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Main house + Ohana House, 5 Bd/5 Ba, 3 Min walk to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Beautiful Homes Close to the Ocean In Poipu

Pua Lani means 'Heavenly Hibiscus and is actually two houses on one large lot (Akala Pua 'Pink Hibiscus' and Ahe Lani 'Heavenly Breezes') located about 100 yards from Poipu's Baby Beach. They share a common backyard which separates the houses by about fifty feet, so they form a mini-compound for family reunions and group vacations. These houses were designed by legendary local architect Robert E. Lee, AIA. Mr. Lee also designed the Poipu Kapili condominiums, the Poipu Bay Golf Resort clubhouse, and dozens of golf clubhouses throughout the world for Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The houses try to capture the old Kauai plantation livability that works so well with the tradewinds, combined with all the modern amenities we have come to expect.

Akala Pua is a three bedroom/three bathroom home with an upstairs living/dining/kitchen with a whitewater ocean view. Each room is designed to catch the cooling tradewinds and there are ceiling fans in every room. There are two master bedroom suites with firm California king beds and attached bathrooms with dual lavs. The third bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted to a king bed, and it has its own bathroom across the hall. The bedrooms are all downstairs and separated from each other by the closets for maximum privacy. The spacious living/dining/kitchen has windows on all three sides for maximum exposure to the tradewinds--it feels like living in a treehouse! The dining table seats eight easily, the outdoor dining table seats four on a covered lanai, and there are four barstools. The large kitchen has granite counters and faces into the living/dining room to allow for maximum interaction. Downstairs there is a full laundry room and a one-car garage in this 1900 square foot home.

Ahe Lani is the cozy two bedroom/two bathroom home all on one level. The room sizes are nearly identical with Akala Pua and very spacious. There is one master suite with a California king bed and an attached bathroom with dual lavs. The second bedroom has two twin beds that can be converted to a king bed, and it also has its own attached bathroom with dual lavs. Like Akala Pua, the bedrooms are separated from each other by the two bathrooms for maximum privacy. The spacious living area if furnished with comfortable island furniture. The dining table seats six people and the outdoor table on a covered lanai seats four people. The kitchen is very spacious and has granite counters.

Shopping and restaurants are nearby. The Beach House Restaurant, one of Kauai's best, is just 350 yards west. There is a new shopping center just 1/2 mile east, and Kukuiula market is just beyond that.

Baby Beach is just 100 yards from the houses, Lawai Beach is just 350 yards west, the Sheraton Kauai beach is .7 mile (about 10 minute walk) to the east, and Poipu Beach Park is about 1-1/2 miles to the east.

Kiahuna Golf Resort is about 1 mile east and Poipu Bay Golf Course is about 3 miles east. Kiahuna Swim and Racquet Club is about 1 mile east.

Both Akala Pua and Ahe Lani are listed individually on VRBO as #57013 and #57020. Be sure to look at the guestbooks for each of them to see all the comments that have ever been left in the house guestbooks--these are all the comments, not just a few favorable reviews!

These are both non-smoking houses.

We also own one other three bedroom home, named Maluha ma ka Honua (Peace on Earth) that is located near Brennecke's Beach in Poipu Beach Park. You can see it on VRBO as #3233.

All our houses are professionally managed by a local realtor named Garden Island Rentals, which is a member of the BBB and located three miles from the houses in case there are any issues.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About The Owner

Aloha from Poipu! We and our grandson Cale welcome you to our homes in beautiful, sunny Poipu! We know the quality and location of our homes will enhance your vacation. We have been visiting Poipu regularly since 1970 and have never had a bad vacation here. In 1998, we built our dream house Maluhia ma ka Honua and then built these two homes in 2005. We hope you get a chance to experience one of them. Buzz and Valorie Wisda

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Poipu

We built these homes in 2005 as a lasting legacy for our children with the hope that they would visit them and Poipu often throughout their lives. Natalie lives in Charlotte, NC and Bryan lives in Phoenix, so Poipu is a nice place for family reunions. We have always had wonderful times in Poipu and wanted to build something nice but affordable so other families could fall in love with Poipu also.

