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shari pilaria

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Banana Tree Cottage in Poipu B&B, Private, Quiet,Spacious

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Spend your vacation on the beautiful, sunny South Shore of Kauai in Poipu. Poipu is home to some of Kauai's most beautiful beaches, golf courses, and world class restaurants. Also, Poipu is equal distance to the North Shore of Kauai and the West side of Kauai including the Wiamea canyon( the 'Grand Canyon ' of the Pacific). Spend lazy days at the beach or look for adventure. You will love our spacious, airy, large unit for two in a separate building, vaulted ceilings, laundry, wi-fi, Hi-Def Dish network and DVR with over 200 channels, king bed, huge lanai with teak furniture for outdoor living and BBQ. Distant ocean view, 10 minute walk to beach and restaurants of Poipu. Beautiful hardwood floors, granite counters, walk in shower with vessel sink in bathroom. Very quiet and private, unique setting on private estate with beautiful views of mountains and ocean. Beach supplies available. Biking and hiking nearby as well as some prime surf and snorkel/diving locations. If you like to have some space around you while on vacation and not in the middle of a high density resort local, our cottage is for you.

30 day cancelation policy.

Keywords: separate building, large lanai, beautiful views, private, separate, unique, mountain views, ocean views, walk to beach, bbq, laundry

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  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
shari pilaria (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About shari pilaria

I am an artist, my husband is a realtor. We have two children, and horses who love to be fed carrots and apples. We have lived on Kauai for 12 years and can tell you where to go to have a great time while you are visiting.

shari pilaria purchased this cottage in 2005

Why shari pilaria chose Kauai

We love living here as we are near all of what makes Poipu exciting but away from the crowded resort developements that offer little quiet or privacy

What makes this cottage unique

Banana tree cottage is in a private separate building on the second floor or my art studio. It is very quiet and not on top of other residences in high density developments. Each window offers either a view of fields and distant ocean or mountain views. We are close enough to walk down to the beach in about 10 minutes, but far away enough that you don't have to be in a crowded area - but a rural feeling area with horses and trees and and expansive lawn to look out upon. We have high quality bed linens and towels and have made very effort to make our vacation unit as nice or nicer than your home on the mainland so you can fully enjoy your stay on Kauai even if you rarely leave the cottage. Banana Tree Cottage is a B&B we offer a breakfast basket with local fruits and baked goods upon arrival.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Banana Tree Cottage in Poipu B&B, Private, Quiet,Spacious
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Great location in the country

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Banana Tree for a week. It was in a good central location for us because we planned on seeing all of the island. The house was clean and decorated beautifully. There were little extras in the kitchen and bathroom that saved us from a trip to the store for the little things we couldn't pack or that we forgot. If you don't have all of the hikes planned, spend some time reading through the books other guests have left behind for you with personal notes and highlights of Kauai. We happened to find them the day we were packing to leave. The bed wasn't the most comfortable, but we did get good sleep. This cottage is tucked away behind a private home, so there is privacy. I wasn't sure where to park when we pulled up and couldn't find the most recent email from the owner. I called and left her a voicemail. Even though she was on vacation, she called me back quickly. Great place for the price.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scituate, mass. Usa

Beautiful location, great apartment, wonderful hosts, gorgeous sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Banana Tree Cottage. It's a private, clean and , well appointed vacation rental. It is equipped with anything you could possibly want/need to make your stay fabulous. The hosts are super accommodating and helpful in every way. We loved watching the sunsets from the lanai, feeding the horses carrots each morning, and watching the family dogs frolic on the lawn (made us miss our own dogs)! The central location made it easy for us to explore the entire island - we sampled as many beaches as we possibly could and took advantage of every day.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Moose Jaw, SK Canada

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing week at this lovely cottage! The location is perfect, close enough to all the amenities, but far enough to be peaceful and quiet. It is the perfect size for a couple. We enjoyed the lanai and the view... often a rainbow! The cottage is very well supplied and we cooked most meals in. Enjoyed having the beach chairs, snorkel gear and laundry. Hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful property and area

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for 9 nights at the end of January. The place was not easy to find in the dark (thank goodness for Tom-Tom and detailed instructions from the owner Shari, which luckily we had printed out.). And we did not know that it was up a flight of stairs, which was a bit challenging with the suitcases. However, being greeted by the wonderful silence and cricket concert was wonderful. The place itself was roomy, airy and had everything we needed. The lanai has a wonderful view of the big landscaped property and beyond. The photos, including the ones of inside, do not do it justice, and it was larger than we had expected. The bed was incredibly comfortable. The bedroom window overlooks a horse paddock, and we loved seeing the horses right outside every morning. At night to get crickets would sing us asleep, and we'd wake up to birds and roosters.

The owners live right next door, and sometimes their dogs would bark a bit excessively, especially in the morning. However this didn't seem to happen until a few days into our stay, and did not feel unmanageable, just a bit annoying at times. There is another dog that lives across from them, that seemed to be able to see inside our porch door whenever we were home at night, and also bark. We figured out that when we closed the curtains and he couldn't see us anymore, this seemed to get better. The biggest problem we had was with cleanliness when we first arrived. It was as if the place had just not been cleaned after the last people stayed there (though the bed sheets and towels were fresh). Also, the windows, sliding porch door, and screens were in dire need of a clean. I let Shari know about this right away in the morning, and she said she would get a cleaning crew in while I was out. When I returned, only the window sills had been wiped down. I requested a better cleaning, with a list (which included the bathroom, floors, fridge, freezer, and inside the kitchen drawers), and she sent someone in there again while I was out again. This time the cleaning was done satisfactorily, though there were still a few places that should've been done (like the floor behind the toilet); we decided to just do those ourselves. The windows and screens were cleaned a few days later, as that's the earliest the window crew could come. We felt quite comfortable for the rest of our stay. Besides the cleaning issue (which was quite upsetting to arrive to), we had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and quiet home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home! We relaxed and renewed ourselves. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing and comfortable spot to end our vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: recommended

Poipu is the sunny South Shore of beautiful Kauai. Our property is in a quiet location away from the crowded condos that typify Poipu. Rural setting with mountain and ocean views, 1/3 mile to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Poipu Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Tax Rate 13.42%

$75 cleaning fee. 30 day cencellation policy unless we can re-book.
checkin is at 3pm, checkout is at 10 am unless other arrangements have been made depending on the cleaning schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Poipu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
park like setting on private estate, beach equipment to use

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