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'Ground Floor, Direct Access to the Beach, on Kauai's Sunny South Side

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4), Beach, Turtles

Spectacular ocean views, warm hawaiian decor with Koa wood and etched glass and Hawaiian art, and walking directly out to the ocean from the lanai make 106 is the "best of the best" Kuhio Shores offers.

Oyster says: "the only hotel this close to the water on all of Kauai"... It's not a hotel, but I believe the rest is correct.

Why settle for less direct access to the beach? From the upper floors, beach access is through the elevators and parking lot. Where else are you going to find the ocean at such a great price with all the comforts of home?

Located steps from the beach, Kuhio Shores provides snorkeling, scuba, surfing, swimming, sunning, and beachcombing without having to get in your car or even cross the street. You are five minutes away from famous Po'ipu Beach and old Koloa town; with excellent shopping and restaurants in walking distance.

Kuhio Shores 106 is a great location! This one bedroom, one bath, unit will be your home away from home.

Our condo is distinctive with its beautiful native artwork, shell collections, hand-crafted woodwork, etched glass and mirrors, Hawaiian style decor with a Hawaiian CD mix that provides you with a relaxing environment inducing the aloha spirit. Our condo takes you back to the time when the tropics were truly a remote adventure.

Open the windows and listen to the ocean waves lull you to sleep.

Ho'ai bay, right off the lanai, is known as some of the best snorkeling on Kauai. Snorkel with the turtles and the colorful tropical fish, just steps away from the lanai (watch the video above, snorkeling with the turtles off the condo).

From the lanai you can enjoy the view across to the Ha'upu mountain range, or the sunrise on the bay, or looking out onto the ocean, watching the waves, sailing ships, dolphins jumping, or whales breaching in the distance, and the near constant stream of turtles that come within 20' of your feet to the edge of the bay to feed... all relaxing from your lounge on the lanai, sipping your morning coffee.

The lanai faces East, so the lanai is shaded from the afternoon sun, and the ocean trade winds from the East keep the condo nice and cool year round.

We're on the first floor, so you're not confined to an upper floor where the elevator or stairs (and a walk through the parking lot) are necessary to get to the beach. From our lanai, you can spread-out onto the immaculately kept lawn and enjoy unconfined beach access.

Kuhio Shores 106 provides the following amenities:

o Ground floor for easy beach access

o Netflix on-demand streaming video

o King bed in the bedroom

o Queen hide-a-bed in the living room

o Fully Equipped kitchen with Kashmir granite counter tops

o Plantation shutters across the lanai for privacy with ocean sounds and breeze

o Koa wood shutters in the bedroom

o Hawaiian style decor with etched art designed mirrors and glass

o Double shower head

o High speed internet access

o Telephones for local and toll free calls

o Stereo and CD player with built in wall speakers

o Two cable TVs one with VCR/DVD combo, one with DVD/Blu-Ray player

o Movie, CD, and Book collection

o Beach gear (ice chest, boogie board, beach chairs and mats, beach towels, and umbrella)

o Shared washer and dryer on every floor

o Shared, well-kept, barbeque grills

If more than 2 guests, please contact us via email to be sure you can fit your group comfortably (use the "send mail" option below the "request to book" option in the upper right-hand corner, and realize you'll immediately receive an auto-reply from HomeAway, seemingly from us, with a "book it now" request, before we'll be able to reply).

See our links below for more great pictures of the condo plus a virtual tour. Oops: they've removed all my links. Contact me for more info.

Keywords: Kaua'i, Kauai, Po'ipu, Poipu, Koloa, Beach, Snorkeling, Diving, Surfing, Turtles, Whales, Dolphins, Hiking, Shopping, Kitchen, Internet, Hawaii, South, leeward, Jungle, Napali, Quiet, Isolated, Private, Parking, Ground-Level, Views, Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, Kalalau Valley, Wai'ale'ale, Waialeale, Namolokama, Honopu, Kukui'ula, Kukuiula, Ho'ai bay, Hoai bay

Hawaii State Tax ID (required for all short term rentals): W68523151

More Details

Chris and Becky
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Chris and Becky

Chris & Becky Worley enjoy relaxing on the lanai and snorkeling in the bay.

