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Gail Rowley

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Affordable Luxury in a Peaceful Plantation Setting-Poipu Kai

26 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Kauai House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Step through the door and feel the aloha. The great room is the center of the home and opens onto the expansive screened lanai and the tranquil garden in the private back yard beyond. Both the kitchen and master bedroom also open to the lanai which offers dining on the kitchen end and a conversation area outside the master. The two downstairs bedrooms are on opposite sides of the great room for added privacy. Each bedroom has air conditioning and a TV and there is a 47-in 'smart' HDTV in the great room. For those of you who need to stay in touch with the real world, we offer wireless Internet service. There are ceiling fans throughout, including the lanai. The newly upgraded kitchen makes preparing meals at home a pleasure as well as a huge money saver. We also provide everything you'll need to enjoy a day at the beach: snorkel gear, boogie boards, umbrella, coolers, beach chairs and mats, surfboard, beach towels. We also include a crib, high chair, jog stroller and play yard. A much greater value than a hotel.

Owners profile: Aloha kakou - Hale Mahina Kauai is owned and operated by Dennis and Gail. Our home is newly upgraded, beautifully appointed and awaits your arrival.

We honeymooned on Kauai in 1971, returning every chance we got until fate, hard work and a generous dose of good luck combined to see us move here permanently in 2004. When friends on the mainland ask us when we're moving back we answer simply, 'We're not.' A deep love of our island and extensive local experience permit us to share our learning and understanding with our guests. We are happy to offer as little or as much advice as you desire to make your vacation in Hale Mahina an incredible experience, full of fond memories. We want you to enjoy your stay so much that you will return again and again.

Location, location, location!: Hale Mahina is conveniently located in the lushly landscaped 70 acre Poipu Kai Resort, a collection of single family homes and condos, which is nestled along the paved greenbelt between the Grand Hyatt Resort and Poipu Beach Park. The single family home is a mere 5-10 minute walk from 3 beaches, the Resort's pool, jacuzzi and 8 tennis courts, the Grand Hyatt Resort, numerous restaurants and activities. Koloa town is 3 miles away and offers additional restaurants, shops and grocery stores. Poipu is the perfect jumping off spot for touring this incredibly beautiful island. It is centrally located between the lush north shore and the spectacular west side with its Waimea Canyon and Na Pali coast overlook. At the end of your day of touring or beaching it, you can relax on the tranquil lanai with an 'umbrella drink' or walk to Poipu Beach to watch one of the south shore's spectacular sunsets. It's your vacation. You decide!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Gail Rowley (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Gail Rowley

We honeymooned on Kauai in 1971, returning every chance we got until fate, hard work and a generous dose of good luck combined to see us move here permanently in 2004. When friends on the mainland ask us when we're moving back we answer simply, 'We're not.' A deep love of our island and extensive local experience permit us to share our learning and understanding with our guests. We are happy to offer as little or as much advice as you desire to make your vacation in Hale Mahina an incredible experience, full of fond memories. We want you to enjoy your stay so much that you will return again and again.

Gail Rowley purchased this house in 2010

Why Gail Rowley chose Kauai

We find the Poipu Kai Resort to be ideally located between several of the best beaches on the island, none more than 10 minutes away by car. The amenities offered by Poipu Kai Resort are truly outstanding. The peaceful ambience and location of 'Hale Mahina' welcome our guests back time and again. We think you will agree!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mahalo! Great stay. Spouting Horn wonderful Brennecke's and Poipu Beach best weather on the island. Good snorkeling.
Mar 2010
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Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

Affordable Luxury in a Peaceful Plantation Setting-Poipu Kai
average rating of 4.730769 based on 35 reviews
5

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable home for seven nights. It was everything we expected from the pictures on-line. My favorite spot was the lanai where we enjoyed our meals and also quiet time to read and/or catch a quick nap. The laundry was a great asset for throwing in a load of towels and swimsuits following a day at the beach. The beach gear located in the garage was put to good use by our family. The use of the snorkel gear gave me an opportunity to remove an item from my Bucket List. The kitchen is very well equipped for fixing family meals. The pantry was surprisingly well stocked with basic non-perishables left by previous renters. The property is conveniently located for many of the island's activities, i.e., ATV, ziplining, luau, beaches. Gail and Dennis were a delight to work with throughout the reservation process as well as during our stay. We had an awesome vacation in Kauai and I hope that we will get an opportunity to return to Kauai and this "home away from home" sometime.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect Setting and Time

  • 4 of 5

As three couples, we needed a place that could give each of us a private room, but an area we could share together. This home was perfect. We all had comfortable beds and nice sized rooms. Our favorite thing, other then sightseeing and spending time at the beach was sitting on the lanai having our coffee and breakfast. We were able to fix a few meals at the house with the fully supplied kitchen (other then groceries). Gail and Dennis are very sweet and always answered any questions we could come up with. Thank you for letting us use your wonderful home. Can't wait to come back and visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonney Lake, WA
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home for 4 nights. We were pleasantly surprised upon entering and the neighborhood seemed very residential which was great! The kitchen was stocked with everything that we would ever need and all of the "beach gear" in the garage was a definite added bonus! The only issues that we had were that the air conditioner in the master bedroom only worked sporadically. It would be cold for a few hours and then just blow warm air. We happened to be there at a very, very hot and humid time so it was very noticeable. I believe that it just needed to be serviced. The other issue was that the ceiling fans in the living room would only work at low speed. Again, with the exceptionally hot and humid weather this made being in the unairconditioned living area almost unbearable at times. No air was moving so the fans were of little to no help. Despite these items..we had a great time and absolutely loved Kauai!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we wanted!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for 11 nights and it was very comfortable for us and another traveling couple. We enjoyed spending time in the screened lanai, in the backyard and sitting on the front porch in the evenings feeling the gentle breeze. We stayed in the master bedroom and the bed was perfect for both of us (not an easy task!) And there were no complaints about the guest bedroom. An abundance of towels were available as well as the washer and dryer to launder the towels midweek. The house is so close to the ocean that on days when the surf was high we could actually hear it!

