Tread Lightly Kauai

  Kapaa cabin
Eastside Kauai Hideaway above Kapaa

For those seeking to get away from it all...  Quiet and nature abounds at the Kapaa Cabin set amongst an organic orchard of tropical fruit trees and plants.  

  Our property has nature and natural space all around us.  This is the view  of Makaleaha mountain, which means to "gaze in awe and wonder".  This is a  magnificent mountain with a river trail for hiking up, and even   a bamboo forest for hiking and photography.   This is taken with a zoom lens.
We will gladly tell you how to get to the hiking trail. 

The abode, set amongst a garden of organic front trees and lush Hawawaiian nature.

A  delightful Kauai hideaway with privacy, fruit trees, and nature all around, 
and wonderful, friendly hosts.


Here you are at t
he front door of your tropical Hawaiian getaway.

Open the door, and enter the clean, newly built structure, with a comfortable queen size bed.

The cabin is a sweet, down-to-earth, Kapahi (rural Kapaa) place to call home while you are here on Kauai. It is ideal for a quiet single or couple.

Quietude, song birds, and lots of natural space surrounds you.  Crickets at night is about the only sound you here.  A dog and cat live on the land too. Both are sweet, friendly and quiet.  

The cabin is your private little Kauai enclave: it’s all yours.   With the curtains open, you can gaze into the kitchen.

The above dresser is perfect for storing lots of your clothes.
All the curtains close for total privacy.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is connected to the cabin and is protected from the elements.

The fruit here on the kitchen table is all from our small farm-gardens. We grow small amounts for self sufficiency and sell or trade excess.  We grow fresh bananas, avocados, Tahitian limes, Kefir lime leaves, papayas, oranges and soursop. ( soursop on far right). Our guests enjoy reasonable, market prices.


This is a back to the land Hawaii, Gilligan’s Island-living experience.

The outdoor kitchen has running water, mini-bar fridge, easy-to-use 2 burner cook stove, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, pots and pans, cups, plates, basic cooking supplies, some salt, spices, etc. 
One can be at the sink and look into the quaint cabin if the privacy curtains are open.

A variety of cooking supplies are here. We keep a lot of supplies in the Tupperwear container.

The kitchen is equipped with a toaster, double burner , rice cooker, and coffee maker. And lots of pans.

The stainless steel double sink is close to the garden and orange tree.

Other features include:
shared laundry, outside hot shower and an indoor (unfinished) bathroom.

The cabin is simple, comfortable, and exotic. 

          The cabin experience is Gilligan Island kind-living here on Gilligan’s Island!

You are surrounded by acres of open land, a pineapple field,  flower and vegetable farming.  

                                              Acres of open land are right behind the screened windows.
                                   Our next door neighbors  is a sweet Kauai pineapple field.
  Kahalea mountain ( King Kong mountain) in the distance. We have two mountain views on
this amazing property.

One of our guest’s commented; 
I can smell that fresh air! It makes me want to breathe.”

The property and the cabin are well off the road, so it is quiet. We love the sound of nature and quiet.


When you arrive, you can pull up and unload your goodies. It's just a short 40 foot walk to the cabin. That is Tuxedo, our friendly dog. I think he’s in the middle of some heavy thoughts.

            For those seeking to get away from it all… quietude and nature abounds

Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in old country living at the Kapaa cabin

The garden has a gorgeous  mountain view in the background of “Makaleha” mountain.

The English translation of Makaleha is: “Eyes looking about in awe and admiration”.

Sometimes Makaleha has beautiful thousand-foot waterfalls, which can be seen from the garden. 
View above is a view from the garden with a Zoom camera.


Outside the cabin :  fruit trees plus

As you step out of the cabin, a very nice garden. Fruit trees and birdsong abound.

Lots of limes and oranges in season, apple bananas, avocados, soursop, perhaps and more.
We like to share the bounty of the fruits.   Feel like weeding or gardening? 
We have shovels and rakes available!



Sweet fresh-picked pineapples for your smoothies, or dessert can be available when in season.  Being next door to a pineapple field is wonderful.

  A pineapple field is actually next door, behind the banana plants. Yes!  Pineapples. 
So, Fresh
picked pineapples, when in season.

Fruit trees, quiet, nature and birdsong abound.      What do you think?
Is this the kind of experience you are looking for? This is for individuals who want quiet, solitude, and nature.  Crickets are about the only sound you hear at night.  Ahhh, country living.

We are very fortunate to not have neighbors with barking dogs, so it is very quiet during the day and night.  

The hot outdoor shower 

This is the outside hot shower.  The window has fabric covering for privacy.
Enjoy the feel of trade-winds in the hot shower after a fun Hawaiian adventure.
The green wood bench is perfect for sitting. The door closes with a brass latch.  Nice!  


The hot outdoor shower is nestled amongst colorful flowers.


       That’s Tuxedo leading you to the shower steps. The cabin is behind him.


Walking to the indoor bathroom

The bathroom is up those four steps. The toilet is in a large unfinished room that is underneath the main house. It is about 50 feet from the cabin.

Occasionally, we will use the toilet, and shower  when gardening  but we have one upstairs, as well as our own shower and tub. So, primarily, the bathroom and shower are used by you.

Looking back from the bathroom steps, there's the cabin (and Tuxedo).

  Laundry room

Here is the door to the laundry room, just past the shower.

In the Laundry room, is more towels, more kitchen stuff, linens and 2 boogie boards you might want to use.   This room could be a good place to store your luggage if you’d like.

Laundry:  We have a washing machine, and sink in the Laundry room. We have 3 outdoor
(2 protected from the rain)  clothes lines to dry sheets and clothes like our grandmothers did.  

10 minute walk to Hoopii forest trail-head.

You are a 10 minute walk to the forest trailhead to the two Hoopii
waterfalls and remarkable, fairyland forest. All you have to do is take a short 10 minute walk and you're at the trail...... Yes!

 We are a 7 minute drive to Kealia beach and Kapaa town. Very central, yet in the county.

That concludes our visual tour. If it sounds like a place you would enjoy, please contact us soon with the dates you are coming to Kauai.

 Testimonials are below  


For you both:
Thank you so much for your beautiful and gracious hospitality. It was so wonderful to stay here in the special little cabin. You both are incredible, kind spirits with a love for Kauai. I felt blessed to be here and get to see some of the real Kauai. You are fantastic hosts. I felt at ease here, a real home! I will be sure to
recommend your little paradise!

Maura,  San Fransisco, CA


Such wonderful land. Epic views. Sweet cottage. Lovely hosts with humor and
character.  Highly recommended. May you enjoy your stay as much I have.

Michael A.   World traveler


I am so grateful of this experience that I had. I thank both of you for sharing your abode with me. Hasta la vista! 
Dr. Rosemary , California


We very much enjoyed our stay with you. Making music  ( Neil Diamond) with you and jamming was awfully fun. See you again!

 Jeff, Oahu


We are truly so blessed to have found you. Yes, the entire physical space is amazing but it’s just but a glimmer of the light both of you radiate as great souls providing such a rare, warm and pleasurable connection. 

The warmest mahalo,
Ray and Shakai,  New Jersey, and New York City


You guys are awesome. We loved our stay and have already recommended you!


Ferron and Kristan,
San Francisco, CA

 Wonderful experience!

 Ted  Lake Havasu City, AZ



Leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in old country living at the Kapaa cabin