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Kauai Oceanfront Condo--Our Poipu 'Jewel on the Sea', with AC, swimmable beaches

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 854 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront Condo, 1 bedroom + pullout, 1 Bath, air conditioning, water sports

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 spot 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. Finishes, 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 through the bedroom breezeway and new Haiku fans made by the Big Ass Fan company are rated best fans on the market by CNET. In 2017 we installed air conditioning. It is rare to find condos with air conditioning on Kauai. We want you to be comfortable even if the Trade winds should stop.

In the living room, a comfy contemporary/island style 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.

We love the arts so we collect original works of art by renown artists that 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.' Before Requesting to book please contact us by pressing the OWNER CONTACT BUTTON so we can get to know each other better.

More Details

Owner
Molla and Kevin Wallace
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

About Molla and Kevin Wallace

When we were younger we lived in a cottage overlooking 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 of 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 year after year. 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 experience 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. 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!

FYI: We never ask our guests to wire money and we do not advertise on Craig's list

Molla and Kevin Wallace purchased this condo in 2004

Why Molla and Kevin Wallace chose South Shore

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, the sacred birth place of Prince Kuhio, with its ancient fish pond. 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.

What makes this condo unique

As soon as we opened the door of our 'Jewel on the Sea' we knew we were home and we had to make it happen. We didn't see 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 have seen more turtles below our lanai during their stay than in all the years that they had lived in Hawaii.

We marry the luxury of upscale resorts with the comfort 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 ideal 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. Next 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. Just to make sure you are always comfortable, this last spring we installed Air Conditioning so you will always be comfortable.Nothing gives us greater joy than to please our guests. The condo is filled with a love that is palpable from all of our guests who are celebrating their honeymoon, wedding on Kauai, birthday, anniversary, and the joy of taking a vacation on this most beautiful island; a place that we feel is the most beautiful in the world. From what we hear from cognitive science, experiences rather than things make us happy because they create lifetime memories,. We are passionate about creating a beautiful, comfortable home for you so that those experiences made here will stay with you always.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Molla,

We can not thank you enough for sharing your island home with us. We had a wonderful visit to Kaua'i! We would have been happy spending the entire trip sitting on the Lanai watching the waves, whales and the sea turtles. We did venture out to see a good bit of the island and are looking forward to future trips when we can see some more.

Your condo is lovely and very comfortable. The pride of ownership is apparent in all the beautiful natural materials you have used and they really enhance the experience there.

I am mailing the key back tomorrow morning.

We will definately refer your condo to our friends and family (my mother is all ready interested and talking to my dad) and hope to stay with you again when we are able to return. I can't imagine better accomodations anywhere.

Mahalo,

Susan Lucas
Mar 2008
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Amenities

Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 854 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tropical Noccino marble embedded with crystals and granite countertop create a feeling of being in a secret natural environment.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • We start with a new Cal 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 sheets. Then we take a cotton duvet, 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 with an elegantly embroidered bed scarf. 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 the Haiku fan., candle, hear the ocean lull. Still warm? Turn on the AC. Sweet dreams
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We love the arts. Commissioned a large-scale painting on glass by renowned artist Fred Gemmell. It arrived after a month at sea. See his work online, including Lux Magazine, San Diego Home and Garden magazine. Two original Plein-Air pastel paintings 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/lounges on extra large Lanai. Fully-equipped Kitchen with Verde Peacock granite and stainless Appliances, Haiku sculptural fans by the Big Ass Fan company, rated best by CNET. Air Conditioning, Bathroom features Granite/Maple Vanity and Italian Noccino Marble shower with glass enclosure. Luxuriously layered Cal King bed experience.

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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Molla and Kevin,

What a beautiful home you have! The view was amazing! For us visiting from Arizona - hearing the ocean day and night was heaven!

I couldn't wait to wake up every morning just to watch the sea turtles. They were magical.

It was definitely one of the best trips we have ever been on. We just loved every minute of it.

We would highly recommend your condo to anyone and everyone! It was so comfortable and inviting!

Thanks and hope we can make it back one day....

