OCEANFRONT PLANTATION COTTAGE - AMAZING VIEWS, PERFECT POIPU LOCATION!

Shari Pilaria

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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OCEANFRONT PLANTATION COTTAGE - AMAZING VIEWS, PERFECT POIPU LOCATION!

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2 bdrm, 2 bath fabulous ocean view and sound of crashing waves

Hale Nani Kai, 'House of the Beautiful Sea', is one of the last original 'sugar shacks' left on the south shore of Kauai. Hale Nani Kai takes you back to the days of a simpler Kauai... vast ocean views, the sound of waves crashing on the lava shore, and the simplicity of island life 50 years ago.

Hale Nani Kai is a true beach house. Let the sounds of the waves lull you into an afternoon nap, enjoy lazy days on the magnificent lanai in the shade with a good book or just gaze out on the gorgeous South Shore view of Brenneke's and Poipu Beaches. Be entertained in whale season with your front row seats for whales and their calves and the year round turtles that frequent the shore.

Hale Nani Kai has two bedrooms, each with a comfortable king bed and bathroom en suite. The living room has a full sized sleeper sofa. The decor is beach house casual, boasting both indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6. The kitchen is well stocked for meals in, and a gas BBQ for the grillers in your family waits on the lanai. There are laundry facilities on the premises and beach chairs, towels, umbrellas to take on your short walk to the beach or to enjoy Hale Nani Kai’s private lawn. The sunset views of Hale Nani Kai are breathtaking, and a wonderful treat to return to at the end of the day from wherever your adventures have taken you.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the manager
and this by far was the best place we've stayed. The house is beautiful and well equiped and very comfortable!!!

The view from the lanai is awesome and rainbows and sunsets glorrous! We hope to come back and stay again here now that we've experienced it.

We enjoyed Brennekes Beahc Broiler, Roys and the Beach House for meals out and cooked in for many meals.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home - hate to leave but we have pictures - and will come back.

Aloha
Feb 2013
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Shari Pilaria

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We first moved to the Islands in 1988 and lived in Oahu. One trip to Kauai and we were HOOKED! We bought property in Poipu in 1996 and keep coming back! We live in Texas full time and love to share the blessing of this home while we are away.

Shari Pilaria purchased this house in 2004

We had owned a condo previously and wanted to have a little more privacy and space. We found this jewel in the middle of Poipu and have loved it ever since! The location is perfect for walking to either Poipu Beach Park or the Hyatt, Shipwreck Beach. The vast open view from the lanai was the selling point for us as well as the uniqueness of this old house! We have updated it, but tried to maintain the old, cottage style living it was intended for when it was built in 1962. It has withstood hurricanes and storms, hosted many families and friends, been the spot for various Hawaiian musical concerts and countless delicious meals served and enjoyed over the years. It's the real Kauai. So many incredible memories for us and no doubt many more to come!

Huge covered lanai, spectacular ocean view, privacy, location, sounds of waves crashing all day and night, whale watching, grassy lawn

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 23 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
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Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!
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Poipu Kauai
Spring, TX
5

Never wanted to leave!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Oh my goodness! This wonderful spot made for a magical hideaway for our family vacation. This was our first time to Kauai, and really the first time to have such an exotic vacation with just the three of us (my husband, 19 year old daughter and myself). We are not big fans of crowds or resorts so it was so nice to have a private, homey place all to ourselves. We enjoyed several local adventures including ziplining, horseback riding, snorkel-sailing, hiking, geocaching, a luau, stargazing in the yard, and of course, beaching! We only ate out two nights because we didn't want to be away from "our house" too long, and no restaurant can compare with the view and atmosphere from "our deck"! (Can you tell we've adopted the place?) I awoke early every morning and did yoga on the deck looking out at the spectacular view, mesmerized by the sounds of the crashing waves and unique birds. True peace. My husband made a time-lapse video with his GoPro camera of the sunset our last night there and put it to one of the Hawaiian songs from a CD there in the house. I had tears streaming down my face when he played it for me. I truly wanted to stay forever. Thank you so much for sharing such a special place. Already trying to figure out when we can return to paradise! Hale Nani Kai is forever in our hearts.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Poipu Kauai
New Braunfels, Texas
5

Couldn't have been better!

Couldn't have been better!
  • 5 of 5
Wow! But first let me say the comments regarding the thin walls etc are accurate. So if you are looking for a traditional condo type experience this is not for you. That said the view is better than the picture. During our stay the moon was front and center in the evenings.The deck is huge. You took a seat there and any bit of stress just melted away. The property has a big open living area. Its very much a "sugar shack" in terms of architecture which was perfect for us. Equipped with everything you could want from cookware to boogie boards. On island manager was great. Great location too. We typically drove to the beach but could walk if needed. Short ride to Koloa and shops around Poipu. We had a fantastic experience!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Glenn and thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed Hale Nani Kai. You are so right...the pics of the view don't do it justice. We do try to have everything you would need to make your Kauai vacation a great one and glad you found everything you needed. And, yes, we have a wonderful manager who is super responsive to our guests! We look forward to having you stay in our home again next time you come to Kauai. MAHALO!!
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Poipu Kauai
Texas
5

Charming Hawaiian Get Away

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely LOVED our stay here! Waking up to the incredible view of Poipu beach will never get old. We came with another young couple for a week in May. The location is perfect- all of our favorite beaches were within walking distance. The house was equipped with snorkel gear, boogie boards, coolers etc so we didn't have to buy any beach gear!
We all slept very well- beds are very comfortable and the lulling sound of the ocean waves helps too! :)
The Lanai was all of our favorite thing- coffee in the mornings, wine in the evenings. We love Kauai, and this will definitely be our vacation home when we return!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha... we are so glad you LOVED it! Yes, waking up to the ocean and drinking coffee on the lanai never gets old. And, wine in the evening watching the spectacular sunsets over the water in front of you is not bad either! Glad you could use the beach gear. We try to have everything you need for your use in the house and when you go to the beach or on some other Kauai adventure. We look forward to you coming back to Hale Nani Kai, "House of the Beautiful Sea"!
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Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!
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Poipu Kauai
4

Perfect location in your own private home on the sea

  • 4 of 5
Four of us recently spent a week here and were very pleased with the accommodation. The cottage is a few minutes walk from the beaches of sunny Poipu and thus in an excellent location. It's very private as two sides are surrounded by trees.One of the best aspects is the huge L-shaped lanai where we spent much of our time. The cottage is close to the ocean and we loved sitting on the lanai listening to and watching the ocean crash on the lava rocks nearby.

The cottage has an open floor plan and a full kitchen, which is very well equipped. We ended up eating several meals at home. The only drawbacks for us were the bedrooms and bathrooms. There were two couples and we slept in adjoining bedrooms with a fairly thin wall between them and open shutters on the high part of the separating wall. Thus we could hear noises from each other's bedrooms. Also the two washrooms were quite small with compact showers that you stepped down into, but the bathrooms served their purpose.

I would still recommend that others rent this property because it is such an enjoyable house to spend a relaxing time in and in a great location. The main issue is the adjoining bedrooms, but it's only an inconvenience and I think the price of the accommodation reflects that it's an older cottage that hasn't been updated.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your positive and honest review AND thank you for recommending it to others. It really is the best value in Poipu. And, yes, the adjoining bedrooms aren't the best arrangement for completely blocking sounds, but as you said, "it is a minor inconvenience". We are positive that the location, view, cleanliness, comfort, and charm of Hale Nani Kai far outweigh its few minor design "quirks". And, thanks for appreciating the trees around the house. We have a huge Mango tree, a Milo tree, which is prized by Hawaiians and a giant Kamani tree with its massive leaves along with other tropical trees and flowers. You are always welcome to eat the mangos or papayas off the trees when they are in season or make leis from the Plumeria blooms in the front yard. Not only do the beautiful trees provide privacy and charm for Hale Nani Kai, but they are also a sanctuary for many of the bird species of the island. We love listening to the birds singing with the sound of the ocean in the background. Lounging in a chaise on the lanai with the trees on one side and the blue ocean on the other really is paradise! Hopefully you looked at one of our books on the flora and fauna of the island. Please come back and be our guests again! The bathrooms won't seem so small the next time you stay!!
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Poipu Kauai
Kerrville, TX, USA
5

