Luxury, 2-bedroom home around the corner from Poipu Beach.
Joan and Rick Shaw
About Joan and Rick Shaw
We've lived on Kauai for almost 40 years, and our grandchildren represent the 5th generation raised on the island. Rick's grandparents came to Kauai in the early 1920's; his grandfather was a civil engineer in the sugar plantation industry. We've traveled the world, but can't imagine living anywhere else. Until recently, Rick was a part-owner of Coldwell Banker Makai Properties, a local real estate company, which he sold to Coldwell Banker Island Properties from Maui. Rick is now a broker with CBIP and Joan recently retired after a long career in education.
Joan and Rick Shaw purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Joan and Rick Shaw chose Poipu
Some of Rick's fondest memories include learning to swim, body surf, and surf at Brennecke Beach and Poipu Beach. We have classic photos of his mother swimming there in the early 1930's. Our own daughters spent their childhoods on these shores. We were thrilled to find this little house for sale in 2016, as we could see the potential for a perfect vacation home. We spent most of 2017 renovating it, and adding all the special touches we would want in our own home.
What makes this Cottage unique
The minute you kick off your shoes and enter Coco Cottage, you will feel yourself unwind and relax. With the French Doors open to the trade winds, ceiling fans gently turning, birds chirping outside, and the beach just steps away - you'll be in instant vacation mode. The kitchen offers everything you'll need to make a casual snack or turn out a gourmet meal. The king-size beds are of high quality and comfy, and plantation shutters ensure a good night's sleep. Both bedrooms have air conditioning units, giving you the option of a cool retreat on warm nights. The bathrooms are spacious and inviting, and the closets provide plenty of room for your belongings (bathing suit and shorts!). You can enjoy breakfast on the lanai, a run along the coastline, or a sunset picnic at the beach pavilion. We invite you to come, stay, and build special memories of your stay on Kauai.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
My Dream House
I seriously had a crush on this cottage and loved everything about it. The owners spared no expenses in their build and the place was so well constructed that we couldn't even find a single fault with it. The decor was just beautiful, the beds comfy, and they had things that you didn't even know you would love - like a french press for your morning coffee. Saying it was clean doesn't even do it justice; it was impeccable. And then there was the convenience of walking to Brennecke's Beach to body surf or boogie board or Poipu Beach to bob in the water or snorkel. Could it get any better? Why yes, it does! How about some family time on the back porch or borrowing a chair to take down the beach with you? They've got it covered. Can't wait to come back in a couple of years to stay! This may have been our best family vacation to date:)
Magical Beach Cottage
Our stay here was incredible! . The owners have thought of everything so our time at the cottage truly felt like a home away from home. They have included so many personalized and thoughtful touches throughout the entire house and made the experience completely memorable. Joan and Rick were so communicative during our stay and even let us know about a local festival to take in while we were visiting. The location is great and the whole experience was perfectly suited for our 6 & 7 year old children. We hope to visit again soon.
Great house in a great location
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience. The owners were very friendly and had outfitted the house with everything we could possibly need.
Thank you! We hope to host you again someday soon.
Perfect Poipu Cottage
Immaculate and so close to the water/beach! In addition to swimming, we walked down to the beach several evenings to see sea turtles resting on the sand (12 of them one night!) We especially enjoyed the large back porch, and the way a cooling breeze could flow through the house. Great location to go just about anywhere on the island. Joan & Rick thought of everything a renter might need, from ample dishes/glassware & cooking supplies to coolers & chairs for the beach. Thank you for the mangos, too!
Perfect Location and an Overall Great Stay!
Coco Cottage was the perfect location for our stay on Kauai with another couple. We were close to the beach, golf, restaurants, shopping and an easy drive to any of the other destinations we were looking to go while on the island.
The house itself is beautifully maintained, comfortable, private and our hosts have truly thought of everything! The house itself is even better in person than it appeared online and our hosts were incredibly communicative, making the entire process very seamless.
We would absolutely take a trip back to Kauai and would love the opportunity to stay at the Coco Cottage again.
You were terrific guests and we would love to host you again. I passed your comments on to our terrific housekeeper, who takes great pride in helping us maintain Coco Cottage. Mahalo nui loa.
Relaxing stay at Coco Cottage
We are a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) and were fortunate to get to stay at Coco Cottage. The home is 1/2 a block to the water (brennecke beach) and it had everything we needed. The house itself was beautifully constructed, clean, organized, tastefully decorated, with a well stocked kitchen, lots of towels, comfortable beds, and really a calm atmosphere. The hosts were responsive with any questions we had, and made us feel so welcome with some lovely treats. We loved waking up and having coffee in the beautiful kitchen, taking a walk along the beach until the kids got up. Then we’d either pack up the beach gear (umbrella, beach chairs, beach towels, wagon all provided) and head to the beach, or load up the car and go on an excursion to explore the island. On nights we didn’t eat out, we loved coming back to the cottage to grill and have dinner on the lanai, relaxing after a long day in the sun. We would definitely come back - we had an excellent experience! Mahalo Joan and Rick for everything!!
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We always love it when our guests enjoy our cottage and our island as much as we do. It was great that you could stay long enough to fit in lots of adventures as well as savor the slow pace of the tropics. We hope you return again soon. Mahalo nui loa.
Coco Cottage at Poipu Beach is located just four homes from the ocean and seven homes away from the Poipu Beach Park, which is the hub of activity in Poipu. Everyone coming to Poipu wants to be within easy walking distance of Poipu Beach and Brennecke's Bodysurfing Beach. All other popular, non-ocean/beach activities, shopping and restaurants are are within a 5-minute drive of our cottage. If you love the beach at Poipu, you will love our convenient location!