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Kauai Hotels

Aloha Cottages

  • 1041 Moana Kai Rd. Map It
  • Kapaa
  • Local Flavor


  • Comfortable, homelike ambience
  • Good for large groups
  • Safe children's beach


  • Can be windy at times
  • Not great for swimming

Updated 01/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Owners Charlie and Susan Hoerner restored a three-bedroom plantation home on Kapaa's Baby Beach to reflect the charm of yesteryear with the conveniences of today. Think plank flooring, gingerbread, and stained glass alongside a Wolf stove, Bosch dishwasher, and granite countertops. The orientation is due east; you won't have to leave your bed—or living room or lanai—to watch the sunrise, the whales breach, or the full moon rise. In addition to the main Sunrise Collage,

there's a cozy and more affordable bungalow called Moonrise Cottage in back that's perfect for honeymooners. Rent both (weekly rentals only) to sleep a total of eight. Credit cards are accepted via PayPal only.

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Hotel Information


1041 Moana Kai Rd., Kapaa, Hawaii, 96746, United States

Map It


808-823–0933; 877-915–1015

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 2 cottages

Updated 01/24/2014


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By LuPie

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Apr 8, 2014

Moonrise Cottage

We spent a wonderful week at Aloha Cottages' Moonrise Cottage. As it was our first visit to Kauai, we weren't sure what the location would be like - however, it turned out to be perfect! The cottage is conveniently located on a pedestrian/bike path along the sea and in walking distance to the town of Kapaa where you will find loads of restaurants, shops, etc. The cottage itself is lovely - very inviting and nicely decorated, so you feel at home immediately.

It also has a small kitchen and there is a seating area in the garden. Although it is located behind / to the side of the larger Sunrise Cottage, you can still see the ocean from your bed. Great sunrise views!

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By Caleen

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Feb 18, 2014

Sunrise Cottage, Kauai

We loved our 10 day stay at Sunrise Cottage Jan 2014! Owner Susan Hoerner was a delight, and was very helpful with information about the island. We met both Susan and her husband in person while we were there. Very nice people! I have been to Oahu and Maui, but if you want quiet, slower pace, and beautiful landscape, stay on Kauai. Sunrise Cottage was awesome! It sleeps 6, and is decorated with relaxing colors. The beds were very comfortable and the

updated kitchen is supplied with any need to make a meal or snack. We chose not to cook, but did enjoy coffee each morning from the front porch as we watched the sunrise and the whales. After a day of exploring we ended the day as it began, relaxing on the front porch...such beautiful sunsets! The location is perfect in relevance to the places to see on Kauai. It is in the middle – you can travel north or south, spend the day, and still get back before sunset. It is near a wonderful town of Kapaa, easy walking distance along a beautiful ocean view. As for what to see and where to eat, I highly suggest you buy the Fodor’s book on Hawaii. Be sure to eat a Puka Dog when you visit Poipu shopping village and see Waimea Canyon State Park when traveling south. Awesome views! I could go on and on, but the book helped us tremendously. If you have a golfer in your group, there is the reasonably priced 18 hole Wailua course near the cottage. Further south is the Kukuiolono, a 9 hole super inexpensive public golf course my husband was pleased to find. Whatever you do, you will love the Island and the peacefulness of Sunrise Cottage. It was perfect! Thank you Susan! The Vogel's

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