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BEST! Oceanfront - NEW A/C - Corner Unit - Ocean View from every room. Fabulous

Bedrooms 1
Space 780 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1BR/1BA Sleeps 2

Fabulous Oceanfront - Ground Floor - Corner Unit Condo. New air conditioning just installed for your sleeping comfort. Every Room in this unique unit is oceanfront, with Ocean Views. Step outside onto your patio and stroll across the 20 foot lawn to the seawall and you are standing at the edge of P.K.'s, one of the Best Surf Breaks in all Hawaii. A few paces to your left takes you to the edge of your bay - locally called Turtle Bay - to watch the turtles move gracefully through the shallow turquoise water. Your bay is also one of the Most Desired Snorkeling Beaches on Kauai. Stroll along the waterfront to the famous Beach House Restaurant next door, where you can sip mai-tais and watch the sunset, or enjoy the White Sands and Warm Water of the beach. And this is only the beginning. The whole island beckons with its unrivalled beauty, and wide variety of activities for everyone. The perfect place for a romantic getaway or a dream vacation! Registration #40067808

Property Manager
Walt and Joy
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2018

About Walt and Joy

We fell in love with Hawaii on our honeymoon over 50 years ago, but only discovered the unique beauty, drama and excitement of the Island of Kauai about 15 years ago, when our daughter Debi Joy moved there with her young family, and began a real estate sales career there. She alerted us to best locations and the best properties on the island, and we finally settled on Kuhio Shores in Poipu Beach for purchase. We all liked 'Aloha Kai', our unit 109, so much that we partnered with Debi Joy in ownership. We (Joy and Walt) have been real estate brokers in California for almost 30 years, and have bought and sold many properties, but none of them has been so simply exotic as 'Aloha Kai'.

Walt and Joy purchased this condo in 2005

Why Walt and Joy chose Poipu

Aloha Kai is as close to the water as any building on Kauai. The seawall out front is 20 feet away across the lawn. On the bayside the lawn is only 12 feet to the bay rocks and the water. So you get water views from every room, and a sense of being surrounded by the sea. The unit itself is highly upgraded with a newly installed marble floor throughout, european style cabinetry, marble shower, new kingsize bed, and all conveniences. The snorkeling bay is right beside you, and around the other side of the building is a white sand beach for swimming and sunning, and out front is the famous PK's surf break. A new shopping center just opened within easy walking distance, and the Beachhouse Restaurant is right next door featuring spectacular sunsets from the bar. Poipu is known as the 'sunny side' of Kauai. So what more could you ask?

What makes this condo unique

One of the few oceanfront air conditioned units at Poipu Beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This must be the best spot in Poipu. Yours is the best equipped unit we have ever stayed in, and the bed is to die for. We've never stayed anywhere in Hawaii with so many turtles. We enjoyed turtle spotting from the lanai pretty much any time of day. Thanks.
Jan 2018
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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Marble shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This one bedroom unit sleeps 2 adults. Air conditioning just installed for your sleeping comfort when necessary. Most of the year, the gentle ocean breeze through the windows is preferable, and amazing.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Washer and Dryer Available a few steps from unit.


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BEST! Oceanfront - NEW A/C - Corner Unit - Ocean View from every room. Fabulous
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 47 reviews

A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

I could not imagine a more perfect place to stay in Kauai. This unit of this condo is absolutely the best on the island, I am sure. The unit came with all the features that one would ever want. It even had a lot of food items such as spices, even coffee K-cups for the Keurig, and tea bags.

The ocean, only 30 ft. from the patio on 2 sides. It was just incredible.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo! Walt and I are so glad that you loved our little piece of Paradise. Our goal is to address the details to make your stay a memorable one. We hope to see you again soon at Aloha Kai in Poipu. Walt and Joy, Owners.
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Redmond WA

Phenominal week away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! It'a quiet and beautiful. We're so close to the ocean, there's really no need to go anywhere else.The condo was clean and well kept. We will come again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Corner in Patadide

  • 5 of 5

We wish we could give more stars! That is how much we loved Aloha Kai! Walt and Joy have made this more than a rental, it is truly a breathtaking home away from home. We would not change a thing other than have more time to enjoy the amazing views from every room, fall asleep more nights to the waves kissing the shore, be up close and personal watching the turtles longer and experience more of the best Aloha, Kauai can offer. Thank you Walt and Joy!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

True Pardise

  • 5 of 5

We share the sentiments of all the other reviewers. On one hand, we can't speak more highly of Walt and Joy's little slice of heaven, on the other we don't want this place to get so popular that we can never return !

