Surfers and people who like to be close to the beach; in amongst the locals; and away from the tourist centers, love this pad. Within walking distance (one block) to beach, the Waimea pier, the river and quaint town. Buy fresh fish and local produce from Ishihara's or the 'Big Save'. Enjoy a movie in an old fashioned movie house, browse a vintage store, see local art and enjoy a great cup of coffee. The Waimea pier affords wonderful sunsets and great night sky viewing.
Redwood cabin with loft bedroom (king bed), equipped kitchenette (stove, microwave, fridge, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans), bathroom, wide deck and a simple bbq. Cable and wireless. Car park. Safe, local neighborhood.
Easy access to hiking the many Waimea Canyon trails, and enjoying the beautiful sunny west side beaches of Kekaha, Polihale...snorkel at Salt Ponds and surf with the locals at Pakala. Forty minutes to popular Poipu Beaches. Fifty minute drive from the airport.
On Kauai a helicopter trip is a favorite with visitors as the beautiful Na Pali and its magnificent waterfalls can only really be seen from the air. The magnificent Na Pali can also be accessed by hiking or taking a catamaran picnic/snorkel or sunset cruise. Dolphins abound and in the winter whales breach, tail slap and enjoy Kauai's waters as they mate and calf. You can also bike down the canyon...zipline...horse-ride...kiyak to (email hidden)untain tube...surf...and of course soak up the wonderful warm weather and enjoy an abundance of excellent beaches that are good for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, walking, relaxing...
Limited local bus routes that run north from Lihue to Princeville and Hanalei and run south to Poipu and west to Kekaha. Renting a car is advisable.
|Art des Bettes:||Richtiges Bett|
|Zusätzliche Personen:||11€ / Nacht nach dem ersten Gast|
|Miete pro Monat:||1744€ /Monat|
We were a little bit disappointed by the cabin and surprised that it is scored so highly. Perhaps our expectations were off. There is a fairly fine line between a cute beach-y cottage and an unkempt rental property near the beach. This has the potential to be a very cute beach rental, but it needs a little bit more attention.
Neil and Sharon were flexible when we changed our plans last minute (checking in one day late). We didn't actually get a chance to see Neil or Sharon, but they were easy to get in touch with, and we had phone numbers for both them and the person who was taking care of the house if we needed anything.
While other guests seem to enjoy the cats that appear to live at the house, we did not. They were loud, leave lots of hair on the outdoor furniture, even sit outside the bedroom window and loudly meow throughout the night, even though we fed them and gave them water.
Waimea is a sleepy town. We knew this from the guidebooks and expected it (it was our first time to Kauai). .
The location gives you great access to the Waimea Canyon, Polihale Beach, and even Poipu if you want to go out for dinner if you don't mind driving a short bit.
Some other input:
After spending a day on Polihale or any of the other beaches, go try Island Taco. Unless you're a competitive eater, don't get more than 2 tacos.
Aloha-n-Paradise is a nearby coffee shop with good coffee and great local art.
Also, go to the Hanapepe Art Night if you're there on a Friday night.
Spacious, well equipped. Good indoor outdoor space, lovely lanai, hammock and garden. Lots of interesting reading material about Hawaii. Neil was a very friendly host who gave us good recommendations re snorkelling, grocery shopping and sightseeing. We would not have done the Interislander Helicopter tour of the island without his enthusiasm for it. We are really glad we did. What a beautiful island! Delicious poke at Ishihara Market just a block away. Our stay was too short.
Wonderful! Waimea was so friendly, we didn't feel at all out of place. The proximity to the beach was outstanding for early morning walks and evening fishing. Cottage had all we needed for a relaxing stay and the nearby market was fully stocked with fresh foods.
We're looking to purchase a place in paradise - this would definitely be the place we would want for ourselves - it was that enjoyable.
M. Stewart est un homme charmant. L'appartement est correct et bien situé dans un village très paisible. Mais il y a trois chats et ça rend l'appartement moins propre.
Thank you Neil for the awesome accommodations, location, your visits, nice town, nice neighbors, mostly great weather, your suggestions on what to see & do including boat ride to Napili shores, the whales, dolphins & turtle sightings, temples, beaches, restaurants, etc. ..... We, my sister and I, had such a great time in Kauai! We loved coming home each night to our hungry cats which we fed with the food that Neil had left us. The cabin had ample SPACE for all .... carport for car, various sitting areas and decks & roof for sunning or just hanging out... it was our home away from home!! We loved it & we THANK YOU!! Anke & Daisy
We had a great week in Waimea. It was a lovely, lazy town of friendly people. The cottage was great to come home to each night after a day of walking, touring or swimming. It was amazing how it could be raining on the north shore to come home to the dry south. The cottage was very comfortable, well equipped with a lovely deck to relax in. The louvred windows in the bedroom allowed beautiful cool breezes to flow through the cottage. A nice quiet neighbourhood; all positives.
Das Cottage hatte alles was man braucht zum Kochen odee fürs Strandleben. Zwei Katzen gehörten auch dazu, die gedüttert werden müssen.
Das Cottage war umgeben von Rooster die am Morgen früh geschriehen haben,
In a word,... Outstanding. Especially if you're on Island time. Thanks Neil (and Sharon). We hope to stay with you again.
This was a great little cabin -- rustic but very comfortable, with everything we could have asked for in a place. We loved being able to walk to the supermarket just a block away, as well as being a block from the beach. Great sunset over the pier. The two times we walked to the beach the waves were a bit too rough for swimming. We loved having the neighborhood cats to mind while we were there. Also loved being able to chill on the hammock on the porch.
The town's roosters don't start at sunrise. They started at 4:50 every morning we were there. No matter. A pillow over the ears kept us sleeping to a more reasonable hour. Loved the upstairs bedroom with the cool mountain air coming in through the windows, as well as the upper deck for added ocean views.
One warning: The town of Waimea is definitely on the quiet side. The afternoon we arrived (on a Sunday), we had a little bit time before we could check in so we looked for a place to grab a beer or mai tai and relax -- nothing beyond Shrimp Station and Island Taco was open. Even Wranglers, the biggest restaurant in town, was closed that night for dinner. We obviously recovered, and had a great meal that night at Brick Oven Pizza, about 15 minutes away. At another point, we ate at Island Taco, which was super yum -- but no beer/cocktails if into that. Lulus is great for Shave Ice.
We loved being closer to Waimea Canyon and the incredible Swamp Hike (8 challenging miles total, with a killer view waiting for you at the 1/2 way point). Bonus for being close, we were almost all on our own the entire first half of the hike, only passing people (who likely came from the more populated Poipu) on the way back.
All in all, a great, affordable place to stay in a quiet, low key neighborhood.
I agree with the other poster who hesitated to rave too much about this house on the chance that it won't be available anymore when (s)he wants to return. :) For the traveler who wants a restful, relaxing time on Kauai away from the tourist crowds (and rain) of the North Shore, this is the place for you. From the house, you can easily walk the entire length of Waimea, for groceries, food, to see a movie at the adorable old-school movie theater, or to watch the sunset from the end of the Waimea pier. It was perfect for our low-key honeymoon. Neil and Sharon are super responsive to both email and phone calls, and Neil is just a great guy who knows a ton about the island. We don't surf, but if you surf it sounds like he can clue you into some awesome spots. We will def be back, and will def rent from Neil and Sharon again. (PS: The roosters are awful but unavoidable and you do get used to them. Also, we are not cat people by any stretch, but the 2 cats who hang out at this house are sweet and wonderful, easygoing, and didn't bother our allergies in the least - a first for both of us re: cats.)