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To Those Needing a Vacation…think Kauai!

With the summer season fast approaching, we all know someone who is either in need of or is beginning to plan for their Summer Holiday Getaway. Tag them with this post, point them in the direction of Poipu Beach Kauai at the Poipu Kai Resort.  Within an hour of Landing In The Garden Island of Kauai they could have dropped their luggage off at our Poipu Vacation Rental. Be sitting beachfront at World Famous Poipu & Brennecke’s Beach with toes in the sand or sitting in a lounge chair at the ocean front pool with a drink in hand.  This well-appointed ground-floor condo is an end unit with no one above or below you where you can gain access to this private cottage through its own secluded entry way. And for those looking for a private, romantic turnkey getaway you just found it! Rent by the day, the week or longer. 

My Kauai Vacation Rental Living Room TV View
Living Room with 55″ Flat Screen TV

Manualoha Condo 601 is a completely renovated and fully furnished 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom 1000 sq ft. Condo where you can start your day off with coffee & breakfast on the secluded lanai while watching the sunrise over Shipwreck Beach, follow the greenbelt down to Brennecke’s Beach for a day of sunbathing and body boarding, then later catch a spectacular sunset over the ocean at the award-winning Poipu Beach. 

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Kauai Vacation Accommodation and Amenities:

Property Type: Condo, floors 1 on 1st Floor
Building Type: Townhouse
Meals: Guests provide their own meals
Location Type: Near The Ocean, Ocean View, Poipu Kai Resort
Theme: Adventure, Family, Romantic, Sports & Activities

General: Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Internet, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking Free, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine
Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Pantry Items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
Dining: Dining Area seating for 4 people
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Bedroom  1 – 1 king, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment: Books, DVD Player, Music Library, Satellite / Cable, Stereo, Television,
Outside: Golf, Lanai / Gazebo, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, Tennis, Water Sports Gear,
Pool / Spa: 2 Community Pools, Hot Tub
Attractions: Botanical garden, Playground, Beaches
Leisure Activities: Beach combing, Bird watching, Boating, Eco tourism, Horseback riding, Luaus, Scenic drives, Shopping, Sight seeing, Walking, Whale watching, Wildlife viewing,
Local Services & Businesses: ATM/bank, Fitness center, Groceries, Hospital, Massage therapist, Medical services, Restaurants,
Sports & Adventure Activities: Deep-sea fishing, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Scuba diving or snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming, Tennis.

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The Farmer’s Market at The Shops at Kukuiula Poipu, Kauai

The Farmer’s Market Kauai

The Kukuiula Farmers Market Poipu KauaiThe lush Garden Island of Kauai is home to some of the best farmer’s markets in the world.  On the Islands South Shore in Poipu you can find a delectable assortment of mouth watering tropical fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors.  Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. You will find the Kauai Culinary Market hosted by the Shops at Kukuiula at the center of the shopping center. There you will be subjected to live Island music that fits the air. While you fill your basket with a variety of farm fresh fruits, vegetables, pies, jam and other local foods. You will also be able to get freshly made soups and bakery items.

You can also watch South Shore Chefs as they take the stage and make some of their local specialties while sitting at the Wine & Beer Garden.  Plan on spending a few hours at this market.  It’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

The Shops Website – https://Kukuiula.com

How to Get There – Driving Directions

On Tuesday afternoon you can also locate the Kauai Farmers Market in Kalaheo, a short distance (15 min) from the South Shore. Located at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center (on Papalina Road just off Kaumualii Highway) at 3:00 PM.

Poipu Beach Restaurants

Poipu Beach Restaurants & Cafes. Central to My Kauai Vacation Rental

Along with having some of the best beaches and shopping destinations in the world, Poipu is also home to a mix of high end cuisine, ethnic restaurants and traditional island food. If you’re looking for something as simple as a burger & fries or fresh off the boat fish and a fine wine, you are certain to find something for everyone on the menus of the restaurants in Poipu, Kauai.  While staying at our Vacation Rental, you may not want to cook every night, so below are a good sample of Restaurants and Cafes Nearby that you may wish to try.Poipu Beach Restaurants Near My Kauai Vacation Rental Condo

The Lanai Restaurant and Bar
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St. Koloa, HI. 96756
Located In: Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
Menu: thelanaikauai.com
Phone: (808) 378-4359
Lanai: a type of roofed, open-sided veranda, balcony, patio or porch originating in Hawaii. Family owned and operated, The Lanai is a spot for friends and family to effortlessly enjoy great drinks, even better food, and the best of company while reveling in the spectacular setting that is the island of Kauai. Together, our family loves lounging outdoors and sharing food and a drink or two… or three, who’s counting? We feel that on Kauai, the most amazing experiences occur outdoors and your dining experience should be no different. The Lanai has a seat for our entire Kauai ‘ohana, where family and friends can kick back, hang out and let loose… or should we say, hang loose. Pau!

