Built on a quiet, private cul-de-sac 7 years ago, this compact, elegant complex is set back behind a screen of lush orchid flower trees. It’s a peaceful, ‘secret garden’ retreat. This despite the fact that it’s literally a 1 block walk to Hanalei Village which sports its own grocery store, post office and an abundance of shops and restaurants. And it’s a mere 3 block stroll to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. (Car not needed!)
You have only to step onto the ipe-wood lanai of the main cottage to see this home has ‘good bones’. It was built by the owners to last a lifetime and then some. Transition in through the front entrance to discover more evidence of a quality build. Gorgeous koa floors, Mexican mosaic and ceramic tiling, custom sapele cabinetry abound. There’s even a very fancy little swedish stove in one corner for winter mornings when a “jungle cold” (read 68 degrees) can sometimes start your day.
The main cottage features an open layout spanning from the living area to kitchen. The primary bedroom and spacious bathroom rest in the eastern wing of the cottage with an exterior door to a zen-like garden and wooden deep soaking tub. Walk out the west door of the cottage, across a short, curved quartzite path set among more hillocks of fairy grass and you’ll find a charming loft apartment. The owner/builders used this space as their guest house. It has its own sitting area, a half bath with well-appointed outdoor shower and room for a king size bed above. Finished with the same high-quality materials and attention to detail it also sports a mini-split air conditioner.
Adjoining the guest house and also reached by a quartzite pathway is the garage proper. And beyond that, a newly-built studio/office. This space is bright, light and airy with quality wood paneling, AC and a 15 foot floor to ceiling closet with built in shelving. What a lovely space to host a zoom call, paint a picture or finally finish that novel.
Residential - 5131 PAPIO PL
5131 PAPIO PL, HANALEI, 96722
- Bedrooms : 1
- Bathrooms : 1.01