Cozy, charming secluded 1 bedroom close 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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Cozy, small apartment, 2 blocks from the beach, the amazing bike path, restaurants & stores. Right in Kapa'a town but a world away. Custom design and vintage Hawaii decor.

The space
Whether you are visiting Kauai for a few days or a few weeks, this cozy plantation-style 1 BR apartment surrounded by tropical vegetation and whimsical statues and art objects is a hidden right in Kap'aa but surrounded by open space. It’s part of a small and friendly apartment community full of Aloha spirit. You can arrive, move in, unpack and unwind -- or head straight to the beach.

The Space:

The apartment accommodates one person or a couple. Maximum: 2 adults. 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 and a ceiling fan. The kitchen is 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, a super quiet split-level "Mr. Cool" air conditioner, and a closet with hangers. The en suite bathroom has a stall shower and art tile 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 and drink coffee or tea. There’s a gazebo, barbecue facility, and open space for parking in the field adjacent to the property.

Several coin-op washers and dryers are on site.

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 reduces the crowing. 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 (5 minutes' walk), the beach, and restaurants. Kapa’a has numerous good restaurants, cafes and interesting food trucks in both directions from the apartment -- including seafood, burger places, pizza, Thai, Mexican, Cuban 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 on the website. After you book, we will provide you with a detailed 35-page “Welcome” message to help you plan your visit, including our personal insights into unique Kauai experiences and local secrets.

Interaction:

Our on-site manager Arnold is readily available, very knowledgeable and hospitable and can answer just about any question about the island or even about European soccer.... I will also be available during your stay by phone or e-mail, and occasionally on site, to answer any questions. 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.

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 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 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 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. You can also walk, jog or run on the path.

Kayaking on the Wailua River is a very popular activity. There are several nearby places that rent kayaks. For the really adventurous, there are guided kayak tours lasting from 1-3 days during the summer along the dramatic Napali Coast on the north shore.

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

The Price

In addition to the accommodation charge and the cleaning fee, a 17.96% (since October 2021) 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.

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:
• Absolutely no smoking anywhere in the apartment or within 30 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 when using 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. 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

Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
32" TV with Roku
EV charger
Free washing machine – In building
Free dryer – In building
Air conditioning
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced

7 nights in Kapaʻa

21 Sep 2022 - 28 Sep 2022

4.83 out of 5 stars from 81 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States

An "oasis" snuggled between Kapa'a town and open space with fields of grazing cows.

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 with lots of Aloha spirit and local know-how!

Margaret is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

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