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Beautifully remodeled, lower level, interior unit, new lanai, highly upgraded

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Kiahuna Plantation was named number two of the top five hotels in 2014 by Conde Naste magazine. Why not stay at the best with affordable pricing?

The 2017 Best of the World nature destinations that made this exclusive list are in 2016-2017 Conde Naste Magazine is #1 Kauai!

1. Kauai, United States - An aerial tour delivers breathtaking views of the Na Pali sea cliffs and waterfalls. Island hikes lead through canyons, lush landscapes, and forests. Wai Koa Loop, a new five-mile trail, winds through North America's largest mahogany forest.

Your vacation home is just steps away from Poipu Beach, voted number one beach in the US. Save over 50% by renting direct from the owner. Our deluxe garden condominium has been recently remodeled. Great for a romantic couple or a family of four. Our first floor step in entrance condominium opens up to a beautiful tropical garden. Our lanai features tropical gardens and a private lawn area. Enjoy *Free* high-speed wireless internet for those who want to stay in contact.

Kiahuna Beach allows you to choose from surfing, snorkeling, sailing, or sun bathing and relaxing.Kiahuna Beach is the only condominium resort that offers a safe swimming beachfront suitable for swimmers, snorkelers and surfing novices alike with surf lessons on site!. Beach and lounge chairs and towels are available for you at the beach and pool at no extra charge.

Walk to the Trent Jones 'Kiahuna Golf Course' and Joe's Cafe on the Green. Other restaurants and shopping are available across the street at the Poipu Shopping Village. When you stay in our island home, enjoy 'The Plantation Gardens' on site with its award-winning chef. Barbecuing is just steps away, on the great lawn or at the lagoon picnic area.

Visit historic Koloa town, a five-minute drive with additional restaurants and shops. Your friendly concierge can set up tours and tickets for you on-site from helicopter rides to kayaking the Napali Coast. THE POIPU BEACH ATHLETIC across the street from the Kiahuna has exercise rooms, pool and Jacuzzi along with a baby sandy pool area and slides for the bigger kids. Tennis courts and other ball games are available. You enjoy our membership there at no charge to you.

Stay for half-off the rack rate! Call today! Why would you want to stay anywhere else?

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Shauna Nelson
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Shauna Nelson

Jim and I have owned our place at the Kiahuna Plantation for 11 years. When I first mentioned to Jim that we should purchase a property in Hawaii, he knew exactly where he wanted to buy. The Kiahuna has never lost the 'old Hawaii' feel and we just love it. Romance and family time abound here. You feel tucked away amongst the trees and gardens and of course the beautiful beach. We actually bought out place site, unseen!

As soon as we closed escrow we flew over with my mom in hand and began enjoying! A couple of years ago we completely remodeled and made it more to our liking.

Jim is the South Pacific Regional Manager of Hain Corporation which is the largest organic food company in the world. He is on the road most weeks so we do enjoy our weekends in our place in Big Bear, California.

Shauna is the office manager for Adams Properties in Southern California. I manage industrial parks through Southern California.

We have 4 grown children, 3 married and our bachelor. We have a 5 yr. old grandaughter that lives in Austin, Texas with her parents and a 10 month old grandson that is about 8 minutes from us who also lives with his parents!

We both enjoy golfing and usually are doing it together wherever we can. We both enjoy traveling and plan our trips a year in advance.

We love our Kauai beach place and our vacation rental also in Palm Desert, CA. Both of these properties we bought with family in mind. The kids enjoy visiting both of these destinations and we hope to spend lots more time in them in the future. Two of the kids spent their honeymoons on Kauai and are planning on returning with their children. This is exactly what we had in mind when we purchased here.

Shauna Nelson purchased this condo in 1998

Why Shauna Nelson chose Poipu

The Kiahuna Plantation is exactly what you would expect to see when you come to Kauai. Beautiful Banyan trees that have been there forever, orchid gardens and the colorful Hawaiian birds that come up to your lanai. It's a relaxing place and I love to read our visitor's comments in our books about all the things they did but they usually just wanted to 'kick back'.

What makes this condo unique

The Kiahuna Plantation has everything you would need in walking distance. We have a beautiful restaurant on property, another wonderful restaurant across the street at Keoki's in the Poipu shopping mall along with Roy's Restaurant.

