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Shari Pilaria

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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2 bdrm, 2 bath fabulous ocean view and sound of crashing waves

Hale Nani Kai, 'House of the Beautiful Sea', is one of the last original 'sugar shacks' left on the south shore of Kauai. Hale Nani Kai takes you back to the days of a simpler Kauai... vast ocean views, the sound of waves crashing on the lava shore, and the simplicity of island life 50 years ago.

Hale Nani Kai is a true beach house. Let the sounds of the waves lull you into an afternoon nap, enjoy lazy days on the magnificent lanai in the shade with a good book or just gaze out on the gorgeous South Shore view of Brenneke's and Poipu Beaches. Be entertained in whale season with your front row seats for whales and their calves and the year round turtles that frequent the shore.

Hale Nani Kai has two bedrooms, each with a comfortable king bed and bathroom en suite. The living room has a full sized sleeper sofa. The decor is beach house casual, boasting both indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6. The kitchen is well stocked for meals in, and a gas BBQ for the grillers in your family waits on the lanai. There are laundry facilities on the premises and beach chairs, towels, umbrellas to take on your short walk to the beach or to enjoy Hale Nani Kai’s private lawn. The sunset views of Hale Nani Kai are breathtaking, and a wonderful treat to return to at the end of the day from wherever your adventures have taken you. The VRBO calendar is always up to date so if it says it is available, it is!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Shari Pilaria (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Shari Pilaria

We first moved to the Islands in 1988 and lived in Oahu. One trip to Kauai and we were HOOKED! We bought property in Poipu in 1996 and keep coming back! We live in Texas full time and love to share the blessing of this home while we are away.

Shari Pilaria purchased this house in 2004

Why Shari Pilaria chose Kauai

We had owned a condo previously and wanted to have a little more privacy and space. We found this jewel in the middle of Poipu and have loved it ever since! The location is perfect for walking to either Poipu Beach Park or the Hyatt, Shipwreck Beach. The vast open view from the lanai was the selling point for us as well as the uniqueness of this old house! We have updated it, but tried to maintain the old, cottage style living it was intended for when it was built in 1962. It has withstood hurricanes and storms, hosted many families and friends, been the spot for various Hawaiian musical concerts and countless delicious meals served and enjoyed over the years. It's the real Kauai. So many incredible memories for us and no doubt many more to come!

What makes this house unique

Huge covered lanai, spectacular ocean view, privacy, location, sounds of waves crashing all day and night, whale watching, grassy lawn

Guestbook comments from the manager

and this by far was the best place we've stayed. The house is beautiful and well equiped and very comfortable!!!

The view from the lanai is awesome and rainbows and sunsets glorrous! We hope to come back and stay again here now that we've experienced it.

We enjoyed Brennekes Beahc Broiler, Roys and the Beach House for meals out and cooked in for many meals.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely home - hate to leave but we have pictures - and will come back.

Feb 2013
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based on 43 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!
average rating of 4.744186 based on 45 reviews
Orange County, California, USA

Great View, Great Location, Fun Times

  • 5 of 5

The house is on a large lot with a big grass area in front and a huge L-shaped deck with views of the ocean.

We had our 18 month old with us and one the bedrooms was able to be made very dark with the blinds closed so it was perfect for the little one. The master bed was comfy and with the breeze coming through all the vents, the house was always comfortable for sleeping.

The kitchen was stocked with basics including spices and soy sauce and vinegar (we left olive oil for the next guests), so we ended up cooking multiple nights, using the outdoor grill, too.

There are lots of books on Hawaii and Kauai on the bookshelf, a TV with cable and wifi.

The beach was 5-10 minutes away on foot, an easy walk.

The bathrooms only have small showers, no bathtubs, but even with our little one, it wasn't a big deal.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the home and would come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for writing a review for us! You described it PERFECTLY and we can tell that you certainly appreciated our home in the islands like we do! Thanks for leaving a few groceries that can be passed on to the next guests too! Yes, the huge open lot is a real plus for any property on Kauai and it adds to the enjoyment and the privacy we believe. We like to put our chairs out in the yard and watch the sunset from that perspective. Every angle of that ocean view it wonderful, isn't it?!?!? It never gets old that is for sure! We are so glad to hear that you would return and we look forward to having you back and also would love it if you told your travelling friends about our place. It's truly a gem and we love to share it! With lots of memories there, I find myself going there in my mind when life gets hectic here or I just need a brain break! The peacefulness along with the spirit of aloha can be addicting! Aloha!
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Great Home

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I so enjoyed our stay. Every evening we watched the sunset from the view from the veranda while we had dinner or played cards. The house was so neat and clean and had everything we needed. The bowl of fruit and other things when we arrived was very nice. The short walk to the beach was very good as we spotted turtles almost every trip. When it came time to leave my daughter didn't want to leave " Our Palace".

