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Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German)

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, German

USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa Downtown House Vacation Rental Name OhiaKai

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Kapaa - Ohia Kai Hale Kapaa Kauai HI

Kapaa Kauai Hawaii Vacation Rental Eastside Coconut Coast Kapaa OhiaKai Not BnB

USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa

Vacation Rental Duplex House 2nd level which we call our Hale (Hawaiian word for house)

Central Location, Downtown Kapaa, Kauai

Spacious Home

Upper level large House, 2 Bedrooms both have King size beds and have a/c and ceiling fans. One Block to Beach

Kauai County ID: VRNC 1355

Our New GE tax ID is GE-152-775-0656-01

Our TAT tax ID is: W00141624-01

`Ohi`a Kai Hale is your ideal home away from home while visiting Kauai. Centrally located, it is perfect for exploring the Garden Island as well as relaxing after a long afternoon at the beach. Fully-furnished, with two large bedrooms with a king bed in each, bathroom with double vanity, roomy full kitchen, and dining area that opens onto a large living area leading to a spacious lanai. Amenities include large-screen television with digital cable, ceiling fans in all rooms, towels, sheets, dishes and other kitchenware, iron and ironing board. We have Turbo internet (up to 20/2Mbps) with our WiFi secure network.

Ohia Kai Hale has large windows to let the beautiful Kaua`i sun into each room. Tropical vegetation, including palms, mango, noni, mock orange, banana, and panax abounds on the property. On the lower level there is lush landscaping with a gas BBQ grill and laundry room with high efficiency new large washer and dryer for available for guest use.

The location of `Ohi`a Kai is ideal for vacationers, business visitors, and residents seeking short-term housing. It is fairly quiet; ubiquitous Kauai chickens and roosters and nearby neighbors may add aural color to the sound environment. The lot is one block from Kuhio Highway (no highway noise), within convenient walking distance of the beach, several churches, and the shopping and dining pleasures of downtown Kapa`a. It is approximately ten miles from Lihue Airport, a 20-minute drive at non-peak times.

Some popular visitor destinations to the north and their approximate driving times include Kealia Beach (5 minutes), `Anini Beach (25 minutes), Kilauea Lighthouse (20 minutes), Limahuli National Tropical Garden (55 minutes), Hanalei (45 minutes), and Haena State Park at the end of the road (60 minutes). Haena is where you will find Ke`e Beach and the trailhead to the spectacular Na Pali Coast trail.

To the south heading toward Lihue, Coconut Marketplace (5 minutes), Lydgate Beach Park (10 minutes), turn right at Coco Palms to see `Opaeka`a Falls (15 minutes). When you are back on Kuhio Highway heading toward Lihue, turn right to Hanamaulu to see Wailua Falls (30 minutes), Kukui Grove Mall (22 minutes), or continue on Kuhio Highway to Poipu (30 mins.) Back on the highway see the largest coffee plantation in the USA, Kauai Coffee. At the southwestern end of the road is Kekaha, with a very large and private beach, or before you get that far, turn right to see Waimea Canyon.

Your hosts, Bob and Marianne,are the owners and have lived on Kaua`i for fourteen years and will be happy to answer questions and make recommendations related to your special needs and interests, including hiking, kayaking,surfing, kid-friendly places, churches, shopping, dining, activities, Hawaiian culture, medical facilities, alternative health and personal care services. Please e-mail us or call us.

To reach `Ohi`a Kai from Lihue Airport, turn right at the traffic light as you’re leaving the airport. This puts you on Kuhio Highway headed north. Continue straight for about nine miles. Along the way you will cross the Wailua River, pass the Coconut Marketplace shopping and dining complex on your right, ans soon you will see Safeway on your left and the Waipouli Beach Resort on your right. Keep driving! Shortly thereafter you will come to a traffic light in front of a small shopping complex with a Big Save grocery store and Shell gas station on your left. The Post Office is in that complex! Right after the Kauai Store you will see a left-turn only lane in front of the Latter Day Saints church.

There is no traffic light here, but you will see the entrance to Pono Kai resort directly to your right. Make a sharp left onto `Ohi`a Street. Note that this is a 90° turn! Don't make a soft left onto Ulu Street, a common error for newcomers. `Ohi`a Kai is the third and last house on the right side of the street. Our property faces the parking lot of the LDS church (white church with blue roof).

`Ohi`a Kai is clearly marked with green signs. Park in the space designated for `Ohi`a Kai Hale. If we are not there when you arrive we will have a lock box on the front door. If you plan to arrive in the evening, contact us prior to your arrival so that we can give you the lock box combination.

We also have a cozy 1-BR unit on the same property, `Ohi`a Kai Cottage. See our VRBO listing #95386 or visit our website for more details.

