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USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa Downtown House Vacation Rental Name OhiaKai

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Kapaa Kauai Hawaii Vacation Rental Eastside Coconut Coast Kapaa OhiaKai Not BnB

USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa

Vacation Rental Duplex House 2nd level which we call our Hale (Hawaiian word for house)

Central Location, Downtown Kapaa, Kauai

Spacious Home

Upper level large House, 2 Bedrooms both have King size beds and have a/c and ceiling fans. One Block to Beach

Kauai County ID: TVNC 1355

Our New GE tax ID is GE-152-775-0656-01

Our TAT tax ID is: TA-152-775-0656-01

`Ohi`a Kai Hale is your ideal home away from home while visiting Kauai. Centrally located, it is perfect for exploring the Garden Island as well as relaxing after a long afternoon at the beach. Fully-furnished, with two large bedrooms with a king bed in each, bathroom with double vanity, roomy full kitchen, and dining area that opens onto a large living area leading to a spacious lanai. Amenities include a/c units in both bedrooms, large-screen television with digital cable, ceiling fans in all rooms, towels, sheets, dishes and other kitchenware, iron and ironing board. We have Turbo internet (up to 20/2Mbps) with our WiFi secure network.

Ohia Kai Hale has large windows to let the beautiful Kaua`i sun into each room. Tropical vegetation, including palms, bananas, papaya, passion fruit, mango, noni, mock orange, banana, and panax abounds on the property. On the lower level there is lush landscaping with a gas BBQ grill and laundry room with high efficiency washer and dryer available for guest use.

The location of `Ohi`a Kai is ideal for vacationers, business visitors, and residents seeking short-term housing. It is fairly quiet; ubiquitous Kauai chickens and roosters and nearby neighbors may add aural color to the sound environment. The lot is one block from Kuhio Highway (no highway noise), within convenient walking distance of the beach, several churches, and the shopping and dining pleasures of downtown Kapa`a. It is approximately ten miles from Lihue Airport, a 20-minute drive at non-peak times.

Some popular visitor destinations to the north and their approximate driving times include Kealia Beach (5 minutes), `Anini Beach (25 minutes), Kilauea Lighthouse (20 minutes), Limahuli National Tropical Garden (55 minutes), Hanalei (45 minutes), and Haena State Park at the end of the road (60 minutes). Haena is where you will find Ke`e Beach and the trailhead to the spectacular Na Pali Coast trail.

To the south heading toward Lihue, Coconut Marketplace (5 minutes), Lydgate Beach Park (10 minutes), turn right at Coco Palms to see `Opaeka`a Falls (15 minutes). When you are back on Kuhio Highway heading toward Lihue, turn right to Hanamaulu to see Wailua Falls (30 minutes), Kukui Grove Mall (22 minutes), or continue on Kuhio Highway to Poipu (30 mins.) Back on the highway see the largest coffee plantation in the USA, Kauai Coffee. At the southwestern end of the road is Kekaha, with a very large and private beach, or before you get that far, turn right to see Waimea Canyon.

Your hosts, Bob and Marianne, are the owners and have lived on Kaua`i for fourteen years and will be happy to answer questions and make recommendations related to your special needs and interests, including hiking, kayaking,surfing, kid-friendly places, churches, shopping, dining, activities, Hawaiian culture, medical facilities, alternative health and personal care services. Please e-mail us or call us.

To reach `Ohi`a Kai from Lihue Airport, turn right at the traffic light as you’re leaving the airport. This puts you on Kuhio Highway headed north. Continue straight for about nine miles. Along the way you will cross the Wailua River, pass the Coconut Marketplace shopping and dining complex on your right, ans soon you will see Safeway on your left and the Waipouli Beach Resort on your right. Keep driving! Shortly thereafter you will come to a traffic light in front of a small shopping complex with a Big Save grocery store and Shell gas station on your left. The Post Office is in that complex! Right after the Kauai Store you will see a left-turn only lane in front of the Latter Day Saints church.

There is no traffic light here, but you will see the entrance to Pono Kai resort directly to your right. Make a sharp left onto `Ohi`a Street. Note that this is a 90° turn! Don't make a soft left onto Ulu Street, a common error for newcomers. `Ohi`a Kai is the third and last house on the right side of the street. Our property faces the parking lot of the LDS church (white church with blue roof).

`Ohi`a Kai is clearly marked with green signs. Park in the space designated for `Ohi`a Kai Hale. If we are not there when you arrive we will have a lock box on the front door. If you plan to arrive in the evening, contact us prior to your arrival so that we can give you the lock box combination.

We also have a cozy 1-BR unit on the same property, `Ohi`a Kai Cottage. See our VRBO listing #95386 or visit our website for more information.