Kauai is amazing - that goes without saying, but we really couldn't have found a better place as our launch pad. The photos are accurate/don't do the place justice. We would have been content enjoying every sunrise, sunset, and everything in between for our entire trip without stepping foot off the property. Wonderfully appointed, centrally located. Walt was incredibly responsive and they have housekeeping on site to address any issues. THANK YOU SO MUCH Walt and Joy. Really, really a fantastic stay all around.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had such a fabulous experience, and mahalo for your kind words. Walt and Joy
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Nice views but NO privacy. People sitting on the lawn from dawn until Dark

  • 2 of 5

The property is nice but needs some updating. I suggest new pillows, sheets, towels and washcloths. Kitchen needs a better coffee maker. Basic seasonings and staples needed in the kitchen.

The decor could use updating. The decorative pillows in the living room, at the dining room table, and on the bed are worn. The overhead light over the dining table is missing and should be replaced.

These are relatively minor, though the bed is too soft and the sheets are ill fitted. The downfall is there are great views but no privacy. People leaned against our opened windows to take photos, a fisherman leaned his bike under our opened bedroom window at 6 am! Kids yelling, parents yelling at their kids. Everyone texting, taking photos, talking, and hanging around all morning and all evening right in front of our windows.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How sad! How really sad! This guest was unable to enjoy our unique "Aloha Kai". First of all, very few people walk past our unit during a day, mostly other guests from our building. A few do stop at the corner to enjoy our resident turtles. Second, nothing in the unit is worn or needs replacing. Linens and towels are replaced regularly. The bed is new, The living room furniture is new. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked, as many others have commented on. The range and dishwasher are both new. This guest unfortunately had a need to make untruthful and exaggerated comments about our special spot in paradise.. Please read the other reviews for a more truthful assessment. Mahalo.
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The Magic of Unit 109

  • 5 of 5

One morning I awoke knowing I needed to recharge my batteries. What I wanted was to surround myself by nothing but the beat of the ocean, the calming of the stars, and the strength of the marine life on Kauai. I could go camping at Polihale, but that would involve too much preparation of which I did not have energy for. Instead and immediately, I hopped onto google and typed in “Kauai Oceanfront Rentals Koloa Poipu”. Two places caught my eye and one of them was Joy and Walt’s unit 109. Making a quick and wise decision and being in luck that 109 was available at just the right time, I booked it. Finally, the day arrived for me to pack up my linen, toothbrush and binoculars and make the 15 minute drive from Kalaheo I so looked forward to. When I arrived there I had my schedule all planned out … so I positioned the lounge chair and foot stool horizontal to the sliding glass door and froze myself in time. In a blink of an eye, 5 days later, I had observed a large turtle whom I nicknamed “Oscar” pop up like clockwork daily, several whales, a monk seal heading toward Poipu Beach, an Iwa bird fishing and a group of dolphins. After I arrived back home with a new attitude I unloaded my toothbrush from my car along with humility, grace, beauty and love. This was the best hassle free dream vacation ever !!!! Being a decades old Kauai resident I think this says everything anyone ever needs to know about the magic of Unit 109.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waimea Canyon
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
BeachHouse Restaurant next door
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kiahuna Public Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Beach House next door. Kukuiula a short walk
Nearest Beach
Beachfront - snorkeling bay frontage
Car: recommended

Kuhio Shores, at Poipu Beach on the romantic island of Kauai, known as Hawaii's Garden Island. Perfect for a romantic gataway, or a unique unforgetable adventure.

Other Activities: body-boarding, boating, kayaking, Turtles and Monk Seal, Reef-walking and Coastal exploring, shopping, Helicopter rides


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Outclean $130 + Tax

Charges are refundable until due date of final payment.

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.