Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Private Home Just Steps from Poipu & Shipwreck Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Poipu Kai Resort, a few steps from beaches

This private single-level home provides the Aloha spirit in the beautiful and flourishing tropical landscape within the Lanai Villas section of Poipu Kai Resort. The moment that you enter our home you know this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath Kauai vacation home is designed for Hawaiian living at its best.

Mele Hale (Home of Song) is beautifully and uniquely decorated with style, comfort and relaxation in mind. It is spacious enough to enjoy a gathering of friends and family (up to 7 people), yet cozy and private enough for a couple who are looking for a luxurious and quiet vacation retreat. Enjoy the tropical breeze flowing throughout the house. Vaulted ceilings with fans, and numerous windows, create a fresh, airy vacation residence that invites indoor-outdoor living.

After exploring the many Kauai farmer’s markets, enjoy cooking for your loved ones in the fully equipped and well stocked kitchen. Or take it outdoors and cook in your own private, tropical backyard; equipped with a large gas grill and outdoor seating for 8. The backyard is truly an oasis. Kick back in the chaise lounge chairs at night, and thanks to the near absence of city lights, marvel at the glorious, Hawaiian night skies.

What really makes this home special is stepping out of your backyard and having access to the Poipu Kai green belt.

- You can stroll east to the Grand Hyatt, Anara Spa, Shipwreck Beach and the Maha'ulepa Heratige Trail. A perfect area to stroll and hike. It also offers world class surfing.

- Walking west brings you to the Poipu Kai resort pool, hot tub, and tennis courts (tennis courts available for a nominal fee).

- Brennecke’s Beach, and Poipu Beach Park, are another 5 minute walk past the pool. (If you don’t feel like walking, load up the car with all of our beach toys, chairs and towels; there is ample free parking next to these beaches). Poipu Beach Park offers some of the safest swimming in Hawaii with a life guard on duty seven days a week. Brenneke’s Beach is known for it’s easy to catch body boarding and body surfing waves. It is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. There is a protected area for swimmers and snorkeling with surf breaks off shore for the experienced surfer.

Our home is in an unbeatable location suited for exploring all that the sunny south shore has to offer! We hope that you enjoy your vacation on the Garden Isle!

For you convenience and security, we accept payment by Credit Card, PayPal, and back transfers (ETF or Wire Transfer).


Chris and Janelle Owens (owners since 2014)

More Details

Property Manager
Janelle Owens
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Janelle Owens

The home is owned by husband and wife, Chris and Janelle, who live primarily in the State of Washington. We have visited Hawaii many times with our kids and relatives and decided in 2014 to also become part-time residents (and maybe full-time someday). We are very active and outdoors oriented, and have had many adventures in Kauai and the other islands with our kids. We are very tuned in to how to be active and get the most out of Kauai, but also how to find the personal and meditative side of Kauai. Our goal is for all of our guests to create lifelong memories during their stay at our home, and have a very smooth and problem-free stay.

Janelle Owens purchased this house in 2014

Why Janelle Owens chose South Shore

Our very first visit to Hawaii was to Kauai and the Poipu Kai area back in 1992. We walked our 1-year old son in his stroller along the Poipu Kai public walkway to go back and forth to the beach, and fell in love with Kauai on that trip. Now that the kids grown up, we couldn't help but return to our Kauai beginnings and acquire our home, which we had strolled past countless times during the our prior visits.

What makes this house unique

The quiet and seclusion of a private home in a single family neighborhood, but with the amenities of the Poipu Kai Resort (pools, tennis), and just a few steps from two beautiful beaches. Oh, and of course, we should mention that Poipu is sunny and dry, so it's the place to go for a weather bulletproof vacation year-round.


Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master suite attached to master bedroom.
  • Both bathrooms equipped with hair dryers and lighted makeup mirrors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Temper-pedic memory foam pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Temper-pedic memory foam pillows
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Temper-pedic memory foam pillows
  • Master Bedroom with California king bed, separate master bath suite
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

74% Complete
14% Complete
3% Complete
3% Complete
3% Complete
Private Home Just Steps from Poipu & Shipwreck Beaches
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 27 reviews

Nicely decorated. No privacy. Too hot!!! Needs air conditioning!

  • 1 of 5

Beautifully decorated condo, convenient to Poipu area, but a long walk to the pool and beaches. We stayed in the summer and the trade winds do not cool this place down! It was very uncomfortable to cook or shower. It was like an oven the entire trip even in the rainy days! There was no privacy in any of the bedrooms or bathrooms. I could hear everything the neighbors said and I'm sure they could hear everything too. Especially in the bathrooms! The vertical blinds were broken and made it hard to change without being seen from everywhere in the house or patio area. Otherwise we enjoyed our family and our time on Kauai but I highly recommend making some changes for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location but just TOO HOT!

  • 3 of 5

First let me start by saying that we stayed here at the end of June 2017.

The house has a great layout with all of the rooms spread out nicely for privacy and the location is perfect. You can walk in two different directions and be at the beach within 10 mins or less, but there was ONE big downside for us.

The house was TOO HOT!

The house has a great front yard with a gate but because of all the greenery it blocked any cool breeze that you desperately need to help cool the house down. Also the sun hits the living room, master bedroom and courtyard all day heating up and keeping the house hot for the rest of the day and night.

So if you're traveling with little children who still require a good nap (which we were) beware this house makes it very uncomfortable to stay inside during that time (even with the extra house fans that are provided).

Another downside from the house being so hot is that you have to leave your windows open at night, but when the third bedroom backs up to two different backyards and both neighbors are enjoying themselves outside, it can make it very difficult for one to fall asleep.

So here's my final thought; if you don't have to be home during the day then this house would suffice but if you have to be home or just want to lounge around and you enjoy a cooler home, then I would say that this house wouldn't be for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect place for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Mele Hale could not have been a better place for our family to stay of 5 adults, 2 four year olds and a 3 month old. It was perfect for the kids with everything they would need for ocean, pool and sand play. There is just no way to describe how great to have the pack-and-play right there for the baby, plastic dishes for the kids, sippy cups, etc. The location within walking to the beach and pool as well as the Hyatt could not have been better. And so easy to get to Poipu Village and great restaurants within 5 minutes away. This place could not have been better - lovely decor, open floor plan and full of light. Outstanding.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Yardley, PA

Fantastic !!

  • 4 of 5

This house was amazing. Lovely and close to the beach. We spent most of our time, when home, in the lush yard. The kitchen is really well equipped and the grill is very clean. They stocked the garage with beach equipment too!! The location is wonderful because its walking distance to many beaches in either direction on the walking path/green belt. Remember that this houses community pool is on the green belt but to the right. It's about a 10 minute walk ask someone or use the maps on the green belt. It's near the tennis courts. This house has no AC like many of the homes in Hawaii, be prepared for the heat. It's tolerable because you won't spend most of your time in the house. It's most difficult around 5-6pm in the master bedroom because the sunsets on that room's windows. Also very close to all wonderful dinner options. I recommend Red Salt, Beach House, and Plantation Gardens for a romantic dinner. And I recommend Keoki's or Eating House for causal.

We had a few minor issues with the wifi, garage door, and back door when we first got there but the owners and the rental property managers addressed them.

