My family and I were looking for a private getaway before heading up north for a business trip. We wanted to experience more of the local living instead of the usual tourist scene. We found the perfect spot at Hale Kua. It seemed as though it was extremely secluded, when in fact it was only 15 min or so from Poipu. The cottage was nestled in a hillside with breathtaking pastoral views all around. We felt like we were in a hidden hideaway. We love animals and nature and had numerous parrot, gekko, wild pigs (on the road - not on the property and they were cute too!) and rooster sightings. The roosters love to make their presence known (crowing). They didn't bother us at all and added to the whole ambiance! The owners, Bill and Cathy were extremely welcoming and we could have talked to them forever! They thoughtfully left ear plugs for the rooster noise but they were not needed. In fact, they thought of everything one could need. The cottage was well stocked with plenty of linens, dishes, and even books and games. We didn't lack a thing and were sad to leave. We will definitely return one day!! Hale Kua is one of those rare little jewels you shouldn't miss!