Brennecke’s Beach Broiler
2100 Ho’one Rd Koloa, HI. 96756
Menu: Brenneckes.com
Phone: (808) 742-7588
The place for delicious lunches, sumptuous dinners, happy hour specials, beach deli, seafood, pasta, steak and pupu platters. What a mouthful!

Keoki’s Paradise
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr.
Located In: Poipu Shopping Villiage
Menu: Keokis.com
Phone: (808) 742-7534
Keoki’s Paradise invites you to relax in a lush tropical paradise, with delicious island style cooking, exotic drinks, and live music. Seafood is the main attraction, but the restaurant also features prime rib, steaks, and a full children’s menu to satisfy everyone in the family. The tropical ambiance and moderate pricing, have made Keoki’s one of the island’s more popular destinations. Don’t forget to try the Hula Pie!

Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
2253 Poipu Rd.
Located In: Kaihuna Plantation Resort by Outrigger
Menu: pgrestaurant.com
Phone: (808) 742-2121
Situated amid lush gardens, this classy eatery in an old plantation presents a seafood-driven menu.

Red Salt at Ko’a Kea
2251 Poipu Rd.
Menu: meritagecollection.com
Phone: (855) 231-4535
Upscale, modern restaurant in the Koa Kea Hotel serving inventive Hawaiian plates amid ocean views.

BeachHouse Restaurant
5022 Lawai Rd.
Menu: the-beach-house.com
Phone: (808) 742-1424
Beachfront eatery featuring Pacific Rim cuisine & cocktails, plus striking views during sunset.

La Spezia
5492 Koloa Rd
Menu: laspeziakauai.com
Phone: (808) 742-8824
Cozy atmosphere for homestyle Italian dishes paired with selections from the wine bar.

Ilima Terrace Restaurant
1571 Poipu Rd
Located In: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Phone: (808) 240-6456
Grand Hyatt Hotel’s tranquil terrace with koi ponds serves breakfast buffets, sandwiches & steaks.

Dondero’s
1571 Poipu Rd
Located In: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Phone: (808) 240-6456
Elegant spot for Northern Italian fare inside the Grand Hyatt Kauai with optional outdoor seating.

Merriman’s Fish House
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St.
Located In: Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
Menu: merrimanshawaii.com
Phone: (808) 742-8385
This restaurant features a unique style of Hawaiian regional cuisine, served in a casual, yet elegant setting of an old Hawaii plantation. A pioneer in the “Farm to Table” concept, Chef Peter Merriman serves only the freshest products, at least 90% of which are locally grown or caught using only sustainable methods. If you are looking for a more casual dining experience, try Merriman’s Gourmet Pizza and Burgers, located just downstairs!

Kalapaki Joe’s Poipu
1941 Poipu Rd.
Menu: Kalapakijoes.com
Phone (808) 742-6366
The self-proclaimed “Westernmost sports bar in the United States” & Walking distance from the Condo. For this “Nearby Restaurant” they’ve got great french toast.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St.
Located In: Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
Menu: RuthChris.com
Phone: (808) 278-6100
Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting

Lava’s on Poipu Beach
2440 Hoonani Rd.
Phone: (808) 742-8100
Lava’s on Poipu Beach offers open-air dining and authentic Hawaiian cuisine. This casual bar and grill serves local favorites and tropical drinks

Pizzetta
5408 Koloa Rd.
Menu: pizzettakauai.com
Phone: (808) 7424-8881
Welcoming Italian-American restaurant serving specialty pizzas & daily lunch specials

Eating House 1849 Koloa
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St.
Located In: Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
Menu: Eating House 1849
Phone: (808) 742-5000
History-minded Hawaiian spot by Roy Yamaguchi for traditional & modern fare with local sourcing.

Da Crack
2827 Poipu Rd.
Phone: (808) 742-9505
Simple Mexican eatery serving up a casual menu featuring burritos, tacos & sides. Great Fish Tacos, While they Last! Basically a walk-up window.

Garden Island Grille
5392 Koloa Rd.
Phone: (808) 639-8444
Easygoing eatery offering American pub classics & grilled seafood plus drinks & live music.

Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro & Bar
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr.
Located In: Poipu Shopping Village
Phone: (808) 742-9888
If you like Thai, this is a place to stop and enjoy. The servers are especially attentive. It may look busy as you walk up, but remember they do have a bar that attracts many looking to enjoy the evening. There is another Restaurant nearby here if they are too busy,  Keoke’s but the price-tag changes also.

Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr.
Located In: Poipu Shopping Village
Phone: (808) 742-6044
Chill spot for speciality Polish sausages with a Hawaiian twist & homemade shave ice.

