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Delightfully Renovated Historic Plantation Cottage Steps From Poipu Beach Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,030 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Just steps from Poipu Beach and Brennecke’s Beach, this is an original plantation-style cottage, lovingly renovated and beautifully appointed. It features a new fully-equipped kitchen with granite counters, new bath plus an outdoor shower, two bedrooms, screened lanai, and landscaped garden. Its high ceilings, giant airy windows, island furnishings and tropical ceiling fans in each room give you the feeling of 'paradise of old.'

The home is in a charming beachfront neighborhood on a quiet street. Stroll to Brennecke’s Beach, famous for its perfect boogie boarding waves, or Poipu Beach, which, with calmer water and beautiful snorkeling, is always rated one of the top ten Hawaii beaches. Everything Poipu has to offer is a beautiful walk away on either the Koloa Heritage Trial or the Poipu Kai Greenbelt. This is includes restaurants, shopping, adventure outfitters, tennis courts, playground, and, of course, those beautiful beaches. Two great golf courses are just a mile’s drive.


Awake to the sounds of palm fronds and waves, and enjoy coffee on the screened lanai.

Grab your snorkel and walk to Poipu Beach to enjoy the morning fish in the warm calm waters.

Play a round of golf or join in a tennis clinic at one of the beautiful facilities near the cottage. Then sit down for a patio lunch at Joe’s on the Green.

Walk to Nukomoi’s to rent stand-up paddleboards and try this new favorite sport. Or take boogie boards from the cottage to try the waves at Brennecke’s.

Crawl onto a chaise in the garden for a few pages of your book and a nap.

Prepare a tropical salad in the fully-equipped gourment kitchen, grill fish from the Koloa Fish Market under the pergola, and relax on the garden patio with wine from The Wine Shop in Koloa.

The sleep peacefully in your Tommy Bahama king bed with luxurious sheets, while dreaming of the next day's adventures.

More Details

Pam Bittner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Spanish is weak, but it is good enough for email
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Pam Bittner

Pam (originally from Ohio) and Mike (from California) live in Montana, and have two teenage boys. We love to travel, but we most enjoy settling into a spot and into its culture, instead of hopping from hotel to hotel. We visit my sister on Kauai regularly, and twelve years ago, we purchased and remodeled an original plantation cottage in Kekaha on the West Side (VRBO 52315). When a friend told us that it was time to sell her beautiful Poipu plantation cottage, we couldn't resist. Now we split our Hawaii time between Poipu and Kekaha.

Pam Bittner purchased this house in 2015

Why Pam Bittner chose Poipu

We love the true Hawaiian feel of this wonderful cottage and it's in a perfect location to enjoy all Poipu has to offer.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that this is a warm, comfortable home, without the commercial feel of hotels and condos. We love the great outdoor space at the cottage.....a sun porch for dining as well as a trellis-covered patio, because after all, why do you visit Hawaii if not to be outdoors?

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome to Poipu Beach Cottage! We have just purchased this wonderful spot, so we don't have reviews yet, but please check our amazing review record at our only other rental, vrbo/52315. I assure you that 1) Poipu Beach Cottage is stinking adorable, and 2) we know how to make sure our guests have a fabulous stay!
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1030 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Plush beds, ceiling fans, flat-screen TV in master bedroom. Note that the picture of the second bedroom shows twins, but these are being replaced with a queen.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Delightfully Renovated Historic Plantation Cottage Steps From Poipu Beach Park
average rating of 4.9322033 based on 60 reviews

A solid three stars

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Pros: This is a cute little cottage, very close to Poipu Beach. It comes nicely stocked with supplies you will need at the beach like chairs and coolers. There are also plenty of supplies for cooking if you choose to do so on your vacation. Brennecke's Restaurant and Deli is walking distance. The deli is perfect for picking up sandwiches on your way to the beach. Pam is very responsive to emails and phone calls. She let us check in early and out late, which we appreciated very much.

Cons: Some of the supplies have had a good amount of wear and tear. I filled one of the coolers to take to the beach one day only to find the zipper was broken. We accidentally grabbed an old umbrella from the shed (we found a newer one later) and it kept breaking in the wind. The cottage has charming decor but it is a bit more rustic than pictured. I am not sure what the floors are made out of but they feel cheap. The couch is small and uncomfortable. We traveled with our 6 month old son and brought a travel bed we thought we would use in the second bedroom but the room was right on the street and since you need to leave the windows open at night (no AC), we didn't feel safe doing that, so he slept with us. This was our first time in Kauai and we thought we would be OK without AC but we were uncomfortable day and night.

