Hale Moana


Rates: $750 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: QTT (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.80 (from 50 reviews)
Poipu Kauai’s perfect beachfront vacation home with the perfect price! Every room opens onto the huge covered lanai and has stunning ocean and sunset views. Spacious grounds at the waters edge. Queen and 2 Twin beds. A/C in bedrooms and living room as of May 2023!

“A Smith-Waterhouse Beach Home” This home is located on property that has been in the family since 1850. Learn about this missionary-doctor family history in the book, “100 Years of Healing” by Evelyn Cook.

YouTube Video Presentation: https://youtu.be/T19HW8-hGpc

Need more space? Hale Moana's sister house, Hale Kai, is connected via a breezeway with a privacy wall on the back lanai. Enjoy being steps away from family or other members of your group and sharing all Kauai has to offer. Search our website for Hale Kai under the two bedroom category for more information.

(Receptions, Luau's and Parties of any kind are strictly prohibited)

This property includes beach chairs, beach towels, a cooler and umbrella. Please feel free to call us if any of these items are missing during your stay.

*Reservation Fee of $150.00 is non-refundable upon cancellation. Please see guest rental agreement for all reservation requirements/conditions.

*For the latest travel guidelines to Kauai please contact our reservation team for assistance!

TVNC #1289

GE/TA #063-636-6848-01

This property is in a Tsunami Evacuation Zone. In an event a tsunami is detected as probable by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the Office of Emergency Preparedness of the County of Kauai will make the same known by sirens. Please evacuate Poipu in accordance to the evacuation plan provided to you prior to taking occupancy or that is located in the Guest Information Guide on property. We strongly encourage you to read the plan prior to taking occupancy. Registration Number: 260060120000, GE-063-636-6848-01, TA-063-636-6848-01

Hale Moana Reviews



nicole g.
November 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Loved this house. It was such a beautiful house and location. It wasn’t a beach that we wanted to stay at with with our older kids. There wasn’t any waves. But it was the perfect house/beach with younger kids. Two turtles came on the shore every night. I liked how close it was to all of poipus amenities. All the cooking things you could want. Wish the master had a king bed. The queen felt small and it was kinda hard. But it was fine. Turn on sound machine at night so rosters don’t wake you so early


Dan P.
October 2023
Had a total blast for two weeks from having coffee on the Lanai in the morning to having cocktails in the evening watching the sunset, this place was perfect.


Andrew M.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a group of kids and grandchildren staying close by in another rental and used the lawn at Hale Moana as our evening sunset get together and Baby beach for the little ones to swim. Perfect. Very comfortable and well appointed for the grandparents to relax and enjoy the view and escape to paradise.


Philip B.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: As in years gone by our stay on Baby Beach & Hale Moana was a slice of Heaven. Perfect weather, warm water, daily turtles on the beach...who could ask for more. Garden Isle was available and accommodating. We have absolutely nothing negative to say about our two week stay...other than the fact we had to leave...making plans to return next year..will probably need to move to the Stone House due to more folks coming with us. Mahalo. P



April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: As usual, a great, relaxing stay



April 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our three week stay in Hale Moana was fabulous. We have returned at least a half dozen times in the last decade. It is rare to find such a comfortable house in such a perfect location. Some times friends join us, sometimes family. We like to cook, read, do puzzles and take long walks each morning. Kauai climate, even the occasional showers and winds, is wonderful change from home in cold and snowy North Idaho.


terry l.
February 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: we have stayed here three times and i love the deck and views of the ocean and waves


Maureen K.
February 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect location, right on the beach, for a relaxing time in Pipu with great sunsets. Hale Moana is well outfitted and suits 2 couples perfectly. We will definitely be back!



February 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Hale moana is a lovely home right on the beach!! Although it is a duplex you have complete privacy snd a gorgeous view. The home is beautifully decorated, recently updates with very comfortable beds snd linens. The kitchen has everything you need to have gourmet meals on you lanai!! The sounds of the ocean will lull you to sleep.A perfect fit for two couples or a family!!


Peter W.
December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect location, turtles daily on the beach. Home is great for a family of four- beds aren’t the best but hard to complain when you can watch the waves from them. New floors are a huge upgrade over the previous carpet.


Tami F.
July 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The Hale Moana was amazing. Garden Island rentals provided amazing service, from checking in to text reminders.


william b.
June 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Best place to stay if you like quiet, beautiful surroundings. Had a great time on our 50th anniversary trip to Kauai. Would love to come again!


Floyd B.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed the “wake up rooster “ every morning....wonderful way to start your morning. Clean, comfortable and everything you need to cook in the kitchen. Just a few steps, off the porch, to the small beach. Will be back soon!



May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Hale Moana was a perfect spot for our stay in Kauai. great location, literally steps from Baby Beach. nicely shaded with a nice breeze that kept the late July temps down. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, but there are a few things that need to be addressed. I called their office once before we left, and twice while we were there. I got the answering machine of someone named Charlee. Charlee doesn't return phone calls. We called the emergency number because the kitchen sink was backing up and the garbage disposal was not working. He had never heard of Charlee either, but he came right out and fixed it. Finally got ahold of someone to tell them the TV in the master did not work, the blinds in the second bedroom could not be raised, and the toaster would not toast. none of this was fixed while we were there. the master shower had heavy black mold spots on the tile, and the shower liners were all mildewed. Both bathrooms need a heavy cleaning, and one of the twin beds had holes in the sheets. All that aside, this is a great place to stay, nice and quiet, very comfortable, just needs a little TLC. And you can't be the views.


