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Luxurious, Remodeled 2-bed/2-bath, Wrap-around Lanai, Short Walk To Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,253 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

Bright, Airy, Spacious 2-bed/2-bath, Ground Floor

Aloha & welcome to Makanui @ Poipu Kai resort. This wonderfully appointed 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom ground floor condo features an upgraded kitchen and bathrooms with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful wood cabinetry.

The master bedroom offers a king-size bed, a private large bathroom, 46' flat screen tv and its own lanai. The guest bedroom provides a king-size bed that can be re-configured as 2 twin beds. It has its own 36' flat screen tv and an adjoining bathroom. The second bedroom and bathroom can be completely separated for privacy, creating 2 king suites. We can accommodate up to a total of 4 guests aged 13 years or older and 2 younger children.

A great breeze circulates throughout this spacious unit to keep it cool and cozy during your stay. Enjoy your favorite beverage & your latest thriller novel while sitting outside the wrap-around lanai; or simply relax, bask in the sun amid the peaceful garden and take in the garden/mountain view.

The kitchen is fully equipped, including a coffee maker, blender and toaster. You can make pizza, spaghetti, bake cookies, and lots more. Plus a 2nd bar fridge offers you plenty of space for your drinks and snacks. There is also a full-sized washer and dryer in the unit for your convenience.

Inside the condo, we have a beach closet that stows ice chests, boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs, tennis rackets, balls, umbrella, beach bags, 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 mile from our doorstep.

The beaches are less than a 5-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. Hike past Shipwrecks beach for beautiful scenery at the cliffs.

As residents of Makanui, you have access to 2 pools. The Makanui pool is right outside our front door. The pool area has both sunny and shady areas, and is a great place to hang out. The Poipu Kai resort pool and hot tub is also available for you to use.

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 TVs or surf the internet at no-cost.

Within walking distance you can dine at Brennecke's Beach Broiler, Kalapaki Joe's (sports bar) or grab a quick bite from Brennecke's deli. The Grand Hyatt houses 5 restaurants & Stevenson's Library offers live music nightly or enjoy their torch lighting ceremonies and hula nights.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Kauai.

Hawaii Tax ID: W47174971-01

More Details

Raff & Jessica Ripoll
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Raff & Jessica Ripoll

Jessica & I have been married for more than 24 years. I moved from Sydney, Australia to the US to marry Jessica. We now live in Long Beach, California with our two boys, Jordan and Jonah. Since we have family that lives all around the world, we travel often to other countries with our boys.

Hawaii is, of course, a great mid-point between our home in Long Beach, California and visits to Sydney. The Ripolls will stay in this condo a great deal each year, so we will furnish and maintain it with many extra amenities.

Raff & Jessica Ripoll purchased this condo in 2014

Why Raff & Jessica Ripoll chose Poipu

We have traveled to many island destinations and vacation hot-spots around the world but as soon as we stepped foot onto the Island of Kauai...WE FELL IN LOVE! We are thrilled to now have our own little slice of paradise and happy to be able to share it with you. We are sure that you will also love it here and enjoy your time around the island and in our very comfortable condo!

What makes this condo unique

Other than all of the amenities outlined in our listing, I would say our favorite thing about the property is the wrap-around lanai, with sliders from the living room and the master bedroom…it is large and can accommodate quite a few friends for a cocktail! Having a completely remodeled kitchen and both bathrooms is also something you will not find in many other condos at Poipu Kai. Finally, after a gorgeous day at the beach, and maybe a dip in the pool…we love where the condo is located as you get the benefit of the “semi private” grass area below the lanai, where our boys have spent hours kicking around the soccer ball or playing tag with friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review #7473659 What a lovely place to stay!

This was a fabulous condo! I would definitely love to stay there again. It was close to Poipu Beach and the walking paths to the the Grand Hyatt which continued on to a beach hike with an amazing view was astounding. Every morning we enjoyed breakfast on the enormous deck. I wish we had more time to enjoy the condo as it was beautifully kept with suggestions from the owners on what to see and do and enjoy in the area. I miss it already!

