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

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Last updated: 11/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes house 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 heart of Poipu.

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

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

** Please note: The VRBO 'Get an instant quote' calculator is only capable of calculating the rate for two people and does not calculate Hawaii taxes properly. Please email us for a detailed accurate quote and possible discounts depending on availability, time of year, and number of people.**

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 there 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, Roy's, Keoki's, The Beach House Restaurant, Merriman's, Tide Pools, Tortilla Republic, 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

Steve Smart
Broker NAR
SmartCO Land and Homes
204 Park Avenue #1E
Basalt, CO 81621

Keywords: Single Family Home, Hawaiian Style


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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 Small Game
          • 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 26 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
          7 night min stay
          My Standard Rate
          5 night min stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
          • Tax Rate 13.412%


          1 to 2 guests $160/night

          3 to 4 guests $175/night

          5 to 6 guests $190/night

          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.

          Rates subject to change without notice until reservations are confirmed.

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

          50% of rental fees are due 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: 11/12/2014
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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

          • 2391 Kipuka Street Hale Akamai

            2391 Kipuka Street Hale Akamai

          • The Front Bathroom

            The Front Bathroom

          • The Back Bath Sink

            The Back Bath Sink

          • The Front Room

            The Front Room

          • The Big Monkey Pod Backyard

            The Big Monkey Pod Backyard

          • 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 Bedroom

            The Back Bedroom

          • The Back Bathroom Sink and Shower

            The Back Bathroom Sink and Shower

          • TV Room to Kipuka Street

            TV Room to Kipuka Street

          • The Carport (side porch) and BBQ

            The Carport (side porch) and BBQ

          • 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

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          This listing was first published here in 2007.

          Date last modified - Friday, December 26, 2014

          $160 - $190 per night (USD)

          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 6

          View calendar: Updated 11/12/14
          Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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