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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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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.875 based on 28 reviews

Best managed, world-class sunset view, great location, easy living place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Kauai for 20 years and have stayed in almost all the Poipu places as we shop for our own condo. This place has the best, most responsive management by far! The lay-out is perfect for a family. We live in the country, so I was worried about traffic noise and proximity to neighbors. But with the ocean right outside your door it wasn't an issue. The views were amazing. Walking distance to poipu boogie boarding and turtles. Parking easy. Beds super comfy. Kitchen well stocked for cooking. Large washer ,which made beach towel laundry easy. Pool and hot tub. The owners and on-island management worked with us every step of the way, even when we had some self-induced drama (booking the wrong day for flight:~). We did have an issue with porch lights in condo across the street being left on all night, but were able to ask them to turn them off. They hadn't realized these were left on and no idea of the impact on our view and master suite. Might be worth the owners discussing with neighboring condo owners. Pool access gate wasn't working well when we left. Overall, one of the best places we have ever stayed. A great place for two couples or a family. Very livable but with a socks-off ocean view, walkable to beach, good parking and fabulous management! Not a combination we have found anywhere else!!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Just perfect. As a frequent traveler to our long ago home, we try to keep the places we stay to a minimum due to being creatures of comfort. Our first stay here and our expectations were exceeded. Clean, stocked, updateded and plenty of room for our family to relax while listening to the waves crashing on the southern coast. Saw a spinner dolphin with my morning coffee and beautiful sunsets from the back patio with a glass of wine. Highly recommend...exceptional value. Thank you for a wonderful stay. A hui ho.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Stacey Aucella
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

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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"Great Dining spot right down the street."
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Brennecke Beach
"The absolute best place to boogie borad/body surf on the planet. 2 Minute walk."
Po'ipu Beach County Park
"Rated best beach in Kauai."
Subway -- CLOSED
"A few minute drive for all your grocery needs."
"I recommend loading up just after you land."
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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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