For more information, please visit our website at We prefer inquries to be made via e-mail. If you need to call us, please be aware of the time difference. During Daylight Savings Time, Hawaii is three hours earlier than California, six hours earlier than Eastern Standard Time. We prefer NOT receiving calls before 10:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m. Hawaii Time.

we also have videos for the hale and the cottage on you tube.

go to youtube In the search engine type ohia kai hale Kauai

which shows you our 2 bedroom apt which is the 2nd level of the house behind the cottage.

to see the video of the cottage go to youtube and in the search engine type ohia kai cottage. we have 2 bikes available for your use at no additional charge.

If you also need to make reservations for the island of Oahu (Honolulu) visit our vrbo listing #111945 and /or go to our video on youtubee and type executive centre honlulu vacation rental.

We appreciate your interest in `Ohi`a Kai for your Kauai accommodations!

with warm aloha, Bob and Marianne. In Hawaiian, 'hale' means 'house,' 'kai' means 'by the water' and '`ohi`a' is a native tree that grows on all the Hawaiian Islands.

Keywords: USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa Downtown House Vacation Rental Name OhiaKai

Second Floor of Large House (Hale)

large apartment not time share not bed and breakfast free parking Ideal for two couples traveling together or multigenerational ohana families

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks English, German

About Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German)

Bob and Marianne have lived in Hawaii since 1990. Bob is a psychologist and works on the first level of Ohia Kai Hale. Marianne teaches at Hawaii Pacific University. As owners they manage three properties: Ohia Kai Hale (vrbo # 85235), a Ohia Kai Cottage on the same property (vrbo #95386), and an oceanview condo in downtown Honolulu (vrbo #111945).

Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) purchased this house in 2005

Why Bob or Marianne (Marianne speaks German) chose Kauai

Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa Ohia Kai Spacious Home Downtown Kapaa Great location! Ohi`a Kai is one block from the beach and downtown kapaa,,approximately nine miles from Lihue Airport, a 20-minute drive at non-peak times. Haena State Park, at the end of the road when driving north, is about an hour’s drive, as is Kekaha, the southwestern end of the road. Haena is where you’ll find Ke`e Beach and the trailhead to the spectacular Na Pali Coast trail. Some popular visitor destinations and their approximate driving times include Kealia Beach ½ mile to the north, baby beach ½ mile to the south, toward Lihue. Managed and operated by owners Bob Brown and Marianne Luken.

What makes this house unique

One block from ocean and the sweet town of Kapa`a, within walking distance of many stores, places to eat, etc.

Perfect location for travel to all parts of Kauai. Other popular places to go are: Lydgate Beach Park (10 minutes), Limahuli National Tropical Garden (55 minutes), Kilauea Lighthouse (20 minutes), `Anini Beach (25 minutes), Poipu Beach Park (40 minutes), Kukui Grove Mall (22 minutes), `Opaeka`a Falls (15 minutes), Wailua Falls (30 minutes), and the largest coffee plantation in the USA, Kauai Coffee (35 minutes).

Guestbook comments from the owner

11/20/15 - 1/6/2016



we enjoyed Al and his son very much and hope someday they move to Kauai. Maybe the next time they come my wife and I will be retired so we can go hiking with them etc.
Nov 2015
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4.7
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

USA Hawaii Kauai Coconut Coast Kapaa Downtown House Vacation Rental Name OhiaKai
average rating of 4.7 based on 21 reviews
4

relaxed and spacious

  • 4 of 5

Very friendly and welcoming owners. We liked having the opportunity to recycle. Relaxed and casual vibe, spacious house and lanai. Well equipped kitchen. On demand cable. This isn't generic hotel style accommodation - which suited us perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: hope to see you again next year.
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5

Just right!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including 2 adult children, had a great time staying at Bob & Marianne’s `Ohi`a Kai Hale. The layout and size of the house, including 2 king beds and inflatable mattresses, was great for 4 adults, not easy to find in hotels or condos. We especially liked the location of the house, which is in a regular neighborhood, not in a tourist area. Thus, we were able to have a “native” experience, yet could walk to the restaurants and shops easily. Having access to a washer a dryer was surprisingly handy for re-using clothes that suffered from shave ice spills and other hazards. Also, the owners provided a hard-sided cooler that was extremely useful for taking food with us on day trips, as well as snorkeling equipment and boogie boards. Lots of towels, and kitchen fully stocked.

