Private and peaceful. The cottage could use a little freshening up/updating. However, we had a nice time.
My wife and I stayed here 11 days for our honeymoon and had an AMAZING experience! We felt like we were in the Garden of Eden as we walked around the property initially––there were so many different kinds of fruit growing! It's the perfect size for two, and WAY better than a hotel or resort. We saved a lot of money by mostly cooking our own food and eating it out on the lovely lanai.
Here are some things to consider if you're thinking about staying here:
It's in a great location too, just 20 minutes from Hanalei (the tourist hub of the north shore). The nearest town is Kilauea, which is way less touristy, which we enjoyed.
The chickens are loud and will wake all but the heaviest sleepers up in the morning, but we didn't mind so much since it made the jet lag going back home not as bad.
The loft has a couple air mattresses, so theoretically more than 2 could stay here, but it might be a tight squeeze. It is a true bungalow––kitchen, bed, and couch are all in the same room.
The TV is very small and can only be viewed from the couch. It's only a minor inconvenience, but if you like to watch TV on your vacations, then this probably isn't the place for you (nor is Kauai in general, for that matter 😂).
The exterior color on the house is not as vibrant as the pictures make it seem, but the view of the lush vegetation and sunset colors make any house's colors pale in comparison.
All in all, GREAT experience and would absolutely use this spot again.
The privacy and seclusion of the property gave a a feel of our own Vacasa! The cozy cottage was more than sufficient for our two week stay and we enjoyed every moment of our time there. Best vacay in my 51 years….👊👍❤️
Clean, comfortable, and serene, Hale Kokio is better than the photos suggest. It is setup for a couple to enjoy. If you like cooking you'll appreciate the well-equipped kitchen and quality gas grill. Good location for exploring the north shore.
Perfect for couples who don't want the crowds of the typical resort or busy travel areas. Out of the way but not far from things needed. Incredibly nice owners who make sure you don't need anything and are available any time. Property is absolutely gorgeous. You won't be disappointed.
This was the most beautiful place I have ever been. It is nestled in a quiet neighborhood with the most peaceful gardens of greenery, fruit trees, and beautiful plants and flowers. The space inside was perfect for the two of us. My husband and I felt like we were sleeping in the clouds on the bed it was so comfortable, we slept so peacefully. Our hosts did a wonderful job with this guest cottage. I didn’t want to go home. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.❤️❤️❤️
Very private, clean and fairly well equipped overall. Had a wonderful stay and recommend for anyone who doesn’t like hotels or condos. Conveniently located between Kapaa and Princeville, our favorite area on Kauai. 15 minutes to Hanalei. The covered porch was especially nice during downpours.
Stephen E L.
We absolutely loved Hale Kokio! The cottage is very special and the grounds are amazing. We primarily cooked our meals during our week stay. The kitchen had everything we needed. The lanai overlooking the beautiful property was our preferred spot for breakfast and dinner (we were usually off enjoying the area at lunch time). We slept great on the comfortable bed and didn't have any need for the air conditioner. We just opened the windows and let the cool breezes blow through. The location was great with an easy drive to many great beaches. Our personal favorite was Secret Beach. Hale Kokio is a very unique and special place to stay on Kauai!
An exceptionally charming and very private cottage. It was memorable and a complete magical oasis for us during our stay. The location of nearby Kīlauea is perfect. It is one of our favorite spots on Kauai. We loved all the local neighborhood farm stands that were stocked with fresh fruits, herbs, and flowers. Room for improvement: could use a little more attention to detail when it comes to cleaning. The hot tub takes a really long time to heat up so you need to set to the temp you want earlier in the day if you want to use it at night. Minimally stocked (no salt/pepper, seasonings, olive oil, etc) so bring what you need to cook your meals. Very reasonable price wise for a rental on the north shore. Overall, very fulfilling and beyond beautiful! Thank you
Staying here was like a dream! Everything was well thought out and comfortable. We enjoyed everything so much on the property and we felt like we had privacy. The cottage was beautiful on the inside and we loved all the thought put into the detail. The spa was very clean and soothing after a long day out on the island. It felt like we had privacy and the hosts were very professional and easy to work with. Definitely would recommend!
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the property. We loved the location, communication with the property manager was easy and the garden surrounding the cottage was lovely. Highly recommend this rental if you are looking for a private, romantic Kauai getaway away from the typical tourist areas.
The Hale Kokio is a beautiful place in a beautiful setting. It the perfect location to navigate the whole island. Get ready for early wake up calls from the local inhabitants of the farm....
