Kauai, Hawaii - Let your spirit revive. Only 5 miles from the beaches but 800 feet up, this peaceful mountain retreat, surrounded by tropical gardens, has extraordinary wrap around views of Mount Kahili, Lawai Valley and the ocean. 'Hale Kua' is situated on 8 acres of a developing tropical timber arboretum. Host offer 5 different accommodations including a one bedroom cottage, or four one bedroom apartment style suites. All are tastefully decorated, very clean and offer spectacular views and lots of privacy.
5 on April 30, 2014
Nestled in among the trees, my sister and I found this a beautiful place. Out of the ordinary and truly extordianary. We are not main stream and do not like the "tourist" large hotels. Rooms are exceptionally clean. Kitchen area great and you can cook meals on hot plates or oven. Kitchen has every thing available to make meals. Bill & Cathy are wonderful people and more than made our stay an experience not soon to be forgotten. Very quiet except the occasional rooster and you will hear horses and cows every now and then.
5 on April 12, 2013
My husband and I stay'd at Hale Kua the first week in March to celebrate our anniversary. What a spectacular place!! We had our own cottage with all the comforts of home. Kitchen, seperate bedroom front room, washer dryer (etc) outside the deck we were surrounded by painted eucalyptis trees and absolutely gorgeous foliage. When we got there (a little hard to find, I suggest you look during daylight) we were greeted with homemade warm spice muffins in our kitchen. Bill and Kathy Cowern were extremely accomodating and made sure we had everything we need. We loved the view!! We will be going back there in a few years.
5 on September 17, 2012
We stayed there for 1 week and we loved it!! Everything was perfect, the location is amazing, with a beautiful sunset view, greenery everywhere, a charming place! The cottage has all we needed, from beach supplies to travel books. For nature lovers, who prefer spending more quiet time in the company of their loved ones, this is the place! Very secluded and very private! The hosts made sure we had everything we needed! We highly recommend it!! - Corina & Andre
4.2 on March 27, 2010
We stayed 2 nights downstairs in the 'A' unit. The location was in paradise, just beautiful. There was no view of the ocean, but the quiet feeling of being in a bit of the island almost to ourselves amongst the plants and flowers and birds singing made up for this. I chose this place because it had a kitchen. The unit was extremely well stocked and the fridge even had a few things just for us. The bed was too soft for my tastes, but I like a bed to be very hard for my back. Every thing was very clean and the bathroom had plenty of supplies. There were windows that could open all over - too bad it was to cold to open them while we were there. Overall we were very happy to find this place and are showing the pictures we took to our friends and telling them to consider this place if they go to Kauai.
3.6 on September 04, 2009
I thought this was a wonderful place to stay. Located in a somewhat isolated canyon away from the towns and traffic. There is a nice shopping center just a short drive to the south, and it was located close to the south shore where there is some good swimming. This place was a standard mother-in-law unit with all the expected amenities including a washer and dryer, which was pretty handy. Had a porch with a nice view of the valley. Service was by request with the owners, who were a very nice couple. It was a really clean place free of the typical Hawaiian pests. There are mangos, and lemons available for harvest, which is a nice treat. There are also a lot of roosters roaming around, as they were all over the island, but they simply added another dimension to the plethora of birds singing in the morning.
4.4 on June 26, 2009
We arrived after dark, but didn’t get lost. Take your time, and look for the landmarks. We stayed in the Taro Patch unit. It was raining when we arrived. The windows were open, but there's a 10' overhang on all sides, so no water got in. It was lovely to listen to the rain, and we never closed any windows. There's a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave, and small electric appliances. There's a washer/dryer. The living room has a couch (w/ fold-out bed), chairs, and TV. There are many books in the living room. There are also movies on DVD. The selection was great: from X-Men to Under the Tuscan Sun. Great unexpected bonus! Previous guests had left some food/drink. It was a treat to make a bag of popcorn and watch a movie, without having brought either! In the same spirit, we left some of our items. We hardly used it, but there was Wi-Fi internet access. Our laptop connected with no trouble. The house has multiple guest units in it, and the walls are thin. We were fairly quiet, and the other guests were too, so it’s just something to note. The house is VERY well-built, and felt quite cozy. The jungle comes to within 10' of the deck, so it’s like you're in a hideaway in the mountains. There is a pasture across the valley, so you'll hear an occasional cow moo-ing. There are a LOT of chickens. There was a big hurricane years ago, and many chickens got loose. Now the entire island is covered with feral chickens. There are many different kinds, with glossy vibrant plumage. We didn't see a SINGLE roach. The place was immaculate. For those who think that's an odd endorsement... Hawaii is (in)famous for having roaches everywhere. Though Hale Kua is listed at the BedandBreakfast.com, there is no "breakfast", though we saw that one was available for purchase. There IS coffee/sugar/creamer, and a coffee pot. Summary: if you're planning a trip to the south shore of Kaua’i, you'll be thrilled with Hale Kua. Thanks Bill & Cathy!
3.8 on July 10, 2008
A little far from the beach but nice for a retreat in the mountains...Dining, etc is accesible by car. This place is a great place for a long walk up a mountain!
4.2 on May 12, 2008
This place has everything you could need while on vacation including a washer/dryer. The unit I stayed in was very spacious and is in a good location where any place on the island of Kauai can be easily accessed from this location. I would definetly stay here again.
Island, Small town, Tropical
Lihue, Kauai, HI (LIH) 15 miles
Exit airport at main exit and drive straight through intersecion. Turn left on Hwy 56 at next light. Stay west and Hwy 56 merges with Hwy 50 west. Follow for approximately 7 miles (pass Lawai PO on right) turn right at lights on Kua Road at Junction of Hwy 530 (530 turns left, Kua Road Right). Follow Kua (narrow valley road) bear right up hill at .7 miles from highway (small sign on right) 4896E (main house) is third driveway on right, up hill, past two houses on left close to road. Greeting note hung near front door. Call if you get lost!
Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Close to beaches, restaurants, waimea canyon, shops, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo
BBQ grill, Washer/dryer , in unit washer/dryer, beach equipment available, fruit trees on property, free parking
Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Bill & Catherine Cowern
2 Cats , 1 Dog
Originally from New Hampshire, Bill and Cathy Cowern are active in the community supporting education, agriculture and are developing a forestry industry on Kauai.