Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Beautifully furnished, spacious 2 BR, 2 bath garden view condo

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Unit 140 is conveniently located in building 21 in the middle of the property, away from the road and the lagoon with its noisy frogs. The airy upper floor great room has kitchen, dining area, and living room, along with front and back lanais. Downstairs are the MBR with kingsize bed and ensuite bath, a twin bedroom, a second full bath, laundry facilities, and a storage closet which may have boogie boards, water toys, and a beach umbrella in it. (I try to re-stock the closet each time I come, but that is only three times a year so I can't guarantee that any of the items will still be in the closet.) The feeling is of being in a tree house as there are large palm trees all around.

Unit 140 was decorated by the premier interior designer on Kauai and is furnished with some Asian antiques, interesting dining table and armoire, and beautifully upholstered wicker furniture.

Kiahuna Plantation is the only beachfront complex in Poipu. It is located on 35 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and tropical gardens. The best swimming beach in Poipu is just a 3 minute walk down the path and across the grassy area. A unique feature of Kiahuna is the huge grassy area where guests can sit and read, enjoy the sunset, watch the whales, or just relax. Kids have plenty of room to run and play as well.

Many water activities are enjoyed by our visitors-- such as surfing (body or board), swimming, boogie boarding and snorkeling. Beach chairs and towels are complimentary for our guests at the Kiahuna Beach Hut just steps from the beach.

There is a nice pool, with water slide, whirlpool spa, and sandy beach just across the street along with complimentary tennis courts--an easy walk from unit 140.

In addition to the pool, there is also a nice fitness facility ( complimentary to guests) and a restaurant serving lunch --just next to the pool.

Scattered around the plantation-style beach bungalows are several gas BBQ grills if you wish to dine in and enjoy the sunsets. If you prefer to go out, there are several nice restaurants across the street at the Kiahuna Shopping Center, along with a Starbucks, and some interesting shops to browse. Again,an easy walk from unit 140.

On Kauai, you can have as much activity as you want...exploring the 'Grand Canyon' of Hawaii, kayaking rivers, hiking, biking, whale watching (in season), golf, tennis, and many water activities. There are two nearby golf courses - Kiahuna Golf Club across the street and Poipu Bay Golf Course (Hyatt Hotel) about a mile down the road.

Need more units? We also own two 1 bedroom units and another 2 BR unit on the ocean.

Our on-site manager is Castle Resorts. Our TAT number is 00673062-01.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Higgerson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Judy Higgerson

Our family has been coming to Kiahuna since 1996. We all love the relaxing atmosphere, the abundance of things to do, and the convenience of its location--close to golf, tennis, dining, grocery shopping, farmer's markets.

Judy Higgerson purchased this condo in 2005

Why Judy Higgerson chose South Shore

Kiahuna is the only property in all the Hawaiian islands that has a beachfront location, low-rise buildings, and a huge grassy area in the middle which just adds so much to the ambience.

Kauai is a low-key island and reminds us of what Hawaii should be like.

Amenities

Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has been updated. Tub removed and large tiled shower added. Other bath also has been updated with tiled shower enclosure, new lighting, towel bars.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) In MBR, Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twins in second BR, (1) Queen-size sleeper sofa in living room. Available from Castle Resorts---air bed, pack n play, hichair
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

83% Complete
0% Complete
16% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Beautifully furnished, spacious 2 BR, 2 bath garden view condo
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Newport Beach, CA
5

Stunning Condo, Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Kiahuna Plantation!! It was our first family vacation with our 4 year old and our 2 year old, and we all could not possibly have had a better experience. We loved our unit... Unit 140 had a perfect location, close to the beach but also close to Starbucks (which we hit up every morning), and close to our car... but not so close to the road that we ever heard any traffic noise. The unit was beautifully updated, with clean tile floors and bright whitewashed ceilings that made the building seem 3 times its size. We loved the sophisticated decor, and the unit had everything that we could have asked for... including a washer/dryer and boogie boards which we used at Brennecke's beach with the kids. The unit also has an office nook which was perfect for the work that my husband was unable to leave behind, complete with free Wifi. The easy access to the internet and good cell reception actually made the trip more relaxing. The snorkeling was great (SO many sea turtles!) and our kids adored the pool right across the street with the water slide and the two waterfalls. We went to the farmer's market in Koloa on Monday and ate the delicious produce all week, grilling on the barbeques just outside the building. We're so thankful for our relaxing a peace-filled week and we would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
5

Fabulous Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for 5 nights and loved it. Would definitely book this property again.

