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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)
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Piece of paradise
Piece of paradise
This was such a magical unique place. We had to make some tough decisions from the lanai when having home made breakfast or dinner........should we watch the amazing sunset or the whales jumping around a couple of feet away? It is close to the best beach to snorkel, Poipu. Sea turtles swimming all around you, sea lions on the shore. Close to shops restaurants and activities. On top of that the apartment was so cozy, had everything you could need for amenities, to cook, to take to the beach etc. We had a great welcome package from the Carter's and an even better stay....thank you so much!!!!! Naomi and Carla
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/01/13
Heavenly experience, July 16-26, 2012
Heavenly experience, July 16-26, 2012
I am writing this review to the sound of the surf right outside the condo. The VRBO description is dead on, but can't do the place justice. You can see the ocean wherever you turn in this condo, and the lanai is much bigger than most. The waves break right in front of your face, but the spray doesn't travel to the lanai. We have watched beautiful sunrises (though you can't see the sun come up, as it is around the bend) and gorgeous sunsets. We sit in our chairs on the lanai while other residents gather on the lawn beside us to watch the sun go down. We feel very special :-) We have stayed on Maui and Oahu, and Kauai is our favorite. What a beautiful place. Plumeria everywhere, as well as other delicious-smelling bushes and flowers. The pool is surrounded by fragrant bushes and hibiscus. We have had it all to ourselves at times, or sharing it with a handful of people. Not too small at all, if you read that in the Kauai Revealed guidebook. Frankly, we feel let down by that book. The Makahuena, while not as new as some of the other places around it, has an incredible location. There is a path coming off the property and going north that runs along the beach past the Diamond Resorts complex and then the Hyatt. (When you see how far back the buildings on those properties are set from the beach, you will appreciate the Makahuena even more). You continue past the Hyatt onto a trail that leads up into the lithified cliffs. Breathtaking views up there, very inspirational for runners :-) Waimea is an hour's drive away, and another 15 mins. to see the Na Pali coast from land (Kokee State Park) - spectacular each. Ke'e Beach is a 90 minute drive (head out early, parking is limited), and is a lovely beach with views of the Na Pali coast from the other angle. You can also hike from Ke'e Beach on the Kalalau Trail to see the Na Pali coast. Our kids have had a blast boogie boarding at Brennecke Beach which isn't very far from the condo, and we have snorkeled every day at different beaches all over the island, but mostly around Poipu. Back to the condo - the owners are gracious and helpful. The kitchen is stocked with every implement we needed, not fancy but serviceable. We really appreciated the icemaker in the fridge - nothing stays cold for long here. We used the dishwasher every day, as well as the washer/dryer. There are extra towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach mats provided by the owners. Condo staff are nice, too.
- Guest XCMama (Battle Ground, Washington)
- Date of stay 07/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/25/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
The lanai is paradise
The lanai is paradise
Stayed in this property last week of Jan, first week of Feb 2012 and really enjoyed it. The lanai on the Ocean front is something you can't even imagine !!! Watched whales, spinner dolphins and turtles, and the most beautiful sunsets everyday. Furniture on the lanai very comfortable. The condo itself is a bit dated, needs new bedding, a TV in bedrooms etc, but comfortable, Spent most of the time in the pool,on the beach or on that lanai. The property is very quiet and within walking distance to both Poipu beach and Shipwreck beach. If you like to walk in the mornings there are many choices of different routes you can take right from the condo. We will definitely be back, already planning next years trip. Owners super nice and easy to work with.
- Guest J&L (Bellingham)
- Date of stay 01/28/12
- Review Submitted 03/02/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Our family stayed here for a week recently and had a fantastic time. Kelly is an honest, thorough and responsive owner. His rental terms are renter friendly and made us feel very comfortable and assured about renting from him. The condo is well equipped, spacious and had everything our family needed for our entire stay. The kitchen has all the essentials for cooking. The views from the lanai are spectacular - we enjoyed spectacular sunsets everyday while enjoying a glass of wine after a day of fun in the sun. What more can we ask for?
- Guest JL (LA, CA)
- Date of stay 10/01/11
- Review Submitted 10/17/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.
This accommodation was sweet sweet sweet! We enjoyed every minute of our stay! Watching whales, spinner dolphins and even turtles while having a glass of wine from the lanaii was amazing as was the sunsets we saw almost every night. The accommodations were superb and comfortable as this site says. I can't recommend a better place and as we toured around the neighborhood you would say the same thing. Kauai's golf was awesome and take a tour around the island in a helicopter. I would definitely recommend Captain Andy's for a snorkel trip as that was a highlight for us. I have already recommended all our friends if they stay in Kauai to check out this place. Restaurants were fantastic and Kelly's recommendations were spot on! Calgary, AB May, 2011
- Guest Dids (Calgary, AB)
- Date of stay 04/16/11
- Review Submitted 05/15/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: We are glad you enjoyed your trip to Kauai. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will return to enjoy another trip.
