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Larry Gardner

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Cottage on the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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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

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Larry Gardner (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner
Nov 2012
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)
Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 4.673913 based on 57 reviews

Sweet, funky, quiet spot

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is REALLY right on the beach! Do not book it if you're looking for luxury accommodations, though. It's quiet and comfortable, but it's not the Sheraton. We used the grill several times to cook dinner, and spent every morning sipping coffee on the front porch, watching the waves crash onto the reef at Baby Beach. Larry is very responsive and will fix minor issues quickly. The location really can't be beat. I think the chipped plates and bowls need to be replaced.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for a couple to get away

  • 5 of 5

The Moanakai Cottage is in a great location, and essentially right on the beach but down a grass driveway so there's privacy. The cottage is set up with a lot of nice touches, including a fully operational kitchen with gas range, a washer and driver, coffee makers with filters, utensils. Also beach supplies and various odds and ends that provide a lot of convenience. This is our second stay at the cottage and hope to again soon. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cottage with all you need!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed the week we spent in this home. It was very comfortable and included all we needed (even seasonings in the kitchen). In addition to the general home supplies, there were beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, and freezer packs. The washer and dryer, complete with laundry soap, was a bonus. The breezes coming in from the beach and flowing through the house kept it cool with the help of the ceiling fans. Air conditioning was available, but we never used it. We slept in the front bedroom with the window open to hear the sound of the ocean. The beach was at the end of the driveway, across a two-lane road. The house was walking distance to the nearest grocery store (Safeway) and Starbucks. It was also along a walking and bike path that took us near the shopping district in Kapaa and past other beach areas. We loved that the house was centrally located in Kapaa. We were able to easily drive to the North, South, and West island areas for site seeing and activities. Larry, the owner, was a delight to visit with and very accommodating. He truly wanted us to have a good stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time

  • 5 of 5

We decided to visit again. Property 66571 was just perfect.

Centrally located and convenient. Host is great.

Lots of good restaurants in walking distance.

Rental bikes were a great idea. Ride out the front yard to restaurants or to the beaches.


  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sublime cottage

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place, a sweet, comfortable, cozy cottage -- it had everything we needed, was clean and well-maintained, was quiet, and the kitchen and bathroom were well stocked (the pictures are an accurate representation). The front porch is a great place to sit in the morning with coffee and watch the sunrise over the beach. And at night you can hear the ocean and get its breeze. There is a road between the property and the beach but it's rarely used -- folks walk and bicycle on it and it really doesn't feel like a road. The path along the beach is right outside your door, definitely use it to explore the area when you first arrive, and find the resident monk seal that pulls up on the beach most days. Larry the host was very good in responding about any questions we had (he lives in the main house on the property), and also went the extra mile; one of us left something behind when we checked out, and he mailed it right away.

We also really liked the community -- mainly residential, not many tourists. Grocery stores and restaurants are nearby (we highly recommend Verde). And Kapaa turns out to be a great central spot for exploring both the north and south parts of the island. It's an incredible place to experience, and when we plan our return trip, we will plan it around availability of the cottage. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage, Perfect "Home" Base!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 16 and 10 year olds, and I stayed at the cottage for 6 days. The cottage is very well stocked. We found thick, soft bath/beach towels in the bathroom. The shower is wonderful with great water pressure. The very clean kitchen has pots, pans, spices, a bottled-water dispenser, gas stove, and immaculate full-size refrigerator/freezer. Inside the freezer are reusable ice packs we used with the mid-size collapsible cooler found in the kitchen. The washer and dryer work great and we found laundry soap outside. The air conditioners in the back bedroom and living room worked very well at night, while open windows were great during the day. Although not "home" much, WiFi worked really well with DVDs and books throughout the cottage - fun reads and many Kauai guidebooks. On the porch was a full-size gas grill that we never used but was clean and seemed ready to go. There was a chest with lots of beach toys for younger children. The back bedroom had 3 boogie boards and I must mention the outside shower, which was great in taking off sand.

The beach in front of the cottage is great! It's shallow, warm and protected by a lava reef. A monk seal used the area to rest and it was neat to see one so close. The neighborhood is very quiet and as previously mentioned, you can walk to stores and restaurants....and Ono's where you will find the tastiest shave ice, acai bowls and halo halo. There are chickens and roosters that roam freely all over the place but you will find earplugs in the bathroom should you need them.

The location is also awesome as you are halfway to the north or south shores allowing exploration of all areas with minimal drive time. Traffic can be heavy heading north as it's one way each way but we were never in a hurry and enjoyed our adventures both north and south of the cottage.

As a final note, would like to thank and commend Larry for being outstanding. The first day there, we lost the cottage key. Although willing to pay for a replacement, Larry very kindly, thoughtfully, and graciously replaced it with several keys. My husband and I also chatted with Larry one evening and he was engaging, kind and helpful with island tips.

Now back in Alaska, everything seems like a dream.

Mahalo, Larry, for a wonderful place we dream of returning to!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 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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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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Kapaa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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