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Holly Schunk

Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)

114 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Kapaa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible couch in living area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome to our Charming 1 acre Property with cottage . If you love the country and privacy, Kapahi is for you, complete with down home hospitality.

We're minutes away from Gorgeous Beaches, quaint Kapa'a town and sweet Mom and Pop boutiques of all kinds. We are half way between the North and South shores making trips easy. Your Sweet Private Cottage has all the makings of old Hawaii.

The entryway has been stamped with local ferns and palms. Around the corner is your private custom lanai, complete with hot outdoor shower, jetted tub, teak table and chairs, lounge chair and outdoor gas barbecue on beautiful farm raised ipe wood decking.

We do as the Hawaiian's do and leave our shoes in a little cubby outside by the door. It is a wonderful custom, both respectful of the home and helps to keep the outside where it belongs. Come relax, in your home away from home.

This lovely custom home has bamboo floors through out. The kitchen has bamboo, cabinetry, counters and a pantry filled with complementary items and all the gourmet needs for fine cooking. An antique table seats 4. A plantation style sofa bed makes for a comfortable living space along with a matching bamboo chair, ottoman, Flat screen TV & Board Games.

Your bedroom has a queen size bed, teak armoire, love seat, night stand, dresser and lovely local Hawaiian art work.

Your bathroom shower has a river rock floor & imported green slate walls. The early morning sun bathes the slate in gorgeous warm colors.

For your pleasure and relaxation, a massage table is available.

Off the kitchen, you'll find a shared Energy Star front loading washer & dryer, using only natural suds that are provided for your use ~~

We have made every effort for our home to be ~~GREEN!!!~~ When building we used NO VOC paints & renewable bamboo flooring throughout. We used diatomaceous earth under the floor boards to help control pests. Only natural cleaning products are used to clean our home and these are available for your use. They include natural & scent free laundry soap, dish washing liquid, organic cleaners, made on Kauai hand soap & natural toilet paper. Your table is set to use cloth napkins with bamboo place mats. Your bed linens are 100% organic as well as your bath towels. We provide these for your safety, as well as our planet. Our organic fruit trees and vegetable garden can be used during your stay when available. We recycle, compost and offer clean delicious filtered water from our Whole House Purifier.

This is a fragrance and smoke free home. Natural botanicals are fine. Please be sure to have your items completely free of these substances before your arrival.

You will love the many organic fruit trees including: coconut, avocado, sour sop, lime, papaya's, banana, surinam cherry, mango, orange, lemon,mt apple & noni, depending upon season. A hammock is available farther down the rolling lawn under 2 shady mango trees, where you can listen to the song of the river and waterfall, below the property. For the adventurous there is access to this beautiful secluded waterfall nestled between state land, where you can take the plunge into its remote pool. Numerous hiking trails nearby off our country roads that lead to more private pools & waterfalls.

*Please note* Living in the country, you may come into contact with mosquitoes and ants. We have a mosquito net and organic spray that work for most people.

Ants are attracted to food left out, sugar and water. We use a safe way to keep them away as best as we can*

We have adult and children's bikes to explore nearby beaches and trails. Pack a picnic and you're off to see beautiful Kauai up close and personal !

Available for your use are Surf boards, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkel gear,Bikes,beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, Picnic supplies, badminton, croquet and LOTS more. We also have a fire pit, which is great for relaxing by the warmth of the fire & listening to the cricket serenade!

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property. Very Affordable !

Please ask for details and prices!

From start to finish, we can plan your wedding. Or DIY. . We have many items available to rent, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, Simple, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want.

Many spas are nearby. Indulge yourself in a facial, Lomilomi or salt scrub massage, acupuncture or a yoga class on the beach ! We are surrounded by some of the greatest healers in the world ! Many therapists will even make house calls!

We have one precious golden retriever, 4 cats and a pet feral piggy . If you love dogs as we do, you are welcome to take our boy on a nearby hike . If you bring a stick or ball, you'll be friends for life!



To make a reservation at Hale Mala Pua, we ask for 50% of the total for your first payment with the balance due 90 days prior to arrival. The first payment includes a $200 (non-refundable) cancellation security deposit (REFUND AFTER DEPARTURE FROM COTTAGE), a $59 Property damage protection fee that protects the property up to $1500 during your stay. In addition, 50% of the rental fee, cleaning fee and taxes will be due. The balance is due in full, 90 days prior to check in. Your cancellation security deposit will be returned within 7 days after departure.. Rates based on 2 person occupancy. Add $10 per night/per person.Holiday fees apply, please inquire



All rates are subject to a Hawaii Excise and Accommodations Tax

of 13.41%. (4.166% Hawaii Excise Tax AND (9.25% Hawaii transient accommodations tax).


Cancellation Policy:

The $200 cancellation security deposit required to reserve Hale Mala Pua is non-refundable should you need to cancel for any reason. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the security deposit IF we are able to re-book the accommodation at the same rate. The $59 Property damage protection fee will be returned as long as you haven't arrived here at Hale Mala Pua. This will be returned directly to you by the insurance company.


Mahalo for your interest in our sweet home away from home...

We know you'll bring back lots of great memories & will want to return again and again !

Keywords: Cottage, Homestay ,Non-Toxic, Country ,Private, Weddings ,Events,Organic,

Garden, Fruit Trees, Animals, Farm, Waterfall, Beaches, Mountains, Hiking, Yoga

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Holly Schunk (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excerpts from a thank you card received,

Dear Holly & Rick,

I wanted to thank you so much for your hospitality. Your home and property are amazing. We had such a wonderful time. Should we find ourselves fortunate enough to visit again, we will definitely want to stay with you. We thoroughly enjoyed the fresh fruit and all the equipment in the sports shack! We were able to experience so many beautiful places while we were there. After all we had been through before our arrival, it was such a blessing to find time to heal in such an amazing place. May God bless and keep you well. The world would be a better place with more wonderful people like you. In love, D & M
Jul 2010
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Private 1 Acre W/Charming Homestay by Waterfall Sleeps (2-4)
average rating of 4.9561405 based on 124 reviews

A TRUE OASIS and Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we lived there on the island and had the best neighbors! It turns out those neighbors were our hosts, Holly and Rick. Holly met us in the driveway at night when we first arrived as if we were family. My husband and I were married the day before, so arriving to a candle lit cottage with fresh tropical fruit and beautiful island flowers, a wedding present on our amazing bed, and various adventure books and Holly's own compilation of places she recommended on the island, were already above and beyond our expectations for a 10 night stay. The use of all non toxic, natural bedding materials and even handmade soaps made every shower, every soak in the hot tub feel like an oasis. We wanted to start our lives in this same natural and non toxic manner, so being able to talk about and learn about simple healthy living was wonderful. Being an outdoors-man, my husband was worried about the location not being secluded enough, but you'd never know it having been there, sleeping with the windows open every night. Being in Kapa'a made venturing on the island very easy because it's actually centrally located for driving anywhere on the island. This area also had local festivities going on that allowed us to feel like a part of the local community. If you're adventurers, use what they provide in the sport shack! We were able to save money in those small ways that add up quickly too, like needing water bottles, ice packs, a cooler, and a mesh bag to carry our snorkel gear, which we just don't own and couldn't fit on the plane if we did, but it's a "necessity" and they have it all! They have everything you can probably think of needing and more, including mosquito repellent that works! Rick poured his heart into the construction of the energy efficient cottage and perfect lanai, and Holly into adding everything that makes you feel like you're at home on Kauai. You can eat out of the garden, swim under the hidden waterfall on their property, and spend time with their pets as much as you like. My husband is severely allergic to cats and had no negative reaction to them as they are outdoor cats that come and go. The two dogs are incredibly sweet, their pig a little ornery... and the horses nearby, great friends. It's a natural island with lots of secret treasures to discover. Staying at HALE MALA PUA allows you to EXPERIENCE IT ALL! Thank you Holly and Rick for welcoming us into your home away from home!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and Beyond Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Hale Mala Pua was absolutely incredible. From the very moment we started inquiring about the property, our experience was wonderful. Holly was so gracious to answer all our questions (we had many as this was our first trip to Hawaii) and she greeted us like family when we arrived. I can really only reiterate what other reviewers have said about the cottage and property. The cottage and sports shack are very well stocked. Holly and Rick have thought of everything and then some. We took advantage of the fruit trees every morning for our breakfast and cooked many meals “at home” in the evening. The house is centrally located on the island so exploring both the north and south shores is easy traveling distance. If you have the opportunity, rent a jeep while you are there. It makes getting around back roads on the island easier and a lot of fun! As far as any ants and mosquitoes, the ants are hardly noticeable if you keep everything clean and the mosquitoes are no worse than anything in the Midwest on a normal summer’s eve. We just can’t say enough about the hospitality of both Holly and Rick. They are by far the most accommodating hosts we have ever had without ever being intrusive. Thanks so much Holly and Rick! We will be back!

Kelli and Renee

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sweet Kelli and Renee, Mahalo for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here so much . Hospitality is very important to us and it makes our hearts sing that you both felt welcomed and cared for, without being intrusive. That's just what we aim for. We truly enjoyed meeting you and are happy that you''ll be coming back again again one day! Till then, A hui hou, Holly and Rick
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Great sports equipment

  • 5 of 5

I forgot to add the sports shack has everything you need and more and is in very good condition and clean. The listing does not list everything that is included in the shack so you will find more than you think will be there. Holly and Rick definitely go above and beyond to make your stay complete and wonderful.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly Perfect Calm peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Host are just as you would hope kind, polite and scrace but available if needed. Ms Holly's beautiful Soul shines Brightly. Thank YOU for the Aloha

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Made for a perfect honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my wife and I saw Holly & Rick's cottage, we knew it was where we would spend our honeymoon. We could not have picked a better place. She loved the cozy comfort, I loved the sport shack and all the equipment, we both loved the lanai with the tub and outdoor shower. Holly was the perfect host, everything we needed her to be. She was incredibly helpful when we needed her, and completely respectful of our privacy when we didn't. She knows an incredible amount about the island and through her recommendations we had some wonderful experiences that aren't in any travel books! The cottage is perfect for two, cozy and intimate and very comfortable. We had a hard time saying goodbye on our last day. It was so romantic, and the night of our arrival Holly had very thoughtfully prepared for our arrival with tea lights throughout the cottage casting a warm, welcoming glow. The next morning we toured the property with her and met all the wonderful animals, saw all the fruit we were welcome to eat, and the idyllic waterfall behind the property as well. Just book this spot - you won't regret it. We can't wait to go back.

If you're considering Kauai, I highly recommend it. It's laid back, beautiful, verdant and perfect for people like us who just want to get away from everything but still have wonderful nights out. We hiked, swam, shopped, and ate more than our fill. Kapaa is on the East side of the island, a sleepy little town with some good eats and really nice people. The north shore has great beaches and the south side has some good shopping and restaurants, but the east has our kind of relaxed vibe and is perfectly situated for trips to all sides of the island. Make sure you get a lomi lomi massage and go on the tube ride through the sugarcane plantation irrigation canals!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, Colorado

Truly paradise and a slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have traveled extensively to the Hawaiian Islands but never have been to Kauai until this year. We researched various towns and decided on Kappa due to it's small town feel, great restaurants and unique shops, plus having some of the best beaches and trails for running. When looking for a vacation rental we found Hale Mala Pua and told ourselves this is where we need to stay. The pictures and description of the property made this an easy decision for our January 2016 get-away. From the moment you pull into the driveway you instantly know you made the right choice! The pictures don't do it justice on how beautiful it truly is. Holly has put so much detail in making your stay the best with the decor and artwork, fresh cut flowers throughout the house, well-stocked kitchen for cooking your meals, the outdoor shower and lanai to make your trip even more relaxing, to the organic sheets and the most amazing comfortable bed you have ever slept on! The shack with all the beach stuff you need is right there, too - and I mean lots of stuff. The orange trees provided us with fresh squeezed juice every morning (and the kitchen had both an electric juicer plus a hand-pressed juicer) and the avocado trees were fully loaded to help you make that guacamole dip. Little banana trees are on the property and Rick was always leaving us a cluster of them right outside our front door. The back of the property has the stream/waterfall that instantly gives you such a spiritual feeling that you know you are in paradise! It is so quiet being away from town but knowing the beach and Kappa town are only a 8 minute drive away. We have stayed in many vacation rentals, and this is by far the best. If we could give 10 stars we would! Holly and Rick are there for all your needs, but also give you the privacy at the same time. Thank you Holly and Rick for making this a trip to remember! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Wailua Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Kuhio Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
East SIde Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kealia Beach
Car: necessary

Tropical Weddings Available on our 1 acre property and anywhere else. Very Affordable !

Please ask for details and prices!

I can help you plan your wedding and have many items available, such as a lovely bamboo wedding canopy, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Rustic, Classic & Elegant Decor for a beautiful wedding, just the way you want.


Rates & Availability

Kapahi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

*⬆︎Refunds after arrival $0
Non-Ref Cancel Deposit*⬇︎ $200
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.41%

Rate based on 2 people. Add $10 per person per night.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival date will be refunded less the security(cancellation) deposit ONLY IF we are able to re-book at the same rate. Refunds will be returned if property was able to be booked for same days at same rate and will be refunded 7 days after new guest departs.
Holiday fees apply, please inquire.
10 nights & over require 50% down.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom in your cottage with shower, toilet and sink. 1 bathroom in laundry room with shower, toilet and sink. The lanai has an outdoor hot shower as well as a jetted tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Made with organic sheets sets, blanket & coverlet. Mattress has pillow topper. Very comfy. Sleep knowing you are surrounded by safe bedding for you and the environment.For extra people, we have a foldable queen size futon that is super comfy.For babies, we have a co-sleeper with all accessories,including organic sheets and blankets. Light wt stroller,booster seat and more. We also have a comfortable queen sofa bed that sleeps two.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our Sport Shack has everything you could want and includes: Long and Short Surf Boards, Boogie Boards, Kayaks with all Accessories, Wave Rider, Snorkel Gear,Bikes for adults and children, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Grass Mats, Beach Bags, Picnic Baskets w/Supplies, Coolers, Ice Packs. Beach Toys , Volley ball, Badmitton,Croquet, Soccer ball, Basket ball, football ,soft ball ,Kites, Solar Shower, bike rack, surf board rack, kayak racks and SO much More ! Also Included: Awesome Massage Table. Getting Marred, Renewing your vows? Our property is available for small weddings.. Please inquire about options and prices.

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