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“Sweet hideaway cottage for 2 near town and the...”
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Another angle of the Cottage
Landscaped for privacy
Idyll location
View from the coconuts.
Dining/kitchen table
Looking from kitchen/dining room to bedroom
Plenty of lawn surrounds the Cottage
Nearby beach access...two blocks away.
Looking east from the Lanai
Looking south on the Lanai
View of the East side
Front door entrance
Stylish pedestal sink to compliment the stand in shower.
Quaint decor.
Open air.
Spanish pavers.
Windows everywhere.
Bathroom angle.
Alpine slate shower.
Towel hanger
Spanish pavers.
Bedroom view.
Another window.
Turtle shell...my totem/amakua
Armadillo basket and horse skull
Knick knacks.
Well appointed kitchen,
Pineapple pot holder.
Pots and pans.
Photo of Micco taking a winter dip in Alaska.
Dining room looking into the bedroom.
Dining room cabinet
Kitchen/Dining room area.
Another angle of Kitchen/Dining room area.
Kitchen sink area.
Ceiling fan in Kitchen/Dining room.
Another window over looking sink.
Window over dining room table.
Linens provided.
This view is by the nearby beach access.
The nearby beach access.
Outside view looking East.
This Cottage is in the list of historic buildings.
West view of Cottage.
Spacious lanai.
Old broken surfboards, veterans of many 'board meetings'.
A door knocker ....you will never use.
Cow bell.
Marine debris.
Artifact found on the property.
Outside clothes line.
Mask to keep the evil spirits away.
Art
Bedroom view looking to kitchen/dining room area.
A artsy angle.
Custom cabinets/
Deer horn and Tibetan prayer flag.
View looking to bathroom from the bedroom.
Small library, some with Kaua'i themes.
Inner door of bathroom.
Another door angle.
Custom Alpine slate shower.
Outside door leading to bathroom.
Linen shelf.
Another view of linen shelf.
Desk to wonk it out on your computer.
Cabinets and desk in bedroom.
Bedroom angle...again.
Dining room/kitchen area with person with 'elbows on the table'.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Sweet hideaway cottage for 2 near town and the beach”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We spent a 5 days in the Garden Cottage, a block from the beach and a short walk to the center of town. It has defiinitely been lived in but is kept clean. It's just the right size for 2, simply furnished and clean. It's secluded, and sheltered so it does get a bit dark. The kitchen is basic with 2 gas burners rather than a stove, frig, a toaster oven and no microwave, no dishwasher ( not really necessary ). Plenty of flat ware, misc. containers, random plates and bowls and a cooler. The bath is in the back, with a tiled shower only toilet & a sink. Plenty of clean towels, though the hot water takes a long time to generate. A hammock on the shaded lanai never got used. We found boogie boards, beach chairs at the front house. Internet worked great, which was important. In a very spendy locale, this was economical and suited our needs perfectly, since we spent most of our time out doors on the beach or hiking. The owner communicated very promptly and patiently to all our inquiries.

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Liked best: Location-
Liked least: Kitchen and bath could have been more comfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Apr 2016
Thanks for your kind review. The Cottage is in the register of historic buildings, so it has a history of sheltering a few generations. Have toyed putting a microwave but it "trips" the breakers.

Instead of a hot water tank, the hot water is "on demand", so it take a minute or so for hot water to start flowing. Thanks again for sharing. Micco
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Steve C
Roseland, New Jersey
1 review
“Amazing”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What a great honeymoon. Exactly what we wanted; simplicity with all the needed ammenities; two-minute walk to the beach. Right in the middle of it all; mountains for hiking, center of town with great restaurants and bar. More importantly Micco (property owner) made the process smooth and had great excursion recommendations. Not to mention he owns/operates Kayak Kauai, the island's number one go-to for water/land excursions. Can't wait to get back !!

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Elise G
Halifax, Canada
1 review
“Beautiful, simple, relaxing honeymoon!”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

My husband and I had a lovely stay at Micco's cottage! We loved watching the birds from the lanai, and listening to the rain which always stopped miraculously by the time we were ready to head to the beach. :) We also loved the close walk to Hanalei bay. We stayed for 2 weeks and our first week we used for hiking/Kalalau and exploring - this is a wonderful place for a home base if you're exploring the island! Our second week we took advantage of how close our cottage was to the ocean and surfed/swam the beautiful bay every day.

The cottage is simple but has all the amenities you need - we cooked many nights in the kitchenette. We had a few visitors (ants) but Micco dealt with it so quickly, there was someone by to begin dealing with the issue within 24 hours, and they were gone soon after. One can expect a visitor or two in a tropical climate! :)

I would very much recommend staying here. It was a perfect place for a relaxing, simple honeymoon, or a jump off point for surfing and adventure. Thanks for the great stay!!

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Liked best: Beautiful location, close walk to beach!
Liked least: not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Ashland, Oregon
Reviewed 27 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Recommended for:
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Kittycatt...
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7 reviews
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“The very meaning of Aloha!”
Reviewed 7 November 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Garden Surf Cottage for part of our honeymoon. We travelled up from staying in Poipu for 6 nights (in a plush condo). When we arrived we were greeted by dozens of lizards (one which we later named 'Two Tails) & just as the description says 'A rustic but genteel retreat'.
The cottage was definitely small but very charming & had everything you needed & more. I especially adored the personal touches left by Micco & the other guests. In fact we couldn't help ourselves but leave a little gift for the cottage too! (A beautiful traditional Hawaiian Lei we acquired at a Luau). Hanalei itself is beautiful & the location of the cottage is prefect.
There are dozens of places to eat & drink & we would recommend having quite a few Mai Tai's! There are also plenty of shops to browse in & purchase gifts - we bought some local art work for ourselves.
The bay is stunning & a short walk away from the cottage, we would recommend taking supplies with you so you can spend the day chilling as there are no bars on the beach.
And finally Micco, although I didn't meet him myself, (my husband did) he was very helpful & we thank him again for sharing his cottage with us - or rather, Mahalo!

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Management Response
12 Nov 2014
Aimee,
Thanks for your kind words. When folks share unsolicited reviews....I always get nervous, in spite of over the years, most folks fall victim to the charms of the Cottage and have shared mostly favorable reviews. Even the bad ones...help me improve. Thanks again and hope to see you both on the rebound

A hui hou, Micco
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