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AC, Private Pool, golf, ocean view: A Luxury Three-Bedroom Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

AC, pool, 3 bedrooms with full baths plus upper half bath, sleeps 8 max.

Located 1.25 mile from Poipu Beach and directly on the Kiahuna Golf Course, Hale Nene Poipu is an elegant plantation-style house with a private salt-water pool/spa and 270 degrees of stunning golf, lake, sunset and ocean views. A two-story floorplan allows families and guests their own separate quarters, also with expansive views and luxury amenities. Hale Nene Poipu is named after the wild hawaiian geese that flock near the lake.

The upper floor has a great room with vaulted, wood-inlaid ceilings and stone floors throughout the upper dining, gourmet kitchen, and living areas. Huge glass doors recess completely into the wall for an indoor/outdoor living area opening to a covered lanai with built-in BBQ, table and lounge seating The upper lanai enjoys a wide-open sunrise/set, lake, golf and ocean horizon views. The gourmet kitchen is fully-equipped and includes Wolf, Sub-Zero and Kitchen Aid appliances and mountain views. The upper master King suite has vaulted, wood-inlaid ceilings and golf, sunset and ocean views. The master bath includes a soaking tub, stone-lined walk-in shower and walk-in closet.

The lower floor has a second complete spacious master suite and en-suite luxury bath, a third bedroom with two twins and a third full bath. There is also an open lower media area with an optional queen sleeper. All lower rooms open to the private pool, spa and covered lower lanai with seating.

The home is 1 mile from the ocean and 1.25 mile to Poipu beach. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are provided. Less than a mile from the house is the Poipu Shopping Village with island-theme boutiques and galleries, Starbuck's Coffee; Keoki's Paradise, a fun island/tiki torch garden restaurant; art galleries; a general store with many basic groceries and island items, the addictive Puka Dog stand with fresh lemonade; Kauai-made gelato shop; Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai food, surfing stores and free Hula shows on an outdoor stage by the local hula school. The luxe Shops at Kukui'ula are 1.5 miles away with a Roy's and a Merriman's Restaurants, Tommy Bahama and many boutiques, restaurants, live music and an excellent gourmet market event each week.

Hale Nene Poipu is privately-owned. We live in Alaska and use it for our holidays from our work and school and thus work to maintain it in excellent condition for our enjoyment - and yours.

TEXT OR CALL ANYTIME for a quote, more information or any questions. For a quote please include dates and number of adults and children in the party: 907-229-2444.

HI Tax ID TA-176-359-4240-01/GE-176-359-4240-01

Hawaii TVR Permit TV-4331



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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Elise

We are working professionals who live in Anchorage, Alaska. This is our only vacation home and we use it on our holidays so we have an interest in keeping it well-stocked and in excellent shape. After 20 years of camping and squeezing into a condo on Kauai, we bought Hale Nene Poipu as our vacation home to escape the cold Alaska winter and to enjoy Kauai in a more spacious, private and luxurious setting. We like to be out and about on the island, but also appreciate privacy and the an expansive, peaceful view, so this property really appealed to us. On-island, we are fortunate to work with a tight-knit group of trusted tradespeople who take excellent care of our home and our guests. Aloha!

Elise purchased this house in 2011

Why Elise chose Kauai

Kauai is well-known for it's tropical beauty; one friend noted it was almost ike a theme park - with fragrant flowers in the breeze, rainbows, and white sand beaches. It is also a mellow island with a distinct tropical feel, but with plenty of restaurants, shopping, snorkeling, hiking and biking to keep us busy. Hale Nene Poipu appealed to us because we like to be very active and all our favorite beaches, walking and biking are right out our door. However, we also like to have a peaceful refuge and the house, with its huge views and outdoor/indoor living areas, is relaxed and private.

What makes this house unique

As this is our private vacation home, we take care to keep it in the best condition. We also have a personal interest in our guests enjoying their holiday and we welcome them to enjoy Hale Nene Poipu as their own private luxury vacation home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment. 10/27/2014

We've had a heavenly time here, your home was very comfortable and thank you for your helpful suggestions and advice. We certainly had all the comforts of home and then some; we all want an instant boiling water tap in our kitchens now! My only regret is that we didn't take advantage of playing the golf course we woke up to every morning. Hope the golfers didn't mind the 'gallery' as we enjoyed our morning coffee!

Can't wait to come again!

