Frequently Asked Questions
“Vicki and Poipu365 helped us with our Poipu vacation plans and we had a blast!” Dick and Penny
Q: When is the security deposit due?
The security deposit is due within 7 days of booking.
Q: When is full payment due?
Payment in full is due 60 days prior to arrival; 90 days prior to arrival for Christmas and stays of longer than 21 days.
Q: Is the Security deposit applied to rent?
The deposit is a refundable security damage deposit which is returned after departure.
Q: When will the security deposit be returned?
The security deposit is normally returned within 2-3 weeks after departure, unless there is damage to the property.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellations with more than 60 days notice, 90 days during the holiday season (December 18 to January 3) are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. If written notice of cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to arrival, 90 days during the holiday season (December 18 to January 3), the room and tax will be forfeited unless we are able to re-book the unit for the entire length of stay. No refunds will be given for early departure and you are responsible for the entire time booked once within the non-cancellation period. For your safety and convenience Poipu365 offers Trip Insurance through CSA Travel Protection. View the Description of Coverage here.
Q: What are your Booking Terms & Conditions?
Q: What is the time difference from Poipu Beach Kauai to the mainland?
Hawaii follows Hawaii Standard Time which is 5 hours behind Eastern Standard Time and 2 hours behind Pacific Standard Time. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time so add one extra hour to the time difference during the period of March through November.
Q: How far is the airport from Poipu?
Lihue Airport is about 15 miles from Poipu, it takes about 20-30 minutes to drive. Click here to pop open a Google Map so you can see the island.
Q: Do I need a car to get around Kauai?
Transportation options are limited on Kauai. Many visitors enjoy taking bus tours to conveniently explore Kauai, but to really experience this island you should consider renting a car.
Q: What is the best time to visit Poipu?
Anytime of the year is a good time to visit Poipu. The average temperature is between 75-85 degrees F. Summer is warmer and drier while winter is a bit cooler. Trade winds keep things comfortable year-round.
Q: What should we bring and pack for our Poipu vacation?
The style on Kauai is casual. Even at the finest Kauai restaurants “slippers” or “flip-flops” are appropriate. Kauai is famous for its beautiful but stubborn red dirt, which rarely washes out of clothing. Therefore, we recommend leaving your finer clothing, shoes or new hiking boots at home. You will want to pack lightweight, comfortable attire for activities, including: swimsuits, shorts, T-shirts, sandals, sunscreen, a hat, light windbreaker and of course, your camera!
Q: Does Poipu365 provide concierge services?
Poipu365 is happy to assist in arranging certain customized services for you and your guests. Please contact our office for further details.
Q: Is Maid Service Included?
No, Maid Service is not included but is available at an additional charge if you wish.
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept cash, personal checks, money orders, wire transfer and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard).
Q: Are Wedding/Events acceptable at Poipu365 vacation rental properties?
Weddings/Events are not allowed at our vacation rental homes as they are “family vacation homes”. If you plan to hold a ceremony or reception there are many beautiful and appropriate locales available for your occasion, just contact Poipu365 and we will be happy to provide information and assistance.
Q: Are cribs and roll-aways available at Poipu365 vacation rentals?
Some of our homes supply these items. Or we will put you in touch with a local company who will make sure your items are available at your vacation property prior to your arrival and picked up following your departure.
Q: Are linens, towels, cooking equipment and blow dryers supplied at Poipu365 vacation rentals?
Yes, our Poipu vacation homes, condos, and cottages are equipped with a full complement of linens, including beach towels! Cooking equipment is also provided and many of our homes have gourmet kitchens. Hand held hair dryers are provided at all Poipu365 vacation accommodations.
Q: Is Beach gear, snorkel gear or bikes provided at Poipu365 vacation rentals?
Most of our properties do have a variety of beach gear for your use, many which are left by the previous guests and our housekeepers keep them clean and orderly. Most homes do not have snorkel gear or bikes. They are available for rent so please call our office and we will be happy to assist.
Q: Where do we pick up our keys and directions to the property?
The keys are at the vacation accommodation in a lockbox at the front door. The map, driving instructions, lockbox code, phone number to the property, and emergency phone numbers are contained in the confirmation letter that is mailed to you upon receipt of your security deposit.
Q: Do I need travel insurance?
Poipu365 strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance as a part of your vacation plans. We offer Travel Insurance through CSA Travel Protection.
Q: Where is Poipu365′s office located?
The Poipu365 office is located in the middle of historic Old Koloa Town, about 3 miles from your Poipu Beach vacation rental. Here is a Google Map to our location.
Q: What are check-in and check-out times?
Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is 10:00 am. Many of the flights leave Kauai later in the day so please ask about the cost and availability of a late check-out at the time of booking.