Chris and Becky purchased this condo in 2010

Why Chris and Becky chose Poipu

We Love Kauai. Kauai offers all the benefits of a Hawaii without feeling overwhelmed by tourists. I spent a few years living in a rural area in the tropics in the 60's... and Kauai reminds me so much of the way things were back then (of course, with WiFi).

The island has many micro-climates, from jungle to desert; this is the dry side. It is common for the entire island to be engulfed in rain, and just as you reach Koloa, the rain subsides.

Kuhio Shores is right on the beach; you can't build this close anymore. There's a reef ~200yds. out where the waves break, so the water is normally tranquil by the condo.

We've never looked at renting the condo strictly as a business; it's for our fun and our guests fun. The greatest reward we get is in helping our guests have the best possible vacation. It sounds 'sappy' but it's true: it's been our most intangibly rewarding venture, and we love doing it.

One additional benefit has been the best, most diligent and hard-working housekeeper imaginable!

What makes this condo unique

Beach House beach is most popular on the West side of the building, in front of the Beach House restaurant (where the best surfing is). Our East side of the building faces Ho'ai bay with privacy and a small patch of beach that attracts the turtles and not the tourists. There are only 8 ground-level units on this side of the building which provides privacy. If you want to see and be seen, then the beach on the West side of the building is only a short walk.

The condo faces east for the sunrise. There is a year-round ocean breeze coming from the east, providing nearly constant flow-through ventilation.

Inside the unit, the wood and art remind me of the tropics back in the 60's... so I'm a throw-back for nostalgia in this respect. It adds to the sense that you're on a remote rural island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Chris and Becky's condo is comfortable: the decorations, kitchen supplies, beach gear, movies, and book shelf makes it feel like you're in a real home. You can hear the ocean waves crashing on the rocks in the bay from the main room, and just barely from the bedroom at night. The hosts were especially helpful, providing a booklet of everything you'd need to know about the condo and suggestions for the area via e-mail ahead of time, and a copy in the condo -- directions, restaurants, running routes, instructions for the TVs -- it's all in the booklet. They were also available over e-mail and phone, and attentive to making sure we had what we needed.

"The condo is just around the corner from PK beach, which has surfers, sunsets, and snorkeling, along with The Beach House (a great restaurant for sunset dining, seafood, and cocktails--it was a good end to our Hawaii visit). The water is more challenging, but has a good variety of sea life. There are other, quieter beaches close by, like Baby beach, that we discovered late in our stay. The shopping centers are a short drive or a comfortable walk; we only tried Old Hanalei, spending the rest of our time at beaches, restaurants, or on the lanai.

"We thought the condo would be good for hosting, like having friends over for dinner or drinks (ideally two to five people total). It has enough kitchen equipment to prepare most of your favorite recipes, and the variety of mood lighting available and the music system make it good for setting a comfortable tone.

"If you are planning on going snorkeling, we'd suggest renting equipment or bringing your own. The condo's booklet suggests several shops, including one that's next to the condo.

"Thanks for the stay!"
Aug 2016
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Dual-head shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (pull-out couch) (1) Queen size
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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'Ground Floor, Direct Access to the Beach, on Kauai's Sunny South Side
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 56 reviews
Portland, Oregon

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Room was nice/spacious and the turtle cove view was amazing. Prefer a west facing unit for sunsets but no big deal. Two very lacking amenities the we normally love in Hawaii are no ocean front pool, actually no pool at all and barbecue pad was at the far end of the parking lot next to the dumpsters. So, for us the overall property was disappointing but everyone has different priorities. If you want a comfortable/spacious room it’s a good spot for you.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Although an ocean view from the grills would be ideal the grills are clean and very well maintained. There's a high wall between the dumpsters and the grills, and the trade winds are from the east... so I've never had any issues with odor. The East facing view from the lanai is great for the sunrise for your morning coffee and shade in the afternoon (and the ocean breeze). The ground floor means it's only 20 steps to the sunset view (feel free to take beach chairs and refreshments out on the lawn).
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Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The view of the water was terrific - and the sound of the water crashing onto the shore amazing and right out the door. We watched sea turtles right from our lanai while they snacked along the shoreline.

