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Beach/Ocean/Mountain Views, Sandy Beach Front Location - Ride the Waves

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,646 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

SEE and HEAR the BREAKING WAVES on sandy Brennecke's Beach from both floors and both decks. This is a SANDY BEACH FRONT location, set back 300 feet across a well-tended lawn.

Manualoha 106 is a beautiful two-level condominium home that offers high quality, spacious accommodation and WONDERFUL VIEWS AND SOUNDS OF WAVES BREAKING ON ONE OF THE BEST SANDY BEACHES in the Poipu Beach area.

Manualoha is a small, well-maintained group of 11 elegant wood buildings within the Poipu Kai Resort. Our building is the closest to the beach and our condo in particular has the best views in the Poipu Kai Resort: 270 degrees, beach, ocean, mountains, and sunsets.

Visitors to Manualoha 106 walk across a well-tended lawn to WORLD FAMOUS BRENNECKE'S BEACH, Kauai's premier BOOGIE BOARDING and BODY SURFING beach.

Manualoha 106 has SWEEPING 270 degree WHITEWATER VIEWS of Brennecke's Beach, Kauai's massive VOLCANIC PEAKS, including Kawaikini, at 5,208 feet, the highest point on the island, and the grounds of the attractive Poipu Kai Resort.

Manualoha 106 is BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED AND MAINTAINED with a large family room-style living room/dining room with cathedral windows, glass with a sliding glass door to a PRIVATE LANAI/BALCONY, and a kitchen and 1/2 bath, all on the top (3rd) floor.

The bottom (2nd) floor includes a large master bedroom with an adjoining bathroom with separate tub and shower, a walk-in closet, king-size bed, ample storage, and its own SECOND PRIVATE LANAI/BALCONY.

The condo is 1,331 square feet, while the two lanais add another 315 square feet, for a total of 1,646 square feet of living space. The guest bedroom includes two twin beds, a large closet, storage, and has immediate access to a bath with a shower across the hallway.

The second bedroom is great for two people who will be sleeping in their own beds, such as a grandmother and child, two adult children, or two children. Not recommended a couple who want to share one bed. The second bedroom doesn't have the view and other amenities. Pushing the twin beds together is awkward because they are heavy and the room is small, and there is still a gap between them.

Manualoha 106 is absolutely amazing for one to four persons. Sorry, but we do not rent to more than four guests at a time.

To keep up with the news, sports, etc, there is a 46' flat screen cable TV/DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM with HD channels and Sports Package in the living room, a flat screen cable TV/DVD in the master bedroom, and a flat screen cable TV in the guest bedroom. There is an iPod dock so you can play your own music, along with a small collection of Hawaiian music CDs.

Manualoha is a SMALL COMPLEX of upscale condominiums within the beautiful Poipu Kai Resort. Manualoha 106 visitors have access to the MANUALOHA POOL, which is located IMMEDIATELY NEXT TO THE CONDO and is reserved for the use of Manualoha residents and visitors only.

Manualoha 106 has NO AIR CONDITIONING or heating. The condo was designed for through air flow and natural cooling/heating via the trade winds. If anyone in your party is heat-sensitive or used to living/working in A/C this might not be the best rental for you during the warmer, summer months.

Brennecke's Beach is part of POIPU BEACH PARK, which is generally referred to as POIPU BEACH, a series of four sandy beaches located on Kauai's DRY, SUNNY south shore. The other beaches include a CHILDREN'S BEACH, which is a wonderful place for small children, a couple of good SNORKLING areas, and a good place to learn SURFING, all right next to Brennecke's Beach. Just lying on the beach and watching TURTLES close up and WHALES in the distance is fun too!

As a visitor to Manualoha 106, you will also have access to the Poipu Kai TENNIS CLUB. The tennis club has eight courts, two of them all-weather, all-level round-robins three times a week, and a ball machine. The family month-long membership at $60 is a great value even for a short stay. The staff keeps a list of available local and visiting players and is very helpful in setting up good matches.

There are several good RESTAURANTS within WALKING DISTANCE of Manualoha 106 and many within a few minutes drive. SHOPPING is also a few minutes away by car, either in the upscale Poipu Shopping Center or in the QUAINT OLD TOWN OF KOLOA two miles away.

Keywords: condo, views, beach, tennis, pool

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1646 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) master bedroom for a couple or a single person. A smaller bedroom with two twin beds (2) is available for up to two persons sleeping in separate beds. The beds are difficult to move and not recommended for a couple who intend to share a bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Immediate access to Poipu Beach, one of Kauai's best and most fun series of sandy beaches, wonderful sounds of the surf, condo is next to and overlooks Manualoha pool. Active tennis program on-site, eight courts, morning pro clinics, and weekly round robins.


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Beach/Ocean/Mountain Views, Sandy Beach Front Location - Ride the Waves
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 43 reviews

Location was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Condo was comfortable and perfect for our needs. The sunset views were amazing!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Great location. Well maintained and stocked. Attentive owners made things easy.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The views were exactly as we had hoped. The winds were pretty mild the first few days so it was more humid and warmer than expected but the pool was just steps away and very refreshing. We spent quite a bit of time there and used the BBQ right outside the pool area. The beach was a short walk and we enjoyed snorkeling close by. Family members were staying in other condos in Manualoha and it was nice to be so close in a beautiful resort. We cooked most of the time we were there and the condo was very well stocked other than going to Safeway for the food. Roy was very helpful, providing quite a bit of information on everything local and quick to respond to any e-mails. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hood River

Amazing awesome

  • 5 of 5

We loved it really beautiful spactaculer views!!! We enjoyed the amazing sun sets every night.The Condo was very spacious and clean.Thank You Steven Erspamer, Hood River Oregon

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manhattan Beach, CA

Gorgeous condo, stunning views, steps away from beach, pool, BBQ!

