☼ Distinctive 1 BR w/lanai 5 min to beach

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Entire rental unit hosted by Margaret

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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Beautiful apartment with screened lanai, 2 blocks to the beach & the amazing oceanside bike path, close to many good restaurants & unique stores. Serene area in the rear with unobstructed view of Sleeping Giant mountain. Right in town, yet a "world away"!

The space
Whether you are visiting Kauai for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, this charming apartment surrounded by tropical vegetation and whimsical statues and art objects will quickly make you feel settled and “at home’. It’s part of a small and friendly residential community full of Aloha spirit. You can arrive, move in, unpack and unwind -- or head straight to the beach.

The Space:

The apartment is ideal for two people. It’s compact but cute and comfortable - fully furnished and equipped, and artistically decorated with granite counter top, etched glass mirrors, indirect lighting, and marble floor inserts that will remind you of Italy.

The kitchen, living room/dining area are open-plan with plantation shutters on the windows, a ceiling fan and (if you need it) an air conditioner. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, full-size refrigerator, blender, coffee-maker, toaster, and cooking equipment.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed, a ceiling fan, large dresser and closet with hangers. Off the bedroom is a private screened-in lanai (porch) with a rocking chair and a filtered view of Nonou (Sleeping Giant) Mountain. The en suite bathroom has a stall shower and art tiles on the floor.

The Immediate Neighborhood:

The apartment community has a unique ambiance. There’s an outdoor table and stone seats near the entrance among the trees where you can relax, drink coffee, or sit and chat with other residents. There’s a gazebo, barbecue facility, and open space in the field adjacent to the property.

Recently we added a bathroom light that is "bluetooth" enabled so you can stream music from your smart phone or tablet and enjoy some music while you shower. We have not been successful in adding a filter to permit only Hawaiian music, but suggest it! If you are tech inclined, download the appropriate App and you should be able to make the light change colors!

Several washers and dryers are on site; no charge for their use. Off-street parking is available.

The Kauai bird

As you may know, the entire island of Kauai has an abundance of wild roosters and chickens, and they love hanging around near the property. The roosters tend to be quiet in the evening after it gets dark (when they roost), but they are prone to wake up and crow at odd hours during the night. Some people sleep right through it from Day 1, others say they get used to it after 1-2 nights - especially if they have busy, active days and are zonked out by the time they go to bed. We can't do anything about the roosters' body clocks, but we do provide our guests with hermetically sealed packages of earplugs for sleeping! Also running the AC and/or fans during the night helps to block out the crowing sound. Some find the chickens and roosters charming (we've seen many of our guests photographing them!) Other people find them annoying. But they are a fact of life in Kauai. We ask our guests not to feed them or encourage them, but they are persistent birds.

One reason the wild chickens and roosters are in such abundance in Kauai is that there were 2 hurricanes (in 1982 and 1992) and domesticated fowl escaped and bred. Unlike Maui and other Hawaiian islands, Kauai never let the mongoose (chicken predator) in to the island.
OK now a warning: Kauai's chickens like to dig a hole to sit in. So where ever you walk be careful not to put your foot into a "chicken hole"- we know from first hand experience and the local hospital told us they get at least two patients every week who have seriously damaged their ankles by inadvertently stepped into a "chicken hole". Sprains take three weeks to heal but breaks take longer!

Kapa’a:

It’s the largest city on the island, although it is a “village” compared with any major mainland city. Kapa’a is centrally located, friendly and picturesque - as noted by recent articles in the Garden Island newspaper, Forbes magazine and the Huffington Post). At a pinch, you could get around without a car – walking, biking, or using the local bus service - but a car is important for real exploration at your own pace.

You can walk to many stores, the Kapa’a post office, banks, pharmacies, Big Save supermarket, the beach, and restaurants. Kapa’a has numerous specialty and ethnic restaurants & cafes in all directions -- including seafood, burger places, coffee houses, food carts, Thai, Mexican, Czech and Indian restaurants - as well as local Hawaiian cuisine.

The Island of Kauai:

There is no shortage of guidebooks and good Internet resources describing this piece of Paradise – but you are invited to relax and discover Kauai at your own pace: “Slow down – this ain’t the mainland”. You’ll find a few recommendations in our Guidebook. After you book, we provide you with a detailed 27-page “Welcome” message to help you plan your visit, including our personal insights into unique Kauai experiences and local secrets.

