AFFORDABLE LUXURY IN A PEACEFUL PLANTATION SETTING-POIPU KAI

Gail Rowley

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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AFFORDABLE LUXURY IN A PEACEFUL PLANTATION SETTING-POIPU KAI

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Poipu House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Step through the door and feel the aloha. The great room is the center of the home and opens onto the expansive screened lanai and the tranquil garden in the private back yard beyond. Both the kitchen and master bedroom also open to the lanai which offers dining on the kitchen end and a conversation area outside the master. The two downstairs bedrooms are on opposite sides of the great room for added privacy. Each bedroom has air conditioning and a TV and there is a 47-in 'smart' HDTV in the great room. For those of you who need to stay in touch with the real world, we offer wireless Internet service. There are ceiling fans throughout, including the lanai. The newly upgraded kitchen makes preparing meals at home a pleasure as well as a huge money saver. We also provide everything you'll need to enjoy a day at the beach: snorkel gear, boogie boards, umbrella, coolers, beach chairs and mats, surfboard, beach towels. We also include a crib, high chair, jog stroller and play yard. A much greater value than a hotel.

Owners profile: Aloha kakou - Hale Mahina Kauai is owned and operated by Dennis and Gail. Our home is newly upgraded, beautifully appointed and awaits your arrival.

We honeymooned on Kauai in 1971, returning every chance we got until fate, hard work and a generous dose of good luck combined to see us move here permanently in 2004. When friends on the mainland ask us when we're moving back we answer simply, 'We're not.' A deep love of our island and extensive local experience permit us to share our learning and understanding with our guests. We are happy to offer as little or as much advice as you desire to make your vacation in Hale Mahina an incredible experience, full of fond memories. We want you to enjoy your stay so much that you will return again and again.

Location, location, location!: Hale Mahina is conveniently located in the lushly landscaped 70 acre Poipu Kai Resort, a collection of single family homes and condos, which is nestled along the paved greenbelt between the Grand Hyatt Resort and Poipu Beach Park. The single family home is a mere 5-10 minute walk from 3 beaches, the Resort's pool, jacuzzi and 8 tennis courts, the Grand Hyatt Resort, numerous restaurants and activities. Koloa town is 3 miles away and offers additional restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Poipu is the perfect jumping off spot for touring this incredibly beautiful island. It is centrally located between the lush north shore and the spectacular west side with its Waimea Canyon and Na Pali coast overlook. At the end of your day of touring or beaching it, you can relax on the tranquil lanai with an 'umbrella drink' or walk to Poipu Beach to watch one of the south shore's spectacular sunsets. It's your vacation. You decide!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Gail Rowley (Owner)
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About Gail Rowley

We honeymooned on Kauai in 1971, returning every chance we got until fate, hard work and a generous dose of good luck combined to see us move here permanently in 2004. When friends on the mainland ask us when we're moving back we answer simply, 'We're not.' A deep love of our island and extensive local experience permit us to share our learning and understanding with our guests. We are happy to offer as little or as much advice as you desire to make your vacation in Hale Mahina an incredible experience, full of fond memories. We want you to enjoy your stay so much that you will return again and again.

Gail Rowley purchased this house in 2010

Why Gail Rowley chose Poipu

We find the Poipu Kai Resort to be ideally located between several of the best beaches on the island, none more than 10 minutes away by car. The amenities offered by Poipu Kai Resort are truly outstanding. The peaceful ambience and location of 'Hale Mahina' welcome our guests back time and again. We think you will agree!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mahalo! Great stay. Spouting Horn wonderful Brennecke's and Poipu Beach best weather on the island. Good snorkeling.
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.7
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Affordable Luxury in a Peaceful Plantation Setting-Poipu Kai
average rating of 4.736842 based on 28 reviews
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5

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this home away from home. There is plenty of space in this large home with every appliance and utensil you can dream of to cook a gourmet meal. It was so much better than staying at a pricey resort with lots of noise and people around. The beach is just a quick 5 minute walk.

Gail is very friendly and accommodating. You couldn't ask for a better home or location for your Poipu vacation. The beds are comfy, Tv with Netflix is awesome, and a/c is refreshing for those humid evenings. They have everything you need in the garage for a day at the beach: boogie boards, umbrella, noodles, chairs, towels, coolers, and even a wagon to carry it all. She also leaves you a fresh pineapple, what a nice touch!

The only down side is we had to go back home after a week! We will definitely rent this home again on our next visit to Poipu. Thanks again Gail! :)

Karen & Chris
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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A Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
We spent 12 days on three of the Hawaiian islands with our daughter, son, daughter-in-law and 3 year old granddaughter. Our last four days were at on the fabulous island of Kauai. I'm not going to repeat what already has been said in the last several reviews, but we felt this home was a perfect fit for us. We would not hesitate to return to this home. I selected this location because I am an amateur photographer and appreciated the walking distance to the beaches for my sunrise pictures.

