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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

H.T.I.D.# TA-031-251-8656-01

This is it!......You have found the world famous Kauai Beach Front POIPU SHORES! just as the name implies...that is what we do, and what we offer!

.....check out the features carefully...there is nothing better on Kauai at any price!

The beautifully maintained Poipu Shores Resort is located on a small bluff on the southern tip of Kauai, between the Hyatt and Sheraton.

Top floor, RIGHT on the ocean front! Featuring two bedrooms suites, both w/king size beds, and two separate private baths. Poipu Shores is located on the East end (Boogie Board) end of Brenneke's Beach aka Poipu Beach. There are 100% UNOBSTRUCTED ocean views from the master bedroom, living room and lanai where sea life such as large sea turtles, dolphin and whales are clearly visible. Sounds of waves can be heard from all rooms, and the condos property even has its own 'blowhole' at high tide.

The interiors of all of our condominiums are immaculately decorated with top-of-the-line appliances, furniture, linens, and art. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything one needs to prepare a meal like you were at home! We supply plenty of bath and beach towels, as well as beach chairs and other beach equipement. Also all of our condos have their own private in suite washers and dryers.

Not more than 50ft from the Poipu Shores condos is the amazing 'cliffhanger pool' the ONLY cliffhanger pool left on Kauai after Hurricane Iniki in 1991. Surrounding the pool are lounge chairs and umbrellas. 25ft from the front door of your condo is a beautiful covered gas BBQ center for your convenience.

Walking distance to several beaches and dozens of restaurants Poipu Shores is just what you are looking for!

BRAND NEW TOP of the line Sera Perfect Sleeper Beds is California King size in BOTH bedroom suites. Trust me on this....the bed is a MAJOR part of the recipe for a quality vacation! These are $2000 each and even the Hyatt at $500/night went for a less expensive bed.

We also own 103A (VRBO # 895528) and 106A (VRBO # 895529) if you prefer a ground floor experience!

Activities such as golfing, snorkeling, hiking, and surfing are close by, as well as excellent restaurants, shopping centers, and markets.

We look forward to hearing from you. Mahalo!!

John and Janis Zihla

Reservations include obligatory Poipu Beach Athletic Club membership at $12/nt.

Keywords: Beachfront Condominium

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john zihla
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About john zihla


Janis and I have been coming to Kauai regularly since 1980 and decided to start building our retirement plans here in 1997. We are committed to providing the absolute finest experience for our guests. These condos are absolutely irreplaceable, their location and proximity to the ocean and their views defy description. I invite you to explore the amazing world of Kauai and see for yourself why so many families have made staying in our condos part of their families traditions. I promise you incomparable quality, cleanliness, and value. These are not primarily rental condos....these are our extended families homes. And it is our pleasure to share them with you. It would be our privilege to serve as your hosts. Nature at it's best beckons....think soft sand and warm trade winds....this 'is' your happy place!

Aloha and Mahalo,

John and Janis Zihla

john zihla purchased this condo in 1994

Why john zihla chose Poipu

Poipu is the absolute best place to be!.....If it's sun and fun you are seeking, don't even think of going anywhere else! Close enough to drive easily to anywhere on the Island....and with the absolute best weather on Kauai year in and year out! If it's not clear and 80 degrees....just give it an will be!

What makes this condo unique

The Sounds of the ocean fill every room!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location is amazing. Water crashing on the rocks just steps away from the property and pool. There were turtles everywhere in the water and saw spinner dolphins a few times from the patio. Easy walk to a few beaches. The unit had a well stocked kitchen, beach chairs, cooler and towels. The unit was clean and well decorated. I was disappointed with the electronic services. The WiFi is shared for the entire building so things like a chromecast won't work and the internet came to a crawl in the evening when everyone was home. Also the cable TV was snowy and not HD. All in all a great unit and I would happily recommend to a friend given the caveats above.
Aug 2016
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2) TOP OF THE LINE SERTA PERFECT SLEPPER IN CALIFORNIA KING SIZE IN EACH BEDROOM....These beds are amazingly comfortable and no expense was spared....., Queen size Beds (1) One addition queen size AERO BED for any additional guest is available as well.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 45 reviews

Nice condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very spacious. The location was perfect. We could hear the waves crashing into the wall. The sunset was amazing. Everything was in like new condition. Washer/dryer/coffee pot/dishes/glasses/etc. The only issue was the air conditioning. It's only in the master bedroom (window unit in the closet). We kept the bedroom door closed so sleeping and showers were pleasant. This was only a problem since we traveled in late July/early August. We managed just fine though. The pool was really nice. The beach was close. Restaurants were plenty. So much to do on this island. My husband and I enjoyed the time we were there. I would rent this condo again if we ever return to this island.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, BC, Canada

Welcoming and comfy condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely waterfront condo right where the waves break and provide so much of a spectacular show, and where the sunset could be viewed from the front of the condo. The condo was very well furnished, with plenty of good kitchen equipment, dishes, etc., as well as bathrooms being well-stocked with bathroom tissues, towelling, soaps, and so forth. There was also a washer-dryer, and four large beach towels. We received a refreshing welcoming bottle of bubbly with two glasses in the fridge upon arrival. During the booking process we received excellent and responsive help from Christine, the rental agent. Kauai is a gorgeous Island, the finest of the Hawaiian Islands in our opinion, and this Poipu waterfront condo was an excellent home base from which to enjoy it. We took some fabulous walks, in particular through Poipu Kai down to the outstanding grounds of the Grand Hyatt, which are open to visitors and which have every tropical flora and fauna it seems. The walk from the condo to Brennecke's beach is also an attractive one, so again, convenience has been added into the mix. Aloha and Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind review! We are looking forward to hosting you again next year. All the best from Poipu! Aloha!
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Bedeque, Prince Edward Island


  • 4 of 5

Great location! Beautiful sunset! Enjoyed listening and watching waves!! Great supplies!!

Suggestions: a/c in other rooms especially for hot summer months, make sure grills used by all condos are cleaned more often

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Braunfels, TX

Can't Beat the Location but not Great for 2 couples (103A)

  • 4 of 5

If you like being right on the ocean with all the sea breeze and ocean sounds associated then this is for you. We loved it for this reason. The location is overlooking a very pretty and rugged coastline and is no more than 50' from the edge, but not right on the beach. The nearest beach is only about 1/4 mile or so however.

Another plus was the kitchen was very functional, we like to cook many meals in so we enjoyed this feature.

On the minus side the second bedroom "2nd Suite" is not exactly what we had in mind. It is VERY small and most of the closet space was taken up with "stuff" which we had to move to the dining room during our stay for the second couple to be able to have room for their clothes. We used the condo as two couples so we found this to be a pretty significant problem. If there was only one couple and maybe a kid this would be fine. The number one master suite is pretty nice with a nice view of the ocean and is pretty good size. There is A/C in Bedroom #1, but not Bedroom #2. However during our visit there was great cross ventilation to make this not a problem, for us.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review....In fact we were on Kauai during your stay and were the next ones staying in PS103A....Janis and I are the owners of the unit and were puzzled to find the 4 beach chairs and Aerobed in the living room when we came in.....The mystery however was quickly solved. A new member to the housekeeping staff was not shown that there is an amply large "second" closet directly behind the 2nd bedroom door in 103A That second closet is where all the beach gear and Aerobed normally gets stored. Instead, they stored them in the clothes closet that you found stuffed with the beach gear....That closet is normally empty except for an ironing board mounted to the wall.. Our apologies, that second closets door cannot even be seen with the bedroom door in its open position. It is directly behind the open door.There is more than adequate space available and Im so sorry that happened. You were purely a victim of circumstance here....and we will place signage on the 2nd closet door stating BEACH GEAR STORAGE so this never occurs to anyone again regardless of cleaning staff....We sure hope to see you again soon.!Our apology for their error.....and thanks for taking the time to write this nice review....It brought to light an issue I never would have anticipated. John and Janis Z
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Denver, CO

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location with access to pool and bbq. Easy walk to beach and local hangout. Very clean and has all amenities needed including some beach gear.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durango, CO

Great Vacation Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, just spent a week at this lovely condo. The location was magnificent. You cannot get much closer to the ocean; Great whale watching; lots of big turtles; Close to several beaches, good restaurants, good walking path. This is a well appointed condo. Very clean, nice, not overly decorated but with all the amenities you need. We are all cooks and eat many meals "in" so we particularly appreciated and enjoyed all of the kitchen utensils and tools. Plenty of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review!....See you next time!!!!!! John and Janis
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
POIPU Beach (Right outside your door)
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

PBAC $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Processing $50
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed....Check in is 3:00 PM, Check out is 10:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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