  • 5 of 5

I've pretty much summed it up in the title...except to say that Roy was a pleasure to do with and very accessible.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was very clean. Great view of ocean. Complex was quiet. Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped kitchen. Towels and linens provided were very good. Small problem was quickly addressed by owner. Nicely appointed condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The small problem was that a couple of the slats under the master bedroom California King Bed slipped off the frame. The bed is a high-end piece of furniture that we purchased earlier this year and was installed by the vendor. The guests reported the problem to me at 7 pm (10 pm my time). I immediately contacted our handyman and he corrected the problem the very next morning. I work hard to keep up with things like this, including by always asking departing guests to report anything that needs to be repaired or maintained. Sometimes it seems guests are reluctant to report problems, thinking they may be held accountable. In fact, I've never charged anyone for damage in the six years we've been renting the property ourselves and do not ask for a damage deposit. Things happen, glasses break, lamps fall, and slats come loose, as a consequence of normal wear and tear. In six years of self-rental, we've only had one other less-than-five star review. The other one was because the weather was particularly warm in Kauai during the guests' stay... loved the condo, hated the hot weather. Anyway: future guests, please report problems immediately. We work hard to keep everything working and well-maintained.
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About The Owner

Elaine and I live in Sacramento, California, and have three kids, ages 40, 37, and 26. We worked for many years as environmental consultants in California. Elaine was a history and environmental economics major; geography and geomorphology were mine. Elaine spends most of her time writing fiction. I do a little consulting, but trying to improve my tennis game seems to occupy much of my time and energy these days, especially here in Kauai. I also love the ocean and sailing. Manualoha 106 seems to bring all our interests together. Now that our youngest is out on his own, we're hoping to spend more time in Kauai, but we still want our guests and return guests to enjoy Manualoha 106 as well. Thanks for viewing our site, Roy.

The Owner purchased this condo in 1998

Why The Owner chose Poipu

We found this wonderful property during a visit in late 1998 and were impressed by the inspiring 270 degree whitewater beach and mountain views, the light airy feel, the sound of the waves, the closeness to Brennecke's Beach, and the quality of the building and resort. We continually work on maintaining and improving the condo to a high standard because we want it to feel like our home and not just a rental. We want our guests to also feel like it is their home and to return often.

What makes this condo unique

The whitewater views and sounds are spectacular. The immediate proximity (two minute walk across a tended lawn) to a sandy beach with wave-riding is really unusual for Kauai. The nearby childrens beach and the nearby sandy beach near the Sheraton are lovely and calm, perfect for small children and snorkeling. Along with the beach view, Manualoha 106 also has sweeping views of the highest mountains in Kauai, including Mt. Kawaikini the highest point on the island. The changing light, clouds, and mist on these mountain peaks adds to the tree-top feel of Manualoha 106. The pool immediately next door to the condo is reserved for the exclusive use of Manualoha visitors and residents. The beach view from the pool is almost as good as from the condo. The tennis club is a two minute walk across another lawn to the north of the condo. This is a very well-maintained club with six hard courts and two all-weather courts that play like clay. The Nukumoi surf shop is close by and rents body boards and other beach equipment. Brennecke's Restaurant, a beach view fish restaurant, and Kalapaki Joe's, a sports bar/hamburger joint are within immediate walking distance. Many other great restaurants and shopping are within a few minutes drive, and groceries and the quaint town of Koloa are two miles away. The Hyatt Hotel is about a five minute walk away. They have a world class golf course, several restaurants and a really enjoyable cocktail hour show of Hawaiian music and dancing, highlighting local children on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There is an excellent and inexpensive public golf course about 12 miles away in Lihue, plus the world-class Grand Hyatt and Kiahuna Plantation golf courses both 1/2 mile away. There are wonderful walks, east through the resort and to Shipwreck Beach, or west along Poipu Beach and the rocky coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Awesome. Loved this place! Great view from balconies...saw whales. Walking distance to beach and restaurants. Much sunnier and warmer in Poipu compared to the rest of the island. Condo had everything we needed including beach chairs and umbrella. Would definitely stay here again. Only drawback was we traveled with another couple and second bedroom had 2 twin beds.”
May 2009
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Tennis center with two pros, ball machine, and active round-robin program Sat 9 am, Tues & Thurs 4 pm, great walks east through the resort and the Hyatt Hotel grounds and to Shipwreck Beach or east along Poipu Beach through the Sheraton Resort and along rocky wave-beaten shores


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning charge $192.17 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.41%

Hawaii tax id#: W32872890-01

Maximum number of guests: four (4).

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS – Deposit not refunded. Cleaning charge fully refunded. The balance of the refund is based upon the length of advance notice given prior to arrival date: 30 or more days 100% refund, 14-29 days 90% refund, 13 days or less 80% refund. Amounts forfeited above the deposit may be used as a non-refundable credit for a future booking, providing the new arrival date is within 365 days after cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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