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Private Pool, Stunning Mountain/Ocean views, A/C home

Ning Gulari

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Ning Gulari

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Private Pool, Stunning Mountain/Ocean views, A/C home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights


Poipu House Rental Photos and Description

4BR/3.5BA AC/Pool, excellent views

Bird of Paradise home Features:

* Panoramic views of Pu'u Wanawana crater, Ha'upu mountain range, Ocean, Rainbows and Sunrises

* 2 King master suites, 1 Queen, 2 Twin (none of the room are on top or next to each other)

* 2nd king master is in Bungalow suite with separate entrance, private bath/mini fridge/coffee maker/great mountain views allowing total privacy

* Private Heated Salt-water Pool with gate (82F, UV sterilizer, only 1/10 chlorine compare to normal pool)

* A/C in every bedrooms/living area

* Walk to Poipu Beach (West- great for sunset), Shipwreck Beach (East- great for sunrise!)

* Cable TV in every bedroom, living room

* Wireless Internet and unlimited local & long distance phone calls to USA and Canada

* Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, iron&iron board provided

* Guest can access Poipu kai Resort's Pool, Jacuzzi and low rate to tennis courts

* 24 hour resort security (for peace of mind)

* Bonus: watching sunrise in the morning and green parrots on the palm trees in the evening on our large lanai

Bird of Paradise home is located on the rim of a dormant crater. This house sits high and is positioned perfectly to take advantage of the panoramic views of Pu'u Wanawana crater and Ha'upu mountain range, Pacific, rainbows and sunrises. This home is one of the highest and largest (5000 sq ft living area) house in Poipu Kai Resort. You can walk to Poipu Bay golf course (PGA grand slam), Poipu Beach (voted the best beach in the USA!), Brennecke's Beach, Turtle Cove and Shipwreck Beach within 5-10 minute pleasant walks through the green belts of Poipu resort.

This spacious air conditioned home is the perfect place to stay for a large family and friend. There are 2 Master Suites + Queen & 2 Twin Bedroom which can accommodate up to 8 people in complete privacy. We provide free high-speed Wireless Internet and unlimited local & long distance phone calls to USA and Canada. Our guests have unlimited access to Poipu kai Resort's Pool, Jacuzzi and low rate to tennis

This Poipu vacation rental home: Is built on the shoulders of the crater that erupted last in Kauai one million years ago, therefore we get the best views of majestic Pu'u Wanawana crater (another one near by) and Ha'upu mountain range, distant ocean, rainbow and sunrise.

The colorful tropical flowers of the hillside and dozens of bird of paradise flowers greet you upon your arrival at this 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home. Step inside the expansive living area connected to the lanai and you are surrounded by large picture windows framing swaying coconuts and green mountains, you'll know you are in a tropical paradise. The L shaped design of the home and the huge wraparound lanai encourages relaxing and absorbing the sunshine and the gorgeous views.

The Bird of Paradise Home is set up on two levels with very private bedrooms making it perfect for a large family or two small families with wireless internet throughout.

Poipu Kai Resort Amenities: Enjoy private heated salt water pool at home and the use of the resort swimming pool, hot tub and eight soft and hard tennis court for guests.

You are only a five-ten minute walk away, through the lush green belts of the resort, from the Poipu and Shipwreck beaches and The Poipu Bay golf course, home of the PGA Grand Slam. The resort has 24 hour security for your peace of mind.

Dining and Family Rooms: Large picture windows on all three sides offer majestic views of the mountains, rainbows, and coconuts swaying in the trade winds. The large open living room area of ~1000 square feet easily accommodates large families in comfort. The family room features cable TV, Wireless Internet, books, DVD and stereo radio. Between the spectacular views, beautiful sunrises, rainbows, large lanai, comfortable furnishings and tropical garden, you may not want to go home from this first class vacation home.

Poipu has the best climate and the beaches: On Kauai. The beaches can be enjoyed by toddlers and adults alike. There are wading areas for children and excellent snorkeling for all ages. In addition to watching monk seals and turtles at the beaches there is an infinite variety of outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding, hiking, kayaking to golf to challenge everyone.

