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Award winning - private home***Walk to Poipu Beach.

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Featured in Fine Home Building's, Great Houses of 20 small homes selected in the US to be in the book, a unique one of a kind beautiful very private home, walk to Poipu Beach.... Swim at Poipu Beach, considered one of the best beaches in the world. Pristine crystal clear water with outstanding snorkeling. A beautiful home, Pua Hale is an enchanting Japanese style one bedroom Poipu Beach vacation home close to Poipu resort areas, The Sheraton Kauai, Waiohai Marriot and The Hyatt Regency. It is located on a quiet residential dead-end street about 2 1/2 blocks from Poipu Beach. There are no crowded condominiums and hotels near Pua Hale. It is your own private house near all the resort areas but is surrounded by a high wall and fence on a quiet dead end residential street. Wonderful swimming is a 5 minute walk away at the Waiohai side of Poipu Beach. Pua Hale is beautifully decorated with antique Japanese furniture, comfortable nicely upholstered furniture and beautiful sliding shoji screens. A deep soaking tub for two, which was featured in Fine Homebuilding, enhances this wonderful home. It is not furnished with the usual Hawaiian condo type furniture but instead with beautifully coordinated furniture and art. It has its own walled tropical garden with a Japanese style bamboo waterfall. TVNC# 4209, Tat # W02611614-0

a recent guest said"We stayed at Pua Hale in April, and it was wonderful in every way. The home is just as described and shown in the photos – it has such a peaceful ambiance. We loved the Japanese style and accents. Carol Ann has supplied everything you need for the beach, and that was great. The house is in a quiet, residential area and is close to shopping, many good restaurants (including those at the nearby resorts), and Poipu Beach is just minutes away. The house has complete privacy with beautiful gardens surrounding it. It was nice too knowing there was someone nearby in the event of an emergency. A great find for us – I highly recommend Pua Hale!!"

On a sunny Poipu morning, you will wake up to the sound of a small Japanese waterfall in your completely enclosed, walled garden filled with tropical flowers (Anthurium, heleconia. spathphyllum and others).

Your bedroom has sliding shoji doors and a very comfortable, queen bed. It opens into a large living room with queen sized sofa bed, and a dining area. You can see the lovely walled garden from the bedroom and hear the soft waterfall sound (you may turn it off if you do not like the sound of falling water) You will enjoy the large sunken Japanese style bathtub/shower, big enough for two. The kitchen is completely equipped right down to the finest garlic press and food processor. There is a cable TV, free WIFI VCR, DVD, stereo with tape & CD player, and numerous books on Hawaiiana and Kauai.

The white interior walls, white tiled floors and counter tops along with insulated double ceilings keep Pua Hale cool all year round. Beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers and both a gas and charcole barbecue are available for your use. Pua Hale is on a half acre property. The owners live in the back of the property and their home is not visible once you are in Pua Hale's walled garden or house.

The owner, Carol Ann has lived at Poipu Beach for over 53 years. Carol Ann was born in Hawaii (her family came in the 1800s).. She has traveled extensively all over the world. She has three grown children and 10 grandchildren, 3 dogs and 2 cats who live in the house on the back of the property and can not be seen or heard from Pua Hale..

Carol Ann is a painter and photographer and retired from her photography company called PORTRAITS OF HAWAII. She has won many local & national awards for her photography and painting and has been published in several books.

Keywords: Deluxe Vacation House, Japanese Style home, beach home, deluxe custom furnished interior, private, walled garden with bamboo waterfall ,,total privacy fenced on large 1/2 acre property, beach equipment including boogie boards and beach chairs, lovely Japanese garden, fully furnished down to the best kitchen equipment on a quiet dead end street.

Another guest just commented:

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Pua Hale. It is a little hidden jem in Poipu. The small house is surrounded by a wooden fence, lush greens, and has a lovely fountain in the private garden. It really makes you feel like you are in your own little paradise. The shower was also great - it has this open design that makes you feel like you are showering outdoors. So freeing! The house was clean and had everything we needed. It's close to the beach and some great restaurants and other resorts where you can go grab a nice cocktail. I stay in vacation rentals all the time and would highly recommend this!

Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway "

More Details

Carol Ann Davis
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, some Hawaiian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2018

About Carol Ann Davis

I am a painter and professional photographer and have won awards in many shows. My work is in many private collections as well as Museums. II have been active in Hawaii's arts community since 1964. I have a degree in graphic design andI also have a bachelors and masters degree in social (emphasis on political) communication. Our family has been here since the 1870s. I have three grown children & 10 grandchildren. Three dogs and two cats share my home but can not be seen or heard from Pua Hale.. I am an avid animal lover and volunteer with the local humane society as often as I can. You can arrange to take out a dog on a field trip at our local Humane Society if you need a" pet fix".

Carol Ann Davis purchased this house in 1989

Why Carol Ann Davis chose Poipu

My husband, Walter Briant,(who passed away 8 years ago) and I built this home as a very special vacation rental at Poipu Beach. It was built in a Japanese style and is furnished with japanese antique tansus. We built it on our 1/2 acre property at the Poipu Beach resort area but it is on a dead end street so is quiet though very near to all resort amenities.