This was our honeymoon and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this place. Quaint and lovely. Outdoor shower and hot tub. Picked fresh avocados from the tree in the yard
Lovely cottage with total privacy. We walked the neighborhood and bought fruit from the little stands in their front yarded enjoyed the Avocados from the trees on the property. We made most of our meals at the cottage and thoroughly enjoyed the lovely outside dining. This is by far the best part of the island...slower pace and not as much traffic as the east side.. Don't miss the local farmer's market,
One of our new favorite places to stay! We had such a great trip and loved coming back to the cottage at the end of the day to soak in the hot tub and get a good nights sleep. Really peaceful setting with lots of trees and greenery for privacy and amenities to make for a really comfortable stay. Would love to come back and stay again someday!
We truly could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay during our honeymoon (and first time on the island!). An magical feeling tropical secret garden, hale kokio checked all the boxes and more. Panoramic windows in the cozy cottage, porch table overlooking the beautiful private garden and the outdoor shower were just a few of our favorites. Bliss!!!
What an amazing location. On its own property with all the privacy you could desire. Surrounded by large properties this little gem gives you your own oasis. Easy driving to local beaches were you can just sit or grab the snorkel gear and follow the sea creatures around. Market is close by so you can stock up on food to cook or make your way to local restaurants. I highly recommend the property.
We had a great time! The grounds are amazing, wide open and full of tropical fruit trees. The cottage is beautiful, and had everything we needed to cook, rest, and do laundry. Eleanor and Alan were very kind and accomodating.
The property was beautiful, and everything we needed was at hand. I would highly recommend it.
We loved our stay at the cottage. Being surrounded by the beautiful greenery of the trees and plants was very peaceful. The cottage had all the basic things that you needed and was perfect for our stay. Highly recommended! We would definitely stay here again.
We loved every minute of our stay. The house was perfect for the two of us. A tranquil location, perfect for reading after the beach. Very easy check in process.
The lovely cottage is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Very private and quiet, well-stocked, and close to the beautiful beaches of the North Coast. We enjoyed soaking in the hot tub after a long day of hiking and exploring. Hosts were welcoming and very responsive.
We were on Kauai for 5 weeks, staying in 4 different vacation rentals, and this was our favorite; we were there our last 9 days. Though small - it is really a studio - it was comfortable, and had everything we needed. We mostly lived on the lanai, enjoying the breezes, the birds, and all the greenery, as well as the neighborhood chickens. The location is excellent - it is on a dead-end street, very quiet, set on over an acre of beautiful land, with lots of fruit trees. The owners live next door, and Alan was very kind and helpful, never intrusive. It is 5 minutes away from a must-visit destination, the Na 'Aina Kai botanical and sculpture garden, probably our favorite activity of our trip. We also loved Kilaeau Point Wildlife refuge at the lighthouse, and Anini Beach.
I can’t say enough about how perfect this cute cottage is. Love everything about it!
We had such a wonderful time staying at Hale Kokio during our elopement/honeymoon. The property was beautiful, quiet, private, clean, and had everything we needed. The hot tub was just perfect, and we were close to everything we needed, including the private waterfall location we were married at. The owner was excellent communicating with us before we even arrived so we could add an additional day and continued to be available throughout our stay. If you stay, I highly recommend the Kilauea Market and Cafe, which on top of being the best market I’ve found on the island, went above and beyond to work with friends of ours to coordinate a gift basket to be delivered while we were at our wedding ceremony. This gift basket also involved the owner and property manager and so much effort by everyone and just showed how helpful and wonderful everyone was. So amazing! It rained most of our visit (like, more than your standard Kauai rain…. I have a local friend who said it was the most he’d seen since he flew home during a hurricane!), but we had no complaints hanging out at the house, in the hot tub, cooking on the grill, and just relaxing. A fantastic location to stay if you’re coming to Kauai…. Also a short drive to some excellent beaches and close enough to restaurants and shopping, but we really capitalized on the beauty and privacy of the property!
We very much enjoyed our stay at Hale Kokio! The property was just right for our romantic getaway with amenities for eating in and close enough to Kilauea and Hanalei to access lunch and dinner options. We were able to enjoy some snorkeling at Anini beach, despite visiting in winter on the North Shore.
Eleanor and Rob were great hosts leading up to the trip and once we arrived. They even arranged for a coffee grinder to be available to feed our special interest in sampling the locally roasted offerings (definitely recommend Java Kai in Kilauea for beans). The property was clean and was even better in person than it shows in the photos. All in all, great experience and we would love to visit again for our next trip to Kauai!
Hale Kokio was one of two properties we stayed at during our trip to Kauai. It was amazing! We woke up to the sunrise and roosters each morning and enjoyed coffee on the porch, admiring the landscaping of the property. The hot tub was a treat after long days outside. The cottage was clean and perfect for us. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet stay in Kauai!
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