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Poipu Oceanfront Dream Getaway! 30 feet from the waters edge!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Hawaii Tax ID# TA-034-303-5904-01 and GE-034-303-5904-01

Thirty feet from the waters edge, our spectacular oceanfront, ground floor, one bedroom, Poipu condo, has fantastic snorkeling, famous surf spots, and incredible sunsets. Everything you desire in a dream get-away is located on the sunny South Shore of Kauai. Surfers know this location as one of the best surf spots on Kauai’s south shore: PK’s, Centers, and Acid Drop. Two of the most famous snorkeling spots are a few feet away, Lawai Beach on the right and Prince Kuhio Beach on the left of our condo.

You can watch humpback whales, spinner dolphins, and sea turtles from the living room and lanai. Our Kuhio Shores condo is right next door to one of the best restaurants on the island, The Beach House. Less than five minutes away, you can golf on two major golf courses (Kiahuna Country Club and the championship Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course).

Our one bedroom, one bath, 865 square foot condo sleeps up to four people. Completely remodeled in Dec. 2007, it now has travertine tile through out, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and two HDTV's. It has been decorated with a tropical Hawaiian flair with unobstructed views from the living room, dining room, kitchen, and, of course, the lanai. Here you can enjoy the swaying palm trees, warm tropical breezes, and the most beautiful sunsets on earth. Features include a king-size bed, queen sofa sleeper, and fully-equipped kitchen. We have tried to include everything possible to enhance your comfort and enjoyment.

Some of the attractions you can enjoy include a helicopter ride to see the island and fly over the famous Napali Coast and Waimea Canyon (the Grand Canyon of Kauai). You may want to visit the Fern Grotto and Spouting Horn (which you can walk to). Restaurants and shops are only a few minutes away in Old Koloa Town (circa. 1830) or the Poipu Shopping Village. You may also want to visit the quaint town of Kapaa, the Kilauea Lighthouse and Port Allen.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here is a review of the accommodations at 117 Kuhio Shores, which we enjoyed from 6/5 through 6/9/11. Please feel free to use this on your listing site.

We had the great pleasure to utilize condo #117 at Kuhio shores in early June, 2011. As first time visitors to Kaua’i, we had no preconceived notions of what to expect. Let me say that both the accommodations and the island exceeded our expectations. We were looking for a chance to simply kick back and explore the island without the hustle and bustle of some of the more heavily populated islands and that is exactly what we got, although the accommodations were far better than what we were prepared for. The condo is easy to find, even in the dark. It was very clean and exceptionally well stocked for new arrivals. The décor was spectacular, and everything worked. The view from the lanai was exactly as pictured, and, yes, you are only 50 feet from the ocean. The grounds were gorgeous and well cared for. You will find that there is no need for air conditioning, as the fresh sea breeze is cool constantly. There is a friendly gentleman there who works on the grounds 8 hours or more daily. If you wish to cook your own meals (we did often), there is a small hole-in-the-wall grocery nearby with reasonable (by mainland standards) pricing and good variety. Congestion is not found on the roads of Kaua’i. We didn’t make it to the north side of the island because we were too busy enjoying the south side. Would we go back? We’re already planning to do that. Three things you might consider if this is your first trip are: (1) Rent a jeep if you want to see Polihale Beach. The road was too rough for a compact car. (2) Try the apple-bananas found at the farmer’s markets. They are delicious, as is the pineapple. (3) At least once during your stay, take in a breakfast at the Barbeque Inn in Lihue. The pineapple glazed French toast they serve is exquisite. Thanks to both Karen and Craig for allowing us the use of a fabulous condo for our stay. The next one will be longer.
Jun 2011
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) very comfortable queen sofa bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Everything that you need for the beach-towels, beach chairs, cooler, umbrella


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Poipu Oceanfront Dream Getaway! 30 feet from the waters edge!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Knoxville, Tennessee

Kauai in Jan/Feb

  • 5 of 5

The photos displayed and information in the web posting were accurate. We were extremely pleased with the location of the property and the upscale amenities in the apartment. The views were spectacular. We watched whales occasionally, turtles a few times and surfers all the time from our lanai and living room. A fact that may give an idea of the ambience and comfort of this apartment is that we preferred dinner at home to going out. Cooking was a breeze! The Koloa Fish Market provided fresh fish and shrimp plus cooked meals to go and is an easy 10 minute (or less) drive from Kuhio Shores.