Tortilla Republic Kitchen & Margarita Bar
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St.
Located In: Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center
Menu: tortillarepublic.com
Phone: (808) 742-8884
I can actually attest to being able to eat at each on of these “Nearby Restaurants”. If you’re wanting Pizza, there are actually 3 Pizza places in old town Koloa. There are other Poipu Beach Restaurants in the Kukui’ula Shopping Center, we’ve not yet had the opportunity to eat there before so we cannot yet provide any reference to them.  If you have time before your dinner reservation or wish to walk off a bit after your meal, there many shops and a few galleries there that will provide plenty of opportunity for browsing or to pick up a souvenir of your visit to the island.

If you know of a local restaurant that should be on this list. Send us a quick note and provide some information about them.  We’d love to have you link to us to show we do provide a fair representation on local services.

Remember us when planning your Vacations to Kauai and you can always either book online or reach us by phone to arrange you stay at our Poipu Beach Condo My Kauai Vacation Rental. As a guest of My Kauai Vacation Rental you will receive a copy of our Digital Guest Welcome Book & Local Guide to find all of these places and more.

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Vacation Home Rental Verses Hotel Room – Which To Choose?

Vacation Rental VS Hotel

You have booked your tickets for a flight to the Garden Island and now you need to find a place to stay. Vacation rental or hotel room? The choice is easy. My wife and I have traveled extensively over the last few years and we have found renting a vacation rental home for lodging far outweighs staying at a hotel. Here is why.

After a busy day out visiting a new destination it is wonderful to be able to come “home” to a private place.

We have found that Days tend to be a bit longer when one is on vacation. We are usually busy walking, hiking, touring, trying to see as much as we can and after many hours we are ready to relax, even if it is in the middle of the afternoon. Who wants to go back to a hotel room with just a bed a and a TV in it? When we make our lodging choice a vacation rental property, especially a nice one, going back to it at the end of an excursion is a welcome relief.

There is a kitchen, a living room and perhaps even a pool.Our Poipu Vacation Rental When the weather is not cooperating (it happens, especially in tropical environments) we have a home in which to do indoor activities we like to do most (read, yoga, play games, or enjoy the view).

Eating out is great but three times a day?

When we are on vacation the last thing my wife or I want to do is cook every meal. If our lodging choice is a hotel, however, there is no option we have to go out for every single meal. When staying at a vacation rental we are able to cook up a breakfast while still wearing night clothes. Poipu Vacation Rental, Manualoha 601 KitchenWe can pack a lunch and take it with us to the beach or where ever we decide to go. And, after a long day of hiking we can whip up something easy to eat rather than wait for a table at a restaurant.

When we want someone else to cook, we can hire a chef to come to the house or go to the restaurant of our choosing. This flexibility means less stress and more relaxation.

Most resort hotels have fabulous pool areas but they come with a price.

There are no doubts that most resort hotels have fabulous pools. Unfortunately though you must share those pools with many other people, including other people’s children. No offense against children but they can be loud, and you really can’t do much about it. If our lodging choice is a vacation rental with a pool it is all mine to enjoy.

Which leads us now to is privacy.

The only place private at a hotel is your room, even then housekeeping comes by each day and prompts you to feel the need to be out of their way. When we rent a vacation rental home we are assured of privacy. Often times the homes are in residential areas where the only people you might run into are the neighbors out walking their pets.

Owners of vacation rental properties generally take pride in their home.

Our Poipu Vacation Rental Kauai Living roomOur experience is that vacation rental property owners want you to have a wonderful stay at their home. They are usually good about communicating and answering your questions prior to your stay. Most make sure to have books and brochures full of local information about the area and suggestions as to where to eat, shop or explore available in the home. In our case we supply our guests with our Digital Welcome Book & Local Guide.

Their local knowledge is especially valuable, if they live full time in the area.

A Vacation rental home will most times be less expensive than hotels.

If you have a large family or group that would require more than one hotel room, a vacation rental may save you money in the long run. When booking a home we always ask what the total amount will be, including rent, cleaning, taxes, or other related costs to the rental. A quote is always given along with payment requirements so there are no unexpected fees.

Often after making the lodging choice of a hotel room we tend to find out after arriving that there are Resort Fees & other charges tacked on to the bill. Many hotels charge for parking now on top of the room charges. We also take into account other rentals we might have to pay for such as bikes, tennis rackets, snorkeling gear, boogie boards or an ice chest. Our Poipu Beach vacation rental and many others, will provide these at no charge. All of these expenses need to be taken into account when you decide where to stay.

The Exception

Poipu Kai Resort Tennis Club

Vacation rentals are not always the best lodging though, if we need a room for only one night. If we plan to stay for three or more nights, we will look for a vacation rental home in the area before booking anything else. We will try to book directly with the owner. That way we can also save on any service or or booking fee a manager or booking company like VRBO, Airbnb or HomeAway charge.

