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Kekaha Beach Bungalow - FREE WIFI, Bikes and Boogie Boards!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Three bedroom one bath 1000 square ft. less than 2 min. walk to the beach

This will truly be your home away from home vacation! If you like the idea of staying in a private home, in a residential neighborhood where you don't have to wait in line for the barbecue or picnic table, this is for you! It takes less than two minutes to walk to the beach and a look at Niihau and the beautiful white sands of McArther Beach park. Imagine being lulled to sleep by the sound of breaking waves, it's amazing! If you want to experience true Hawaiian living, this is it! Clean, 50's style plantation house super close to the beach! We have three bedrooms, a full, large, just renovated bathroom, with a tub/shower combo, in the house and new, summer of 2017 a second bathroom per many requests! We've added a bathroom in the laundry room, and then there is the upgraded outdoor shower! You can use the outside shower for everyday use, or just after a trip to the beach! Come and enjoy the very private hedge bordered yard, all to yourselves! Barbecue area, lounge chairs, covered eating area just for you and your family!

We have beach chairs, towels, surfboard and boogie boards all for your use! We also keep our three beach cruiser bikes available! Take a spin along the beach and catch one of our amazing sunsets!

We have two parks with lawns, basketball courts, jungle gym, swing set, and views of the ocean within two blocks of our house in opposite directions. Take your pick and try them both out! It's a great place to play for kids when they want to get out and run!

TVNC #5001/ TAT TA-060-878-4384-01

On Island Contacts: Mike 808-635-0556

Summerly 808-635-9424

More Details

Jeff and Danise Rapetti
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Jeff and Danise Rapetti

We are the Rapetti's. Jeff and Danise, five kids, two daughters in law, and three grandsons. Our two older boys are married and out on their own, we just have our three girls left at home! Jeff is a general contractor and an accomplished chain saw artist, Danise works at the local community college teaching in the registered nursing program. We feel very blessed to have this house in Kauai. Five years ago, we would not have thought it possible, but God is very good! Our picture here is from our recent trip to Kenya where we spent a month helping at Maisha Mapya Preschool, check it out on Facebook! It is a wonderful preschool which provides education to children who live in the Gioto dump in Nakuru, Kenya. Our house here, is one thing that helps us support the school and the teachers and staff who work there.

Jeff and Danise Rapetti purchased this house in 2015

Why Jeff and Danise Rapetti chose Kekaha

We love the down home, quiet feel of the west side of Kauai! Uncrowded beaches and a serene, tranquil lifestyle is what Kekaha is all about! It takes less than two minutes to walk to the beach, we fall asleep each night we are here to the sound of the breaking waves! What could be better?!

What makes this house unique

Staying in a private home, in a residential area is a very different experience than staying in a resort. Some folks like the busy, people filled, busyness of that kind of a vacation. Others appreciate the relaxed, private escape of a single family dwelling in a neighborhood where vacation feels like home but at the beach!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Danise,

I just noticed your email. Yes, we settled in quickly. Enjoyed staying at your house all week. It was very convenient to Kokee Park. The house was very spacious and clean, and everything was in good working order.

Thank you,
Aug 2016
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Kekaha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new remodeled bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second bathroom, in the laundry room, and outdoor shower
  • Brand New remodeled bathroom with tub/shower and tile all around.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom two has a comfy queen sized bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two comfy twin beds for your use
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Comfy Cal King Bed
  • Master Bedroom has a comfy king size bed with an efficient ceiling fan
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Kekaha Beach Bungalow - FREE WIFI, Bikes and Boogie Boards!
average rating of 4.847826 based on 48 reviews

The perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying away from all the crowds & having a huge beach a block away. 5 adults stayed comfortablely in this house. The kitchen had everything we needed & the house was very clean. We loved the patio & the beach chairs as well as the other beach equipment. We are big hikers & being 5 minutes from the canyon was a huge bonus! I can’t think of anything that would make this house better- it really was perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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West is the BEST in Kekaha!

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED this adorable little cottage on the west side for our spring break get away! We hadn't been to Kauai for 12 years and we were wanting to reacquaint ourselves to the island. This was the perfect spot to spend the majority of our time. Close to canyon hikes, Port Allen for a snorkel cruise and our favorite little towns of Waimea and Hanapepe. We prefer quieter destinations than the busy touristy spots like Poipu and this house did not disappoint! The beach is literally a couple of blocks away (If that!) and it is perfect for strolling, resting, or playing in the surf (Although it was too rough to really swim here, Salt Pond park down the way 20 min was perfect for swimming!) My daughters loved the bikes, beach toys and yard this house provided. We've done several VRBO's in HI, WA and OR and this one is the best appointed, cleanest and the owners have gone above and beyond for comfort and coziness. We will be back for sure! Also, they were super accommodating for a late check out as we didn't want to leave until we absolutely had to! :-) Going home with much Aloha!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay in the Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property! This was our first time in Kauai and the Bungalow was a perfect base for our large family. Jeff and Danise were a delight to work with from the beginning. Communication was great all along and they were very accommodating to our family's needs. The neighborhood was laid back and mostly quiet (not the roosters, of course!). We were spoiled with the two block walk to what felt like our private stretch of beach where we played in the sand, rode the waves, and watched the amazing sunsets. The house was laid out perfectly for our needs and the yard was spacious and well maintained. We took full advantage of the sand toys, boogie boards, and bikes in the shed. The outdoor shower was amazing and much preferred over the indoor shower by our kids.

Kauai was amazing all by itself, but the Bungalow made our stay there all that much better. We can't recommend it enough and hope to be back soon. Thank you, Jeff and Danise!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage style home

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Everything you need is in the home. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bungalow Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! The size, decor was well done, and anything we needed was provided. Loved our stay

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, how very kind of you to call our place Bungalow Bliss! We might have to adopt that one! We are super glad you enjoyed your stay! We love that little place ourselves! Jeff and Danise
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Sunniest Part of the Island

  • 5 of 5

The house is WALKING distance to a great beach that more locals go to than tourists and it never gets very busy because it is a very long beach. This place is about a 30min drive to Waimea Canyon so my sister and I got there before the big crowds and we were able to have quite a peaceful hike. It wasn't until the final 10 mins when we noticed tons of people and the parking lot completely full when we got back. The house was super cute and the hosts provided everything we needed. Waimea is also the sunniest part of the island and most people "head west" when it is rainy or cloudy in other parts; aka head to Waimea. Skip the need to "head west" and just stay there.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thea, you said it all! The closeness to the canyon, the beach and no crowds! We are SO SO glad you enjoyed your stay on the sunny side of the island! Mahalo nui loa for the amazing review!! Jeff and Danise
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lihue, Kauai
Nearest Motorway
0.08 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Beach
0.08 Miles
MacArthur Beach
Car: necessary

Kekaha, is truly the sunny side of the island,! The highway up to the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is just minutes away! Enjoy the abundant hiking oportunities and the spectacular views! Look down the Napali coast from above or the back side of Waialeale! If uncrowded beaches are your desire, there are miles and miles of peace and quiet! Polihale State Park is on the west side with views of Napali and amazing, white sand beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170

All payments made on line are secure thru HomeAway

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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