|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
Keywords: Cottage, house, oceanfront, beach, 6 people, 8 people, walking/biking path, nearby beaches, shops and restaurants, whale-watching
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.
Dear Charlie and Susan,
We stayied at your beautiful cottage in March of this year. It is hard to put into words how fantastic it was. The overall feeling of staying here can best be described as ALOHA and OHANA.....Love and family. We came with our three 20 something children. Many of our best memories involve your property. Enjoying the ocean view, watching whales breach out front, welcoming the sunrise each morning, playing frisbee and Bocci Ball in the front yard, people watching on the bike path and looking for "treasures" out front at low tide.
Your house was well appointed with everything we needed. The beds were comfortable, furnishings warm and homey. We especially enjoyed spending time with Charlie as he was staying at Moonrise Cottage during our first few days. We will NEVER forget our spectacular Kauai Vacation. Your home exceeded our expectations and I have to say I wish I could give it six stars!! Five just doesn't seem enough.
Randy, Molly, Chris, Alex and Emily.
This was the perfect cottage for two couples! We each had our own master area and could go to sleep every evening to the sound of the ocean and the feel of the tradewinds blowing across the room! The location was the most convenient on the island as well. Easy drives to the west and north shores and Safeway was about two blocks away. The kitchen was super stocked. All of our meals were prepared on that fantastic Wolfe stove or the large grill outside and always eaten on the front porch with a great ocean view! We had a couple of questions and Dawn was very helpful and quick to respond! The wifi was super fast so if you had to download your pictures of the day it took only a few minutes. Sunrise provided ample fluffy towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, kayaks, and coolers. We did not see any bugs inside and the cottage was extremely clean. There are ceiling fans in every room except the bathrooms- they can get a little heated but not uncomfortable. There is a nice selection of informational books on Kauai as well as movies, although we never had the TV on the entire time....who would want to watch TV in Kauai???? The mattresses were extremely comfortable but a warning, the roosters start crowing and the Zebra Doves start cooing at 5:30 a.m. We didn't mind because watching the sunrises every morning was pure luxury!
The moon was full while we were there so sitting outside on the red lawn chairs made for a perfect, relaxing evening! The front porch is the perfect place for chilling and people watching as they walk and bike down the bicycle path.
From the moment my family and I drove up to this house, we were in paradise. This house was more amazing then we imagined. The house is beautiful, clean , and well stocked. We cooked most nights here, including bbq and everything worked beautifully. Every morning i sat in one of those lovely chairs and watched the sunrise, it was so peaceful and such a great view. it is a great family house. And the owners and Dawn were very helpful and knowledgeable. You will not go wrong with renting this place ( you will love it ), just don't rent it when i want to :)
My husband and I stayed in the Moonrise Cottage for a week in early June. It was a perfect spot for us to base our exploration of the island. The cottage had everything we needed, including a refrigerator and microwave, and was very clean. We were looking for a quiet, local feel, and that's exactly what we got. We were lucky enough to be visiting while the owners were in town. They couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly. They gave us some good pointers on things to do and see. There are so many beautiful sites on Kauai, but our favorite excursion was an all day kayak tour of the Napali coast. The views from the water are stunning. We would definitely stay at the Aloha cottages again.
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!!!
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.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Moonrise Cottage / week||$950 + Tax|
|Moonrise cleaning fee||$125|
|Sunrise cleaning fee||$250|
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 $950 a week.
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. A deposit of $300 is required for Moonrise Guest Cottage. 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.
* 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.