3 Bedroom Walk To Beach Single Family Home

Poipu Vacation Homes, Poipu Kai Resort Home — Poipu

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Owner/Manager: Kristen Greene, Vacation Realty Hawaii, LLC. License # RB-20297

Phone: (808) 822-0272

Email: Click here to send email

Tax ID: TA-153-430-0160-01

This is a privately owned home and guests are renting directly from the homeowners whose company name is Vacation Realty Hawaii LLC (as will appear on your credit card statement).   Therefore your reservation is non-transferable between other properties. 

This home is professionally managed by Vacation Realty Hawaii LLC (808) 822-0272.  

Your  on-island contact is Graeme D. Merrin, RB, ABR, GRI (808) 651-7211.   graeme@graememerrin.com

Amenities provided by third-party vendors (for example utility companies or subcontractors) are beyond our control.  We do our best to provide services such as cable television, internet, and resort telephones.  Should these be unavailable for part or all of your stay we will do our best to help restore services, but ultimately cannot be held responsible.  Should you absolutely require internet access we recommend you make arrangement for these services through a cell phone company.  We also cannot be responsible for the association amenities and their functions or availability.


A $250 security deposit is required with this reservation and we will process a credit card authorization in that amount 7 days prior to your arrival. A charge may result for damage to the home, missing contents or for exceeding the number of overnight guests stated at booking.


The initial reservation deposit is nonrefundable and non-transferable between properties; however if cancellation is made more than 90 days prior to the check-in date, the full initial reservation deposit may be applied to a new reservation in the same home beginning anytime up to one year from the original check-in date (subject to availability).

Full payment of the rental balance due is required 30 days prior to the check-in date.

Check-in time is 3PM and check-out time is 10AM.  Please plan your arrival and departures times accordingly.  Guests will be charged $50/hour for occupying the condo any time past their scheduled check-out time.   An early check-in time or a late check-out time may be available for a fee.

Cancellation made after the rental balance due payment is made or within 30 days of the check-in date results in loss of all payments.

A maximum of 6 guests may occupy a 3 bedroom unit for the regular nightly rate.   $15 per additional guest over the normal occupancy number is charged per day (any more than the 6 guest who can sleep in the beds) for those units that have additional accommodations.  No more than 8 guests can be accommodated in this house. This charge covers our additional expenses in laundry, electricity, and the setting-up/breaking-down of sleeper sofas or air mattresses.  Guests are obligated to disclose the actual number of occupants prior to arrival.

At no time should any one sleep on sofas other than sleeper sofas that are opened up and have sheets on them.

A pack-n-play and a high chair are available at no extra charge but must be requested via email to alohacondos@vacationrealtyhawaii.com at the time of booking or within 72 hours prior to arrival. If more than one pack-n-play or high chair is required, the second one is the guest’s responsibility to lease from a private rental company. 

Stays of more than 10 days have additional mandatory interim-cleaning.  For example if you stay for 11 nights you would have an interim and a final outclean.  If you stay for 21 nights you would have two interim cleans and one outclean.

Cleaning fees are based on a 5 hour clean.  If the condo is left excessively messy and it can’t be made rent-ready in 5 hours, guests will be charged $37.50/hr for the additional cleaning.

We do our very best to have the units clean and in proper working order for your arrival.  Should there be any cleaning or maintenance problems please call your on-island contact at your first opportunity.  We require the opportunity to rectify any problems and will do so in a reasonable amount of time.

SUNTAN LOTIONS, AFTER-SUN LOTIONS AND RELATED PRODUCTS LEAVE BLEACH-LIKE STAINS IN FABRICS.  PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH OUR UPHOLSTERY AND BEDSPREADS.  We use white towels and white sheets for this reason, but it is not practical to have white sofas and bedspreads.  Please shower before getting into bed, and please sit on a towel if you have sun products on your skin and you want to sit on the upholstery.  Wash hands thoroughly after applying sun products to avoid accidentally damaging fabrics.  Guests are responsible for damage to linens and upholstery from products they use.    There is a $25 charge for a ruined towel. 

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the home  and doing so will result in full loss of security deposit. 

 We provide sheets for each bed and two bath towels per stated guest.  There is no daily maid service, but you are welcome to use the washer/dryer in the unit. If you have an interim clean included with your reservation we will launder the linens during the clean.

We also provide a reasonable amount of amenities such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissue, soaps and detergents for your use.  Should you run out, you are responsible for purchasing additional products for the duration of your stay, unless you have an interim clean at which time we will replenish those supplies.

Please make sure that all keys, towels and remotes are left behind at the condo when you depart. We charge a $75.00 replacement fee for each lost key and a $100 replacement fee for a lost garage door remote.  Generally these are lost because they are left in the rental car, so please check your car carefully before you leave for the airport.

Keep indoor furniture indoors, and outdoor furniture outdoors.  There is a $50 fee if furniture needs to be moved back to its original place upon your departure.  For example, if you move a large glass table, the management company will have to hire someone to go help the housekeeper put it back.

