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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 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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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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Luxurious, Remodeled 2-bed/2-bath, Wrap-around Lanai, Short Walk To Beach!
average rating of 4.787234 based on 48 reviews
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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time at this updated condo.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at this condo. We especially love the bathrooms! We spent a lot of hours on the lanai as well. Unfortunately there was a construction project going on down street so there was an endless line of trucks bringing in dirt. But that's no one's fault. We also liked having only a short drive or walk to the beach. We would certainly stay here again! The only suggestion we would have is that we are fairly tall and the living room furniture was not very comfortable. But we still loved being there.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We used the condo for a family of 5 over our spring break, and everything worked out very well. The condo was updated, clean, spacious, well-equipped, and in a nice neighborhood. The pool was a few steps away from our door, so great for winding down after trips around the island during the day. We could easily walk to several beaches, and the condo had some good gear available - boogie boards were brand new, and the snorkeling gear fit our needs. They also had beach chairs, coolers, noodles, and other gear that can be useful. Three different areas for groceries, coffee, and restaurants were within 5 minutes by car, and there were a few individual restaurants that are within a 10 minute walk. The owners were helpful, and all logistics were smooth and easy. This is a great place.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at your place in Poipu. We will be back, the unit was clean and had everything we needed. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Queens Bath
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

Cleaning Fee $165
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

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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