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Charming 2 Bd/2 Ba Cottage, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ahe Lani means “Heavenly Breezes” and that is what you will find throughout this two bedroom, two full bathroom home located less than 100 yards from Poipu's Baby Beach and very near Lawai Beach. Ahe Lani is a charming cottage that will take you back to old Hawaii.

The question everyone asks themselves as they drive to Poipu is “Did I rent a good house?” Drive four houses past Ahe Lani, 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 Ahe Lani is beautiful lawn growing through concrete blocks. So drive right on the lawn! Walk up the hardwood steps 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 see the Surfer Bedroom and you hear them “OOH” and “AAH”, and it really hits you, “This is better than home!”

Step into old Hawaii in a new beach house! As you enter, imagine yourself as a turn of the century plantation manager relaxing in the spacious living room of this plantation-style Kauai rental vacation home overlooking the tropical garden. Walk into the great room with its nine foot ceilings and ceiling fans. On the left is the living area with windows on three sides. It is 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 TV with a DVD player and a CD stereo system with Hawaiian CD's provided.

On the right is the hardwood dining table with plenty of room for you to enjoy meals and "talk story" afterward. The kitchen is modern and spacious with granite countertops. There is a GE range with microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. 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 probably 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.

Next to the kitchen is the separate laundry room with washer and dryer and a separate storage room holding the beach chairs, sand toys, coolers and maybe boogie boards and snorkeling gear left by previous guests.

Walk down the hall from the great room. On the left is the sliding door to the 200 square foot lanai. This lanai is partially roofed in case of rain and has an outdoor dining table with four chairs, plenty of space to enjoy alfresco meals or cocktails.

Further down the hall to the right is the Surfer Bedroom decorated that has two twin beds that can be made into an Eastern king bed for just a $25 fee. This bedroom has two windows and a cooling ceiling fan. It also has three tropical bedside tables, a dresser, and a 19" television. This bedroom has its own bathroom with dual lavatories, a tub shower, toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up.

Past the first bedroom is the master bedroom suite. On the right is the bathroom with dual lavatories, a five-foot shower, toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up. Past the bathroom is the master bedroom decorated in a flower motif with tropical furniture. This bedroom has a sliding door on one wall and windows on the other two walls plus a ceiling fan for great ventilation. The California king-size bed is firm but cushiony. An original oil painting hangs over it. There are bedside tables, a full dresser, and an armoire with a 19" television inside.

This is a non-smoking house.

Outside Ahe Lani 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. Ahe Lani shares this lawn with our three bedroom home, Akala Pua.

This house is fully licensed by the County of Kauai (TVNC #1073, 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
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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner 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 a couple of houses removed from the water, 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

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

From the Guestbook: My husband and I went on vacation for much needed R&R from our hectic lives. This houses was the perfect place to recharge. The breezes and sounds were like therapy and we truly felt at home here. The amenities you provided were so helpful and made our stay that much more comfortable. It is with a touch of sadness that we have to leave this home for our next adventure. We we return to Kauai, we know where we want to stay and if we have family and friens venturing out here, we will recommend that they stay at Ahe Lani.
May 2015
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ski-In ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Two sinks
  • Both bathrooms have windows for great ventilation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds can be put together
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
  • King size beds (1) All beds are comfortably firm., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs are available for rent through
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming 2 Bd/2 Ba Cottage, 3 Minute Stroll to Baby Beach, LAST MINUTE RATES
average rating of 4.71875 based on 205 reviews
Ventura, California

Perfect home for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 2-year-old daughter and I had a wonderful time in Kauai, and this home was the ideal home base for us while we were there. The neighborhood is centrally-located in the south shore, the property is private and quiet, and the home is extremely well-appointed (sand toys, beach chairs & towels, etc). In fact, we had friends stop by to visit for an evening, and they remarked how they wished they had booked a home like it. We will definitely be visiting Kauai again, and plan to book the Wisda's lovely home when we do!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time here at this cute house. We stayed for one week with our two sons (ages 1 and 3.5) - it had everything we needed, plus a great location. Walking distance to baby beach, restaurants, shopping and lovely walks! Baby beach is where we spent most of our time - a perfect beach for two little ones. We also loved having a fully stocked kitchen, two bathrooms and a washer/dryer at the house, plus it was very quiet & peaceful! We will absolutely be recommending this house to our family and friends! And we can't wait to visit again :)