No pets of any kind are allowed.

The illegal presence, possession or use of non-prescription drugs or other controlled substances is not permitted anywhere on the premises.

Hurricane or Storm Policy: No refund will be given unless a “mandatory evacuation order” has been given by the National Weather Service for this area. In the event a mandatory evacuation order is issued, we will refund unused portions of rent of a guest currently occupying the property and any advanced rents or deposits collected for a guest that is scheduled to arrive during the Hurricane Warning period.    

If you are present during a storm, the weather is ever changing, the dates and expected storm conditions can be updated constantly. You can track the storm online through the website at www.phr.noaa.gov/hnl.  This is the National Weather Service forecast office for Hawaii. 

In preparation for the storm, we will ask you to take in the lanai furniture to store it inside the unit. Please let us know if you can manage this or if you would like us to have someone come by to do it for you.   

We also will provide a flashlight for your use but do ask that the flashlight is not used for anything but storm related issues. Please do not remove the flashlight from the condo unless necessary in the storm. If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Thank you for working with us in this preparation. 

GUESTS ARE RESPONSILBLE FOR FOLLOWING THE HOUSE RULES OF Poipu Kai Association.  Violation of the rules can result in fines, and guests are responsible for paying those fines. 

Hurricane, Tsunami or Storm Policy: No refund will be given unless a mandatory evacuation order has been given by the National Weather Service for Poipu and the surrounding area.  In the event a mandatory evacuation order is issued we will refund unused portions of rent of a guest currently occupying the property and any advanced rents or deposits collected for a guest that is scheduled to arrive during the evacuation period.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the home, on the home lanai or in the pool area.  Smoking in these areas will result in full loss of security deposit.

No pets of any kind are allowed other than registered service animals.

This was a great house for our 3 night stay on Kauai. We loved the location, the house met and exceeded all expectations, the balcony off the kitchen was a great space for enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffee and the property managers responded to questions promptly. The extra supplies of beach gear was very much appreciated. I would certainly recommend this house and would stay here again!

Tracey from Texas

2000 sq. ft. | 3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

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Welcome to Halepono.

Halepono is a two-story, tropical style Resort home located in the heart of the Poipu Kai Resort, a short stroll from the famous Grand Hyatt Kauai, its wonderful restaurants and famous Shipwrecks Beach.

Walk or jog through the 85 acres of lushly landscaped paved resort paths to Poipu Beach Park, Baby Beach and the famous Brennecke’s Beach.

Poipu is known for exceptional weather for beach activities year round, luxury hotels and pristine beaches. The historic Koloa town and new shopping center Kukuiula with world class restaurants and shopping are a short drive from the home.

Included in your stay are access to the sparkling swimming pool, spa and the Poipu Kai Association tennis court center nearby. Equally close are walking paths along the ocean shore line with stunning views, tide pools, sea turtles, whale watching, monk seals and sunrise strolls. You could practically throw a rock to the world famous Poipu Bay Golf Course and the PGA Grand Slam.

This large 3 bedroom 3 bath home offers a modern cherry & granite fully-equipped kitchen with new slate appliances.  The home's upper-level open living area has new furniture, hardwood floors, koa ceiling fans and opens to a large walk-out lanai - perfect for outdoor dining, barbecuing, entertaining, star gazing or just viewing the ocean. The master bedroom is a large suite which boasts a private lanai, king sized premium mattress, travertine tiled spa-style bath, vessel sinks and ceiling fans. The lovely twin bedroom has two twin beds with mermaid headboards, flat screen tv, and an en-suite double bath with travertine shower. The queen bedroom has a luxury queen mattress, it's own private stone tile bath, double sinks, and rear yard access.

The home is cooled with Koa Ceiling Fans and jalousie windows to catch the trade breezes. Enjoy the large yard and garden with lawn, with hibiscus, swaying coconut palms.  It will definitely be a  home away from home in paradise and a dream vacation that you will not want to end!

Aloha and Thank you for visiting Halepono!

Features & Amenities


  • Ocean View


  • Kitchen - Full
  • Laundry - In Unit
  • Pool - Shared
  • Hot Tub - Shared
  • Parking - Free
  • Linens Provided
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
  • Paper Towels, Tissues, TP
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Parking - Covered
  • Parking - Off Street
  • Garage
  • Tub (master bath)
  • Shower (master bath)
  • Toilet (master bath)


  • King Bed
  • Queen Bed
  • Twin/Single Bed (2)
  • Sofa Bed — Queen
  • Pack 'n play — upon request


  • Internet - Wireless [Free]
  • Internet - Cabled [Free]
  • Telephone


  • Tennis Courts
  • Surfing - Nearby
  • Golfing Nearby
  • Day Spa - Nearby
  • Beach - 10 Min Walk
  • Restaurant - 10 Min Walk
  • Snorkeling - 10 Min Walk
  • Stand up paddling nearby


