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Luxury Oceanview 3 Br/3Ba Home, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 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 South Shore

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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Amenities

Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Luxury Oceanview 3 Br/3Ba Home, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach
average rating of 4.703704 based on 159 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: Feb 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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5

Very lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 adults in my family spending the week in your beautiful home and we all agreed we would come back to stay there in a heartbeat! We especially loved the layout, having an open concept in living room, eating area and kitchen with a lanai that had a peekaboo view of the water. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, very pretty décor. We all appreciated the close proximity of the very nice shopping area and the beaches and the fact we could walk back and forth between them all. It was also especially nice having beach towels, chairs and mats and didn't have to worry about bringing all of that from the mainland or buying and only using for a short time. Washer and dryer were also wonderful to have! Your home was everything you said it was and our first experience with VRBO was a wonderful one. And added benefit to our stay, was the sweet family that rented the other home on your property, we got along great! We'll see you soon again I hope!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

Can we live here please!!?

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing vacation experience. The house was beautiful and so well appointed. We did not need anything!! The kitchen has everything we needed right down to salt and pepper.

We like to grind our coffee beans which we were able to do with either of the two grinders. There were plenty of beach towels, hot water, and the beds were very comfy. Two of the pillows were a little too hard for our liking but we just switched them out for softer ones with the shams on them. Even though the view wasn't a full ocean view, we still were able to see beautiful skies and lush greenery and we even were surprised by the flocks of parrots/parakeets who flew in each evening. We had a little trouble watching videos on the vcr but we just switched to watching the tv. The location was perfect. We could walk to the beach to snorkel or to the shopping center to shop. Overall, we would highly recommend this property and will book it again if it's available.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, Cortney. We really try hard to help our guests have a great Poipu experience. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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5

Kauai house

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful 3 bedroom & 3 bath home. It was great for our family of five. We called about the leaking sink & window cover that was sticky- they couldn't have been nicer. They were immediately fixed. The kitchen was well stocked & nicely appointed.

It was wonderful being close to Baby Beach & Lawai Beach. We loved having the bogey boards & chairs for our use.

I washed the nice thick beach towels before we left so the cleaners wouldn't have so much laundry to do.

We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ren, Thank you for the kind words, we really try hard to give our guests great value in the house. Please come back often! Take advantage of the 5% discount we give for each repeat visit, up to 20% off the fifth and subsequent visits. Since we don't raise rents much, we have guests returning next year for less than they paid in 2009. Thank you again for choosing our house. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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Victoria, BC
5

Very clean with a great layout for three couples

  • 5 of 5

One of the first rentals we've ever had that we didn't feel the need to wash down with bleach before we could get comfortable. On top of that it was beautifully finished with a great floor plan. Having the open main floor was great for socializing and the large kitchen suited our needs.

The location was great. Close to lots of good beaches. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
5

Great vacation home with a terrific location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with our son's family in this great vacation home. We had 4 adults, and 2 boys ages 4 1/2 and almost 2. The first floor has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and great laundry area, as well as closets, and access to the very nice backyard. The 2nd floor is a great room with a fully stocked kitchen, a large dining table and a living room area with couches and chairs and a TV and DVD player. There is also a second floor veranda with a large table where we ate many meals. There are lots of towels, bedding, laundry detergent and supplies, condiments in the refrigerator, folding beach chairs, sand toys, boogie boards, and a full sized surf board, etc. This is the best stocked VRBO location I have ever been to. Beautiful Poipu Beach is about a mile away and "Baby Beach" is a 4 minute walk. The excellent Beach House Restaurant is 2 blocks away. This is a great location, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Kaua'i.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for the kind words. We try hard to give everyone a great experience. Come back often and take advantage of our return guest discounts. For future guests, we do not provide a full-sized surfboard. It was supposed to be locked in the owner's closet. Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May Last Minute
May 20 2017 - May 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Spring 2017 (2)
May 24 2017 - Jun 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
June
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$248
 
 
Summer 2017 (2)
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Dec 2018
Dec 5 2017 - Dec 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 16 2017 - Apr 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$310
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$280
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$280
 

Additional information about rental rates

Outclean Fee $304 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,030
Tax Rate 13.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, $950 of damage deposit is returned. Within 90 days of arrival, $1000 of damage deposit and $315 of cleaning fee is returned. We will try to re-rent and forward any rents we receive to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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