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Kiahuna Condo, Ocean View. Newly renovated!

Bedrooms 1
Space 880 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This wonderful ocean-view condominium is perfect for romantic getaways or fun-filled family vacations. It is located just steps from the beach in the popular Kiahuna Plantation Resort in Poipu Beach on the south shore of Kauai. Spend your days sunning on the grassy lawn, building sand castles on the beach, reading your favorite book or splashing in the warm Hawaiian waters. At night enjoy quiet walks along the beach, beautiful sunsets, local shopping and dining, or a family BBQ next to the lagoon. This is the special Hawaiian vacation you have always dreamed of.

This corner unit (#177) has one bedroom, one bathroom and is on the upper level of a two-story building. With an open floor plan, the trade winds keep you cool during the day and lull you to sleep at night. The living room couch serves as a queen-sized hide-a-bed perfect for kids or guests. The lanai is an ideal spot for morning coffee, checking email (Free secured WiFi in unit), watching the waves, working on your suntan or just enjoying a beautiful sunset.

Kiahuna Plantation is an authentic Hawaiian retreat and boasts one of Kauai's most beautiful beaches. The resort is surrounded by 35 acres of lush gardens and flower-lined walkways. There are also 10 nearby golf courses, hiking, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, and surfing for the guests who wish to be active.

this unit was fully remodeled and upgraded in the Fall of 2014

Tax ID # 40965232=02

Keywords: Condominium full ocean view

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Poipu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has been completely remodeled, with new vanity and walk in shower, ceiling fan Please note: there is no bathtub, walk in shower only
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) ceiling fan, flat screen TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Beach Chairs and Towels provided, Bellman, 24-hour Security, Ceiling fans in Living Room and Bedroom, additional floor fans, Parking close by, Activities desk, Laundry facilities, Iron and Ironing board, hair dryer, additional beach chairs and umbrella provided in unit.


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Kiahuna Condo, Ocean View. Newly renovated!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 39 reviews
Olathe, Kansas

Lovely condo in Kauai

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beautifully furnished and well equipped condo at Kiahuna Plantation. Beautiful view from the lanai, and just steps to the beach

A perfect place to stay while on the south shore!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed the condo and beautiful view. if you want to come back just click your heels twice! Aloha.
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Monroe, NC

No A/C. Great location within the Kiahuna area

  • 2 of 5

The only reason I'm giving this 2 stars is 1: the location and 2: how pleasant and easy to work with Karen was when we were booking.

The VRBO listing definitely includes "Air conditioning" as an amenity- which is 100% not the case. Having multiple fans does not create air conditioning. As far as I know, all units in this plantation are "open air". This is unfortunate, because if I had know it was an "open air" condo, I would have certainly paid more money to stay at a different resort. Being 6 months pregnant, it made it very uncomfortable for multiple reasons.

I consider us adventurous people- we hike, backpack and camp. I have even slept in the middle of the Amazon jungle. But when I am on vacation, I don't think it's a luxury to have AC. After a morning in the sun, it's nice to go inside to a refreshingly cool condo to relax for lunch. But during the lunch and afternoon hours, it seems cooler to actually be outside since there is usually more of a breeze. You go inside and you're still sweating.

-so warm and humid inside that my makeup was half melted when I went to apply it at 7pm. It constantly felt warm, sticky, and humid in the unit, despite all of the windows being open. We were looking forward to the lows in the mid 60s, but still felt warm in the unit. Sleep quality is pretty poor when it's mid 70s inside at night. And we visited in January- winter- I can't imagine what it's like in summer!

-could hear all kinds of noises, including neighbors conversations, sneezes, putting up dishes, coughing, etc. Also had the privilege of smelling their cigarette smoke wafting into our unit from a neighbor. Felt like I had to whisper to my husband so the neighbors wouldn't hear us. Had to leave the windows open to get any kind of air flow, but then didn't want other folks being able to see into our unit.

There was a TECHNO MUSIC CONCERT one night from about 8-11pm. The concert was across the street, but since the unit is "open air", it sounded like we were at the concert.We had 3 fans on- including a loud box fan- mostly because it was hot and humid, but also trying to drown out the sounds of the concert. I also had foam ear plugs... and could still hear

This unit is one of the best locations on this resort

Most folks here are >50 years old

Grounds were well maintained

Gorgeous location to watch the sunset! Drew a huge crowd each night

Narrow sand beach

Comfortable king bed

Nice tile walk in shower

Nice appliances including dishwasher in unit

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite condo at Kiahuna

  • 5 of 5

This is our favorite place to stay at Kiahuna Plantation Resort KPR). It has a very good view across the big lawn to the ocean. If the weather is not great (which will change quickly) or you are just being lazy, you can enjoy the lani without feeling cramped.

The unit was nicely renovated three years ago. It is very comfortable. It has the original furniture designed for KPR (which is a plus... it is beautiful rattan) and quality art work. The owner (Bill) and his daughter (Karen) are very easy to work with, and respond quickly. A very big plus about KPR is that there are towels and beach chairs at the beach hut at the beach, about a 2 minute walk from the condo. No need to haul stuff to the beach. There are also high quality gas grills around the property that the staff clean to a spit and polish sparkle every morning. (Koloa Fish, next to the Big Save Market in Koloa is a great place for fresh fish and poke.)

The downsides: Like all 1 BR condos at KPR, it is small. It is a 1 person kitchen and the king size bed pretty well fills the bedroom. Noise can carry between condos since they are open tropical style.

Overall, a great place.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lloydminster, Alberta

Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this Condo! Great view of the ocean but not too close that the waves would keep you up at night. Almost every window opens which brings a nice breeze through the unit. Can’t say enough about this Condo Resort. Only negative was parking near the unit is often full so expect to park at condos further up the road. Still not a big deal tho. Can’t wait to return to this beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Unit 177 for many years. Kiahuna can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view. Nice updated unit. We would come back and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return again soon to enjoy the view!
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Property Manager

Karen McDade Adams
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Karen McDade Adams

We have always lived in proximity to the ocean. First in Seattle, Washington and now for some 40 years in San Diego, California. Salt air and ocean breezes have been a part of our entire life and our children and grandchildren have embraced this love also.

We never tire of visiting Kauai and making 'first tracks' on the sandy beach in the morning, playing games with our family on the front lawn and swimming in the warm Hawaiian waters. Evenings are just as special as we watch the sunset from the lawn and beach with a special beverage or while eating by candlelight on our lanai as the moon beams shine on the neighboring palm trees.

Kiahuna means 'special place' and we think our unit will become a special place for you and your family too.


Carol and Bill McDade

Karen McDade Adams purchased this condo in 1980

Why Karen McDade Adams chose Poipu

We first visited Poipu Beach, Kauai in the 1960s and fell in love with the beauty of the Island and the wonderful safe beaches for our children to play on and swim and most of all the relaxing family atmosphere that permeates throughout the Kiahuna Plantation. It has the beauty and ambience of 'old Hawaii', safe beaches and a relaxing family atmosphere unlike any place we had ever visited.

We purchased our unit #177 in 1980 and have been returning ever since with our children and now our grandchildren. We have celebrated many special family birthdays and weddings in this very special place.

What makes this condo unique

Our unit is an upstairs, corner unit cooled by the ever present trade winds, and fronts the large expanse of lawn just behind the beach. It has a full ocean view through the palm trees and is only 50 yards to the sandy beach. It is within walking distance to several restaurants and shops and the swimming pool and tennis court facilities.

Kiahuna is located on the South shore of Kauai on Poipu Beach. This side of the island has more sunshine and warm days than other parts of the Island. In fact the locals always say, 'It's always sunny on the South side!'

Poipu Beach consists of some 5 separate coves of beach each suited to different forms of water activity including body surfing and boogie boarding, snorkeling, and quiet shallow water for small children. The cove in front of Kiahuna Plantation is the largest and is great for swimming, snorkeling, jumping the waves and taking surfing lessons. Of course you can also just sit on the beach with a good book and work on your tan! There is something for everyone here.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just a short note about our stay in your KP #177.

Wanted to let you know that we had a very pleasant and comfortable stay in the unit.

It has been a several years since we last stayed in #177 and it felt good to return to a familiar unit.

Your recent re-model was well done and that coupled with 177’s ocean view as well as Kiahuna's premier beach location made our stay most enjoyable.

My wife, Doreen, says that after staying in about a third of the units over the years, 177 is her all time favorite so now I must plan around it’s future availability.

I think that’s is going to be a tough job as 177’s is now a prime rental.

Thanks again for sharing your piece of paradise with us. To paraphrase Arnold Swartzenegger, “We’ll be baack!”


Howard and Doreen

Poway, California
Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Lihue Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Sheraton Hotel (short walk from Kiahuna)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Poipu Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Plantation Gardens (On Property)
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Poipu Beach
Car: recommended

Sunbathing, Boogie boarding, Surfing, Adventure Tours, Hawaiian Luaus, great restaurants and nearby shopping. Poipu Bay Golf Resort is right across the street from Kiahuna, and the Poipu Shopping Village is just a short walk as well. There are several restaurants in the shopping center, a general store, and great clothing and jewelry stores.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 2018 $175
Tax Rate 14.41%

Contact owner for current rates....rates are seasonable and variable for Holidays, longer stays and repeat guests
Additional required housekeeping rates will be applied once inquiry has been made.
Tax ID # 40965232=02

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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