  • Bedroom on Ground Floor — 2nd and 3rd bedrooms on ground level
  • Family-Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Honeymoon Spot
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed


  • Lanai/Balcony (2)
  • Deck/Patio (2)
  • BBQ Grill [Gas/Electric] - Private


  • Cooking Utensils Provided
  • Refrigerator - Full Size
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Rice Cooker
  • High Chair — upon request
  • Tea Kettle


  • TV - HDTV
  • DVD
  • Boogie Board (4)
  • Beach Chair (8)
  • Beach Towels — one per guest
  • Cooler - Ice Chest


Room Descriptions


  • Beautiful Ocean Views
  • Garden Views with Tropical Foliage
  • Swaying Palms Setting the Island Mood


  • Huge Second Level Lanai
  • Double Slider Access
  • Convenient Access from Living Areas
  • Ample Seating Provided
  • Incredible Ocean Views

Entry Area

  • Durable Tile Flooring
  • Convenient Bench Seating
  • Direct Garage Access

Living Room

  • Spacious and Accommodating
  • An Abundance of Seating
  • Tropical Island Decor
  • New Dark Hardwood Flooring
  • High Open Beam Ceilings
  • Second Level for Better Views
  • Desirable Open Floorplan
  • Multiple Windows Allowing the Outside In
  • Direct Lanai Access
  • Large Flat Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cooling Ceiing Fan
  • Sofa Sleeper

Dining Area

  • 6 Person Seating
  • High Open Beam Ceilings
  • Durable Tile Flooring
  • Access to Lanai for Extended Dining
  • Convenient to Kitchen
  • Cooling Ceiling Fan


  • Upgraded Dark Wood Cabinetry
  • Desirable Granite Countertops
  • Spacious Counter Prep Areas
  • Durable Tile Flooring
  • Full Size Appliances
  • Convenient Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Garden Window over the Sink
  • Decorative Pendant Lighting
  • High Open Beam Ceilings
  • Fully Equipped with Dinnerware, Flatware and Glasses
  • Pots, Pans and Utencils for Cooking
  • Coffee Maker
  • Blender
  • Toaster

Master Bedroom

  • Desirable King Size Bed
  • New Dark Hardwood Flooring
  • Large Picture Windows with Ocean Views
  • Slider Access to Private Wood Deck
  • Mirrored Wardrobe
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Cooling Ceiling Fan
  • High Open Beam Ceilings
  • On Suite
  • Located on Living Level

Master Bathroom

  • Durable Tile Flooring
  • Separate Tub and Shower
  • Desirable Granite Countertops
  • Dual Sink Vanity with Bowl Sinks
  • Desirable Tile Surround Throughout
  • High Open Beam Ceilings
  • Separate Toilet Closet with Sink

Second Bedroom

  • Located at Ground Level
  • Two Twin Beds
  • New Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Slider Access to Wood Patio
  • Ground Level Access to Manicured Lawn
  • Cooling Ceiling Fan
  • Private Bathroom
  • Cooling Ceiling Fan

Second Bathroom

  • Convenient and Private Bathroom
  • Conbination Tub and Shower
  • Separate Vanity Area
  • Dual Sink Vaniety with Cabinetry
  • Beautiful Granite Countertops
  • Linens Provided

Third Bedroom

  • Located on Ground Level
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Newly Installed Wall to Wall Carpet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Cooling Ceiling Fan

Third Bathroom

  • Convenient and Private Bathroom
  • Combination Tub and Shower
  • Durable Tile Flooring
  • Desirable Tile Surround
  • Dual Sink Vaniety
  • Beautiful Granite Countertop
  • Separate Toilet Closet
  • Slider Access to Porch to Yard


  • Poipu Kauai


  • Full Size Washer and Dryer
  • Located in Attached Garage
  • Detergent Provided

Linen & Utility Closet

  • No Description Available


  • No Description Available



Wonderful house and great location

Reviewed by William

Date 06/22/2018

We had a multi-generational family stay at the Poipu Kai Resort Home. It was extremely well equipped. The kitchen was new and was well stocked. The garage had every conceivable beach accessory. The reason that I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is not air conditioned. I should have checked, but I truly assumed that a single-family house in this location would have air conditioning. It was warm in Kauai, and in the afternoons in the house, it was uncomfortable until later in the evening. Persons interested in the house should be aware of this. Otherwise, it was a truly wonderful stay for us.

Manager Response

Aloha Willliam,

Thank you for for posting a review from your stay at Halepono - Poipu Kai Resort Home.  It is our dearest wish that all our guests enjoy our Hawaiian home.  We are happy to hear you thought it was a wonderful house, well equipped and well stocked.  It is important to us to have all the conveniences for the guests to have a great vacation.  

The location as you mentioned is walking distance to pristine beaches, resort greenbelt and close to golf, tennis, shopping and hiking.

