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Oceanfront Plantation Cottage - Amazing Views, Perfect Poipu Location!

Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA
  • House1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

2 bdrm, 2 bath fabulous ocean view and sound of crashing waves

Hale Nani Kai, 'House of the Beautiful Sea', is one of the last original 'sugar shacks' left on the south shore of Kauai. Hale Nani Kai takes you back to the days of a simpler Kauai... vast ocean views, the sound of waves crashing on the lava shore, and the simplicity of island life 50 years ago.

Hale Nani Kai is a true beach house. Let the sounds of the waves lull you into an afternoon nap, enjoy lazy days on the magnificent lanai in the shade with a good book or just gaze out on the gorgeous South Shore view of Brenneke's and Poipu Beaches. Be entertained in whale season with your front row seats for whales and their calves and the year round turtles that frequent the shore.

Hale Nani Kai has two bedrooms, each with a comfortable king bed and bathroom en suite. The living room has a full sized sleeper sofa. The decor is beach house casual, boasting both indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6. The kitchen is well stocked for meals in, and a gas BBQ for the grillers in your family waits on the lanai. There are laundry facilities on the premises and beach chairs, towels, umbrellas to take on your short walk to the beach or to enjoy Hale Nani Kai’s private lawn. The sunset views of Hale Nani Kai are breathtaking, and a wonderful treat to return to at the end of the day from wherever your adventures have taken you. The VRBO calendar is always up to date so if it says it is available, it is!

Property Manager

Shari Pilaria

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Shari Pilaria

We first moved to the Islands in 1988 and lived in Oahu. One trip to Kauai and we were HOOKED! We bought property in Poipu in 1996 and keep coming back! We live in Texas full time and love to share the blessing of this home while we are away.

Shari Pilaria purchased this House in 2004

Why Shari Pilaria chose Poipu

We had owned a condo previously and wanted to have a little more privacy and space. We found this jewel in the middle of Poipu and have loved it ever since! The location is perfect for walking to either Poipu Beach Park or the Hyatt, Shipwreck Beach. The vast open view from the lanai was the selling point for us as well as the uniqueness of this old house! We have updated it, but tried to maintain the old, cottage style living it was intended for when it was built in 1962. It has withstood hurricanes and storms, hosted many families and friends, been the spot for various Hawaiian musical concerts and countless delicious meals served and enjoyed over the years. It's the real Kauai. So many incredible memories for us and no doubt many more to come!

What makes this House unique

Huge covered lanai, spectacular ocean view, privacy, location, sounds of waves crashing all day and night, whale watching, grassy lawn


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • King size bed with new, top quality mattresses in each bedroom. One queen size sleep sofa in den. One blow up mattress (aero bed)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Sit on the couch or sit at kitchen bar and have amazing view of ocean and beach!
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Beautiful grass driveway (Hawaiian style) with shade to keep car cool
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath and beach towels
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Good selection of reference books for Hawaii...whales, birds, trees, and other Kauai travel guides
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      BluRay player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      32 inch flat screen HDTV
                                    • Toys
                                      Sand toys for the keikis (little ones)


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Over 1,000 sq feet of covered deck/lanai
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Lanai is amazing... 1,000 sq feet covered with amazing views of Poipu and Niihau! It's so private that guests sometimes sleep outside on it.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Beautiful, private grassy lawn in front to do cartwheels on or spread out blanket for a picnic or nap.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Boogie boards, beach mats, umbrellas, beach chairs, ice chests


                                            • botanical garden
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • luaus
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • The VRBO calendar is always up to date so if it says it is available, it is!

                                                              59 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect family sized home. Excellent view. Excellent location. Well stocked.

                                                              Gilbert V.Selma, Oregon

                                                              Rain or shine. The home provided what we needed. A little rustic. But that’s what makes it.

                                                              We will return. Thank you so much.

                                                              Lovely lanai

                                                              CYNTHIA C.

