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Huge Air Conditioned Ocean Views 2 Master Suites Sleeps 14 Steps To Poipu Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 10 in beds and 14 with aero (inflatable) beds

The Big Kahuna Five Bedroom Four Bath 3650 sq ft (339 sq. meters). Sleeps ten in beds and up to 14 using aero (inflatable) beds. This two story home combines our 2300 sq. ft. Oceanview Three Bedroom Two Bath upstairs with our 1350 sq. ft Aloha Two Bedroom Two Bath downstairs.  They connect by an internal staircase and each also has a separate entrance.  

Air conditioning in all five bedrooms. Two master suites, one upstairs and one downstairs. numerous  Eight foot sliding glass doors in two directions provide excellent views. Hardwood flooring in entry, living room, dining room and kitchen. Berber carpeting in bedrooms. Tile floors in baths. Granite counters in both kitchens and all baths. Upstairs the master bedroom has a queen canopy bed with pillow top mattress and Egyptian cotton linens plus a private covered  lanai with seating for two.

The master bath has a deep soak tub with two shower heads and double sinks. The second bedroom has a queen sleigh bed with a pillow top mattress and Egyptian cotton linens.  The second bath has a deep soak tub and shower plus double sinks. The third bedroom has twin beds.

Downstairs the master bedroom has a queen bed and a slider to the outside covered lanai. The master bath has a large Jacuzzi tub and double sinks. Two large full kitchens with double door refrigerators with ice makers and water in the door. Ceramic top stoves with ovens. Full sets of pots and pans, dishes, glasses and stemware. Upstairs dining table seats eight and downstairs seats six with four bar stools.

Two covered lanais each has outdoor dining tables for six and gas barbecues. Fifty inch HDTVs in upstairs and downstairs living rooms and HDTVs in all five bedrooms. Beach towels, beach chairs and coolers provided.

Our guests tell us they also appreciate our off street parking, high speed Wi-Fi property wide, the use of a computer and printer 24/7 in our office, beach chairs, beach towels and coolers, plus the use of laundry rooms with detergent and dryer sheets. All are complimentary.

Our office on property is available 24/7 and features a dedicated desk and computer/printer for guest use. We also rent snorkel gear, boogie boards and beach umbrellas and can have them waiting on your lanai when you arrive. We also have a concierge service to help you sort out the multitude of things to see and do on Kauai. Just ask us!

Our seven boutique accommodations are located in two side by side buildings on a half-acre of lush tropical landscaping a short five-minute walk to Poipu Beach. These photos are of our two story air conditioned Big Kahuna Five Bedroom Four Bath. You can see videos on YouTube by entering 'hideaway cove vacations' in their search bar.

We're conveniently located in the heart of Poipu Beach. Two restaurants, a deli, surf shop and mini market are all within easy walking distance. This is a resort area with many more restaurants, a grocery store and shops located less than a mile away.

Gale and I have been welcoming guests since 1999 and hope to have the opportunity of meeting you in the not too distant future.

Aloha from Kauai,

Herb and Gale


Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach

'The Difference Is In The Details'


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Property Manager
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Herb

Gale owned a glass bottom boat when she first came to Kauai. As the business grew, activity desks were leased to ensure a steady flow of customers for the boat. When Gale had the second happiest day of her business life (she sold the boat), the desks remained and Gale was then in the activity desk business as Kauai Vacation Helpers. She often jokes that one of the 'worst' parts of her job is having to test out all the activities to make sure they're o.k. for our guests.

Herb's been in the residential real estate business since he first got his license in Huntington Beach, California in 1977. Sixteen years ago, Herb was recruited by a friend to work as Director of Marketing for a resort on Kauai, and has been here every since. Since leaving the resort in 1999, Herb has been actively involved in Hideaway Cove doing marketing, designing the Hideaway Cove and Kauai Vacation Helpers websites, blogging and writing our newsletter 'FYI Kauai'. He's also Mr. Handyman when needed.

Herb purchased this house in 2005

Why Herb chose Kauai

We have both travelled extensively and talked about owning vacation rentals that had everything in them that we wished for in the places we've stayed. Most important to us was a very good bed with high quality linens and towels plus quality furnishings. We both enjoy cooking and wanted our kitchens to have granite counters for easy cleaning and ceramic top stoves for the same reason. Jacuzzi or deep soak tubs and walk in showers and granite counters turn what could be a ordinary baths into something extraordinary.

When Herb first moved to Kauai he rented what is now our Aloha Two Bedroom, Two Bath and became fast friends with the owners, Dick and Donna Page. And when they decided to sell the building next door, Herb was the first person they asked. Initially the building had long term rental tenents and we converted it into vacation rentals in 1999.