Spring Break Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Refreshingly simple and full of Hawaiian charm, Hale Nani Kai was perfect for a Spring Break get-away. If sound-insulated walls, air conditioning and spacious bathrooms are your thing, this isn’t your dream vacation home, but it has all you need to capture the island experience. Coming from the southern US, the lack of air conditioning concerned me at first, but this house is well ventilated and I quickly became fond of feeling the ocean breeze all day long.
My favorite feature of Hale Nani Kai is the three quarter-wrap covered porch (lanai) which offers a breathtaking view of the pacific, great for watching sunsets, sailboats and humpback whales. Along with a comfortable living area, full kitchen and soft beds, this home is great for relaxing after a long day of hiking, beach-going and exploring all of Kauai’s funky towns. A bit more privacy within the house would have been nice, but really, how much time do you want to spend inside? You’re in Kauai!
I would recommend Hale Nani Kai to even the most pampered of travelers.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Nich! So glad you enjoyed our cottage and had a great time in Kauai. And, a big mahalo for your 5 star review! We totally agree about the huge lanai with the breathtaking view being one of the favorite things we love about Hale Nani Kai. In fact, some of our guests really can't get enough of the lanai and have slept outside on it with the aero-bed. We look forward to having you back on your next trip to Kauai!
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Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p433020vb
+1 808-652-1664
Poipu Kauai
3

Sugar Shack

  • 3 of 5
If you like a vintage funky sugar shack, you'll love Hale Nani Kai! Although the positives out-weigh the negatives, this property is not for everyone. Pros: The location is ideal with a view of the ocean and within walking distance to Brenneke Beach,.... the best location on Kauai. There is a large covered deck for enjoying the view or a meal outdoors even when it is raining. We found the kitchen well equiped and the house clean and bug free. The negatives are that it is a shugar shack; old and not very well built. The waslls are paper thin & provide little privacy between the bedrooms and bathrooms. The bathroom are very small and odd. There is also noise from the street and the parking lot next door.
This house would work well for a family with children, but it is not suitable for more than two adults.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you for your mostly positive review. We have tried very hard to make sure our photos, property description, and responses to reviews give our guests the most accurate and honest preview of Hale Nani Kai that we can before they book the house. Yes, it is a vintage house that was built in the "sugar shack" or beach house style of it's day. The bathrooms are indeed small but hopefully the 1000 sq. ft. lanai and large, open living area that have amazing ocean views made up for that. Since we are in the heart of Poipu, there is no way, unfortunately, to block out all of the ambient beach-life noise. We hope, however, that the sounds of the waves crashing on the lava rocks below our little cottage will be the Kauai sounds etched in your memory. Thank you also for your kind remarks about the "kitchen is well stocked and house clean and bug free". We take great pride in that fact. And,yes, Hale Nani Kai is an awesome place for families to stay. Of course, we would have liked more stars in your rating but we truly do love honest reviews. It helps us, if it is in our control, improve the experience for our future guests. Mahalo for for being such great guests!
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In the heart of Poipu Beach Hale Nani Kai overlooks the beautiful rocky shores down to the beaches of Poipu. An excellent location for snorkeling and beach activities.

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Availability & Rates

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Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Base Rate
4 night minimum stay
$295
$2,065
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 30
5 night minimum stay
$335
$2,317
$9,930
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 - Dec 15
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,946
$8,340
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Whale Watching
Jan 7 - Mar 30
5 night minimum stay
$335
$2,247
$9,630
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 - May 30
4 night minimum stay
$295
$1,946
$8,340
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $175
Tax Rate 13.41%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed with new, top quality mattresses in each bedroom. One queen size sleep sofa in den. One blow up mattress (aero bed)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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