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Ocean View Family Retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our Beautiful home is located among the finest hotels in Poipu at a fraction of the cost. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom in a split level design. Maple hardwood floors throughout the living areas add warmth and a cozy feel.

This home is located on the southern most point of Kauai. This makes viewing the whales most exciting. They come around the point so close you can hear them! Walk 5 minutes to enjoy the Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa. There is a championship golf course next to the Hyatt. Walk the opposite way from the Hyatt and enjoy some of Kauai's finest snorkeling beaches. Poipu Beach Park is right down the street!

This home is centrally located and only 20 minutes from the airport. Poipu's shopping areas and wonderful restaurants are only 5 minute drive.

Keywords: Home, beach, whales, fun

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Wendy Rambo
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Wendy Rambo

We live in California but have grown to love Kauai. We bring the family there at least 2 times a year.

Wendy Rambo purchased this house in 2001

Why Wendy Rambo chose South Shore

We had first loved the north Shore and almost purchased a house there. Then this house came available thru a friend. We were so happy that we picked Poipu. The weather is sunnier and there is many things to do.

What makes this house unique

We love to go to the west side to surf. The beaches at Polihale are wonderful and secluded. The beach within walking distance is wonderful for families with small children. Poipu Beach Park is called Worlds Safest Beach! Hang out at the Grand Hyatt Spa for the day of classes and treatments. They have a day pass available to visitors.

Guestbook comments from the owner

For the past 6 years or so I have gone to the Kauai house with 4 or 5 other ladies for a week. We love it! The house is so comfortable and decorated in the island style. We love sitting on the porch for breakfast or in the evening for bridge. Location is great, the beach for swimming is only a few blocks away. Great walks above the beach starts right across the street.

I can't wait to return!
Oct 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean View Family Retreat!
average rating of 4.893617 based on 48 reviews
Wilmington, DE


  • 5 of 5

This house has a great layout. It has a separate master suite wing (bedroom and full bath) and then 2 rooms upstairs on other side with full bath. The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking/eating utensils/pots/plates. The dining room table is large and so beautiful of (reclaimed?) wood. The backyard has a great grill and nice outside tables. The views are great from backyard. The front porch is a wonderful place to relax and quite private and fenced in. There are two beaches within walking distance - the beach in front of the Grand Hyatt is great to watch the surfers and for the brave, swimming. A lot of people swim there, but the surf can be rough. There is a WONDERFUL path that begins at the far end of the Grand Hyatt beach that goes for 3 miles to a very secluded beach. (forget name of beach and path - but you can look up - it isn't a secret path - well traveled by Hyatt guests). You can also drive to the beach past the horseback riding place and keep going (VERY ROUGH RIDE after the horse farm) to the parking lot for the beach if you want. I recommend the hike though - beautiful views. The other beach is Poipu beach. That is a public beach with parking if you want. The snorkeling is great there. I recommend water shoes though. The walk to Hyatt is flat and easy (10-15 min walk). The path is along the ocean. We saw whales (in air!) from the point (December). The walk to Poipu is more hilly - similar time, but down a hill and then back up! There is a long term construction project directly across the house. The noise is loud between 8am and 5pm so if you are home during the day, it would be a drag. The construction does spoil what was once an amazing view. After the project is over, the view will be better (with houses instead of a construction site). This will be a long term project so if you rent within the next year (or two), expect there to be construction. However, there is still a view of the ocean where we saw whales from the front porch. The construction does not block the view, but is part of the view. The view from the backyard is amazing (no construction). We were out during the day so construction didn't bother us much. This is a great house- very close to beach! We had 5 adults in this house and we paid a fraction of what 3 hotel rooms across the street would have cost! I recommend this house very highly - great house and great location to points west and north. I frequently use VRBO so I can compare to similar rentals.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, spacious and had everything we needed for enjoying the beach, cooking and relaxing. Quiet neighborhood with fantastic views to the ocean.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Light and Airy Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in this home in Kauai. It is very light, airy and lovely to stay in. It easily accommodated 6 adults from 2 families. Beaches were close by with good snorkelling. The house is clean and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is well appointed and we could easily cook meals when we felt like it. Wi fi was fast. The owner Wendy was easy to deal with and sent us great tips on what to do, where to eat and how to get there.

Great house to hang out and relax in!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Poipu home in a fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property: well appointed, incredibly convenient, and comfortable. As if the ocean view from many places in the house wasn't enough, the home is located within walking distance (less than 15 minutes) from several very good beaches, including the super family- and child-friendly Brennecke and Poipu Beaches and the surf-friendly-fun Shipwreck Beach (my kids' favorite). You can watch the sun set by walking out on the point just across the street, and there is easy access to a variety of walking trails - almost all with spectacular views.

The location of the house makes it convenient to head to Lihue to pick up supplies at Costco (highly recommend the Lihue Costco!) or Walmart or to visit Gaylord's for a luau or to do a tubing adventure with Kauai Backcountry Outfitters. Waimea Canyon is a short and scenic 45-min drive and a MUST see, plus you can stop at JoJo's Shave Ice in Waimea for a treat on the way home. Just 20 minutes away is Port Allen, from where we left for a late afternoon sunset dinner sail. There is lovely shopping in Poipu (the Wednesday culinary market is fantastic) and in Old Koloa Town, which is just a few short minutes drive.

The house itself is remarkably comfortable, and the kitchen well stocked (we chose to cook rather than eat out every night). There were plenty of beach towels and beach supplies (chairs, umbrellas, toys), the beds were comfortable, and there were board games for a rainy afternoon.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed house, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

This house was a perfect landing pad for our week in Kauai. Not only is it walking distance to Poipu Beach, the shore and trails, its a well maintained and appointed house. Our two little boys (2 and 5) loved hanging out on the front porch and chasing lizards around the yard. The outdoor shower is a plus for the sandy returns from the beach and the modern kitchen and outdoor barbecue made cooking easy. All in all a great home in a great location. We'll be back next time we stay in Poipu.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home in Poipu

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 ( with 2 teen boys) and we loved this house. The house is roomy and breezy. The beach path across the street is about a mile from Shipwreck beach. Down the other way, Poipu beach is a little less than a mile away. We did horseback riding at CJM which is a short ( yet bumpy and muddy) drive away. The closet by the downstairs bathroom has tons of beach stuff ( snorkel equipment, beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys,beach towels). The owner (Wendy) is very responsive to questions. We mentioned that the hairdryer did not work before horseback riding and by the time we got back there were 2 hair dryers waiting for us at the house. We loved being able to do laundry there. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
5 minute walk
Car: recommended

Since we are located a 5 minute walk from the Grand Hyatt, it is fun to book a treatment in their world renowned spa. You can use their facilities all day when you do!


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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
WE are happy to announce the addition of Concierge Service with: Mister Aloha Concierge! Please contact Bart Thomas at 808-212-7378 He can help with ANYTHING: Tour selection, massage, Golf tee times, rentals of bicycles/baby equipment. Food for the Fridge? He can get it to you.

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