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Sleeping Giant Cottage - a Private Vacation Home

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
7 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lae Nani Beach
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kadavul Hindu Temple
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    Lihue, HI (LIH)
    18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Wailua Falls
    26 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Kapaa. Those looking for an activity can check out Nawiliwili Harbor, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Lydgate Beach Park and Kalapaki Beach. Our guests love the property's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Lae Nani Beach - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Kadavul Hindu Temple - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Lydgate Beach Park - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Waipouli Beach - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Wailua Falls - 26 min drive

    Getting around

    • Lihue, HI (LIH) - 18 min drive

    About this property

    Sleeping Giant Cottage - a Private Vacation Home

    Kapaa vacation home in Wailua Homesteads with kitchen and patio
    In the morning shadow of the legendary Nou Nou Mountain, amidst rainbows and waterfalls in the pastoral Wailua Valley, this private country home offers the feel of old Hawaii with a mix of modern. It's central location is perfect for exploring the spectacular garden isle of Kauai. Within a 10 minute drive you can hit the beach, catch a wave, kayak a tropical river, hike the rainforest, climb a mountain, explore historic sites, water ski, hit a golf ball, bird watch, play tennis, horseback ride, mountain bike... whew! Or just relax and sleep late and awake to a symphony of birds in a lush tropical setting at the Sleeping Giant Cottage. This one bedroom cottage is spacious and private with three large lanais (porches), and is surrounded by a beautiful lush yard with a wonderful variety of tropical fruits and flowers. It is not connected to any other home and is not part of a compound - for those who seek ultimate privacy and comfort, this is the perfect choice. In fact, we specialize in longer stays. The Sleeping Giant has been a legal vacation rental with satisfied guests for over 20 years! Our permit number is TNVC #1244. Here is what our guests are saying: 'We needed rest, relaxation, and privacy - a home away from home in the country, not a hotel room. Sleeping Giant Cottage was perfect. Surrounded by tropical plants, light and relaxing inside, with cool breezes, the smell of rain at night, birds to wake us in the morning and wonderful accommodations. This was our fourth visit to Kauai and our best. We look forward to our return. Thank you.' Dave and Barbara, Glen Ellen, CA 'This is a lovely, quiet retreat. A great escape from the maddening crowd!' Steven and Sissel, Berkeley, CA 'What a find! The privacy, the peace and quiet, the bird songs, the cat's bell, the sound of the palm trees in the wind - perfect!' Diane and Phillip, London, England 'A peaceful tropical paradise! Loved all the amazing tropical plants in the garden and the views of the valley and mountains!' John and Elaine, Wichita, Kansas
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Michelle Ruettinger

    Speaks English, French, Spanish



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
    Property Registration Number
    TVNCU #1244

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Sleeping Giant A
    • Sleeping Giant Cottage - a Private Vacation Home Kapaa

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Things to do

    • Snorkeling nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


    • Sleeps 4

    Nearby things to do




    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      lovely lush escape

      Perfect location to explore & great bungalow to hang after all day at the beach. Everything I needed for a wonderful getaway - beach towels, chairs, & cooler all included.

      5/5 Excellent

        Great Spot!

        I've reviewed this for you once... We loved staying here...backyard reminds one of a lovely mini-rainforest. Bright, light....lots of windows. Perfect!

        5/5 Excellent

          Great location in a comfortable setting.

          Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at michelle’s Cottage. It was easy to access the more touristy areas of Kauai without the traffic. The cottage was perfect for two people plus it was equipped with beach towels and chairs. Would love to stay again. Plus, Michelle was easy to access.

          5/5 Excellent

            Absolutely perfect!

            The best way to see Hawaii! This is the perfect central location and a comfortable house. This home is stocked with everything we could need, and more! The yard has so many interesting plants and trees, it was like living at a miniature botanical gardens! Mahalo, and I would love to stay again next time I'm Hawaii 🐾

            5/5 Excellent

              in the shadow of sleeping giant

              A Wonderfull cottage stay. Well appointed and comfortable. Gives guests the feeling of what it is like to live in Kauai . Rick the owner is top shelf. There is no better concierge at any resort.! The grounds are rich and lush, your own private Jungle. Rick may be selling the cottage. I hope the new owners continue it's use as a guest cottage. We want to come back here next year. Sleeping Giant Cottage is the best.

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