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Think of them as your own Hawaiian Beach Cottages. That's how we'd like you to feel at our little beach houses. Just steps from the water, Aloha Cottages conjures up childhood memories of oceanfront beach cottages. A blend of east coast Cape Cod and Hawaiian plantation styles, our vintage cottages are spacious and light with simple furnishings—everything you'll need for a relaxing, rejuvenating Kaua'i getaway. TVNC#1310
Aloha Cottages can sleep up to 8 people with Sunrise Cottage, sleeping 6, and Moonrise Cottage, sleeping 2. This makes it perfect for a multi-generational family vacation or any group that wants room to stretch out in a large 9,700 square foot Hawaiian oasis. Ample private outdoor areas are available, including the expansive front lawn and front porch of Sunrise Cottage which is perfect for dining al fresco or just to watch the ocean waves.
A short stroll to the neighborhood beach, and within walking and biking distance to so many more beaches to explore, you will never tire of fun things to do at Aloha Cottages. Hear from our past guests' recommendations of what they’ve enjoyed about staying at Aloha Cottages. We invite you to stay at our authentic Hawaiian cottages soon, check for availability on our calendar!
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Welcome to Aloha Cottages
Charlie and I have been married for 51 years (whew!) and have two grown daughters who also help with the property. We divide our time between our cottages on Kauai and our house in Portland, Oregon. Charlie has retired from the high-tech world where he was a consultant and trainer. I am a retired graphic designer. Now we like to hike and bike, read and travel.
We visited Kauai for the first time in 1996, absolutely loved it, and upon leaving fantasized about living here, if just for a short time. But unlike so many fantasies, this one came true. We rented Sunrise Cottage for 18 months and ultimately purchased the property, soon adding Moonrise Cottage as a second rental. The experience of being right on the ocean is like no other, we love watching the weather cross the sky, the colors and moods of the ocean change. The property is within easy walking distance of Old Kapa'a Town, recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's prettiest small towns, and central to all the many wonderful things to do and see on the island. We love to recommend our favorite places to shop and eat, locally.
The front lawn of Sunrise Cottage is situated to enjoy the unforgettable sun and moon rises over the ocean, which we celebrate regularly. We use the new seaside walking/biking path almost every day to walk or bike into town, to Kealia Beach or just for some exercise. The short three mile drive to Sleeping Giant Mountain hiking trail is one of our regular expeditions, giving great cardio and amazing views of the entire eastern shoreline of the island. Our sweet little neighborhood is quiet and tucked away yet convenient for shopping, services and for getting around the island.
Sunrise Cottage was originally built in 1927 by the Fujimoto family and is typical of that era's style, with single wall, board-and-batten construction. Mr. Fujimoto was well-known to his neighbors for his fishing skills and for raising the best vegetables in town. His influence along this stretch of beach was such that it became known as Fuji Beach. Because of the lagoon formed by the small inner reef it is especially safe for small children and is commonly called "Baby Beach" by locals.
We make the most of living on Fuji Beach. Morning and evening walks on the beach are punctuated by finding shells and beach glass, which we display in the house and use for decoration. Two or three afternoons a week we put on snorkels, mask and fins and swim the length of the beach and back (we think it's about a half mile) for great exercise. We regularly see a small sea turtle, who we’ve named Honu (Hawaiian for turtle) straight out in front of the house and are convinced he lives there. Yesterday he swam along with us a short distance and we're imagining he's become our friend. Some days it's nice just to sit in the warm sand and watch the children play in the lagoon and if it's windy enough we love to see people zipping along with their kitesurfers. A spectacular event once a month that we try never to miss is the full moon rising up out of the ocean at sunset. It is unforgettable.
We feel so lucky to have these delightful cottages and are excited to share them with you.
With much Aloha, Charlie, Susan, Jessica & Christine Hoerner