We spent five days with Tony, the owner of Green Acres Cottages, in the “Nautical Dreams” cottage which lies directly behind his house.
Tony took care of us through thick and thin. When I was sick and vomiting for two days straight, he offered to take me to the hospital, gifted me a bottle of Tylenol, Pepto-Bismol and cans of chicken soup. His care was truly genuine and comforting. When you are not feeling well far away from home, a host’s kindness can really make the difference.
His selflessness didn’t stop there, when our Apple didn’t pick up the wireless signal, he let us borrow his personal laptop anytime we wanted so we could watch Netflix movies. His friendly wife and son were also on-hand to assist us with anything we needed.
Our cozy cottage overlooked Tony’s fruit orchard, which guests are free to pick from and nosh on. Upon check-in we found fresh fruit form the garden and homemade brownies in our fridge.
Our stand alone suite cost $75 a night, which is really the price for standard room, but we were upgraded free of charge due to availability. There cottage had a small kitchenette equipped with the essentials: dishware, a hot plate, microwave and refrigerator. We also had bath towels, beach towels and a cooler at our disposal. Tony allowed us to launder our clothes complimentary as well.
They have boogie boards, old beach chairs and snorkel gear stacked up on the side of the house to use for a day at the beach. In the middle of the cottage cluster sits a hot tub, which always seemed like a great idea, but we never dipped in.
When I say that Green Acre Cottages is a hidden gem, I really mean it. There is a very small, almost imperceptible sign, bearing its name next to a dusty driveway. In the day it was difficult to find. At night it was so laughable it became a game; we had to memorize every landmark in order to use as clues for when to slow down and begin the search for our driveway.
To stay at the Green Acres Cottages we definitely needed a car. It was about five-minute drive to the closest beach on the North Shore, a 30 minute drive to Kapa'a, and a one-hour drive to Poipu; all of which we visited from there, and many times in the same day.
What we loved most about our stay was that we were supporting Hawaiians who lived and worked in the community. They were a lovely family and we felt very welcome and comfortable in our cottage. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an economical accommodation off-the-beaten track on Kauai.
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- Green Acres Cottages Kauai, HI - Kilauea