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"This is now the 3rd year and trip I have made to Hale a Kai - its the most perfect and beautiful vacation house. Everything from the start of the rental to the pre work and meeting at the house to go over everything works like a charm. The house is stunning, starting from the morning dawn over the incoming sea to the mid-noon sun that you find yourself relaxing to in the swimming pool - to the evening of massive turtles in the surf as you sit on the little sandy beach and become a wash with what the day has given you - then at night the clarity of the sky and the never ending roar of the ocean ends the day all to be repeated tomorrow."
Guest: MBDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 5, 2015
"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 2015Review Submitted: September 24, 2015
"This condo unit was the perfect place for me and my girlfriend to stay at during our week in Kauai. We started off rushing around all over the island to do different activities. It was nice to come back to a comfortable and clean place that makes you wish was your home. It was furnished with everything we needed for the kitchen and the beach. It is very well decorated to make it an enjoyable atmosphere to relax and get ready for the next adventure. Our favorite days were when we didn't rush around so much and just enjoyed sleeping in before going to the beach. Thanks to the good quality sound machine that the owner keeps in the bedroom, it was easy to do this. There are roosters all over the island that make noise at about 4:45 am everyday, but we didn't notice it as much with the sound machine playing nice soothing sounds of the ocean. It's only a very short walk through the beautiful grounds to the beach, and you don't even need to bring any sandals. The beach is an amazing place to snorkel, and was hot and sunny everyday that we were there. We also liked that a lot of stores and restuarants were within a short walking distance across the street. On our last night we decided to eat at the Plantation Gardens restuarant which is right there on the Kiahuna property. It was by far the best meal and atmosphere of the places that we went to. I would have gone there again if it wasn't our last night. Our whole experience was amazing, and this condo unit was a big part of making our trip memorable. The owner is very professional, and makes the whole process easy and simple which is nice too."
Guest: AndyDate of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: December 5, 2014