Paradise on Kauai's Sunny South Shore at Poipu Kai Resort, White Sandy Beach(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious 2BD, 2 BA, stunning mountain views, easy stroll to white sandy beaches
Welcome to Poipu Kai Resort, one of the South Shores wonderful island residential community, conveniently located between some of the world's best beach. Makanui #522 is a charming updated two story condominium on Kauai's sunny southern side in the quieter residential community of Poipu Kai Resort. The spacious Poipu condo occupies the second and third floors of a three story plantation style building. The non smoking condo sleeps five guests comfortably with an oversized master bedroom in a quieter upstairs location with large master bathroom, king size bed, and a wall of open louvered windows with sweeping mountain views, active southern trade winds and distant ocean sounds. The condo features a second bedroom on the main floor, accommodating up to three persons with one double bed, one twin bed and an adjacent bathroom. The Poipu condo includes an updated open concept kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances and all the necessary amenities, with a peek of the association's quaint swimming pool, right outside the kitchen window. The pool is so convenient and surprising quiet…you'll feel like you own it most days! The large lanai offers sweeping views of the mountains and refreshing trade winds that move through the condo after a long day at the beach, hiking the waterfalls or on the golf course. There's plenty of storage and convenience to come and go from the condo to the local beaches, pools and restaurants. Beach towels, chairs, umbrella, beach toys and a cooler are available for your convenience.
The condo is one of many associations located on 80 acres in Poipu Kai Resort. It is the most charming residential community and the quietest of all the associations due to its location and aesthetic plantation style buildings. It is ideal for couples looking to get away or families with children due to its proximity, close to the Poipu beach but conveniently tucked away to allow guests a well deserved quiet time.
There is an outdoor BBQ by building six, with the condo offering all the BBQ utensils.
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Member since: 2013
- On floor 2
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- The oversized master bedroom is located on the third floor and is very private. It features a king size bed, berber carpet and 2" white wood shutters with sweeping views of the breathtaking sunrise and the Maha'ulepu mountains. The room offers plenty of closet space and a 40' smart wall mounted HDTV. It has its own oversized bathroom with tub and shower. The lower bedroom offers 2 beds, one single and one double with plenty of closet space and a 32" LED Smart TV with use off the internet (No cable) to watch HULA, Netflix etc. (own account required) ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable:
40' LED HDTV in living room plus DVD player, plus 40' smart HDTV in master bedroom and 32" in lower bedroom. Bedroom TVs only allows smart TV, i.e. netflix etc...not set up for cable/satellite tv. ...moreless
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Near The Ocean:
Located in the beautiful, residential grounds of the Poipu Kai Resort, on Kauai's sunny south side, with 80 acres of lush gardens, two separate pools, one jacuzzi, tennis courts on the grounds....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Tubing
Wonderful view and trade winds directly off of the lanai with ceiling fan at the separate dining table seating 4 guests, along with 3 barstools up against kitchen bar top to allow flexibility. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
A full kitchen with upgraded stainless steel appliances, included oversized refrigerator, stove, fully stocked cooking utensils and newly installed porcelain floor tile and colorful mosaic backsplash...moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
Two gas grills are on located on the grounds by Building 2 and 6, first come, first serve. Building 6 is th closest one, heading back up to the parking lot, past the first set of stairs, look left. ...moreless
Water Sports Gear:
SUP, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, surf boards available for a fee at Waihola, and Nukomo at Poipu Beach. Several beach and sporting tems available in the condo lower closet based on availability. ...moreless
Pool / Spa
Steps from condo's front door is the one pool. A second pool is on Poipu Kai grounds, follow the green belt towards Poipu Beach, located behind the tennis courts, a separate key is required. ...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Mar 1 - Apr 21, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $165 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 15%
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Deposit will be refunded as the unit is confirmed intact, no smoking and it will processed within one week via VRBO website. This is a non-smoking unit. This includes the outside lanai.
Check in is at 4PM, check out at 10AM. $50 charge per hour fee beyond 10AM at the discretion of the property manager. It is a self service unit with a lock box for access. Some one is local to assist in the event of a challenge with the unit. Dial 9-1-1 in the event of a true emergency.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Aloha & welcome to Makanui Unit #522 in building 5 @ Poipu Kai Resort on Kauai's sunny south end. This well appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom two story condo features an open concept first floor with an upgraded kitchen, newer stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood cabinetry and porcelain tile floors in both the kitchen and baths.
The oversized master bedroom is located on the second floor (third of the building) and offers a fantastic Kauai mountain view and amazing island trade winds. It features a king-size bed, 40' HD Smart TV and a large private bathroom with extended counter space and bathtub/shower. The spacious Poipu guest bedroom is located on the main floor, and provides both a double and twin beds. It has an adjoining oversized bathroom with shower unit.
A great Poipu trade wind/breeze travels from the nearby mountains and circulates throughout this spacious unit to keep it cool and cozy throughout the year. Enjoy your favorite beverage & novel while sitting outside on the oversized private lanai; or relax, bask in the sun amid the peaceful garden and take in the tropical breeze and garden/mountain view.
The kitchen is fully equipped including a coffee maker, blender and toaster. You can make pizza, spaghetti, bake cookies and a lot more. There is a full-sized washer and dryer in the unit for your convenience.
Inside the condo, we have a closet that stores boogie boards, beach chairs, a beach umbrella and, of course, beach towels. Feel free to use any of them - we simply want to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.
The Poipu Kai resort is surrounded by lush gardens, offering peace and privacy. A gas grill is available for your use just a few steps from the condo. The tropical walking paths throughout the resort are beautifully landscaped and lit for romantic evening strolls.
If you like to play tennis, Poipu Kai has 8 full tennis courts that you can reserve for a small fee. For the golfers, Poipu Bay Golf (home of the PGA Grand Slam from 1994-2006) is less than a half mile from our doorstep.
The beaches are a 5- 7 minute walk. Activities such as snorkeling, open-water swimming, body-surfing, kayaking, and surfing are offered at Brennecke's, Shipwrecks and Poipu Beach. Poipu Beach has a children's playground and a wonderful, calm and shallow beach suitable for younger children (Keiki Beach). Poipu Beach is rated as one of the world's best, and has lifeguards on duty everyday for your safety. There are endless hiking trails available. Head east past the Grand Hyatt Resort, past Shipwrecks beach for a groomed trailed and beautiful scenery at the cliffs.
As residents of Makanui, you have access to two pools. The Makanui pool is right outside your front door. The pool area has both sunny and shady areas, and is a great place to relax with friends and family. The Poipu Kai resort pool and hot tub is also available for you to use. Take the garden path west towards Poipu Beach and find the resort pool, above the tennis courts.
And at the end of your fun-filled day, simply sit back, put your feet up and relax in our comfortable furnishings. Watch your favorite US shows on the flat screen TV or surf the internet.
Within walking distance you can dine at Casa de Amici, Brennecke's Beach Broiler, Kalapaki Joe's (sports bar) or grab a quick bite from Brennecke's deli. The Grand Hyatt Hotel houses 5 restaurants & Stevenson's Library offers live music nightly or enjoy their torch lighting ceremonies and hula nights.
There are amazing walking trails along the coast and terrific paths to run, all safe and convenient.
There is a BBQ on the grounds with all the necessary utensils in the kitchen. Stop by Kauai's Costco in Lihue to stock up for the week. You must have a membership card but its worth it. Otherwise the Big Save Market is in Old Koloa for more convenient shopping needs.
Enjoy your stay. It is an amazing island and we are so excited to be sharing our slice of heaven with you. Mahalo!
Year Purchased: 2012
About: I grew up on the east coast with summers on the NJ and Maryland shores. I always wanted to move west and ultimately ended up in Maui with my first real job out of college, University of Pittsburgh, go Steelers! Work took me to Palm Springs and later LA but I vowed that I would move back to the islands. Then a good friend had her amazing wedding on Kauai and I was hooked, committing to following my dream. Kauai is it for us! I am a dreamer, a runner and outdoor enthusiast. My goal is to hike all of Kauai and make the island my family's permanent home over time. I can feel it!! I have two boys, husband David and a little puppy dog Lucy. My only challenge is that I hate to leave her on my trips to the island and it probably limits me at times, I love her! (and of course my boys and husband! :) ) We are a total soccer family and support our kids in every way. Life is good!!!
Why Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA:
Poipu has always been our dream destination to enjoy with family and friends. It is so quiet and convenient to everything that Kauai has to offer. The location works on so many levels. Air conditioning is not required most days due to the trade winds and the units angle to the mountains and strong airflow. The pool often feels like its our very own pool, so quiet, convenient and uninhabited! We get a great run/walk in the morning as the sun rises, taking in the cliffs of the Poipu Shores. This investment is important only if we can share it with our friends and family. We look forward to the day that our kids get married and we can bring the extended family and friends and fill the condo, one day retiring and spending our senior years on the island. It is our very favorite island.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The large and spacious non smoking Poipu condo with great trade winds and mountain views is located in the heart of Poipu Kai Resort with access to two swimming pools, one right outside your doorstep. We fell in love with this unit because of its location, spaciousness and lanai with amazing views and trade winds. You really can never get enough of that view! We fell in love with Makanui after looking at second homes because the buildings have a lot of charm and it feels much more residential than a commercial area. Over time it has far exceeded my expectations. I love it more and more and miss it when I cannot get to the island every few months.
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Spacious newly furnished living room with magnificent mountain view & tradewinds
Dining room/table set for four allows for enjoyable meals.
Gorgeous mountain view from lanai off living room, featuring the best sunrises!
Amazing gorgeous view from condo's lanai at sunrise.
Fresh mosaic glass backsplash just added, keeping with coastal beach theme.
Spacious guest bedroom with adjacent bath on main level.
Spacious double vanity lower level guest bath with shower, open air and lighting
Open upper level master bedroom with plenty of privacy & gorgeous mountain views
Upper level master bathroom with tub-shower and spacious full size vanity
Gorgeous pool and deck adjacent to unit.
Garden belt to beach, minutes away!
Living room sofa and chairs
newly furnished dining table for four
Quaint Lanai with breathtaking Ha'paa Mountain Views and refreshing trade winds
Accessible full service kitchen for easy entertaining.
Entry hall with new porcelain tile floor.
Spacious guest bedroom with twin and queen beds
Two story window and stairs leading up/down from the second story master bedroom
Oversized master bedroom with ca king bed, adjacent bathroom & plenty of storage
Hint of pool from the kitchen window…it's that close (and quiet!)
Hanalei Pier jump (located on the north shore)
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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