The oceanfront charm of Moonrise Cottage offers an unforgettable island experience. At Moonrise Cottage your Kauai vacation won’t be compromised by budget constraints... it's one of Kauai's best bargains! Many of our Moonrise guests are newlyweds enjoying the intimate, cozy atmosphere of this sweet vintage retreat for their honeymoon.
Tucked away for privacy, you approach the cottage from the ocean, along a secluded path lined with palms, ferns and lilies. Even though the ocean view is somewhat obscured by foliage the warm ocean water is only 60 steps from your door, the sandy beach just 3 houses to the north. You can enjoy the every changing panoramic ocean view from the Adirondack chairs on the front lawn as you sip morning coffee or a cool afternoon drink. In winter months you will probably spot whales offshore.
Or wander down to wiggle your toes in the warm sand of 'Baby Beach,' so called because of the shallow lagoon formed by a small inner reef. A meander down the beach at sunrise can reward you with shells and beach glass and to watch the full moon rise from the ocean at sunset is nothing short of spectacular.
We scoured the island for just the right blend of wicker, bamboo and tropical print fabrics to give Moonrise Cottage the charm and comfort of a vintage Hawaiian beach house. The piece de resistance is a magnificent queen-size bamboo canopy bed, complete with mosquito netting for ambience (rarely do we get mosquitoes). The raised ceiling and ceiling fans add to the open, tropical feeling. The mornings here are heavenly, so quiet you can hear the songs of tropical birds and wind in the palm trees.
Moonrise Cottage is centrally located just a half mile south of the quaint town of Kapaa, with convenient access to the island's many attractions. The NEW seaside walking path encourages strolls into town for shopping or dining and beyond to beaches and the beautiful coastline.
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Charlie and I have been married for 41 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 work part time as a graphic designer specializing in website design.
We visited Kauai for the first time in 1996, absolutely loved it, and upon leaving fantasized about living there, 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 charming little Kapaa Town and central to all the many wonderful things to do and see on the island.
The front lawn of Moonrise Cottage is situated to enjoy the spectacular sun and moon rises over the ocean, which are unforgettable. We use the new seaside walking/biking path almost every day to walk into town, to Kealia Beach or just for some exercise. The three mile drive to Sleeping Giant Mountain trailhead is one of our regular expeditions, giving great cardio exercise and amazing views of the entire eastern shoreline of the island. Our sweet little neighborhood is quiet and tucked away, we love listening to the birds in the mornings from the bamboo canopy bed.
Kitesurfing, Whale Watching in winter months
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event||Minimum Stay|
|Deposit of $300 a week is due at time of booking. Full rental fees due 90 days prior to arrival.|
|Fees And Taxes||Excise tax and occupancy tax = 13.4%|
|Complementary interim cleaning offered for stays of 2 or more weeks.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.