About this listing
Four bedrooms (2 kings, 1 queen, 1 double), and 2 full bathrooms in the heart of Kilauea town. Drive to white sand beaches in minutes, or walk to restaurants, bakery, and shopping. Rural beauty on the scenic north shore.
A spacious house in a local neighborhood which sleeps up to 8 people. Well equipped. I outfit this house like my primary home: 300+ thread count 100% cotton sheets, plenty of towels, every small appliance in the kitchen, cooking and baking equipment like I have in my kitchen at home. There is a Weber charcoal kettle BBQ, plus a little Weber Smoky Joe (portable charcoal kettle) to take to the beach. Plenty of coolers, too.
Whether it is one couple or four, you have exclusive access to the entire house and yard. There is parking in the driveway, as well as street parking. At various times of the year, the yard produces mangos, avocados, limes, lemons, lychees and papaya. There is a coconut tree, too, but we have it trimmed before the coconuts mature for safety sake.
Interaction with guests
We live and work on the Mainland (SF Bay Area) so we will not be interacting with our guests, except by phone, text and email. However, our next door neighbor, Lupita Poppler, serves as our on-island contact person. She is available to answer any questions that may arise. Lupita's cell phone: . Lupita's home phone: . Lupita, or her husband, Pete Poppler, make sure our trash can is moved to its special street side position on Sunday evening for the early morning collection on Monday.
I have owned and operated this house as a vacation rental for 26 years. All of my adjacent neighbors have rented the house at some time or other for visiting family members. I am on friendly terms with all my neighbors. :-) Shops in historic stone buildings from sugar plantation days are within walking distance, as are a bakery, two restaurants and a couple mini-markets. Very small town though! You will want to do your major grocery shopping at Costco in Lihue, Safeway or Cost-U-Less in Kapa'a, or Foodland in Princeville.
You will need a rental car. It is a 40 minute drive from the Lihue Airport. However, traffic can be awful going through Kapa'a midday, so if you are catching a plane allow at least 2 hours to drop off your rental car and catch your plane.
Other things to note
The maximum occupancy of this house is 8 people. Neither the housecleaner, nor the sewage system (a cesspool) can handle any more than this. There is a CD player with speakers that can also hook up to your ipod. The rent quoted INCLUDES the 13.25% excise & transient accommodations taxes. Out clean service is included in the rental price, with a minimum of a three night stay. The house will be clean upon your arrival, and cleaned after you check out, but not during your stay. TVNC-1130
1. Please talk softly on the lanai after 9 pm out of consideration for the neighbors. In spite of mature, tropical foliage surrounding the property, sound travels when everyone has their windows wide open due to the warm climate. 2. If you move any furniture around, please return it to its original location before leaving. 3. Please do not leave dirty dishes for the housecleaner. 4. If you smoke, please do it outside the house. Either on the front porch or the rear lanai is fine, too, as they are open air. 5. Please bag all trash and place in the large gray trash can at the side of the house. There is no curbside recycling, so everything goes into the trash.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Cindy lives and works in Novato, California. Randy also lives in Novato, and works in various places in the San Francisco Bay Area We are listing our three vacation rentals together to make it easier for Cindy to manage them. Cindy has owned the north shore Kauai house and has run it as a vacation rental for 25 years. The Tahoe City cabin has been in Cindy's family for 50 years, and has just recently been made available for vacation rental. Randy bought his Ocean Cove property in October 2012. We met 10 years ago while working together at a surgery center and have been a couple for five years. We love coffee, Crocs, Costco, Home Consignment Stores.