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Kiahuna 1 - Single-story Beachfront Bungalow On Poipu Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 680 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Best Location!

Aloha! Kiahuna Unit #1 offers the ideal beachfront location. No one above you; no one below you. Just surf sounds, ocean breezes and sandy beaches, sunning, sipping cocktails on your lanai while watching whales, waves and sunsets. This end unit has a remarkable location in the most private corner of the resort and is ideally situated to provide a peaceful sleep and take maximum advantage of the ocean breezes. The spacious bedroom has vaulted ceilings, a very comfortable King-sized bed and ample closet space. The living room has high, vaulted ceilings for an airy, spacious feel and a Bose Soundtouch music system to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. You can also select one of the CD's containing steel guitars and other authentic Hawaiian music to get you in the aloha spirit. All the amenities of home with a fully equipped kitchen for beachfront dining on your private lanai or the indoor dining table. An automatic ice-maker creates an endless stream of fresh ice cubes. A front-loading laundry set is located in-unit for your convenience and there is a large Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player and wireless Internet in the living room media cabinet. Two stainless steel BBQ's with infra-red element, are less than 100 steps away and maintained daily. Flame broil a Hawaiian grass fed steak from one of the local farmers markets or some locally caught seafood to enjoy while you watch the sunset on your lanai. There are numerous excellent restaurants and bars within easy walking distance but somehow the lanai is the most popular option. An oceanfront boardwalk begins just east of your lanai and offers an easy stroll in front of Koa Kea and Marriot's Waiohai Beach Club resorts to the nearby Poipu Beach State Park.

The Beach Activity Hut is conveniently located on the central lawn and offers complimentary beach chairs and towels to our guests. Swim as often as you like and always have a clean towel and chair to dry off in. The activity hut is the perfect place to learn about the many local tours and adventures and book one or two of your own (assuming you have any desire to leave your lanai). The Beach Hut also rents snorkel gear so you can swim with the large variety of colorful fish in their natural environment just steps from your door. The lanai is an excellent place to kick back and keep tabs on the more adventurous members of your party who are snorkeling, surfing or body-boarding. Two world-class surf breaks are right in front of your lanai. Take a surf lesson 50 yards away or kick back and watch more experienced surfers tear it up. Zoom into a satellite photo of this special place by clicking the 'location' or 'map' tab and select 'satellite view' to study the details. This particular spot, in the corner of the resort, offers a rare blend of privacy and natural tranquility while simultaneously placing you right in the thick of the most popular beaches on the South Shore of Kauai. The only downside is you might not want to leave your lanai!

As members of the Poipu Beach Athletic Club, our guests have complimentary membership for the duration of their stay. Access the newly upgraded facilities including an outdoor pool with slide and sandy beach surrounded by tropical vegetation and lounge chairs , four new USTA tennis courts and an automatic ball serving machine, two shuffle board courts, two basketball half courts with adjustable rim height for all ages, three pickle ball courts, modern weight and fitness equipment as well as a large, grassy recreation area perfect for a quick game of bocci ball, croquet or Frisbee. Don't bother packing rackets, paddles and balls because all equipment is provided at no charge. For more details there is a link to the Club's Website near the end of this listing.

Castle Resorts is on-site and provides housecleaning services, check-in and check-out services, resort security and offers a 24/7 days week front desk services to guests of Kiahuna 1. Our guests receive a complimentary local morning newspaper and regular maid service at no extra charge.

Unit #1 is the end unit of the single story Building #1 (Phase 1) in the most private corner of Kiahuna Plantation Resort yet is conveniently located to check-in/check-out desk and parking.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike and Kristin Mullen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Mike and Kristin Mullen

Our family has over 40 years of wonderful vacation memories at Kiahuna #1 and now, for the first time ever (2015), we are offering it to the public. It has a unique and private location on the beach at the corner of Kiahuna Plantation Resort. It's views, and it's favorable orientation to ocean breezes makes it a one of a kind place to enjoy your stay to the fullest. Owners, Oscar and Lois Sandberg have permitted me, their daughter Kristin, to advertise this special property for your enjoyment. Feel free to call to inquire about short notice rentals - I may be able to offer a discount for short notice and calendar fill-in dates.

