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Award winning - private home***Walk to Poipu Beach.

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Featured in Fine Home Building's, Great Houses of 20 small homes selected in the US to be in the book, a unique one of a kind beautiful very private home, walk to Poipu Beach.... Swim at Poipu Beach, considered one of the best beaches in the world. Pristine crystal clear water with outstanding snorkeling. A unique private home, Pua Hale is an enchanting Japanese style one bedroom Poipu Beach vacation home close to Poipu resort areas, The Sheraton Kauai, Waiohai Marriot and The Hyatt Regency. It is located on a quiet residential dead-end street about 2 1/2 blocks from Poipu Beach. There are no crowded condominiums and hotels near Pua Hale. It is your own private house near all the resort areas but is surrounded by a high wall and fence on a quiet dead end residential street. Wonderful swimming is a 5 minute walk away at the Waiohai side of Poipu Beach. Pua Hale is beautifully decorated with antique Japanese furniture, comfortable nicely upholstered furniture and beautiful sliding shoji screens. A deep soaking tub for two, which was featured in Fine Homebuilding, enhances this wonderful home. It is not furnished with the usual Hawaiian condo type furniture but instead with beautifully coordinated furniture and art. It has its own walled tropical garden with a Japanese style bamboo waterfall. TVNC# 4209, Tat # W02611614-0

a recent guest said"We stayed at Pua Hale in April, and it was wonderful in every way. The home is just as described and shown in the photos – it has such a peaceful ambiance. We loved the Japanese style and accents. Carol Ann has supplied everything you need for the beach, and that was great. The house is in a quiet, residential area and is close to shopping, many good restaurants (including those at the nearby resorts), and Poipu Beach is just minutes away. The house has complete privacy with beautiful gardens surrounding it. It was nice too knowing there was someone nearby in the event of an emergency. A great find for us – I highly recommend Pua Hale!!"

On a sunny Poipu morning, you will wake up to the sound of a small Japanese waterfall in your completely enclosed, walled garden filled with tropical flowers (Anthurium, heleconia. spathphyllum and others).

Your bedroom has sliding shoji doors and a very comfortable, queen bed. It opens into a large living room with queen sized sofa bed, and a dining area. You can see the lovely walled garden from the bedroom and hear the soft waterfall sound (you may turn it off if you do not like the sound of falling water) You will enjoy the large sunken Japanese style bathtub/shower, big enough for two. The kitchen is completely equipped right down to the finest garlic press and food processor. There is a cable TV, free WIFI VCR, DVD, stereo with tape & CD player, and numerous books on Hawaiiana and Kauai.

The white interior walls, white tiled floors and counter tops along with insulated double ceilings keep Pua Hale cool all year round. Beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers and both a gas and charcole barbecue are available for your use. Pua Hale is on a half acre property. The owners live in the back of the property and their home is not visible once you are in Pua Hale's walled garden or house.

The owner, Carol Ann has lived at Poipu Beach for over 53 years. Carol Ann was born in Hawaii (her family came in the 1800s).. She has traveled extensively all over the world. She has three grown children and 10 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 2 cats who live in the house on the back of the property and can not be seen or heard from Pua Hale..

Carol Ann is a painter and photographer and retired from her photography company called PORTRAITS OF HAWAII. She has won many local & national awards for her photography and painting and has been published in several books.

Keywords: Deluxe Vacation House, Japanese Style home, beach home, deluxe custom furnished interior, private, walled garden with bamboo waterfall ,,total privacy fenced on large 1/2 acre property, beach equipment including boogie boards and beach chairs, lovely Japanese garden, fully furnished down to the best kitchen equipment on a quiet dead end street.

Another guest just commented:

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Pua Hale. It is a little hidden jem in Poipu. The small house is surrounded by a wooden fence, lush greens, and has a lovely fountain in the private garden. It really makes you feel like you are in your own little paradise. The shower was also great - it has this open design that makes you feel like you are showering outdoors. So freeing! The house was clean and had everything we needed. It's close to the beach and some great restaurants and other resorts where you can go grab a nice cocktail. I stay in vacation rentals all the time and would highly recommend this!

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway "

More Details

Carol Ann Davis
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, some Hawaiian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Carol Ann Davis

I am a painter and professional photographer and have won awards in many shows. My work is in many private collections as well as the State of Hawaii I have been active in Hawaii's arts community since 1964. I have a degree in graphic design andI also have a bachelors and masters degree in social (emphasis on political) communication. Our family has been here since the 1870s. I have three grown children & 10 grandchildren. Three dogs and two cats share my home but can not be seen or heard from Pua Hale.. I am an avid animal lover and volunteer with the local humane society as often as I can. You can arrange to take out a dog on a field trip at our local Humane Society if you need a" pet fix".

