Poipu Beach--Upgraded 2-BR, 2-BA Condo-Free Wi-Fi, Pool, Tennis & Fitness Center

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Volker and Gina Bauerle - owners of Kiahuna Plantation condo


Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Kiahuna Plantation is a low density beach front Condo Resort, the only one on sunny Poipu Beach. Contact owner for best price at 562-691-3643. FREE Wi-FI & Internet connection. The use of the pool, tennis and the Fitness Center at the POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB are also FREE for our guests. If you book with or through OUTRIGGER, you probably won't have FREE ACCESS to the new POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB.

New Legislation. Starting July 1, 2012, a new law HB 2078 regarding rental properties has been in effect. This law requires out of-state owners, like us, to post our local agent, Roy Thompson, 808-742-2200, and our Hawaiian Transient Accommodations Registration No. W40955782-01.

Volker & Regina Bauerle, the owners of the 2-BR, 2-BA Condo, will handle all the booking by phone 562-691-3643. A superior Management Company with an office at the Kiahuna Plantation manages our unit.

Nestled within 35 acres of lush lawns and tropical gardens are plantation style buildings, no higher than a palm tree. Our unit is open and airy due to large sliding doors and windows with louvers that open to catch the cooling Hawaiian trade winds.

The master bedroom on the first floor features a King Bed, 2 night stands, a separate dressing room and full bath with tub. The master bath has been completely renovated. A dresser - with a TV on top - and 2 large closets are provided for your clothes including a safe for valuables. A 6' sliding door leads to your private lanai with 2 lounges and a chair & table where you can relax with a good book and listen to the birds sing. New Island Shutters have been installed in the master bedroom for your privacy.

Our 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds, a night stand, a large dresser and a closet. The guest bathroom, which has been totally renovated is off the hall featuring a large enclosed shower, with a sink inside a cabinet with a granite top.

On the 2nd. floor, the living/dining room (great room) is spacious (20' x 24'). The full-service kitchen was recently updated with new cabinets, a stove, microwave dishwasher and refrigerator. Even a small oven is provided for warming up bread, or making toast. An electric coffee machine, mixer to make your tropical drinks & smoothies, and all the dishes, pots and utensils you need are provided. Next to the kitchen is the dining area with a glass top table and 6 chairs.

Two people can sleep on the pull-out couch in the living room, which has been re-upholstered. A 42” LCD TV sits on top of a dresser with FREE cable provided, including FREE Internet service for your computer. The drapes in the great room have been replaced recently with off-white Island Shutters.

Your private balcony is right outside the living room, where you can - if you like - eat most of your meals, like we do, to save money. We usually shop at Costco in Lihue. They have a large variety of fish, sushi & sashimi, appetizers, and ready-made meals, including wines & spirits available. The Lihue Costco features more products than our local Costco in California. There is ample room for 6 people to eat, using the round table & chairs on the balcony. In addition, you can also relax on a lounging chair and sip your favorite drink while watching the colorful birds in the huge, 100-year-old monkey-pod tree facing the balcony. We especially like the red-crested cardinals. They'll eat right out of your hands.

Recently, the entry and the kitchen tiles have been replaced with 16'x16' tiles, installed in a diamond pattern.

A new barbeque below our property will help you get quick, cost-efficient meals on your table. Even a hamburger or hot dog tastes better from the BBQ at the Kiahuna Plantation than at home.

However, if you prefer eating out and you don't want to drive, here are some of your choices: The Plantation Gardens Restaurant is right around the corner from our building. Across the street at the Kiahuna Shopping Center are several places to eat. A favorite with guests is Keoki's Paradise with open air dining. Across from Keoki's, a new restaurant -- THE OLYMIC CAFE – has opened in February 2016. They occupy the spot where Roy's Poipu Bar & Grill was located. Roy's moved to the new Kukui'ula Center, 1 mile west from our condo. The new restaurant is named EATING HOUSE 1849. Or you can eat at The Bangkok Happy Bowl, located on the NE corner of the Poipu Shopping Village. Next to them is a stand, where you can eat a Puka Dog with a choice of unusual toppings.

