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Manako Hale -Gorgeously remodeled 4bd/3bth home in awesome Poipu

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled beautiful 3bd main house plus 1bd guest house


With a full new remodel in 2015, this quintessential Hawaiian beach cottage and guesthouse, thoughtfully designed in old plantation style, will comfortably host you and your ohana just a 5-minute walk away from Brennecke’s Beach and award-winning Poipu Beach.

Once you've settled in, relax with a book on the screened-in lanai while the kids play out in the lush, tropical yard. With two living rooms, each with a flat-screen cable TV, the adults can keep up with their favorite shows while the kids watch a movie, or bring everyone together for family game night.

Walk to Brennecke’s Beach Broiler for happy hour, then fire up the grill at home when dinnertime hits. The open kitchen has all the essentials, along with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and prep space for multiple cooks to whip up side dishes. With an eat-in bar and a dining room table for six, there’s room for the group.

Three beautiful bedrooms sleep eight in two king-size beds, two twin-size beds (can be converted to a king), and a sleeper sofa in the living room. For a couple looking for more privacy, the Manako Hale guesthouse is a charming one-bedroom sanctuary next door with its own kitchen, BBQ, and full bath. Plus, you’ll enjoy exclusive ocean views from both the second-floor lanai and your plush king-size bed.

All of our Great Vacation Retreats have modern amenities to make your stay as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. Bluetooth stereos and Smart TVs offer the latest in entertainment, and our electronic charging stations mean your group will never have to fight over outlets. Plus, you'll enjoy easy check-in and added security from our keyless Point Central Lock system.

Vacation Membership Available for Exclusive (Members Only) Poipu Beach Athletic Club (pool, tennis, workout) for a feeClub membership provides you with access to one of the island's only fitness centers with a cardio room and weight pavilion, useof the resort pool, waterslide, hot tub and sand-bottomed kiddie section, tennis, pickle ball and basketball courts, shuffleboard, water aerobic classes, yoga classes and more. Club memberships are available through Great Vacation Retreats only for a fee of $100 per week per property (maximum of 8 guests per membership).


Short 5 minute walk to Brenneckes and Poipu Beaches

Furnished lanai


Flat screen TVs with cable

Free long distance calling to US and Canada

Washer and dryer

Ceiling fans


Fully equipped kitchens

Complimentary Island Soap and CandleWorks toiletries

Starter kit of Kauai Coffee Company coffee and condiments provided

Starter kit of paper and cleaning products such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, etc. provided

All linens including beach towels provided

Sleeping Arrangements:

Main house master bedroom: king bed

Main house guest room: king bed

Main house 2nd guest room: two twin beds that can be converted to a king

Main house living room: sofa sleeper

Guest house: king bed

We require a 5 night minimum stay. However, if your dates back up against another reservation we are happy to accommodate a shorter stay. Mahalo!


More Details

Property Manager
Great Vacation Retreats
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Great Vacation Retreats


Thank you for viewing our properties! Great Vacation Retreats is a boutique family run vacation rental company located on the beautiful island of Kauai! We have been managing properties on the Garden Isle and Kona since 2009. It can be overwhelming trying to pick out the right property -- we can help. Someone from our office is available almost 24 hours/day to answer your questions and help you find the perfect place to call home during your tropical getaway. We take great pride in the properties we manage and believe that we truly have some of the best properties the island has to offer. We have been in each property numerous times and stayed in most so that we can give you an accurate description of what each property's amenities are, distances to the beach, sightseeing, restaurants, etc. We can also help you with any activities you might be interested in while on island such as surfing lessons, private boat charters, guided hikes, stand up paddling, personal chef, childcare and much more!

Mahalo for looking :)

Why Great Vacation Retreats chose Poipu

1. Guesthouse Serenity: This ocean-view escape next to the main house is a special treat. Roll out of bed, step out onto your own private lanai and wake up to the sound and sights of waves crashing before meeting the group.

2. Group Friendly: With a gorgeous remodel and multiple living areas - plus BBQ grills, laundry rooms, and quiet lanais at both the guesthouse and the main house - Manako Hale Estate makes group travel a little breezier.

3. A Prime Location: Not only are you a 5-minute walk to sand and surf, but you have championship golf courses, beachfront dining, botanical gardens, and a luxury spa all under 1.5 miles from home – to name a few.

What makes this house unique

With Poipu Beach Park and Brenneke’s Beach a short walk away, you have endless opportunities for snorkeling, paddle boarding, surfing, and whale watching. You may even spot a sunbathing Hawaiian Monk Seal! Less than a mile away at Poipu Shopping Village, boutiques, art galleries, great restaurants, and live Tahitian dance and Hula shows offer an authentic taste of Hawaii.

For adventure lovers, Kauai’s South Shore will not disappoint. Get an aerial view of the island with an Eco Adventure Helicopter Tour, zipline through the jungle, embark on a sunset cruise, or explore the Koloa Heritage Trail.