Mike and Kristin Mullen purchased this bungalow in 1974

Why Mike and Kristin Mullen chose Poipu

Our family purchased Kiahuna Unit #1 in 1974 in the desirable Phase 1 of the Resort. At the time there were a number of beach front units available, but none had this premier location, so close to the water and yet so private and surrounded by greenery. It's single-story construction and vaulted ceilings create a spacious, airy feel to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Fall asleep each night to the rhythmic and relaxing white noise of ocean surf in natural stereo. We think you'll agree, there is no better place to be.

You will not be trapped in a hotel box or surrounded by condo balconies peering down on you while staying at Kiahuna 1. Our daily rate includes everything except for the $120 check-out cleaning and the Hawaiian Accommodations/sales taxes unless you book Kiahuna 1 through the VRBO/HA websites as they have recently added a booking fee which will show up on your detailed price quote. Five day rentals include mid-stay towel and trash service while seven day rentals include one mid-week maid service with fresh linens and light house cleaning (in addition to towel/trash services). With the full kitchen, in unit laundry, free parking, regular maid service, endless clean beach towels, a very comfortable King sized bed surrounded by pleasant sounds and breezes, and a private lanai with side yard surrounded by tropical vegetation all right in front of one of the most desirable beaches in the world, this unit provides a lot of value. The Poipu Beach Athletic Club facilities and equipment are included at no extra charge to our guests, however, fitness classes, poolside food and drink, long-distance calls, and beach equipment rentals are available from third parties for an additional cost. We hope you would show your appreciation for our hardworking housekeeping staff by leaving them a tip at the end of your stay to brighten their day.

What makes this bungalow unique

Kiahuna 1 is situated on one of the most aesthetically pleasing sections of one of the nicest and most versatile beaches in Hawaii. It's unusual to find a place to stay this close to such an amazing beach. There is a shallow shoal directly in front of the lanai that causes more beach sand to deposit in front of Kiahuna 1. The waves wash over the shoal creating a very relaxing 'white noise' that will lull you to sleep. 'Kiahuna' is Hawaiian for 'special place' and Kiahuna 1 has the location to insure your vacation will be as special as possible.


Poipu Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Spacious bedroom with excellent flow through ventilation, two closets and adjacent bathroom. Fall asleep in a very comfortable King sized bed to the most relaxing sounds imaginable. Very peaceful.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No daily resort fees, complimentary parking pass and local newspaper delivered to your front door daily.


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average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Palo Alto

Best Location in Poipu

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent stay at Mike's condo. We spent every morning watching the sunrise from the ocean front patio, and every evening watching the sunset! It truly is the best location not only at the Kiahuna Plantation, but all of Poipu. Mike was a phenomenal host, who went above and beyond any VRBO experience I have had before. He is a generous and helpful owner, who is a great resource for all things Kauai. We will be back very, very soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

if you are looking for somewhere extraordinary and truly special to stay in poipu, look no further, this place is amazing! highlights for me include sunrise on the patio drinking coffee and watching the surfing, being just steps away from the beach, and of course, sunsets on the patio with cold wine and poke. heaven!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best unit on the island

  • 5 of 5

This was perhaps our tenth stay at KiAhuna over the past 15 years, and this is by far the BEST unit we have stayed in. You CANT get closer to the ocean. The unit was well maintained, safe, private and very well equipped. And the location (Unit 1), puts you right on the beach with an orientation that makes you feel completely secluded. You have access to everything st KiAhuna, but feel like the ocean is all yours. The waves block out all noise and there is little people traffic. We will stay in Unit 1 again on our nine tour visit. And the owners were great to deal with. Enjoy paradise at its finest!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular location, relaxed vibe

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable family vacation at Kiahuna 1! We had stayed in this area at the Marriott previously, and this time were so happy to be beachfront and really enjoy the ocean. We were there with our two girls, ages seven and four. We had them sleep in the bedroom, and we slept on the comfortable sleeper sofa so that we could enjoy the crashing waves and access to the lanai at night. Stargazing, easy access to and from the beautiful beach, sunsets. It was lovely. This property does not have swanky decor, and has not been recently remodeled. But it is clean and comfortable and if you prioritize location and ocean breezes - it's a winner. We definitely hope to come back!! Thank you, Mike!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

