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Stunning views, Private Heated Pool, A/C, 5 min walk to beaches

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 12 nights

Overview

About the property

4BR/3.5BA AC/private Pool, excellent mountains/crater/golf/ocean 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

Availability 2017: April 1-6 (5 nights), July 16-25 (9 nights) and Sept 10 on.

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.

More Details

Owner
Ning Gulari
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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. Crestview is the best location in Poipu Kai. 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

Our stay at the Bird of Paradise in September 2017 was incredible. The views from all angles of the deck were breathtaking!!! The house was more than depicted in the pictures - beachy relaxing feel. The master suite off the deck was private and perfect for us. Evan was his usual accommodating self and excellent to deal with. Ning is wonderful to deal with and very prompt and efficient. We are returning in 2019 to one of Ning's gorgeous homes. We would not hesitate to refer any of Ning's homes to our friends and family....they are out of this world!!
Sep 2017
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Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bungalow master suite - AC, excellent black mountains views
    Surf's Up - 2 twin/ single , AC, Can combine two twin beds to King bed
    Queen - 1 queen , AC
    Main King master suite - 1 king , AC, teak furniture
    Queen convertible sofa - 2 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Sofa in living room, playpens, futons
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • 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
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
* 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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Stunning views, Private Heated Pool, A/C, 5 min walk to beaches
average rating of 4.952941 based on 100 reviews
Carlsbad, CA
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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: August 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay, great location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for 4 couples. Lovely home. Great location. Incredible view!! The pool is only ~4 feet deep and more of a larger hot tub size. Would only hope for newer towels as they were a bit scratchy and when you are in the water a lot, but everything else was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, Bird of Paradise home is in a great location and it built to take advantage of 270 degree views, going from the mountains, to partial golf and Ocean views and wonderful sunrises. We are glad to hear that this home was perfect for your group of 4 couples. The pool size is 12 feet x 18 feet and 4 feet deep was built specifically to be safe for young children. The pool is heated to 82F and goes above that in the afternoons. It is perfect for families with children because of its fencing and depth. We heard from many families that their children learned to swim and snorkel in this pool. I am not sure which towels you mention as being scratchy (beach towels or bathroom towels) that were scratchy. When you are in the water a lot and use a towel, it is possible that your skin is soft & sensitive leading to scratchy feeling while using towels. We will make sure our cleaning crew use fabric softener with towels every wash. Our bath towels are high quality Martha Stewart quick dry bath towels from Macy’s, Beach towels are large size Stripe Beach towels from Land's End.
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Stunning mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a 10 day stay at the Bird of Paradise house. We enjoyed our trip and hope to return in the future. The Bird of Paradise house was perfect for our family - there was enough room for 8 adults and three grandchildren. The deck that surrounds the house gave us additional space. We enjoyed breakfasts, dinners and late night chats on the deck while we enjoyed the beautiful views and breezes. The younger children loved to dip in the pool after we returned each day from the beach. We cooked all of our dinners at home since we had small children. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The outside grill is brand new. Evan, the house manager, met us on the first day and was kind enough to give us a driving tour of the location (beaches, pools, etc.). The only negative I can think of is the noise in the morning for those who have the two lower bedrooms. However, if you don't travel with young children who are early risers, then this won't be a problem!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation/celebration in Kauai staying in your perfect home. House manager, Evan, could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The house was "sparkling" when we arrived. We didn't want for anything. The location was so convenient, minutes away from surfing lessons, ATV and fishing, the best beaches for snorkeling, surfing and swimming. We didn't even need to rent equipment as there was so much there at the house for your guests to make use of! It had been 16 years since our last trip to the island and while some things have changed, it's still the most perfect place on the planet. We will always remember the views of the ocean and the mountains, breathtaking sunrise and peaceful sunsets. You were so helpful from the beginning of our reservation to our departure and I cannot thank you enough for helping us to make a dream come true. We will most definitely look to you for future visits to beautiful Kauai. Mahalo, the Kuebler's

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perfect vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us - we are a family of 10 with 3 couples and 4 kids. The two small kids were able to sleep on futons in the very large master.

Notes on the property:

- views are spectacular and serene, with a huge wrap around deck to dine and layout

- ac works well which is important to sleep for us

- clean and well kept, and stocked kitchen with supplies

- spacious living room to hang out

- wi-fi worked great

- 7 minutes to the beach

- tons of beach gear like chairs and umbrellas which is great to have

- concierge fantastic - we booked a few tours and a chef through her which all turned out perfectly

- we had a shower curtain rod come down and Evan came and fixed asap

- pool was small but fun to lay out by and take a dip

Overall surpassed our expectations! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for a large family

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us - we are a family of 10 with 3 couples and 4 kids. The two small kids were able to sleep on futons in the very large master.

Notes on the property:

- views are spectacular and serene, with a huge wrap around deck to dine and layout

- ac works well which is important to sleep for us

- clean and well kept, and stocked kitchen with supplies

- spacious living room to hang out

- wi-fi worked great

- 7 minutes to the beach

- tons of beach gear like chairs and umbrellas which is great to have

- concierge fantastic - we booked a few tours and a chef through her which all turned out perfectly

- we had a shower curtain rod come down and Evan came and fixed asap

- pool was small but fun to lay out by and take a dip

Overall surpassed our expectations! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Out clean $385 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Holiday rate is different than listed above
The rate above for up to 4 guests. Please add $30/night/additional guest. This Bird of Paradise home can accommodate up to 8 adults and 2 children.
We accept credit card for initial payment, we accept check for the rest of the balance (150 and 60 days before the arrival date).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund