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, hardwood, and marble.
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:
Washer and dryer. We also provide detergent.
WiFi. It's been impossible to get cable to our area, and satellite signals would be blocked by the tall dense trees that border the cottage. But the Kapehu house has satellite internet, so we installed a wireless bridge to connect the cottage modem to it. The signal is slowed down by the distance, but otherwise it's effective. Also, satellite internet tends to cut out during storms, and when the signal returns it takes a few minutes for the modem to reboot at the Kapehu house, then a few minutes for the WiFi at Kapehu to re-boot, then a few more minutes for the cottage modem to re-boot. If the WiFi remains out for longer than a couple of hours, call the property manager and he will come and do a hard re-set of the modem.
No TV. We do provide a TV monitor and a DVD player. If you have your own Netflix account, you can use the DVD player to download movies through the WiFi.
No air conditioning, just wonderful breezes all year around that come up the valley from the ocean. It rarely gets hot enough to need A/C, but it's always humid, so if you have allergies that are triggered by humidity, you may need to rent an air conditioned hotel room instead of the cottage. There is also no heat, but there are plenty of extra blankets for the occasional cool winter night.
The hot tub at the Kapehu Retreat House is not available to cottage guests.
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. In addition to the queen-sized bed in the upstairs bedroom, there is an inflatable twin sized bed in the living room. Just plug it into the wall, turn it on, and in less than 2 minutes you have an airbed on 8 legs. Iif you are traveling with small children, there are two child-sized fold-out mattresses in the living room. 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 for more than 2 guests, 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 13.25%.
Additional fees: The cleaning fee is additional, and it's usually $40 to $50, depending on whether it takes the cleaning lady 2 or 3 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
Exceptions: - During the holidays of Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, and the Merrie Monarch hula festival, the minimum rental period is 6 nights. - The minimum stay can be waived when only 2 or 3 consecutive nights remain. It's also waived on dates still available less than 4 weeks out. 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. Marcy will email you a rental contract with the cost breakdown and the link to the payment portal.
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 will avoid by booking directly with the owners.
Reservations Calendar for the Creekside Cottage: