Least Expensive LEGAL Vacation Rental on Kauai’s North Shore Outside of VDA

Recently spotlighted in the “Hawaii’s Heavenly Heights” series by Honolulu Star Advertiser, the Kuraoka Cottage property in Wainiha is the least expensive LEGAL vacation rental home on the North Shore of Kauai outside of Princeville’s VDA (Visitor Destination Area).


4807 Wainiha Powerhouse Road | Kuraoka Cottage | Lauren Pingree 4807 Wainiha PowerHouse Road | Kuraoka Cottage

Kuraoka Cottage (MLS# 287254)

The Kuraoka Cottage property is a unique Wainiha real estate offering, resting on a half-acre plus parcel with dramatic lush mountain, jungle valley, and waterfall views. Set on a gentle slope, the terraced property includes multiple buildings: a LEGAL vacation rental cottage, a caretaker’s bungalow, and multiple storage structures. Natural tropical landscaping and concrete pavement throughout offers a tamed jungle escape.

The 2BD/1BA main cottage – a successful, legally permitted vacation rental (TVNCU #1036) – exudes charm and classic style from its bay windows, Hanalei Green exterior, and solid wood floors. A portion of the wrap-around lanai is screened-in, adding comfortable outdoor living space. There is even an outdoor H/C shower on the side of the house for guests to rinse the beach days’ sand away.

4807 Wainiha Powerhouse Road (Kuraoka Cottage) | Lauren Pingree 4807 Wainiha Powerhouse Road (Kuraoka Cottage) | Lauren Pingree

Screened-in Lanai for Added Dining & Relaxation, Hot & Cold Outdoor Shower

A caretaker’s 1BD/1BA bungalow with vaulted ceilings and another screened-in lanai rests at the base of the property. The bungalow allows for flexibility for the future homeowner. Continuously vacation rent the cottage and come-and-go from the bungalow as one pleases – no need to disrupt rental revenue stream to block out personal vacation time.

With the last Wainiha vacation rental home selling for $950,000 a few months ago, this Hawaiian charmer – with a vacation rental license – priced at $925,000 is well-positioned for a sale. If you’re looking for a North Shore vacation rental opportunity, Kuraoka Cottage is a must see!

About the Wainiha Area

Only a 20-minute drive down the road from Hanalei Town, Wainiha remains true to its “Old Hawaii” roots with its picturesque views, lack of development, and tranquil privacy. Wainiha offers vacationers and residents a quiet, laid-back lifestyle in a beautiful, natural setting; yet, at the same time close proximity to the shopping, dining, and activities in Hanalei Town and Princeville. It’s what so many visitors to the islands seek.

Tucked between Hanalei Town and Haena, Wainiha’s location is close to many North Shore beaches, including Hanalei Bay, Lumahai, Tunnels, Haena, and Ke’e at the end of the road.

Until next time, A Hui Hou!
– Lauren

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