About the property
- Condo1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) Owner operated
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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About Volker Bauerle
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.
Volker Bauerle purchased this Condo in 1985
Why Volker Bauerle chose Poipu
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.
What makes this Condo unique
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best Value in Poipu
We own condo #223 since 1985 and visit the Kiahuna Plantation twice a year for 3 weeks. Hate to leave every time. It is truly our 2nd. home.
Volker & Gina Bauerle
Great condo and fantastic location!
We really enjoyed our stay in this spacious and well appointed condo. The location is perfect with a quick walk to the beach! Also loved the athletic club. Thanks for a great stay!
Clean and conveniently located
2 bedroom unit was clean and had all basics covered. Good for a two person couple or a family up to four. One bedroom king size bed other bedroom two twin beds. Unit was a “garden view”. Property grounds open and extremely well maintained. On-site parking located conveniently close to units.
All on site staff were very friendly and helpful. Unit conveniently located to Poipu Beach, 3 to 4 minute direct walk to the beach. A nice amenity was free access to Poipu Beach Athletic Club a 5 minute walk. Owner was very helpful with suggestions and quickly responded when contacted.
If you are looking for luxury go stay at he Hyatt (and pay for that) but if you are looking for a good solid value for your dollar and a clean and conveniently located unit this one fits the bill.
Aloha Brian and thank you for staying at our condo to celebrate your wife's birthday. Thank you also for your REVIEW. You are right, our 2 bedroom, 2 baths 1,584 sq. ft. condo is for guests who appreciate value for their money. The nightly rate at the Grand Hyatt Hotel would be twice as high for just a 1-room, 1-bath 350 sq. ft. unit, plus you would have to spend lots of money for eating out every meal. In addition, our beach is much safer and more beautiful than the beach at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
We'd like to welcome you again in the near future to our little piece of Paradise.
Volker & Gina Bauerle
Great location; nice resort amenities; thoughtful/attentive owner
Great location - Short walk to the common lawn area and beach; Poipu Shopping Village and Poipu Beach Athletic Club literally across the street; The Shops at Kukuiula and Grand Hyatt are also close.
Common lawn area and beach are beautiful. Grills in resort grilling areas were operational and well maintained. Access to the athletic club was a great perk for us.
The owner was great to work with. Very responsive. Offered lots of tips and advice to help make the most of our trip. We would certainly consider staying here again during future visits.
I rated 4 stars primarily due to the absence of washer/drier in the condo (there is a resort coin laundromat) and the slightly outdated furniture. But, also note that I very rarely rate any property as being 5 stars because to me that translates into there being nothing that could be improved. As stated before, we would certainly consider staying here again during a future visit.
Aloha Michael...and thank you for your Review of our property. Here are my answers:
#1. Regarding the absence of a washer/dryer in the condo.
When the Kiahuna Plantation was built, the developer did not plan to have washer/dryers in any of the units. However, a few home owners installed them, but some encountered problems. Therefore the Association (AOBO) prohibited future installations.
#2. The "outdated" furniture are mostly wicker and better constructed than most of the replacements available today. Gina and I want our 2nd. home to give you the old Hawaiian feeling. However, some renters may want a hotel-type look. Not a problem. There are plenty of resorts around that feature modern furniture.
Since advertising with vrbo.com since 2012, 96% of our guests have given us great Reviews and stated that our condo represented the best value on Poipu Beach. For less than the nightly rate at a 1-room, 1-bath hotel, our guests enjoyed their vacation in a 1,584 sq.ft. condo with 2-bedrooms and 2 baths, a lanai and huge balcony. There is FREE Parking, 24/7 Security, a safe in the master bedroom, FREE use of the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, where the pool, tennis and pickle ball courts and the amazing Fitness Center are located.
Michael, we're looking forward to your next visit.
Best, Volker and Gina Bauerle
A lot of space for the family. We couldn't have found a better place
Great location for visiting all areas of kauai. Would definetely recommend it.
Theresa, thank you and your family for traveling from New Zealand to Kauai and staying at our spacious 2-bedroom, 2-baths condo. We're glad you had a good time enjoying the lovely beach, the Poipu Beach Athletic Club -- where the pool, tennis courts and Fitness Center are located -- and the wonders of the Garden Island. When you're ready to return, we'd be honored to welcome you again at our little part of Paradise.
Mahalo, Volker & Gina Bauerle
Very clean and roomy. Two couples, two bedrooms. two bathrooms. Large living area. short walk to beaches. Short drive to Waimea canyon and great hikes and hikes!
Quiet and peaceful - relaxing at the condo and were happy to spend time there.
Thank you Jean for your positive Review about our 2nd. home at the Kiahuna Plantation. Glad to hear you and your party had a great time at our little piece of Paradise. Whenever you're ready to visit again, we'd love to have you as repeat guests. Thankfully, Volker & Gina Bauerle
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change. Guests who stay 15 nights, or longer, and former guests may receive a discount.