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Turtle House by the Sea- A Luxury 2 story Cottage in Kapaa

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Linda Summers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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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.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Turtle House by the Sea- A Luxury 2 story Cottage in Kapaa
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
Bothell, WA

Great Family Vacation spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing stay at the Turtle House! My 3 year old especially enjoyed all the available beach toys and the fact that he could run around the entire wrap around porch :) Every morning we were able to wake up with the sun (and the roosters of course!), sit outside for breakfast, take a short walk for coffee or an even shorter walk to the beach. The house is so close to anything you could possibly need for your stay and comes well equipped - just bring your sunscreen and stop at Safeway for food. We cannot wait to come back, in fact my son asks at least once a week when we can go back to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Felton, Ca

Grab your lei and plan to stay!

  • 5 of 5

With it's ideal location; steps to the beach, and a block from town, we couldn't have been more pleased with our recent stay at Honu Hale! It was perfect for our family; two grown daughters, my husband and myself.

With the downstairs being self-sufficient and spacious and the upstairs featuring a wrap-around deck (great for sunrises), we were totally impressed. The entire house was very clean, tastefully decorated, and equipped with everything you need.

The owners, Linda and Tom, were incredibly accommodating and extremely nice!

Our collective daydream is to return to Honu Hale Kai. Mahalo nui loa

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Totally Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our accommodation! Just perfect for our teen daughters to be downstairs & us upstairs! Linda & Tom are delightful owners, which actually made it harder to leave!

Tom, Linda, thank you for mentioning the "Mayorathon" to us, it was a highlight for all of us! I'll never forget doing the Electric Slide that morning, with the Mayor & everyone else!

Do not miss out staying at this cottage!

Thank you so much Linda & Tom! You two rock! Sincerely, the Brouch family

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Oakland, CA

A wonderful home base on Kauai

  • 5 of 5

When I booked this home for a three week stay with my husband, mother, mother-in-law, and 9-month-old, I was banking that the downstairs would provide some peace and quiet for our mothers and some sound-proofing to protect them from our variable "life with a baby" night schedule -

And we couldn't have had a more wonderful stay. The house layout is contemporary and beautiful - the living room and kitchen share a space upstairs, which meant that we could all continue our conversations and general merriment while my husband and I cooked while the mothers watched the kiddo.

Tom and Linda were delightful hosts, giving us our space but also giving great recommendations of places to go and things to see.

The location is great - you're proximal to the North and South sides of the island, and walking distance from Kapa'a's restaurants and natural food store.

From the perspective of a relatively new parent, the house has everything you'd need - a crib, ice trays to freeze purees, mashers, etc. - we were so very comfortable.

You're also within walking distance of Baby Beach, a protected swimming area that was the perfect way to introduce our guy to the ocean. We went almost every day.

It was the perfect place to call home for our vacation, and all our relationships emerged intact!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A bit of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our five night stay at Hanu Hale Kai. Tom and Linda are excellent hosts, quick to provide their guests with invaluable information about Kauai, wonderful stories, books and most of all a welcoming, helpful and friendly spirit. The home was even nicer than the photos. It was clean, well equipped and nicely decorated.

The layout was perfect our family. My husband and I stayed upstairs and our adult kids had the downstairs. Location was also a big plus, walking distance to the beach, shopping, restaurants, walking path and centrally located for driving and touring the island. It's best to start out early to see the sites and beat the crowds. Our family was so glad we chose this property rather than a condo or home in a big resort. We felt like we were experiencing the real Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Perfect Rental for your stay in Kapaa!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with our best friends, also celebrating their 30th. The house was PERFECT for two couples because of the separation of the living space. This house also had EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your stay. The house was exactly as the description on the site explains. It was clean, well maintained and steps away from the beach. Tom and Linda were very accommodating and gave us great advice on places to see, etc. They were gracious hosts and really cared about our stay at their house as well as enjoying the island. I would definitely recommend this house - the location is perfect and the town is very charming! We especially enjoyed the town festival on the first Saturday of the month. Bands playing on the street corners, food and beverages along the walkways, and many things to see and purchase - very fun!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
18 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 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.


Rates & Availability

Kapaa House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
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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Kapaa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Budget
  • 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
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • 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
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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