For anyone looking for a "true" oceanfront property, this is it! We were very fortunate to have been able to spend 3 weeks in this lovely condo. It is very private and all that you see from the 40 foot lanai is the beautiful blue ocean and quite often turtles, dolphins and whales . It is quiet and peaceful. We saw beautiful sunsets every evening as we ate our meals on the lanai. The condo is very spacious, well equipped and well maintained. While on a Holoholo Charter, we were lucky to see about 5 or 6 whales, more spinner dolphins, monk seals and manta rays plus the indescribable Napali Coast - an incredible boat tour. We would also recommend having a Puka Dog - a real different take on the traditional hot dog. Waimea Canyon is a must along with the North Shore. Kelly was great to deal with and very accommodating. He and Mimmi have done a great job in furnishing and decorating the condo. All in all, a great vacation.
- Guest Bob & Carole (Haliburton, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 10/29/10
- Review Submitted 11/26/10
Recommended for: Age 55+
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
This was our second 2-week stay at Kelly & Mimi's condo. You can't beat the location because you really can't get any more oceanfront than this. The sunsets are spectacular! We ate all of our meals on the spacious lanai, and love the fact that the Carter's provide games, books, and beach essentials for their guests - especially love the beach chairs because we used to have to buy them. The condo is within walking distance to both Poipu and Shipwreck beach, so the location can't be beat. Working with Kelly is wonderful because he goes the extra mile to accomodate your needs. We will definitely stay here again because this condo feels like a home away from home.
- Guest Dave, Susan, Brad & Alex (Riverside CA)
- Date of stay 07/17/10
- Review Submitted 08/19/10
Owner response: We appreciate that our many returning guests always enjoy their stay. It is a pleasure to develop friendships with the people who frequent our property year after year..
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in this condo in Kauai. It took our breath away to see the waves breaking on the rocks directly in front of us while sitting on the lanai!! I must have taken 50 pictures as each crashing wave was more splendid than the last. We could have spent our whole stay in and around this condo. It was clean and had every amenity possible. It truly had a Hawaiian feel with the open concept and the constant breeze off the ocean. I didn't realize that it isn't air conditioned when we booked the unit, but it wasn't needed even though the temperature was 28 degrees outside. It is close to the pool and hot tub but the complex was very quiet. The beds were very comfortable and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep every night. We especially enjoyed the food gift basket left by Kelly. Thanks Kelly for sharing your little bit of paradise with us. We stayed in 3 different condos on 3 islands during our visit to Hawaii and this (5104)was by far the highlight of our visit. I would go back in a heartbeat
- Guest Peggy and George Lewis (Ajax, ON Canada)
- Date of stay 11/24/08
- Review Submitted 11/24/08
We feel lucky to have found this well cared for, well furnished ocean front apartment, which is among the best we have rented. The long lanai is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and especially for viewing sunsets. We also had many sightings of whales and turtles, and the bonus of a great rainbow view (and photo). Our personal favorite activity was an early morning walk over the Makahuena Headland to the path system close to the beach into and across the Hyatt Resort grounds. Then on to the partially shaded trail over the dunes up to the cliffs and headlands for further ocean viewing and exercise. Returning via the Coffee shop at the Hyatt for a pleasant rest on the terrace, and purchase of a "real" newspaper to browse in the afternoon heat. Koloa Old Town makes a nice short trip to learn some history as well as collect essentials. The "Emperor's Emporium" even had "made-in-Hawaii" children's clothes. Thanks for your attention to the needs of your guests. Yours is definitely a place worth returning to.
- Guest Susan & Alan K. (Victoria, BC Canada)
- Date of stay 03/14/08
- Review Submitted 03/14/08
5104 is a fantastic place to stay. The views from the lanai and the condo are spectacular. We saw beautiful sunsets, huge crashing waves, boats, turtles, and spinner dolphins. My wife, an interior designer, loved the furniture and set up. The grounds are well maintained with lots of beautiful plants and very clean. The pool and hot tub were excellent and good size. The condo is located in a great spot that is close to lots of activites and beaches. We loved it and had a great time in Kauai. Kelly, the owner, is very helpful and I highly recommended this piece of paradise.
- Guest Kevin Warren (Windsor, California)
- Date of stay 08/16/07
- Review Submitted 08/16/07
Glorious, beautiful, memorable - there are no words to express just how much #5104 has come to mean to our family. Kelly was so gracious and professional and did everything he could to enhance our stay even more. I can not pick a favorite positive - everything was positive. Our world is so gorgeous and this allowed us a look through the windows of #5104 to witness things we had never had the pleasure of seeing. The staff were friendly and my husband really enjoyed the hot tub. I loved the kitchen - everything there to assist a cook and beautifully arranged. The wraparound lanai allowed the gorgeous view to just keep you guessing as to what great thing would appear next. This condo is everything it is advertised and more. Aloha
- Guest Barb & Austin Reid (Kerrville TX)
- Date of stay 04/12/07
- Review Submitted 04/12/07
This is a wonderful condo. Very private and quiet, clean and nicely furnished. Wonderfully comfortable bed! It has a wrap around lanai facing south and west; terrific sunsets and whale watching galore. Highly recommended!
- Guest ksequim (Sequim, WA)
- Date of stay 01/22/07
- Review Submitted 01/22/07
This is a wonderful condo. The view is great and we enjoyed watching sunsets from the lanai. The furniture is stylish and very comfortable and the condo is well laid out. It is a perfect place for a family or group of friends to stay. Kelly is a pleasure to work with and provides a lot of great information on restaurants and things to do in Kauai. We would highly recommend this condo.
- Guest Christine and Scott1 (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 11/29/06
- Review Submitted 11/28/06
Great location for viewing whales, dolphins, and turtles. Fabulous Lanai for viewing sunrises and sunsets. Spacious well equipped condo with all the necessities. Nice tennis courts with no waiting for court time. We were able to walk to beaches for snorkeling and restaurants for dinner.
- Guest Teresa S. (Yreka Ca)
- Date of stay 11/21/06
- Review Submitted 11/21/06
The Carter's condo was more than we even imagined it to be and was one of the highlights of our stay in Kauai. The views are spectacular, the furniture is extremely comfortable, and all of the comforts of home are provided. Our family's favorite time of day was sitting on the lanai into the evening hours just watching the sunsets and listening to the waves upon the rocks below. The complex where the condo is located is well maintained and the people we spoke with were very friendly - both staff and other guests. Kelly has been a pleasure to work with and has provided many tips and suggestions to our questions. He has spoken with us on several occasions and has treated us as though we were old friends. We truly appreciate his honesty and professionalism. We are very much looking forward to doing business with the Carters once again in the near future.
- Guest Gale, Cheryl, Tami & Brandon Hill (Rio Linda, CA)
- Date of stay 11/15/06
- Review Submitted 11/14/06
My sister-in-law and I spent a most enjoyable week in September at this beautiful condo. Trust me, it is everything advertised, and more! The Carters are to be commended for their honesty and truth in presenting everything on their website as it truly is! The property is beautifully decorated inside and out! We most loved our times on the lanai, both morning and evening, either enjoying a lovely sunrise or beautiful sunset. We will definitely return in the near future to enjoy another stay in #5104
- Guest joanie groat (san jose, ca)
- Date of stay 10/30/06
- Review Submitted 10/30/06
This Condo is very comfortable, beautifully decorated, and has plenty of space. The Lana has a great view, which we used every morning and evening to watch the sunrises and sunsets. We saw sea turtles, dolphins, and boats from the Lana. The island is wonderful and we will be back to stay at this condo. I want to thank the Carter family for all of their help to make are stay great. Mahalo from all of us. LaVina Graumann & family Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Guest LaVina Graumann (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
- Date of stay 08/16/06
- Review Submitted 08/16/06
We (4 adults in our family) had such a wonderful time in the Carter Family ocean front spacious condo! (Last year we stayed in their second condo which is also so lovely, clean, and comfortable). The lanai is the best feature with the high chairs and tables to view the ocean for whales, turtles, and spinner dolphins and of course the best place to eat and read! We were so content to stay in the condo and then when it got dark, we would leave the condo. The Carters are unbelievable in the way they communicate with us to make the arrangements for renting their condos and the followup after we return to the mainland! We have already planned a return trip to the Carter's ocean front condo for next year. Our bags are packed!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/16/06
- Review Submitted 04/16/06
Feb. 12-18, 2006: We loved Kauai and were delighted with your accommodations. We were welcomed with a basket of goodies, the condo had everything we could possibly need and was extremely comfortable and clean. We traveled with 4 adults and 2 children, ages 2 and 4. It couldn't have been better. We went to Maui for a week following Kauai. Kauai is definitely our favorite and your condo was by far superior to the one we rented in Maui. The service and your pre-and-post communications are superb. You are to be commended with your customer service and amenities. Thank you and we would be honored to use your condo again upon our return in the future!
- Guest Sheri1 (Haines, Alaska)
- Date of stay 03/01/06
- Review Submitted 03/01/06
We had a wonderful time! The condo was beautifully decorated and also very comfortable, with plenty of space. Every lovely detail you have read about in the property description is completely accurate. We loved the waves crashing outside, and being visited by spinner dolphins was a highlight! We also had excellent service from the owners, who are genuinely interested in making your stay pleasant. They thought of everything. Thank you to the Carter family for providing such a great place to stay!
- Guest Michael & Tamsin Lehn (Surrey, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 11/02/05
- Review Submitted 11/02/05