About This Listing
Rustic Cottage with loft bed up a sturdy ladder, deck, gas grill, green surroundings, walk across the grass to El Bano (sink, toilet, outdoor shower), microwave, electric kettle, toaster, coffee maker, bar sink, fridge, TV, wireless internet upon request. Smoking only outside, please.
Minimum stay: one week
We speak English, Deutsch, a little French, Spanish and Solinger Platt!
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 yearround, shampoo ginger will give your hair that special shine and some kitchen herbs can be found near the cottage as well.
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. Dinner choices in downtown Kapa'a are: Scotty's, Backyard's, Sushi Bushido, East Side and yes, you got to try Olympic Cafe across the road for Happy Hour on Fridays, 4 to 7, cheap beer and free tacos!
That's just a few places in Kapa'a town........
Right behind the library you will also find the longest section of our Multi Use Coastal Path: Walk, jog, cycle or roller blade up North to the biggest sandy beach near Kapa'a - KEALIA - where you can swim at the North end or try surfing - lifeguard present till 5 pm. Then continue on all the way to beautiful wild Donkey Beach and see humpback whales out there between late November and April!
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.
You'll find the house rules listed inside the cottage. There are not too many BIG ones.....No shoes inside - unless you use a dedicated "indoor only" pair.....no smoking inside.......love our kitties or shoo them away, but don't let them inside!.....Be kind and considerate - like you certainly are all the time anyway - and don't hesitate to ask when something is not clear / bothers you / interests you etc.....ask me how NOT to lock yourselves out!! ALOHA!
My stay at Charlotte and John s for the week was the highlight of my trip. Traveled to 3 different islands and the stay there is what I was looking for in Hawaii. To find a nice place to relax and just wonderful people, and I was lucky to be there on Saturday for the local beach clean up. I really enjoyed helping and meeting new people, I now have two new great friends. Thanks Charlotte and John. See you next time for sure
Kai's Rustic Cottage was amazing! We had a 10 day stay and it was our perfect home base for all our adventuring in Kauai. This type of place is what makes airbnb a magical experience. You have everything you need including incredibly useful things like things for the beach (hats) and hiking (awesome water bottle holder). There is even a smoothie bullet which you can stuff tons of fresh fruit in and take smoothies to go! Upon our arrival we found Charlotte to be a warm and informative host, the place was spotlessly clean and the fridge stocked with juice, butter, coffee and a special box of chocolates. There was also a nice loaf of a bread and a giant bowl of fruit! The bathroom is separate from the house, but we did not find it a problem at all and showering outside is the best! The area is wonderful and it is nice to be outside of Kapaa from the main touristy areas, it is a beautiful drive home and your journey back home can include waterfall views...
Our tips for visitors to Kauai is cook lot's of your own food and visit all the farmer's markets everyday! There is also ways to not have to go though Kapaa and you can avoid the congested areas, ask Charlotte on the different backroads you can take.
Charlotte and John are the the most amazing hosts, the sweetest and funniest people on the island. This was our second time staying in Kai's rustic cottage and we loved every minute of it. It is a little retreat, so well equipped with everything you can possibly need. The central location is perfect for exploring the island. We will be back.
Staying with Charlotte and John was one of the highlights of our trip to Kauai. We arrived to find coffee and breakfast supplies in the fridge, and later in the afternoon Charlotte dropped off the most amazing avocados from the Kapaa sunshine market. The cottage is adorable, and the outdoor shower is pretty great. On the one day during our vacation when it was pouring, Charlotte hooked us up with DVDs, and was super helpful with tips on places to visit around the island. Overall, we loved staying at Kai's cottage and would highly recommend it to any other travelers!
Really nice place to stay Jhon and Charlotte where very nice and helpful. It was awesome to meet someone who helped start surfing in Newquay ( our home town). We had all we needed and the town was a few minutes drive away and that was great for us. Perfect
Das Cottage war super schön, viel größer als die Bilder vermuten lassen. Das Aussenbad hat auch was. Unsere einzigen Störenfriede waren die vielen Moskitos....fürs Internet muss man ans Haupthaus gehen, aber uns hat das nicht gestört. Für einen tollen Kauai-Aufenthalt auf jeden Fall zu empfehlen!!!
Great cabin in authentic Hawaiian setting. Charlotte and John are truly amazing people who made us feel welcome and took care of any needs/wants we had. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was the highlight of our trip.
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About the Host, Charlotte
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!