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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row

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Queen bed in master with hand-stitched quilt and shams. Spacious walk-in closet.

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Last updated: 12/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Kapaa cottage description

Just steps from the water, Sunrise Cottage is the quintessential oceanfront beach cottage - comfy furniture, wide plank wood floors, warm salt air breezes, and ocean views to soothe the soul. The front porch is a favorite spot for watching the ocean's changing moods (and whales during winter months). A blend of east coast Cape Cod and Hawaiian plantation styles, our vintage cottage is spacious and light with simple furnishings - everything you will need for a relaxing, rejuvenating Kauai get-away.

THE INTERIOR: French doors and large picture windows in the living/dining room afford panoramic ocean views. Two of the three bedrooms have queen-size beds and the same unforgettable ocean view. The third bedroom, furnished with two twin beds (optional King upon request), is a quiet retreat. The house comfortably accommodates up to six people.

NEED MORE ROOM? The optional adjacent Moonrise Guest Cottage offers another bedroom and bath for up to 2 more people, a total of 8 in both cottages (4 bedrooms/3 baths). Moonrise Guest Cottage is available for just $750 a week.

The recently remodeled kitchen offers gourmet cooks as well as microwavers a spectacular oceanview. The stainless steel countertop, checkerboard floor, and glassfront cabinets are reminiscent of vintage cottage decor. The upgraded appliances and granite-topped peninsula make it a cook's dream.

Both cottages are equipped with WiFi, flat-screen TVs, DVD player, iPod or iPhone docking station with speakers, all linens including beach towels, ceiling fans, down and faux-down bed pillows.

THE PATH: An exciting NEW feature is the Seaside Walking and Biking Path that runs along the ocean, right past the property. Visitors enjoy the Path for exploring the coastline, past Kapaa Town, beaches and amazing ocean vistas. Kapaa has been voted one of America's Top 15 Prettiest Small Cities (Aug 2013) by Forbes Magazine, come and see why.

THE BEACH: Just in front of the cottage, less than 30 steps from the front porch, is the soft sand and warm waters of 'Baby Beach,' one of the safest swimming beaches on the island for small children. Here you can enjoy kayaking (you'll find a double kayak at the cottage), snorkeling, or even SCUBA for lobster in season. The quiet waterfront vintage neighborhood is just a short stroll from Kapaa Town, with charming shops and restaurants.

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Keywords: Cottage, house, oceanfront, beach, 6 people, 8 people, walking/biking path, nearby beaches, shops and restaurants, whale-watching

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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Baby Beach is perfect for families with children... a safe, protected lagoon with sandy beach. The new walking/biking path gives families safe and easy access to beaches, Kapaa Town and fun bike riding....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Master: 1 queen

                Ocean view, ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet...moreless

              • Guest Room #I: 1 queen

                Ocean View...moreless

              • Guest Room #2: 2 twin/ single

                Optional King bed configuation upon request...moreless

              • Moonrise Guest Cottage : 1 queen

                Separate studio with ensuite full bath, accommodates 2...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2). Additional queen bed and bath available in optional separate Guest House, Moonrise Cottage; accommodations for a total of 8 guests....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

                ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Double sinks; separate tub/shower & toilet room...moreless

              • Additional bathroom in Moonrise Cottage: toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Tiled vanities and tub surrounds, screened windows for fresh air and natural light....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • • Hot and cold outdoor shower to rinse off salt and sand • Ceiling fans in every room • Spacious closets and storage • Whale-watching from front porch in winter months • Paved walking/biking path for exploring shoreline vistas...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    Blu-Ray Player...moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Available on cable...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Digital cable/DVR featuring premium digital movie channels and music....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    iPod or iPhone docking station speakers...bring your iPod or CDs...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Luaus
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Oceanfront:

                    Spectacular ocean views from living, dining and kitchen... and 2 queen bedrooms....moreless

                  • Town

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Seats 6-8, open to living room and ocean view...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Energy-saving LG and outdoor clotheslines...moreless

                  • Filtered Water
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Including beach towels...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Amazing ocean view...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Shaded, for two cars. One car in gravel area to north of cottage, second car just behind...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Up to two vehicles, with shade...moreless

                  • Safe
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Energy-saving HE LG ...moreless

                  • Water Cooler
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher:

                    Bosch...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Custom stainless steel countertops, granite peninsula, ocean view...moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave:

                    also blender, coffeemaker, toaster...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Boat With Paddles
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    A 2-person kayak for use by guests...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    With ocean view...moreless

                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large, stainless steel...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Boogie Boards, beach umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs...moreless

                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,950 $10,620
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Moonrise Cottage / week $950 + tax
                      • Moonrise cleaning fee $125
                      • Sunrise cleaning fee $250
                      • Tax Rate 13.416%

                      Notes:

                      Complementary interim cleaning offered for stays of 2 or more weeks.

                      Add Moonrise Guest Cottage to accommodate up to 2 more people (8 total) for just $950 a week.

                      A deposit of $500 a week is paid at the time of booking and returned within 30 days of the visit minus the out cleaning fee. A deposit of $300 is required for Moonrise Guest Cottage. The full rental fee is due 90 days prior to arrival. Personal check preferred. Paypal accepted with 2.9% fee added. International bank transfers OK, too.


