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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:
November 17, 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 Poipu

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

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Stunning New 2 Bedroom Luxury Cottage 300 feet from Poipu Beach Park
average rating of 4.948276 based on 60 reviews
Mountain View, CA
5

The perfect home to complement the perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot stress enough just how much thought and consideration the owners, Karen and Brent, have put into their breathtakingly beautiful vacation home in Koloa/Poipu. Any and every need that we had, including those that never even occurred to us, were addressed. Impeccably designed yet warm and inviting in every regard, this well appointed home and its close proximity to the water (will a 2 minute walk to a pristine beach do?!) were without a doubt the quintessential antidote to the day-to-day grind that is life. We vegged out and read on the patio, we played cards and watched movies in the living room, we whipped up a couple of awesome meals in the fully equipped kitchen, we snorkeled with honu in what is essentially the backyard...we lived a charmed existence for the few days we were lucky enough to call it our home and it will not be soon forgotten!

The one and only drawback has nothing whatsoever to do with the house itself - unfortunately, the lot directly in front of this property is currently under construction (damn it!!?!) and it impedes what was once a completely unobstructed view of the water. That said, once they're done and the unsightly debris is cleared away, partial views of those azure blue waters can still be had from the patio, the front deck and the lawn. And if that isn't enough, just stroll on down to the water...remember, it'll take you all of 2 minutes!!

My husband and I have been to Kauai three times now, and we divide our time between Princeville/Hanalei and Poipu/Koloa. We tend to stay longer on the north shore because we're partial to the verdantly lush greenery there. That said, THIS HOUSE is all the incentive this homebody needs to stay longer in the south next time around...cannot wait!! Mahalo again for letting us stay in your spectacular home, Karen and Brent!! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Cottage in Poipu

  • 4 of 5

The house was amazing! Well built, great design, well equipped, functional. Loved the house. The location was great but the pictures were deceiving. There is not the view advertised. In fact there is no view of the beach due to the construction of a two story house right in front of this home. They should change the pictures or provide a disclaimer. There is also a lot of noise from the ongoing construction. That said we give the house high marks and high marks to the flexible owners. The house was spectacular.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning home situated in a perfect area next to the beach and lots to do.

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing home. We were two couples and the layout of this home is just what we love. Two large bedrooms and a HUGE open living and kitchen area. The covered deck was accessible through the home by opening the sliding wall of glass which made it all one large entertaining area. We would come back from our day and open everything up and sit and enjoy the surroundings. The home had all the amenities you could ask for including beach gear, a full kitchen, and a hot tub for soaking after our long hikes. We all loved the outdoor shower. There are two wonderful beaches just a short walk away. One we sat and were able to enjoy great snorkeling and a family of sea turtles and three monk seals. The other was perfect for boogie boarding and surfing with sea turtles. You are a short walk from the Hyatt and we loved Brennecke's for lunch and dinner. This was a great home base for us to take day adventures and return home for a relaxing evening. This little area of Poipu has a great vibe and was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house ! Great place to hang out.

  • 5 of 5

The home is great just like the pictures . Very clean and nice lanai to hang out . Loved the outside shower and bathtub. Great location and close to walking ,shopping and restraunts . Owners responded quickly when needed . Staying in this beautiful cottage made our stay so special . Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 2017
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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

Refundable damage deposit $350
out cleaning $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.4%

$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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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