We prefer inquries to be made via e-mail. If you need to call us, please be aware of the time difference. During Daylight Savings Time, Hawaii is three hours earlier than California, six hours earlier than Eastern Standard Time. We prefer NOT receiving calls before 10:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time.

we also have videos for the hale and the cottage on you tube.

go to youtube In the search engine type ohia kai hale Kauai

which shows you our 2 bedroom apt which is the 2nd level of the house behind the cottage.

to see the video of the cottage go to youtube and in the search engine type ohia kai cottage. we have 2 bikes available for your use at no additional charge.

If you also need to make reservations for the island of Oahu (Honolulu) visit our vrbo listing #111945 and /or go to our video on youtubee and type executive centre honlulu vacation rental.

We appreciate your interest in `Ohi`a Kai for your Kauai accommodations!

with warm aloha, Bob and Marianne. In Hawaiian, 'hale' means 'house,' 'kai' means 'by the water' and '`ohi`a' is a native tree that grows on all the Hawaiian Islands.

Keywords: USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa Downtown House Vacation Rental Name OhiaKai

Second Floor of Large House (Hale)

large apartment not time share not bed and breakfast free parking Ideal for two couples traveling together or multigenerational ohana families

More Details

Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German)

Bob and Marianne have lived in Hawaii since 1990. Bob is a psychologist and works on the first level of Ohia Kai Hale. Marianne teaches at Hawaii Pacific University. As owners they manage three properties: Ohia Kai Hale (vrbo # 85235), a Ohia Kai Cottage on the same property (vrbo #95386), and an oceanview condo in downtown Honolulu (vrbo #111945).

Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) purchased this house in 2005

Why Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) chose Coconut Coast

Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa Ohia Kai Spacious Home Downtown Kapaa Great location! Ohi`a Kai is one block from the beach and downtown kapaa,,approximately nine miles from Lihue Airport, a 20-minute drive at non-peak times. Haena State Park, at the end of the road when driving north, is about an hour’s drive, as is Kekaha, the southwestern end of the road. Haena is where you’ll find Ke`e Beach and the trailhead to the spectacular Na Pali Coast trail. Some popular visitor destinations and their approximate driving times include Kealia Beach ½ mile to the north, baby beach ½ mile to the south, toward Lihue. Managed and operated by owners Bob Brown and Marianne Luken.

What makes this house unique

One block from ocean and the sweet town of Kapa`a, within walking distance of many stores, places to eat, etc.

Perfect location for travel to all parts of Kauai. Other popular places to go are: Lydgate Beach Park (10 minutes), Limahuli National Tropical Garden (55 minutes), Kilauea Lighthouse (20 minutes), `Anini Beach (25 minutes), Poipu Beach Park (40 minutes), Kukui Grove Mall (22 minutes), `Opaeka`a Falls (15 minutes), Wailua Falls (30 minutes), and the largest coffee plantation in the USA, Kauai Coffee (35 minutes).

Guestbook comments from the owner

11/20/15 - 1/6/2016

we enjoyed Al and his son very much and hope someday they move to Kauai. Maybe the next time they come my wife and I will be retired so we can go hiking with them etc.
Nov 2015
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Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • ocean side - 1 king , both bedrooms also have a/c and ceiling fans.
    Mountain side Bedroom 2 - 1 king , both bedrooms also have a/c and ceiling fans.
  • King size beds (2) King size bed in both bedrooms, Electric plug in air mattress. aero bed available for the extra guests.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boogie boards, beach mats, beach towels, beach chairs, and cooler provided for cottage and hale guest use.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa Downtown House Vacation Rental Name OhiaKai
average rating of 4.695652 based on 24 reviews
Tucson, AZ

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This was a really nice place to stay! There were 4 adults total, and it was plenty of room! The neighborhood is so quiet, yet within walking distance to the Main Street of old Kapaa town. The apartment was well stocked with anything we might need. The communication for check in/out was clear. The porch was a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the breeze.

Bob was an excellent host. The following story proves it. A few days before our stay, he realized he had double booked the place for the first two days of our stay. My heart sank. But then I read on that he had booked us at a resort right across the street on his dollar. It was right next to the ocean and had all the same amenities. I was very impressed with his thoughtfulness. Everyone makes mistakes, and he did not let it ruin our trip! Excellent customer service on his part.

I highly recommend this place if you want a non-resort place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo hope to see you next year or at our condo in downtown Honolulu, executive centre resort.
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Wonderful little spot to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, brother, sister in law, and myself stayed for a week. It was a wonderful little spot, tucked back off the main road. If you are looking for a quaint little place, to relax this is the place. We were there during a little bit of an intense heat wave so it got a little warm in the main house in the middle of the day, but we were only there that time of day once or twice. There are A.C. units in both the bedrooms and there were a life when it came time to hit the hay. Bob and Marianne were amazing, they left us a little welcome note on the door and fresh fruits and bannannas in the hale. I absolutely recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay and Kauai.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo we hope to see you next year or have you stay in our condo in downtown Honolulu vrbo/111945
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Live Like a Local

  • 4 of 5

I wanted to stay in a neighborhood; not a resort with all the crowds, and this place fit the bill. It is comfortable but nothing fancy, which is also what I prefer. There is plenty of room, and the lanai is huge. I was lucky during my 10 day stay and there were good trades so I never had to use the wall A/C units in the bedrooms, but I did keep the attic fan going the whole time. They also have a super floor fan in the living room!

As others have stated, Bob and Marianne left a beautiful bouquet of tropical flowers in the unit and dropped off some local star fruit during my stay. Much appreciated. Bob also left good instructions and plenty of numbers to contact him with any problems. The cable on the TV froze up one day, but I just called the service provider and they corrected it within about 10 minutes.

Old town Kapaa is in easy walking distance and so is the coastal bike path. Just be aware, there are certain times of day when Highway 56, the main road through town, gets very, I said VERY, jammed with traffic. Research the by-pass route and use it if you can.

Overall, this was a comfortable place to come home to in the evening, and Bob makes sure you have plenty of contact numbers, although I never had to contact him.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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relaxed and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly and welcoming owners. We liked having the opportunity to recycle. Relaxed and casual vibe, spacious house and lanai. Well equipped kitchen. On demand cable. This isn't generic hotel style accommodation - which suited us perfectly.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hope to see you again next year.
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including 2 adult children, had a great time staying at Bob & Marianne’s `Ohi`a Kai Hale. The layout and size of the house, including 2 king beds and inflatable mattresses, was great for 4 adults, not easy to find in hotels or condos. We especially liked the location of the house, which is in a regular neighborhood, not in a tourist area. Thus, we were able to have a “native” experience, yet could walk to the restaurants and shops easily. Having access to a washer a dryer was surprisingly handy for re-using clothes that suffered from shave ice spills and other hazards. Also, the owners provided a hard-sided cooler that was extremely useful for taking food with us on day trips, as well as snorkeling equipment and boogie boards. Lots of towels, and kitchen fully stocked.

This rental was just what we wanted. However, it’s not for everyone. If you’re looking for an immaculate environment, where everything is new and perfect, look elsewhere. This is more like visiting the home of a relative—little things need fixing, some could be upgraded. However, we found this to be charming and more authentic in the island style. For immersion travelers, it was just right.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Quaint accommodations with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure staying at Bob and Marianne's Hale! We loved the location, right in the middle of town, but still quiet and an easy walk to all the local hangs...and the beach too! Not to mention, Kapa'a is a great central location for exploring the entire island. The apartment was roomy and comfortable and had a huge lanai, where we spent most of our time. Bob and Marianne were very helpful, giving us great recommendations for food, bars and local sites. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo and we hope to see you next year on Kauai or at our condo in Honolulu. Aloha Bob
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Olympic Cafe Downtown Kapaa one block
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Olympic Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pono Kai, Baby Beach, Kealila Beach, & Wailua
Car: not necessary

Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa East-side.

Kauai is rapidly becoming the island of choice by return visitors

"Kauai is the real Hawaii.

Aloha, and welcome to `Ohi`a Kai - Vacation Rentals Kapaa Kauai. Located on the beautiful tropical island of Kauai in downtown Kapaa , just one block from the beach at 4566 Ohia Street near downtown Kapaa.

Come relax in your own 'home away from home' one block from the ocean. The Hale is the 2nd level of a duplex house with two large bedrooms, each with a king bed and a/c. We also have a full kitchen; large living room; and lanai (porch). Ceiling fans in every room plus a powerful attic fan ensure guests' breezy comfort.

The hale has Turbo internet (up to 20/2Mbps) with WiFi and cable TV. Washer, dryer use, parking all free.


Rates & Availability

Kapaa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Off season special
May 26 2017 - Sep 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.41%

. Taxes: (for rent and cleaning fee) On Kauai all Rentals less than 180 days are subject to General Excise Tax of 4.166% and Transient Accommodation Tax 9.25 percent Total 13.416%.
Cancellation Policy: We request consideration from our guests that once we reserve your dates, we turn away potential guests inquiring about the same dates; therefore we urge you to communicate with us as soon as possible if even a possible cancellation may affect your reservation. To be consistent with all our web site policies any reservation made after 2/25/2015 will be:
If the guest cancels or the balance is not paid on time, the deposit will not be refunded. If the remaining payment is not received at least two weeks before the trip starts, the booking will be canceled. If the guest has paid the full balance, they will receive: a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel. Guests who made reservations prior to 2/25/2015 the cancellation policy will be consistent with what it was at the time they booked the reservation.

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.
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