About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Akala Pua (Pink Hibiscus) is a lovely three bedroom, three full bathroom home located less than 100 yards from Poipu's Baby Beach and very near Lawai Beach in sunny Poipu, Kauai. Akala Pua is a lovely Hawaiian plantation style home with a whitewater ocean view that will take you back to old Hawaii. Maybe that is why our guests just love Akala Pua! The house design brings families together to talk and bond. The location gives them plenty of choices. And the decoration and furnishing makes it comfortable. But see for yourself -- visit the guestbook to see how much everyone loves their vacation in Akala Pua.
Driving to Poipu, people always wonder “Did I rent a good house?” Drive four houses past Akala Pua, your first thought will be “WOW! The ocean is really close!” Then you may wonder where to park your car because the parking area for Akala Pua is beautiful lawn growing through concrete blocks. So drive right on the lawn! Walk up the meandering walk to the front porch, remove your shoes and step into the entry of this Hawaiian plantation style home and you immediately begin to see the great decorating and furnishings. Original oil paintings and natural wood trim and doors scream out “Hawaii!” You start to feel the gentle breezes that flow through and cool this house because every room has cross ventilation. Perhaps your children “OOH” and “AAH” when they see their room, and it really hits you, “This is better than home!”
Walk up the meandering walk to the front porch and into the entry of this Hawaiian plantation style home and you immediately begin to see the great decorating and furnishings. Original Hawaiian oil paintings graces several walls. You will also start to feel the gentle breezes that flow through and cool this house because every room has cross ventilation.
From the entry, turn left and walk upstairs into the great room with its twelve foot high vaulted wood-beam ceilings and ceiling fans. On the left is the living area with a panoramic view on three sides, decorated with a large rattan sofa, a two person rattan loveseat, and a comfortable rattan easy chair with ottoman. The entertainment center has a flat screen television with a DVD player and a CD stereo system with Hawaiian CD's provided. On the right is the glass dining table for eight with rattan chairs and the kitchen. The kitchen is modern and spacious with granite countertops. There is a GE range with microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. From the kitchen sink you can see the whitewater ocean view past the dining table. The kitchen is completely stocked. In addition to all the pots, pans and cooking utensils you will need, there are matching sets of dishware, glassware, knives and silverware. Since you will need more than that to cook a meal, you will usually find aluminum foil, saran wrap, baggies, wax paper, coffee filters, paper napkins, paper towels, dish liquid and dishwasher soap, plus many other necessary kitchen supplies.
Outside the great room is a 100 square foot roofed lanai with a table and four chairs that is great for morning breakfast or evening meals or just watching the sunsets.
Back downstairs are the bedrooms, the laundry, a storage room, and the garage.
On the far right side of the entry is the first master bedroom suite decorated island style. This bedroom has a sliding door on one wall and windows another wall plus a ceiling fan for great ventilation. The California king-size bed is firm and an original oil painting hangs over it. There are bedside tables, a full dresser, and a 19" television. The private bathroom for this bedroom has dual lavatories, a five-foot shower, a toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up.
On the far left side of the entry is the second master bedroom suite nearly identical to the first one and also decorated island style. This bedroom has a sliding door on one wall and windows another wall plus a ceiling fan for great ventilation. The California king-size bed is firm and an original oil painting hangs over it. There are bedside tables, a full dresser, and a 19" television. The private bathroom for this bedroom has dual lavatories, a tub/shower with glass enclosure, a toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up.
In the middle is the third bedroom with two twin beds that can be made into an Eastern king bed for just a $25 fee. It also has three tropical bedside tables, and a dresser. There is a sliding door out to a 100 square foot covered lanai that makes an ideal place to sit and enjoy morning coffee. It also has two windows and a ceiling fan to keep it cool. This bedroom has its own bathroom across the hall with dual lavatories, a shower, toilet, and windows to keep it from steaming up.
Past the bedrooms is the separate laundry room with washer, dryer and sink. Next to that is the storage room that holds the beach chairs, sand toys, and coolers. Previous guests may have left boogie boards and snorkeling gear.
