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Sunny Poipu! Magnificent Sunrises & Sunsets, Crashing Surf; Quiet, Cool End Unit

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Our condo is just steps away from the crashing surf on the south point of Kauai.

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2BR/2BA, Cool Cross Breezes, Crashing Surf, .5 Mi to Poipu & Shipwreck Beaches.

State of Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax Certificate of Registration is on display in the Poipu Retreat.

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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1155 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 21 without parents present....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Condo Complex rules do not allow smoking or use of candles in the condo or on the lanai. There is a smoking area in the parking lot....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    When we stay at the condo, our small, shorthaired dog is with us. If you are severely allergic to dogs, please consider this....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be changed to king size bed upon request before arrival...moreless

  • 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

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Both bathrooms have new vanities with granite countertops, and new comfort height toilets. The master bathroom has a raindrop showerhead. The second bathroom has a handheld showerhead....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Includes several guidebooks for Kauai. There are paperbacks of various genres. Some were left behind by previous guests, so no guarantees....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Two....moreless

  • Games:

    Including several decks of playing cards....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Some great classics and island sounds to help you relax....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Oceanic Time Warner Cable. We have plenty of channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio and CD player with speakers. We have also added an Ipod dock so you can listen to your own playlist....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with a DVD player and Chromecast in the living room. Non-cable TV with DVD player in the 2nd bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    A large, plastic bin of beach toys for the kids....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a selection of DVDs for all ages, rated G to PG-13....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    We have a sliver of an Ocean View from the lanai, and just steps away from enjoying the magnificence of the crashing waves!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Makahuena complex is Oceanfront. Our condo is not directly Oceanfront....moreless

  • Resort:

    A large pool and jet spa with ocean views are just steps away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-sized dryer in the condo....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi in the unit (password and security protected). Wireless printer for printing boarding passes....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The king size bed in the master bedroom (and the second bedroom when so configured) has super soft bamboo sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, two rattan armchairs, two ottomans, unique recliner with ottoman, end tables, and lamps....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking in the Makahuena complex parking lot....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local, and free long distance to the US mainland, US territories, and Canada....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Both baths have super soft bamboo towel sets. We also provide beach towels and pool towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-sized Washer in the condo. Detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso maker, Mr. Coffee bean grinder, Mr. Coffee drip coffee pot, and a Keurig (bring your favorite K-cup flavors)....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Too numerous to list, but I don't think we forgot anything....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Super quiet dishwasher installed during the kitchen remodel in the spring of 2014. Detergent provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave:

    New, over the range microwave added during the kitchen remodel in the spring of 2014....moreless

  • Oven:

    Self-cleaning....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, and some spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The frig was purchased in December of 2013. Even though Kauai has great water, we have a Brita pitcher with a fresh filter waiting for you....moreless

  • Stove:

    The electric stove was purchased in October of 2013....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    Three courses are nearby. If you're a serious golfer, bring your own clubs. If not, we have 4 sets of clubs and hundreds of balls. They're not new, but useable. We also have 1 pull cart....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Private lanai with very partial ocean view....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Several nice lawn areas throughout the complex. Some are nice locations for watching the dolphins and whales (in season)....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Community barbeque area with 3 gas grills....moreless

  • Tennis:

    We have racquets and balls (including youth size) for your use on The Makahuena's court....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Snorkel gear, reef shoes, fins, boogie/body boards, pool noodles....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    With a view of the ocean from the lounge chairs....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas-New Year's 2017/2018
Dec 16 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay
$249

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$149

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 13.42%

Notes:

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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15.1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Lihue
1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Casa di Mici, but try Brennecke's Beach Broiler
0.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Poipu Beach

Car: Recommended

Located on the southernmost point of the island, you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same spot each day!

 

Owner info

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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Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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  • Our condo is just steps away from the crashing surf on the south point of Kauai.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Shoji doors between the living room and master bedroom slide closed for privacy.

  • This picture shows the guest bedroom set up with twin beds.

    This picture shows the guest bedroom set up with twin beds.

  • The guest bath has a granite vanity and super soft bamboo towels.

    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.

    The cabinets were solid, but we've installed granite, and all new appliances.

  • Our condo will have you going Hawaiian in no time!

    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.

    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.

    The jetted spa offers a great view of the ocean.

  • Imagine watching sunrises, sunsets, or breaching whales from these built-in benches.

    Imagine watching sunrises, sunsets, or breaching whales from these built-in benches.

  • Sometimes the crashing waves at Makahuena Point upstage the magnificent sunsets.

    Sometimes the crashing waves at Makahuena Point upstage the magnificent sunsets.

  • Makahuena Point looking west. There's a beautiful sunset just hours away!

    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.

    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!

    Drift off to sleep wrapped in luxurious bamboo sheets--softer than silk!

  • Master bath with granite vanity, waterfall faucet, and super soft bamboo towels.

    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 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).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The condo complex has a large pool, plenty of lounge chairs, and a jetted spa.

  • This is your view from the pool area.

    This is your view from the pool area.

  • A magnificent sunset from Makahuena Point, September 15, 2013

    A magnificent sunset from Makahuena Point, September 15, 2013

  • And when you've seen the most beautiful sunset in history, tomorrow's is better!

    And when you've seen the most beautiful sunset in history, tomorrow's is better!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017

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