Charming Poipu Cottage
Tony & Donya
About Tony & Donya
We enjoy inviting visitors to the island of Kauai and to ensure an adventurous vacation. You will be amazed of what the island has to offer. Surfing, snorkeling, hiking,romantic sunsets, & my favorite Hawaiian cuisine. Kauai is a jewel we love to share.
Tony & Donya purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Tony & Donya chose Poipu
Poipu Inn was built in the 1930's and is 1 of the last original plantation homes in Poipu.
What makes this Cottage unique
Vacation like a local.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Tony is very accommodating. We got to check in early which was nice. He loaned us a vacuum too!
The location is fabulous. Next to great dinner choices and a beautiful walk or quick drive to the beach. The kitchen is a kitchenette, there is no stove or oven and we like to have that when we stay. The cottage was very clean, and the bed cozy. The best thing about it is the location!!!
Impression of Property
Kitchen: The description of the unit states that the kitchen has everything you need to make your meals, but this was not the case. There is not a stove top or oven, so when we flew in, we stopped at the store for all of our groceries and were surprised to find this out when we arrived. It would have made a world of difference if there was a hot plate. Some of our food went to waste, unfortunately, due to not being able to cook. We cooked as much as we could in the microwave (not ideal).
Property: The cottage shares the same property with a bed & breakfast, and was a bit confusing. When we wanted to go to the beach, there weren't any beach towels in the cottage.We were told we could get some from the bed & breakfast next door.
Bathroom: The bathroom is nice, but only one roll of toilet paper was provided for our 5 night stay. We had to purchase our own at the drug store around the corner. I didn't feel comfortable asking the owner. I was surprised they didn't have extra in a cupboard.
Other areas: The bedroom was comfortable, but there isn't an AC (which we expected). Thankfully they had 3 fans we could use, so that was great. Also, the couch is very uncomfortable to sit on. You definitely cannot lay on it. It's bulky and the cushions are small. We spent most of our time away from the cottage, but when we were there, we sat in the chairs at the dining room table. Also, there is a space between the bottom of the front door for lizards/bugs to come through. The door is also not private, so if you are sitting on the couch at night, anyone outside will be able to see right in. This is another reason I sat near the table.
The owners are quick to respond and friendly when I let them know the smoke alarm battery was chirping, but I didn't want to keep bothering them about the other stuff. I'd just recommend that they keep an extra supply of bath and beach towels along with toilet paper for future guests.
A beach to lay out on is a nice walk away and we didn't mind the walk as we were walking along side it. I think this place is priced a little high for what we experienced, but we had a blast on the island and just needed a place to sleep.If that's all you want, this place could work for you!
Here is a simple and quick note on suggestions on great restaurant and activities.
As per Tony: He love's Da Crack Donya: Tortillia Republic. They have a great burger too.
Steak and Fresh Fish:
we both love Keoki's Paradise & Breannekes Beach Broiler
Hawaiian: Koloa Fish Market.
Luau's : Smiths Luau has wonderful food, But Kilohana has a great show. Go both if you can.
Italian: Kauai Pasta Or Le Spezia
Do all !
But if you cant.
Boat tour to Na Pali. Capt Andys or Blue Dolphin Charter.
Sunset tours are fun as well. Free Maitai's are served
Helicopter: Blue Hawaiian Helicopter
Hike everywhere. Waimea Canyon, Mahaluapu shore line, Napali, Sleeping Giant.
ATV: Kipu Ranch
Kayaking Wailua River:
Free & Fun:
Hanapepe Art night 6pm / 9pm
Farmers Market : Saturday @ kauai community collage 9:30am, Friday @Vidinha Stadium 4:30, Monday @Koloa Ball Park noon,
Location: The Shops at Kukuiula Farmer’s Market,
On Friday 6:30 / 8:30 evening Kauai local musicians.
On Wednesday 3Pm Kauai culinary market
Why you’ll love it: With a live Chef’s demonstration and live Hawaiian music, plan on spending a few hours at this market. Held in the middle of the shopping center, you will find not only fresh fruit and produce, but freshly made soups, bakery items, lasagna, the pie lady, and grab and go food from the various restaurants. It’s not to be missed!
Location Poipu Shopping Village:
Monday and Thursday at 5pm Hula Show