This single family home, as so many others on the island of Kauai is equipped with ceiling fans and jalousie windows which provide natural cooling.  As the home does not have AC - this is reflected on the website description in the listing as we understand this may be desired by some guests.   Most of the time there are trade breezes which helps with the cooling as you open up the windows and utilize the ceiling fans which makes for a true tropical experience.  We do not seem to get complaints about this but we strive to make sure guests are aware when booking.

Thank you again for your post and we hope you can return!


This house could be much nicer if maintained better

Reviewed by Michelle

Date 03/31/2018

This house is located in an excellent location halfway between Shipwreck Beach and Brennecke's Beach. While the house in general was nice and the remodel of the kitchen and master bedroom were nice, there were some long-term maintenance issues which should be addressed. Several of the walls throughout the house and the ceiling downstairs needed to be repainted. The baseboards and stairway banister were dirty. A window frame in the master bathroom was broken and falling apart. The living room furniture was old and ratty and falling apart. The outside of the refrigerator was gross, and the ice maker portion was covered in mold on the outside. There is also a broken tile in the middle of the master bathroom floor which has sharp pieces sticking up and could cut the bottom of someone's foot. The sheet and mattress pad on the master bed had no elastic left and every night came off the corners of the bed. If we are going to be charged for every single item which is not kept in perfect condition (as stated in your rules), then the items should start out in perfect condition and not be well used and worn out.

Manager Response

Aloha Michelle:

Thank you for your feedback.  We are very sorry you were not completely happy with your stay at our vacation home in Kauai.  We make every effort to insure each guest is happy with their stay and that the home offers an aloha experience.  

The home is always cleaned meticulously and we try to make sure that touch up paint is done when there is luggage or other guest damage to walls. 

To be very clear - with regard to the refrigerator - there is a small amount of rust under the outside of the drip tray of the water dispenser (not at all unusual in tropical climates) and never touches the water itself. There is no mold whatsoever.  Regardless, we have purchased new kitchen appliances that we anticipate will be in the home mid-May 2018. 

The bathroom window, although secure, is being replaced April 8, 2018.  In addition, new living room furniture has been special ordered and is in transit. 

Inherent in the experience in Hawaii are the issues of tropical climates, high moisture contents and our beloved red soil of Kauai.  Add to that the home has plantation jalousie windows that can open to the outside for trade breezes.  This can create challenges to keeping the baseboards dusted.

All said we do our very best to strive to make sure the home is pleasant and accommodating for all our guests.  Mahalo for your stay.

Arlette & Patrick Carrigan, Owners

It was Grand

Reviewed by Carla

Date 02/16/2018

The house was well equipped to make meals and have fun. The sports equipment helped with snorkeling, sunning, and more. Great place.

Wonderfull home, great location

Reviewed by Marie-Hélène

Date 01/02/2018

We loved our stay in Hale Pono Poipu, it was absolutely amazing! The kitchen is big, the house is clean and has alote of space. We were two families and it was just perfect. We could walk to the beach, had everything we needed and even more! We ran out of gaz for the BBQ and it was filled within the day! I would recommend this house to anyone and I hope to come back as soon as possible!

Manager Response

Aloha Marie-Helene, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit - It is our wish and fondest hope that your trip to Kauai was enhanced by your stay at Hale Pono.  We also love that we can walk to three beaches, enjoy resort paths, play tennis and use a world class golf course and spa within a few minutes walking distance. We have recently re-outfitted our kitchen with new stainless cookware and the bedrooms with new bedding.  As owners we love our Hawaiian Poipu Resort home and our property managers pride themselves on providing excellence in guest services .  We are happy to have exceeded your expectations and your family was our perfect guest experience! Arlette & Pat Carrigan, Owners


Rating Reservation #56657

Reviewed by Mike

Date 12/31/2017

We stayed in the above home for 4 nights, and given the time of year and accommodations of providing for 3 of us, the home met our basic needs. The house is functionally furnished, with decor designed for sustaining long term minimal wear and tear.

The single standout deterrent to our stay was the 4 page list of house rules. I have been to Poipu in various living capacities and have to say that either the owners perhaps previously experienced some serious damage, or they are not, despite the rewards as beneficiaries of ownership, entirely comfortable with renting their home. As a homeowner, along with owning rental property, affixing a $250 security charge along with providing to prospective tenants a four page list of potential fines for lost towels, moving furniture etc, as well as basement signs posting fines in the event of forgetting designated trash pickups is quite discouraging, especially where Kauai visitors are extolled in general to follow a "aloha" spirit. So for four days we were there I was always looking over my shoulder, even to the point of our not using the remote garage opener as there were problems closing it when we originally arrived. Needless to say, this voluminous set of rules was a new experience for us given previous rentals of condominium in Poipu.

Sections of the house-- blinds, sliding screen doors, are in disrepair, a surprise given the fastidious formal attention to caution, breakage, lost items.

So in general, my advice to the owners (and the management company encouraging these prescriptions) is to either presume your clients are adults and entrust them to have reasonable discretion as they enjoy their vacation, or provide onsite screening before renting.

