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“Homey and Relaxing”

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Garden Isle Cottages
Ranked #28 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
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“Homey and Relaxing”
Reviewed 24 November 2009

We stayed at the cottages for our honeymoon and we loved it! It isn't fancy - but it's comfortable and has a great vibe. Some of the furniture is from the early 1900s - so a lot of character. We cooked in both the kitchen and used the BBQ provided in the courtyard - which meant that we didn't have to eat out all the time. The cottages are located on a side street but Kaua'i is so small that you can get anywhere quickly from there. If you are looking for a fancy resort with a lot of action - this is not the place to stay. It was exactly what we were after and we were so sad to have to leave there. We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Nashville
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

We booked this hotel after reading fairly good reviews. It was not at all what we expected - not necessarily bad, but not great either. The agent was friendly and they had tons of beach gear, hiking books, etc. available for use. The location was pretty good - we were able to walk to shops and restaurants with ease. However, the rooms were not extremely clean and it was very old. I would say you get what you pay for. I would consider staying there again, but only because we spent very little time in the room. It is located on a fairly busy street, so I would not reccommend it as a place to relax.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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JennitaM
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Reviewed 7 December 2008

We just returned from our stay at Garden Isle Oceanfront Cottages for our anniversary in November. Everything was simply perfect for us. The location is slightly removed from the resort area, but close enough to be convenient to all of the restaurants and beaches. The view was great - overlooking a beautiful stream, ocean inlet with sea turtles, and whaler's cove. We could easily walk to the Baby beach, though more often we drove to Poipu Beach since it was larger, had better snorkeling, and had life guards. This is a great location for a stay on Kaua'i. It is quiet, yet central enough that you can get anywhere on the island in a reasonable amount of time. The unit was clean, had all the basic kitchen necessities, had a cabinet full of travel info and paperback books, and the property manager was friendly and helpful. We never actually slept in the bedroom - there is a daybed type couch in the living room, and we slept on it where we could be woken by the sun coming up every morning and the sound of the ocean was clearer. The bedroom had an A/C unit, but we never turned it on. I would not suggest this place to someone who is looking to stay at a resort or fancy hotel - it is more like staying in a friend's home, and we felt like we were coming home every evening. So if you are looking for somewhere quiet, laid back, and in a great location to explore Kauai, then this is a great place for you!

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  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 July 2007

It has been several years since I've stayed at Garden Isle Cottages in Poipu, and I've stayed there 3 different times. The place feels like I imaagine old Hawaii to be, charming, casual, artistic. Lovely setting. This is my favorite place ever in Hawaii, but then I've never been one for grand hotels. My husband and I visited some friends who were staying in one, at Poipu, and it's so removed from the natural world you wonder why someone would even come so far as it was no different from Miami Beach. It was luxurious, but it wasn't Hawaii even with the potted palms.
If you want to experience a taste of authentic Hawaii, I highly recommend Garden Isle. So sweet!

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Alexandria, Va
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Reviewed 20 February 2006

Convenient location on a quite street surrounded by lush vegetation. Overlooking a small cove where in the morning local fishermen fish and the evening sea turtles come to hang out. The bedroom was a bit too hot to sleep in (no central AC), but the daybed in the livingroom area was great with the ocean breeze cooling us off nicely and allowing us to be woken by the most amazing sunrise. Lots of sculpture and art around the grounds. Nice BBQ area to cook the local fish! Feel free to ccontact me for more info or pics

  • Stayed September 2004
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Reviewed 4 November 2004

I loved these cottages! They had a comfortable homey atmosphere, with an amazing view and a new, exciting feel. They were also very clean and enjoyable. My husband and I stayed there for our honeymoon and will definately go back! The cliffs were beyond beautiful and the water and little inlet cove area was perfect for snorkling! We saw many different types of fish and snorkled with many sea turtles!! It was amazing!

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Reviewed 31 March 2004

A lovely place with very hospitable hosts! Cottages are spacious with a spectacular view and great snorkeling at your doorstep. This is a much better experience than staying in an overpriced hotel! The location is close to restaurants and beaches. A great place for families to stay on Kauai!

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Property: Garden Isle Cottages
Address: 2666 Puuholo Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9699
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Poipu > Koloa
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Ranked #28 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Poipu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Garden Isle Cottages Hotel Poipu
Garden Isle Cottages Kauai/Poipu, Hawaii

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