One of the newest additions for fine dining is a mile west of our complex at the Kukui'ula Village in Koloa. Merriman's is good, but pricy. Our favorite for special occasions is Josselin's Bar & Grill, right across from Merriman's. Jean Marie Josselin used to be the owner/chef of A Pacific Cafe in Kapaa, possibly the best restaurant in Hawaii. Unfortunately, it closed a few years ago. We were pleasantly surprised when our favorite chef opened his new restaurant in 2010. You got to try the Lychee Sangria. It is out of this world, made with white wine (not red like your typical sangria) plus secret ingredients. One of the staff members gave us the recipe for this killer drink. We now serve it at our home to special guests. Everybody raves about it.

If you like Mexican food, the Kukui'ula Village recently opened a restaurant, the Tortilla Republic Grill & Margarita Bar, that takes care of your cravings. Our grandson and fiancée told us that the food and atmosphere is better than at Mexican restaurants in California.

Around the Kiahuna Plantation property you find a multitude of beautiful blossoms and colorful foliage. Take in the aromas of sweet plumerias, orchids and hibiscus. Watch the palms gracefully swaying in the breeze, and find flowers, trees and shrubs you may have never seen before.

The Moir Cactus Garden is another spectacular attraction on the resort grounds, created almost 80 years ago. You'll discover that this Condo Resort is so much more relaxing than similar places on Oahu and Maui with their hustle and bustle.

A short walk from our condo will lead you to the best swimming beach on Kauai. Feel the warm white sand sift through your toes as the Hawaiian sun embraces you. Gaze at the brilliant blue waters of Poipu Beach and watch as the sunrays dance on the waves. You can go surfing, boogie-boarding, snorkeling, sunbathing, or reading a good book under a palm tree in the vast lawn facing the ocean. Free towels and beach chairs are provided at the Beach Hut for our guests. Surf-and boogie boards are available for rental. Surf lessons are also available.

The famous Poipu Bay Golf Course, former site of the annual Grand Slam tournament, is 2 miles east, next to the Hyatt Poipu Hotel. The Kiahuna Golf Course is just north of our property. Other great golf courses are nearby. As one of our guests we'll reveal the name and location of a little-known golf course where you can play for less than $30. If you're interested, just ask us.

Many other fun things, like horseback riding, scuba diving, windsurfing, etc. are available close-by. If you like hiking, we can help you find the perfect trails. You can reach the Waimea Canyon in about one hour by car. Mark Twain called it 'The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.'

As you can see, there is simply no shortage of things to do, including helicopter rides around this amazing island. Make your plans today and we'll help you have the greatest vacation of your lifetime.

Keywords: Quiet, peaceful, children-friendly, relaxing, tranquil, spacious, close to shopping, restaurants, close to ocean, free fitness center, free tennis, golf, horseback riding, water sports, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, surfing, boogie-boarding, celebrations i.e. birthdays, weddings, anniversaries...

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeping


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    If under 25, must be accompanied by adult 25 years, or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Master Bath with tub & toilet adjoined to dressing room. Guest Bath has large shower, granite top sink & toilet. Both bathrooms have been refurbished in 2012....moreless

Other Amenities

  • View/Location Garden View


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin Clothes Dryers on premises...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    FREE use of all equipment at new Poipu Beach Athletic Club...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    The living room and dining room (great room are large, 480 square feet (24' x 20'). A 12' sliding door with Island Shutters leads to the 20' balcony that faces a huge 100-year old Monkey-pod tree. ...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    FREE Parking in front of building #37...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin Laundromat on premises...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The balcony is approximately 20' x 8'. A round table with six chairs, and a lounge with a small table are provided...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf:

    The Kiahuna Golf Course is less than 1 mile from our condo. Low rates are available in the afternoon. The golf course at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (2 miles away), is one of the best courses on the island...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Outside the master bedroom is the lanai (20' x 8') with lounges, chairs and a small table...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The lawn with colorful shrubs is next to the lanai, leading to the double-grill under the 100+ year old Monkey pod tree...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    A new double-grill with a granite top has recently been installed. It is right below our condo under the Monkey-pod tree....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    The Kiahuna Tennis Courts are adjacent to the pool. Guest can play there AT NO COST...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Kiahuna Pool has a waterfall & slide, and a special area for small children...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool


