- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 2
Description from the manager
Located on the East side of Kauai, three miles to beaches and stores, Colleen's Dream Kauai cottage rental is situated on the beautifully landscaped Rosewood Estate in Wailua Homesteads. Colleen's Dream (named after the owner's Daughter) is a cozy and peaceful cottage elegantly decorated and furnished in white wicker and outfitted for your complete comfort. Colleen's Dream has one bedroom with hardwood floors, a comfortable king size "heavenly" bed adorned with high thread count linens and down pillows and a kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, toaster and refrigerator. There is also a shared gas grill in the garden area.
Colleen's Dream - Charming Wailua Country Cottage
Additional Location Information
The Rosewood Estate & Colleen's Dream Vacation Cottage are a short 10 minute drive to Kapaa Town where you will find beautiful white sand beaches, snorkeling, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Located just behind the Sleeping Giant hiking trails, the cottage is in a scenic and rural residential area surrounded by mountain ranges and waterfalls viewable in the distance. The Lihue Airport is only about a 15-20 minute drive away.
Location Type Away from it all, Mountain, Rural
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 06, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Jan 26, 2013 - Sep 30, 2013 |
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$135|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
- Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax 13.25% | 13% of rent | (4% Hawaii Excise Tax and 8.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax)
- Reservation Deposit | $198 | A two night (non-refundable) deposit is required.
- Cleaning Fee | $65 per stay | Out Service Cleaning
Additional notes from owner
A two night (non-refundable) deposit is required to make a reservation for a Rosewood Kauai vacation rental. The balance of the rental fee, plus the cleaning fee and taxes are due in full 30 days prior to check in. Rosewood Kauai accepts personal checks, cash or travelers checks. Credit cards are not accepted.
All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax which total 13.25%. (4% Hawaii Excise Tax and 9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).
The two night deposit required to reserve a Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rental is non-refundable should you need to cancel for any reason. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the two-night deposit if we are able to re-book the accommodation.
SPECIAL SAVINGS: Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night FREE! Offer applies for Colleen's Dream Cottage and all other Rosewood Kauai Vacation Properties.
Holiday Rates Apply - Please inquire for details
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Paper Towels Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Towels Provided
- Alarm Clock
- 24 Hour On Call Maintenance [?]
- High Speed Internet [?]
- Internet Access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Gas Grill
- Cable TV
- Board Games
- High Definition TV
- Patio [?]
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Yes
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- Away from it all
- 350 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
San DIego Calif
Very Charming Cottage
We stayed 3 nights in Colleen's Dream. It was heavenly!! The most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The grounds are meticulously maintained, as was the interior of the cottage. The outside shower was divine. I can't say enough about the comfort of the accommodations. Everything you need, coffee, assorted teas, blow dryer, shampoo and soap, iron, etc...all provided.
As good as the accommodations are the absolute best part of the Rosewood Inn are the owners, Rosemary and Norbert. We also got a chance to meet their son, Greg, who is a chiropractor in town. We got an amazing adjustment!..just couldn't have asked for better. I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a+ accommodations at an affordable price I might add. Thanks for sharing your slice of paradise with us!!
A Dream Come True!
My husband and I stayed in Colleen's Dream cottage for three nights during our honeymoon. The owners were very nice and offered many suggestions for places to eat and nearby hiking trails. The cottage was adorable and very clean, and we absolutely loved the outdoor shower in the private garden! Although the cottage was a three mile drive from the beach, we were happy to be nestled in a quiet neighborhood and away from the tourist traps. I highly recommend staying at Colleen's Dream Cottage at the Rosewood Estates. We are already planning our next stay there.
Very romantic place to say near Kapaa. Detached building. Lots of greenery. Has everything you need. Outdoor shower wunderbar.
Cozy cottage with beautiful landscaping
Stayed here for a week in March. Very cute cottage, well decorated, extremely comfortable king bed! Outdoor hot shower is actually a dream - very private, double shower head enclosed with tropical trees and plants, uplit at night. So romantic! Welcome basket very sweet, hosts are friendly and helpful but give you privacy.
Things to note:
Location is pastoral upcountry but at least 10 minute drive to closest town/restaurants/grocery store. Also, it's cooler up there and there is not heating in the cottage. Windows are screens with inner shutters that can be closed but it is usually cooler in the cottage than outside, cooler days in march it was a bit cold in the cottage. Be prepared for jungle sounds outside windows, lots of chickens and birds chirping. The cottage is on a property with the owner's house, another cottage and the hostel rooms. It is set privately away but you do have to walk past all of these to get to the parking area. Landscaped yard with a pond and fish is very cute, but there are mosquitoes. You must spray yourself if you are going to hang out in the yard, even for a few minutes.
Wi-fi is in the main house, the signal is not strong enough in the cottage and you basically won't have it. This is the one thing i think they need to fix. Also, laundry is not available for guests, however the host instructions ask you to wash as many towels as you can = a bit confusing.
Overall, i would definitely recommend staying at Colleen's dream or any of the Rosewood rentals. The owners were very accommodating when we needed to change our dates last minute, they were helpful with recommendations and very nice.
Just like paradise
The quality of all the site is amazing. It's so lovely and peaceful.
You will even meet employees in charge of chasing bugs.
The owners are very nice and available too, not so chatty but it was not the thing I was looking for.
The price is more than fair.
Was so relaxing that some days we had a hard time getting out of the Cottage to go see the island. It was so relaxing. Outdoor shower was perfect. My wife had a hard time at first, but then I could not keep her out of the shower!
Colleen's Dream offered us a 6-night hideaway with easy access to the entire island of Kuaui. Rosemary and Norbert were unobtusively availble and helpful. The cottage and outdoor shower provided an easy-access private oasis from which to enjoy the beautiful and varied island of Kuaui. In fact, on this our second stay Colleen's Dream, we found it even more wonderful than on our honeymoon.
Burnie, Tasmania, Australia
Your own private hideaway
Colleens Dream is a beautiful quaint getaway located in picturesque surrounds. It allowed us to experience the real Kauai opposed to being in a large impersonal resort. It provided us with a home away from home and a great place to relax after a day full of new experiences. From the outdoor shower to the airy planatation shutters, gorgeous welcome basket to the ever sooo comfy bed we would definately choose so stay at Colleens Dream again :-) The only negative was that there were no laundry facilities.
John & Patricia
Exceded our expectations in every way. Highly Recomended
Clean, Bright,Private,Great facilities for Bbq's. Caring hosts who were very helpful when we had a medical problem.
Pat & Becky Foster
Colleen's Dream cottage was just that - a dream! Heavenly bed, fun and fantastic outdoor shower, peaceful setting, charming hosts.
Salt Lake City, UT
Loved the cottage and grounds
Between the outdoor shower, picking fruit from the trees onsite and the overall experience, we couldn't have asked for more.
A lovely stay in a somewhat rural setting--and very reasonably p
Colleen's Dream was indeed a dream---quiet, charming, and private. Rosemary and Norbert were kind and considerate hosts and the cottage was in excellent condition, clean and well kept. We loved the beauty of the garden with its little pool and the easy parking. The cottage is small but was more than ample for the two of us with its large bedroom and attached kitchenette. We used the gas grill on the patio and at least one of us (the male) really enjoyed the shower, which is outdoors---as long as the air temp was warm.
This cottage is located in a somewhat rural area up in the hills above Kapaa---which we loved. But that means you may well hear the croaking of bullfrogs, the crowing of roosters, and even the mooing of cows during the night or in the morning.
We had a warm and welcome stay. Given the beauty of Kauai and the cost of rentals, Colleen's Dream was an outstanding bargain. And let us not forget the tea, coffee, and wonderful snacks that were left for us in a basket on the kitchenette table upon our arrival.
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Great cottage on a beautiful island!
We had a very nice stay at Colleen's dream. It's a lovely, beautifully decorated cottage. The outside shower is great!
Steelmantown, NJ 08270
five star experience.i was in Coleens dream, and was never bothered by one falling leaf... total peace and quiet.
have already recommended to other family members whom travel to Kauai regularly to visit family.
Babymoon at Colleen's Dream
Cozy, private, tastefully decorated, and supremely comfortable (even for me at 6 mo pregnant!)-- precisely what my husband and I were looking for in accommodations for our first trip to Kauai.
Relaxing Time in Kauai
The cottage is cozy and well equipped, and the Smith's are excellent and experienced hosts. If you like being on the hill above the east coast beaches of Kauai, Colleen's Dream is close in and yet out in the country.
Pumpers of the local economy
Two weeks in paradise -- with regular rain
A relaxing time was had by all; enjoyed the hosts greatly; revealing how loud street noise from traffic is when you only have screens over the windows; accepted and enjoyed the sound of rain beating on the roof.
Gentle and easy
Loved staying here. The cottage was lovely and private. Outdoor shower a bonus. We would come back. The only hiccup was the lack of laundry facilities. For a long stay (10 nights), no W/D on site was a drag.
My husband and I had a wonderful time staying in Colleen's Dream during our honeymoon this September. Rosemary and her husband were wonderful though they mostly left us to ourselves which was greatly appreciated. We loved the cottage and the bed was very comfortable and the cottage very clean. The outside shower was great and we felt we had the true island experience.
The only complaint we had was with the noise. Because the cottage has only screen and shuttered windows, when it rained at night it was quite loud in the cottage. In addition, we were roused daily by the calls of birds. We felt that this was a fun part of the experience though we do admit to missing a bit of shut eye.
All and all it was a great stay. A perfect location for new visitors to the island who want to explore both the North and South shores.
We loved the privacy of this cottage in a mountainous / country area in Kauai. There was hiking nearby, and all locations on the island were convenient drive from this central location on the island. We could chose what beaches to go to based on the weather, and liked the private feel of our lodging, as opposed to staying on the beach at a resort. The cost was very reasonable, and the place is well run. If you want a lot of nightlife (in Kauai?) or don't like country noises, this is not the place to stay.
What a cozy little cottage!
We really enjoyed our stay here. This cottage is tucked away on the owners property. The decor is very pleasing and the outdoor shower was really cool. My only complaint would be the cleanliness. The owner uses a leaf blower to sweep the floors quickly (they told us this). It was very obvious because there was a lot of dust and small debris on the walls and the sinks had not been scrubbed either.
Response from Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rentals - 11/28/2010
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your review and feedback. I am sorry that you didn't find the cleanliness of the cottage to your satisfaction. Providing rentals that are clean is important to us.
We do not use a leaf blower to clean our floors, they are swept and mopped. However, we do use a leaf blower outside on the grounds to help us keep up with the dirt/dust that gets moved around by our tropical tradewinds (the predominant winds in Hawaii). We have recently installed a French glass door with plantation shutters which should help cut down on the amount of dust and dirt that comes in to the cottage as well as adding more privacy for the unit.
Thank you again for your feedback!
Rosemary A. Smith
Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rentals
This place was beautiful, but a lot farther from the beach than we anticipated. The outdoor shower was our favorite part, but we would have liked curtains or a door/shutter to feel a little more privacy...I wasn't fond of the anybody could have walked up and watched us sleep feeling. The accomodations were good, but the bathroom was a little tiny for my 6'5 boyfriend to use the toilet easily. The treats they left were great and we got great fruit to eat from them! Would stay again if we didn't want to be closer to the beach.
Response from Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rentals - 11/28/2010
Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your review and feedback. We can understand your need for more privacy and we have recently installed a locking door with louvered shutters to provide more privacy/security.
When your travels bring you back to Kauai again, please remember that Rosewood has over 20 vacation rental properties, and some of them are oceanfront condos and homes just steps from the beach.
We hope to see you again soon!
Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rentals
My husband just finished Med School, and this was our first vacation! We loved the location away from the town. The cottage itself was well-decorated, clean, cozy, and comfortable. The owners even supplied us with a playpen and a high chair for our 9-mo-old. The outdoor shower was really an experience, especially when it was raining. Fun! The landscaping of the whole property felt resort-quality, not like you're staying in someone's back yard... Beautiful plants, flowers, waterfall, views, and small touches like a turtle in the pond and the arched bridge over the pond. The owners were very casual about payment, not knocking on our door first thing in the morning. They had beach mats and towels available so we didn't have to buy our own or go without. Overall, a most enjoyable stay. I'm afraid every other place we may vacation in the future will be compared to Coleen's Dream and the fun we had on Kauai. :)
Small and quaint but did not meet expectations
We thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor shower, large tv and comfortable bed...however, we were surprised that the "Bed and Breakfast" did not include breakfast. It also does not include an oven or stove so we had to resort to plan C for food. Our check-in may be classified as "hawaiian casual" but we were looking for a little more information and direction verses: "the place is unlocked, head on back"
Response from Rosewood Kauai Vacation Rentals - 09/20/2010
Mahalo Kelly for sharing your experience of Colleen's Dream. We are very sorry for the misunderstanding about our B&B accommodations - as noted on our website we provide a welcome basket of breakfast items on the first day of your stay. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your stay with us on the Garden Island inspite of this misunderstanding.
To clarify for future guests....Colleen's Dream Vacation Cottage includes a welcome basket of breakfast items on the first day of your stay. The kitchenette has a coffee maker, toaster, a small refrigerator and there is a shared gas grill in the garden for cooking.
I walked down the path to where I thought our cottage would be per our instructions. There, glowing in the dark, was this amazing airy gorgeous cottage all alit with a bed that had a butterfly mobile shimmering over it. I thought this can't be it! I tiptoed in to see if anyone else was there, I checked the fridge and it was full. So I ran out back down the path to our car and we called on our cell to see where we should be, and our hosts accompanied us to exactly where I had been. It was my dream. I started crying two days before we had to leave. I'm so afraid I'll never be back .When we came home, I got on the internet, and found the last butterfly mobile available in the world I think, and it is over our bed, as a reminder of our days at Colleen's Dream.
L and K Sipp
Cozy and Romantic
Colleen's Dream at The Rosewood was so great. The little cottage is just as cute on the outside as on the inside. We had everything we needed and more there. Rosemary was so sweet and let us check out late on our last day because we had a late evening flight leaving Kauai. This allowed us to take one last outdoor shower which is so great! The grounds are so beautiful and it was nice being in a neighborhood, especially with a beautiful valley and mountain view. The bed was very comfortable and the colors/decor used was very romantic and relaxing. If you don't want to pay hotel prices but want something with a few more bells and whistles than a condo rental, this is the place for you!