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Ocean View Family Retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
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. Koa wood design floors throughout the living areas add warmth and a cozy feel. New kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

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

More Details

Wendy Rambo
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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 Poipu

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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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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


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(58 traveler reviews)

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Ocean View Family Retreat!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 59 reviews

Wonderful oceanfront (for now) getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house treated us very nice. We had 2 families of 4 and the house fit us snugly, but we still had enough space without being in everyones faces. It was very clean and well equipped. The kitchen had everything you would need, and more, without feeling overcrowded. The only thing I would suggest the owner add is some plasticware plates/cups for kids. The toddlers in the group made mealtime intense with the glass plates. Luckily, nothing was broken. The one big lack for the house is air conditioning. It was quite warm while we were there and though there were strong winds, the rooms (especially the downstairs bedroom) took a long time to cool down in the evenings. There was a lot of sweating while indoors.

The house is easy to find and get to, and is close to some touristy parts. Ocean view, but not exactly beach front. There would be a 15 min walk in either direction to get to a beach as straight in front of the house is a yet to be sold and built up lot which leads to very pretty, but not very comfortable rocky cliffs.

The owner was very communicative before, during and after the stay.

All in all a really nice stay. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in excellent location. The perfect amount of space for 4 adults and two kids.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with Wendy’s house on the south shore of Kauai, walking distance to Poipu beach and a very nice shopping center and resorts with exceptional dining and shopping. We cooked some amazing meals in that lovely kitchen and dined at the big family style dining table very comfortably.

We were so busy with activities on the island that we were out all day each day but did have some relaxing time enjoying movies from the Netflix and cable TV services in the comfy living room in the evenings.

I think my favorite part of the House was the generous front deck with views of Poipu beach. We especially loved our coffee time there in the mornings. No air conditioning but we were comfortable with all the ceiling fans and natural breeze. It was also a very nice upscale neighborhood and we felt safe in the house with windows and sliding doors open.

So the house was wonderful but did not have a pool so we spent a lot of time at the beaches. One word of warning if you plan on spending lots of time at the beaches; buy water shoes beacause the beaches in Kauai are not barefoot friendly. The sandy beaches themselves are lovely for lounging and tanning but once in the water, there are lots of volcanic rock and reefs on both north and south shores require caution and protection.

All in all, the house was everything we’d hoped for. I highly recommend renting from Wendy! She was a pleasure to work with and very responsive to emails and questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean views in Poipu

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Wendy’s house (other than a couple small issues that were worked out). The home was very clean, it has views of the ocean (we saw a whale!), and it’s conveniently located. It’s a good home for two couples or a family and grandparents, because the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the home. Some things to consider: we weren’t aware that the back of the property has another rental home (so there is no privacy when you are inside the home in the dining room or in the back yard), there are lots of stairs (up to the bedrooms and also up to the house at the front) that could be unsafe for small children, in addition to a patio with no railing that’s raised off the ground (a great place to relax with ocean views, but not safe for kids). We would have liked a wagon for the beach and some sand toys for our kids and we didn’t find the pillows or beds as comfortable as other rentals we’ve stayed in... but overall, it’s a good choice for the price!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely recommended!

Nice place with views and beautiful lanais on either side of house. Outdoor shower and laundry. Updated kitchen with everything you need to make meals at home. Centrally located between Hyatt /shipwrecks and poipu beach park/brennekes.

Owner, Wendy was a breeze to coordinate with and accommodated us when we landed early. Cookie, onsite manager, was sweet and helpful also!

Thanks so much for an awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute time of our lives in Hawaii. This house fit our needs perfectly! It is so cute and clean with lots of nice updates!! We spent most of our time while at the house on the front Lanai (porch) looking at the Ocean. It was totally amazing! It is close to many beaches and towns with lots to do. It's also almost always sunny in Poipu which was just perfect! Having a washer/dryer at the house was also awesome. The outside shower that has hot water was the best after coming back from a day at the beach! The beds were also so comfortable and with the windows open at night and fans on, we slept like royalty!! We so appreciated all the amenities of home while we were in paradise. Would HIGHLY recommend this property and we would definitely stay again. Thank you for sharing your property with us!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Ocean-front Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot begin to describe this incredible property - nothing will surpass sitting on the front porch, sipping adult beverages and watching the whales pass by just off shore. The home is beautifully appointed and very in keeping with a relaxing island retreat. The kitchen is fully stocked with every dish/utensil you will need to enjoy your favorite recipes while relaxing in paradise. The owners go out of their way to make sure your stay is a memorable experience. This is truly one of the best homes we have every had the opportunity to enjoy. We cannot wait to go back again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $300

Check in time is 4:00 PM
Check OUT is 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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