VINTAGE OCEANFRONT COTTAGE : RECOMMENDED BY FODORS 4 YEARS IN A ROW

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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VINTAGE OCEANFRONT COTTAGE : RECOMMENDED BY FODORS 4 YEARS IN A ROW

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6), Sleeps 8 with optional detached Guest House

Just steps from the water, Sunrise Cottage is the quintessential oceanfront beach cottage - comfy furniture, wide plank wood floors, warm salt air breezes, and ocean views to soothe the soul. The front porch is a favorite spot for watching the ocean's changing moods (and whales during winter months). A blend of east coast Cape Cod and Hawaiian plantation styles, our vintage cottage is spacious and light with simple furnishings - everything you will need for a relaxing, rejuvenating Kauai get-away.

THE INTERIOR: French doors and large picture windows in the living/dining room afford panoramic ocean views. Two of the three bedrooms have queen-size beds and the same unforgettable ocean view. The third bedroom, furnished with two twin beds (optional King upon request), is a quiet retreat. The house comfortably accommodates up to six people.

NEED MORE ROOM? The optional adjacent Moonrise Guest Cottage offers another bedroom and bath for up to 2 more people, a total of 8 in both cottages (4 bedrooms/3 baths). Moonrise Guest Cottage is available for just $750 a week.

The recently remodeled kitchen offers gourmet cooks as well as microwavers a spectacular oceanview. The stainless steel countertop, checkerboard floor, and glassfront cabinets are reminiscent of vintage cottage decor. The upgraded appliances and granite-topped peninsula make it a cook's dream.

Both cottages are equipped with WiFi, flat-screen TVs, DVD player, iPod or iPhone docking station with speakers, all linens including beach towels, ceiling fans, down and faux-down bed pillows.

THE PATH: An exciting NEW feature is the Seaside Walking and Biking Path that runs along the ocean, right past the property. Visitors enjoy the Path for exploring the coastline, past Kapaa Town, beaches and amazing ocean vistas. Kapaa has been voted one of America's Top 15 Prettiest Small Cities (Aug 2013) by Forbes Magazine, come and see why.

THE BEACH: Just in front of the cottage, less than 30 steps from the front porch, is the soft sand and warm waters of 'Baby Beach,' one of the safest swimming beaches on the island for small children. Here you can enjoy kayaking (you'll find a double kayak at the cottage), snorkeling, or even SCUBA for lobster in season. The quiet waterfront vintage neighborhood is just a short stroll from Kapaa Town, with charming shops and restaurants.

TVRNC #1310

Keywords: Cottage, house, oceanfront, beach, 6 people, 8 people, walking/biking path, nearby beaches, shops and restaurants, whale-watching

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Susan

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Charlie and I have been married for 46 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 am a retired graphic designer, now a dedicated hiker and exercise fanatic.

Susan purchased this cottage in 1998

We visited Kauai for the first time in 1996, absolutely loved it, and upon leaving fantasized about living here, 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 vintage Kapaa Town, recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's prettiest small towns (Aug '13), and central to all the many wonderful things to do and see on the island.

The front lawn of Sunrise Cottage is situated to enjoy the unforgettable sun and moon rises over the ocean, which we celebrate regularly. We use the new seaside walking/biking path almost every day to walk into town, to Kealia Beach or just for some exercise. The short three mile drive to Sleeping Giant Mountain hiking trail is one of our regular expeditions, giving great cardio and amazing views of the entire eastern shoreline of the island. Our sweet little neighborhood is quiet and tucked away yet convenient for shopping, services and for getting around the island.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53371vb
(808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapaa Kauai
Murrieta, California
5

SUNRISE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was everything and more of what we expected. Just driving from the airport and turning onto the street, was breathtaking. As we turned into the drive (all six of us), I could hear the excitement in our voices as we got our first glimpse of the cottage. We have been looking at the website since January, and believe me we all felt those six red chairs were just waiting for us!! After being friends for more than 50 years, we finally got a chance to take a vacation; and we were so glad it was in Kauai and at Sunrise. Everything was close by, from beaches, groceries, shopping and restaurants. The only downside to staying in this beautiful home, was that the back bedroom was extremely warm!. But then we came when it was very humid, so that was to be expected. Would love to stay again!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Maria,
This sounds like the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of friendship! We are happy that Aloha Cottages was part of the celebration and could add to your enjoyment of being together. No matter how many times we are away, when we return to Sunrise Cottage it never fails to exceed our expectations... glad to hear you had the same experience. Warm regards, Susan
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53371vb
(808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapaa Kauai
5

FABULOUS HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
We booked this cottage months in advance and, in anticipation of our trip, we put its picture as screen saver on our computer. When we arrived, it felt like a dream come true - exactly as advertised and more. The cottage was not only clean, well-maintained and beautifully decorated, to our delight it featured a superbly equipped kitchen. Our son and his two young daughters joined us for part of the trip and, just about every night after our daily excursions, instead of eating out we preferred to cook up a storm, stay in for dinner and enjoy our surroundings. Passers by on the walkway, obviously impressed with the outside appearance of the cottage, often inquired whether the cottage was a rental. We highly recommend Sunrise Cottage. Thank you Susan and Charlie for sharing this piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha Louise and Bill,
Most of our guests have found that the more time they spend at Sunrise Cottage the less they want to leave. Spending almost 2 weeks there you must have gotten nicely settled in, habituated to the sound of the ocean and the fun of living at the beach. Kids, especially, love the beach... and, of all the kids I've watched playing at Baby Beach I've never yet seen one crying, in almost 18 years! So glad you enjoy it!
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53371vb
(808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapaa Kauai
New York City
5

