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Beautifully remodeled, desired lower level, highly upgraded

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 king Bedroom + new 2018 queen sofa bed,+1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Kiahuna Plantation was named number two of the top five hotels in 2014 by Conde Naste magazine. Why not stay at the best with affordable pricing?

The 2017 Best of the World nature destinations that made this exclusive list are in 2016-2017 Conde Naste Magazine is #1 Kauai!

1. Kauai, United States - An aerial tour delivers breathtaking views of the Na Pali sea cliffs and waterfalls. Island hikes lead through canyons, lush landscapes, and forests. Wai Koa Loop, a new five-mile trail, winds through North America's largest mahogany forest.

Your vacation home is just steps away from Poipu Beach, voted number one beach in the US. Save over 50% by renting direct from the owner. Our deluxe garden condominium has been recently remodeled. Great for a romantic couple or a family of four. Our first floor step in entrance condominium opens up to a beautiful tropical garden. Our lanai features tropical gardens and a private lawn area. Enjoy *Free* high-speed wireless internet for those who want to stay in contact.

Kiahuna Beach allows you to choose from surfing, snorkeling, sailing, or sun bathing and relaxing.Kiahuna Beach is the only condominium resort that offers a safe swimming beachfront suitable for swimmers, snorkelers and surfing novices alike with surf lessons on site!. Beach and lounge chairs and towels are available for you at the beach and pool at no extra charge.

Walk to the Trent Jones 'Kiahuna Golf Course' and Joe's Cafe on the Green. Other restaurants and shopping are available across the street at the Poipu Shopping Village. When you stay in our island home, enjoy 'The Plantation Gardens' on site with its award-winning chef. Barbecuing is just steps away, on the great lawn or at the lagoon picnic area.

Visit historic Koloa town, a five-minute drive with additional restaurants and shops. Your friendly concierge can set up tours and tickets for you on-site from helicopter rides to kayaking the Napali Coast. THE POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC across the street from the Kiahuna has exercise rooms, pool and Jacuzzi along with a baby sandy pool area and slides for the bigger kids. Tennis courts and other ball games are available. You enjoy our membership there at no charge to you.

Stay for half-off the rack rate! Call today! Why would you want to stay anywhere else?

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Shauna Nelson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Shauna Nelson

Jim and I have owned our place at the Kiahuna Plantation for 11 years. When I first mentioned to Jim that we should purchase a property in Hawaii, he knew exactly where he wanted to buy. The Kiahuna has never lost the 'old Hawaii' feel and we just love it. Romance and family time abound here. You feel tucked away amongst the trees and gardens and of course the beautiful beach. We actually bought out place site, unseen!

As soon as we closed escrow we flew over with my mom in hand and began enjoying! A couple of years ago we completely remodeled and made it more to our liking.

Jim is the South Pacific Regional Manager of Hain Corporation which is the largest organic food company in the world. He is on the road most weeks so we do enjoy our weekends in our place in Big Bear, California.

Shauna is the office manager for Adams Properties in Southern California. I manage industrial parks through Southern California.

We have 4 grown children, 3 married and our bachelor. We have a 5 yr. old grandaughter that lives in Austin, Texas with her parents and a 10 month old grandson that is about 8 minutes from us who also lives with his parents!

We both enjoy golfing and usually are doing it together wherever we can. We both enjoy traveling and plan our trips a year in advance.

We love our Kauai beach place and our vacation rental also in Palm Desert, CA. Both of these properties we bought with family in mind. The kids enjoy visiting both of these destinations and we hope to spend lots more time in them in the future. Two of the kids spent their honeymoons on Kauai and are planning on returning with their children. This is exactly what we had in mind when we purchased here.

Shauna Nelson purchased this condo in 1998

Why Shauna Nelson chose Poipu

The Kiahuna Plantation is exactly what you would expect to see when you come to Kauai. Beautiful Banyan trees that have been there forever, orchid gardens and the colorful Hawaiian birds that come up to your lanai. It's a relaxing place and I love to read our visitor's comments in our books about all the things they did but they usually just wanted to 'kick back'.

What makes this condo unique

The Kiahuna Plantation has everything you would need in walking distance. We have a beautiful restaurant on property, another wonderful restaurant across the street at Keoki's in the Poipu shopping mall along with Roy's Restaurant.

The Great Lawn is our favorite. You can sit there and watch the waves come in or go on down to the beach. Everyone will bring their beach chairs over to watch sunset with a glass of wine and just share in the moment. Families can enjoy the lawn with little ones as well. It's huge!

The Kiahuna Golf course is also 5 minutes from our condo. GPS systems are on the carts and the course is really groomed quite nicely. Joes on the Green is a great little spot to eat as well.

You can tell we are into golfing, eatting, beach time and eatting. . ..!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Shauna!

