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Great Vacation Retreats
About Great Vacation Retreats
Aloha~ Thank you for viewing our properties! Great Vacation Retreats is a boutique family run vacation rental company located on the beautiful island of Kauai! We have been managing properties on the Garden Isle and Kona since 2009. It can be overwhelming trying to pick out the right property -- we can help. Someone from our office is available almost 24 hours/day to answer your questions and help you find the perfect place to call home during your tropical getaway. We take great pride in the properties we manage and believe that we truly have some of the best properties the island has to offer. We have been in each property numerous times and stayed in most so that we can give you an accurate description of what each property's amenities are, distances to the beach, sightseeing, restaurants, etc. We can also help you with any activities you might be interested in while on island such as surfing lessons, private boat charters, guided hikes, stand up paddling, personal chef, childcare and much more! Mahalo for looking :)
Why Great Vacation Retreats chose Poipu
Peace and Quiet—With a View: Get the privacy of a corner condo with the lanai’s amazing panorama. Watch sunrise over the bay, 50 feet from the water. Ample Amenities: Enjoy access to the Kuhio Shores barbecue area with 2 grills. Free parking, coin-operated laundry, and elevators add to the convenience. Stroll to the Beach House restaurant next door for seafood and an oceanside atmosphere. Sun and Surf: Walk just steps to Lawai Beach, known for surfing and snorkeling among the turtles and choke (fish). Baby Beach (5 minute walk) is also a secluded spot, great for families.
What makes this House unique
Just 30 minutes from the airport, this condo puts you near Kukui’ula Shopping Center’s upscale grocery store, restaurants, shops, galleries, and a weekly farmers market (11-minute walk). Drive to the National Tropical Botanical Gardens and Spouting Horn Park (4 minutes) for hiking through native plants and to a stunning waterspout. If you’re looking for a resort-style stay, we have you covered. For an additional fee you’ll have uninhibited access to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, home to a fitness center, hot tub and sparkling pool with a waterslide and sand-bottomed kiddie section – everything you need to work out, cool off or wind down.
Kuhio Shores is a well-kept building just minutes away from Poipu.
The apartment is a corner unit at the second floor with the road on the left and the ocean on the right. We had no problem with the traffic noise (we could barely hear the cars passing by), and we always kept the windows open of the lanai for the beautiful sound of the waves.
The house is very well organized with many technological gadgets (a Sonos speaker to play your holiday music too!), fast internet, all possible household appliances, beach gear and beach towels.
If you plan to cook, the kitchen is well equipped and local coffee and condiments are also available with a really nice welcome package.
The apartment and the building are kept with care in an commendable way. A round of applause to the people who are taking care of this building!
We are going to have beautiful memories of this place, highly recommended!
Mahalo, Filippo!! Kuhio Shores 201 is a lovely place and it definitely deserves amazing guests like yourself. We appreciate your kind comments and we would love to work with you, again, on your return visit to Kauai! Until then, take care, and Aloha!!
Great place for vacationing & beach time
Great view of the sunrise and sunset plus walking distance from the beach. Clean, comfortable, and close to the promenade with excellent restaurants and convenience stores. Laundry facilities on site were helpful as well. Glad to have found such a great spot to relax.
Mahalo, Cary! We appreciate the comments! Kuhio Shores is definitely a convenient location being in close walking distance to the shops and restaurants at Kukui’ula Shopping Village!
This was a beautiful place to stay right on the beach and close to good shops and food! Thank you!
Mahalo for staying with us at Great Vacation Retreats. We are so happy you folks had a wonderful stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again.
Great deal and location and view!
The inside is well decorated and very clean, great spot in Poipu. Awesome lanai. Other units have better views but this is still awesome.
Mahalo! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return soon!
Oceanfront? Yes, but with the view on the road included
We stayed for nine nights at this condo. I have visited South shore before so I knew the location would be good. The view from this particular unit is not ideal - it is definitely not an oceanfront view, but only partial - yes, you look at the ocean, but also at the road, and from the bedroom you listen not to the birds or ocean waves but to the noises of the cars. If you are fine with this, you would love the unit. It is very clean, spacious, with stylish furniture. The staff was friendly, and we found everything we needed there - except for the view.
Aloha and thanks for submitting a review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the property. We hope the road wasn't a surprise for you when you checked in. We do try and be very upfront with the location during the booking process and on the listing details. Most guests tell us they can only hear the ocean and the road is very quiet at night. Maybe we can entice you to come back and try another property next time. Thanks again for your feedback!
Enjoyable stay at Kuhio Shores
We stayed for four nights at the very end of our 12-night Hawaii honeymoon.
We loved the lanai - it had lounge chairs and a great view of the water ahead (and the turtles who reside there!).
We were greeted with a welcome package from Great Vacation Rentals - complete with toilet paper, dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, coffee.. a great starter kit for anyone staying a long time, and just perfect for us who were only staying a few days. Soap, shampoo, conditioner and body wash were plentiful (always a plus!)
The condo is beautiful, but the photos don't always match it (for example, the shower looks the same but the toilet/sink have been changed). Also, lack of washer/dryer was a bit disappointing.
The bedroom has no real windows - the windows are to the walkway, with privacy screens. This made for very hot nights and uncomfortable sleeping. One suggestion I would have for the condo owner is to invest in a window AC unit. The fans don't cut it.
There were great beach chairs available, along with boogie boards, but a cooler would be very appreciated by future guests (we had to rent one).
Location is okay - you're next door to a snorkel beach and few minutes' drive from Poipu Beach.
Thank you for your review. We are working on getting new photos as soon as the owner is finished with some great new upgrades to the property. We appreciate your suggestions and will make sure to pass them on:)
Located on Kauai's beautiful South Shore. The world famous Poipu beach offers a beautiful beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling or laying out in the sunshine. Poipu beach also has a large grassy park with children's play area, showers, bathrooms, restaurants and shopping. Next door you will find Brennecke's beach and Shipwreck beach great for boogie boarding or surfing. Also right next door to Kuhio Shores is Lawai beach great for snorkeling and Baby beach perfect for little ones. Keep your eyes peeled for turtles and Hawaiian monk seals! Other nearby attractions include the award winning Anara spa, Two Shopping Centers, many restaurants, Koloa town, Spouting Horn, The National Tropical Botanical Garden and more! Poipu Beach Athletic Club includes a pool, waterslide, hot tub, gym, fitness classes, sports courts, restaurant and more! Memberships available for purchase thru Great Vacation Retreats.