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Premier Ocean Close Townhome in the Heart of Poipu Beach with Large Lanai

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4).

Hawaii TAX ID # W40969243-01

Located in the heart of the Poipu Beach Resort area on the sunny South Shore of Kauai and close to all of the best beaches and restaurants, Poipu Crater Resort is a special place that offers a private and peaceful experience in an environment reminiscent of a tropical botanical garden.

This is townhome #20, recently remodeled with new bathrooms and kitchen, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home is exceptionally well maintained and is located high on the crater rim providing great breezes and sunsets from the oversized lanai. Units in Poipu Crater are duplexes with only one shared wall, no one above or below you and dedicated parking just 50 feet from the front door all on one level. master bedroom and bathroom area located upstairs with the second bedroom and bath on the main level and is perfect for families and couples alike. A twin futon mattress with bedding is available for one small child and can be placed on the floor in the living room or the master bedroom. In addition to 4 people in beds, a twin futon mattress with bedding is available for one small child and can be placed on the floor in the living room or the master bedroom.

The home is beautifully decorated with contemporary furnishings and artwork reflecting the spirit of Aloha. The full size kitchen is complete with all 2017 new stainless steel appliances and beautiful stone countertops. The bathrooms have stone countertops and large new walk in showers with glass doors. You’ll find everything you need for a great vacation in this home including a large flat screen LED SMART TV with internet streaming and Blu-Ray /DVD player, music system stocked with a selection of great Hawaiian music and beach chairs, towels and gear. The full size washer and dryer are new 2017 also.

Because the parking is extremely close by and there are NO stairs between the parking area and entry/main level of the home it works well for people with limited mobility etc. The main level has the guest bedroom and bath, kitchen and dinning areas all with NO steps. The living room and lanai are ONE step down and the master bedroom and bath are upstairs.

Poipu Crater Resort is located within walking distance to Poipu beaches, shopping and dining. The resort has one of the largest pools in Poipu and brand new private tennis court. There is also a clubhouse, outdoor lanai and BBQ area to enjoy.

More Details

John Ferrante
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About John Ferrante

Hi, my name is John Ferrante. We've been coming to Poipu for the last 15 years and now have our primary residence there. We love Kauai and you will too! I've been managing the rental of our condo during that time and it has been a wonderful experience to share our home with so many others looking for a great vacation location. We keep the condo in great condition, continually updated to reflect a contemporary Hawaiian atmosphere so that our guests can enjoy a unique yet affordable stay.

I encourage you to read the reviews and comments previous guests have provided to get a good idea of the quality of this accommodation. I look forward working with you directly to insure a great vacation experience on Kauai and at Poipu Crater Resort.

John Ferrante purchased this condo in 1999

Why John Ferrante chose Poipu

We purchased our condo because of the uniqueness of the property. The duplexes are polynesian in style and the property is like an island unto itself. It is low density residences surrounded by tropical gardens where each building is it's own unique position. People are very friendly and there is a fantastic pool area where visitors and owners can greet one another. There is so much to do within a few minutes drive and it is an easy walk to get anywhere in the Poipu Coastal area. Poipu Crater is truly a vacation destination unto itself.

What makes this condo unique

Probably one of the nicest benefits is the property itself. So many others are concrete buildings with narrow, hotel-style balconies as your outdoor living space This townhome has a very large lanai which becomes a gathering place for dining, reading, enjoying your favorite beverage or just watching the sway of the palms and birds. Your own dedicated parking spot is just a few feet away from the unit with no stairs. This is an amazing advantage since most Poipu Condo's have large parking lots a good walk from the condo, and stairs which is tiresome carrying groceries and beach gear. . The swimming pool and clubhouse is probably one of the largest in the Poipu Area, feeling almost hotel like and a luxury when just a small number of units have access to it.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) A twin futon mattress with bedding is available for one small child and can be placed on the floor in the living room or the master bedroom. This would be a 5th person in the condo and subject to the $25 per night additional charge.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Premier Ocean Close Townhome in the Heart of Poipu Beach with Large Lanai
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Great place ...quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay on this property. The house is ultra clean and the furnishings and appliances are all well maintained. It's a totally a great place to just hangout and chill in a lazy afternoon and read a good book . Surrounded by trees and lush green shrubbery,

