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Kiahuna Plantation, Stunning View, Near Beach; Newly Renovated; Free Pool, Gym

Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA
  • Condo640 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay3 nights

A One Bedroom, Top-floor End Unit, On The Great Lawn at the Center of Property

Hale Kamaluhia Poipu (House of Serenity at Poipu: please feel free to check out the condo website using the Hawaiian name) at Kiahuna Plantation (Unit 53 in building 10) is a newly renovated one bedroom, one bath condo, upstairs corner unit, in a two-story plantation style building, with a stunning view of the great lawn and the Twin Bridges Garden, as it is centrally located. The end, upstairs unit allows for more open louvers and great cross ventilation and is a short stroll to Kiahuna's sandy beach.

The condo comfortably sleeps four, with a king size bed and a queen size sofa bed available. The condo comes with complimentary use of the pool, fitness club and tennis courts facility at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club across the road from the complex (open every day), a few minutes walk away. Kiahuna Plantation is the only condo complex in Poipu on a swimming beach; beach chairs and towels are complimentary to guests at the onsite Beach Hut.

All towels, linens and toiletries are provided to our guests. Guest services are managed by an onsite management company. The condo has ceiling fans and an abundance of louvered windows and doors to create cross breezes (none of the units at Kiahuna have air conditioning). Free wireless internet access is provided to our guests. A new large flat screen television is available in the living room. Gas grills are nearby and available for our guests' use. The brand new, renovated kitchen, with all new stainless steel appliances, new quartz countertops, new cabinets, sink, pots, pans, and appliances, too, is fully stocked should you wish to cook "at home"; there are two local supermarkets and, for those who prefer not to cook, the Plantation Garden restaurant is on site serving dinner and there are an abundance of local restaurants to dine at as well. Our new tile shower has both rainforest or jet control options.

Our lanai provides a tranquil setting to dine, to have your morning coffee or to simply sit and watch the day go by or to experience the setting sun in a kaleidoscope of stunning color and splendor.

This is a remarkably peaceful place, with the manicured lawns and gardens, the stunning beach, and a true sense of the spirit of Kauai as a place for relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal.


James Dawson and Shaun Mattivi

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About James Dawson and Shaun Mattivi

We have been coming to Kauai for many years; one of us lived here for a short time in the early 1990's and we have both been regular visitors since 2003. We live and work in New York and we have a home in Scottsdale, Arizona as well, but this place has always had a special place in our hearts, for its beauty and peace.

James Dawson and Shaun Mattivi purchased this Condo in 2015

Why James Dawson and Shaun Mattivi chose Poipu

For the past many years, we have been drawn to this island, and particularly to the Poipu area; it was several years ago that we first discovered Kiahuna Plantation and began to seriously consider becoming owners here. During our various visits, and after looking at many units, we both fell in love with unit 53 and yearned for the chance to own this one very special unit; it had a view that mesmerized us, a setting that is hard to beat, a beach that is close by and easily accessible and, being an end unit, the kind of open air breezes, and open spaces that were, for us, the very best of the very best that Kiahuna Plantation could offer. We are delighted to call Unit 53 ours and have named it Hale Kamaluhia (House of Serenity). In the fall of 2016 we undertook a major renovation, installing a new kitchen with brand new appliances, countertops and cooking supplies; we added a travertine tile shower with a shower tower providing both a rainforest or jet option. We installed brand new plantation shutters; we upgraded the electrical system; we had the place painted and new lights, a new flatscreen, a new living room ceiling fan, along with a complete redecorating scheme put in place. We welcome you to share in our joy and peace by spending some of your own time and finding your own place in this space we feel privileged to call our own.