This rental was just what we wanted. However, it’s not for everyone. If you’re looking for an immaculate environment, where everything is new and perfect, look elsewhere. This is more like visiting the home of a relative—little things need fixing, some could be upgraded. However, we found this to be charming and more authentic in the island style. For immersion travelers, it was just right.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA
5

Quaint accommodations with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure staying at Bob and Marianne's Hale! We loved the location, right in the middle of town, but still quiet and an easy walk to all the local hangs...and the beach too! Not to mention, Kapa'a is a great central location for exploring the entire island. The apartment was roomy and comfortable and had a huge lanai, where we spent most of our time. Bob and Marianne were very helpful, giving us great recommendations for food, bars and local sites. We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo and we hope to see you next year on Kauai or at our condo in Honolulu. Aloha Bob
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5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! The 2 bedrooms were more than we needed and we enjoyed using the full kitchen and balcony for most of our meals. The owners added a personal touch by leaving a bouquet of flowers as bringing us fresh fruit. The proximity to the shops of Kapaa was convenient. We would highly recommend this rental

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford,MI
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Marianne's Hale is exactly as described, very large for a Hawaii home. It has everything needed for an extended stay. We stayed almost 7 weeks and had everything we needed. The trade winds blowing through make air conditioning unnecessary, but it was available if needed.

The location is perfect, just far enough from town not to hear the traffic but close enough that it's a short walk to the Kapaas many shops, bars, restaurants and of course the beach. The people of Kapaa are very friendly. We met some friendly local residents in town that we met on occasion for dinner and to watch the NFL night games. The location is about midway between the far west side and the far north, about an hour drive each.

Bob and Marianne were wonderful hosts. They treated us like family even inviting us to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bob offered many suggestions and brought fresh fruit from the trees at his home every few days.

I highly recommend Bob and Marianne's Ohia Kai Hale for anyone visiting Kapaa. Due to it's size it's perfect for a family. If I return to Kauai I will defiantly stay there again.

Thank you so much Bob and Marianne.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo and we hope to see you next year, either on Kauai or our vacation rental - condo in Honolulu
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Comfy and Convenient in Kapaa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully laid-back accommodations, steps to Kapaa town's cool shops and eateries. Stayed for 2 nights in the upstairs duplex. Airy, shady, beach-cottage style with large open lanai. It's not on the beach, but that's only a short walk away. If you want a home-away-from-home place to relax, this is it. Owners Marianne and Bob are the sweetest people, brought us fruits from their yard! We rented bikes from Hele On Bike rental across the street and pedaled the Ka Ala Hele Makalae path along the coast. Beautiful views, easy ride, a must do. Got some Ono Ono Shave Ice after! Highly recommend Hemingway's Art Cafe for breakfast. Dinner at Hukilau Lanai at Coconut Plantation MarketPlace was also nice.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Olympic Cafe Downtown Kapaa one block
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Olympic Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pono Kai, Baby Beach, Kealila Beach, & Wailua
Car: not necessary

Kauai Vacation Rental Coconut Coast Kapaa East-side.

Kauai is rapidly becoming the island of choice by return visitors

"Kauai is the real Hawaii.

Aloha, and welcome to `Ohi`a Kai - Vacation Rentals Kapaa Kauai. Located on the beautiful tropical island of Kauai in downtown Kapaa , just one block from the beach at 4566 Ohia Street near downtown Kapaa.

Come relax in your own 'home away from home' one block from the ocean. The Hale is the 2nd level of a duplex house with two large bedrooms, each with a king bed and a/c. We also have a full kitchen; large living room; and lanai (porch). Ceiling fans in every room plus a powerful attic fan ensure guests' breezy comfort.

The hale has Turbo internet (up to 20/2Mbps) with WiFi and cable TV. Washer, dryer use, parking all free.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kapaa, Kauai

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Sept. special
23 Sep 2016 - 3 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£295
for 2 nights
From
£104
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£347
for 2 nights
From
£130
£867
£2,255
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £77 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.41%

. Taxes: (for rent and cleaning fee) On Kauai all Rentals less than 180 days are subject to General Excise Tax of 4.166% and Transient Accommodation Tax 9.25 percent Total 13.416%.
Cancellation Policy: We request consideration from our guests that once we reserve your dates, we turn away potential guests inquiring about the same dates; therefore we urge you to communicate with us as soon as possible if even a possible cancellation may affect your reservation. To be consistent with all our web site policies any reservation made after 2/25/2015 will be:
If the guest cancels or the balance is not paid on time, the deposit will not be refunded. If the remaining payment is not received at least two weeks before the trip starts, the booking will be canceled. If the guest has paid the full balance, they will receive: a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel. Guests who made reservations prior to 2/25/2015 the cancellation policy will be consistent with what it was at the time they booked the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kapaa in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • ocean side - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , both bedrooms also have a/c and ceiling fans.
    Mountain side Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , both bedrooms also have a/c and ceiling fans.
  • King size beds (2) King size bed in both bedrooms, Electric plug in air mattress. aero bed available for the extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boogie boards, beach mats, beach towels, beach chairs, and cooler provided for cottage and hale guest use.

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