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Hale Akamai - The Little Blue Green Hale in the Heart of Poipu

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Last updated: 10/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is it! Hale Akamai's is one of the best single family vacation rentals on Kauai. Just a short walk to world class Poipu Beach there is not a better value in the heart of Poipu.

Our pricing is based on the number of people, time of year, and length of stay.

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Basic Rates
1 to 2 people $160/night
3 to 4 people $175/night
5 to 6 people $190/night.

Just out of reach of the busy resorts and nestled only two blocks from world class Poipu Beach, in the cozy Weli-Weli neighborhood, Kipuka Street is a real community with welcoming, friendly, and helpful neighbors.

Whether you need a home base to explore Kauai for a week, or whether you want to fold into the Hawaiian lifestyle for a few months, Hale Akamai is set up to be your Poipu home away from home.

We stroll to Poipu Beach from the front door in 10 minutes or less. We roll our bikes there and are in the waves in less than 60 seconds, and we drive in just 30 seconds.

The house sits on an 11,200 SF lot and features a big lush back yard with a huge monkey pod tree that keeps the house and yard cool when the beach is too hot. Help yourself to amazing grapefruits and bananas when in season. We love to trade with the neighbors for mangoes, avocados, lemons or whatever else is going off at the time. We particularly enjoy the yard for barbecuing and relaxing in the evenings. The backyard is cool in so many ways.

The interior is 1104 SF with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and a smaller bunk room that comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids. We maintain a very clean, barefoot and sand free, house.

The kitchen is fully equipped and ready for making delicious meals. We love to go the fish market, hit the local farmer's markets, and cook at home. But if you prefer dinning out, The Eating House, Keoki's, The Beach House Restaurant, Merriman's, Tide Pools, Tortilla Republic, The Dolphin, and many others are literally just a minute or two from the front door.

A lot of our returning guests stay for a month or more. They enjoy the neighborhood and the comforts of a real home while at the same time being in the heart of Poipu and walking distance to world class beaches and resorts.

We love our little blue green hale and we're always looking for a reason to come work on it, so we are continually renovating and/or updating to keep the house in tip top shape. We just got done finishing the car port floor and closing it off to cars. The trades winds blow through making it a cool spot for cocktail hour and/or barbequing.

Linens and towels are included. We have an evolving and revolving supply of masks, snorkels, boogie boards, fins, chairs, and other beach toys.

Within walking distance and directly connected to Poipu Beach is Brennecke Beach, a great place to learn to body board or body surf. We often watch spinner dolphins playing off Brennecke Beach at sunrise.

The Waiohai Beach and surf break are connected to Poipu Beach just to the west. From The Waiohai, it's just a short walk along the coast to the super soft sands of the Sheraton.

For an adventure, pile in the car and drive to Ke'e Beach on the north side, hike the Na Pali Coast along the Kalalau trail, or shoot a round of golf and have dinner in Hanalei.

It is only a 20 minute drive to the overlook of Waimea Canyon. Mark Twain called it 'The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.'

For a Hawaiian style golf experience, check out 9 holes for 9 bucks at Kooks (Kukkuiolono). For a world-class golf experience, Poipu Bay at the Grand Hyatt is only a 3 minute drive from Hale Akamai.

When the beach is too hot, relax in the big back yard under the cool shade of the huge monkey pod. A grapefruit tree provides a fresh breakfast between Jan and May. The big sweet-tart grapefruits are remarkable.

Play hard in the sun and waves and come back to the outdoor shower, BBQ fresh fish, and take it all in. Nice!

We're ready to take the 'Hale Challenge.' Compare our single family home rental to other single family home rentals in Poipu. Hale Akamai stands out as the most reasonably priced, with an ideal location, a bigger back yard, and better maintenance. You'll find our hale cleaner, more comfortable, and better maintained. Why think about renting a condo for more money, with no backyard, and less privacy?

Don't miss the opportunity to discover your new Poipu vacation rental. Email us now.

Steve and Kara Smart

County of Kauai TVNCU# 5047
24/7 On-Island Contact- Beth Kauwe (808) 635-5943

Steve Smart
Broker NAR
SmartCO Land and Homes
196 Haystack Lane
Snowmass, CO 81654

Keywords: Single Family Home, Hawaiian Style


Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear


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from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay
Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.412%


Basic Nightly Rates

1 to 2 guests $160/night

3 to 4 guests $175/night

5 to 6 guests $190/night

Email us at for call us directly at 970.948.4073 for a detailed quote based on time of year and length of stay.

A $500 security/damage deposit is required. Reservations are not confirmed until deposits are received. The deposit is refundable and will be mailed 7-10 business days after check out barring any damage or additional fees.

A onetime cleaning fee applies. Cleaning fees vary depending on length of stay and number of people.

50% of rental fees are due in US dollars 60 days prior check-in.

100% of rental fees are due in full in US dollars 30 days prior to check-in.

Hawaii general excise taxes are assessed on total amounts collected.

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Last updated: 10/10/2015
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Poipu Beach Broiler
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiahuna Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HI 520
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Poipu Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: The Smarts for an album cover in the Hale Akamai driveway. August 2013.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Kauai is our favorite Hawaiian island and Poipu is our favorite spot on Kauai. We spend our winters in Colorado where it is snowy and cold. Poipu is perfect! Warm and Sunny!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love all the benefits of a real home in a local neighborhood. We love to walk to and from the beach. We love to BBQ fish caught that day and playing games in the back yard. We love the grapefruits on our tree and trading our neighbors for mangoes and avocados. We love the Pacific Ocean, the clean air, and the wonderful feeling we have when we are there.

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Speaks: english


  • Front of House and Driveway

    Front of House and Driveway

  • Plumerias


  • Backyard and Grapefruits on the Tree

    Backyard and Grapefruits on the Tree

  • The Kitchen, Bananas, and Avos

    The Kitchen, Bananas, and Avos

  • The Kitchen toward Backyard

    The Kitchen toward Backyard

  • The Clothes Line and Back Lanai

    The Clothes Line and Back Lanai

  • The Back Bedroom

    The Back Bedroom

  • The Front Bathroom

    The Front Bathroom

  • The Back Bath Sink

    The Back Bath Sink

  • TV Room

    TV Room

  • The Carport (side porch) and BBQ

    The Carport (side porch) and BBQ

  • A Floor Plan Sketch

    A Floor Plan Sketch

  • Front Yard

    Front Yard

  • Back of House at Dusk

    Back of House at Dusk

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • The Back Lanai

    The Back Lanai

  • The Kitchen Window, Lanai and Back of BBQ

    The Kitchen Window, Lanai and Back of BBQ

  • The Back Bathroom Sink and Shower

    The Back Bathroom Sink and Shower

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • TV_Room2


  • Rope Swing on Monkey Pod

    Rope Swing on Monkey Pod

  • Poipu Beach- Hale Akamai is just a few minutes walk.

    Poipu Beach- Hale Akamai is just a few minutes walk.

VRBO #125996

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 10, 2015

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