The above photo was taken from the lanai of the Kapehu house. The 2-story Creekside Cottage you see on the hill in the distance was designed in the same elegant style as the main house. The cottage provides complete privacy, being separated by a creek and ravine and about 2/10 mile distance.
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 upstairs bedroom, queen bed.
Half bath adjacent to the bedroom
Amenities at the cottage:
Strong WiFi signal. It was impossible to get cable to our area, and satellite signals would be blocked by the tall trees. So we installed a WiFi bridge to the satellite system at the Kapehu house. The signal is slowed down a bit by the distance, but otherwise it's effective.
Washer and dryer.
No TV. We do have a TV monitor and a Netflix enabled DVD player which you can use if you have your own Netflix account.
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.
RATES for the Creekside Cottage:
The standard rate is $115/night for 1 or 2 guests
There is only one bedroom with one queen-sized bed. So the cottage comfortably accommodates 2 people. However, in the living room it's possible (though cramped) to set up our instant-inflatable twin bed if you are two adults sleeping separately. Or you can unfold two child-sized folding mattresses on the floor. Our vacation rental permit allows a maximum of 4 people. We do not recommend more than 2 adults and 2 small children in the cottage. So if you're traveling with small children, the rates are as follows:
$130/night for 3 guests $145/night for 4 guests
Discounts for last-minute booking:
When the calendar shows availability less than 45 days (6 weeks) in advance, we sometimes offer the following discounts: $105/night for 1 or 2 guests $120/night for 3 $135/night for 4 Please check with us about it the discount rather than assume it's in effect.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 those sites charge additional booking fees, which you'll avoid by booking directly with the owners.