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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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

Ning Gulari
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 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 Kauai

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

Hi Ning,

Yes, we had a wonderful time in your very relaxing home! It was perfect for all 6 of us and so accomodating. We were out most days but enjoyed card games (Apples to Apples) nightly at the big family dinner table. We did take advantage of your new lanai (in between rain drops)!!!

It was a great home away from home.

Mahalo, Valerie
Jun 2007
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • 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
* 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Stunning views, Private Heated Pool, A/C, 5 min walk to beaches
average rating of 4.974026 based on 91 reviews
Carlsbad, CA

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: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada

Absolutely loved staying in the Bird of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved staying in your Bird of Paradise home. It was a welcome sight to our weary traveller's eyes when we saw the beautiful house up on the hill with glowing lights waiting for us. It was the right location and the size accommodated all very well. We enjoyed the swimming pool each and every day. Having the pool to use with our little ones was a joy for all of us.

Evan (property manager) was a great help to us. He was so informative and knowledgeable about the island. We took his advice and explored many places. We also ate at a few recommended restaurants/food trucks. Evan also answered our text messages promptly and even dropped off umbrellas, water wings and fish identification books. He is a very kind, helpful and generous man.

We all fell in love with Kauai and it is our favorite island! Not one of us was ready to come home. We hope to make this an annual or biennial family trip. We look forward to staying at your homes again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bird of Paradise home, Kauai, HI

  • 5 of 5

The Bird of Paradise home was perfect for our family of nine; six adults, two toddlers and one infant.

It was a welcome sight to our weary traveller's eyes when we saw the beautiful home up on the hill with glowing lights waiting for us.

The view from the house was stunning.

We enjoyed using the heated swimming pool everyday.

It was a perfect location for us with an easy 5 min. walk to Poipu Beach and Shipwreck Beach. Koala Town was just a 5 min. drive and the North Shore was just an hour and a half away.

The property manager was informative and knowledgable about the island. He always answered our questions promptly and helped us when we needed it.

The ability to contact the concierge to have our first breakfast and lunch groceries in place was wonderful. She also helped arranged the diving excursions which was greatly appreciated.

Our family fell in love with Kauai. We plan to return again and we will absolutely stay at one of Ning Gulari's homes.

The Thompsons

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Whitehall, PA

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect! I am a travel agent and have done my fair share of touring resorts and looking for an upside and/or downside to resort vacationing. With that said, we did drive by the house twice since we didn't see the house number from the road and it has a shared driveway entrance with the house next door. BUT once we got there, it exceeded my expectations. First and foremost it was very clean and well stocked of necessities for any beach activity including beach towels, water shoes, beach chairs and snorkel gear to name a few. The house is well positioned for a short walk to any of the 3 beaches. The bedrooms were very spacious with comfortable beds (except the twins.....they might have waterproof mattress pads since it appears to be a kids room) and flat screen TV's in all. The kitchen had all the necessities for cooking/dining but THE VIEW from the living area!!!! My gosh! It is grand! The pool was well maintained and we used it often. I cannot say enough about the house and the owner. My emails and questions were answered promptly and my security deposited refunded back to me as I sat on my flight home. I highly recommend this property. My family (all adults at this point) had an amazing visit to Kauai while staying at The Bird of Paradise Home and we are looking forward to a return trip. The added bonus is the house concierge and house manager. The concierge pre booked our tours and did my grocery shopping prior to our arrival. Yes, there is a fee attached to the shopping but considering I didn't want to arrive after a long flight , pick up the car rental, drive 30 minutes to unpack our luggage and then go back to Safeway to do my hour worth of grocery shopping. This was vacation and I wanted to start it as soon as my feet it the ground. The house manager came our first night and gave us some valuable touring information that we utilized the very next day. You can't go wrong with this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO USA

A wonderful Thanksgiving vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our three families. The large, open, main living area provided plenty of space for everyone, and the outdoor decks allowed us to eat almost all of our meals "al fresco". We made good use of the kitchen and gas barbecue, as well as the salt water pool. The house was extremely clean and very well decorated. All beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were very nice. The ample supply of boogie boards and snorkel gear, along with a nice supply of beach gear, chairs, toys, etc., meant we didn't have to purchase any of these items for our short 5 night stay. The views from the house were very enjoyable and the location is very close to Poipu beach along a nice paved walking path. We ate at many of the restaurants suggested by our local host, Evan, and visited as many sights as possible. The guide books that were on hand at the house provided good information on which beaches were best for kids, snorkeling, and boogie boarding. We thoroughly enjoyed the drives and sights up Waimea Canyon and the trip up to Hanalei. The local Poipu area has great restaurants, beaches, and shopping. The owner was very easy to work with and made sure all of our questions were answered. We highly recommend this house to all, and especially for families.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Our family has just had its best vacation ever, thanks in large part to our positive experience with the owner, and of course the home itself. The home was ideally situated to the many activities we pursued: snorkeling, paddle boarding, hiking, watching the sunrise from the cliffs over Shipwreck Beach, and dining at nearby fabulous restaurants. Most importantly your home provided us with the opportunity to be together as a family. So much better than being in a hotel! This house is so well laid out, extremely well equipped, and beautifully decorated. I cannot think of a thing we lacked. The owner made the whole rental process so easy by being so communicative with us from the very beginning. I highly recommend this property to everyone. I know we hope to enjoy another stay there one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Thanks giving week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
New Year 2018
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Jan 8 2018 - Dec 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
Dec 16 2018 - Dec 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
New Year 2019
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 7 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Out clean $385 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

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).

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