About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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.
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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2003
Why 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.
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Clean. Great location .
Perfect location. Quiet and clean . Great rental!
Location was awesome! Property worked perfect for our family!
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.
Loved our stay!
Everything about our stay was amazing. The views, the room and the beauty of the grounds.
We had a great stay.
Amazing Views, Perfect Location
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!
This property was just amazing! the views were spectacular. We spent many an hour on the lanai just looking out to the ocean, and at night star gazing.
The condo was immaculate, and very well stocked right down to having water bottles.
There were 7 of us and we all had our space, the 3 floors worked out very well. Our son, daughter in law, and the Grandchildren had the second floor , we the old folks had the 3rd.
Kids loved the pool, we occasionally pulled them away to go to the beach and for some hiking. Our son was able to surf everyday very close to the condo, actually walked back home. Petra and our Granddaughter played tennis most mornings. We all fit around the dining room table for enjoyable meals.
The owners were very helpful, gave great suggestions for eating and shopping. The property manager was super, very attentive.
All in all one of our best vacations ever!
Close to activities. Easy to get to.
Whale Watching from Lanai(winter), ATV Excursions, Zip Lining, Movie Location Tours, Helicopter Tours, Nature Walks, Ocean Sunrise/Sunset Viewing from property