John W.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very unhelpful. The vacation rental was very dirty. I was very unhappy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location on a quiet and small beach. Can whale watch right from the porch!


Carmie C.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Amazing location. Baby beach was perfect -- private, shallow enough so we could let the kids swim and snorkel on their own, beautiful sunsets. The house was neat and clean, with lots of fun beach toys and books. Only suggestion is that the place could use some updating in the bathrooms and the kitchen cabinets didn't close.


Patricia C.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: I have stayed in Hale Moana and Hale Kai several times. Love both houses, prefer Hale Moana, but it is getting a bit tired. New flooring would be nice, new shower curtain in the master, front door lock sticks, refrigerator freezes food in the back. I love the house, these are all improvement suggestions. You did a lovely job on Hale Kai. I'm assuming Moana will be next?


Amanda H.
May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hale Moana. The home was very comfortable, and we had wonderful views from the house and deck. The ability to walk steps to baby beach was perfect. When the tide is higher and there are bigger waves, it's great for some easy body boarding as well.



May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We’ve returned to Hale Moana 4 consecutive years. It’s homey, perfectly tucked away in a neighborhood with privacy overlooking beautiful “baby” beach, and just a short walk from shopping and resort beaches. We sit on the porch every evening to watch the sunset. An ideal getaway from our cold and snowy home.



May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Although planning on staying two weeks as usual, we decided to leave a week early due to the island shutting down, and airlines warning of cancellations. still love the place.



May 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Have returned to Hale Moana several times for its perfect location and comfortable, homey feel. Great for two couples. Cook in or eat out. Walk to shops or along Lawai road to spouting horn. Enjoy evening sunsets and frequent morning rainbows. The best of Poipu just outside the door.



April 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was more than helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: 7th time here. Heaven on Earth


Shirley R.
April 2022
Rating Details: The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have stayed at three different homes on Baby Beach and have loved every moment.....and have booked a stay for next year. Property is clean and well maintained and the manager was responsive to a needed repair. Thank you......until next year.



March 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have returned many times to Hale Moana inviting family or friends to share this cozy, comfortable ocean-front house with us. It works for all kinds - walkers, joggers, surfers, and readers who want to hang out on the deck overlooking Baby Beach and the ocean. The well equipped kitchen makes it easy to prepare favorite meals. Already looking forward to returning next year.


John W.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great location. Very quiet area but close to shopping, beaches, etc. Property could use some work as it is a bit shabby. Overall, a wonderful stay.


Karen N. N.
January 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great experience. Helpful rental company, Beach is quiet with great sunset viewing. Home is ready for some updates but was comfortable and met our needs very well. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with sharp knives which is huge for us. Would definitely recommend.


Maureen K.
January 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: It was a great week of perfect weather, glorious sunsets and a great beach at our footsteps. It was quiet, relaxing and comfortable. Recommend it highly; we’ll definitely be back.


Brian M.
January 2022
We had a terrific time and the house provided a memorable Christmas. A wonderful house in a gorgeous location with terrific communication throughout the process - thank you!


Kara V.
January 2022
I don't think you could find a better spot to stay in Kauai. Baby Beach is a backyard paradise. The snorkeling inside the rock barrier was fantastic. A sea turtle even came up and took a nap on the beach. The house is well stocked and spacious.


Robert S.
October 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This location is fabulous, and we love, love,love it! But the house leaves a lot to be desired. Blinds are broken. No cover on the garbage disposal(seems hazardous to me). Lots of dust. Bedspreads need cleaning.Dead bugs in the door sliders. Toilet runs. TV difficult to operate.Carpet wrinkled like a cheap motel room. Charging $300 cleaning fee and expecting guests to strip the beds is tacky. Will not stay here again unless refreshed.


Eugene K.
September 2021
great place steps to the beach great views enjoyed hearing the waves crashing all night very soothing


Terri W.
August 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We so enjoyed our stay at Hale Moana! The home is beautiful, spacious, and steps from the beach. The kitchen is ample and easy to cook in. We also used the grill which cooked our meat perfectly. We played games almost every night at the dining room table listening to the waves. We also celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and our son’s 18th birthday in Kauai. My only complaint would be the screens on most of the windows either don’t fit or have holes allowing bugs inside. We made sure to get anything that came in, but it would have been nice to leave the windows/ sliding door open as we sat inside. Thanks for having us and we hope to make it back for our 25th wedding anniversary.❤️


Kathryn W.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had the best time, and Hale Moana was absolutely perfect. It was such a great family vacation, I can't wait to go back!


Peter W.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Perfect place to stay with young children.


linda i.
June 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Hale Moana was the perfect location for my husband and I to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The view off of the lanai was beautiful, it's where we spent most of our time. The home was clean, the kitchen has all you need to be able to enjoy cooking your meals at home, and the beds are very comfortable. We were sad to leave but know we will be back again!


Lisa S.
June 2021
Location and house were perfect

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