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Ocean-View Studio, Steps from Beaches!"""

Bedrooms Studio
Space 320 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

The Best Of Kauai In Sunny Poipu

Enjoy the best of Kauai and have extra money for island excursions. This fully equipped ocean-view studio condo at Poipu Beach has stunning vistas of the bay, peaceful Prince Kuhio Park, and mountains framed by rainbows and swaying palms.

Only steps to the beach

Prince Kuhio Resort, awarded a prestigious certificate of excellence for its outstanding qualities, is a small and quaint resort about 20 yards from the beach. Some of the best swimming, snorkeling, and surfing on Kauai are right out in front at Prince Kuhio Beach and Lawai Beach. Hawaiian sea turtles and tropical fish swim close to shore in a protected cove.

The sound of the ocean

You will enjoy the sound of the ocean, the birds singing, the tropical breeze, and the amazing sunrise every day from your lanai, which has a bar-height table and chairs so that you can fully enjoy this extraordinary setting. On the other side of the resort there is a koi pond, waterfalls, and a large swimming pool surrounded by a lush, exotic garden with a picnic and barbecue area.

Located on the second floor, the condo is tastefully decorated with island-style furnishings and a comfortable king bed. Though the unit has no air conditioning, cooling tradewinds often blow through tall windows and it is very comfortable for most of the year. Part of the summer and into fall can be a bit warm for some, though that has been enjoyed by those who can appreciate the balmy tropical ambience of Hawaii. The kitchen is fully equipped with lots of extras. Beach towels and beach chairs are provided. All you will need are your swimsuit and flip flops!

Laundry facilities are also available on site and ample parking is available at the resort. The owner/manager lives on-island so assistance is always readily available.

A 'Solid Gold Value'

The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook rates Prince Kuhio Resort condos as a 'Solid Gold Value.'


• The award-winning open-air Beach House restaurant is across the street, overlooking three world-class surf breaks.

• A safe swimming and snorkeling cove is just off the grassy lawn where you can swim with turtles and colorful tropical fish.

• Kukui`ula Harbor is nearby for snorkel, dive, or fishing tours.

• Less than a mile down the road is spouting horn, an ancient ocean lava blowhole.

• Just beyond the spouting horn is the National Tropical Botanical Garden, where Jurassic Park was filmed.

• Walk 10 minutes to Kukui’ula Village, an upscale shopping resort of restaurants, shops, and a gourmet farmers’ market.

• Prince Kuhio Park, on one side of the resort, is a lush, quiet open space that preserves Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage with ancient ruins, a royal fishpond, and a heiau (sacred site).

• Tennis and golf are available nearby.

• A variety of restaurants are also available in Old Koloa Town, an old sugar town that dates back to the 1800s, and also at the Poipu Shopping Village.

Transient Accommodations Tax Number: TA-089-469-7472-01

General Excise Tax Number: GE-089-469-7472-02

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Esaki
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Jane Esaki


I was born and raised on Kauai and currently live near verdant mountains around 50 minutes away from gorgeous sunny Poipu where this condo is located.

I chose this charming ocean-view condo as my home-away-from-home because its location is blessed with nearly year-round sunny skies and excellent beaches. The unit's compact size and convenient location are also practical and perfect for an independent, carefree lifestyle.

In my spare time, I love hiking, biking, stand-up paddling and snorkeling in Kauai's wonderland. You will too!

Mahalo for staying at Prince Kuhio Studio 231!


Jane Esaki purchased this studio in 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow, this is an amazing condo! The location is ideal. It backs up to a park and has beautiful ocean views from the balcony. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony every morning enjoying breakfast and watching the whales out in the ocean. Some of the best snorkeling on the island was just across the street (we even saw a sea turtle!). The Beach House lawn, across the street, was the best place to watch the sun set over the ocean too! The condo was clean and fully stocked. The owner thought of everything - Kitchen Aid mixer, wine glasses & corkscrew, blender, coffee bean grinder, extra hooks in bathroom for beach towels & swimsuits, extra towel rack, beach chairs, a king sized bed, cooler, even a garlic press! We could not have asked for anything more. I highly recommend this perfect studio condo for your Kauai vacation!
Jan 2011
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Poipu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Before entering the studio, please rinse off all sand at our foot baths conveniently located at three corners of the Prince Kuhio property.
  • Mahalo for turning off all lights and fans when not in use and when checking out.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • An easy sliding door separates the tub/toilet area from the vanity area for maximum privacy and convenience.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • studio - 1 king
  • Comfortable king bed tastefully appointed with Hawaiian quilt and shams.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(29 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.586207 based on 33 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

This was our base as we explored the south and west shores. Great location!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cordova Alaska

Great place great location!

  • 5 of 5

Easy walking distance to shopping and food and right across the street from great place for snorkeling. Never had to contact owner, All was as stated, and got our cleaning deposit back soon after leaving. Would definitely stay again, would love to stay forever!!😊

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location; small unit

  • 3 of 5

First off, the unit was very clean upon arrival. Jane was helpful on the phone, too. The unit is a very short walk to a wonderful beach for snorkeling. It is also a very quiet condo and convenient to grocery options, restaurants, shopping and hikes. Jane also left coffee, snacks and other niceties for us.

The only downside is that the unit is truly tiny, so much so that we felt claustrophobic in it and we are two seniors with no children traveling with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince Kuhio, Koloa, HI

  • 3 of 5

General location was good and the unit was well equipped and had a comfortable bed but appliances & tub need replacing as well as much of the wood trim. Unfortunately the unit which faces east gets very hot from sun-up to mid day. There is no air conditioning and fans were insufficient to keep the unit comfortable. Residents of the complex respected the rules of the complex making it a pleasant environment for all.

The pool and garden area were very inviting with lots of chairs and chaises to sit in the sun or shade. The exterior common areas were well kept. Unfortunately it is a walk-up complex which was awkward with luggage.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you felt that way during your stay. Usually, except for the latter part of last summer's unusually warm weather, the trade winds and cross-ventilation have been keeping the unit quite comfortable, as attested to by many previous reviews. Nonetheless, I am planning on installing an air conditioner before late summer arrives. Hawaii is known for its sunny, balmy and tropical weather, and for Prince Kuhio, also its1960-1980's quaintness. Much of the building complex and gardens have not undergone major changes, except for the fairly recent gem of a pool. My unit has also maintained much of that period's spirit, as reflected by the appliances and tub which are in perfect working order and immaculately maintained. Your input, however, does remind me to be vigilant in adapting and refreshing my unit for all to enjoy. Thank you for your review. Aloha, Jane
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Steamboat Springs, CO


  • 5 of 5

This unit is great. It has everything you need. It is tidy and clean, updated. Would stay here again

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like it shows

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable studio. For some reason the vrbo website would not let me sign in but I simply emailed the owner and she helped me immediately. I was sorry to bother her but she was available right away.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Damage Deposit $200

If staying more than 2 weeks, an interim cleaning of $115 is required.

Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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