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45 sec walk to Poipu Beach Park, Kauai's SUNNY side - Brenneckes Beach Bungalow!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, Studio, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 1-2), Private Lanai


Our ocean view vacation home is located on the Garden Island of Kauai on the sunny south shore. The beauty of Poipu awaits you at our Hawaiian plantation-style home located right next to Brennecke's Beach (world famous for body surfing) and Poipu Beach Park. Many have said that this is the prettiest house in Poipu. Don't let the low price fool - we just haven't raised our price as much as others - its easily worth $50 to $100 more/night! We're much closer to the beach than any of the rooms at the Grand Hyatt and the beach is much better (with a lifeguard and a beach where you can actually swim!)

Get lulled to sleep by the peaceful sound of waves breaking on the shore at Brennecke's. Check the surf at Left-lefts and Waiohai from the lanai. We are NOT a few minutes drive to the beach we are AT THE BEACH. It is a 45-second walk from your door step until you are swimming in the ocean at Brennecke's Beach located at the east end of Poipu Beach park. Poipu Beach has the only lifeguard on the south shore. It has very protected areas for swimming, snorkeling, body surfing, and boogie boarding with great surfing on the outside reef. Even though sunny Poipu Beach is the most popular beach on island, you have it all to yourself in the mornings - everyone else has to drive here, you see!

The studio is a darling hideaway-great for everyone-but especially nice for newly-weds. Honeymoons and Hawaii are synonymous, you know! Champagne will greet all honeymooners! Any milestone 10th, 25th, 50th anniversaries will also get the royal treatment-just let us know in advance.

We have had many honeymooners stay with us who return year after year. It is such a great spot-close to everything, but still private and quiet.

The Bungalow is a private studio with small kitchenette (microwave, large toaster oven and refrigerator with separate freezer that keeps ice cream at just the right temperature, sink, plus outdoor gas BBQ with side burner), small dining and living area, and private lanai and of course a private bathroom. There is an outdoor shower with hot water for after the beach rinseoffs, in addition to the private bath inside with a porcelain bathtub/shower.

The Bungalow is on the first floor of our home, below our bedroom. We wrapped it up (ceiling and walls) with soundboard so we would not hear any noise, and vice versa, and it worked great! You honestly feel like you are in your own separate place. It's very private, yet we are close if you have questions.

We sit one lot back from the ocean. There is a two-lane road which runs along the shoreline. It is only a service road to the houses in this area so there is not a lot of traffic as it is not a thoroughfare. There are no houses on the ocean side of the road. There is a fairly good ocean view directly in front of the Bungalow as there is a large opening between the two one-story homes in front of us. You have a partial ocean view through the beautifully fragrant plumeria tree in our yard as well as across the rolling green lawn of the empty lot between us and the neighboring home on the west side of our home. We are on a flag lot, so we are far enough away from the road that you get no traffic noise-nothing but the sound of birds, palm trees rustling in the tradewinds and the surf breaking on the shore! It is really pretty great!

If you are a strong swimmer, the snorkeling right out in front is fabulous-lots of turtles and even dolphin on occasion! If you walk along the ocean a short ways to Poipu Beach Park just to the right of the lifeguard station, there is great snorkeling and swimming area in a lagoon which is protected by an outside reef for less confident swimmers. There is also a couple good surfing areas on the outside of that reef (Waiohai and Left-Lefts) and body and boogie boarding at Brennecke’s Beach (not for novices!).

Our home is located within the visitors destination area for this island:


Minimum stay is seven nights, however if there is a gap in my schedule I will accept shorter stays with a 4 day minimum. You'll need to make an inquiry because with a 7 day minimum set, you can't reserve through VRBO without an override from me. VRBO is working on changing this!

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Debra Trenton
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, very basic understanding of Spanish
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Debra Trenton

I have lived on Kauai on this block for over twenty six years! I firmly believe its the best location on the entire island. We get to swim with dolphins right out in front of our house!!! I love Hanalei, but I am so much happier living in Poipu - its the ideal location if you are a sun lover - tropical, but with maximum sunny days. Its also central as it is about half way between the end of the road in either direction (only about an hour each way), so you can see everything or if its raining in those other places (as it often is), you can just enjoy a day on the beach here!!

Debra Trenton purchased this house in 1997

Why Debra Trenton chose Poipu

Its ideal for couples! Romantic, private, custom finishes and the best location on Kauai right across from Brenneckes Beach!

What makes this house unique

We built our home with quality materials to last forever because we never want to leave here. We included the Bungalow because this is the kind of place we like to stay when we travel and we wanted to share this great location with others. We love meeting new people from around the world!

