Private, Modern, Clean 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest house with great views in Poipu.
- english, Mandarin Chinese
I enjoy organic cooking, reading, and trips to the beach. I grew up and attended college in Beijing. Before making Kauai my home, I worked and lived for over 10 years in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Australia.
Paula purchased this Guest House in 2014
Why Paula chose Poipu
The Poipu Beach Estates community believes that green open spaces is more important than development and density. As a result, you won't suffer through the typical space constraints of the hotel district in Poipu Beach. If you like your space, quite, and privacy, this is the cottage for you. This custom built house has beautiful mountain and ocean views, and refreshing breezes day and night. It is also very close to the best beaches, restaurants grocery (Kukui'ula shopping center is just around the corner), sightseeing, with a golf course (The Kiahuna golf club) also literally next door. The house is fully loaded with amenities and it is brand new (April 2014 construction completed), so you can be assured it is comfortable and relaxing. I have included all items necessary for cooking, washing, dining, and more importantly trips to the beach !
What makes this Guest House unique
This is not a condo but a private cottage in an exclusive community. It is brand new, quiet, clean, and provides Ocean views from the balcony and Mountain views from the kitchen. Hale O'Neita is close to the best beaches (Waiohai, Lawai beach and others), restaurants (Merriman's, Josselin's Tapas Bar & Grill at Kukui'ula), Shopping (Kukui'ula next door), Golf (Kiahuna next door), Hiking (Waimea Canyon.)
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:22
Noise: No loud noise past before 8AM or after 8PM. Washing and Drying hours are also 8AM to 8PM.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Relaxing stay in Poipu
This property is a good value. The location is nice and easy to get to everything you want to get to. The unit is relatively clean and I would stay again. However, keep in mind the pictures look great and they accurate although some of the things are starting to show some wear. In particular the main door downstairs. You have to lift up on it to get it to shut. I felt like it could fall of the hinges. Also, I had an issue with the lock. Sometimes when I used the code to open it, it would then leave the door unlocked when I did shut it. I have the same lock here at home and don't have any problem with that. Maybe I was doing something wrong, but I do use that lock here at home every day. Also, it is nice to have some chairs, cooler and umbrella to take the beach. However, I must warn that the chairs are just camp chairs and they have seen better days. Good news though, right around the corner you can rent a good chair from Kimo's at a reasonable price. I have stayed in several Homeaway locations with great success and I have never stayed anywhere that had so many rules in the rule book. Granted a lot of them where common sense but that approach was a negative to me personally. Having said all of that, it is a great little find and the AC works awesome in the bedroom if that is something you need. I love the Poipu area and I certainly would feel comfortable staying in this unit again.
Perfect Set-Up in Poipu
Paula's space is perfect for your Kauai vacation! Clean, spacious, AC, WIFI, with great instructions and a helpful guide for your stay. Would def stay here again. Great central point to explore the south part of the island.
Excellent stay, Amazing area
A beautiful clean rental! All the beach gear, kitchen supplies, bed linens ... absolutely everything we could have wanted. Boogie boards not included due to insurance, $14 at the local shopping area. The manager (Paula) contacted us half way through our time there to confirm everything was satisfactory and was there anything we needed? What a nice time we had in Kauai, absolutely no reservation in recommending this manager/property!!
Great place for the value
We greatly enjoyed our time at Hale Oneita. The house was clean and there was easy access to all amenities. Did the job for our stay in Poipu. One thing the owner may have mentioned on the listing but I'm not sure if she did is that she has a Roku which we really enjoyed using (we have one at home) so we could get access to Netflix/Hulu/Prime etc. channels. Many hotels and condos only have standard cable so this was great.
Great place to stay in sunny Poipu
We had a great stay. The place was clean and well kept. The owner was also very attentive and helpful as we were there during the hurricane watch. I would definitely recommend this place! Mahalo
Private, quiet and clean.
We stayed in this rental unit one month.
There are many nice things about this rental. The unit is smaller than the photos make it appear but very livable for one or two persons. This rental was extremely clean. We took full advantage of the deck with morning coffee and evening wine and dinners. The sunset from the deck was nice and there is a small ocean view. Looking to the north you can see homes on the hillside in Kalaheo. We felt safe being on a second floor with a sturdy coded entrance door, the deck sliding doors also locked.
A large very comfortableTempurpedic mattress was a big plus. The bathroom was ok but a non-slip shower mat would have been nice, we used a towel. The kitchen was functional and the appliances newer. A small breakfast counter was used for a computer. The SW side of the rental, deck, did get warm in the afternoon sun and we had to keep the blinds closed. The air conditioner in the bedroom made it pleasant, it would be too warm inside without it. The large TV was enjoyable, the front room furniture was attractive but uncomfortable. There is construction in the area with its accompanying noise but nothing that would cause any distress.
A three star rating was given because:
During our first week we found 4 out the 7 kitchen counter outlets that did not work along with a defective GFIC receptacle, probably the cause. The microwave surface light bulb did not work. I contacted the owner who told me that things could not be fixed because there were no handymen available?
A week later the legs on a coffee table were falling off rendering it unusable. On Super Bowl Sunday the bbq propane ran out, the spare tank was also empty? A broken flame diverter bracket and bbq lighter also needed replacement.
I contacted the owner again who responded quickly; they said housekeeping will come with some propane and a new lighter which they did the next day but added everything else will not be fixed until after we leave. We still had almost two weeks left on our stay so we felt that this rental was not their first priority. In comparison, having stayed at two other places in Poipu on this trip, a handy person was sent within 48 hours to address the issues.
This is a nice rental and we were disappointed in the failing of keeping this unit in good repair, especially the defective GFIC. So, when things are fixed we would recommend staying here but not under the unrepaired conditions we encountered.
This guest has seriously bent the truth so I decided it warrants a response. The statement below is patently false: "I contacted the owner who told me that things could not be fixed because there were no handymen available? ". What I said was, we're arranging an electrician but they are in particularly short supply on Kauai so if not a critical issue, we can schedule one in 3 weeks. The guest responded it wasn't critical as there were plenty of other outlets available in the kitchen (we have a huge number arranged for convenience.)
Regarding the propane, indeed the tank was low and we arranged a replacement the next morning. Regarding the coffee table, it was in working condition before this guest checked in.
The house is impeccably clean and well kept. But for electricians in particular, it takes time due to supply and demand. This is a guest who simply isn't honest or sincere.
•Kukui'ula Shopping Center is just around the corner. There are plentiful fine and casual dining, bars, shops, and even a farmers market on Wed.
•Kiahuna Golf Club is literally Next Door.
•3 minute drive door-to-door to Roy's Poipu Bar and Grill or Starbucks.
•4 minute drive door-to-door to the Beach House Restaurant
•Walking distance to beaches (18 minutes to closest beach) or just a 3 minute drive to Waiohai beach or 4 minute drive to Prince Kuhio Beach where there is ample and free parking.
•Sueoka's Grocery Store is a 6 minute drive.
•Koloa Fish Market is a 7 minute drive.
•Kauai Coffee's Estate, The largest in the US and home to 4 million coffee trees, is an 18 minute drive.
•Costco or Times Supermarket in Lihue is a 25 minute drive
• Lihue airport and car rental companies are a 26 minute drive
Local attractions are too many to list. Everything is within easy reach.