We loved Poipu and will definitely be back. This is a nice place to stay if you are on a budget, as the hotels in the area are quite expensive. However, we found ourselves wishing we had spent a bit more for a beachside property with a pool.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house with everything you need, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well kept, has great modern renovations. The kitchen is stunning and there are great options for sit down meals (outside on the patio, in a screened in lanai, or inside). It is well stocked with everything you might need including great supplies for the beach and bags to do your shopping with. It was very easy to stay here, we had a great time, and our only wish was that we could have stayed for more days if our schedule allowed. The owner is a great communicator.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here two years ago, and couldn't wait to come back. It was wonderful knowing in advance how well stocked Pam's cottage is, what a perfect set up it is for a family of 4, and how close it is to the beaches, surfing & snorkeling, restaurants, surf shop, cliff walks... everything we needed. As much a part of the beauty and charm of Kauai that the roosters are, this year I brought earplugs, which made all the difference with the early morning cockadoodledoos. The only disappointment was that the bedroom that used to have two twin beds that were ideal for our two teen boys, now only has one full bed. The photos do not reflect this change, though I see now in the written description the change is noted. There was an air-mattress which we put on the floor of the living room for one of the boys for the week, and it was an okay solution, but not ideal. The two twin beds were great! Otherwise, we had another amazing stay in this cute and comfortable Kauai cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location to enjoy the beach. Home is comfortable and well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay. Owner handled an electrical issue promptly with excellent communication.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property, great location and great for families!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time at the Poipu Beach House. The house came very well equipped and Pam helped us with various children's supplies and equipment to make our lives easier. We would highly recommend the property to families with young children. It is an easy couple minute walk to the beach which is critical with young children. Not having to pack kids into a car every time you wanted to go to the beach made life so much more enjoyable. Our 3.5 year old fondly refers to the house as the "Banana House" and wants to know when we can go back:)

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, clean, wonderfully located!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiahuna Golf Course, Poipu Bay Golf Course
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Poipu Beach and Brenecke's Beach

Poipu Beach Cottage is located right in the heart of Poipu, yet on a quiet residential street. 100 steps out the door is Brennecke's beach, famous for its perfect boogie boarding waves, and if you are looking for calmer water and beautiful snorkeling, just walk next door to Poipu Beach Park, always on the 'top ten' list of Hawaiian beaches. Full of hustle and bustle during the day, the beaches at night become a stunning quiet oasis – great for a moonlit walk, or a picnic dinner by the water.

Poipu Beach Cottage is around the corner from the Poipu Kai greenbelt walking path. This path is beautiful lighted walkway connecting everything in the area - so within a ten minute stroll you can get to the Hyatt Regency and Shipwreck beach, the Sheraton, Marriot Waiohai, Kiahuna Plantation, Ko Kea Resort ( the old Poipu Beach Hotel), Poipu Kai, Poipu Shopping Village, not to mention dozens of restaurants. Tennis is available within a five minute walk at beautiful courts of Poipu Kai and Kiahuna. The Kiahuna Golf Course and Grand Hyatt Coarse are both about a 5 minute drive away. Don't forget to check out the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and on your way there stop by Spouting Horn for the gorgeous views and the best prices on Hawaiian jewelry and trinkets.

If you like farmers markets there are two GREAT ones during the week - first is the Koloa Sunshine market every Monday at noon, located at the Koloa ball park, and all the produce is grown here on Kauai. The 2nd is the Culinary Market on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm, at the Shops at Kukuiula, There is always live music, cooking demonstrations, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as prepared food vendors. - make sure you buy a slice of pie from 'The Right Slice'! This is the 'happening' place on Wednesdays for locals and tourists alike. From Kukuiula Harbor, you can catch a trip to one of the more than 20 dive sites right off our south coast, or take it slower with a sunset or whale watching trip. Take it even more easy and schedule yourself a day at one of the several spas (Hyatt has my favorite!) in the area. Again, the cottage is in a great location - right next to the Koloa Heritage Trail, which you can follow with an interpretive map and learn the history of the Koloa and Poipu area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poipu, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season Summer
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Season 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 15 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £132.27 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.9

Deposit is refunded, less a $50 cancellation fee, if the reservation is cancelled more than 90 days prior to check-in date. The cancellation fee for the Holiday Season is one night's rent. For cancellations after 90 days prior, refunds will be made to the extent and amount that I can rerent your time.

Note that Hawaii experiences many threats of possible serious weather, most of which do not turn into a serious event. We cannot provide refunds for weather-related cancellations unless the cottage truly becomes unavailable. Please consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance offered by VRBO and Homeaway or other sources.

Tax ID W41715748-01

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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