Guestbook comments from the owner


Dearest Deb & Jim,

When we decided on a Hawaii Christmas this year we thought of all the places we might stay. In the past we "checked into" such well known properties and enjoyed wonderful vacations at "Mauai Lani" on the Big Island - as well as The Rock Resort "Mauna Kea". We were guests for two years at the "Lodge at Koele" and "Manalani Bay Resort". The hotels we stayed in were the "Grand Welea" on Maui and "Kapalu Resort" on the same island. Let us hasten to say that we had lovely vacations at all of those resorts. When were checking out more intimate, non "resort" types of places we came upon "Brennecke's Beach Bungalow". Frommers gave it a rave review. We called and fell in love with you on the phone. Your authenticity and class was the big seller. We decided to stay where someone with such class was in charge. Far from being disappointed, we were enchanted not only with the physical beauty of the home, the Bungalow, the views - You took care of so many minute details even down to reading material and beach gear. The stocked fridge was a delightful surprise. We enjoyed rising early (still on Dallas time): fabulous coffee out on the Lanai watching creation unfold before we set off on many adventures - or sitting ono Poipu Beach. We loved watching the surfers dance on the waves. Unless you're into snorkeling, we found the public beach in front of the Hyatt stunning and less crowded (not a swimming beach though!) You can lunch at the Hyatt (great food at great prices) We ate, drank and golfed at the Hyatt but still got to come back to our cozy, beautiful love cottage. The two best dining choices for us was Casa di Amici (right around the corner - you can walk to it from the Bungalow) and The Beach House which is right on the water - a MUST at sunset. Debby and Jim - we thank you for your kindness, your friendliness and your superb hospitality. We've stayed at many 5 star resorts all over the world. We give your property a 6! Our love and gratitude, Jane and Bob Handly
Dec 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 / Check-out: 15:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • additional shower outdoor with hot water!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Simmons Beautyrest
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Refrigerator/Freezer, Coffee Maker, Toaster Oven, Electric Wok, Rice Cooker (2), Pot for Boiling water for Pasta, griddle, BBQ, Wireless Internet Connection - Please note this is a smoke free environment!! We have designated parking on site right next to your room Beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, soft 8' surf board, (reg. boards for exp. users) beach cruisers (bikes), variety of snorkel gear including rash guards, HAIRDRYER with diffuser attachment, breakfast items including coffee & tea from Hawaii and local fruit - organic whenever possible), Anahola granola, org. soy milk, juice , condiments.


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45 sec walk to Poipu Beach Park, Kauai's SUNNY side - Brenneckes Beach Bungalow!
average rating of 4.9879518 based on 85 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Perfect honeymoon location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful time staying at Deb and Jim's. Such a perfect honeymoon spot! This rental is amazingly well appointed, private, so thoughtful, with everything you could possibly need for a lovely vacation. The location is awesome, we walked to the beach almost daily and there's amazing swimming, decent snorkeling, lots of shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. In addition being on the south shore was actually pretty convenient for exploring other parts of the island. You get access to lots of fun equipment-- really nice surfboards, boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach gear. Loved and appreciated Deb supplying coffee and breakfast goodies (as well as champagne to toast our honeymoon; so sweet). We loved our stay and are already trying to scheme how we can return for an anniversary! Thanks so so much.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula,Mt. USA

Perfect Iin every way.

  • 5 of 5

The Brenneke Beach house was everything we could have wished for in a vacation location. We had planned to tour more of the island but found ourselves so content we could not pull ourselves away from what was available out our front door. Sea turtles. Monk seals, snorkeling, walking paths and a lovely laniai surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs.

Debra and Jim have done an amazing job in maintaining this home and have anticipated what one needs in a vacation rental.

We both felt that one week is not enough. This was a heavenly vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been more perfect! Bungalow was clean, private, with plenty of room in living space & bathroom. Beautiful yard. Perfect distance to ocean & beach. Debra and Jim could not be friendlier or more helpful. We had the most relaxing stay at this gem!!


Roger & Wendy

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, CA

Why would you stay anywhere else?

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Brenneckes Beach Bungalow. We have never stayed where it was as well equipped as our home. If we had need for anything or had any questions, all we had to do was ask Debbie. The studio is beautifully furnished and arranged. The lovely back yard made it so enjoyable to sit on the lanai morning and evening and in between. We played board games (provided by Debbie and Jim) on the lanai by candlelight. We fell asleep with the sound of the ocean sending us into dreamland. We ended up buying vanilla soy milk when we got home because Debbie and Jim provided it for our breakfasts and we had never had it before. We even bought the granola that they also provided so we could eat that at home---extending our great memories of Kauai but mostly of the great studio we called "home" for a week.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed our two-week stay at the bungalow. The bungalow had everything we needed to have a complete home away from home. It had a small but complete kitchenette, a very comfortable bed, nice bathroom and a private lanai with a view. The fact that it was located at ground level, made it easy to leave and enter, even with groceries. Debra and Jim, the owners, were very helpful and friendly people and they made us feel welcome. We bonded with their dog, Wilbur and cat, Erica.

The location is perfect. Really close to everything in Poipu and easy to reach anything in Lihue. We will not hesitate to recommend this wonderful place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location in peaceful surroundings and so close to the ocean. Debra was a wonderful hostess and provided lots of "extra touches" to bungalow to make it quite comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Lihue (LIH)
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Brenneckes Beach east side of Poipu Beach Park
Car: recommended

Body Boarding, Surfing, Body Surfing, stand-up Paddleboarding


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Poipu, Hawaii

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.14 + Tax

I will take stays as short as 4 days only if I am able to fill a gap.
Two week stay maximum please. Prior guests please call or email direct.

Will take 4 day stays if 7 days are not available on calendar for the period you're coming.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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