What makes this Condo unique

It's a great thrill to wake up to and spend time with a view of the great lawn, to take in the splendid setting, and the twin bridge gardens, knowing full well that the beach is a mere two minutes or so away but never feeling compelled to go anywhere if sitting still and simply daydreaming works for you. Kiahuna is so well situated that you can choose from a range of options from doing nothing to heading to the beach or planning for activities like horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, or touring some of the stunning natural beauty that is Kauai (ie. Waimea Canyon comes to mind). It's the kind of place that never gets old and where each day is as new as the countless ones before: filled with beauty, with peace, and with endless possibility.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • One king size bed in the bedroom and one queen size sofa bed in the living room.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • A newly renovated travertine tile shower with a tower shower that provides for a rainforest or jet option as desired.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Kiahuna Plantation is the only complex in Poipu that's on a swimming beach.
        • Resort
          On the great lawn, this Garden Paradise View unit is a short walk to the beach, and close to a pool and fitness center.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      On resort premises just across the road from the unit.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Free wireless internet for our guests.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Available for our guests' use across the street at the Poipu Beach and Athletic Club (closed on Mondays).
                    • Living Room
                      A new 48 inch flatscreen television, with cable access, is available in the living room.
                    • Parking
                      Within the complex, close to the unit and with no charge for parking.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      On resort premises just across the road from the unit.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          New coffee maker.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Cooking utensils, pots and pans are new.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Brand new stainless steel dishwasher.
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is totally renovated with new custom cabinets, new stainless steel appliances, new quartz countertops, lighting, flooring, and fixtures, along with new pots, pans and small appliances.
                        • Microwave
                          Brand new stainless steel microwave.
                        • Oven
                          Brand new stainless steel oven.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand new stainless steel refrigerator.
                        • Stove
                          Brand new stainless steel stove.
                        • Toaster
                          New toaster.


                            • Dining
                              Inside dining area seats four as does the dining table and chairs on the lanai.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Limited selection available.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  iPod/iPhone dock/radio.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable included for our guests' use. Flat screen television in living room and bedroom.
                                • Television
                                  Two flat screen televisions are available in the unit, a new 48" in the living room and small one in the bedroom.
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys, board games and puzzles.
                                • Video Library
                                  On resort premises.


                                    • Golf
                                      2 golf courses nearby.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      The lanai measures 240 square feet and includes accommodate a dining table for four and two chaise lounges.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      We are situated overlooking the great lawn.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grills are available close to the unit for our guests' use.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Free use of the tennis courts.
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              With water slide.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge
                                                • Staff


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • photography
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • sailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • The condo is just a short two minute walk to the beach and towels and chairs are provided free of charge. Cable TV is available in the living room and the bedroom; DVD player, Internet access available without charge; washer and dryer right across the road at a self service laundry facility. Castle Resorts has an office on the premises, handles check in and check out and provides 24 hour front desk and maintenance service during your stay; the staff at the management office is always available to assist you. You have all the privacy and benefits of staying at your own condo with the services and amenities of staying at a resort.

                                                                      24 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great place to call home for your vacation!

                                                                      Scott L.

                                                                      My wife and I spent 16 nights in this fantastic condo. It was our 35 wedding anniversary and we wanted it to be special. Thanks to James and Shaun’s efforts in making their condo one of the nicest in the plantation, we had a great experience. They provide everything you could want or need to have a great time while relaxing on the island. Very comfortable bed and love the new shower! Bar BQ’s are next to the unit and are cleaned every morning by staff.

                                                                      We wouldn’t stay anywhere else.

                                                                      Wonderful Accommodations!

                                                                      Charles S.

                                                                      Tastefully renovated and decorated. Great location. Thoughtful and accommodating owners. Loved our time there!

                                                                      Very good property. Owners are great. Managemnment company is less than.

                                                                      Bruce R.

                                                                      Well maintained and convenient to many things. Great beach but a storm and current changes near end of stay removed a lot of sand exposing rocks.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you, Bruce, for staying with us on this return visit and for your kind assessment of our ongoing personal effort and commitment to make your stay with us one in which you could feel that our house was your home. We continue to upgrade our property and we appreciate the positive feedback. The nature of Kauai's weather is such that we get an occasional bad storm but we find that things settle back to normal pretty quickly and the sand washed out most often washes back in. We'll look forward to your return to Kauai and to welcoming you back for another visit. We are deeply grateful to each and every one of our guests who choose to stay with us. Mahalo and aloha. James and Shaun

                                                                      Great stay! Will return!

                                                                      Laura D.

