About this listing
All You Need are Swimsuits and Flipflops! All is provided to make your vacation relaxing and carefree. Well stocked kitchen, comfy king bed, beach equipment (snorkel, beach towels and chairs) plus wifi will ensure you have an "Aloha" experience!
Welcome to 'Hale Melia' (House of Plumeria Flowers), your Kauai home away from home! A ground floor unit with an artistic and Asian flair - we are just steps away from the gardens, pool and ocean. Our fully stocked kitchen has granite counters, housewares and there is a shared barbeque area in the gardens. The bedroom has a king bed, teak furnishings and is light and airy. Sliding glass doors onto the lanai with views of Prince Kuhio State Park and the ocean are brightest in the morning.
• The acclaimed Beach House Restaurant is across the street and world class surfing at breaks just in front of the restaurant.
• A safe swimming and snorkeling cove is just off the grassy lawn where you can swim with the turtles as well as myriads of brightly colored fish.
• Less than a miles down the road is the spectacular Spouting Horn, an ocean blowhole that spouts geysers of water.
• Nearby is the Kukui'ula Small Boat Harbor for snorkel, dive or fishing tours.
• Just beyond that is the National Botanical Tropical Gardens where scenes of Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribean were filmed.
• Walk 10 minutes to the Kukui'ula Village, an upscale shopping resort of restaurants, shops and a gourmet farmer's market on Wednesday afternoons.
• Our lanai overlooks the Prince Kuhio State Park, a verdant and quiet park of ancient Hawaiian ruins and 'heiaus'.
All You Need is Swimsuit and Flipflops!
Snorkel, masks, boogie boards, beach chairs and towels, and tennis rackets are all provided in the condo. Public courts are down the road in Koloa. You have access to free wireless and ethernet high speed internet and a full washer and dryer. The 'Kauai Revealed' guide book is the only other thing you'll need for adventure, dining, and cruising and it's on the coffee table! Come and stay - have your vacation of a lifetime on the Garden Isle!
Guests will have shared access to the pool, BBQ grills and patio areas, beach/snorkel gear in the condo's laundry room. Surfboards are off limits.
Interaction with Guests
We have have a local property manager with contact information on island since we live off island. All interactions with guests will be via cell or email in emergencies.
Lovely walks to the boat harbor (1 m), to Spouting Horn and the National Botanical Tropical Gardens (1.5 m) in one direction; the other walks to the Kukui'ula Shopping Village (.5 m) and the bypass road (2.5 m). All distances noted are one-way.
Two easy and accessible parking areas for Prince Kuhio guests: front parking area as well as a parking building in the rear. The parking building is accessible via the Lawai Beach Resort - the two lower levels are reserved for Prince Kuhio guests!
Other Things to Note
This is the tropics (bugs), so please discard any food items, including oil and spices, at the end of your stay.
• No smoking policy for entire facility - there is a smoking area by the parking building.
• Local roosters live nearby - they may crow and wake you if you feed them.
• Cell phone reception is best outside of the unit by the BBQ area.
My husband and I enjoyed 3 nights at this beautiful condo. It was very roomy and comfortable- had everything we needed- plenty of towels, snorkel equipment, and even laundry detergent! We were welcomed with a box of cookies & coffee- which helped for the next morning :)
The location is quite beautiful- the building is located across the street from a nice (bit crowded) beach with soft sand and decent snorkeling. The island is covered in roosters so bring your earplugs if you are bothered by noise- it wasn't too bad but if you're a light sleeper come prepared. The swimming pool was sparkling clean and a perfect temperature.
We'd definitely recommend staying at this condo.
Dan & Barbara's beautiful apartment felt like home as soon as we walked in, it was exactly as described, spotless, fully equipped and really comfortable. The garden around the condo is gorgeous and lush, we loved the pool in the late afternoon, all in all it was absolutely perfect! It's across the street from the beach and close to everything. We highly recommend staying there, Mahalo Dan & Barbara!
We had a wonderful experience - loved this condo. Our hosts thought of EVERYTHING in terms of creature comforts. We hope to return sometime in the not too distant future.
Hale Melia is perfection! We had such a great stay here. It was accurately described and had a really "home-y" feel. You can tell that Dan and Barbara really love their home and have prepped it nicely for guests. They have all the beach essentials you would need. I would recommend this location to all my friends and family! Poipu is a wonderful beach community and made for a great home-base for exploring the island. Hopefully we come back to Kauai and we can stay again!
The listing description is very accurate. This was a very comfortable, spacious place for us, especially with our 21 month-old daughter. We had my brother join us for part of the time and he was easily able to sleep on the couch in the living room. Also helped to have a washer-dryer and dishwasher in the unit, and parking available close-by.
Just know that you are in condo-land. Given the density of condos here, it was nice that it did not feel overly crowded.
Upon arrival we realized that we did not have the keycode to enter the condo, Dan and Barb were pretty easily reachable, once we got a hold of them we got the keycode with no problems and was able to enter the condo. There was a complementary box of macadamia nut cookies, kauai coffee, and a bottle of champagne. The photos look exactly the same as online, we were a very short walk to the outdoor grill which was awesome, very close to the pool, and a short walk to the beach, where we watched the sunset and many evening surfers. It was great to use the snorkeling gear provided and the towels. The washer and dryer was also awesome, so we were able to wash our dirty clothes. The kitchen had basic pots and pans, cups, bowls, plates, and silverware, along with a couple of grilling utensils. We didn't spend too much time at the condo, as we were out and about all day, but while we were there we were comfortable and our needs were met! Thanks Dan and Barb!
About the Host, Dan And Barbara
A life-long surfer, that's why we love our place in Poipu! Also love tennis, travel, and warm water. We want our guests to feel totally taken care of and completely at home in Paradise!