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Oceanfront Luxury Retreat for Two (with A/C) in Poipu Beach, Kauai

Bedrooms 1
Space 842 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Step into our dream come true oceanfront condo and you won't want to leave. From the minute you open our front door and gaze at the stunning ocean views, you'll be mesmerized! We've taken great care in providing you all the comforts and amenities of home plus lots of extras.

So kick off your shoes 'Hawaiian Style', relax, and enjoy your favorite beverage on our oceanfront lanai. Watch the turtles and dolphins play, the surfers catch the waves, and experience the magnificent and memorable sunrises and sunsets on this beautiful island. Truly, this is paradise please, be our guests!

Keywords: Poipu, Condominium, oceanfront, condo, beachfront, condo complex, Kuhio Shores, oceanfront condo, waterfront, Poipu Beach

More Details

Betty Smith
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Betty Smith

We fell in love with the south ('sunny') side of the gorgeous island of Kauai when we spent our Honeymoon here in 1978. We've been going back as much as possible ever since!

Betty Smith purchased this condo in 2006

Why Betty Smith chose Koloa

We thought our dream of one day owning our own home in Poipu was probably an 'impossible' one, but always looked for opportunities nonetheless. That day was realized when we found an availability in Kuhio Shores which is 20 feet from the ocean! After completely demolishing the interior, we remodeled and now offer our home for others to enjoy as well.

What makes this condo unique

Our home is right on the ocean with access to some of the best snorkeling, surfing and body boarding on the island. Watching the turtles frolic in the waves from the lanai and when in season, whales and dolphins as well! One of the best restaurants on the island, The Beach House, is conveniently located right next door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #16313811 “Oceanfront Luxury Retreat for Two in Poipu Beach, Kauai”

212 Kuhio Shores

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This condo was excellent in every way. Being there was like being a guest in someones home. The balcony faced the ocean where we saw sea turtles and surfers. The sound of the surf was very audible and was wonderful both day and night. A nice sea breeze flows through the condo. The condo was tastefully furnished and decorated. It was also very well equipped with a well-equipped kitchen. The bed was firm and comfortable. The building and grounds were very well maintained. The location is great. Next door is a very good restaurant and next to that is a beach where snorkeling is good. The water abounds with tropical fish and with luck you might see a sea turtle. From the grass just outside the condo, you can see the sunset. It is a comfortable walk to a shopping village with a nice market, several restaurants and some tourist shops. Koloa town where you can find many shops, grocery store, and more restaurants is only a couple miles away. We heard almost no sounds from the neighbors while we were there. There are other great beaches and a great beach walk within a few miles. If I am lucky enough to return to Kauai, I will stay here again if I can and I definitely would recommend it to others.

Reviewer location

Asheville, NC

Date of arrival

October 27, 2016
Oct 2016
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Koloa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 842 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront Luxury Retreat for Two (with A/C) in Poipu Beach, Kauai
average rating of 4.970588 based on 40 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was as advertised, clean, well-provisioned and recently remodeled in a tasteful manner. They obviously care for the unit as a residence more than a rental. Location was perfect for snorkelling, dining and for exploring the south island and points west. Betty was responsive and most pleasant to interact with. If I get back to Kauai I would try to coordinate a stay in #212 again!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your review! Our goal is that our guests experience an amazing stay, both discovering this gorgeous island and staying in the perfect condo! Please come back and visit us soon! Bart & Betty
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Location, location!

  • 5 of 5

This great condo, perfect for two people, has the ocean right out there -- a stone's throw off the lanai, with the sound of crashing surf being the backdrop for everything else. We found the place easily and got the key with no trouble following the detailed instructions emailed to us before we even left home. Parking was easy and the elevator to the second floor was usually right there when we needed it. When the staff person for the building was present, he was always courteous, professional, and helpful.

The condo itself was nicely furnished, up to date kitchen and bath, comfortable bed with very nice bed linens and pillows. The AC units worked easily and well when needed.

We enjoyed the comfortable chairs out on the lanai as well as the breakfast nook. What a view!