The Great Lawn is our favorite. You can sit there and watch the waves come in or go on down to the beach. Everyone will bring their beach chairs over to watch sunset with a glass of wine and just share in the moment. Families can enjoy the lawn with little ones as well. It's huge!

The Kiahuna Golf course is also 5 minutes from our condo. GPS systems are on the carts and the course is really groomed quite nicely. Joes on the Green is a great little spot to eat as well.

You can tell we are into golfing, eatting, beach time and eatting. . ..!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife, our 19 month old, and myself, had a really great time at Shauna's place over the past week. In short, we definitely recommend booking this apartment. Very clean, great location, and nicely styled. Shauna was super responsive and the prep emails after booking were very clear and helpful. Nearby beach is very nice compared to other south shore beaches. Our little guy was obsessed with feeding the chickens outside the door - the gardens are beautiful and nicely maintained, as others have noted. Also, we were fine without air conditioning and the several fans were more than enough...happy to reduce energy consumption while on this perfect island. The laundry facility is extra ($5 to 10 per load for wash/dry depending on if you need detergent) but was easy to access and was in fine shape....there is someone on site to make change. There is a pack n play that worked out well as we were able to cancel our crib rental...we put him in the living room and then hung out in the bedroom at night although we were in bed by 9 nightly. Finally, we loved the pool (although I'm not a pool person). It's a 2 minute drive or a 5-10 minute walk. Some people we saw complained about this but I found this negativity to be a little ridiculous...the athletic club containing the pool is really nice, and the attached restaurant makes great drinks. Overall this location provides great value and we really miss the apartment. Highly recommended!
Nov 2017
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Kiahuna golf course across the street. Shopping also across the street


Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Granite through out bathroom and vanity, designer fixtures.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful Tommy Bahama King size bed with matching night stands and drawers, Queen size Beds (1) Newer fold out couch/bed with comfy mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Beautifully remodeled, lower level, interior unit, new lanai, highly upgraded
average rating of 4.3 based on 42 reviews

Great location

  • 3 of 5

This condo has a perfect location! The beach is great and it’s close to a lot of restaurants and activities. I would definitely stay in this area again. Unfortunately, the condo was a little dated, especially for the price we paid. We might not have noticed this as much if the weather had been nicer, but we ended up spending more time than anticipated in the condo. The living room furniture was uncomfortable! They use multiple fans with chords strung everywhere because there’s no was no air conditioning. The lights in the kitchen go off and on. The back deck get flooded by the sprinkler and if it’s not warm enough it a large puddle remains under the table so no outside dining. It was extremely loud. We were able to hear all of our neighbors. One of which woke us up every morning before 5 AM. We paid a lot for a low-budget stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you did not enjoy our condo as multiple guests have before you. The only complaint I have received on our living room furniture was in regards to the sleeper sofa mattress which was replaced by a highly upgraded one. The lanai was completely replaced at our own cost this September and I cannot do anything about the weather in regards to a puddle. The only cords would be the ones connecting the electronics behind our stand in the living room which is needed but will try to see if we can completely hide them. Our cleaning lady has tried the lights you referred to and said they seem to work fine but will keep an eye on them. You were at the Kiahuna during Thanksgiving and I am sure there were a lot of guests there and sorry they were not considerate of others. As you can see, my calendar is always full, half of new and half of return guests that love our place and have left wonderful reviews. Perhaps you could come when the weather is better and your stay would be more enjoyable.
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Sunnyvale California USA

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo perfect for a couple and a baby (pack and play, high chair, beach toys available in the condo). We definitely loved it! Thanks Shauna!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to have your family return, its a wonderful traditional Hawaiian setting. Thank you for your kind words.
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Perfect spot in Poipu area

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful Mother/Daughter trip to Kauai and staying at the Kiahuna Plantation made it even better! The location is great, on the beach where our surfing lessons were held! Lots to do within a short drive; awesome sights, dining, shops, airport and beaches !!