What makes this house unique

Due to the high cost of electricity, very few of the vacation rentals on Kauai are air conditioned. We decided to add air conditioning to stand out from the crowd. For the same reason, we added an office and large guest laundry room on property, in space which had originally been planned as a studio accommodation. We even have the deep soak tub, four poster bed and name plate to go outside the door to prove it. Having an office allows us to give our guests a very high level of service. We are also very attentive to even the smallest details, personally inspecting our units frequently for cleanliness and wear and tear. We are constantly upgrading everything on property including barbecues, furniture and beds (two new king beds added recently). In 1/17 we completely remodeled all our kitchens, with custom cabinet refinishing, new back splashes and new stainless steel appliances.

We work very hard to provide a high quality guest experience which we believe is the key to our success and the reason our guests come back year after year.


Herb and Gale Lee


Hideaway Cove Poipu Beach

"The Difference Is In The Details"


866-849-2426 Toll Free


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 Downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks with granite counter.
    Bathroom 3 Master Bath Downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large Jacuzzi tub. Double sinks with granite counters.
    Bathroom 2 Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks with granite counters.
    Bathroom 1 Master Bath Upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Double sinks with granite counters.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster canopy queen bed with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen sleigh bed with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 Downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster carved pineapple queen bed w/pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 5 Downstairs - 2 Single Bed
  • 3 Queen beds, 4 Twin beds, 4 aero (inflatable) beds available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Two master suites, one upstairs and one downstairs, phones with answering machines, Two Full Kitchens, 2 Microwaves, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Refrigerators, 2 Gas Grills (BBQ),


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families and 10 people overall. The Big Kahuna at Hideaway Cove was perfect for our needs. Each family had their own floor with kitchen, lanai, etc., but still adjoined with a staircase. This allowed for some privacy, but not completely isolated. Just perfect! The views were awesome and the beach was a 2 minute walk away. I highly recommend this property for large groups.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris, We appreciate your taking the time to write a review of your large group stay with us. You've highlighted the primary reasons large groups have been staying in our 3650 sq. ft. Big Kahuna Five Bedroom Four Bath since we started in business in 1999. They appreciate having two living spaces, ,upstairs and downstairs, while still being able to have everyone gather upstairs for meals. Hope you'll able to return to Hideaway Cove in the not too distant future. ALoha from Kauai, Herb and Gale
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Great location, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11, ranging in ages from 3 to 79, had a wonderful time in Poipu. The combination of the two units provided ample room for us to gather as well as enjoy some quiet time. Easy walking distance from nice swimming beaches where we saw monk seals and sea turtles (!).

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and let us know you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We're a great location for large groups such as yours and we're happy to hear you took full advantage of everything we have to offer. Hoping to see you again in the not-too-distant future. Aloha from Kauai, Herb and Gale
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Close to the beach

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the Big Kahuna for a week and it was just right for our mini family reunion. We were especially appreciative of the fresh juice and chilled glasses Herb and Gale left in the frig for us - yummy. Gale was also very helpful in suggesting restaurants and and even got us on a dinner cruise at the last minute. Hide a Way Cove is very close to the beach and the beach had a lot of variety - a quiet cove for a 5 year old to swim, great snorkeling, waves for boogie boarding, rocks for observing little sea life, and very large waves for surfers. A high light was observing and even swimming with the sea turtles. We also enjoyed the Athletic Club but be aware that it is not within walking distance of the condos. On several days we all took off in different directions for different activities. We found the location to be very convenient to everything we wanted to do and then we could all meet back at the condos and cook and eat together.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay at Hideaway Cove

  • 5 of 5

We rented the "Big Kahuna" house at Hideaway Cove. It was an awesome stay Herb and Gail were very nice an accommodating - the home had everything we needed for 5 families. We will rent there again and again - the location was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us Geri. You may have set a Big Kahuna record with five different families staying at the same time. That's what I call togetherness! I'm sure having two kitchens plus two dining and living rooms made quite a difference at meal times. Thanks for letting us know you had a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Aloha from Kauai, Herb and Gale
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I came out to visit your ...

  • 5 of 5

I came out to visit your Villas as a travel agent, I fell in Love with your place and will come back and send many of my customers over to your Villas and everyone has loved it.

can I link you to my sit

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looking forward to my next visit

keep up the great work

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2005
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2005
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to sta...

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Everything was sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, and close to the beach. These guys thought of everything, from the beach chairs to the perfect music. What a bargain! We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2004
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poipu, Hawaii

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holiday Season
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Out cleaning £423.17 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

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