Sunny Poipu! Magnificent Sunrises & Sunsets, Crashing Surf; Quiet, Cool End Unit(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2BR/2BA, Cool Cross Breezes, Crashing Surf, .5 Mi to Poipu & Shipwreck Beaches.
Hawaii Tax I.D. NO. W41115955-01
The Poipu Retreat, located at The Makahuena, is a small, quiet complex on the southernmost point of Kauai. Our condo is a ground-floor, single-level, end unit. One side of condo is almost all sliding glass doors. There is also a slider on the end. Adjusting how far these doors are open allows you to control the 'air conditioning' supplied by the trade winds. There's nothing worse than coming home to a place that is catching the late afternoon sun, after spending all day in the Hawaiian rays. You will get some morning sunlight in the unit, before it catches shade from the neighboring building for most of the day. This is truly one of the coolest condos in the complex.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom with a raindrop showerhead over the tub. The guest bath is just steps from the guest bedroom. The bedrooms are well-separated to provide plenty of privacy. The master bedroom contains a king-sized bed. The guest bedroom has two twins, but if you let us know ahead of time, it can be changed to a king, also.
We've replaced the high thread count sheets in the master bedroom with something even better! We now have bamboo sheets that are twice as soft as cotton! They're soft, cool, clean, and green! When the second bedroom is set up as a king, it also has bamboo comfort. And as an added luxury, we've stocked both baths with the same, eco-friendly, crazy soft, and absorbent bamboo towels.
There are sliders to the lanai from the master bedroom and the living room. Chairs and a table are out each of these exits. A slope of lush landscaping next to the lanai has a cooling effect, in addition to aiding the privacy of your stay. Only rarely will you see anyone walk by our condo.
You have a small view of the ocean from the lanai, but you are only steps away from watching the waves crashing on the rocks, and the turtles surfacing between forages underwater. In the winter, take the beach chairs to this grass area to watch the dolphins playing and the whales breaching. Or go here any time of the year to watch beautiful sunrises and magnificent sunsets!
We have a great view of the sea from the large pool area. Or take a relaxing dip in the jetted spa, where the view is just as good.
Since we plan to be here ourselves for over half the year, we have stocked the condo with all the things we, or our guests, might need. All the cooking utensils, dishes, small appliances, linens, and playthings are already here. If you don't see everything you'll need on our amenities list, let us know. Maybe we'll add it before your arrival!
We always hated checking multiple bags at the airport, just to make sure we had everything we thought we might need to have a fulfilling vacation. It's much more relaxing to just bring a carryon bag with a few shirts, shorts, and swimwear. We have a full-sized washer and dryer to get you through your stay.
We'll save you a ton of money on renting stuff. We have boogie boards, sand toys, cold bags, rolling ice chest, picnic gear, a Pack and Play, snorkel gear, tennis gear, beach chairs, beach towels, a beach umbrella, and much more.
If you're a serious golfer, your own clubs probably help you play better. But with my 25 handicap, I could probably score as well with a stick and a rock! If you don't want to bring your own clubs, we have two men's sets, and a woman's set. We've also added a fourth bag. We have enough extra clubs that we're sure you could spread them out to create four sets if needed. They aren't state of the art clubs, but they're good enough for my game. You're welcome to use them. And if my golf shoes fit, you are welcome to use them, too.
This may be the vacation of a lifetime for you, or just another trip to Paradise. In our many visits before achieving our goal of owning a piece of Kauai, we've learned how to squeeze the most out of a nickel. The best part of coming to Kauai is enjoying God's creation. You can spend a lot to enjoy it once, or we can give you some tips on stretching your budget so you can come back more often. Let us know which type of trip you want, and we'll help you achieve it!
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 1
- 1155 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- The king size bed in the master bedroom has a Sealy mattress, down featherbed, memory foam topper, super soft bamboo sheets, light blanket, and a tropical themed comforter. The twin beds in the second bedroom can be made into a single king bed (with super soft bamboo sheets) upon request. Be sure to let us know ahead of time. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- We have two Tommy Bahama backpack beach chairs, and two older beach chairs. We also have two taller camping chairs for those of us who have a hard time getting out of a Tommy Bahama backpack beach chair! We have a rolling ice chest, two insulated cold bags, a beach umbrella, and a beach shelter. If you have a little one, we have a Pack and Play crib/playpen, and a baby backpack. If you don't see what you need above, let us know. If we don't already have it, we may be willing to add it before you arrive....moreless
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
Glass top table with seating for 4. Two other chairs can be moved over from the living room. There are 2 bar stools for use at the kitchen counter, and we have 2 booster seats for little ones. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Remodeled kitchen includes granite counters, stainless double sink, and a new garbage disposal. We also have a coffee maker, espresso maker, Keurig, blender, toaster, and anything else you will need....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Christmas-New Year's 2017/2018
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 13.42%
All rates quoted, including the $150 cleaning fee, are subject to a gross excise tax and a transient accommodation tax, totaling 13.42%, as mandated by the State of Hawaii. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and eChecks through PayPal or HomeAway Payments. Cancellations will incur at least a $50 administration fee. Refer to the contract for a full explanation of cancellation charges and other conditions.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Located on the southernmost point of the island, you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same spot each day!