Outside Akala Pua is a 3000 square foot lawn with chaise lounges for sunbathing on those days when you don't want to make the 3 minute walk to the beach. The lawn is also home to a gas barbecue. Akala Pua shares this lawn with our two bedroom home, Ahe Lani.
**This is a non-smoking house and it is never advertised on Craigslist. If you see it on Craigslist, please let us know. Thank you.**
This house is fully licensed by the County of Kauai (TVNC #1072, Tax ID TA198600294401), and has a Kauai property manager withing three miles of the house, reachable by telephone at 800-247-5599.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Buzz Wisda
Aloha from Jim and Valorie Wisda. We recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona from Palos Verdes Estates, California where we raised a wonderful son and daughter. We have been coming to Poipu since 1970 and no matter how often we travel to other places or countries we visit, like this picture in Thailand, we always look forward to coming back to Poipu several times a year.
Buzz Wisda purchased this House in 2005
Why Buzz Wisda chose Poipu
We bought the lot a few years after hurricane Iniki while the cost of lots was still low because it offered us the opportunity to help vacationers experience a really wonderful house in a good location at an affordable rent. This house is just two houses back from the ocean, and the rent is less than half of those houses less than 100 yards away! This is really one of the best values in Poipu. It is a great house in a very good location at a fair and affordable rent.
What makes this House unique
Whitewater ocean view. Lushly landscaped yard. Privacy. Best of all, the open living area promotes family gatherings with places to sit and 'talk story', but with plenty of room for everyone to have adequate space.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
House met all our needs.
Great House and Location!
Amazing house. Great for families with small kids! Location is perfect! Highly recommended!!
Charming and comfortable
Great house in a wonderful location. Well stocked and equipped and had everything we needed for a group of six adults. The owner was pleasant and responsive. We enjoyed a great week in paradise!!
Lovely, Spacious Home Near the Beach!
Our family of six adults and one baby found plenty of room to come together for shared meals and games but also found the home well designed for privacy when needed. The home is exactly as pictured and is within easy walking distance of two great snorkeling beaches. We appreciated all the little "extras" provided to make our stay pleasant (well-equipped kitchen with basic cooking supplies, beach towels, BBQ and tools, etc.). Fun to watch the green parakeets and sunsets from the patio off the living room each evening!
Lovely, well cared for, comfortable home. Very convenient location. Thanks so much!
The house was perfect for our family of 3 couples except there is no bathroom on the upper floor!
A perfect home for our visit. Comfortable beds, a nice yard and close enough to walk to the beach and shopping easily. Upon our arrival there was a note apologizing for the smell in the fridge which was HORRENDOUS. We could not use it and we're supplied with an ice chest while the refrigerator "aired out". The entire 2 weeks we were there it had varying degrees of smell. After bleaching it was tolerable for awhile, but the aroma always returned. We later found out that fish bait was left in there to cause the problem. Smoke detectors went off 4 nights while we were there causing some disturbed sleep. Owner said the batteries had been replaced, but definitely scary to be awakened by the alarms. We did enjoy our stay but felt that our complaints could have been handled differently.
The previous guests had let something rot in the refrigerator and we scrubbed it several times, including after this family left. There was no time to do anything else. It is a fairly new Samsung refrigerator. As far as I know, our property manager responded immediately to all their issues. I had checked the batteries in all the smoke detectors the day before they arrived, and no one is quite sure why the smoke detectors started chirping. The guests disabled the smoke detectors and we had a handyman fix the problem when they left. Regarding the bathroom situation, our VRBO listing says all three bathrooms are on the same floor as the bedrooms, two are ensuite and the third is across the hall from the third bedroom and at the bottom of the stairs.
The best activity on the island is a boat tour of the Napali Coast, and this is available through a number of boat companies. There are also helicopter charters for touring the island. Waimea Canyon can be accessed by car and takes about 1/2 day.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
14 night minimum during Christmas. Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, first payment minus $50 cancellation fee is returned. Within 90 days of arrival, damage deposit and cleaning fee are returned. We will try to re-rent and forward any net rents we receive to you.