oonrise is a wonderful little studio cottage with an oceanfront setting. A little-known secret: sometimes Moonrise Guest Cottage is available as a separate rental (see Rates page). Tucked away for privacy, you approach from the ocean, along a winding path lined with palms, croton and lilies (Ocean view from front window along path to ocean shown below). The entrance courtyard is partially shaded for dining al fresco or sunning. Inside you'll find a galley area for cold food preparation, bath with shower, tile floors, lots of windows, ceiling fans and island-style furnishings.
We scoured the island for just the right blend of wicker, bamboo and vintage fabrics to give it the charm and comfort we had in mind. The piece de resistance is a magnificent queen-size bamboo canopy bed, complete with mosquito netting for ambience (rarely do we get mosquitoes). The raised ceiling and ceiling fans add to the open, tropical feeling. A recent renovation updated appliances and linens and brightened the interior with a fresh palette of soft whites and soothing ocean blues.
Even though the kitchen is compact, it is well-equipped with refrigerator/freezer, stainless sink and all the basics:microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker and a few things to get you started (plastic wrap, soap, some salt & pepper, etc). The most popular cooking equipment is the large stainless steel gas grill with a propane burner in the back yard. Perfect for fresh island fish, steaks, burgers, marinaded tofu steaks or your favorite.
The bathroom has a tile countertop, shower, large window for fresh air and natural light, and a beachcombing inspired mirror. A hairdryer and beach towels are provided. The mornings here are heavenly, so quiet you can hear the songs of exotic birds and wind in the palm trees, with sunlight dappled through the leaves and soft breezes stirring the curtains.
Tucked away in a quiet waterfront setting, you'll be a short stroll on the seaside walking path to quaint Kapa'a Town with its wide choice of restaurants and boutique shopping (you'll find our recommendations on the "Kapa'a Town" page). Just in front, less than 60 steps from the front door, is the soft sand and warm water of "Baby Beach." Pictures and more about the beach on the "About Aloha Cottages" page.
The studio features:
• queen-size canopy bed
• bath with shower
• galley cold food prep kitchen
• TV and DVD player
• boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrella