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Don't Just Rent a Condo, Rent an Oceanfront Villa!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 10 nights


About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

One of the best locations in sunny Poipu Beach Kauai, Honu Kai Villas Resort is just steps away from the Poipu shoreline and a little over 50 yards to world-famous body surfing Brennecke’s Beach and Poipu Beach Park. The plantation style architecture at this small island oasis by the sea is surrounded by swaying palms, tropical flowers, fruit trees, orchids, and mature plumeria trees accented by well manicured lawns.

Each of the four villas in the exclusive resort enjoys an amazing vantage point for watching the dances of the Spinner Dolphins and Humpback Whales or the trek of Giant Green Sea Turtles on the ocean.

Your private villa is a paradisaic sanctuary. Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, impeccable accoutrements and meticulous details all work together to incorporate the divine artistry of the natural surroundings into the intimate interior decor. Balconies and private verandas offer quiet escapes for enjoying the masterful expanse beyond.

Honu Kai Villas — also featuring a courtyard swimming pool and spa — is adjacent to Brennecke's Beach, known far and wide for body surfing. With constantly pleasant temperatures that experience miniscule changes season to season, Kauai is a year round destination. Nearby snorkeling, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fine dining and elite boutiques give Honu Kai a charm and romance like no other. We can arrange for multiple party bookings within the four villa complex.


Property Highlights

VILLA 3: Foyer with Slate Floor • Living Room with Ocean Views & Sliding Glass Doors Opening to Oceanside Lanai • Dining Room with Slate Floor • Ocean Views • New Kitchen with Slate Floor, Granite Counter tops with bar eating for 4, Ocean Views, Built-in Smooth Top Stove, Built-in Oven, Built-in Microwave & Refrigerator • Master Suite with Oceanside Balcony, Water Closet & Deep Soaking Shower/Tub • 2 Bedroom • 2.5 Baths • Laundry Area • Oceanside Lanai with Slate Floor • Monier Tile Roof • Casement Windows with Solar Green Glass • Custom Molding • Solid Interior Doors • Furnished, Sleeper sofa in living room

OTHER AMENITIES: Private Swimming Pool & Spa as well as local Management Company that can arrange for any activity on the Island before you even step off the plane!

All Pictures were taken without telephoto lens.

Always ask, can I hear the waves crashing or it's not ocean side!

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More Details

Stacey Aucella
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Stacey Aucella

Owner of Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in Berkeley California. Our primary home is in Lake Tahoe California. We love the outdoors and are avid skiers and cyclists. Feel free to ask any questions about Kauai, we are only to happy to share!

Stacey Aucella purchased this villa in 2003

Why Stacey Aucella chose Poipu

Location Location Location. Walk to beach, dining and shopping. The perfect no schlep vacation property. You park steps from the front door, 2:28 walk to beach and you are right on the water. Small 4 villa complex with pool and Jacuzzi. Our reviews say it all!

What makes this villa unique

Midst the Sheraton, Marriott and Hyatt the kids can be on their own leaving you to a leisurely breakfast or cocktails on the lanai. You will eat every meal outdoors enjoying the up-close ocean view. Light the tiki torches at night and enjoy your own private Tonga room.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Sharon and I want to thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful villa and giving us the family discount. We are so glad Kim told us about it when she heard we were going to Kauai. It was such a comfortable place to stay and the location was perfect. We were the only ones there for most of our stay. I loved sitting on the patio outside the master bedroom looking out at the ocean. The sunsets were spectacular. I'm not one to lay around and relax when on vacation. We did a lot of scuba diving. Seasport divers were great. The best snorkeling spot I've ever been to was by the Beach House. Massive amounts of fish with excellent visibility. Helicopter ride which was awesome. The Na Pali coast is just spectacular as is Waimea Canyon. We drove up to the lookout at Waimea Canyon. We made two trips to Princeville where we went zip lining, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling at Tunnels beach and swimming at Hanalei. Hanalei beach was the best beach we went to for swimming because the waves were not too strong and there were no rocks to contend with. The boogyboarding beach was amazing. Great waves. We went tubing in the irrigation ditches and tunnels at the plantation. We visited Glass beach (very little glass there though) and Spouting Horn. And we also squeezed in jumping off Kipu Falls. Even Sharon jumped. The pizza at Bick Oven Pizza in Kalaheo was one of the best we've ever had!!

Thank you again. We definitely want to go back. It was the best vacation we've ever had. Kauai has become our favorite Hawaiian island.
Aug 2009
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Poipu Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If you want a late check out, you can request one for an additional fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Easily converted into a king for couples!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size sleeper sofa in livingroom
    Other - 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Crib and futon available upon request
  • King size beds (1) Master, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twin beds in second bedroom that can be converted into one large size bed, Baby Cribs (1) Crib is available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Foyer with Slate Floor, Living Room with Ocean Views & Sliding Glass Doors Opening to Oceanside Lanai, Dining Room with Slate Floor, Ocean Views, Kitchen with Slate Floor, Tile Countertops with Seating for 4, Built-in Smooth Top Stove, Built-in Oven, Built-in Microwave & Refrigerator, Master Suite with Oceanside Balcony, Water Closet & Deep Soaking Shower/Tub, 2 Bedroom, 2, 5 Baths, Laundry Area, Oceanside Lanai with Slate Floor, Monier Tile Roof, Casement Windows with Solar Green Glass, Custom Molding, Solid Interior Doors, Central Vacuum System, Furnished, New Sofa sleeper in livingroom, Wireless internet, and local Property Manager.


