"This was our first time to Kauai and we are sure to come back! We traveled to Kauai as a family - two parents and two children, ages 2 and 5, in late August for 10 days. We usually prefer a vacation rental to a hotel so we can feed the kids at home (they eat a LOT) and have a more relaxed vacation, and our trip to Kauai was no exception. We found the Turtle Cove Cottage via VRBO and it was one of the few houses in/near Poipu that looked nice and also had A/C.
Even before we departed the plane, it sure looked promising. We spoke at length with the owners Bev and Jeff who were warm and nice and assured us that we shouldn't have any issues with their cottage. The management company that takes care of the place in their absence also proved exceptionally attentive and every little detail was sorted out prior to our arrival.
Now for the cottage itself - it's a beautiful, completely renovated, cottage with brand new appliances and every thing one may need on vacation - two beautiful porches (lanai), BBQ, washer/dryer, AC in every room, outside shower (we loved it! and it kept the sand outside), comfortable kitchen stacked with dishes, dishwasher and more. We were a bit concerned that the two kids should share one king size bed but that was not a problem at all and the kids loved it!
The location - the cottage is located just a VERY short walk from baby beach, which was perfect with young kids. It's also a 1-min drive from the spouting horn attraction, the famous Poipu Beach, shops etc. While we enjoyed the Poipu area, we also explored every single part of the little Kauai island. The drive between the cottage and the farthest northern point did not take much longer than 1 hour so for us it was convenient to stay in one place and take day trips.
Finally, when we stayed at the Cottage, Bev and Jeff added a an additional perk - temporary membership with the Poipu Beach Athletic Club for the duration of our stay, which was wonderful. We went to the beach every day but it was nice to go to the pool in the afternoons or when ocean swimming wasn't ideal. It's a nice little club with a water slide, towels, beach toys and shallow pool. There is also a reasonably priced restaurant there and tennis courts.
Thank you Bev and Jeff for sharing your home with us! We can't wait to come back!"
Guest: Shira E.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 24, 2015