Have You Entered Our Sweepstakes To Win A Free Week?

August 13th, 2013

en37There’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.

You can’t win if you don’t enter, so ENTER NOW to become the eighth winner of our Sweepstakes.

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Top 10 Notable Quotes

August 12th, 2013

If you follow our Facebook page, we post a quote and picture of a Kauai tropical flower most every day.  Here are some of the most popular.

Politicians and diapers have one thing
in common. They should both be changed
regularly, and for the same reason.

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

en35When you get older, lack of pep
is often mistaken for patience

Be yourself.
Everyone else is taken.
Oscar Wilde

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit;
wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

Never love anybody
who treats you like
you’re ordinary.
Oscar Wilde

Why moms should not text:

Mom, got a A in chem.
WTF, way to go!
Mom, what do you think WTF means?
Well That’s Fantastic!

If you’re feeling blue,
try painting yourself
a different color.
Hannah Cheatem

When tempted to fight fire with fire,
remember that the Fire Department
usually uses water.

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Private Single Story Cottage With A Jacuzzi Tub For Two

August 6th, 2013

en30Our 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.

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The Old Koloa Mill Marks the Beginning of 172 Years of Sugar Cane Production on Kauai

August 5th, 2013

In 1835, the first successful sugarcane plantation was started at Koloa, Kauai with the Old Koloa Sugar Mill. William Hooper cleared 12 acres, planting the first sugar cane ever in the Hawaiian Islands.  Its first harvest in 1837 produced 2 tons of raw sugar and was sold for $200.

While sugarcane had been raised by ancient Hawaiians previously, it was done on small individual plots; it was the first large-scale commercial production in the Islands.

The sugar era also opened the door to a wave of immigrants that are today part of the Islands’ multicultural population.

en33172 years later, on October 30, 2009, Kauai’s last sugar cane company, Gary and Robinson made its final harvest on the island. With the end of sugar production on Kauai, there is just one producer of sugar cane left in Hawaii, Maui’s Alexander & Baldwin’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar co. Many feel that Hawaii’s sugar industry may be entering its final chapter and that within only a few short years it will be a thing of the past.

What remains of the very first sugar mill can be seen today in the grass park of historic Old Koloa Town. The mill began with large stone sugar grinders with plantation cut-cane hauled here by ox-cart until 1882 when the train tracks were built.  All that is left is part of its foundation and a 30-foot stone brick smoke stack, representing the rich history of sugar cane in Hawaii.

In 1912, the old mill was replaced by a much larger one to the east, with management changing hands several times, becoming a part of the Grove Farm Company in 1948. That plantation was shut down in 1996.

The site of the old building and its remains was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 29, 1962 with a plaque erected in 1965 stating that the site “possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.”

Koloa was developed as the company town for the sugar mill with a number of informative signs throughout the town describing the history of the area with most of the architecture refurbished while still remaining unique to a typical sugar plantation town.

Every year in July, Koloa Plantation Days is held to commemorate this rich past. For nine or ten days, depending on the year, the festival celebrates the ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work the sugar plantations as well as the Hawaiians who welcomed them through music, dance, costumes and food. In 2013, the event takes place from July 19-28 with the 2014 festival to be held July 21-29.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to be in Kauai for this fun celebration, you can find out more about the history of sugar here by visiting the History Center in Old Koloa Town. The center allows visitors to trace the history of Koloa, the sugar industry and life in the plantation era through artifacts and photographs.

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Top 5 Amenities Travelers Look for in a Vacation Rental

July 28th, 2013

Travelers looking for the ultimate tropical escape often choose the island of Kauai as their destination; in fact, the Garden Isle has frequently been named as the number one island in the U.S. to visit by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine. It’s hard to beat with its awe-inspiring beauty and peaceful, tranquil atmosphere.

Many of those same travelers expect the same when it comes to lodgings on the island. What are some of the top amenities they look when making a decision on which Poipu Beach vacation rental to choose?

Kauai Vacation RentalWi-Fi

Wi-Fi is an obvious choice for business travelers, but some may be surprised to find that it’s ranked number one as the most important amenity for all types of travelers and a variety of accommodation options including Poipu Beach vacation rental, hotels and resorts.

Even travelers on a romantic vacation want to be able to stay in touch with family and friends, upload photos, get travel updates and more. At Hideaway Cove, high speed wireless internet is available property wide. If you didn’t bring your laptop, you’ll even find a staffed Business Center with a computer, fax, copier and printer available for guests at no charge.

Outdoor living space

An outdoor living space such as a porch, patio, lanai or balcony with a view is also highly desired. Travelers want to be able to enjoy the warm climate, watch the birds or even glimpse dolphins as they leap from the water.

All of the vacation rentals at Hideaway Cove offer an outdoor dining area on covered lanais that even include a stainless steel gas barbecue; some also included that coveted ocean view while all offer a lush garden setting.