The condo was well appointed and had everything we needed. The entire complex was in good condition and others staying were considerate and quiet.

All in all - we had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, walking distance to snorkeling spots, shops and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This condo was clean and very nicely decorated.

We loved all the details and kitchen accessories. Very comfortable bed and bathroom too.

The "gear" closet offered anything you need to go to the beach or picnic.

The owners are very responsive and gave us lots of good suggestions for island activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little bit of Heaven on earth.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Chris and Becky's condo Aug 2 -7. The condo was absolutely beautiful and provided everything one could ask for and very well appointed. The view was breathtaking and the waves crashing on the shore day and night were so peaceful. The sunrise and sunsets were beautiful and very picturesque.

Chris and Becky were excellent host and we look forward to our return visit.

Philip and Shelley

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Clean, comfortable, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was easy to find, in a safe location with easy parking, and very clean upon entry. We enjoyed breakfasts out on the lanai with beautiful views and the crashing waves right in front of us. The grounds were really well kept, with nice, soft grass wrapping around. Check-in and check-out were extremely easy. Thanks so much!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views and lovely accomodation

  • 5 of 5

The condo is on the ocean with lovely views overlooking the bay. You are right next to two great snorkeling beaches and one of the best restaurants on the island, where everyone gathers to watch the sunset.

The condo is very comfortable and furnished with great care. The owners are especially helpful and provide a detailed manual of Frequently Asked Questions. The condo is very well equipped with lawn chairs, a cooler, walking sticks etc.

We hated to leave and have already made our reservation for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach House Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Riptides Shave Ice & Snacks Kauai
Rip Tides LLC
Snack Bar
Prince Kuhio Park
Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman´s
American Restaurant
Merriman's Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Eating House 1849 Koloa
Hawaiian Restaurant
Shops At Kukuiula
Bubba Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Savage Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Bubba Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
"Tortilla Republic ""The Upstairs"""
Mexican Restaurant
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Da Crack
Mexican Restaurant
Makai Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Loco Coco
Holoholo Grill
Kukuiula Boat Harbor
RumFire Poipu Beach
Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Keoki's Paradise
Hawaiian Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Anuenue Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Poipu, Kauai
Thai Restaurant
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Mexican Restaurant
Papalani Gelato Poipu Shopping Village
Ice Cream Shop
Island Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
Coffee Shop
Red Salt at Ko'a Kea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Spouting Horn
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Poipu Beach Park
Koloa Shave Ice
Aloha Roastery Specialty Coffee
Kalapaki Joe's POIPU
Sports Bar
Garden Island Grille
D Green's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Orchid Food Shop Food Truck
Craving Thai
Thai Restaurant
Chalupa's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Koloa Mill Ice Cream & Coffee
Ice Cream Shop
Koloa Deli
Anne Knudsen Park
Seaview Terrace
Espresso Bar
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Ho'ai Bay
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

<=2 week cleanout fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.42%

Greater than 2 week stay requires a $200 cleanout fee.

Hawai'i State Tax ID: W68523151. Hawaii state tax is 14.42%.

Balance due 60 days prior to check-in date. Once paid, reservation fee is deducted from full amount for balance (it is not an additional charge).

Cancellation prior to 60 days before check-in refunds half of the deposit; within 60 days depends on my ability to rent dates (so may be a full forfeiture).

We will rent less than one week, usually when there's a gap in the calendar of less than a week. Winter (Oct-March) nightly rate when staying less than one week is $225/night. April-Sept nightly rate when staying less than one week is $195/night.

When staying more than a week, note that you need not stay a multiple of 7 days. I.e. 8 days is charged for a week plus 1/7th of the weekly charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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