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Walk through the Hibiscus hedge... your home away from home is waiting.
Take the stepping stone path to the front door.
The door is open... Come on in.
Walk down the hall to the sunken Living room... Note couch/day bed, TV & small frig
Living room view to backyard
Close up of backyard view and peek at the ocean over the fence.
Turn to your right to see the breakfast nook and view of your private path to the beach.
Kitchen with full size frig, coffee maker, toaster, microwave & toaster ovens.
Walk thru the kitchen and turn left into bedroom.
Office nook with a view
Once in the bedroom, turn right into the dressing nook with dresser and mirror.
Walk through the dressing nook to find a walk-in shower for two with view of the garden.
Vanity and mirror... note stacked washer & dryer.
Walk back through Kitchen, step down into Living Rm, go out sliding door... See ocean over fence.
On your way to the beach, look back to see lanai.
Your private path to the beach.
Foliage opens up to the beach. Chairs/bench available for your use... Return to save from high tide.
Beach view left...
Beach view right...
Google Earth view... note the waves breaking on the reef, allowing calmer waters in swimming lagoon.
This is the parking pad outside the Hibiscus hedge, off Aliomanu Road.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Cindy W
Portland, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely private location”
Reviewed 24 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
2
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Our stay at The Honeymoon Cottage was wonderful. Dave & Deana were very gracious hosts. As other reviewers mention, Dave offers to have you accompany him on his morning walks. I'd recommend doing this for at least one walk, he gives you an insider guide to the island but mostly educates you on the abundant variety of plant life and fruits growing naturally in the area.

The photos of the beach just off the property do not do it justice, it is very private and usually has turtles feeding right in front of you early in the morning. Hypnotic to watch them while the sun rises. The lanai out back was our favorite spot to sit and relax (after the beach).

The location is off the beaten path but very centrally located to Hanalei Bay and Poipu, both very tourist friendly areas. That said, if you want the resort style vacation this isn't a place for you. It's good for someone who wants more privacy and a self-sufficient vacation.

The only reason my rating is not excellent is because the cottage could use a few updates - the humid, salty air wears on a property quickly so it felt like time to refresh it a bit. The kitchen could also use a few more amenities but was sufficient for the amount of cooking we did.

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Liked best: Location / Beach
Liked least: The stove
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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tom m
st louis
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Honeymoon cottage!”
Reviewed 22 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Excellent place for a honeymoon! after the activity of getting married was passed we needed a quiet place to base our honeymoon and this place fit the bill!
it's a nice size and is located almost in the middle of the east coast so is great for trips north or south.
David and his wife are excellent hosts and we really enjoyed our morning hikes with him, it really added a nice touch to staying there.
It has a great beach that offers good snorkeling and almost to yourself!

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Management Response
26 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was our pleasure to share our little corner of Kauai with you two. So glad you had a good experience. Take care.
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Lyle H
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome Place”
Reviewed 11 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The "Honeymoon Cottage" was the perfect accomodation for us. It was clean, close to the beach and comfortable. The owners are onsite and are the classic friendly Hawaiin host. I had to travel on Super Bowl Sunday and they taped the game for me and we watched the game in their home .......and they had never met us before (wow, how cool is that?!!) . Dave provides local nature hikes and their hospitality was above and beyond expectations. When I go to Kauai again, I will stay at the "HC". The private beach and sheltered bay are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

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Liked best: Sheltered Bay
Liked least: Toaster Oven was a bit small
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
We really enjoyed having you two. Deana enjoyed talking story with the wife, while the hubbies watched the game. She always complains about being a football widow so it was great for her to have some female companionship.
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Winnipeg Beach, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in December 2014
3
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Liked best: Access to the ocean
Liked least: Chickens!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
Thank you so much. We enjoy sharing our little piece of Kauai with all our guests and it is great to hear when one of them is kind enough to let others know how their visit went.
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David N C
Oxnard, California
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Secluded Beachside Cottage Anahola Beach area, Kauai”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
4
people found this review helpful

This rental is perfect for a couple or perhaps a couple with 1 small child. It is a nice 1BR apartment built behind the owners larger house. There is no A/C but plenty of fans and cross-through ventilation. Cable TV, washer/dryer, small BBQ and an adequate kitchen complete the basics. It is a fairly remote location but everything you need for housekeeping is available a short drive away in Kapa'a; there is also a nice fruit stand nearby. There is a short path to the ocean behind the owner's house. Anahola beach at this point has plenty of beautiful sand; the bottom is shallow and rocky for the first 10yrds or so, then deepens for good swimming. There is a protective reef about 100yrds out that keeps the surf inside fairly calm. The owner Dave will take you on a nature walk of the neighborhood - we returned with armloads of ripe star fruit! This is a beautiful residential neighborhood with some full and part-timers as well as other rentals. We rented through Kauai Vacation Rentals (we rented another place from them for the following week) or directly from the owner: www.shelmer.com/HMCottage/. Wi-Fi is available from the owner for an add'l $30.
If there is one downside, it was the neighbor's rooster who's watch seems to be broken and calls at all hours and seems to be right under your window. He and his rivals nearby have a contest over who gets the last word; he had me thinking about traps, snares and chicken stew!
Otherwise, this is a wonderful place to enjoy Kauai's ocean and country.

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Liked best: The location with all the conveniences
Liked least: The rooster!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
Thanks so much for your comments. I, too, am very upset about the roster next door. Our neighbor thought it would be charming to have fresh eggs so he purchased some hens, which brought in the roster. I, too, think often about roster stew. I wish there was a legal way to do something about him.
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