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2 BR 2 blocks from ocean (Work from Home Too!)

Entire apartment hosted by Margaret
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
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This apartment is only 5 minutes' walk from the beach, the bike path, restaurants and stores. It's in a little community of remodeled plantation-style apartments in "a secluded oasis in the center of town…since 1948". Hawaiian “vintage” décor but modern comforts, fully equipped kitchen, and a complete home office with monitor, keyboard and mouse included. “Work from home” in the mornings and vacation in the afternoons.

The space
Whether you're visiting Kauai for a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months, this 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment in our secluded but convenient location has much vegetation and the whimsical statues and art objects we have had fun collecting. It’s a small and friendly community full of Aloha spirit. You can arrive, move in, unpack and unwind -- or head straight to the beach.

This is not a “condo-hotel” room. It’s a self-contained apartment with a complete kitchen and 2 bathrooms. It’s fully furnished and equipped and artistically decorated with vintage Hawaiian art, and unique floor designs that might remind you of Italy.

The kitchen has a microwave, stove with 4 burners, and a full-size refrigerator. There are ceiling fans in the kitchen and one bedroom, plus we provide some movable tower fans for directed cooling. For hot tropical days and nights – air conditioning. Both beds are queen-size. Both bathrooms have “rainfall” showerheads.

The Immediate Neighborhood:

It has a unique ambiance. There’s lots of outdoor space. A table and stone seats among the trees near the entrance is a place to relax, read your email or even a newspaper, and drink coffee. There’s a gazebo and barbecue facility (seats about 12 people) in the field adjacent to the property where cars are parked. Several washers and dryers are on site, for your use at no cost. Plenty of off-street (on the grass) parking is available for your use.

We have bikes you can use (no charge), and the oceanside bike/hike trail, four miles - traffic-free - along the ocean is just 2 blocks away.

The Kauai bird

As you may know, the entire island of Kauai has an abundance of wild roosters and chickens, and they love hanging around near the property. The roosters tend to be quiet in the evening after it gets dark (when they roost), but they are prone to wake up and crow at odd hours during the night. Some people sleep right through it from Day 1, others say they get used to it after 1-2 nights - especially if they have busy, active days and are zonked out by the time they go to bed. We can't do anything about the roosters' body clocks, although we do try to discourage them from hanging around right outside the apartments! Running the AC and/or fans during the night helps to block out the crowing sound. Some find the chickens and roosters charming (we've seen many of our guests photographing them!). Other people find them annoying. But they are a fact of life in Kauai. The fact is chickens are all over Kauai. One of the radio stations is called “Rooster Country”.

One reason the wild chickens and roosters are in such abundance in Kauai is that there were 2 hurricanes (in 1982 and 1992), and domesticated fowl escaped and bred. Unlike Maui and other Hawaiian islands, Kauai never let the mongoose (chicken predator) in to the island.

Kapa’a:

It’s the largest town on the island, although it is a “village” compared with any major mainland town. Kapa’a is centrally located, friendly and picturesque - as noted by recent articles in the Garden Island newspaper and Forbes magazine. At a pinch, you could get around locally without a car – walking, biking, or using the local bus service - but a car is important for real exploration at your own pace.

You can walk to the beach, many stores, the Kapa’a post office, banks, pharmacies, and a whole range of coffee shops and restaurants - including seafood, burger places, local Hawaiian cuisine Thai, Mexican, Cuban, Filipino, and Indian restaurants and food trucks.

Apart from the required 14.96% occupancy tax, there are no "extras" you have to pay -- no “amenity fees,” no resort fees, no wi-fi fees, no “energy” fees, no parking fees, no bike fees, no laundry fees, no kidding.

The Island of Kauai:

There is no shortage of guidebooks and good Internet resources describing this piece of Paradise – but you are invited to relax and discover Kauai at your own pace: “Slow down – this ain’t the mainland”. You’ll find a few recommendations in our Guidebook on the website. After you book, we will provide you with a detailed 35-page “Welcome” guide to help you plan your visit, including our personal insights into unique Kauai experiences and local secrets.

Interaction:

We enjoy living on Kauai, and we have fun with our friends. Our delightful, energetic and friendly manager Milan is assisted by Ida and Arnold who live on-site. They are originally from Slovakia – so if you want to practice your East European language skills, here is your opportunity. In the past, one of them would greet you personally when you arrive and show you the apartment and the surroundings; however due to the pandemic we now provide self check-in instructions (the apartment has a digital lock). Our team will be available during your stay by phone or e-mail to answer any questions. Otherwise you will have the apartment entirely to yourself. We don’t disturb you (unless you have a problem), and we don’t put a chocolate on your pillow.

Access:

Kapa’a is about 8 miles north of Lihu’e airport. After you have made your reservation, we will give you specific directions for finding this apartment since it’s well hidden.

For days when you want to sightsee, you can drive easily to the north and south shores of Kauai. When you just want to relax, swim, or body-surf, you can walk to the closest beach (Kapa’a Beach Park) which is a beautiful crescent-shaped stretch of sand and good for swimming most of the time since it's protected by an offshore reef. Fuji Beach - also known as "Baby Beach" has shallow calm water and tidepools - great for young children to splash in. Or you can drive a short distance to Lydgate Park or Kealia Beach. Those are good nearby eastside beaches. But be careful -- Kauai is not the languid Caribbean - there are strong waves and potential rip tides at some beaches.

Don’t miss the Kapa’a bike path – Ke Ala Hele Makalae, the “The Path that Goes by the Coast” – there is a great 5-minute video on the web (hint: search Vimeo….). We have a number of cruiser bikes available that you can use during your stay - at your own risk - for the entire 8-mile round trip to the far end of the paved path and back. If you'd prefer to rent bikes from a commercial outfit, there are several such places in Kapa'a.

Enjoy the experience of staying in Kapa’a, close to everything - but away from it all!

The fine print:
• Check-in after 3:00 pm, check-out by 11:00 am.
• No smoking anywhere in the apartment or within 20 feet of it!
• Follow local Hawaiian custom and remove your shoes when inside the apartment. Otherwise Kauai's famous red dirt will follow you in!
• Be sure to turn off the AC, fans, stove, burners, and coffee maker when you are not in the apartment -- and also when you check out.
• No parties or loud noise -- except near the gazebo at the far end of the grounds.
• Don’t hang beach towels, swimsuits or other personal items on the railings outside your apartment.
• Don't leave your door open for long - mosquitoes will likely find their way in if you do.
• Don't feed or encourage the wild chickens and roosters!
• Don't let any of the cats inside your apartment! You may love the kitties, but be considerate of guests who stay after you (many people are allergic to cats).
• We provide bikes for your use at no charge (basic beach cruisers that show signs of wear including some rust on the metal parts), and you use them at your own risk.
• Notify our on-site team immediately if something needs fixing.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Backyard
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Kapaʻa, Hawaii, United States

Hosted by Margaret

Joined in May 2014
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There is no place on earth quite like Kauai for natural beauty, outdoor activities, and the relaxed tropical island way of life (the Aloha spirit). My husband Jack and I enjoy the eastside bike path where you can cycle, walk, or jog traffic-free for 4+ miles (8 miles round-trip), and taking the dog for a walk by the ocean. We love travel, but we love staying home too. Since Airbnb came into existence, it’s possible to do both at the same time. We offer you a fully furnished tropical Hawaiian-style apartment as your “home from home” during your vacation, in a friendly community – right in town yet away from it all – close to beaches and attractions but with local ambiance. By the way, the sunglasses in my profile photo are not an effort to be incognito but because I was on the beach facing a bright tropical sun!
There is no place on earth quite like Kauai for natural beauty, outdoor activities, and the relaxed tropical island way of life (the Aloha spirit). My husband Jack and I enjoy the…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200
Cancellation policy