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Great Deluxe Value! Whitewater View Pool, Walk to Poipu Beaches, Insider's Guide

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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Condominium, Spacious one bedroom + two pull-out sofabeds, one Bath, sleeps 2-4)

The beautifully landscaped grounds of Poipu Kai Resort start at Brennecke's Beach, Kauai's top bodysurfing and boogie boarding beach. Next door to Brennecke's is the world famous Poipu Beach. A short walk in the opposite direction is Shipwreck Beach, where the Grand Hyatt is located. You can enjoy the amenities of a world class tropical hotel. Strolling back home from the beach through a beautiful greenbelt, you are greeted by majestic mountain views and a welcoming swimming pool. You are close to everything but can be at peace in the garden setting of our one bedroom with ample built-ins and with two pull-out sofas. At night you can still hear the surf. You are on the ground floor, so you can relax on the lanai or grass. Play tennis or go to the jacuzzi at Poipu Kai. You may not want to use your car at all. Just park it in our flower covered carport next to our unit.

Your rental fee also includes the owner's 'Insider's Guide'. The Insider's Guide has information that is not listed in the tour guide books; like information where the locals buy food, rent autos, when and were to golf, and where is the best side to sit in the plane when you are arriving and leaving.

Restaurant on the premises, and several other restaurants in 5 to 10 minute walking distance, including several at the Grand Hyatt.

Perfect for smaller families with children, retirees escaping the northern winters, or honeymooners!

This is a very spacious one bedroom condominium located in beautifully landscaped 70-acre grounds just across from Brennecke's beach. Poipu Kai is a luxury development, stretching from Poipu to Shipwreck Beaches, with a huge greenbelt, lush tropical landscaping, garden paths, pools, and tennis courts. Our unit is a short walk down the garden path to beaches, Grand Hyatt, shopping, restaurants; it is a large, nicely furnished cozy and ground floor unit with rear lanai/patio and garden. Aloha!

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017


This is a privately owned unit used primarily for family and friends. We'll share it with you when it is available! We've kept it for over 30 years because Poipu Beach is a very special place, one of the best beach resorts in the world. purchased this condo in 1981

Why chose South Shore

The original owner, a family friend, traveled all over the Pacific and chose Poipu because he knew that Kauai was the best location in the Pacific, and Poipu the best on Kauai. He also personally knew the developer, who kept several units for his own family, who own two units to this day. The first building was developed as a family compound. Manualoha is the least dense development in Poipu Kai; the buildings look more like homes than condominiums and are low rise, one to three stories. We chose a one bedroom on the ground floor for accessibility. Unlike some other properties that are on rocky ground, Poipu Kai is a spacious and lush resort.

What makes this condo unique

We enjoy the privacy, peacefulness and the spacious feeling of our unit. We love the pool, with a gorgeous view of Brennecke's Beach. And we love walking to the Hyatt to have lattes at the Seaview Lounge in the mornig, or sushi and martinis at Stevenson's Bar in the evening. We enjoy Hyatt luxury at a much lower price and with more privacy! For the adventurous outdoor types, Kauai has everything from kite surfing to kyaking to hiking the canyons. Kauai has some of the world's most beautiful beaches and best climates: it's never too hot or humid because of the refreshing trade winds that blow ashore. The water is clear blue, and warm. You can choose a beach with surf or calm waters. The snorkeling is sensational. We include our personal insider's guide to Kauai culled together over 30 years of traveling to Kauai.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Great Deluxe Value! Whitewater View Pool, Walk to Poipu Beaches, Insider's Guide
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was the perfect getaway for myself and my husband. The homeowners thought of every detail! Beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs and mats, etc. We really liked how the kitchen overlooked the living room and private-feeling lanai. There was a toaster oven/slot toaster that came in handy, a Keurig coffee maker, pot coffee maker and many other gadgets that we didn't stay long enough to need :). The cabinets and drawers had the "soft close" feature and provided were nice eating utensils, plates and drink-ware (I've stayed in places long ago that lead me to appreciate such a nicety). The bed was very comfortable and had a great overhead fan. We were blown away by all the bougainvillea in bloom upon driving into the quaint property. It cascades over the trellised parking spaces creating covered parking. The condo is close to the pool, the ocean, tennis, golf and restaurants. I especially enjoyed the prime rib at Brenneckes Broiler. Our only regret was that we couldn't take more time away from work to stay longer. We hope to stay here again in the future. Mahalo to the owners for making our stay SO VERY enjoyable! Aloha!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kenmore, WA

Lovely unit!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet unit that is very close to beaches and has all the beach items (chairs, boogie bds, snorkels, etc) you will need!