Now, we know these things, not just because we have traveled a lot, but because we own a vacation rental on Kauai, Hawaii. The photos above & below in the gallery have been taken of our home or of the surrounding areas of Manualoha at Poipu Kai. Every vacation rental that we have stayed in has helped to make us very aware of what is important to a traveler. That is what has allowed us to be able to exceed most traveler’s needs and expectations with many 5 Star Reviews.

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We truly believe you will feel more rested and have a better experience at a vacation rental home especially if it is ours. Give our Vacation Rental a try, you’ll make the switch from hotels too!

 

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Kauai – Tourists can still visit the Island

HONOLULU (AP) 5/28/2018 — KAUAI WEATHER RELATED – Residents and businesses are still cleaning up from flooding that deluged parts of Kauai, but community leaders are urging tourists to keep coming so residents don’t suffer an economic calamity on top of record-breaking rains that smothered a normally green landscape in reddish-brown water.As Kauai Weather Creates Flooding April 2018

Some travelers are cancelling their reservations after getting the wrong impression the mid-April flooding damaged the entire Hawaiian island. Although landslides blocked roads and floods tore apart homes and uprooted trees, most of the island is unscathed. Nearly 50 inches (127 centimeters) of rain fell in one 24-hour period.

Some tourists are avoiding the island’s north shore where fast-moving waters swept away cars, even though many businesses have reopened.

Tourism is the biggest industry on the island there and most restaurants and shops rely on spending by visitors to stay afloat, providing jobs for thousands of Kauai residents.

Kauai County Council Chairman Mel Rapozo, who works as a hotel night auditor, said some visitors have been talked out of canceling their trips but that others cancel them online without speaking to anyone.

“My concern is the economic impact should those businesses start closing up — even temporarily — because they do employ a significant amount of our residents,” Rapozo said. “A lot of people will lose their jobs. And that’s going to cause another situation here for Kauai.”

He said it would be an “economic disaster” if Kauai were to lose many jobs to a flood-induced tourism slowdown.

Tourists have been avoiding hard-hit Hanalei. A historic small town and the commercial center of the island’s north shore even though many restaurants and shops on the town’s pedestrian-friendly main street are operating or reopening.

Rapozo said visitors should stick to the highway and avoid side roads, where tourists are likely to get in the way of repair crews.

Mina Morita, the president of the Hanalei Community Center, said the damaged narrow road leading to her home is now busy with heavy equipment and residents trying to clean up. She hopes visitors will respect the “local traffic only” sign posted on her street but wants them in the center of town because people whose homes were damaged “definitely need their jobs at this time.”

The Weather and flood reports didn’t deter Christina Zhu of Seattle, who hopes to snorkel and hike when she and her boyfriend visit Kauai early next month.

Rescheduling isn’t an option because their tickets aren’t refundable. Plus, they’ve already requested the time off work. She’s been researching what to do by reading guides and checking the Reddit page for Kauai for the latest weather and flooding news.

One activity she’s looking forward to: taking a shelter dog from the Kauai Humane Society on a field trip, perhaps on a dog-friendly hike. The human society has allowed visitors to take a dog on such excursions since 2012.

“Flood or not, I’m sure there will be plenty of things to do on the island, and hopefully as a tourist I will be able to help out somehow as well,” she said.

Jan Snarski of Vancouver, British Columbia said his family was a little worried when they saw how much water was on the ground when they arrived a day after the storm. But they found places to surf, hike and swim.

Snarksi said Kauai was “business as usual” when he left Wednesday.

“The weather was perfect and we had a fabulous last day on the island,” Snarksi said in an email while flying home.

The National Weather Service said preliminary data indicates Kauai’s Weather broke a national rainfall record after a gauge one mile west of Hanalei recorded 49.69 inches (126.21 centimeters) during the 24-hour period ending at 12:45 p.m. on April 15. If certified, that would break the current record of 43 inches (109 centimeters) recorded in Alvin, Texas in 1979.

The island’s north shore towns of Haena and Wainiha will be off-limits until at least next month because landslides cut off Kuhio Highway, the only road connecting them to the rest of the island. Officials hope to open one lane by May 7 but only for emergency vehicles at first.

The blocked highway will prevent access to hiking trails hugging dramatic cliffs along the Napali Coast and popular beach parks at Haena.

Visitors can still gaze across Hanalei valley for a postcard-picture view of taro patches fronting verdant mountains.

And there was no damage to favored sites elsewhere, like the white sands of Poipu Beach, spots overlooking Wailea’s waterfalls and Waimea Canyon — a deep gorge dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” We are seeing clear skies, warm weather at our Kauai Vacation Rental on the South Side of the Island and there is plenty to do on the South Island. More About This Story

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