One evening we walked over to the Beach House for dinner and were seated right away, even without a reservation, out on the patio with a perfect view of the sunset. The restaurant deserves its great reputation! In general, staying in the PoiPu area was a good decision. We could easily drive to other places wanted to see. Oh yes -- thanks for the use of your great beach chairs!

As it turns out, we didn't cook meals in the condo, but it seems like a great, functional kitchen. The only point I might make, maybe for your future reference, was that there is a good coffee maker in the condo but no coffee. We arrived late, after stores were closed, so we had to get up and going early the next morning to find someplace to eat, then get to a grocery store to have coffee for the following morning. I'm sure not everyone is as dependent on the first cup of coffee as I am (!), and maybe I should have brought my own that being the case, but even one pot's worth of coffee, or even some instant, would have been appreciated.

Other than that, we are thankful that we found your place and that it was available for our dates. We would love to return sometime and enjoy Kauai all over again!

Mahalo! -- Margaret and Lee

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lee and Margaret! Mahalo for the detailed review. We strive to give all of our guests the best possible experience on this gorgeous island. Please come back soon! Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Kuhio Shores #212, Kauai

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first visit to Kauai and this condo, and continues to be one of our favorites in Hawaii. As folks have said previously, the accommodations are excellent, and the views simply awesome. Everything we needed was supplied. We ate in most nights, grabbing some local seafood and grilling it up. The kitchen is well stocked with herbs and spices. Beach chairs and towels were supplied. The condo is equipped with efficient mini-split A/C units in both bedroom and main living area, though we did not need it. Ala in all we had a great time and will most certainly be back

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! So glad you enjoyed your stay! We want all of our guests to have a great experience! Aloha! Bart & Betty
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#212 Kuhio Shores, Kauai

  • 5 of 5

Unit 212 is a fabulous, absolute waterfront apartment, where we spent many hours sitting on the verandah watching surfers catch waves, green turtles swim slowly past, and even a pod of Dolphins leaping out of the ocean! The apartment is beautifully furnished, the kitchen is generously supplied with everything we needed to cook at home, and there were even beach towels and snorkeling gear available for guests to use. Kauai is a beautiful, relaxing place, and we felt we were staying in one of the best places on this wonderful island.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! We want all of our guests to enjoy our piece of paradise, the stunning location, and all the amenities of home in the true "Hawaiian" spirit. Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Incredible Place to Stay in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Kuhio Shores #212 and had a phenomenal time! Where do I even begin. First off, the view from the balcony is breath taking and gives you a perfect view of some great Hawaii surf! The condo is so close to the water that the sound of the waves is the perfect way to soothe you to sleep.

The condo has everything you would want in it: kitchen, fridge, couch, etc. The shower is great and the bed is super comfy. More than anything we loved the location of it. It is minutes away from the grocery store, great dining locations, and incredible beaches. The best snorkeling we did in Kauai was 5 minutes from this place! It was so nice to be able to leave and be at a beach in no time. It is also walking distance to the best meal we had in Kauai, The Beach House. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. We absolutely would recommend this place to others, and hope we get the chance to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Matt & Erin! Mahalo for your nice comments. That's the goal for all of our guests, to provide the perfect spot to relax with all the amenities of home, gorgeous views, and spectacular location to thoroughly enjoy this beautiful island! Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Excellent Accommodations in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

This condo has a great central location for day traveling all areas of the island. We were able to explore the island and enjoy coming "home" to the condo. Betty and Bart have done an excellent job at providing everything needed from a functional kitchen, to lunch coolers, and beach chairs. We saw turtles, and surfers daily from the lanai. Highlights around the area included Shipwreck Beach, Spouting Horn, and Makauwahi Cave. Plenty of restaurants and shopping in the area.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jennifer! Thank you for your review. That's our goal for all of our provide awesome accommodations so they can fully enjoy this gorgeous island. Mahalo! Bart & Betty
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Nearest Barpub
Beach House Restaurant
Car: necessary

Convenient access to deep sea fishing, whale watching and sunset sails and a quick walk up Lawai Road to the 'Spouting Horn' and Botanical Gardens. Next to Beach House Restaurant


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Out Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
TA# W2397560-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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