Archive for the ‘What’s Happening at Hideaway Cove’ Category
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
There’s still time to become our next winner of a free one week stay at our Beachcomber at Hideaway Cove valued at $1260. Join the thousands of fans who follow our Facebook page and you could become our next winner of the Summer Fun Sweepstakes.
In addition to great air conditioned accommodations, Hideaway Cove guests enjoy the services of Kauai Vacation Helpers. They provide our guests with a Best Price Guarantee. If you find a lower written activity price they’ll match or beat it! We also have off street parking, high speed wi-fi property wide, the use of a computer and printer 24/7 in our office, beach chairs, beach towels and coolers, plus the use of laundry rooms with detergent and dryer sheets. All are complimentary.
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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Our Royal Palm Two Bedroom Two Bath Kauai Vacation Rental is unique because it is our only accommodation that is single story–there’s no one above or below you. So, although it has one connecting wall with our Beachcomber Studio, it’s in the dining room. And the second connecting wall is from the bedrooms to our office. And last we knew, there wasn’t very much noise coming from the office in the evenings.
If you’ve stayed in the Royal Palm more than two years ago, you’ll see almost everything new, including a new dining room table, new couch, new fifty five inch HDTV with accompanying entertainment center, new casual seating chairs on the lanai plus new outdoor dining table with a large umbrella
This is our second furniture replacement in eight years and we think you’ll like the results. Also, that candid shot of the newlyweds in the large Jacuzzi tub, is really something isn’t it? Just kidding. Click here to see the Royal Palm video.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Our Seabreeze Two Bedroom Two Bath is Hideaway Cove’s most popular accommodation, so reservations should be made at least six months in advance. Enjoy ocean views from your spacious 1600 sq. ft with everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay. Your two lanais offer options–one for relaxing and outdoor dining and the other for your private hot tub. The Seabreeze is a favorite of honeymooners, who enjoy the ocean views, hot tub and private hot tub. New additions include a fifty inch HDTV and entertainment center plus HDTVs in both bedrooms.
Seabreeze Poipu Beach Vacation Rental Photos & Video
Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Have you entered our latest sweepstakes ? Don’t worry there’s still plenty of time to enter! Our seven accommodations are located a short five minute walk to Poipu Beach here on the sunny south shore of Kauai. When staying with us you’ll enjoy air conditioning, a kitchen, beds with pillow top mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens plus an HDTV. There is a stainless steel gas barbecue with side burner and outdoor dining on your private covered lanai.
The value of the week you’ll win is $1260, however if you have your heart set on another one of our accommodations, we’d be happy to upgrade you apply your $1260 winnings. So what are you waiting for? Enter now and win!
Monday, July 1st, 2013
The 2300 sq. ft. in the Oceanview seems even larger due to the fourteen foot open beam ceilings in every room. There are eight foot tall sliding glass doors (most sliders are six feet) in two different directions, which really opens up the ocean views. Hardwood oak floors in the living room, dining room and kitchen compliment the wood ceilings. Bedrooms are carpeting with berber carpeting.
This is a great accommodation for large groups. Since we first started in business in 1999, we have hosted a large number of family reunions and wedding parties in the Oceanview. We’ve recently added (2013) a fifty inch HDTV in the living room and HDTVs in all three bedrooms. There is also a new dining table and chairs for six on the lanai, which together with the main dining table inside that seats eight, provides ample seating for guests.
Thursday, June 13th, 2013
The ten foot ceilings in our Aloha Two Bedroom Two Bath make the 1350 square feet seem even larger. The dining table seats six and there are four bar stools at the kitchen counter. Also don’t miss our new outdoor table for six on the covered lanai, which also has, like all of our accommodations, a stainless steel barbecue. Put some fresh Aji (tuna) from the nearby Koloa Fish Market on the grill and you can’t go wrong.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
What better way to show the Jacuzzi tub in our Beachcomber Studio than a video that shows it bubbling away? Kind of makes you want to jump right in. Also new is the very large HDTV and entertainment center. Same cozy comfort love seat, out door dining and stainless steel barbecue with side burner. Check it out by clicking here.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
The vacation rental business on Kauai has changed dramatically in the last twelve months. Prior to the tourism downturn in the Hawaiian Islands in 2007/2008, which coincided with the great recession, it was possible to reserve accommodations at Hideaway Cove 30 days prior to arrival. Those days may very well be gone. We started to see a change about six months ago, when our reservations for January, February and March accelerated dramatically. We had to reluctantly turn away past guests who traditionally booked 90 days prior to arrival and were successful. When we ended 2012 with our highest revenue in 14 years in business, I knew the downturn was officially over.