What makes this house unique

Pua Hale is a unique one of a kind vacation rental in Poipu. the house itself is beautifully designed and It is uniquly furnished with Japanese antique furniture and garden sculpture as well as modern comfortable furniture. Though near the resort area, it is on a very quiet dead end street and surrounded by a high wall and is totally private. It is a short 5 minute walk (if you walk slowly) from Poipu Beach park itself where people enjoy swimming at Poipu Beach, rated as one of the best beaches in the world. The kitchen is totally outfitted with anything you will need to cook a gourmet meal and there is a complete laundry room attached to the back of Pua Hale.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We truly enjoyed our stay @ Pua Hale our new found hideaway. Thank you t my cousin for her recommendations. The Japanese waterfall is soothing and calming. We a both looking forward to retirement so we can spend more time @ Pua Hale. This makes it hard to leave. The geckos "Homer and Misty" are very friendly. Homer especially loves to pose for the camera. We felt just like little kids, we were just fascinated. Thank you also for supplying us papayas from your garden. They were sweet.

Carol Ann, we thank you for creating Pua Hale. Best of luck to you.
May 2009
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • there is a wonderful deep Japanese style (furo) soaking tub in Pua is big enough for two and the water comes up to your chin. There is also a shower if you prefer. Pua Hale also has a shower in the garden if you want to rinse off after a trip to the beach
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is very comfortable...dense foam matress covered with memory foam...sofa bed in living room is also queen sized and futon is double bed size, Double Beds (1) folding futon double bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A queen sized sofa bed in the living area...we also have a folding double futon
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Hot Tub/bath (Japanese furo), very private space...can not see the outside world from Pua Hale or the walled garden.


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Award winning - private home***Walk to Poipu Beach.
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 57 reviews

Pua Hale a Very Pleasant Experience

  • 5 of 5

Pua Hale was a special treat, clean very comfortably furnished on a quiet street and oh so private. Carol Ann, the owner provided us with local knowledge and even made reservations for events prior to our arrival. Also thank you for the fresh fruit and coffee beans to start our first day, your thoughtfulness was appreciated. We shall return.


  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha...Mahalo for your review. I loved having the two of you stay at Pua Hale and look forward to your return. I always enjoy having people come to Kauai who enjoy our beautiful island.
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Absolutely loved our week at Pua Hale. The owner was gracious and friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the ambience of Pua Hale! Beautiful, private and cozy in an island way. The owner was helpful and generous. We loved our week in this little bit of island paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay in Kauai!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious and charming. It is well located and very quiet and private. We enjoyed it very much and we would rent it again. Carol Ann and Norman are very nice. Thank you for sharing this little corner of your paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, restful home for an island vacation

  • 5 of 5

Pua Hale was everything we hoped for in a home-away-from-home vacation rental: restful, well-appointed, private and close to all that Poipu Beach has to offer. Carol Ann and Norman are gracious and attentive hosts, willing to share insights on Kaua’i attractions and history. We loved the open-feel of the living room, the full kitchen, ability to cook our own meals, and relaxing charm of this delightful place, and look forward to our next opportunity to visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Norman and I loved having Tom and Kimi as our guests at Pua Hale. They really took advantage of our beautiful island and had a wonderful 20th anniversary. We look forward to having them back.
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Charming, cozy Hawaiian cottage with tons of character!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the heart of Poipu. The cottage was totally private, quiet, decorated with Hawaiian charm, comfortable and well appointed with every thing we needed. Carol Ann was the perfect hostess, in fact she tried to save our ives in the false alarm ballistic missile alert! And for that alone we will be forever grateful. She also let us have a very late checkout since no-one was coming in that day which made our last day on the island absolutely perfect. So much nicer and more personal working with an onsite owner than a management company!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having this couple stay at Pua Hale. We became great friends when somebody pushed the wrong button in Honolulu and we were threatened with a ballistic missile attack. Fortunately it was a mistake. I really enjoyed having them stay at Pua Hale. I hope they return soon. Norman and I enjoy meeting our guests and try really hard to make sure that their totally fenced home remains a private retreat.
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Easy booking, check in and check out. Wonderful property and home owner. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Carol Ann was wonderful. She made sure that everything was perfect even though she was going to have surgery the next day. The property is as described. All the transactions: booking, check in and check out were super smooth and easy. It’s located just a short walk to Poipu Beach in a quiet neighborhood. There are chairs, towels and everything else needed for your day on the beach. The washer and dryer really came in handy too. Good WiFi. We will definitely stay here again next time we’re in Kauai. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I loved having these guests...they were warm and friendly and really enjoyed our wonderful island. I will look forward to having them come back.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kalapaki Joes - 1 block
Nearest Golf
Poipu Bay and Kianna 3 blocks
Nearest Restaurant
Kalapaki Joes - 1 block
Nearest Beach
Poipu, Brenneckes and Waiohai 5 minor less walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Pua Hale at Poipu
Car: recommended

-world famous botanical garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, nearby, great surfing two blocks away at Poipu Beach /Waiohai & Brennickes Beach, wonderful sandy swimming beach two blocks away at Waiohai, windsurfing at Mahaulepu, wonderful hiking along the Mahaulepu coastline, many good restaurants nearby, horseback riding at CMJ stables along the Mahaulepu coastline.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax

down payment to hold reservation is 30%...the form does not allow me to put that in
I charge $15 per person per night for any over 2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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