"I've been to Kauai many times, and have driven by all those wonderful,oceanfront homes hundreds of times, and for some reason I never looked into renting one of them. I continued to spend over $500/night for small, uncomfortable rooms at hotel resorts.
This last time, after stumbling across VRBO, I discovered Hale Hokuu Too. Lucky me!
The location was perfect. It is on Kukuiula Bay. Although I think I've gone to every beach on Kauai at least five times, I had never been to this bay before. Boy was I surprised. We pretty much had the beach (and bay) to ourselves everyday. Our 3-year old toddler loved the sandy beach and snorkeling with all the fish.
And after spending several hours at the large, sandy beach on the bay, we walked a few minutes back to Hale Hokuu Too and spent hours swimming in the pool.
After spending our days at the beach and the pool, we barbecued fresh fish on the propane BBQ while watching the sunset over the Spouting Horn.
This home and its location were so wonderful that we didn't even use our rental car and drive anywhere during the first week we were there. Poipu (Koloa) is so walker/jogger friendly that my wife and I (with stroller in tow) walked 5 to 10 miles each day (while we tried not to gain any weight from all of the gourmet meals we prepared on the BBQ and newly updated kitchen).
The home has lots of windows and sliding doors that we opened to let the island breezes flow through. During our time there, we never used any of the airconditioners that are in each bedroom. The house was always comfortable.
I wish I knew how to attach pictures to this review. While Gale was amazing and extremely responsive, the pictures she has on the website do not do justice for the extreme joy we experienced during our two weeks in her home.
I've vacationed in Hawaii 30 or 40 times, and none of my previous Hawaii vacations compare to staying in this home, walking next door to the "private" beach, swimming in the pool, lounging on the ocean front chairs while watching the sunset and then barbecuing dinner by the pool/ocean.
While you can spend more money for other oceanfront homes that have been recently remodeled, dollar-for-dollar (and location wise, regardless of the nightly rate), you can't go wrong with Hale Hokuu Too.
Stop shopping and contact Gale to book this property (unless you want to spend more money for an inferior property)."
Guest: Todd H.
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: March 21, 2016