Tropical Suite w/Modern Bath+Kitchen, Lanai, Washer/Dryer, WiFi–Poipu Shores 403
Castle Poipu Shores
Best view in Poipu!
My husband and I spent 2 weeks in this beautiful condo at Poipu Shores and we loved every minute of it. From our lanai we could see both the sunrise and sunsets, turtles, dolphins and whales. The sound of the ocean lulled is to sleep every night. If you like to save a little money by cooking meals at home this condo has everything you need. The only reason I did not rate this a 5 is the condo is showing a little age but being so close to the ocean the salt air is very hard on things. We would stay here again in a heartbeat because the view just can’t be beat!
We enjoyed being ocean front. The unit is nice and functional, except the dryer was broken. We were given access to another unit to use their dryer, so that helped.
The TV should be upgraded to something larger and more modern.
Great location but some issues
We spent 8 nights in this condo in late July/early August 2017. The condo matched our expectations based on the ad. The location is fantastic, and hearing the loud waves day and night outside our window was wonderful. Neighbors were quiet and respectful, and the pool was only crowded on a few occasions. Parking was always available.
The downside was the lack of A/C. My understanding is that most places in Hawaii don't have A/C, so it's a common issue. We didn't bring a thermometer, but I'm guessing the inside temperature was 75-80 degrees during our stay. A bit too hot and muggy for someone who is used to A/C.
The dryer was broken when we arrived, and it took from Wednesday arrival until Monday afternoon to get it fixed. The ceiling fan in the master bedroom was also broken and wasn't fixed until our final day of our 8 day stay.
The staff was nice and helpful. We won't stay at this condo again in the summer, but if we come back in the winter we may very well come back.
Thank you for your review! We apologize for any inconveniences you may have endured, due to the issues you encountered during your stay.
Should future travel bring you back to Kauai, we hope to be given the opportunity to have you as our guest again.
Beautiful location and wonderful, well equipped condo!!
Property was well kept and quiet! I appreciated the fact that the front desk had all of our necessary materials in the late check in box and ready for us!! They made it so easy and accommodating!! Hope to return soon!
Paradise in Kauai
After careful scrutiny of properties at all the various websites (AirBnB, timeshares) we found this awesome property in VRBO. #403A is the place to stay - very spacious living quarters, upgraded kitchen counters, and bathrooms, spacious master bed and bath, great second bedroom with full and modern shower, fabulous location, great pool, breath-taking views, good privacy. Plenty of nice dishes, utensils, and other kitchen items so that we could have breakfast and/or leftovers heated up in the microwave. Also a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer that we didn't use as we were there for a short time, but nice to know they have it. Lovely dining area inside and on the balcony. We did have a problem with the hot water, and when it wasn't fixable in the short-term, were given the keys to a nearby condo so that we could use their hot showers; and the general manager, Jennie Waiwaile-Vega gave us a fair discount to compensate for the discomfort and disruption to our otherwise perfect vacation stay here. Very nicely handled. Property is near beaches and restaurants. It was awesome to see the famed Hawaiian sea turtles swimming in the ocean while we sat out on our lovely balcony and had breakfast. There is no AC in the unit, but the trade winds and ceiling fans, plus the stand-up fan in the master bedroom provided plenty of cool breezes. The guest room always stays cool. Would definitely come back here again and highly recommend it to travelers.
Just what we were looking for
Our stay at Poipu Shores was what we needed after Waikiki! The location was perfect and the accommodations were "just what we were looking for." The kitchen was well equipped with the necessities: pots, pans, towels, beach chairs, hair dryers, soap, etc.The unit was clean and the view was perfection!
The only negative was that the other VRBO's I've stayed in have had many of the staples needed to cook a meal. It would have been nice to have salt and pepper, cooking oil, sugar, even catsup, mustard and a few jars of dried herbs leftover from a previous renter. My guess is most guest leave condiments used and unused (I know we left olive oil, red wine vinegar and a bottle of Triple Sec ). This was more like a hotel with a kitchen than a home but I would recommend it highly.