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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Honu Hale Kai is a warm and elegant 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Linda Summers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Kauai

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 house 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.

Amenities

Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub , Spa Tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Exterior - outdoor shower , Hot/Cold
  • Lovely and spacious upstairs master bath has a whirlpool sauna bathtub with jets and hand held shower. 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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TVNC # 1287: Turtle House by the Sea- A Comfy 2 story Home in Kapaa
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
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large home close to the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This house is very spacious and beautifully decorated. There are two separate spaces, including two bathrooms and kitchen areas. It has everything you might need for the beach. There is a bicycle rental business just a minute away which you can use to ride on the beach bike trail. This is a very comfortable place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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This beautiful house is all about location location location and comfort.

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough word to express this amazing house. We could not have asked for a more suitable house to accommodate our family. It made our vacation to beautiful Kauai unforgettable. Tom and Linda summers are the most incredible host and turtle house by the sea is imprinted in our hearts . The Bradfords/ Lusk family's.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time with our family of 6 at this home. Linda and Tom are great hosts.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great location, very relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Stayed from April 26th through May 8th and had a great time. House is very close to the beach and local shops. Tom and Linda have made it easy to relax because the house is set up to do just that; kick back and relax in the sauna tub, out on the deck with an ice cold Kauai brew, up or downstairs in the living rooms watching a movie. 12 total days we stayed and have no complaints. Will stay again in the future.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Why Not Try Something Local the Next Time You're in Kauai ?

  • 4 of 5

If you want to truly relax and escape the resort-oriented hassle, Turtle House is a great place to stay. Being located in the small town of Kapaa on the east coast it's local, very local, with small shops, local market and restaurants. Turtle House is near the beach front with immediate access through the beautiful yard and across the bike path to the water. The two-story house is bright and immaculate with kitchens on both levels. Owners Tom and Linda Summers are on site in the the adjacent house ... terrific hosts and seeing to our every need. Kapaa's central location is great for road trips north or south. Check out their website.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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LOVED IT!!

  • 5 of 5

Shared the Turtle Home with hubby, son, cousin, and his wife and we all fit and had plenty of room. My hubby was sad there was no AC but it was airy, there were lots of fans and it wasn't hot to me. Never had a mosquito bite till we went to the North Shore- lots of lizards around the property. Snorkeled in the ocean right by the house and saw lots of fish. Waves are not too good for boards but great for swimming- nice waves about 1.5 miles up the way. Lots of homeless folks and if u smoke pot, you are in luck. Loved the show at the Hyatt in Lihue, lots of history along with Hula- Wallace is the man. Linda and Tom were gracious hosts. I wish I could live in Kauai! Will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Lihue
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 eclectric 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.

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Rates & Availability

Kapaa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.42%

$175/nt for 2 guests 4 night minimum
Plus $25 per night for each additional guest
Please add these extra Charges:
$150.00 cleaning fee
4.166% General Excise Tax (GET)& 9.25% Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT) = 13.42% 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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