                                                                      We have stay at Kiahuna Plantation the past 3 years. This is the nicest unit we have stayed in. We will definitely book this unit again. James and Shaun were great to work with. The kitchen was the most well stocked kitchen we have used. The shower is wonderful. May need to install one at home. Great location. Great grounds. Great access to beach. Great access to restaurants. You will enjoy yourself!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind comments, Laura; we deeply appreciate that you were able to make our house your home during your stay, particularly as a result of our major renovation -

                                                                      including the brand new kitchen and the phenomenally popular shower tower in the bathroom. The view of the great lawn, the great tree and the twin bridges from the lanai is particularly serene, and the quick walk to the beach makes it easy to enjoy the best of Kiahuna. We strive to make each and every guest feel appreciated - and catered to in every way that we can - and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Mahalo and aloha. James and Shaun

                                                                      Great getaway

                                                                      Scott K.

                                                                      First off, James and Shaun provided a great condo for me and my wife to stay in on our December visit. Everything we needed was available to us. The view from the lanai was an expansive well manicured grassy area that featured an impressive tree. It was literally a short 3 min walk to the beach. I was really impressed with the Kiahuna Plantation. It is in a great central location with tons of things to do. We will definitely come back, and surely stay in #53 if available. Thanks to both of you. Scott and Danielle

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you, Scott and Danielle, for choosing to stay with us; we are grateful for each and every guest who chooses to make our house their home while on Kauai. We're delighted that you liked the condo, happy to know that it helps that it is well stocked and prepared to make our guests' stay comfortable and easy, and, as we ourselves know, the view of the great tree and the twin bridges from the lanai is always calming, peaceful and captivating. Not only are we only a short walk to the beach, but Kiahuna is the rare condo complex with its own beach on site; the grounds are beautifully maintained and the location central and convenient. We would be truly pleased to welcome you back on your next visit. Mahalo and aloha. James and Shaun

                                                                      An upscale condo in a quiet peaceful resort in the heart of Poipu.

                                                                      Allen T.

                                                                      So glad I found this unit when searching through endlesss choices of accommodations in Poipu. It was, as advertised, an immaculate, newly remodeled condo with a gorgeous view of the resort grounds. The kitchen was well appointed with new cookware and excellent cutlery: a refreshing change from typical rental units offering a hodgepodge of scratched non-stick pots and pans and dull knives. The unit is very nicely decorated with new condition furniture. The deck looks out onto a lush expansive garden. And check out the massive, historic tree at the center of focus. A great place sit and enjoy morning coffee or a Mai Tai in the afternoon! I was very impressed with the gracious, friendly and responsive correspondence of the owners. They conveyed a true sense they wanted to share the magical experience of their retreat with others. I highly recommended this charming unit and look forward to retuning someday in the future.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you, Allen, for your very kind comments and assessment; we've worked hard to make our house a home for those who choose to stay with us and we are deeply grateful for your choice to do so. We're glad that the upgrades and the magnificent view added to your enjoyment and improved the utility of staying at our place. We are particularly gratified that our hope to share the magic and the the peace of Kiahuna and our own Unit 53 comes through. We appreciate your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit. Mahalo and aloha. James and Shaun


                                                                      Poipu, Koloa, HI, USA

                                                                      Kiahuna Plantation is the area's only resort on the ocean with a swimming beach; towels and chairs are provided to guests at no cost.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates Fees: Effective for new reservations for stays commencing as of May 1, 2018, a mid-stay cleaning is not required except for stays of 10 days or more at a rate of $70 plus tax for each cleaning. Guests can choose to have more frequent cleanings at rates that are available upon request. For new reservations, effective May 1, 2018, the check out cleaning fee will be $160 plus tax for stays of one to nine days and for stays of 10 days or more, the check out fee will be $240 but that will include the required mid-week cleaning. Cleaning requirement is set by the association in conjunction with the Rental Advisory Board and not by the owner. Rates are established by the Rental Advisory Board and are subject to change. Fee is paid directly to the management company on site at check-out. Payment is also accepted through PayPal or via check. With the newly initiated VRBO payment fee structure, you can avoid those fees if you choose to pay through PayPal or via check. Please contact the owner for further information. Contact us about long term stays, which will offer reduced daily rates. Inquire as well for stays of less than 3 days. Ask us also about a return guest discount. UNTIL CONFIRMED, RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR RATES. Our GE/TA Tax ID is 126-519-2960-01. The onsite management company is Castle Resorts and their local contact on the island is 808-742-2200.

                                                                      24 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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