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Member since: 1999
Speaks English

Charming 2 Bd/2 Ba Cottage, 3 min walk to Baby Beach

18 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Poipu - Ahe Lani 'Heavenly Breezes'

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Ahe Lani means “Heavenly Breezes” and that is what you will find throughout this two bedroom, two full bathroom home located less than 100 yards from Poipu's Baby Beach and very near Lawai Beach. Ahe Lani is a charming cottage that will take you back to old Hawaii.

The question everyone asks themselves as they drive to Poipu is “Did I rent a good house?” Drive four houses past Ahe Lani, your first thought will be “WOW! The ocean is really close!” Then you may wonder where to park your car because the parking area for Ahe Lani is beautiful lawn growing through concrete blocks. So drive right on the lawn! Walk up the hardwood steps to the front porch, remove your shoes and step into the entry of this Hawaiian plantation style home and you immediately begin to see the great decorating and furnishings. Original oil paintings and natural wood trim and doors scream out “Hawaii!” You start to feel the gentle breezes that flow through and cool this house because every room has cross ventilation. Perhaps your children see the Surfer Bedroom and you hear them “OOH” and “AAH”, and it really hits you, “This is better than home!”

Step into old Hawaii in a new beach house! As you enter, imagine yourself as a turn of the century plantation manager relaxing in the spacious living room of this plantation-style Kauai rental vacation home overlooking the tropical garden. Walk into the great room with its nine foot ceilings and ceiling fans. On the left is the living area with windows on three sides. It is decorated with a large rattan sofa, a two person rattan loveseat, and a comfortable rattan easy chair with ottoman. The entertainment center has a flat screen TV with a DVD player and a CD stereo system with Hawaiian CD's provided.

On the right is the hardwood dining table with plenty of room for you to enjoy meals and "talk story" afterward. The kitchen is modern and spacious with granite countertops. There is a GE range with microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The kitchen is completely stocked. In addition to all the pots, pans and cooking utensils you will need, there are matching sets of dishware, glassware, knives and silverware. Since you will need more than that to cook a meal, you will probably find aluminum foil, saran wrap, baggies, wax paper, coffee filters, paper napkins, paper towels, dish liquid and dishwasher soap, plus many other necessary kitchen supplies.

Next to the kitchen is the separate laundry room with washer and dryer and a separate storage room holding the beach chairs, sand toys, coolers and maybe boogie boards and snorkeling gear left by previous guests.

Walk down the hall from the great room. On the left is the sliding door to the 200 square foot lanai. This lanai is partially roofed in case of rain and has an outdoor dining table with four chairs, plenty of space to enjoy alfresco meals or cocktails.

Further down the hall to the right is the Surfer Bedroom decorated that has two twin beds that can be made into an Eastern king bed for just a $25 fee. This bedroom has two windows and a cooling ceiling fan. It also has three tropical bedside tables, a dresser, and a 19" television. This bedroom has its own bathroom with dual lavatories, a tub shower, toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up.

Past the first bedroom is the master bedroom suite. On the right is the bathroom with dual lavatories, a five-foot shower, toilet and windows to keep it from steaming up. Past the bathroom is the master bedroom decorated in a flower motif with tropical furniture. This bedroom has a sliding door on one wall and windows on the other two walls plus a ceiling fan for great ventilation. The California king-size bed is firm but cushiony. An original oil painting hangs over it. There are bedside tables, a full dresser, and an armoire with a 19" television inside.

This is a non-smoking house.

Outside Ahe Lani is a 3000 square foot lawn with chaise lounges for sunbathing on those days when you don't want to make the 3 minute walk to the beach. The lawn is also home to a gas barbecue. Ahe Lani shares this lawn with our three bedroom home, Akala Pua.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Member since: 1999
Speaks English

About The Owner

Aloha from Jim and Valorie Wisda. We recently moved to Scottsdale, Arizona from Palos Verdes Estates, California where we raised a wonderful son and daughter. We have been coming to Poipu since 1970 and no matter how often we travel to other places or countries we visit, like this picture in Thailand, we always look forward to coming back to Poipu several times a year.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Kauai

We bought the lot a few years after hurricane Iniki while the cost of lots was still low because it offered us the opportunity to help vacationers experience a really wonderful house in a good location at an affordable rent. This house is a couple of houses removed from the water, and the rent is less than half of those houses less than 100 yards away! This is really one of the best values in Poipu. It is a great house in a very good location at a fair and affordable rent.

What makes this house unique

Lushly landscaped yard. Privacy.

Best of all, the open living area promotes family gatherings with places to sit and 'talk story', but with plenty of room for everyone to have adequate space.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the Guestbook: My husband and I went on vacation for much needed R&R from our hectic lives. This houses was the perfect place to recharge. The breezes and sounds were like therapy and we truly felt at home here. The amenities you provided were so helpful and made our stay that much more comfortable. It is with a touch of sadness that we have to leave this home for our next adventure. We we return to Kauai, we know where we want to stay and if we have family and friens venturing out here, we will recommend that they stay at Ahe Lani.
May 2015
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Charming 2 Bd/2 Ba Cottage, 3 min walk to Baby Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 191 reviews
5

Tranquil cottage in the heart of Poipu

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Mr. Wisda, for making your sweet and comfortable cottage available to rent. My daughters and son-in-law and I spent a most restful week in your lovely house. The rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable, and the kitchen was well-stocked with appliances (although a bit short on a variety of dishes). The best part of Ahe Lani is NO ROOSTERS!! If you've ever been to Kauai and rented a place, you know that the critters will wake you up before dawn. Fortunately, this cottage is in a residential neighborhood that seems to have banished the pests. I slept like a log, lulled to sleep by the faint sound of the ocean and the overhead fan. The garden was beautiful; just wish I had had the time to enjoy it, but we were so busy! This cottage is a real find..just 5 minutes driving from the main Poipu Beach, and a quick 5 minute walk to the Kukui'ula Shopping center. I look forward to a return visit very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Stephanie, Thank you for the kind words and we are happy you enjoyed your vacation. Please come back often and tell your friends! Buzz and Valorie Wisda
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5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