The owner was very accommodating and allowed us to check-in to the home two hours before the official check-in time. We did take advantage of the early check-in because we had a 3 year old toddler with us and it was getting late for her afternoon nap. The owner informed us that a service person would come in one day to check on the refrigerator because previous renters said the temp was not cold enough. We did not find any issue with the refrigerator and didn't have a problem with having someone checking the refrigerator.

The only inconvenience was that the second floor bedroom loft gets very stuffy in the afternoon and early evening. We didn't want to run the AC in that bedroom because we felt much of the cool air would just travel down to the lower level. Instead, we just didn't use the loft area and spent all our time on the lower level. My daughter slept in the living room lounge bed and she found the bed comfortable enough for her.

Of the 3 islands visited, Kauai was my favorite and would not hesitate to return to this same location.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Grass Valley, CA, USA
4

Quiet, kid-friendly and perfect location!

  • 4 of 5
My husband, his French parents, myself and our two daughters ages 5 and 2, stayed for a week at this lovely home in April/May. We have rented from VRBO and affiliates before so we knew exactly what we wanted, someplace kid-friendly with lots of beach toys for them, a feeling of peacefulness and tropical decor/landscaping and not too far from the beach. This house does all that and more.

There were boogie boards, snorkel gear, coolers, chairs and umbrellas and a huge very sturdy wagon to haul it all in. The kitchen was well-equipped with sharp knives (seriously, a first for me and quite a pleasant surprise!) and even a nightlight in the bathroom...which there is now also one in the front bedroom since we left ours there. The best part of the house is the screened lanai which opens up to the kitchen, living and master bedroom. We spent most of our time there enjoying the impressive array of tropical plants and birds in the backyard. It really made us feel like we were in Hawaii in a way that no condo or resort would have. Also, the owners were very quick when they responded to our requests while we were there and their communication with us before our trip was perfect.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Texas, United States
4

Great house in a superb location!

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I just returned from a week-long stay at this home. We took my 72-year-old mother to Kauai for her birthday and all three of us enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. We especially appreciated the location of the home, since it is very close to three beaches.

Other reviewers have complained about the 80s-style tile in the kitchen and the bathrooms. While it's true that the kitchen and bathroom countertops are tile and not granite, I cannot see how that would in any way affect your stay in this beautiful home. We found the kitchen to be very bright and cheerful, with a lot of natural light coming in the many windows. We found the living room/dining room area to be very comfortable and spacious.

My husband, who is the chef in our family, appreciated the high-quality knife set and the high-end pots and pans in the house. I liked the layout of the house, with the master bedroom on one side of the house and the second bedroom on the other side, allowing for more privacy.

However, no home is perfect, and we did experience a few minor annoyances during our stay. First, the neighbors in the house next door were quite noisy, with both loud adult voices and crying children being a frequent interruption to our own vacation. The two homes are so close together that it seemed like the neighbors were only inches away. I realize that there is nothing that the owners can do about this.

The second minor issue was with the bed in the master bedroom. It was comfortable but it was very creaky. I am a fairly light sleeper and my husband gets up frequently during the night, and every time he got up I was awakened by the creaky bed. For those who are heavy sleepers this would probably not be an issue.

The last minor annoyance was the unusual shower entry in the second bathroom. In order to access the shower one must step over an odd berm that is both high and wide. While this might not be a problem for 99% of the population, my 72-year old mother found it a challenge to step into the shower. I was worried about her slipping and falling, despite the fact that there is a handrail on the wall. If any member of your vacation party has mobility issues you might want to consider having them use the shower in the master bedroom en suite.

These minor issues should not in any way deter anybody from booking this wonderful vacation home! It's a great rental home and I would recommend it to everybody!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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Spacious & In Great Location

Spacious & In Great Location
  • 2 of 5
The big plus about this home was the great location, Poipu Kai is the perfect location to walk to Poipu Beach or the Hyatt and shipwreck beach - the path is even lighted at night! But we did not feel it warranted the description "luxury". It felt very dated and gloomy inside. The owner appears to have now modified the listing to mention that both bathrooms had walk-in showers. We had expected at least 1 bath. One shower dripped continually, the other also had problems. The bathrooms were 80's style tile. The owners were not particularly receptive to our complaints, but then again we did not want them coming in continually. We slept poorly in the master bedroom, the owner believes the strange sounds we heard were caused by a tulip tree scraping against a gutter. We have a different explanation. Access to the upstairs 3rd bedroom is via a steep twisty stair with no grippable handrail, no ready access to bathroom; particularly tricky at night. We feel our 2 star rating is actually correct, if you want an authentic Hawaian feel this might be for you, if something more modern, it probably is not!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Owner's Response: We agree with our guests that our home in the Poipu Kai Resort is in a great location and is within walking distance to 3 beaches, the Grand Hyatt Resort and it’s many restaurants and shops as well as other activities. The wording in our listing is “affordable luxury” and we believe that is what we provide. We offer a wonderful home at an affordable price.

