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Cottage on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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)


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Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 4.5964913 based on 68 reviews

Lovely little home on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our 10th anniversary. This was perfect for us - private and quiet, but a short walk to downtown Kapaa. We started every day by walking down the driveway and having coffee on the beach in our pajamas. We felt very safe there; there would sometimes be cars parked on the street with someone sleeping, but no one ever bothered us. The beach is in an area protected from the waves; not sure if it is an artificial or manmade structure there, but it creates a calmer pool near the shore where families bring small children during the day. Even when there were a lot of people in the afternoon, the noise didn't really reach the house. There were many mornings where we saw monk seals on the beach or swimming near the shore. There is so much to do in Kauai, but there were a few times we just relaxed and cooked our own meals; the kitchen had everything we needed and it was very clean - never saw a bug inside while we were there (we still cleaned up after meals and kept all food in the refrigerator). If you don't want to cook, there are plenty of really good restaurants within walking distance. The house has air conditioning (not every rental does) and it helped drown out Kauai's ever-present roosters. Larry thinks of so many little touches; there was snorkeling equipment, children's toys, and guidebooks available. Although we did not really need anything, Larry was available and willing to help. It was really a lovely, homey little place; wonderful to come and relax in our own private little world after a day of exploring Kauai. In fact, it feels so much like it's truly your home on the beach that it's a bit of a shock when it's time to leave. If you are looking to party or expecting luxurious accommodations, this is probably not the place for you. But if you want peace, privacy, and simplicity, this is definitely for you. If we were to return to Kauai, I would stay here again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

This was an adorable, private small cottage on the beach, perfect for 2 people or a family of 4. Very quaint. Perfect for the 2 of us. Had everything we could want for a beach holiday. Endangered seal on the beach everyday, 5 minutes from the town, bike rentals 2 blocks away to ride on a 5 mile coastal path. Lots of tours that picked you up in the nearby hotel. Great diving. Side note- you really need a rental car to get around. Larry was a great host and helped us with all of our needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Larry is a wondeeful host!! We will be. Back

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs work

  • 1 of 5

Needs lots of improvement.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holts Summit, Missouri

Great stay in Kauai

  • 4 of 5

This is a delightful little cottage on the beach. We really enjoyed our stay here. We could sit on the porch in the morning and drink our coffee and watch the sunrise. We could also just walk across the street and sit on the beach. A Hawaiian monk seal came ashore while we were there. It was an awesome experience to see it. We absolutely loved the location of the cottage. It was easy to access both the north and south side of the island. It was also within walking distance of old town Kapaa with access to nice eating establishments and shops.Larry, the owner, had everything you might need for your visit including snorkeling equipment, boggie boards, ice chests,etc. The only reason I didn't rate this as a five was because it could use a little tender loving care. It is clean and neat but if you are a stickler for precision and modern facilities this may not be your cup of tea. It is a little dated but to us that was part of it's charm.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
7 Miles

Health food store, Shelling and Kiteboarding


Rates & Availability

Kapaa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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