About the property
- Cottage500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Extra bed in LR, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Hawaii Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa
Cozy `Ohi`a Kai Cottage is situated in the front of our property in downtown Kapa`a on the beautiful Garden Island of Kaua`i. Ohi`a Kai Cottage is just one block from the beach near downtown Kapa`a. and ideally located to visit all parts of Kauai.
Permit number TVNC #1354 and is registered and permitted by the County of Kauai
Our New GE tax ID is GE-152-775-0656-01
Our New TAT tax ID is: TA-152-775-0656-01
Our other vacation rental on the same property in Kapaa is the 2nd level of the house behind the cottage. It is a large 2 bedroom we call the Hale. See at vrbo 85235
we also have a condo in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. see at vrbo 111945
`Ohi`a Kai Cozy Cottage is on a quite street downtown' Kapa`a on the east side of Kaua`i. Recent upgrades include new paint, new bed, additional double sink. We have Turbo internet (up to 20/2Mbps) with our WiFi.
Ohi`a Kai Cottage is a charming hideaway for the budget-conscious traveler. Inside one will find a small living room including full-sized futon couch. Inner doors lead to a small bedroom with queen-size bed, breakfast area, bathroom with shower, and sun room. Amenities include television, cable, VCR and DVD players, Large refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, dresser, clothes rack, beach mats, towels, sheets, dishes and eating utensils. Soap and shampoo/conditioner provided as courtesy amenities. Lush tropical vegetation surrounds the property, including banana, mango, noni, coconut, bamboo, and panax.
Ohi`a Kai Cottage is a charming hideaway for the budget-conscious traveler looking for a discount. Ideal for a couple or small family. New Serta pillow-top queen mattress in the bedroom and full bed in living room offer privacy and comfort for you and the kids. Pocket doors connect the living room to the bedroom on the left and the 'family room' on the right. Beyond the family room is a small room with full refrigerator and clothes rack as well as the bathroom with shower and assist bars around toilet.
The cottage does not have a full kitchen, but the unit includes a large refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster oven, electric skillet, induction hot plate, dishes and utensils. A shared BBQ propane grill is available for cottage and Hale guests. There also is a double porcelain sink is located on the mountain side.
Other amenities include television +cable, turbo WiFi Internet access, iron, ironing board, beach chairs and mats, beach towels, all-cotton linens. Guests in the cottage and the vacation rental house on the property share the laundry room, and access to bogey boards and snorkel gear. Lush tropical vegetation abounds on the property, including banana, mango, noni, papaya, various palms, mock orange and panax.
Two rooms have a/c units; living room, bedroom and family room also have ceiling fans. Bamboo flooring and cotton linens are among the eco-conscious considerations in the cottage. No pets or smoking allowed.
The cottage is situated across from a church parking lot on a side street, close enough to town to be convenient, but far enough away from the main road to not hear any traffic from Kuhio Hwy.
Ohi`a Kai is 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 and we are one block from the coastal bike multi use bike path . 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).
To reach `Ohi`a Kai from Lihue Airport, turn right at the traffic light as you’re leaving the airport. The road becomes Kuhio Highway at the next traffic light. 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, pass two adjacent shopping centers on your left, pass more restaurants on your left, and come to a traffic light in front of a small shopping complex with a Big Save grocery store, U.S. Post Office, and Shell gas station. A few blocks further and 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 and a sign welcoming you to downtown Kapa`a in the grassy area ahead. Turn left onto `Ohia Street. Note that this is a 90° turn. `Ohi`a Kai, clearly marked with green signs, is three houses down, at the end of this short street, just before the gate to a county property.
Park in the spot directly in front of the cottage. If we are not on site when you arrive, we 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.