Poipu Shopping Village: Offering a variety of shops, restaurants and retail stores. A great place to find gifts, art, clothing or groceries. Do not forget to ask about Hawaiian and Tahiti dance show by local Hawaiian every Tuesday and Thursday. - Old Koloa Town has two supermarkets, Sueoka's and Big Save for groceries.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Ning Gulari (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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About Ning Gulari

We are a family of four. Erdogan, Ning, Deniz and Bora Gulari. We live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Erdogan is a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ning is a research engineer in the Electrical Engineering department. Bora is a graduate of the Aerospace Engineering Department and is a very accomplished sailor and currently spends most of his time sailing big boats. Deniz is a 6th grader full of curiosity.

We all live by 'be honest, work hard, play hard and enjoy life' Erdogan bought this Bird of Paradise Home in June 1992, a few months before the hurricane Iniki hit Kauai on September 11, 1992. At the time he was also the association president for the Makanui Condo Association and he came to the Island with the first flights from the mainland, bringing a generator along to power several of the neighboring homes. He also brought lots of tarpaulin (some of which you may still see in the garage) to distribute to neighbors and use in covering holes in the roof which we and the neighbors did get. We are planning to live in this home when we retire so we take care of it the best way we can and put all our effort and labor of love into it. We enjoy our vacations in Kauai and love to share the same experiences with you.

We started managing Bird of Paradise home and Hawaiian Hibiscus vacation rental home ourselves with the help of Kay & Bill Oldham, in May 2006. Before that the home was managed by a well-known management company with a nightly rate of $400-450* in 2005. We decided to take control after we found out that our management company actually charged 10-15% extra for our return guests who wanted to come back to Bird of Paradise home.

We value our guests very much and want to remain friends and share our love of Kauai with them. We are pleased to offer our high quality home to Kauai lovers at an affordable rental rate.

Mahalo and enjoy our Beautiful Kauai Island

Ning Gulari purchased this house in 1992

Why Ning Gulari chose Poipu

After looking at all the other Hawaiian islands ( excluding Molokai) it became obvious to us Kauai was by far the most beautiful and had the most friendly locals. We like water sports, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling etc. and we also liked the green lace like mountains of Kauai. Poipu had both great mountain views, some of the best beaches on the island and great snorkeling and easy access to Mahalepu our favorite beach for windsurfing. Our house has panoramic 270 degree views of the beautiful Hau'pu and Waimea mountain ranges great views of the sunrise in the morning. Our house is on the shoulder of the last active crater on Kauai and because of its high location nothing blocks this spectacular views!

What makes this house unique

Our guest said the view from our home is ' Views to die for' Just laying on the chaise lounge in the front lanai, watching coconut leave swaying in the wind, seeing 270 degree mountain to ocean view, I can only say you are in 'Paradise'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ning,

Yes, we had a wonderful time in your very relaxing home! It was perfect for all 6 of us and so accomodating. We were out most days but enjoyed card games (Apples to Apples) nightly at the big family dinner table. We did take advantage of your new lanai (in between rain drops)!!!

It was a great home away from home.

Mahalo, Valerie
Jun 2007
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Private Pool, Stunning Mountain/Ocean views, A/C home
average rating of 4.983051 based on 73 reviews
Carlsbad, CA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Your home is just that a HOME. We felt so comfortable in it. Even with ten

people we did not feel crowded at all. The view overlooking everything was

great! And once we understood the beltways - you could really get around to

everything we needed. Thank-you! for making our first family vacation an

experience we will want to do again soon.

Mahalo - Rosa Whipple

P.S. Duane's burgers(Anahola) are better than Bubba's and JoJo's Shaved Ice(Waimea)is the best!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Portland, OR

Loved the Suite with Separate Entrance

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed at Birds of Paradise from 5/9/15-5/16/15. Our group consisted of 3 young children (4 1/2, 4 1/2 and 7 1/2), 3 40-something adults and grandparents in their mid-60s.

The location of the home was ideal. We were a short walk away from the Hyatt & attended the luau there one evening. We also walked to Poipu beach, Shipwreck beach, and to the hiking trails along the lithified cliffs. The walking paths that meander through the surrounding area were only a few houses away from Birds of Paradise. When I was originally looking for houses, I thought we'd prefer to be beachfront, but we really liked the views of the mountains and ocean from Birds of Paradise and we especially liked watching the green parrots descend every evening on the palm trees directly across from the house. I understand that people make reservations at certain restaurants to experience the green parrots, but we were able to watch them nightly from the lanai.

The heated pool was the perfect place for our kids to play after a morning of exploration. The water was around 90 degrees, depth roughly 3 feet and there were plenty of pool toys at the house.

My parents (the grandparents) stayed in the separate suite. The separate entrance, private bath and mini fridge / coffee maker in their room worked really well for them and allowed them to have privacy and maintain different hours than the rest of us (granddad wakes up really, really early :))

The property manager, Evan, was helpful with regulating the pool temperature, giving local beach and restaurant recommendations and checking in to make sure we were well taken care of.

Birds of Paradise was the perfect base for us to explore the Waimea Canyon, Napili Coast (via Catamaran and hiking) and the area surrounding Poipu. We'd stay at the house again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Nui Loa. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the Bungalow suite is a huge plus to your parents.
Solana Beach Ca.

Family Vacation Week

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our two married daughters,their spouses and children and ourselves.Separate living quarters for each,large dining and gathering spaces,fully equipped kitchen,laundry facilities, and ample beach toys,chairs,etc.Our young grand children loved the pool .Great walking access to the beaches and beach hiking trail.The owners and onsite property manager were great to work with.We highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Awesome! House, location, owners, amenities, etc!

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 couples stay at the Bird's of Paradise house in Poipu, Kauai for a week. We all had a wonderful time. The owners were very informative and helpful in the time leading up to our stay. The manager was also very helpful while we were there. The house is kept in excellent condition.

We bought food at Costco and other local grocery stores to save money. The house was well equipped with dishes and several condiments/spices that we needed. That was very helpful! Being able to use the grill was nice, too.

Everything that was described about the house and it's amenities was accurate including MANY more beach things than described such as beach chairs, snorkel equipment, beach toys, boogie boards etc. We didn't have children there but noticed many things that would be helpful like high chairs, pack and plays, games, movies, etc. There were even things supplied for laundry and showering that we hadn't expected.

We really appreciated having such nice paved walking paths and being within walking distance to beaches, restaurants and a short drive to the grocery store and many points of interest.

During our stay, we went for many walks around town, to the beaches and the beautiful grounds of the Grand Hyatt near the ocean. We ate at Brennecke's beachfront restaurant to watch the sunset. Near town to the west we went to the Spouting horn blowhole and shopped at the vendor booths (got some nice jewelry) and and east of town took a bumpy dirt road to Gillin's beach then walked to Makauwahi cave (very cool) and the lithified cliffs at Kamala point (VERY beautiful!!!).

A few of us took a helicopter tour, scuba dived and kayaked the Wailua river. Some of us drove up to the north shore and went to Kilauea lighthouse, Ke'e beach, stopped in Hanalei and had some shave ice. A few of us drove up to the Waimea canyon (awesome) and took the long dirt road to Polihale State Park (beautiful secluded beach). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Kauai staying in the Bird's of Paradise house in Poipu. A very good decision!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

The best place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my 40th bday and it was perfect! There were 6 adults, 2 kids, and 2 young children. The owners were over the top accommodating and helpful. The manager of the home could not have been nicer or more helpful. The place was clean and had everything we needed (plus, more). The rooms and beds were nice and well kept. Location was great because it was so close to two beaches. I have told so many people about how, this house, made our trip. I would recommend this home for everyone! It felt like a home away from home. Thank You!!! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Christchurch, New Zealand

Perfect Home for a Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven (including two children under 5 years of age) recently spent two weeks at Bird of Paradise under the guise of 'celebrating mom's 75th birthday.'. We absolutely had a wonderful time -- the house was perfect for our needs: plenty of space, large lanais with amazing views, every kind of beach gear we could need, and of course the swimming pool which was perfect for keeping a 4 1/2 year old occupied for hours. The house is situated well within the Poipu township -- just a 2 minute drive to Poipu/Brenneke's beach, easy walking distance to the association pool and tennis courts, easy drive to all local amenities. Two farmers markets a week in Poipu/Koloaa made it so easy never to leave the general vicinity. We look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Car: recommended

