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“Soul rejuvenating”
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30 reviews
Welcome to the Garden Room
kitchenette provides everything you will need
Television pulls out and has DVD player for movies we supply.
The bathroom is clean and modern
Shower with etched glass door
Ahhhh....what a view!
Over head fan has 4 levels for your comfort.
Koi pond and waterfall right outside the sliding glass doors! BEAUTIFUL!
Second pond
Antherium Tropical Flowers
Koi Pond with walking bridge
Tranquil sitting area
Beauty everywhere!
Own private BBQ area with umbrella, table and two chairs.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii

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ginnybar1
St. Amant, louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Soul rejuvenating”
Reviewed 24 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
7
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Pros: Beautiful grounds, private feel, everything you need in kitchen/bathroom, owners easily accessible through phone/email/or in person, central location( 23 min from airport not 15 ), great price,welcoming, clean,and bed super comfy!!!

Cons: No air-conditioning. I somehow overlooked this when I was booking even though it was my #1. I understand why but wld like to be able to close windows/door at night to shut out frog,dogs,car,and rooster crowing late night/early morning.

The grounds were stunning! The owners take pride in the room as well as the surrounding areas. Les and Carol are gracious hosts ready to proved you with any information about the island, answer any questions, check on you throughout your stay to see if you need anything, and/or leave you to enjoy the grounds. Booking,communication, and directions to the home couldn't have been better. Everything you need is right in this room. The owners made great use of this small space as well as provide you with things many other places do not. Such as body wash, dishwashing soap/sponge,spices, laundry detergent, small ice chest, snorkel gear, bug spray, teas, plenty of towels, beach towels, restaurant review book and so much more.
We left windows/doors open during day to allow breeze to cool room off. Worked great the first/second night because of northerly wind but third night were warm due to wind direction change. There is a high powered fan that assists with circulating air but was def. warm-hot third night despite closing and opening windows. Bring ear plugs and eye mask to help with noise due to open windows and light begins to show through just before 6am. Careful not to plug in to many things while cooking bc it can cause breaker to trip but Les/Carol there to help immediately at any time.

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Liked best: The owners went out of their way to make you comfortable
Liked least: no airconditioning
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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exquisite...
Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Ideal Location, Absolutely Perfect Accommodation, Enchanting Garden, Excellent Stay, Can't Wait to Return”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
11
people found this review helpful

Aloha!

From the moment that we sent in an inquiry the host was very quick to respond. Communication was clear, prompt, and informative. Booking was smooth. Directions lead us right to the driveway.

We were traveling a lot and unable to get our exact itinerary to our hosts before hand but they were very understanding about this. We arrived very late in the evening and the hosts left the lights on for us and explained how we would find our room.

We parked in the driveway and started through the private walkway to our room. When we opened the door we fell in love instantaneously. The room itself was so much more amazing than the photos. The photos did not do this room any justice whatsoever. The quality of materials used to construct this room is similar to what you would expect to find at a five star hotel--from the marble floors to the granite (or marble) countertops and standing shower, from the adjustable lighting to the finishes and fixtures. It was also entirely immaculate in the bedroom and the bathroom, with an abundance of towels, a fruit basket with local treasures (dragon fruit, papaya, star apple, pineapple, avocado, tangerine, and banana; these all made the room smell delightfully fruity), beach towels, snorkel, and fins, all the kitchen essentials, little flowers in vases from the garden, drawers and cabinets filled with all the imaginable amenities, fast and reliable wifi, and the mattress was very comfortable, which made falling asleep each evening a breeze. Speaking of the breeze, we left the sliding door open to hear the steam and koi play, opened all the windows, and turned on the ceiling fan--this all made it cool enough to reach for the blankets at night.

We were awaken in the morning by the crows of the roosters, the birds chirping, water running, and all other sorts of natural sounds. We could hardly believe the garden and landscape that was before us at first light. The manmade water stream and koi pond were literally right outside the sliding door with a small lanai to sit and take it all in. A walk through the garden proved to be tranquil and one of the most beautiful gardens that we've ever seen in a backyard. It was surreal. Carol and Les did an astonishing job creating their garden paradise. To us, it was very Japanese and very Hawaiian at the same time. It was also virtually endless. So much flora and foliage, with multiple water steams. Incredible!

When we began planning our trip to Kaua'i we had no idea what "central" was because everyone had a different take on it. We found that Kapa'a was central and the ideal place to be; residing up the hill away from the main loop was as peaceful as possible while remaining only a short distance away from "downtown" Kapa'a. The location of this place was perfect for our needs. Not to mention that the drive up Kuamoo Rd was scenic, with Opaekaa Falls on one side and the Wailua River on the other side, Smith's Tropical Paradise was up the previous road, a little shopping area shortly up the main road, and popular breakfast places right in downtown less than 15 minutes away from home.

Carol and Les were very welcoming and friendly. They were also able to help us book a Luau at Smith's at the last minute (because we were going to be out on a boat tour all day). Carol was very sweet and it felt like it was a real honor to meet the woman behind the dream of the garden and hence, the Secret Garden Room. Our husbands got to lots of chatting about military history and the like. Very hospitable people.

Our only regret was not being able to spend more time at home relaxing in the comfort of the garden. Had we known what to truly expect we would've happily added a couple more days onto our short stay in Kaua'i.

It is our sincere hope that you decide to stay with Les and Carol. Even with all the words here we feel that this review still hardly does this astounding little gem any justice at all. We miss the Secret Garden Room and look forward to the day when we get to return to the beautiful sounds and sights of the Secret Garden Room and the island of Kaua'i.

Mahalo!

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Liked best: The garden!
Liked least: Not applicable.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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dsj9
Paris, France
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great B&B”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed 4 nights with my wife. Clean, quiet, beautiful garden, great location to visit the island.
I recommend it.

Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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Langley City, Canada
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014
9
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Gracious hosts, room is fully equipped and garden is gorgeous!
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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BigRivers
Victoria, Canada
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114 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Eden on Kauai”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

How does one describe Eden? For surely the "secret garden room" is a little piece of Eden.. From the elegent and well equipped room itself which comes with every amenity to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. From the well appointed eating arrangements to the beach chairs, cooler and beach towels should you decide to leave the room which is very difficult to do given the beautiful gardens at your door step. And what gardens they are. From the Koi pond just outside your balcony window thru the many floral wonders that stretch back into the property terminating at a trickling brook. Carol and Les are outstanding hosts friendly and informative yet giving you privacy to wander the gardens or just put up your feet and drink in the beauty and tranquility. Such gracious hosts its hard not to wish they were your next door neighbours at home. Five star accommodation in every aspect but the price

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Liked best: The gardens
Liked least: No negatives
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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