All the best,

The Carter Family
Oct 2014
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Master - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Twin Room - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Half Bath - toilet
  • The upstairs master bath is has natural green marble and travertine floors. It has a luxurious soaking tub set in a marble stone platform and base, a walk-in shower with two shower rainheads, natural stone surround and two sinks. The lower master and downstairs each have their own private full bath with cream travertine stone, walk-in showers with stone surround, rainhead shower and oversize sinks. The upstairs half-bath has an elegant vessel sink, hardwood cabinetry and stone flooring. Cream towels and fragrant, tropical Alba Botanica Hawaiian Spa bath products are also provided in each of the bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Master - 1 king , with private full bath
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , with private full bath
    Downstairs Twin Beds - 2 twin/ single , with private full bath
    Downstairs Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The upstairs and downstairs master suites offers a complete refuge for guests. The upper has a vaulted ceiling inlaid with hardwoods in the plantation style, while the lower has glass doors which open to the lanai and salt water pool and spa. From both suites, during the day you can look out over the golf course out to the ocean; after dark the suites can be lit with the warm glow of indirect soffit lighting. A King bed, luxury bed linens, soft, quiet carpet, and a ceiling a fan complete the suites. A large walk-in wardrobe closet leads to the stone-lined master bath in both suites. The third lower, bedroom with two twin beds (may convert to King) and has glass doors to the lower covered lanai, as well as quiet carpeting, a fan, dresser, closet and luxury linens. The downstairs media room has a Queen sleeper and glass doors leading to the covered lanai, salt water pool and spa. Each bedroom includes Sony ipod clock radio.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Also provided: reusable grocery bags (Kauai has a bag ban), starter paper products, sponge, dishwasher powder & laundry soap, cleaning supplies.


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average rating of 4.9649124 based on 73 reviews

5 Stars are not enough!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this stunning property, it's just as beautiful and quiet as the first time. It's always a pleasure to arrive to a well thought out and maintained property. We find ourselves each time we book, adding more weeks to the reservation because it's always so hard to leave. The owner, Elise is very responsive to any inquiries and checks in during your stay to make sure you are comfortable. We've had so many beautiful and relaxing meals on the spacious lanai, it's always fun to cook in the well appointed kitchen, even on vacation! We think of Hale Nene Poipu as our home away from home!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation we have ever had!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We lucked into this house on VRBO!! Elise was very responsive to our initial inquiry. She made the process seamless. The house..;.AMAZING!!! We walked into the first floor and our jaws dropped--then we went upstairs. Beautiful kitchen, grill on the patio...If I owned a vacation home, I would want it to look like this. There are many comments about the house rules; however, they are nothing that is unreasonable for such a beautiful home. We stayed 2 weeks and were very sad to leave. The property is in walking distance to shopping, fabulous restaurants, and Poipu Beach. The pool was great and it was easy to not have to leave the house to have a fabulous vacation!!!

We have promised ourselves to only stay at Hale Nene Poipu for our future trips to Kauai!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place, awesome owner. I am no longer afraid of VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first attempt at renting a vacation property on-line. We always feared that the actual accommodations would not live up to the pictures/reviews and that we would be disappointed. This place is the real deal, better than advertised. I actually debated writing such a glowing review because I don't want to hurt future availability, but I feel I owe it to the owners. My family (2 parents, 2 tween kids) loved the house, the location, and the amenities. Everything is "top notch" (Wolf range, Subzero fridge, great pool, etc.) The house is very private, no neighbors in back, so the lanai is the perfect place for late afternoon drinks/snacks. Be warned that you will be intimidated by the list of rules you receive, but we just treated the house like we do our own house and had no issues. We have stayed at the very nice places Kauai has to offer (St. Regis, Grand Hyatt, etc.) and for the same cost (sometimes less) per night you get a beautiful, 3000 sq. ft house with a pool instead of a 400 sq. ft. room that your family has cram in to. Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

I would add extra stars on your rating if I could. What a beautiful place! The house itself is ultra beautiful with breathtaking reviews. Our only regret is that we didn't have longer to stay.

