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Oceanview 3 Br/3Ba Home, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Buzz Wisda
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Enjoyed the house and the beaches and the hikes and our two grandchildren and our aughter and son-in-law. Had great weather, saw whales on our last day at Poipu Beach.
Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Beach House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Kaumualii Highway
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Beach House
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Baby Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Baby Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Prince Kuhio Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Huai Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lawai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
"PK's" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
"Centers" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
"Acid Drop" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikomo Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Market
Nearest Point of Interest
New Kukuiula Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Fire Station
Nearest Point of Interest
New Kukuiula Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Koloa Landing Condominium
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Kauai Hotel and Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Harbor and Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Waiohai Hotel and Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Poipu Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Brennecke's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiohai surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Left Lefts surf spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Harbor surf spot
Car: necessary

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.

Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
  • All bathrooms have exterior windows for full ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be pushed together for $25 fee
  • Baby cribs and high-chairs are available for rent from www.readyrentals.com. They deliver and set up sanitized cribs with nice mattresses and a sheet, and they remove it when you leave. And their fees are very reasonable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hair dryers in each bathroom.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 165 reviews
5

Great location, great backyard, clean and comfortalbe house!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for a week with three small children. The house was clean, comfortable and the backyard was perfect for our kids to play in while we relaxed. There is so much within walking distance to the house too. You can walk to the farmers market on Wednesdays, restaurants, small market, shops and (where we spent a lot of time) Baby Beach.

Even though there was a couple renting the house behind us at the same time, the backyard still felt private to us.

I am already looking forward to coming back and hopefully with another family so we can rent the two houses together!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anna, for the kind words. We really try hard to make everyone's vacation as great as possible. Please return often and take advantage of our return guest discounts. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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Fort Collins, CO
5

Beautiful home so close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My family came together to spend our Thanksgiving vacation here, and this house was perfect for us. This was our 4th stay at Buzz Wisda's properties (2 times here and 2 times in the smaller house right behind this one). The house was very clean and ready for us when we came in late at night - lights on, fans on and windows open. There was even some fresh fruit and bottled water which we appreciated. We were able to keep our car in the garage, and made use of the snorkels, masks and beach chairs that were in there. I really liked the full sized washer and dryer, complete with laundry soap, and the kitchen was laid out nicely with all appliances working perfectly. We went to Costco the day after we got here, and then did quite a bit of cooking at the house, using the grill in the back for steaks and such. You can see the ocean from the lanai off of the kitchen, so we enjoyed eating out on it for many meals. Mr. Wisda was always prompt to reply to any questions I had. We would definitely stay here again! If my husband and I come back just as a couple or with just one of our grown children, we would probably stay again in the smaller house. It is also lovely. It doesn't have a garage, but it is set back from Lawaii Road behind the bigger house so it is protected from the daytime road noise. However, it was always very quiet during the overnight hours, so we always slept well. The beds are very comfortable. One thing we found interesting was all of the parakeets that come in every evening around 6:00 p.m. and roost in the palm trees around us, and then leave every morning around the same time. There are hundreds of them! We loved this location since it is so close to Poipu Beach, Lihue, and even Waimea canyon. We would highly recommend this house to anyone wanting a clean, comfortable and beautiful vacation home here in sunny Poipu!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Grove
5

Family Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation. This home provided a place for our family to make wonderful memories together. We spent the days exploring the island and then returned to the big dining room table to share a meal and details of our day. The kitchen was a dream to work in and was stocked with all the needed cooking supplies. The yard was a fun spot for our grandchildren to play and the BBQ we used for almost every dinner.

The trade winds kept us cool for a good nights sleep, but it was a bit warm in the late afternoons.

The garage provided beach chairs, coolers, and a few other toys we used daily. We found big beach towels in the well stocked linen closet. The laundry room was perfect for our big family. We loved Baby Beach and spent many evenings watching the sunsets.

Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Robin, for the kind words! Please return often and take advantage of our return-guest discounts. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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5

Great house to vacation with your family on the gorgeous island of Kauai

  • 5 of 5

It's a pretty, well appointed house..we stayed there for five days, and it was especially convenient since we were three generations..it's so cool when everyone gets their own bath, their own private space..can resort to rest if he wishes, or stay with everybody..that sense of privacy was truly great.

We really loved the appearances..:) I'm a firm believer that a house should reflect where it stands, it just makes everything better..and indeed it gave that breezy, island-y feel, with how it was built and designed and decorated..cozy, comfy, airy, spelling summer.

That was one of the reasons we chose it..and it didn't disappoint.

Green parrots came each evening at sunset..:) Was fun to watch them.

We loved the location..so many things to do within short walk or 5 min drive. We loved the Poipu State Beach Park-snorkeling was fab!

but it has sand too, so great for kids as well. We saw numerous seals, and a turtle. You should be respectful around these..:) give them space, and all.

Spouting Horn and Botanical Gardens are really close, very good Beach House Restaurant is one minute drive..out of all the restaurants(we weren't to many though) I liked them the best.

Shops are very close as well, and charming too..we visited Farmer's Market, with its abundance of vendors and live music..we loved it.

One of the store markets(in Koloa I think) has the best poke ever. Highly recommend! Especially if you have to keep gluten fee diet like me-they have gluten free poke too, unlike others.

we also enjoyed Friday Art event in Hanapepe..some wonderful artists. I still think of some paintings we saw there.

My only regret was having too little time...we did go to Waimea Canyon(gorgeous! don't miss it for world), drove to the North Shore..but my main feeling is:-we should come back..we've been to Hawaii before, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii..and it amazes me how every island still has its own character, and is incredible in its own right. I felt in love with Kauai, during this short stay..I hope life will give us opportunities to visit again.

Thank you for making our stay comfortable, easy, and even more wonderful. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the great information, Vlad, and we hope you come back often and take advantage of our return guest discounts. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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Quebradillas Puerto Rico
4

Quality

  • 4 of 5

Buzz is absolute honorable individual. The house was beautiful and well maintained. Downside is no house in kauai are air conditioned!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, well-equiped home.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Living room and kitchen upstairs, 3 bedrooms downstairs, each with own bath. Home is right on the road, but that was not a problem. Easy access to town and beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Outclean Fee $304 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

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.

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.