenty of privacy at the cottage to enjoy grilling fish and drinking our morning coffee as we sat and watched the birds. It is a picturesque and short drive to the village of Hanalei where there are shops and restaurants to visit. If we do return to Hawaii we will most definitely stay at Paula's cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your stay and the positive review! Daily we are reminded how our location is such a benefit when accessing all the wonderful places to swim, hike, snorkel and fish up here on the North Shore of Kauai. early morning swims at Tunnels is such a wonderful way to start the day!! Hope to see you back again soon! Remember returning guest get a free night stay!!!! Aloha!
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Great cottage almost at the end of the road on the North Shore

  • 5 of 5

Paula was a lovely hostess. Greatly appreciated the yogurt, fruit and granola! If you want to explore the north coast, this is a great place from which to do so. Quick drive to Tunnels, Ke'e, Lumahai, Hanalei Bay, etc. Other than the ever-present roosters (smiley face), very quiet and relaxed. If you value privacy and don't like to be around all the other tourists, stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waves, NC USA

Tucked Away in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

After one of our booked cottages fell through, we were fortunate to find this beautiful place tucked in the lush Wainiha Valley on the north shore. It was better than we expected and very close to the beaches and trails we wanted to visit. For us it had all the comforts of home, and an efficient kitchen for preparing our meals. We did not want a condo experience, and this place gave us the privacy we wanted. The shops and grocery store in Hanalei are close enough to run in for anything you need.

Paula our hostess, took very good care of us. The fresh fruit, yogurt, homemade granola and other perks were over the top. I also liked the fact that the hot water heater was solar. The yard landscaping was beautiful. Our only disappointment was having to leave such a welcoming cottage and setting.

I would return in a heartbeat and recommend it to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wainiha, Kauai

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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

cleaning £95
Refundable Damage Deposit £190
Tax Rate 13.52%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kauai 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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