Kauai Oceanfront Condominium--Our 'Jewel on the Sea' in Poipu, Kauai
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Kuhio Shores, our 'Jewel on the Sea,' on Kauai's Gold Coast.
When we first walked into what was to become our new home in Kauai, the views of the ocean, coastline, and lush green hills and palms literally took our breath away! Located on a fantastic snorkeling beach (rated best snorkeling in Kauai by 'Sunset' magazine) and a summer surfing favorite, we could see turtles feeding below the lanai and blowholes out in the distance. Around the corner we saw where we had first learned to snorkel, next to one of the best restaurants in all of Kauai, the Beach House. Our oceanfront, one bedroom condominium, #305 at Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams!
If you are on your honeymoon, wish to recapture the romance in your relationship, or you just want to experience the awesome beauty and serenity of this 'jewel on the sea' by yourself, with your family, or friends, this is the ideal home for you when vacationing on the Garden Island of Kauai.
Kuhio Shores is closer to the ocean than an other condo or resort on the entire island of Kauai, with beach access. Learn to snorkel by the Beach House, on the west side of the building (teaming with fish; over 650 varieties in Hawaii!), then get into the water below our lanai to snorkel or dive with turtles! On the south side of our property, relax on the grass and watch surfers (little kids will amaze you!)and whales in winter. Right here, are three of Kauai's premier surf spots: PK'S, Acid Drops,and Centers.
In our completely private, third floor condominium (4 floors total), the only thing you hear is the crashing of the waves. As soon as you open the front door, your eyes go out to the ocean. You have unobstructed views from the kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and, of course, the lanai.
Remodeled for the most discriminating guest, our home reflects the Hawaiian tropics. Comfort and beauty are our priority. Bamboo floors glisten in the light of the morning sunrise. New tile and paint, in tropical greens and earth tones, create a peaceful, clean atmosphere. Bathe in luxury in our Noccino Italian marble shower with stone accents. The kitchen features Brazilian, Verdi Peacock granite countertops that reflect the aqua of the ocean, and new stainless steel appliances. In the dining room, bamboo wainscoting and a huge mirror framed in dark tropical wood, reflects the crashing waves, bringing the spectacular beauty of Kauai's nature inside.
The new ultra luxurious, Cal king-size bed, a top-of-the-line resort style pillowtop, is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on. High thread count cotton sheets are topped with silk filled comforters with cotton duvets, making this a truly clean and blissful bed! Ocean breezes cool you naturally as they are pulled though the bedroom breezeway and new Haiku fans made by the Big Ass Fan company are rated best fans on the market by CNET.
In the livingroom a comfy chenille, queen-size, pull-out couch has a five-inch-thick mattress (no bars or poking springs). Two Hawaiian-style reclining chairs are perfect for laying back to watch the waves, listen to CDs, or watch cable TV. The hand-carved dining room table with rattan chairs is your exclusive seat to spot playful spinner dolphins. On our large lanai are two chaise lounges, chairs and tables; you will be so comfortable, you may not want to leave. Seeing a rainbow, or the moon shimmering over the water will create lifetime memories.
Another feature that sets us apart is that we collect original works of art by renoun artists. Artwork is carefully chosen to reflect the lushness and peace of Kauai. Our masterpiece is by Fred Gemmell. This large scale abstract painting on the back of glass was at sea for a month before it arrived in our Kauai home. Fred 'captures with complex detail and bold gestures, the amazing diversity and adaptability of life in all its interaction and beauty..... to create a feeling of a luminous and unfolding mystery.” We are also proud to display original pastel paintings by local Kauai artist, Helen Turner, the 'Degas' of Hawaii.
Because we know you are probably tired and hungry after your long journey, we give you an 'Aloha Basket' with snacks and coffee, so that you can immediately begin to relax.