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: While visiting Kauai in 1999 to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we said, 'Wouldn't it be great if someday, when we retire, we could live half of the time in Hawaii, and the other half on the coast of California?' That set the plan into motion. After 20+ visits to the 4 largest islands, it became obvious that Kauai was our favorite. When I retired, after teaching high school business for 32 years, we started to move forward with the plan. Having already purchase a weekend home on the coast of our home state, we searched for, and purchased the right property on Kauai. Now that my wife has retired, after a long and fulfilling career as a community college academic counselor, we are realizing our dream! Meanwhile, we want to share the beauty of our Poipu Retreat with you. Although we live here half-time, we hope to continue to allow people a glimpse of Paradise from Kauai during the other half of the year. Dan and Marlese Roton
Why the Owner Chose Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA:
My wife loves the ocean! She can sit and watch the sea and listen to the waves for hours. The sound of the surf lulls us both to sleep at night. We've stayed at 5-star, large resorts that had all the amenities right on site. They are good in their own way, but they were too busy, noisy, and chaotic for us--especially now that we are living here half-time. Who wants to listen to the distant strains of a lounge singer, or piped music all day, every day? We love the sounds of our grandkids' laughter, but the giggles and screams of a few dozen other kids splashing in a humongous pool complex can wear on you after a few days. We chose The Makahuena because it's a small, quiet, friendly complex, with a good mix of permanent residents, part-timers, long-term renters, and vacationing families and couples. There are always interesting people to meet from all over the world. Or we can take a dip in the pool or spa, both of which are rarely crowded. We love to watch the sunset together. At this spot, on the southernmost point on Kauai, we get the bonus of watching sunrises, too. We always look forward to watching the magnificent displays of spinner dolphins and breaching whales in the winter at Makahuena Point.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We have stayed in some condos that were air conditioned--and they needed it! The tropical sun can heat up a place in a hurry! But who wants to stay in an air conditioned place in Paradise--masking the sounds of the surf, the fragrance of the flowers, and the cooing of the doves? The first time we visited our condo with the real estate agent, we stayed for six hours, late into the afternoon. With only the trade winds for cooling, we were totally comfortable. Since we purchased, we've completed several three-month stays with the same impression. This IS the coolest condo in the complex. We chose this particular condo at The Makahuena because it was cool, private, fully furnished, tastefully decorated, and had a minimum of stairs to reach the front door. (Because of the topography of the property, there are a total of 15 stair steps between the parking lot and the front door.) This unit was also just a few steps from Makahuena Point. The walk-in closet is large enough to hold all the toys we, or our guests, will need to enjoy the island. Many of the toys were already here when we purchased, and we've added even more. Where else can you stay that supplies all the things you might need for enjoying the beach, the tennis court, the pool, and the golf course? Who else provides four sets of golf clubs and a couple of hundred golf balls? Since we purchased in the fall of 2013, we've enjoyed making this condo our own. We've remodeled both baths and the kitchen, and we've made quite a few decorating changes that we're sure you'll appreciate. We've replaced much of the glass in the sliders that had become weathered because we are so close to the crashing waves. We look forward to sharing it with you.
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Our condo is just steps away from the crashing surf on the south point of Kauai.
Our end unit gets natural light and a cooling cross breeze from the trade winds.
Master suite, with slider to the lanai, & a view of the garden, moon, and stars.
Shoji doors between the living room and master bedroom slide closed for privacy.
This picture shows the guest bedroom set up with twin beds.
The guest bath has a granite vanity and super soft bamboo towels.
The cabinets were solid, but we've installed granite, and all new appliances.
Our condo will have you going Hawaiian in no time!
We also have a sliver of an ocean view if you are standing on the lanai.
The jetted spa offers a great view of the ocean.
Imagine watching sunrises, sunsets, or breaching whales from these built-in benches.
Sometimes the crashing waves at Makahuena Point upstage the magnificent sunsets.
Makahuena Point looking west. There's a beautiful sunset just hours away!
With shoji doors open, the condo feels spacious and increases the cross breezes.
Drift off to sleep wrapped in luxurious bamboo sheets--softer than silk!
Master bath with granite vanity, waterfall faucet, and super soft bamboo towels.
The guest bedroom can also be set up as a king, with super soft bamboo sheets.
The dining area, desk, remodeled kitchen, and a rack for your slippahs (shoes).
Free wifi, cd player, radio, ipod dock, printer, and recently added Chromecast.
You can see the peaceful garden view reflected in the living room windows.
The condo complex has a large pool, plenty of lounge chairs, and a jetted spa.
This is your view from the pool area.
A magnificent sunset from Makahuena Point, September 15, 2013
And when you've seen the most beautiful sunset in history, tomorrow's is better!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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