Our average occupancy, over the past seven years, has been: January-83%; February-85% and March-85%. This year those months were-January-94%; February-95% and March-97%. Prior to these three months, we’d never experienced mid nineties occupancy for more than a month a year. Looking ahead to this summer beginning June 21st, two of our three two bedrooms and our three bedroom are booked. There is one Seabreeze Two Bedroom week left in June (6/21 to 6/28, out the 29h). In July all that remains is one Oceanview Three Bedroom week (7/3 to 7/9 out the 10th) and our Royal Palm Two Bedroom (7/13 to 7/19, out the 20th). The first week in August, just the Seabreeze remains available. By the 10th of August, availability opens up again.
It looks like holiday season, which this year is December 21st to the 27th for Christmas week and December 28th to January 3rd for New Years week, will also book up sooner than usual. Four of fourteen weeks are already gone. Plus we’ve booked four weeks in January and February of 2014 with more inquiries for 2014 coming every day.
So if you are planning a trip to Kauai to see us this year or in January, February or March of 2014, this is not too early to make a reservation. This is especially true if you have a special occasion like a family reunion, anniversary celebration or honeymoon where dates are specific and can not be changed. I had a young woman call me yesterday planning her wedding for November, 2014.
It makes me feel really bad when I have to turn someone down that wants to stay at Hideaway Cove. I feel even worse when they are returning guests. So please plan ahead this year and don’t put off making your reservations until the last minute!
Friday, April 19th, 2013
For some time we’ve been told by our Hideaway Cove guests that stayed with us that their accommodation was even nicer than they thought it would be. Although we always took that as a compliment, a friend of ours commented in passing “Did you ever stop to think that maybe your photos don’t tell your whole story”. Well we hadn’t ever thought that because we had one of the top two or three photographers on the island, Ken Posney, do all of our interior and exterior photography. We were pretty confident that those photos did as much as they possibly could to convey the comfort and quality at Hideaway Cove.
Her comment did cause us to stop and think, however, that in this age of YouTube, videos might do a better job of giving our potential guests a sense of what we’re all about. With that thought in mind, we found two talented videographers Derek and Kat, willing to take on the project. Their concept was to do a combination of still and video photography with captions to convey key facts to the viewer. When I saw the finished product, I thought something was missing but didn’t really know what it was. Then I realized that a voice over introduction to “set the scene” was the missing link. Derek convinced me that my voice was better than his, so that’s who you hear in the introduction. We also found that the ending of the video was vastly improved with another voice over, so that’s what we did.
I’m very happy with the results! Hats off to Derek and Kat for a great job! From time to time we’ll be featuring another of the videos we produced but without all this explanation.
I hope you enjoy watching this first video of our Dolphin Studio as much as we enjoyed making the videos and that you’ll come away thinking of Hideaway Cove as a very special place. I know it is for us. The Dolphin Studio is a studio vacation rental in Poipu Beach Kauai – view the Dolphin Studio video now.
If you don’t want to wait for future blogs to see all our videos, click here to go to our website.
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Enter our Escape to Paradise sweepstakes on Facebook and win a one week free stay at Hideaway Cove. This isn’t some ginormous (as my daughter would say) sweepstakes with little chance of winning. In order to win you need to be a Hideaway Cove Facebook fan, which you can do by “liking” Hideaway Cove on Facebook. We’ve already awarded two free one week stays in prior sweepstakes and this time it could be you! Currently there are only 497 entires. What are you waiting for?