The above photo was taken from the lanai of the Kapehu house. The 2-story Creekside Cottage you see on the hill among the trees was designed in the same elegant style as the main house. The cottage provides complete privacy, being 2/10 mile from the house and separated by a creek and ravine.
This charming one-bedroom cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining table with 3 chairs, a screened-in lanai with table and 4 chairs, one full bathroom plus a half bath adjoining the bedroom. The floors are of stone and marble. In addition to the queen-sized bed in the loft bedroom, there is a sofa bed in the living room that can sleep 2.
The view from the cottage looks down the green Kapehu River valley to the ocean:
The loft bedroom, queen bed.
Half bath adjacent to the bedroom
Amenities at the cottage:
High-speed internet and strong WiFi signal.
Washer and dryer. (Due limitations on our water supply, the washer isn't available during times of drought - but fortunately drought is rare in East Hawaii.)
No air conditioning, just wonderful breezes all year around that come up the valley from the ocean. If you have allergies that are triggered by humidity, you may need to rent an air conditioned hotel room instead of the cottage.
When renting the cottage, the hot tub at the Kapehu Retreat House is not available.
Standard nightly rate: December 16 through March 30, and May 21 through August 31:
The standard rate for the Creekside Cottage $115/night for 1 or 2 guests $130/night for 3 guests $145/night for 4 guests
Fall and Spring Seasonal Discounted Rate: April 1 through May 20, and September 1 through December 15:
The discounted Fall and Spring rate is $105/night for 1 or 2 guests. 3 guests, $120/night. 4 guests, $135/night.
Hawaii lodging taxes are an additional 13.417%.
Additional fees: The cleaning fee is additional, and it's usually $40-60, depending on cleaning crew hours. When 2 guests rent the cottage and leave it fairly clean, the cleaning fee is usually $40, and when 3 or 4 guests rent the cottage the cleaning fee is usually $60. So we hold a deposit of $60 to cover the cleaning, and refund the balance to your card after paying the cleaning crew.
Minimum rental period: 4 nights
The 4-night minimum stay is waived when only 2 or 3 consecutive nights remain. It's also waived on dates still available less than 4 weeks out. But if you try to book the cottage for fewer than 4 nights on one of the large vacation rental booking sites, your request will be blocked because those sites are automated, so you need to contact the owner directly.
To book the Creekside Cottage:
A deposit of 20% of the rent will hold your reservation, with the balance due 2 days before check-in. We have a secure encrypted online payment portal and we accept all debit and credit cards except AmEx. Contact Marcy via the contact form on this site, or email email@example.com, or call Marcy at 505-688-2000.
Or you can book the Creekside Cottage through any of the major vacation rental websites. Be aware that most of the vacation rental sites charge additional booking fees, which you'll avoid by booking directly with the owners.