If you’re looking for a resort-style stay, we have you covered. For an additional fee you’ll have uninhibited access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, home to a fitness center, hot tub and sparkling pool with a waterslide and sand-bottomed kiddie section – everything you need to work out, cool off or wind down.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Makako Ohana was a great place, and just what my husband and I were looking for. The location was perfect for us - very close to the beach (ocean visible and audible from the lanai), yet tucked in a quiet neighborhood. The property was a great size for the two of us, and we immediately felt welcome into the place. We were first time visitors to Hawaii, and this place very much seemed to fall in line with the spirit of the island. The booking experience and communications leading up to the stay were also very smooth. We had a problem with our keycode upon arrival, and received immediate assistance by the property management company to correct it, which was also good. The furnishings were very fitting for the place, and everything was clean. The king bed was comfortable, the kitchen/living room was not over crowded and having the table and couple of the chairs on the lanai was great. We would definitely stay here again.
Oct 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Poipu, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum cars: 2
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Can be converted to a king size bed
    Guest house - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
The guest house is a private stand alone one bedroom with fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, full bathroom, living room and lanai.


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Manako Hale -Gorgeously remodeled 4bd/3bth home in awesome Poipu
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful, well-located home w/responsive management

  • 4 of 5

Nine people from our extended family stayed here together for nine days in February 2018. Homes were perfect for our large getaway, sleeping everyone comfortably and allowing us to hang out and cook and eat meals together. The ocean and sunsets were visible from both homes, and it was an easy walk to Brennecke and Poipu Beaches and the Kaneiolouma Hawaiian village restoration project. If you don’t know about these places, look them up, because proximity to Poipu Beach Park alone (gorgeous, family- and activity-friendly beaches with lots of wildlife including turtles, fish, and seals) make this spot absolutely incredible. Water shoes, snorkels, and boogie boards were handily stored under the guest house for us to take advantage of local attractions. It was invaluable that the homes had washers and dryers, because nothing dried in this climate if it couldn’t be hung in the sun. Even swimsuits and towels had to be machine dried after almost every use because it was overcast. House temps were pleasant throughout our stay by using the fans when needed, although the guest house got a bit warm at times. Neighborhood was super quiet and respectful except around 6:30am when the roosters crowed, but I can’t be mad at them, because they were probably here first. Garden is beautiful with a plumeria tree, large agave plant, and more. Only real complaint was the plumbing of the main house’s toilets and showers, all of which stopped working one or more times during our stay. Luckily the management company, Aloha GVR, responded quickly and appropriately, and it sounded like they were going to address the underlying issue after we left so that hopefully future guests would not encounter this issue. If that gets fixed, we would stay here again in a heartbeat. These homes and their location are awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 28/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your patience with the plumbing problem while you were here. It has been fixed and steps taken so that it doesn't happen for future guests. You were wonderful guests and we hope that we see you again soon!
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Great place to vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this location. We could walk to a great beach to snorkel or bodyboard. The pictures represented the place well. It was well stocked with towels, beach towels, soap shampoo. Was in the midst of other vacationers. It was quiet and pieceful. I would recommend this place and it would be on my list of return vacations.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review. We are so happy your enjoyed you stay on our beautiful island. The owners of Manako Hale have put a lot of work into this property to make it a special place for guests and they will be pleased to hear your comments. Hope to see you again soon!
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Fabulous Stay near Poipu Beach and Manako Hale

  • 5 of 5

This house was a wonderful place to stay. It is every bit as beautiful as the pictures show. We had 10 people staying in the house and guest cottage and it was perfect. The guest cottage was private and perfect for our parents. They were able to go to bed whenever they wanted and were not bothered by us staying up late. We enjoyed the BBQ and the Lanai. It is very roomy and clean. We would highly recommend this property. The beach is just a short walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved this property and all it had to offer!

  • 4 of 5

We had 6 of us stay at he 2 houses - my husband and I in the guest house and 4 adult "children" in the main house. That worked well to be together but also allow for time alone. Both houses were super clean and had great amenities - the bathrooms and kitchens were well provisioned with what you would need for a vacation stay. The decorations and arrangement of rooms were good too, although the kitchen is a bit tight to have a group help make dinner!. Our favorite things were sitting on the lanai on the guest house for morning coffee or sunset viewing and the walking proximity to Poipu beach - which treated us with good snorkeling and monk seals! The landscaping and tropical plants were lovely.

Thank you to the owners for sharing their wonderful spot!

  • Review Submitted: 30/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue - LIH
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Located on Kauai's beautiful South Shore. The world famous Poipu beach offers a beautiful beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling or laying out in the sunshine. Poipu beach also has a large grassy park with children's play area, showers, bathrooms, restaurants and shopping. Next door you will find Brennecke's beach and Shipwreck beach great for boogie boarding or surfing. Also nearby is Lawai beach great for snorkeling and Baby beach perfect for little ones. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles and Hawaiian monk seals! Other nearby attractions include the award winning Anara spa, Two Shopping Centers, many restaurants, Koloa town, Spouting Horn, The National Tropical Botanical Garden and more! Poipu Beach Athletic Club includes a pool, waterslide, hot tub, gym, fitness classes, sports courts, restaurant and more! Memberships available for purchase thru Great Vacation Retreats.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$688.4

Tax rate includes 14.416% HI state tax an 3% processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.