                                                              We ate all meals and spent the majority of our down time on the lanai. Stunning views and beautiful ocean breeze. Loved having a variety of kauai books, beach accessories and cooler available to us.

                                                              Lovely location overlooking the Pacific; a very comfortable family home

                                                              Fredia W.Massachusetts. USA

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay in the Plantation Cottage. It was conveniently located and the deck plus view were really lovely. The house, while perfectly comfortable and equipped with everything we needed, was not ultra modern and up to date, and the second bedroom did not have much natural light, but these things didn't matter to us. It is currently on the market, so I don't know how long it will be available to rent, but I'd certainly recommend it as a place to stay in Poipu.

                                                              Lovely older cottage with stunning view

                                                              Darren and Nancy M.

                                                              we enjoyed the lanai at just about any time of the day, from morning coffee to after sunset wine. The views of the ocean are incredible! As stated, the property is older, but the view and lanai cannot be equaled. Well equipped with beach gear. Very walkable and safe.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for coming to enjoy our home away from home on the island of Kauai! Yes, we love it that the cottage is one of the few on the south shore that is still in it's original state. We have updated the floors and painted and replaced lots of fixtures and appliances, but the house itself is the original! Part of the enjoyment of this place for us is that it is the way life was on Kauai back in the day! We love imagining how the old Hawaiians might have recreated, cooked, played and "talked story" on that huge open lanai overlooking the vast ocean! The garden down below the house, no doubt, was a playground for families to enjoy each other and God's beautiful creation.

                                                              We do hope that you will come again and send your friends too! Aloha nui loa!

                                                              Just as described.

                                                              Judy W.

                                                              We visited for 8 days the end of Oct. to the beginning of November 2017. The house was lovely. Very well supplied with everything you need from cooking to beach going. Extremely well stocked kitchen. Great beach towels, tatami mats, boogie boards, sun screen, bug spray. The best county beach in Poipu is a short walk away. And a gorgeous secluded beach is nearby if you want to drive down some rutted dirt roads. Just check out the well stocked books about Kauai on the shelves. The view is sensational. The lanai is spacious and a great place for dining, drinks and hanging out. Although it is surrounded by condos and a house next door the place felt very private. We had a couple of issues the day we arrived. We contacted Shari and she was there within the hour tending to our needs. Couldn't have been happier. Comfy beds, ceiling and floor fans. Plush bathroom towels. A perfect house for a perfect vacation.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              So glad you loved our home in the islands!! We're happy you came yo Kauai & experienced lots of beauty & aloha!

                                                              Yes, the privacy feeling is amazing considering the close neighbors. That wide view of the Pacific Ocean takes your breath away! It's hypnotizing, isn't it?!?!

                                                              We try to make your stay at Nani Kai easy & comfortable! We're thankful you utilized all of our supplies & equipment!

                                                              Please come back again to make more memories & feel free to share this with your friends too!!


                                                              There are some red flags but liked the home overall because of views and location. Huge lanai!

                                                              Lloyd E.Oakland

                                                              Some concerns with the condition of the house: The outdoor grill was dirty and had some previously cooked food on it (we threw it out but didn't use the grill), coffee maker not cleaned and the grounds in the filter were moldy, fire extinguisher in the kitchen doesn't have a charge and would not work in an emergency. The dishes were not very clean and the toilet seat in the larger bathroom is very loose. Not sure what options you have regarding the cleaning crew but they're letting you down.... Sincerely, Lloyd Ernst


                                                              Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA

                                                              In the heart of Poipu Beach Hale Nani Kai overlooks the beautiful rocky shores down to the beaches of Poipu. An excellent location for snorkeling and beach activities.

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              There is no smoking allowed on the premises. Arrival instructions will be emailed 1-2 weeks prior to arrival.Check in is at 3pm and checkout is at 10am unless other arrangments have been agreed to. The vrbo calendar is always up to date so if it says it is available, it is!

                                                              59 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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