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Luxury Oceanfront Air-Conditioned 2 bedroom Condo Rental- 35 Feet from the Water

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


About the property

Oceanfront luxury condo, 2 Bedrooms with king size beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Open the door to our beautiful second home in Kauai and know you are in paradise. There is nothing between you and the vast blue ocean, just 35 feet away, which is framed by a wall to wall expanse of floor to ceiling windows. The soothing sounds of the ocean fill the condo and the whispering trade winds carry the island fragrances inside. Air-conditioned for those few days when the trade winds are stilled. This is absolutely one of the most desirable locations and condos on Kauai. Relax on the spacious lanai offering unbeatable views of rainbows, whales, sea turtles, and the best surfing action in all of Poipu.

The condo projects out from the surrounding units and offers an expansive ocean view with its wrap-around windows. Visitors come from all over the island to photograph the gorgeous sunsets at the adjacent Beach House Restaurant and the same view is available from our condo. Our second floor location provides both privacy and security. The furniture is Hawaiian style rattan and the artwork is island themed. Tile and bamboo floors complete the tropical look. The spacious lanai accommodates four very comfortably. The condo is equipped with everything we could think of to make your vacation perfect including two large flat panel TVs with DVD players, a telescope and binoculars for whale watching, and all the comforts of home. Beach equipment for your day trips include four quality beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach towels, boogey boards, sand toys, and beach coolers.

Each of the two bedrooms has a king size bed, a ceiling fan, a large closet, and plenty of storage. The windows in the bedrooms have plantation shutters and face the mountains, allowing you to sleep easy as the trade winds sweep through the unit. Two twin size floor mattresses and a portable crib/playpen are available for children and babies. Both bathrooms feature large marble showers, spacious vanities and sinks, and bamboo theme faucets and hardware. The kitchen was fully remodeled in 2012 and has solid cherry plantation style cabinets and granite counter tops. It is fully equipped with all new top of the line KitchenAid appliances. A Cuisinart blender, coffeemaker, toaster, top quality pots and pans, and numerous gadgets make your culinary adventures enjoyable. The Kuhio Shores BBQ area has two high quality propane barbecues with barbeque utensils conveniently located for your use. Then bring your food inside and dine at the glass and rattan table surrounded by the ocean. Seating is available for two more at the bar.

If you like to snorkel or surf, you'll love this spot even more. Directly to the right is sandy Lawai Beach that Sunset Magazine once named the best snorkeling spot on the south shore of Kauai. When the south swell hits, surf spots Smokey's, PK's, Centers and Acid Drop are perfect and located literally downstairs. Enjoy an easy walk to the upscale shops and restaurants at the Kukuiula Shopping Center or get your morning exercise by walking to Spouting Horn (one of the most photographed sites on Kauai) or to the famous Allerton Botanical Garden. Less than a 5 minute car ride takes you to historic Koloa Town, the grounds of the Grand Hyatt Resort, and the stunning Poipu Beach (ranked by the Travel Channel as one of the best beaches in the world).


Keywords: Oceanfront Kuhio Shores Poipu Condominium

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Susan McDaniel
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Susan McDaniel

Larry and Susan McDaniel have owned #218 Kuhio Shores since 1998 when they totally remodeled. They have continued to upgrade the condo through the years including a complete kitchen and partial bath remodel in 2012. When they aren’t enjoying their Hawaiian paradise, they live in coastal Encinitas, CA, a small surf town in North County San Diego. They have been traveling to Kauai with their family for more than thirty years and have a great love of the island and its secrets.

Susan McDaniel purchased this condo in 1998

Why Susan McDaniel chose Poipu

Absolutely one of the most desirable locations and condos on the south shore of Kauai

Guestbook comments from the owner

How fortunate can we be to have found this amazing condo!?! We love watching the turtles, the whales, the sunsets and this year the many weather patterns across the sky. And the RAINBOWS!!!
Jan 2008
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available in condo, 2 twin size floor mattresses available for children
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
High-speed Internet, Washer & Dryer facilities on each floor of Kuhio Shores building, Beach towels, beach chairs, & beach cooler provided, Newly remodeled in 2012 with top quality amenities.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

Pounding surf and turtles in the surf make for a very relaxing stay. Nice, well appointed condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you ever wanted....and more

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best rentals we've ever had. The location, the views, the was like we were living in our place. Susan and Larry have thought of EVERYTHING to make a vacation care free. The property is in a great location with snorkeling and surfing right out the door. It also felt more like a community and less like a tourist area. We've traveled the globe, and we put Kauai and Poipu 218 in our top 3 of all time. Perfect in every way. Thanks again Susan and Larry for sharing this paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Emerald, WI

Our New Favorite Place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Susan, for making our first trip to Kauai one of the most memorable vacations we have ever had. The condo was just perfect for two couples. Susan was very helpful, quick to respond when we had any questions and accommodating to us. The condo had good circulation and there were numerous fans so we had no problems sleeping. We were very grateful to have the beach chairs. Some of our favorite activities were; watching weddings from the dining room windows on the Beach House lawn; watching the turtles and surfers from the lanai; and the sunsets (and sunrises) were so amazing!!! We kept searching for wales but didn't see any (November is kind of early), but maybe next time. We were warned about roosters crowing in Kauai, but didn't hear any here. There were flocks of green parrots that come in to roost every evening after sunset in the trees of the parking lot. I wished they had come during the daylight hours, so we could get some pictures. We did learn (the hard way) to watch where we parked our rental car, as we found one tree was especially popular with the birds. We hope to return very soon to our new favorite place.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with my parents, and the gorgeous property was perfect for us. It is more beautiful than pictured, incredibly well stocked, spotlessly clean, obviously much loved by its owners, and in the most fabulous setting we could have imagined. We watched surfers and feeding turtles every day, at all times of day, from the lanai. We even spotted a reef shark, though I believe the surfers were less enthusiastic than we were! The very best snorkelling during our two week adventure on Kauai was found on the adjacent beach; we saw hundreds of colorful fish and two beautiful turtles up close and personal. The sunsets were amazing works of art...different every day. The complex is quiet, beautifully maintained and in a lovely location. It was only 15 minutes to Port Allen, where we departed for an amazing catamaran trip to see the Napali coast. The location is also a perfect home base for the myriad of amazing hiking trails in nearby Waimea State Park. Susan was terrific, answering all questions prior to booking and making the process very simple. I would highly recommend this property! We were so very sad to leave...and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second Stay - Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in December 2013 and loved it so much we rented it for almost two weeks in December 2015. The place is lovely, convenient to everything and very relaxing. We saw Whales, Dolphin and Turtles almost every day. We did have a small problem with the entry door while we were there. I only mention that because I want you to know that Susan was totally responsive and all over it! We appreciate involved owners. No need to write a longer review. If you are looking at the photos and description and it is open on your dates book it now.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schwarzenbruck, Germany

Loved the Condo & Location

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this condo was as wonderful as the first one in 2008. The condo is beautiful and very well equipped. We did not miss anything. The location is great, it is directly in front to the ocean. From the lanai we could watch dolphins, whales, turtles and also surfers, sailing ships, etc. We loved to sit there and watch the romantic sunsets. The location is also perfect to explore the island into any direction. It was a perfect starting place for our main activities as snorkeling and hiking. We hope to return soon...

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Shops at Kukuiulu
Nearest Restaurant
The Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Lawai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Next to the best surfing & snorkeling in Kauai, Hawaii!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your reservation after payment has been made, only that portion of your stay that we are able to rebook can be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.