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 (URL HIDDEN) shoes inside - unless you use a dedicated "indoor only" (URL HIDDEN) smoking inside.......love our kitties or shoo them away, but don't let them (URL HIDDEN) 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!
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!