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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

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

* Walk to Poipu Beach (West- great for sunset, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding), Shipwreck Beach (East- great for sunrise and boogie boarding)

* A/C in every bedrooms/living area

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

* Convertible queen sofa bed in the living room for 2 children

* Accommodate up to 8 adults and 2 children comfortably

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

* Cable TV in every bedroom, living room

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

* Beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, coolers, iron&iron board

* Guest can access Poipu kai Resort's Pool (not heated), hot tub and low rate to tennis courts ($10/day/person)

* 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 2018: May 27-June 1, June 16 -21, June 28-July 2, and September 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Poipu

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

Our stay at the Bird of Paradise in September 2017 was incredible. The views from all angles of the deck were breathtaking!!! The house was more than depicted in the pictures - beachy relaxing feel. The master suite off the deck was private and perfect for us. Evan was his usual accommodating self and excellent to deal with. Ning is wonderful to deal with and very prompt and efficient. We are returning in 2019 to one of Ning's gorgeous homes. We would not hesitate to refer any of Ning's homes to our friends and family....they are out of this world!!
Sep 2017
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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 4.9333334 based on 105 reviews
Poulsbo, WA

Mahalo! Beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, where do I begin? My friends and I decided to take a trip to Kauai for my husband's birthday - we were going to surprise him. We looked for a home that would work for the 6 of us (5 adults, 1 child). The Bird of Paradise home was perfect for us! The family had the 2 rooms downstairs, we had the master inside and another friend took the bungalow. Right before the trip, I broke my leg and so all of our plans changed... However, the layout of the home allowed me to be part of the group all the time - the lanai was a perfect place for me to just hang out and watch out for whales (yes, we saw some from the deck!). The paths around the resort were clear and wide enough for my rental scooter to go around "walking" to the beach for sunset, to the Hyatt for luau and just around to get out of the house. Friends enjoyed the pool (especially the 4 year old!) and the house had a lot of beach and pool gear and toys. You won't need to bring anything! The house also had an assortment of books and games which was nice too. Most importantly, Ning was a pleasure to deal with and always quick to respond with any questions we had. Evan, the on site property manager, was a wealth of information and very helpful to us. We can't wait to head back to Kauai and do the vacation we had originally planned!! I would stay at the Bird of Paradise home again in a heartbeat! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mindy, Mahalo for your review. We wish you a fast recovery. We are glad to hear that the Bird of Paradise home layout works well for you. Since you stayed in one of the master suites (one inside & Bungalow), you were on the same level with living, dining, kitchen, lanai (deck), grill and still enjoy good mountain range/crater/ocean views!. The home has both outdoor stairs (with half stop) and indoor stairs (with half stop), so we were hoping, you could go in/out without much trouble. Nov - April is great period to spot whales and we are glad to hear you spot whales! right at home.
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A Haven for Exploring Kauai

  • 4 of 5

My family of seven stayed for a week at Ning's house, with plenty of space and comfort. The air conditioning units are very quiet, though we didn't need the A/C in the bungalow due to the great cross-ventilation. The view of the surrounding mountains was a welcome change from the typical view you get from a beach condo. The location of the house is ideal for easy 15-minute walks to Poipu Beach as well as west to the Hyatt and beyond on the wonderful trails. The walkways are lit at night, but not so much as to interfere with stargazing. We are grateful to Evan for his intimate knowledge of the area and his "call-me-anytime" accessibility, though we had no problems that required his intervention.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy and well equipped with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

This house fit our two generation family vacation perfectly. Very well located with short walk to Poipu Beach, Hyatt Hotel or around neighborhood. Lots of large glass windows to maximize stunning views. The property is well cared for and our contact person for questions or concerns about the house was responsive and quite helpful. Loved the location and overall comfort of this house. Our complaints are very minor: one upstairs bedroom lacked a bedside table on one side, several outlets throughout did not work and I wanted better task lighting (for reading, board games, etc.) in the living room. Lastly, the pool was cold--too cold, so I'm not sure it was heated. All that being said, we were all very happy with Bird of Paradise. Thank you for providing such a great place for our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lisa, Glad to hear that you are very happy with the Bird of Paradise home, love the location and overall comfort of this home. Yes, there are large glass windows to maximize stunning views of the mountain range, crater, golf and ocean views. Hope you enjoyed the Christmas time. We will make sure that every outlet is working properly. We provide 4 different light sources in various spots in the living room, some of which have adjustable arms for reading and a bright fluorescent overhead light in the dining room. The main light in the living room can be adjusted so you can watch movies in dim light or play games on the large coffee table in brighter light. We will make sure our guests have enough light for playing board games. Lastly, during the beginning of your stay, the weather was windy and cooler than usual. You mentioned that the pool was cold! I believe you meant the Poipu Kai Association pool/spa. Our pool man stopped by the house every other day to make sure our private pool at home is cleaned and heated to at least 82F (set temperature at 85F). The pool man talked to one of your group members (a man) who clearly mentioned that they have been using free access to Poipu Kai Association pool/spa. The Poipu Kai Association pool is large but not heated. Only our private pool at the Bird of Paradise home is heated.
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Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

We we're celebrating our wedding with family and friends and it was the perfect house!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasco, WA

As advertised, great location and accommodated all 7 perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was perfect for us. The grandkids loved the pool and the house had it all. The walk to the beach was pleasant (about 10 minutes) and the beach chairs/boogie boards at the house were perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay, great location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect for 4 couples. Lovely home. Great location. Incredible view!! The pool is only ~4 feet deep and more of a larger hot tub size. Would only hope for newer towels as they were a bit scratchy and when you are in the water a lot, but everything else was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, Bird of Paradise home is in a great location and it built to take advantage of 270 degree views, going from the mountains, to partial golf and Ocean views and wonderful sunrises. We are glad to hear that this home was perfect for your group of 4 couples. The pool size is 12 feet x 18 feet and 4 feet deep was built specifically to be safe for young children. The pool is heated to 82F and goes above that in the afternoons. It is perfect for families with children because of its fencing and depth. We heard from many families that their children learned to swim and snorkel in this pool. I am not sure which towels you mention as being scratchy (beach towels or bathroom towels) that were scratchy. When you are in the water a lot and use a towel, it is possible that your skin is soft & sensitive leading to scratchy feeling while using towels. We will make sure our cleaning crew use fabric softener with towels every wash. Our bath towels are high quality Martha Stewart quick dry bath towels from Macy’s, Beach towels are large size Stripe Beach towels from Land's End.
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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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Out clean $385 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

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

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