House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 3
Minimum age of primary renter: 7
Fabulous Kauai Cottage
I had a wonderful stay in this guest house which is located in a quiet neighborhood just a 5 minute walk from Poipu beach. Much more quiet than staying at a resort! The cottage is well stocked with linens and towels. There are beach supplies available for your excursions. Make sure to catch the sunsets! I didn't feel the need to use the a/c as the louver windows provide a nice cross breeze. Good water pressure and temperature in the shower. Kitchen is well supplied and there is a grocery store (as well as Costco) on the way from the airport. Overall, a great place to stay and highly recommended for a stay on the south side of the island! Thank you, Norman, for your hospitality :)
Pua Hale stay
Pua Hale is very near Poipu Beach which is good for snorkeling. It is also near to Brennecke's Restaurant where you can go for happy hour and stay for a meal. If you want to eat at home you can find plenty of pans and utensils to cook your own meal. Unfortunately there is just a hibachi for barbecuing and coals do take awhile to become hot enough to cook on.
Downstairs there is a nice washer and dryer and a styrofoam cooler in case you want to take food to the beach or to Waimea Canyon.
The living room has a comfortable couch and a good DVD player with multiple movies to watch in addition to Netflix. We did not have the fountain on because it is a bit loud for our taste.
Unfortunately the place was not ready for us to occupy when we arrived 40 minutes after the check-in time. The owner did not send a text warning that it was not going to be ready by 4:00 and did not say "Why don't you go for a beer on me and come back in an hour?" the way another VRBO owner did when the same situation occurred.
I have to give a warning about the geckos because although the floor of the place was clean when we arrived, by the next morning, and subsequent mornings, I had to wipe up gecko poop from the floor. If you looked up at the walls they had drips of gecko pee on them. I know they say geckos are good luck when in your house but if you like things really clean they are not a good thing to allow indoors.
Pua Hale looks as though it hasn't had a real thorough cleaning for quite a while. The plants in the tropical garden outside the place look ok but could use some attention. There was no fruit on the counter or fresh flowers to greet us as in other VRBO places we have stayed in the Hawaiian Islands. When we saw the owner drive down the driveway he would wave but immediately went inside his home and never spoke to us after first showing us inside.
All in all Pua Hale is in a good location and is outfitted well for a stay but it would need to be much improved to be as it was portrayed in the reviews several years ago.
We obviously got off to a bad start with Lynn. We rarely have this check in problem as we try to leave a space between bookings. The geckos are a feature in most homes in hawaii. We make note of it in our welcome.
We try to give our guests privacy and stand ready to assist with any problem.
We have had the same cleaner for many years and I know she does a through job.
Having said that we take Lynn's comments seriously and will address them .
Good location in Poipu Beach
This is a very nice place to stay. Small and comfortable; perfect for one couple. The location is good because it is very near wonderful beaches and a nice little town, and only half hour from airport. It has a pleasant very private little garden for sitting outside in a pretty nondescript neighborhood; no view, but if you’re quiet you can hear the ocean! Good ventilation and no need for the AC. Very helpful with beach equipment and washer/dryer. I recommend this for basic but comfortable non-resort stay.
Exactly what we were looking for!
We had such a great time here!! Had everything we needed and was in a perfect location. Loved the style and character of the house and the loved all of the books.
Magical cottage near Poipu beach
This little cottage was so comfortable and inviting and just a 5 minute walk from the beach. The cottage has a lovely Japanese soaker tub and a thoughtfully and fully equipped kitchen. We had everything that we needed for a wondrful vacation. Thank you Norman
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Pua Hale.
-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.
- english, some Hawaiian
About Norman Brand
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".
Norman Brand purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Norman Brand 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 Cottage 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.