Thank you so much for renting your Kauai condo to us. I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing and magical trip we had. It was a lifetime of memories and vacation of firsts for our four year old daughter. Your condo was so comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed having a cup of coffee on the lani in the mornings. Our daughter met another little girl that was staying next door and they became buddies for the few days they were there. ...and seeing Jack Johnson at the beach club was a once in a lifetime experience! We loved hearing his sound check from the room! Again, thank you very much. We’ll be in touch in the future to hopefully rent your condo again...we are watching for good flight deals to return to Kauai sooner than later. ☺️
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Granite through out bathroom and vanity, designer fixtures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful Tommy Bahama King size bed with matching night stands and drawers, Queen size Beds (1) Newer fold out couch/bed with comfy mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautifully remodeled, desired lower level, highly upgraded
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 51 reviews

A relaxing piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here at the Kiahuna Plantation. The open concept living area had a hawaiian feel with comfortable furniture. It had all needed supplies in the kitchen and extra recreational supplies for snorkeling, boogie boards, beach chairs. The Bed was very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and the beach is one of the best for swimming, boogie boarding, and snorkeling with easy fun waves and surfing further out. The host is very helpful recommending activities and restaurants. We were there 3 weeks and wish it had been longer.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

This condo has a perfect location! The beach is great and it’s close to a lot of restaurants and activities. I would definitely stay in this area again. Unfortunately, the condo was a little dated, especially for the price we paid. We might not have noticed this as much if the weather had been nicer, but we ended up spending more time than anticipated in the condo. The living room furniture was uncomfortable! They use multiple fans with chords strung everywhere because there’s no was no air conditioning. The lights in the kitchen go off and on. The back deck get flooded by the sprinkler and if it’s not warm enough it a large puddle remains under the table so no outside dining. It was extremely loud. We were able to hear all of our neighbors. One of which woke us up every morning before 5 AM. We paid a lot for a low-budget stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not enjoy our condo as multiple guests have before you. The only complaint I have received on our living room furniture was in regards to the sleeper sofa mattress which was replaced by a highly upgraded one. The lanai was completely replaced at our own cost this September and I cannot do anything about the weather in regards to a puddle. The only cords would be the ones connecting the electronics behind our stand in the living room which is needed but will try to see if we can completely hide them. Our cleaning lady has tried the lights you referred to and said they seem to work fine but will keep an eye on them. You were at the Kiahuna during Thanksgiving and I am sure there were a lot of guests there and sorry they were not considerate of others. As you can see, my calendar is always full, half of new and half of return guests that love our place and have left wonderful reviews. Perhaps you could come when the weather is better and your stay would be more enjoyable.
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo perfect for a couple and a baby (pack and play, high chair, beach toys available in the condo). We definitely loved it! Thanks Shauna!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to have your family return, its a wonderful traditional Hawaiian setting. Thank you for your kind words.
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Perfect spot in Poipu area

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful Mother/Daughter trip to Kauai and staying at the Kiahuna Plantation made it even better! The location is great, on the beach where our surfing lessons were held! Lots to do within a short drive; awesome sights, dining, shops, airport and beaches !!

Shauna's place has everything you will need including boogie boards for the surf and coolers for your picnic supplies ! Thanks Shauna!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise! Perfect in (almost) every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay for 8 nights in this 1 bedroom condo, on the first floor, with private lanai. It was very clean, comfortable, and very close to the beach, although with no beach view. The view from the lanai is of tropical foliage and the adjacent building. Neighbors in our building and surrounding buildings were very quiet. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, appliances, and cookware, although some items like a steamer basket for vegetables, and covered microwaveable dishes would be a nice addition. There are nearby outdoor gas grills for barbecuing, which are cleaned daily by the staff. The lanai has 2 lounge chairs, and a table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining. The owners have nicely provided 2 boogie boards, beach toys, and beach chairs. The bedroom was small and almost entirely filled by the very comfortable king sized bed, leaving little room to walk around or set up suitcases, although there are bedside tables and a chest of drawers for those who choose to unpack. No AC, but ceiling fans, portable fans, and screened windows provided plenty of ventilation so we were never overly warm. The bathroom had tub/shower combo, ample granite countertops, fluffy towels, hairdryer, and fragrant soap/shampoo/ conditioner in pump containers.

There are TVs in the bedroom and living room (which we never turned on--too much else to do!), radio, comfortable couch and chairs with good light for reading. The decorations are all Hawaii themed and attractive.

Beach towels are available at the beach-side desk, which was also very helpful with information about the area, and for making a reservation for us for a boat trip to the NaPali coast. The complex is very well maintained, with beautiful tropical plants and huge shade trees and palms, winding walkways, and little lakes. The orchid and cactus garden on the property is a beautiful place to stroll. The lawns are huge, well manicured, and perfect for family games. Lawn chairs there are the perfect place to lie and watch the sunsets. The beach is clean, not overly crowded, and has generally low surf. Snorkeling was good along the rocky margins at either end. From Kiahuna Plantation you can stroll down the beach, and through adjacent properties on walkways, for several miles. The location on the sunnier, warmer south shore is perfect, with proximity to Waimea Canyon and Allerton Garden. Nearby Koloa is a fun town to explore, with history exhibits, shops, and restaurants. Perfect vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the quality of the furnishings and amenities.

Would gladly rebook this suite for a future vacation

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kiahuna golf course across the street. Shopping also across the street


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