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Renovated Poipu Condo with AC and a Great Ocean View!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

The Makahuena resort, situated on lava cliffs, is right on the ocean. You'll enjoy captivating ocean views from this spacious 3 bedroom condo, where you can relax with spectacular sunsets on the lanai.

Our condo has three floors and it's on the top level so you won’t be disturbed by neighbors above. On the main floor is the updated kitchen, living/dining room, a half bath/laundry room and oceanview lanai. There is air-conditioning on this floor. Also on this floor is a 50inch Smart TV, free WiFi, and Bluetooth speakers.

On the second floor, the master bedroom has a California King bed and a 40 inch flatscreen TV. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and the third floor has two twins. All the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, fans, TVs, and en suite bathrooms.

The clifftop complex is designed for fun and relaxation with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, & tennis court. The barbeque area has 3 grills and the grounds are studded with tropical flowers.

Close to the condo is a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences. Two of our favorites are Kukui'ula Village and Old Koloa Town.

Nearby there are many beaches to explore. Walk east to the world-class Hyatt and Shipwreck Beach, west will take you to Poipu Beach. Snorkel with turtles and parrotfish, ride the waves, or just hang out at a gorgeous beach. Have fun!

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Liz Waybright
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Liz Waybright

After travelling many years to the Hawaiian Islands, we chose Kauai to be our vacation home.

Liz Waybright purchased this condo in 2004

Why Liz Waybright chose Poipu

The Makahuena is in Poipu, the best place for sun and fun. The location on the cliffs, so close to the blue Pacific, is a beautiful and dramatic setting.

What makes this condo unique

We love the ocean views from our condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! Thanks so much, Liz! This has been an amazing vacation. Thank you so much for everything. We don't want it to end!!
Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue, Kauai
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Poipu to the west & Shipwreck (Hyatt) to the east
Car: recommended

Sunny Poipu, on the south shore, has so much to do, from snorkeling and hiking to shopping and dining.

There's restaurants for everyone's tastes, from gourmet to low-key fun places. We love The Beach House, Tortilla Factory, or getting a plate lunch and having a picnic on the beach.


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bedroom 2 Bathroom - toilet , shower
    3rd bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Toilet & vanity/sink on main floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed, ocean view, & en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed & en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds & en suite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Whale Watching, ATV Adventures, Zip Lining, Movie Tours, Helicopter Tours, Nature Walks, Snorkeling with turtles, Ocean Sunrise/Sunset Viewing, Hawaiian Heiaus-sacred ancient sites


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Renovated Poipu Condo with AC and a Great Ocean View!
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 51 reviews

Property near the beach rocks the sunsets

  • 4 of 5

The property was well kept and provided basic kitchen supplies and beach accessories. The drawback was it took a drive to haul things as the beaches weren't quite as close as materials suggested. However, the location couldn't be beat for sunrise and sunset views and drive time to either side of the island.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved Liz's condo. The view was great. We cooked dinner a few times in the condo and made use of the BBQ on site. Liz has a couple umbrellas and beach gear which we loved. Had plenty of space for 5 adults - the loft is really a third-story room that doesn't have a door but is still separate from everyone else. Would absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and nice property

  • 4 of 5

We really liked to location of this property and it was close to all the great south Kauai beaches and restaurants. The pool area was very nice and it had a great view of the water. It was clean and worked great for our family. I took off a star for the very hot upstairs bedrooms. They did cool down a bit in the middle of the night but were uncomfortably hot when we first went to bed. Air conditioning was available as an option for additional money, but we didn't feel that we wanted to deal with the hassle and cost.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitowoc, WI

Memories made in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this condo at Makahuena was more than amazing. The condo itself seemed to be newly renovated and stocked with everything we needed. We were able to see beautiful sunrises with a short walk on the path behind the condo, and beautiful sunsets right on the property. We enjoyed breakfast on the lanai and were able to watch dolphins right from our lanai. This piece of property certainly is paradise! We could not have asked for more. Staying in Poipu seemed to be such a central location for us. We spent many days exploring the island to Waimea canyon and then north to Hanalei. We experienced so many great days, it’s hard to say which day was our favorite; hiking in Koke’e State Park, Na'Poli coastline tour, luau at Smith Family Garden Luau, chocolate tour at Steelgrass Farm, ziplining with Outfitter’s Kauai, Robert’s Hawaii Movie Tour, or swimming and kayaking in Hanalei Bay. It was always great to come back to the condo to cool off in the pool. After staying here, I would never want to stay anywhere else. We hope to be back real soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynn, thanks so much for this wonderful review! While reading it, I was getting excited for our next trip to Kauai. I hope you are able to return soon and I look forward to welcoming you back. With warm Aloha, Liz
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Rotorua, New Zealand

Great condo

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time! Well equipped and clean. Enjoyed the beach chairs and tennis racquets. Bedrooms were exceedingly hot. A/c kept downstairs comfortable but until the evening cooler breezes kicked in bedrooms really stifling. Liz, the owner, great to deal with. Loved Kauai😀�

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Nancy, Nice to hear you had a great time and loved Kauai. Thanks for writing a review!
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Condo was lovely. We enjoyed our stay immensely. First time we had been to Kauai and we took our 4 grandsons. Made memories that will last a life time. Only complaint would be that the bedrooms were stifling as there is only air available on main floor. Was told by other renters in the building that it is normally not as hot as it was this year. Everything else was perfect. Staff was very friendly and extremely prompt when we requested the air be turned on. The condo is a 3 min drive to poupi beach, and 10 min drive to koloa. Boys loved the pool. Liz supplied chairs, Ice Chests, Towels and picnic basic for our use. Cant wait to come back. Such a friendly Island. Had a wonderful dinner at Kalaheo Steak and Ribs in Kalaheo. Food was amazing and owners were awesome. Only 20 minutes from condo. Boys new favorite treat is the Shaved Ice. We snorkled, did a luau at the Sheraton 5 min from condo, saw the Hawaiian Grand Canyon and had lunch there. Took the train and nature hike tour at the Kauai Plantation Railway which was very nice. Our guides Josh and Jordan were great. Lots of fun and the lunch they provided was also very good. Sad we had to go home.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Debra, I'm glad you had a great time with family, fun on island, and a good dinner at Kalaheo Steak. Thanks for the review!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $190
Damage Deposit $200

Hawaii Tax ID#- W19898618-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.