Parking was convenient and available. Staff of the condo complex were cordial and friendly. Karen, the owner, was fully responsive to our queries and requests. Our experience was completely satisfying and we do not hesitate to recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo in the best location!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning, Karen was easy to work with, quick to respond and very helpful when we needed info.

The condo has everything you need to enjoy your time on Kauai from beach chairs, cooler and snorkel gear, to comfortable furnishings so lanai time is easy.

We celebrated our 45th anniversary with our first ever visit to Hawaii, but won't wait that long to come back! Mahalo, Karen. You and your home are truly gems!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved the interior and the exterior.

  • 5 of 5

The interior is attractive and functional, the exterior gives immediate access to an ocean view and is a short walk to ocean access.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is right on the water. There is a nice lawn area, then a dropoff of about 5 feet to the ocean where there are tidepools. The sandy beach is just a short walk to the right. Excellent restaurant The Beach House is right there too. We found the neighbors super friendly so we BBQed with them several times. The condo was great, plenty of room but be aware no air conditioning. It was not really an issue though, ceiling fans do the trick.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

One of the tricks trying to book a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary trip to someplace faraway is the fear factor -- sure it looks good, but what if it doesn't measure up. You won't have that problem with Kuhio Shores #117 and owner Karen Arnold. I thought our trip to Kauai could never measure up to the anticipation, but it surpassed it. The island is stunningly beautiful and the accommodations are wonderful.

A couple of things to love: Kuhio Shores is an L-shaped building. #117 and the higher numbered units are on the ocean (rather than cove) side. It makes a big difference for views and ambiance. It's on the first floor. Some folks might be put off by people wandering past occasionally on the shore path, but the ability to walk 30 feet from the kitchen to the Pacific Ocean was amazing.

Finally, the Beach House beach next door has spectacular snorkeling. Being able to walk over early in the morning or late in the afternoon for 20 minutes is like adding extra days to your vacation. Other people on the island might drive an hour to get there and it's THE activity for the day. Stay here and you can do it as your daily routine and THEN go hike the cliffs or take a boat tour or explore the island. And it's easy because Karen has all the equipment you need in the unit. Including two floaty noodles, just the thing for two 50-something first time snorkelers. (Plus towels, coolers, beach chairs, etc.)

(And the well appointed bathroom with the stone shower is luxurious.)

I know I shouldn't post this review, because it will make it that much more difficult to find available dates when we try to come back!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Romantic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this condo! It was perfect! Easy to get to, and a perfect location. We had been told that one of the best restaurants on the island is the Beach House, known for their magnificent sunsets on the ocean. It was a wonderful surprise and bonus to find that this restaurant was just a few steps away from our lanai! We ordered food for take out one night and had dinner there another. Wonderful! Enjoyed the breathtaking views from our condo; so fun to watch the surfers and sea turtles! I enjoy snorkeling and it was as good here as anywhere else on the island! Karen was so easy to work with, and their condo is exactly as you see on photos! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lihue Kauai
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Season
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable Security Dep. $250
Tax Rate 13.42%

This is a NO smoking condo. Please NO smoking inside the condo.

Cancellation policy:
Your deposit is refundable (minus a $100 cancellation fee) up until 60 days before your arrival. After this time it becomes non-refundable. Then, 60 days prior to your arrival the full amount is due and is non-refundable unless I can fill the space. We recommend purchasing travel insurance.

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