The 'Aloha Spirit' truly exists on the island of Kauai. We have done our very best to bring this spirit into our 'Jewel on the Sea.' Photos say more than words so please scroll down below where it says 'CLICK HERE - To View More Photos of Condo.' We also invite you to our facebook page which is dedicated to providing connections for our guests.
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Member since: 2004
- 854 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Low Allergen Environment
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- We start with a new California King size bed found in the major 5 star resorts. We create a "blissful bed" by dressing it with several layers of softness. We begin with two mattress pads. One is used for the ultimate in hygiene protection and a second mattress cover that not only adds another layer of protection, but is padded with a high loft adding an extra layer of comfort to the bed. Next we use high thread-count cotton sheets. Then we take a cotton duvet that is filled with silk fiber and we cover the duvet with a beautiful cotton duvet cover. We offer our guests an extra light-weight cotton quilt that we keep available. Finally,, for a little pizzaz we finish the bed bed with an elegantly embroidered bed scarf found at one of Kauai's exclusive shops.Crawl into bed and the ocean-cooled air gets pulled into the bedroom through an interior breezeway engineered during our remodel. (ocean-view created). if needed turn on Haiku fan, candle, hear the ocean lull. Sweet dreams.. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- We love the arts. Commissioned a large-scale painting on glass by renowned artist and architect, Fred Gemmell, which may be his best work yet. It arrived after a month at sea (see his work online, including on the cover of Lux Magazine, 2011 winter's edition, in the Jan. 2012, San Diego Home and Garden magazine). Two original Plein-Air pastel paintings in the bedroom by local artist, Helen Turner, the 'Degas' of Hawaii. Our interior matches the breathtaking landscape. This is an upscale home with floor-to-ceiling Windows for Spectacular Views of the sea. High speed wireless internet keeps you connected. Comfortable bistro seating and lounges on extra large Lanai. Fully-equipped Kitchen with Verde Peacock granite and stainless Appliances, Haiku fans by the Big Ass Fan company, rates best by CNET. Bathroom features Granite/Maple Vanity and Italian Noccino Marble shower with glass enclosure. Luxuriously layered Cal King bed experience for sweet dreams. ...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Rain Forests
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Two beaches for snorkeling, surfing and diving just a few feet from front door (down the elevator or stairs). Turtles daily from the huge lanai. Honestly the best view in Poipu with swimmable beaches...moreless
Two snorkeling areas, a dive site and three famous surf spots are right here: Prince Kuhio, Acid Drop and Centers. Enjoy the sunrise and the sunset. Sandy beaches and green belting with coconut palms. Next door to the #1 rated Beach House Restaurant, famous for its sunset (your sunset every night!)....moreless
Behind our building and across the street is the birthplace of Prince Kuhio. The royal family chose this place because of its beauty. Wander around lava stadium walls, an ancient pond, flowers and fruit trees and view of the ocean. I rarely see anyone in the park. Love to walk there under the moonlight and let my imagination go. ...moreless
The waves roll past the condo. The condo feels like a boat. Turtles live right below the lanai and we see them everyday. Endangered monk seals snooze on the beach. Spot humpback whales in winter. ...moreless
Walk to delicious restaurants and boutiques. Gourmet Culinary Market is held every Wed. afternoon with live Hawaiian music, at Kukuiula, located behind Prince Kuhio Park a heiau across from our condo....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Chenille pull-out sofa. Reclining overstuffed chairs. Museum quality art pieces by renowned artists. Bamboo flooring throughout. Wall of windows looking out to the ocean and lanai. Sounds of the ocean...moreless
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
Lanai / Gazebo:
Extra large lanai with expansive views of the ocean, coastline and Prince Kuhio Park, a Hawaiian holy site. Turtles live below the lanai. Guests return just to see the whales in winter (and to have a bit of summer!). Two chaise lounges, a tall bistro set allows us to see over the glass railing. 2 extra chairs for guests. Extra folding table for artists. ...moreless
- Large Cooler
Lawn / Garden:
Tropical plantings. Hawaiian holy site across the street from our building with plumeria, mango, papaya and bananas. Ancient fish shaped pond Birthplace of Prince. Special grass & palms along beach. ...moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 22 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- refundableDamageDeposit $250
- cleaning $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 13.42%
Damage/security refundable deposit: $250
Cleaning fee is $125
Three night stay when it occurs during a "back to back."