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                      Last updated: 12/05/2014
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                      Location

                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Lihue
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Oasis
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Wailua
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Kuhio Highway
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Oasis, Tiki Taco, Olympic Cafe

                      Car: Recommended

                      At cottage or within walking: SCUBA Diving, Kitesurfing, Boogie Boarding, Whale-watching (in winter months), kayaking (tandem kayak provided); wonderful new Eastside Walking/Biking Path

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: Charlie and I have been married for 46 years and have two grown daughters. We divide our time between our cottages on Kauai and Portland, Oregon. Charlie has retired from the high tech world where he was a consultant and trainer. I am a retired graphic designer, now a dedicated hiker and exercise fanatic.

                      Why the Owner Chose Kapaa:
                      We visited Kauai for the first time in 1996, absolutely loved it, and upon leaving fantasized about living here, if just for a short time. But unlike so many fantasies, this one came true. We rented Sunrise Cottage (#53371) for 18 months and ultimately purchased the property, soon adding Moonrise Cottage as a second rental. The experience of being right on the ocean is like no other, we love watching the weather cross the sky, the colors and moods of the ocean change. The property is within walking distance of vintage Kapaa Town, recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's prettiest small towns (Aug '13), and central to all the many wonderful things to do and see on the island.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The front lawn of Sunrise Cottage is situated to enjoy the unforgettable sun and moon rises over the ocean, which we celebrate regularly. We use the new seaside walking/biking path almost every day to walk into town, to Kealia Beach or just for some exercise. The short three mile drive to Sleeping Giant Mountain hiking trail is one of our regular expeditions, giving great cardio and amazing views of the entire eastern shoreline of the island. Our sweet little neighborhood is quiet and tucked away yet convenient for shopping, services and for getting around the island.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Queen bed in master with hand-stitched quilt and shams. Spacious walk-in closet.

                        Queen bed in master with hand-stitched quilt and shams. Spacious walk-in closet.

                      • Teak, rattan, and island-style fabrics lend a comfortable tropical flavor.

                        Teak, rattan, and island-style fabrics lend a comfortable tropical flavor.

                      • The kitchen combines vintage charm with the latest in gourmet features.

                        The kitchen combines vintage charm with the latest in gourmet features.

                      • Master bedroom with up-close ocean view, island-style furnishings

                        Master bedroom with up-close ocean view, island-style furnishings

                      • Ensuite master bath, mirror view of master bedroom & ocean; guest cottage outsid

                        Ensuite master bath, mirror view of master bedroom & ocean; guest cottage outsid

                      • 2-room Guest Bath, double sinks in one (shown), toilet & tub/shower in other.

                        2-room Guest Bath, double sinks in one (shown), toilet & tub/shower in other.

                      • Tropical gardens surround the private back lanai.

                        Tropical gardens surround the private back lanai.

                      • Ask about Moonrise Guest Cottage, next door, to accommodate 2 additional people.

                        Ask about Moonrise Guest Cottage, next door, to accommodate 2 additional people.

                      • Bamboo canopy bed in Moonrise Guest Cottage

                        Bamboo canopy bed in Moonrise Guest Cottage

                      • Enjoy a bit of romance with an ocean view at Moonrise Guest Cottage

                        Enjoy a bit of romance with an ocean view at Moonrise Guest Cottage

                      • Kitesurfers add color and excitement to our scene on Baby Beach.

                        Kitesurfers add color and excitement to our scene on Baby Beach.

                      • The men of Puuwai Canoe Club are often seen paddling past the cottage.

                        The men of Puuwai Canoe Club are often seen paddling past the cottage.

                      • The cottage is oriented for an oceanview from most rooms.

                        The cottage is oriented for an oceanview from most rooms.

                      • Nadine, dancer at Coco Palms Resort back in the day, will greet you upon arrival

                        Nadine, dancer at Coco Palms Resort back in the day, will greet you upon arrival

                      • Picture yourself lounging on the beach of Sunrise Cottage.

                        Picture yourself lounging on the beach of Sunrise Cottage.

                      • Queen bed in master with hand-stitched quilt and shams. Spacious walk-in closet.

                        Queen bed in master with hand-stitched quilt and shams. Spacious walk-in closet.

                      • Queen bedroom with handstitched Hawaiian quilt and spectacular ocean view.

                        Queen bedroom with handstitched Hawaiian quilt and spectacular ocean view.

                      • 3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds

                        3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds

                      • Kealia Beach is a pleasant stroll or bike ride away on the new seaside path.

                        Kealia Beach is a pleasant stroll or bike ride away on the new seaside path.

                      • Moonrise Guest Cottage: features bamboo canopy queen-size bed

                        Moonrise Guest Cottage: features bamboo canopy queen-size bed

                      • Peek-a-boo ocean view sitting area of Moonrise Guest Cottage

                        Peek-a-boo ocean view sitting area of Moonrise Guest Cottage

                      • Visitors can expect various ocean activity, including whales in season.

                        Visitors can expect various ocean activity, including whales in season.

                      • Kayak the nearby Wailua River for a picnic at this magnificent waterfall.

                        Kayak the nearby Wailua River for a picnic at this magnificent waterfall.

                      • The view from our favorite hike on Sleeping Giant Mtn, just 3 miles away.

                        The view from our favorite hike on Sleeping Giant Mtn, just 3 miles away.

                      VRBO #53371

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

                      $2,950 per week (USD)
                      10

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/05/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 12/05/2014
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