Manager Response

We are very sorry you were disappointed with your stay at Hale Pono. 

We have been offering our Hawaiian home for vacation accommodations for over 20 years and strive very hard to provide an Aloha Hawaiian experience for our guests.  During those 20 years, we have experienced wonderful guests that always love the home. 

The management company, Vacation Realty Hawaii, LLC manages over 48 properties on Kauai ranging from one bedroom condos to 4 bedroom luxury homes.  They take pride in offering professional and careful service to vacation guests.  Each property is unique and they have homeowner association and neighborhood guidelines and rules that differ slightly but all are in place to insure a wonderful stay for everyone.  Insuring that rubbish is not left in the home or that items do not go missing is not unique to our vacation rental, and especially in tropical climates - help from guests in preventing pests and costly repairs is commonplace. 

Also, a security deposit of 250.00 for a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is not excessive or unusual in any way.  We am very sorry you felt constrained by the guidelines and suggestions which accompanied all confirmations from the reservation site www.alohacondos.com . The very reasonable House Rules are placed there to provide information about the properties and make your stay more enjoyable. 

Thank you for bringing to our attention the screen doors which have since been replaced.

Alette and Patrick,  Owners, Hale Pono

A good home base

Reviewed by sylvia

Date 08/05/2017

Overall we enjoyed our stay at this 3 bedroom / 3 bath vacation home in Poipu for 4 adults and 1 teenager. It has plenty of room for all of us. The kitchen was a nice size, great for cooking in. The living room and Lanai have an awesome view of the ocean.

The upper bedroom/bathroom and one of the downstair bedroom/bathroom have been remodeled; great rooms. However the last bedroom/bathroom has not been remodel and the toilet room smells like urine. The bedroom smelled moldy ( I have a sensitive nose). The vacation home company was responsive when I reported this issue and they sent someone out to clean the toilet room the next day.

Great location, a 10 minute walk to the beach. Overall a good home base for all our activities in Kauai

Manager Response



Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review from your stay at Hale Pono in Poipu.  We are so glad you enjoyed the home and found it to be very accommodating, spacious and supplied for your cooking needs.  Thank you for noting the great location and the awesome views! 


We are glad that you did call us about the concern in one of the bathroom as we certainly want to address any concerns in a timely manner to assure you have a wonderful stay with us.   We do take any concerns seriously that the guests might have and our staff does spend longer than average on each rental preparing it for the next guest.  The house cleaners do meticulously clean the bathrooms and disinfect them with each clean.


We read that you felt that one bathroom had not been as updated as the other, however the upgrades in each bathroom are relative to each other throughout the home.



This home with the beaches very close by, in walking distance as you noted is a great place to spend your Kauai vacation and we hope you can come again soon!

Linaka Rd house review

Reviewed by Maureen

Date 06/25/2017

The house on Linaka Rd was in a fantastic location and the best part was the upstairs lanai with great views of the ocean and a great breeze. Would be better with updated appliances.

Manager Response


Thank you for taking the time to write a review for your stay at Hale Pono in Poipu.  It is a really great location, close and convenience to everything.  The very spacious upstairs lanai is a great place to dine and take in the view.  

Although the appliances have not been updated real recently, the kitchen is a more upgraded space and done beautifully and everthing is functional, well stocked and serve all that one needs.




Great home, nice area and convenient to area attractions

Reviewed by Mandy

Date 03/17/2017

We booked this home as a last minute option for our family to stay as opposed to staying at the Grand Hyatt next door as my husband had a conference there. I am so glad we stayed in the Hale Pono home and it happened to be available for our stay. It was nice and clean and was spacious for our family of 4 to have more room and spread out as opposed to a hotel room. The home was well stocked in the kitchen as well as lots of beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, beach toys, etc. There is no AC but it did get cool at night and felt very comfortable - a nice breeze would come through and we even had to cover up with the heavier blankets - during the day it would get a bit warmer but we weren't there much as we were at the beach or out exploring so it wasn't really an issue. We especially loved the very large lanai with our own grill. It was wonderful to sit out there in the mornings with coffee and great to come home to in the evenings. There's a slight view of the ocean too! The home is a bit older but it was unique and felt more of an island home - although very clean, comfortable (the beds were comfortable too) and the kitchen was nice and updated. I would stay here again and recommend for families and/or couples/groups. There are many restaurant options and a grocery store very close by. The only thing I would suggest would be a new hammock in the yard (as it looks like it has seen better days) but that's certainly not a huge deal. We enjoyed our stay at Hale Pono!

Manager Response


We appreciate you taking the time to post a detailed review for the house Hale Pono.  It is a very spacious house and is stocked well to make a great vacation.  It also is in a great location and convenient to everything.  

After your departure we did purchase another hammock so there is now going to be a brand new one.

We do hope you can come again!

Great House!

