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Stunning views, Private Heated Pool, A/C, 5 min walk to beaches

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR/3.5BA AC/private Pool, excellent mountains/crater/golf/ocean views

Bird of Paradise home Features:

* Panoramic views of Pu'u Wanawana crater, Ha'upu mountain range, Ocean, Rainbows and Sunrises

* 2 King master suites, 1 Queen, 2 Twin (none of the room are on top or next to each other)

* 2nd king master is in Bungalow suite with separate entrance, private bath/mini fridge/coffee maker/great mountain views allowing total privacy

* Private Heated Salt-water Pool with gate (82F, UV sterilizer, only 1/10 chlorine compare to normal pool)

* A/C in every bedrooms/living area

* Walk to Poipu Beach (West- great for sunset), Shipwreck Beach (East- great for sunrise!)

* Cable TV in every bedroom, living room

* Wireless Internet and unlimited local & long distance phone calls to USA and Canada

* Beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, iron&iron board provided

* Guest can access Poipu kai Resort's Pool, Jacuzzi and low rate to tennis courts

* 24 hour resort security (for peace of mind)

* Bonus: watching sunrise in the morning and green parrots on the palm trees in the evening on our large lanai

Availability 2017: April 1-6 (5 nights), July 16-25 (9 nights) and Sept 10 on.

Bird of Paradise home is located on the rim of a dormant crater. This house sits high and is positioned perfectly to take advantage of the panoramic views of Pu'u Wanawana crater and Ha'upu mountain range, Pacific, rainbows and sunrises. This home is one of the highest and largest (5000 sq ft living area) house in Poipu Kai Resort. You can walk to Poipu Bay golf course (PGA grand slam), Poipu Beach (voted the best beach in the USA!), Brennecke's Beach, Turtle Cove and Shipwreck Beach within 5-10 minute pleasant walks through the green belts of Poipu resort.

This spacious air conditioned home is the perfect place to stay for a large family and friend. There are 2 Master Suites + Queen & 2 Twin Bedroom which can accommodate up to 8 people in complete privacy. We provide free high-speed Wireless Internet and unlimited local & long distance phone calls to USA and Canada. Our guests have unlimited access to Poipu kai Resort's Pool, Jacuzzi and low rate to tennis

This Poipu vacation rental home: Is built on the shoulders of the crater that erupted last in Kauai one million years ago, therefore we get the best views of majestic Pu'u Wanawana crater (another one near by) and Ha'upu mountain range, distant ocean, rainbow and sunrise.

The colorful tropical flowers of the hillside and dozens of bird of paradise flowers greet you upon your arrival at this 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home. Step inside the expansive living area connected to the lanai and you are surrounded by large picture windows framing swaying coconuts and green mountains, you'll know you are in a tropical paradise. The L shaped design of the home and the huge wraparound lanai encourages relaxing and absorbing the sunshine and the gorgeous views.

The Bird of Paradise Home is set up on two levels with very private bedrooms making it perfect for a large family or two small families with wireless internet throughout.

Poipu Kai Resort Amenities: Enjoy private heated salt water pool at home and the use of the resort swimming pool, hot tub and eight soft and hard tennis court for guests.

You are only a five-ten minute walk away, through the lush green belts of the resort, from the Poipu and Shipwreck beaches and The Poipu Bay golf course, home of the PGA Grand Slam. The resort has 24 hour security for your peace of mind.

Dining and Family Rooms: Large picture windows on all three sides offer majestic views of the mountains, rainbows, and coconuts swaying in the trade winds. The large open living room area of ~1000 square feet easily accommodates large families in comfort. The family room features cable TV, Wireless Internet, books, DVD and stereo radio. Between the spectacular views, beautiful sunrises, rainbows, large lanai, comfortable furnishings and tropical garden, you may not want to go home from this first class vacation home.

Poipu has the best climate and the beaches: On Kauai. The beaches can be enjoyed by toddlers and adults alike. There are wading areas for children and excellent snorkeling for all ages. In addition to watching monk seals and turtles at the beaches there is an infinite variety of outdoor activities ranging from horseback riding, hiking, kayaking to golf to challenge everyone.

Poipu Shopping Village: Offering a variety of shops, restaurants and retail stores. A great place to find gifts, art, clothing or groceries. Do not forget to ask about Hawaiian and Tahiti dance show by local Hawaiian every Tuesday and Thursday. - Old Koloa Town has two supermarkets, Sueoka's and Big Save for groceries.

