Explore Kauai from this central East Coast location, enjoy mountain and jungle views from your lanai! The cottage is set on 2+ acres and is perfect for a single person or couple. It offers:
Comfy queen-size bed, shower bath, living room, dining area, well equipped kitchenette, gas grill on lanai, TV, wireless internet access. Shared washer/dryer, beginners' surfboards.
We know the island well and will be happy to assist you with your island adventures!
If it's the season you might want to pick starfruit, passion fruit, yellow- and strawberry guava on the 2+ acre compound; coconuts are available year-round and shampoo ginger will give your hair that special shine.
Just 5 minutes walk from the cottage you'll reach Steelgrass Farm. My brother-in-law offers educational tours of his chocolate farm 3 times a week! Very informative, fun and utterly ONOlicious.....bring some dark chocolate, raw Kauai honey and vanilla beans back for the folks at home!
Just 3 miles down the hill in Kapa'a town you find all the shops, restaurants and cafes you might like to visit. Right by the Moikeha canal and the historic Japanese lantern you'll see the quaint public library with internet access. Of course, there are numerous cafes as well that offer wifi: Small Town Cafe, Cafe Hemingway and Starbucks, to name a few. And yes, you got to try Olympic Cafe for Happy Hour on Fridays, 4 to 7, cheap beer and free tacos!
That's just a few places in Kapa'a town........
The closest beach which is safe for swimming at any time is Lydgate Beach Park, right next to the Wailua River mouth. it's a 60-acre park with lots of amenities, walled seawater ponds, showers, pavilions, picnic tables, barbecue pits, playground, lifeguard station and a 2-mile-long path for walking, jogging, cycling and more. Just North of Kapa'a town is beautiful, wide open Kealia Beach; great for surfing as well as bathing at the North end. This beach boasts a life guard, covered pavilions, shower/bathrooms and a long stretch of that multi-use path which will take you to big, wild Donkey Beach! During your walk you might see humpback whales breaching out there.......from December till May.
No drugs please! Sorry, no pets - we already have outdoor kitties.
Please, no shoes inside the cottage - this is Hawaii!
Originally from Germany I was very fortunate to move West halfway around the world, via Cornwall, UK, and Washington, DC to the most beautiful rock in the middle of the Pacific - KAUA'I!
John and I have lived here for the last 21 years and enjoyed the company of many visitors - family, old and new friends, many of them through airbnb: Traveling to and fro this remote island can be challenging; thus having the world come to us has been greatly rewarding!
When not working as a tour guide I enjoy hiking, swimming, reading, gardening, the Great Outdoors at large, volunteering with beach cleaning and selling fresh produce at the Farmers' Market.
I'm a big aficionado of slack key music; also like tango, Fado and French chansons. My favorite foods range from organic greens to spicy curries....and part of my heart and soul will always be in South India!