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Affordable Private Home in Poipu Kai Resort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,880 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two story 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with mountain view, located near two beaches.

Aloha! Come bring your ohana (family) and friends to sit on our beautiful wrap around patio at our beautiful Pu'uhonua (place of refuge) with breathtaking tropical views. The great room and kitchen are the heart of Pu'uhonua located on the 2nd floor featuring wrap around windows making it feel like you are experiencing the outside from within. This arrangement allows guests the option of making meals at home while still enjoying every part of Kauai's beauty. The amazingly grand lanai allows for outdoor dining under the stars providing a large gathering area, but Pu'uhonua also offers the privacy of three bedrooms (1 upstairs and 2 downstairs) each having their own complete bathroom and private tranquil lanai. Each room has its own ceiling fan for additional comfort with the cool tropical trade wind breeze. For those of you who need to stay in touch with the real world we offer free wireless internet service.

When you are on vacation it is all about location and our open air Pu'uhonua home sits in the lushly landscaped 70 acre Poipu Kai Resort conveniently located between Shipwrecks Beach and Poipu

Beach. Poipu Beach has been rated as one of the top ten beaches in North America featuring a peaceful 'baby beach' for keiki (child) to play in the sun, while still staying cool. If you are interested in snorkeling, then Poipu beach can offer you a variable paradise of beautiful and exotic tropical fish. If you are more of a boogie boarding thrill seeker then Shipwrecks Beach is the place for you with some of the best surf on the island. The best part about all of this is that these beaches are simply a 15 minute walk on the green belt of Poipu Kai and we will provide everything you will need to enjoy a day at the beach including snorkel gear, boogie boards, umbrellas, coolers, beach chairs, mats, and beach towels!!!

If you need a break from the beach, this rental is also apart of the Poipu Kai Resort Complex allowing access to numerous amenities including resort pool, jacuzzi, and multiple tennis courts. If you are interested in taking a swing at Kauai's most prestigious golf courses than you need to look no further than Poipu. Our rental is down the road to the Poipu Bay Golf course, which is home to the illustrious PGA Grand Slam.

Historic Koloa Town, Poipu Shopping Center, and Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center are about 3 miles away from the rental offering a mixture of amazing restaurants (Keoki's and Roy's are amazing), unique shops, and convenient grocery stores. Poipu is ideally located on the sunny south side of the island with equal traveling distance between the lushly vibrant North Shore and the scenic 'West Side' with it's breathtaking Waimea Canyon (The Grand Canyon of the Pacific) and the spectacular shear cliffs of the Na Pali Coast all seen from Koke'e State Park.

Having all of this adds up to a restful and invigorating stay on this beautiful Garden island of Kauai! E komo mai (come and enjoy)!!

More Details

Hedy Downing
Member since: 2014
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:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Hedy Downing

My wife and I are both from the Mid-West who fell in love with the island while stationed as a military family. We lived on this beautiful island for over 18 years after I retired from the military and raised two of our four children here. Only the lure of our kids and grandchildren has pulled us back to the mainland

Hedy Downing purchased this house in 1991

Why Hedy Downing chose Poipu

After living on this island for approximately 20 years we invite you to come and experience the gentle trade winds, the tranquil beaches and the majestic mountains of this magical island. We invite you and yours to come and fill this house with your own fond memories and incredible experiences.


Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Home offers three ensuite bathrooms one in each bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen size bed with ensuite bath and private lanai.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with ensuite bath with private lanai.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , With ensuite bath, double vanity and private lanai.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Affordable Private Home in Poipu Kai Resort
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews

Early Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our three couples!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful home close to the beach...

  • 4 of 5

Pictures don't do justice to this home. It's very spacious and each room has its own bathroom. We were also very happy with the location as it was very close to Poipu Beach and restaurants. The only cons are the tile stairs, it was hard for my elderly dad to go up and down (kitchen and living room is upstairs), and also we were told check out was at 11am but the cleaning lady arrived at 10am and we had to be out so she can start cleaning.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Loved staying here!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying At this house with our 3 kids. Everyone had their own space and own restroom which was nice after a long day of touring the island. It took us a day or two to get acclamated to not having central air but all the fans in the house helped a lot. The subdivision was extremely quiet which was another plus. This was our first time renting a house while in kauai. We will definitely be renting again. The house was plenty stocked with all the right amenities. We went to the beach a few times using the beach items from the house. It was nice to have those on hand and not worry about having to rent any. The house could probably use a night light or two since it gets really dark once all the lights are out but other than that no complaints. Thank you for opening your home for families to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Cloquet, MN

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the month of March and were very pleased with the home. The kitchen is fully equipped and the three bedrooms are spacious. For beach goers, there are chairs, coolers, boogie boards, and snorkel equipment to name a few items, plus plenty of beach towels.

We found this to be a very comfortable home and will definitely rent it again when we return to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this place do not do it justice. The house is amazing, has everything you could possibly need, and is close to many different amenities. The location is quiet, and only a short walk to many fun activities. The beaches close by are beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with spices for cooking, which was nice. I'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge, New Zealand

Lovely home in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here, it was a beautiful home set up with everything you could possibly want. Very spacious with each of the bedrooms having an ensuite and an outside area so everyone had their privacy when they needed it but the common areas were also spacious and well layed out. If we had a complaint it would be our daily game of which light switch operates which light - we never did get the hang of it but gave us a few laughs :D The location was also great Poipu is a great position meaning you can travel either west or east giving quick access to most parts of the island, having the beach so close was also a plus. We had a great stay and would definately recommend this property to anyone coming to Kauai.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kalapaki Joe's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Poipu Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kalapaki Joe's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Poipu Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $270

Non refundable out cleaning fee of $260 per rental.

Owner'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.