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Kiahuna #123 - Architect Owned - Beautiful Renovation and Great Ocean View

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 630 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our beach house is located in Kiahuna Plantation at Poipu Beach on the south shore of Kauai.  The southern part of the island is known for sunny days and great breezes and Kiahuna is considered the area’s premier beach-front rental property, the only one in Poipu with its own white sand beach.

The condo's architecture is reminiscent of Hawaii's 19th-century plantation past and provides the classic Hawaiian setting for your stay on the island.  The buildings at Kiahuna are nestled in 35 acres of sprawling lawns, lush tropical gardens, lily ponds, a private lagoon and the largest orchid garden in Hawaii.  

Our condo #123 is on the top floor of Building 18, located between the ocean and the pool/fitness center.  As you'll see in the photos, it was completely renovated using top of the line finishes including granite counters, travertine tile and bamboo flooring as well as all new appliances, cabinetry, lighting and furniture.  The walls were removed between the kitchen and living room to create an open floor plan so you have unobstructed views of the ocean.    All the rooms have louvered windows and doors which lets the breeze pass right through and there are ceiling fans in the bedroom and living area that also keep it cool and comfortable. 

As soon as you walk in the door you have a great view straight through the condo to the ocean.  On the left is the bedroom with a king-size bed, TV, dressers and closet and on the right is the bathroom with a big walk-in shower and a separate vanity area.  The living, dining and kitchen are in one large vaulted space that opens to the lanai.  The kitchen is fully furnished and is great for preparing anything from fresh papaya for breakfast to fancy umbrella drinks and gourmet dinners.  

One of the best parts of the condo is the covered lanai that runs the whole width of the beach house.  There are over 15 feet of glass doors and windows that open to the lanai from the living area.  The lanai is furnished with a bar-height table and chairs so you have a wide, open view of the ocean and grounds.  It also has two lounge chairs which are a perfect place to relax, read and listen to the surf.

The advantage of staying in this unit is that the ceiling is vaulted to 14 feet high which makes the condo airy and open, and at night you can open the screen doors on the lanai to enjoy the ocean breezes while you sleep – something you can’t do in a ground floor unit.  It’s also nice because you don’t have the noise of another unit above you so it feels like a private retreat.   

Kiahuna’s beach is a quick walk through the beautifully landscaped  grounds.  There is a manicured lawn dotted with palm trees fronting the beach and that is where you will find the Beach Hut where you can get complimentary beach chairs and towels.  The Hut also offers snacks and rentals of various beach toys that you can charge to your room.  The beach is fairly private and it is used mostly by people staying at Kiahuna.  It connects to Poipu Beach which has more activity and good snorkeling.  Poipu was rated #1 by The Travel Channel and has been chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches in America.

We provide on-site management, staffed 24 hours a day.  You check in like a hotel, and the friendly staff is always available to assist you in any way.  The concierge at the Activities Desk is a great resource to help with ideas, directions and reservations for anything from dinner to helicopter tours, sunset cruises, tee times (at one of many nearby golf courses), horseback rides or luaus.  Guests have full complimentary access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club (right across the street) with aerobic equipment, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, weight training machines and free weights.

There are a number of great restaurants nearby.  On the Kiahuna grounds is the historic plantation manager’s cottage built in 1930 that now houses the Plantation Gardens Restaurant and next door is Red Salt at the Koa Kea. Across the street is Poipu Village Shopping Center and down the street is Kukui'ula Village. They both have restaurants and shops that offer everything you could possibly need for your time on Kauai. 

We love Kauai and we looked for a long time to find a place that we would want to return to year after year.  #123 is that perfect place and we hope you consider it home too.  

Hawaii TA Registration #152-124-8256-02

Management by Castle Resorts, Roy Thompson

808-742-2200, rthompson@castleresorts.com

Cleaning Fees are additional. Guests pay a Check-out cleaning fee ($125). A Mid-week cleaning ($67) is required for every 7 night stay. (Price may vary based on housekeeping's current rates). Cleaning fees will be collected by the front desk upon check in (they aren't collected by VRBO).

Reservation Cancellation Policy: If you cancel greater than 75 days prior to your arrival date, we will refund your deposit less $50. If you cancel between 75 and 45 days prior to your arrival date, we will keep your deposit but you can apply it toward a future rental with us. If you cancel less than 45 days prior to your arrival date, we will attempt to find another party to rent the unit during your dates, and if so, we will send you any amounts that we collect from the other party less your deposit. If we are unable to find another party to rent the unit, then we will keep all rental payments received. This policy applies to cancellation of either an entire reservation or cancellation of a portion of your reservation.

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More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to share your fantastic condo!! Not only is it gorgeous but well appointed with everything I needed to make great meals. We had a wonderful vacation!
Oct 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Poipu in Koloa

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath vanity area with granite counter and separate walk-in shower with travertine walls
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
King-size bed, free High Speed WIRELESS internet access, Ceiling fans in living room and bedroom, Two TV's with Cable and DVD Player (movie rentals at Redbox across the street at Whaler's Cove General Store), MP3 player with built-in iphone/ipod charger, New furniture, Full kitchen with all appliances (refrigerator, range/oven, microwave), coffee maker, blender, toaster, all utensils, glassware, flatware and dishes, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, in-room safe, linens provided, coin laundry facilities on property, access to fitness club and pool, gas BBQ grills. No Pets. No Smoking.

Reviews

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Kiahuna #123 - Architect Owned - Beautiful Renovation and Great Ocean View
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 62 reviews
Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
5

Exceptional Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our time in Kauai was made all the more special because of this beautiful beach condo. We loved everything about this home away from home. The owners provided everything we needed and more in the kitchen to make home made meals. The decor was clean and beautiful and created the atmosphere of a five star hotel penthouse. The bedroom was comfortable and provided lots of storage, and the bathroom had a lovely shower with wonderful water pressure after long hikes and days at the beach. We loved the view from the lanai and spent many relaxing mornings looking out at the view. When we return to Kauai someday we would be very excited to stay at this condo once again. Thank you for a memorable time in paradise, with all the luxuries of home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kiahuna Beach House 123

  • 5 of 5

I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited Kiahuna for 35 years at least once or twice every year. Understandably I’ve stayed in a number of units around the property. Kiahuna Plantation Beach House 123 is by far superior to any other unit. The owner is an architect and has done an exceptional job remodeling the interior and creating a large, extremely comfortable space with marble counter tops, travertine-lined bathroom and bamboo flooring. He has anticipated and provided for a guest’s every need in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Furniture and artwork all appropriately reference the Aloha spirit without being clichéd or trite. Since unit is on an upper level and located at property’s rear, beach activity and noise is nonexistent and view from lanai exceptional. I cannot more highly recommend Kiahuna Plantation Beach House 123. In a word “heaven”.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Everything!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience with this condo. It was clean and well equipped. It is perfectly located. It has a balcony with an ocean view that is a great spot to enjoy your coffee or bird watch. The grounds of the Kiahuna Plantation are well manicured and beautiful to walk around. Also, there is a beach that is right in front and it wasn't crowded when we were there. The Kiahuna also provided beach chairs, towels and bogie boards. Restaurants are all around this condo. We honestly didn't want to leave the south shore! The only down side was that we had to return home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo is clean, comfortable and ideal for a couple. Kiahuna Plantation is very charming and well maintained.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great find at a great price!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 10 days on our honeymoon and were very pleased with our experience! The condo was true to the pictures. The grounds of Kiahuna Plantation were incredibly well-maintained. We enjoyed the short walk from our condo to the beach because we got to walk through the beautiful gardens! We ate breakfast on the lanai almost every morning and loved the view from the lanai at sunrise and sunset. Our only complaint (and this may be common among lots of condos on Kauai) was that the doors and windows don't have glass seals. They only have screens and louvered interior shutters, so noise from the outside can be heard very clearly inside. It wasn't a huge issue because the other guests in our building were not overly loud or disruptive, but it was something we were not expecting. Other than that, we loved our stay! The kitchen is well-stocked with cooking tools, and the condo and grounds are in excellent condition. The Sheraton and the Marriott are both shorts walks from the condo, so you get the amenities of the resorts without paying the resort prices while getting the space and privacy of a condo. We thought it was a great place for a great price, especially compared to other rentals in the same area. The South Shore has tons of restaurants, sunshine in the winter, and great beaches. We thought it was the best part of the island to stay on! Be sure to check out Little Fish Coffee across the street for a great coffee/breakfast!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ashton - I'm glad you loved the condo! Sounds like you enjoyed the ocean view from the lanai and were able to relax and enjoy your honeymoon on Kauai. Yes - it’s funny coming from the mainland that when you get to Kauai, most places on island have screens and louvers rather than glass in the windows. After being on island you realize that it is so temperate with the trade winds that almost everyplace is open air, and it feels so natural. It’s a pretty amazing place. We hope you come back soon - maybe to celebrate your first anniversary?!
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5

It's an absolutely wonderful condo to stay at!!

  • 5 of 5

It's been our third trip to Kauai, and after enjoying another two weeks at this beautiful condo, my wife and I are already thinking about coming back here again...soon! Dean and Paul have done everything possible to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. From the moment you walk through that front door, you know that you are going to love this place. As with many of their other happy guests, you feel like this is your home away from home. From the awesome view of the ocean and the plantation while enjoying your breakfast on the lanai, to the close proximity to many of the popular sites and restaurants on the South Shore, the luau next door at the Sheraton, a short drive to Old Koloa Town, Friday night Art Walk in charming Hanapepe, and the list of things to do is endless! Thank you again, Dean and Paul, we are coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue
Car: recommended

GREAT BEACH--best swimming and snorkeling beach on Kauai, surfing (lessons, too) scuba, boogie boarding, ten great golf courses nearby (including Poipu Bay--of Grand Slam fame, Princeville, and Kauai Lagoons), boat tours, whale watching (in season), helicopter tours and more, GREAT RESTAURANTS of all kinds, nearby shopping, botanical gardens, world-class spa facilities, GREAT SIGHTSEEING by car, ATV, horseback, jeep, boat or just walking around. You'll have to come back to Kauai to see it all.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Poipu, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Season 2017
10 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£793
for 4 nights
From
£198
 
 
Fall Season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£811
for 4 nights
From
£203
 
 
Pre Holiday
1 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£775
for 4 nights
From
£194
 
 
Winter 2017/2018
18 Dec 2017 - 8 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,123
for 5 nights
From
£225
 
 
Summer Season 2018
9 Apr 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£828
for 4 nights
From
£207
 

Additional pricing information

- Fees: Cleaning Fees are additional. Guests pay a Check-out cleaning fee ($125). A Mid-week cleaning ($67) is required for every 7 night stay. (Price may vary based on housekeeping's current rates). Cleaning fees will be collected by the front desk upon check in (they aren't collected by VRBO). Price may vary based on housekeeping's current rates.
- Best suited for 2 adults only - sorry no children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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