Reviewed by Tracey

Date 03/07/2017

This was a great house for our 3 night stay on Kauai. We loved the location, the house met and exceeded all expectations, the balcony off the kitchen was a great space for enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffee and the property managers responded to questions promptly. The extra supplies of beach gear was very much appreciated. I would certainly recommend this house and would stay here again!

Wonderful House!

Reviewed by Dallas

Date 02/14/2017

We had a great stay, the people managing the property were great to deal with and we will definitely stay here again. This house is fully stocked right down to a blender and an amazing amount of beach gear. The house has a lot of space and has an amazing layout. We loved it.

It could use a good deep clean and new pans in the kitchen.


Manager Response


Thank you so much for your review after your stay at Hale Pono in Poipu.  We are so glad you found the house well stocked and accommodating.  It does make it nice too to have the extra beach gear instead of having to rent it.  The owners have placed brand new Comfort Tech Serene 13inch Plus Premium memory foam mattresses in the bedrooms!  In addition, all cookware has been replaced with new, non-toxic, professional quality, Ceramic GreenLife Gourmet which is now stocked in the kitchen.

Thanks again for your feedback and posting for us.  We do hope you will be able to return soon!

Could be 5 stars with a few fixes

Reviewed by Amy T.

Date 01/23/2017

This is a great house, so I'll start with the good. It's in a great location with an easy 10 min walk to Hyatt/Shipwrecks beach and the pool. Just a few minutes past the pool to Poipu beach. There is a lot of beach stuff in the garage and nice, big beach towels to use. Some toiletries are provided along with hand and dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, etc. The upstairs can get warm on hot days, but there are ceiling fans and tower fans provided too. The house was immaculate.

All that said, here are our few complaints about the place, that could easily be fixed.-One room needs a new towel bar or some hooks. Right now there's just a damaged wall, where one used to hang and nowhere to put towels. -The washer stops mid-cycle and you have to open the lid and mess with settings to get it going again (we contacted them about this). -A new set of pans would be great, as there wasn't one pan that wasn't horribly warped or scratched up. -The bbq needs new burners or to be replaced all-together. -The sprinklers ran twice a day while we were there (totally not necessary) and the water turning on and off is loud enough to wake adults and kids alike- especially in the room next to the garage.-Lastly, there is a water leak from the master into the mermaid room below it. We had to contact them after a piece of water-logged ceiling fell. We ended up with a dehumidifier in the room to deal with it until our stay was up.

Over all we had a great stay and would stay here again, if a few small improvements were made.

Manager Response


Thank you so much for your review.  We are always happy to know you enjoyed your stay and would come back again.  As you mentioned it does have a great location and is stocked with everything one would need for a great vacation. 

The owner came shortly after your visit and our crew had been in there making some improvements as well.  Since your stay, the owner's have replaced the queen and king beds with brand new memory foam mattresses.  They put new light fixtures in all the bedrooms as well as in the kitchen over the sink and over the kitchen island.  They bought new pots and pans as well as greenware.  They did buy a brand new BBQ grill too.  All the other repairs that you did mention have also been taken care of.

We do take any feedback we receive seriously and do hope you can come back again. Thanks for your business!

Home in Poipu

Reviewed by S. Davis

Date 10/21/2016

We very much enjoyed our two-week home in Poipu. It was comfortable, well-equipped, three bedrooms (all with their own bathrooms and showers), a large modern kitchen with everything we needed (including a nice stash of spices and basic kitchen essentials), and a washer/dryer. Unlike many condos we've stayed in, they even provided dish soap, paper towels, and laundry soap. They also have all the beach equipment you could possibly wish for in the garage and provide large beach towels (so you don't have to pack them).

The one thing we could have asked for would be air conditioning as it was very hot during our time there - but we'd been warned that there was none. Also the pool available to us was a good deal further away from the condo than indicated. However, if you play tennis, there's a court across the street!

Poipu Kai Villa

Reviewed by Christina

Date 09/29/2016

This is a lovely home on a quiet residential street. Three roomy bedrooms, three bathrooms and all the amenities you could ask for, a full kitchen, washer, dryer, two car garage, second floor lanai with great views, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, etc etc. There is a community pool and tennis courts and Poipu Beach is nearby as well as restaurants, grocery stores and activities.

Amazing home close to the beach!

Reviewed by Alexandra

Date 09/11/2016

The home was so beautiful and the owners pay so much attention to detail. There is literally everything you need in the home. The location is good, in walking distance to the ocean front, although you need to walk a little farther to reach an ocean you can actually swim in. Poipu shopping village is very close and has a lot of shops and restaurants. The only downside is that the bedrooms downstairs don't have a lot of windows and it gets very hot and stuffy. There are ceiling fans and a floor fan but it still isn't enough. The upstairs bedroom had a nice breeze at night. The mattresses were also quite firm which might make it hard to sleep for some people. Overall very nice house and great location.

Loved it!

Reviewed by Inga

Date 07/27/2016

We all thought the home was excellent! The kitchen is well equipped (the best we have experienced), the towels, beach equipment...all much more than we expected!

We loved the area and definitely want to return again.

thanks very much,Inga

Manager Response

Aloha Inga,

Thank you for posting a review.  We would love for you to return for another stay with us.  Thank you for your comments about the well equipped house.  We want to make our guests to have all they need and try to equip it for convenience.  Beach equipment is always a welcome bonus!  Thanks again.

Beautiful, spacious, wonderful home!

Reviewed by Mike

Date 07/21/2016

Our family of eight stayed here for a week. It was fantastic! The home is very comfortable and enjoyable to stay in. Indoors, it is clean, attractively painted and decorated, and well-stocked with nice dishes, silverware and appliances. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own shower, double sinks, and toilet. There are ceiling fans and vented windows that allow a nice breeze to flow throughout the upstairs, so there really is no need for air conditioning. Frankly, we liked the natural cooling better than A/C. Outdoors, the yard is large and private, with a hammock that the kids loved! There are two decks, one off the kitchen and a private one off the master bedroom. The community pool is nice, and only a pleasant several-minute walk away. As far as location goes, it is perfect. The walk to Poipu Beach is maybe 12-15 minutes, and in the other direction you can enjoy a stroll through the Grand Hyatt resort to Shipwreck Beach. The resort area where the home is located is lovely.

Manager Response

Aloha Mike,

Thanks for the great review!  We are glad you found the house comfortable, enjoyable and clean.  It is a spacious house and we do try to keep it well stocked with all one might need.  The location is lovely and very convenient to where you need and want to be.  We hope you can return again soon!

Wonderful for Family of Eight

Reviewed by Kristine

Date 06/30/2016

We loved the well-outfitted open kitchen, comfortable bedding, heavy beach towels, barbecue, big deck with outdoor seating, swimming supplies and working appliances. We cooked the majority of our dinners at the house and were grateful to have such a wonderful kitchen in which to work. The house was lovely for our family of eight: two teenagers slept on the pull out bed every night and didn’t have any complaints. The coffee supply when we arrived was appreciated since we arrived late at night, went right to bed and definitely needed a pot to get us going in the a.m. The location was a perfect launching spot for visiting all sides of Kauai, we left in the mid-morning and still had time to hit the beach and community pool before dinner.

Fantastic Home, Fantastic Location

Reviewed by Judi

Date 06/27/2016

We did not want to leave Hale Pono! The location was within easy walking distance from Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach. On Poipu Beach, we had a monk seal and a huge turtle come up on land to sun within 20 yards of where we were sitting. Listening to the ocean and palm trees swaying at night were so very peaceful. The house was stocked with any need you can imagine, plus more! Great place, wonderful stay, would definitely recommend this home and hope to stay here again. Thank you for a great stay!

perfect for our family reunion

Reviewed by Doris

Date 04/22/2016

We were very comfortable in this lovely home with beautiful ocean and mountain views. The kitchen was well supplied, better than any other home we've stayed in, and the furniture comfortable. No air conditioning but plenty of breezes and fans. It was an easy walk to the community pool and the beach. We appreciated the port-a-crib for our granddaughter, the convenience of washer and dryer and the supply of beach towels, coolers, beach chairs, tote bags, etc.

Manager Response


We appreciate your review and taking the time to post.  It is a lovely home and we are pleased that you found it to be comfortable and close to everything. The home does have all you will need for your vacation and is very accommodating.  The extra beach items are always appreciated by our guests.  We hope you will be able to come again soon!

Perfect House for a large group

Reviewed by Burt

Date 12/23/2015

Our group had a wonderful time.The location of the home was terrific. It was near good restaurants, shopping for necessities, and Lappert's ice cream! One member of our group enjoyed the morning walks to the nearby beaches.The home itself contained all the amenities we required for a great vacation. We loved the large open kitchen, the lanai and grounds. The grill was in excellent condition and had a great evening of grilled ribs and chicken.Sleeping quarters were comfortable and clean. The only oddities were the unusually tiny airplane sized toilet closets. But the shower areas were perfect.If we have a large group heading back to Kauai in the future we would definitely like to stay at Hale Pono again.

Manager Response



We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hale Pono in Poipu. It is in a perfect location as it is near beaches, restaurants and much more. The short walk to the ocean is a bonus and very convenient. The house is very spacious and accommodating and is great for entertaining! The house is equipped with all that you will need for a great vacation. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon!

Relaxing week in Kauai

Reviewed by Lucia

Date 11/21/2015

Thank you so much for such a relaxing week in Kauai with my family. The house was perfectly located in Poipu, it was easy to walk to the beach, we enjoyed having dinner on the patio and it was so close to restaurants, stores and other sites to see. We enjoyed everything about the house, it was supplied with everything that we needed in the kitchen, all the beach equipment was great for our kids and since there was multiple families sharing the house we thought that it was great that each room had their own private bathroom. We had such a great time that we are already planning our next stay here.