More Details

Ning Gulari
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Ning Gulari

We are a family of four. Erdogan, Ning, Deniz and Bora Gulari. We live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Erdogan is a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ning is a research engineer in the Electrical Engineering department. Bora is a graduate of the Aerospace Engineering Department and is a very accomplished sailor and currently spends most of his time sailing big boats. Deniz is a 6th grader full of curiosity.

We all live by 'be honest, work hard, play hard and enjoy life' Erdogan bought this Bird of Paradise Home in June 1992, a few months before the hurricane Iniki hit Kauai on September 11, 1992. At the time he was also the association president for the Makanui Condo Association and he came to the Island with the first flights from the mainland, bringing a generator along to power several of the neighboring homes. He also brought lots of tarpaulin (some of which you may still see in the garage) to distribute to neighbors and use in covering holes in the roof which we and the neighbors did get. We are planning to live in this home when we retire so we take care of it the best way we can and put all our effort and labor of love into it. We enjoy our vacations in Kauai and love to share the same experiences with you.

We started managing Bird of Paradise home and Hawaiian Hibiscus vacation rental home ourselves with the help of Kay & Bill Oldham, in May 2006. Before that the home was managed by a well-known management company with a nightly rate of $400-450* in 2005. We decided to take control after we found out that our management company actually charged 10-15% extra for our return guests who wanted to come back to Bird of Paradise home.

We value our guests very much and want to remain friends and share our love of Kauai with them. We are pleased to offer our high quality home to Kauai lovers at an affordable rental rate.

Mahalo and enjoy our Beautiful Kauai Island

Ning Gulari purchased this house in 1992

Why Ning Gulari chose South Shore

After looking at all the other Hawaiian islands ( excluding Molokai) it became obvious to us Kauai was by far the most beautiful and had the most friendly locals. We like water sports, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling etc. and we also liked the green lace like mountains of Kauai. Poipu had both great mountain views, some of the best beaches on the island and great snorkeling and easy access to Mahalepu our favorite beach for windsurfing. Crestview is the best location in Poipu Kai. Our house has panoramic 270 degree views of the beautiful Hau'pu and Waimea mountain ranges great views of the sunrise in the morning. Our house is on the shoulder of the last active crater on Kauai and because of its high location nothing blocks this spectacular views!

What makes this house unique

Our guest said the view from our home is ' Views to die for' Just laying on the chaise lounge in the front lanai, watching coconut leave swaying in the wind, seeing 270 degree mountain to ocean view, I can only say you are in 'Paradise'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Ning,

Yes, we had a wonderful time in your very relaxing home! It was perfect for all 6 of us and so accomodating. We were out most days but enjoyed card games (Apples to Apples) nightly at the big family dinner table. We did take advantage of your new lanai (in between rain drops)!!!

It was a great home away from home.

Mahalo, Valerie
Jun 2007
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Poipu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master suite bath - toilet , tub , shower , Rain shower
    Bungalow suite bath - toilet , tub , shower
    First floor bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Living room half bath - toilet
  • Air conditioning in every bedrooms, in the 1000 sq ft living area (including kitchen, dinning and living room).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bungalow master suite - AC, excellent black mountains views
    Surf's Up - 2 twin/ single , AC, Can combine two twin beds to King bed
    Queen - 1 queen , AC
    Main King master suite - 1 king , AC, teak furniture
    Queen convertible sofa - 2 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Convertible Sofa in living room, playpens, futons
  • The Bird of Paradise vacation rental home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. This home offers two master bedroom suites and two other bedrooms. Every bedroom has air conditioning. The King master suite is in the main house and another Bungalow suite is detached from the main house. Master Suite: Large master bedroom features a King Size bed, liquid crystal TV, DVD player, two walk in closets, teak furniture and its own bathroom with dual sinks. Bungalow Suite:This bedroom suite is detached from the main house on the lanai has its own separate entrance and features a king bed, its own bathroom, a kitchenette, and great views of the mountains and the coconut trees. First Floor Bedroom: This bedroom has a queen bed, a picture window looking out into the garden and the mountains and has ample storage. It shares a first floor bathroom with the second bedroom on the first floor. Privacy:None of the four bedrooms share a wall with or is on top of another bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
* 4000+ sq. ft. home living space * 4 bedrooms * Air Conditioned in every room * 2 King, 1 Queens, 2 Singles * 2 Master suites * 3 Bath Tub/shower, 1 half Bath * Wireless high-speed Internet * 5 Cable TV/3 DVD * AM/FM Stereo w/ CD & Cassette * DVDs movie, books * Telephone w/Caller ID * Free local, US & Canada phone calls * 400-1000 thread count bed sheet * High quality Linens and towels * Beach towels, Beach mats & Beach Chairs * Fully-equipped kitchen * 5 burner-Gas BBQ * Dishwasher * Hair dryers * Turkish cotton bathrobes in master bedroom * Washer/Dryer * Ceiling Fans * Resort's Swimming Pool * Resort's Hot Tub * Resort's Tennis courts * 24 hours resort security * Clean air, the best view and friendly neighbors.


