Petite Loft Apartment Just 5 Min Walk to Ocean

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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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This petite apartment with sleeping loft is right in Kapa'a, close to restaurants, stores & the bike path - yet "a world away". Distinctive Hawaiian design & red "retro" fridge. Honeymoon? Romantic vacation? Birthday? Want to spend it in a special place?

The space
Whether you are visiting Kauai for a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months, and whether you are on vacation or planning to "Work from Anywhere," this petite loft-style 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:

This is a cozy space for two people. Downstairs you’ll have a sitting area with glass dining table & 2 chairs, a complete kitchen, a dramatic bathroom with rainfall showerhead, and storage space for your suitcases. Upstairs is a sleeping loft with queen-size bed, TV, a second sitting area, and a hanging closet. It’s furnished and equipped and artistically decorated with granite counter top, etched glass mirror, Oriental wood and metalwork designs, indirect lighting, and marble floor inserts that may remind you of Italy.

The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave and full-size red “Retro” refrigerator. There is a ceiling fan in the living space, and – for those hot tropical days and nights – air conditioning. The bathroom has a large shower with rainfall showerhead and lots of artwork.

The Immediate Neighborhood:

The apartment community has a unique ambiance. There’s an outdoor table and stone seats among the trees near the entrance, where you can relax and drink your morning tea or coffee. There’s a gazebo, barbecue grill, outdoor seating (rocking chairs) to enjoy the view of Sleeping Giant mountain, and plenty of parking in the field adjacent to the property.
Washers and dryers on site (no charge).
We have bikes you can use (no charge), and the amazing oceanside bike trail is only 2 blocks away. You can also use the bikes for short errands around town.

The Kauai bird

As you may know, the island of Kauai is famous for its 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 reduces the sound of the roosters. 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), during which 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 and Forbes magazine. At a pinch, you could get around without a car – walking, biking, or using the local bus service - but a car is helpful for real exploration of other areas of the island at your own pace.

You can walk to many stores, restaurants, the Kapa’a post office, banks, pharmacies, , the beach, and lots of eating places. Kapa’a has numerous specialty restaurants, cafes and wonderful food trucks -- seafood, great burger places, coffee houses, Cuban, Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Pacific Rim cuisine, and Indian restaurants as well as local Hawaiian food.
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 on the website. After you book, we will provide you with a detailed 35-page “Welcome” guide to help you plan your visit, including our personal insights into unique Kauai experiences and local secrets.

Interaction:

Our delightful and energetic on-site manager Arnold is very helpful and knowledgeable. He is readily accessible in person or by phone or text, and he can answer any questions you might have during your stay.

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% state and county 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 most of the time for swimming 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 really good nearby eastside beaches. But be careful -- Kauai is not the languid Caribbean - there are strong waves and potential rip tides at some beaches.

One of Kauai’s greatest attractions is practically on the doorstep (actually 5 minutes' walk) – the Kapa’a walk/bike path. In Hawaiian, it’s called Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the “The Path that Goes by the Coast”. There is a great 5-minute video about the path on the web (hint: search Vimeo….). We have a number of bikes available for your use (no charge!), and you can ride - at your own risk - 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 - yet 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 within 20 feet of it!
• 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 near the gazebo at the far end of the grounds.
• Don’t hang beach towels, swimsuits or other personal items on the railings 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. You need to follow the bike rules posted on 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

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
Window AC unit
Backyard

7 nights in Kapaʻa

Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022

4.92 out of 5 stars from 66 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States

The apartment community is an "oasis" between Kapa'a town and open landscape with views of grazing cows and Sleeping Giant mountain.

Hosted by Margaret

  1. Joined in May 2014
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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 full of the Aloha spirit.

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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
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy