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TVNC # 1287: Turtle House by the Sea- A Comfy 2 story Home in Kapaa

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, 2 Full Baths Oceanview w/Sunrises, Swimming, Walking Path, Dining

Honu Hale Kai is a warm and casual home base for your family vacation adventure. This home sits upon an oceanfront property (one house back) with a white sand swimming beach only 80 steps away. Ocean views can be seen from this home. This vacation home is two stories. The upstairs level is the main living room with its own fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and washer & dryer. The master bedroom offers a teak wood queen size poster bed with a Tempur-pedic® mattress. Enjoy your own private spa tub and separate walk-in shower. A small covered lanai is a welcome area for those who want to enjoy their first cup of coffee or read a good book before others awake. Downstairs is great for a second and/or extended family joining you, or for the kids. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other has two standard single beds. This level has its own living room with a TV.

Enjoy kayaking, swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, and fishing. For those less active, take a long walk along the beautiful scenic Oceanside walkway along Kauai's eastern coconut coast. The paved walkway is a way for wheelchair assisted visitors to enjoy the scenery and for those with babies, it is a perfect stroll to soothe any child. We suggest early morning walks to capture the awesome sunrises that the coconut coast is known for. Be sure to take along your camera to capture the moment.

The majority of the walking path is paved for a smooth ride. For those more adventurous, an extended pathway continues along an old abandoned cane-hauling road, all along the ocean's edge.

This home is located within Kauai's historical walking town of Kapaa. Our guests can walk to fine dining as well as casual restaurants. Visit quaint curio shops, island art galleries, local handcrafters, and merchants.

Also, one will find fine jewelers and popular espresso bars with internet access. This town boasts of more than 15 different eateries that you can walk to and enjoy a variety of menus, for those who don't want to cook.

For those who like to dine at home, a complete kitchen package is available with service for 8 guests.

The town of Kapaa is centrally located on the coconut coast (east side) of the island, only 20 minutes from Lihue Airport. It is a beautiful 30 minute drive to majestic Hanalei Bay on the north shore and yet only 45 minutes to popular Poipu Beach on the south shore.

View Opaekaa Falls or take a boat ride up the Wailua River to the famous Fern Grotto. Water skiing, kayaking and canoe paddling are popular visitor activities and another way to enjoy the only navigable river in the state of Hawaii. It is only a short eight minute drive from your vacation home.

For the children, enjoy the local favorite, Lydgate Park where the keiki's will enjoy a labyrinth of slides, ladders, walking decks and fun activities for every age. This is known as Kamalani Bridge, built and created by the local community of Kauai for all children to enjoy.

Lydgate also features a baby pond and an adult safe swimming area circled by a reef structure to protect those who fear swimming in the open ocean. Lots of white sand beaches, picnic areas and restroom facilities are located throughout Lydgate Park.

Kapaa Town also has a small public skateboard park located within a baseball/basketball/tennis facility only a short walk away.

Bicycle rentals are available in town as well as surfboard, boogie board and kayak rentals. Scenic horseback riding is located only a short distance from home.

Unit Check in Time: 3:00 pm Unit Check out Time: 11:00 am

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Summers
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Linda Summers

Aloha! I am Linda Summers, owner of the Honu Hale Kai Vacation Rental Home. My husband, Tom and I are originally from Orange County, California. We have been married for over 50 years, have two grown sons & 3 grandchildren. We have been residents of Kauai for over 46 years. We own and operate Summers Realty here in Kapaa and work together as a dynamic team in Real Estate.

Why Linda Summers chose Kapaa

We built this home in 2006 as a vacation home for travelers wanting to experinece the quaint town of Kapaa known for it's charm and unique small town shopping experience. Walk the town during it's "First Saturday" of the month when all the crafters, food vendors and musicians fill the streets with fun and excitement. Walk the oceanside pathway to experience early morning sunrises or evening moon rises as it glimmers on the ocean's horizon. Located near Kapaa's community Oceanside Park where events and celebrations are scheduled throughout the year. Central to all parts of Kauai, this is a convenient location for your stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests are a few steps away from a calm sandy bottom swimming beach on this ocean front property with a view from the lanai of the ocean and walking path. Enjoy the outdoor hot/cold shower after a long day at the beach. Cross over to get an ice cold Shave Ice or enjoy a variety of casual food offerings to satisfy the appetite. A casual BBQ with picnic table contributes to the casual ambiance of this lovely location. Catch a charter with a local fishing Captain at the nearby boat launch or rent bicycles a few steps away or rent snorkel gear, surfboards at nearby outlets. Kapaa has it all and it awaiting your arrival.


Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Spa Tub
  • Lovely and spacious upstairs master bath has a whirlpool sauna bathtub with jets. Also a separate step in glass block enclosed shower with hand held shower head. All tile floors & counter tops. Downstairs bathroom has toilet, sink and shower/tub combination. All tile floors and counter tops. Also a convenient outdoor hot/cold shower for use after the beach to wash off the sand.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs - 1 queen
    Pullout - 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upstairs master bedroom with private bath has a queen sized 4 poster teakwood bed with Tempur-pedic mattress. Downstairs bedrooms with full bath, have new Serta Beautyrest mattress beds. One queen bed and two standard single beds
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home is family oriented with the master suite upstairs with formal living room , master bath and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, disposal and stackable washer and dryer. Downstairs has its own separate living room and bathroom with TV, CD and DVD Player and radio. This floor plan works beautifully for the extended family or when the parents want the quiet upstairs and the kids can have their own comforts downstairs. Ground floor is wheelchair accessible. Easy beach access from guest cottage. Great walking path suitable for wheelchairs, baby strollers, bicycling and wonderful, long majestic walks.


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TVNC # 1287: Turtle House by the Sea- A Comfy 2 story Home in Kapaa
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews
Mohave Valley, AZ

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for all vacations and occasions. Tom and Linda are amazing people too!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treasured Family Memories Christmas 2017!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you to our host, Tom and Linda Summers for making our time in Kapaa Kauai warm and inviting, with just the right touches. Our house was in a very convenient location. We stayed 10 nights in the “Turtle House by the Sea”, just 200 ft from the ocean, which had great sunrises!

First we were greeted by Tom, who showed us around the house. He also entertained us with his family’s fireworks show on New Years Eve!

Later we met Linda, and was pleased to here she recycles. Thanks Linda!

We will definitely recommend to our family and friends that they stay here.


Karin Stark & extending family

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinedale Wy

Perfect house Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to stay. The view was amazing and the access to the ocean was perfect. Walking distance to anything you needed. The house was perfect for the six of us and Tom and Linda were great! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, it was an amazing experiance.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the overall decor of the house. There was enough room for 4 adults and one 3 year old. The kitchen is well equipped so we were able to cook meals when we chose to eat in. Every morning we packed beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, boogie boards, and coolers (all things found at the house) to take to a nearby beach. We went most often to Lydgate Park as it was the favorite of Grampa, Gramma, and the 3 year old. The afternoons were spent in various activities such exploring the island, snorkeling, walking or biking on the path in front of the house, walking to the farmers market and generally shopping, or taking a nap. But everyday in the late afternoon we were down on the beach in front of the house playing in the waves, digging in the sand, or just gazing at the ocean. Linda and Tom were perfect hosts making sure our stay was relaxing and fun. If we are fortunate enough to return to Kauai, we will hope to be able to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home, terrific homeowners, quiet, clean, great access to town! Highly recommend this house

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I recently stayed in this lovely house. Having a living and kitchen area on both floors of the house was terrific and very handy for our different sleeping schedules! The house was clean, extremely comfortable, and felt like home the minute we walked in the door. We expected a lot of noise and traffic being right off the main street in Kapa'a, however we were pleasantly surprised how quiet it turned out to be. The ability to walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and stores was terrific! Being only a few seconds walk to a quaint beach was phenomenal. We spent lots of mornings and afternoons sitting out on the beach relaxing. The bicycle and walking path was very handy for my morning exercise regimen. It was a safe and great environment for a woman alone.. Tom and Linda were great hosts, not nosy, but always there for good morning greeting or for a quick chat. We've already recommended this home to friends of ours who are visiting the island next year. My mother and I plan on coming back and staying at this house in the future. This is one of the few places we've stayed that we have nothing negative to say about at all. Thank you to Tom and Linda for a great house to call our own for 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutey Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay if you are visiting Kauai. The house has a view of the ocean and you can walk to the beach as well as shops and restaurants in the town. Linda and Tom are terrific hosts and they thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. We highly recommend Turtle House!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ono Family, Olympic, Kauai Pasta, Lemongrass
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

A convenience for everyone. The Eastside location is convenient to restaurants, shops and beaches, It is a unique location with a rich history that includes the Wailua River and a string of beach parks and now the bike path as a focal attraction for residents and visitors.The Eastside boasts walk ability, local style, ocean proximity and an eclectic mix of pretty much everything you'd want. Walk to historical Kapaa Town with fine boutique shops, casual dining, arts and crafts; walk to library, public swimming pool, and Wednesday afternoon Farmer's Market where the local people sell their produce; Water ski up the Wailua River, View the majestic Opaekaa Water Falls, Extensive Shopping at the Coconut Market Place with free Hula shows or enjoy a quiet evening in a comfortable movie theater, or enjoy dining at nearby hotels fine restaurants fine dining service. Walk to local post office, medical center and much more. A car is recommended, but not really required if you don't care to tour the island.

The quaint town of Kapaa offers retail shops, dining and healthy food outlets, with ethnic cruisine as well as Living Food eateries and health stores.

Enjoy the 12 ft wide concrete pathway all along the oceanside for jogging, biking, walking, strolling. Lots of grass surrounding rental for the small children who get restless.

We provide beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards and some sand toys for your convenience. Snorkel gear is not provided but you are welcome to use snorkel gear left behind by previous guests.

Other Activities:Golfing, Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Bike Rentals, Paddle Boarding, Surfing and best of all pure relaxation.

The fisherman in the family can always 'talk story' with the locals at the nearby mini boat harbor where charter fishing boats are often setting sail for fresh Ahi, Ono, and Mahi-mahi. Fresh fish on the BBQ is always a must while enjoying the ambiance of the island.

Plan a family cook-out on property with a private BBQ, picnic tables, and night lighting.

Enjoy the coconut market place which is a small shopping center only one mile away, with fine shops, eateries, and much more. This is a great place for souvenir shopping and to watch an afternoon hula show.

Honu Hale Kai is comfortable, fully furnished, fresh, and awaiting your arrival. Warm aloha will be extended to all that enter through its doors.

E Komo Mai....Welcome.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 14.42%

$200/nt for 2 guests 4 night minimum
Plus $25 per night for each additional guest
Please add these extra Charges:

4.166% General Excise Tax (GET)& 10.25% Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) = 14.42% Tax
X-mas Holiday Dec 15 thru Jan 5 is $250 per night
Payments can be paid by personal checks, cashier's checks & money orders.
VISA, MasterCard, & Discover Credit Cards accepted
Credit card fees exceeding $100 will be charged to Travelers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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