I want to give Elise a special thanks for all her help in getting my carry on bag returned to me. She went way beyond the call of duty to pack it and chase down the fed. Ex. Truck to make sure we rec'd our carry on. The bag contained our camera equipment and was all rec'd in good condition thanks to Elise's efforts. I would highly recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home in a beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and just as advertised. The home was in immaculate condition and beautifully decorated. We instantly felt right at home, relaxed and pampered in luxury. The kitchen was well stocked and the bathrooms had quality products, shampoo, conditioner, soap, bath salts etc....perfect location for discovering Kauai: hiking, sailing, beach, snorkeling, helicopter tour. Everything provided, beach towels, beach chairs, and boogied boards. We watched the sunrise with a cup of coffee on the lanai every morning and watched the sunset in the evening with a glass of wine! Spectacular beautiful view! We did pay extra for the air conditioner, definitely worth it, golf course mowers do come early, so close windows at night.

Elise, the owner, was the best! She was very helpful and efficiently responsive to all my questions about renting her beautiful home. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your awesome home. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely exceeds expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many VRBO properties in various states. When looking for a place in Kauai, we discovered this property and were impressed with all the 5 star ratings and great comments. We expected to find a beautiful home and relaxing place to stay. After all, who wouldn't love having coffee every morning on the 3rd hole of a golf course. When we walked in the house, all we could say was - WOW!! We were extremely impressed. This was all we could have hoped for and more. We were five adults needing three bedrooms. The house was so spacious and well equipped that we all found space to relax and enjoy our stay. Elise had sent us detailed instructions that made our trip easy. She included everything from travel from the airport to our home (including descriptive markings) so we always knew we were on the right path, points of interest, eating places, places to shop etc.

We immediately felt like we were at home and had no problem enjoying the property and treating it with the respect it deserves. The pool was great, the lanai had everything for outdoor cooking. The notes and instructions throughout the house were really appreciated. We found that everything others had written in their reviews were 100% correct.

Elise checked in with us several times. It was really nice to know she was only a text away. How responsive and thoughtful of her.

When we left we all were in agreement that we are coming back in two years and we hope that Elise will welcome us into her beautiful home again. We have no thoughts of staying anywhere but here.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Klub Kiahuna
Nearest Golf
Kiahuna Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Keoki's Paradise
Nearest Ski
4000 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.25 Miles
Poipu Beach Park
Car: recommended

Hale Nene Poipu sits directly on and looks out over the Robert Trent Jr.-designed Kiahuna golf course, which offers challenges to for experts and beginners, as well as Klub Kiahuna for breakfast/lunch/happy hour restaurant and bar (.5 mile).

Hale Nene Poipu is 3/4 miles from the ocean and 1.25 mile from the Poipu Beach Park, which has been voted 'Best Beach' in America by the Travel Channel as it offers a diversity of activities for all ages. Children (and Hawaiian monk seals) love the calm waters of the 'baby beach' side, while the other side has deep, clear waters and abundant fish for snorkeling. The small waves are good for beginning boogie borders and there is a surfing area for experienced surfers. The beach park has restrooms, lifeguards, snack shop, restaurant and picnic area.

The nearby Poipu Shopping Village (1 mi.) has Starbucks Coffee, a general store, hula shows, boutiques, art, surf shops, Keoki's tiki style restaurant, gelato, the addictive low-brow chow at Puka Dog , Bangkok Happy Bowl, Olympic Cafe, Anuenue Cafe and more.

The elegant, plantation-style Shops at Kukuiula include an upscale and island-style selection of restaurants, boutiques, gourmet market, surf shops, live music and gourmet food events, coffee, ice cream, Roy's Eating House, Merriman's Restaurant, Bubba Burger, and Tortilla Republic. There are also many boutiques, art galleries, surf shops and a Tommy Bahama.

The historic town of Koloa, the home of Hawaii's first major sugar mill, has quaint shops, restaurants, a gas station and a large grocery store.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Additional Guest Fee $40 per person per night

5-8 guests: $40/per person plus tax (13.42%).
Rate includes wifi/spa/cable.
Outclean fee: $395 (for 6: $430; for 8: $530).
Optional AC/day: $25
Queen slpr/twins to King convert/ex. linens: $25 ea.
Rates are discounted cash rate; cc add 2.5%; amex 3%; int'l cc 3.75%.

Saturday changeover, 7-day min. typical in Winter/Summer unless fill-in. Holiday-14 day min.
Shorter stays welcome if 'fill-in" reservation available.
Security Deposit of $1000 authorized on credit card.
50% total rental cost & $500 cc deposit holds dates; 50% due 90 days before arrival.
Month-long stay: 5-10% discount for 28-days or more.
Rates and terms subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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