Shauna's place has everything you will need including boogie boards for the surf and coolers for your picnic supplies ! Thanks Shauna!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise! Perfect in (almost) every way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay for 8 nights in this 1 bedroom condo, on the first floor, with private lanai. It was very clean, comfortable, and very close to the beach, although with no beach view. The view from the lanai is of tropical foliage and the adjacent building. Neighbors in our building and surrounding buildings were very quiet. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, appliances, and cookware, although some items like a steamer basket for vegetables, and covered microwaveable dishes would be a nice addition. There are nearby outdoor gas grills for barbecuing, which are cleaned daily by the staff. The lanai has 2 lounge chairs, and a table and 4 chairs for outdoor dining. The owners have nicely provided 2 boogie boards, beach toys, and beach chairs. The bedroom was small and almost entirely filled by the very comfortable king sized bed, leaving little room to walk around or set up suitcases, although there are bedside tables and a chest of drawers for those who choose to unpack. No AC, but ceiling fans, portable fans, and screened windows provided plenty of ventilation so we were never overly warm. The bathroom had tub/shower combo, ample granite countertops, fluffy towels, hairdryer, and fragrant soap/shampoo/ conditioner in pump containers.

There are TVs in the bedroom and living room (which we never turned on--too much else to do!), radio, comfortable couch and chairs with good light for reading. The decorations are all Hawaii themed and attractive.

Beach towels are available at the beach-side desk, which was also very helpful with information about the area, and for making a reservation for us for a boat trip to the NaPali coast. The complex is very well maintained, with beautiful tropical plants and huge shade trees and palms, winding walkways, and little lakes. The orchid and cactus garden on the property is a beautiful place to stroll. The lawns are huge, well manicured, and perfect for family games. Lawn chairs there are the perfect place to lie and watch the sunsets. The beach is clean, not overly crowded, and has generally low surf. Snorkeling was good along the rocky margins at either end. From Kiahuna Plantation you can stroll down the beach, and through adjacent properties on walkways, for several miles. The location on the sunnier, warmer south shore is perfect, with proximity to Waimea Canyon and Allerton Garden. Nearby Koloa is a fun town to explore, with history exhibits, shops, and restaurants. Perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with the quality of the furnishings and amenities.

Would gladly rebook this suite for a future vacation

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san Diego

2nd time will return again

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time visiting Kauai growing up and have now made it a new tradition, I hope to continue with my husband. We stayed here August 2013 for our honeymoon and now again August 2014. We own several VRBO properties and always use VRBO when traveling. From our extensive experience, I can give the unit 5 stars. Yes, there is no air conditioning, but this is common for Kauai. Open up the windows and enjoy the beautiful and healing Kauai air. Condo is nicely remodeled and still looks great. They have a few chairs, umbrella and some other items that are useful for the beach or a day trip. Kiahuna also provides chairs and towels, free of charge, at the beach hut. We enjoy cooking in the kitchen, on the nearby grill, making smoothies, virgin and non :) for the beach, etc. They have wonderful Hawaiian shampoo, conditioner and soap, so you can leave those items at home. The unit comes with toilet paper, dish washer soap, kleenex, paper towel and several other items not always stocked in a VRBO condo. Can't say anything was missing. Great price and location. Shauna is a pleasure to deal with and quick to respond. She puts forth an effort to make sure you are taken care of. They have recommendation books in the condo, etc. We will be back. Next time with a little one in tow, due in Feb :) Some of our favorite things - get fish food from Nukumoi Surf shop from Brenneckes and watch the fish go crazy. I recommend doing this over by the sand point that sticks out where the Waiohai beach and public Poipu Beach meet. Go to the right of the point and those fish know all about the food ;) Breakfast burritos are great and inexpensive at the little convenience store under Brenneckes. You can find a path with a mixture of path and street walking over to the Hyatt for live music and cocktails at Sunset on the Seaview Terrace. Or just drive. Keoki's is always great, call for live music schedule. I could go on about all the great things within walking distance from this condo, but the best part is to just walk down the grass, onto the beautiful sand and into the ocean. Also lots of running and walking paths around condo. Amazing amounts of fish and sea turtles all around Poipu. My hubby doesn't always like the sand or sun for his irish skin, so relaxing on the huge lawn at Kiahuna, under the many palm trees gives us perfect access and site to the beach as well. We be back to this unit!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund