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Charming 2 Bd/2 Ba Cottage, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ahe Lani means “Heavenly Breezes” and that is what you will find throughout this two bedroom, two full bathroom home located less than 100 yards from Poipu's Baby Beach and very near Lawai Beach. Ahe Lani is a charming cottage that will take you back to old Hawaii.

The question everyone asks themselves as they drive to Poipu is “Did I rent a good house?” Drive four houses past Ahe Lani, your first thought will be “WOW! The ocean is really close!” Then you may wonder where to park your car because the parking area for Ahe Lani is beautiful lawn growing through concrete blocks. So drive right on the lawn! Walk up the hardwood steps to the front porch, remove your shoes and step into the entry of this Hawaiian plantation style home and you immediately begin to see the great decorating and furnishings. Original oil paintings and natural wood trim and doors scream out “Hawaii!” You start to feel the gentle breezes that flow through and cool this house because every room has cross ventilation. Perhaps your children see the Surfer Bedroom and you hear them “OOH” and “AAH”, and it really hits you, “This is better than home!”

Step into old Hawaii in a new beach house! As you enter, imagine yourself as a turn of the century plantation manager relaxing in the spacious living room of this plantation-style Kauai rental vacation home overlooking the tropical garden. Walk into the great room with its nine foot ceilings and ceiling fans. On the left is the living area with windows on three sides. It is decorated with a large rattan sofa, a two person rattan loveseat, and a comfortable rattan easy chair with ottoman. The entertainment center has a flat screen TV with a DVD player and a CD stereo system with Hawaiian CD's provided.

On the right is the hardwood dining table with plenty of room for you to enjoy meals and "talk story" afterward. The kitchen is modern and spacious with granite countertops. There is a GE range with microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The kitchen is completely stocked. In addition to all the pots, pans and cooking utensils you will need, there are matching sets of dishware, glassware, knives and silverware. Since you will need more than that to cook a meal, you will probably find aluminum foil, saran wrap, baggies, wax paper, coffee filters, paper napkins, paper towels, dish liquid and dishwasher soap, plus many other necessary kitchen supplies.

Next to the kitchen is the separate laundry room with washer and dryer and a separate storage room holding the beach chairs, sand toys, coolers and maybe boogie boards and snorkeling gear left by previous guests.

Walk down the hall from the great room. On the left is the sliding door to the 200 square foot lanai. This lanai is partially roofed in case of rain and has an outdoor dining table with four chairs, plenty of space to enjoy alfresco meals or cocktails.

Further down the hall to the right is the Surfer Bedroom decorated that has two twin beds that can be made into an Eastern king bed for just a $25 fee. This bedroom has two windows and a cooling ceiling fan. It also has three tropical bedside tables, a dresser, and a 19" television. This bedroom has its own bathroom with dual lavatories, a tub shower, toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up.

Past the first bedroom is the master bedroom suite. On the right is the bathroom with dual lavatories, a five-foot shower, toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up. Past the bathroom is the master bedroom decorated in a flower motif with tropical furniture. This bedroom has a sliding door on one wall and windows on the other two walls plus a ceiling fan for great ventilation. The California king-size bed is firm but cushiony. An original oil painting hangs over it. There are bedside tables, a full dresser, and an armoire with a 19" television inside.

This is a non-smoking house.

Outside Ahe Lani is a 3000 square foot lawn with chaise lounges for sunbathing on those days when you don't want to make the 3 minute walk to the beach. The lawn is also home to a gas barbecue. Ahe Lani shares this lawn with our three bedroom home, Akala Pua.

This house is fully licensed by the County of Kauai (TVNC #1073, Tax ID TA198600294401), and has a Kauai property manager withing three miles of the house, reachable by telephone at 800-247-5599.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About The Owner

Aloha from Jim and Valorie Wisda. We recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona from Palos Verdes Estates, California where we raised a wonderful son and daughter. We have been coming to Poipu since 1970 and no matter how often we travel to other places or countries we visit, like this picture in Thailand, we always look forward to coming back to Poipu several times a year.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Kauai

We bought the lot a few years after hurricane Iniki while the cost of lots was still low because it offered us the opportunity to help vacationers experience a really wonderful house in a good location at an affordable rent. This house is a couple of houses removed from the water, and the rent is less than half of those houses less than 100 yards away! This is really one of the best values in Poipu. It is a great house in a very good location at a fair and affordable rent.

What makes this house unique

Lushly landscaped yard. Privacy.