We loved the peaceful back patio and the island décor was great. Generous landlords gave us several extras that went above and beyond--thank you! We would definitely recommend this unit and especially for couples. Plenty of space, washer/dryer a bonus and excellent location.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Oakland, CA

Home away from home in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Visited on an extended honeymoon and felt like we were in a home away from home (if we lived in paradise!). Condo was clean, comfortable and fully stocked all of the comforts of home (kitchen, comfort, beach gear). The location is idea with access to great pools, tennis courts, restaurants, bars and most importantly the BEACH! A few steps away from sea turtles, fish and a spectacular nightly sunset. Great suggestions from the owners on how to explore the island like a local.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect.

The combo was beautiful and very comfortable with everything we needed to go to the beach (beach chairs, cooler, towels, …) and fully equipped. We loved our privacy and the location situated in a very beautiful neighborhood, quiet and peaceful and without problem for parking.

The owners were very helpful and very nice to us.

It’s a lovely location in Kauai.

We have recommended it to family, friends and colleagues. We hope to return as soon as possible.

Massimo & Monica – Milano - Italy

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was lovely, in a quiet complex- beautiful well maintained grounds. We were a family of four and the condo was very spacious for us all. Clean, and very well stocked with everything we needed. Appreciated having all the beach stuff ( boogie boards, snorkels etc...). As others have stated- just like the pictures! Short walk to Poipu beach - which was our favourite. Saw lots of sea turtles riding the surf ( and even dolphins jumping just off the coast) right at Poipu! We would highly recommend this condo to anyone and hope to be back in the next couple years!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!
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Davis Family

  • 5 of 5

We loved the space in this condo! It looks just like the pictures with a roomy master, bathroom, kitchen, dining, and living room. The space was perfect for our family of four with the kids on the two living room couch-beds. The king bed was wonderfully comfy. The condo was fresh and clean with plenty of linens. It was really easy to enter with the key holder and plenty of parking under the many structures.They also have beach stuff right there to use--snorkel/masks, boogie boards, beach chairs, coolers, umbrella. There are two pools--one with an amazing ocean view, and the other with a hot tub over by the tennis courts. Grill out front with communal picnic table. Back patio with two chaise lounges and a nice table set. Location is great with pools just a minute's walk and the beaches a few minutes down the landscaped path. Location is also great to see the whole island--breaches, Waimea Canyon and Kauai Coffee Estate to the west and everything else to the east and northeast. Thanks to FITS for handling the reservation and to Terrie for helping out with some questions we had while there. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Kalapaki Joe's and Brennecke's
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Kiahuna; also Poipu Bay at the Hyatt
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Kalapaki Joe's and Brennecke's
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

Kauai is a great place for adventure: ATV Tours, Kite Surfing, Windsurfing, Helicopter Tours, Tubing Through Tunnels, Zip Line. Try a surfing lesson!

There are several excellent golf courses; all the information you need is in our personal guide to Kauai.


Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Early Spring Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Savings Season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Special Offer
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee/$125-$135 $135
Tax Rate 13.42%

Rates vary from $175 to $220 per night or $1,100 to $1,400 per week. Winter rates (January to April) are $195 per night. Holiday rates of $220 per night apply to the weekends of Presidents' Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a very long quartz countertop with two sinks and large mirror. There is a separate water closet with a separate door. On the other end is a tub and shower combination. The bathroom is newly tiled and has new wood cabinets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • California King size bed in bedroom; built in dresser. Two Queen pull out sofas in living room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We keep two boogie boards, beach chairs and an umbrella in the unit, as well as beach towels. If there is anything else you need, just ask. We are very flexible in providing what you need. We provide basic soaps, paper goods, and toiletries, but you may want to purchase more. We provide a Keurig coffee machine, with starter coffees. We provide our personal insider's guide to Kauai, including a section on Kauai's great golf courses for all levels. Poipu Kai is a low density, luxury development. The unit has only had two owners, and is used primarily by family and friends who take excellent care of the property. Tropical artwork was collected over a long period of family visits. Depending on how the hedges and trees are trimmed, one might get a peek-a-boo ocean view over the rooftops, from the lanai. We speak English, Spanish and French.

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