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 with new mattress, 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.
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.
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!
Very nice place to stay! Everything was well organised, a very lovely furnished accomodation! It had everything we needed and was close to the beach.
Would definitely book it again.
The condo was as pictured, well stocked, and true to the description. The bed was comfortable and the windows provided adequate breeze so that air conditioning wasn't really needed. The only time it got hot was in the bedroom in the morning because it faces east. The ceiling fan does a pretty good job keeping it breezy though! We really enjoyed using the outdoor grilling area and cooked our breakfasts and dinners at the condo every day. Dan and Barbara provided a lot of information about local stores and restaurants, but make sure you pick out the pertinent information before hand. We had a few confusing moments regarding check-in and didn't realize we had to sign ourselves in for parking. Nothing was too challenging, it just seemed to get lost in the extra info that was sent to us. We didn't get to use the pool as it was under construction, but it looked lovely! (We knew this was the case before arrival - Dan and Barbara were great about giving us updates.) We would recommend this location and stay here again. Thank you for sharing your home!
Dan and Barbara were great hosts. They offered a lot if useful I information about the island, provided snorkeling and beach accessories and everything we needed to spend a great week at their place. The comnunication was fast and uncomplicated. The appartment was cosy and comfortable with a nice view in the adjacent park and the ocean. We really enjoyed our stay there and can recommend the place. Thanks a lot for a unforgettable holiday.
This is a lovely little unit, perfect for a couple, and couldn't be more conveniently located! It's an easy walk to a good snorkeling beach, which isn't crowded in the early morning. People drive slowly, and there are decent shoulders on the roads, so it's safe for runners. The condo was clean and tastefully decorated, and there was plenty of parking. Though there is no A.C., there's usually a nice breeze, and the unit is well designed for cross-ventilation. There are several good restaurants a short drive away. We would absolutely stay there again.
Dan & Barbara were a pleasure to deal with. They were very responsive and helpful with hints to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Their condo was as advertised, clean and comfortable, with all the amenities one could ask for. The kitchen had everything one could need for an extended stay. Location was perfect and centrally located across the street from the beach. It was especially nice to have the open space of the State Park behind the unit as well as a slice of an ocean view. All in all a very relaxing stay on the most beautiful of Hawaiian Islands. We've been to four now and Kauai is our favorite, even with all the chickens.
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!
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