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

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Poipu - Honu Kaulana

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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About The Owner

Your hosts: Mark and Betsy Matthews

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

What makes this house unique



based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

Oceanfront House - Private Pool & Spa - Ocean Access & Turtle Sanctuary
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews


  • 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: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We so wish we could have stayed longer. The house was so comfortable and relaxing! It's perfectly located where a stream feeds into the ocean. From the patio you look left at a beautiful waterfall and to the right you see the waves hitting the shore. We saw many turtles every day. We snorkeled right from the steps off the patio. One drawback is now my husband insists we build an outdoor kitchen/cabana because he enjoyed the house's so much. We had a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was ideal for us. In Betsy's info book she says that it was her wish that the house would exceed our expectations,it did! It has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic vacation on the beautiful Island of Kauai. I could go on and on about everything it has to offer,but the ultimate compliment I can give it is that we have already booked it for a return visit next tear.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13.3 Miles
Lihue, HI (LIH)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Merriman's, Tortilla Republic, Josselin's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kiahuna, Poipu Bay, Kukui'ula
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Duke's, Dolphin, Beach House
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Baby Beach
Car: recommended

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poipu, Kauai

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £247
Tax Rate 13.25%

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.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Full payment is required at least 60 days prior to your planned arrival. You will receive an electronic invoice for payment payable by credit card.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poipu in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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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