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

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 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!

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Great Deluxe Value! Whitewater View Pool, Walk to Poipu Beaches, Insider's Guide
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Excellent location and perfect ambience!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect spot for a vacation in Kauai. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Walk to pool/poipu beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during our spring break 2017. First impression was that the unit felt spacious, clean, and well maintained. We loved our stay here. Location is everything to me. This is easy walking distance to the pool, maybe 100 yards. And walking a little further, you're at a great boogie boarding beach, and you could easily continue walking just a few minutes to poipu beach. The condo is on the ground floor and we enjoyed eating breakfast on the lanai. Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. It has two couches that pull out to beds which accommodates our family perfectly. When we arrived there was a gift basket of fresh fruit and goodies which was a pleasant surprise!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

This condo is centrally located, so travel to west and east side of island was easy. This condo is beautifully decorated and stocked--- more items than we could use! Coolers, beach towels, beach mats, sand toys, beach chairs, tennis rackets, etc, etc, etc. Lovely kitchen with all kinds of appliances available. washer/dryer was a huge perk. Very comfortable bed, lush towels, high-end sheets. We could not have asked for anymore in a rental. And most of all, this place was spotless! Their housekeeper, Mary, does an excellent job. Highly recommend,,,and I would definitely stay here again! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, Colorado

Spacious, well stocked, good location

  • 4 of 5

The condo was larger than we expected which was very nice. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we could need need and more. There were also lots of beach things in the closet, chairs, umbrella, etc.

It was very close to the beach and the grounds were very nice.

The only minor issue was mold growing in may of the books, which I imagine is common in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Monique! Our apologies and thank you for the heads up about the books. We'll be cleaning up those books or tossing them right away! You are absolutely correct, Hawaii has a wonderfully subtropical climate, which is moist and means we have to be very diligent about cleaning. We always tell Mary to pretend she is working at the Hyatt. Hyatt standards! We are happy that you enjoyed Kauai.
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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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
7 night minimum stay
Winter/Early Spring 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Add Paypal Fee of 3% $0
Caretaker Cleaning $135 $0
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. Cleaning Fee is paid DIRECTLY to our on-island caretaker by cash or check at the end of your stay. We accept PayPal with a 3% uncharged added to your rental. Parking is FREE. WiFi is FREE. And there is NO resort fee.

**** Cleaning Fee needs to be paid to directly to the on-island caretaker.*****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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