Write a review 4.8
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Winter/Spring Season
Jan 3 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Maid Service once/week $92 + tax
  • Check-out Cleaning $160 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.416%


Rates are subject to change. Guests who stay 15 nights, or longer, and former guests may receive a discount.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Plantation Gardens
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kiahuna Golf Club
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Poipu Rd
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Plantation Gardens on premises
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Kiahuna Plantation is the only condo resort on the south side of the island that has its own beach at Poipu Beach. Swimming, snorkling, surfing, paddle boarding, or just relaxing on the big lawn with a good book, facing the ocean are some of the attractions that travelers enjoy. Nearby is a diving school where you can get certified. On the premises is a restaurant and 4 more across the street from Kiahuna Plantation. Unlike other places, tennis is FREE for our guests. Our pool, next to the tennis courts, is also open again since December 23, 2013. In addition, a new Fitness Center has been added to be enjoyed by our guests -- AT NO COST -- in the newly named POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1985

About: My wife Gina and I love to travel to exotic destinations. We've visited Tahiti and neighboring islands 7 times, and the Fijian islands 3 times. We also took cruises in the South Pacific, Mexico, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Scandinavian countries including Russia. We've been in Oahu, Maui and the Big Island, but avoided Kauai because we heard it is the wettest spot on earth. However, once we found out that the Poipu Beach area only gets about 35 inches a year, we booked a trip. When we discovered Kiahuna Plantation, we knew that this 'Special Place' was our own personal Paradise. We've been operating our own Carpet & Interior Store since 1963. At times it was so hectic, the only thing to keep us from going out of our mind was our condo in Kauai. A couple of weeks at this healing island (people call it the Garden Island and Healing Island) helped recharge our batteries. In 1987 we got tired of selling the same old regular carpets. That's when we developed a system to create one-of-a-kind carpets matching each client's decor. Home-and business owners loved it. In 1991 we opened a hands-on workshop to teach our secret craft to entrepreneurs from the US, Canada, Singapore, the UK & Ireland, Saudi Arabia... Over 600 individuals were trained and they now operate their own business offering custom carpets in their areas. Most of our annual conventions were conducted at the Kiahuna Plantation. Our Affiliates just loved this wonderful place, almost as much as us. Daily we enjoy our 4-5 minute walk to Poipu Beach. We find a shady spot under a palm tree in the lush lawn facing the ocean and read a book. Besides playing tennis or reading a good book, swimming & snorkeling are one of our favorite things to do. We also enjoy longer hikes up in the mountains, or along the beach. Grilling local fresh fish or meat on the BBQ below our property is more satisfying to us than spending a lot of money at restaurants.

Why Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA:
Our first visit to Kiahuna Plantation was in August 1980. A friend raved about this 'Special Place' (translation of 'Kiahuna') because of its beautifully landscaped property and the spectacular Tennis Club. That's exactly what we were looking for. You see, my wife Gina's brother, sister-in-law and their son visited us from Germany, And since their son Wolfi Leitner, was the Bavarian Junior Tennis Champion (later to be selected to the German Junior Davis Cup with Boris Becker, Michael Stich...), we wanted to treat our guests to the finest. On first sight we fell in love with this low-key condo complex. Everybody enjoyed this special vacation...and the accommodations, the tennis, beach and the tranquility of the island made it especially memorable. My wife and I returned 3 years later. That's when we found out that the condos were individually owned. In January 1985 we bought unit #223 and never regretted it. Ron, our oldest son, celebrated his 30th. and 40th. birthday, together with his family. Our oldest granddaughter Cassidy, who was 2 years old when visiting for the 1st. time, spent her honeymoon with husband Ben at Kiahuna. Brothers Chase & Clay, surfed many times on Poipu Beach. Our son Ray with wife and twin girls Rachel & Robin from Houston, TX were here as well. Robert, our youngest, knows Kiahuna inside and out. Sepp & Christa from Munich enjoyed two additional vacations with us. My sisters Dagmar & Sigrid from Stuttgart, Germany visited us while I celebrated my 50th. birthday. Marty, my brother and family love to join us in Kauai as often as possible. Many friends from California vacationed with us here and had a wonderful time. Gina and I usually visit Kiahuna twice a year, in May and October. We've been asked: 'Don't you get tired of this place?' Our answer is 'No, we still discover new places to hang out, new hikes, waterfalls, etc.' Kiahuna Plantation is our home away from home and we can hardly wait to visit again.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
It's a short walk to Poipu Beach and to the new POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB (POOL, TENNIS & FITNESS CENTER), because our condo is right in the middle of the property. 5 restaurants can be reached by foot within 5 minutes. A Whaler's store is across the street for buying groceries, including a large selection of wines & spirits, T-shirts, sweaters, postcards, calenders & gifts. Starbucks is across the street as well, to take care of your caffeine cravings. Less than a mile is the new Kukui'ula Center with little shops and several restaurants. The choices range from hamburgers & hot dogs at Bubba's, to quality Mexican food, to organic, to upscale at Merryman's, to our favorite -- Josselin's Bar & Grill, specializing in 'Tapas' and 'Lychee Sangria.' You can also find a seafood restaurant that opened in October 2012... Old Town Koloa is a couple of miles away with its quaint shops, markets and restaurants. Less than a mile from our condo you can learn how to scuba dive and get licensed.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Volker and Gina Bauerle - owners
of Kiahuna Plantation condo

    Volker and Gina Bauerle - owners of Kiahuna Plantation condo

  • Great room with new Island Shutters facing balcony and Monkey Pod Tree

    Great room with new Island Shutters facing balcony and Monkey Pod Tree

  • Gina with grandkids Rachel & Robin from Houston, TX

    Gina with grandkids Rachel & Robin from Houston, TX

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom -- Renovated in 2012

    Master Bathroom -- Renovated in 2012

  • Guest Bathroom -- Renovated in 2012

    Guest Bathroom -- Renovated in 2012

  • Brazilian Cardinal inspecting breakfast

    Brazilian Cardinal inspecting breakfast

  • Marissa - our grandson Chase's fiancee - surrounded by stunning Heliconia Plant

    Marissa - our grandson Chase's fiancee - surrounded by stunning Heliconia Plant

  • Our gang on Poipu Beach

    Our gang on Poipu Beach

  • Peter & Katarina in Kiahuna Pool

    Peter & Katarina in Kiahuna Pool

  • View from one of our favorite hikes

    View from one of our favorite hikes

  • A new hike we discovered with waterfall in background

    A new hike we discovered with waterfall in background

  • Entry to our building at
the Kiahuna Plantation

    Entry to our building at the Kiahuna Plantation

  • View to kitchen with new tile
installed in April 2013

    View to kitchen with new tile installed in April 2013

  • Friend Jerry, Gina and Volker in living room

    Friend Jerry, Gina and Volker in living room

  • Master Bedroom with new Island Shutters
Island Shutters facing Lanai

    Master Bedroom with new Island Shutters Island Shutters facing Lanai

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • View from Balcony with Ocean  
visible between 2 Buildings

    View from Balcony with Ocean visible between 2 Buildings

  • Tropical Orchid Garden 
visible from Balcony

    Tropical Orchid Garden visible from Balcony

  • Gina on balcony facing yellow flower tree

    Gina on balcony facing yellow flower tree

  • Gina, Marissa and Chase enjoying lunch at Poipu Beach

    Gina, Marissa and Chase enjoying lunch at Poipu Beach

  • Gina and Marissa at Allenton Gardens

    Gina and Marissa at Allenton Gardens

  • Beach at the end of the
famous Kalalau Trail

    Beach at the end of the famous Kalalau Trail

  • Sunset at Poipu Beach

    Sunset at Poipu Beach

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Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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