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Stunning views, Private Heated Pool, A/C, 5 min walk to beaches
average rating of 4.9634147 based on 96 reviews
Carlsbad, CA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Your home is just that a HOME. We felt so comfortable in it. Even with ten

people we did not feel crowded at all. The view overlooking everything was

great! And once we understood the beltways - you could really get around to

everything we needed. Thank-you! for making our first family vacation an

experience we will want to do again soon.

Mahalo - Rosa Whipple

P.S. Duane's burgers(Anahola) are better than Bubba's and JoJo's Shaved Ice(Waimea)is the best!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us - we are a family of 10 with 3 couples and 4 kids. The two small kids were able to sleep on futons in the very large master.

Notes on the property:

- views are spectacular and serene, with a huge wrap around deck to dine and layout

- ac works well which is important to sleep for us

- clean and well kept, and stocked kitchen with supplies

- spacious living room to hang out

- wi-fi worked great

- 7 minutes to the beach

- tons of beach gear like chairs and umbrellas which is great to have

- concierge fantastic - we booked a few tours and a chef through her which all turned out perfectly

- we had a shower curtain rod come down and Evan came and fixed asap

- pool was small but fun to lay out by and take a dip

Overall surpassed our expectations! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for a large family

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for us - we are a family of 10 with 3 couples and 4 kids. The two small kids were able to sleep on futons in the very large master.

Notes on the property:

- views are spectacular and serene, with a huge wrap around deck to dine and layout

- ac works well which is important to sleep for us

- clean and well kept, and stocked kitchen with supplies

- spacious living room to hang out

- wi-fi worked great

- 7 minutes to the beach

- tons of beach gear like chairs and umbrellas which is great to have

- concierge fantastic - we booked a few tours and a chef through her which all turned out perfectly

- we had a shower curtain rod come down and Evan came and fixed asap

- pool was small but fun to lay out by and take a dip

Overall surpassed our expectations! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horizon City

Absolutely Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Hawaiian Hibiscus is a beautiful home. We were a group of 6 with only one couple and everyone had their own bedroom and bathroom. It's located on the Kiahuna Golf Course and the neighborhood is very quiet and beautiful. Close to many nice beaches and Spouting Horn. Ning was a pleasure to deal with and made the booking process very easy. Evan, the caretaker met us upon arrival and showed us around and answered any questions we had. I would highly recommend this beautiful home if you decide to visit Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review for the awesome Hawaiian Hibiscus home, 5 BR. 4.5BA, AC with private pool/hot tub 6000 sq ft. For a large group (up to 13 people) or for a group with several single who prefer to have his/her own bed, this is a perfect home. This home is listed on (by mistake, your review show up on the Bird of Paradise home, So I now ask vrbo's customer service to move this review to the correct house).
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Mesa, Arizona

Roomy home, beautiful views, nice area, awesome lanai area!

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 6 from Arizona and Texas. The property layout and size was perfect for our group. Pool is very nice though small, Evan tried to be very helpful, well equipped kitchen, nice grill, plenty of nice outdoor seating, lots of handy ocean toys and equipment, tvs and a/c in every bedroom but a/c in living area is inadequate, some minor repairs needed to appliances and fixtures, Owner was very nice to deal with, property instructions were awesome and complete, home is on busy and noisy street, and gps made it very easy to move around the island. Overall, we had a great stay on this property. We'd recommend for extended families and groups of 6 or more!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Leslie for your comments and title for our Bird of Paradise home. We have awesome lanai areas to watch 270 degree Poipu views, suntan areas, quiet reading area, BBQ area and dining areas. The pool dimension is 18 x 12 ft^2, 4 ft deep and heated. We have a fence around the pool and a gate lock to prevent small children entering without adult supervision. The road in front of the house is a private Poipu Kai Resort road so normally it does not have much traffic. Unfortunately during your stay the next door house was being renovated (and has ended), this resulted in 6-7 pick-up trucks coming and going several times during the day with their accompanying noise. Our house and garden are on the hillside which is at least one story above the road and all of our bedrooms are at back of the house away from the road so they will not get much noise. In regards to some minor repairs needed to appliances. Sorry about the LG dishwasher (< 1 years old) failed during your stay. We tried to fix it the next day but due to motherboard related problem which takes about a week to arrive from mainland. We care about our guest’s comfort, so we bought and installed a new dishwasher, replaced the faulty LG dishwasher the next day. You also could not get one of the washers to work but it is working fine. When you want to start the wash, you need to press start and hold for 3 second. We put a label on this washer now, so the error will not happen to other guests. The AC in the living area was installed according to the square footage of the living area. Due to the open floor plan of our living room, it takes a while to cool. There are fans to distribute cold air that can be used with AC as well. The home is facing the trade winds which blow most of the year and make AC unnecessary. We encourage guests to open windows (east and west sides) to let tradewinds flow through. Thanks to perhaps global warming this year the trade winds were not blowing during the beginning of May and Kauai was unusually warm. We are in the process of getting a solar power driven second AC for the living room to solve this problem.
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Napa, California, USA