Our home is built in the “plantation style” which means vaulted ceilings to keep the home cooler with substantial overhangs at both front and rear lanais to provide ample shade. There are two ceiling fans in the great room for light and air circulation plus two lamps on the end tables and two floor lamps. Six wall-to-wall glass doors open from the great room onto the lanai to cool the home and let in ample light.

When the guests called the evening of their arrival with questions, we offered to come over immediately and show them how to work the remote control for the TV and the lights. They declined. When we were notified that a shower had begun to drip, we wanted to send over our plumber. However they instructed us to wait until after their departure to fix it as they didn’t want to be disturbed. We complied with their wishes. Once we had access to the home, the shower was fixed in under 45 minutes and the offending tree was removed.

We feel that most guests do come to Kaua’i to enjoy a true Hawaiian experience during their stay. We’ve tried very hard to provide that feeling in our home. After all the positive comments we’ve received, we feel we are succeeding. We are sorry that Derek and Carol were unable to thoroughly enjoy their stay at Hale Mahina.
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Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Kauai, and we stayed for a month. The house was exactly as pictured and was wonderful! Furniture was comfortable, but not too fussy, floors were easy to live with, and plenty of room for 5 adults and 2 small boys. Our grandsons loved running in and out of the house to the backyard and the front, and since the house is in a very safe neighborhood, we had no worries about them. The street is a cul-de-sac served by a private road, so little traffic or noise. Neighboring houses are very close, many are rentals, but lots of shrubs and trees for privacy.

The house is set up with everything we needed--besides bedding and towels, the supplies included soap, laundry detergent, kitchen appliances, pots and pans, good knives, etc. Cooking at home was easy. Also used lots of stuff in the garage like boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs, artificial Christmas tree, etc.

My favorite part of the house was the screened lanai across the entire back of the house. We ate there, played there, even slept there 3 nights on an air mattress. The house has 7 sets of french doors--five across the back opening onto the lanai, and two more in front for great ventilation. We never used the air conditioning. We could live there happily for several months.

It's a resort area, so lots of hotels nearby, close to the beaches. The beaches were 5-15 min. walk away, further than we had thought, Groceries were also a little inconveniently far from us.

Gail and Dennis, the owners, were very available and accomodating, answering questions for us, fixing small problems, making sure we had what we needed. We felt welcomed and wanted there. They made us feel at home! Thank you so much!

I would definitely stay there again. The area has the best beaches on Kauai, and the best weather as far as we could tell, and the house is great for adults and children alike.

Mahalo!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kalapaki Joe's
Nearest Ferry
N/A
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Poipu Bay
Nearest Train
Kilohana - plantation tours
Nearest Motorway
N/A
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tidepools & Dondero's both at the Grand Hyatt
Nearest Ski
Big Island - bring your rock skis!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Shipwreck
Car: recommended

The prestigious 4 Star Poipu Kai Resort is connected by 70 acres of lushly landscaped tropical greenbelt/walkway between Shipwreck Beach and the Grand Hyatt on one end and Poipu Beach Park and Brennecke's Beach on the other. Resort amenities include 2 pools and spas and 9 tennis courts. This single family home in the Resort is central to all beaches, restaurants and activities on Kauai's popular south shore, many within easy walking distance. Poipu Beach is famous for surfing, boogie boarding, snorkling, a protected 'baby pool' area for young children and fabulous sunsets. Poipu is a central location to stay for touring the island.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

Poipu House Rental Rates

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Christmas/New Year holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
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2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,575
 

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Deposit is 25% of the total amount due, with the remaining balance due in two equal payments 60 and 30 days prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious walk in showers in both baths. Master bath/laundry room opens to front lanai. Bath towels for use in home only; beach towels are provided for use at pool and beach. Washer and dryer are hidden in a closet off the master bath. Ironing board and iron are provided. Hair dryers available in both baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
  • Sleeps 8 in beds plus infant/toddler in full size crib. Master bedroom opens onto screened lanai. Bed is a California King with 600 thread count sheets and a generous number of new pillows. Second bedroom opens onto the front lanai. Bed is a Queen with 600 thread count sheets and a generous number of new pillows. Third bedroom has both a King and a sofa/futon. All bedrooms are air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We like kids. Playpen, high chair, full size crib and jog/stroller are provided for guests traveling with infants/toddlers. 42-in HDTV in Great Room. Flat screen TVs in Master bedroom and second bedroom. Parking is off-street, in driveway just steps from front door. No steps to climb. One bike; golf clubs available; spa is located in the communal pool areas. Snorkel gear, boogie boards, floats, beach chairs, cooler, beach towels are provided.
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