Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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 $950 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.
Keywords: Cottage, house, oceanfront, beach, 6 people, 8 people, walking/biking path, nearby beaches, shops and restaurants, whale-watching
Member since: 2004
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill:
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Moonrise Cottage / week $1,050 + tax
- Moonrise cleaning fee $125
- Sunrise cleaning fee $250
- Tax Rate 13.416%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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
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, HI, USA:
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.
- Primary: (808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
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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.
The kitchen combines vintage charm with the latest in gourmet features.
Master bedroom with up-close ocean view, island-style furnishings
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.
Tropical gardens surround the private back lanai.
Ask about Moonrise Guest Cottage, next door, to accommodate 2 additional people.
Bamboo canopy bed in 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.
The men of Puuwai Canoe Club are often seen paddling past the cottage.
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
Picture yourself lounging on the beach of Sunrise Cottage.
Queen bed in master with hand-stitched quilt and shams. Spacious walk-in closet.
Queen bedroom with handstitched Hawaiian quilt and spectacular ocean view.
3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds
Kealia Beach is a pleasant stroll or bike ride away on the new seaside path.
Moonrise Guest Cottage: features bamboo canopy queen-size bed
Peek-a-boo ocean view sitting area of Moonrise Guest Cottage
Visitors can expect various ocean activity, including whales in season.
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.
This listing was first published here in 2005.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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