What makes this house unique

The open pavilion design of these houses leads families to spend a lot of time talking, just like the Hawaiians have always done. Guests tell us that they have never had such a great family vacation because they really got to know the other family members. People seem to linger at the dining table after dinner to talk. The kitchen sink faces into the room to promote conversations with people sitting on the barstools. The outdoor tables are comfortable and great places to have morning coffee or afternoon cocktails together. The spacious backyard is a peaceful area for children to play in or a nice place to sunbath during children's naps. The houses have all the modern necessities, but they live like Hawaiian homes did at the turn of the 20th century.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Guest comments for these two houses can be found on their individual VRBO websites. Just input their house numbers (57013 or 57020) and then click on the "guest comments".

We include EVERY guest comment we receive, not just a few choice ones because we want you to see how much everyone enjoys these houses.

Please consider our houses for your vacation!
Nov 2009
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be pushed together
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be pushed together
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Main house + Ohana House, 5 Bd/5 Ba, 3 Min walk to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
north san diego county


  • 5 of 5

We could not have found a more perfect spot to suit our vacation needs! With 5 adults and 5 kids we had everything we could have wanted in these two adjacent homes. The kids had a great lawn area to play on as well as plenty of space for toys and games. The adults had plenty of places to relax and a nice patio to enjoy as well. The houses are decorated nicely and well maintained. The landscaping is beautiful.

While baby beach is a short walk, we rented cars and explored other beaches and found that our favorites were just minutes away. The property is ideally situated for early morning walk/runs and there is great snorkeling also within walking distance.

The management company was easy to work with and very accommodating when we needed a late check-out.

To me, it was stressful to try and plan a trip that would suit three generations, but this was the perfect spot. Our grandchildren will be talking about this trip and our "vacation house" for years to come!

Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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salt lake city, UT

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 couples and it met all of our needs. We needed 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and everything was very nice. The location was great. It was centrally located and we were able to get to all the activities we wanted with reasonable travel times, which included golfing, kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, and shopping. Definitely a winner for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, CA

Absolutely LOVED Maluhia ma ka Honua!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our visit in Kauai... and it was made even more lovely due to staying in this home! We had came with our 2 boys - 4.5 and 3 years old and it was perfect. We appreciated the lawn chairs, towels, cooler, etc. in the garage - and we even left additional sand toys and a big ball for future families to enjoy.

The home is SO SPACIOUS and inviting... the photos don't do the home justice. The home was very, very clean upon arrival and all my questions/concerns were addressed that came up. This was the best home we have stayed at in the Poipu area and look to be back next year or so. Thank you thank you for opening up this home to vacation renters!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, Ca.

Family Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just concluded our stay at this beautiful property. The houses are situated one in front of the other with a nice green yard seperating them. There is a kitchen in each and large living space and decks to entertain. The rooms are large with comfortable beds and large baths. Poipu is a very small area and the house is no more than 5 minutes from any beach, restaurant or bar, plus has a ocean view from the top deck. The Kukuiula shopping center is a 2 minute walk and is the newest shopping area in Poipu with upscale restaurants, Bubba's burgers, surf shop and much more.

Our family (10 and growing) has been going to Kauai for over 25 years and have rented many houses. We have rented this property for the last 2 years and have already reserved it for next year.

Kauai is a special place and this is a special property!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kevin, for taking the time to tell others how much you enjoyed our houses. There are very few affordable options for large families in Poipu, except for condos, and we try to make our houses comfortable and family-friendly. We hope you return often and take advantage of our returning guest discounts. Buzz Wisda
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Beach House Restaurant
Lawai Beach
"Snorkeling, surfing"
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue Airport (LIH)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Kilohana Train
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Baby Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Baby Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lawai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Huai Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
New Kukuiula Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Kauai Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Waiohai
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Grand Hyatt Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Golf Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Swim and Racquet Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Poipu Bay Golf Club
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Outclean Fee $557 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, the first payment is returned, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Less than 90 days before arrival, your security deposit and the cleaning fee are returned, and we will try to re-rent and forward any net rents received from the re-rental to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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