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Hawaiian Plantation Cottage Style In Resort Location

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Kapaa - Kuku's Nest

1 Bedroom / 1 Bath / Full Kitchen


"Kuku's Nest" is a beautiful tropical home not just another rental. This condo is a large, remodeled, one bedroom (sleeps 4), ground floor unit, with full kitchen, bamboo floors, stainless appliances, fresh tropical colors, granite counters, new furnishings, two flat screen TVs, quality firm California king bed, lazy boy sleeper sofa, and free wifi. I have recently updated the doors throughout, kitchen cabinetry, and full size range. Also this unit has an actual dining area, rather than the bar seating most in the complex are limited to.

There is a/c, but it is rarely needed with ceiling fans and coastal breezes. Enjoy morning coffee watching the sunrise on the lanai accessed from both living and bedroom. Lanais overlook coconut grove, and one of three property pools. Plantation Hale consistently brings in great reviews for best places on the island to stay. Property amenities include whirlpool spas, bbqs, clean convenient laundry facilities, and open air lobby with small library and computer area. Kuku’s Nest is in the “H” building, near short walking path to tranquil Waipouli Beach. Accessible free parking right outside your condo and ground floor location also makes this rental quite convenient for those with walking limitations.

Located in Wailua on Kauai’s Coconut Coast, Kuku’s Nest is nestled in the home of Ancient Hawaiian Royalty. Walk to many area beaches, shops, restaurants, and entertainment. The newly completed coastal walking / biking path provides opportunity to keep your vehicle parked, or within 5 minutes drive you can kayak or stand-up paddle the Wailua River, hike Sleeping Giant, visit several of the island’s best waterfalls, enjoy Smith’s Tropical Paradise luau & gardens, snorkel or swim at Lydgate's tide pools, and much more. Wailua is also half way between the jungles of the North Shore and the nearly always sunny Southern Coast making a perfect base for exploring.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Cheryl O'Brien
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2016

About Cheryl O'Brien

Aloha, My name is Cheryl O'Brien. I was born and raised in Washington State. After a first visit to Kauai in 1999, I immediately felt at 'home' and knew this is where I needed to live. In 2002 we purchased a house in Wailua and started a residential drafting, developing, and consulting business. My son grew up here, enjoying the great island lifestyle of surfing every day and many other benefits of the tropical friendly laid back environment. Raising him here was the best decision we ever made. We lived on island for 10 years, and now are trying other adventures - currently on the Big Island... I am very happy to have purchased this little home away from home as a way to keep my toes in the Kauai sand:)

The name of the condo is Kuku's Nest. I guess how that came to be may not make a lot of sense... My full name is Cheryl Rose, which in Hawaiian translates to Kelela Loke. That has morphed into Kuku Loke (thorny rose)... and now just Kuku. So there you go!

Cheryl O'Brien purchased this condo in 2012

Why Cheryl O'Brien chose Kauai

The Coconut Coast has always been what I consider the best place on the island to live. It is half way from the North and South shores, and has a good combination of local 'real Hawaiian' life as well as vacation 'destination spots'. Kapaa Town is my favorite area for great shopping boutiques and restaurants and has the convenience of grocery stores, banks, P.O., etc. The Plantation Hale complex sits along the ocean (Makai) side of the road and is an easy walk to the Coconut Marketplace shopping, Hukilau & Wahooo restaurants, as well as two grocery stores, two coffee shops (yes, including Starbucks;), and many activities. These units always get great reviews from travelers and I've been very impressed with the management and maintenance staff.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Cheryl,

I just wanted to say that we had a wonderful time. We had everything we needed, and were in the perfect location to go all over the island. The only problem was having to leave!
Oct 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Hawaiian Plantation Cottage Style In Resort Location
average rating of 4.888889 based on 21 reviews

Superb Location and Condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Kuku's Nest and had a blast. It is conveniently located and the owner provided a great "Things To Do" list that was fabulous. The condo was central to all the things we wanted to do in Kauai and just made traveling around the island so easy. We had our two boys ages 5 and 3 with us, and we all fit comfortably in the condo. There were some minor issues and they were resolved in a timely manner with great professional service. We will definetly stay again and recommend others to do the same.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Still our Favourite

  • 5 of 5

We spent February at Kuku's Nest and loved it. The condo was clean and had boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and beach chairs. This year we did spend quite a bit of time at the pool area vs the beaches when the ocean conditions were severe or there were high winds, the pool in the H-K area is quieter as it doesn't have the hot tubs like the 2 other pools. Staff at Plantation Hale are very friendly, always busy with maintenance, cleaning, and keeping the grounds spotless.

We usually ate breakfast and BBQ'd supper at the condo and ate lunch at restaurants so this saved us lots of money. We liked the Costco food court, Brenneke's Deli at Poipu Beach Park, Bubba Burgers- all locations, and Paco's Taco's and Lappert's Ice Cream .

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent nine nights here and it was just what we needed for our stay in Kauai. There were boogie boards, snorkel gear, towels, a fully equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the nearby hot tub the day we were flying out. It was all very comfortable and convent. Nice central location for getting anywhere on the island. Mahalo

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review!
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Comforting spot

  • 5 of 5

Was really pleased with the condo, especially since I had friends staying in the neighboring unit, who's unit were much more basic than Kuku's Nest. Really enjoyed the access to the pool from the back yard and the other pools weren't far away either. Parking was a breeze and I usually walked to other friends staying in neighboring properties. One negative aspect was internet access, which is provided by the property management company, not the owner and wasn't suitable, but since I had AT&T I just tethered instead so it wasn't a true hassle. Everything was very comfortable and it was great to have coffee on the lanai (thanks for the coffee by the way!). I didn't have any problems with "Rufus" (our group nickname for those ever present roosters), which is an A+ in my book. The traffic wasn't really an issue that kept me awake, sometimes you would hear the fire truck/ambulance during the day but there is no avoiding that at any property. In any case a great stay and I would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear it worked out well for you, come again! ~ Cheryl
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A perfect place to stay to see the whole island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent. a week here and we just wish we could have stayed longer. The condo was very well-stocked and had everything we needed from cookware to snorkels. As first timers in Kauai, its central location was especially nice, since it was easy for us to travel all over the island (and we did!). Thank you so much, Cheryl, for a wonderful visit. We hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Victoria. I'm glad you had a good time and hope you're back to Kauai soon! ~ Cheryl
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  • 5 of 5

I just spent 12 nights in this Condo and it was the best of the six different condos I have stayed in on the East-side. It had everything you needed to feel at home and the staff were all friendly and helpful and I would recommend this place to anyone who is reading this. The location is perfect and is walking distance to many places to eat and buy groceries which was great. This will be the first place I will try to book the next time I come back to Kauai.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Lihue, HI
Car: not necessary

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Kapaa, Kauai

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 1 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £159
Cleaning £95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

$120 Cleaning Fee

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Kapaa in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 633 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • Shelling
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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