The location of `Ohi`a Kai Cottage and Hale is ideal for vacationers, business visitors, and residents seeking short-term housing. Managed and operated by owners Bob and Marianne, it is on a quiet lot one very short block, mountain side, of Kuhio Highway, within convenient walking distance of the beach, several churches, and the shopping and dining pleasures of downtown Kapa`a. To reach the ocean, simply cross Kuhio Highway and walk through Pono Kai Resort. By walking one block north on Kuhio Highway, one is in the center of quaint Kapa’a town, with restaurants, shops, banks and a handful of other local businesses. If you are not familiar with Kuhio Highway, it is helpful to know that it is not a busy thoroughfare, but a two-lane road with a 25 mph speed limit with lots of crosswalks where it passes through Kapa`a.
We prefer inquiries to be made via email. If you need to call us, please be aware of the time difference. We prefer NOT receiving calls before 10:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time unless it is an emergency. Your hosts, Bob and Marianne, are long-time Kaua`i residents and are happy to answer questions and make recommendations related to your special needs and interests, including hiking, kid-friendly places, churches, shopping, dining, activities, Hawaiian culture, medical facilities, alternative health and personal care services, and tips on enjoying Kaua`i on a budget.
Rates vary depending on the time of the year. We require a minimum three-day stay.
`Your hosts, Bob and Marianne, are long-time Kaua`i residents and are happy to answer questions and make recommendations related to your special needs and interests. So before you book a bed and breakfast, B&B, a discount hotel, or a condo, consider our cottage or our hale in Kapaa. We also have videos on you tube.
Email us and we will send you the reservation form and answer any questions you have.
If you call, please be aware of the time difference, as we prefer to receive calls after 10:00 a.m. or before 10:00 p.m. HI time unless there is an emergency. We are then available 24/7.
Kauai is rapidly becoming the island of choice by return visitors: "Kauai is the real Hawaii."
See our reviews. this is an example of why wed have a 4+ rating. Review
"This property is well kept and has all the essentials, including internet and air conditioning which will make you the envy of many people locally who depend on the trade winds to stop you from sweltering on the island. It's a stone's throw away from Kapaa's restaurants and bars and the sea front if you fancy watching the sunrise, or a stroll along the beach. Kapaa itself is excellently situated for amenities on the island and is well situated for seeing everything on the island as it is relatively central. It is also very close to some of the island's best beaches on the Coconut Coast. The owners are extremely friendly, offer prompt customer service, or quick help if you need it (i.e locking your self out in the middle of the night). On several occasions I was delighted to find gifts of fruit that they had sourced from their garden. An excellent property and the best value I could find." No smoking and no pets allowed.
Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, German
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German)
Bob and Mariane have lived on Kauai since 1997. Bob is a licensed clinical psychologist and his offices, Pacific Clinic, are on the first level of Ohia Kai Hale. Marianne teaches at Hawaii Pacific University on Oahu.
Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) chose Kapaa
Kauai Vacation Rental Kapaa Downtown Location of `Ohi`a Kai Cottage and Hale is ideal for vacationers, business visitors, and residents seeking short-term housing. Managed and operated by owners Bob and Marianne, it is on a quiet lot one very short block, mountain side, of Kuhio Highway, within convenient walking distance of the ocean, several churches, and the shopping and dining pleasures of downtown Kapa`a. To reach the ocean, simply cross Kuhio Highway and walk through Pono Kai Resort. By walking one block north on Kuhio Highway, one is in the center of quaint Kapa’a town, with restaurants, shops, banks and a handful of other local businesses. If you are not familiar with Kuhio Highway, it is helpful to know that it is not a busy thoroughfare, but a two-lane road with a 25 mph speed limit with lots of crosswalks where it passes through Kapa`a. One block to ocean where the swimming is great.
What makes this Cottage unique
One block from ocean and ''downtown' Kapa`a, a great location for travel to all parts of the island. walking distance to shops and places to eat. Private, affordable, comfortable. We have posted virtual tours on youtube for all of our vacation rentals. Search for Ohia Kai Cottage 2012 for the most recent views of the cottage, inside and out. Last but not least, Marianne and Bob are really nice folks who won't hesitate to 'talk story' about things to do on the island. Marianne lived in Germany for many years and spricht gern deutsch! we have Turbo internet (up to 20/2Mbps) with our WiFi.
