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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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 ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • 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! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Private Home Just Steps from Poipu & Shipwreck Beaches
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

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
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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
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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
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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
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There are a few things you really need to know before committing to this property

  • 2 of 5

Overall the house was OK, most things worked, the beds were comfortable and the location was great (1/2 way between Shipwreck and Brennecke beachs). However when you are paying the equivalent of $10,000+ per month there are a number of things which hindered our enjoyment of the property. 1) The noise. Between the traffic, lawn mowing and edging, and the massive construction the daytime hours are noisy. 2) No help from the management company: we called for assistance and didn't even receive a call back. 3) Overall: things like a master bedroom dresser with drawers that don't work, to low quality cookware in the kitchen, holes in the screens, the house just wasn't isn't up to what we have had with other rentals. 4) Neighbors: For the most part they were good but you have people left and right as well as behind you that are close enough that you hear virtually everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride in having our home serve as the foundation of great Kauai vacations for people all over the world. Over the 3 years that we have owned and rented our home, we have consistently had 5 star reviews; we have only received the highest praise for how well we maintain our home and property. We want to address your concerns. Noise: Our home is on a quiet street, and there is virtually no traffic noise. There is a two-lane road a mile away, and on occasion, there is a small amount of noise that one can hear from it; but that is only when it is still. Typically, all one hears are the palm trees rustling from the trade winds. Poipu Kai Association takes great pride in maintaining their grounds, so there may be noise from lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, the hours they work are restricted to when most people are out enjoying the beaches or mountains. During your stay, a homeowner on our street was doing a small remodeling job on their house, perhaps you found that annoying. There is no massive construction going on anywhere near our home. Property management: Our property managers are on the island a short distance from our home. They are available 24/7 to our guest that might need assistance. We are sorry that they did not return your phone call. That is not at all typical of them, but mistakes do happen. We wish that you had called them a second time and are sure they would have addressed your issue. Maintenance: It is important that our guests have everything that they need to prepare meals to enjoy with their family and friends. We are always adding quality equipment and utensils to our kitchenware. We have consistently received positive reviews about this fact. We were in our home the week after your stay and did not see any holes in the screens. We always appreciate it when a guest mentions something that has been overlooked. We take pride in up keeping our home to the highest level. We will have our property managers check the screens and drawers in case there is something wrong that we did not notice. Neighbors: Our home is on a residential street in a quiet neighborhood. Our street does not typically attract the “party scene”; most renters are families. Sometimes you can hear other families enjoying their vacation in their yards; but you could hear that at any hotel, house, or condo on Kauai. We truly do hope that, overall, you had a wonderful vacation on Kauai. -Janelle and Chris
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Perfect location with accessibility to all of our favorite hikes and beaches.

  • 5 of 5

Ideal vacation home! It was perfectly equipped for our extended family:a great kitchen with tools and basic supplies for all of us who enjoy cooking; baby gear and lots of great beach toys- chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Beth. We hope you and your family had a memorable stay on Kauai and we have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future! -Chris and Janelle
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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
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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

Outcleaning Cost $275
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.42%

OUTCLEANING CHARGES: As you will note below, outclean charges vary with the size of the unit. When you 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. These charges are subject to change because of incremental price increases of the cleaning staff.

DEPOSITS: A security/damage deposit is required with 10 days of your reservation. If deposit is not received within 10 days, your reservation will automatically cancel. Refunds are after departure in most instances (there are some properties where we must wait up to 45 days for the phone bills to be verified) less extraordinary cleaning, missing items, long distance charges or any damages that exceed normal wear and tear. There is a $35 non-refundable processing fee due at the time of rent payment.

CANCELLATIONS: Notification of cancellation must be received at least 60 days prior to your planned arrival. (120 days notification from December 15 through January 15). All cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. A cancellation notification of less then 60 days (120 day holiday season) results in forfeiture of full rent. Guests are responsible for the entire time booked. No rentals refunds are given for early departure or late cancellation.

OCCUPANCY: Occupancy is limited to number of confirmed guests. Receptions, luau’s, and parties of any kind are strictly prohibited.

PAYMENT: All properties will require full payment 60-days prior to arrival (120-days during holiday season). Payment to be made by cash, personal, business, or travelers checks. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. A service charge of $25 will be assessed on all checks returned from your financial institution. Our office is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Property managed by Garden Island Rentals (Kauai) 1-800-247-5599
Hawaii Tax Id No. W-87962672-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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