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Best Place to Stay in Kauai - 35' from the Surf - Poipu, Hawaii

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,059 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

Located 35 feet from the surf, my Poipu condo is one of the best places to stay on the Island of Kauai. It has the best close up ocean views on the entire Island. Miles of beautiful coastline, crashing waves, breaching whales, sea turtles, great surfing action, and romantic tropical sunsets can all be seen while relaxing in my oceanfront condo in Poipu Beach. To see a YouTube video of my Poipu condo click on the "video" button at the top of this page. You'll love it and the music too!

Completely renovated, my Kauai condo has woven bamboo flooring, new tropical living room furniture, new patio dining furniture on the lanai, new art work, Tommy Bahama pillow top beds, Tommy Bahama dressers & night stands, new ceiling fans, a new 55-inch high definition flat panel smart television, new plantation style louvered teak doors, new crown molding/wainscoting, new stereo system, CD/DVD player, fresh paint, and much much more. High speed cable & wireless Internet are included.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you'll need. The counter tops are new Golden Crystal granite slabs and backsplash. The cabinets are solid oak. The appliances are top of the line Kitchen Aid stainless steel, featuring a convection oven.

If you plan to surf, boogie board, scuba dive, or snorkel during your vacation, you can't find a better place to stay in Kauai. Vacationers can surf, snorkel, boogie board, scuba dive, and even fish directly out our back door. Boogie boards, Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella, and beach towels are provided in the unit. There are also binoculars for viewing the whales, turtles and Hawaiian monk seals.

The trade winds on Kauai blow directly into the bedrooms and living room. Sleeping is a breeze. When the weather gets warm, not many condos in Kauai stay as cool as my condo in Poipu.

My condo is one of only two ground floor corner units at Kuhio Shores. The corner units have an extra window that creates a much more panoramic ocean view than the views of the non-corner units. The extra window also makes the condo feel much larger and allows for more air flow. And you can watch the sunsets through this window while sitting in the condo.

Between my condo and the ocean is a beautiful manicured lawn that's perfect for kids. The lawn area feels like it's your own private back yard. It's great.

Having the best ocean view on the island, and with swimming, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding, and scuba diving right out my back door, my condo is, without a doubt, one of the best places to stay in Kauai.

HAVE A GREAT VACATION IN KAUAI, wherever you decide to stay!

Hawaii Tax Id: TA-159-587-3280-01

Keywords: rentals, vacation rentals, condominium, Poipu, Poipu Beach, Kauai

More Details

Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Poipu

My twin brother, being a surfer as a young kid, always wanted to live on the oceanfront. Eventually, he got into the real estate business, as well as the development business. In 1989, he sold a custom spec house that he had built in La Costa, California and bought two oceanfront condos in Poipu. Kuhio Shores was his favorite because he could surf right out the back door, and when he wasn't surfing, he could watch the surf action while sitting inside the condo.

Sadly my twin brother passed away in 2015. I too surf and am now able to enjoy this property. It is very special to me and brings back very fond memories. It is situated on one of the most popular surfing and snorkeling areas on Kauai's south shore.

He liked being on the ground floor the best because you don't feel 'trapped' since you can walk right out onto the lawn, which you can't do on any other floor. The lawn makes it feels like you have your own personal backyard, just feet from the ocean. And if you have kids, they can run around on the grass to burn off any extra energy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Don,

Our two weeks went by way too fast. We loved your remodel. All we can say is beautiful, beautiful, and more beautiful. My wife is already nagging me to remodel our kitchen like yours!

The weather was perfect this year. We don't want to go home, knowing what the weather is like in Minnesota. We plan on staying for 3 weeks in 2012. Will be in touch.
Feb 2010
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1059 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Best Place to Stay in Kauai - 35' from the Surf - Poipu, Hawaii
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 18 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

First visit to the island. Couldn't have asked for a better location and accommodations! No complaints here.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So close to the ocean, and in a perfect place to watch incredible sunrises and sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Kuhio Shores #118 is a well-appointed ground floor unit 35’ from the ocean. We spent many lovely mornings and evenings on the patio, enjoying the ocean waves, and of course, the sunrises and sunsets are incredible! The unit is nicely furnished with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and all the pots, pans, silverware and dishes to satisfy the most discerning chef. The beds are very comfortable, and having two bathrooms is ideal! The living room furniture is a cozy place to sit and watch TV, or just relax, after a day on the go. The condo is located on the south side of the island next to the Beach House Restaurant. This is a great location, and we would love to return to Kauai and would definitely stay in this unit again! The owner is very friendly and quick to respond to any requests or questions you might have. Thank you, Ron, for a wonderful stay. Our vacation in the land of paradise was magical!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent location in Poipu on the ocean and near shopping, restaurants and lots of sights. Nicely decorated with updated kitchen and baths. Extra touches included champagne upon arrival and pantry with cooking necessities. Also had paper products, dish and laundry washing detergent, boogie boards, beach chairs, cooler, etc. Would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty much perfect

  • 5 of 5

Oceanside two bed two bath, what more can you ask for? Furnishings are tasteful and the view, sunrise to sunset, is incredible. The owner was super responsive and helpful with tips but there really was nothing we needed. Well stocked kitchen with all of the basic cooking needs.. Close to restaurants and just a few steps from easy ocean access and snorkeling. Thank you Ron, I hope we make it back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas 2016 at Kuhio Shores 118

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat this location! Ground floor walk out unit at Kuhio Shores, which is right next to the Beach House Restauarant. You can enjoy the fabulous sunsets right from your patio. Also, there are numerous sea turtles in this area. The owner has done a fabulous job with tasteful furnishings, high end kitchen appliances and all the comforts of home. There are barbecues and laundry facilities on the property (not in the unit itself). There is no pool, but this fabulous location makes you not miss a pool. We have stayed at 118 before and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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118 Kuhio Shores--lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

This oceanfront condo is very updated and comfortable. There is a huge TV, and an updated kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $130.2 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.42%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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