Review Rating

5 out of 5
Mar 2014
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1253 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Remodeled with high end cabinetry, granite counter-tops, stone showers, upgraded plumbing...
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom can be configured with 1 king OR 2 twin beds.
  • Master bedroom has a king-size bed, a private large bathroom, 46' flat screen TV and its own lanai. The guest bedroom provides a king-size bed that can be re-configured as 2 twin beds. It has its own 36' flat screen TV. The second bedroom and bathroom can be completely separated for privacy, creating 2 king suites. Ceiling fans in all rooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.8039217 based on 52 reviews
Kingston, Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with the location and the unit for our family vacation. Communication with the owner was easy and quick. We made good use of the included beach equipment but not the pools. Although a small consideration perhaps, we appreciated renting a place that has consumables like spices, oil, detergents that you need only once or twice on your trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This ground floor condo is spacious and the kitchen well equipped and this is coming from 4 great cooks who stayed there. The beds were comfy and each bedroom had a spacious bathroom. The location is handy to the beach, hiking trails, markets and restaurants. Although we had a car to visit the sites on the south shore, we walked pretty much everywhere. . I highly recommend this unit. Thanks

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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It was a very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Very clean! The beds were comfortable and it was great having a washer and dryer! Pool area is also nice! They provide beach towels, beach chairs & coolers, along with many other beach toys. You do need to bring your own soap & shampoo. We would definitely recommend this condo. They have new furniture in the living room since there picture online. It is about a 10 minute walk to the beach, but we drove, just because we hauled a lot with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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GREAT place for young kids, you will not be disappointed!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights in late August. We have two young children, ages 5 and 6, and this condo was absolutely PERFECT for us! If you have young kids, here's a few of the major pros:

- It's a one-level condo (no upstairs-downstairs)

- The owners asked us if we wanted a king bed or two double beds for the kids which was great. We were able to request two doubles for the kids and that worked out great.

- It has a dining table with 6 chairs (vs. 4). More spacious for family meals.

- The condo and deck are VERY spacious. The whole family can enjoy the deck. We really enjoyed eating breakfast out there in the morning and watching the stars at night.

- In front of the deck, there's a big grass area that is enclosed and GREAT for kids to play in. We let our kids go out there and run around while we were on the deck and they were well within sight the whole time.

- THE POOL IS FABULOUS! I know you don't go to Kauai for a pool, but when you want to stay close to home and you want to do a quick swim, the pool was ONLY STEPS AWAY, and ALWAYS UNCROWDED! It was almost like having a private pool! We really enjoyed it.

- The condo itself had a LOT of great amenities for the kids too - a beach closet complete with boogie boards, beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys, snorkels/masks, etc, and pool toys like water guns, floaties, sinking rings, etc. There was even a tub of sunscreen there :)

- The beach is close (~15 minute walk if you care to walk it). Shipwreck beach can be accessed via a nice garden path. Brenecke's beach and Poipu beach are accessed via walking on a road much of the way. We ended up driving to Poipu beach most of the time, that beach is amazing, has something for everyone!

Last but not least, the new-feel of the remodeled condo made us feel like we were staying at a nice resort property! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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st. pete beach, fl

Beautiful condo great Location helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

The condo was well appointed, clean and in a great location. The complex gave us access to two great pools which the kids loved. Our hosts were very helpful and responsive. We highly recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The condo served our family of four very well. Spacious, pleasant, not too far from the beach. Lovely landscaping on the grounds and nice pool facilities. The property manager was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Kalapaki Joe's POIPU
Sports Bar
Poipu Beach Park
Brennecke's Beach Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Seaview Terrace
Espresso Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Stevenson's Library
Red Salt at Ko'a Kea
Hawaiian Restaurant
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Little Fish Coffee Poipu
Coffee Shop
Papalani Gelato Poipu Shopping Village
Ice Cream Shop
Island Taco
Mexican Restaurant
Puka Dog Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Poipu, Kauai
Thai Restaurant
Anuenue Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Poipu Shopping Village
Poipu Rock n' Roll Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Keoki's Paradise
Hawaiian Restaurant
RumFire Poipu Beach
Paco's Tacos Cantina Poipu
Mexican Restaurant
Holoholo Grill
Loco Coco
Bubba Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Da Crack
Mexican Restaurant
Bubba Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Makai Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Savage Shrimp
Seafood Restaurant
Lappert's Hawaii
Ice Cream Shop
Merriman's Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
"Tortilla Republic ""The Upstairs"""
Mexican Restaurant
TR Cantina & Margarita Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Gourmet Pizza and Burgers by Merriman´s
American Restaurant
The Dolphin Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Shops At Kukuiula
Eating House 1849 Koloa
Hawaiian Restaurant
Prince Kuhio Park
CJM Country Stables
Beach House Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
Riptides Shave Ice & Snacks Kauai
Rip Tides LLC
Snack Bar
Mahaulepu Beach
Orchid Food Shop Food Truck
Craving Thai
Thai Restaurant
Chalupa's Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Aloha Roastery Specialty Coffee
Koloa Shave Ice
D Green's BBQ
Barbecue Restaurant
Koloa Deli
Garden Island Grille
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.42%

Please note that all rates quoted are for a maximum of 4 persons. Each additional guest will incur a $20 guest per day charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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