Best of all, the open living area promotes family gatherings with places to sit and 'talk story', but with plenty of room for everyone to have adequate space.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the Guestbook: My husband and I went on vacation for much needed R&R from our hectic lives. This houses was the perfect place to recharge. The breezes and sounds were like therapy and we truly felt at home here. The amenities you provided were so helpful and made our stay that much more comfortable. It is with a touch of sadness that we have to leave this home for our next adventure. We we return to Kauai, we know where we want to stay and if we have family and friens venturing out here, we will recommend that they stay at Ahe Lani.
May 2015
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Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
  • Both bathrooms have windows for great ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be put together
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
  • King size beds (1) All beds are comfortably firm., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs are available for rent through www.readyrentals.com.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Charming 2 Bd/2 Ba Cottage, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES
average rating of 4.714286 based on 201 reviews
5

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for us...we love getting up in the morning and having coffee before we walk to Baby Beach with the provided lawn chairs and towels. The location is great...we walk about a mile or so to spouting horn, and we can walk to the shopping center for lunch and/or dinner. We can drive a short distance to Poipu Beach where we can enjoy the beautiful views and water. Everything is here for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation for 8 days in pretty cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (family with 4 adults) enjoyed a great vacation in this pretty cottage in Puipo, Kauai. The home and garden is perfect maintained, the overall room is very spacious for 4 persons (2 bedrooms/2 bath). The living room and kitchen is on a very good standard of equipment. There was nothing we were missing.

The cottage is close to the pretty Baby Beach (only 5 min. walk) and shopping facilities. In the home we were supplied with beach equipment. Furthermore we loved jogging in the morning to the spouting horn.

Overall we can highly recommend this place and intent to return in future!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This home was perfect for our family of four 😍

  • 5 of 5

Great 2 bed, 2 bath home walking distance to Baby Beach. This home is well stocked with everything you need for a great vacation. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer. We really try hard to give everyone a great experience. Please return often and take advantage of our return guest discounts. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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4

wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I have rented this property several times and love the location. It is easy access for beach and snorkeling, restaurants, and food shopping. This stay we had some difficulty with the dishwasher not cleaning dishes effectively. The cottage would benefit from upgrading the dishwasher, washing machine, and cooking pots and pans. Our friends who shared the cottage with us were gourmet cooks! Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful tropical home

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week of vacation at Ahe Lani over spring break. The house is very well-designed and thoughtfully and tastefully furnished. It is surrounded by a beautiful and perfectly maintained tropical garden which completes the experience with bird sounds and nice views from the windows and while sitting out on the covered porch (we had enough shade throughout the day to have all our meals out there). Everything looked just like it did on the photos and we felt very much at home - especially since the area has a very "residential" feel and is far enough away from large hotels and resorts! The kitchen is well stocked and the BBQ (and all other appliances) worked fine. We did not have any issues or problems at all during our stay. The communication with the owner and the rental agency prior to our stay were prompt, friendly and smooth and we were provided with all information and details we needed. We found the location of the house very convenient to explore the island and shared our time between the many pretty beaches and the breathtaking canyon. Thank you for sharing your house and we are hoping to return to Ahe Lani soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Diemuth. Valorie and I work hard to help everyone have a great vacation. Be sure to return often and take advantage of our return guest discounts. Buzz Wisda
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4

Nice property. Bad timing on sprinklers

  • 4 of 5

Got soaked by sprinklers in mid morning on lawn and at 7:45 pm in driveway while dressed up for dinner. Really need to have sprinklers come on at night

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dustin, I am sorry to hear about the sprinklers soaking you. It seems there is no good time no run the sprinklers---no matter what time we set them at they seem to hit someone. Also, since the control box is inside the house, guests change the times. Please come back often! We offer repeat guests a 5% discount for each return visit, up to 20% off the fifth and subsequent visits. Since we don't raise rents much, we have guests staying in that house next year for about the same as they paid in 2009. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Nearest Point of Interest
Baby Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Prince Kuhio Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Huai Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lawai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
"PK's" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
"Centers" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
"Acid Drop" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Market
Nearest Point of Interest
New Kukuiula Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Future Kukuiula Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikomo Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
New Koloa Landing Condominiums
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Kauai Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Fire Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Golf Village
Car: necessary

Poipu Beach Park, rated #1 beach in America by the travel channel is nearby. Baby Beach and Lawai Beach are within four minutes walk. This is snorkeling, surfing, bodysurfing, and sunbathing heaven. Spouting Horn blowhole is at the end of Lawai Road, as is the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Restaurants abound in Poipu, ranging from gourmet to hamburger stand. In the evenings, entertainment can be found at Keoki's Paradise and the Hyatt Regency Resort. Most of all, Kauai is home to nature lovers who want to relax and explore the beauty of the island; to see the myriad waterfalls and rainbows; to sail aboard a catamaran to the breathtaking Napali Coast; to watch the whales and dolphins; maybe kayak a river and hike to a secret waterfall; or maybe just read a good book.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $515
Outclean Fee $253 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, first payment is returned minus a $50 cancellation fee. Within 90 days of arrival, damage deposit and cleaning fee are returned. We will try to re-rent and forward any net rents we receive to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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