A PIECE OF PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay at Moonrise Cottage. What a beautiful spot. Very private cottage and quiet neighborhood. We even saw a monk seal on baby beach. The cottage is centrally located where you can walk to shops and restaurants, as well as rent a bicycle and take a ride on the walking path. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this cottage as a great vacation get away.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Liz, for your lovely review... I think it was actually Moonrise cottage where you stayed in February, not Sunrise. No problem, all of your comments would apply equally as well for Sunrise, which is right next door. Both are pretty fabulous accommodations for spending time on Kauai.
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53371vb
(808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapaa Kauai
Indian Trail, NC
5

FABULOUS FAMILY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family rented both cottages and could not have been more pleased. Both were very clean, well stocked with cooking utensils and pots and pans, centrally located, quiet, spacious, beautifully furnished, and the view out the front door can't be beat! Spent every sunrise sitting in the lawn chairs watching another wonderful day begin, and ended each night in the very same chairs watching the stars come out and counting shooting stars.
Can't say enough about the location either. Rode bikes on the path, walked to town for lunch and shopping. Only 40 mins from Ke'e beach (end of the road up north), 25 mins from Poipu (southern side with a great beach), and three supermarkets within a five min drive.
Can't thank Susan and Charlie enough for offering this home as a rental to share their special place. Wish I was on a return flight..................
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Alison, for sharing your experiences at Aloha Cottages. It sounds like you had a wonderful time, taking full advantage of the amenities and our convenient location... it's a pretty amazing view, isn't it? Combining Moonrise and Sunrise Cottages is a good way to go with a larger group, giving everyone a little more space and privacy... we hope you'll return soon.
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53371vb
(808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapaa Kauai
Airdrie, Alberta
5

DELIGHTFUL KAUAI EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
Sunrise Cottage is a delightful experience! The cottage is beautifully decorated, well stocked and within meters of a quiet section of the Baby Beach. With unobstructed views of the ocean and close to the “hubbub” of Kapa’a, the cottage still felt quite remote and provided a restful retreat with quick access to shopping and restaurants. Susan, Charlie and Dawn were welcoming and informative. If you want to experience the real Kauai (not the resort or condo version) plan to stay at Sunrise Cottage in Kapa’a.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat, for such a lovely review. I can tell how much you enjoyed your stay at Sunrise Cottage and our fantastic location, near everything but tucked away. We hope you'll find your way back to one of our Aloha Cottages soon.
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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage : Recommended by Fodors 4 Years in a Row
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53371vb
(808) 823-0933 (Hawaii, USA)
Kapaa Kauai
Darrington, WA
5

WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE

We Didn't Want to Leave
  • 5 of 5
Sunrise Cottage exceeded all expectations. The kitchen was well equipped and we used the propane BBQ quite often. Safeway and Foodland were within walking distance and the farmers market on Wednesday was great for fresh bananas, pineapple, avacado, you name it. The layout of the cottage was wonderful for two couples to share without being in each others way. We all spent many hours sitting on the front porch watching the waves and the locals bringing their kids to Baby Beach. We rented bikes from a nearby shop and used the 4.5 mile bike path to explore Kapaa and other beaches. There are beach chairs and a small cooler available to take along which was great. Since the kayaks had been stolen prior to our arrival, we ended up taking a guided kayak trip up the Wailua River and hiked to Breadfruit Falls for a quick dip and lunch. Dawn, the property manager, was always available if we had any questions. Our time at Sunrise went by too quickly. Our last night, we sat outside on the lawn chairs looking at all the stars and saying to each other, "I don't want to go!" We hope to be able to return again - it was great!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Adrienne, it's a pleasure to read about your visit and how much you enjoyed your time at Sunrise Cottage. We strive to make Aloha Cottages The Best and to hear that Sunrise has exceeded your expectations makes my day! —Susan
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kuhio Highway
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Oasis
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wailua
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Oasis, Tiki Taco, Olympic Cafe
Car: recommended

At cottage or within walking: SCUBA Diving, Kitesurfing, Boogie Boarding, Whale-watching (in winter months), kayaking (tandem kayak provided); wonderful new Eastside Walking/Biking Path

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Availability & Rates

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Kapaa Cottage Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$2,950
$10,620
 

Additional information about rental rates

Sunrise cleaning fee $250
Moonrise Cottage / week $950 + Tax
Moonrise cleaning fee $125
A deposit of $500 a week is paid at the time of booking and returned within 30 days of the visit minus the out cleaning fee. The full rental fee is due 90 days prior to arrival. Personal check preferred. Paypal accepted with 2.9% fee added. International bank transfers OK, too.
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Complementary interim cleaning offered for stays of 2 or more weeks.
Add Moonrise Guest Cottage to accommodate up to 2 more people (8 total) for just $750 a week.
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Amenities

Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sinks; separate tub/shower & toilet room
    Additional bathroom in Moonrise Cottage - toilet , shower
  • Tiled vanities and tub surrounds, screened windows for fresh air and natural light.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Ocean view, ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet
    Guest Room #I - 1 queen , Ocean View
    Guest Room #2 - 2 twin/ single , Optional King bed configuation upon request
    Moonrise Guest Cottage - 1 queen , Separate studio with ensuite full bath, accommodates 2
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2). Additional queen bed and bath available in optional separate Guest House, Moonrise Cottage; accommodations for a total of 8 guests.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
• Hot and cold outdoor shower to rinse off salt and sand • Ceiling fans in every room • Spacious closets and storage • Whale-watching from front porch in winter months • Paved walking/biking path for exploring shoreline vistas
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