One-Week Renting Allowed For Poipu, Kauai Private Homes

Kauai County has designated the Poipu Beach resort area as a Visitor Destination Area, or VDA, which allows for the option to private homeowners to offer one-week rentals (or shorter) if their homes are located:

  1. In Poipu Beach Estates – near Poipu Beach, the Kiahuna Golf Course, and Poipu Beach Athletic Club
  2. In Poipu Kai Resort – near Shipwrecks Beach, the Grand Hyatt Kauai, and the Poipu Bay Golf Course
  3. In the Kukui’ula community – with its private Plantation Clubhouse, Spa and Golf Course

Private homeowners often choose Kauai property management companies, however, owners may self-manage their private homes and advertise on sites like Airbnb and VRBO, provided the property owner’s General Excise (GE) Tax and Transient Accommodation (TA) Tax license information and their on-island representative’s contact information is listed.

VDA Short-Term Rental Homes For Sale

3 Poipu, Kauai private homes are among the small cache of properties with the VDA short-term rental status and currently listed for sale:

5407 Makale’a, Poipu Beach Estates

The 2,404 sqft single-level 2-bed, 2-bath main home with 1-bed, 1-bath guest cottage, located at 5407 and 5409 Makale’a Street in Poipu Beach Estates, is listed for sale at $1.695M, $705/sqft.

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5407 Makale’a (MLS# 299135)

The main home and the guest cottage may be listed as separate rental properties on Airbnb or VRBO because the cottage (with full kitchen) has an Additional Dwelling Use (ADU) permitted by the Kauai County agencies.  

2226 Loke Rd, Poipu Kai Resort

The 2,654 sqft single-level 4-bed, 3-bath home with private pool, located at 2226 Loke Road in the Poipu Kai Resort, is listed for sale furnished at $2.15M, $810/sqft. This vacation rental home currently rents for $4,500/week via VRBO.com.  


2226 Loke Rd (MLS# 601068)

4956 Kaulu St, Kukui’ula

The just-completed 2,004 sqft single-level 3-bed, 3-bath home with private pool, located at 4956 Kaulu Street in Kukui’ula, is listed for sale furnished at $2.45M, $1,222/sqft. This new vacation rental home is one of 85 Makai Cottage Collection properties where one-week rentals are permitted. This vacation rental home is now being offered for rent for $4,500/week via VRBO.com.  

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4956 Kaulu St (MLS# 293189)

More Information

If you would like more information about Poipu’s one-week renting opportunities, or would like to learn more about any of the properties mentioned above, please contact me.

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