Spectacular Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We invited our two sons, our daughter-in-law, and our grandson to join us for two weeks in Kauai. My wife and I had previously spent ten nights at the nearby Grand Hyatt, but we knew we would need a house to accommodate the entire family. I tend to over-research our vacations, and I spent hours before making contact with the owners of the Bird of Paradise home. Ning was great about answering all of my questions, especially assuring me that the pool was child-proofed because my wife was insistent that we shouldn't stay at a home with a pool. The pool was secure as advertised, and our 22 month old pretty much lived in it - when he wasn't spending time at the beaches. My only disappointment was that the ocean views are fairly limited, but I soon forgot about it because the mountain views are truly spectacular. You need to trust me on this because I can spend hours just looking at the ocean, but when you witness the 180 degree view of the mountains from the living room area, the deck, and the bungalow, you will be mesmerized. Also, the beaches are a 5-10 minute walk away. As great as the house is, my favorite part of the property is the deck. I woke up every morning ahead of the others and spent an hour or so on the deck enjoying the views with my coffee (you can definitely hear the ocean - especially in the morning before the neighborhood comes to life). There is outdoor furniture all over the property, and we especially enjoyed the four-seat and six-seat tables for outdoor meals. We had some great dinners at nearby restaurants, but we also barbecued fish several times after stops at Koloa Fish Market. My recommendation is that you stop in there between 10:00 and 11:00 and order whatever they suggest is freshest and best for that particular day. They will divide your order into servings, and recommend the appropriate fish marinade and sauce. We also patronized the local wine shop and food markets, but the (relatively) new Safeway in Lihue is 20 minutes away and made us feel like we were at home. I could go on and on about the home, but there are many other reviews that duplicate what I would say. I will mention that Evan is a great resource regarding the home and the island. Also, the owners were on the island during our vacation, so we also met them. One of the burners was out on the range, and they showed up the next day with Evan to fix it. It is really clear that they want you to enjoy your stay. We definitely did!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Bird of Paradise home has equally short walking distance to the beaches east and west. Poipu Kai resort has walking paths and green belts to the beaches so You can easily walk from Bird of Paradise Home to Poipu Beach Park or to Shipwreck Beach. If you walk to the west from this house, you will reach Poipu Beach & Brenneck'e Beach. If you walk to the east from home, you will reach Hyatt Hotel, Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Bay golf course. All these places can be reached with a comfortable 5-10 minutes walk. The green belt of Poipu Kai resort has very nice walking paths that you will enjoy while walking. Mahaulepu Beach, Local's favorite, beautiful and uncrowded, is three miles away. Other Attractions and Activities: Spouting Horn and National Botanical Gardens, site of the old Fantasy Island show are three miles away. Koloa Landing, the launching area for scuba divers going to Sheraton Caves, is on the way to the Spouting Horn. Horseback Riding stables are a mile away.

Other Activities: Hiking from home to Kawailoa Bay and the lithified sand dune bluff of Makawehi Point.

Golf: The Bird of Paradise Vacation Rental Home is in the middle of world-class Golf Courses,

The PGA Grand Slam course, Poipu Bay Golf, is within walking distance from Bird of Paradise Home. Trent Jones designed Kiahuna Golf Course is a mile away and the Kalaheo Golf course with its heavenly views (even if you do not play golf just the views are worth a visit) and amazingly cheap rates is a ten minutes drive away. The Kukui Grove golf course and the Lagoons golf courses are in Lihue ~ 20 min drive. If you want more variety there is the Wailua Municipal golf course (very cheap) and the Princeville golf courses all of which are rated among the best in the USA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $385
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Holiday rate is different than listed above
The rate above for up to 4 guests. Please add $30/night/additional guest. This Bird of Paradise home can accommodate up to 8 adults and 2 children.
We accept credit card for initial payment, we accept check for the rest of the balance (150 and 60 days before the arrival date).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund