Li'i Lani, native Hawaiian for Little Heaven, is a beautiful 1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, cottage nestled in the middle of gorgeous Wailua Homesteads. Wake up to fantastic views of lushly green Kauai, and experience a one-of-a-kind opportunity to live as a local in this gorgeous cottage amongst mountains! Enjoy the convenience of being centrally located to all major activities and attractions, while staying off the beaten path in luxurious home-away-from-home comfort. Live in luxury while taking in the beauty of upcountry Kauai -- truly an Aloha experience!1 bedroom, full bath, full kitchen, and living area, with laundry amenities (washer and dryer). Newly remodeled throughout, paint, carpeting, tile, and all brand new furnishings and appliances. This includes a Cal King iComfort bed, two flat screen TVs, Blu-Ray DVD player, Belgique pots and pans, fully stocked kitchen appliances, and gas stove and oven. Brand new gass grill. All linens and towels are top quality. Sheets are 540 thread count and we have luxurious bath sheets. We have also provided extra large beach towels for use during your stay!If you are dreaming of relaxing and adventuring in an island paradise, this is the place for you. There are countless activities on this beautiful Garden Island, and our centralized location gives you the prime opportunity to experience as many as possible without falling into the 'tourist trap.' Located near charming Kapa'a, explore the quaint town, grab some delicious food, or rent a bicycle to meander about the streets or the newly installed 9-mile bike/walking path along the Coconut Coast and see the sights -- including the legendary Coco Palms! Swim or learn to surf at Kalapaki Beach, a wonderful place with gentle surf and gorgeous views of Nawiliwili Harbor. Head north to see the beautiful Limahuli Gardens in Ha'ena, or to jump from the Hanalei Pier into beautiful Hanalei Bay, Hike Hanakapi'ai, visit the Kilauea Lighthouse and view many of our island birds, or shop at various little boutiques and stores offering a variety of souvenirs and island wear so you'll be able to take a bit of the island home with you. Go South to Po'ipu, otherwise known as The Hollywood by the Sea, where there is shopping in abundance and many choices for fine or local dinning experiences, and a calm and gentle beach perfect for swimming. There's also ample opportunity to snorkel and explore the island's beautiful and pristine waters on gorgeous beaches such as Tunnels Beach. Create memories to last a lifetime by swimming alongside beautiful tropical fish and legendary sea turtles! Explore the N? Pali Coast by boat (available for booking almost everywhere), or hike its challenging but worthwhile trails in order to see nature at its finest! Get a taste of traditional island culture with many locally produced luaus that offer both entertainment and local food!We are located two minutes away from Nounou (Sleeping Giant) hiking trail, where you can enjoy an intermediate level hike across and/or up this legendary figure of our island home.Discounts will be offered to guests for one-on-one surf lessons with Todd Higashi, owner of Surfing Kauai, with over 40 years of surfing experience.Sink your toes into the sand or lace up your hiking boots knowing that there's a lovely little cottage waiting for you to come home to!TripAdvisor property ID 2277393...Read more
Left on 11/19/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Joshua S.Reviewed Nov 19, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
Deani's ohana cottage, Li'i Lani, was our 'little heaven' on our recent visit to Kaua'i. I lived in Wailua Homesteads years ago and it was a joy to come back. This is a wonderful local upcountry neighborhood with lush gardens, running streams, and amazing views of Sleeping Giant and Mount Wai'ale'ale. (There are great hiking trails on Sleeping Giant/Nounou Mountain, too.) The place is just up the road from the main road in Kapa'a, Kuhio Highway, so it's very central to cafes and markets (and very nice beaches). It's a perfect location because of its proximity to the North Shore (Ha'ena, Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea) and South Shore (Poipu, Koloa, Kalaheo, Waimea). The cottage, itself, is amazing retreat. It's totally immaculate, really comfortable, and nicely appointed. It's very charming with ceiling fans and seashells. We arrived to a freshly baked pie and an overflowing basket of local snacks, red wine, and ground coffee. The kitchen was stocked with appliances and cooking utensils and there were a ton of helpful little items (beach towels, mats, and chairs!) to help us feel at home. There's a beautiful vegetable garden with a seating area near the back lanai and it was a pleasure to have breakfast outside each day and enjoy the peaceful surroundings before setting off on an adventure. We highly recommend Li'i Lani and we look forward to returning one day. Mahalo nui loa, Deani!
Left on 10/10/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Tom B.Reviewed Oct 10, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
This trip had a couple of first time experiences for me; I was vacationing alone, it was my first time to Hawaii and my first B&B; reservation. Wow, I don't think it can get much better after my 10 days in Kauai at Deani's Li'i Lani! The things I was looking for, like privacy, location, clean, "home-like", were in total abundance here. The Kapa'a location was perfect for me as it was mere minutes to get to the main highway and off to that day's adventure/beach. My favorite amenity, among many provided, was the blender for my morning smoothie! Deani has obviously spent time around luxury resort properties as it shows in her choices in provisioning this beautiful little cottage. I wish I had been able to take advantage of Deani's husband Todd's offer for surfing lessons, but I will take him up on that next time, as there will definitely be a next time. I'm just hoping that I'll be able to reserve a stay as this spot in paradise will be on everyone's wishlist in no time! Worth every penny!
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