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Private Ipo Garden Cottage- Only 120 Steps From the Beach

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In-room safe, WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Private Ipo Garden Cottage- Only 120 Steps From the Beach

Private Ipo Garden Cottage- Only 120 Steps From the Beach

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Hanalei, HI

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWainiha Beach Park5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKepuhi Point Beach8 min walk
  • Popular LocationMakua Beach2 min drive
  • AirportLihue, HI (LIH)63 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bathroom 1
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Private Ipo Garden Cottage- Only 120 Steps From the Beach

Romantic cottage in Hanalei
We are an approved Kauai Vacation Rental TVNC #1052.
24/7 onsite contact: Patricia Hughes

We are using CDC certified Covid-19 killing disinfectant spray called QA Solution for our guests safety.

Experience the incredible beauty of the north shore at the Ipo Cottage (formally the Garden Cottage) in Haena, Kauai, located in the heart of the most beautiful 10 miles of the island. We are close to Tunnels Beach, and set between 2 of the top 5 rated beaches on the islands. Kepuhi beach is 50 yards down the driveway; directly behind is lush jungle hillside, the border to 1000's of acres of private nature conservancy land. All tucked into a quiet, secluded, tree lined cul-de-sac.

The private, cozy cottage interior features a high open-beam ceiling, wood floors, and tropical décor, along with cooking facilities. Outside is a private shower with a spectacular view of the jungle, private deck, barbecue, tiki torches to enjoy the evening, and all the style of old Hawaii.

If you are seeking a Honeymoon hideaway or romantic getaway...Relax to the soothing sound of rolling surf, enjoy a bonfire on your private beach, and just minutes away is Hanalei with restaurants, dancing and entertainment. You can walk the beach the entire final 2 miles to Ke’e, where the road ends and the famous Napali coast begins. Or you can walk the beach just 300 yards to the Hanalei Colony Resort, for the only restaurant and coffee house on this part of the island. Or just take our beach chairs and walk the few steps to the beach out front!

Keywords: Cottage
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Katie Howland

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeHome (VRMA & VRHP)


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Dryer


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Boating on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2

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Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a deadlock
Property registration number 580120170000,+GE-158-502-1952-01,+TA-158-502-1952-01

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Private Garden Cottage by the Beach
Private Ipo Garden Cottage by the Beach
Private Ipo Garden Cottage by the Beach Tvnc #1052
Private Ipo Garden Cottage Only 500 Steps From the Beach

About this area


Located in Hanalei, this cottage is by the sea. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hanalei Bay and Na Pali Coast State Park. Limahuli Garden and Reserve and Kauai Mini Golf are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Wainiha Beach Park - 5 min walk
  • Kepuhi Point Beach - 8 min walk
  • Makua Beach - 2 min drive
  • Lumahai Beach - 3 min drive
  • Haena Beach Park - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Lihue, HI (LIH) - 63 min drive


  • Mediterranean Gourmet - 6 min walk
  • Sushi Girl Kauai - 13 min walk
  • The General Store of Hanalei - 12 min drive
  • Jo-Jo's Anuenue - 12 min drive
  • Village Snack Shop & Bakery - 12 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 59 out of 67 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 67 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 67 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 67 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 67 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Rainforest Oasis
My husband and I had an incredible experience at Ipo Cottage. The cottage was beautiful and clean. It truly felt like we were in the middle of the rainforest. The outdoor shower was for sure a highlight. I would certainly stay here again and recommend this stay to anyone visiting the north shore. Patricia was so helpful with restaurant recommendations, directions, and details about our stay. The check-in process was simple and the communication was excellent. We look forward to returning!

5/5 Excellent

Cozy getaway ALMOST on the beach
I have been on the islands for about a month now and this whole time, I had been looking for a peaceful beach getaway and this is the spot! It has all the basics and more: comfy bed, kitchen to cook and TV in case it's raining. The outdoor shower is very cool and faces the rear, so you feel like you're in the middle of a rainforest. The only warning I would give are that you are in nature so there are some small bugs (all smaller than pinky nail). Mosquitos absolutely love me more than others and I didn't really run into many of them throughout my stay. If you are looking to avoid bugs entirely, I would suggest a hotel in Waikiki :) The proximity to the beach is what makes this stay stand out. Truly 120 steps (or less). Due to limited parking spaces, this beach feels like your own private island at times. Not crowded whatsoever and very often only you.

5/5 Excellent

Paradise Found!
Our stay in the Ipo Cottage was absolutely delightful! From the beautiful grounds, the infamous outdoor shower, the gorgeous beach just steps across the road, to the comfortable clean furnishings - we loved it all! Roosters and rain on the rooftop were fun to embrace as well! We were lucky enough to meet Patricia who couldn’t have been more welcoming or helpful! We saw her and Michael at Tahiti Nui and were glad to buy them a drink! We rented bikes from the Bike Doktor and enjoyed a ride to the end of the road as well as coffee each morning just a short distance away at the Hanalei Colony. Just perfect!!!

5/5 Excellent

Great little spot
We loved our time living like a local at the Ipo cottage. Outdoor shower was a treat. Patricia was a big help with advice, etc. During our dates, the road work at the landslide btwn Princeville & Hanalei required knowing the DOT's open/closed schedule, & restaurants very busy - RSVP ahead of time if possible. The Wake Up Cafe is a good breakfast spot. Hanalei Bay beach was incredibly nice, loved it! Would stay here again!

2/5 Poor

In the Jungle
If you don’t like bugs, particularly spiders, mosquitoes, and ants, save yourself the headache and the money. My wife and I booked this cottage for our honeymoon and quickly checked out. The property is located in the thick of the jungle on the north side of the island. There is no A/C so the windows must be left open to cool the home. Although their are screens on the windows to help keep the bugs out, they failed. There were ants crawling around the inside and we found ourselves swatting mosquitos. There were spider webs in the bathroom and a large spider and web back by the water heater. When attempting to contact the property manager, she did not answer. We called the on site concierge to tell her we would be checking out early. She told my wife, “Are you really going to let a few bugs make you check out early?” I later received a call from the property manager who laughed and said, “Well you know we spray for bugs, but it is in the woods.” No recourse was offered. While this property may be for some, it was not for us. If you want to be in the jungle for an upscale camping trip, this place is for you. Just remember to bring your bug spray.