Private hot tub

A private hot tub is also an important amenity to many travelers. The ability to soak your cares away, or soothe sore muscles after a long day hiking, surfing or taking part in other outdoor pursuits greatly enhances any vacation experience.

Can you imagine enjoying a magnificent ocean view while relaxing in your own hot tub? A Poipu Beach vacation rental at Hideaway Cove can make this dream a reality too.

High-quality bed linens

It’s hard to have a truly enjoyable experience if you don’t sleep well at night. When it comes to a comfortable stay, linens with high-thread counts are a must for many travelers.  You’ll find all the luxurious beds in the vacation rentals at Hideaway Cove feature super comfy pillow-top mattresses and high thread count Egyptian cotton linens.

Concierge services

Concierge services are an important yet often-missed amenity in even some of the finest establishments. Even if you are vacationing in paradise, there are times you might want to spend the day indoors and have delicious meals delivered to your door. Are your muscles craving a massage after a challenging hike on the Nepali Coast or other thrilling adventure?

Hideaway Cove offers concierge services that include an option for a private chef as well as an in-room massage. They can make recommendations as to activities, restaurants, entertainment and shopping or even help make that hard-to-get reservation.

If you thought staying in a Poipu Beach vacation rental meant having to go without some of your favorite amenities, think again. You’ll have everything you want and much more by choosing Hideaway Cove.

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Ocean Views and a Private Hot Tub

July 28th, 2013

en21Our 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

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There’s Still Time To Enter

July 22nd, 2013

Have you entered our latest sweepstakes fb31?  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!

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Most Popular Recent Facebook Posts for July 2013

July 22nd, 2013

fb29Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is liking what you get.
H. Jackson Brown

A bend in the road is not the end of the road.
Unless you fail to make the turn.

The second day of a diet is
always easier than the 1st day.
By the 2nd day you’re off it.
Jackie Gleason

Do not tell the person that is
carrying you that they stink.
African Proverb

The world is a book and those who
do not travel read only one page.
St. Augustine

Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.

Being happy doesn’t mean
everything is perfect.
It means you’ve decided to
see beyond the imperfections.

A good man can make you feel strong, sexy
and able to take on the world…oh sorry…
that’s wine…wine does that.

I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the person who’ll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss

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Kauai’s Scenic Coastal Path: Yet another Reason to Visit the Garden Isle

July 8th, 2013

There are many reasons to choose Kauai over Hawaii’s other islands, including its spectacular landscape filled with an abundance of waterfalls, lush gardens and picturesque beaches.  The opportunity to participate in nearly an endless number of outdoor activities can be found here, and just a few years ago yet another was added to that already long list.

kauai-coastal-path-kauai-attractionsThe Kauai Coastal Path offers the opportunity to take a gentle stroll or a casual bike ride along the island’s spectacular shores with expansive views of the dazzling Pacific. The path begins at Kappa town north of Wailua on the island’s east side and heads north past Kealia – it continues to be extended each year.

While there are opportunities for more thrilling, challenging bike rides such as through Wailua Canyon, this path is fairly flat with few hills, making it ideal for people of all ages and abilities who want to get out and cycle

Walk, ride or run and experience breathtaking scenery as it stretches the coastline for miles. From December to May, when the magnificent humpback whales are in the area you might just see these gentle giants put on an exciting display as they tail slap or breech through the water.

is a prime place found along the Kauai Coastal Path for whale watching while dolphins and turtles can be seen year round.

Don’t forget your bathing suit as well as a picnic lunch. Kealia Beach is a beautiful crescent shaped beach over a half-mile long offering sheltered picnic tables. This is also a popular place to swim when the surf is calm. You might remember this beach from the film “The Descendants.”

Along the entire Kauai Coast Path you’ll find numerous pavilions with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor dining and stunning ocean views.

At the end of the path, be sure to take the short hike to Secluded Cove, a beautiful spot filled with brilliantly-colored fish among black lava rock and coral formations.

Bike rentals

You’ll find a number of bike rental shops in the area, including Coconut Coasters. Rent a classic style cruiser starting at $8.50 per hour, with special deals for a half-day, full-day or even an entire week. For a romantic ride, check out the bicycle built for two!

Those with small children can rent a trailer that attaches to an adult bike, while kids ages six through 12 can choose from bikes meant especially for their size.

Kapaa Beach Shop is another great place to rent bikes.  Most shops require you to return your bikes by 4pm, which means having to miss the beautiful sunsets at the beach.  Owner Janie and her husband live behind their shop, so bringing their bikes back after the sun sets is no problem.  Just let them know when you leave that you’ll be coming back after dark.  If you are going to watch the sunset and ride home afterward, please be sure and bring a flashlight as the bike path does not have lights and is very dark in places.

Come to Kauai and see for yourself why so many travelers return to the island again and again.

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Oceanview Three Bedroom Two Bath Video

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.

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