Interaction:

We have a great team! Julie, our on-site hospitality manager will be available during your stay by phone, e-mail, or in person to answer any questions or give you local information. I'm also available by email and sometimes in-person. Otherwise you will have the place entirely to yourself. We don’t disturb you (unless you have a problem), and we don’t put a chocolate on your pillow.

The Price

In addition to the accommodation charge and the cleaning fee, a 17.96% (since October 2021) Hawaii state and county "short term rental" occupancy tax is applicable, comprised of the General Excise Tax (GET) and the Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT). That tax is payable no matter where you stay in Kauai. Unlike many of the hotels and resorts, we have no “amenity fees,” no resort fees, no wi-fi fees, no “energy” fees, no fees for use of the bikes, no parking fees, no fees for using the laundry machines – no kidding.

Access:

Kapa’a is about 8 miles north of Lihu’e airport. After you have made your reservation, we will give you specific directions for finding this apartment since it’s well hidden.

For days when you want to sightsee, you can drive easily to the north and south shores of Kauai. When you just want to relax, swim, or body-surf, you can walk to the closest beach (Kapa’a Beach Park) which is a beautiful crescent-shaped stretch of sand and good for swimming most of the time since it's protected by an offshore reef. Fuji Beach - also known as "Baby Beach" has shallow calm water and tidepools - great for young children to splash in. Or you can drive a short distance to Lydgate Park or Kealia Beach. Those are good nearby eastside beaches. But be careful -- Kauai is not the languid Caribbean - there are strong waves and potential rip tides at some beaches.

Don’t miss the Kapa’a walk/bike path – Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the “The Path that Goes by the Coast” – there is a great 5-minute video on the web (hint: search Vimeo….). We have a selection of bikes available (see photo) that you can borrow and ride - at your own risk - for the entire 8-mile round trip to the far end of the paved path and back.

Enjoy the experience of staying in Kapa’a, close to everything - but away from it all!

The Fine Print:
• Check-in after 3:00 pm, check-out by 11:00 am. Depending on our other bookings, we may be able to offer a late checkout for a small fee, but you will need to arrange that with us in advance.
And please:
• No smoking anywhere in the apartment or the grounds, except in the gazebo at the far end of the field where cars are parked - and then only if there isn't anyone else present who might object to the smoke. Please extinguish all cigarettes and dispose of the butts in the trash container (don't throw them on the ground).
• Follow local Hawaiian custom and remove your shoes when inside the apartment. Otherwise Kauai's famous red dirt will follow you in!
• Be sure to turn off the AC, fans, stove, burners, and coffee maker when you are not in the apartment -- and also when you check out.
• No parties or loud noise -- except in or near the gazebo at the far end of the grounds.
• Don’t hang beach towels, swimsuits or other personal items anywhere outside your apartment.
• Don't leave your door open for long - mosquitoes will likely find their way in if you do.
• Don't feed or encourage the wild chickens and roosters!
• Don't let any of the cats inside your apartment. You may love the kitties, but be considerate of guests who stay after you (many people are allergic to cats).
• We provide bikes for your use at no charge (basic beach cruisers that show signs of wear including some rust on the metal parts), and you use them at your own risk. Our bike rules are posted outside the bike shed.
• Notify our on-site team immediately if something needs fixing.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
32" TV with Roku
EV charger - level 1
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
AC - split type ductless system

7 nights in Kapaa

Oct 31, 2022 - Nov 7, 2022

4.76 out of 5 stars from 194 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Kapaa, Hawaii, United States

It's conveniently close to Kapa'a town (you can walk everywhere) but tucked away with expansive views of open fields with grazing cows and Sleeping Giant mountain.

Hosted by Margaret

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There is no place on earth quite like Kauai for natural beauty, outdoor activities, and the relaxed tropical island way of life (the Aloha spirit). My husband Jack and I enjoy the eastside bike path where you can cycle, walk, or jog traffic-free for 4+ miles (8 miles round-trip), and taking the dog for a walk by the ocean. We love travel, but we love staying home too. Since Airbnb came into existence, it’s possible to do both at the same time. We offer you a fully furnished tropical Hawaiian-style apartment as your “home from home” during your vacation, in a friendly community – right in town yet away from it all – close to beaches and attractions but with local ambiance. By the way, the sunglasses in my profile photo are not an effort to be incognito but because I was on the beach facing a bright tropical sun!
There is no place on earth quite like Kauai for natural beauty, outdoor activities, and the relaxed tropical island way of life (the Aloha spirit). My husband Jack and I enjoy th…

Co-hosts

  • Julie

During your stay

Friendly on-site team with lots of Aloha and local know-how.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy