Kauai Beach Cottage
May 27, 2014
Aloha all! Today I wanted to share pictures of the most charming little beach cottage we rented during our vacation last week. We’ve stayed at so many over the years but this one has been the favorite so far. I loved so many of the design elements incorporated into this plantation style cottage just steps away from the beach in Poipu on the sunny southern shore of Kauai.
I requested permission from the owner to photograph and feature it and she was kind enough to share sources. The owners live on the island and the husband is a builder. The cottage was so well designed from the pitched plank ceilings to the folding doors to the lanai. It was filled with coastal inspired decor and art, beautiful light fixtures, hardware, and a gorgeous kitchen too.
Both bedrooms featured floor to ceiling tongue and groove plank walls painted a creamy white, ceiling fans for circulating the warm island air, woven shades paired with breezy sheers, and seagrass woven headboards from Pottery Barn.
I loved the combination of finishes in this coastal kitchen: white cabinets, black honed granite countertops, chrome fixtures and a beautiful blue green mosaic tile backsplash from Pacific Tile, a perfect fit for a beach cottage! The floors are smoked antique white oak from Du Chateau flooring.
Both bathrooms had an open shelf oak vanity with marble top from Restoration Hardware and glass + chrome sconces from Schoolhouse Electric.
All of the hardware is oil rubbed bronze, the doors are painted black on the outside and white on the inside, the interior doors were all paneled to complement the tongue and groove planked walls throughout.
The recycled blue glass lamps are by Lamp Works, available here.
Next door was another larger plantation style home, I ogled it from the outside, loving the dark and light contrast of the windows, siding, light fixtures and front doors next to those lush plantings, beautiful!
The covered lanai on the cottage we rented expands the living and lounging space with a set of outdoor furniture. The railing was remarkably simple but beautiful. The X motif is made with 2x4s attached to posts and painted white, I must replicate it as a decorative fence someday!
The cottage even came with its own chick family, the mama and her babies visited every morning and night to be fed, my girl loved that. Free range chickens and roosters are all over Kauai, you can’t escape them, they’ve taken over!
The view from the cottage looks right at the ocean and is a 1 minute walk to the famous Poipu Beach Park and is such a fantastic location!
It comes stocked with beach chairs and boogie boards and other amenities like an outdoor shower and hot tub. It’s perfect for a small family or two couples traveling together.
If you’re contemplating a trip to Kauai and want to splurge on something extra special, you’ll love this tastefully decorated cottage! See more pictures and reserve it through the owner’s vacation site on VRBO.