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Ocean-View Studio, Steps from Beaches!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 338 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:
January 15, 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:
  • 338 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.
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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(22 traveler reviews)

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Ocean-View Studio, Steps from Beaches!
average rating of 4.681818 based on 26 reviews
Vancouver, BC

A perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay and of our time in Kauai! This rental was perfect for us and had everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and in a great location and our VRBO host was very responsive and informative leading up to and during our stay! Would definitely recommend this place for a couple who wants to stay in the sunny Poipu area! We’ll be back :)

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely condo with great location

  • 5 of 5

This quaint condo is located in the best part of the island. Just a 5 minute walk to really yummy food! Views are amazing and the unit had everything you need. No AC was a non issue because there was breeze blowing through and fans. Such a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location on the south shore, the room was clean and well stocked and very comfortable for my husband and myself. We enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, WI USA

Wonderful condo with all of the amenities that one could use! The place was just right for us.

  • 4 of 5

Morning sunsets from the lanai, beach for snorkeling across the street, and comfortable bed! The pool is very nice. The area around the condo provides great views of the island! We found other great beaches nearby and outstanding options to eat out and grocery stores that were resonanly priced (Big Save). Condo is 1 mike from Spouting Horn, and McBryde and Allentown Garden! Couldn’t have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location. 50+ year old building.

  • 4 of 5

This is probably the best location in Poipu. It is adjacent to Prince Kuhio park (as shown in photo). There is a surf break and snorkeling area right across the street. Local teens, their youth pastor, parents & grandparents all surf and congregate here. Its a delightful, friendly community. Make sure you stop by Riptides and buy a shave-ice from Linda! Jane (owner) was great & exceptionally responsive and fully outfitted her kitchen with cookware and utensils and all you could need. The pool & deck are fully renovated. The rest of the building & grounds are old. If you're OK with the post-war CBS construction you will be happy. If you want resort amenities and granite countertops and contemporary styling you should go elsewhere. The grounds desperately need to be power-washed & mulched. It has no air-conditioning and got really hot while we were there in October. If you have any heat related medical conditions, go elsewhere. If you want a contemporary resort experience, go elsewhere. If you want a true "locals" experience, in a fantastic location, from an "aloha-spirited" owner, then you will be very happy in this unit! We had a wonderful time & recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ok but needs ac

  • 3 of 5

This unit needs an air conditioner. During our stay in September it was too hot to sleep. Needs new bed sheets. Otherwise it was okay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: 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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