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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 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! In February 2014 we updated the kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances. The living area 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 was upgraded in January of 2011 with a brand new premium mattress, box spring and side tables. The recently renovated 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.

For more information and photos of our condo, please visit our condo's website via the link below (above the Owner's Profile).

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

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 South Shore

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Amazing Oceanview & Mountain View 3BR/2.5BA - Makahuena Unit #4308
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Perfect stay in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Kauai with my parents and brother and stayed at this property for six nights. We absolutely loved this property - it was large, clean, and had all of the amenities that we needed for our stay. The property was well situated in Poipu, with easy access to nearby beaches and sites. The closet was full of beach equipment, and the boogie boards got plenty of use! While we enjoyed many of Kauai's fine dining options, we also used the well-stocked kitchen to prepare a couple of meals at home. The condo was in such a serene setting that even just sitting sitting on the lanai and looking out towards the water was an enjoyable experience. We would definitely return to this condo again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this unit for our son and his family of four kids ages 7 through 11. It was just perfect for them! They couldn't get enough whale watching from the deck. The kids fought over the loft bedroom with its fabulous view. Our daughter-in-law said the kitchen had everything she needed for her big family. She was also happy to find the beach towels and boogie boards. This is a great family retreat. The kids are already talking about going again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed atmosphere with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this condo.

Falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves was amazing! The condo was well equipped and had a personal touch. The view was just amazing!

We were 5 people staying in the condo, 2 Tweens, 1 3-year old and 2 grown-ups and we all loved it. Would be very happy to return if we would get the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was wonderful, the beds were comfortable, the view was amazing and we were in walking distance to beaches, shopping, the bus system and dining! Sitting on the lanai, we could watch whales breech, ships go by and amazing sunrises and sunsets. We would definitely stay here again. - The Hargis family, Fairbanks, Alaska.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, friendly owners and managers.

  • 3 of 5

Lots of room, nice location, loved the view. Lots of space but needs updating in kitchen, dishwasher did not work. Would like to see some color on walls--so sterile looking. Would be nice to be able to log into Netflix, etc with an easier connection for rainy days.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nov 2015

  • 3 of 5

For a VRBO in Kauai I expected better for $275/night. The furniture and kitchen were outdated, the towels were old and the kitchen was not very well stocked, not to mention, it just felt dingy and dirty throughout. I also thought carpet in the bedroom and the stairway needed to be replaced and was very dirty. We were told a crib would be provided and confirmed this days before arrival, and no crib was anywhere to be found. A great breeze throughout made the lack of AC no issue at all.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Janessa, Thank you for your review. We take all of our reviews to heart and appreciate your time in sharing your thoughts with us. We apologize you felt the kitchen was not very well stocked and you found the furniture to be out dated. We have made it a point to be as specific as possible on our website with a list of kitchen items that we feel are the most commonly requested. We are also very accommodating if we receive feedback while the guest is still in the condo as sometimes things go missing/are unaccounted for and we would have been more than happy to have our property manager replace anything of the like or even provide something additional that we don't normally stock. We are consistently making updates within the condo and feel we have fairly represented the current furnishings in our website photos. We do in fact have a crib in the condo. It is kept in our owner's closet. I apologize if you found it was not out upon your arrival, but had you contacted us we would have been able to have someone over there right away to help you with the crib. Again, we sincerely apologize that you felt the condo was not up to the standards you had hoped for. We do our very best to accommodate our guests in any way possible as long as we are aware of their concerns when we still have time to remedy the situation. This is our home away from home and we treat it as such. We always strive to create a comfortable space for our guests. Mahalo, The Cernosia’s
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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

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $165
Tax Rate 13.42%

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , *NEW* Premium mattress and box spring
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Room has 2 twins that can be put together to make 1 Queen
    Guest Room 2 (Loft) - 1 queen , Not your traditional loft as it is it's own floor!
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards, Tennis Rackets/Balls, Flat Screen HDTV, Guide Books, Book Library, Cable TV in Living Room and Master Bedroom, Recently Remodeled. Crib available upon request.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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