Licensed by the state of Hawaii operating in the resort area of Poipu
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The condo's beach is on Kauai's Gold Coast, a snorkeler's paradise. . Our beach, Lawal on Poipu Beach, is ranked the best snorkeling on the island by Sunset Magazine: Snorkel different times of the day to see different kinds of fish (650+ types in the islands). Watch endangered giant sea turtles from the lanai. Below the lanai is a shore dive spot, and some of the best surfing is out the door: PK’s, Centers, and Acid Drop. In the winter watch humpback whales. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, markets and galleries. We are next to the Beach House Restaurant, rated best restaurant on Kauai 13+ years in a row. Across the street is a Hawaiian heiau, sacred to Hawaiians with an historic fishpond. Markers lead you the property with views out to the ocean. Our micro climate is a sunny, central coastal location: Sightsee, Hike, Bike, Sail, Boogie Board, visit the nationally acclaimed Tropical Botanical Gardens ( one mile, next to the blowhole 'Spouting Horn'), sea and river kayak (Kauai is the only Hawaiian island with navigable rivers), boat tours (catamarans leave from Port Allen to the awe-inspiring Na Pali Coast), Helicopter, movie site ATV, horseback riding, zip-line, tubing, greatest array of public golf courses is on Kauai. From your door, take a walk along Poipu's dramatic coastline to the Kukuiula Harbor, passing a Tom Weiskopf designed golf course. In 2015 our location was designated nationally as one of the most scenic drives in America. The Holo Holo byway slowly meanders through Poipu, beginning with the magical Tunnel of trees, winding through historic Koloa Town then makai (toward the ocean) to our condo, ending in Spouting Horn and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, about a mile from your home away from home. Because there are no roads cutting through the center of Kauai nor on the Napali Coast, the south shore is centrally located for touring the entire island. Relaxing on the lanai or in reclining chairs in our 'Jewel on the Sea,' with its multi million dollar view of ever changing sea and sky and turtles below would be enough.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: When we were younger we lived in a cottage by the ocean in Southern California and sadly had to leave. We never dreamed we could ever live by the beach again. Years later, we went on vacation to Kauai as a reprieve from taking care of our ailing parents. At the time we asked a local man about the best place to snorkel on the island. He told us about a small beach by the Beach House Restaurant. We ended up snorkeling there every day of that vacation. The reef was filled with colorful fish, the turquoise water was calm and access was easy. Being in the water there was such a joyful experience! We never dreamed the possibility of owning a condo on Kauai, let alone on our favorite snorkeling beach, but it happened! It gives us great joy to share our 'Jewel on the Sea' with our guests. Over the years we have stayed in contact with many of our guests, some who return over and over again. We host a facebook page that is dedicated to all things Kauai, where you can meet local residents, make plans in advance of your trip and get referrals from our past guests. We are so grateful to provide a beautiful tropical oceanfront home for your special time on Kauai. We enjoy getting to know our guests and will help you with ideas for your trip. We still live in the San Diego area, in a north coastal town called Encinitas. Dreaming of becoming Kauai residents someday. In the meantime we love working on our Kauai Jewel. We love the arts and have commissioned beautiful pieces that enhance your experience in the space. FYI: We never ask our guests to wire money and we do not advertise on Craig's list. Every year we continue to make improvements. We take great pride in our work on our 'Jewel on the Sea' and continue to do everything possible to add to your enjoyment. Hope you stay with us! We are sure you are going to love it!
Why the Owner Chose Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA:
Kuhio Shores is where, as one guest described it, 'the location is the destination.' It is closer to the water than any other resort or condo on the island and perhaps, in all of the islands, with swimmable beaches for snorkeling, diving and surfing right at the condo. No need to get into a car. You will hear the sounds of the ocean day and night. From our wall of windows and the lanai you can watch the day turn into night with spectacular sunrises, relax on the lanai while the cool aqua waves roll past the lanai and turtles feed below. Witness a passing shower and rainbows over the water and the tropical greens of Prince Kuhio Park. In winter we get excited by the sighting of a breaching whale. Walk over to the Beach House Restaurant for a delicious meal or bring a drink down to the beach to watch the magnificent sunset. Head back up to the condo to lay on the chaise lounges under the evening stars or gaze at the full moon reflecting over the water. We never tire of the constant lull and beauty of the ocean. Our Jewel on the Sea, #305 Kuhio Shores, exceeds our dreams.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
As soon as we opened the door of our 'Jewel on the Sea' we knew it was home, and we had to make it happen. We didn't know this at the time (the view would have been enough), but right below our condo is where turtles feed. I have been told by guests who had previously lived in the islands that they had never seen so many turtles in all the years they had lived in Hawaii. As soon as the condo was ours, we began our remodel, marrying the luxury of upscale resorts with the comforts of a fine home. During a flight back to the mainland an idea came to us about how to increase the airflow. The positioning of our condo in the building was already excellent but now, after creating a 'breezeway,' the condo interior is like a cool wind tunnel and sometimes we need to turn the fans off at night in the summer. With the first cut into the wall we could feel the air getting pulled throughout the entire condo and unexpectedly, we created an ocean view in the bedroom. In 2015 we installed the best fans on the market according to CNet, the 'Haiku,' American made by the Big Ass Fan Company (yes that is the name!!). These hanging sculptural fans circulate the cool ocean air, allowing us to feel comfortable while listening to the calming ocean lull. Nothing gives us greater joy than to please our guests; that we have contributed to our guests' lifetime experience. We know that for many people vacationing on Kauai that it may be a once in a lifetime experience. We continue to do all that we can to make it your greatest experience.
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Our lanai. Snorkel with turtles below our kauai vacation rental 305 Kuhio Shore
Sunrise taken by honeymooners from the lanai of #305 Kuhio Shores, Poipu, Kauai.
Welcome home to beauty and comfort. Where a clean environment is our priority.
Lanai: tall bistro, 2 lounges, art table. Panoramic view but close to turtles
Morning sun shines over the ocean and glistens on the bamboo floor.
Resort style Cal King: 2 mattress covers, silk filled duvet, 100% cotton sheets
Mahalo to our guest, Don for letting us share. He took this honu from our lanai.
After a month at the sea this glass painting arrived one piece for all to enjoy.
Fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertop.
Italian Noccino marble shower with crystals.
What a face!
lanai view from our kauai condo vacation rental, 305 Kuhio Shores.
Because of the time change we are up for sunrise, 305 Kuhio Shores.
Good morning. Enjoy your coffee while watching the sun come up.
Experience life on the sea surrounded by fine art.
Hand-carved table. Richly textured chairs
Spectacular view in every room. Comfort and cleanliness is our priority.
Waves roll by and turtles feed below. #305 Kuhio Shores
Comfy queen size chenille pull out sofa. Reclining chairs in tropical motif.
Surf at 305 Kuhio Shores: Smokeys, PK's (Prince Kuhio), Acid Drops & Centers.
Endangered monk seal in your 'backyard' has been protected by volunteers.
New granite/maple vanity, Italian Noccino marble shower. Hawaiian & Asian art.
Lanai of #305 Kuhio Shores.
Sunset, west side of Kuhio Shores. Best snorkeling on Kauai, 'Sunset' Magazine.
This listing was first published here in 2004.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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