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Stunning New 2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage 300 feet from Poipu Beach Park

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

This custom designed Hawaiian plantation style cottage is located just off the Brennecke's beach side of Poipu Beach Park, 100 steps to the beach!

This spacious house was designed and built in 2013 to be the perfect vacation retreat - its plantation style allows it to blend in with the historic neighborhood, while offering every modern luxury. Outside is a barbeque grilling area, a garden shower accessible from either the master bath or from outside, and under the Plumeria Tree is a landscaped 5 person hot springs spa hot tub. Enjoy the 2 master suites with plush king beds, flat screen TVs, pedestal tub, and outdoor garden shower, and full size front load washer and dryer. The open plan great room opens up to the large lanai with 22 feet of 8' high folding doors, and the 9 1/2 foot high walls, vaulted ceilings, large double hung windows, and ceiling fans keep the place breezy and cool. The kitchen is equipped with a full sized french door refrigerator, whisper quiet dishwasher, gas range, walk-in pantry, granite counters, open shelving, and fully stocked (even has a french press!). The sound system through out the living area as well as the lanai is set up for surround sound TV watching, listening to Pandora, or you can wirelessly listen to your own music collection from your smartphone. NOTE: WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST.

More Details

Owner
Karen Olson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Karen Olson

Aloha! Brent, originally from Oregon, and I (Karen) originally from Ohio, both moved to Kauai in the early 1980's (when we were too young to know any better) met, fell in love, got married, and have been here ever since. With my design background and Brent being a general contractor, we began Olson Homes Inc. which is a design/build firm specializing in custom homes here on the south side. We live in Kalaheo, but ever since I came here and fell in love with Kauai, I dreamed of having a little place in Poipu, near the beach. I never thought it would happen, but this property kind of fell in our laps and my dream came true! And we set out to build our perfect beach cottage. We named it Ke'ola, 'the life', because we feel it represents the amazing quality of life that Kauai has to offer. Karen is a plein air (outdoor) painter, and you can see her work at www.kauaipainter.com.

Karen Olson purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen Olson chose Kauai

Perfect location and an incredible beach house.

What makes this house unique

We manage this rental ourselves, live in Kalaheo (15 minutes away) and Brent is usually working in Poipu - so anything that we have overlooked we can take care of immediately. Just call or text, and we will take care it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such an amazing family vacation. Such a beautiful home! Kids both said they were glad we stayed here and not at a resort. Hope to come again some day, we are all pretty sad to be leaving :(. Thanks for everything karen!
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Plush king beds, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fans, walk-in closets, ocean view from bed, desk, flat screen TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Stunning New 2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage 300 feet from Poipu Beach Park
average rating of 4.962963 based on 56 reviews
5

We had a wonderful week at Karen and Brent's perfect house.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful details, right down to the fully stocked kitchen, beach gear, and sound system that hooks up to your own music. Karen and Brent were attentive and quickly responded to any issues. The house is well built and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the spacious lanai porch for casual dining after a day at the beach, just steps away. The house being built in front yard was a bit of a bummer, but as long as you're not expecting an ocean view it won't be a shock. Karen's dining and activities recommendations were right on. Kauai is magical and this little gem made it even better!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Marysville, KS
5

Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage provides everything you could possibly need for a relaxing trip to Kauai. The photos show it just as it is......well designed and decorated with awesome glass walls that open to the lanai and a great neighborhood close to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. There is construction next door which limits the view a bit but it won't keep us from returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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League City, Tx
4

Great cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this beach cottage in Kauai. It was the perfect size for two couples and a small child. It was very comfortable.. we loved the big living room chairs and the seamless transition from inside to the awesome porch. I would give 5 stars but the ocean view is gone now and instead you have to look at a black tarp structure off of the porch and listen to construction. They also had a lawn service come that took about 7 hours to cut a small yard and the roosters are loud at all hours! I hate to admit that we did miss having AC, as it was still very hot at night with fans and all windows open but it wouldn't stop me from renting again. the location near the beach and the house itself is fantastic! They did a wonderful job with the design and amenities and we wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Honolulu
5

LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this house and wish we could have stayed longer than just three nights. But we will be back! Lack of A/C in the bedrooms was a bit of an issue but we got over it. We loved the outdoor shower and appreciated the beach chairs and boogie boards (although the boards definitely have seen better days). The decor was perfect, and Karen's art is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix AZ
5

Luxury home and beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 were so happy with the home's design, layout, luxurious comfort and location that we are already talking about a return trip when we can stay longer. Everything we needed was included including the chairs and umbrellas for the beach 1 block away. We've rented houses in various tropical locations and this one tops them all for it's detailed appointments and location. Thank you to our hosts and we hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

Perfect in Every Way.

  • 5 of 5

I routinely provide reviews/comments on TripAdvisor and have never gushed out my experience. In the case of this Poipu cottage it was absolutely perfect for us in every single way. I would give this property six (6) stars if that were possible. The owner's description is accurate and true in every detail. The owner also provides a wealth of helpful information in the VRBO listing that is available once the property is booked. The house is exceptionally well designed, well appointed in every regard, and ideally located in Poipu.

We found everything in the house clean and well maintained (e.g. linens, towels, pantry, kitchen, bathrooms, and on and on). The large folding doors to the lanai open easily allowing the transition from inside/outside to virtually disappear.

Two couples or a small family will find this house ideally suited. Book it now and enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue International AIrport
Nearest Barpub
Kalapaki Joes, Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Kalapaki Joes, Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Nearest Beach
Brennecke's Beach at Poipu
Car: recommended

Ke'ola Beach Cottage is located smack dab in the heart of Poipu on little Pane Road, one of the last remaining 'old Hawaii' residential streets in the area. With nothing between the cottage and the ocean, 100 steps out the door is Brennecke's beach, famous for its perfect boogie boarding waves, and if you are looking for calmer water and beautiful snorkeling, just walk next door to Poipu beach park, always on the 'top ten' list of Hawaiian beaches. Full of hustle and bustle during the day, the beaches at night become a stunning quiet oasis - best place for a moonlit walk, or a picnic dinner by the water.

Ke'ola Cottage is located about 60 feet from the Poipu Kai greenbelt walking path. This path is beautiful lighted walkway connecting everything in the area - so within a ten minute stroll you can get to the Hyatt Regency and Shipwreck beach, the Sheraton, Marriot Waiohai, Kiahuna Plantation, Ko Kea Resort ( the old Poipu Beach Hotel), Poipu Kai, Poipu Shopping Village, not to mention dozens of restaurants. Tennis is right out your back door, and the Kiahuna Golf Course and Grand Hyatt Coarse are both about a 5 minute drive away. Don't forget to check out the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and on your way there stop by Spouting Horn for the gorgeous views and the best prices on Hawaiian jewelry and trinkets.

If you like farmers markets there are two GREAT ones during the week - first is the Koloa Sunshine market every Monday and noon sharp!, located at the Koloa ball park, and all the produce is grown here on Kauai. The 2nd is the Culinary Market on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, at the Shops at Kukuiula, There is always live music, cooking demonstrations, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as prepared food vendors. - make sure you buy a slice of pie from 'The Right Slice'! This is the 'happening' place on Wednesdays for locals and tourists alike. From Kukuiula Harbor, you can catch a trip to one of the more than 20 dive sites right off our south coast, or take it slower with a sunset or whale watching trip. Take it even more easy and schedule yourself a day at one of the several spas (Hyatt has my favorite!) in the area. Again, the cottage is in a great location - right next to the Koloa Heritage Trail, which you can follow with an interpretive map and learn the history of the Koloa and Poipu area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $350

$460 (1 nights stay) nonrefundable deposit, unless I am able to re-book the reserved dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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