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

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights

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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 4 adults and 2 children only.

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 Casa de Amici, 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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 South Shore

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious, Remodeled 2-bed/2-bath, Wrap-around Lanai, Short Walk To Beach!
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 43 reviews

Lots of space, but in need of a little bit of love

  • 3 of 5

This condo has lots of space and is very airy with fans and cross breezes. One bathroom has double sinks. Both bathrooms have showers. Large fridge and washer and drier. We were four, so didn't need the pullout couch ... thank goodness, as just to sit on it was lumpy and not very comfortable. The main beds were comfortable. We never figured out how to turn on the overhead light in the living area and and a couple of lights in the bedrooms. The boogie boards and snorkelling gear are not in great shape. It was disappointing that one of the bedroom closets was full of surfboards, but clearly not for guest use as the fins had been removed. No shampoo or conditioner is provided. The hot tub is a five minute walk and is beside the Poipu Kai tennis courts. The location is 10 minute walk to the main beach or the Hyatt, and 15 minutes to the Poipu strip mall.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with my children ages 5 and 3 and my mother in law. This condo was absolutely perfect. It was very clean and had most of everything that we could have needed for the week. The location is close to the beach and my kids loved having the pool right outside our door. The bathrooms are large with plenty of counter space.

It was so nice to have access to a washer and dryer and have laundry detergent provided. We also loved having access to beach chairs, towels, cooler, and toys for the kids.

There is a Big Save grocery store that is close that you can get stocked up on food etc for the week but most spices and coffee were already stocked.

There are many chickens and roosters on the island. If you don't like waking up at 4-5am I would suggest bringing earplugs. I was already awake at this time so it wasn't a problem but if you enjoy sleeping in- good luck!

The condo has wonderful large windows that open up so we were never too hot. I loved the fresh breeze!

Thanks for an amazing place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Helped make our first trip to Kauai the best - We will be back for sure!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had everything we needed for a week in Kauai. First stop was Costco to buy food to take advantage of the full kitchen. The breeze coming through was a perfect temperature day and night. This condo is super clean and set up nicely for first time or returning visitors. Just a short walk to one of the nicest beaches with the best sunset you can find. We say turtles on the beach as well as Monk seals. My wife and I visited the old town of Kapaa, the Makauwahi Cave, Shipwrecks Beach, Hanalei Bay, May shops and restaurants in Poipu, The Napali Coastline, The Kauai Plantation & Rum tasting, The Kalepa Trail, and we went tubing with Kauai Outdoor Adventure. All of these places were either very close (some just a walk away) or a short drive. We also toured the Kauai Coffee Plantation, The Hanakapi'ai Falls trail to an awesome waterfall, and many more sites including shopping and hiking. Each night it was great to come "home" to our condo, relax, watch one of three flat screen TV's, and get a great night's sleep, ready for the next day's adventure! Thanks for providing a great place to stay on our first visit to this wonderful Island - we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! Very Comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples vacationing together and this property was perfect for us. The two bedrooms were roomy and private and each had a large, beautiful bathroom. I was concerned that the second bedroom bed would be uncomfortable since it was two twin beds pushed together, but we couldn't tell the difference and it was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything that you might need to cook just about anything and even had spices, foil and ziploc baggies. We also were grateful for the "Beach Closet" that had everything you would need for the beach- this saved us from having to rent boogie boards or snorkel gear. The living room was comfortable and homey. A very minor incident was a shortage of tp and having to make a trip to buy some more. One of the best things about this property was the location! It's about a 5 minute walk from the beach and some restaurants. It was just a short drive to the main road that takes you out of Poipu. I would definitely recommend this property to others and would return to this condo if I should ever be fortunate enough to be in Kauai again.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here once before and had a wonderful time. This time I brought my 22 year old son and 18 year old daughter for their first visit to Hawaii. They had a great time and even talked about the next time they come to visit. Would highly recommend this place for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for my family

  • 4 of 5

When planning our vacation, my husband and I wanted to stay in Poipu so I looked at a lot of properties in the area. I booked Makanui 412 based on others' reviews and I am so glad I did. It was the perfect place for my family of 4. My daughters, ages 12 and 8, loved that the pool was steps from the door. I loved that it was quiet and clean and was well stocked. Raff and Jessica have thought of everything for their guests. There was a mini cooler that we used for packing lunch everyday, snorkel gear, beach gear and towels, DVDs, really nice towels, and a binder full of Kauai information. The location is excellent. My girls loved driving into Old Koloa town and finding a place to eat was never a problem. There's a food store nearby so we stocked up for breakfast and lunch but the kitchen has everything you need to cook a full meal.

As stated in the listing, there is no A/C so there were a few nights when the fans and breezes weren't enough. I think the humidity was just a bit too high during our visit. But that didn't put a damper on our stay at all.

The condo is clean but I would like to suggest that the house cleaners need to give it a deeper clean every once in awhile. The kitchen cabinets had sticky fingerprints and the glass top on the dining room table wasn't wiped down.

The last time we visited Kauai was 15 years ago. I hope we can visit again sooner than 15 years! I would definitely stay at Makanui 412 again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles


Rates & Availability

Poipu Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Full Value Season
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Nov 13 2017 - Jan 14 2018
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $165 + 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.

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100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1253 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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