2 blocks to the beach! This beautiful self-contained studio also has an "outdoor living room" - a screened lanai (porch) with filtered view of Sleeping Giant mountain, sofa, lamps, and breakfast bar where you can sip your morning coffee or tea.
Whether you are visiting Kauai for a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months, this cute studio 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 price includes the 13.4% vacation rental tax. There are no "extras" you have to pay -- no “amenity fees,” no resort fees, no wi-fi fees, no “energy” fees, no parking fees – and no kidding.
This is not a “condo-hotel” room. It’s a self-contained apartment with a high ceiling and a complete kitchen. It’s ideal for two people. It’s fully furnished and equipped and artistically decorated with granite counter tops, etched glass, mirrors, indirect lighting, and marble floor inserts that will remind you of Italy.
The kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave and full-size refrigerator. The bed is a custom-made queen-size chest bed with storage drawers underneath (made of wood – no formaldehyde). There are ceiling fans in the living/sleeping area and the kitchen, and – for hot tropical days and nights – air conditioning. The bathroom has a stall shower.
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, 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.
Several washers and dryers are on site. Off-street parking is available for your use.
We have several bikes you can use (no charge), and the oceanside bike/hike trail is 2 blocks away.
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.
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 important for real exploration at your own pace.
You can walk to many stores, the Kapa’a post office, banks, pharmacies, Cost-U-Less (a local warehouse store), the beach, and eating places. Kapa’a has numerous specialty restaurants & cafes in all directions -- including seafood, burger places, coffee houses, 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”.
We enjoy living on Kauai and we have fun with our friends. Our delightful, energetic and friendly manager Milan is assisted by Ida who lives on-site. Both are originally from Slovakia – so if you want to practice your East European language skills, here is your opportunity. With Milan’s and Ida’s help we have managed this apartment for many years. One of them will greet you when you arrive and show you the apartment and the surroundings, and will be available during your stay by phone or e-mail 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.
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 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….). There are several bike rental places in Kapa'a, with reasonable prices. We have a few serviceable (but not fancy) 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.
We can even arrange to rent you a kayak at a nominal cost for a paddle trip up the Wailua River.
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 your flight schedule, we can sometimes arrange earlier check-in (11:00 am) and/or late checkout (7:00 pm) for a small fee.
•No smoking anywhere in the apartment or within 20 feet of it.
•This is a residential community, so please, no parties or loud noise -- except near the gazebo at the far end of the grounds.
•And please don't feed the wild chickens or the feral cats. We provide ear plugs if the roosters keep you awake. The fact is chickens are totally out of control and now all over Kauai. The Kauai County council might pass a a law soon requiring every visitor to take two roosters home with them!.
Atención a los huéspedes
We respect guest privacy. Ida and Milan are on site and around most days. Accompanying us (with our dog to secluded little known beaches is an option if guests care.
Otros aspectos destacables
"convenient but secluded"
The fine print:
• Check-in after 3:00 pm, check-out by 11:00 am. Depending on your flight schedule, we can usually arrange earlier check-in (11:00 am) and/or late checkout (6:00 pm or 9:00 pm) for a small fee.
• If you have a flight arriving in the evening and expect to arrive after 9:30 pm, please let us know by email and we'll send self check-in directions.
• Absolutely no smoking anywhere in the apartment or within 20 feet of it.
• And Please:
- Remove your shoes when inside the apartment. Otherwise Kauai's red dirt will follow you in!
- No parties or loud noise near the apartment --but you are welcome to use the barbecue area in the wooden gazebo at the far west end of the grounds and grass parking.
- Don't feed or encourage the wild chickens or feral cats!
- Don't let any of the cats follow you in to the apartment - they can sometimes slip past you.
- 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.
Durante el período del 15 de Diciembre de 2017 - 31 de Marzo de 2018 la estancia mínima es de 5 noches.
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.