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lucky find

  • 5 of 5

This house is conveniently located in Poipu. its a five minute walk to the Poipu Beach. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware, bakeware, dishes,etc. the house is very comfortable but if there during waking hours, we were on the lanai. While not on the beach, you can still hear the surf and we love that background sound.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home exceeded our expectations. The interior has plenty of room for a family and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has many staples that we needed. There were many beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkels and masks. The house was very clean and the property manager was quick to respond to inquiries.

The lanai is the best part about this property!! The view of the water is truly amazing. We spent many hours on the lanai watching the whales, sunsets and rainbows.

Poipu beach is close enough to walk even weighed down with beach gear. Even closer is Brennecke’s Beach where we saw sea turtles almost daily.

We will definitely rent this property again when in Kauai.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading your comments just took me back there in my mind! Yes, The lanai is the best part of our house. We also spend lots of hours out there enjoying everything you described so beautifully! We would be honored to have you come again and stay at our home in the islands for your next visit to Kauai. There is nothing like returning to a familiar place and feeling like you are at home! We have found over the years that there are always new places to see and adventures to have on this amazing island. Thank you for taking time to leave a review for us. We are always blessed to hear our guests love Kauai & our home as we do! Mahalo & Aloha!
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Relaxing Poipu Experience

  • 4 of 5

The Plantation style house was ideal for our first Kauai experience. House has Hawaiian style while still being modern and well-stocked. The bed was extremely comfortable and the Lanai completely awesome! I spent most my time on there when at the house. Sunset views are incredible there with the sound of the surf ever-present. We found ourselves returning to the house every sunset do to the great views. Not on a busy street but convenient to many beaches and amenities. Beach is a 5 minute walk. Only thing stopping from giving it 5 stars is the sometimes landscaping and construction noise (only some days) from nearby properties (you wanted to go to the beach anyway, right?) Rental process was seamless. I'd highly recommend this property and will probably return!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Life in the islands is wonderful, isn't it?!?!?! So glad that you all had fun and enjoyed everything there. We are so sorry that the construction noise was bothersome to you at times. Being on the ocean requires constant maintenance for all properties with the salty air taking it's toll on our facilities. Guess that just happens sometimes and we, unfortunately, have no control over that. We do have wonderful neighbors surrounding us and they are very respectful of our privacy. Since our location is so ideal, obviously, it is a desirable place for people to want to stay. With the beach within short walking distances in both directions and the convenience to shopping and restaurants, Hale Nani Kai is truly the perfect hidden treasure! Please do come back and enjoy our home when you time allows. Thank you for leaving us a review and for taking good care of our place there. Aloha!
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Homey, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just as described and pictured and it felt like a home away from home. I especially liked the wrap around lanai and living room with a view of the ocean. I appreciated the welcome basket of fruit and goodies which was waiting for us. One of the bedrooms does not have a window and the bathrooms are small, but clean. The beds were comfortable. I would love to return and stay in this cottage again and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to hear that you loved Nani Kai as we do! We sure hope you will return to your "home in the islands" when you get the opportunity! Living on the lanai is what I look forward to most. Enjoying the tradewinds while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea, watching the waves crash below on the lava rocks and of course seeing all the activity teaming on the ocean is part of the joy of island living. Glad you could take it all in and hope that you will be reminded of the peacefulness of the place as you go about your busy lives back home until you can return in person for another holiday!
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Car: recommended

In the heart of Poipu Beach Hale Nani Kai overlooks the beautiful rocky shores down to the beaches of Poipu. An excellent location for snorkeling and beach activities.


Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.41%

There is no smoking allowed on the premises. Check in is at 3pm and checkout is at 10am unless other arrangments have been agreed to. The vrbo calendar is always up to date so if it says it is available, it is!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kauai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed with new, top quality mattresses in each bedroom. One queen size sleep sofa in den. One blow up mattress (aero bed)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The VRBO calendar is always up to date so if it says it is available, it is!

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