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nice stay, and would be happy to be there again. Had a few little glitches with the hot water system. And I can now understand what other reviewers said about the automatic sprinklers. For those wanting to stay on the southern coast, this is central and a great little location and house.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. The timers for both the sprinklers and solar hot water were affected by the "brown outs" from the power company. In addition, a thermostat on the water heater failed. These issues were addressed as quickly as possible and have been fixed.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Literally - right when we walked in we felt like we were welcomed home. The cottage was so spacious with plenty of room for our family of four. There were ample supplies for everything you could think of and even some very welcome surprises like a toddler booster chair. There was never a point where we felt anything but cozy, comfortable and completely at home. We will be returning for sure. Mahalo nui loa for sharing this amazing spot with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for us...we love getting up in the morning and having coffee before we walk to Baby Beach with the provided lawn chairs and towels. The location is great...we walk about a mile or so to spouting horn, and we can walk to the shopping center for lunch and/or dinner. We can drive a short distance to Poipu Beach where we can enjoy the beautiful views and water. Everything is here for us!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation for 8 days in pretty cottage

  • 5 of 5

We (family with 4 adults) enjoyed a great vacation in this pretty cottage in Puipo, Kauai. The home and garden is perfect maintained, the overall room is very spacious for 4 persons (2 bedrooms/2 bath). The living room and kitchen is on a very good standard of equipment. There was nothing we were missing.

The cottage is close to the pretty Baby Beach (only 5 min. walk) and shopping facilities. In the home we were supplied with beach equipment. Furthermore we loved jogging in the morning to the spouting horn.

Overall we can highly recommend this place and intent to return in future!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Prince Kuhio Park
Beach House Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Bubba Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Bubba Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Savage Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Riptides Shave Ice & Snacks Kauai
Merriman's Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Rip Tides LLC
Snack Bar
Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman´s
American Restaurant
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Eating House 1849 Koloa
Hawaiian Restaurant
Shops At Kukuiula
"Tortilla Republic ""The Upstairs"""
Mexican Restaurant
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Holoholo Grill
Da Crack
Mexican Restaurant
Makai Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Loco Coco
RumFire Poipu Beach
Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Keoki's Paradise
Hawaiian Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Anuenue Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Poipu, Kauai
Thai Restaurant
Papalani Gelato Poipu Shopping Village
Ice Cream Shop
Island Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Mexican Restaurant
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
Coffee Shop
Red Salt at Ko'a Kea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Kukuiula Boat Harbor
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn
Kalapaki Joe's POIPU
Sports Bar
Koloa Shave Ice
Aloha Roastery Specialty Coffee
Orchid Food Shop Food Truck
Craving Thai
Thai Restaurant
D Green's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Garden Island Grille
Chalupa's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee
Ice Cream Shop
Koloa Deli
Anne Knudsen Park
Seaview Terrace
Espresso Bar
Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
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
Kukuiula Market
Nearest Point of Interest
New Kukuiula Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Future Kukuiula Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikomo Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
New Koloa Landing Condominiums
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Kauai Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Fire Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Golf Village
Car: necessary

Poipu Beach Park, rated #1 beach in America by the travel channel is nearby. Baby Beach and Lawai Beach are within four minutes walk. This is snorkeling, surfing, bodysurfing, and sunbathing heaven. Spouting Horn blowhole is at the end of Lawai Road, as is the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Restaurants abound in Poipu, ranging from gourmet to hamburger stand. In the evenings, entertainment can be found at Keoki's Paradise and the Hyatt Regency Resort. Most of all, Kauai is home to nature lovers who want to relax and explore the beauty of the island; to see the myriad waterfalls and rainbows; to sail aboard a catamaran to the breathtaking Napali Coast; to watch the whales and dolphins; maybe kayak a river and hike to a secret waterfall; or maybe just read a good book.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Outclean Fee $253 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, first payment is returned minus a $50 cancellation fee. 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.

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