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We enjoyed our stay at this cottage. Everything was just as described and just what we needed. Great location to town and beach. The beds were very comfortable and we used the air conditioning which was great to have. We hope to return someday!
mahalo. hope to see you next year.
Too little for way too much$$$
Not well kept up. For Kauai, Hawaii, very disappointing. Half the price and it would do.
Rick and Karen brought two dogs. Guests who book only two nights pay the same cleaning fee as someone who stays two months. The amount of cleaning necessary when someone brings a pet or pets is a lot more,
As to and how well other guests like our cottage please read our other reviews. As to price we are very reasonable otherwise we wouldn't be booked three months in advance.
Rick and Karen initially inquiry stated that "We live here in Kapaa and are having our house tented. We have 2 small housebroken dog and prefer having our own space than barging in on friends. Your place looks wonderful."
As far as we know we were the only vacation rental in Kapaa who would consider allowing a dog, and especially not two dogs, but we wanted to help someone who lives on our island. The saying no good deed goes unpunished applies in this situation and has resulted in our decision to no longer to be pet friendly in any of our vacation rentals on Kauai or Oahu.
This will make it very difficult for any future guests traveling to Kapaa with a pet to find accommodations. No matter how hard we try we can't please everyone.
Excellent location - easy walking and parking to many other places in Kapa'a!
I enjoyed stay at this location and found it especially convenient in many ways. My hosts were very gracious and provide both fruit and flowers from their own gardens. Walking and driving-wise, I could not have had a more convenient location.
My only disappointment was in "kitchen options". I stayed a week and wanted to prepare some of my own food. Both "food prep space" and water were available - but those items were in separate places. Those who do not want to do much meal preparation will not be bothered by this.
Great location. Host brought us fruit and flowers and made great recommendations of where to hike and eat etc. . We loved the two a/c units as it was hot and humid during our stay. Bed very comfortable. Within walking distance of many of the things we wanted to do as we didn't have a car. Bus service across the street. When we come back we definitely will stay here again.
Great. We hope to see you next year.
The cottage is in a great location, within walking distance to shops and restaurants. Accommodations were as advertised and clean. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to meet our hosts but communication with them was very good. Thanks!
mahalo hope you stay with us next year on Kauai or our condo in Honolulu. vrbo/111945
You get what you pay for.
Bob was very nice, and prompt with everything.
The place has everything necessary.
It's next door to a city and parks maintenance place which makes it loud, but all in all I enjoyed my stay
Kauai is in the process of moving the city and parks maintenance place where they keep lawn mowing equipment etc. this was probably why there was a lot more activity than usual. we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you next year.
Kauai is rapidly becoming the island of choice by return visitors "Kauai is the real Hawaii. Spacious, breezy, tropical "home away from home." shave ice, seaside bicycles, and trendy shopping. Conveniently located a block from the ocean, halfway between Kauai's North and South shores. Charming Kapa`a town was recently dubbed number 1 by TripAdvisor. Kauai the Garden Island is a true pacific gem, from it's sculpted mountain ridges, lush forest, and spectacular beaches to the nature grandeur of Waimea Canyon and awe-inspiring scenery of the Na Pali Coast. Ohia Kai Special Cottage is rated as an ideal location to travel to all parts of Kauai as Kapaa is halfway from the end of the road in both directions making it easy to visit one side or the other in the same day. Google Kauai to see more about places to visit while on Kauai
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please check availability on line by clicking on the word availability under the picture. Note we don't make reservations or discuss availability over the phone. e-mail us for reservation form and booking policy. . on inquires the first to say they want it gets the dates requested. pay by check or paypal. our e-mail is email@example.com Taxes: (for rent and cleaning fee) All Rentals less than 180 days are subject to General Excise Tax and Transient Accommodation Tax percent Total Kauai = 12.41% Honolulu 12.96%. 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. If you are paying us directly by check, paypal or by direct payment thru VRBO guests are entitled to: 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date