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Oceanfront House - Private Pool & Spa - Ocean Access & Turtle Sanctuary

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Welcome! Honu Kaulana (turtle resting place) is a sanctuary for all creatures. From our private, gated, single family property, you will encounter Green Sea Turtles as they glide through a waterfall fed, ocean inlet. Share the sunrise over Poipu with the turtles and the occasional Spotted Eagle Ray, Hawaiian Monk Seal and Spinner Dolphins. Watch Humpback Whales (in season) as they cruise by your unobstructed view.

Close the gate and lounge in your private pool and spa while watching TV located in your fully stocked cabana. Be sure to include a snorkel, swim or scuba of historic Koloa Landing via your exclusive ocean access. If you need to get out of the sun, relax under your wrap-a-round covered lanai or walk across Lawai Road to Kukui'ula the newest shopping center in Poipu.

A short neighborhood stroll takes you to Baby Beach (2 blocks west) for solitude and sunset, or head eastward to Sheraton, Poipu, or Shipwreck Beaches for people watching.

Enjoy your stay! We always do.

Keywords: Hideaway, Bungalow, Vacation Home

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About The Owner

Your hosts: Mark and Betsy Matthews

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

What makes this house unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen-sized bed with Comfortaire mattress in Master Bedroom. Queen-sized sofa sleeper in living area. Also, Queen-sized Aerobed available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private ocean access, Green Sea Turtle viewing, waterfall view, whale watching (in season). Gated property. Bathrooms include hairdryers & starter packs of sundries.


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(42 traveller reviews)

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Oceanfront House - Private Pool & Spa - Ocean Access & Turtle Sanctuary
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
Vanvouver, BC Canada

A perfect place, in a great location, with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything you'll need to relax and enjoy Kauai. It's close to everything, including being a walking distance to beach sunsets or Bubbas Burgers,. It instantly feels like home! Just book it already!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA


  • 5 of 5

Where to begin, this place it perfect! Let's start with the outside, the pool and spa are an added bonus and we used it everyday while bbq'ing fresh off the boat fish. We did all of our meal prep and drink making in the cabana and having the outside restroom made it unnecessary to be inside! It was so nice to have all of the lounge chairs, outdoor pub table and regular table along with pool toys. There is a public access staircase in the Whaler's Cove parking lot making it easy to get in the water right below the house and snorkel out to the open ocean. It was so nice to have beach chairs, towels and umbrella to take to the beach and snorkel gear! Now the inside, the bed is very comfortable, it was great to be able to adjust to our needs. The kitchen is stocked with way more than you will ever need and everything is so clean. The internet connection is fast and if you need to turn on a t.v. there are plenty. This is a great place to relax, unwind and getaway, if you are hesitating DON'T!! Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5

This is a PERFECT place to stay if you want a beautiful home that's well kept with an amazing location, privacy, and centrally located. Having stayed at many rental homes it's obvious this was a home where the owners really care and are invested in making stays nice for people. It's all in the little details...there is absolutely NOTHING you will want for - from having robes there for you, to a blender outside for drinks, to the cable that has every station you could ever want (key when you want to watch your favorite team on the Big Ten network!), to the gorgeous TV outside, to the plethora a various kinds of outdoor furniture, to the bed which once we learned how to use, was DIVINE. (The bed is an adjustable with a remote to control how hard or how soft. So we were ensured a good night sleep - which is what we really needed going on vacation!). We woke up each morning and had coffee outside on the deck as the sun rose to greet us. There was a little grass out back so I could sit and meditate each morning. Speaking of which, there was so much privacy while being outside out back in the pool or in the jacuzzi. And you're right on the canals where the water leads to the ocean and the turtles live! My husband was able to go right into the ocean and swim from the back as well. It was great having a gas grill where we made dinner. and then sat at the bar out back to eat! Kate, our local contact was awesome. SO SO nice, helpful, responsive. When there was a concern about the weather she called us and gave us the local insight that put our fears at ease. The owners were really responsive as well, and thoughtful. We just got back last night and have already received our deposit. We got into the habit of making a short 5 minute walk with our roadies to this pretty private and deserted local beach to watch the sun set....I better stop talking about it - I'm longing to be back in a BIG WAY! We would absolutely recommend Betsy and Mark's home to anyone and are already talking about coming back next year...

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about the home and the location was perfect. And they didn't exaggerate the closeness to the stream or the number of turtles. You literally walk down the stairs from the pool/patio to your own private landing and slip into the water to swim with a dozen turtles. And from the landing it is a two minute swim out to the ocean for the best snorkeling we found on Kauai. The house was well equipped and beautiful. We never left the poolside patio unless we were out and about on the island. A fabulous spot that we will recommend to friends and hopefully return to ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aittle Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful island, very gracious hosts, a spectacular spot, a gorgeous house, an incredible view... what more could you ask for - NOTHING! We LOVED EVERYTHING about Honu Kaulana. The property was perfect! We have been vacationing on Kauai for over 13 years and have stayed at beautiful properties but this extraordinary property ranks as #1.

The house is equipped with everything you might need and then more! The owners are delightful and very responsive at all times. The location of the house is ideal. It sits right on a stream as it empties into the ocean. You can hear the waves, watch the sea turtles, and relax around the beautiful in ground pool and hot tub.

We hope to return to Kauai once again next year and hope we'll be able to rent this amazing property once again!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westminster, Colorado

Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about this property, it was perfect! We've rented other properties that were nice but didn't compare to this one. Betsy and Mark have thought of everything you may need. The pool and cabana are perfect and the best was the view of the Sea Turtles (Honu), they come in the inlet everyday to sun themselves; one day we counted 12. You're in walking distance to restaurants and shops and the beach. We would love to return to this beautiful spot but stay two weeks instead of one, we didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kauai Museum
Poipu Beach
Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center
Baby beach
Kalapaki Joe's Poipu
Kalaheo Cafe & Coffee Company
Red Salt
Beach House Restaurant
Keoki's Paradise
Brick Oven Pizza
Pho Kauai
Outfitters Kauai
Kukui'ula grocery store
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Kukuiolono Park & Golf Course
Salt Pond Beach Park
Waimea Canyon
Nearest Airport
13.3 Miles
Lihue, HI (LIH)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Merriman's, Dolphin, Ruth's Chris, Lanai
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiahuna, Poipu Bay, Kukuiolono
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Duke's, Beach House, Red Salt
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Baby Beach
Car: necessary

Walking distance to sandy beaches. Beach chairs, mats, and towels provided.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poipu, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Jan 2018 - 19 Jul 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.14
Cleaning £214.29
Tax Rate 14.25%

Our property requires a seven (7) night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If we have a window of availability that is less than 7 nights, please contact us for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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