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Located 1.25 mile from Poipu Beach and directly on the Kiahuna Golf Course, Hale Nene Poipu is an elegant plantation-style house with a private salt-water pool/spa and expansive golf, lake, sunset, ocean and mountain views. A two-story floorplan allows families and guests their own separate quarters, also with lovely views and luxury amenities. Hale Nene Poipu is named after the wild hawaiian geese that flock near the lake.

The upper floor has a great room with vaulted, wood-inlaid ceilings and stone floors throughout the upper dining, gourmet kitchen, and living areas. Huge glass doors recess completely into the wall for an indoor/outdoor living area opening to a covered lanai with built-in BBQ, table and lounge seating The upper lanai enjoys a wide-open sunrise/set, lake, golf and ocean horizon views. The gourmet kitchen is fully-equipped and includes Wolf, Sub-Zero and Kitchen Aid appliances and mountain views. The upper master King suite has vaulted, wood-inlaid ceilings and golf, sunset and ocean views. The master bath includes a soaking tub, stone-lined walk-in shower and walk-in closet.

The lower floor has a second complete spacious master suite and en-suite luxury bath, a third bedroom with two twins and a third full bath. There is also an open lower media area with an optional queen sleeper. All lower rooms open to the private pool, spa and covered lower lanai with seating.

The home is 1 mile from the ocean and 1.25 mile to Poipu beach. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are provided. Less than a mile from the house is the Poipu Shopping Village with island-theme boutiques and galleries, Starbuck’s Coffee; Keoki’s Paradise, a fun island/tiki torch garden restaurant; art galleries; a general store with many basic groceries and island items, the addictive Puka Dog stand with fresh lemonade; Kauai-made gelato shop; Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai food, surfing stores and free Hula shows on an outdoor stage by the local hula school. The luxe Shops at Kukui’ula are 1.5 miles away with a Roy’s and a Merriman’s Restaurants, Tommy Bahama and many boutiques, restaurants, live music and an excellent gourmet market event each week.

We stayed here for 8 nights in January of 2018. This was our first VRBO experience. We chose this location based on the number of excellent reviews. We travel to Hawaii every winter and this was our first visit to Kauai. We traveled with 6 adults and 2 kids in our party.

The entire process through VRBO was very easy. Elise is very responsive to email/text’s and was a pleasure to communicate with. She checked in periodically to see how our trip was going. Some have mentioned the long list of house rules. Rest assure the rules are reasonable and very easy follow. We treated this beautiful home as we do our own and had no issues with the rules.

The house is spacious and comfortably housed 8 of us. The "chef" in our group loved the kitchen and I now understand the appeal of Sub-Zero refrigerators! The master suites are large and the beds were nice. It was very convenient having a full sized washer and dryer. The neighborhood is peaceful and close to amenities and the beach. The swimming pool and spa were great!

We prefer to have our own space when we travel, and this house was just what we were looking for. We were gone all day, every day, but we loved having this house to return to each evening. It was a retreat. The beds were very comfortable and we had plenty of space for our family of four – with 2 daughters, 18 and 21. It really was ideal! Each morning, we would have our coffee and watch the amazing sunrises from the back deck. Every evening we would utilize the pool and/or Jacuzzi and take in the relaxing comforts of the home. We ate breakfast at the house most mornings, and made dinner one evening. The kitchen was well stocked with nice appliances, and it was easy to navigate around. This property is pristine. Everything was in working order, and very clean. We were grateful for the reasonable standards the owner asks of her renters. The only thing we were ever in want of, was an extra set of bath towels per person and maybe a few extra beach towels and an extra blanket. I feel bad I never requested this from the owner, but we were busy and made due by doing laundry each evening. If I had asked, I’m sure Elise would have made it happen. She was so helpful with tips about the area, restaurants and logistics and just wanted us to have an amazing time which we did!

Hale Nene Poipu sits directly on and looks out over the Robert Trent Jr.-designed Kiahuna golf course, which offers challenges to for experts and beginners, as well as Paco’s Tacos restaurant and bar (.5 mile). Hale Nene Poipu is 3/4 miles from the ocean and 1.25 mile from the Poipu Beach Park, which has been voted ‘Best Beach’ in America by the Travel Channel as it offers a diversity of activities for all ages. Children (and Hawaiian monk seals) love the calm waters of the ‘baby beach’ side, while the other side has deep, clear waters and abundant fish for snorkeling. The small waves are good for beginning boogie borders and there is a surfing area for experienced surfers. The beach park has restrooms, lifeguards, snack shop, restaurant and picnic area. The nearby Poipu Shopping Village (1 mi.) has Starbucks Coffee, a general store, hula shows, boutiques, art, surf shops, Keoki’s tiki style restaurant, gelato, the addictive low-brow chow at Puka Dog , Bangkok Happy Bowl, Olympic Cafe, Anuenue Cafe and more. The elegant, plantation-style Shops at Kukuiula include an upscale and island-style selection of restaurants, boutiques, gourmet market, surf shops, live music and gourmet food events, coffee, ice cream, Roy’s Eating House, Merriman’s Restaurant, Bubba Burger, and Tortilla Republic. There are also many boutiques, art galleries, surf shops and a Tommy Bahama. The historic town of Koloa, the home of Hawaii’s first major sugar mill, has quaint shops, restaurants, a gas station and a large grocery store.