Manager Response


We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hale Pono in Poipu.   It is a great house and does serve the needs of a large family or group.  The well laid out floorplan is very accommodating and the house is well equipped.   You are certainly right about the location as it is in the perfect location close to beaches, restaurants and activities.   We are so happy to hear you are planning for your next trip.   We would love to have the opportunity to accommodate you once again.

Beautiful home!

Reviewed by Christopher

Date 11/12/2015

Our first visit to Kauai was incredible, largely because we stayed in this beautiful house. It is full of amenities and fun extras like boogie boards, snorkel gear, sun umbrellas, and beach chairs. All of the equipment is in great shape and we used it happily. The house is clean, open and light, and the deck off the kitchen is perfect for enjoying every meal.

We definitely plan on returning to the island, and would love to stay at this home again!

Manager Response


This is a beautiful home and we do appreciate your confirmation in your review!  It is a very spacious house in a perfect location in Poipu! It is well-equipped and does have lots of extras making it very convenient for beach activities. We do have a high standard on cleanliness and are glad you were pleased with the condition of the home. The deck is very spacious and a wonderful spot to enjoy all your meals as it is right off the living areas.

Please do come back again and allow us to accommodate you in your next stay in paradise!

Wonderful condo

Reviewed by Guest

Date 07/28/15

We loved our stay in this condo!. Great location in a nice complex close to Kona. The condo is well equipped and clean. Nothing is missing in the kitchen. The beds are very comfortable. We loved sitting on the lanai and listening to the birds having a wonderful view on the mountains. There is a second lanai where you can see a liitle bit of the ocean. Even though it is a really long way from Germany we want to come back to this beautiful island and this great condo.

Beautiful Home, Great Location

Reviewed by Ryon

Date 07/13/2015

The home was so well prepared when we arrived with new or updated furnishings, towels, bedding. The bathrooms and kitchen seemed all new. There were more beach toys than we could use for my family of 6 children ages 9-19! The laundry was a lifesaver. It is soooo nice to have a real home to stay in with your own garage and yard. The kitchen was completely stocked including paper products, cleaning products, etc. Eating dinner on the second level lanai was special. The only drawback was not having A/C at this time of year, kind of warm, so we had all the windows open 24/7, but that required sleeping with earplugs in since we were close to a road with noise outside. Also, the master bed could be a softer mattress - it was too firm, reminded me of Mexican mattresses. Otherwise, we were real happy with it.


Reviewed by Nancy

Date 07/12/2015

We enjoyed the house but it was a bit warm at night. Adding additional portable fans would be helpful. Also, master bedroom sinks were both clogged. We loved all the beach gear, towels, etc..

Wonderful home for a family of 8 - walking distance to paradise!

Reviewed by Ryon F

Date 07/13/2015

The home was so well prepared when we arrived with new or updated furnishings, towels, bedding. The bathrooms and kitchen seemed all new. There were more beach toys than we could use for my family of 6 children ages 9-19! The laundry was a lifesaver. It is soooo nice to have a real home to stay in with your own garage and yard. The kitchen was completely stocked including paper products, cleaning products, etc. Eating dinner on the second level lanai was special. The only drawback was not having A/C at this time of year, kind of warm, so we had all the windows open 24/7, but that required sleeping with earplugs in since we were close to a road with noise outside. Also, the master bed could be a softer mattress - it was too firm, reminded me of Mexican mattresses. Otherwise, we were real happy with it


Reviewed by Darcy

Date 07/04/2015

Had family and friends visiting for 50th birthday party. House was perfect. Everything we needed. Very clean with lots of extras. Also was nice after all day at beach to drive 2 minutes to house.

Great location, great home, perfect for families.

Reviewed by 4seth

Date 03/26/2015

We spent a wonderful week at the Hale Pono, Poipu. The kitchen was spacious and the lanai had a nice ocean view. We appreciated the many amenities that were included in our stay (beach towels, boogie boards, sand toys, and a cooler). Our group consisted of two small families and the walk to the beach was easy for everyone. We would definitely stay there again!

Manager Response


Thank you so much for the wonderful rating in your review for Hale Pono in Poipu. It is a very spacious home with multiple lanais and outdoor spaces. It is so very convenient to everything and we are glad you found the proximity to the beaches an easy walk. Thank you for mentioning the beach equipment we have included with this home. We try to have everything one would need in hopes of a great vacation. We hope you can return again in the future.

Aloha and Mahalo,

Kristen J. Greene PHD, Owner
Vacation Realty Hawaii and Greene Guest Services

Great home in Poipu

Reviewed by papa2six

Date 03/03/2015

Home was perfect for family of 8. Had all the amenities we needed. Enjoyed grilling on the patio, use of laundry and beach chairs and umbrellas.

Awesome time in Kauai!

Reviewed by Noforwardingaddress

Date 01/03/2015

This was our third time to stay at this wonderful house in paradise. The location is great and you can't beat the view of the ocean from the lanai. The recent upgrades are great and it feels like a home away from home! We will definitely be back!


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