OHIA KAI-SPACIOUS TROPICAL HOME, CENTRAL LOCATION, DOWNTOWN KAPAA, KAUAI

Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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OHIA KAI-SPACIOUS TROPICAL HOME, CENTRAL LOCATION, DOWNTOWN KAPAA, KAUAI

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Upper level large House, 2 BRs king size beds 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa Ohia Kai Spacious Home Kauai County ID: VRNC 1355

Our GE tax ID is W00141624-03.

Our TAT tax ID is: W00141624-01

`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 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, 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 Maytag washer and dryer for 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! 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. 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 details.

For more information, please visit our website at ohiakai.com. 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: vacation rental Second Floor of Large House (Hale)

large apartment not time share not bed and breakfast

More Details
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German (Owner)
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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 Kapaa

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).

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Ohia Kai-Spacious Tropical Home, Central Location, Downtown Kapaa, Kauai
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
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Ohia Kai-Spacious Tropical Home, Central Location, Downtown Kapaa, Kauai
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Kapaa Kauai
4

Humble Home-away-from-Home ***** EXCELLENT location in Kapaa, Kauai !

  • 4 of 5
If you're looking for modest accomodations in the BEST location on the island of Kauai that's owned & operated by some of the nicest people you'll ever have to do 'business' with, that comfortably sleeps 4-6 people, then LOOK NO FURTHER :) [Unless you'd rather pay triple the price to be 'on the beach']

Bob (owner) & Donna (manager) take care of business with a personal touch. They delivered fresh, homegrown fruits & flowers two (2) times the week we stayed. Donna never let us down if we needed references, directions, or anything else during our stay. Their demeanors are second-to-none!

As for the property:
- NO traffic noise of vehicles bustling by, yet in the heart of downtown Kapaa.
- only 2 short blocks walk to the beach & park that's beautiful, public, and well kept.
- 2 or 3 supermarkets a short drive (really long walking distance) from the 'Hale'.
- Lots of local shopping & restaurants in downtown Kapaa (all within a short walk).
- furnishings not so nice that you feel like you have to be 'careful', yet nice enough & really feel like you're in a place to relax.
- kitchen has nearly anything you will need to get the job done.
- bedding is comfortable.
- double-vanity bathroom with tub/shower.
- front-loading washer & dryer downstairs are a definite PLUS (pack & haul less).
- tons of windows to open-up and enjoy the fresh island breezes.
- Unless you're accustomed to lavish condominiums and have spoiled tastes... YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!!

Kapaa is almost located in the center of the 'Horseshoe' of highway that connects everything to see & do in Kauai, so "convenience" is the least you can say about it's location.

Another final PERK to mention is that it's sooooo close to the airport in Lihue, for a quick arrival or hesitant departure!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Mahalo
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope to see you next year.
Aloha Bob Marianne and Donna
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Grants Pass, Oregon
5

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
The Hale House was just right for us. Centrally located on the island. It is just a short drive to all our favorite beaches. Beach towels & boogie boards available. Very close to bike trail, with bikes available. Such a great place to spend Christmas & the New Year. We enjoy cooking, and didn't need a thing. Kitchen very well stocked. But, we were very close to our favorite restaurant & coffee shop. Olympic Cafe & Java Kai are walking distance. The beach is about 4 blocks away. Washer & Dryer very handy. The house is very comfortable, it is so nice to hang out on lanai, and a great place to hang wet swim suits! We are ready to come back.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback! The special care you folks took to keep sand out of the unit was truly appreciated! We enjoyed meeting you and your family, and hope to welcome you back to Kauai in the future. Happy 2014! Marianne and Bob, owners
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Virginia
4

Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the Ohia Kai Hale for a week on a last minute plan. Bob and Marianne were so very good to work with and made our stay very nice.The hale is in a safe place and very comfortable and large. The nice thing is that you are in a private place without noise but right near all the stores and activities in Kaapa for one thing but more importantly, you can go to the north shore very easily as you are beyond the stoplights and traffic. We were unexpectedly given fresh fruits during our stay and found everyone very friendly at the hale. Everything needed is already in the house...oh, comfy beds and 24 hr. breezes!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: mahalo. see you next year?
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Fallbrook, CA
5

Amazing location, comfortable and roomy accomodations

  • 5 of 5
This was our 4th time to Kauai and this was our favorite rental so far by a longshot! The location is perfect. Not only is Kapaa a great central location on the island to go north or south very easily, but this property is within walking distance of downtown Kapaa, the beach, the bike / walking trail, etc... It can't be beat! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable place with large rooms, a nice lanai, and everything you would need for a great vacation! The owners are wonderful as well!
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Mahalo. Hope to see you next year. aloha Bob, Marianne, and Donna
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Kapaa Kauai
5

Just what I was hoping for

  • 5 of 5
This was our first extended stay away from Minnesota. We rented 4 weeks and this was just what we wanted. We are familiar with the area and knew we wanted to be in an area that was "livable and walkable" and this is it. The apartment is spacious and airy, the beds very comfortable, and hosts Bob and Marianne were wonderful hosts. We felt we made new friends.

The nearby beach, a short walk with beach chairs, is lovely and never crowded. We have been to Hawaii 6 times and love Kauai especially this part of it. Many good choices for eating out and grocery stores to stock the complete kitchen.The first 2 weeks were spent showing visitors the island, with a rental car; the last 2 weeks left us carless and we walked or took the bus. The schedule is easy and convenient and we enjoyed talking with other passengers. On many days we rode to several towns and beaches - my favorite is definitely Hanalei - but we always welcomed the time to sit on the lanai at the end of the day.

If we get a chance to return to Kauai, we will definitely return to this sweet hale.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo We enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to spending time with you when you return to Kauai. Aloha Bob & Marianne
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Kapaa Kauai
3

Vast and well situated

  • 3 of 5
We liked : Kapaa is a nice place because it is situated in the middle of all the places you want to visit on Kauai. The Ohia kai is the vastest place we rented so far. It has two comfortable king size beds and a large lanai. Very friendly owner gave us fresh flowers and fruits.
We disliked : A bit old ! Rusty appliances. Window drapes give little privacy, Presence of bugs on the floor (but the owner was prompt to react when we talked about it).
Sylvie Montreuil and Alain Saucier
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: - definition of vastest Very great in size, number, amount, or quantity. 2. Very great in area or extent; immense. 3. Very great in degree or intensity. appliances are all less than 5 years old but one block from the beach some do show rust. 2nd level of large house where no one can see in. we are disappointed that the review gave only 3 stars as other reviews are 5 or 4 stars.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Olympic Cafe
Car: not necessary

Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa Eastside. 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; 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.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Kapaa House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept/Oct
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 4 2014
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
$810
$2,400
 
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 13.42%
Notes . Taxes: Room rates do not include 4.166% Hawaii State General Excise Tax and 9.25% Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax. Taxes are subject to change without notice and any increases will be passed on to the guest. 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%. Gross income cleaning fee = $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

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