Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage | Hanalei, HI | Kauai Vacation Rentals

Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage
- 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3 in Hanalei, HI

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Our Beachfront Home here in the middle of Hanalei Bay can be yours!

Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage is named after the famous Hawaiian song "Hanalei Moon," which extols the extreme beauty and romance of the Hanalei Valley under the tropical night sky.

The cottage is located on the quiet end of town on Weke Road, right on the beach, on 1/3 acre within walking distance of all the restaurants, shops and galleries. Waterfalls are the backdrop for our little beach house. Standard occupancy is 2.

There is complete cozy kitchen where you can whip up fabulous food from the Hanalei Fish Market, the Farmer's Market, or just make snacks to go and enjoy some of the great local restaurants.

King size bed and lights for reading at night. It has a separate bathroom entrance. We have a little library for your use and quite a few great books on Kauai and Hawaii in general.

A twin-size bed is hidden is a hassock in the central room & can accommodate another guest. (Listed rate is for the standard occupancy of 2, but home can accommodate up to 3. Extra guest fee beyond two is $20/night + tax per person. This fee is collected after booking. Only 1 extra guest is allowed.)

We have a little telescope in the living room so that you can better see boats, whales, and dolphins ply the Bay by day and enjoy the moon and stars at night. If you're lucky, you may see a moon bow, something I have only seen in Hanalei. It will happen on a night when there are stars, moon and clouds together. If the clouds are sailing by on the gentle trade winds and shedding some tears, the rain will be illuminated by the moon shining from the cloudless part of the sky. Talk about breathtaking! Depending on the brightness of the moon, you may discern the colors of the rainbow.

Snorkeling, swimming, diving, paddling, hiking, golfing and a health club are all as close as your front yard, to as far as a 10-minute drive away. Walk across your front yard and look to the left; you're likely to see no one for a mile. Look to the right and you'll probably see surfers, volleyball players and beachgoers, with the Hanalei Pier at the far end of the Bay in the background.

Please be aware that when you book this house or any accommodations by the ocean in Hawaii, not on a bluff, you are booking in a tsunami evacuation zone. Evacuation instructions will be in the house and notice of the tsunami evacuation zone will be part of your contract.

(Kauai County TVNC 1088)

Amenities ↑↓

Air Conditioner :
Yes
BBQ :
Yes
DVD Player :
Yes
Extra Bed :
1
Free Calls :
Yes
Full Beds :
0
Games Room :
Yes
Hair Dryer :
Yes
King Beds :
1
Queen Beds :
0
Twin Single Beds :
0
WiFi :
Yes

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Location! Location! Location!
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Vacation Date: July 12, 2022
"This quaint bungalow was so perfect for me and my husband! Seconds walk to Hanalei Bay Beach with access to beach coolers, beach chairs and towels! Fully equipped kitchen made it easy to make breakfast every morning. Bed was very comfortable and option for open air or AC was nice! We are already trying to plan our next stay here!
Reviewed By: Jennifer

Practically Perfect
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Vacation Date: June 1, 2022
"We loved this little cottage! It was the perfect size for us two, with the most amazing view. A few favorite features: comfortable bed, amazing outdoor shower, all the basic essentials for cooking, and the location can't be beaten! We would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed By: Lindsay

Lovely oceanfront cottage
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Vacation Date: April 24, 2022
"Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage is such a perfect place to unplug and enjoy the quiet and the beauty in Hanalei.
Reviewed By: Victoria

Great ventilation, no need to use the air conditioner
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Vacation Date: April 6, 2022
"Wonderful comfortable cottage for 2 people. Not fancy but it had what we needed. Great ventilation, no need to use the air conditioner. The location is perfect, close to Hanalei, just steps from the beach, ocean view, nice little lanai, and nice outdoor shower (never used the indoor shower). The hosts were very friendly, we loved the cottage and would gladly stay there again.
Reviewed By: James

We had a wonderful stay!
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Vacation Date: March 22, 2022
"This is a very cute cottage right on the beach. It is not fancy, but it has the basics and it was a safe and convenient place for me and my two daughters to explore the town of Hanalei. We could walk to the shops from the cottage. There was a lovely outdoor shower, laundry, beach chairs and a fully functional kitchen.
Reviewed By: Sarah

OMG, loved it!
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Vacation Date: February 23, 2022
"Clean, comfortable and all the needed extras like beach chairs, reef safe lotion! I would go back tomorrow and the next day after that! Accommodations were perfect, classy, and helpful! Perfect views, tons of privacy, comfortable, and had everything we needed, down to coolers for the beach!
Reviewed By: Jack

Paradise in Paradise
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Vacation Date: February 16, 2022
"Wonderful little cottage VERY close to the beach. It is well equipped and quite comfortable. We really enjoyed this place and plan on making it a regular when we come to Kauai.
Reviewed By: Jay

Perfect beach cottage
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Vacation Date: February 3, 2022
"An absolutely perfect little beach cottage for 2. The property was perfect and really enjoyed the outdoor shower. The house had everything we needed and was even better than described.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey

Perfect Bungalow on Hanalei Bay
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Vacation Date: January 14, 2022
"From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left we were totally thrilled with Hanalei Bay Moon Cottage. Everything we could possibly need was there and the cottage was clean and well organized. We loved the location and the town. We felt totally relaxed and totally comfortable. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend this rental is because we want it available for our next stay🥰. Too many good honest reviews will make it too desirable and it will book up too quickly for the future. I can’t say enough positive things. It was idyllic and a perfect find for us
Reviewed By: Lynn

Elopement Paradise
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Vacation Date: December 16, 2021
"Hanalei has always been our favorite town to return to on Kauai, and what better place is there to stay than right on the beach! This cottage had everything we needed. Not only was it perfect for dipping into the ocean on a moments notice, but it was super convenient for a quick trip to the grocery store or walking to the bar (so no worrying about drinking and driving). My husband loves to cook and this kitchen had the main essentials for him to whip up something delicious just about everyday. We really couldn't have been happier with all the house had to offer. There were plenty of towels for a 9 day trip, an outdoor shower with hot water, AC (that we only used once), and a laundry unit that we thought about using (but never did, lol). Also, the patio table was perfect for breakfast and lunch-- even on a rainy day. And for days that you just want to lounge in front of the TV, you can cast all your favorite streaming apps from your phone. If you want the perfect place to call home on Kauai, stay here! Just bring lots of bug repellent, remember to close the windows and doors at night, and turn off the lights when no longer needed. :) A big thank you to our hosts for making our elopement trip all the more romantic and dreamy. We loved every bit of it, and are happy to say our first meal as husband and wife was shared right on the patio of the Hanalei Beach Moon Cottage. ♡
Reviewed By: Kyle

Hanalei Bay Jewell
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Vacation Date: November 26, 2021
"Loved our stay!
Reviewed By: Dan

Rain, sun, surf, sand—and rainbows…
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Vacation Date: October 11, 2021
"Hanalei Beach Moon Cottage Perfect little cottage for the two of us, right on the beach at Hanalei Bay. Rain, sun, surf, sand---and rainbows...
Reviewed By: David

LOVE this place….
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Vacation Date: July 26, 2021
"We stayed two weeks, and would have moved in if Suzanne would let us! Paradise.
Reviewed By: Mark

Beautiful Location…breezy throughout the day.
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Vacation Date: July 20, 2021
"Beautiful Location Perfect place, footsteps away from Hanalei Beach and a short walk into town. The cottage is very comfortable and breezy throughout the day.
Reviewed By: Lathan

Try Slow
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Vacation Date: June 15, 2021
"We tried slow and loved it! From the moment we arrived in Hanalei everything felt right. And the cottage was just perfect for us. The views were awesome and so was the beach, which was a short stroll across the lawn. Also loved the outdoor shower, covered lanai and well-appointed kitchen. We can’t wait to go back.
Reviewed By: Christian

Moon Cottage- Classic Hanalei Bay stay.
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Vacation Date: May 10, 2021
"Right now with the road landslide, once you've arrived, you're not likely to go very far! We really liked staying at this end of the beach. A little off the beaten beach track. The cottage was perfectly good for 2 people. Nothing fancy- a beach cottage! All the needed amenities. And really wonderful property space with only a large open lawn between the cottage and the bay!
Reviewed By: Timothy

It’s all about the location ….
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Vacation Date: April 11, 2021
"We just came back from a 5 night stay at the cottage - our first post-vaccination foray. I'll start out by saying that the location is wonderful - you can walk right out across the lawn to gorgeous, mile-long Hanalei Beach, and the cute town of Hanalei is also within walking distance. We were pleased to see that a good proportion - though not all, by any means - of restaurants and little shops had opened up. The owners were exceptionally responsive and easy to work with - alway a bonus with a rental house! So I know that Hawaii is wickedly expensive, but I paid up thinking the cottage would be way more upscale than it was. Yes, it was very clean and tidy and very well equipped, but everything from the construction to the furnishings looked cheap. I walked in and my heart sank a little. The paint on the outside dining set is peeling off all over the place, and the house had several broken outlets, old faded bedding, paint chipped on walls, old aluminum louvered windows, everything made of plywood, rusty bathroom light, etc. etc. It was all perfectly serviceable, but just way more "rustic" than I expected, especially for the price. We had a comfortable and enjoyable stay on Hanalei but I'd probably choose a different option for accommodations if we return to Kauai again.
Reviewed By: Cindy

Dream Cottage
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Vacation Date: April 4, 2021
"I couldn’t think of a better stay in Hanalei. A sleepy cottage on the best part of the beach. We’d wake up and go surfing, enjoy coffee on the porch, and watch sunsets. The bed was quite comfortable, modern tv streaming, and very quick access to restaurants and town. Can’t wait to come back.
Reviewed By: Andrew

Location is perfect!
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Vacation Date: November 24, 2019
"My husband, son 10 and I came for a week to Hanalei moon beach cottage. The small home is walking steps to the beach in Hanalei and has a large grass area to play on. Although small the cottage served it's the purpose and provided ample space for us to sleep. We could walk into town for dinner or shopping within minutes. Great visit to Hanalei. 12/04/2019 at 5:16 AM
Reviewed By: Kristen G.

Amazing and full of relaxation
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Vacation Date: November 7, 2019
"We love this place and we will return. It was everything we wanted, simple, oceanfront, beach access and quiet. Perfect for a couple and the outdoor shower was a treat every time. The owner is very kind and accommodating, promptly answering our questions before our stay. We can't wait to return!!! 11/12/2019 at 8:57 PM
Reviewed By: Greg K.

Hanalei Moon Cottage – slice of heaven
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Vacation Date: September 14, 2019
"If you want to experience "old Hawaii" on one of the best beachfront lots in Hanalei, the Moon Cottage it! It was our 2nd stay and fit our vacation lifestyle perfectly. Best location, part of the local community, and yes - rustic. We hope to be back next year! 10/02/2019 at 10:59 PM
Reviewed By: Brian B.

Amazing place, phenomenal location. Highly recommend!
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Vacation Date: May 24, 2019
"Had a little glitch with the homeaway/Vrbo app but once we called the manager, everything was easy and good to go. Recommend you verify if using the vrbo app because we potentially could have been in a bind but everything worked out. The place is cozy but perfect for a relaxing get away. Would happily rent again. 05/27/2019 at 7:45 PM
Reviewed By: Tyler W.

Great, affordable place right on Hanalei Bay
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Vacation Date: February 8, 2019
"We enjoyed a two-day long wind storm from this property and it was perfect. The gas stove came in handy when the power was out, and the view of the storm from the living room could not be beat. The house is in good condition and it had everything we needed. 02/15/2019 at 5:47 PM
Reviewed By: Casey Z.

Fabulous Hanalei
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Vacation Date: April 25, 2015
"What a great little getaway cottage on Hanalei Bay. It is so well equipped with everything you might need. The location is perfect to either walk into town or drive west to Ke'e or Tunnels beach or the amazing Limahuli Garden. Just a short walk over the "lawn" to the ocean. Loved Hanalei & loved the Moon Beach Cottage. 05/11/2015 at 3:36 PM
Reviewed By: Linda C.

All ya need, plus sand and sea! (and chickens)
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Vacation Date: October 1, 2014
"Perfect place, more than adequate. On the sea shore in the sun, or shade as you wish and only a two minute walk. (maybe 100 yds?). We enjoyed it so very much. All essentials are there for use, and we were quite comfortable. I sure do hope we can make it happen to visit again. Also - enjoyed the squadron of chickens who came to visit. Melodic (sort of) and vibrantly colorful. The birds seemed to like us too. 10/14/2014 at 10:56 PM
Reviewed By: Anonymous