This little house is in a great spot on the south side of Kauai. It was clean, easy to find, close to a great beach, close to shopping and restaurants. We plan on staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well appointed, great location in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Ahe Lani was a pleasant surprise. We walked into a pristine cottage that was well equipped with everything that you would have in your own vacation home. There is no false advertising with this property. It is charming and spacious and in a great location. Baby Beach is just like having your own private beach and it is just short walk away. It is convenient to shopping, great restaurants and the public beach is a quick car ride away.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We try hard to help make the vacation as wonderful as possible. Please return often, we offer return guests a 5% discount for each return visit booked directly through us, up to 20% off for the fifth and subsequent visits.
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5

The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Could be the nicest vacation rental we have had the pleasure to stay in. The house is charming, immaculate, well-equipped, close to a great beach to watch the sunset -- couldn't have asked for more. We would love to be able to make a return visit, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the home to our friends. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and come back often to take advantage of our return guest discounts.
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Highest Marks! We would 100% return to this lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

Buzz provided a welcoming, wonderful home to call our own while we were in gorgeous Kauai. We unanimously agreed that the best place you could possibly stay is a place you would rent again, and that was certainly the case with Ahe Lani. I have rented dozens of places through VRBO and most have been fine, but Buzz was by far the most agreeable, easiest to work with owner I have ever encountered on that site or any other. If VRBO hands out awards for "Best Owners," he should definitely win! The house itself also takes first place for beauty, ease of use, amenities, thoughtful design and layout, lovely decor, and - this was the best part for us - the feeling that when you arrived, someone else had not just left. It felt CLEAN. And so nicely done. Thank you for that!

The ONLY things that keep me from providing a 5-star review were out of the owner's control... the construction next door was definitely noisy - lots of machinery and a daily dump truck coming and going - they told us about the construction and said that the heavy stuff was done and it would only be inside work, which wasn't true, but at least we were forewarned!

Buzz also did his best to work with us on the broken washing machine issue. Honestly, it wouldn't have been so critical if we hadn't had a baby with us, and if we had packed for more than 3 days. That wasn't resolved during our stay, but I really appreciated his efforts.

Overall, we enjoyed our time there so much that we can't wait to return! That speaks volumes when you're travelling with a toddler and have lots of logistics to figure out. We loved Ahe Lani! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kelly, Thank you for the kind words and we hope you return often. We offer return guests a 5% discount for each return visit, up to 20% off for the fifth and subsequent visits. The washing machine part just arrived and will be installed Thursday. The construction started in March and I can't imagine what is taking them so long. Buzz
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5

A much needed vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay was awesome! Although the first couple of days, with the construction going on. And no trade winds to cool the house, it was challenging. After the trade winds came back, everything was just fine.

We went around the whole island, and got some four-wheeling in.

You know staying in a home setting, is so much better then staying in any hotel. And we just loved it!

THANK-YOU

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bernard, We are happy you enjoyed your visit and thank you for the nice review. Come back often! We offer repeat guests a 5% discount for each return visit, up to 20% off for your fifth and subsequent visits. Buzz Wisda
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Location

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Baby Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Prince Kuhio Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Huai Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lawai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
"PK's" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
"Centers" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
"Acid Drop" Surf Spot
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula Market
Nearest Point of Interest
New Kukuiula Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Future Kukuiula Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikomo Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
New Koloa Landing Condominiums
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Kauai Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Fire Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Kiahuna Golf Village
Car: necessary

Poipu Beach Park, rated #1 beach in America by the travel channel is nearby. Baby Beach and Lawai Beach are within four minutes walk. This is snorkeling, surfing, bodysurfing, and sunbathing heaven. Spouting Horn blowhole is at the end of Lawai Road, as is the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Restaurants abound in Poipu, ranging from gourmet to hamburger stand. In the evenings, entertainment can be found at Keoki's Paradise and the Hyatt Regency Resort. Most of all, Kauai is home to nature lovers who want to relax and explore the beauty of the island; to see the myriad waterfalls and rainbows; to sail aboard a catamaran to the breathtaking Napali Coast; to watch the whales and dolphins; maybe kayak a river and hike to a secret waterfall; or maybe just read a good book.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poipu, Kauai

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
aug
30 Jul 2016 - 1 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£680
for 3 nights
From
£163
 
 
oct
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 5 nights
From
£194
 
 
Fall 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,548
for 7 nights
From
£194
 
 
winter 2017
17 Dec 2016 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,638
for 7 nights
From
£207
 
 
Spring 2017
17 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,578
for 7 nights
From
£198
 
 
Summer 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,638
for 7 nights
From
£207
 
 
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,578
for 7 nights
From
£198
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,548
for 7 nights
From
£194
 

Additional pricing information

Outclean Fee £169 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £391
Tax Rate 13.42%

14 night minimum during Christmas.

Cancellations: Up to 90 days prior to arrival, $450 of damage deposit is returned. Within 90 days of arrival, $500 of damage deposit and $215 of cleaning fee is returned. We will try to re-rent and forward any rents we receive to you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poipu in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Two sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Two sinks
  • Both bathrooms have windows for great ventilation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds can be put together
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , California King
  • King size beds (1) All beds are comfortably firm., Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs are available for rent through www.readyrentals.com.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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