If you stay here you'll be very happy with your choice!!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Fabulous home for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at this house. I'd definitely want to stay here again. We were so sad to have to leave. The house was well stocked with whatever utensils you might need to cook and it was nice and clean. We had 3 adults and 3 kids and all were very comfortable here. Really appreciated all the beach toys, chairs, mats, boogie boards, etc. that we could not have traveled with. We did not have a baby but the house has everything you might need. I highly recommend staying at a home rather than a hotel. so much more comfortable and less expensive. The washer and dryer were handy and really appreciated the extra fridge/freezer in the garage since we stocked up at Costco for our week of meals. The beach and pool are mere minutes away on the greenbelt right behind the house. the backyard is private and beautiful. Love all the natural light in the house. The owners have thought of everything. Highly recommend a nightly stroll to the beach. So beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review, Denise. We agree that renting a private home such as ours is a much more relaxed and economical way to go for a family vacation in Poipu. Glad you took advantage of the gear we provide - we take pride in providing the extras that families need to have fun, so they can skip the shopping trips. Come back and enjoy our home again, if you return to visit the Garden Isle. Mahalo, Janelle and Chris
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Perfect house for families!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here march 18-25 with 4 adults, a 1 year old, and an almost 3 year old. It was perfect. The house is laid out very nicely with a sleeping side and a living side. My kids could nap/sleep in while the rest of us were in th living room visiting. There is a beach that is PERFECT for toddlers at the Poipu Beach park (about a .5 mile walk) we walked it daily and never had a problem. My 3 year old daughter loved the walk on the beautiful green pathway to the beach. We saw seals and sea turtles on the beach daily. It was amazing! We also tried out the boogies boards in shipwrecks beach (about a 5 minute walk in the opposite direction) One day we rented a DVD And couldn't get the DVD player to work. We made a call to the management company and it was fixed within hours. Excellent service! I will recommend this house to everyone I know. It is so nice to come to a place that has beach chairs, umpbrellas, and toys ready to go. The house did get hot in the middle of the day since there is no AC, but with open windows to let in the breeze and fans it was manageable. Thank you for a great stay on Kauai. The location of this house can't be beat!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, Abbie. We're thrilled that you and your family had a good time on your Kauai vacation, and that our home was part of making your memories. Please consider staying in our home again if your return to Kauai in the future! Mahalo, Janelle and Chris
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Brennecke Broiler
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
State Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Casa di Amici
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Shipwreck Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is located within the Poipu Kai Resort area. We are in a single family home neighborhood, with the property abutting the convenient Poipu Kai public walkway which connect Poipu Beach and Shipwreck Beaches. It takes 7-10 minutes to walk to either of these beaches, with Shipwreck Beach adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai.


Rates & Availability

Poipu House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
End of Summer Special
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 Low Season
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017-18
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall Low Season 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2018
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018-19
Dec 17 2018 - Jan 10 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Deposit $500

OUTCLEANING CHARGES: We charge $275 to cover the costs of cleaning the home after guest departure. When guests depart, a professional cleaning service comes to wash the balance of linens and towels and prepare for the next visitors. We expect the rental unit to be left in a “neat” condition.

CANCELLATIONS: Notification of cancellation must be received at least 90 days prior to your planned arrival. A cancellation notification of less then 90 days results in forfeiture of full rent, unless we are able to rebook with another guest. Guests are responsible for the entire time booked. No rentals refunds are given for early departure or late cancellation. We highly recommend you purchase trip insurance. Over the past several years, we have seen several occasions where guests had uncontrollable events in their lives (or family's lives) which forced them to cancel a vacation beyond the cancellation deadline. In the event of a hurricane, we will refund guests fees if there is a required evacuation of Poipu Kai residences.

OCCUPANCY: Occupancy is limited to a maximum of 7 guests, unless expressly approved by the owners. Receptions, luau’s, and parties of any kind are strictly prohibited.

PAYMENT: All properties will require full payment 90-days prior to arrival. Payment to be made by credit card only, using HomeAway (VRBO) payment processing system. By using credit card payments solely, guests are offered improved security for their expenses and a well defined conflict resolution process. It also allows immediate confirmation of bookings, which provides guests with assurance that their desired rental dates are secured. Credit card fees are paid by the owner. VRBO/HomeAway does collect a service fee from guests as part of the booking process. Guests will see that cost in the detailed quote that is provided prior to booking with credit card payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties