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Amazing Oceanview & Mountain View 3BR/2.5BA - Makahuena Unit #4308

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our condo faces southeast with an uninhibited view of the mountains, Shipwreck Rock and, of course, the beautiful Pacific Ocean. In the winter months, you can watch whales breach right from our lanai!

The condo is on three levels. The first floor has a half bath, kitchen, dining and living area and of course, our lovely lanai. One of our special features on this floor is a side cut window that allows for a commanding view of the ocean while one sits on the couch. No other unit at the Makahuena has this unique feature! We updated the kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances. The first floor living area, 2nd floor and 3rd floor has recently been remodeled as well with beautiful new tile.

On the second floor is the master bedroom with a similar side cut window that allows one to wake up with the ocean in sight. The master bedroom has been upgraded with new furniture and a premium mattress. The master bath has a walk in shower with beautiful glass blocking and tile. Also on this floor is another bedroom with twin beds (which can be pulled together to make 1 Queen) and another full bath with walk in shower.

Our third floor 'loft' has a queen size bed with an expansive window offering unfettered view of the mountains and ocean. Although the 3rd floor is considered a 'loft', it does not fit the mold of traditional lofts. We appreciate the layout especially because the bedrooms are on different floors from the living area. It affords one some privacy and quiet while others may be socializing.

It is a short walk to all the amenities provided by the Grand Hyatt Resort as well as to nearby beaches Brennecke's, Shipwreck, the protected waters of Baby Beach, and the famous Poipu Beach, which was named America's Best Beach by the Travel Channel.

For all of you thrill seekers, our condo is located next to some of the best surf breaks in the south shore including PK's, Waiohai(rights and lefts), Left Lefts and Brennecke's Beach, which is a great beach break for boogie boarding and body surfing! Also, make sure to check out the cliff jumpers at Shipwreck's Beach(you can see the cliff from our lanai!). Nukomoi Surf Co. in Poipu has some great boards to rent and has some killer deals on week-long rentals.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About The Owner

Our family is from Vermont but we consider Kaua'i our second home. We absolutely love it here and would love to spend more time if we had it! We are very excited to give you the opportunity to stay in our home.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2003

Why The Owner chose Poipu

The Makahuena is located on the sunny South Shore of the Garden Isle, one of the most desirable vacation areas in Hawaii. The unobstructed Oceanviews from our condo convinced us that we found our piece of paradise.

What makes this condo unique

The views and sounds from the Pacific will capture your heart! The Makahuena is in walking distance to many of the popular attractions on the South Shore, which made it ideal for us and our family. From award-winning beaches to amazing shopping and dining, you could enjoy your entire stay without leaving the vicinity of Poipu.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Room 2 (Loft) - 1 queen , Not your traditional loft as it is it's own floor!
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Room has 2 twins that can be put together to make 1 Queen.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Kids Pack n' Play available upon request
  • The bedroom on the 3rd floor of our unit is the loft. This is not your traditional loft as it is accessed via stairs, not a ladder.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kids Booster seat, Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards, Tennis Rackets/Balls, Flat Screen HDTV, Guide Books, Book Library, Cable TV in Living Room and Master Bedroom, Recently Remodeled. Kids Pack n' Play available.


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Amazing Oceanview & Mountain View 3BR/2.5BA - Makahuena Unit #4308
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Stunning Views, Strong Winds help with no A/C

  • 4 of 5

We had 5 family members stay here and thought it was lovely. The views were stunning, the location was great and the owners definitely take great care of their property and there are touches of home throughout. The trade winds were really strong which was needed as there's no A/C in the unit and in July it's hot and humid. Our kids took a night or two to get used to the sounds of the wind, but nothing we couldn't overcome. The pool was great fun for the kids as well and the grounds were well kept. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

You can’t beat the view and the facility. It had everything we needed. It cooled off at night so the fans worked. I marked it 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons. Needs a new fridge, as the one they have is old and doesn’t make ice. Had to use the trays and bought ice. Also with the salt air the wall sockets needed upgrades. With so many electronics it wasn’t always easy finding a plug that worked. The views were fantastic and it’s location was great. There were 6 of us and there was plenty of room. They have everything for the beach you would ever want. I would have ranked this 5 instead of 4 but the fridge and outlets just didn’t do it for us. If u get 10 years from a fridge it time not for repair but replacement. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear that you generally enjoyed your stay. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with the ice maker and the outlets, which we were unaware of until your review. ​ Our property manager, who touched base with you before arrival, is always available to assist with these types of issues. We would have been more than happy to remedy these issues upon notification during your stay​ and are now being attended to as soon as we learned of them. Mahalo, The Cernosia Family
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Clean. Great location .

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Quiet and clean . Great rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was awesome! Property worked perfect for our family!

  • 4 of 5

From the property, we drove to many beaches, hikes and waterfalls! We loved the nearby places like Poipu beach, Shipwreck Beach and the quaint little nearby towns. We took advantage of the running trails, the beautiful views from our Lanai and the pool and hot tub in the complex. It was a fabulous week on this amazing island. We hope to be back soon and would definitely check to see if this place was available again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was amazing. The views, the room and the beauty of the grounds.

We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

6 of us stayed here over Christmas break for 8 nights. Having morning coffee on this lanai is truly amazing - it can't be described in words. We saw many whales right from here, as well as stunning sunrises (and sunsets from the point out in front of the units). The condo is located within easy access to many popular beaches and restaurants (we recommend Brenneckes, an easy walk). There is a great running/walking path that goes all around the large green space east of the condo. It's a short drive to Koloa, which has many little shops and many more restaurants, as well as a great zip line company.

The condo itself is well equipped as many others have mentioned. There is no A/C but with the many windows that can be opened up, and with all the fans the owners have provided, it was never needed. The property is well looked after, and the manager Evelyn could not have been more helpful. We had one bag delayed on the flight over, which was located and arranged to be delivered 2 days later. Rather than waste any time waiting around for it, Evelyn said she would have it delivered to the on-site office, so that we could enjoy our vacation (that was the day we did the drive up the Waimea Canyon, a must see). Her right hand man Blake even hauled it up and set it inside the condo when it arrived. Communication with Alicia, the owner, was excellent as well; always a fast response. She also had suggestions for things to do in the area during our stay, and a very helpful information package that is sent out shortly before arrival, with maps and directions to grocery stores, condo instructions, and even farmers market schedules. I would definitely stay here again if we come back to Kauai!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Brennecke's Beach / Poipu Beach / Baby Beach
Car: recommended

Whale Watching from Lanai(winter), ATV Excursions, Zip Lining, Movie Location Tours, Helicopter Tours, Nature Walks, Ocean Sunrise/Sunset Viewing from property


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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