Carol Ann Davis purchased this house in 1989

Why Carol Ann Davis chose Kauai

My husband, Walter Briant,(who passed away 8 years ago) and I built this home as a very special vacation rental at Poipu Beach. It was built in a Japanese style and is furnished with japanese antique tansus. We built it on our 1/2 acre property at the Poipu Beach resort area but it is on a dead end street so is quiet though very near to all resort amenities.

What makes this house unique

Pua Hale is a unique one of a kind vacation rental in Poipu. the house itself is beautifully designed and It is uniquly furnished with Japanese antique furniture and garden sculpture as well as modern comfortable furniture. Though near the resort area, it is on a very quiet dead end street and surrounded by a high wall and is totally private. It is a short 5 minute walk (if you walk slowly) from Poipu Beach park itself where people enjoy swimming at Poipu Beach, rated as one of the best beaches in the world. The kitchen is totally outfitted with anything you will need to cook a gourmet meal and there is a complete laundry room attached to the back of Pua Hale.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay @ Pua Hale our new found hideaway. Thank you t my cousin for her recommendations. The Japanese waterfall is soothing and calming. We a both looking forward to retirement so we can spend more time @ Pua Hale. This makes it hard to leave. The geckos "Homer and Misty" are very friendly. Homer especially loves to pose for the camera. We felt just like little kids, we were just fascinated. Thank you also for supplying us papayas from your garden. They were sweet.

Carol Ann, we thank you for creating Pua Hale. Best of luck to you.
May 2009
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • there is a wonderful deep Japanese style (furo) soaking tub in Pua is big enough for two and the water comes up to your chin. There is also a shower if you prefer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is very comfortable...dense foam matress covered with memory foam...sofa bed in living room is also queen sized and futon is double bed size, Double Beds (1) folding futon double bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen sized sofa bed in the living area...we also have a folding double futon
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Hot Tub/bath (Japanese furo), very private space...can not see the outside world from Pua Hale or the walled garden.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Award winning - private home***Walk to Poipu Beach.
average rating of 4.766667 based on 43 reviews
San Diego

Pua Hale a personal oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pua Hale for 4 night, and they were delightful. The house provides a home away from home feel, a wonderful place to return to after a day at the beach or a hike. We spent the morning reading on the back porch with the sound of the Japanese garden in the background, walked to th beach for snorkeling, to Kiekos for dinner, and took day trips to the north shore & west side. After we left Pua Hale we stayed at a resort, and it just wasn't as good as Pua Hale. Carol Ann is wonderful, responsive, and honors the privacy of her guests. This is a gem of a place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Colleen...enjoyed having you at Pua Hale. Come back soon.
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Great Value

  • 5 of 5

It felt comfortable as soon as we walked in.

We appreciated the beautiful flower arrangement and bowel of local fruit that was left for us. There was plenty of cross-ventilation to keep things cool enough with the usual light breezes, and the overhead fans kept things pleasant on the hotter days.

We enjoyed walking down to Poipu beach to swim, snorkel and watch the sunset.

I'll definitely recommend this place to my friends.

Wayde, from Seattle, stayed with 2 friends for a week mid-March, 2017

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Pua Hale. The location was convenient for going anywhere on the island. It was comfortable and had everything we could want. Carol Ann gave us many good suggestions for things to do and see. We would highly recommend this beautiful bungalow.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having Ron and Mary as guests at Pua Hale. They were fun to talk to and really enjoyed our beautiful island.
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Beautiful one bedroom home in a private setting.

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying in this small, well equipped home. It has a private garden area and an off street parking space. Carol Ann is a gracious hostess.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pua Hale

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful 2 weeks staying at Pua Hale. It is perfect for couples. Our hosts Carole Ann and Norman were extremely gracious and helpful. We intend to return next year. What better recommendation can one provide!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and sweet

  • 5 of 5

Staying here was the best part of our trip to Hawaii. Carol Ann and her husband were warm, welcoming and very helpful. We stayed in the cutest home! What a delight!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you visit and hope you come and see us again Carol Ann and Norman
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Jack Harter Helicopters
Kauai Museum
Hindu Monastery
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kalapaki Joes - 1 block
Nearest Golf
Poipu Bay and Kianna 3 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
Kalapaki Joes - 1 block
Nearest Beach
Poipu, Brenneckes and Waiohai 5 minor less walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Pua Hale at Poipu
Car: recommended

-world famous botanical garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, nearby, great surfing two blocks away at Poipu Beach /Waiohai & Brennickes Beach, wonderful sandy swimming beach two blocks away at Waiohai, windsurfing at Mahaulepu, wonderful hiking along the Mahaulepu coastline, many good restaurants nearby, horseback riding at CMJ stables along the Mahaulepu coastline.


Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
non xmas rates
Jan 16 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
claening fee $95 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.42%

down payment to hold reservation is 30%...the form does not allow me to put that in
I charge $12 per person per night for any over 2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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