Lovely return visit!
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Vacation Date: April 12, 2014
"This was our third time staying in Moon Beach Cottage (and last year we stayed at another one their properties) and it really is a little slice of heaven. The cottage is situated right on Hanalei Bay, with ocean views right outside your living room window. We took walks on the beach every morning and BBQ'd on the last at night several times. Just the most relaxing vacation! 05/06/2014 at 11:17 PM
Reviewed By: Anonymous

spring break haven
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Vacation Date: April 6, 2014
"This is the second April week we spent at this spot. Different weather, different sights - equally wonderful. We wanted quiet and privacy and views and that is exactly what we got. We love this cottage as a base for exploring the island. Everything you need is there. We highly recommend the property. 05/04/2014 at 4:02 PM
Reviewed By: Anonymous

Laid-back Getaway
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Vacation Date: March 4, 2014
"Our stay here was quite happy despite mostly rainy weather. The proximity to the beach is sensational. There are three other cottages on the property but it still felt very private. We enjoyed the outdoor shower and beach equipment. Overall the cottage was clean, comfortable and well supplied. Two improvements we would have appreciated would have been a better coffee maker (more than two cups) and a propane barbecue. But overall this is a very special location which we feel fortunate to have enjoyed. 03/16/2014 at 10:34 PM
Reviewed By: Leslie K.

Awesome location
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Vacation Date: December 25, 2013
"This was a perfect little beach house. The view is straight out to the ocean. It's walking distance to town where there are several restaurants but we found the fish market and ate in instead since the restaurants didn't have as good a view as the cottage. 01/27/2014 at 11:03 PM
Reviewed By: Anonymous

Amazing Location, Super Cozy Cottage
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Vacation Date: November 21, 2013
"My husband and I stayed at the Hanalei Moon Beach Cottage over Thanksgiving, and we couldn't have asked for a better location. The cottage is the perfect size for two people, and the living room has an amazing view of the ocean. It literally takes about 30 seconds to get to the beach - just walk across the grass, and you're there! The cottage itself is not terribly modern, but everything is clean and works well; we had no complaints about anything. Hanalei's shops and restaurants are about a mile away - it would've been nice to be a little bit closer, but the walk is only 15-20 minutes, and given the choice of being closer to the town or the beach, I'd rather have the beach. Overall, we had a great stay, and we'd like to return to the cottage in the future. 12/31/2013 at 12:04 AM
Reviewed By: Kristine H.

Unbeatable location, some things lacking
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Vacation Date: September 10, 2013
"This place has an unbeatable location. The views at the house are incredible (beach in front, mountains at your back) and having one of the best beaches right in front is an amazing experience. It was extremely relaxing getting to fall asleep to the waves crashing on the beach. We were greeted with a welcome basket as well, which was a nice touch. The house was clean and the photos represent the house fairly well. My husband and I came for our honeymoon and it is the perfect place for this type of trip. The location, despite being in the northern section if the island, is still relatively convenient to everywhere (within one to a little over two hours. Note that traffic north of the airport can be bad at certain times of day. There is enough to see and do close to the cottage that you don't necessarily need to travel far to do great activities. Not that it really impacted our stay, but there were a few negatives I wanted to mention since all other reviews were extremely positive. I can't rate the place higher since the house was not well stocked for us. No extra rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, barely any cleaner in kitchen for wiping counters, minimal laundry detergent to name a few was disappointing given the cost and what I would have expected for an extended stay (and amenities described with the house). It almost felt like the owner was banking on the visitors resupplying the house during their stay, which as I mentioned before was not gratifying. Other cons are no air conditioning (it got hot during daytime hours) and no dishwasher (which I think is a must to ensure dishes are fully clean/sanitized between visitors). The house is also right next to a couple other homes, so it is not as private as you might expect from the photos, especially since windows have to be open all the time. We had a great visit and I wouldn't say these things are enough for me to not recommend this place, but wanted to bring them up so others can compare this more accurately to other rentals. 09/20/2013 at 6:21 PM
Reviewed By: Jennifer B.

Excellent trip!
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Vacation Date: July 22, 2013
"Beautiful house and location in Hanalei, in our eyes it cannot be beat! Very convenient, very efficient, so many things to do just outside your doorstep! The house suited us perfect, as it was just 2 of us - we went to the grocery store on the way in, and stayed there for a majority of our time - minus a few trips down the street to restaurants/bars, hiking The Napali, and visiting a few other beaches....the perfect setting with a gorgeous yard stretching to the sand....it just doesn't get any better!! 07/29/2013 at 7:58 PM
Reviewed By: Anonymous

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