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Turtle House by the Sea- a Luxury 2 Story Cottage in Kapaa

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Kapaa house description

Honu Hale Kai is a warm and elegant home base for your family vacation adventure. This home sits upon an oceanfront property (one house back) with a white sand swimming beach only 80 steps away. Ocean views can be seen from this home. This vacation home is two stories. The upstairs level is the main living room with its own fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and washer & dryer. The master bedroom offers a teak wood queen size poster bed with a Tempur-pedic® mattress. Enjoy your own private spa tub and separate walk-in shower. A small covered lanai is a welcome area for those who want to enjoy their first cup of coffee or read a good book before others awake. Downstairs is great for a second and/or extended family joining you, or for the kids. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other has two standard single beds. This level has its own living room with a TV.

Enjoy kayaking, swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, and fishing. For those less active, take a long walk along the beautiful scenic Oceanside walkway along Kauai's eastern coconut coast. The paved walkway is a way for wheelchair assisted visitors to enjoy the scenery and for those with babies, it is a perfect stroll to soothe any child. We suggest early morning walks to capture the awesome sunrises that the coconut coast is known for. Be sure to take along your camera to capture the moment.

The majority of the walking path is paved for a smooth ride. For those more adventurous, an extended pathway continues along an old abandoned cane-hauling road, all along the ocean's edge.
This home is located within Kauai's historical walking town of Kapaa. Our guests can walk to fine dining as well as casual restaurants. Visit quaint curio shops, island art galleries, local handcrafters, and merchants.

Also, one will find fine jewelers and popular espresso bars with internet access. This town boasts of more than 15 different eateries that you can walk to and enjoy a variety of menus, for those who don't want to cook.
For those who like to dine at home, a complete kitchen package is available with service for 8 guests.
The town of Kapaa is centrally located on the coconut coast (east side) of the island, only 20 minutes from Lihue Airport. It is a beautiful 30 minute drive to majestic Hanalei Bay on the north shore and yet only 45 minutes to popular Poipu Beach on the south shore.
View Opaekaa Falls or take a boat ride up the Wailua River to the famous Fern Grotto. Water skiing, kayaking and canoe paddling are popular visitor activities and another way to enjoy the only navigable river in the state of Hawaii. It is only a short eight minute drive from your vacation home.

For the children, enjoy the local favorite, Lydgate Park where the keiki's will enjoy a labyrinth of slides, ladders, walking decks and fun activities for every age. This is known as Kamalani Bridge, built and created by the local community of Kauai for all children to enjoy.
Lydgate also features a baby pond and an adult safe swimming area circled by a reef structure to protect those who fear swimming in the open ocean. Lots of white sand beaches, picnic areas and restroom facilities are located throughout Lydgate Park.
Kapaa Town also has a small public skateboard park located within a baseball/basketball/tennis facility only a short walk away.
Bicycle rentals are available in town as well as surfboard, boogie board and kayak rentals. Scenic horseback riding is located only a short distance from home.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Master: 1 queen


          • Downstairs: 2 twin/ single


          • Downstairs: 1 queen


          • Pullout: 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon


          • Upstairs master bedroom with private bath has a queen sized 4 poster teakwood bed with Tempur-pedic mattress. Downstairs bedrooms with full bath, have new Serta Beautyrest mattress beds. One queen bed and two standard single beds...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Spa Tub...moreless

          • Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Exterior: outdoor shower


          • Lovely and spacious upstairs master bath has a whirlpool sauna bathtub with jets and hand held shower. Also a separate step in glass block enclosed shower with hand held shower head. All tile floors & counter tops. Downstairs bathroom has toilet, sink and shower/tub combination. All tile floors and counter tops. Also a convenient outdoor hot/cold shower for use after the beach to wash off the sand....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This home is family oriented with the master suite upstairs with formal living room , master bath and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and stackable washer and dryer. Downstairs has its own separate living room and bathroom with TV, CD and DVD Player and radio. This floor plan works beautifully for the extended family or when the parents want the quiet upstairs and the kids can have their own comforts downstairs. Ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Easy beach access from guest cottage. Great walking path suitable for wheelchairs, baby strollers, bicycling and wonderful, long majestic walks....moreless


              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Toys


                  • Budget


                  • Caves
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Synagogues
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Luaus
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Photography
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Downtown
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Town
                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Communication / Internet

                          • Fax


                          • Dining Area
                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Seating for 8 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Broadband Access
                              • Parking
                              • Parking Off Street
                              • Parking On Street
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Internet
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Water Cooler
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Telephone
                              • Linens Provided


                              • Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove


                              • Large Cooler
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Balcony
                              • Barbecue
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Lanai / Gazebo

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Spa Whirlpool
                              • Jetted Tub


                              Write a review 5
                              from 28 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Christmans Holiday
                              Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2015
                              7 night min stay
                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Cleaning $150 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 13.42%


                              $150/nt + $25 ea add'l guest

                              $150.00 per night: 1 to 2 guests - $150.00 cleaning fee - 4 night minimum

                              $25 per night for each additional guest

                              Plus Tax: 4.166% GET & 9.25% Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) = 13.42% Tax

                              $150 per night - double occupancy

                              $25 per night for each additional guest

                              X-mas Holiday Dec 25 thru Jan 5 is $250 per night

                              VISA, MasterCard, & Discover Credit Cards are accepted

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                              Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Airport

                              Car: Recommended

                              A convenience for everyone. The Eastside location is convenient to restaurants, shops and beaches, It is a unique location with a rich history that includes the Wailua River and a string of beach parks and now the bike path as a focal attraction for residents and visitors.The Eastside boasts walk ability, local style, ocean proximity and an eclectric mix of pretty much everything you'd want. Walk to historical Kapaa Town with fine boutique shops, casual dining, arts and crafts; walk to library, public swimming pool, and Wednesday afternoon Farmer's Market where the local people sell their produce; Water ski up the Wailua River, View the majestic Opaekaa Water Falls, Extensive Shopping at the Coconut Market Place with free Hula shows or enjoy a quiet evening in a comfortable movie theater, or enjoy dining at nearby hotels fine restaurants fine dining service. Walk to local post office, medical center and much more. A car is recommended, but not really required if you don't care to tour the island.

                              The quaint town of Kapaa offers retail shops, dining and healthy food outlets, with ethnic cruisine as well as Living Food eateries and health stores.

                              Enjoy the 12 ft wide concrete pathway all along the oceanside for

                              jogging, biking, walking, strolling. Lots of grass surrounding

                              rental for the small children who get restless.

                              We provide beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards and some sand toys for your convenience. Snorkel gear is not provided but you are welcome to use snorkel gear left behind by previous guests.

                              Other Activities:Golfing, Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Bike Rentals, Paddle Boarding, Surfing and best of all pure relaxation.

                              The fisherman in the family can always 'talk story' with the locals at the nearby mini boat harbor where charter fishing boats are often setting sail for fresh Ahi, Ono, and Mahi-mahi. Fresh fish on the BBQ is always a must while enjoying the ambiance of the island.

                              Plan a family cook-out on property with a private BBQ, picnic tables, and night lighting.

                              Enjoy the coconut market place which is a small shopping center only one mile away, with fine shops, eateries, and much more. This is a great place for souvenir shopping and to watch an afternoon hula show.

                              Honu Hale Kai is comfortable, fully furnished, fresh, and awaiting your arrival. Warm aloha will be extended to all that enter through its doors.

                              E Komo Mai....Welcome.


                              Owner info

                              About the owner: Aloha! I am Linda Summers, owner of the Honu Hale Kai Vacation Rental Home. My husband, Tom and I are originally from Orange County, California. We have been married for over 48 years, have two grown sons & 3 grandchildren. We have been residents of Kauai for over 44 years. We own and operate Summers Realty here in Kapaa and work together as a dynamic team in Real Estate.

                              Why the Owner Chose Kapaa:
                              We built this home in 2006 as a vacation home for travelers wanting to experinece the quaint town of Kapaa.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Our guests are able to enjoy this ocean front property with all of the conveniences of the town within walking distance.

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                              Speaks: english



                              • Honu Hale Kai

                                Honu Hale Kai

                              • Front side of Cottage

                                Front side of Cottage

                              • Proximity of other home on Property

                                Proximity of other home on Property

                              • Coastal bike path

                                Coastal bike path

                              • Kitchen


                              • Upstairs Living Area

                                Upstairs Living Area

                              • Relaxing Living area

                                Relaxing Living area

                              • Queen Size Bed in the Master Bedroom

                                Queen Size Bed in the Master Bedroom

                              • Whirlpool Sauna

                                Whirlpool Sauna

                              • Entertainment Center Downstairs

                                Entertainment Center Downstairs

                              • Downstairs Kitchenette

                                Downstairs Kitchenette

                              • Downstairs Bedroom with 2 twin beds

                                Downstairs Bedroom with 2 twin beds

                              • Outside Oceanview

                                Outside Oceanview

                              • Upstairs Oceanview

                                Upstairs Oceanview

                              • Beautiful White Sand Swimming Beach

                                Beautiful White Sand Swimming Beach

                              • Upstairs Fully Equiped Kitchen

                                Upstairs Fully Equiped Kitchen

                              • Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer

                                Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer

                              • Upstairs Living room

                                Upstairs Living room

                              • Master Queen Poster Bed

                                Master Queen Poster Bed

                              • Master Bath with Whirlpool Sauna & Separate Shower

                                Master Bath with Whirlpool Sauna & Separate Shower

                              • Stairway to downstairs

                                Stairway to downstairs

                              • Downstairs living Area

                                Downstairs living Area

                              • Downstairs bedroom

                                Downstairs bedroom

                              • Another view of the Downstairs Bedroom with closet

                                Another view of the Downstairs Bedroom with closet

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                              This listing was first published here in 2007.

                              Date last modified - Thursday, August 07, 2014

                              $150 - $250 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

                              View calendar: Updated 08/18/14
                              Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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