Bird of Paradise home has equally short walking distance to the beaches east and west. Poipu Kai resort has walking paths and green belts to the beaches so You can easily walk from Bird of Paradise Home to Poipu Beach Park or to Shipwreck Beach. If you walk to the west from this house, you will reach Poipu Beach & Brenneck'e Beach. If you walk to the east from home, you will reach Hyatt Hotel, Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Bay golf course. All these places can be reached with a comfortable 5-10 minutes walk. The green belt of Poipu Kai resort has very nice walking paths that you will enjoy while walking. Mahaulepu Beach, Local's favorite, beautiful and uncrowded, is three miles away. Other Attractions and Activities: Spouting Horn and National Botanical Gardens, site of the old Fantasy Island show are three miles away. Koloa Landing, the launching area for scuba divers going to Sheraton Caves, is on the way to the Spouting Horn. Horseback Riding stables are a mile away.

Other Activities: Hiking from home to Kawailoa Bay and the lithified sand dune bluff of Makawehi Point.

Golf: The Bird of Paradise Vacation Rental Home is in the middle of world-class Golf Courses,

The PGA Grand Slam course, Poipu Bay Golf, is within walking distance from Bird of Paradise Home. Trent Jones designed Kiahuna Golf Course is a mile away and the Kalaheo Golf course with its heavenly views (even if you do not play golf just the views are worth a visit) and amazingly cheap rates is a ten minutes drive away. The Kukui Grove golf course and the Lagoons golf courses are in Lihue ~ 20 min drive. If you want more variety there is the Wailua Municipal golf course (very cheap) and the Princeville golf courses all of which are rated among the best in the USA.


Rates & Availability

From $395 Per night

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 10 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 12 2015 - Aug 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Fall Special
Aug 7 2015 - Dec 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
14 night minimum stay
Jan 7 - Mar 30
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

For > 4 guest, $25/night/person (adjustment later) $175.00 + Tax
Out clean $365.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 13.42%
Notes Holiday rate is different than listed above
The rate above for up to 4 guests. Please add $25/night/additional guest. This Bird of Paradise home can accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower
    Bungalow suite bath - toilet , tub , shower
    First floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Living room half bath - toilet
  • Air conditioning in every bedrooms, in the 1000 sq ft living area (including kitchen, dinning and living room).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bungalow master suite - AC, excellent black mountains views
    Main master suite - 1 king , AC, teak furniture
    Surf's Up - 2 twin/ single , AC, Can combine two twin beds to King bed
    Queen - 1 queen , AC
  • The Bird of Paradise vacation rental home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. This home offers two master bedroom suites and two other bedrooms. Every bedroom has air conditioning. The King master suite is in the main house and another Bungalow suite is detached from the main house. Master Suite: Large master bedroom features a King Size bed, liquid crystal TV, DVD player, two walk in closets, teak furniture and its own bathroom with dual sinks. Bungalow Suite:This bedroom suite is detached from the main house on the lanai has its own separate entrance and features a king bed, its own bathroom, a kitchenette, and great views of the mountains and the coconut trees. First Floor Bedroom: This bedroom has a queen bed, a picture window looking out into the garden and the mountains and has ample storage. It shares a first floor bathroom with the second bedroom on the first floor. Privacy:None of the four bedrooms share a wall with or is on top of another bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
* 4000+ sq. ft. home living space * 4 bedrooms * Air Conditioned in every room * 2 King, 1 Queens, 2 Singles * 2 Master suites * 3 Bath Tub/shower, 1 half Bath * Wireless high-speed Internet * 5 Cable TV/3 DVD * AM/FM Stereo w/ CD & Cassette * DVDs movie, books * Telephone w/Caller ID * Free local, US & Canada phone calls * 400-1000 thread count bed sheet * High quality Linens and towels * Beach towels, Beach mats & Beach Chairs * Fully-equipped kitchen * 5 burner-Gas BBQ * Dishwasher * Hair dryers * Turkish cotton bathrobes in master bedroom * Washer/Dryer * Ceiling Fans * Resort's Swimming Pool * Resort's Hot Tub * Resort's Tennis courts * 24 hours resort security * Clean air, the best view and friendly neighbors.

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