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Cottage on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Moanakai Beach Cottages where the sun starts its journey on the east side of Kauai. Moanakai (Hawaiian for 'on the ocean') Kapaa (Waipoli) is an old spot filled with noticeable local culture. If you are interested in being a distance away from the typical tourest notion, consider Moanakai Beach Cottages as an option.

We are a short walk from bike, snorkel and kayak shops. Nearby are supermarkets, health food stores and excellent restaurants. Moanakai is a quiet comfortable beach cottage catering to those who care for a clean, relaxing base after a spectacular day of exploring our Island. The kitchen is equipped for anyone who has a sense for preparing a great meal.

The cottage property line is located five steps from the beach. Enjoy a fully furnished two bedroom cottage with all the comforts needed to please any soul after an adventuresome day.

No smoking on property, Please.

Keywords: Moanakai Beach Cottage

More Details

Larry Gardner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner
Nov 2012
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Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning/ceiling fans, wireless internet access (with your laptop) No Smoking, Cancellation Policy, 30 - 14 days notice - 50% of the deposit 13 - 7 days notice - 75% of the deposit 6 days or less notice - 100% of the deposit (or up to full amounts of payments collected)


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 63 reviews

Cosy cottage - Great location "on" the water

  • 4 of 5

Larry was a very kind host and was very helpful with detailed arrival information. The cottage has old Victorian feel to it. The location is really great, in walking distance to many good restaurants (e. g. Art Cafe Hemmingway) but without all the traffic that is notorious for the Kapa'a area. It was nice to sleep with all the windows open and hear the ocean pounding. Nice bathroom with good hot water supply in the shower, functioning kitchen, clean. The lanai has direct ocean view and a nice set of chairs and table.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED our stay here. Larry was a a great host, and the cottage has everything you may need to enjoy a relaxing time on the beach--plus is within easy walking distance of stores, restaurants, and the central location makes it a great jumping off point for adventuring to the other shores.

Highly recommended. We hope to stay here again and had a great time!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, NV

Just perfect.

  • 4 of 5

The place is as described. Larry is a gracious host and took good care of us. This out-of-the-way cottage is perfect for those who aren't interested in the tourist scene. Low key and relaxed. Thanks again, Larry. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleasant experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband's and my first experience with booking a rental home instead of a hotel while traveling. We had a great experience here. Larry the owner is easy to reach if you need anything. The location in Kapa'a allows for easy access to the north and south sides of the island. I found the bed really soft and comfortable. The beach is right across the street. The home has some beach gear: chairs, noodle, body boards, etc. The neighborhood is quiet and with walking distance of restaurants and stores. We even saw a monk seal on the beach right across the street from the place! Would absolutely consider staying here again if I return to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York City

A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Monakai Beach Cottage was very enjoyable. We honestly felt as if we were home. The kitchen was fully equipped. Beach chairs, buggie boards, cooler, and even sand mats were supplied to us. Larry was a great host. Not to mention, a really nice person. We enjoyed speaking with him. The cottage is located right in front of Baby beach, also known a Fuji beach. We even saw a monk seal. The location is great as it is central to get to both North and South of the island. We were also on the walking/bike path. We rented bikes and enjoyed our rides every day along the coastline. We would definitely stay there again if we return. If you'd like to hear the ocean while sleeping, this location is perfect. Mahalo Larry!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old-school beach bungalow with tons of charm!

  • 4 of 5

I wish I was there RIGHT NOW. I mean who wouldn't want to be in Kauai versus just about anywhere else?

For the price, the cottage was really wonderful. It sleeps five-- we were only two but could have enjoyed it with more for sure. Here are just some of the many things we loved most about it:

1- Larry! The host and owner of the property, Larry, has fantastic energy and is super on top of things. Just an all-around helpful and upbeat guy!

2- As soon as you turn onto the little street that leads you to the cottage you see the shore and the ocean and just feel a sense of "ahhh" relaxation :)

3- The cottage faces east so the sun rises right out the front bedroom and living room windows and the front porch so every morning we chose to let the sun naturally wake us up and didn't set an alarm. Like nature intended. Then when we returned at the end of the day, the sun was setting behind the cottage. Also lovely.

4- The sign on the cottage that greets you when you pull in the driveway sets the tone for the place which is: wonderfully old-school beach bungalow charm! All sorts of little touches that Larry has thoughtfully and endearingly dressed the walls and doorways and floors with truly made us feel immersed in that feeling of relaxed island life.

5- Larry provides tons of beach gear and we loved having the beach chairs and noodles to use on the sand and in the water. He has a big water cooler, too, so we stayed hydrated with fresh spring water, refilling bottles before we would leave each day.

6- The location is so central. It's a wonderful jumping off point for ANYWHERE on the island. The way the Kauai highway is, if you stay too far in one direction/towards the "end of the road" on either end, you'll have to drive for hours (that's plural) a day to go to let's say the north shore from the south (i.e. to Na Pali) or the south shore from the north (i.e.: to Waimea Canyon) , etc.

The only drawback was that while the property is literally across the slow and pedestrian/bike-friendly one-way, one-lane street from the beach and the ocean, there are some somewhat intimidating people who, for the three days and nights we were there, liked to hang out on, next to, or in their cars, cars they also seemed to live out of. But that IS their right as all of Kauai's beaches are public!

Aloha and mahalo from my mom and myself who left the Moanakai Beach Cottage as two very appreciative wahinis, one of whom (me) was almost crying from not wanting to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kapaa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High Season
Dec 15 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Exit Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.41%

There is a charge of $25.00 a day for each additional person for each day who is over 12 years of

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles

Health food store, Shelling and Kiteboarding


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