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Don't Just Rent a Condo, Rent an Oceanfront Villa!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 26 reviews

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa at Honu Kai. Why? 1) Plenty of room: Large kitchen and first floor living area. Two bedrooms upstairs. Outdoor space, too- balcony upstairs and patio with grill downstairs. 2) Amenities- steps from the ocean, great view from the balcony and patio, a pool, beach chairs, boogie boards and fins. 3) most importantly, the location can't be beat. We walked steps to the ocean and watched the sunset. Its a short walk to Brennecke's Beach and Poipu Beach. We walked for Coffee/Breakfast/Lunch to Little Fish- a cool little spot. There are plenty of restaurants for dinner within 1 to 1.5 miles. We cooked Dinner on the Patio grill a few nights, too. Can't beat the breezes and sound of the ocean. We were even greeted by a rainbow over the ocean the first morning of our stay. Thank You, Stacey for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Some aspects are worn from lots of use.

  • 3 of 5

If a condo is clean, functional and meets the expectations in the description; we are very happy vacationers. I am always one to make sure that pros / cons of a condo are clearly understood and appreciate reviewers who do the same!

PROS: Amazing open-style kitchen with up-to-date appliances and decor that really hit the mark. We practically lived in the kitchen. Location is just a block from the beach. An assigned parking spot is set aside just for you. The pool is clean and up-to-date. Despite four units, we had the pool to ourselves the whole week.

CONS: Closet doors and some bathroom drawers could not stay on their tracks and were showing wear that interfered with function. No dressers in master combined with bad closet doors means you're living out of your suitcase. Carpet is worn and does not feel good under bare feet despite the sign asking to remove shoes. We took extra bed sheets and covered the worn furniture. It was as if half the unit was updated and half was left alone.

The biggest con was the poor functioning of windows and the angle of the deck and lanai that prevented a consistent island breeze to enjoy the nights. We were reliant on the two provided fans to get somewhat of a comfortable sleep as it is common in HI not to have A/C as this unit does not. Half the nights we were miserably hot even with fans blowing on us. I highly recommend staying in the guest room (two beds) vs. the master as we were able to get a decent breeze into that room!

So, if you're looking for great location, awesome kitchen, clean private pool and no-worry parking - this is a great spot. Just be plan to be creative to stay cool and overlook parts of the unit that are worn.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, UT

Lovely Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

My son and I got away for just a few days and were able to stay in this 2-story condo. It was beautiful, comfortable and perfect for a family or group of friends. The kitchen has been nicely remodeled. I'd stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ravenna, Michigan

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week here. Able to walk to some great beaches. Did helicopter ride, catamaran, drives. Our first time to Kauai and won't be last. Stacey's contacts on the island answered call when needed. Had issue with lock to pool and was handled immediately. Great to grill/cook meals and enjoy on patio. We shopped at store close by, didn't think it was worth the few dollars to drive to Lihue. Will recommend this property to anyone who ask.

The phrase "words can't describe this place" come to mind.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk Grove, CA

Awesome Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We chose to look for a condo as we had a party of 5 and it's difficult to get a hotel. Found this property on VRBO and the condo matches the description perfectly. Great amenities and everything you need in the kitchen for breakfasts and cooking if you want to stay in. We had a couple BBQ's after full beach days so we didn't have to go out. Location is great, close to a good (rougher) boogie board beach and just beyond that a great family beach. A little further is Poipu Beach, we parked in the lot past Brenekees to make it easier. Grab some deli sandwiches from the shave ice place below Brenekees and make a full day of the beach!! We did hit a heat wave so the condo gets a tad hot but lots of fans to keep the air moving and after sun down just open the windows and let nature do it's thing.

We did a Captain Andy's morning catamaran cruise up the Napali coast, had breakfast and lunch for us on the boat and great snorkeling, a hike up past Wailua falls, Tunnels beach is fantastic if you make the drive (leave early to get parking), and a zip-line tour out of Poipu.

One tip, don't bother buying the cheap Walmart masks and snorkels, spend a little more ($25 ish) per set and save yourself some aggravation.

You can do your shopping at Walmart on the way to he condo from Lihui or there is a grocery store in (kailua?) just up the road from the condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week at this ocean front villa and it was a very nice stay. Stacey immediately contacted me after I inquired about her availability. Lucky for me the villa was available for the entire duration of my visit. She is super nice and has so much great information about the area.

A little about the villa: YOU CANNOT BEAT THE LOCATION!

It's about a 20 minute easy drive from the airport. However, if it's your first time visiting the island, note that there aren't really any street lights so make sure you are comfortable driving in the super dark! The parking is right in front of the villa - it's an assigned spot. And as Stacey will tell you it's literally a 10 step walk from the parking spot to the villa. The villa has a code for the door vs a key and Stacey will e-mail you the code right before your visit (they change it after each visitor). Super easy.

The villa has a super nice kitchen with everything you need and a nice sized living/dining area and a beautiful lanai. The place is very clean. Second floor has the two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a great view of the ocean (which is a 1 min walk-) and a super comfy bed. There is also a master bath in there.

Second bedroom has two twin beds they can combine upon request. The beds in the second bedroom are not as comfy as the master bedroom but it's fine. The vila doesn't have Central Air but there are plenty of fans and you will get nice wind by opening up the windows. During our stay the temperatures were in the mid 70s to mid 80s and this was never an issue.

There is a pool on premise but we never used it so I can't comment on it. Mornings are lovely. You can walk to Baby Beach and Poipu Beach. There are also good restaurants (most located at nearby resorts). You must try the fish market! Best poke in town. OMG amazing.

It's a lovely stay! Book it :)

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.03 Miles
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Poipu Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Casa Di Amici
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Brennecke, Baby Beach & Poipu Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 13.42%

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.

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