The accommodations were comfortable and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed the decor in the sitting areas and the spaces were ample for our family of 4.

I echo the sentiments of another reviewer regarding the outdated kitchen and bathrooms. That being said, it wouldn't prevent us from booking this property again.

The location can't be beat in that there are markets nearby as well as a Starbucks. Convenient to Waimea Valley and Port Allen for water excursions. Also very close to the airport--compared to Princeville--which is a bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The bathrooms are being updated September 2016. The decorator who did unit 140 worked hard to make it unique with some Asian touches and custom-made pieces like the armoire and the dining table. She didn't want it to look "condo-y!"
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Portala Valley, CA, USA
5

Beautiful condo in great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Kiahuna numerous times, and short of a beachfront condo, this unit was by far our favorite and is as good as they get. The location spills out onto lawn that is great for kid play, and it's a quiet end-unit one of the smaller plantation buildings, so it's really quiet. It also had boogie boards and a washer/dryer that made things super convenient.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Everyone likes unit 140 because of the great location--away from the road and the lagoon with the noisy frogs.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Palos verdes ca
5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Our son, wife, and 3 young children stayed here for a week during our family reunion. We were surprised to see how updated and beautifully furnished this unit was compared to many of the others at the Kiahuna Plantation. Very spacious 2- story, 2 bedroom condo which easily accommodated their family. We've visited the Hawaii islands on many occasions and found the Kiahuna to be our favorite.....can't think of a better place to spend time, especially with children and this unit is truly a gem. This unit is a bargain for what you pay and what you get compared to others at Kiahuna. Aloha...

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
3

Great location but condo dated

  • 3 of 5

We recently returned from our stay at Kiahuna Plantation.

The great things about the condo we stayed at:

+ Excellent location: beach & many shops nearby

+ Tastefully decorated: living room was both roomy & cozy

+ Clean & tidy

The not so great things:

+ Outdated kitchen & bathrooms: some aspects of this were fine but some things weren't working well due to age.

+ Lots of little things broken here & there, e.g., sliding door was off hinge and bulb fixture hanging out of ceiling, and more.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
San Francisco
5

Perfect get-away with young kids

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in unit #140! It was perfect for my family traveling with a 3 year old and 9 month old. Because we spent more time indoors than we normally would (naptime), we appreciated the stylish, fresh décor (especially upstairs). Also, being an east/south-facing unit, the upstairs received beautiful natural light in the living/dining area. The upstairs porch even allowed a tiny sneak peak of the ocean (a bonus given this is technically a garden view unit) – again tiny peak, but I loved knowing I could technically see the water! Our 3 year old could not have been more pleased with his direct access to the beautiful lawn. It seems there was always another child to play with, and the parents instinctively took turns watching the kids. (Kiahuna is the friendliest place I’ve ever vacationed). The kitchen was well-stocked and we were perfectly content to cook fresh fish every night. The unit is perfectly situated between the beach (3-5 minute stroll), pool (5+ minute walk) and little shopping center where we caught a free Polynesian dance. The pool has a great little ‘beach’ area and water slide that kept my 3 year old happy for hours (other kids, as old as 10, looked so happy with the slide and little waterfall). We can’t wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Map

Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax is 13.4166.
Rates vary according to season.

Guests will be responsible for paying the checkout cleaning fee directly to Castle Resorts upon checkout.
Currently, that fee is $167.00 for 2017.

Mid week maid service is included for stays of 7 days or more.
Note that Vrbo has added a 4-10% service charge if you elect to pay by credit card. If you prefer to pay by personal check, please contact me at jhiggerson@earthlink.net. When paying by check, I require a 2-night deposit. Then balance is due 30 days before arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

You might like these similar properties