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Larry Gardner

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English

Cottage on the Beach

47 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Kapaa - Moanakai Beach Cottage

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

Suitability:
  • 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

http://wildtalesof.com/2013/06/28/moanakai-beach-cottage-kapaa-kauai/
Nov 2012
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Reviews

4.7
based on 47 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage on the Beach
average rating of 4.6595745 based on 58 reviews
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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.

Recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles

Health food store, Shelling and Kiteboarding

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kapaa, Kauai

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
15 Dec - 5 Jan
7 night minimum stay
£1,220
for 7 nights
£1,220
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£545
for 3 nights
From
£138
From
£138
Thu,Sat,Sun
£1,043
£3,659
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154
Exit Cleaning £115 + 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
age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kapaa in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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