Our biggest surprise was the kitchen!! Oh my goodness, where to start? We love to cook and everything was available for us. I was surprised to find that the pantry was well stocked with useable non-perishable items from past renters. My advice...don't go shopping for too many dry goods until you see what is in the pantry!

Another great find was the garage - boogie boards, beach chairs, mats and an abundance of ice chests. Plus so much more that we didn't even get to use.

I would highly recommend this rental home to anyone. Gail was a pleasure to communicate with and always very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin, IN 46131, USA
5

Attending our Granddaughter's Beach Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing home only three nights but would have liked to stay much longer. It was perfect for our family and we hope to go back there some day. This beautiful home was furnished with everything needed for a beach vacation. The home is so comfortable and relaxing and every bit as beautiful in person as in these online pictures. Thank you Gail & Dennis for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Place to Stay on Kauai

  • 5 of 5

When I originally searched for places to stay on Kauai, I checked out hotels and condos but everything was quite pricey. Then one night I found this gem!! A house within walking distance of two beaches and a pool and hot tub. A house that could accommodate far more than the 4 people in our party. A house that felt like home.

Gail and Dennis's house had everything we needed and wanted! The kitchen was amazing!! Cookware was plentiful! Loved all the Tupperware for our leftovers. The dining table on the screened in lanai was wonderful. We ate all our meals out there while playing Hawaiian music on pandora radio. Wifi worked great. TVs were nice, though admittedly we hardly used them. A/C in the bedrooms made for a comfy night's sleep...along with the super comfy bedding! Showers and bathrooms were huge! Backyard made a great exercise space for me in the mornings (side note: sprinklers turn on at 7...haha! Surprise!!).

The best part is you are just a 4 minute walk away from Shripwreck Beach and a really cool hiking trail that takes you to the top of a cliff (great place to watch sun set behind Grand Hyatt Resort). Speaking of the Grand Hyatt: coincidentally (?) your towels at the house are identical to the Grand Hyatt's. Those towels might make it appear as though you are a guest at that resort and might afford you the opportunity to swim in their cool pool and hot tub...until they do a guest verification and you kindly escort yourself out (haha! Good memories!).

If you walk in a different direction for about 10 minutes, you will hit Poupu Beach Park. Poipu Beach was one of America's top 10 beaches and for good reason!! Their surf isn't too rough in the summertime and it makes for awesome snorkeling. The house comes with all the beach stuff you could need, including snorkel gear! One of our snorkel outings

resulted in me swimming alongside a seat turtle half my size!!! Other snorkeling adventures at Poipu Beach made me feel like I was in Finding Nemo! It was so fun!!

While you are at Poipu Beach, be sure to grab lunch at Brenneke's followed up by some shave ice! Yum!!

The house is in close proximity to neat beachside shops and restaurants. Really, the house is close to everything because it's an island with two main roads!

We are so blessed to have found this house!! We already can't wait to come back! And when we return to Kauai, this is where we will stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
14.5 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kalapaki Joe's
Nearest Ferry
N/A
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Poipu Bay
Nearest Train
Kilohana - plantation tours
Nearest Motorway
N/A
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tidepools & Dondero's both at the Grand Hyatt
Nearest Ski
Big Island - bring your rock skis!
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Shipwreck
Car: recommended

The prestigious 4 Star Poipu Kai Resort is connected by 70 acres of lushly landscaped tropical greenbelt/walkway between Shipwreck Beach and the Grand Hyatt on one end and Poipu Beach Park and Brennecke's Beach on the other. Resort amenities include 2 pools and spas and 9 tennis courts. This single family home in the Resort is central to all beaches, restaurants and activities on Kauai's popular south shore, many within easy walking distance. Poipu Beach is famous for surfing, boogie boarding, snorkling, a protected 'baby pool' area for young children and fabulous sunsets. Poipu is a central location to stay for touring the island.

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Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$270
 

Additional information about rental rates

out cleaning $210
Tax Rate 13.42%

Check in 5PM HST, check out 11AM HST.
Rates are subject to change until reservations have been confirmed.

Deposit is 25% of the total amount due, with the remaining balance due in two equal payments 60 and 30 days prior to arrival.

We accept personal checks or credit cards via Paypal

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Amenities

Kauai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious walk in showers in both baths. Master bath/laundry room opens to front lanai. Bath towels for use in home only; beach towels are provided for use at pool and beach. Washer and dryer are hidden in a closet off the master bath. Ironing board and iron are provided. Hair dryers available in both baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
  • Sleeps 8 in beds plus infant/toddler in full size crib. Master bedroom opens onto screened lanai. Bed is a California King with 600 thread count sheets and a generous number of new pillows. Second bedroom opens onto the front lanai. Bed is a Queen with 600 thread count sheets and a generous number of new pillows. Third bedroom has both a King and a sofa/futon. All bedrooms are air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We like kids. Playpen, high chair, full size crib and jog/stroller are provided for guests traveling with infants/toddlers. 42-in HDTV in Great Room. Flat screen TVs in Master bedroom and second bedroom. Parking is off-street, in driveway just steps from front door. No steps to climb. One bike; golf clubs available; spa is located in the communal pool areas. Snorkel gear, boogie boards, floats, beach chairs, cooler, beach towels are provided.

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