It's really just a great place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Totally enjoyed our stay and John was always prompt

returning calls and texts whenever we have questions . Thank you John for being such a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Condo Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented condos through VRBO that looked and sounded great but with mixed results. This condo met all our expectations and was really a pleasant surprise. Poipu Crater is in a great location right in the middle of Poipu next to the ocean, yet it is a world apart. Peaceful, quiet and beautiful. This unit, #21, was a highlight of our Kauai trip. Everything was perfectly clean when we arrived. It is bright, up to date and modern, with all new stainless appliances, new washer dryer and a beautiful kitchen which we used every day. The baths were very nice granite and large walk in tile and glass showers. Really felt luxurious for a condo. We spent most of our time on the outdoor lanai. Even when it rained, it was wonderful to be outside. We ate all our meals there and it was a perfect gathering place in the morning to hear the birds (which are just amazing) and drink our coffee. We found it very convenient, with luggage and groceries, to have the condo’s parking space right next to the condo. The south shore was a good central spot to get to Wiamea canyon and Lihue (Costco) and the many beautiful beaches. There were all kinds of great restaurants close by too. We loved the pool at Poipu Crater and wished we could have spent more time just relaxing there. Next time. I highly recommend this condo. It is more than a 5 star place!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holdrege, Nebraska

Perfect Quiet Setting!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 6 nights and enjoyed the entire stay! Very clean, well decorated townhouse with a wonderful lanai to enjoy every morning. Loved the ceiling and layout of this place! No A/C but that was not a problem if you take advantage of the trade winds. I really appreciated the bench outside the front door and the garden hose to wash off before entering the TH. We used the cooler, beach chairs and umbrella for Poipu Beach just a short distance away-the only beach we snorkeled at and pleasantly surprised. We saw 2 green sea turtles, several monk seals and plenty of colorful fish. Would I stay here again...............of course!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Good looking house with bugs and without AC

  • 3 of 5

Owner was nice and responsive. House was beautifully decorated and had many items that you would need there. Like lots of dishes, snorkle sets, body boards, beach towels, card games, etc.....

Negatives were:

Lots of bugs get inside of the house. Like tons of knats around light bulbs. big black Roaches were inside of the bathrooms and one of them got on my toothbrush. We also had lizards freely climbing on the walls inside. ( owners believed that they are good and bring good luck. Lizards were actually the least annoying insects for us). Also ants were coming inside. And another type of bug in size of small roaches was getting inside of our rooms and sometimes in our clothes.

Also house was very hot and humid and there was no AC there. Main ceiling fan in the living room was not working and we had to go and buy a stand by fan that really didn't make any difference.

I think house really needs AC in order to be rentable. Also doors and windows need to be properly sealed to minimize bugs entering into the house. With those two changes, it will be definitely a 5 star house.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disappointed that your stay at my vacation rental was not to your satisfaction. We pride ourselves on providing an optimal experience to our guests. My home is listed on 3 websites and between them enjoys over 75 “5” star ratings and has never received a “3” rating and only a few 4’s. Our condominium association employs a highly regarded service to spray non-toxic compounds inside and outside quarterly to reduce and eliminate the “bugs” you are referring to. I have never had a complaint such as yours about “bugs” from other guests in over 18 years. That said, Hawaii does has many flying insects including cockroaches, swarming gnats and termites which come and go especially in summer. When the screen doors are left open at night with the TV and lights on inside, flying bugs are attracted and will enter the home. There are NOT holes or places where they enter in the house. The screens are all new and the home is in excellent condition. As for the “lizards,” I explained to you that these are “geckos” and here in Hawaii there are a few in every home and every hotel room from time to time. They cannot be avoided. They enter when the screen doors and front doors are open and not through holes in the walls. We do not kill them with poison. Most folks who vacation in Hawaii know this and accept this as part of nature and yes, there is a lot of “good luck” lore around them. Lastly, Hawaii can get very warm and humid in the summertime, especially if the trade winds have slowed or stopped for any period of time. You rented a condo without air conditioning and did not pay for one with air conditioning. You can find a few condos along with the Hyatt, Sheraton and Marriott in the Poipu area which offer A/C. A/C is generally not necessary due to cooling trade-winds, but there can be some weeks we all wish we had it.
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Clean very relaxing and a great location to the beaches, restaurants and shopping.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect base of operations to enjoy Kauai. A little warm at night if the breeze slows down but the fans provided picked up the slack. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Crater

  • 5 of 5

We family of four with two kids (3.5yr and 7month) stayed here in early Januar for almost a week. The condo is beautiful decorated with a lot of details. Besides all the kitchenware it has everything you need (baby cot, beach chairs, snorkels etc.). The location is great and John was very responsive via email when we had questions. Poipu Crater is dedicated for a family vacation. We would highly recommend the condo and we love the beautiful island. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.42%

Rates based on maximum of 4 guests. $25 pp/night will be charged for occupancy above 4 persons (over 12 years).
Rates based on 7 nt. stay. Higher rates may apply for shorter periods.
Inquire about lower multi-week and monthly rates!

If guest does opt to purchase Homeaway Property Damage Protection Policy at check-out ($59), a refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: $500 to confirm booking, Remaining balance + damage deposit and taxes 60 days prior

CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refundable greater than 60 days, less than 60 days refund only if condo can be re-booked for the original rental dates.

Payments can be made directly to owner in the form of checks or using Pay Pal for cash transfer or the use of credit cards. All payment information details are provided in our response to your inquiry.

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.