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice views

  • 4 of 5

Great views of the inlet. 3 turtles make there home there. Fun to watch them. Easy to get to restaurants hiking shopping and snorkeling. Nice AC in the bedroom. The rest of the condo does get a little warm.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning View, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this condo. It was immaculate, with comfortable and tasteful furniture. The best part was the view out onto a cove where turtles frolic, and the constant sound of the waves that lull you to sleep at night. The owner was very contentious and shared a lot of helpful information about things to do on the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved the location and waves you can hear from condo

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property well maintained oceanfront location

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful condo with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was in a great location for snorkeling and enjoying sunsets on the lawn outside Beach house restaurant. It was clean and had everything we needed including all the beach gear, chairs, coolers and snorkel equipment we required. The bed was very comfortable and the breeze way was a nice touch. We snorkeled around the building and had an amazing experience with many turtles. Good surf spot right out front too! We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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It's clean and comfortable. The ocean is right out front of the lanai. Can watch the turtles!

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a good location. Can watch the sunrise from the lanai. We enjoyed watching the turtles feed and play every afternoon from the lanai. Nice touches from the housekeeper. Bubbly and 2 glasses in the fridge. Coffee and popcorn. Really good restaurants; one next door or short ride away. Groceries and shopping close by. Beaches and lagoons for swimming and snorkling..

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
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Kauai Surf School
"Name of the surfing swells in front of the condo. Summer brings huge swells. "
Prince Kuhio Park
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National Tropical Botanical Gardens
"Gorgeous gardens in iconic tropical setting doing great work saving endangered plants and do..."
Kukui'ula Village Shopping Center
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Aloha Canoes & Kayaks
Secret (Uluwehi) Falls
"Kayaking on the Wailua River, feel like a kid again. Pull out your kayak and hike to beautif..."
Waimea Canyon State Park
"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific but with saturated colors. "
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue
Nearest Barpub
Kukuiula a few blocks, Beach House, next door
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Poipu Bay home of the Grand Slam
Nearest Restaurant
Beach House Restaurant is right next door.
Nearest Beach
Our backyard has snorkeling, surfing and diving,
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach House Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lawai Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Acid Drops, PK's, Centers
Nearest Point of Interest
Prince Kuhio Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Spouting Horn and National Botanical Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Kukuiula
Car: recommended

The condo's beach is on Kauai's Gold Coast, a snorkeler's paradise. Our beach, "Lawal" or "Beach House Beach" on Poipu Beach, is rated 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. In front of the lanai is a shore dive, and some of the best surfing is right out the door: PK’s, Centers, and Acid Drop. In the winter watch humpback whales. An endangered monk seal with her pup sun themselves on our beaches. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries. We are next to the Beach House Restaurant, rated the best restaurant on Kauai 15+ years in a row. Across the street is a Hawaiian Heiau, sacred to Hawaiians with a historic fishpond. Markers lead us through the park 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, SUP, 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. Our location is 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, once a sugar mill. then makai (toward the ocean) to our condo, ending at Spouting Horn and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, about a mile from your home away from home and where the road ends, limiting traffic. Because there are no roads cutting through the center of Kauai nor on the Nepali 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 the ever changing sea and sky, and turtles feeding below would be enough. Take a walk through the sacred park, imagining what life used to be like while enjoying the fragrant scents of plumerias. Pick up a dropped mango to enjoy later. Walk to the shops at Kukuiula for a delicious meal, then stroll art galleries, the organic soap store (where we buy your bath soap), and peruse unique shops for home decor and clothing. Bring your bags for the Wed night farmer's culinary market where we buy home-grown exotic fruits and vegetables while listening to live soft Hawaiian music. Restaurants from afar bring their delicious dishes. Walk in another direction, passing our neighbor's gorgeous bonsai garden, down to the resorts on that golden crescent beach, stopping in for drinks or some soup before walking back. Get home before sunset to watch our new residents fly in to roost. I like to keep them a secret, but they are green and red and are adorable! Enjoy the sunset and watch the tiki torches being lit. Go back home and lay out under the stars on the lanai chaise lounges, close your eyes and listen to the constant ocean lull.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

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
Cancellation: Please see rental agreement which my differ from VRBO, $75 cancellation fee. Once payment in full has been made, all rents paid (100%) will be returned in event of cancellation, ONLY IF THE CONDO IS RENTED TO ANOTHER PARTY.”

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.