You can't beat the location, even if, due to mother nature, part of the lawn and all of the fence in front of the unit collapsed due to high surf and tide. Resort staff set up temporary fences for safety. This also closed the beach access from the Kiahuna Plantation. We enjoyed the view morning and night and you can see surfing and stand-up paddle boarders all day long. We swam and snorkeled every day, cooked most of our meals in the well equipped

kitchen. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beauty to behold.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kiahuna Plantation Unit 1 immensely. There were some truly amazing things about this property that makes it stand out. The fact that the owners clearly cherish their property is evident, it is showing some wear but, nothing that will affect your enjoyment of the property. The Plantation grounds were immaculate, very nicely groomed and a secure presence noticed. The oceanfront access was not the most convenient but kept it private in front of the lanai. The view, lets talk about that! Gorgeous! We enjoyed so much kicking back on the lanai morning, noon and night! There was just the right amount of housekeeping for us and was done in a ninja type way, we never saw them. We really appreciated the amenities the ,washer and dryer and the kitchen was very well stocked. They extras in the closet came in handy a few times, beach chairs, boogie boards, water noodles, cooler. We used the Pool club several times and had really wished something that nice was on the actual property. The ocean the week we were there was not in such a welcome mode, we experience rough waters in front of the actual resort, eliminating the use of it for just splashing around or any snorkeling where you weren't crashed into the rocks. We traveled to almost all the beaches known for being calm and the entire island was experiencing unusual surf. That was a bummer for us. But, we found plenty of other things to. Here are the drawbacks, the unit next door was being remodeled and at times construction noise was disruptive. The upside to that is nobody was staying there so the area seemed more private without "neighbors" chances are nobody else will be bothered by that. Here's the big one for us, the unit has no air conditioning. During the day with everything open and going in and out of the water it was tolerable. But at night it was often completely miserable. It may have been tolerable had we not been told several times by security that we could not leave the sliding doors open at night even with the shutters closed and locked. It never even dawned on me that a place known for warm temps to NOT, have air. I'm not sure how that can be remedied but on that alone, even though we absolutely loved our time there I would not return to this unit. No air is a deal breaker. :(

Lori and Dan

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hawaii has one of the most pleasant climates year round of any location I've had the pleasure of visiting. September is the warmest month of the year. If you liked everything else, I would encourage you to return during a cooler month. I understand security recommends closing the sliding glass doors to the lanai but this is only a recommendation, not a requirement. We leave the glass slider open with the louvered sliders locked and in the vent position unless we get too chilly at night. Leaving the sliding glass door open insures you will be well vented and has never created a security issue for us. I wish you would have called us to discuss rather than swelter with the sliding glass door closed up tight during one of the warmest periods on record!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Kiahuna/Sheraton Beach, Poipu
Car: recommended

Poipu is the most desirable vacation district on the Island of Kauai and Kiahuna 1 is centrally located within walking distance of shopping and the most popular restaurants, bars and beaches. Check out our satellite map and zoom in for precise location. Because it honestly doesn't get any better than this.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

A deposit equal to 25% of the total rental charge is required to confirm your reservation. Remaining payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date. You have the right to cancel with 60 days written notice prior to arrival date with a full refund of all payments less a $50 cancellation fee. Payments made on reservations that are cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival date will not be refunded. Book early, popular periods are often booked far in advance by returning guests.

5 night minimum except for calendar fill-ins. Please call or message us if you would like a calendar fill-in special (less than 5 days between existing bookings) or a short notice special (less than 45 days out) that is not already designated in the Rates table. We keep our published rates low so we generally do not offer discounts otherwise.
7 night minimum for Christmas/New Year and 14 night minimum if combining both holidays.

14.416% tax consists of:
10.25% Hawaii Transient Accommodations Tax
4.166% Hawaii General Excise Tax

Hawaii Transient Tax #W01264518-01
Resort Manager: Roy Thompson (808) 742-4604

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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